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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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Hodgkins Elementary School Announcements
School Supply Lists, 2017-2018
Countryside Bank will be generously providing an assortment of school supplies to Hodgkins School students on Tuesday, August 8th at Hodgkins School.  We will be giving out school supply vouchers to families to be redeemed on this day once students have registered for the 2017-2018 school year.  Below is a link to each grade level's supply list:

Kindergarten           1st grade          2nd grade
3rd grade                4th grade          5th grade
6th grade
Hodgkins School - NEWSLETTER
Newsletter #4, '16-'17 (06/07/17) - Click HERE (Espanol)
Newsletter #3, '16-'17 (03/10/17) - Click HERE (Espanol)
Newsletter #2, '16-'17 (12/20/16) -​ ClickHERE (Espanol)
Newsletter #1, '16-'17 (10/07/16) - Click HERE (Espanol)
Newsletter #4, '15-'16 (05/31/16) - Click HERE (Espanol)
Newsletter #3, '15-'16 (03/18/16) - Click HERE (Espanol).

Newsletter #2, '15-'16 (12/18/15) - Click HERE (Espanol).
Newsletter #1, '15-'16 (10/16/15) - Click HERE (Espanol).

Newsletter #4, '14-'15 (06/04/15) - Click HERE (Espanol).
Newsletter #3, '14-'15 (03/24/15) - Click HERE (Espanol).
Newsletter #2,
'14-'15 (12/19/14) - Click HERE (Espanol).
                                      Newsletter #1,
'14-'15 (11/10/14) - Click HERE (Espanol).
                                      Newsletter #4, '13-'14 (06/05/14) - Click HERE.
                                      Newsletter #3,
'13-'14 (03/07/14) - Click HERE.
                                      Newsletter #2,
'13-'14 (12/20/13) -  Click HERE.
                                      Newsletter #1,
'13-'14 (11/25/13) -  Click HERE.
Hodgkins School is on Twitter!
Twitter Handle: @HodgkinsSchool
Click HERE to link directly to our page.

If you have a Twitter account, you can follow us or just check in on the site whenever you want. We’ll be posting pictures and short bursts of information about what's happening in school as well as some general information and reminders of upcoming events.  We’re experimenting with another way to communicate with our families and community.