Bulldog News

April 22, 2022

Note from Mr. Dubinsky

CCSD 89 is offering expanded summer school for kindergarten-through-seventh-grade students. Classes will be 8-11 a.m. June 6 to June 24 at Park View. Summer school is designed for students who need to review skills that were introduced in the 2021-22 school year. Seats are limited; they will be filled in the order applications are received. Enroll your student through this form: https://forms.gle/6DxafYgFcJ1SCsCr8

The deadline to complete the form is 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27.


Summer school is free. Transportation (if needed) is provided. Questions? Contact Antonio Diaz at adiaz@ccsd89.org or (630) 469-5583.

Reminder: There’s no supervision at the playground before 8:30 a.m.

Please remember that there is no supervision behind the school or on the playgrounds in the morning. The school staff supervision begins at 8:30 a.m. and is focused on the front of Briar Glen, where kids are entering. If your child wants to use the playground before 8:30 a.m., a family member should stay to supervise. If you drop your student off before that time, they will not have school supervision on the playground.

We appreciate your support in keeping all kids safe!

The new playground looks great! Thank you to all our students, staff, families, and the PTC for raising enough money for all kids to enjoy.

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During TEAM DAY students worked in small groups and wrote & illustrated ideas for ways to “Help the Earth”. Below are winning groups per grade level. Great job everyone!

The Bulldog Run is back! Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 22. The deadline to register is Friday, April 29, 2022.

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Lunch Menu Change

Monday: Cheese Panini

Tuesday: Meatballs w/sauce

Please complete your 2022-23 registration as soon as possible

Registration for the 2022-23 school year opened on April 6. It is critical that families complete the registration process as soon as possible. Families will use the individualized “SnapCode” they received in the mail to complete registration. The SnapCodes were mailed to homes in March. More info: https://bit.ly/3DMEVBR

Elementary students invited to kick up their boots at April 29 dance

Elementary school boys are invited to the “Boots and Buddies” dance, which will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Glen Crest. Boys can bring any special woman in their life. The fundraising event has a country/cowboy theme. It will feature music, prizes, games, photos, and an ice cream bar. More info: https://bit.ly/3NWY74p

Looking for a part-time job for the 2022-23 school year?

Briar Glen is looking for a part-time preschool secretary for next school year. This person will be a secretary assisting the preschool team and principal. This candidate will assist with problem-solving, material acquisition, cash handling, record keeping, and building permits. The secretary is frequently the initial contact with staff and visitors and must represent the school by demonstrating courtesy, respect, and enthusiasm.


For more information and to apply please click here.

Student Council Spirit Days

Wednesday, May 12 : Tropical Day

  • Wear that Hawaiian shirt, shorts, floral dress, or something you would wear on a tropical vacation!


*All attire and/or props for the spirit days must be school-appropriate.

Parent Series: How to raise independent adults (May 3)

Seven years ago, Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington started the online community “Grown and Flown” when they discovered there were few resources on parenting teens and young adults. They will discuss how to support teens into adulthood. The free online presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, is part of the Glenbard Parent Series. More info: www.glenbardgps.org

Upcoming events

April 27: Referendum info meeting at Briar Glen, 7 p.m.

April 29: “Boots and Buddies” dance, 6-8 p.m.

April 29: Preschool developmental screenings, no preschool

May 3: Parent Series: Supporting teens, raising independent adults, 7 p.m.

May 11: Blood drive at Glen Crest, 2-6:30 p.m.

May 16: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

May 17: Spring orchestra concerts at Glenbard South

May 19: Fifth Grade Fling

May 19: PTC Meeting, 7 p.m.

May 20: Field Day

May 22: Bulldog Run

May 24: Last day for preschool

May 25: Last day of school, 11:50 a.m. dismissal

June 13: Referendum informational meeting via Zoom, 7 p.m.

Next bond referendum informational meeting is Wednesday

The district will hold a second informational meeting where residents can learn more about the June bond referendum. There will be a short presentation, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. The upcoming meetings will be held:

  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Briar Glen Elementary, 1800 Briarcliffe Blvd., Wheaton
  • 7 p.m., Monday, June 13, via Zoom


The link for the online meeting will be posted at www.ccsd89.org/schoolbonds


The construction bonds would allow the district to complete essential infrastructure projects at all five CCSD 89 schools. The work would ensure schools remain safe, healthy, and accessible without raising residents’ tax rate. Learn more at: www.ccsd89.org/schoolbonds

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