The Walden Weekly

School News You Can Use - Sept. 2, 2022

Dear Walden Families,

We had a wonderful week at Walden School! Beginning the month of September makes us feel that school is underway! There is no school on Monday due to Labor Day. We'll see our Wildcats back on Tuesday! Enjoy the long weekend.


- Stephanie Strenger

Destination Imagination Begins Soon!

There will be a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, 9/13, at 6:30 PM for parents with 4th-8th grade students 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 available. Contact Kelly Jahng kjahng@dps109.org with any questions.

Save the Date! (2nd Posting)

Our grade level music show dates are below. Please save the date for these special events!



Finalized Dates Music Shows 2022-2023


November 16th (Wednesday) 3rd grade @ 6pm

January 26th (Thursday) 1st grade @ 5:30

February 15th (Wednesday) 4th grade @ 6pm

March 22nd (Wednesday) 2nd grade @ 6pm

April 27th (Thursday) Kindy @ 5:30

May 18th (Thursday) 5th grade @ 6pm

Pictures From the Week

Upcoming Community Engagement Opportunities

DPN Event on 9/13

The Deerfield Parent Network is an all-volunteer organization that provides community wide and single-issue programming on timely topics of concern among our parent communities. Their first event, “The Tween Social Scene” (geared towards families with 6th & 7th graders) will be held on Tuesday, September 13th at Shepard Middle School at 7:30 p.m.. Visit their website for more information.

PPS 109 Event on 10/25

We are excited this school year to return to offering in-person parent/guardian networking and educational opportunities for our community in collaboration with PPS109.


PPS109 is a partnership of DPS 109 administrators, teachers and parents/guardians who provide education and support to families of children with a wide range of needs. Our first event of the ‘22-’23 school year will be An Overview of District 109 Student Services. This event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 pm at the District Office.


We are also asking for your help! Please click here to help us prioritize the next community event that will be offered during this school year. There is also an option on the form to let us know if you are interested in participating in PPS109 parent/guardian networking opportunities.

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, September 5

    • No School - Labor Day

  • Tuesday, September 13

    • Picture Day

  • Monday, September 26

    • No School (Rosh Hashanah)

  • Wednesday, October 5

    • No School (Yom Kippur)

  • Monday, October 10

    • No School (Columbus Day)

Have a great weekend!