May 2018

May 2018
Posted on 05/09/2018

 

District News


2018-2019 School Registration is Open
Register your student(s) online now! Registration packets for the 2018-2019 school year went home with student(s) on May 2nd. Included in the packet are all the forms required for registration per grade level along with instructions on how to complete the online registration process. Please complete the online portion of registration by Friday, June 1, 2018. However, your registration will not be complete until you have submitted payment and required forms to the District Office by Wednesday, August 1, 2018. 
For your convenience, a registration drop box is located in the entryway of Prairieview School from May 2 - August 1.


Last day of school June 4, 2018


Reminder: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal The last day of school will be Monday, June 4, 2018. This will be an early dismissal day with Elizabeth Ide and Prairieview dismissing at 11:00 a.m. and Lakeview dismissing at 11:37 a.m. The Board of Education has also approved the District 66 2018-19 School Calendar.

Last Call for Summer Enrichment - Registration Deadline Extended
The deadline to register for Summer Enrichment has been extended to Sunday, May 13, 2018. To view the brochure of classes that are still available, click here. Follow the link within the brochure to register, or click here to registerA few classes are in jeopardy of being canceled due to low enrollment. Please register now!


CPR/AED Training and Certification
Center Cass District 66 takes the safety of our students and staff seriously. We have members of our staff who are trained through a CPR/AED Certification Course on a rotating basis every two years. We encourage you to view a video regarding hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators by going to the following link: https://youtu.be/Zh_uWrNaVQI.




Spotlight on Students


Bring the Change Spirit Week at PrairieviewPrairieview PTO
Each day from April 23rd - April 27th Prairieview Panthers were encouraged to bring change for a great cause while wearing something fun for each themed day. Thank you to our PV PTO for organizing spirit week to promote fundraising for the Luekemia/Lymphoma Foundation. Together our Panthers raised $2,096.74! The generosity of our Panther community is amazing! (Pictured: Jeanne Rerucha - PTO President, Kristy McGinley - Vice President, Liz Chlopek - Treasurer, and Judy Johnson - Secretary)


Student Makes an Impact at Lakeview
As part of the 20% Project in seventh grade, Gwendolynne Royle wanted to see Lakeview making a bigger impact to help the environment. Over the last year, she researched and completed a grant application with Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF) to have solar panels installed on the south (parking lot) wall of Lakeview. Gwendolynne’s grant application was approved and Lakeview will receive a $6,700 grant to install the solar panels. Gwendolynne will continue her involvement in the project, meeting to discuss installation, and planning an upcoming “Solarbration” when the solar panels will be “officially dedicated” to Center Cass District 66.


Lakeview Student Becomes a Published Poet
Catherine Hewawissa learned about a poetry contest in her seventh grade ELA classroom. She entered the contest with her poem “Refugee”. “Refugee” was recently selected as a “High Merit Poem” and published in A Celebration of Poets: Midwest Grades 7-9. Congratulations, Catherine!


Lakeview Presents Oklahoma! - Tickets on Sale Now
Order your tickets now to attend Lakeview Jr. High's production of Oklahoma! Performances will be held on Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18, 2018. Each night's performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Lakeview Gym. Send your ticket orders to Mrs. Rickert or Mr. Ohlsen at Lakeview Jr. High School. Click here for ticket information.




Spotlight on Teachers

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Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7th - May 11th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you to all of our amazing District 66 teachers and staff for your continued dedication to our students! Also, thank you to the PTO and all of the parents and families who donated food, money, and time to show their appreciation this week!


Lakeview Teacher Nominated for Harris History Teacher Award
Congratulations to Lakeview teacher, Mr. Jacob Little, who was nominated for the Harris History Teacher Award by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, administrator of the National History Day program in Illinois. The Harris History Teacher of the Year award is sponsored by James F. Harris and is awarded to one middle and high school teacher annually. Each of the 57 National History Day affiliates may nominate one middle and high school teacher for this award. Mr. Little is the middle school nominee from Illinois. The two $5,000 awards are presented to teachers who demonstrate a commitment to engaging students in historical learning through innovative use of primary sources, implementation of active learning strategies to foster historical thinking skills, and participation in the National History Day contest. Dr. James F. Harris sponsors the awards in recognition of the pivotal role teachers play in the lives of students. The two national winners will be announced on #NationalHistoryDay, June 14, 2018. To read the entire press release, click here.




District PTO News


District Eat Out Fundraiser at 3 Corners - May 14, 2018
Our May 2018 (and final eat out fundraiser of the year!) will take place on Monday, May 14th
 at 3 Corners Grill and Tap located at 7231 Lemont Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60516. Dine-in or order to-go for lunch or dinner and 15% of the sales that day will be sent back to support the District PTO. Please remember to either print or present the 3 Corners Grill & Tap Flyer.


Amazon Smile Program
District 66 PTO would like you to consider supporting the schools while you shop on Amazon. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Just choose "Center Cass District 66 PTO" to designate your charity. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know - same products, same prices, same service. Support Center Cass District 66 PTO by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. Please use the link below to begin your shopping and make a donation without spending anything extra! http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3056059



TEAM 66 News


3rd Annual Savers Donation Drive
The TEAM 66 Education Foundation would like to express our sincere gratitude to all CCSD66 families and our community for their support at this year's FunDrive with Savers. This was our most successful drive yet and raised $844.67 that will directly benefit our students. Many families and community members inquired about a tax form which is available by clicking hereIt's events such as the FunDrive that allow TEAM 66 to fund teacher grants toward superior educational opportunities for all students. Speaking of teacher grants...we are now accepting grant applications from teachers. We encourage you to speak to your students and their teachers about this great opportunity! 


Commemorative Bricks for Graduates
Can you believe it's already graduation time? This school year has flown by and we are so proud of our soon-to-be graduates. Are you looking for a unique graduation gift that will certainly get their "stamp" of approval and commemorate their time spent at CCSD66 schools? Consider giving your graduate the gift of a personalized brick located in front of the bell at Prairieview. This is an excellent opportunity to create a remembrance of their positive experience at our school district. The bricks will be engraved with their name and graduation year, and are available in 4 x 8 x 2.25 or 8 x 8 x 2.25. Each brick can be custom engraved with 3 lines consisting of 13 characters. A perfect gift from parents, guardians, siblings, and grandparents! Visit www.team66ef.org to place your order today.



The Circus is Coming Back to Town
TEAM 66 is excited to announce that the 2nd Bi-Annual Kelly Miller Circus is coming back to town on Friday, September 14, 2018. There will be 2 shows - 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on the grounds of Prairieview and Lakeview. Please click here for the save-the-date flyer and stay tuned for further details. We look forward to seeing you under the Big Top!



Community News
Concert on the Lawn


Save the Date: Concert on the Lawn - June 24, 2018

Bring the entire family out for an afternoon of great music provided by the Center Cass Community Band. Join us on the lawn of the Lakeview Jr. High School campus on Sunday, June 24th at 4 p.m. This "Pops" concert will feature music from "Star Wars", "Mary Poppins", "Pixar", patriotic favorites, and much, much more. There will be food available to purchase. So...grab your lawn chairs, invite your family and friends, and come out and enjoy the Concert on the Lawn!


Children's Health & Safety Expo at Lakeview - June 2, 2018
Sen. John F. Curran, Rep. Jim Durkin, and Rep. David S. Olsen's Children's Health & Safety Expo will be held at Lakeview Jr. High School on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - noon. This community event includes free admission, refreshments, and giveaways. There will be demonstrations from Darien Police K-9, Traveling World of Reptiles Show, and Cierra's School of Dance. Other activities will include touch-a-truck and face painting along with information regarding children's health and safety. To view the flyer click here
 


Want to Become a Substitute Teacher?
If you are a qualified substitute teacher and are ready to begin working in District 66, please contact Diana Goldstein at dgoldstein@ccsd66.org or (630) 783-5155. For more information on becoming a substitute teacher in DuPage County, contact the DuPage Regional Office of Education at (630) 407-5800 or click here.


Center Cass Community Connections
District 66 strives to keep all of our community members informed about the outstanding education we provide our students, as well as partnership opportunities with our residents. If you are not currently a student, family, or staff member of District 66, but would like to receive district newsletters, Board of Education updates, or occasional public service announcements, please click here to subscribe to our District 66 Community List.



Upcoming District 66 Events


May 4: Kindergarten Screening/Orientation at Elizabeth Ide
May 8: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview
May 14: District PTO Eat Out at 3 Corners Grill & Tap, Downers Grove
May 18: Early Dismissal - SIP Day
May 28: No School - Memorial Day
May 31: Lakeview Jr. High School Graduation

June 1: Online Student Registration Due
June 4:
Last Day of School - Early Dismissal
June 12: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview June 24: Center Cass Community Band Concert on the Lawn, 4:00 p.m. at Lakeview June 26: Board Committee of the Whole Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview






Upcoming District 66 Events



April 2: No School - Non-Attendance Day
April 3: Classes Resume
April 10: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview
April 17: Early Dismissal - SIP Day
April 19: District 66 Groundbreaking Event, 6:30 p.m. at Elizabeth Ide
April 19: Elizabeth Ide Spring Open House, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
April 21: TEAM 66 Savers Drive, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Prairieview Parking Lot
April 24: Board Committee of the Whole Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview
April 26: Prairieview Spring Open House, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

May 1: School Registration Opens for 2018-19
May 4: Kindergarten Screening/Orientation at Elizabeth Ide
May 8: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview
May 18: Early Dismissal - SIP Day
May 28: No School - Memorial Day
May 31: Lakeview Jr. High School Graduation

June 4: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal
June 12: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview
June 26: Board Committee of the Whole Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview



District 66 Mission

Challenge, inspire, and empower each learner to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally ~


Upcoming District 66 Events



April 2: No School - Non-Attendance Day
April 3: Classes Resume
April 10: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview
April 17: Early Dismissal - SIP Day
April 19: District 66 Groundbreaking Event, 6:30 p.m. at Elizabeth Ide
April 19: Elizabeth Ide Spring Open House, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
April 21: TEAM 66 Savers Drive, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Prairieview Parking Lot
April 24: Board Committee of the Whole Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview
April 26: Prairieview Spring Open House, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

May 1: School Registration Opens for 2018-19
May 4: Kindergarten Screening/Orientation at Elizabeth Ide
May 8: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview
May 18: Early Dismissal - SIP Day
May 28: No School - Memorial Day
May 31: Lakeview Jr. High School Graduation

June 4: Last Day of School - Early Dismissal
June 12: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview
June 26: Board Committee of the Whole Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview