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District 105 Announcements
UPDATED: CONNECT Explorations: Week of July 28-31

Monday, July 28

Spring Avenue School, 1001 S Spring Avenue, La Grange

How Far Will It Go, 1:15-2:15, Grades 1st-3rd
Dream Catchers, 2:15-3:15, Grades 4th-6th

Cursive Club, 3:15-4:00, Grades 2nd-8th

Seventh Avenue School, 701 S. Seventh Avenue, La Grange

A Blast From the Past, 4:15-5:15, Grades 1st-3rd
Throwback Monday: Baseball Through History, 5:15-6:15, Grades 4th-6th
Cursive Club, 6:15-7:00, Grades 2nd-8th (Special Monday class!)

Tuesday, July 29

Ideal School, 9901 W. 58th Street, Countryside

Dinosaur Madness, 1:15-2:15, Grades 1st-3rd
Every Beat of your Heart, 2:15-3:15, Grades 4th-6th

Wednesday, July 30

Gurrie Middle School, 1001 S. Spring Avenue, La Grange

History of Blues, 2:15-3:15, Grades 6th-8th


Seventh Avenue School, 701 S. Seventh Avenue, La Grange

Class adjustment:

The primary class, Grades 1st-3rd, on Wednesday, July 30 from 1:15-2:15 will be:

Kool Smile
How do you keep those smiles bright and shining? Come learn why it is so important to keep your kool smile shining bright!

Cursive Club, 3:15-4:00, Grades 2nd-8th (last Cursive Club at Seventh this summer!)
(On Wednesday August 6, The Learn to Play Bridge class, Grades 4th-6th, will be rescheduled for 1:15-2:15. The Gaming Unplugged class, Grades 1st-3rd, will be rescheduled for 2:15-3:15.)

Hodgkins School, 6516 Kane Avenue, Hodgkins


PhotoStory, 4:15-5:15, Grades 1st-3rd
Animoto Video, 5:15-6:15, Grades 4th-6th

Spring Avenue School, 1001 S Spring Avenue, La Grange

Rock Wall Scramble, 4:15-5:15, Grades 1st-3rd

Finding Your Way: Orienteering Basics, 5:15-6:15, Grades 4th-6th
6:15-6:45 – 6th Grade Book Club – Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

Thursday, July 31

Gurrie Middle School, 1001 S. Spring Avenue, La Grange

Blues & Hip Hop, 2:15-3:15, Grades 6th-8th

Hodgkins School, 6516 Kane Avenue, Hodgkins

Place Value & Fractions, 1:15-2:15, Grades 1st-3rd
Place Value & Fractions, 2:15-3:15, Grades 4th-6th

Ideal School, 9901 W. 58th Street, Countryside

Dinosaur Feet, 1:15-2:15, Grades 1st-3rd
Spaghetti & Meatballs for ALL! 2:15-3:15, Grades 4th-6th

Reminders from the School Nurses / Recordatorios de la Enfermera de la Escuela
All students entering Preschool (for the first time), Kindergarten, and 6th grade will need new physical exams and complete immunization records in order to start school for the 14-15 school year.

Todos los estudiantes entrando a preescolar (por primera vez), Jardín de Niños, y 6 grado necesitaran exámenes físicos y records de vacunación para poder empezar el año escolar 14-15.
Latest Issue of Blackboard
Click HERE to read the July-August 2014 issue of the District 105 newsletter.  Back issues of Blackboard going back to the 1970s can be found under the "About D105" menu option at the top of the district home page.

The current issue covers:
  • Summer Learning Through CONNECT 
  • Did You Know? 
  • Retirees
  • Changes to registration 
  • Students recognized in Northwestern University Midwest Talent Search
  • 1:1 ChromeBook Pilot 
  • Students Visit Loyola University
  • Parent Involvement Committee Career Festival
  • Updates to Gifted Program
  • District 105 Foundation News
CONNECT with Learning this Summer
Summer is here! The District is excited to offer many learning opportunities for students and families all summer long. 

Each week the website will highlight the Explorations offered at each school. If you would like to be added to your school's email notification mailing list, please email jmarek@d105.net. This will ensure you get a weekly email with the CONNECT Explorations updates.

Click Here for the CONNECT Explorations Program Guide.

For all other documents, please visit our Summer Learning for All website.

Let the learning continue!
District 105 Students Recognized in Northwestern University Midwest Talent Search
Front Row from left to right: Ben Prystalski, Ryan Pierpaoli, Makaela Faldani, Ava McLean, Jack Henningfield, Liam Rogan

Back Row from left to right: Tihana Karlovic, Grace Stuewe, Andrew Pierpaoli, Reno Sarussi, Alvaro Villalobos, Mr. Ed Hood (Not pictured: Daniel Torres)

Through the Northwestern University Midwest Talent Search (NUMATS), 6th, 7th and 8th grade students around the area gave up a Saturday morning in January to take either the SAT or ACT. The West Suburban Consortium for Academic Excellence (WSCAE) recognized students for scoring over 500 on the SAT or over 20 on the ACT at an awards ceremony on May 14th at Park Jr. High where students were awarded their medals.

Kane County Cougars - District 105 Foundation Benefit Game
Thanks to all who joined us at the Kane County Cougars baseball game to benefit the District 105 Foundation.  Below are some slides taken at the 2013 game.

Click HERE to learn more about the District 105 Foundation.


Applying District Calendar Events to Your Personal Calendar
Tired of keeping track of multiple calendars for yourself and your students? Did you know that you can automaticaly add all District calendar events to your personal calendar? Click HERE for details on how.
Comcast Internet Access for Your Student at $9.95 per Month

If your child receives a free or reduced lunch at school, you may qualify for a reduced price on basic internet access from Comcast at the low rate of $9.95 per month including free installation, free internet training and an optional low cost computer at $149.99 plus tax.


For more information on Comcast's offer, click HERE or call 1-855-846-8376.

See below for a Comcast video on the importance of internet access for your student.

Acceso al Internet por medio de Comcast por solo $ 9.95 al mes

Si su hijo recibe almuerzo gratis o precio reducido en la escuela, usted puede calificar para un precio reducido en el acceso básico de Internet de Comcast, por solo $ 9.95 por mes, incluyendo instalación gratis, entrenamiento del internet gratis y una computadora opcional  por solo $ 149.99 más impuestos.

Para obtener más información en español sobre la oferta de Comcast haga clic AQUÍ o llame al 1-855-765-6995.

Vea abajo para un video de Comcast sobre la importancia del acceso a Internet para sus estudiantes.


 
PowerSchool Parent Portal
Are you using the PowerSchool Parent Portal to monitor your student's progress?  Click HERE to see a short video on how parents in another district are using it.

Parents can view student attendance records, lunch balances and at Gurrie, student grades.

If you have not created a logon account, contact your student's school office to obtain the activation information.

Parents can also access the same information via a PowerSchool Parent Portal App optimized for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Click
HERE for more information.
District 105 Recognized by State of Illinois
Over the past six years, all five District 105 schools have been recognized as Honor Roll Schools by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). The awards recognize excellence in academics as measured by the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT).

Based on 2011-12 ISAT results,  Seventh Avenue Elementary School and Spring Avenue Elementary School received the Illinois "Academic Excellence Award". 

More information on the awards and the selection criteria can be found
HERE.

Language Diversity
District 105 is a diverse community of families with 22 different languages spoken by our students: Albanian (2), Arabic (1), Bosnian (1), Croatian (2), English (1030), Farsi/Persian (1), French (2), German (6), Greek (2), Gujarati (2), Italian (1), Japanese (1), Lithuanian (2), Macedonian (9), Pilipino/Tagalog (3), Polish (15), Portuguese (3), Serbian (29), Slovak (2), Spanish (334), Ukrainian (1), and Vietnamese (1).

The official language used for the content of the District website is English. To help address our diversity, readers of our website can use the "Google Translate" tool below to translate the website content to many of the above languages. The tool generates a computerized translation. The translation should not be considered exact and in some cases may include incorrect language. While not a perfect translation, it should assist many non-English website readers.

Click on the TRANSLATE button at the upper left of the web page to initiate a translation.