Lombard District 44 Update

Monthly News from Lombard Elementary District 44

Kindergarten Pre-Registration Scheduled

District 44 will offer full-day kindergarten during the 2019-2020 school year. Pre-registration for incoming kindergarten students will be held on Thursday, February 28 from 5:00-8:00pm and Friday, March 1 from 7:30-11:30am at all District 44 elementary schools. Please visit the event at the school your student will attend to receive registration materials.

To be eligible for kindergarten this fall, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2019. Parents are required to bring a certified birth certificate to the registration. Verification of Residency in District 44 is also required. Please look for additional information about this in the coming weeks.

Attention Early Childhood Families: Special Dual Language Parent Event


Are you interesting in learning more about the Dual Language Program? Join us January 29, 2019 at 6 pm at the John Schroder Early Childhood Center for a special informational evening personalized for our Early Childhood families.

The Lombard School District 44 English and Spanish Dual Language Program promotes high academic achievement across all content areas in an environment that embraces diversity and strives for excellence. Students in the Dual Language Program will become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural.

Questions? Please contact Maria Martin, EL/Bilingual Coordinator, by e-mailing


Inside Our Schools: Recognizing and Celebrating Milestone Moments

Please visit the webpage today for more items that have been shared this month highlighting milestone moments happening in our schools! The following stories have recently been added:

Please Help Us Learn About Your Child's School Experience

Please click here to complete the survey today for each school where you have a student enrolled. The survey is only open through February 15, 2019. Each of our schools and the district will use information gathered from the survey to help identify areas of strength and areas for improvement. Please know the identity of respondents and their survey responses will be kept completely confidential.

The survey is not long and should only take about 10 minutes to complete. Thank you for taking the time to share with us your critical feedback.

Science Fair Reminders

The Lombard District 44 Science Fair is quickly approaching. Here are some important reminders and upcoming deadlines about the event:

  • All Project Reports are due on Monday, February 4, 2019 by 3:30 pm. Please turn these in to the school office. You should turn in two copies of your report, each stapled separately.
  • Lombard PTA Council Scholarship Applications are due on Monday, February 4, 2019. You may turn these in with your report to the front office.
  • Project check-in and set-up will occur on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 5:00-6:00 PM at Glenn Westlake Middle School.
  • The Science Fair will officially take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM. Project viewing will be from 2:30 - 3:30 PM, and participants and their families are encouraged to stay.

Want to Learn More About the Lombard Community?

Did you know that our district website also features information about events happening around the community? Please click here to read the most recent community flyers submitted to us. We have also included one of our latest flyer submissions below from Glenbard East.

Glenbard East Booster Club Seeks Sponsors for Red & Black Ball

Help support GBE's athletic programs by making your donation today. All information can be found by clicking here. This is a critical fundraiser that provides necessary financial support to high school athletes.

Meet Our Latest #D44Unselfie Team

In November, Superintendent Ted Stec launched the "D44 Unselfie" Campaign as a way to recognize students, staff, parents and community members engaged in selfless acts of service. Help support us in continuing this conversation by sharing with us acts of kindness you have witnessed by those in the Lombard 44 community.

You can either e-mail us at communciations@sd44.org using the subject line "D44 Unselfie" or by posting to Twitter using #D44Unselfie. You can also directly submit using this Google Form. We will continue to feature these stories throughout the year.

D44 Unselfie: Jenn Suggs

Unselfie Act: Organizing a Book Fair for Early Childhood Families

Seeing a need to provide her school with their first ever Book Fair, John Schroder Early Childhood Teacher Jenn Suggs took it upon herself to organize all aspects of this important event. She took charge and contacted Scholastic, spending countless hours organizing and setting up for the fair. Her daughter Alexandria even joined her efforts by serving as Clifford for Early Childhood families.

Thanks to her efforts, nearly $3,000 worth of books were purchased by staff and families. Looking ahead to next year, Suggs has already secured dates to again provide this opportunity to students.

D44 Unselfie: Heidi Blair

Unselfie Act: Providing Support to Homeless Families

For the past three years, the 7th grade Social Studies teacher at Glenn Westlake Middle School has organized a fundraiser to support Bridge Community Families. Bridge supports homeless families in the area. Blair spearheads change collection from students and teachers that goes towards gift cards for parents to purchase Christmas gifts for their families. Since she has started this fundraising effort, collections have totaled more than $2,000!

D44 Unselfie: Seventh Grade Students at Glenn Westlake

Unselfie Act: Collecting Donations for Homeless Families

Several seventh grade students joined Social Studies Heidi Blair in her effort to collect donations for homeless families this holiday season. Thanks to their support, they were able to collect several hundreds of dollars that went toward purchasing gifts for families who are a part of Bridge Communities.

D44 Unselfie: Pleasant Lane Fifth Graders

Unselfie Act: Making Dolls for Kindergarten Students

Inspired by their recent book, fifth grade students at Pleasant Lane decided to "choose kind" and give back to students in their own school. The group of fifth graders recently visited a kindergarten class and gave the younger students yarn dolls they had handmade.