Bednarcik Bulldog Blast

January 12, 2023

From the Principal

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had time to enjoy family and loved ones over the Winter Break. We are looking forward to tomorrow's Assembly. Assembly activities will take place from 1:10p - 3:10p tomorrow. Normal release time of 3:10p.

There are many great opportunities coming up for our students! Be sure to look below at many opportunities both in school and outside of school for you and your family!


1/13/23 - TOMORROW! Assembly Day - Concession Sales, cash only (See Bell Schedule) Assembly activities will be from 1:10p - 3:10p. Normal release time of 3:10p

1/16/23 - MONDAY - No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

1/27/23 - 3.5 Hour Student Attendance - School Improvement Day

1/23/23 - Report Cards available @ 4:00p

2/9/23 - PTO Meeting - Community Room Door #1 - 7:00p - 8:00p

2/10/23 - Winter Dance - 7:00p - 8:30p

2/17/23 - 3.5 Hour Student Attendance - School Improvement Day

2/20/23 - No School (President's Day)

"MY TIME" After School Program

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In response to a community need to engage middle school students in a successful high-quality after school program, The City of Aurora, Cities In Schools Aurora, Oswego School District 308, other public and private organizations have designed and developed a collaborative citywide after school program named MyTime.

This free after school program for middle school students is designed to ultimately engage the city’s pre-adolescent students in positive activities beyond the school day. Through a mix of recreational, arts and enrichment activities, the program nurtures positive interpersonal relationships among students and actively engages them. The program offers age-appropriate learning opportunities, including tutoring and games designed to improve math and reading skills, plus recreational activities, community-based services and other experiences, and fine art opportunities.

Click here for more information

Click here for the student application

Please email all completed applications to Melissa Kiliszewski -

Our Students loading TOYS FOR TOTS

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Interested in trying out for the Bednarcik girls basketball team? Tryouts for both 7th and 8th grade girls will be after school on Tuesday, January 17 th and Thursday, January 19 th from 3:20-5:00pm each day. All girls interested in trying out these days MUST be registered online through the Bednarcik Athletics website 8to18. All athletes MUST have an updated physical on file with the school nurse or they will not be eligible to participate. Athletes must attend BOTH days of tryouts to be eligible to make the team. Please contact Mrs. Herrick at (7th grade) or Mrs. Bell at (8th grade) with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing all of the athletes on those days!

Winter Dance February 10th

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ENGAGING STUDENTS - Policy on cell phones & personal gaming systems

Bednarcik is continuing with our building cell phone and electronic device usage expectations for students. Students will be able to access and use their phone once they advocate for their need to a staff member. When students do this, staff will work with the kids to determine the best time to use their phone. This could be used for texting parents and other communication needs.

To help with this, we ask that parents and families do what they can to avoid texting students throughout the day. This provides constant distractions for kids and takes their attention away from the learning taking place throughout the day.

All students will have Chromebooks with them throughout their day and email would be a great form of communication if/when needed.

This doesn’t mean that students are not allowed to bring their phones to school. The expressed language in the student handbook states that students are to have their cellphones turned off and out of sight during these times except as approved by building administration, which is the same expectation from the 2022-23 school year. This will continue, and include the lunchroom as an area that students will need the permission to use their cell phones.

If you have questions, please reach out to Bednarcik Administration. Our number is 630-636-2500.

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Care Closet for Bednarcik Families

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Bednarcik Junior High School Contact Information

Erica Deren-Principal Secretary

Push Coin, School Lunch and School Fees (630) 636-2509

Melissa Kiliszewski-Attendance Secretary


Automated Attendance Line (630) 636-2501 (630) 636-2516

Uzma Rahman-Registrar

Registration, Withdrawals, Change of Address (630) 636-2517

Laura DeCapua-Nurse (630)636-2502

Mary Konken-Counselor A-LE

Academics (630)636-2523

Steve Haynes-Counselor LH-Z

Academics 630-636-2514

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