Central Elementary School
61 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-1106

4th and 5th Grade Sock Hop Info!

Posted May 10, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on May 10, 2018. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

 

The 4th and 5th grade Sock Hop is next week!  Please read the information below and help us make the event a success by volunteering to chaperone or send in snacks! You can follow this link to the Sock Hop Sign Up Genius.

4th and 5th Grade Sock Hop song request

 


Roadrunner Weekly, May 7-11

Posted May 6, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on May 6, 2018. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Teacher Appreciation Week is Here!!  Let’s honor our amazing teachers and staff!

Here are a few fun ways your children can help show their gratitude to our amazing teachers!

Monday
Door Signing -Leave messages on the doors of your favorite teachers and staff members. Students will be allowed in the school at 8:00 AM to sign door posters.

Tuesday

Student Thank You Notes -Let your teacher know how much they mean to you by writing them a special thank you letter, poem, or picture. A letter template is attached below if your child needs some ideas!

Friday
Spirit Day -Students will have a ‘We’re Crazy for our Teachers’ Spirit Day. Whether it’s crazy hair,mismatched socks, or backwards clothes, let’s have fun and show our staff how crazy we are for them!

Thanks to your generous donations and those of local businesses, Central staff will be honored with fun treats everyday next week. Every staff member will receive a raffle gift, as well as afternoon treats, a luncheon, and breakfast.

Thank you to all who donated to make this a special week for our school!

 

 

Mark your calendars for next Tuesday, May 15…..Central’s annual BOGO book fair is back! Our Buy One Get One Free fair is a great chance to stock up on summer reading! The fair is open for one day only, next Tuesday, from 8:00am – 7:00pm. Since this week is Teacher Appreciation Week, give your teacher a chance to add to their classroom libraries with the attached gift certificate. Send the certificate and payment in an envelope to the office this week, and your teacher will also get to take advantage of the BOGO savings!
We could use some help setting up on Monday afternoon. If interested, email Tracy Bohrer  (tjgett@yahoo.com), Martha Curiel (martha_curiel_rn@yahoo.com) or Anna Lee (annaelee@live.com)
Thanks and we’ll see you at the fair!
Attention all 4th and 5th grade parents!  Save the date for our annual Sock Hop.  It will be on Wednesday, May 16th from 3:00-4:15PM .  A permission slip and more detailed information will be sent out through your room parents this week.

Roadrunner Weekly, April 30-May 4, 2018

Posted Apr 29, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on April 29, 2018. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Our Canned Food Drive was a Huge Success!

The PTO would like to thank Central school families for your generous donations of food and paper goods for the Riverside Township Food Pantry!  We collected over 200 items for those in need in our own community!

A special thanks to Mr. Elgeness and the Student Council for spearheading this charitable deed for the community!

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Teacher Appreciation Week is quickly approaching.  There’s still time to show the Central staff some love! To donate online, please follow this link to our Cheddar Up option:teacher-appreciation-week-2018.cheddarup.com All other donations (cash, gift cards, or other) may be sent to school with your child in a labeled envelope and dropped in the PTO mailbox. If you have any questions about donating or would like to volunteer, please contact Missy Strobel at mjstrobel@gmail.com.

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Order Your Brick Paver Today and Be a Part of Central History!

Don’t forget to order your brick paver soon!

 

 


Tie Dye Fundraiser: Orders Due THIS FRIDAY 4/27

Posted Apr 23, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on April 23, 2018. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Let’s Saturate Riverside with Central School Roadrunner Pride!

The Roadrunner Tie Dye T-Shirt Event is May 4th from 3:00 pm to 4:40 pm in the Cafeteria. 

On Friday, May 4th, anyone who preorders a Central School Roadrunner T-Shirt can come and Tie Dye them in the Cafeteria after school!
Order one for yourself, for your siblings, mom or dad or grandparents! What a great gift for incoming kindergarteners. How about one for your favorite teacher!?
See the attached flyer/order form. All T-Shirts are $15, which includes the T-Shirt Dying Event. We will have snacks and refreshments for sale.
Fundraising proceeds will go toward painting and other supplies for upcoming playground projects. Come hear more about these and other fun PTO projects at our PTO meeting this Thursday night, an hour before Open House! Meeting is in the library, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
Questions? Wendy Dockter at wendydockter@gmail.com

Roadrunner Weekly: 4/23-4/27

Posted Apr 22, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on April 22, 2018. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Teacher Appreciation Week Requests!

Please see the attached note regarding Teacher Appreciation Week.  This is a special time at Central to show our staff how much we care!

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Screen Free Week Raffle Tickets Due

Were you Screen Free last week?  The deadline for turning in Screen Free Week raffle tickets is tomorrow! Please submit one ticket for each day your child was screen-free.

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PTO Meeting This Thursday!

 

Please join us at our last evening PTO meeting of the year! The meeting will be held at on 4/26 at 5:30 prior to the start of the Open House.  The agenda for the meeting can be found here: PTO Meeting Agenda 4/26

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Spirit Day is Friday!

Spirit Day is this Friday, and this month’s theme is Rainbow Day!  Come dressed in the colors of the rainbow or your Central Spirit Wear!


Last Chance to Register for Screen Free Week Classes!

Posted Apr 19, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on April 19, 2018. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Screen Free Week classes on Friday and Saturday:

There are spots open for two classes which the PTO is offering to 4th and 5th graders.  If your child is interested, please use the SignUpGenius link that was sent via email to sign up soon-these classes are in danger of being canceled due to lack of attendees!
Friday, April 19, 3:15 – 3:45 pm
Tour Riverside’s Arboretum- 2 days before Earth Day, tour Guthrie Park’s trees and learn why Riverside has been certified as an Arboretum.  You’ll learn to identify at least 5 trees and hear about how trees make our world healthier for us and local wildlife.
This class is open to up to 15 4th and 5th grade students.
Saturday, April 20, 11:00 am – Noon
Magnetic Emoji Edition with Mr. T- Learn how to create clever emoji fridge magnets with Mr.T of the Riverside Arts Center.
This class is open to up to 12 rah and 5th grade students.
And don’t forget 2 fun events on Thursday: RB’s Talent Show @ 7-9 pm, and the Ballet Cat Dance Party being held at the Riverside Public Library for children up to 1st grade (3:45-5:00 pm).

Family Movie Night: Coco at Hauser Auditorium!

Posted Apr 18, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on April 18, 2018. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

The Hauser Roots and Shoots Club will be showing Coco in the auditorium this Friday, April 20th!  Join them!


Roadrunner Weekly, April 16-20

Posted Apr 16, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on April 16, 2018. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Screen Free Week is Here!

 During Screen Free Week, we encourage all Central students — and their families — to spend the entire week “unplugged”.  To unplug, simply turn off your iPods, smartphones, iPads, computers, video game players, televisions, and every other type of screen you may have (unless you need it for schoolwork, homework, or other non-recreational purposes).

Instead of looking at screens, Central students are encouraged to spend time with friends and family, with their pets, with books, with music, or just doing something on their own, like learning a new skill.

Screen Free Week is Earth Week too, with Earth Day being Sunday, April 22nd.  So why not spend some of your screen-free time showing your love for the Earth by doing something to care for the animals, insects, and plants who depend on a healthy Earth?

Every day a student is screen-free, that student can submit a ticket in the PTO’s raffle.  The more days a student is screen-free, the more chances she or he has to win great prizes, such as Aunt Diana’s gift certificates.  Grab your raffle tickets here:

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Brick Paver

Brick Paver Sale Begins Today!

Make your mark on Central School history with specially engraved, commemorative paving bricks honoring your family, children or family member.

If you haven’t already noticed them, these beautiful bricks adorn the perimeter of the Jeanie Kustok Memorial Garden. They are a great way to help preserve your family’s ties with Central School!

Each brick is $100.00. The annual sale is going on now through May 14th. Please use the attached order form to place your order.

Paver Order Form

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Andrea Hall at loumaple@yahoo.com.

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Next PTO Meeting Held Before Spring Open House!

Curious about our PTO? Our next PTO meeting will be held just before Central’s Spring Open House!  Join us at 5:30 to hear what we’ve been up to and what we have in store.  You’re already a PTO member just be being a parent/guardian of a Central student-come check it out!



Feed6 at Hauser This Saturday: Help Feed Our Community

Posted Apr 12, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on April 12, 2018. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

This Saturday, April 14th is “Feed Our Community Day.”

On Saturday in the Hauser cafeteria, we will be packing ten of thousands of nutritious “Meals of Hope” for hungry children and families.  This year,  Hauser PTO has partnered with Outreach, Inc., an international 501(c) 3 non-profit, to co-host a Feed Our Community Day.”  The meals packed,  will be delivered to the Riverside Township Food Pantry, the Salvation Army Red Shield Center Food Pantry in Englewood, and local residents in need.

Be a part of the wonderful gift of food.  Bring the whole family to pack meals for the hungry.  Hauser is still accepting groups to pack! You can select to pack meals from one of the four two hour shifts throughout the day.  Have a student who is looking for community service?  This is the perfect event.  Community service forms will be available for completion at the event.

SIGN UP TO PACK

Sign up to pack by clicking on this link:  www.feed6.org/hauser.

Can’t attend but would like to make a donation.  Donate by clicking on this link: my.cheddarup.com/c/feed-our-community-day


Screen Free Week Activity Guide!

Posted Apr 11, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on April 11, 2018. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Screen Free Week 2018 Schedule of Activities

Central School PTO is sponsoring Screen Free Week 2018 from April 16th to 21st.  During Screen Free Week, we encourage all Central students — and their families — to spend the entire week “unplugged”.  To unplug, simply turn off your iPods, smartphones, iPads, computers, video game players, televisions, and every other type of screen you may have (unless you need it for schoolwork, homework, or other non-recreational purposes).

Instead of looking at screens, Central students are encouraged to spend time with friends and family, with their pets, with books, with music, or just doing something on their own, like learning a new skill.

Screen Free Week is Earth Week too, with Earth Day being Sunday, April 22nd.  So why not spend some of your screen-free time showing your love for the Earth by doing something to care for the animals, insects, and plants who depend on a healthy Earth?

Every day a student is screen-free, that student can submit a ticket in the PTO’s raffle.  The more days a student is screen-free, the more chances she or he has to win great prizes, such as Aunt Diana’s gift certificates.  Grab your raffle tickets here:

  If you can’t print out the raffle tickets, ask in the Central Office or ask your teacher for a raffle ticket sheet.

To help students succeed in being screen-free, Central PTO is hosting activities and programs every day of the week – these are listed below.  We have also listed a few activities that are occurring off-site, but which may be interesting and entertaining.

We thank our partners in providing these events, including the Riverside Parks & Recreation Department, the Riverside Arts Center, and Raising the B.A.R. Martial Arts.

**Some notes for parents on signing up for activities:

  • For all activities except the music show on Monday April 16th, you can sign up your student through SignUpGenius.  A link to the SignUpGenius Screen Free Week signup will be sent out by Central School – Mr. Gatz – on Saturday April 14th @ 11:00 a.m., so watch your email inbox.   Spots are limited for each activity, and they tend to fill quickly.
  • Please sign up for a maximum of two classes per child.
  • If it turns out that your child cannot attend a class, please delete your child’s signup so that a space can be opened up for another student.
  • Note that many activities are open to specific grades, while others are for all grades.
  • For classes and events that take place at Big Ball Park, adult volunteers will walk students from Central School to Big Ball Park.  Students attending these classes (and the Friday tour of Guthrie Park’s trees) should meet the adult chaperones by the front doors of Central – the group will leave Central no later than 3:05 p.m. on the day of each class.  Parents should collect their child after the event at Big Ball Park NOT Central School.
  • The April 16th music show is open to all Central students, but students are allowed to attend only if a permission slip – signed by a parent/guardian – has been turned into the Central Office by the morning of April 16th.  Note that parents are responsible for arranging their child’s transportation home after the music show, and parents of younger students are encouraged to have an adult or older sibling attend with their child.  The permission slip link can be found in the event description below; paper copies will be available in the Central Office.
  • If your student needs any special assistance or accommodation to participate in an activity for which he/she is registered, please contact Jacqueline Miller, jacqm240@gmail.com.

Activity Guide for April 16th-21st

Monday, April 16

3:15 — 4:00 p.m. Music Show     Hauser Jr. High Auditorium

Open to All Students with a signed Permission Slip

To start Screen Free Week enjoy a music show with singer/songwriter and guitarist Jon Scarpelli.  For the past 4 years Jon has been composing songs for and performing in his original band Low Swans.  He also is a music producer (producing music for commercials),  and music teacher (teaching guitar, drums, piano, and music theory).

Jon will provide us with an all-school performance in the Hauser auditorium, selecting from a broad range of cover songs in all genres and eras of popular music.  Not rap, however.  He does not rap at all!

For your child to attend, a signed permission slip must be turned in ahead of time – no later than the morning of April 16th – to the Central Office.  The permission slip is here:

 paper copies are available in the Central Office.   Please feel free to join younger children for this event!  Adults should use their discretion with older students.

Monday, April 16

5:30-6:30 p.m.     Kids’ Martial Arts     ATA Lyons – Raising the B.A.R. Martial Arts,

                                                                        7840 Ogden Avenue, Lyons (708-442-8001)

Open to All Grades but class limit is 20

Raising the B.A.R.’s energetic instructor will lead students in a beginning martial arts course specifically developed for children.  Raising the B.A.R. focuses on providing a positive experience for each child, and on developing students’ listening habits, self-discipline, confidence, and age appropriate self-defense.   Students should wear comfortable clothes that allow for activity and stretching.

Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from this class in a timely manner.

Tuesday, April 17

3:05–4:00 p.m. Basketball Central School Gym

Open to All Grades; class limit is 20

Join Riverside Parks & Recreation Department staff to work on your basketball fundamentals while playing a game or two of hoops with your fellow Roadrunners!

Tuesday, April 17

3:05-4:00 p.m. Hour of Games Central Classroom (TBD)

Open to All Grades; class limit is 22

Spend a screen-free hour playing board games and card games with your fellow Roadrunners.  Bring a favorite board game or card game to play with others, or enjoy one of the many games we’ll provide.  The Hour of Games is hosted by Dana Tomas.

Tuesday, April 17

3:15–4:00 p.m. Obstacle Course Big Ball Park

Open to Grades K-2, class limit is 30

Test your agility and speed on our obstacle course, designed for kindergarten to 2nd grade students.  [Note that an obstacle course event for older students will be held on Thursday.]

Students will be escorted to Big Ball Park by adult volunteers.  Meet by Central’s front doors: the group will leave by 3:00 p.m. to walk to Big Ball Park.  Parents, pick up your child at Big Ball Park @ 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 17 — this is not a PTO event, and won’t be on the SignUpGenius signup

7:00 p.m. Spring Orchestra Concert by District 96 students Hauser Jr. High Auditorium

Open to all

Enjoy performances by District 96’s 5th grade orchestra, 6th grade orchestra, 7th grade orchestra, 8th grade orchestra, and the District 96 Chamber Orchestra.

Featured tonight will be the 7th and 8th grade orchestras’ performance of “Riverside Celebration”, a piece which was specially commissioned from composer Brian Balmages.

Wednesday, April 18

3:05-4:15 p.m.       Hip Hop Dance    Central School Gym

Open to All Grades; class limit is 28

Marisa Kirsch and Missy Strobel will introduce students to basic hip hop movement. Then dancers get to practice your moves for an hour.  Bring your own individual style and personality!

Wednesday, April 18

3:15-4:10 p.m.      Flag Football     Big Ball Park

Open to All Grades; class limit is 26

Join the Riverside Parks & Recreation Department as you use your speed and quickness to compete in a lively game of flag football.  Come and see if you can “deflag” the opposing team.

Students will be escorted to Big Ball Park by adult volunteers.  Meet by Central’s front doors: the group will leave by 3:00 p.m. to walk to Big Ball Park.  Parents, pick up your child at Big Ball Park @ 4:10 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18

3:10 -4:00 p.m.       Kickball Hauser Field

Only Grades K-2; class limit is 20

Kickball:  Is it soccer?  Is it baseball?  It’s both!  Let’s learn how to play Kickball!  Rachel Schrier will be your instructor.  Bring a water bottle.

Students can meet an adult chaperone by Central’s front doors by 3:05 p.m., or make their own way to the field behind Hauser.  Parents, pickup your child at the Hauser field @ 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18 — this is not a PTO event, and won’t be on the SignUpGenius signup

After school DIY Wednesdays at the Riverside LibraryOpen to ages 7 and up

Walk over to the Riverside Library and find out what the DIY project is today.  As this is not a PTO event, there will be no parent chaperones.

Thursday, April 19

3:05-4:00 p.m.       LEGO Challenge     Central Classroom (TBD)

Open to All Grades; class limit is 22

Calling all LEGO lovers!  It’s time to get creative and think outside the “blocks” as we design, race, and experiment with LEGOs.  If you’ve got a good imagination and a love for LEGOs, this challenge is for you!  No need to bring anything, just your imagination.

Thursday, April 19

3:15-4:10 p.m. Obstacle Course Big Ball Park (east side, near baseball diamond)

Open to Grades 3-5;class limit is 30

Test your agility and speed on our obstacle course.  Come dressed to jump, run, and crawl!  [Note that an obstacle course event for younger students is being held on Tuesday.]

Students will be escorted to Big Ball Park by adult volunteers.  Meet by Central’s front doors: the group will leave by 3:00 p.m. to walk to Big Ball Park.  Parents, pick up your child at Big Ball Park @ 4:10 p.m.

Thursday, April 19

3:15-4:00 p.m.       Soccer Big Ball Park (west side)

Only Grades K-2; class limit is 20

Grab your gym shoes and join your friends to learn some basic soccer skills.  Rachel Schrier will run you through a few introductory drills, then it’ll be time to play a game.  No cleats.  Please bring a water bottle.

Students will be escorted to Big Ball Park by adult volunteers.  Meet by Central’s front doors: the group will leave by 3:00 p.m. to walk to Big Ball Park.  Parents, pick up your child at Big Ball Park @ 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 19 — this is not a PTO event, and you must register through the Riverside Library by emailing them at youthservices@riversidelibrary.org

3:45-5:00 p.m. Dance! Dance! Underpants! A Ballet Cat Dance Party

Riverside Public Library – Story Time Room

Preschool to 1st Grade children

Ballet Cat loves to dance!  It’s her favorite favorite!  Enjoy crafts and get moving with Shari Klyber of Principle Dance (and a District 96 Board member).  Never be afraid to leap and spin!

Thursday, April 19 — this is a non-PTO event, and won’t be on the SignUpGenius signup

7:00-9:00 p.m. RB’s GOT TALENT Riverside Brookfield High School – Little Theater

Open to all but tickets are $5

Enjoy RB high school’s annual student talent show.  Witness the talents of your friends and neighbors in a live show, without watching a screen!

See over 20 acts by RB students and even some faculty, including singers, dancers, musicians, an improv group, and slam poetry.  All ticket proceeds to be donated to SocialWorks, a charity funding arts participation by Chicago youth and run by Chance the Rapper.

Friday, April 20

3:15-3:45 p.m. Tour Riverside’s Arboretum Guthrie Park

Only Grades 4-5; class limit is 15

Just in time for Arbor Day (April 27), join guides from Riverside’s Landscape Advisory Commission in Guthrie Park for a tour of some of Riverside’s wonderful trees.  Students will learn to identify at least 5 trees, and develop an understanding of how trees help make our world a healthier place for humans and wildlife.  The tour will emphasize why Riverside is an Arboretum, and explain how students can help become stewards of our green space. 

Students will walk to Guthrie Park with an adult chaperone; meet at Central’s front doors by 3:05 p.m.  Parents, pick up your child at Guthrie Park @ 3:45 p.m. unless they’re ok to walk home on their own.

Friday, April 20

3:15-4:00 p.m.      Kickball     Big Ball Park

Only Grades 3-5; class limit is 20

Celebrate Friday with a fun and intense game of Kickball with your fellow Roadrunners.  Bring your “A” game to Big Ball Park!  (And bring a water bottle.)

Students will be escorted to Big Ball Park by adult volunteers.  Meet by Central’s front doors: the group will leave by 3:00 p.m. to walk to Big Ball Park.  Parents, pick up your child at Big Ball Park @ 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 21

11:00 – Noon Magnetic Emoji Edition with Mr. T

Riverside Arts Center

Only Grades 4-5; class limit is 12

Hey young artists!  Learn how to create clever refrigerator emoji magnets.  Impress yourself with your creativity and express yourself with a fun project using your imagination and some guided instruction from Mr. T.

Saturday, April 21

11:00 a.m. – Noon Create a Ceramic Sea Turtle Wall Pocket with Ms. Theresa

The Mudroom, Riverside Arts Center

Open to All Grades; class limit is 12

Create and decorate a sea turtle wall pocket, making your own contribution to the spirit of Earth Day (which is Sunday). Using a template,  each student will cut a sea turtle shape from clay, as well as a shell. The shell will be formed to create a pocket. This wall mounted decorative piece will add beauty and function to your family’s home or garden. Drainage holes can be added to the piece if it will be used as a small planter.

OTHER IDEAS FOR SCREEN FREE WEEK

Whether or not students can participate in any of the PTO’s Screen Free Week activities, here are some other ideas to enjoy the week without screens, and maybe start some new and healthy habits:

  • Visit a local park or forest preserve, for free.  Some you might consider:

Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve and its Nature Center

3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook

Hours are 1 hour after sunrise to 1 hour after sunset.

Lyman Woods and Lyman Woods Nature Center

901 31st Street, Downers Grove

Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily (except Sunday, 1:00-4:00 p.m)

Willowbrook Wildlife Center

525 South Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn

Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p..m.

Here you can see rehabilitated wild animals who were injured or

orphaned, and walk their nature trails.

Trailside Museum of Natural History

738 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest

Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed Fridays).

Enjoy the museum, the trails, and consider entering their

Birdhouse Building Contest (deadline May 23rd).

  • Sign up for a regular class at the Riverside Arts Center, such as: ArtZone with Mr. T (class by class, Mondays @ 3:30-5:00, including on April 16th); Young Artist Clay Studio with Ms. Tami, meeting Wednesdays @ 4:30-6:00 with Session 2 starting May 2nd; Critters and Clay with Ms. Tami, for ages 5-8, with the next session starting May 3rd; and Drawing Studio classes with Ms. Theresa (Beginner Studio Drawing’s next session starts May 9th).
  • Work on a poem to enter in the Frederick Law Olmsted’s annual Reflections on Riverside Student Poetry Contest (deadline is April 30th).  Enter via www.olmstedsociety.org/education/writing-contest/)
  • Plan your native plant garden, then buy the plants and even plant them.  The insects, butterflies, and moths that live near us need native plants – including native trees – to survive and thrive.  Two good sources of native plants are upcoming native plant sales run by 1) Wild Ones (pre-sale orders taken until May 20th; sale and plant pick-up is June 2nd; see this link for the plant sale catalog: wild-ones-west-cook.myshopify.com/); and 2) DuPage County Forest Preserve (pre-sale orders taken until April 16th; sale and plant pick-up is May 11th and 12th; see this link for the plant sale catalog: www.dupageforest.org/native-plant-sale).
  • Learn a new skill – maybe something active like frisbee or skateboard, or something quieter like a new drawing style (manga?) or a new instrument.
  • Play a board game or a card game with your family or friends.  Or play charades and see how well you can communicate without words!
  • Go outside and spend some time quietly walking or just sitting; actively listen and watch.  Maybe take a walk with your parents after dark and listen to night sounds.  If you have a dog, take it along!

Questions?   Contact Jacqueline Miller at jacqm240@gmail.com or call/text 847-917-0000