October 19, 2021 - Issue 5
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What's Good in 109 - Appreciating Our Custodians!
District 113 Listening Session Tonight: One Last Reminder
The District 113 Board of Education is considering options for addressing financial and facilities needs in light of declining student enrollment. A listening Session to provide input to the Board will be held tonight, Tuesday, October 19 at Deerfield High School. The tour will begin in the Auditorium at 6 p.m. and the Listening Session will begin in the Auditorium at 7 p.m. The Listening Session portion of the meeting will be streamed and recorded.
Check out the dist113.org/Future113 website for more details.
Questions? Contact District 113 Director of Communications Karen Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Guided building tour begins at 6:00 p.m. starting in the auditorium
Listening Session 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Deerfield High School Auditorium
Save The Date: Workshop Geared Towards Parents/Guardians
DPS 109 is excited to announce that, in partnership with PPS 109 (our parent and educator partnership supporting the district community) we will be hosting a series of parent/guardian/community workshops this school year.
We will be kicking off this series next Monday, October 25th, with a one-hour Zoom webinar hosted by Dr. Doug Bolton entitled “Parenting Through COVID: Understanding & Coping With The Stress.”
The webinar begins at 7 p.m. No sign-up is required ahead of time, and the session will be recorded and distributed in the next 109 News for anyone that cannot attend.
Look for a more detailed description of the event as well as more information about PPS 109 in the newsletter you receive from your principal this Friday.
Community: The Anti-Drug October Newsletter
Stress is part of everyday life. It can be short-lived or ongoing. Many DPS 109 students try to find balance through healthy outlets and a positive mindset. The theme of CTAD's October newsletter (click below) is stress relief for both you and your child. In this issue:
- The 4 A's of Stress Relief
- Stress Management Tips by Students for Students
- Mental Health Checklist
- Social Media Wellness - free webinar tomorrow
- Tips to Get Youth Talking
- Volunteer Spotlight: Bannockburn Police Chief Walt Trillhaase
Our district is a member of TrueNorth Educational Cooperative 804. We share resources with 17 other school districts in our region so that we can provide every student the opportunity to learn and reach their full potential. Through TrueNorth, our students can access academic and behavior support, and our staff can engage in high quality professional learning that impacts student growth here in DPS 109. TrueNorth (formerly NSSED, or Northern Suburban Special Education District), is committed to the possibilities in every learner, every day. Please visit truenorth804.org to learn more about the cooperative and watch an introduction video.