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District 105 Announcements
Parent Survey for 2016-17/ Encuesta de los Padres para el 2016-17
This year District 105 will be administering a state-required parent survey entitled, 5Essentials: Organizing Schools for Improvement.  This short survey focuses on five areas that affect school success: leadership, collaboration, family involvement, school environment, and instruction.  I strongly encourage you to complete the survey as your feedback will provide us with critical information to assess how well we are serving our students and progressing toward our school and district goals.
 
The survey is designed to take approximately 10 minutes to complete and can only be completed online.  Parents who have children enrolled in more than one school will be asked to complete a survey for each school. The deadline for completing the 5Essentials parent survey is January 30, 2017.  
 
To complete the survey click HERE.

To read the superintendent's letter, click HERE.

Thank you for your participation and support.
 
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Este año Distrito 105 estamos administrando una encuesta requerida por el estado para los padres intitulada, 5Enseciales: Organización para el Mejoramiento de las Escuelas. Esta breve encuesta se enfoca en cinco áreas que afectan el éxito escolar: el liderazgo, la colaboración, la participación de la familia, el medio ambiente escolar y la instrucción. Le recomiendo encarecidamente que complete la encuesta,  ya que su opinión nos da información crítica para evaluar qué tan bien estamos sirviendo a nuestros estudiantes y progresando hacia las metas de nuestra escuela y del distrito.
 
La encuesta está diseñada para tomar aproximadamente 10 minutos y sólo se puede completar en línea. Los padres que tienen hijos inscritos en más de una escuela se le pedirán que complete una encuesta para cada escuela. La fecha para completar la  encuesta de padres 5Ensenciales es el 30 Enero del 2017.

Haga clic AQUI para la encuesta en Español.

Para leer la carta del superintendente, haga clic AQUÍ.
IMSA Fusion Spring 2017
We are excited to announce that, once again, we are partnering with the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) to offer IMSA FUSION, an afterschool enrichment program for Illinois students who are talented, interested and motivated in mathematics and science! We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 programs, 4th & 5th grade will be You Be the Judge, the 6th - 8th grade program will be Take Flight: Investigating the Aviation Industry.  Applications are due Thursday, January 12, 2017.  Please see additional information here.  Spanish version is found here.
District 105 Weather Related School Closings
             
Click HERE for a copy of the letter that was sent home with students last week that gives information concerning weather-related closings.
Congratulations to Illinois State Scholars
Congratulations to the following 17 former Gurrie students who have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars!
Marina Auwerda
Camille Copp
Ljupka Gjorgjevska
Joseph Hess
Kali Huynh
Iris Leahy
Maximillian Lux
James Miranda
Sarah Pavlick
​Madeline Prendergast
Leonard Prystalski
Stephen Romero
Brenna Sheehan
William Sloyan
Kathleen Westrick
Jason Williams
Joanna Zienkiewicz
 
Support D105 Foundation with your Amazon purchases
Support the D105 Foundation when you shop on Amazon.com
 #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-4176601 and Amazon donates to District 105 Foundation.
Did You Know?
Last spring, parents, staff, and students once again gave the district top ratings on the District 105 Satisfaction Survey.  The full survey report can be found on our district website.  
  • 96% of students report that they like going to school and that their school is a good place to learn.
  • 98% of students feel safe in school.
  • 90% of students report that they work with their teachers to set individualized learning goals and that they develop plans to accomplish these goals.
  • 98% of students respond that their teachers expect them to do their best work.
  • 98% of parents report that they are welcomed in their school and that their assistance is sought by the schools.
  • 95% of parents respond that their child receives the appropriate instructional challenge.
  • 95% of teachers report that they understand and support district goals and priorities.
  • 100% of teachers and support staff report that quality work is required of them.
2016-17 School Board Presentations
Please click on the links below to view the presentations that have been presented to the School Board for the 2016-17 school year.

FY17 District 105 Goals and Annual Targets

FY16 District SurveyPresentation

Program Update - Advanced Academics and Full Day Kindergarten to First Grade Transition

2016 PARCC Results Update
 
Vision & Hearing Screenings
2016-2017 Vision and Hearing Screening
During the months of September through January, the SD 105 nurses will be conducting the annual vision and hearing screenings. These screenings are State mandated with the goal of finding children who may need a more comprehensive doctor’s eye and/or ear examination. They are not meant to diagnose eye or ear problems, and screeners cannot tell you if students will need glasses. Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor.

As in previous years, screening will be done for the following students:
  • Preschool
  • Kindergarten
  • First grade
  • Second grade
  • Third grade
  • Eighth grade
  • New students to D105
  • All students receiving special education services
  • Any parent/teacher requests (please notify nurse prior to screening date)
Please check the District Activity Calendar for screening dates at each school. The screening process works in several steps. First, students have an initial screening. If the student passes, their screening is complete. If the student fails, a second screening (or rescreening) takes place about two weeks from the date of the first. This is done in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health screening regulations and in order to account for students who may not have understood instructions, had temporary eye or ear concerns, and to prevent unnecessary referrals for doctor visits. You will be notified only if your student fails the vision and/or hearing rescreenings. This will be done through a letter home that will recommend that a doctor check the student’s vision and/or hearing. A form for the doctor to fill out will also be included. This form should be turned in to the school nurses’ office after it is completed. Students who have glasses are not screened for vision, but will be referred if they have not seen an eye doctor within the past 2 years or if their glasses are broken, scratched, or not fitting well. Please remember to have your child wear his or her glasses/contacts on their scheduled day. Your child is not required to undergo vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist (vision) or physician/ear, nose, and throat specialist (hearing) has completed and signed a report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months and this is turned into school.

Please contact the school nurse’s office if you have any questions.

Thank you!
SD 105 Nurses
Language Diversity
District 105 is a diverse community of families with 22 different languages spoken by our students: Albanian (3), Arabic (4), Bosnian (1), Chinese (1), Croatian (3), Czech (1), Danish (2), English (862), Greek (1), Gujarati (3), Italian (1), Lithuanian (2), Macedonian (8), Pilipino/Tagalog (1), Polish (7), Portuguese (2),   Russian (1), Serbian (43), Spanish (417), Turkish (1), Ukrainian (3), and Vietnamese (4).

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 HERE to enable and use the Google Translate tools to translate web pages and email messages.
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.