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December 20, 2018
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Grand Prairie Elementary School second graders explore holiday traditions from Mexico, Hawaii and Italy through reading, crafts, games and music.

Hello Education Partners,

Hope you have had a good week.

Here is our "Winter Break Eve" selection of District 202 news and information:

This Week's Highlights


  • Plainfield North and South high school students can get free heart screenings in January and February 2019. (PHSCC and PEHS students will be able to get the same screenings next school year.)

***Parents, guardians and community member volunteers are also needed to help screen students***

Click here for more information about this important event.

  • The Board of Education this week approved a new/amended 2019-20 calendar to reflect a change in state law regarding the minimum number of instructional days in the school year.


  • Here are the Board of Education meeting notes from the December 17, 2018 regular meeting.
  • The December 2018 issue of The Core newsletter will be in mailboxes soon, but here it is now for your Winter Break reading pleasure.
  • Teams of up to five people can register now to compete in a Wizard of Oz Trivia Contest at the Opening Event on January 31, 2019
  • Finally, the whole family is invited to watch the 1939 classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz” starring Judy Garland at the Closing Event on February 28, 2019.


Third “Next Steps” features advocate for people with disabilities
Dec 17, 2018
District 202 Ok’s $197.3 million 2018 tax levy; tax rate expected to drop
Dec 17, 2018
D. 202 will present study of full-day kindergarten, 8th-HS period
Dec 17, 2018
DEC 21
End Semester One
DEC 21
School Improvement Day - Early Release
DEC 24
Winter Break
DEC 25
Winter Break
DEC 26
Winter Break
DEC 27
Winter Break
Kudos and Congratulations

Drauden Point Middle School eighth graders, staff and families raised $1,500 for Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center at the annual Santa's Workshop on December 14, 2018.

Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
instagram #CrystalLawnsES students learn about each other while creating bookmarks during the EL Buddy Bookmark Swap. #202proud

image from instagram

facebook District 202 administration will present information about the feasibility of implementing full-day kindergarten for all eligible students, and an 8th period to the high school day, at the Board of Education’s January 14, 2019 regular meeting.

http://www.psd202.org... for details. #202proud Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202

twitter #Congrats to you all! #202proud https://t.co/VDTp1mXfZ6


The District 202 Community Relations Department is traveling around the district taking pictures and videos. Check out what our students have been up to!
December 17, 2018 Board of Education Special Recognitions
Gumdrop buildings teach STEM principles, 12.14.2018
VIDEO: Student run heart course
Interactive Polar Express story time, 12.19.2018
EL Buddy Bookmark Swap, 12.19.2018
Fourth graders use Legos to learn about energy, 12.14.2018
Wild and Wacky Holiday Fun PTA Event
4th graders perform text structure surgery, 11.30.2018
Bobby's Wish
Fifth graders study the Revolutionary War via an Escape Room
Sixth graders finish hand sewing stuffed monsters, 12.14.2018
Annual Santa's Workshop to benefit charity, 12.14.2018
Bengal Bookworms 2018
5th graders learn about the Revolutionary War, 12.14.2018
2nd graders enjoy Holidays around the World, 12.14.2018
Making gingerbread houses, 12.14.2018
Fifth graders learn about raptors from the Northern Illinois Raptors group, 12.13.2018
Student Council hosts holiday party for Blue House elementary schools, 12.10.2018
Thank You

…for your continued support of our students, staff and schools.


Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

Have a great weekend and a fun, safe and restful winter break.

Tom Hernandez

Plainfield District 202

Director of Community Relations

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer

(815) 577-4008

(815) 514-5409 (cell)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/psd202

Twitter: @d202schools

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