Upcoming Events

REACH Parent Group, Monthly Meeting, Thur. October 17th, 1:30 pm, Sandburg Maker Space. Leslie Weber, D205 Director of Curriculum and REACH Coordinator will give us an overview of the REACH Program Review, we'll hear feedback from our MS-HS Transition Team regarding the Sat. 9/28 Study Skills Workshop, discuss reaction (and response) to our ThriveD205 Author visit (and book study, "How to Raise an Adult"), put our hands and eyes on our Math Kits (used at elementary Math Nights), in addition to our regular Parent Group business and interests. Won't you join us? !:-)

Please park in back (north parking lot; enter door #7, where you will sign in/out at meeting (no need to go to office ;-))


Items below appeared in our October 7, 2019 Newsletter - 

REACH Parent Group

District News

  • Become an EMB Member
  • Thrive205 - How to Raise An Adult – link to author presentation and TedTalk link
  • 10/8 BOE Meeting, Tuesday, 7-9 pm D205 Offices
  • 10/15, WED - REACH Program Review SURVEYS DUE!
  • 10/22 BOE Meeting, Tuesday, 7-9 pm D205 Offices
  • 10/25 D205 Foundation, Tree orders DUE! (for free delivery)
  • 10/28, 7 pm, Thrive D205 and PTA Council presents Angst, Monday, October 28, York
  • 10/31, 10 am, Superintendent Coffee, Thursday, October 31 at Field
  • 11/2, Sat. 5 pm, D205 Foundations presents the Harlem Wizards! York HS, Tickets here
  • 11/7, Thur, 7 pm "Math Pathways" presented by Dave Beedy, Sandburg Library
  • 11/11, 7 pm, Monday, November 11 - PTSA/PTSA-AB (York Academic Boosters) Co-hosted meeting with Featured Guest: Ryan Doherty - Advanced Placement, ACP & Honors, York HS
  • 12/5, Thursday, December 5, 8:30 am, York AB - A parent-to-parent coffee, (current 8th grade parents)
  • 2/8/2020 Sat. 9-1pm, IAGC Annual Convention, Parent Day, $70 (registration limited), Naperville Marriott

  • 2/8/2020 D205 Foundation Gala – save the date!

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From our newsletters, expect to hear about the following for the 2019-2020 school calendar (along with other good information):
1. Open Monthly Meetings (usually the 2nd Friday, 8:30-10:00 a.m. with a likely quarterly afternoon meeting), Sandburg Middle School, Maker Space, often with guests from D205 Administration and parent/student panels. An agenda is followed and we value our parent to parent exchanges.
2. Parent Informational Meetings (generally 3) led by D205 REACH Coordinator and/or D205 STEM Director. Focus is on program overview and an understanding of math pathways. Q&A time is emphasized and time is allocated for just this purpose.
3. Social events - we had our first this past year and we received positive feedback from parents, especially those new to the program so one this year is likely.
4. Workshops/programs to help meet specific needs/wants identified from our Parent Group, and open to all D205 students, e.g. our first Freshman Readiness Program (May 4, 2019) along with plans for an in-depth study skills workshop, Sept. 28, 2019. 
5. Donations (approx. $50-100* per school) is given by our group directly back to our REACH teachers, supplementing their curriculum e.g. math games, books, and other resources. *Our funds come directly from our local elementary and middle school PTA's. We do not have a membership (and corresponding dues) nor do we fundraise, in general. The specific amount donated back to teachers is dependent upon the current group's plans for the year.  
6. Middle School Math League fees, paid for (with plans to continue to help support and foster leagues in our elementary schools)
7. Valuable Resources published on our website.
and more!
Thank you to all our REACH parents for their time, talents and resources! Won't you be a part of what we've accomplished and where we're going? Come join us at our monthly meetings! We look forward to continuing to make a positive difference in the lives of our children.
Thank you!
Patti Berner
2018-2020 Chairperson
REACH Parent Group