Parent Update

Empowering Students: Engaging, Supporting, Succeeding

March 13, 2023

What's Happening in March:

March 13 (6:15pm), Monday - Amplify Your Voices: Student Forum - Meet the School Board Candidates at Traughber Junior High School, Cafeteria (doors open @ 5:30pm)

March 13 (5-8:00pm), Monday - Board Advisory: Policy & Legislative Committee Meeting / DAC

March 15 (6-8:00pm), Wednesday - “I am a Teenager... Talk to Me and Give Me the Strength I Need to Face Bullying” - Presentation in Spanish / OE Community Room / Click Here for more info

March 16 (5-6:30pm), Thursday - NEED GROCERIES? Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Pantry @ Long Beach Elementary School

March 20 (7:15pm), Monday - Board of Education Meeting @ OE Community Room

Winter Sport Student Recognition / March PRIDE

March 21 (5:30-6:30pm), Tuesday - Board Advisory: Equity Committee Meeting

March 21 (6-7:00pm), Tuesday - Parent University - ‘Finding CALM in the STORM” Click Here to sign up

March 22, Wednesday - Full-Day Student Attendance - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Flex Hours)

March 22 (6-7:30pm), Wednesday - Community CHAT: Building Strong Relationships with your Children / CLICK HERE to register for the CHAT

March 22 (6-7:30pm), Wednesday - Board Advisory Community Advisory Committee Meeting

March 23, Thursday - Full-Day Student Attendance - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Flex Hours)

March 23, Thursday (5-7pm)- College and Trade Expo in the Cafeteria at Oswego High School

March 23 (4:15-6:15pm), Thursday - Board Advisory: Policy 7 Legislative Committee Meeting

March 23 (6-7:00pm), Thursday - Dual Language Informational Meeting @ East View Academy (Enter Door 1) Click Here for More Information

March 27 - 31 (Monday - Friday), Spring Break

For a complete District Calendar of Events, please click here.

Make-up Date for Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a student starting kindergarten in the fall? Did you miss the registration dates held last month? Another opportunity to register will be held on April 12 from 9:30 - 11:30am and 3:30 - 6:00pm. Information on registering can be found here.

TAKE THE Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Survey consists of 20 multiple choice questions. Select the appropriate survey to begin. To locate all SD 308 schools, choose "Kendall County".

A Message from Superintendent Dr. John Sparlin

Hello SD 308 Families,

It’s almost the official start of Spring! This is a great time of year as nature awakens, and we are filled with hope and excitement, we will soon have more sunlight, and warmer temperatures.

Join me in celebrating the incredible accomplishments of three of our Oswego East students who were recently named as Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Competition. Congratulations to Arjun Ramesh, Nicholas Rondon, and Aanya Roy on this prestigious achievement. We are so proud of you!

If you have not yet completed the annual 5Essentials Survey for parents, please do so before it closes on March 31. Your feedback is very important to us!

Wishing you a wonderful week!

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Parent University - Presented by SCRC: March 21, 2023

Finding CALM in the STORM.....3.21.23 (6-7:00pm) Virtual


How do I help my tween / teen navigate the world they live in? Most teens express feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, sadness due to the fast-paced world around them. Learning tools can help with these emotions so they can overcome the challenges they are facing, whether it be with their peers, in school, or in any other social situations they might encounter.

Join us for a discussion with Alysha Millard Certified Life Coach and Teen Coach Practitioner, Founder of Unstoppable you, on how you can help your child overcome obstacles and better advocate for themselves in times of adversity. Learn strategies that will allow your child to gain the skills they so desperately need and want so that they can find calm within their storm.

Community CHAT: March 22, 2023

Join the CHAT....Wednesday, March 22nd from 6-7:30pm virtually.


"Building Strong Relationships with Your Children"

CHATS are:

  • an opportunity to share stories, experiences, worries, fears, wisdom, and find community and strength together;
  • a safe space to begin opening the lines of communication; and
  • a place of affirmation where we can learn from one another and know that we are not alone.

March's CHAT, "Building Strong Relationships with Your Children" will look at:

  • What do you love/not love about your family?
  • What is your favorite day of the week? and why?
  • When do you feel the most proud to be you?

Spring Shoppe - Hosted by Creations by Pathways

Creations by Pathways will be hosting their 3rd Annual Spring Shoppe on Thursday, March 23rd. All Staff are invited to stop by the Pathways/Transition Program (located inside DAC - Door 2) anytime between 3-6:00pm. CLICK HERE for flyer. This is a student-led Micro-Business of the Pathways Transition Program. The students are 18 to 22 year olds transitioning between high school and adult life. At Creations by Pathways, dog treats, crafts, and bath products are made and created by the students to sell at craft shows and online. The money is used for special activities and outings and items needed for the program.

SpEd Virtual Information Parent Night

April 12, 2023, 6:30-7:30 pm - SAVE THE DATE!

The SD308 Special Education Department will host a virtual information parent night focusing on summer recreation program opportunities for children with special needs. This one-hour event will highlight community organizations and the events that are open to the public during the summer months as well as opportunities that are available throughout the year.

College and Trade Expo

Attention all high school students and parents: Don't miss out on the College and Trade Expo at Oswego High School! This event is designed to help you explore a wide variety of options for your future education and career. Come and meet representatives from local colleges and universities, technical and vocational schools, trade organizations, all branches of the military, and local employers. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, get information, and learn about different programs and pathways.

The College and Trade Expo is taking place on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 5-7 p.m. in the Cafeteria at Oswego High School. Admission is free, so bring your friends and family and get ready to explore your options!

Our America Hometown Heroes Reads/Library Read-Along

Tuesday, March 14th (10am - 11am) Join together at the Community Foundation of Fox Valley Meeting Room, Santori Library, 101 S. River Street, Aurora, IL, 60506, to join a read-along led by an Aurora Police Officer. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER. Attendees are encouraged to sign up using this LINK.

Wir machen eine Teilete ~ A Swiss Style Potluck

**NEW DATE** All are welcome!!!! Friday, April 21st, 5:30-7:30 PM at Oswego East High School (Community Room/above Main Entrance) All/each participants MUST register through this form before April 1, 2023. All/each participants MUST bring a Swiss, German, or Austrian dish that will serve 30+ to share! Children 0-5 do NOT need to bring a dish to pass. Please be economical and environmentally friendly. There MUST be a recipe card/handout available so that participants can be aware of allergens and follow their religious guidelines. CLICK HERE for flyer.

The OE Muslim Student Association will be hosting our annual MSA Dinner: Islamic Misconceptions

Join the Muslim Student Association on Friday, April 30th (5-7:00pm) as they shed light on the truth through food, community and presentations by their members. CLICK HERE for flyer. For more information, contact

District Student Coalition Merchandise

During the month of March, you can purchase merchandise being promoted by the SD 308 Student Coalition. Help spread awareness and empower each other by highlighting our purpose and intention through our Coalition logo and Awareness brand! Please support the Coalition by purchasing an awareness shirt (or hoodie) that best represents you! Red: The Courageous One; Purple: The Truth Teller; Blue: The Dreamer; Gold: The Advocate; Orange: The Coconspirator; Green: The Motivator! CLICK HERE to get your merchandise today!

OHS Athletics & Alumni Golf Outing

The 30th Annual Oswego Panther Athletic/Alumni golf Outing is scheduled for Friday, June 9, 2023. In the ongoing spirit of “Once a Panther, Always a Panther,” it is the wish to continue the long and storied tradition to shine through and make this outing a celebration to reinvigorate our parents, community members, and allow our alumni to reconnect. CLICK HERE for more information.

First Aid Kit/Care Package Donations For OEHS Key Club

Oswego East High School’s Key Club is asking for donations to prepare first aid kits and care packages which will be donated to local shelters in need. Members of our community service organization will help put together the kits. For a listing of items being requested and more information on this project, please CLICK HERE.

Key Club Spring Thrift Day

Spring is the perfect time to clean out your wardrobe and donate gently used clothes to the Oswego East Key Club’s Spring Thrift Day Event. This event will serve SD 308 families across the district. CLICK HERE for donation details. Shopping date is: April 22, 2023 (11-3:00pm)

ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Parenting Program

ACEs will begin a FREE 5-week Parenting Program starting on April 5th from 5-7:00pm. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER. The ACE’s Parenting Program provides parents with education about the effects of toxic stress, how to be trauma informed and build resiliency, how emotional intelligence, mindfulness and your own personal love language can help you better understand yourself, your child and your relationship, self-regulation and coping strategies, practical solutions to parenting issues, brain science and how it is related to trauma, how adverse experiences may be affecting your child’s life, health and behavior and what to do about it.To register, please call We Care at 815-942.6389. FREE CHILDCARE & MEAL PROVIDED.

PROM Dress Giveaway

Saturday, March 18 (9-4pm) at the Batavia Public Library. Hundreds of FREE Dresses will be available and FREE for any student from any district regardless of need. Donations are needed and can be dropped off at the BPL, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia until March 18. Click Here for more information


The Board of Education is committed to a search process that is transparent and collaborative. All information related to the search process will be updated on this page and shared in periodic district newsletters.

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