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

Phone (Teléfono central):

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Fifth-grade boys' intramural basketball tournament Feb. 25

The public is invited to see 5th grade boys from East Aurora elementary schools compete in intramural basketball tournament on Saturday, February 25 at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane. Games will be held in the Kivisto Gymnasium (main gym), and on the courts in the Ponquinette Fieldhouse. There will be all-star game and free-throw contests prior to the start of games.

See the bracket for a complete schedule of games.

East Aurora kindergarten enrollment begins March 21

East Aurora School District 131 will be holding several registration days for students who are starting kindergarten in the 2017-18 school year. Students may register at either Benavides Kindergarten Center or their neighborhood school.

The school locations, dates, and times for registration are:

March April
Hermes and Beaupre

March 21, 2017

8:30–11 a.m. & 5–7:30 p.m.


Bardwell and Krug

March 22, 2017

8:30–11 a.m. & 5–7:30 p.m.


Allen and Johnson

March 23, 2017

8:30–11 a.m. & 5–7:30 p.m.


Benavides Kindergarten Ctr.

March 24, 2017

8:30–11 a.m.

Oak Park and O’Donnell

April 4, 2017

8:30–11 a.m. & 5–7:30 p.m.


Gates and Brady

April 5, 2017

8:30–11 a.m. & 5–7:30 p.m.


Dieterich and Rollins

April 6, 2017

8:30–11 a.m. & 5–7:30 p.m.


Benavides Kindergarten Ctr.

April 7, 2017

8:30–11 a.m.


Benavides Kindergarten Ctr.

April 8, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 12 noon

To register for kindergarten, a student must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2017. See the flyer in English and Spanish for more information.

Registration packets will be available starting March 14, 2017, at schools and online at

To register, parent/guardian must bring the following:

• Certified Birth Certificate

• Photo ID of Parent/Guardian

• Three (3) Proofs of Residency

For questions or more information, please contact the EASD 131 Welcome Center at (630) 299-7302.

East Aurora School District to host parent meeting for Dual Language program

East Aurora School District 131 will host a parent information meeting for its Dual Language program on Thursday, February 23, at the Benavides Kindergarten Center, 250 E. Indian Trail, Aurora.

The one-hour information meeting will be presented in both a morning and evening session. Those interested may attend either the 8:45 a.m. or the 5:30 p.m. session.

Parents and guardians of incoming kindergarten students are invited to learn more about the Dual Language program. The program will provide an opportunity for their child to learn Spanish and English at the same time. The program is intended for students who will enter Kindergarten this fall for the 2017-18 school year. See the flyer for more information.

For more information, please contact Diane Argueta at (630) 299-7281.

Author John Madormo to visit Bardwell School

 Local author, John Madormo will be visiting Bardweoll on Wednesday, February 22 to help the school kick off its Battle of the Books event. The assembly will begin at 10:50 in the auditorium and will be open to all 3rd-5th grade students. John is the author of a three-book mystery series with Penguin Books for Young Readers entitled Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire. It is the tale of a 12-year-old private detective who sets up shop in his parents' garage and solves cases for fellow sixth-grade classmates. His books will be available for purchase at the school. 

Bardwell Staff-Student Basketball Game on Feb. 24

Bardwell will host its annual Staff vs. Student basketball game on Friday, February 24 in Bardwell's gym. Basketball students on both the girls and boys teams will have the chance to show off their skills as they face formidable opponents on the court--their teachers, principals, and other adult staff members. The game will begin at 2:00pm in the gym. For more information, please contact Bonnie Keller at or 630-299-5300. 

Bardwell Career Day on Feb. 23

Bardwell will have its annual career day on Thursday, February 23. The schedule for the day will be as follows: 7:45am-9:15am: 5th grade, 9:30am-11:00am: 3rd grade; 12:00pm-1:30pm: 2nd grade; 1:45pm-3:15pm: 4th grade. 

Student Services to host parent meeting on executive functioning skills

East Aurora School District 131's Student Services will host a parent meeting, “Planning, Organizing, and Prioritizing – Executive Functioning Skills in Children” on Tuesday, February 21, from 6 to 7 p.m.

The meeting takes place at Cowherd Middle School's Learning Resource Center, 441 N. Farnsworth Avenue, Aurora (enter door #1).

School Psychologist Intern Natasha Yancey will provide parents will learn about executive functioning skills and how they relate to their children’s performance in school. They will also learn how they can help their children build effective executive functioning skills and be provided with tools to assist them.

Spanish interpretation and childcare will be provided.

East Aurora wrestler Matt Young Qualifies for state tournament

East High wrestler Matt Young has qualified for the IHSA state wrestling tournament and will compete for a state title this Thursday in Champaign.

Young competed in the IHSA Sectionals at Downers Grove North High School this past weekend, competing in the 160lb weight class. After going 1-1 Friday night, Matt needed to win three straight matches today to qualify for the IHSA state finals.

On Saturday, Young won his first match of the morning by technical fall, winning 16-0. In his second match of the day, he won by pinning the wrestler from Batavia in the 3rd period. Then in his third match of the day, needing a win to qualify for state, Matt won a hard-fought match against a wrestler from Hinsdale Central 9-2 to qualify for state. 

His day was not over, however as he then went on to take 3rd place at the sectional by pinning the St. Rita wrestler in the 1st period.

Matt Young was featured in a district video and will be honored by teachers and staff during a “Walk of Champions” at the high school Wednesday afternoon.

Twila Garza

Paula Ek

Assistant Principal

Adam Ubben

Assistant Principal

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