Dominick’s Dine Out on Wednesday 3/29

Dominick’s Dine Out Flyer


Weekly Update (3/20/17)

Barnes & Noble Book Fair & Celebration of the Arts! – B&N Celebration of the Arts Flyer | Bookfair Vouchers
Just a reminder that the Barnes & Noble Book Fair and Celebration of the Arts is taking place tomorrow –  Tuesday, March 21st from 4 to 8PM at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Oak Brook Mall. Please remember to turn a voucher in at checkout so the district gets credit – copies are attached to this email or they will be available in store. We look forward to seeing you there!

We need a few volunteers to assist with handing out vouchers. If you can help please contact Kate Beckwith at or text 630-667-3330.

Can’t make it, but still want to support District 48 Libraries?!  Have family members that don’t live close by, but would still love to support our libraries?!  No problem!  You can place your order on-line via the following link, using Bookfair Code 11986890 at checkout.  All orders placed on-line between 3/21/17 and 3/26/17 using our book fair code will be credited to our district libraries!  Spread the word!

See’s Candies Orders Due Thursday – See’s Packet | See’s Order Form Only
We’ve extended the order deadline for the See’s Candies fundraiser to this Thursday, March 23rd! Extra packets are available in the school offices or you can download one on the FTC website at For questions, please contact Jeannie Corsini at Thank you for supporting FTC!

Dominick’s Dine Out – Dominick’s Flyer
There will be a dine out at Dominick’s Pizza and Pasta happening on Wednesday, March 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. This will be during spring break so we won’t be able to send a reminder email – please mark your calendars or make sure you are signed up for FTC’s Remind texts (see directions below). If you mention Dist. 48 when placing your order the district gets a portion of the sales. Enjoy some great food and support Dist. 48! See the attached flyer for details.

Remind Texts
FTC uses Remind to send alerts about FTC events and deadlines. If you have not already signed up we encourage you to do so to stay on top of all that’s happening. To opt-in, send a text to 608-709-0934 with the message:@dist48ftc and you will be added to the list.


Weekly Update (3/13/17)

See’s Candies Spring Product Fundraiser – See’s Packet | See’s Order Form Only

Watch backpacks starting today for our sweet spring product fundraiser! Attached to this email is a digital version of the packet. Orders are due Tuesday, March 21st, with delivery the week after spring break (date to be determined). If you’re not interested in the products, you can still participate by making a donation – more information is in the packet. For questions, please contact Jeannie Corsini at Thank you for supporting FTC!

Barnes & Noble Book Fair & Celebration of the Arts! – B&N Celebration of the Arts Flyer | Bookfair Vouchers

Please join us on Tuesday, March 21st from 4 to 8 pm as we host our annual Celebration of the Arts event in conjunction with our Barnes & Noble Book Fair. This year, we will be using vouchers to ensure the district gets full credit for all purchases made during the fair. Please feel free to share these with friends and family and encourage them to attend this fun event!

Activities will include performances from both our orchestra and band members, door prize raffles, a free kids activity table, and of course our own mini art gallery as Barnes & Noble will feature artwork from our district children throughout the store. As with every year, ALL purchases you make during the event will benefit our District 48 libraries! Please see the attached flyer and vouchers for additional details. We look forward to seeing you there!

Dominick’s Dine Out – Dominick’s Flyer

Mark your calendars for a dine out at Dominick’s Pizza and Pasta happening on March 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy a night off cooking over spring break and support Dist. 48 at the same time! See the attached flyer for details.

Family Science Night

Thank you to all the families who attended the Family Science Night this past week. We hope you enjoyed the exhibits and the show – and your child came home with an interest in learning more about the science concepts (s)he saw at the event. Thank you also to all the volunteers who made this event possible.

We want to thank the sponsors of the event:

Dist. 48 PIE Foundation
RJB Properties
Rotary Club of Villa Park
Talsma Builders

FTC Newsletter – 3/10/2017

Linked below is the FTC newsletter for this month, with information about upcoming FTC events and activities.


Important Update Regarding FTC Events

District Families:

The FTC leadership group has been in discussion with the school regarding an issue that has arisen with regards to FTC events. An increasing number of children have been coming to FTC events unaccompanied by adults. FTC events are intended to be family events, with an adult attending the event with the student(s). Both FTC and the school are concerned about the safety and liability of having children unaccompanied at these events.

In order to ensure that all students are properly supervised, we are going to have a few changes with regards to entry at FTC events. These procedures will take place starting with Family Science Night on March 8.

  • Students must enter the event with a parent or other adult
  • The family will be asked to sign in for the event
  • Students will be issued a wristband
  • Adults must stay at the event – none of our events are “drop off” events
  • For indoor events, once students are in the building they need to stay in the building unless they are leaving for the night
  • 7th/8th grade student volunteers may come to events unaccompanied by an adult for the duration of their volunteer work — they will be given further instructions prior to the event

Thank you for your understanding on this issue. The goal is to keep all students safe, and for all families to have a great time at these events!


Family Science Night is THIS Wednesday!


Weekly Update (3/6/17)

Capital Campaign
We are very excited to announce that we have completed the capital campaign to fund the Albright scoreboard and Swartz stage curtains!!!! The schools are developing a schedule for installation – which we hope to finish before year-end. We wanted to thank all the district families who supported this project, whether through donations or by supporting your Albright student who participated in monthly activities to raise money for the scoreboard. More information to come.

Family Science Night
Family Science Night is next week – Wednesday, March 8. At this event children learn about STEM topics through hands-on exhibits that are designed to create interest and excitement about science topics. This year we are having a “Mad Scientist” show. Please plan on attending this fun, educational event – one of the district’s favorites!

Family Science Night Volunteers
Family Science Night requires lots of volunteers to make it special for kids. We welcome any parents or caregivers, as well as any 7th and 8th graders as volunteers for this event. Please contact Kate Beckwith via text @ 630-667-3330 or e-mail @ for further details.

Anyways Dine Out
Thank you to everyone who supported the dine out at Anyways last week. We made $207 from the dine out!