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Upcoming Events
Today
Repeating Event - ESL for Adults
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
- Winter Band Concert
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tomorrow
3/5/2015
3/8/2015
 
District 105 Announcements
Current Topics

WSCAE Science Olympiad

Six Ideal 5th grade students participated in the WSCAE Science Olympiad held at Brookfield Zoo on Thursday, February 26, 2015.  Congratulations to the students that participated:  Ana Babnigg, Sofia Cabrera, Lauren Elliot, Jhenrye Nabo, Breana  Ochoa, and Lana Zivko.  Lana Zivko won the BP Young Scientist Award for her project, Visualizing Sound Waves Using a Tuning Fork. 
  
Measles Information

As you may know from recent news reports, there has been an increase in measles cases throughout several states, including Illinois. The cases have mainly occurred in under-vaccinated or unvaccinated people in the United States and abroad. However, due to the presence of measles in DuPage and Cook County, we would like to provide you with some information so that we can work together to help prevent the spread of measles in our community.  Click HERE for a Fact Sheet about measles from the Cook County Health Department. Additional information can be found at the Illinois Department of Health’s website HERE.

Click HERE for a letter from the District Nurse with additional information.

 
 
Como ustedes saben por los informes recientes de la prensa, ha habido un aumento de casos de sarampión en varios estados, incluyendo Illinois. Los casos han ocurrido principalmente en personas que no han recibido todas las series de las vacunas o no fueron vacunados en los Estados Unidos y en el extranjero.  Sin embargo, debido a la presencia de sarampión en el Condado de DuPage y de Cook,queremos ofrecerle un poco de información para que podamos trabajar juntos para ayudar a prevenir la propagación del sarampión en nuestra comunidad. Haga clic AQUI para informativasobre el sarampión del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Cook en inglés y español Información adicional se puede encontrar en el sitio web del Departamento de Illinois de Salud AQUI.

Haga clic AQUI para leer una carta de la enfermera del distrito.
                                                
Kindergarten Round-Up - March 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Kindergarten registration will take place at all District 105 elementary buildings at 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 12, 2015.  This evening is for parents only.  Children who will be age 5 by September 1, 2015 are eligible to be enrolled in Kindergarten.  Please bring acceptable proof of age, which consists of an official birth certificate.  At this event you will CHOOSE Full-Day Kindergarten or Half-Day Kindergarten.  

 Achievement Results - 2014-15
On Monday, October 27, 2014 a presentation was made to the Board of Education sharing the fall achievement results for the district.  Click HERE for more information.

District Newsletter

Click HERE to read the latest issue of the District Newsletter.
 
Parent Survey for 2014-15 / Encuesta de los Padres para el 2014-15
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.
 
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.

Haga clic AQUI para la encuesta en Español.

Para leer la carta del superintendente, haga clic AQUÍ.
Taste of 105
The Parent Involvement Committee 
Of LaGrange School District 105 Presents…
Taste of 105
Please join families from every District 105 school, as we enjoy entertainment from our communities, taste foods of different cultures, and have a great time!  Mark your calendars to bring a dish to share, an appetite and a desire to see the talents in and around our district!
March 24th, 2015
Gurrie Middle School
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Click Here for an invitation and RSVP
Upcoming PARCC Assessment - March and April
This spring, our 3rd-8th grade students will be taking the PARCC assessment.  This test, which replaces ISAT, will assess students on the new Common Core English-Language Arts and Math standards.  The test is broken into two parts, the Performance-Based assessment with testing sessions occurring between March 2nd-March 20th and the End-of- Year test administered in late April. Over the last two years, District 105 teachers have aligned classroom instruction to the new standards and are sharing sample test items with students.  
Precautions To Keep Our Schools Healthy
In light of recent reports of health-related issues affecting areas throughout our country (Enterovirus D68, the Ebola virus, Norovirus, and the upcoming flu season), we wanted to share some information with you.  Please note, that we have seen no reason for concern within our district, but are taking steps to be prepared.  Click HERE for a letter from our District 105 Nurse regarding the efforts the district is taking.  
Respiratory Illness: Enterovirus
Respiratory Illness/Enterovirus information from our neighboring county health department can be found 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.  
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 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.