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February 8, 2019
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Fourth graders are learning how to crochet thanks to a new club started by student Reid Roberts and sponsored by fourth grade teacher Lynette Dattomo. The club has been meeting weekly since the end of January.

Hello, District 202 Education Partners,

Here is today’s selection of D. 202 news and information:


This Week's Highlights


  • Here is the UPDATED 2018-19 calendar, including the five “Emergency Days” that have been used. The last day of school is now June 5, 2019.
  • “The Screen Zombie” social media safety program hosted by Plainfield Parent Community Network has been rescheduled and will now be presented on February 27th.
  • Plainfield South high school students can get free heart screenings in 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 will meet in regular session on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Central Elementary School, 23723 Getson Drive, Plainfield. Here is the agenda.
  • It’s Awards Season in District 202. Please consider nominating a favorite teacher, support staff member or administrator for:
  • The CAPE organization will host a public forum for the four candidates for the Board of Education at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
  • The Jon W. Balke Student Art Gallery is proud to feature art from Eagle Pointe, Freedom, Meadow View and Walker’s Grove elementary schools; Timber Ridge Middle School and Plainfield North High School this month. Stop by and check out our amazing students’ artistic talent.


Plainfield Central, South, East HS artists win national awards
Feb 8, 2019
D. 202 middle school students headed to regional Spelling Bee
Feb 8, 2019
District 202 social media safety program rescheduled for February 27th
Feb 7, 2019
CAPE organization plans District 202 Board candidate forum
Feb 6, 2019
D. 202 high school students earn honors at USF art competition
Feb 6, 2019
D. 202 HS student musicians will play in conference band
Feb 6, 2019
CAPE parent group seeks nominations for annual district award
Feb 5, 2019
FEB 11
Board of Education Regular Meeting
FEB 12
CAPE Board of Education Candidates Forum
FEB 15
CAPE monthly meeting
FEB 18
Presidents' Day - NO SCHOOL
FEB 20
Board of Education Committee Meeting
FEB 25
Board of Education Regular Meeting
Kudos and Congratulations
  • The Plainfield South High School Cheerleading squad placed second in the Co-Ed division at state last weekend.
  • The Plainfield High School – Central Campus Chess team is competing at state this weekend.
  • Eighty-two student musicians from all four District 202 high schools will perform at the Southwest Prairie Conference Honor Band Festival
Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
instagram Staff at #LincolnElementaryES wrote notes to each and every student at the school during #KindnessWeek January 21-25 along the hallways. The notes were written by someone who had a connection with the student. They were designed to show each students that they have someone who cares about them at Lincoln. #202proud #kindnessmatters

twitter Some #scientific hot water fun outside in the negative temperatures. #202proud #stilllearning #snowday https://t.co/27kHGImQs0

image from twitter

facebook Plainfield South High School senior wrestler Andrew Bejarano shared his Senior Night with his SCORE buddy Brian Owens on January 17, 2019.

The two wrestled in the school's auditorium in front of teammates, family and friends to rousing cheers.

We are #202proud of these two young men!


The District 202 Community Relations Department is traveling around the district taking pictures and videos. Check out what our students have been up to!
Cultural Fair, 02.07.2019
Battle of the Books teacher vs. fifth graders, 02.08.2019
BMX champ, motivational speaker Matt Wilhelm performs, 02.07.2019
CAAEL 2018 - 2019 Basketball
Annual Beat the Dads contest for Kids Heart Challenge, 02.06.2019
PSHS and PEHS Pack the House basketball night, 02.06.2019
Student athletes sign letters of intent to play in college, 02.06.2019
Battle of the Books final, 02.05.2019
Glow Run, 02.05.2019
Spelling bee, 2019
Student-lead Crochet Club, 02.05.2019
6th Grade Band Ensemble 2.5.19
6th Grade Band Ensemble 2.5.19
6th Grade Band Ensemble 2.5.19
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey visits second graders, 02.04.2019
First graders celebrate being 100 days smarter, 02.04.2019
January 28, 2019 Board of Education Special Recognitions
Third grade historical living museum, 01.29.2019
Kindness Week: Surprise kindness notes
Virtual Backpack
3rd Annual Elem Science Fair
3rd Annual Elem Science Fair
3rd Grade Writes
3rd Grade Writes
Raptors Basketball Tryouts
Raptors Basketball Tryouts
2019 Kids' Fair
2019 Kids' Fair
Galileo Summer Camps - Naperville
Galileo Summer Camps - Naperville
JaHbat Naper Soccer
JaHbat Naper Soccer
2019 Soccer CAmp
2019 Soccer CAmp
Free STEM class for Girls 6th-8th grade
Free STEM class for Girls 6th-8th grade
Thank You

…for your continued support of our students and staff.


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

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