Jay Stream Parent Newsletter
School Wide Vocabulary Goal
This year Jay Stream students and staff are working to deepen our vocabulary. One way to assist with this goal is through the implementation of our Jayhawk Vocabulary Rule (see infographic below). In the past we have noticed that students' natural tendency is to skip words they do not know, which ultimately impacts their understanding & comprehension. The Jayhawk Vocabulary Rule acts as more of a process for students to follow when they encounter a word they do not know. Throughout the year students will be taught how to use the rule. I am sharing it with parents and guardians because I think it's important that everyone is aware of our goal. I encourage you to speak to your student about vocabulary and the use of our Jayahawk Vocabulary Rule.
8th Grade PSAT - Saturday, October 14
Join the Fun at D93 Kids Foundation Trivia Night Fundraiser on 10/14!
You are invited to purchase tickets to the first ever D93 Kids Foundation Trivia Night Fundraiser on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 76 Hall, 570 S.Gary Ave. in Carol Stream!
It will be a night of fun and games emceed by our friends at Go 4 It Entertainment and will include trivia from a wide range of topics, basket raffles, a 50/50 raffle and more! The winning team will earn a traveling plaque to be displayed for the next year at the CCSD93 school that they're most affiliated with. Drinks will be available for purchase at the venue's bar. It’s open to CCSD93 parents, community members and educators along with their friends and family, ages 21 and older.
Tickets are $10 apiece or $100 for a table for up to 10 people. Bring a group of up to 10 friends, neighbors or family aged 21 or older, or purchase a ticket for yourself and be added to a team! Just complete the form at www.ccsd93.com/trivia and then complete payment electronically through a link that will be emailed to you.
All proceeds will go to each CCSD93 elementary and middle school PTA and the D93 Kids Foundation, whose mission is to support CCSD93's students to maximize their potential by providing students in need with school supplies, warm winter apparel and emergency resources.
Tickets are limited, so act now to ensure your spot!
Jay Stream Weekly Announcements
Volleyball - Tuesday vs. Stratford; Thursday @ Monroe
Cross Country - Tuesday @ Stratford
Soccer - Tuesday @ Glenside; Wednesday vs Marquardt; Thursday vs Hadley
PTA Staff Appreciation September Signup
Attend CCSD93’s Birth to 5 Let’s Play Fall Fest on 10/14!
All families with young children throughout Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, Hanover Park, and the surrounding areas are invited to join School District 93's Birth to 5 Community Coalition on Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to noon for a FREE fun-filled morning outdoors with face painting, a pumpkin patch, live children's music from Miss Jamie's Farm, a trunk-or-treat, giveaways, and multiple play stations featuring materials and activities for families with young children! Tell your friends and neighbors!
Special thanks to the DuPage Foundation for sponsoring this event through its Bright & Early DuPage Grant Program.
No RSVP is required, but you’re invited to RSVP to the Let's Play Fall Fest Facebook event here to receive updates and reminders!
Handbook Highlight - Student Devices
It is an expectation that the student devices come to school fully charged each day. Classrooms do not have extra chargers that can be used throughout the school day. If a student forgets to charge their device, they may drop it off in the Innovation Center during Advisory or Lunch to charge. Students who regularly come to school without their device charged may lose the privilege to take the student device home.