Bardwell Elementary

School Day
(Horario escolar):
8:20 am - 2:50 pm
Late Start: 9:10 am - 2:50 pm

Office Hours
(Horario de oficina):
7:30 am - 4:00 pm


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

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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 The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Community invited to see Grammy-nominated Sones de México Ensemble play free concert at East High at 6 p.m. June 21

  Sones de México Ensemble, a Grammy-nominated folk music group, will play a free concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, in the Hawks Auditorium at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane. The community is invited to see the live performance of “Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico” which will give a musical tour of 10 regions in Mexico. A flier for the event can be found here.

   Sones de México Ensemble is a Chicago folk music ensemble that specializes in Mexican ‘son’ music, including the styles of chilenas, gustos, huapango, and son jarcoho. The group was formed in 1994 and is based in Chicago.

   Sones de México Ensemble has created many original arrangements of traditional Mexican tunes. They have toured internationally and released six albums, including the Grammy-nominated Esta Tierra Es Tuya (This Land is Your Land).

   The show is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Chicago Community Trust. It is presented in collaboration with


Spots are available in 5th/6th grade jump start program

There are spot open for the fifth/sixth grade Jump Start Program that runs from Aug. 1 - Aug. 12 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The goals of the program are to prepare students for 6th grade, learn leadership skills to start your year off right, and organize and adjust to a new school.

Elementary principals can recommend additional students. Contact the building office for more information

(630) 299-8400


East Aurora will stagger 2016-17 start, end times for school levels

UPDATED: 8/9/2016

East Aurora School District 131 will change the some schools’ starting and ending times for the 2016-17 school year. See below for 2016-17 school day:

Pre-K half day (Early Childhood Center, Child Service Center, Oak Park, Johnson, Gates)

Morning: 8:10 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

Afternoon: 11:40 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Kindergarten. pre-K full day (Benavides Kindergarten Center, O'Donnell)

8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Late start will be 8:55 a.m. on Tuesdays

Elementary school

8:20 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Late start will be 9:10 a.m. on Tuesdays

Middle school and Magnet Academy

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

High school

7:55 a.m. to 3:04 p.m.

  Late start at the high school will be 8:55 a.m. on Tuesdays. There will be no late start at the other levels. *Correction: See above for late start times for Kindergarten, Pre-K, and Elementary late start times.  

When the East Aurora Council IFT/AFT Local 604 contract was approved in April, it included a commitment to studying the possibility of staggering the start of elementary, middle, and high school days, so parents with students at more than one level can more easily drop off students.


Bardwell high expectations assemblies on May 27

Bardwell will honor students for excellence in academics, citiezenship, and achievement in specials classes on Friday, May 27 in the Bardwell Auditorium. The schedule is as follows: 3rd grade- 8:45, 1st grade- 9:45, 2nd Grade- 10:15, 4th Grade- 10:45, 5th Grade- 1:30pm. For more information, please contact the main office at 630-299-5300. 

Bardwell Field Day on May 23

Bardwell will host its annual field day on Monday, May 23. All students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of physical activities outside. Please be advised, that students should wear comfortable and weather appropriate clothing. 

For more information please contact Bonnie Keller or Joe Hughes at or or 630-299-5300. 

Bardwell School performs Disney's 101 Dalmatians on May 20

Bardwell's drama club presents their spring musical Disney's 101 Dalmatians on Friday, May 20, 2016. Three perfomances will take place at 9:00 am, 1:30 pm. and 6:00 pm. All performances are free and open to the public and will take place in the historic Bardwell Auditorium. Please use door 1 for entrance to Bardwell Elementary School. This presentation is sponsored by the Aurora East Education Grant. Disney's 101 Dalmatians tells the tale of Cruella De Vil's plan to steal all of the dalmatians in the city of London. For more information, please contact Eliseo Martinez at or Nancy Griffin at or 630-299-5300.

Bardwell science fair on May 17

Bardwell will host its annual Science Fair on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:00 PM. All students at Bardwell have been tasked with completing an experiement and creating a visual representation of their data. Friends and families are welcome to attend this free event and get a taste Bardwell's love for science. For more information, please contact Bardwell School at 630-299-5300. 

Twila Garza

Paula Ek

Assistant Principal

Adam Ubben

Assistant Principal

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