On a beautiful Wednesday, D63 welcomed 3,600 K-8 students back to its seven schools! There were lots of smiles, greetings, photos, and great excitement as friends reunited. The rare first-day tears shed by a few of our kindergarteners quickly dried as they met teachers and began to explore the school.
This year Opening Day went exceptionally smoothly; students quickly and easily found their classrooms, settled in, and jumped right into learning and fun. Parents chatted and reconnected on the playground before heading home.
Thursday was wet, but that didn't dampen the spirits of our First Step preschoolers who joined us at Apollo, Melzer, and Washington. As we head into our first full week, D63 has a full house!
At its meeting on August 3, the East Maine District 63 Board of Education approved the appointment of Marc Infante as Nelson Assistant Principal. He comes to D63 from Hawthorn Community Consolidated School District 73, where he served as a 5th Grade Teacher for Townline Elementary School for five years. Previous experience includes two years as an ELL Teacher in Forest Ridge School District 142's Lee R. Foster Elementary School.
Mr. Infante holds a BA in Spanish from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and MAs in the art of teaching and Illinois principal preparation from Concordia University.
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Washington PTO Fund Raiser: Portillo's
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM Mark Twain Yogli Mogli Fundraiser
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Open House - Nelson, Grades K-2
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Open House - Nelson, Grades 3-6
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Maine-Northfield Visioning Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Info Meeting: 2019 Spring Trip to Puerto Rico
8:10 AM - 9:00 AM Morning Rehearsals Begin: Intermediate Band/Orchestra