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March/April 2012

Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary If you are a Girl Scout now or if you have been a Girl Scout in the past, please join us for two special events celebrating 100 years of Scouting. The Promise Circle, 7 p.m. Monday, March 12 at Bensenville Public Library.

Fenton seniors, Lea Cartina and Jenny Garcia, play the lead roles of Velma and Roxie in the Fenton Community High School performance of “Chicago The Musical.”

Fenton High School Presents ‘Chicago’ Fenton Community High School is proud to present “Chicago The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21 in the Lewis-Huffman Auditorium at Fenton. “Chicago” is the story of a chorus girl who believes that crime is her route to fame and fortune in 1920s Chicago. Toe-tapping musical numbers, including “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle;” dancing in the style of Bob Fosse; a cast and crew of more than 100 Fenton students; and a roller-coaster of a storyline make for a thoroughly enjoyable show.  Tickets for the performance are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

Senior Citizen Matinee A luncheon and special matinee performance of “Chicago The Musical” will be performed for Bensenville and Wood Dale senior citizens at noon on Saturday, April 21. There is no admission charge for this event but pre-registration is required. To make a reservation, call 630-860-8620 from April 6 and April 13. Please leave a message including your name, phone number and the number of people attending. 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 tryan@bsd2.org, or 630-766-5940 ext. 105.

Bensenville School District 2

210 S. Church Road, Bensenville, IL 60106

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“Girl Scouts International Fair - Still under the Same Stars for 100 Years” will be held at Faith Community United Church of Christ, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28. Opening Ceremony is at 10 a.m. with many activities and programs planned throughout the day. For more information, contact Gina Ceaser, B.I.W.A. Service Unit Manager, 630-595-3722

Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner

Bensenville Lioins Club is hosting its annual fund-raising All-You-CanEat Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Bella Vista 305 W. Main St., Bensenville. Menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, chef’s salad, rolls and garlic bread. Donations are $4 for children, $7 for adults. Children under 4 are free. For more information, call 630-651-0323.

Submit information for the newsletter

If your community group or organization has community news, please submit your entry for the May/June issue by April 10 to tryan@bsd.org, or 210 S. Church Road, Bensenville.

In This Issue Bensenville Reads........................pg 2 Quilt Show....................................pg 4 Golden Wish Program..................pg 6 Chippewa School Open House....pg 8 Fenton is REAL............................pg 10


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200 S. Church Road Bensenville, IL 60106 www.benlib.org 630-766-4642 Mon-Thurs................ 9 am-9 pm Friday........................ 9 am-5 pm Saturday...........................Closed Sunday......................1 pm-5 pm

Board of Trustees

Alan Herff, President Norbert Banaszynski, Vice Pres. Mike Zalas, Treasurer Nancy Gonzales, Secretary Kim Glomp Susan Z. Diamond Nancy S. Rizzo Jill Rodriguez, Library Director

The Bensenville Community Public Library is once again sponsoring Bensenville Reads, our annual community-wide reading event. This year’s book is The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees. Don’t miss out on your chance to join the Bensenville community as it reads The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. Stop by the Library and pick up a copy to read today!

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott Book Discussion Join the Book Brunch book discussion group at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Library for a discussion of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. Copies are now available at the Library’s circulation desk.

An Evening with Louisa May Alcott An Evening with Louisa May Alcott, featuring historian, author and actor Leslie Goddard as Louisa May Alcott will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Goddard’s portrayal will feature the author’s characteristic humor and pathos and reveal much about women’s lives during the Civil War.

Louisa May Alcott Progressive Tea Join Penny and Kelly at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 for a celebration of Louisa May Alcott. Learn more about Louisa’s most loved literary works and how they were influenced by her life during a progressive tea. Whether you are a lifelong fan of the author or someone who has never read Little Women, this is one event you won’t want to miss!

Live at the Library: Kelly O’Connor McNees Join the Bensenville Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, as we welcome Kelly O’Connor McNees, author of the 2012 Bensenville Reads selection, The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. A book signing and reception will follow Kelly’s presentation.

National Library Week Student Art Show National Library Week is April 8-14. Visit the Library and see all the changes we are making to ensure we remain a vital part of our community. Do you owe for overdue books? During National Library Week the Library will accept donations of nonperishable food items in lieu of payment of fines for overdue materials. All donations go to the Bensenville/Wood Dale Food Pantry.

The Bensenville Arts Council Annual Student Art Show showcases the works of Bensenville students in grades 1-12. This year’s selections will be on display at the Library from March 20 through April 19. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Library from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.

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Empty Bowls

The Bensenville Arts Council and the Library are sponsoring the 6th Annual Empty Bowls Auction this April to benefit the Bensenville/Wood Dale Food Pantry. You’re invited to donate handcrafted bowls, bid on bowls at the silent auction, or attend a soup supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, to help support this project. For more information contact Jill Rodriguez at the Library. N e w s


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Upcoming Youth Programs

Disaster Preparedness

Family Movie Night

Learn from a real-life storm-chaser, on how to be better prepared for disaster at a special event at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23 at the library. Learn about what’s happening around the country, how your family can be better prepared, how to put together a home disaster kit and more while listening to storm stories from Eddy Weiss, a real-life stormchaser. This event is brought to you by Chasing4Life, the Bensenville Lions Club and the Library.

Join the Library the First Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Bensenville Theatre for a showing of our favorite films based on books. Admission to the show is free. March 6 — Spy Kids: All the Time in the World April 3 — Winnie the Pooh

Hunger Games Trivia Bowl

Are you an expert on The Hunger Games? You may have what it takes to compete with other fans for a Marcus Theater gift card! Register with three others and choose your district to join the party at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 16. Visit the Youth Services desk at the Library to register. May the odds be ever in your favor.

Tax Forms

Color Splash

A selection of Federal and State of Illinois tax forms and instruction booklets are now available free of charge at the Library. Tax forms can also be downloaded from the Library’s website at www.benlib. org.

Celebrate Youth Art Month with an evening of creative fun at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. We will create amazing art with paint, crayons, and more! This program is suitable for children 10 years old and younger and their parents. Registration is required to attend this event. To register, please contact the Library.

Upcoming Adult Programs

Spring Book Sale

Book Discussions

The Bensenville Library is now accepting donations of juvenile and adult books for the Annual Spring Book Sale. Books must be delivered to the Circulation Desk during normal business hours. Out of consideration for others, we request that you do not drop donations in the book returns or leave them in bags and boxes outside the Library.

Each month the Library hosts several book discussion groups. Copies of the books to be discussed are available at the Library’s circulation desk. March 1 at 7 p.m — Weird Sisters March 28 at 10 a.m — Good Grief April 5 at 7 p.m — The Memory Palace April 25 at 10 a.m — The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott

Based on the Book

Join the Library the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Bensenville Theatre for a showing of our favorite films based on books. Admission to the show is free.

Mark Your Calendar

March 15 — One Day April 19 — Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

The Spring Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5. The VIP Preview Sale will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4.

Spring Fling Bead-In Calling all beading aficionados! Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at our first-ever Spring Fling Bead-In and Bead Swap. We’ll have project ideas to share as well as one beading project that you can complete before you leave. For more information please contact Kelly or Mary at 630-766-4642. B e n s e n v i l l e

The Library will be closed April 8 for Easter.

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5th Annual All Around the House Quilt Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 17 & 18, at Fischer Farm

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Doll quilts, wall quilts, crib quilts and bed quilts are “All Around the House.” More than 100 quilts -- many antique will be on display. There will be door prizes and a Quilter’s Garage Sale where you can purchase used books, patterns, fabric, blocks, etc. Please note that there is a half flight of stairs to get into the farmhouse, and the show will be on two floors with one flight of stairs inside. Fee is $3 per person, $1 for ages 5-18, payment accepted at the the door only. No strollers please. Fischer Farm is located at 16W680 Old Grand Avenue by Church Road.

White Pines Golf Club Events Friday Night All You Can Eat Fish Fry Tastefully accompanied with a variety of weekly entertainment, the Fish Fry is available from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday during Lent. We’re excited to showcase delicious new menu items, but you still can count on enjoying our regular AllYou-Can-Eat Fish Fry. A children’s menu is now available. We look forward to seeing you!

Deer Grove Lesiure Center

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

1000 W. Wood Street Bensenville, IL 60106 630-766-7015 www.bensenvilleparkdistrict.org

White Pines Golf Club

Office 630-766-0304

Board of Commissioners John Wassinger, President Tom Earley, Vice President Rich Johnson, Secretary Jan Crowe, Treasurer Ken Anderson, Commissioner

Director of Parks & Recreation Steve Cherveny, CPRP

Join us at White Pines Golf Club on Saturday, March 17, 2012. There will be two seatings offered for this popular event. The first seating is from 2-4 p.m. and the second one is from 6-8 p.m. Get a group together and make your reservations early to secure your spot for an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet dinner. Treat yourself to our menu of corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes and carrots, and Shepherd’s Pie on a day when everyone is a little bit Irish. Irish beers and breads will also be featured. This year we are offering discounted pricing for seniors and children.

Easter Brunch Treat Your Family to Easter Brunch at the White Pines Golf Club Banquet Hall on from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2012. We have a special new menu we’re excited to share with you. Reservations are required so please make yours by calling us at 630-766-0304, ext.2. For more information on these events please visit our website at www.whitepinesgolf.com or call 630-766-0304 ext. 2.

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Self-Defense for Teens

Make the most of spring break with the Bensenville Park District as we go on a new field trip adventure each day. You can register for trips individually, or sign up for all of them. the trips are for children ages 5 (must be in full day Kindergarten) through 12 years. Fee $46/$56, $36 for BPD Club Participants (each day attending) discounts apply when you register for multiple trips.

Make Your Own Braided Bowl

KN715501-01 Sat, Apr 7 10:00am-12:00pm Age: 5-12 w/adult Limit: 30, 150 Deadline: Mar 30 Location: White Pines Banquet Hall Fee: $15/20 per child. $10/$12 per adult. $15/$20 per additional child (same family only)

Learn how to make a fabulous fabric braided bowl. Anyone can make this; no special skills required. It is all made by hand by braiding cotton fabric and minimal hand stitching; no machine sewing involved and no tiny stitching required. Once you learn how to make this bowl, you are a gift-machine! These are nice bowls to store jewelry, hair clips, office supplies, or loose change; it can even serve as a planter. All supplies and written instructions are provided, plus extra supplies to take home. Fridays, April 13, 20, 27 9:00-10:30am Location: DGLC- Craft Room Fee: $20/$25, register by April 5

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Your family and children will enjoy a breakfast buffet while celebrating the coming holiday. Children can go to the Bunny Corner and play games, make crafts, and collect candy. Each child will receive a gift from the great Bunny himself. After breakfast, children are invited to join in an egg hunt. All parents and adult participants must pre-register and will enjoy breakfast with their family. Please bring your own baskets.

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In 2012, the Bensenville Park District has expanded its period of discounted Early Bird Pass Sales. You can conveniently get this low rate now through April 30 at the Leisure Center. Don’t wait for the heat to arrive before you buy your family’s Passes – the rates do go up May 1st!

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A practical self-defense class is being offered especially for teens. In a single class teens will learn easy techniques that will work even when not executed perfectly; why pepper spray doesn’t work; how to carry yourself in a way that instantly makes yourself less vulnerable to attackers; and how to recognize and avoid situations that may increase risk of attack. Join Adam Kamarat (2nd Degree Black Belt) and Eric Medina (3rd Degree Black Belt) on from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at the Leisure Center. Fee is $40, please register by April 5. For ages 14 and over, ages 14-17 need to register with a parent.


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Seniors, Request Your ‘Golden Wish’

Mayor Soto’s Senior Advisory Council will review and reward the first ‘Golden Wishes’ in April. Have you submitted your wish? All Bensenville residents (including those in unincorporated areas) over age 65 or with a disability are eligible to submit a wish. Applications are available at Village Hall, at Bridgeway and Castle Towers, at the Bensenville Community Library and on our website at www.bensenville.il.us.

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Village of Bensenville 12 S. Center Street Bensenville, IL 60106 www.Bensenville.il.us 630-766-8200

President Frank Soto

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Morris Bartlett Robert Jarecki Martin O’Connell Oronzo Peconio JoEllen Ridder Henry Wesseler

Village Manager Michael Cassady

Senior Citizen Monthly Luncheons

Bensenville residents 55 years and over are invited to enjoy a meal and play some bingo at Monty’s Banquet Hall located at 703 S. York Road. The luncheon takes place the first Tuesday of every month. The cost is $4 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 a.m. and lunch begins around 11:15 a.m. If you have any questions, please call 630-594-1010.

Volunteers have already offered to fulfill wishes including painting, sculpture, craft and cooking classes and to help write personal histories. To volunteer your skills, services or resources to hep make a wish come true, please call Mike Martella at 630-594-1010.

Learn to Swim with American Red Cross

The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program is designed to give students a positive learning experience. This program teaches aquatic safety skills in a logical progression through six levels of courses. The objective of this program is to teach children to swim and be safe in, on and around the water. A variety of options including parent and child classes, youth learn to swim, adult learn to swim, spring board diving, and private lessons. For more information and pricing contact the Aquatic Center at 630-594-1413. Session Dates: Spring I 5/26/12

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Spring II 4/22/12–

Free Bus Service to Green Teen Zone

We are pleased to inform you that we now have FREE transportation available to children who would like to attend the Green Teen Zone! Bus services will be provided to students coming from Blackhawk Middle School to the teen center. The bus will run Monday through Friday throughout the school year! The bus to the teen center will be labeled BH03 and will be the third bus in line by the auditorium doors. As always, children will need to follow school rules regarding appropriate bus behavior. While District 2 is providing transportation free of charge, the district is not responsible for the whereabouts of students after school after leaving school grounds. Blackhawk Middle School and the Transportation Department will, however, keep a list of students who regularly attend the teen center and ride the bus, as well as students who wish to attend for a day.

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Building Permit Reminder

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring is just around the corner, and with good weather comes the opportunity for many home improvement projects. You need to obtain building permits for many home improvements and if you ever have any questions come into Village Hall or call 630-350-3413. We look forward to working with you and making this process as easy as possible.

Village Hall, 12 South Center Street, Second Floor

Brush Pick-Up Expands

Su Opinion Cuenta! Help refine the VISION for the future.. This session will focus on Green Street, the Eastern Business District and the Central Business District. The Village of Bensenville invites and encourages residents and business owners to attend an open house to help guide our Airport Compatibility Study and play a part in deciding Bensenville’s future.

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4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sign Up for Notification System

Bensenville EMA asks residents and businesses to go to the Global Connect Emergency Notification link on the Village web site, www.bensenville.il.us, and submit home and cell phone numbers for emergency notifications situations.

Edge hosts U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships The Skating Council of Illinois is proud to be hosting the 2012 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships. This year’s competition will be held at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois. Date: April 11-14, 2012 For detailed event information and pricing please call 630-766-8888

Teamster Horsemen Spread Holiday Cheer Mayor Frank Soto and the Village Trustees honored the Teamster Horsemen Motorcycle Association members for their generosity and continuing contributions to the Annual Toy Drive.

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Swim Team Offers Clinics Swim clinics are designed to develop all four competitive strokes. Practices include 20 minues of drill time per stroke and 10 minutes of start and turn work. For more information and pricing contact the Wahoo Hotline at 630-594-1106. Ages: 6-18 Season: 4/3/12-5/24/12. Practice is Tuesday and Thursday 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

Prepare for Severe Weather

The week of March 4 -10 is “Severe Weather Preparedness Week”. Bensenville Emergency Management would like to encourage residents and businesses to visit the EMA portion of the Village web site to find out more on severe weather preparedness.

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The Village will be expanding its curbside branch and brush pickup program this year to include a fourth week. The 2012 schedule for curbside branch and brush pickup will be April 9, May 29, September 4, and November 5. All branch and brush must be on the curb prior to 7 a.m. on the pickup day.

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Chippewa School Community Open House Take a Walk Down Memory Lane

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Patty Reyes, President Kathie Bossier, Vice Pres. Jorge Sanchez, Treasurer Nancy Quinn, Secretary Bob Laudadio Rev. Luis F. Reyes Cindee Hazen Dr. James Stelter, Superintendent

Directory of Schools

Blackhawk Middle School 630-766-2601 Bob Pape, Principal Perry Finch, Asst. Principal Sarah Casson, Asst. Principal Chippewa School 630-766-7611 Nicole Robinson, Principal W. A. Johnson School 630-766-2605 Jennifer Ban, Principal Mohawk School 630-766-2604 Madelyn Di Rienzo-Devers, Principal Tioga School 630-766-2602 Amy Prester, Principal

Chippewa School is hosting a Community Open House and “Walk Down Memory Lane’ from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Come meet up with old friends and former teachers, and browse through old photos. The building opened in 1927 as Bensenville Community High School, then became Blackhawk Middle School before becoming a Chippewa School, serving 3rd-5th grades. Walk the halls one last time, take photos and share stories before the school comes down to make room for the new addition at Tioga School. Demolition is necessary to properly drain the property and neighborhood. The new addition is schedule to open in August, and the community will be welcomed.

Do you have memories to share? The Chippewa School Open House committee is looking for old photos, yearbooks and other memorabilia to display during the open house. If you have materials you would be interested in loaning for the event, please contact Terry Ryan, Community Relations Coordinator, at 630-766-5940 ext. 105.

Kindergarten Registration March 20

District 2 will hold kindergarten registration for all children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1: 1-6 p.m. March 20 Mohawk School 917 W. Hillside; Johnson School 252 Ridgewood; and Tioga School 212 W. Memorial All Kindergarten students will need to register at their home schools. If you are unsure of which school your child will attend, please call the Transportation Department at 630-766-2057.

Registration Requirements • Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2012 • Certified Copy of an Original Birth Certificate • Proof of Address (Residency proofs will be taken in August) Please bring your child with you so that they can be assessed for Kindergarten.

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Blackhawk Middle School presents ‘Annie Junior’

Hockey Players Make Big Impression

Ali Thomas is spending his first year out of high school far from his New York City home playing a game he’s been involved with since he was 10 years old. As a forward for the Chicago Steel hockey team, he trains five days a week and plays games the other two days, with an occasional day off.

Blackhawk Middle School will present “Annie Junior” at 7 p.m April 27 and 28. The one-act musical is based on the classic Broadway musical. The cast is under the direction of Doug Orlyk.

Once a week he breaks from his route to learn about his adopted community in aother way. He and fellow forward Michael Fallon spend one morning a week at Mohawk School, helping struggling students with reading and math. Altogether there are 16 Chicago Steel teammates volunteering at District 2 schools. They are the latest volunteers to join Project CARE, a district-wide student mentor program.

Buy tickets now for End-of-Year Carnival

“I’m happy to be there to help them because I was once one of these kids,” Ali said. “When I was younger I needed extra help learning to read.”

Bensenville District 2 and the local school PTAs are partnering to present an end-of-year carnival celebration in Town Center May 17-20.

The students’ expressions telegraph the positive impact the players are making. Thomas is a perfect example for students. He plans to attend either Cornell or Princeton next year. Michael Fallon spent his hour at Mohawk School working with a kindergartener, helping him sound out words while reading a book. He plans to attend Lowell College on a hockey scholarship next year.

All-Around Amusements will offer a range of rides for every age group, from kiddie rides to family rides and adult rides. Food and games will also be available.

“I think it makes a difference. When someone comes in other than their parents or teachers and tells kids how important it is to do well in school, I think it sends a message.”

In cooperation with the Village of Bensenville, the carnival will be located in the parking lot at Green Street and Addison Road. Blackhawk Middle School, Johnson School, Mohawk School, Tioga/Chippewa PTAs are selling wristbands in advance. The all-access wristband entitle the holder to unlimited rides for the four days. Wristbands are selling for $50 each. Individual tickets and $20 wristbands for four hours on Thursday and Sunday will be available at the event. Proceeds from the carnival will benefit the PTAs and the District 2 technology fund established through the Bensenville Community Foundation.

Project CARE coordinator Lara Schwarz said she is thrilled to have the players in the school. “They are all so well-mannered and disciplined. They are excellent role models,” she said. The Chicago Steel has the same season as professional hockey. You can watch the team play at Bensenville’s The Edge ice arena. Chicago Steel Hockey player Michael Fallon reads with a kindergarten student as a volunteer with Project CARE at Mohawk School.

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Administration Dr. Kathie Pierce, Superintendent Mr. Todd Leden, Principal Ms. Jane Lawnicki, Director of Business Operations

Calendar Reminders Thursday, March 1 12:12 Dismissal Parent Teacher Conferences 1:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Friday, March 2 & 5 No School

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What it means to Be REAL at Fenton In the fall of 2010, Fenton High School kicked off the Be REAL program, a Positive Behavior Interventions and Support System (PBIS) to address student behavior in a positive manner. Today, just one year after implementing the program, Fenton is celebrating a 25 percent drop in the student suspension rate and an overall increase in a positive school climate. Fenton’s Be REAL program stands for being a Responsible, Engaged, Appropriate Learner. The Be REAL model uses a behavior matrix to provide detailed information on what is expected in the classroom, hallways, cafeteria, and media center and while riding the bus. The core principle of PBIS and Fenton’s Be REAL program is that by providing students and staff with consistent behavior expectations and teaching those expectations, the result will be fewer behavior disruptions, more engaged learning and an increase in positive interactions among staff and students. Students exhibiting a Be REAL attitude are acknowledged in a variety of ways including 100 percent classroom awards and prize redemption days. Support from the local community has been tremendous. Forest Awards and Engraving donated plaques for classrooms acknowledgements and other local business have donated gift cards, free passes and buy one get one free tickets. FHS staff members have donated a variety of pizza lunches, gift cards and lessons for guitar and art projects. Businesses and community members interested in supporting the program should contact Jason Madl at madl@fenton100.org. Fenton High School is very proud of the early success of the Be REAL program. The entire staff recognizes that every minute spent in the classroom engaged in learning will lead to an increase in the academic success of every Fenton Community High School student. Additional successes will be shared in future issues of this newsletter.

March 19 - March 30 Spring Break Friday, April 6 No School April 24 -25 Praire State Testing The District 100 Board of Education holds monthly business meetings at 7 p.m. in the board room at Fenton. For upcoming dates, please visit the district’s website at www.fenton100. org. Parents and community members are invited to attend.

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Students are given weekly challenges to be 100 percent on time to class. Classes who meet the challenge are placed in a drawing to receive Donuts from a Dean.

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28 Spring Break Escapes, DGLC 8am-6pm Book Brunch, 10:00am BCPL

21

BPD Board Meeting, DGLC 6pm Family Night – Color Splash, 6:30pm BCPL BSD2 Board Mtg, 7pm LLC

14

FCHS Music Boosters 7 pm

BPD Board Meeting, DGLC 6pm BSD2 Committee of the Whole, 6:30pm LLC FCHS Bison Boosters 7 pm

1

29

Spring Break Escapes, DGLC 8am-6pm Facebook Workshop 10am BCPL Toddler Jams, 10:30am BCPL

22 Toddler Jams, 10:30am BCPL Birthday Bingo, DGLC 1-3pm ebay workshop 7pm BCPL

15

Facebook Workshop 10am BCPL Toddler Jams, 10:30am BCPL Lunch Bunch & Bingo, DGLC 12-3pm Based on Book, 7pm BV Theater

8

Facebook Workshop 10am BCPL Toddler Jams,10:30am BCPL Garden Club,11:30am BCPL

Facebook Workshop 10am BCPL FCHS 12:12 Dismissal Parent Teacher Conferences 1:15 – 6:15pm Book Discussion, 7pm BCPL

Thursday

No School - FCHS and BSD2 Spring Break

27

Storytimes, 10:30am BCPL Spring Break Escapes, DGLC 8am-6pm Village Bd of Trustees Mtg 6:30 pm VH Village Com. Mtgs 7 pm VH

20

Storytimes, 10:30am BCPL BSD2 Kindergarten Registration 2-6pm Village Com. Mtgs 6:30pm VH Lions Club, 7pm Bella Vista Quilters, 7pm BCPL

13

Storytimes, 10:30am BCPL Village Bd of Trustees Mtg 6:30 pm VH Village Comm Mtgs 7pm VH

Storytimes, 10:30am BCPL Senior Citizen Luncheon 11am Monty’s Family Movie, 7pm BV Theater Quilters , 7pm BCPL

New Community online calendar www.calendarwiz.com/bensenvillecalendar

Kiwanis Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Mama Maria’s.

Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Two Chefs.

Sunday

March 2012

30 Spring Break Escapes, DGLC 8am-6pm Drop In Storytime, 10:30am BCPL

23 Drop In Storytime, 10:30am BCPL Disaster Preparedness, 7pm BCPL

16

9

2

Drop In Storytime, 10:30 BCPL St. Pat’s Teen Dance, DGLC Gym 6-8pm Hunger Games Trivia, 6:30pm BCPL FCHS Padres Unidos 7-9pm

Drop In Storytime, 10:30am BCPL

FCHS & BSD2 No SchoolTeacher Institue Kids Day Off Trip, DGLC 8am-6pm Drop In Storytime, 10:30am BCPL

Friday

31

24 Lions Club Spahghetti Dinner fundraiser, Bella Vista, 4-7pm

17

10

3

Quilt Show, Fischer Farm 10am-4pm St. Pat’s Dinner White PInes Golf Course

Saturday


9

8

23

30

22

29

Tioga School Children’s Day Drop In Storytime, 10:30am BCPL

Drop In Storytime, 10:30am BCPL Writer’s Group, 7pm BCPL

16

Drop In Storytime, 10:30 BCPL Library Board Mtg, 7:30pm BCPL

15

Chippewa School Community Open House 1-4 p.m.

3

10

Storytimes, 10:30am BCPL Village Bd of Trustees Mtg 6:30pm VH Village Com. Mtgs 7pm VH Spring Beads, 7pm BCPL Poetry Readings, 7pm BCPL

Storytimes, 10:30am BCPL Senior Citizen Luncheon 11am Monty’s Family Movie, 7pm BV Theater Quilters , 7 pm BCPL

Tuesday

4

11

FCHS Music Boosters 7pm

BPD Board Meeting, DGLC 6pm BSD2 Committee of the Whole, 6:30pm LLC FCHS Bison Boosters 7pm

Wednesday

5

12

Garden Club,11:30am BCPL Toddler Jams, 10:30am BCPL

Toddler Jams,10:30am BCPL Book Discussion, 7pm BCPL

Thursday

24

FCHS PSAE Testing Village Bd of Trustees Mtg 6:30 pm VH Village Comm Mtgs 7pm VH Poetry Readings, 7pm BCPL

17

Lions Club, 7pm Bella Vista Village Com. Mtgs 6:30 pm VH Poetry Readings, 7pm BCPL Quilters, 7pm BCPL

26 Birthday Bingo, DGLC 1-3pm Wahoo Swim Team Open House, DGLC 7-9pm Louisa May Alcott, 7pm BCPL BSD2 District Performing Arts concert 7pm BMS

19

Lunch Bunch & Bingo, DGLC 12-3pm Based on Book, 7pm BV Theater FCHS Spring Musical 7:30pm

20

27 Drop In Storytime, 10:30am BCPL BMS Spring Musical 7pm

Drop In Storytime, 10:30am BCPL FCHS Spring Musical 7:30pm

Saturday

7

BMS Spring Musical 7pm

Disaster Preparedness Special Event Chasing4Life expert Eddy Weiss, Friday, March 23, 7pm at the Library. All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Bensenville Lions and the Library

28

21 FCHS Spring Musical Senior Citizen Lunch and Matinee 12pm FCHS Spring Musical 7:30pm

14

Brunch with the Bunny, WPGC 10am-Noon

Kiwanis Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Mama Maria’s.

Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Two Chefs.

25

FCHS PSAE Testing Book Brunch, 10:00am BCPL

18

Empty Bowls Soup Supper, 5-6:30pm BCPL BPD Board Meeting, DGLC 6pm BSD2 Board Mtg. 7pm LLC

13

6

Drop In Storytime, 10:30 BCPL FCHS Padres Unidos 7-9pm

BSD2 & FCHS No School Non Attendance Day Drop In Storytime,10:30am BCPL

Friday

Naitonal Library Week-Food for Fitness/Fitness Bonus Week - Bensenville Park District

Drop In Storytime, 10:30am BCPL CDC Mtg 6:30pm VH Writers Group, 7pm BCPL

2

Classes Resume Drop In Storytime, 10:30am BCPL Red Hat Divas, DGLC 6:15pm Lit Chicks, 7pm BCPL

Monday

1

Student Art Show Reception, 1-4pm BCPL

Library Closed

Sunday

April 2012


Bensenville Community News March/April 2012