Caruso Connect - November 17th
Caruso Middle School is an inclusive and vibrant community where Blue Jays
take ownership of their social-emotional and academic growth by supporting,
challenging, and celebrating self and others.
Good Evening Blue Jay Families:
We have begun to work with our students on the importance of locking their lockers. We would like to first thank out 6th grade students for their efforts, they are doing great meeting our expectations. Today, we reminded all students of our whys and reminded them of our expectations. If your student needs any support, please have them see any member of our staff. Students that continuously do not lock their lockers will be asked to check in so that they can meet with a staff member to discuss how we may support them.
As a reminder, next week is a super short week!
Have a great weekend,
Tim, Alli, Marcia & the Caruso Staff
Tim Brodeur - Principal - firstname.lastname@example.org
Alli Waller - Associate Principal - email@example.com
Marcia Klita - Coordinator of Student Support - firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee With Caruso
Join us for coffee w/ Caruso; a way for the adults in our students' lives to build stronger connections with us at Caruso. Space is limited to 25 people per event. Please RSVP by calling the Caruso Main Office at 847-945-8430. Thanks to the PTO for Sponsoring Coffee.
Blue Jays of the Week
Order Caruso Spirit Wear (Closes 11/21)
Why lock a locker ?
Security: Locking lockers helps ensure the security of students' personal belongings. It reduces the risk of theft and unauthorized access to items stored in the lockers.
Privacy: Lockers often contain personal items such as books, notebooks, and sometimes valuables. Locking the lockers provides students with a level of privacy, allowing them to keep their belongings secure and away from prying eyes.
Responsibility: Teaching students to lock their lockers fosters a sense of responsibility. It encourages them to take ownership of their belongings and understand the importance of safeguarding their personal items.
Prevention of Bullying: Locking lockers can help prevent bullying or harassment by discouraging students from tampering with or taking others' belongings. This can contribute to creating a safer and more respectful school environment.
Organization: Encouraging students to lock their lockers also promotes organizational skills. Students learn to manage their time efficiently by quickly accessing the materials they need and keeping their belongings in an orderly manner.
Prevention of Vandalism: Locking lockers can prevent acts of vandalism. When lockers are left unlocked, there's a higher risk of students misusing or damaging others' belongings. Locking the lockers minimizes the chances of such incidents.
109 GIVES BACK HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE
It’s the holiday season and for the fourth consecutive year District 109 is coming together to host our 109 Gives Back Holiday Gift Drive! This drive benefits local Deerfield families.
Sign up now to make someone’s holiday a little bit brighter! (Note: the list will continue to grow… so check back again in the next week or two as more things are added!)
Gifts can be dropped off at any 109 school or our district office between Monday, November 27th and Friday, December 8th.
Please make sure gifts are not wrapped
Please make sure gifts are labeled with the themed family name (example: Candy Cane family)
If you are bringing gift cards, we ask that you bring them to the school’s front office.
Gifts can also be shipped directly to Wilmot Elementary School at 795 Wilmot Road in Deerfield care of Eileen Brett.
If you need to make an alternate drop-off arrangement for a gift, please reach out to Eileen Brett at email@example.com.
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for helping ensure that our neighbors have a wonderful holiday season!
There is NO SCHOOL next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday!
Wild Roaster Fundraiser
The PTO is excited to be partnering with the Wild Roaster in Deerfield for a coffee fundraiser. Choose from a large selection of coffee for your family/friends while supporting a local business and our school. Just in time for the holidays & perfect for gifts! Click to purchase on the PTO website.
PREPARING FOR WINTER WEATHER
DPS 109 community,
As we march closer to winter, we wanted to remind everyone of how we approach the process of determining whether school will be open and how we will communicate any changes with you. If school cannot physically be open, we will shift to an e-learning day.
When would school not be in person?
On www.dps109.org/badweather, you can review the process the Superintendent and district leaders undergo to determine if school will physically be open. There are multiple factors at play, including the timing and amount of precipitation, the temperature, wind chill, and road conditions. As stated above, the district would transition to an e-learning day.
When will we receive an initial notification?
We will closely monitor the forecast and send home devices the day before an expected weather event. A “heads up” email will be sent to staff and families the day prior and every effort will be made to send out this “heads up” as early as possible in the day to allow teachers to prepare and devices to be charged.
When is a final decision made and how will we be notified?
Every effort will be made to make a decision by 5:30 a.m. Families & staff will receive a text and email immediately from the district, along with a follow-up robocall.
How will my student know what to do on an e-learning day?
Your building principal will send school-specific information via email on the day of. Students will meet with their teachers using Google Meet. Links to join will be made available in the principal email, Seesaw, and/or Google Classroom.
Please reach out to me or your child’s teacher if you have any questions.
PTO: Holiday Gift Fund
Deerfield High School Athletic Booster Club - Volunteers needed for 2024/2025
At the Deerfield High School (DHS) Athletic Booster Club, we are always looking for increase engagement by our Parents. Currently, we have some immediate as well as upcoming openings for key positions for the 2024/2025 School year. For those of you are not familiar with our Booster Club Organization, please review the above attachment as well as the link https://www.d113boosters.org/.
I would welcome the opportunity to talk to any of you that might be interested in learning more about the DHS Athletic Booster Club.
President, DHS Athletic Booster Club
UPCOMING DISCUSSION: HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT
Deerfield Parent Network, in partnership with Districts 113, 109 and 112, is pleased to announce Julie Lythcott-Haim’s presentation, “How to Raise Successful Kids” on November 30th at 7:30 pm at Deerfield High School’s Auditorium. Julie Lythcott-Haim is the New York Times best selling author of “How to Raise an Adult''. Drawing on research; conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers; and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean, Julie Lythcott-Haims highlights the ways in which over-parenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. Mark your calendars - this is sure to be a great program!
RSVP LINK: RSVP HERE