hello! bensenville a lifelong learning community | july/august 2019
SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 4th of July Parade & Libertyfest
ONWARD AND UPWARD! Blackhawk’s eighth graders are ready to head to high school Blackhawk Middle School’s eighth graders celebrated the completion of their District 2 careers during their promotion ceremony held June 6 at Fenton High School. Among the more 247 eighth graders who participated in the ceremony, the following students were recognized with special awards: PRINCIPAL’S AWARD | Christopher Aylward and Lailah Stevens SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD | Christopher Aylward and Reagan Dakins HAWKS RECOGNITION | Giselle Sarabia and Reagan Dakins BENSENVILLE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION AWARD | Christopher Aylward BLACKHAWK FACULTY MEMORIAL AWARD | Alexander Marquez Jr. and Ariana Hurtado FENTON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION AWARD | Alexander Marquez Jr. and Kaitlyn Hoffing
MEDICAL EXAMS & IMMUNIZATIONS For the purpose of safeguarding the health of children, District 2 enforces Illinois health requirements that consist of health, dental, and eye exams, and immunizations specific to grade and age. In particular, physical examinations are required for all children entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and sixth grade, and those who are new to the school. Parents – please submit these required medical exam and immunization records for your child before school starts! Students who do not provide the required immunization and/or exam records will be excluded from school according to District policy and Illinois School Code. More information, as well as State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Forms, can be found at www.bsd2.org | Services | Health & Wellness | Required Examinations & Forms.
The Village of Bensenville presents the July 4th LibertyFest! This celebration of America’s birthday is full of family fun and great times for everyone. 10:00 am | Parade begins at 12 South Center St in Town Center, traveling east on Green Street and continuing south on York Road, finishing at Redmond Recreation Complex on Jefferson St. 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Free Public Skate at The Edge Ice Arena, 735 E. Jefferson Street (free skate rental for residents) 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Free Public Swim at Water’s Edge, 545 John Street 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Food and beer available for purchase. Local food vendors and a beer tent hosted by Bella Vista Banquets. Pony rides, mobile video games, and much more! 4:30 pm | MUSIC: Alternative Method Band – Pop Rock 7:30 pm | MUSIC: Libidio Funk Circus – Party Dance Music 9:30 pm | FIREWORKS launched from Public Works Parking will be available in and around Redmond Park. Handicap parking will be located in the lot on John Street while space is available. General parking lots will be located off of Jefferson and George Streets. Also on nearby side streets that allow parking. IN THIS ISSUE Elementary School District 2 Village of Bensenville Bensenville Community Public Library Fenton Community High School Bensenville Park District Fire Department Community Events
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ENDURING CONTRIBUTIONS District 2 presents its Founders’ Award to Vince Gaudio in recognition of his 35-year teaching career and continued service to BSD2 students. District 2’s Founders’ Award is only presented for enduring contributions of exceptional quality and for sustained commitment to the educational well-being of the children in Bensenville School District 2 schools. 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 Katie Krajecki | Vice President Christian Constante | Secretary Alex Stitgen | Treasurer Chris McCullough James Stoltman Susan Vitellaro Administration Dr. James Stelter Superintendent Dr. Kay Dugan Assistant Superintendent for Learning Paul Novack Chief Financial Officer Juliann Greene Director of Special Education DIRECTORY OF SCHOOLS Blackhawk Middle School 630 766 2601 Perry Finch | Co-Principal Sarah Humboldt | Co-Principal Nicole Mrowice | Assistant Principal W.A. Johnson School 630 766 2605 Missy Baglarz | Co-Principal Carlos Patiño | Co-Principal Tioga School 630 766 2602 Carlos Azcoitia | Co-Principal Jeffrey Kersten | Co-Principal
It is not awarded every year, but this year was given to Mr. Gaudio at the BSD2 Board’s May 15 meeting during a surprise ceremony before an auditorium packed with many of his admiring colleagues. Mr. Gaudio joined District 2 in 1980, and taught at Chippewa, Tioga, and Blackhawk schools before retiring in 2015. However, he never really retired. Mr. Gaudio continues to serve District 2 (this year at W.A. Johnson School) by providing part-time support for students in the District’s English Learners program, sponsoring after-school clubs, and volunteering at school and community activities. Congratulations, Mr. Gaudio, and thank you for your dedication to Bensenville School District 2!
CONGRATS … AND BEST WISHES! District 2 welcomed two new members to its Board of Education, and thanked two departing members for their service. Voters sent two incumbents and two newcomers to the Bensenville School District 2 Board of Education following the April 2 General Election.
Chris McCullough and James Stoltman were elected to their first four-year terms on the Board. Mr. McCullough is an associate professor in the Education Department at Rockford University, and Mr. Stoltman works in the IT department at Elgin Community College. Additionally, Bob Laudadio and Katie Krajecki were re-elected to the Board and chosen to serve as president and vice president, respectively, when the newly elected members were seated during a special May 2 reorganizational meeting.
During that meeting, the District also thanked departing board members Matthew Vassar, who served four years, and Jorge Sanchez, who served 11 years, for their service to District 2.
WALK-IN REGISTRATION Registration for students who will attend BSD2 schools in the 2019-20 school year but are not yet registered will be Thursday, August 1, from 2-6 pm at all District 2 schools. Parents who are not certain which school their child will attend may call 630.766.5940 ext. 1108 or 1114. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2019, to register for the 2019-20 school year. Parents registering children for the first time with District 2 must bring: • • • •
Transfer slips from the previous school they attended (if applicable) Certified copies of the original birth certificates for each child being registered Proof of residency Up-to-date physical, dental, vision, and immunization records
The first day of the 2019-20 school year is Wednesday, August 14. For more information, visit www.bsd2.org or contact the District 2 Educational Administration Center at 630.766.5940.
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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 DeSimone Trustees Rosa Carmona Ann Franz Marie T. Frey
SWEARING-IN CEREMONY HELD FOR VILLAGE TRUSTEES On May 14, 2019, DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin administered the oath of office for Nicholas Panicola, Jr., Rosa Carmona, and Marie T. Frey as Village of Bensenville Trustees where they will each serve a four year term. Rosa Carmona has served as a Village Trustee since 2015 and Nicholas Panicola, Jr. was appointed by Village President Frank DeSimone in 2017. Marie T. Frey was newly elected to replace Annie Jaworska who did not rerun in the April 2019 election. Marie T. Frey has been a resident for nearly 40 years in the Bensenville-Wood Dale area. She has been active in volunteering at Village sponsored senior events including the monthly Senior Luncheon. In October of 2018, Marie was presented with the Breiter-Cuvala Volunteer of the Year Award that recognized her spirit of volunteerism in the community.
McLane Mac Lomax Nicholas Panicola Jr. Armando Perez Village Clerk Nancy Quinn Village Manager Evan K. Summers
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GARDEN CLUB OF BENSENVILLE CELEBRATES 70 YEARS AS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION On Thursday, May 9, 2019 the Garden Club of Bensenville gathered for their annual meeting to celebrate 70 years as an organization. The Garden Club of Bensenville, the oldest civic group in the Village, held their first meeting on May 12, 1949 where late founder and first president, Barbara Groves Linden was elected. She had a vision for the women of Bensenville to serve their community through beautification and preservation. As part of the celebration, Bensenville Village Manager Evan K. Summers presented a letter of recognition on behalf of Village President Frank DeSimone to Ellie Leveen who has been a Bensenville Garden Club Member for 60 years. DeSimoneâ€™s letter thanked Ellie for her support and efforts towards giving back to the community over the many years as a member of the club. The Garden Club of Bensenville is always looking for additional members to share a good time and discuss gardening. They meet at the Bensenville Community Public Library on the second Thursday of each month at 12:30 pm.
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B-RECOGNIZED FOR YOUR RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPING! LANDSCAPE WASTE DISPOSAL & OPEN BURNING RULES IN DUPAGE COUNTY In 1990, the DuPage County Board passed Ordinance OWR-001-90 banning the illegal disposal of landscape waste. WHY? • To maintain acceptable ambient air quality and to protect the health, welfare and safety of DuPage County’s residents. • The open burning of landscape wastes produces particulate matter that may exceed the National Ambient Air Quality survey standard.
What Does Dupage County’s Ordinance Say? It shall be unlawful for any person to cause or allow any open and uncontrolled burning of landscape wastes at any site in unincorporated DuPage County. It shall be unlawful for any person to cause or allow the burning of any refuse including landscape waste in any chamber not specifically designed for the purpose and approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to regulations adopted by the Illinois Pollution Control Board or specified by this Ordinance. For more information, call 630.350.3413. 4
The Village is partnering with the Garden Club of Bensenville to recognize great looking residential properties in the community. Village staff and residents will be monitoring homes to recognize the best kept yards in Bensenville. Please call 630.594.1010 if you want to nominate a property to be recognized!
VOLUNTEER TO BE A PART OF THE 2020 CENSUS! Census Day is coming up on April 1, 2020 and we’ve formed a Complete Count Committee to promote the upcoming Census to make sure each resident is counted. Getting an accurate count for the Census can help the Village in many ways like identifying proper allocation of funding for education, neighborhood improvements, and much more. You can help by applying for a Census job which includes great pay, flexible hours, and paid training. For additional information, please call 855.562.2020 or visit 2020census.gov/jobs.
REDMOND RESERVOIR EXPANSION PROJECT BENEFITS BENSENVILLE RESIDENTS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH HEAVY RAINFALL Last summer, the Village and DuPage County went through an extensive expansion project at Redmond Reservoir which created nearly 6.5 million gallons of additional capacity. Because of high amounts of precipitation at the end of April and beginning of May, this project proved to be successful, saving Bensenville and surrounding areas from extensive water damage to properties. During the weeks of heavy rainfall this spring, the Redmond Reservoir was able to utilize nearly all of its 6.5 million gallons of additional capacity. This project helped reduce the amount of flooded streets, seepage into homes, and flooding in downstream communities. Typically this much rain would have overflowed the reservoir but, with the expansion last summer, there was sufficient capacity to handle the stormwater. The added capacity also allowed the Village to delay its pumping operations, which provide a direct benefit to the downstream areas. Additionally, the recreational uses of the Redmond Park were also intact as almost all the walking paths and basketball courts were still functional.
FALL COMMUNITY YARD SALE SEPTEMBER 12-15 Believe it or not, fall is just around the corner! If you missed the Spring Community Yard Sale, take advantage of the Fall Community Yard Sale taking place the extended weekend of September 12th-15th. To host a yard sale and to be included on a community flyer, you must complete a yard sale application and obtain a FREE permit. If you wish to have your address posted on the community yard sale flyer, please turn in your application by September 6th. Permit applications are available at Village Hall at the Community and Economic Development counter. For more information, visit Bensenville.il.us or call 630.350.3413. BE NSE NVIL L E
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DOWNTOWN CONSTRUCTION – MUSIC IN THE PARK MUSIC IN THE PARK | NEW LOCATION BEGINNING JULY 10TH – Due to downtown improvement projects, Music in the Park will be held at the corner of Main Street and Center Street beginning July 10 through August 21. Parking will be available along Railroad Avenue, Addison Street, Center Street, Main Street, Metra commuter lots, and additional side streets that allow parking. MUSIC IN THE PARK COMMUNITY DAY JULY 31ST – A special community focused Music in the Park will take place on Wednesday, July 31st to promote local programs and services. Representatives from the Bensenville Community Public Library, School District 2, School District 100, the Park District, The Bensenville Fire Protection District, and the Village will be present to answer questions and provide helpful information specific to their organization. We encourage you to stop by each booth to ask questions and receive free information and register for giveaways.
VILLAGE CELEBRATES NATIONAL POLICE WEEK To show support for local law enforcement, the Village encouraged residents to display blue lights and/or blue ribbons outside their home to celebrate National Police Week through the Week of Sunday, May 12th. The lobby of the Bensenville Police Department sported blue ribbons and balloons to show their support. The Village thanks all law enforcement for their tireless efforts to keep their community’s safe.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AUGUST 6TH The Village invites you to come out and celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6th from 5-7 pm at Redmond Park. National Night Out is a nationwide community-building campaign that promotes strong policecommunity partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to help make our neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live and work. For additional details on the event, please visit the Villages website at Bensenville.il.us.
A brand new High Definition camera system was installed in the Village Board Room this spring. These new cameras will provide a higher quality video for viewing Board Meetings and other events. Additional program adjustments will also make video production easier while also improving the overall quality. Village Board Meetings, Spotlight Videos, or Business Showcases, are available on Comcast channel 6, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, or the Villages website at Bensenville.il.us.
HOLIDAY TREE DONATION It’s never too early to start planning for the holiday season in Bensenville! The Village is searching for a tree to be used in Downtown Bensenville’s Holiday Magic Tree Lighting Ceremony. If chosen, your tree will be removed free of charge, with ground manicure provided afterwards by Bensenville Public Works. You are also eligible to be recognized at the Holiday Magic event and have the opportunity to participate in the Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 1st. If you have a tree that might be suitable and is accessible, please call 630.697.3439. L IF E L O N G
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First started in the late 1960’s, the Bensenville-Wood Dale Food Pantry has grown from having two elderly pickup trucks to serving over 375 families a month with two box trucks and a van. They are located at 192 S. Center Street which is attached to Faith Community Church. They also utilize on site food trucks and portable pantries several times each month which usually takes place at local schools or churches. The food pantry serves Bensenville, Wood Dale, and Elmhurst families in need and over 10 tons of food is distributed every month. If you would like to volunteer or donate food, please contact the pantry at 630.766.9382 or stop by during their hours of operation. Hours of Operation Saturday | 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM Wednesday | 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM Have food? Share with us. Need food? We share with you!
NEW HIGH DEFINITION CAMERA SYSTEM IN VILLAGE BOARD ROOM
Support the Bensenville-Wood Dale Food Pantry this Summer by Donating or Volunteering
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Bensenville Community Public Library 200 South Church Road 630.766.4642 Mon-Thur | 9am-9pm Fri-Sat | 9am-5pm Sunday | 1pm-5pm The Bensenville Park District Deer Grove Leisure Center 1000 West Wood Avenue 630.766.7015 Mon-Fri | 6am-10pm Sat-Sun | 7am-5pm Bensenville Village Hall 12 South Center Street 630 766 8200 Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri | 8am-5pm Tuesday | 8am-7pm Saturday | 9am-12pm Bensenville Police Department Not a site - call for referrals 630.350.3455
BENSENVILLE COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY AUTHOR VISIT: TED & JACK TUESDAY | JULY 9 @ 7 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 Linda Weiss | President Mandi Zalewski | Vice President Susan Earley | Treasurer Tina Lux | Secretary Kathleen “Kathy” Quinn Jim Ricker David Sieffert | Library Director LIBRARY CLOSINGS Thursday, July 4 | Independence Day Friday, August TBD | Staff In-Service Day Sunday, September 1 | Labor Day Monday, September 2 | Labor Day
One summer night in 1948, a young couple in Oregon, Illinois was attacked and murdered. The case went unsolved. Fast forward 50 years… Ted Gregory, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, and novelist Jack Fredrickson both publish books on their perspectives of the case. Join us in welcoming both writers as they provide their engaging and informative takes, as well as all of the bizarre twists, conspiratorial hints, and eerie elements!
ART EXCURSIONS: MANET THURSDAY | JULY 25 @ 7 PM
Join us as we welcome back BCPL favorite Art Excursions! This time, we will learn about the life and work of Édouard Manet, the French painter who played a pivotal role in the transition from Realism to Impressionism in the latter half of the 19th century. Manet is the subject of the exhibit Manet and Modern Beauty, which runs from May to September at the Art Institute of Chicago.
WHY DON’T THEY LAND ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN? MONDAY | JULY 29 @ 7 PM
This year will be the 67th anniversary of one of the most influential string of sightings of unidentified flying objects in the history of our country. From July 12 to July 29 over Washington D.C., report after report came in regarding strange objects seen in the sky. Join Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Illinois State Director and field investigator Sam Maranto, as he details the importance and influence of this case on the field of Ufology.
PARANORMAL ILLINOIS SATURDAY | AUGUST 17 @ 2 PM
Join paranormal researcher, author, and lecturer Chad Lewis for an eerie combination of the most bizarre paranormal topics. We’ll discuss the strangest cases of alien abductions, haunted places, mysterious creatures, crop circles, and everything else weird and unusual. This program covers the entire spectrum of Illinois’ supernatural activity.
CUSTER, CROOK, COURAGE, CORRUPTION: The Sioux War 1874-1877 SUNDAY | AUGUST 25 @ 2 PM
The last day to turn in your summer reading log is July 31!
There’s still some time to sign up for Summer Reading 2019: Read Wildly! Stop by the Adult Services Desk or the Youth Services Desk to sign up and get your reading log. Complete the log to earn a prize and a chance in the grand prize drawing! 6
Join us as we explore perhaps the most well-known, but least understood battle – the Little Big Horn. How did the course of events lead to that dramatic moment just days short of the Centennial of the United States? Fischer Farm Museum Curator Jonathan Sebastian will explore the careers of the well-known George Custer, and the much less known George Crook, to see what gets remembered and what gets forgotten.
WEDNESDAY | AUGUST 21 @ 7 PM | ADULTS ONLY!
Join us for an evening crafting our very own silverware wind chimes! Popular at flea markets and craft fairs, these wind chimes are made from old (but clean!) silverware and repurposed into a unique piece of art, These eccentric pieces make great gifts, but also are a fun, quirky addition to your backyard!
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DUPAGE COUNTY FARM BUREAU PRESENTS: DAIRY DELIGHT
Family Movie Night is now at 6:30 PM!
FRIDAY | JULY 12 @ 10:30 AM | AGES: 3 TO 8 YEARS OLD
Learn about loveable dairy cows and how farmers make sure they’re comfortable to produce milk— we’ll even make our own butter to taste! PLEASE NOTE: Butter contains dairy, if your child has a dairy allergy please let YS Library Staff know so that accommodations can be made. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
ILLINOIS WILD MAMMALS
FRIDAY | JULY 19 @ 10:30 AM | AGES: 3 TO 8 YEARS OLD
Learn all about our native Illinois’ wild mammals as we investigate natural objects, hear some stories, and more! This program is available thanks to the Loan Box Program as part of a partnership between the Forest Preserve of DuPage County and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
FRIDAY | JULY 5 @ 10:30 AM AND FRIDAY | JULY 26 @ 10:30 AM SUNSET PARK | ALL AGES
Children of all ages are invited to join us Fridays in July for Park Play, the Library’s outdoor playgroup. The Library will be at Sunset Park for an hour of outdoor play to socialize with other parents and caregivers while your child enjoys sunshine, fresh air, as well as active, manipulative, and sensory play. NOTE: Park Play will be relocated to the Library’s meeting room in inclement weather.
WEDNESDAYS @ 2:00 PM THROUGH JULY 31 | AGES: 12 TO 18 YEARS OLD
Teens are invited to join Mr. Parish every week for fun and easy crafts. Each week will be a different project, using a variety of materials. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
VIDEO GAME CLUB
Join us on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. and take advantage of stadium seating, new HD projection, and free popcorn in the Library’s auditorium for a showing of cinematic gems you may have missed. Admission to the show is free! Visit the Library’s website for more information. July 18 | Book Club August 15 | Down a Dark Hall
Join the Library for video game playing! Each week we will be using a different game system to truly test your skills! At the club, we will vote on which game we will be playing that day. Registration is not required, but no more attendees will be accepted after an hour into the program. The games played will be rated from E-T. Don’t miss our Video Game Club Tournament on Thursday, July 25 from 1:00—5:00 pm – free pizza!
PET SUPPLY DONATION DRIVE THROUGH AUGUST 3 All summer long, bring toys, food, and bedding — any supplies an adorable pet might need — to the Library and you will earn extra tickets for our Summer Reading: Read Wildly Grand Prize Drawings! Every item donated will earn you an extra ticket. One item per extra ticket per person. Only new with tags, unopened items will be accepted, no expired food or used items will be accepted. Supplies will be donated to two local rescue shelters: DuPage Animal Friends and New Start Dog Rescue of Illinois.
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Join the Library the second Monday of every month at 7:00 pm for a new documentary film series! Take advantage of stadium seating, new HD projection, and free popcorn in the Library’s auditorium. For trailers and ratings, visit the Library’s website. July 8 | My Kid Could Paint That (2007, PG-13) August 12 | The Fog of War (2003, PG-13)
Summer Lunchtime Theater
TUESDAYS @ 2:00 PM THROUGH JULY 30 | AGES: 12 TO 18 YEARS OLD
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Documentary Film Series
Join the Library the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm and take advantage of stadium seating, new HD projection, and free popcorn in the Library’s auditorium for a showing of our favorite family films. Admission to the show is free! Visit the Library’s website for more information. July 2 | How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World See you in September!
THURSDAYS @ 12:00 PM THROUGH AUGUST 1 | ALL AGES Bring your sack lunch and join us for a weekly summer movie while taking advantage of stadium seating, free popcorn, and new HD projection in the Library’s auditorium! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to showing. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a firstcome, first-served basis. July 11 | Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie (rated PG, run time: 92 min) July 18 | Team Umizoomi: Animal Heroes (rated TV-Y, run time: 91 min) July 25 | Lilo & Stitch (rated PG, 85 min)
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The Library is proud to offer a variety of technology classes for FREE. A reservation is required to attend these classes. To register, please call the Library or sign up at the Adult Services Desk.
check out our seed library!
Setting Up Gmail Thursday | July 25 @ 2:00 pm Thursday | August 15 @ 2:00 pm
Computer Basics Monday | July 15 @ 6:00 pm Monday | August 19 @ 6:00 pm
Intro to Microsoft Excel Thursday | August 1 @ 2:00 pm Monday | August 26 @ 6:00 pm
Using the Internet Thursday | July 11 @ 2:00 pm Thursday | August 22 @ 2:00 pm
Intro to Photoshop Elements Monday | July 22 @ 6:00 pm
Intro to Microsoft Word Thursday | July 18 at 2:00 pm Monday | July 29 at 6:00 pm
Photoshop Elements Part 2 Thursday | August 29 @ 2:00 pm
HELP US GROW – DONATE SEEDS TO OUR SEED LIBRARY Did you know that we started a seed library this spring? You can grow your own vegetables, herbs, and flowers from seed — with your BCPL library card! As the growing season begins to wind down, we will begin developing our seed catalog for next year’s seed library launch, and we need your help!
MUSEUM ADVENTURE PASS
Visit the Library and check out a museum with the Museum Adventure Pass program! You can use your Bensenville Library card to check out a pass to great Chicago area museums! Some museums that participate in the program include: Brookfield Zoo, Cantigny Park, Chicago Botanic Garden, Illinois Railway Museum, Legoland Discovery Center, Naper Settlement, The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn – and more! Stop by the Library and check out a museum pass today!
In order to continue and grow our seed library from year to year, we are seeking open-pollinated, heirloom, non-hybrid, non-GMO seeds! You are welcome to donate harvested seeds from your home garden, just be sure to dry them, and store them in a cool, dry place until you can return them to the Library. (Blank seed packets are available at the Circulation Desk. Provide the plant information asked on the packet and return to the Library.) If you are unable to save your own seeds, please considering donating a packet or two of fresh, commercially grown, non-hybrid or non-GMO, seeds to keep our library stocked for future gardeners. Growing, harvesting, saving, and donating seeds cultivates a culture of sharing throughout our community. Questions? Please contact Sue Feddersen, Material Services Coordinator, at 630.766.4642.
KORTHAUER LOG HOUSE OPEN HOUSE JULY 14 | AUGUST 11
Take a trip back in time at our Korthauer Open House! Join local historian Janis Arquette every second Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Korthauer Log House for an exploration into local history. The Log House is located at 900 W. Wood Street in Bensenville, and parking is available at the Library.
ART & RELAXATION
JULY 10 | AUGUST 14 | ADULTS ONLY!
Join us every second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm for calming coloring projects and peaceful music. Find time for yourself to rejuvenate! Stop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time— however long it takes for you to unwind!
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FENTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
FENTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2019 FENTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL | District 100 1000 West Green Street Bensenville | Illinois 60106 630 766 2500 www.fenton100.org Mission Statement Cultivate successful, passionate learners through rigor, relevance and relationships.
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On Sunday, May 19, Fenton High School held commencement exercises for 361 members of the Class of 2019. The Fenton Symphonic Band, under the direction of Mr. George, began the ceremony with Pomp and Circumstance and the Fenton Concert Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Williams, performed When Dreams Take Flight and the school song We are Bison Pride written by Doug Orlyk. Fenton Scholar Addresses were delivered by Alice Callejas and Alexis Vargas, Karsen Idelman and Kirby Oâ€™Donnell presented gifts on behalf of the Class of 2019 to the school, including benches for the senior courtyard, to allow for more seating for the seniors during lunch. They have also purchased six trash cans to replace current ones, to beautify the school. They are donating to the class of 2023 to give them a head start on fundraising. They will receive $1000. This class will leave behind a legacy of completing 22,412 hours of community service.
Board of Education Paul Wedemann | President Mary Ann Payton-Howell | Vice President Patricia Jalowiec | Secretary Leonel Figueroa Juliet Rago | Jacci Ramirez Kit Tingpalpong The District 100 Board of Education will hold regular business meetings on Wednesday, July 31 and August 28. District 100 meetings are held at 7:00 pm in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Fenton Community High School. Parents and community members are invited to attend. Administration James Ongtengco | Superintendent Jovan Lazarevic Associate Superintendent/Principal Sam Bentsen | Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Operations Bruce Martin | Chief School Business Officer Jim Batson | Director of Technology Nancy Coleman | Director of Special Education Michelle Papanicolaou Director of Curriculum and Instruction Todd Becker Director of Activities and Athletics Thomas Kobel, Director of Building, Grounds and Transportation Eileen Roberts | Assistant Principal Pedro Castro | Dean of Students Kate Ward | Division Leader Eric Koranda | Division Leader Brian Agustin | Division Leader
FENTON GRADUATES ENLISTED IN THE MILITARY We thank the following students for their dedication as they begin service in the military this fall.
STANDING REAR (L TO R) | Nicholas Herringer/Illinois National Guard, Axel Ramirez/Navy, Ivan Lozada/Navy, Matthew Santore/Illinois National Guard, Cesar Bermudez/Marines | STANDING FRONT | Max Coker/Marines | SEATED | Joel Rodriguez/Navy | NOT PICTURED | Jacob Jarmolinski/Navy, Elijah Story/Marines @FentonHS
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SEAL OF BILITERACY
FENTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL | District 100 1000 West Green Street Bensenville | Illinois 60106 630 766 2500 www.fenton100.org Mission Statement Cultivate successful, passionate learners through rigor, relevance and relationships.
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by the State of Illinois to students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. This is Fenton’s second year and we were able to recognize talented bilingual and trilingual students. There are two levels of awards. Fenton has 12 students who have been awarded the commendation towards Biliteracy, which recognizes students who demonstrate progress towards proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English. This year Fenton had 43 recipients of the Seal of Biliteracy. These are for students who have attained a high level of proficiency in one language in addition to English. One student, Alice Callejas, has attained a high level in Spanish and French languages in addition to English. Congratulations to all on this fantastic accomplishment.
INSPRA RECOGNIZES PUBLIC EDUCATION AMBASSADORS Public education advocates from throughout the state were honored for their support of their local schools and districts during the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association’s (INSPRA) annual Distinguished Service Awards luncheon on May 10, 2019 at Bolingbrook Golf Club.
For more information or to register, please contact Chaz Taft at 630.532.3117 or email@example.com
The Distinguished Service Awards recognize those who make a difference in their school communities by helping to promote public education and enhance its programs and services. At Fenton, seven individuals and one team was recognized in the categories of Administrator, Board of Education Member, Community Member, Faculty/Certified Staff Member, Parent, Support Staff Member, and Team. School communicators from 13 states judged the entries against a criteria of excellence, and only those receiving top scores received awards. Fenton nominations receiving Awards of Excellence were Superintendent James Ongtengco, Community Member Eric Treiber & Chicago White Metal Castings, Support Staff Member Mary Timmins, Parent Silvia Acuna, and Fenton Team AP District Honor Roll. Nominations receiving Award of Merit went to Board of Education Member Paul Wedemann, Faculty/Certified Staff Member Matthew Lynch, and Student Stevieanna Pace.
“The Distinguished Service Awards is an opportunity to honor those deserving individuals who passionately advocate for public education in our state,” said Kathy Schroeder, Director of Community Relations at Fenton “They understand the importance of building a strong public relations program that provides all members of the school community the opportunity to promote excellence and be champions of students and employees, and this was our way of saying Thank You.”
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WELCOME MR. KIT TINGPALPONG FENTON BOARD MEMBER
July 4 Marching Band in Bensenville 4th of July Parade
Mr. Tingpalpong was elected April 2019 to serve his 4-year term. Kit lives in Wood Dale with his wife and 3 children. He works as the Financial Services Associate for AAA Auto Club Group. He graduated with a bachelor’s in engineering and business, with an emphasis in Math. He volunteered to teach financial literacy to not-for-profit organizations Habitat for Humanity and Catholic Charities. As an immigrant from Thailand since 1980, he’s held a green card until November 2018 when he was sworn in to be a U.S. citizen. Now Kit is ready to serve the community as District 100 Fenton board-elect. A high appreciation for multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion, as elected officials he owes it to our voters and residents of Bensenville and Wood Dale to highlight the best of our community by strengthening our community with a robust school system. Welcome Mr. Tingpalpong.
MEXICAN CONSULATE HOSTING EVENT AT FENTON JULY 31 – AUGUST 4
July 9 | Registration opens for students July 16 Food for Families @ Tioga School 4 pm – 6pm July 18 | Freshman orientation July 23 | Freshman orientation
Mr. Kit Tingpalpong
July 29 | Band Camp 8 am-12 noon
FENTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND The Fenton Community High School Marching Band will perform in the Village of Bensenville’s Independence Day Parade to be held on Thursday, July 4 at 10:00 am. WE NEED AND WANT YOU, the FHS alumni, current band students, and incoming students to participate in this communitywide celebration and join us for this fun and exciting day.
Fenton High School Fieldhouse will be the site for the Mexican Consulate to offer assistance to families for passports, medical and dental, birth certificates, etc. Watch the www.fenton100.org website for details as this event is planned.
July 23 Student Council Blood Drive 10 am – 3 pm
In order to be successful, we will be having a pick-up rehearsal on Wednesday, July 3 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. This rehearsal will occur in the Fenton High School band room and will cover music and marching. The parade will take place on Thursday, July 4 with a call time at FHS of 8:45 am and a step off time of around 10:00 am. Meet at Fenton High School prior to the parade to load equipment and head over to the start.
July 31 | Board of Education meeting 7 pm July 31 – August 4 | Mexican Consulate August 2 | NILB Food Truck 4 pm – 6 pm August 7 & 8 | New Teacher Orientation August 12 | Teacher Institute Day August 12 | Fall Sports Begin August 13 | All Staff Institute August 14 | Students return to school August 20 Food for Families @ Tioga 4 pm – 6 pm August 23 | Blue and Orange Scrimmage August 28 | Board of Education Meeting 7 pm August 29 | Open House 6:30 pm – 8pm August 30 | 12:08 dismissal
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mr. George at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BENSENVILLE PARK DISTRICT MOVIES IN THE PARK
MOVIE under the stars!
Bensenville’s first interactive Movies in the Park experience! Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, family and friends and watch movies under the stars! Bring cash to purchase movie time treats. 7:45PM | Concessions, family crafts, face painting & games | DUSK | Movie begins Deer Grove Leisure Center Administrative Office 1000 West Wood Street Bensenville | Illinois 60106 630 766 7015 BensenvilleParkDistrict.org WhitePinesGolf.com White Pines Golf Club 500 West Jefferson Street Bensenville | Illinois 60106 630 766 0304 Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad 1100 West Wood Street Bensenville, Illinois 60106 630 766 SWIM (7946) Fischer Farm 16W680 Grand Avenue Bensenville | Illinois 60106 630 834 3152 Board of Commissioners Rich Johnson | President Val Karg | Vice President Greg Linder | Treasurer Jim Geils | Secretary Nancy Gibbs | Commissioner Manager of Park Operations Joseph C. Vallez
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 | Space Jam
BENSENVILLE WATER PARK & SPLASH PAD SEASON | The Bensenville Water Park is open daily from 11 am-7 pm and will close on August 18. SWIM LESSONS | The Learn to Swim Program emphasizes improving swimming ability, increasing confidence and water safety. Group and private swim lessons are available weekdays and weekends for beginners to advance swimmers. Visit BensenvilleParkDistrict.org for the days and times offered. Please register at Deer Grove Leisure Center. BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND RENTALS | Water Park and Splash Pad parties and rentals can be booked throughout the 2019 Water Park season. Concession stand and party packages are available for corporate and social events. For details and reservations, please call 630.766.7015 or e-mail tlinder@BensenvilleParkDistrict.org. EVENTS July 4 | Fun Filled 4th of July! | Special events and promotions all day long. Show your spirit wearing red, white & blue! July 13 | Decorate the Deck | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, chalk provided July 20 | Oodles of Noodles | 4:00 pm – close, noodle night, bring your noodles July 27 | Glow Swim | 7:00 – 9:00 pm, after-hours special event with glow provided August 5 | Motown Monday! | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, DJ, dancing and prizes on the deck
Please contact the following departments for job opportunities. Applications available at the Leisure Center and White Pines or download at BensenvilleParkDistrict.org. White Pines Proshop/Course 630.766.0304 x 1 klind@WhitePinesGolf.com White Pines Food/Beverage 630.766.0304 x 2 banquets@WhitePinesGolf.com Bensenville Water Park 630.238.4922 tlinder@BensenvilleParkDistrict.org 12
SUMMER FITNESS IN THE POOL AQUA ZUMBA® Known as the Zumba pool party, the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning and most of all, fun! AQUA FUSION This is a low impact aqua cardio strength training class in the shallow water. Buoyancy of the water reduces your body weight by approximately 75%, keeping your heart rate lower and supporting balance and flexibility. All fitness levels welcome. Visit BensenvilleParkDistrict.org for more info.
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SUMMER CAMP WITH US! | Ages 6-15 THROUGH AUGUST 13 (NO CAMPS JULY 4) Ages 24-35 months
Adventure, Sports, Camp, Discovery, or Forester Camp
Concerts are from 7-10pm Enjoy the 37 Bar & Grill menu and drink specials
Bensenville Park District is currently taking registrations for their 2019 Summer Camp Program. Parents are able to add before and after care service and pick and choose their camp days each time they register. The Day Camp Program offers children the ability to spend their camp day having fun at the Bensenville Water Park, going on field trips, and socializing with friends while participating in a variety of fun activities. Adventure, Sports and Teen campers will receive an optional free healthy lunch every day provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. More information is in the Park District’s Summer Program Guide and BensenvilleParkDistrict.org.
FISCHER FARM FAMILY CAMPOUT Bring the family for a campout with hotdogs and s’mores in the evening and a continental breakfast in the morning! You won’t want to miss the fun crafts and stories around the fire. Pre-registration is required at the Deer Grove Leisure Center by Thursday, July 25 at 6 pm. Campers will need a tent, sleeping gear, lawn chairs, bug spray, flashlight, games, toys, additional snacks/beverages, and personal items. Electricity is not available for tents, but is on the grounds. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (LS)
THINK FISCHER FARM FOR ANY OCCASION Fischer Farm is one of the oldest homesteads in DuPage County, making it a unique event venue. The Farm is easily accessible and provides a wonderful rustic setting for any special occasion. The grounds and structures at the farm provide the perfect backdrop for photo opportunities that will provide many years of great memories. This season new rental and birthday party packages have been created. For more information, please call 630.238.4927 or email MHayes@BensenvilleParkDistrict.org.
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Nerf-Day Birthday Make your child the birthday Champion with a Nerf Birthday Party. We’ll battle with the best of them and finish off the day with pizza and time to open presents. We’ll provide the Nerf Blasters, darts, and barriers. Princess Tea Party Make your birthday the event of the season. All your Royal guests will be treated to a relaxing afternoon tea party featuring a snack and tea. After tea time we’ll play smashing games and do a craft fit for a princess. Nature Birthday
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Have a wild time at Fischer Farm! The birthday boy or girl will have their own personal party guide to lead games, activities, and fun designed specifically for them. Afterwards we’ll have pizza and time to open presents.
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BENSENVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BENSENVILLE
Parent’s Safety Tips 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
Children playing with fire cause hundreds of deaths and injuries each year. Preschoolers and kindergartners are most likely to start these fires, typically by playing with matches and lighters, and are most likely to die in them. • Children experience fire interest. They may ask questions such as how hot is fire or show an interest in fire through playing with fire trucks or cooking on a play stove. This is healthy, and it is time to begin educating about fire. • Firestarting happens when children begin to experiment with fire using matches and lighters. Many fires happen when young children are left alone, even for a short period of time, and have access to matches and lighters. Parents must have clear rules and consequences about fire misuse. • Grown-ups can help keep fire out of the hands of children. • Store matches and lighters out of children’s reach and sight, up high, preferably in a locked cabinet or container. • Never leave matches or lighters in a bedroom or any place where children may go without supervision. • Teach young children and school-age children to tell a grown-up if they see matches or lighters. Children need to understand that fire is difficult to control, it is fast and can hurt as soon as it touches you. • A child with an interest in fire can lead to fire starting and result in repeated firesetting behavior. • It is important for grown-ups to discourage unsupervised fire starts. • Never use lighters or matches as a source of amusement for children; they may imitate you. • Never assign a young child any tasks that involve the use of a lighter or matches (lighting candles, bringing a lighter to an adult to light a cigarette or the fireplace, etc.) • If your child expresses curiosity about fire or has been playing with fire, calmly but firmly explain that matches and lighters are tools for adults only. • Use only lighters designed with child-resistant features. Remember, child-resistant does not mean child-proof.
Your Source for SAFETY Information
NFPA Public Education Division • 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169
Children and fire are a deadly combination. Some children play with fire out of curiosity, not realizing its danger. Troubled children may set a fire as a way of acting out their anger, disappointment or frustration. If you suspect your child is intentionally setting fires or unusually fascinated with fire, get help. Your local fire department, school, or community counseling agency can put you in touch with trained experts who know how to teach children about fire in an appropriate way.
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BCPL Reading Club, 10:30am BCPL Video Game Club, 2pm BCPL Interexchange Group, 6pm BCPL Family Movie Night, 6:30pm Senior Luncheon: Monty’s Banquets – Doors open 10am CDC Meeting: 6:30pm, VH
BCPL Art Club, 10:30am BCPL Teen Crafting, 2pm
LIBRARY CLOSED FHS Marching Band in Bensenville 4th of July Parade BPD Fun Filled 4th, Waterpark, all day VILLAGE HALL CLOSED 4th of July Parade in downtown Bensenville, 10am LibertyFest: Redmond Recreational Complex
BCPL Park Play, 10:30am at Sunset Park
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BCPL Reading Club, 10:30am BCPL Video Game Club, 2pm BCPL Interexchange Group, 6pm BCPL LEGO Night, 6:30pm BCPL Author Visit: Ted & Jack, 7pm FHS Registration opens for students BSD2 RISE Academy Elementary Summer Camp, 8am-noon at WAJ BSD2 RISE Academy Middle School Summer Camp, 8am-noon at BMS
BCPL Art Club, 10:30am BCPL Summer Reading with Adele,10:30am BCPL Teen Crafting, 2pm BCPL Art & Relaxation, 7pm Music in the Park: Downtown Bensenville, Main & Center St, 7:30pm BSD2 RISE Academy Elementary Summer Camp, 8am-noon at WAJ BSD2 RISE Academy Middle School Summer Camp, 8am-noon at BMS
BCPL Summer Lunchtime Theater, 12pm BCPL Using the Internet, 2pm BCPL Polish Storytime, 5pm
BCPL DuPage County Farm: Dairy Delight, 10:30am
BCPL Family Storytime, 1:30pm BCPL World War II Radio Hour, 2pm BPD Decorate the Deck, Water Park, 11am-3pm
BCPL English Convo Group, 10am BCPL Animal Antics Storytime, 10:30am BCPL Computer Basics, 6pm BSD2 RISE Academy Elementary Summer Camp, 8am-noon at WAJ BSD2 RISE Academy Middle School Summer Camp, 8am-noon at BMS
BCPL Reading Club, 10:30am BCPL Video Game Club, 2pm BCPL Interexchange Group, 6pm BCPL Family Art Night, 6:30pm FHS/ BSD2 Food for Families, Tioga, 4pm-6pm Village Board Meeting: 6:30pm, VH BSD2 RISE Academy Elementary Summer Camp, 8am-noon at WAJ BSD2 RISE Academy Middle School Summer Camp, 8am-noon at BMS
BCPL Art Club, 10:30am BCPL Teen Crafting, 2pm BCPL Giant Pinwheels, 7pm BPD Board Meeting, DGLC, 5:30pm Music in the Park: Downtown Bensenville, Main & Center St, 7:30pm BSD2 RISE Academy Elementary Summer Camp, 8am-noon at WAJ BSD2 RISE Academy Middle School Summer Camp, 8am-noon at BMS BSD2 Board of Education Meeting, 7pm, Educational Administrative Center
BCPL Summer Lunchtime Theater, 12pm BCPL Microsoft Word, 2pm BCPL Film Fanatics: Book Club, 7pm FHS Freshman orientation BPD Lunch Bunch and Bingo, DGLC, 12-3pm
BCPL Illinois Wild Mammals, 10:30am, Neighborhood & Business Watch Meeting: 7pm, PD - English
BCPL Spanish Storytime, 10:30am BPD Oodles of Noodles, Water Park, 4pm-close
BCPL Reading Club, 10:30am BCPL Video Game Club, 2pm BCPL Interexchange Group, 6pm BCPL Bingo for Kids, 6:30pm FHS Freshman orientation FHS Student Council Blood Drive,10am -3pm BSD2 RISE Academy Elementary Summer Camp, 8am-noon at WAJ BSD2 RISE Academy Middle School Summer Camp, 8am-noon at BMS
BCPL Art Club, 10:30am BCPL Teen Crafting, 2pm Music in the Park: Downtown Bensenville, Main & Center St, 7:30pm BSD2 RISE Academy Elementary Summer Camp, 8am-noon at WAJ BSD2 RISE Academy Middle School Summer Camp, 8am-noon at BMS
BBCPL English Convo Group, 10am CPL Animal Antics Storytime, 10:30am BCPL Microsoft Word, 6pm BCPL UFOs w/ Sam Maranto, 7pm FHS Band Camp 8 am-12 noon
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BCPL Art Club, 10:30am BCPL Teen Crafting, 2pm FHS Board of Education meeting, 7pm FHS Mexican Consulate Music in the Park: Downtown Bensenville, Main & Center St, 7:30pm
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BCPL English Convo Group, 10am BCPL Animal Antics Storytime, 10:30am BCPL Photoshop Elements 1, 6pm BCPL Library Board Meeting, 7:30pm BPD Summer Camp Session 4 Starts, 9am BSD2 RISE Academy Elementary Summer Camp, 8am-noon at WAJ BSD2 RISE Academy Middle School Summer Camp, 8am-noon at BMS
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BCPL Park Play, 10:30am at Sunset Park BPD Concert Series- Tony Ocean, 37 Bar & Grill, 7-10 pm BPD Family Campout, Fischer Farm, 5pm-9am Neighborhood & Business Watch Meeting: 7pm, PD - Spanish
BCPL Family Storytime, 1:30pm BPD Glow Swim, Water Park, 7-9pm
time to sign up for Summer Reading 2019: Read Wildly! Stop by the Adult Services Desk or the Youth Services Desk to sign up and get your reading log. Complete the log to earn a prize and a chance in the grand prize drawing!
Turn in your summer reading log by July 31! There’s still some
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BCPL English Convo Group, 10am BCPL Animal Antics Storytime, 10:30am BCPL Trivia Night, 7pm Green St. Grille Brush Pickup: Brush and branches out by 7am
tuesday FHS Mexican Consulate FHS NILB Food Truck, 4pm-6pm
BCPL Family Storytime, 1:30pm BSD2 Blackhawk Middle School Walk-Through Day, 9-11am, BMS
BCPL Pet Supply Donation Drive Ends FHS Mexican Consulate
BCPL English Convo Group, 10am BCPL Trivia Night, 7pm Green St. Grille BPD Summer Camp Session 5 Starts, 9am BPD Motown Monday, Water Park, 11am- 3pm
BCPL Interexchange Group, 6pm BCPL Making Worry Dolls, 7pm Senior Luncheon: Monty’s Banquets – Doors open 10am CDC Meeting: 6:30pm, VH National Night Out, Redmond Park, 5-7pm
FHS New Teacher Orientation Music in the Park: Downtown Bensenville, Main & Center St, 7:30pm BSD2 Board of Education Committee of the Whole/Special Meeting, 6:30pm, Educational Administration Center
BCPL Polish Storytime, 5pm FHS New Teacher Orientation
BCPL English Convo Group, 10am BCPL Documentary Film Series, 7pm FHS Teacher Institute Day FHS Fall Sports Begin BSD2 Incoming Sixth-Grade Parent Orientation, 6-7pm, BMS BSD2 Kindergarten Parent Night & Meet The Teacher, 6-7pm, Johnson & Tioga
BCPL Interexchange Group, 6pm BCPL How Native Americans Shaped Football, 7pm FHS All Staff Institute Village Board Meeting: 6:30pm, VH BSD2 Grades 1-5 Meet the Teacher, 2:30-3pm, Johnson & Tioga
BCPL Art & Relaxation, 7pm FHS Students return to school Music in the Park: Downtown Bensenville, Main & Center St, 7:30pm BSD2 First Day 2018-19 School Year for Grades K-8
BCPL Setting Up Gmail, 2pm BCPL Film Fanatics: Down a Dark Hall, 7pm BPD Lunch Bunch and Bingo, DGLC, 12-3pm
BCPL Spanish Storytime, 10:30am BCPL Paranormal Illinois, 2pm
BCPL Interexchange Group, 6pm FHS Food for Families, Tioga, 4pm-6pm Committee of the Whole Meeting: 6:30pm, VH BSD2 Food for Families Pop-Up Pantry, 4-6pm, Tioga
BCPL Silverware Windchimes, 7pm BPD Board Meeting, DGLC, 5:30pm Music in the Park: Downtown Bensenville, Main & Center St, 7:30pm BSD2 Board of Education Meeting, 7pm, Educational Administration Center
BCPL Using the Internet, 2pm
FHS Blue and Orange Scrimmage
BCPL Family Storytime, 1:30pm
BCPL The Sioux War, 2pm
BCPL English Convo Group, 10am BCPL Microsoft Excel, 6pm BCPL Library Board Meeting, 7:30pm
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FHS 12:08 dismissal BPD Concert Series- In Session, 3 7 Bar & Grill, 7-10pm
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BCPL English Convo Group, 10am BCPL Computer Basics, 6pm BSD2 First Day of BSD2 Preschool Program’s 2018-19 School Year
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National Night Out is a nationwide community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to help make our neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live and work. For additional details on the event, please visit the Villages website at Bensenville.il.us.
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BCPL Summer Lunchtime Theater, 12pm BCPL Microsoft Excel, 2pm BCPL Spanish Storytime, 5pm FHS Mexican Consulate BPD Movie in the Park, DiOrio Park, 7:45pm BSD2 Walk-In Registration, 2-6pm, All BSD2 Schools
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