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Maximizing the academic, social, and emotional potential of each student.

Dear Friend of CCSD93,
Have a Young Child? Join Us for Let's Play on 1/12!
CCSD93 has partnered with a number local organizations that specialize in providing care and services for our community's children age birth to five. Together, we're called the Birth to 5 Community Coalition.

If you have a child age birth to five, you will not want to miss the CCSD93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition's Let's Play event on Saturday, January 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stratford Middle School (251 Butterfield Drive in Bloomingdale).
Join us for this free event and you and your child will enjoy multiple indoor play stations featuring materials and activities especially for families with these young children. Many members of the Birth to 5 Community Coalition will be there, and you'll have a great one-stop-shop opportunity to see what services and resources are available for your young one in our community. Hundreds of community members stopped by at last year's event, and we're hoping for even more this year!

Find out more at www.ccsd93.com/birthto5, and please SHARE this with anyone you know with young children!
Register Your Child for Preschool 1/17
CCSD93's Preschool Registration for new preschool students will be Thursday, January 17 at 6 p.m. at our Early Childhood Center (ECC), located at 280 Old Gary Ave., Bloomingdale, IL.

If you're looking for a preschool for your child for next school year, look no further than CCSD93's award-winning ECC. The ECC provides a play-based environment that helps develop independent thought, problem solving, a sense of self worth, and successful group interactions in a safe and nurturing space designed just for preschool students!

If you know someone looking for a preschool in our area, please share this email with them! For more details on the ECC, view the video below. For more on Preschool Registration visit www.ccsd93.com/prekreg.

CCSD93's Early Childhood Center: Educating the Whole Child 
CCSD93's Early Childhood Center: Educating the Whole Child
Note, CCSD93's Preschool Registration is only for students new to the ECC. Families of current ECC students will be sent separate information about registering for preschool next year in the near future.   
Interested in Being a Substitute Teacher?  
Attend Workshop on 1/11 
We're always looking for qualified substitute teachers. If you've got a passion for educating students, I invite you to attend a substitute teacher license training session with the DuPage County Regional Office of Education on January 11, 2019, which will help you to become a substitute.

View this flyer for more information, and requirements. Please forward this information to those you feel may be interested.
Consider Providing Support for a Former CCSD93 Family in Need  
Just after Christmas, the home of the Divarco family, a Carol Stream family that includes two former CCSD93 students, caught fire. Thankfully the family is safe and healthy, though their home sustained extensive damage. If you're able, consider providing your neighbors support through the Go Fund Me page that's been established on their behalf.
1/10 Board of Education Meeting Preview 
CCSD93's next Board of Education meeting will be held at CCSD93's District Office (230 Covington Drive in Bloomingdale) at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 11. All community members are invited to attend! The following are among the meeting's agenda items.
  • There will be a Board Salute to the winners from each elementary and middle school of the CCSD93 Seasonal Card Contest.
  • There will be two revised Board Policy for first reading:
    • 270.01 - Organizational Board Meetings
    • 435 - Transportation
  • CCSD93 Director of Community Relations Ryan McPherrin will present results of the 2018-19 CCSD93 Satisfaction Survey as well as this year's weekly staff Friday Morning Feedback to the Board.
  • Board members will report on highlights from workshops they attended at the 2018 Triple I Joint Annual Conference.
  • Board members will review their Board Goals.
School Resumes 1/7 
As a reminder, we'll welcome students back into our schools on Monday, January 7 as winter break comes to an end. 

I hope you had a wonderful break! We'll see you on Monday!


Bill Shields, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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