Create A Piece of Art for Peace: Participate in PeaceJam @ East Aurora Peace of Art Hexagon Project
PeaceJam @ East Aurora invites the EASD 131 Community to participate in Peace of Art Hexagon Project by creating a piece of art for peace. All ages are encouraged to print out the hexagon (link) and use it as a template to creatively show your vision of PEACE. You may use text, storytelling, collage, poetry, paint, drawing materials, 3-D materials or digital. Hexagons can be submitted to: Sue-z Bruno, Gates School, 800 7th Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505 by September 28, 2016.
The work will be joined together and be displayed in the Silverplate building, a Vacant Window Project in downtown Aurora. Log your work on billionacts.org. Contact: Aurora@peacejam.org. PeaceJam is an international non-profit organization that has 13 Nobel Peace Prize Winners who have committed to mentoring youth. PeaceJam creates young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world. Learn more at http://www.peacejam.org/about-us.
Picture Day - Friday, October 7, 2016
Picture Day is coming!
Students and staff will have professional photos taken by Lifetouch on Friday, October 7th. Flyers will be coming home soon with more details.
Check out Lifetouch's website here: lifetouch.com/school-pictures/
Calling All Car Enthusiasts: Forgotten Teens Car Show September 24
Do you have a car you like to show off? Or a vehicle you’ve invested a lot of time and money into you want to show off? Are you a car enthusiast who enjoys exhaust fumes or enjoy talking to people about their rides? East Aurora DECA will be holding their third annual car show to benefit the Forgotten Teens Project on Saturday, September 24 at Goody’s Restaurant in Aurora. The show will run from 9 am until 3 pm with registration ending at 12 Noon.
DECA started the Forgotten Teens Project nearly 20 years ago as a way to make sure their fellow Tomcats would have a Merry Christmas. Students who are homeless or facing other hardships are anonymously presented with Christmas gifts purchased through funds raised by East Aurora DECA members as a way to remember the season is about giving. Last year we were able to assist 70 students with $45 gift cards. This year we will focus on assisting our homeless population which has grown from 10-25 students in the past three years as they are truly forgotten by society.
DECA will hold the show at Goody’s Restaurant on the corner of North Farnsworth and East Indian Trail. Parking for show participants will be available in the field next to Goody’s and entry through the Old Second Parking Lot on Reckinger Street is available. Motorcycles are welcome, and trophies will be awarded to the Top 10, Best of Show, Club Choice, and Best Holiday Theme. Cash giveaways and prizes will be awarded and food available. Registration is $10 per registered vehicle and donations are accepted. Spectators are welcome to come out and enjoy the event! For more information please contact DECA advisor Mark Lyons at mlyons@d131 or by phone at 630-997-6982. Come out and enjoy music, food, and cars with DECA’s Forgotten Teens Car Show at Goody’s Restaurant in Aurora on Saturday, September 24.
Hermes Hike for Hesed
Come join Hemes staff and families for the Hike for Hesed this Saturday, September 17th! The event runs from 9:00am-11:30am. To sign up, please visit their website: www.hesedhouse.org/event/hike-for-hesed/
To learn more about Aurora's own Hesed House, please click here: www.hesedhouse.org/about/
Details about this event:
--Each student is encouraged to donate $1 this week for the event.
--The class that earns the highest amount will receive a special breakfast.
--If our school makes the $800 goal, the whole school will experience an end of the day DANCE PARTY!
--Registration can be done on-line (FREE) or between 9 am and 10 am on Saturday.
--The Walk is FREE. Donations only are accepted.
--Walk starts at 10 am. At Hesed House.
--Checks can be made payable to Hermes Elementary School.
Please consider joining our Hermes team as we support this great organization!
Important Message About September 5-9, 2016
Please click the link below to hear an important message from prinicial, Mr. Dart, about our upcoming week, September 5-9, 2016.
Important Message About Start Times
Please click the link below to hear an important message from principal Mr. Dart about the changes made to start and end times for the 2016-2017 school year.
School Supply Lists for 2016-2017
It's never too early to be thinking about school supplies!
Attached below you'll find lists for K-5 supplies.
Lista De Utiles Escolares 2016-2017
Encuentre las listas de útiles escolares se adjuntan a continuación para el año escolar 2016-2017 .