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May 6, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week

We cannot thank you enough for all of the wonderful gifts and thoughtful letters and cards we received this week. Thank YOU for supporting our teachers!

Below is a wonderful video that Student Council put together for our teachers.

Good Luck Mr. Glavas!

Mr. Glavas' last day will be Tuesday, May 10th. We are sad to see him go, but wish him the best of luck in his next life chapter as a recent college graduate! Please read below for a note from him...

"Thank you for the opportunity to work with your children. I have truly enjoyed getting to know all these wonderful and unique people. I will miss joking around with the students and staff alike. Thank you so much for all the gifts I have received for teacher appreciation week and over the years. I will come back to visit my statue in the front of the building; so I will see you all then." -Mr. Glavas

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Lion King Reminders

Performance Date: Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Performance Time: 6:00 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Call Time on May 12th: All lead characters and ushers/greeters should report in costume with hair done to the church gym at 5:00 p.m. All other students should arrive at 5:30p.m., in costume with hair done, ready in the lobby to be sent to their teachers in their holding room.

Location: Community Christian Church (Yellow Box Church) 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540

This building is located across the street from Walgreens, which is on the corner of Rickert Rd. and Emerson Dr.

Tickets: Presale tickets are $10 per adult, and $8 per child ages 2-12. CAES Students do not need tickets! They are all in the show! If you are still in need of tickets, please send the attached ticket order form into school w/your child our turn it in @ the front desk. Checks should be made payable to CAES. Any unsold tickets will be sold at the door.

Costumes: Your family is responsible for locating and purchasing your child's under-costume garments. The $5 from each student will cover the cost of fabric and or tops. Costumes were due Monday, May 2nd, 2016. Each part should be labeled, bagged, and sent to school to be kept in the music room till after the performance. Full cast pictures will be taken Tuesday, May 10th! Please contact Ms. Hill with any costume questions.

Makeup: Any parents that are willing to help out with makeup for the show, please contact Ms. Hill ASAP.

Dress Rehearsal: We will hold the all-school dress rehearsal Tuesday, May 10th, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This is a costumed dress rehearsal! Please label your child's costume so that they do not get sent home with another student.

We cannot wait to show you how hard we all have been working on this show! Thank you all for your continued support!

Lion King Musical Program Winners

The following students' artwork will be featured in the Lion King musical program:

Jaylen D.

Ava N.

Disha P.

Logan S.

Abby A.

Caitlyn A.

Meghan M.

Annie Z.

Emma B.

Thank you for all of your wonderful submissions; what talented artists we have!

Field Day 2016

Field Day is approaching fast! It is about time to get ready for some fitness, health and extra fun activities! Field Day will launch on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 beginning after morning meeting at 9am. Field Day will be a full school day event. Mrs. Rodgers is looking for parental volunteers to assist with and help orchestrate the wide array of activities transpiring in and round the school that day. If you are interested in volunteering on Field Day, please contact Mrs. Rodgers at

4th Quarter Sharing Conferences

Please click the links below to sign up for 4th Quarter Sharing Conferences. Each teacher will be including their link in their classroom newsletters today as well.

Jump Rope for Heart

Begin raising funds for a lifesaving cause by following the instructions below:

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and click on Join Team.
  3. Follow the on-screen directions to log in.
  4. Click on Send Emails. Choose “Please Support Me” from drop down email template box.
  5. Enter email addresses and send out emails.

Thank you so much for supporting our school and the American Heart Association. You will be making a lifesaving difference in so many lives and teaching your children the importance of giving back!

Character Kids - Citizenship

Congratulations to our Character Kids for the month of April:

Kinder - Lucy B.

1st Plass - Jaylen D.

1st Lescher - Lucie M.

2nd Nandini P.

3rd Dylan K.

4th/5th Emma B.

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CAPA Corner

CAPA is looking for:

- A Landscape Architect willing to donate their time to help construct a drawing plan for the playground

- Donated dirt (or a place that they can purchase it at a reduced rate)

As of June 1st, 2016, the one year CAPA officer terms will expire. CAPA will be conducting an election meeting for new officers in May. The following officer positions are up for election: President, Treasurer and Secretary. We will also have one Board of Director position to fill for the remaining 1 year, of the 2 year term. If you are interested in running for one of the open positions, please contact Kathy Kokkinos at 630-975-7334 or

CAPA is selling Chesterbrook Academy baseball caps for $15 each! Please stop by the foyer to pick up a Spirit Wear Order Form if you are interested!!

School Support Team

Dear Chesterbrook Elementary Families,

As I transition out on maternity leave our priority remains the children who attend Chesterbrook Elementary. During my leave we have established many layers of support for the school.

Mrs. Hasson will continue her work as the Assistant to the Principal, overseeing the daily operations of the school. She will be assisted by Mrs. Navarro, who will become a familiar face at the front desk. Our Executive Director, Mrs. Tina Hubbard, will be supporting the school both on and off-site. Mrs. Hubbard has established a schedule of two on-site visits each month to be available to staff, students and families.

The teachers in grades K-5 formed Leadership Teams this year and will continue to work together with additional support from the NLCI Education Department. Rosemary Cataldi is one of our Education Managers who will visit the school once in April and once in May making herself available to meet with teachers, students and parents ensuring education quality and consistency.

In addition to on-site Administrative, Operations and Education support we are adding two more layers to include enrollment and financial assistance. Mr. Mike Williams, Principal at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School in Raleigh, NC, will be on site every Wednesday and Thursday beginning April 20th to support the school’s enrollment needs, including but not limited to giving tours, scheduling discovery days and following up with families who have not yet registered. Mr. Jon Bechtel will visit the school on the fourth week of each month to answer any billing or financial questions.

Contact information for each of the support team members is provided below. Please see the Support Schedule on the reverse side for more detailed information regarding school visits. Of course, Mrs. Hasson and Mrs. Navarro will be at the school each day to answer questions as needed.

We are all committed to working together to make this transition as smooth as possible for you and your children. We value your presence and partnership in our school community, and I look forward to seeing you all in the fall!

Mrs. Kleifges

Clubs May 9-13

Monday 5/9 - Kickball

Tuesday 5/10 - Chess, Cartooning, Girls Soccer

Wednesday 5/11 - Choir, Tutoring, Karate

Thursday 5/12 - Bell Choir, Boys Soccer, Coding

Friday 5/13 - Guitar, Cooking

Upcoming Dates


Tu 10 - Lion King Dress Rehearsal (during school hours)

Th 12 - Lion King Jr. 6pm @ Yellow Box Church

F 13 - Out of Uniform Spirit Wear

F 13 - 2nd Grade FT to Shedd, 4th/5th Grade FT to Art Institute

Tu 17 - Music Concert (Choir, Bell Choirs, Guitar Ensemble, Lessons) 6pm

Th 19 - 1st Grade FT to Kline Creek Farm

F 20 - Out of Uniform Student Choice

F 20 - Noon Dismissal, Sharing Conferences

F 20 - Jump Rope for Heart

Tu 24 - 1st Grade FT to Willowbrook Wildlife

W 25 - Field Day & Family Feud (wear Field Day shirt!)

Th 26 - STEM Event

F 27 - Field Day Rain Date

F 27 - Out of Uniform Spirit Wear

M 30 - Memorial Day - No School

T 31 - Awards Ceremony


W 1 - Last Day of School (noon dismissal)

M 6 - First Day of Summer Camp

Monthly School Calendar

For the most up-to-date school information (including club dates), please check out our online calendar.

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