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January 4, 2019
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Crystal Lawns Elementary School students made bookmarks during the inaugural English Language program Buddy Bookmark Swap.

Hello, Education Partners!

Welcome to 2019!

As Winter Break winds down, here is this week’s 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.


  • The District 202 community is invited to the Plainfield Art League’s Winter Reception at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2019 as part of its “Best of the Best” exhibit.
  • Check out the new “New to D. 202” page on the District 202 website. We’ve gathered essential information in one place to help new District 202 families transition smoothly and successfully to school.
  • 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.
Nominations due January 11th for Foundation for Excellence Alumni Hall of Fame
Jan 4, 2019
JAN 04
Winter Break
JAN 09
Plainfield Art League Public Reception
JAN 09
District 202 Special Education PTO
JAN 14
Board of Education Regular Meeting
JAN 18
CAPE monthly meeting
JAN 21
Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday - NO SCHOOL
Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
twitter New to @d202schools? We've got you covered with our New to D. 202 web page. https://t.co/fdM88NNrOG #202proud https://t.co/LW2SIiJKGN

image from twitter

facebook We are #202proud of Liberty Elementary School for donating toys to Bobby's Wish a charity organized by fifth grader Bobby Thiesen.

The school also raised money for the charity by selling T-shirts, pencils and donating a $1 to wear a hat to school.

image from facebook

instagram Check our New to D. 202 web page http://ow.ly/y9J250k2Vnv! Find the answers to your questions on fees, riding the bus or curriculum to name a few topics. #202proud

image from instagram


The District 202 Community Relations Department is traveling around the district taking pictures and videos. Check out what our students have been up to!
Miss Teen Illinois, PEHS grad talks to girls, 12.20.2018
Grinch kindness assembly, 12.21.2018
Chess Club
12.20.18 Choir
Winter family fun, 12.20.2018
Extended kindergartners read homemade books to 3rd graders, 12.20.2018
December 17, 2018 Board of Education Special Recognitions
Gumdrop buildings teach STEM principles, 12.14.2018
Virtual Backpack
Mini-Golf at the Plainfield Library
Mini-Golf at the Plainfield Library
Thank You

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

Remember, classes resume Monday, January 7th.


Have a great weekend.

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

“We Prepare Learners for the Future”


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