Reach Parent Group


Welcome REACH parents! Our 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start :)

Please find links to recent informational meetings and/or workshops below:

2019-2020 REACH Parent Group - Book Discussion

If you missed the ThriveD205 kickoff with the fantastic and exuberant author, Julie Lythcott-Haims, don't fret! Come to a meeting and join us as we incorporate many of her "words of wisdom" throughout the school year. But be sure to get a copy of the book ;-) 


REACH Parent Group (formerly REACH PTA) is a parent group dedicated to supporting gifted and talented programs (grades 3-8) in District 205 and encouraging higher level educational opportunities for ALL District 205 students. Our area of focus includes:

  • Providing parent and student resources for gifted and advanced learners
  • Organizing advocacy at local and national levels
  • Sponsoring and/or promoting academic-based extra-curricular activities that are accessible to all students
  • Collaborating with REACH teachers to provide additional resources and student opportunities. 

Study Skills Workshop A Success!

On Saturday, Sept. 28, a group of 8th and 9th grade students participated in a pilot program centered around study skills presented by the REACH Parent Group. The program was led by Theresa Robinson, PhD, Elmhurst College.

Initial feedback from the participants was largely positive. The large majority of participants — 88% — said they would take action on at least one thing they learned during the session and that the program provided them with new information on how to improve their study skills.

The Reach Parent Group will discuss the results and ideas on how to further the conversation as part of the next Reach Parent Group meeting on Thurs. Oct. 17 at 1:30 in the Sandburg Maker Space. All are invited to join the discussion.

Click here for details on the presentation.


The REACH PTA sent out a THANK YOU video developed by REACH students and parents to the School Board Members.  This video was a simple way to show our gratitude for the REACH program.  Check out the video here!

Thank you from REACH Teacher