Upcoming Events


SAT., May 4 10am-12pm Freshman Readiness Program: Top Tips for a Successful Transition into High School - Calling all incoming freshmen. Come join us Saturday, May 4th from 10am - 12p at the District 205 Administrative Office (162 S. York St) for an interactive program focused on a successful transition from 8th grade to high school.

The program will focus on tips for transitioning into high school, top study skills to implement, and top tips for better organization, planning and time management skills. York High School students in the National Honor Society will be on hand to help answer all your burning questions, including how to manage a heavy honors course load.

This program is sponsored by the REACH Parent Group and is open to all 8th grade students.  Space is limited (due to space.) To reserve your spot, please RSVP by Wednesday, May 1st to Pam Hamil at pjhamil@gmail.com, including your 8th grader's name and school.  We will respond with a confirmation email and send email reminders leading up to the event. 

FRI, May 10, 9:15 AM - May MONTHLY MEETING. 

This is our last meeting of the year! Plans are to firm up monthly meeting topics and evening Parent Information Meetings to help facilitate positive and effective communication between our district and parents. Dave Beedy, D205 Director of STEM will join us to answer questions regarding math pathways and York High School sequences. Deb Lee, REACH Coordinator is usually in attendance. If you've never come, now's your chance!


THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 18th at 7pm at Elmhurst Brewing Company Upstairs, is the first REACH Parents Night Out Social - (feel free to share with other REACH parents) 

The active REACH Parent Group parents know it is difficult to make every day-time monthly meeting, so we hope you can make it this evening. It’s a great opportunity to meet your school REACH Parent Group representatives and other involved parents. Chat in an informal setting, enjoy some music (Atomic Shadows is playing), perhaps hear of other’s unique experiences, discuss summer programs and enrichment opportunities, and help shape the direction of the group for next year. Please ask questions and let us know how we can be a better resource for you in the future. It is not a meeting with a formal agenda, but simply a night to connect and share with one another.

Add yourself into this evite in order to RSVP so we have an idea about how many appetizers to order.  (No need to RSVP though, we would love to see you regardless.)

Note – as this is a PTA sponsored event, we cannot provide alcohol (it’s available, of course, you’ll just need to pay for it on your own ; )  but you’ll find a few appetizers donated by your host, Patti Berner, 2018-19 President, REACH Parent Group.

Please find EVITE HERE!