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THE WEEK AHEAD:
Tues., Feb. 5:
Board of Education mtg., 7 p.m., Boardroom–Ivy Hall School, 1072 Ivy Hall Ln., Buffalo Grove
Wed. Feb. 6:
Dual Language Parent Informational Program
Willow Grove Early Learning Center, 6:30 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 7:
Erin’s Law Informational Meeting for Parents, 5:30 p.m., Ivy Hall School Mat Room, 1072 Ivy Hall Ln., Buffalo Grove
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WHAT EFFECT HAVE SNOW/COLD CLOSINGS HAD ON THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR?
The effect of snow/cold school closings so far this year on the end date of the 2018–2019 school year calendar still is being considered. Once determined, that info will be communicated through multiple means, including E-NEWS 96 and Principal’s Messages.
ERIN’S LAW INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR PARENTS
An Illinois law known as Erin’s Law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness/prevention curriculum for KDG–Grade 12. Parents interested in previewing the information that Mr. Victor Pacini (Be Seen and Heard) will present to KCSD96 elementary students are invited to a parent informational program with Mr. Pacini at 5:30 p.m. in the Mat Room at Ivy Hall on Thurs., Feb. 7. Questions? Contact your building principal or call 847.459.4260.
DUAL LANGUAGE INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM FOR PARENTS
Parents of incoming kindergartners interested in learning more about the Dual Language program beginning in the 2019–2020 school year are invited to an informational meeting at Willow Grove Early Learning Center, 777 Checker Dr., Buffalo Grove, on Wed., Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m.
Parents unable to attend on Feb. 6 will have another opportunity to learn about this program at Willow Grove on Tues., Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m.
Questions? Please call 847.459.4260, ext. 8022, or contact the public info coordinator.
RECEIVING KCSD96 TEXT MESSAGES Have you texted YES?
District 96 uses the School Messenger system to communicate with our parent community by email and–in some instances–also by text message and/or phone call. If you would like to receive text messages from School District 96 when the subject and nature of the communication warrant our sending them (to advise you of a late-returning bus, for example), it’s necessary for you first to have sent a text message of Y or YES to this District 96 short code number: 67587. Or, if you prefer, use your mobile phone to scan the QR code in this School Messenger (English & Spanish) and send your Y or YES reply.
To opt out of our text messages, simply reply STOP to any text message District 96 sends you.
Please be advised that standard message and data rates for text messaging may apply, depending on your mobile carrier and plan.
PARENT CONNECTION AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES TO NOTE
• Parent Network Conversation: Mon., Feb. 11, 9–10:30 a.m.
Meet D96 parents for some good conversation on topics of interest, including highlights from the book Kid Confidence by Kennedy-Moore. This book focuses on helping your child make friends, build confidence, and develop self-esteem. All welcome–reading the book is not necessary to join this discussion! Want to borrow a copy of the book? Call the District Office at 847.459.4260 or send email to District 96 Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi
• Growing Up Too Fast: Thurs., Feb. 28, 7–8:30 p.m.
Popular guest expert Dr. Michael Maniacci will return to District 96 for a workshop for parents on the topic Growing Up Too Fast. Learn the biological and psychological effects on children coping with uncertainty, fear, and too much information and some strategies for coping and finding balance. Open to all interested adults. No RSVP/pre-registration.
Thurs., Feb. 28, Twin Groves Middle School Learning Ctr., 2600 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., BG, 7–8:30 p.m. Questions? Contact D96 Community Parent Liaison Lubna Andrabi.
Find info about programs and activities in the community in the KCSD96 VIRTUAL BACKPACK, including:
Community Parent Network: Understanding Diversity Within Our Community – Feb. 6
Buffalo Grove Bills Football
Buffalo Grove Bills Cheer Squad
District 96 will communicate with you every Friday through E-NEWS 96 and Principal’s Messages from each school in which you have a student enrolled. It’s important to read these messages weekly. Questions about communications? Contact the District 96 public info coordinator. The next issue of E-NEWS 96 is Feb. 8, 2019.