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REACH Parent Informational Meeting, Thur. Sept. 12th, 7:00 pm, Sandburg

The REACH Parent Group continues its efforts to provide valuable and timely information to our parents. Please join us for our first REACH Parent Informational Meeting of the year on Thursday, Sept. 12th, 7:00 pm, Sandburg MS library. (Please park in north lot, enter door 7.) 

Invited speaker is Leslie Weber, Director of Curriculum. The presentation will cover a program overview, identification, expectations, appeals, as well as information on the REACH Program Analysis this year. There will be an added focus on those families new to REACH. 

In addition, experienced REACH parents will be on hand for questions and to provide further insight into the program. This meeting is open to ALL D205 parents including second grade parents wanting to learn more about the program. Contact Patti Berner, Chair, REACH Parent Group, with any questions.   

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From our newsletters, expect to hear about the following for the 2019-2020 school calendar (along with other good information):

1. Open Monthly Meetings (usually the 2nd Friday, 9:15-10:45 a.m. with a likely quarterly afternoon meeting), Elmhurst Public Library, EPL, Kossmann Room, often with guests from D205 Administration and parent/student panels. An agenda is followed and we value our parent to parent exchanges.
2. Parent Informational Meetings (generally 3) led by D205 REACH Coordinator and/or D205 STEM Director. Focus is on program overview and an understanding of math pathways. Q&A time is emphasized and time is allocated for just this purpose.
3. Social events - we had our first this year and we received positive feedback from parents, especially those new to the program.
4. Workshops/programs to help meet specific needs/wants identified from our Parent Group, and open to all D205 students, e.g. our first Freshman Readiness Program (May 4) along with plans for an in-depth study skills workshop in the fall. 
5. Donations (approx. $100 per school) given by our group directly back to our REACH teachers, supplementing their curriculum e.g. math games, books, and other resources.  
6. Middle School Math League fees, paid for (with plans to continue to help support and foster leagues in our elementary schools)
7. Valuable Resources published on our website.
and more!
Thank you to all our REACH parents for a fantastic year! Won't you be a part of what we've accomplished and where we're going? Come join us at our monthly meetings! We look forward to continuing to make a positive difference in the lives of our children.
Thank you!
Patti Berner
2018-2020 President (Chair)
REACH Parent Group