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District 105 Announcements
Ideal School Soft Lock Down Resolved
At 11: 05 a.m. on September 3, 2015, Ideal Elementary School was placed on a “Soft Lock Down” security alert.  The Countryside Police advised our administration to keep students, staff, and parents from entering or leaving the building due to ongoing police activity in the neighborhood.  All staff and students were safe within the school building at all times, and the police department notified administration that Ideal School was able to return to normal activity within and around the school property at 11:14 a.m..

A las 11: 05 de la mañana el 03 de septiembre 2015, la Escuela Primaria Ideal fue colocada en una alerta de seguridad " Soft Lock Down". La Policía de Countryside le aconsejo a nuestra administración que no dejaran a los estudiantes, personal y padres  entrar o salir del edificio debido a una actividad en el barrio con la policía. Todo el personal y los estudiantes estaban a salvo en el edificio de la escuela a todo momento. El departamento de policía le notificó a la administración que la Escuela Ideal podía volver a la actividad normal dentro y alrededor de la propiedad de la escuela a las 11:14 a.m.
 
8-31 to 9-4 Weather
The temperatures throughout the week are predicted to be in the high 80's to low 90's.  We will monitor classroom temperatures, ensure our students have access to plenty of water, and make use of our common air conditioned areas in each school.   Please contact your school if your child has health concerns which may be brought on with high temperatures.
IMSA FUSION after-school opportunity
District 105 is excited to announce that we have been selected to partner with the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) and Western Springs District 101 to offer IMSA FUSION, an after-school enrichment program for Illinois students who are talented, interested and motivated in mathematics and science!  As part of this opportunity we will be able to host up to 15 district students for each of the two FUSION teams.  Application deadline is Friday, September 4, 2015.  Please click HERE for more information 
Oportunidad del Equipo de Fusión IMSA después de la escuela
El Distrito 105 esta emocionado de anunciar que hemos sido seleccionados para asociarnos con la Academia de Matemáticas y Ciencias de Illinois  (IMSA) y con el Distrito 101 de Western Springs para ofrecer la FUSIÓN  IMSA, un programa de enriquecimiento académico que se ofrece después de la escuela a los estudiantes de  Illinois destacados por su talento, interés y motivación en matemáticas y ciencias! Como parte de esta oportunidad, estaremos en capacidad de incluir hasta 15 estudiantes del distrito para cada uno de los dos equipos de FUSIÓN. Tenemos que tener la inscripción antes del viernes, 4 de septiembre de 2015. Haga clic AQUI para más información
EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENING SET FOR DISTRICT 105
School District 105, which serves the south LaGrange, Hodgkins, and Countryside communities, will be hosting a preschool screening for children ages 3 -5 years old on Tuesday, September 15th from 8:30 am-1:00 pm, at the Hodgkins Park District in Hodgkins.

The screening takes about one hour and requires an appointment.  Parents must schedule a time to be screened by calling 708-482-2760. A team of professionals from the district will assess each childs development in the areas of large and fine motor skills, pre-academic readiness, speech/language, vision and hearing.  The screening will help identify children who may qualify for one of the free district preschool programs, or those who would benefit from additional services prior to entering Kindergarten.

Children who are currently enrolled in a District Preschool program (ECE, Head Start, Early Learning or Preschool for All) do not need to be screened.If you know of a child in the District 105 area who would benefit from these services, please share this information with their family.
Labor Day Holiday - No Classes - Mon. Sept 7
Labor Day is a United States holiday observed on the first Monday in September. The holiday originated in 1882 as the Central Labor Union (of New York City) sought to create "a day off for the working man". Congress made Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894. Full reference found HERE.

Photo: Charlie Chaplin in "Modern Times", 1936.
Welcome Back for the 2015-16 School Year!
  • Grades 1-8 classes begin Monday August 24.
First day is a half-day:
Elementary Schools 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Gurrie: 8:15AM - 12:00PM
  • Kindergarten classes begin Wednesday August 26. 
  • PreSchool for All classes begin Wednesday August 26.
  • Early Learning classes begin Wednesday August 26.
  • Early Childhood classes begin Wednesday September 2.
Current Topics
District Goals Update
Curriculum Director Kathryn Heeke presented end of year math and reading progress and achievement results to the School Board at the June 22nd and July 27th regular meetings.  To view these presentations, please click Here.   
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.
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.


 
Blue Ribbon Award
We are honored to announce that Seventh Avenue School and Spring Avenue School were among the twelve public schools in Illinois to be recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014.  This award shows the commitment to excellence among the students, staff, parents, and community members at both schools.   

As the only school district in Illinois with two schools recognized for 2014, we are also very proud of how well this award reflects on the overall success of District 105 and the commitment to excellence in each of our five schools.  
Language Diversity
District 105 is a diverse community of families with 27 different languages spoken by our students: Albanian (4), Arabic (2), Bosnian (5), Chinese (3), Croatian (7), Czech (2), Danish (2), English, German (4), Greek (2), Gujarati (3), Italian (5), Japanese (1), Kannada (2), Korean (1), Lithuanian (3), Macedonian (8), Navajo (2), Pilipino/Tagalog (3), Polish (19), Romanian (1), Russian (1), Serbian (43), Slovak (1), Spanish (472), Ukrainian (1), and Vietnamese (3).

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.