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The District 20 Virtual Backpack is a great resource for parents and other community to learn more about current programs, events, and services offered in our local community.  

Other District News

Day Off School Match Play - Ages 10 to 18

Join us for this fun Excellence Program at Centre Court Athletic Club, Hanover Park.  $25 per person, 1-4 PM Ages 10-18.  Pizza & drinks included.

10/14 Columbus Day
11/27 Thanksgiving Break
Jan. 20 - MLK Jr. Day
2/17 - President's Day
4/10 Good Friday
Day Off School Tennis Party - Ages 10 and under

Join us for tennis, off court activities, and a pizza party on your day off school! $25 per person, 9am - 12pm, ages 5-12 at Centre Court Athletic Club, Hanover Park

10/14 Columbus Day
11/27 Thanksgiving Break
Jan. 20 - MLK Jr. Day
2/17 - President's Day
4/10 Good Friday
Youth Services Programs - Roselle Library
Roselle Public Library October 2019 Newsletter with information about fun activities for students all month long!  Visit library website for more details.
Click here for list of October Events.
Trunk or Treat - Thurs. 10/31 at Spring Wood MS
Join us for the 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat at Spring Wood MS on Thursday Oct. 31st from 4:30pm-6:30pm!  We hope that you can bring your family - there will be plenty of candy, games & fun! 

We are also looking for help in hosting a trunk/vehicle, running games, and/or face painting. Please click here for more information about helping out.

Trunk or Treat - Sat. 10/26 in Roselle
Bring your family to Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 26 from 12pm-3pm at the American Legion Post 1084, 344 East Maple, Roselle.  Keeneyville SD20 will be participating with the Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle to provide treats, fun, games & face painting.  Costumes are encouraged!
Literacy Through The Arts Enrichment Program

ESD20 and FaubourgTheatre collaborate to offer a Literacy Through the Arts Program intended to engage students to improve reading comprehension and math concepts through project-based learning; increase parent and family engagement; and heighten social-emotional awareness and connection. The performing arts engage the children to express themselves and their ideas, bridging their development as thoughtful and creative thinkers.

Greenbrook - Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 PM, Band Room, starts10/2
Waterbury - Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 PM, Music Room, starts 10/1
Spring Wood - Thursdays 2:30-3:30 PM, Commons, starts 10/3

Visit Faubourg Theater for more information about the Community Partnership with ESD20 and other programs offered to D20 students.


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Join us for TRUNK OR TREAT!

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat hosted at Spring Wood MS parking lot on Thursday, 10/31 from 4:30pm-6:30pm.  The event is being organized by Tanglewood Resident Committee in partnership with Habitat for Humanity's Greenbrook Tanglewood Neighborhood Revitalization Coalition, in which District 20 is a member.  We are looking for help hosting kid-friendly decorated trunks/vehicles, running games, and/or face painting.  We are also looking for you to bring your families by for some candy, games & fun on Halloween!  We hope to see you there!

Please visit click here for additional info about helping out.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Dare to Dream has been busy creating a special wall to help celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15th - Oct. 15th.  We are proud to recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in District 20!  

Visit Dare to Dream to learn more about this student group.

Keeneyville D20 Family Picnic was Fun for All!

The Back to School Picnic on 10/3 was a fun gathering for families across the district.  We had a great turnout despite the damp and chilly weather, and the grill was going all night!  Families came to eat, play games, dance, and catch-up with friends.  It was a wonderful celebration of the Keeneyville D20 Family and we are excited for future Parent Cafe events! 

Visit District Photo Galleries for more pictures of this fun event.

ESD20 Innovation Center Grand Opening

On September 18th, we gathered Board of Education Members, School and District Administrators, Community Partners, and School Families to help celebrate the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Greenbrook Innovation Center.  It was wonderful to see so many excited and engaged families!  Thank you to those who were able to attend.  If you were not able to make it, please visit soon to see the new future ready learning space! 

Visit District Photo Galleries for more pictures of this event.




Waterbury Weekly

 October 7, 2019

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Dear Waterbury School Community,
Our Halloween festivities will take place on Thursday, October 31. Children may come to school dressed in their costumes, but please help your child to select a costume that is comfortable, provides an excellent view when walking, is easy to take off if they become uncomfortable and is age-appropriate. Also, please keep make-up to a minimum. All dangerous props or weapons such as swords, guns, and knives are to be left at home, and masks can only be worn during the parade.
This year, Waterbury School students will be participating in an all-school parade around the building at 1:30 PM, weather permitting. The parade will exit out the front doors, make a loop around the building and reenter the building through the front doors. All parents are welcome to view the parade and are encouraged to bring their cameras!
Classroom parties will also be part of the day and will be held after the parade. For safety and security reasons, only volunteer helpers, previously selected by classroom teachers, will be allowed in each classroom. Volunteer helpers should check in to the office at 1:00 PM to set up their classroom for the party which will also allow them time to view the parade.
If your child does not participate in Halloween due to religious reasons, please let your child’s teacher know. Alternate activities will be provided for these students during the parade and parties.
I hope everyone has a “Boo”-tiful time!
Dr. Debbie Guzan
Family Reading Night & PTO Book Fair
Reading is Out of this World!
Join us for Family Reading Night on Wednesday, October 16, from 6:30-7:30 PM to hear stories read by the Roselle Public Librarians and Waterbury staff members! You can also watch a space-themed Readers’ Theater performance and take a picture in front of a spaceship! Students will also have a chance to win books and a canvas bag painted by a Waterbury staff member! Stuffed animals, blankets, and pajamas are welcome!  The PTO Book Fair will be open from 6:00-8:00 PM for families to shop for a new book or two! We hope you and your family can join us! 
Picture Retake Day
Interstate Studios, our school’s picture company, has scheduled our picture retake day for Thursday, November 14. If your child was absent or you are not happy with your child’s photo, please send your child with a picture envelope with payment or the original picture package on this day.
Have you scheduled your Parent-Teacher Conference?
Thank you to all the parents who attended Curriculum Night and signed-up for a scheduled conference during our Parent-Teacher Conferences on Monday, November 25, and Tuesday, November 26. If you have not scheduled a conference yet, please contact your child’s teacher.

Upcoming Events

No School - Columbus Day
Monday, October 14
PTO Book Fair
October 15 - October 17
Senator Laura Murphy to Visit
Wednesday, October 16
Family Reading Night
6:30-7:30 PM
PTO Evening Book Fair
Wednesday, October 16
6-8 PM
PTO Dine to Donate
Pizzeria Antica
119 W. Lake Street, Bloomingdale
Wednesday, October 23
4-10 PM
Board of Education Meeting
Thursday, October 24
Spring Wood Library
7 PM
Halloween Parade & Parties
Thursday, October 31
1:30 PM Parade
Parties to follow the parade
PTO Meeting
Wednesday, November 13
6:00 PM
Picture Retake Day
Thursday, November 14
Report Card Day
Wednesday, November 20
Board of Education Meeting
Thursday, November 21
7:00 PM
Spring Wood Library
Waterbury WOW Factor Talent Show
Friday, November 22
7:00 PM
Spring Wood Thunderdome

Mark Your Calendar!

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Monday, November 25
Tuesday, November 26
Have you scheduled a conference
with your child’s teacher?
Thanksgiving Break
No School for Students
Monday, November 25
Friday, November 29
School resumes on
Monday, December 2

Healing Hird Visits Waterbury

October 4, 2019

On Oct 4th, The Healing Hird visited with the 2nd Grade.  It was great to see how excited the students were to spend time with their furry friends from the farm!  Thank you to Ms. Ryan for connecting us with the therapy farm animals!

Waterbury PTO Walk-a-Thon

September 20, 2019

On September 20th, all students at Waterbury participated in the Walk-a-Thon to help raise funds to support PTO activities for the school. 

The event was a success and a huge thank you goes out to the PTO members and all of the parents and teachers who helped to make it happen! 

The kids did an amazing job!


Waterbury Family Reading Night

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Wednesday, October 16th  6:30 - 7:30 PM

Scholastic Book Fair Open from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

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Waterbury Wow Factor


Waterbury Talent Show 

Auditions:  Monday October 21, 3:30-5:00 PM at Waterbury

Show:  Friday, November 22nd at Spring Wood MS

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Waterbury PTO Dine-to-Donate

Oct. 23

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Wednesday 10/23 from 4-10pm

Pizzeria Antica, 119 W. Lake Street, Bloomingdale

Waterbury PTO Dine-to-Donate

Nov. 6

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Wednesday, Nov. 6

10AM - 8PM

Doctor Dogs

53 Irving Park Rd., Roselle

Waterbury PTO Dine-to-Donate

Dec. 4

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Wednesday, Dec. 4

10AM - 8PM

Doctor Dogs

53 Irving Park Rd., Roselle


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