February 2018

February 2018
Posted on 02/12/2018

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Spartan Head poster 2017

 Spartan Showcase
 Thursday, March 8, 2018
 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Lakeview Junior High is hosting their 7th Annual Spartan Showcase on Thursday, March 8th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The district and community are invited to celebrate how our students are challenged, empowered, and inspired! The showcase is a public exhibition and demonstration of student learning and creativity; students in all grade levels and subject areas have an opportunity to show off their work. This year's Spartan Showcase includes: STEM presentations/demonstrations, 7th grade History Fair projects, 8th grade Science Fair projects, 6th grade hands-on Energy Fair, Art Exhibition, 7th grade ELA Public Service Announcements (PSAs), and Robotics presented by the Indian Prairie Library. The Spartan Showcase is a family experience! Click here for more details.

Parent University

 Parent University

 Saturday, March 10, 2018
 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

District 66 will host a Parent University at Prairieview School on Saturday, March 10th from 8:30-11:30 a.m. All parents are encouraged to attend.

The main focus of this event is

Detective Richard Wistocki, Child Crime Expert, Naperville Police Detective, and Internet Crimes Investigator, will be our key presenter. Learn how to keep your children safe online, what is the best cell phone to buy for students, why you should "spy" on your children, as well as overall internet safety for your family.

Staying safe online 

District News

Lakeview's Principal Windsor Honored by the Illinois Music Educator AssociationPrincipal Windsor award
Mr. Paul Windsor, principal at Lakeview Jr. High School, was selected as the Outstanding Administrator of the Year by the Illinois Music Educator Association. The award was presented at the Illinois Music Educator Conference on January 25, 2018. This honor is awarded annually to a superintendent, principal, or other top administrator, and recognizes excellence in encouragement and promotion of music education within Illinois.

Mr. Windsor began his career as a music teacher and band director at St. Rita High School in Chicago. In 1988, he moved to District 66 where he was the band director at Lakeview Jr. High School. He accepted the Assistant Principal position at Lakeview in 2000 before settling into his current role as Principal in 2003. 

Mr. Windsor has been an advocate for music education throughout his career. He has been a leader in promoting music as an academic subject in school. Mr. Windsor recognizes and promotes the lifelong benefits of studying music. Under his leadership, the band and music programs in District 66 have thrived and continue to grow.

Congratulations to Mr. Windsor on this wonderful honor and for representing District 66 as a leader in our community!

Sexual Abuse Prevention Education
In March 2018 the District will begin providing state-mandated sexual abuse prevention education for all students in compliance with Erin's Law. Erin's law is prevention-based, bringing sexual abuse education into public schools using age appropriate curriculum. Due to Erin's Law, children are being taught to recognize abuse and learning what to do if they need assistance. Erin's Law requires all public schools to provide education on sexual abuse prevention for all students, early childhood through 12th grade, annually. This law also requires educators to take part in training classes that cover sexual abuse and how to recognize warning signs.
The YWCA's Child Assault Prevention (CAP) program will be presented to K-6th grade students. To learn more, parents of students in Kindergarten through 6th grade are encouraged to attend an informational parent presentation at Prairieview School on Tuesday, February 13th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. While 7th grade students will take part in a program presented by Lakeview's social worker, 8th grade students will participate in the YWCA's Teens Taking Charge (TTC) program. The TTC program focuses on helping teens to recognize dangerous situations, whether they are abuse situations or dating violence, and how to keep themselves safe. To hear about what your 8th grade student will be learning and how you, as a parent, can enhance your adolescent's safety, please attend the parents' program at Lakeview on Tuesday, February 20th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Round Up 2018-19
Children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018 are eligible to begin Kindergarten in the 2018-19 school year. Parents should contact Elizabeth Ide School by emailing Mrs. Regan at aregan@ccsd66.org with the following information:
  • Child's name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address and phone number
  • Parent(s) name

Kindergarten round up

If you have any additional questions, please email aregan @ccsd66.org or call (630) 783-5200.

Nurse's Note - Flu Season

Given the severity of this year's flu season and the steady increase in cases across the country, we would like to provide you with basic background information about the disease, as well as tips for prevention.

The flu is a virus that will last approximately 5-10 days. Symptoms include fever (temperature above 100F), chills, cough, sore throat, body aches, and headache. We ask that you please keep your child home from school if he or she has any of these symptoms. Many illnesses, including the flu, begin with symptoms that may be mistaken for the common cold. The only way to accurately diagnose the flu is by having a healthcare provider test secretions or blood. If your child has symptoms listed above for more than a few days, we recommend calling your provider for advice, or going to see him/her as soon as possible to get tested.
Tips for helping to prevent the flu include:

  • Washing hands often
  • Disposing of used tissues in the trash right away
  • Cleaning "high-touch" surfaces (e.g. telephones, keypads, light switches, toys)
  • Eating a well-balanced diet, drinking plenty of fluids, and getting the proper amount of rest
  • Limiting exposure to crowds

Please let us know if your child is diagnosed with flu. Thanks for your time and attention to this matter.

District 66 Wellness Policy Reminder

Center Cass District 66 adheres to the CDC recommendations that students and staff with flu-like illness remain at home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever. A fever is a temperature that is equal to or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Because high temperatures are associated with higher amounts of virus, people with a fever may be more contagious. A sick student or staff member can return to school after 24 hours have passed with a normal temperature (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) without the use of fever-reducing medications, i.e. Tylenol or Motrin. As the sick person begins to improve, you may decide to stop giving fever-reducing medicines while continuing to monitor their temperature until the temperature has been normal for 24 hours, at which time they may return to school.

District 66 PTO News

District Eat Out Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings
Our February Center Cass District Eat Out Fundraiser is scheduled to take place on Monday, February 5th at Buffalo Wild Wings on Boughton Road in Bolingbrook. Dine-in or carry-out, just remember to either print the flyer or have it readily available on your phone. 15% of all proceeds we bring in that day will be donated back to our PTO! Click here to print the flyer.

District 66 PTO Trivia Night
A big thank you to all that attended Trivia Night on January 19th. We had an amazing turn out, raised over $3,400 for our district, and also collected $472 for the Donev family. Thank you to all that assisted with the planning and preparation for this fun event! A special thanks to our three school principals for creating the trivia questions and emceeing. What an entertaining act!

Shopping 4 Students/School Reward Program at The Promenade Bolingbrook
Shop at The Promenade Bolingbrook and submit receipts to credit our school. It's easy! Every time you shop, dine, enjoy services, or see a movie October 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018 at The Promenade Bolingbrook, submit your receipts online: shopandlog.com/bolingbrook. Our school earns at least five points per dollar spent, with plenty of bonus points opportunities. Each participating school wins $250 to $2,000. Plus, each month the school with the most dollars will win a $200 bonus prize, limit one per school. Earn bonus points at events. Sign in at the events to earn points for our school. Learn more at https://www.shoppingpromenade.com/events. February events: King Cake Decorating on Saturday, February 10, 4-5pm; Decorate Dog Treats on Friday, February 23, 6-7pm.

A Message from TEAM 66

The Team 66 Education Foundation is Growing 
We are thrilled to welcome new members to our board who will undoubtedly be tremendous assets to our mission of providing teacher grants towards unique programming that directly benefits our students' education. Team 66 has recently appointed new Officers in various positions. Please join us in welcoming and congratulating these dedicated individuals for offering their time to a cause very near and dear to our hearts.


  • President: Brandi Will
  • VP of Events: Jena Warren
  • VP of Development: Drew Metherd
  • VP of Programs: Bryan Wozny
  • VP of Communications: Nicole Heavrin
  • VP of Finance & Governance: Kristin Maguire
  • Secretary: Tracy Moriarty and Nicky Wawro

New Board Members: Nicky Wawro, Tracy Moriarty, Indrani Hausner

Interested in more information about the Team 66 Education Foundation and being a member or volunteer? We would love to have you and are always looking for more folks who share in our dedication to helping elevate the education of our District 66 students. Email info@team66ef.org for more information today.


Community News

Center Cass Community Band
For more information about joining the Center Cass Community Band please go to www.communityband66.weebly.com.  Find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/communityband66/.

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

February 1: Early Dismissal - SIP Day February 2: Preschool Screening, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Prairieview February 5: District Eat Out Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings, Bolingbrook February 6: Special Session Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview February 12: Elizabeth Ide and Prairieview Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 12: District Spelling Bee, 6:00 p.m. at Prairieview February 13: Elizabeth Ide and Prairieview Parent/Teacher Conferences February 13: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview February 16: No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences February 19: No School - Presidents' Day February 27: Board Committee of the Whole Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieveiw

March 1: Lakeview Parent/Teacher Conferences March 2: No School - County Institute Day March 8: Spartan Showcase, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Lakeview March 10: District 66 Parent University, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Prairieview March 13: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview March 26: No School - Spring Break Begins (classes resume April 3)


District 66 Mission

Challenge, inspire, and empower each learner to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally ~ today, tomorrow, and always.