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The US Department of Education has a wealth of information to help your child succeed in school. Here is a list of things you can do to  help your child with taking tests and a new parent checklist of questions and resources for families to use to help ensure their children are getting the education they deserve.

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Parents, school staff, and other caring adults have a role to play in preventing bullying, according to They can: Help kids understand bullying. Talk about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. Tell kids bullying is unacceptable. Make sure kids know how to get help. Keep the lines of communication …

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Community Events

Watch your email for regular e-Flyers from DG58 for details on local events. Check the DG58 e-Flyer site Building Bridges is a Parent/Teacher group started through the Downers Grove Area PTA Council in partnership with Downers Grove Special Services.  Their goal is to work on building bridges between families of students with all kinds of special needs and …

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Financial Assistance

At some point, families may find themselves in a position where they just need a little help. District 58, Belle Aire, and the Belle Aire PTA can provide support in various ways. This can include student fee waivers, school-provided snack and lunch, school supplies, and PTA can provide support for some of the programs they run …

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More to come! Articles Helping Your Child Deal with Anxiety Helping Children Deal with Stress 7 Tips for Getting Your Reluctant Reader to Pick Up a Book How to Teach Your Child that Failure is the Key to Success Summer Articles Don’t forget to check out DG58 summer learning opportunities to keep those skills up over the …

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4 Videos to Help You Understand Why and How Math Has Changed You have probably seen it in social media, heard about it from friends, and maybe even felt it yourself—parents are finding themselves at a loss with the math homework their child is bringing home. Why does it look so different? Why don’t they …

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School Policies

Absences / Attendance To comply with state law, you are asked to call the school before 8:00 a.m. if your child is going to be absent. Voice Mail has been installed so that you may call the school at 630-719-5820 the evening before to avoid any possible line overload at the start of the school …

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Is technology taking over your kids school and home life? Need to keep up? Here are some resources to help maintain a healthy and safe lifestyle. District 58 resources 1 to 1 Learning Initiative Digital Citizenship Helpful Links Family Onine Safety Institute Keep Your Kids Safe Online (Best Buy Geek Squad) Articles 7 Ways to Unplug …

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