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  • H & S January 18 Meeting

    This month our Home and School meeting is on January 18th at 8:30 a.m. in room 39. We will be discussing the upcoming adult social as well as talking about a new Directory platform. Come and see a short video and share your opinions. Hope to see you there!

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  • Winter Performance Series Testing

    Over the next couple of weeks, students in grades 2-5 will be completing the Winter Performance Series tests in math and reading. This nationally normed test provides teachers with a snapshot of student strengths and opportunities for growth, which allows them to plan instruction accordingly. Results from this assessment will be sent home with students in late January or early February. Classroom teachers will communicate specific dates/times for testing. Please click the headlin for more information about the Performance Series assessment. If you have any questions, please contact your student(s) classroom teacher or Brian Zallis, Assistant Principal.

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  • FunFest Volunteers

    Anyone want to think spring thoughts?! Maplebrook's FunFest Committee chairs have begun thinking about the fun we will have in May! And we cannot do it alone. Please volunteer a little or a lot -- our FunFest will be a huge success! Click the headline for contact information.

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  • Literacy Program

    Keep reading and filling out your reading logs to earn a free ticket to Six Flags Great America. Read six hours by Friday, January 27. Questions? Click the headline for an emai llink.

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  • Summer School

    Summer School registration will open on January 11, 2017. The purpose of Summer Learning is to maximize the opportunity to advance every child’s learning. District 203 offers Summer School programs for elementary, junior high, and high school students. Programs at the Elementary and Junior High will be delivered in two- 3 week sessions. Families have the option of signing up for one or both sessions. A six week summer learning experience is recommended to prevent summer learning loss. This year, the Junior High summer site has been moved to Madison. For detailed course information, please click the headline for more.

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  • 5 Essentials Survey

    Help Maplebrook reach its goal of having at least 50% of our families complete the 5 Essentials Survey (we are currently at 32%). Our staff will review the results to reflect on our successes and explore opportunities for growth within our school improvement efforts. The results of this survey will be published on our State Report Card. To take the survey, click the headline and find Maplebrook (county is DuPage). Thank you for your support and for your feedback.

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  • Focus203 Social & Emotional Learning

    Naperville Community Unit School District 203 administrators will provide an update on Naperville 203’s Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum during the next community engagement initiative Focus 203 on January 18 and 19. As outlined in the Focus 2020 Strategic Blueprint, Naperville 203 pledges to develop and implement an effective social-emotional plan that will enable students to demonstrate the skills needed to be competent in their families, with their peers, in their school, at their work settings, and in their communities. Click the headline for more.

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Principal's Newsletter

  • Short Weeks Ahead!

    Posted by Karen Buell at 1/13/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    We had a great first week back! Many students expressed to me their excitement to see their teachers, friends and classmates and as I peeked in their classrooms, they demonstrated their eagerness to learn! Looking ahead the next few months, please know that we do have several shortened weeks coming up between now and Spring Break (our first being next week). You may want to take a look at our website calendar or review in the “Upcoming Dates” at the bottom of our weekly email message to ensure you have planned accordingly for childcare.

    Have a nice weekend!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • After Winter Break

    Posted by Karen Buell at 1/6/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    Happy 2017 everyone!  Hope your family enjoyed Winter Break.  We look forward to seeing our students back on Monday.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Winter Break

    Posted by Karen Buell at 12/22/2016 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    Thank you to all that were able to give to our Pennies for Pasta and our Holiday Giving Program. Your thoughtfulness and support of others during this season of giving is very much appreciated.  Today, our students celebrated together during our annual student sing-a-long event.  It does not get much better than hearing 450+ students sing Frosty the Snowman together!  After the festivities in the gym, our students travelled back to their classrooms for their winter parties.  I’m sure your student(s) brought home precious keepsakes and wonderful memories. Thank you to all of our parents that served as classroom volunteers to make the parties a success!  I wish you a wonderful winter break with family and friends.  Treasure this time with the children over the next two weeks and know that we’re excited to welcome them back to Maplebrook in January.  There will not be a Wiley WAG next week, but look for a brief one in your inbox on Friday, January 6. 

    Looking forward to seeing you in 2017!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Wonderful Winter Concert

    Posted by Karen Zahakaylo at 12/16/2016 4:00:00 PM

    We had a great week of school!  Our students gathered in the gym on Wednesday morning to hear a wonderful Winter Concert.  Our 4th and 5th graders from chorus, band, and orchestra performed superbly.  Each and every one of them should be proud of their individual efforts in preparing for this concert.  All of the students came together and collectively sounded beautiful. Thanks to Mrs. Tomei, Mr. Carroll, and Ms. Reynolds for conducting such a great show.  Looking ahead to next week, it will be fun to gather together again as a school when all of our students gather in the gym for our student sing-a-long that occurs before the winter parties.  This past week brought very frigid temperatures, so please review our previously communicated cold weather notes.  Also, winter brings increased traffic, so please read through the drop off, pick up, and safety information.  

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Posted by Karen Buell at 11/23/2016 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, I’d like to take the time to say “thank you” to all of you for your support of Maplebrook, the appreciation you show our staff, and the encouragement that you offer your children/students on a daily basis.  Please enjoy this extended weekend with family and friends.  I look forward to seeing our Wildcats back here on Monday!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • Veteran's Day Observance

    Posted by Karen Buell at 11/11/2016 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    This morning we hosted over thirty current and former service personnel for our annual Veterans Day program.  We thanked them for their service and extended our sincere appreciation to them all for joining us on this special day.  For our families and students, on behalf of Student Council, thank you for your support during the “Operation Support Our Troops” collection and poppy sales.  Maplebrook will proudly deliver these much needed items and collected donations to those who have and/or continue to serve our nation.

    Have a great weekend!

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • What a great week we've had!

    Posted by Karen Buell at 11/4/2016 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    Wow, what an incredible week!  We had great weather for our Fall Parade, it was 75 degrees on November 1st, the Cubs won the World Series, and we expect sunny skies for tomorrow’s Turkey Trot!  We do want to express our thanks to all of you that volunteered for our Fall Parties.  Your efforts in creating and leading the crafts/games made it a special day of wonderful memories for our Wildcats!   

    Have a great weekend!

     

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • 5th Grade Fall Concert

    Posted by Karen Buell at 10/21/2016 4:00:00 PM

    Last night, we hosted a 5th Grade Fall Concert.  It was an outstanding demonstration of the growth of all of these students from their learning the basics of rhythm and sounds as kindergartners, to now carrying out a student-led performance with minimal guidance from their teacher during the show.  Their signing and the playing of instruments were wonderful.  Each and every student contributed to the performance, and as an ensemble they sounded fantastic!  Many thanks to Mrs. Tomei for her efforts in preparing the students for such an outstanding show!   

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

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  • Fire Drill Yesterday

    Posted by Karen Buell at 10/14/2016 4:00:00 PM

    Maplebrook Families:

    The Naperville Fire Department was onsite to conduct a fire drill at Maplebrook yesterday morning.  Our students exited the building safely, quickly and quietly – helping Maplebrook earn an overall “excellent” rating by the NFD. 

    Ryan DeBora

    Principal

    rdebora@naperville203.org

    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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  • International Walk-to-School Day

    Posted by Karen Buell at 10/7/2016 4:00:00 PM

    We had a beautiful day for International Walk-to-School Day.  Even Wiley the Wildcat made an appearance!  Maplebrook was highlighted on the District 203 webpage for its participation.  Click here to read the brief write-up and to view some great pictures from the event.

     

    Ryan DeBora
    Principal
    rdebora@naperville203.org
    Follow Maplebrook on Twitter:  @Maplebrook_203

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Strategic Blueprint

  • District 203’s FOCUS 2020 Strategic Blueprint

    Posted by Superintendent Dan Bridges at 6/27/2014
    FOCUS 2020 is the strategic plan for comprehensive improvement between 2014 and 2020, designed in response to community feedback, best practice, and a vision for the future. Ultimately, this blueprint will advance the fulfillment of the district’s mission.
     
    FOCUS 2020’s foundation is the Future Focus Community Engagement process that occurred over the course of a year where hundreds of members from across the community provided feedback to the district leadership regarding areas such as facilities, finances, measuring student success, and programs of study. Learn more about Future Focus by clicking on the specific “Quick Link” to the left of this text.
     
    The Blueprint includes four “Strategic Focus” areas, namely to:
    1. Design and implement effective practices that promote learning experiences for all.
    2. Foster a high-performance culture focused on student learning.
    3. Steward resources effectively to promote student learning.
    4. Effective communication and community relations.
    Each Strategic Focus then establishes “Commitments.” These commitments are what the district leadership pledges to accomplish within a distinct timeframe. Each commitment then includes a detailed “Action Plan” which will be accessible by the public upon final draft.
     
    District administrators provided an update on Blueprint Commitments to the Board of Education at the July 27, 2015 meeting.  To watch that presentation, please click here
     
    Click here for a summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
    Click here for a Spanish summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
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