Walden Weekly

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Dear Walden Families,

Can you believe we are approaching our final week of the 21-22 school year?! We are so excited for our end of the year celebrations next week including our Field Day, Animal Day, and more! We enjoyed our luau and lemonade day this week and students loved getting to see our Wildcat Mascot on W-day!

Have a wonderful weekend and we'll see you on Tuesday!

Stephanie Strenger

Summer Reading resources from Walden LMC

Summer break will be here soon, and so will Summer Reading! Encourage your students to keep reading over the summer by having them participate in the Deerfield Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.” What new and fun places can your family find to read together this summer?

Not sure what to read? Feel like reading an Ebook or listening to an E-Audiobook? Need information about apps, movies or video games that your kids want to watch or play? Click on the link below! Use it all summer to find summer reading book lists and links to reading resources including Scholastic's Summer Reading website, and much more.

Have a great summer of family reading!

Walden Summer Reading 2022

Resources from the Walden LMC

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Health Form Reminder - Incoming 6th Graders

Fifth grade families, please be aware that all 6th graders will need their health and dental forms submitted BEFORE starting 6th grade.

Medication Pick-Up

If your child has any prescription or non-prescription medication at Walden, please plan to pick it up from Mrs. Bredemier by 3:30 on Friday, June 3rd. We cannot send medications home with children in their backpacks. Thank you!

Lost & Found

Next week is the last week to claim any lost and found items. Parents, feel free to stop by and check our lost and found bin in our front foyer if your child is missing any items before summer break. Thanks!

K-3 MAP Reports Sent Home

MAP reports for grades K-3 are being sent home today. If you have any questions about these reports, please reach out.

Fees for 22-23 School Year (2nd Posting)

Fees for the 2022 - 2023 school year are posted to Family Access and are due July 1. Please see detailed fee information here. Parents/guardians of 5th-grade parents received an email regarding Outdoor Education fees for Camp Duncan. A Camp Duncan reminder is below.


Looking to fill out the SHIELD consent form?

Please login to Skyward/Family Access and it should appear as a green box next to your child’s name. Contact the district's communications department (communications@dps109.org) with any Family Access questions.

Looking to opt-out of SHIELD testing next week?

Click here to access the form.

We share the same form each week. If you'd like to opt your child out each week, the form will need to be filled out on a week-by-week basis.

Forms are due by Tuesday at 3pm.

Upcoming Dates

May 30 - No School (Memorial Day)

June 1 - 5th Grade Visits Shepard in the AM

June 2 - 5th Grade Picnic

June 3 - Last day of school (11:40 dismissal)