The Walden Weekly

School News You Can Use - Mar. 17, 2023

Dear Walden Families,

With Spring on the horizon, we want to make sure you save the date for the evening of May 4, which will be our Showcase Night! Families are invited to attend an event to showcase our learning! Classroom will be open and teachers will be present for a great event. All Specials teachers will be in the lunchroom sharing some fun activities with families as well. The purpose of this event is to open our school doors and share some of the wonderful things that students have been learning and experiencing with our parents. The event will take place from 5:00-7:00, however it will be an open house format, so you do not need to attend for the entire time, unless you'd like to! Let us know if you have any questions and we hope to see you there!

If your child will be missing any days of school next week leading up to Spring Break, please alert your child's classroom teacher and our school nurse, Mrs. Bredemeier ( Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

-Stephanie Strenger

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (3rd-5th Grades Only)

Students across the district in grades 3 through 8 will be participating in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) in English/Language Arts & Mathematics between April 3rd and April 24th.

This state assessment helps us understand how students are growing academically year to year, while also providing an achievement comparison to grade-level peers across the state. By measuring both mastery of the Illinois Learning Standards and the College and Career Ready benchmarks of the PSAT and SAT, the IAR is also designed to help prepare students for success in high school and beyond. The overall performance of each school, by grade, also impacts our designation, which is reported on the Illinois School Report Card.

Walden students will be taking the IAR assessment from April 11-14.

If you have questions about the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, please let me know. As always, we encourage our students to do their best and appreciate your continued partnership.

Accessible Parking Spots (2nd Posting)

Just as a reminder, all vehicles that arrive early for pick-up need to leave an entrance into our accessible parking spaces in our lot. Two accessible parking spots were added to our parking lot this week in order to ensure our compliance. We appreciate your assistance! Thank you!

Upcoming Parent Learning Sessions

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Our Upcoming Monthly Theme Days!

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Photos From The Week

Upcoming Dates

  • Wed. March 22 - 2nd Grade Music Show
  • March 27 - March 31 - Spring Break (No School)
  • Mon. April 3 - School Resumes
  • Fri. April 7 - Good Friday (No School)
  • Thurs. April 27th - Kindergarten Music Show
  • Thurs. May 4 - Walden Showcase Night
  • May 8 - May 12 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Fri. May 12 - Kindergarten Round Up
  • Fri. May 12 - Family STEAM Night
  • Thurs. May 18 - 5th Grade Music Show
  • Fri. May 19 - Bagel & Donut Breakfast
  • Tues. May 23 - Philanthropy Fair
  • Mon. May 29 - Memorial Day (No School)
  • Wed. June 7 - Last Day of School (Half Day AM)

Have a great weekend!