Issue #5 - October 17th, 2023
Here Come Conferences!
A reminder that for the first time, there are FALL parent/teacher conferences this year. As a result, Thursday, October 26th is a HALF DAY of school while on Friday, October 27th there is NO SCHOOL. You should have received conference sign-up information from your individual school(s).
Major Road Closure THIS WEEK Impacting Traffic & Bus Routes
The Village of Deerfield has notified us of the upcoming full closure of Deerfield Road between Chestnut Street and Robert York Avenue that will take place this upcoming Thursday, October 19th thru Saturday, October 21st, 2023, weather depending. The closure is required to make repairs to the Metra pedestrian bridges roof that crosses Deerfield Road.
In working with Olson Transportation, we have determined the following bus routes will be impacted:
Shepard 69, 63, 68, 61, 65, 67, 64, 62, 70
Walden 41, 43, 44
Kipling 12, 17
(Not sure what route your child takes? It is listed in Skyward.)
These routes will have to take a different path to school but no bus stops will be changed. As a result of this reroute, buses may be up to 5-10 minutes late to pick up and drop off. Please plan accordingly for the morning pickup and afternoon drop-off.
What's Good in 109?
There are so many GOOD things going on in our buildings and around our district each day... we do our best to try and capture it and bring it to you!
Walden's Traveling Wildcat
We caught wind of the Walden Wildcat's tricks... hiding in classrooms around school... and had to be there to document it!
Family Run at Caruso
Caruso's cross country team hosted their family run, which has become an annual event. Parents and guardians were invited to brave the chilly conditions and run a mile with their middle schooler before the bell on Friday, October 13th. Everyone gathered for breakfast following the early morning workout. Thanks to all who turned out!
We have more FABULOUS new teachers we want to introduce you to! Check out our New Teacher Tuesday posts that will appear during the year on our Facebook page. Click below to give us a follow!
Community Corner: Sharing News & Events
Come See Us This Weekend at the Halloween Hoopla!
We are excited to be a part of this great event put on by the Deerfield Park District! It's from 2-4:30 p.m. on Saturday at Jewett Park. Look for us on the Trick or Treat Trail... and we may be bringing a few special friends with us! Click here to read more about the event from the park district.
School Chest Fundraiser at DHS
October 26th marks the first official day of School Chest 2023! School Chest is Deerfield High School’s annual three week long charity fundraiser where the community unites to raise money for a worthy beneficiary. This year's non-profit beneficiary is GiGi’s Playhouse Deerfield located right down the street from DHS.
Come for TRUNK OR TREATING at 5pm on Friday, October 27th in the back parking lot of DHS! Admission is free with a suggested donation to benefit Gigi’s Playhouse!
Directly following Trunk or Treating on October 27th at 6:15pm is our Family Friendly DRIVE IN MOVIE. Come with friends and family, bring blankets, and enjoy treats like Shookies Cookies! Admission is $20 per car. Purchase tickets on schoolchest.org now or pay when you arrive!
For more information on how to become involved in this year's School Chest, please visit our website schoolchest.org or email us at Schoolchest@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see DPS 109 families at these events!