The Walden Weekly
September 1, 2023
Hello Walden Families!
It was great to see so many Walden families last night at our Curriculum Night. We enjoyed spending time together and sharing information about all of the wonderful happenings at Walden!
As a reminder, we have no school on Monday.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
- Stephanie Strenger
Destination Imagination Begins Soon!
There will be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, 9/6 at 7:00 PM for parents with 4th and 5th grade students who are interested in participating in Destination Imagination this year. D.I. is a project-based STEAM learning program where students work in teams to complete both long-range and fast-paced challenges. Join us at this link for the meeting. A recording will be made available for anyone unable to attend. Contact Kelly Jahng email@example.com with any questions.
Save These Dates for the 23-24 Music Shows!
Finalized Dates Music Shows 2023-2024
November 16th (Thursday) 6pm - 3rd grade
January 25th (Thursday) 5:30pm - 1st grade
February 7th (Wednesday) 6pm - 4th grade
March 13th (Wednesday) 6pm - 2nd grade
April 25th (Thursday) 5:30pm - Kindy
May 1st (Wednesday) 6pm - 5th grade
Photo/Video & Directory Opt Out Form - due Sept. 12!
DPS 109 uses photos and videos of students and staff to tell the district’s story! The district also maintains directory information and shares it with our parent-teacher organizations and other District-connected organizations so that they can keep parents in the loop with important information (such as school lunch ordering, after-school enrichment, and other events, volunteer opportunities, and educational trips for middle school students). We use an opt out system to maintain these permissions.
If you are granting permission for photos and/or directory information, log in to Family Access and complete the opt out form without checking any boxes.
If you wish to opt out of photos/videos or directory information (or both), please check the applicable box and hit submit. *Please note that opting out of publications includes the yearbook.
If you have any questions, please contact Eric Steckling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming SEL Survey (2nd Posting)
Building students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) skills is important in District 109. As a part of the learning process, we ask students in grades K-8 to reflect on skills related to social-emotional learning and the school environment. The fall survey will be administered to all students between September 5th and September 22nd and it should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. Per policy, if you would like your child to opt out of taking the survey, please contact your school principal no later than Friday, September 1.
Still Missing Texts or Emails from The District? (2nd Posting)
Login to Family Access to check if we have the right number on file for you. If it’s wrong, please change it. If it’s right and you’re still not hearing from us, reach out to email@example.com and we will get back to you!
Monday, September 4
No School (Labor Day)
Tuesday, September 5
Enrichment Classes Begin
Thursday, September 7
PTO Ice Cream Social 6:30-7:30
Thursday, September 14
Friday, September 22
PTO Movie Night 7-9pm
Monday, September 25
No School (Yom Kippur)
Monday, October 9
No School (Columbus Day)
Thursday, October 26
½ Day of Student Attendance
PM Parent/Teacher Conference
Friday, October 27
No School for Students
All Day Parent Conferences
Thursday, November 2