Summer Learning

PTA SUMMER MATH CLUB

The District 58 PTA offers a Summer Math Club for students entering grades K-8. It provides participating students with three math packets for each grade level over the summer, that feature a variety of fun and interesting math activities, designed to keep young math minds active all summer long.
After students submit each completed packet, they will receive prizes and their next math packet. 

Please note: Due to copyright laws, the Summer Math Club will not be posting links to the packets online. If your child loses his or her math packet, please email summermathclubDG58@yahoo.com to receive a replacement.

Want to participate? Follow these steps!

1. The paper copy of the first Summer Math Club packet (the white packet) will be distributed to all students at school during the last two weeks of school. The packet will contain three opportunities to earn a prize (triangle, circle and star activities). Complete each activity within that shape to earn the prize for that shape. Earn up to three prizes for each packet! Math activities include a variety of fun options, including Math Task worksheets that are also included in the packet.

2. Once you’ve completed your white packet, come into the Downers Grove Public Library on one of the dates listed below to collect prizes for each shape you’ve completed, have your Math Task worksheets reviewed with a high school student and pick up your next packet.

3. Complete three packets (white, green then yellow) over the course of the summer to keep your math mind sharp and earn fun prizes!

Math Club prize pickup times:
June 20 and 21
July 11 and 12
August 1, 2 and 15
9:30-11:30 a.m., 5:30-7:30 p.m each day

JOIN THE FUN! No need to sign up, just start working on your packet.  Questions?  Contact us at summermathclubDG58@yahoo.com

SUMMER SCHOOL

Summer SchoolDowners Grove Grade School District 58 will offer three Summer School sessions and the Extended School Year program this summer! Registration for most programs opens Friday, April 8. Registration deadlines vary depending on the session. 

District 58 Summer School classes are open to students enrolled in public, private or parochial schools who live within the District 58 attendance area. Please register for the grade level your child will enter in fall 2022. 

Families who need assistance registering for Summer School may contact Summer School Secretary Jill Brokop at jbrokop@dg58.org or 630-719-5869. Please see details about District 58’s Summer School programming below.

Summer School Session I: Essential Skills

  • Schedule: Weekdays, Monday, June 13-Friday, June 24, 8:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Location: El Sierra School, 6835 Fairmount Ave.
  • Cost: Free
  • Bus Transportation: Provided
  • Registration: By invitation only. District 58 will identify students for Session I using specific district-developed criteria. Families of selected students will receive a direct invitation to participate later this spring. This invitation will contain detailed course information. 
  • Description: This session will focus on helping students achieve essential grade level skills so they can succeed in school next fall.

Summer School Session II: General Education and Enrichment

  • Schedule: Weekdays, Monday, June 27- Thursday, July 14 (excluding July 4 and 5), Times vary; see descriptions for details.
  • Location: El Sierra School, 6835 Fairmount Ave.
  • Cost: $105
  • Bus Transportation: Not provided - Families are responsible for their student’s transportation.
  • Registration: Session II registration is open now through Friday, April 29. Click here to register. After registering, please visit District 58’s ePay website to pay class fees (click “Make a one-time payment”). 
  • Description: This session will offer math and reading grade level readiness courses, as well as four enrichment classes. Enrichment classes are limited to the first 30 students who register for each class. Once a class reaches capacity, a waiting list will form. Classes are:
     
    • Leap Into Kindergarten (Grade K): 8:15-11:15 a.m.
      This program is intended for students entering kindergarten in fall 2022 and will focus on reading and math readiness. Some of the topics covered include: letter and number recognition, letter sounds, and fine motor activities, including cutting, coloring, pasting and writing.
       
    • Reading and Math (Grades 1-8): 8:15-11:15 a.m.
      District 58 will offer individual Reading and Math classes for every grade level, from grade 1-8. The class will focus on grade level readiness in both reading and math.
       
    • Art Exploration I (Grades 2-3): 8:15-11:15 a.m.
      Students will use a variety of media to express their creativity while exploring classic and modern styles of art.  This class will utilize various artistic mediums including, paint, oil pastel, colored pencil and mixed media such as ceramics and textiles. Students will be encouraged to improve their technique and comfort level through a wide range of different projects.
       
    • Art Exploration II (Grades 4-6): 8:15-11:15 a.m.
      Students will use a variety of media to express their creativity while exploring classic and modern styles of art.  This class will utilize various artistic mediums including, paint, oil pastel, colored pencil and mixed media such as ceramics and textiles. Students will be encouraged to improve their technique and comfort level through a wide range of different projects.
       
    • 3D Printing (Grades 3-6): 8:15-11:15 a.m.
      Welcome to the world of 3D printing! In this class, you will learn how to design and print your own creations. You'll learn how to use Tinkercad, an awesome 3D modeling program that will let you design just about anything. Every student will be able to take home some of their creations!
       
    • Summer Choir (Grades 6-8): 9:45-11:15 a.m.
      This course will provide students the opportunity to develop skills through proper vocal technique and performance. Students will be able to experience high levels of music making and foster a choral community by establishing relationships with their instructors and peers from across the district and grade levels. This course concludes with a performance for parents.

Summer School Session III: Band and Orchestra

  • Schedule: Various days and times in early August. See descriptions below.
  • Location: O'Neill Middle School, 635 59th St.
  • Cost: Beginning Orchestra Jumpstart and Beginning Band Jumpstart are free; All other Band and Orchestra classes are $90.
  • Bus Transportation: Not provided - Families are responsible for their student’s transportation.
  • Registration
    • Registration for Beginning Orchestra Jumpstart and Beginning Band Jumpstart will take place May 20-27, during Orchestra and Band registration for the 2022-23 school year. Starting May 20, please click here to register
    • Registration for all other Session III Band and Orchestra classes will take place now through Friday, May 27. Click here to register. After registering, please visit District 58’s ePay website to pay class fees (click “Make a one-time payment”). 
  • Description: District 58 will offer several summer Band and Orchestra classes. See information below.
     
    • Beginning Orchestra Jumpstart (Grade 4)
      This is a one-week class. Students will be assigned to one of the following classes. Please be available for either timeslot; class assignments will be communicated after registration closes.
    • Class 1: Monday, Aug. 1-Friday, Aug. 5 from 8-8:50 a.m.
    • Class 2: Monday, Aug. 8-Friday, Aug. 12 from 8-8:50 a.m.
      All District 58 Beginning Orchestra students must participate in the Beginning Orchestra Jumpstart program! Students who enroll in the Beginning Orchestra Jumpstart program will learn initial string technique, how to care for your instrument, and start playing some of your favorite folk tunes with your friends before we start lessons this fall! Since this is a required part of the Beginning Orchestra program, there is no charge for this week-long class.
       
    • Welcome Back Strings! (Grade 5)
      Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-12, 9-9:50 a.m.
      Come enjoy making new orchestra friends as we explore fun music this summer! Incoming fifth grade orchestra students will learn new, multi-part ensemble skills while reviewing their playing techniques from this past school year.
       
    • Intermediate Orchestra (Grade 6)
      Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-12, 10-10:50 a.m.
      Catch up on some quality time with your orchestra friends while playing together in a larger group! We will learn some fun and challenging orchestra music to expand student skills and abilities. Incoming sixth grade orchestra students will review and gain experience in their ensemble skills that we started this past school year.
       
    • Advanced Orchestra (Grades 7-8)
      Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-12, 11-11:50 a.m.
      Students will be challenged with new, engaging orchestra music, learning and refining new skills and techniques. Students entering middle school are encouraged to participate in this class to gain experience with middle school level music as well as make friends with other musicians they will be in orchestra with this fall.
       
    • Beginning Band Jumpstart (Grade 5)
      This is a one-week class. Students will be assigned to one of the following classes. Please be available during the following timeslots; class assignments will be communicated after registration closes.
    • Class 1: Monday, Aug. 1-Friday, Aug. 5 from 8-8:50 a.m.
    • Class 2: Monday, Aug. 1-Friday, Aug. 5 from 9-9:50 a.m.
    • Class 3: Monday, Aug. 8-Friday, Aug. 12 from 8-8:50 a.m.
    • Class 4: Monday, Aug. 8-Friday, Aug. 12 from 9-9:50 a.m.
      All musicians enrolled in District 58 Beginning Band participate in the Beginning Band Jumpstart program! During this one-week jumpstart, students will learn initial instrument technique, how to care for their instruments, and some beginning tunes with their friends before starting lessons in the fall!  Since this is a required part of the beginning band program, there is no charge for this week-long class.
       
    • Sixth Grade Concert Band (Grade 6)
      Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-12 from 10-10:50 a.m.
      During sixth grade band, musicians will learn and perform concert music in a band rehearsal format. Over the course of two weeks, students have the opportunity to read and play a variety of music in a short period of time. This class is open for students enrolled in sixth grade during the 2022-2023 school year.
       
    • Middle School Jazz Band (Grades 6-8)
      Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-12 from 10-10:50 a.m.
      This class is for instrumental students who are interested in exploring jazz and rock styles of music. It is recommended for students entering seventh or eighth grade, and it is also open to incoming sixth graders looking for a fun challenge. Students will have an opportunity to learn the audition piece for the ILMEA junior jazz band auditions, which occur in the fall. Summer Jazz Band is open to all instruments.
       
    • Middle School “Warrior” Band (Grades 7-8)
      Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-12 from 11-11:50 a.m.
      This class is for students entering or enrolled in band at the middle school level. Class is in a band rehearsal format, with an emphasis on reading middle school level band music and expanding technical skills to a more advanced level.  Students will also have an opportunity to work on the ILMEA junior band scale sheet for ILMEA auditions which occur in the fall.  This course is highly recommended for all student musicians entering seventh or eighth grade.

EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR/SPEECH-ONLY ITINERANT SERVICES

Extended School Year

  • Schedule: Weekdays, Monday, June 13-Friday, July 14, 8:15-11:15 a.m. (no class on June 17, June 24, July 4-5)
  • Location: Indian Trail School, 6235 Stonewall Ave.
  • Cost: Extended School Year: $54; Speech-Only Services: Free
  • Bus Transportation: Provided for Extended School Year (not for Speech-Only Services)
  • Registration: By invitation only. District 58 will offer Extended School Year programming for students who qualify through their individualized education plan, or IEP.  Families of students who qualify for Extended School Year will receive a direct email invitation from the student’s IEP team with program details.
  • Description: The student’s IEP team will identify targeted goals and specific special education services for the student. This often includes resource, speech and language, occupational and/or physical therapy services. Extended School Year also includes speech-only itinerant services for students who require intensive speech/language support, but who may not be eligible for the full Extended School Year program. Service delivery is based upon the student’s IEP goals and generally is for between 25 and 50 minutes per week during the weeks ESY is in session. There is no fee for itinerant speech services, and transportation is not provided.