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More information about this exciting win can be found on Mrs. Sorrentino's website!
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer joins more than 400 school chiefs from across the state, representing 1.35 million students, in calling for the Illinois General Assembly to immediately pass a state budget. The grassroots initiative - called “Pass Illinois’ Budget!” - also urges lawmakers and Governor Rauner to improve the state’s education funding formula, and pay school districts millions of dollars owed in unpaid bills this year.
While K-12 education has benefited from a partially-funded state budget, Illinois schools, students, families, and communities will continue to suffer without a full state budget. Districts will continue to struggle if “Mandated Categoricals,” state payments which support special education, bilingual education, transportation, and other important services, do not get paid this year. District 205 has not received three categorical payments this year. Here are the largest funds due:
State revenue accounts for about 8.13 percent of District 205’s operating budget or $9,341,790. The General State Aid payments, which support general operating expenses, are being paid on time, however, the categorical payments are not. District 205 has not received any categorical payments this year with the exception of one late quarter payment from last fiscal year.
The RevTrak Web Store is getting a makeover. This new mobile-friendly design will simplify end-user experience when making payments from any device. Visit the Web Store through any web browser on the device of your choosing – it’s that easy. In addition to the responsive design, the following features have been added:
The Elmhurst History Museum reminds second graders and their schools that the annual Ruth Strand Poster Contest will soon begin. Packets with contest information and entry forms will be sent to all District 205 second grade teachers during the first week of April. The 2017 deadline for poster entries is Friday, May 5, by 5:00 PM. Schools with ten or more participants will earn a $100 grant for the school’s library from the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation, so please be sure to take advantage of this special opportunity. For more information or to download entry forms, visit the History Museum’s website.
Winners and their families will be honored at a reception in the Elmhurst History Museum’s Education Center on Wednesday, May 24, at 4:00 PM. In addition, the contest winners will be invited to march in the Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29 and be recognized by the City Council on Monday, June 5. Posters will be displayed at the museum throughout the summer months, and winning entries will be exhibited at Elmhurst City Hall.
The Elmhurst District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra students and 6th – 8th grade choir students to continue with instrumental music instruction in June and July. Regular practice during the summer months is critically important for band and orchestra students to reinforce the concepts and skills that they have learned and practiced during the school year. Moreover, learning and playing music is an activity that should be enjoyed year ‘round.
The District 205 Summer Instrumental Program is designed to accommodate students who go on vacation and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend whenever they can! Students who practice their instruments during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band and orchestra. We strongly encourage your son or daughter to participate as much as he/she is able!
The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive. Through the generosity of District 205 families, we have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. Our drive will start Monday, March 6th and conclude on Friday, May 12th. Hawthorne will have a collection bin in the vestibule by the office.
We are looking to locate potential kindergarteners for the 2016-2017 school year. Eligible students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2017. If you have a child who may be eligible, please call the school office and talk with Amy Ryan. If you know of a family in your neighborhood that may have a child that is eligible, please encourage them to call the school office. Our number is: 630-834-4541.
3rd Grade Harvest & Vegetable Soup Day Pictures!
Outdoor Classroom News
Fall has arrived in the Outdoor Classroom. Mrs. Sandoval returned to the classroom to assist Mrs. Graff's, Mrs. Nowak's, Mrs. Rossman's, Mrs. Behrend's and Mrs. Herward's students as they identified weeds from prairie plants. Mrs. Hochleutner had previously taken her class outside to begin the task of removing weeds and now with this additional afternoon of work the gardens look beautiful.
The third graders harvested the many vegetables they planted in the growing pouches when they were 2nd graders. They had onions, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, celery, green beans, parsley, thyme and oregano included in the soup that they made and devoured. "Who Grew My Soup" is the inspirational book for planting, growing, harvesting and making a tasty soup that all will enjoy.
Mrs. Dirks returned to the Outdoor Classroom to assist the children with the collection of the milkweed pods. Even though her boys are now students at Sandburg, she still works to educate the children at Hawthorne about the activities taking place in the gardens. The milkweed plant is needed by the monarch butterfly. She has taken the pods home and will in the near future return the seeds to the children of Hawthorne so that they can take them home and plant them. The milkweed plants provide a waystation for the monarchs during their great migration to a warmer climate. The Hawthorne Outdoor Classroom is a registered waystation environment for the butterflies. Mrs. Dirks would also like to spread some of our plant seeds to other places in the classroom. If you would like to assist her with this project, please contact Mrs. Lindstrom at Hawthorne school. One morning or afternoon is needed to complete this job, so grab a friend and offer your help.
Hawthorne Hawk Squawk Newspaper
Hawthorne Hawk Squawk newspaper is written by 5th graders here at Hawthorne.
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