Board of Education Approves Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
The East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education approved the Fiscal Year 2017 budget on Monday, September 19, 2016. The fiscal year 2017 budget is published on the district website and can be viewed here. The fiscal year began on July 1, 2016, and runs through June 30, 2017. The Board heard detailed presentations of each department’s budget at committee meetings before final approval by the Board of Education.
Immunizations and School Physicals Must be Current by October 15
Attention all EA families! Please make SURE you have all immunizations and complete physicals as required turned in before October 15th. Without this important documentation your child will be excluded from school. Also, all Medicaid eligible families, touch base with your medical providers. Medicaid coverage will change as of October 1st and impact your access to healthcare and meeting school health requirements.
For questions, please contact your school's Nurse's office.
Bardwell Spirit Week beginning September 26
Bardwell will have its first Spirt Week from September 26-30. Monday, September 26 will be school color day--wear green and white. Tuesday, September 27 will be crazy hair day. Wednesday, September 28 will be pajama day--feel free to bring a stuffed animal too. Thursday, September 29 will be fancy day--dress in your Sunday best. Friday, September 30 will be sport day--wear your favorite sport jersey, shirt, or hat.
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.
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.
Bardwell Fun Fair on September 10
Bardwell Elementary School will host its annual Fun Fair on Saturday, Septermber 10 from 12pm-3pm. The fun fair will take place on the playground at Bardwell School (550 S. Lincoln Ave., Aurora, Il 60505). Admission to the fun fair is free, and tickets for games, raffles, and food will be available at the entrance gate. Activities include a dunk tank, bounce houses, face painting, a 50-50 raffle, basket raffles, and carnival style games. Don't miss out on the fun and stop by Bardwell's Fun Fair this Saturday! For more information, please contact Lisandra Casiano (parent liason) at 630-299-5300 or email@example.com.
Bardwell Curriculum Night on September 21
Bardwell will have its curriculum night on Wednesday, September 21 begining at 6:00pm. This event is a great way for families to learn about what our students will be learning in their classrooms this year. The event will begin at 6pm in the auditorium with a special message from our principal, Dr. Garza. There will also be a raffle for a tablet! Classroom presentations will begin at 6:35pm and 7:00pm respectively. For more information, please call 630-299-5300.
Free meals available during East Aurora summer school
All children 18 years or younger can receive free meals this summer in East Aurora School District 131 buildings thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Meals will be served in most buildings while the District is hosting summer school. The program started June 13 and will run through July 21. Each school will have a color flier on the main door, notifying residents of the meal times for breakfast and lunch.
All local children, 18 years and younger, are eligible for the healthy breakfast and lunch meals. Meals must be eaten in the school. Small children must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling who will be responsible for them.
To find a summer meals site close to you, call (800) 359-2163, text “FOODIL” to 877877, or go to SummerMealsIllinois.org. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.