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BENSENVILLE COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015
BENSENVILLE COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SCARECROW FESTIVAL
CRAFT SHOW
FIRST UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH OF BENSENVILLE
BENSENVILLE READS CRISTINA HENRÍQUEZ AND
THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 | 10 am-3 pm
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 @7:00 P.M.
The Bensenville Library is proud to welcome Cristina Henríquez for our tenth
annual Bensenville Reads program. Each year, the Library selects a book to
promote reading in the community, and invites the author to a Bensenville
Reads celebration. This year you are invited to read The Book of Unknown
Americans and join the Bensenville Library for an evening with Cristina
Henríquez on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm. Copies of the book are
available at the Library. Questions? Call (630) 766-4642.
Come and join us for a fun-filled day!
Parents can shop the craft show while kids
get their faces painted, play games and
make a scarecrow to take home. We will
also be having a bake sale and a chili cook
off, as well as a food booth with walking
tacos, sweet corn, brats, burgers, and more!
First United Methodist Church of Bensenville
is located at 328 S. Church Road.
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? SPOOKY STORIES,
S’MORES, AND MORE AT THE KORTHAUER LOG HOUSE
LOG HOUSE WISH LIST
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm (family friendly) | 8:00 – 9:30 pm (ages 16+, a little spookier)
Celebrate autumn and the Halloween season with us!Join us at the Korthauer Log House for spooky stories
around the campfire by storytellers from GreenMan Theatre Troupe, s’mores making, and more! The event is
split into two parts, 6-7:30 pm is family-friendly and spooky stories are safe for all ages, and 8-9:30 pm we
welcome adults 16 and up to come out as the stories get a little scarier! No
registration is required for this event. The Korthauer Log House is located at
900 W. Wood Street in Bensenville.
FRIGHT NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29 @ THE BENSENVILLE THEATRE
Gremlins @ 7:00 pm and The Lost Boys @ 9:15 pm
Join us for our fourth annual Fright Night
Double Feature at the Bensenville Theater
on Thursday, October 29 at 7 pm. This
year we will feature a costume contest,
face painting, and a collection of Gremlins
collectibles! As always we will feature one
family friendly movie and one for the adults.
This year’s selections are:
7 PM | GREMLINS (1984), PG
9:15 PM | THE
LOST BOYS (1987), R
Our living history programs at the Korthauer
Log House are expanding and we need your
help! We are accepting donations of items
that can help us travel back in time. Please
consider helping our educational programs
by donating any of the following items:
Floor loom | Dry sink | Chest of
drawers | Pitcher and basin (solid
color, white or cream) | Kitchen items
such as utensils, cups, crockery
containers, etc. (pre-1900’s) | Old
fashioned clothes pins | Oil lanterns
and wicks | Toys and dolls | Books
We will be happy to accept anything that
would belong on farm from the 1840’s to
the 1890’s. If you’re not sure about the time
frame of an item, give us a call anyway;
we’ll take a look. Thanks for helping us preserve our past! For more information, please
call the Library at (630) 766-4642 or contact
Tina McCauley at [email protected] .
IN THIS ISSUE
Bensenville Community Public Library p 1-3
Village of Bensenville
p 4-6
Fenton Community High School
p 7-9
Bensenville Park District
p 10-11
Elementary School District 2
p 12-13
Fire Department
p 14
Community Events
p 15-16
The statements and opinions expressed in
this newsletter do not reflect the views,
opinions, thoughts or beliefs of each member
organization. The member organizations are
not responsible for opinions or statements
made individually or by other organizations.
For information, contact [email protected]
Deadline for Nov/Dec is September 29, 2015.
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BENSENVILLE COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
NOODLES THE WONDER DOG
SUNDAY | OCTOBER 18 @ 2:00 PM
200 South Church Road
Bensenville | Illinois 60106
www.benlib.org
630 766 4642
HOURS
Mon-Thurs | 9am-9pm
Friday-Saturday | 9am-5pm
Sunday | 1pm-5pm
Board of Trustees
Susan Z. Diamond | President
Sergio Zgrzebski | Vice President
Susan Earley | Treasurer
Nancy Rizzo | Secretary
Jim Ricker
Linda Weiss
Mandi Zalewski
Jill Rodriguez | Library Director
Dave Sieffert | Library Director
October 1
LIBRARY CLOSINGS
September 6 & 7 | Labor Day
FINE FREE
FRIDAYS!
Starting Friday, September
4! That overdue book
sitting on your counter, waiting
to be returned, and racking up
fines? Bring it in any
Friday starting
September 4—and
that book will be fine
free! All materials
qualify for Fine Free Friday.
Questions? Please contact the
Library: (630) 766-4642
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Come meet Noodles the Wonder Dog at the Library! Noodles will wow you and win a
place in your heart as he shows off all of his amazing tricks! A little about Noodles: he
is a mixed breed dog, adopted from the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago in 2009. Noodles
won ABC’s Good Morning America Dog vs. Dog competition and appeared live on the
show, as well as Windy City Live, a Purina commercial, and also appeared on-stage in
dozens of productions.
LIBRARIES REMEMBER COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE
FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 11 @ 6:30 PM
Join us this year at 6:30 pm in the Garden of Knowledge for our September 11th commemorative service.
For more information, please contact the library.
PARANORMAL CHICAGO – WITH URSULA BIELSKI
WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 21 @ 7:00 PM
Host of PBS’ The Hauntings of Chicago and founder of Chicago Hauntings, Inc., Ursula Bielski joins the library for a
presentation on the Chicago region’s ghostlore. The audience will be left with the chills as we explore notorious locales such
as Wrigley Field, the Congress Hotel, the Indiana Dunes, the Red Lion Pub, Hull House, and the site of the St. Valentine’s
Day Massacre. She is the author of five popular and critically acclaimed books on the same subjects and a book signing will
follow the presentation.
STARTING A BUSINESS IN ILLINOIS
TUESDAY | SEPTEMBER 15 @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Want to learn how to start a business? Want to grow your business? We invite you to come learn how to: make business
ideas, business models, business plans, and more! Join us on Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 pm for this free presentation
by Miguel Hinojosa PhD, Small Business Advisor at Harper College. Registration is required to attend this event. To register,
please contact the library.
SECOND SUNDAYS AT THE KORTHAUER LOG HOUSE
The Korthauer Log House, located at 900 West Wood Street, will be open the second Sunday of every month from
2:00 to 4:00 pm with programs and themes focused around the lifestyles of families living in the Bensenville area in
the 1840s and 1850s.
SEPTEMBER 13 | ALL ABOUT CLOTH
Learn about spinning yarn and weaving cloth this month. Using a loom, help us weave a
rag rug that we can use in the log house, and make a woven paper placemat of your own.
OCTOBER 10 & 11 | KORTHAUERS SPEND THE NIGHT
Join us as Mr. & Mrs. Korthauer spend the night at the log house. Stop by any time on
Saturday, October 10 between 5 pm and 8 pm or Sunday, October 11 between 9 am and 4
pm to see what they’re up to: cooking, cleaning, chores, and more!
FALL FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 AT 6:30 P.M. | AGES: 4 to 12 years old
Gather the family and join the Youth Services Department in a celebration of all things fall. You provide the creativity and
we’ll provide the projects and materials! This program is a drop-in event and registration is not required to attend.
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KINDERGARTEN BOOT CAMP
Based on the Book
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS FROM 12:30-2:30 PM | August 31 – December 16 & January 4 – May 25
Prepare your child for Kindergarten 2016 by enrolling him or her in Kindergarten Boot Camp (KBC). Miss Kyrie and
the Youth Services staff will help your preschooler transition into Kindergarten through this program designed to
practice and strengthen key skills through collaborative, hands-on learning. KBC will focus on core competencies
such as shapes, colors, counting, and the alphabet. Elements of STEAM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, Art, and Math) will also be included in the KBC curriculum. Registration is required
to attend KBC. To register please visit the Youth Services Desk. REGISTRATION MUST BE
DONE IN PERSON. NO REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN OVER THE PHONE. In order to be
eligible for KBC, students must be 4 years old before September 1, 2015 and planning to
attend Kindergarten in the fall of 2016.
LEGO BRICKMASTER BUILD OFF
Join the Library the third Thursday of every
month at 7:00 pm at the Bensenville Theater
for a showing of our favorite films based on
books. Admission to the show is free!
SEPTEMBER 17
Far From the Madding Crowd
OCTOBER 15 | Still Alice
NOVEMBER 19 | Rosewater
DECEMBER 17 | The Bishop’s Wife
Family Movie Night
Join the library the first Tuesday of every
month at 7:00 pm at the Bensenville Theatre
for a showing of our favorite family films.
Admission to the show is free.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 @ 6:00 PM
This after hours event will feature a showing of LEGO DC Super Heroes Justice
League: Attack of the Legion of Doom, followed by a special building challenge. Space
is limited, registration is required to attend this event. To register, please contact the
Youth Services Department.
SEPTEMBER 1 | Paddington
OCTOBER 6 | Cinderella (2015)
NOVEMBER 3 | Home
DECEMBER 1
Disneynature: Monkey Kingdom
HISPANIC HERITAGE FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 @ 6:30 PM | AGES 4 to 12 years old
Join the Youth Services Department in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with an evening of crafts. Explore
Hispanic culture as you make molas, serapes, calacas, and more! Registration is not required to attend, but space
is limited.
POLISH AMERICAN HERITAGE FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 @ 6:30 PM | AGES 4 to 12 years old
Join the Youth Services Department in celebrating Polish American Heritage Month! Experience Polish culture as
you try your hand at Wycinanki (paper-cut design) and learn how to make Gwiazdy (an eight sided star). Registration
is not required to attend, but space is limited.
HALLOWEEN BOO-TACULAR
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 FROM 6:30 TO 8:30 PM | AGES 10 years old and under
Families with children 10 years old and younger are invited to celebrate Halloween with the
library! Join us for an evening of stories, crafts, games, and our first ever Spook in the Stacks
hunt. Wear your Halloween costume so that you can take part in the library’s first ever
Trunk or Treat! Registration is not required to attend this event.
Foreign Language
Film Series
Join the Library the second Monday of the
month at 7:00 pm at the Bensenville Theatre
for our Foreign Language Film Series! Free
admission! All films will be presented in
their native languages with English subtitles.
Todas las peliculas estaranen sus lenguas
nativas. Wszystkie filmy beda w ich
jezykach ojczystych.
SEPTEMBER 14 | Calle 54 (Spanish)
OCTOBER 12 Pan’s Labyrinth / El Labertino
del Fauno (Spanish)
NOVEMBER 9 | Ida (Polish)
DECEMBER 14
Extraterrestrial / Extraterrestre (Spanish)
COMPUTER CLASSES
The library is proud to offer a variety of FREE technology classes for a range of skill levels. Space is limited in these
classes—a reservation is required to attend! Call or stop by for more information or to sign up!
Computer Basics
Thursday, September 3 @ 2 pm
Thursday, October 1 @ 2 pm
Intro To Microsoft Excel
Monday, October 19 @ 6 pm
Intro To Microsoft Publisher
Saturday, September 19 @ 12 pm
Intro To Microsoft Word
Monday, September 21 @ 6 pm
Thursday, October 22 @ 10 am
Microsoft Office Basics
Monday, October 12 @ 6 pm
Intro To Microsoft Powerpoint
Thursday, September 17 @ 10 am
Thursday, October 15 @ 10 am
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Intro To Photoshop Elements
Monday, September 14 @ 6 pm
Thursday, October 8 @ 10 am
Photoshop Elements 2
Thursday, September 24 @ 10 am
Thursday, October 29 @ 10 am
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Tablets, Smartphones, Ereaders:
Learn About Our Digital
Resources
Monday, September 28 @ 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 17 @ 12:00 pm
Using The Internet
Thursday, September 10 @ 10:00 am
Monday, October 5 @ 6:00 pm
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VILLAGE OF BENSENVILLE
Village of Bensenville
12 South Center Street
Bensenville | Illinois 60106
www.bensenville.il.us
630 766 8200
President
Frank Soto
Trustees
Rosa Carmona
Frank DeSimone
Susan Janowiak
Martin O’Connell
Agnieszka “Annie” Jaworska
Henry Wesseler
Village Clerk
Ilsa Rivera Trujillo
Village Manager
Michael Cassady
2ND ANNUAL B-WELL WALKATHON & FAMILY FEST
SEPTEMBER 12 | SEE YOU THERE!
Mark your calendars now for this family-friendly event hosted by the
Bensenville Community Youth Services Coalition to promote healthy
living. Individuals and families can participate in a community walk, a
health expo featuring a wide range of local vendors and health service
providers, and plenty of healthy food and fun activities for everyone at
the Redmond Recreational Complex.
10am | Walkathon begins at Bensenville Park District finishing
at Redmond Recreational Complex ( route map available at
www.bensenville.il.us)
11-2pm | Redmond Recreational Complex free swimming,
ice skating, climbing wall and many other activities.
Free t-shirts and healthy lunch available while supplies last.
NEW POLICE STATION OPENED
QUICK FACTS
• This 47,000 square foot state of the art facility is an
adaptive reuse of a blighted industrial building that
was vacant since 1998.
• This project has been delivered on time and under
budget. The total project budget was $15,835,000 and
the total project cost came in at $15,741,429.
• Over $1 million dollars of construction contracts went
to Bensenville businesses.
• As a result of being a green community and building
the police station to LEED Gold standards, we will
receive a 70% federal rebate on all interest paid for
these bonds. Savings are estimated to be at a minimum $550,000 and can grow to $1,500,000 by the time the
bonds are paid out.
• By delaying a year for the second tract of bonds we achieved savings of $1.25 Million due to the issued bonds
being bank qualified. (Bank Qualified is a designation meaning the purchasing bank gets to deduct certain
expenses involved with the issuance of the bonds and thus offer a reduced interest rate.)
• The Village was awarded $117,788 in grants to reimburse energy efficiency upgrades through DCEO’s Illinois
Energy Now program.
• Illinois Clean Energy has awarded $25,000 for the LEED Gold Certification process already underway.
• New headquarters is ADA compliant, allows reports to be taken in private, provides for a safer environment for
officers, prisoners and the general public, facilitates modern and professional police investigations, operations
and training, and includes a large multi-purpose room that allows for more interaction with the public at
meetings and that also serves as a fully equipped emergency operations center.
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New Bensenville Citizen Patrol Making a Difference
On June 20, 2015 Bensenville Patrol units responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash involving a motorcycle. The offending vehicle was described by dispatch as a blue pick-up truck. Citizen Patrol Officers Angel
Ramirez and Ramona Westfall were on duty at the time and were monitoring the radio traffic. Ramirez and
Westfall noticed a blue pick-up truck travelling east bound on Green Street from York Road. They followed
the pick-up truck at a safe distance and were able to relay the license plate information to Bensenville
dispatch via their assigned telephone. Bensenville/Franklin
Park Patrol units were informed and responded. Ramirez
and Westfall continued to follow the suspect vehicle into
Franklin Park while in constant telephone contact and relaying information to Bensenville dispatch. When the suspect
vehicle was delayed by a freight train, Bensenville/Franklin
Park Patrol units caught up to the vehicle.
Because of new Bensenville Citizen Patrol Officer Ramirez
and Westfall’s observation skills, understanding of their duties, and volunteer service the offender of this accident was
apprehended. We would like to thank Citizen Patrol Officers Ramirez and Westfall for their service. If you are
interested in joining the Citizen Patrol please visit www.bensenville.il.us or call 630-350-3455
BACK YARD HEN PROGRAM
The Village of Bensenville continues to find new ways to
build a green community and help foster healthy lifestyles.
We are proud to have launched a backyard hen program and
seeing residents participating.
BRUSH PICK-UP
Residents are invited to put these items
out for removal on the Sunday prior to
the week of pick-up, but no later than
7:00 am on the first Monday of each
month.
From May through November Allied
Waste will remove individual branches
that are less than three feet in length
and one inch in diameter on your
regular trash collection day from your
regular collection point in biodegradable paper bags or garbage cans with
two Yard Waste Only labels attached.
Allied Waste collects these branches
with other residential yard waste.
Bundled brush and branches will not be
collected.
For 2015, brush pick-up weeks start on
the following days:
September 7 | October 5 | November 2
HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Overview of Backyard Hen Program
• A license for the property must be issued to raise hens.
• Only residents of single family homes are eligible for a coop license.
• Up to 4 hens allowed; however, no roosters allowed.
• Coops and runs may be located in the rear yard and must be at least 10 feet from all property lines.
• The coop must have a minimum of four square feet per hen. The run must be attached to the coop and be
covered on all sides, including the top. Hens must not be allowed to exit an enclosed space.
For more information call 630-350-3413.
TRICK OR TREAT HOURS
3PM-8PM | OCTOBER 31
For Halloween Health and
and Safety Tips visit
www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/
NUEVO MEXICO 2000 OPENS
IN DOWNTOWN & POPEYE’S
CHICKEN COMING SOON
Nuevo Mexico 2000 celebrated the
opening of their new location at 11 West
Main Street in Downtown Bensenville
in late June. Please help welcome and
support this new business. Plus, keep
an eye out for the opening of a new
Popeye’s Chicken at 511 W Irving Park
Road this fall.
NOISE RELIEF FROM TRAINS
The Quiet Zone has begun in Bensenville. What does it
mean? The trains will not use their horn when they are approaching the crossings at York, Center, Addison, and Church
Roads. This also means pedestrians must be aware before
crossing and remove headphones to listen for the train. The
following are suggestions:
1. Obey all signals at these crossings, while driving or walking.
2. Remain behind the safety gate arms.
3. Do not attempt to cross as the safety gate arms lower or while bells or lights are activated.
4. Cross only on public designated crossings.
5. Turn off your cell phone or MP3 players when near the tracks. Texting or other distractions can be deadly.
6. Do not rely on the scheduled arrivals of trains thinking you can still cross and beat the train.
7. Always EXPECT a train before crossing even when signals indicate otherwise.
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FINANCIAL CORNER
Village of Bensenville
12 South Center Street
Bensenville | Illinois 60106
www.bensenville.il.us
630 766 8200
According to our most recent Residential Community Survey
(2014) the most important Village goal is to be financially
sound. We wanted to give some general insights on were the
village stands as of now in comparison to a few years ago.
The chart shows a comparison of the Villages Finances in 2014
versus 2009. The chart shows Village Wide
Unrestricted Net Assets as well as a breakout of the
Village’s two largest funds.
The key indicator in the chart is the increase in Fund
Balance percentage in the General fund from a negative
26% to a positive 43%. This financial indicator is used by
the major credit rating agencies (S&P / Moody’s) spot
check a Village’s financial health.
FINANCIAL
20092014
Village Wide Unrestricted Net Assets
($436,407)
$10,778,450
Total General Fund Expenditures
(excluding transfers)
General Fund Unreserved/Unassigned
Fund Balance
Fund Balance Percentage
$19,626,545
$17,576,933
($5,154,818)
$7,572,828
Utility Fund Operating Expenditures
Utility Fund Unreserved/Unassigned
Fund Balance
Fund Balance Percentage
-26.26%
43.08%
$6,061,309
$6,737,390
$5,447,423$5,367,336
89.87%
79.66%
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
CAFR Award
Budget Award
SENIOR CITIZEN CLUB LUNCHEONS
Bensenville residents aged 55 and over are invited to enjoy a meal and play some bingo
the first Tuesday of the month at Monty’s Banquet Hall located at 703 South York Road.
The cost is $4.00 for a great meal, raffle prizes, and bingo. If you would like to join the club,
simply show up at Monty’s the day of the event with your ID. Doors open at 10 AM and
lunch begins around 11:00 AM. If you have any questions, please call 630-594-1010.
FALL COMMUNITY YARD SALE
Mark your calendars and clean out your closets for the Fall Community Yard Sale taking
place the weekend after Labor Day, September 11-13. To host a Yard Sale during this
time you must complete a Yard Sale application and obtain a FREE Yard Sale Permit.
Permit applications are available at Village Hall. For more information call 630-350-3413.
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New Community Job Board & Real Estate Locator
The new community job board will be a great resource for both residents and businesses. It allows Bensenville businesses who are looking to hire employees to post those job opportunities free of charge and is also another outlet for
residents seeking employment close to home to find a job.
The real estate locator feature on our website allows users to post both residential and commercial properties online.
This tool will help market properties available in Bensenville and help to attract new residents and business into town.
Both the community job board and real estate locator require the help of getting people to post their jobs and properties online and can be done by going to www.bensenville.il.us so please help us spread the word. If you have any
questions about either of these please contact 630-594-1010.
HOLIDAY TREE DONATION
It is never too early to start planning for the holidays. We are planning a great holiday season for Bensenville children
of all ages. You can be a big part of these festivities by donating a tree to be used in Downtown Bensenville. If your
tree is chosen, your family or business will be recognized at the event and you can participate in the tree lighting ceremony Sunday, November 22. If you have a tree that might be suitable and is accessible, please call (630) 766-8888.
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FENTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
FENTON WELCOMES NEW PRINCIPAL
FENTON COMMUNITY
HIGH SCHOOL | District 100
1000 West Green Street
Bensenville | Illinois 60106
630-766-2500
www.fenton100.org
Mission Statement
The mission of Fenton High School is educate
and inspire each student to reach his/her
fullest potential as a productive, lifelong
learner and a responsible, respectful person
by providing comprehensive, challenging,
quality learning experiences in a supportive
environment.
Board of Education
Mary Ribando | President
David Vogel | Vice President
Laura Wassinger | Secretary
Nancy Gonzales | Susan Ralph
David Shimanek | Paul Wedemann
On Wednesday, July 1, Fenton welcomed James Ongtengco as their new
principal. Mr. Ongtengco comes to Fenton from Mundelein High School
where he served as assistant principal. While July 1 marked his official
start date, James was already a familiar face at Fenton as he made it a
priority to meet with staff, department chairpersons, administrators and
Board of Education members since he was hired last spring.
“I’m excited and honored to be the new principal of
Fenton High School,” said Mr. Ongtengco. “I’m looking
forward to leading Fenton in these exciting times that
includes but not limited to access and equity, renovation,
1:1(1 computer per every student), Be REAL, Bison Time
and literacy across the curriculum.”
Students, parents and community members are encouraged to follow James on Twitter at @fentonprincipal.
2015 – 2016 School Year Begins with Ongoing Construction*
The District 100 Board of Education will hold
its regular business meetings on Monday,
Sept 28 and Monday, Oct 26. District 100
meetings are held at 7 pm in the board room
at Fenton Community High School. Parents
and community members are invited to attend.
Fenton High School staff, administrators and school board
members, in partnership with architectural firm, Wight &
Company and construction company, IHC, look forward to
welcoming students back on August 31 and the start of
the 2015 – 2016 school year.
Administration
Dr. Kathie Pierce | Superintendent
Mr. James Ongtengco | Principal
Ms. Jane Lawnicki
Director of Business Operations
When students arrive on August 31, they will find a new
student service center complete with a College and Career
Center, remodeled Media Center, up-to-date sprinkler
system throughout the building and remodeled and
reconfigured classroom spaces. In addition, every student
will have a new assigned locker and all classrooms will be
renumbered with new signage displayed.
Calendar Reminders
MONDAY | SEPTEMBER 7 | No School Labor Day
THURSDAY | SEPTEMBER 17 | Curriculum Night
FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 18
12:08 Dismissal School Improvement Day
FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 25
Freshman Fall Play Charlotte’s Web 7 pm
MONDAY | OCTOBER 5-10
Homecoming Week Activities
FRIDAY | OCTOBER 9 | Homecoming Game
MONDAY | OCTOBER 12 | No School Columbus Day
SUNDAY | OCTOBER 18 | Fall Choral Concert 7 pm
TUESDAY | OCTOBER 20 | BANDARAMA 7 pm
THURSDAY | OCTOBER 22, 23, 24
Fall Play | Up the Down Staircase | 7 pm | $5
SATURDAY | OCTOBER 24
Senior Citizen’s Matinee 1 pm
THURSDAY | OCTOBER 29
No School Parent Teacher Conferences
FRIDAY | OCTOBER 30
No School | Teacher Institute
@FentonHS
Principal James Ongtengco
Security remains our number one priority. During first
semester, Door 1 will remain Fenton’s temporary main
entrance with a secured buzz-in system and a Fenton staff
member monitoring the door. Lunch will be served in
Fenton’s air conditioned field house until the cafeteria
reopens second semester.
wear identifiable credentials while working on the
Fenton campus.
The entire construction project will not be complete
until January 2016 when the remodeled cafeteria, new
main entrance and additional student space will open.
“This is a very exciting time for Fenton High School,”
said Superintendent, Dr. Kathie Pierce. “We are
looking forward to a successful start to the school year
with the assistance and patience from everyone as we
navigate a school day with ongoing construction. We
are confident that this updated learning
environment will provide every Fenton student with
the tools needed to be a productive lifelong learner.”
*Please note that due to editorial deadlines, the information shared
in this newsletter was current as of July 28, 2015. Visit the Fenton
website to view photo galleries of the construction progress.
The construction site is closed to student and staff traffic
at all times. Bus lanes are open during drop off and pick
up times only. A locked wooden wall surrounds the
construction site and construction workers have no contact
with students. Please note that all construction workers
received a background check with our local police and
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FENTON CREST RECEIVES AN UPDATE
The Fenton Community High School District 100 Board of Education in partnership with school
administration is proud to unveil an updated version of the Fenton crest.
The Fenton Branding Committee, comprised of school board members and school administration,
worked diligently to capture the tradition of the crest while modernizing the graphic. With the
facility construction project in progress, it became evident that the files currently used to reproduce
the graphic would need to be updated to match current printing trends.
The Board was strongly in favor of keeping current school colors and the Bison mascot to
maintain the strong tradition of Fenton High School.
The updated Fenton crest has updated icons within the four chambers, a letter F and a ribbon
distinguishing 1917 as the year Bensenville first began providing a high school program. The
crest’s four chambers mirror the mission, beliefs and vision of Fenton High School. See descriptions below.
Our belief is that education in the
Arts is vital to student success
because it opens the door to diverse
thinking and innovation. Fenton High
School has a rich history in the Arts which
includes curricular
and after school
programming in music, drama, speech,
writing and multiple
media art. With the
understanding that attitude is a critical factor in determining whether
one reaches his or her potential, a
rich Arts program provides an outlet
for students to communicate their
viewpoints and experience how
others view the world.
support system and measured on a
variety of standardized achievement
tests and local assessments.
Our belief is that school, family and
community share the responsibility
for education. This
support will lead
to highly motivated
students who are
eager to pursue their
education and will
pass the energy on to enrich the
educational environment for all.
Our belief is that effort and achievement build self-esteem. Establishing an atmosphere that promotes
pursuing excellence with
a passion in academics,
activities, athletics and
community service will
result in learning as a
lifelong endeavor.
Our belief is that a continuous
focus on educating and inspiring
all students to reach their fullest
potential is our first priority.
At Fenton High School,
we understand that each
student will demonstrate
growth appropriate to his/
her capabilities in math,
science, social studies,
reading and writing. This
will be accomplished through
a rigorous curriculum, established
The updated Fenton
crest will be added to the new main
entrance, signage throughout the
building, letterhead, business cards
and communication vehicles such
as the Fenton website, Twitter and
Facebook page.
Senior Citizen Gold Card Program
The Fenton Senior Citizen Gold Card program provides individuals, 65 years or older living within the District 100
boundaries, a Gold Card for free access to most Fenton High School athletic events, music performances and drama
productions.
To receive a Senior Citizen Gold Card, please contact Teri Wood, Director of Community Relations, at 630-860-8621 or
[email protected] Please provide the spelling of your first and last name, a phone number, and an address where
the card can be sent. The Senior Citizen Gold Card, along with a calendar of upcoming events, will be mailed to you.
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THE FENTON DRAMA DEPARTMENT PRESENTS,
UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE OCTOBER 22-24
The Fenton Drama Department is proud to present, Up the Down Staircase on October 22, 23 and 24 at
7:00 pm in the Lewis-Huffman Auditorium at Fenton. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.
Taken from the popular novel by Bel Kaufman, Up the Down Staircase is the story of Sylvia Barrett, a
first year English teacher at an inner city school with hopes of inspiring students to become writers and
peeking their interest in classical literature.
However, she quickly learns that this noble
pursuit will have a
number of obstacles from students and
administration alike. Written in 1964, Up the
Down Staircase spent 64 weeks on the New
York Times Best Seller list and sold over 6
million copies. As a play, it is one of the most
produced high school plays of all time, providing students with a number of memorable
roles and audiences with as many laughs. Mark your calendars for Fenton’s production which promises
to be a wonderful evening of entertainment.
Senior Citizens Invited to a Free Matinee Performance
of Up the Down Staircase
An exclusive matinee of Up the Down Staircase will be performed for Bensenville and Wood Dale senior
citizens on Saturday, October 24 at 1 pm. There is no admission charge and light refreshments will be
served during intermission. Senior citizens interested in attending can make reservations by calling
630-860-8620 from October 12-16. Please leave a message with your name, phone number and the
number of people in your party.
FENTON CELEBRATES
HOMECOMING 2015
October 5-10
Fenton will celebrate Homecoming during
the week of October 5 through October 10.
This year’s theme is Carnival. Visit the Fenton
website at www.fenton 100.org for more
information. Businesses are encouraged to
place a homecoming message on their marquee
or electronic sign and email a picture to Teri
Wood at [email protected] Photos will be
shared on Twitter, Facebook and the Fenton e
newsletter.
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CONCERT
Mark your calendar for the first Choral
Concert of the year. On Sunday,
October 18 at 3:00 p.m. Fenton
students will perform a variety of
musical selections in the LewisHuffman Auditorium. The concert is
free and open to the public.
Upcoming
Class Reunions
Please contact, Teri Wood, Director
of Community Relations at 630-8608621 or [email protected] to post
reunion information.
Class of 1980
Celebrating 35 years
OCTOBER 3 | 6:00 PM
Salt Creek Golf Club
Contact | Kathy Brichetto Conrad
[email protected]
Class of 1985
Celebrating 30 years
OCTOBER 10 | 6:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Arena Sports Bar and Grille
630 W. Lake Street, Elmhurst
Contact: Robin Kiamco
[email protected]
Class of 1960
Celebrating 55 years
OCTOBER 16 | 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Naperville, Illinois. Additional details
will be available soon
Contact: Herb Kelly
[email protected]
Stay connected with Fenton High
School. Visit the www.fenton100.org to
like us on Facebook, follow on YouTube
and Twitter (@FentonHS) and to sign
up for the Fenton weekly eNewsletter.
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BENSENVILLE PARK DISTRICT
Deer Grove Leisure Center
Administrative Office
1000 West Wood Street
Bensenville | Illinois 60106
630 766 7015
www.bensenvilleparkdistrict.org
facebook.com/bensenvilleparks
White Pines
Golf Club & Banquets
500 West Jefferson Street
Bensenville | Illinois 60106
630 766 0304
www.whitepinesgolf.com
Bensenville Water Park
& Splash Pad
1100 West Wood Street
Bensenville, Illinois 60106
630 766 SWIM
Fischer Farm
16W680 Grand Avenue
Bensenville | Illinois 60106
630 834 3152
Board of Commissioners
John Wassinger | President
Rich Johnson | Vice President
Jim Geils | Treasurer
Val Karg | Commissioner
Tom Earley | Commissioner
Executive Director
Rick Robbins
More Park District Events
DOG DAZE AT REDMOND PARK
Saturday, September 19 | 8-10:30pm
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION GOLF OUTING
WHITE PINES GOLF CLUB & BANQUETS
Thursday, October 15 | 11am shotgun
HALLOWEEN ZUMBA
DEER GROVE LEISURE CENTER
Monday, October 26 | 7:15-8:15pm
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FALL ROSTER OFFERS FRESH PROGRAMMING
The Park District is excited to announce that registration for Fall classes and programs is underway. Staff has been working to develop
new and exciting recreational opportunities for the Bensenville Park District residents.
You will see several new programs and events for teens including dances and ice skating nights. Pre-teens and teens will also be able to
receive babysitting training and certification that will prepare them for their first job and be more prepared as they take on this challenge.
You will also find the newly developed School of Dance and Movement where ballet and tap classes are taught by seasoned professionals
educated and trained in theatre, dance, and the arts. This program will allow children the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop through
a variety of dance classes and ability levels. Tumbling and cheerleading classes will also be offered.
The BPD Club, the District’s before and after school program, will now include children in grades 6 through 8 at Blackhawk Middle School.
In addition to the traditional activities and working on homework, these children will experience some new back to nature opportunities by
working in our new garden beds, learning the benefits of nature and the world around us, and enjoying more of the outdoors. The children
will also assist in the Park District’s efforts to restore and beautify the public parks and native open spaces as part of a District-wide
ecological restoration plan.
Our Adult Group Fitness Class Program has added five new classes to their Fall Calendar, perfect for those looking for variety in their
fitness regimen. The District is now able to boast that it offers over 25 fitness classes a week. We are trying to offer a variety of classes
and schedule them at different times of the week in hopes to fit most schedules.
The Park District is striving to provide new, fun, unique, and educational experiences for all ages. For more information about the facilities,
programming and special events available through the Bensenville Park District and to view their interactive Fall Program Guide, please
visit www.bensenvilleparkdistrict.org or call 630-766-7015.
RICK ROBBINS | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BENSENVILLE PARK DISTRICT
NEW DANCE, TUMBLING & GYMNASTICS PROGRAM
The Bensenville Park District introduces its newly redesigned Dance, Tumbling and Gymnastics’
Program for ages 2 to 15! All classes are offered at the Deer Grove Leisure Center in the dedicated
Dance Studio Room which features a spacious wood floor, full mirrors and mounted bars. Our
talented instructors design the programs toward skill development, socialization and a group
dance experience where every dancer excels. Dancers experience quality skill instruction in a fun,
supportive, non- competitive environment that offers an annual dance recital. There are 10 different classes to choose from, with
a variety of the classes offering instruction based on multiple age groups. For more information, please visit the dance pages on
our website or refer to the Park District’s Fall Program Guide.
WE MAKE FITNESS FUN!
SESSION I FALL CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 7.
Bensenville Park District offers a variety of fitness classes and athletic programs. Your child is
sure to enjoy the classes and programs we are offering this fall! Check out the fall program guide
or bensenvilleparkdistrict.org for options to keep your child(ren) active. There are plenty of new
options to choose from; Fall youth classes include tennis, karate, volleyball, basketball camp and
tournaments, and a Zumba® class just for kids. Make sure to sign your boy or girl up for the 2015 Youth Basketball League for
grades K-8. Registration is September 1 through November 6.
TINY TOT PRESCHOOL
Tiny Tot Preschool is a well-rounded program designed for 3-5 year old children to help build their self
confidence in a fun and nurturing environment. Children enjoy stories, energizing music, age-appropriate art
projects, and activities that will expose your child to important concepts including numbers, letters, shapes
and colors. Tiny Tot Preschool will encourage social, intellectual and ethical growth of your child through joyful
discovery and thoughtful play. The school year is through May 27, 2016. Sign your child up any time during the
school year; openings are based on class availability. Payment plans are available.
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BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
Now includes middle school students!
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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Transportation for Tioga and Johnson School students
Blackhawk students are escorted to/from Deer Grove Leisure Center
Discounts for additional sibling and Days Off Care Program
Staff are trained in Behavior Management, Customer Service and CPR/First Aid
The program is geared toward full-time kindergarten through 8th grade and registration is at Deer Grove Leisure
Center. For more information refer to our Program Guide, website, or call Phyllis Schmidt at 630-766 7015, ext. 2005.
Take advantage of our Fall Into Fitness Sale when you can
save 15% and get a bonus month added to your new annual
membership pass(es) to the Deer Grove Fitness Center and/
or the Group Fitness Class Program. Sale applies to new
annual members for ages 14 and up.
THE
SUMMER
FINALE!
SHiNDiG
TRY OUR FITNESS CENTER AND NEW CLASSES ON US!
September 8 through September 14
We encourage you to come out during this time to check our adult fitness services out. Attend any adult fitness class,
at any time during our “Free Fitness” dates. Make sure to try some of our new class offerings: Spinerval, HIIT It!,
Triple Threat, Interval Scult, Morning Crunch!, Boot Camp, or 20/20/20. You may also work out in the Fitness Center
as many times as you like. Make sure to view the Group Fitness Class Calendar for class dates and times and our
Fitness Center’s hours of operation at bensenvilleparkdistrict.org or at the Deer Grove Leisure Center.
SEPTEMBER 25 | 7PM
A musical & visual 60s trip; era
costumes and harmonies
WHAT’S NEW AT THE FARM?
Fischer Farm is located at 16W680 Grand Avenue. The community is invited
to see the farm’s new arrivals. The farm is now caring for 10 chickens in
the newly renovated brooding house and will soon be adding additional
small animals for families to come and see, touch, and learn about.
Events at the Farm
Registration (if required) for Fischer Farm events is at the Deer Grove
Leisure Center. Make sure to visit the special events page on the Bensenville Park Districts website or the
Fischer Farm Facebook page; please check back often for up-to-date information for events at the farm.
ARTISTS & AUTHORS | September 13 | 10am-3pm
Admission is free. A variety of art, crafts and more will be available for purchase. Fiction and non-fiction books will
be available for all ages. Families will enjoy the entertainment and children’s activities.
BREAKFAST AT THE FARM | October 3 | 9:00-11:00am
Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then step back in time to the1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Registration is required,
only $16 for breakfast, lecture and tour.
HERITAGE DAY | October 10 | 10am-4pm
Free community event and fun for the whole family! Try your hand at candle making and pumpkin painting. Enjoy a
pig roast, live music, petting zoo, pony rides, arts and crafts, civil war reenactments, and more!
FAMILY CAMPING AT THE FARM | October 16-October 17
Spend the night camping and enjoy quality family fun! Hotdogs (you will cook on the fire), chips and a beverage for
dinner, s’mores, and continental breakfast will be provided. Registration is required, only $8 per person.
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Open for lunch and dinner
HDTV’s for sports viewing
Craft beers on tap & bottles
Visit
www.whitepinesgolf.com
for coupons and menu
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SCHOOL DISTRICT 2
NEW GOALS AT BENSENVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT 2
TO SUPPORT MISSION AND BELIEFS
BENSENVILLE ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL DISTRICT 2
210 South Church Road
Bensenville | Illinois 60106
www.bsd2.org
630 766 5940
Board of Education
Robert F. “Bob” Laudadio | President
Kathie Bossier | Vice President
Jorge Sanchez | Treasurer
Donna Prunotto | Secretary
Katie Krajecki
Nancy Quinn
Matthew Vassar
Administration
Dr. James Stelter | Superintendent
Dr. Kay Dugan
Assistant Superintendent for Learning
Paul Novack | Chief Financial Officer
Jodi Arvis
Director of English Language Learning
Leah Gauthier
Director of Instructional Services
Juliann Greene
Director of Special Education
Margaret Ryan
Director of Instructional Technology
DIRECTORY OF SCHOOLS
Blackhawk Middle School
630 766 2601
Perry Finch | Co-Principal
Sarah Humboldt | Co-Principal
Jeffrey Kersten | Assistant Principal
W.A. Johnson School
630 766 2605
Missy Baglarz | Co-Principal
Jason Smith | Co-Principal
Diane Thornburg | Interim Principal
Tioga School
630 766 2602
Missy Baglarz | Co-Principal
Nicole Robinson | Co-Principal
Dr. Reinhard Nickisch | Interim Principal
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Community members helped develop
a new Strategic Plan for District 2
at four meetings in April and May.
Parents and community leaders from
other governmental bodies worked
in small teams with the Board of
Education and District 2 staff. They
reviewed the District’s strengths and
looked for ways to improve. The new
plan’s goals include increasing afterschool club opportunities, revising
grading standards, and improving
communication to parents. The Board
adopted the team’s recommendations
in June, including the Mission
Statement and six fundamental Belief
Statements, below. The District is
placing special emphasis on the
second belief statement, about
community partnerships.
Mission Statement
Maximize the unique potential of each child by honoring
a natural curiosity and igniting a desire to learn
Belief Statements
We believe that student learning is maximized when:
The child is at the heart of all decisions
Partnerships across school, family and community
are established and maintained
Dedicated and talented educators are recruited,
mentored and retained
The curriculum is rigorous and innovative
Instructional practices ignite a child’s natural curiosity
The school environment is physically and emotionally safe
BLACKHAWK MIDDLE SCHOOL PHASE II RENOVATIONS ARE COMPLETE
Newly-renovated areas greeted students on the first day of classes at Blackhawk Middle School on August 24. The
auditorium has new seats, a new sound system, new stage curtains and is freshly-carpeted. A new learning center
has been constructed on the north end where rooms 160 – 162 used to be. It’s triple the size of the old learning
center, with space to build things, to record video presentations, to hold meetings, and of course to use the library
collection. New classrooms have replaced the old learning center.
VOLUNTEER WITH PROJECT CARE PLUS
The Project CARE Plus program (Citizens Active in Reading Education Plus other subject areas) is gearing up for the
new school year! Project CARE Plus is an academic mentoring program that is embarking on its 20th year and as always we are in need of volunteers. If you love working with children and
you are able to give 1 hour a week to help in areas of Reading or Math
this program is for you! Project CARE will be hosting a brief, but informative training session on Thursday, September 3rd starting at 10:00am at
the Lifelong Learning Center. The program officially begins on Monday,
September 14. If you are unable to attend the seminar on September 3rd
and are interested in becoming a Project CARE mentor, please contact:
Lara Schwarz at (630)766-2605, option 5
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District 2 Welcomes New Teachers and Support Staff
Students were greeted by friendly new faces on the first day of school on August 24th. District 2 is excited
about the newest additions to or staff. All of these individuals bring a range of experience and a wealth of
knowledge to further our students as we prepare each student for a world or opportunities as a College,
Career, and Innovation ready citizen with 21st Century skills.
Joining the BSD2 team are the following new administrators and District 2 staff:
Mary Anderson
Technology Specialist
BS Illinois State University | MS Northern Illinois University
Blackhawk Middle School
Natalie Corona
Aubrey DeMuth
Nancy Donohue-Canfield
Catherine Fetscher
Victoria Mazzone
Maureen O’Rourke
Megan Peterson
Frank Rago
Patricia Romanek
Edward Sullivan III
Emily Taff
Patricia Koehn
Stephanie O’Connor
Daniela Venegas
Jeanette Weller
ESL Math Teacher
BS Southern Illinois University | MA National Louis
6th Grade ELA Teacher
BA Concordia University | MA Concordia University
Bilingual 6-8 Teacher
BFA University of Illinois | MS Northern Illinois University
Speech/Language Pathologist
BA Augustana College | MS St Ambrose University
Social Studies Teacher
BA Elmhurst College | MA Concordia University
Science Teacher
BS St Xavier University | MS DePaul University
6th Grade Social Studies Teacher BA Western Illinois University (WIU) | MAT National-Louis University | MA WIU
Science Teacher
BS Northern Illinois University
Special ED/ELA Teacher
BS Illinois State University
Math Lab Teacher
BA Elmhurst College
Science Teacher
BA St. Xavier University | MS DePaul University
Nurse
RN Suak Valley Community College
Specia Ed Aide
Language Assistant
Math Teacher
BA Western Illinois University | Certification Dominican University
W.A. Johnson School
Dianne Thornburg
Interim Principal
BS Elmhurst College | MS Northern Illinois University
Margaret Baker
Bilingual Social Worker
BS University of Illinois | MSW University of Illinois
Mary Balducci
Special Ed - ISP Teacher
BA Concordia University
Tessia Bucio
ESL Teacher
BA Northeastern Illinois University
Katelynn Johnson
Speech/Language Pathologist
BS University of Illinois | MA University of Illinois
Michelle Kozij
5th Grade Teacher
BA DePaul University | MEd. DePaul University
Dawn Marchut
Intermed Spec Ed (ISP) Teacher BA National Louis | MAT National Louis
Aurora Martinez
Bilingual 3rd Grade Teacher
BS DePaul University
Kaitlynn Nelson
2nd Grade Bilingual Teacher
BA Elmhurst College
Denise Pervaiz
ALS 3-5 Teacher
BA University of Missouri | MA Lewis University
Rachael Tortorello
1st Grade Teacher
BA Marquette University | MS Concordia University Wisconsin
Kimberly Glomp
Long-term Substitute Teacher
Natalie Brinkley
Literacy Aide
BA University of Iowa | MAT National Louis University
Leydi Carbajal-Irra
Special Ed Aide (Bilingual)
Jennifer Carlson
Literacy Aide
Haley Wittenberg
3rd Grade Sheltered Teacher
BA Elmhurst College
Tioga School
Reinhard Nickisch
Interim Principal
BA, Northern Illinois University (NIU) | MS NIU | PHd. NIU
Karla Alvarez
3rd GradeSheltered Teacher
BA University of Illinois, Chicago | MA Olivet Nazarene University
Denise Correa
Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher BA Northeastern Illinois University
Mildred Garcia
Bilingual Pre-K Teacher
BA National Louis University | MAT National Louis University
Christina Guevara
3rd Grade Teacher
BA University of Illinois
Rachel Maloney
5th Grade Teacher
BA Elmhurst College
Nicole Martin
2nd Grade Teacher
BA Northern Illinois University | MA Aurora University
Rachael McKenney
Bilingual Social Worker
BA Western Illinois University | MSW Aurora University
Erin Monley
5th Grade Teacher
BA University of SanDiego
Laura Negrete
Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher BA Illinois State University | MA Norther Illinois University
Tom Pazdan
ESL Polish Teacher
BS Eastern Illinois University
Alfredo Valdes
3rd Grade Bilingual Teacher
BA Northern Illinois University | MS Chicago State University
Ashley Davila
Literacy Aide
Gloria Escalante
Clerical Aide
Moncerrat Garcia
Special Ed Aide (f/t)
Dayana Malpica
Special Ed Aide Nicholas Sutryk
Literacy Aide
BA Illinois State
Margaret Taylor
Nurse
RN University of S Carolina
Blanca Cruz
Parent Outreach Coordinator
Annamarie Mendoza
Health Aide
Lily Velazquez
1st Grade Bilingual Teacher
BA Elmhurst College
W.A. Johnson/ Tioga School
Gladys Osornio
Bilingual Psychologist
BS Western Illinois University | MEd. National Louis University
Maria Pulido
3rd-5th Music Teacher
BMed. VanderCook College of Music
Ivonne Muralles
Speech/Language Pathologist
BSE U of Wisconsin, Whitewater | MS California Stat University
Welcome to the BSD2 family as we all look forward to a wonderful school year!
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9/1 | Tioga PTA Meeting, 6pm
9/3 | BMS Open House, 6:30pm
9/7 | NO SCHOOL | Labor Day
9/8 | WAJ PTA Meeting, 6:30pm
9/10 | WAJ Curriculum Night, 6pm
9/11 | Fenton Band Night, 5:30pm
9/15 | BMS 6th grade YWCA Parent
Night, 6pm
9/15 | BMS 7th & 8th grade YWCA
Parent Night, 7pm
9/16 | Tioga Open House, 6pm
9/16 | Board of Education Meeting, 7pm
9/17 | WAJ McTeacher Fundraiser Night
9/18 | Tioga Pre-K Screening
9/24 | WAJ PTA Nations Night, 6pm
9/25 | NO SCHOOL | Teacher Institute
OCTOBER
10/3 | ILMEA Junior Auditions, 7am
10/6 | Tioga PTA Meeting, 6pm
10/8 | WAJ Literacy Night & Book Fair,
6pm
10/12 | NO SCHOOL | Columbus Day
10/13 | WAJ PTA Meeting, 6:30pm
10/14 | Board of Education Meeting, 7pm
10/15 | BMS STAR McTeacher
Fundraiser Night, 4pm
10/20 | BMS PTO Meeting, 6pm
10/22 | BMS Parent/Teacher
Conferences
10/23 | NO SCHOOL
Parent Teacher Conferences
10/30 | Tioga & WAJ Halloween Parade
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BENSENVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
BENSENVILLE
Bensenville
Fire Protection District
ISO Class 2
500 South York Road
Bensenville | Illinois 60106
www.bensenvillefpd.org
Chief Michael Spain
Phone 630 594 1184
Cell 708 935 7198
Services
CPR
Child Safety Seat Checks
Professional Fire Academy
Citizens Fire Academy
Safety Seminars
Halloween is a fun, and spooky,
time of year for kids. Make
trick-or-treating safe for your little
monsters with a few easy safety tips.
Sparky® is a trademark of the NFPA.
Halloween Fire Safety Tips
If your children are going to
Halloween parties at others’
homes, have them look for
ways out of the home and plan
how they would get out in an
emergency.
Did you know?
Decorations are the first thing
to ignite in 900 reported home
fires each year. Two of every
five of these fires were
started by a candle.
Name or Organization Here
Contact Information Here
Your Source for SAFETY Information
NFPA Public Education Division • 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169
www.nfpa.org/education
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SATURDAY
LIBRARY CLOSED
NO SCHOOL LABOR DAY
LIBRARY CLOSED
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BCPL Storycraft, 10:30am
WAJ PTA Meeting, 6:30pm
BPD New Group Fitness, DGLC
BPD Free Workouts, Open Hours,
DGLC Fitness Center & Classes
Village Comm Mtgs 6pm, VH
Village Bd of Trustees Mtg 6:3opm, VH
BCPL Play to Learn, 10:30am
BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm
FHS Music Booster Mtg 7:30pm
BPD Free Workouts, Open Hours,
DGLC Fitness Center & Classes
BPD Board Meeting, 6 pm, DGLC
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BCPL Play to Learn, 10:30am
BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm
FHS Bison Booster Mtg 7pm
BCPL Using the Internet, 10am
BCPL Growing Readers, 10:30am
BCPL Garden Club, 12pm
BCPL Chess Club, 6:30pm
WAJ Curriculum Night, 6pm
BPD Free Workouts, Open Hours,
DGLC Fitness Center & Classes
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BCPL Growing Readers, 10:30am
BCPL Computer Basics, 2pm
BCPL Thursday Night Book Club, 7pm
BMS Open House, 6:30pm
BCPL Friday Funday, 10:30am
BCPL Libraries Remember, 6:30pm
D2 Fenton Band Night, 5:30pm
BPD Free Workouts, Open Hours,
DGLC Fitness Center & Classes
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BCPL Friday Funday, 10:30am
BPD Free Workouts, Open Hours,
DGLC Fitness Center & Classes
BWell Walkathon 10am
Family Fest 11am - 2pm
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BCPL Book Brunch, 10am
BCPL Play to Learn, 10:30am
BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm BCPL
BCPL Bensenville Reads, 7pm
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BCPL Photoshop Elements 2, 10am
BCPL Growing Readers, 10:30am
WAJ PTA Nations Night, 6pm
BCPL Microsoft PowerPoint, 10am
BCPL Growing Readers, 10:30am
BCPL Fall Family Craft Night, 6:30pm
BCPL Based on the Book, 7pm BV Theatre
FHS Curriculum Night
WAJ McTeacher Fundraiser Night
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BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm
Tioga Open House, 6pm
Board of Education Meeting, 7pm
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BCPL Quilters, 7pm
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Village Comm Mtgs 6pm, VH
Village Bd of Trustees Mtg 6:30pm, VH
BCPL Storycraft, 10:30am
BCPL Starting a Small Business,
6:30-8:30pm
BCPL Quilters, 7pm
BMS 6th grade YWCA Parent Night, 6pm
BMS 7th & 8th grade YWCA Parent
Night, 7pm
Village Comm Mtgs 6pm, VH
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BCPL Lil Yogis, 10:30am
BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm BCPL
BCPL Tablets, Smartphones, eReaders,
6pm
District 100 Bd of Ed Mtg, 7pm
BCPL Toddler Tales, 10:30am
BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm
BCPL Intro to Microsoft Word, 6pm
BCPL Library Board Meeting, 7:30pm
CDC Mtg 6:30pm,VH
BCPL Toddler Tales, 10:30am
BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm
BCPL Intro to Photoshop Elements, 6pm
BCPL LEGO Night, 6:30pm
BCPL Foreign Language Film Series, 7pm
BPD Free Workouts, Open Hours,
DGLC Fitness Center & Classes
BCPL Second Sundays,
2-4pm Log House
BPD Free Workouts, Open Hours,
DGLC Fitness Center & Classes
BPD Artists & Authors, 10am-4pm,
Fischer Farm
2015
Throughout the month of September
Save 15% and get a bonus month added to your new annual
membership pass(es) to the Deer Grove Fitness Center and/or
the Group Fitness Class Program. Details on page 11!
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BCPL Intro to Microsoft Publisher, 12pm
BPD Dog Daze, 7am, Redmond Park
BPD Ecological Work Day, 9am,
Hyatt-Hubbard site
FALL INTO FITNESS SALE!
BCPL Friday Funday, 10:30am
BCPL LEGO Brickmaster Build Off, 6pm
FHS Freshman Fall Play 7pm
D2 NO SCHOOL-Teacher Institute Day
BPD Concert: SHiNDiG, 7-10:30 pm,
White Pines Golf Club
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BCPL Friday Funday, 10:30am
Tioga Pre-K Screening
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BCPL Storycraft, 10:30am
BCPL Family Movie Night,
7pm BV Theatre
BCPL Quilters, 7pm
Tioga PTA Meeting, 6pm
BPD Fitness Sale Begins, DGLC
Fitness Center & Classes
Senior Citizen Luncheon 11am, Monty’s
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BCPL Lunchtime Theatre, 12pm
BCPL Computer Basics, 2pm
BCPL Hispanic Heritage Family
Craft Night, 6:30pm
BCPL Thursday Night Book Club, 7pm
BCPL MEGA Art Day, 10am-12pm
BCPL Are You Afraid of the Dark?
6-7:30pm and 8-9:30pm
ILMEA Junior Auditions, 7am
BPD Breakfast at the Farm, 9 -11 am,
Fischer Farm
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BCPL Storycraft, 10:30am
WAJ PTA Meeting, 6:30pm
Village Comm Mtgs 6pm, VH
Village Bd of Trustees Mtg 6:30pm, VH
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BCPL Toddler Tales, 10:30am
BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm BCPL
BCPL Microsoft Office Basics, 6pm
BCPL LEGO Night, 6:30pm
BCPL Foreign Language Film Series, 7pm
NO SCHOOL COLUMBUS DAY
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BCPL Second Sundays, 2-4pm Log House
BCPL Play to Learn, 10:30am
BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm
FHS Music Booster Mtg, 7:30pm
Board of Education Meeting, 7pm
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BCPL Play to Learn, 10:30am
BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm
FHS Homecoming Week
FHS Bison Booster Mtg, 7 pm
BPD Board Meeting Committee of the
Whole, 6 pm, DGLC
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BCPL Friday Funday, 10:30am
BPD Family Camping 5pm/9am,
Fischer Farm
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BCPL Friday Funday, 10:30am
FHS Homecoming Week
FHS Homecoming Football,
5pm & 7:15pm
BCPL Microsoft PowerPoint, 10am
BCPL Growing Readers, 10:30am
BCPL Polish American Heritage Family
Craft Night, 6:30pm
BCPL Based on the Book, 7pm BV Theatre
BMS STAR McTeacher Fundraiser
Night, 4pm
BPD Customer Appreciation Golf Outing,
11am, White Pines Golf Club
BCPL Intro to Photoshop Elements, 10am
BCPL Growing Readers, 10:30am
BCPL Garden Club, 12pm
BCPL Chess Club, 6:30pm
FHS Homecoming Week
WAJ Literacy Night & Book Fair, 6pm
BCPL Tablets, Smartphones, eReaders,
12pm
BPD Family Camping 5pm/9am,
Fischer Farm
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BCPL Second Sundays Special,
2-4pm Log House
FHS Homecoming Week
BPD Heritage Day, 10 am-4 pm,
Fischer Farm
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BCPL Photoshop Elements 2, 10am
BCPL Lunchtime Theatre, 12:00pm
BCPL Fright Night Double Feature,
7pm and 9:15pm BV Theatre
FHS NO SCHOOL Parent-Teacher
Conferences
BPD Monster Mash, 5:30-7:30pm, DGLC
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BCPL Intro to Microsoft Word, 10am
BCPL Growing Readers, 10:30am
FHS Fall Play, 7pm
BMS Parent/Teacher Conferences
BCPL Book Brunch, 10am
BCPL Super STEAM, 10:30am
BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm
BCPL Play to Learn, 10:30am
BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm
BCPL Paranormal Chicago, 7pm
BPD Board Meeting, 6pm, DGLC
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BCPL Lil Yogis, 10:30am
BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm
BCPL Intro to Photoshop Elements, 6pm
District 100 Bd of Ed Mtg, 7pm
BPD Halloween Zumba, 7:15-8:15am,
DGLC
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BCPL Family Fun Day, 10:30am
BCPL Hard-Boiled, 7pm
Village Comm Mtgs 6pm, VH
Village Bd of Trustees Mtg 6:30pm, VH
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BCPL Storycraft, 10:30am
BCPL Quilters, 7pm
BMS PTO Meeting, 6pm
Village Comm Mtgs 6pm, VH
BCPL Toddler Tales, 10:30am
BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm
BCPL Intro to Microsoft Excel, 6pm
BCPL Lit Chicks, 7pm
BCPL Library Board Meeting, 7:30pm
CDC Mtg 6:30pm, VH
BCPL Noodles the Wonder Dog, 2pm
FHS Choral Concert, 3pm
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BCPL MEGA Art Day, 10am-12pm
FHS No School
Tioga & WAJ Halloween Parade
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BCPL Friday Funday, 10:30am
BCPL Halloween BOO-Tacular,
6:30-8:30pm
FHS Fall Play, 7pm
NO SCHOOL-Parent Teacher
Conferences
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FHS Senior Citizen Play Matinee, 1pm
FHS Fall Play, 7pm
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BCPL Storycraft, 10:30am
BCPL Family Movie Night, 7pm
BV Theatre
BCPL Quilters, 7pm
FHS Homecoming Week
Tioga PTA Meeting, 6pm
Senior Citizen Luncheon 11am, Monty’s
BCPL Toddler Tales, 10:30am
BCPL Kindergarten Boot Camp,
12:30 – 2:30pm
BCPL Using the Internet, 6pm
FHS Homecoming Week
CDC Mtg 6:30pm, VH
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Join the Bensenville Library for the fourth annual Fright Night Double Feature at the Bensenville Theater on
Thursday, October 29 for a showing of Gremlins at 7:00 pm and The Lost Boys at 9:15 pm. This year we will feature
a costume contest, face painting, and some Gremlins collectibles on display! See the front page for more details!
FRIGHT NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE!
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