109 News

January 17, 2023 - Issue 10

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Welcome to 2023!

We hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable winter break and we are excited to get the second half of the school year rolling!

2023-2024 New Student Enrollment Now Open

If you have an incoming kindergartener, NOW is the time to start the registration process! The district is better able to plan for the upcoming school year when families register as early as possible. Click below to read more information and start the registration process.
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Peachjar Flyers - Connecting Our District With Our Community

Starting in 2023, we are happy to announce a partnership with Peachjar, a digital flyer service to connect our families with educational and community-building opportunities.

Starting tomorrow, you will get a weekly email from Peachjar on Wednesdays showcasing programs and events (both in school and from outside organizations) that may be of interest to you. All of the flyers will also be located on the district and school webpages.

To learn more about our approval and content guidelines, visit the Peachjar section on our website.

What's Good in 109: Touring With Middle School Musicians & Learning New Things at the Inquiry Fair!

We like to share What's Good in 109 in every newsletter, at every board meeting, and on social media as much as possible. Check out some of the latest good things below.

Caruso choir, orchestra, and jazz band members did a "west side" tour last week, performing for 4th and 5th graders at Wilmot & South Park and giving them a glimpse into the groups they can be part of in just a few years. The best part was seeing so many middle schoolers reconnecting with former teachers!

Catch us kickin' it with the band & choir this week while they toured their old stomping grounds and performed for 4th and 5th graders!🎶 #109way... | By Deerfield Public Schools District 109 | Facebook
Kipling 5th graders showcased their awesome Inquiry Fair last week, where they had to research different topics and make a display about all of the information we learned. It is really cool to see all of the different subjects they are interested in!
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UPCOMING: Shepard Talks 2023 - Watch LIVE!

This is always a highlight of the year! Our 6th grade ELA classes present "Shepard Talks," a presentation styled after a TED talk, where students present on different historical and current figures who display grit.

DPS 109 will be streaming these presentations LIVE from the Shepard Learning Commons this Thursday, January 19th! Click below to go to our YouTube channel and SUBSCRIBE so that you can be notified when we are live! Recordings will be available to watch afterwards.

The Month Ahead - Upcoming Dates to Know

  • January 19th: Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m.
  • February 2nd: Kindy drop-in registration completion, 12-6 p.m.
  • February 3rd: Kindy drop-in registration completion, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • February 20th - No School
  • February 21st - No School For Students - Teacher Institute Day