District 109 Community Update

November 6, 2020

A Momentous Week For Our Country

What a week it has been. As we write this, the presidential election has yet to be decided. Emotions, tensions, and the number of browser refreshes are running high. As we all watch the numbers, we are keenly aware that our students are watching us. This is a teachable moment about how democratic elections work in this country and how we all react to the democratic process, a point not lost on our staff. We wanted to share a quote we brought up to staff before polls closed:

“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”

-President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Friday COVID Metrics Update

109 COVID Metrics Update: Friday, November 6

A Message from CTAD

CTAD and students in Delta DHS teamed up on the new digital media campaign You Got This! which celebrates student strength and resiliency during challenging times. Read more about it in CTAD’s November newsletter – PLUS:

  • Tips for staying active from Deerfield Park District
  • Apps for emotional health
  • An update on marijuana stores in Highland Park

109 Gives Back!

We are excited to announce the launch of a new initiative, 109 Gives Back! It’s a philanthropic avenue to put our district’s motto of “Engage. Inspire. Empower.” into action, both in our school and our community, and your first opportunity to get involved is next week!

Fill The Bin Challenge

District 109 is teaming up with our PTOs and the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry for a FILL THE BIN CHALLENGE at all 109 schools!

Drop off your donation contact-free in the bin set up outside the front door of each 109 school. Collection bins will be out each weekday from November 9-13 and then again from November 16-20.

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1-Minute Look At The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead in 109: November 9-13

Join Our Early Learners Parent Info Night on Tuesday 11/10 from 6:30-7:15 p.m.

We would love for you to join some of our Early Learners staff to hear more about our program. Registration will open on Tuesday December 1, 2020.

Zoom ID: 96576360849
Password: 345732

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