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District 105 Announcements
Welcome Back for the 2017-18 School Year!

Grades 1st - 8th  Classes begin Thursday, August 24th
day is a full day:
Grades 1st-6th:       8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Grades 7th-8th:       8:15 am - 3:15 pm

 Kindergarten classes begin Monday, August 28th. 
(First day is a full day: 8:30am - 3:00 pm) 

Preschool Programs begin Monday, August 28th. 
New SMS Text OPT-IN Program
Dear Parent or Guardian,
District 105 currently uses the SchoolMessenger notification service to send important information to families through phone calls and emails. This year we are introducing a text messaging option to send important information to you.
In order to receive these messages and to comply with wireless carrier requirements and to protect against unsolicited text messages, you may receive a text message on the wireless cell phone number which the district has on file, requesting that you "opt-in" to receive important information from the district via our SMS text messaging service.
The message you receive will come from our 'short code', 67587 and read similar to the following:
"La Grange School District 105 messages. Reply Y to subscribe or STOP to cancel. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. Visit for info"
So that you may continue to receive these important messages, we encourage you to reply with "Y" or "Yes" when you receive such a verification message. If you do not reply, you will not receive any further text messages from our schools.
To opt out of all text messages from SchoolMessenger, visit or reply with "STOP" to the opt-in message that you receive. If you opt-in, but later decide to opt-out, simply send "STOP" to 67587.  You may also reply "STOP" to any message from our organization.
Please check with your wireless carrier for information about your mobile service plan and any possible charges related to text messaging.  Our organization does not reimburse for any charges associated with sending or receiving text messages.
Estimado Padre o Tutor,

El Distrito 105 usa el servicio de notificación de School Messenger para enviarles información importante a las familias a través de llamadas telefónicas y correos electrónicos. Este año estamos introduciendo una opción de mensajería de texto para enviarle información importante.
Para recibir estos mensajes y para cumplir con los requisitos del proveedor de servicios inalámbricos y protegerse contra mensajes de texto no solicitados, es posible que reciba un mensaje de texto al número telefónico que tenemos en los archivos del distrito, solicitando que usted opte para recibir información importante del distrito a través de nuestro servicio de mensajería de texto SMS.
El mensaje que recibirá vendrá de nuestro 'código corto', 67587 y leer similar al siguiente:
"Mensajes de La Grange School District 105. Responder Y para suscribirse o STOP para cancelar. Tarifas de mensajes y data pueden ser aplicadas. La frecuencia de mensajes varía. Visite  para obtener información"

Para que pueda seguir recibiendo estos mensajes importantes, le recomendamos que responda con "Y" o "Yes" cuando reciba el mensaje de verificación. Si no responde, no recibirá más mensajes de texto de nuestras escuelas.

Para optar no de todos los mensajes de texto de School Messenger, visite o responda "STOP" al mensaje de optar para participar que reciba. Si opta para participar, pero luego decide optar para no participar, simplemente envíe "STOP" al 67587. También puede responder "STOP" a cualquier mensaje de nuestra organización.

Por favor consulte con su proveedor de servicios inalámbricos para obtener información sobre su plan de servicio móvil y sobre cualquier cargo relacionado con la mensajería de texto. Nuestra organización no reembolsa ningún cargo relacionado con enviar o recibir  mensajes de texto.
Preschool Program Announces New Developments
LaGrange School District 105 is excited to welcome new and returning families to preschool this fall!  We look forward to working with our families to ensure that each student is Kindergarten ready.  This school year brings many new opportunities to the program.  

Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, all of our preschool classrooms will be located in one building, Hodgkins Elementary School.  This summer, our teachers and staff will be preparing their classrooms and new school for our youngest learners to start the school year.  This move will enable our staff to collaborate on a more consistent basis and enable our preschool students to experience inclusive learning opportunities that were not previously available.  Mr. John Signatur and the rest of the Hodgkins staff welcome you and your family to be a part of the Hodgkins Family! 


Additionally, our preschool team will be transitioning to the district’s early release schedule for Wednesdays.  Our new preschool hours are: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday      8:30-11:15 and 12:15-3:00

Wednesday 8:30-10:30 and 12:15-2:15

This early release schedule will enable our teachers to engage in consistent, meaningful professional development and collaboration around what is best for our preschool students.  Those students who receive transportation services will continue to receive services with this new schedule taken into account. 
Do not hesitate to contact the Director of Student Services, Maureen Kidd, with any questions that you may have.  708-482-2700

School District 105 Highlighted in Book Published by Havard Education Press
School District 105 is highlighted in a recent book entitled Improving Education Together which is published by Harvard Education Press and written by Geoff Marietta, Chad D'Entremont, and Emily Murphy Kaur.  The authors illustrate how a culture of collaboration has successfully improved student learning outcomes in a wide variety of school districts across the country.  The authors spotlight School District 105's efforts to continuously improve through the use of an external systems assessment process founded on the Baldrige Criteria for Excellence.
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Ideal School Announcements
Note From the Principal

Hello Ideal Families!
We are so excited to welcome students back to school on Thursday, August 24th!  I hope that everyone enjoys these final few days of summer!
As you look ahead to starting school this fall, I wanted to make sure you had a couple important upcoming dates to mark on your calendars.  Soon all upcoming dates will be available on our website and you will receive the district calendar with many more important events.
Our curriculum nights are Tuesday, September 12th from 6:30-8 pm for Kindergarten-3rd Grades and Thursday, September 14th from 6:30-8pm for 4th-6th grades.
We hope to see everyone bright and early on their first day of school next Thursday, August 24th!
Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend,
Tim Sheldon
Principal Ideal Elementary
Hola familias ideales!
¡Estamos tan emocionados de dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes a la escuela el jueves, 24 de agosto! Espero que todos disfruten estos últimos días de verano!
Al mirar hacia adelante para comenzar la escuela este otoño, quería asegurarme de que tenía un par de fechas importantes para las próximas fechas en sus calendarios. Pronto todas las próximas fechas estarán disponibles en nuestro sitio web y usted recibirá el calendario del distrito con muchos eventos más importantes.
Nuestras noches de programación son el martes 12 de septiembre de 6:30 a 8:00 pm para los grados Kindergarten-3er y el jueves 14 de septiembre de 6:30 a 8:00 pm para los grados cuarto a sexto.
Esperamos ver a todos brillantes y temprano en su primer día de escuela el próximo jueves, 24 de agosto!
Muchas gracias y tienen un fin de semana maravilloso,
Tim Sheldon
Principal Ideal Elementary
2017-2018 Ideal Breakfast Club

There are so many important supports that keep our students safe, healthy, and ready for school. Eating breakfast is one of the most important factors that help our children to do their best at school each day.

On Friday, August 25th, the Ideal Breakfast Club will begin for the 2017-2018 school year. This program is open to all kindergarten through sixth-grade students who begin the day with us. Click here for additional Breakfast Club information. 

2017-2018 Ideal Bus Routes

Changes have been made to the Ideal bus routes. Click here for the 2017-2018 bus route information. 
Note From the Principal

Hello Ideal Families,
It's hard to believe it, but today was our last Friday of the year!  We have so much to look forward to next week, including Field Day!  There are lots of details in the Friday Folder Materials: Friday Folder 6-2-17.pdf 
Have a wonderful weekend!
Tim Sheldon 
Principal of Ideal Elementary
Hola familias ideales,
¡Es difícil creerlo, pero hoy fue nuestro último viernes del año! Tenemos mucho que esperar la próxima semana, incluyendo el Field Day! Hay muchos detalles en la carpeta del viernes Materiales: Carpeta del Viernes 6-2-17.pdf  
¡Tener un fin de semana maravilloso!
Tim Sheldon 
Director de Ideal Elementary
Ideal Summer Office Hours

Looking for the Ideal Office summer hours? Click here!
Supply Lists

Be ready for the start of the new year! Click here for the 2017-2018 grade level supply lists.
Spirt Wear

Ideal Families,

Have you wanted to show your Ideal School Spirit? We have a new apparel company that has made a variety of new Ideal wear! Check out our school apparel website . You can find the direct link to this site on our Ideal School web page!


Anything you order can be delivered right to your door! You can place your order at any time throughout the year as well.


    Some new things include; shirts, sweatshirts, backpacks, hats, pajamas, and MORE!

If you have any questions or suggestions on other apparel you would like to add please contact Mrs. Albreski at