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Bardwell Elementary
 
 
 

School Day
(Horario escolar):
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Office Hours
(Horario de oficina):
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Address (Dirección):
550 S. Lincoln Avenue
Aurora IL, 60505

Phone (Teléfono central):
630-299-5300

Attendance (Asistencia):
630-299-5301


Bardwell presents Tall Tales and Heroes the Musical on May 28

Bardwell's music and drama clubs will present the musical Tall Tales and Heroes on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Bardwell Elementary School. This musical comedy tells the stories of such famed tall tale characters as Johnny Appleseed, Calamity Jane, and John Henry. Over forty 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will bring this story to life. Daytime performances will take place at 9am and 1:30am. An evening performance will begin at 6:00pm. All performances are free and open to the public. 

Please contact Eliseo Martinez at emartinez@d131.org or Nancy Griffin at ngriffin@d131.org for more information. 



Bardwell Band Concert on May 29

Bardwell's 5th grade band will perform one more time this school year at their finale band concert on Friday, May 29, 2015. The performance will include some familiar tunes played at the Fine Arts Festival as well as some new pieces which includes a Star Wars medley. The concert is free and will take place at 2:00pm in Bardwell's historic auditorium. 

For more information, please contact Laurie Lawson at llawson@d131.org.



Kindergarten through fifth grade students invited to Tomcat Youth Football

  Tomcat Youth Tackle Football League is looking for football players for the upcoming 2015 season. Students enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade at East Aurora School District 131 are eligible for participation. Learn more from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 in the cafeteria at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane. Enter at Door 11.

  The youth tackle program is affiliated with The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL). In addition to the practice sessions, the youth tackle football teams will be scheduled to play against other area member teams in the league during the fall season.

   Representatives will be on hand to explain the registration process and new program to parents as a component of the East Aurora Football Jamboree to be held at Roy E. Davis Field located at East Aurora High School. A fun filled day of football skills and drills is planned for both new and experienced participants.

   For more information, go to www.tytfl.com.

 



Bardwell Field Day on May 22

Bardwell's field day will take place on Friday, May 22. Students will participate in a variety of exciting indoor and outdoor physical activities. Students are also encouraged to wear their sneakers and dress comfortably for the day since their will activities involving running and water. 



Fifth-grade volleyball tournament on May 23, intramural softball rescheduled for May 30

   The public is invited to see fifth-grade elementary volleyball teams compete on Saturday, May 23, at East Aurora High School. Thirteen elementary schools are scheduled to participate in the coed tournament. All games will be at East Aurora High School.

   The elementary school teams will begin their tournament as follows:

  - Oak Park vs. Brady, 9 a.m., in Kivisto Gymnasium; the winner will play Rollins at 10 a.m. in the Kivisto Gym

  - Allen vs. Beaupre, 9 a.m. in the Ponquinette Fieldhouse; the winner will play Hermes at 10 a.m. in the Ponquinette Fieldhouse

  - Krug vs. Dieterich, 9 a.m. in the Ponquinette Fieldhouse;

  - Magnet Academy vs. Johnson, 9 a.m. in the Ponquinette Fieldhouse

  - Gates vs. O’Donnell, 9 a.m. in the Ponquinette Fieldhouse; the winner to play Bardwell at 10 a.m. in the Ponquinette Fieldhouse

   You can view the complete bracket online here. 

    Based on the results of those games, teams will advance in brackets. The championship, third-and fifth-place games will all be played at East Aurora High School.

   Awards will be handed out at the conclusion of those games.

 

Coed softball

  The fifth-grade coed softball tournament was rescheduled to Saturday, May 30, after weather forced the cancellation of the games last weekend. All games will take place at the fields near Krug Elementary School, 240 Melrose Avenue, Aurora.

   The elementary school teams will begin their tournament as follows:

  - Game 1: Gates vs. Allen, 9 a.m.; the winner will play Hermes at 10 a.m.

  - Game 2: Beaupre vs. Johnson/Magnet, 9 a.m.; the winner will play Rollins at 11 a.m.

  - Game 3: O’Donnell vs. Brady, 10 a.m.

  - Game 4: Dieterich vs. Bardwell/Oak Park, 10 a.m.

   You can view the complete bracket online here.

   Based on the results of those games, teams will advance in brackets. The championship and third-place games will both be played at 1 p.m., also in the fields near Krug Elementary School.

   Awards will be handed out at Krug School at the conclusion of those games.



Fifth grade students will compete in coed softball tournament on Saturday, May 16

  The public is invited to see fifth grade students compete in the co-ed softball intramural tournament on Saturday, May 16. All games will take place at the fields near Krug Elementary School, 240 Melrose Avenue, Aurora.

  The elementary school teams will begin their tournament as follows:

    - Game 1: Gates vs. Allen, 9 a.m.; the winner will play Hermes at 10 a.m.

    - Game 2: Beaupre vs. Johnson/Magnet, 9 a.m.; the winner will play Rollins at 11 a.m.

    - Game 3: O’Donnell vs. Brady, 10 a.m.

    - Game 4: Dieterich vs. Bardwell/Oak Park, 10 a.m.

   You can view the complete bracket online here.

   Based on the results of those games, teams will advance in brackets. The championship and third place will all be played at 1 p.m., also in the fields near Krug Elementary School.

   Awards and photos will be handed out at Krug School at the conclusion of those games.

In case of rain, the softball tournament will be held at the same times at Krug Elementary School on Saturday, May 30.

  The coed volleyball tournament will be held at East Aurora High School on Saturday, May 23.

 



Students encouraged to use free online summer reading tools

As the school year winds down, we encourage you to incorporate summer reading and learning into your children’s activities in the months ahead. Children who keep their brains active and engaged during summer vacation are more likely to return in the fall prepared and confident for the new school year.

Children can lose up to 60 percent of their skills during summer vacation. Children who read during the summer months, however, can sustain their reading gains. Let’s work to prevent the loss of those critical learning gains, also called the “summer slide,” this year.

As you prepare for summer, we invite you to check out the free “Find a Book” search tool, http://www.lexile.com/findabook. It allows you to quickly and easily search for books that will match your child’s reading level and interests, as well as to locate your selection at the local public library. Information is also available on our summer reading website at http://www.isbe.net/find-a-book/default.htm.

“Find a Book” uses a student’s Lexile® measure, a measure of reading ability and text complexity. Students can find their Lexile scores from a variety of benchmark measures, including many standardized tests. The search tool also features a search option to access appropriate book choices based on grade level and comfort with typical reading materials at that grade level. Attached is a flier about “Find a Book” that will explain how to use Lexile measures.

Additionally, the Summer Math Challenge is a free math skills maintenance program targeted to students who have just completed grades 2 through 6. It is designed to help children retain math skills learned during the previous school year. Parents who enroll their children in the program will receive daily emails from now through July 31 with fun activities and links to resources.

We encourage you to talk with your children about the fun and importance of summer learning and take them to your local public library and museums. Librarians have information about Lexile measures and other programs such as iRead, a summer reading program offered through the Illinois Library Association. The program’s audience is kindergarten through grade 8, but may provide supplemental materials for pre-schoolers, teens and adults. This year’s theme is

Read to the Rhythm!”

Thank you for your efforts to encourage lifelong learners and readers. Have a fun and safe summer.

Sincerely,

Bruce Rauner

Governer

Jesse White

Secretary of State State

Librarian

Tony Smith, Ph.D.

Superintendent of Education



Special needs parent support group to meet at 6 p.m. May 14

   The East Aurora School District 131 Special Needs Parent Support Group will meet from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 14 at Bardwell Elementary School, 550 S. Lincoln Avenue, Aurora. Claire Howes of the Fox Valley Recreation Center will be the guest speaker. She will share information on summer activities and programs that are offered.

   Families will also get feedback on future topics for the 2015-16 school year. Refreshments, Spanish translation and child care will be provided.

 


 
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Lauren Holland

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