Bednarcik Bulldog Blast

APRIL 14, 2022

Notes from Principal.......

Enjoy the long weekend! See everyone back at Bednarcik on Tuesday, April 19. We do have our last school dance next Friday. Thank you to all who volunteered to help!


We will be having our traditional Bulldog Bash on Thursday, May 26 and are in need of volunteers. See below for more information and how to sign up to help.

4/15/22 - NO SCHOOL

4/18/22 - NO SCHOOL

4/21/22 - PTO Meeting - 7:00pm (DOOR #1)

4/22/22 - Spring Fling Dance 7:00p - 8:30p

4/29/22 - Bednarcik 20th year Anniversary Event 6:00p - 8:00p


SAVE THE DATE:

5/13/22 - 8th Grade Dance 7:00p - 8:30p (8th Grade Only)

5/25/22 - 8th Grade Celebration Event - Click here for more information

5/26/22 - Bulldog Bash (during school - volunteers needed, see below)

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Be sure to check out our student podcast We Root for Earth on your favorite podcast platform or check it out online at We Root for Earth.


Recently our team won 2nd place in the PepsiCo Recycling Superstar Challenge! CONGRATULATIONS!


The team has two community events coming up:

Earth Day Celebration and School Cleanup April 24

Habitat Hotels workshop at the Aurora Public Library on May 7

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MAO MATH CONTEST - APRIL 26TH

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FASTBridge TESTING COMING UP!

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Testing Dates are as follows:


Note: Teachers will choose the day for testing, so it will change for each teacher.


  • aMath Test
    • April 19-April 22 in Math Classes
  • aReading Test
    • April 25- April 29 in ELA Classes

LAST CHANCE....DESIGN NEEDED FOR BULLDOG BASH T-SHIRT!

If you are interested please see the flyer!

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Konken.

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SAVE THE DATE- APRIL 22nd - SPRING FLING DANCE

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Student Council is excited to sponsor a Spring Fling for students. This will be on Friday, April 22 from 7:00 - 8:30pm. Tickets will be $3 and will be sold during lunch periods the week of the dance. See flier below.


WHAT IS NEEDED?

We are in need of donations and volunteers to make this event a success.

Click here to see what is needed and sign up to make donations or volunteer your time.

BEDNARCIK'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

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BEDNARCIK UPDATES - PLEASE READ!

REGISTRATION FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023 IS OPEN-DUE MAY 1st

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SD308 - SUMMER CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

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NOTES FROM THE NURSE

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BEDNARCIK INFO CENTER

BEDNARCIK CARE CLOSET

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FREE MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS THIS YEAR

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Being back in-person means so many things! Lunch will be served and students will eat at school. There will be no more than 4 students to a table in the lunchroom. In addition all students will receive free lunches this year.


School Meals Announcement – August 12, 2021

Community Unit School District 308 is excited to announce participation in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for School Year 2021-22. Meals will be available at no cost to all enrolled students. SSO is administered by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). SSO is traditionally a program option for schools during the summer but flexibilities due to the pandemic make it available for the upcoming year. Through SSO, all enrolled students qualify to receive a free breakfast and lunch each school day. The district will not be offering ala carte items initially, while logistical challenges are worked out with social distancing at lunch and the use of non-traditional lunchroom spaces. There is no process to enroll, meals will simply be made available to all students, lunch menus can be viewed online.

SSO meals are a healthy balanced selection of grains, vegetables, milk, fruits, and protein foods. Check out this MyPlate Guide to School Lunch and MyPlate Guide to School Breakfast!

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or 2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or Email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

SURVEYS & ENCOURAGEMENTS

THE 2021-2022 BEDNARCIK PTO BOARD

Mandy Doy: President

Jill Marchis: Vice President

Wendy Magana: Treasurer

Julie Hogrefe: Recording Secretary


You can contact us anytime at BednarcikPTO@gmail.com


JOIN the PTO here: https://tinyurl.com/Bednarcik-PTO-Membership


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What is the PTO?

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is composed of parents, teachers, and staff working together to better our school and foster relationships throughout the school community.


What do we do?

We assist the school with providing innovative teaching resources for our kiddos. We plan fun events to bring families into the school throughout the year such as the 6th grade ice cream social and the 8th grade dance. We support our teachers and staff with appreciation events. We work with our school administrators to collaborate on school events and help to staff those events.


Who can join?

If you have a child at our school, you can.


What does my membership pay for?

Membership fees help to pay for all of the fun events and innovative teaching resources we assist the school with throughout the year. We also host fundraisers to help.


What if I am not able to help at the school, can I still join?

Absolutely. We ask for volunteers throughout the year but there is no minimum requirement to be a member. We’re glad to have your support in whatever form you are able.


Do I have to attend meetings to join?

No. We would love you to be there to help us plan and to provide feedback on the things we are doing, but it is not a requirement of membership.

Bednarcik Junior High School Contact Information

Erica Deren-Principal Secretary

Push Coin, School Lunch and School Fees

ederen@sd308.org (630) 636-2509


Melissa Kiliszewski-Attendance Secretary

Attendance

Automated Attendance Line (630) 636-2501

Mkiliszewski@sd308.org (630) 636-2516


Uzma Rahman-Registrar

Registration, Withdrawals, Change of Address

urahman@sd308.org (630) 636-2517


Laura DeCapua-Nurse

Ldecapua@sd308.org (630)636-2502


Mary Konken-Counselor A-LE

Academics

mkonken@sd308.org (630)636-2523


Steve Haynes-Counselor LH-Z

Academics

shaynes@sd308.org 630-636-2514


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