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March 9, 2020

 
In this issue of Talk205…

Reminders:

  • D205 & the Chicago Bulls Offer March 2020 Discount Tickets
  • Everyone Counts Elmhurst – Census 2020 Begins March 2020
  • Elmhurst Commission on Youth & D205 Teen Job & Volunteer Fair - March 9
  • District 205 PTA Council Winter/Spring 2020 Livia Eat & Earn – March 10
  • EMB Events. Chaperones Needed for D205 Music Fest – March 12
  • District 205 All-District Band Festival – March 12
  • York Football Host Indoor 7-on-7 Camp – March 15
  • Thrive D205 Community Parent Forums - March 16 & April 13
  • Thrive D205 Presents: Happy, Healthy, Almost Stress-Free College Planning & Success for Parents and Students w/ National Author Harlan Cohen – April 7 
  • Use Push Coin to Pay Lunch Fees

Other Important Items:


Reminders:

D205 & the Chicago Bulls Offer March 2020 Discount Tickets
Enjoy a legendary outing at a Chicago Bulls game with Elmhurst School District 205's students, faculty, family, and friends. Share in the excitement of Bulls basketball and the NBA’s leading entertainment experience. Don’t miss out on exclusive savings! Purchase tickets at a discounted price now for games in March 2020.


Everyone Counts Elmhurst – Census 2020 Begins in March
Census 2020 is coming to your mailbox in March 2020! Participation is critical for your community. When you respond to the census, you help Elmhurst get its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs. Federal funds, grants, and support to states, counties, and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race, and other factors. The community benefits most when the census counts everyone.

See how local leaders came together to promote the importance of Census 2020 to Elmhurst’s future success. 


Elmhurst Commission on Youth & D205 Teen Job & Volunteer Fair – March 9
Learn about volunteer and paid work opportunities with local organizations as well as information about work permits for those under the age of 16. No registration required. Sponsored by Elmhurst Commission on Youth, District 205, Elmhurst Public Library, the YMCA, Elmhurst Junior Women's Club, Elmhurst Parks District and Elmhurst Kiwanis.

  • 3-6 p.m. - Monday, March 9, 2020, York High School Commons


District 205 PTA Council Winter/Spring 2020 Livia Eat and Earn – March 10
The following schedules contain the upcoming events that benefit the D205 PTA Scholarship Fund:

  • March 10 - Livia ALL DAY: PTA Scholarship Eat and Earn. Livia will be donating 10% of all sales from this day to the PTA Council Scholarship! 


D205 All-District Band Festival – March 12
Join us on March 12, 2020 for the D205 All-District Band Festival. Come support our 4th-12th grade band students as we celebrate their efforts and musicianship in a live concert in the York Fieldhouse at 7:30 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public. We are expecting this event to be well attended, so leave yourself ample time to park and find a seat. We hope to see you there!


EMB Events. Chaperones Needed for D205 Band Fest – March 12
More chaperones are needed for the D205 Band Festival on March 12. For more information about this and other upcoming EMB events, including the HB Jones Fundraiser March 16 and Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, May 12, click here.


York Football Host Indoor 7-on-7 Camp – March 15, 2020
Calling all current 7th and 8th Grade Football Players! York Football will be hosting its third and final session of the Indoor 7-on-7 Camp in the York Fieldhouse on Sunday, March 15 from 4-5:30 p.m. The cost is $50 for all dates or $20 per session. All money is donated to the York Football program. This camp is geared toward Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Running Backs, Linebackers and Defensive Backs. It will focus primarily on the terms of passing concepts, defensive coverages and pass game fundamentals. Please CLICK HERE to sign up! Questions can be directed to Head Coach Mike Fitzgerald at michaelfitzgerald@elmhurst205.org. Go Dukes!


Thrive D205 Community Forums - March 16 & April 13
As parents, your voice continues to be vital as the D205 school community strives to be more mindful about the types of support that students need to thrive and become life ready. Please make plans to join us for two Thrive D205 open community forums:

  • Early Childhood - Eighth Grade (Grades EC-8) Open Community Forum - 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, March 16 in the D205 Admin Center Boardroom. Seating for 70-80 people.

  • High School (Grades 9-12) Open Community Forum - 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, April 13 in the D205 Admin Center Boardroom. Seating for 70-80 people.

Elmhurst District 205 is collaborating with Hazard, Young, Attea, and Associates (HYA) to facilitate this important community engagement project. Thrive D205 School & Community Wellness Partnership is a new initiative launched by Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205. The effort is designed to start a community conversation and create a subsequent plan to better understand, support and reduce the stress levels among students in our school community.


Thrive D205 Presents: Happy, Healthy, Almost Stress-Free College Planning & Success for Parents & Students – April 7
Thrive D205 Presents: Happy, Healthy, Almost Stress-Free College Planning & Success for Parents and Students w/ National Author Harlan Cohen. 

  • 7 p.m. April 7, 2020 in the York High School Commons. Free Event. Parents and Students Encouraged to Attend. Seating: 300

College is a BIG change — it’s a dramatic change with new challenges most students and parents never see coming. As a result, millions of students are struggling. New York Times bestselling author of the #1 book on college life, Harlan Cohen (The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College and The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only!) helps students and parents know what’s coming and how to create the best college experience. Harlan exposes and explores the latest facts, stats, and strategies to guide high school and college students as they navigate all the changes ahead. He helps parents and grandparents know how they can be the best partners along the way. Harlan uses his trademark humor, personal anecdotes, and interactive style to engage audiences of all ages.


Use Push Coin to Add Money to Student Accounts
By signing up for PushCoin, you can add lunch money to your child's account, view balances and also be notified of purchases. To set up an account and for more information click the above link.

Coming soon, D205 will begin using PushCoin to collect 2020-21 student fees. Also on the horizon, PushCoin will be used for field trips in the near future as well. Set up an account to start using PushCoin today.