The District Line for 109
December 15, 2018
District 109 Cares
As we near the end of the year and come upon the season of giving, we thought it would be fun to look back at the contributions made by our staff, students, and families this past year. Below is just a sampling of what has been donated through our school community.
- $92,159 to the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart
- $500 for pediatric cancer research from the Kipling Pumpkin Decorating
- $40,000 for the Meghan Bolon Outdoor Learning Center
- $700 for books for children
- $760 for Families Helping Families (Chicagoland)
- $1,041 between the West Deerfield Township and Breast Cancer Research
- $1,000 for heart disease research from the Kipling Pumpkin Contest
- South Park families made and donated 380 sack lunches for Uncle Pete's Lunch Program
- Walden had a student-lead philanthropy fair that raised $1,200 for the Orphans of the Storm
- Children and house items for CASA Lake County
- Toys from Shepard for Toys for Tots
- Socks and toiletry items for Veterans through Give Where You Live
- Over 1,000 items donated to the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry from South Park
- South Park staff and families spent multiple weekends volunteering their time at Bernie's Book Band and Cradles to Crayons
- Pajama and book drive for children in need from Kipling
- Halloween candy for the Deerfield Food Pantry and Fill a Heart 4 Kids
- Shepard students helped serve students with special needs at the Deerfield Community Halloween Party
- Nearly 6,000 books for Bernie's Book Bank
- 180 coats, hats, and scarves for a local school in need
- Personal items and stuffed animals for Fill a Heart 4 Kids
- South Park filled over 400 new backpacks with schools supplies for Cradles to Crayons
- Snack packs for the Moraine Food Pantry
- Students decorated over 400 blanket squares for the Linus Project
- Gifts for families from Kipling and Shepard for Restored Hope
- Students donated their time at Brentwood Nursing Home and at Bernie's Book Bank
- ...and much more!
The staff, students, and families are certainly living out our mission to "...engage, inspire, and empower each student to excel and CONTRIBUTE to improving the world."
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND DONATIONS!
Gifts for families from Kipling with support from Shepard for Restored Hope.
Shepard students helped serve students with special needs at the Deerfield Community Halloween Party.
Caruso Student Council's FUNdraiser is Aarons's Coffee Corner - an organization that provides 24/7 access to free, fresh, quality Keurig coffee to the PICU at Luries.
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A Look Around 109
Thank you to the Caruso PTO for the new 7th grade basketball uniforms!
These Early Learners loved bumping into their older sister in the school office!
Kindness is - a group of students sharing their plan to spread the message of kindness on pencils to others beyond our Wilmot walls!
It's that time of year again - Winter Concert Time! Shepard's band did a great job at their concert recently!
This South Parker designed AND coded his project!
These Kipling students had a great time during their Student Leadership Teams!
These Walden kiddos were too excited to share their book recommendations with their class!
Caruso Student Council Members shared plans for their annual FUNdraiser, Aaron's Coffee Corner at the Board Meeting on December 10, 2018.
The Board of Education recognized students from Caruso and Shepard Middle School for being honored by the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) at the Board Meeting on December 10, 2018.
Caruso Band Concert - Dec. 17, 7 pm
Elementary Orchestra Concert - Dec. 18, 6:40 pm
Caruso Orchestra Concert - Dec. 18, 7 pm
Early Release - Dec. 19
Winter Break - Dec. 23 - Jan. 6
School Resumes - Jan. 7
Committee of the Whole Meeting - Jan. 7, 7 pm
Early Release - Jan. 9
4th/5th Grade West Band Concert at Caruso - Dec. 10, 7 pm
Regular Board Meeting - Jan. 14, 7 pm
Early Release - Jan. 16
Quarter 2 Ends - Jan. 18
- Community — The Anti-Drug Coalition - 8 Ways to Help Your Child with Stress
- Parents and Professionals for Success (PPS109) - Parenting with Mindfulness a presentation by Ramaa Krishnan on January 24, 2019
- Deerfield Parent Network - Enough As They Are: Helping Teens Move Beyond the Impossible Standards of Success, a presentation by Rachel Simmons on January 30, 2019
- Save the Dates for additional Deerfield Parent Network programs