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August 20, 2022 - Kinder Info, Curriculum Nights, and more.

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D33 Mobile App - System Reset

Please be aware that on Tuesday, August 23, after 4 PM, parent login IDs and passwords for the mobile app will be reset. All parents will receive an email from Blackboard, the district's mass notification system, with their new login information.

  • Parents who have requested login information in the past two weeks will also receive new login information.

  • If you have not downloaded the D33 Mobile App, we encourage you to download it now.

  • Parents must be logged into the mobile app to view their child's bus route information, homeroom teacher, and class schedule.

Bus route information, homeroom teachers, and class schedules for grades K-8 will be available on the D33 Mobile App later this week.

Visit our website for more information and help videos.

First Days of School

Mark your calendar for the first day of the 22/23 school year:

  • Tues, Sept 6, 2022 - First day for 1st-8th graders
  • Wed, Sept 7, 2022 - First day for kindergarteners
  • Tues, Sept 13, 2022 - First day for preschoolers
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From the Department for Teaching and Learning

Early Childhood Education


The District 33 preschool program recently received the results of the 2021 and 2022 Preschool for All (PFA) and Preschool for All Expansion (PFAE) monitoring visits. The PFA/PFAE classrooms in all three locations achieved the Gold Circle of Quality, the highest rating given by the state.

The preschool program has previously been recognized in the Gold Circle of Quality, and we are proud of the staff who have worked to uphold this rating.

This monitoring visit looked at various aspects of our program, including:

  • curriculum,
  • student files,
  • screening procedures,
  • assessment,
  • community collaboration,
  • licensure,
  • professional development, and
  • classroom learning environment.

The classroom learning environment factors include

  • classroom layout,
  • language and literacy instruction,
  • earning activities,
  • interactions among students,
  • interaction between students and staff, and
  • overall program structure.

We are proud of the nine teachers who had monitors in their classrooms for several hours evaluating them.

To learn more about the District 33 preschool program, visit the webpage here:

Kindergarten Orientation

We are excited to welcome the D33 Class of 2031!

Kindergarten orientation will take place on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Your elementary school will send more information with specific times.

"Meet and Greet" Events



Information regarding preschool orientation and meeting the staff will be sent directly to parents through the mail. Information coming soon!

Elementary Schools

All elementary school students and their parents/guardians are invited to a "Meet and Greet" at their school.

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Place: All Elementary Schools

This will be a time for children and parents to meet their new teacher, the building principal, and the assistant principal and drop off school supplies in the classroom.

Leman Middle School

Students and parents are invited to walk the halls of LMS and find their classes in this open-house event. There are no formal presentations given. It is simply an opportunity for students to explore the building and prepare for the first day of school!

Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Place: Leman Middle School

Questions? Contact Hannah Christie at

Curriculum Nights

Curriculum nights are an excellent opportunity to meet your child's teacher and be engaged in your child's education. Mark your calendar now!

Leman Middle School

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022,

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Indian Knoll, Pioneer, and Turner Schools

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022

Time: 5:30 PM - 7: 30 PM

Wegner School

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gary School

Date: Monday, September 26, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Healthy West Chicago - 5K Fun Run TOMORROW!

Join us for our 5th Annual Healthy West Chicago 5K Fun Run Fundraiser on August 20-21, 2022, both Virtually and Live! REGISTER NOW!!!!!

1 Mile Youth Fun Run for only $5.00!

All participants in the 1 Mile Fun Run get a Finisher's Ribbon. 1 Mile Fun Run is for ages 10 & under.

Live Race is on AUGUST 20. The Race will start and finish at Reed Keppler Park at 7:30 a.m. by the ARC Center. The Race is on the certified course on the beautiful Prairie Path! Registration will be near Zone250 at Reed-Keppler Park, west of the ARC Center.

Virtual Race is AUGUST 20-21. You can complete your virtual run anytime that weekend! Virtual participants are not eligible for age group awards.

Raffle prizes all registrants could win on race day:

  • Turtle Splash admission pass pack
  • Two $25 gift cards to Dick Pond Athletics
  • Two gift cards to The Slice Spot for a Large Pizza
  • ONE YEAR fitness membership at the ARC Center
  • Two $25 gift cards to The Kitchen Table for kids cooking class or catering

*Even if you don't win a raffle prize, you will still receive a 5K race bag and a race day t-shirt!*

Registration & Fee Structure:

  • 5K Run/Walk Adult (18 and older): $30.00
  • Resident 5K Run/Walk Adult: $25.00
  • 5K Run/Walk Student (17 and under) $10.00
  • 1 Mile Youth Run (10 and under) $5.00

AWARDS: A trophy will be distributed to one overall male/female winner for the 5K and 1st, 2nd & 3rd place medals (male/female winner) in each age category.

All 1-mile runners will receive a finisher ribbon!

Volunteer Information:

We are also looking for volunteers to assist with packet pick-up and race day duties. I have attached a flyer.

Register as a volunteer: Volunteer Registration Link or Email:

West Chicago Elementary School District 33