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TALK205 MESSAGE FOR MARCH 18, 2019

In this issue of Talk205…

  • York Mock Trial Team Wins State
  • Churchville Middle School – Portillo's For Good Fundraiser 
  • Elmhurst Youth Commission Teen Job/Volunteer Fair March 20
  • Tech Savvy Girls STEM Conference at Lewis University. Registration Open
  • 23rd Annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tourney April 3
  • York High School Presents: “Vaping and Marijuana: Information You Probably Won’t Find On Social Media”
  • Middle School Promotion Day is May 30
  • D205 Foundation ‘Queen of Hearts’ Raffle @ Cottage Hill
  • D205 Food Services Department Daily and Sub Job Openings
  • Dukes of Distinction Nominations Now Open. Nominate an Alum Today

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York Mock Trial Team Wins State
York High School’s Mock Trial team won their State competition in Springfield, IL on March 10, 2019. York won the title after a tough competition Sunday evening against Glenbard East High School. Read More…

Churchville Middle School – Portillo's For Good Fundraiser 
On Tuesday, March 19 From 5 PM To 8 PM Location: 155 S. Rt. 83 – Print Flyer Or Show It On Your Smartphone – 20% Of Proceeds Benefit Churchville.

Elmhurst Youth Commission Teen Job/Volunteer Fair March 20
The City of Elmhurst Youth Commission invites you to participate in the Teen Job/Volunteer Fair: 

What: Teen Job and Volunteer Fair
When: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Wednesday, March 20th
Where: York Community High School - Commons 355 St. Charles Rd. Elmhurst, IL 60126

Tech Savvy Girls STEM Conference at Lewis University. Registration Open
Tech Savvy is a daylong career conference at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL designed to attract girls to the STEM fields and to inform mentoring adults about STEM education and careers. Activities will run from about 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019 Girls and their parents can use the Register Today! button at http://www.techsavvy-il.org to register for workshops at the event.

Adults and older high school students also are needed to serve as volunteers. Volunteers also should register to indicate their availability at http://www.techsavvy-il.org.

Please contact  Denise Dean at info@techsavvy-il.org should you have any questions.

23rd Annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tourney April 3

The 23rd annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd, beginning at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school. Last year, over 250 students participated in the tournament.

All students who attend school in Elmhurst – public or private – are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category receive ribbons; and the tournament champions receive a trophy.

The annual Student Chess Tournament is organized by parent volunteers, many of whom coach chess clubs at their children’s schools. Contestants will compete within the rules, playing five timed matches each. Volunteer judging is performed by independent chess experts who are brought in for this event. Snacks and drinks will be donated from parents and provided. Pizza will be sold during the tournament. Raffle prizes awarded are donated by It's Good to be King here in Elmhurst.

The registration deadline is Friday, March 29th​. Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the registration form and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 or khayats@yahoo.com.

York High School Presents “Vaping and Marijuana: Info You Probably Won’t Find On Social Media”
Presenter: Dr. Aaron Weiner
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: York High School Commons
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Middle School Promotion Day is May 30 (Location Update)
Middle School Promotion Day for all D205 Middle Schools is May 30 in the York High School Campbell Gym. The schedule for each school is as follows:

  • Sandburg Middle School – 4 p.m.
  • Bryan Middle School – 6 p.m.
  • Churchville Middle School – 8 p.m.

D205 Foundation ‘Queen of Hearts’ Raffle @ Cottage Hill
Cottage Hill Station has partnered with the Foundation to support fundraising efforts by hosting a Queen of Hearts Raffle. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the restaurant (no purchase necessary). Drawings will be Thursday evenings between 7:30-8:00. The lucky winner will split the proceeds with the Foundation as the beneficiary of the raffle. Much gratitude to Cottage Hill Station for helping to support educational enhancements in all thirteen public schools!

D205 Food Services Department Daily and Sub Job Positions
Calling moms, dads, and grandparents! D205 Food Services has daily and sub positions available. Join us to help serve students! Apply online at the District website under Job Opportunities

Dukes of Distinction Nominations Now Open. Nominate an Alum Today
Do you know a York Community High School graduate, who has made an impact? Elmhurst CUSD205 encourages you to submit a nomination for the York Distinguished Alumni Program’s 2019 Dukes of Distinction at http://bit.ly/2DK7aVm.

Nominees must be a York Community High School graduate of 10+ years (2008 or earlier), who have distinguished themselves through significant and/or extraordinary accomplishments, service and/or an outstanding contribution to society.