Summer Learning

PTA SUMMER MATH CLUB

The District 58 PTA offers a Summer Math Club for students entering grades K-8.

We are excited to offer three brand new math packets, for each grade level, so you can keep your math brains sharp and earn prizes throughout the summer!!

Participate by following four simple steps below!

1. Get your first math packet! Click here to access the first math packet, called the White Packet 1. It contains three opportunities to earn a prize – triangle, circle and star. Complete each activity within that shape to earn the prize for that shape. Earn up to three prizes for each packet! The packets include a variety of fun learning activities! Visit our Summer Math page for additional math games and resources. Please note: to access the packets, you will need to enter a password due to copyright laws. The password was shared in the June 2 issue of Communicate 58 to all current families. If you cannot find the email or password, please contact summermathclubDG58@yahoo.com to request the password.

Need a paper math packet? You can pick up a paper copy of the first math packet at the Downers Grove Public Library!

2. Submit your math packet. Once you’ve completed your first math packet, complete this Google Form to let us know you are done and to get your next packet. The PTA will send the Green Packet 2 to participating families after June 21 and the Yellow Packet 3 after July 12.

3. Check your work. After you submit your Google Form, you will receive the answer keys to check your work, as well as tutorial videos with high school student graders walking you through each of the Math Tasks.  Note: The high school student graders are also available to help with any math questions you may have for each packet.

4. Redeem your prizes! Math Club prizes can be collected at the Downers Grove Public Library’s Children’s Circulation Desk, 1050 Curtiss St. Feel free to collect your prize after you complete each packet, or to collect them all at the end.  Prize pickup will be a quick stop into the library to pick up the prizes only. Prizes include stampers, erasers, small toys and food coupons!

We hope you join the fun! No need to sign up; just start working on your packet. Green packets and first prizes will be available after June 21.  Yellow packets and second prizes will be available after July 15. 

Questions?  Contact us at summermathclubDG58@yahoo.com

SUMMER SCHOOL

Summer SchoolDistrict 58 is pleased to announce that it will offer students four Summer School sessions this year! 

All District 58 Summer School classes will take place onsite, in air-conditioned spaces (with the possible exception of Summer Music classes), and will comply with COVID-19 safety protocols. 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 2021.

Session II and Extended School Year registration is open March 23-April 30. Session III registration is open April 13-30. Session IV registration is open April 13-June 4.

After registering, please pay class fees using the District 58 ePay system (click "Make a one-time payment"). The payment submission and refund deadline for all Summer School and Extended School Year classes is Friday, May 28. Refund requests after this date will be at 50% up until the first day of Summer School and Extended School Year. No refund will be issued after the first day of student attendance. 

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 session descriptions below.

Summer School Session I: Essential Skills

  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, June 14-25, 8:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Description: This session will focus on helping students achieve essential grade level skills that were not mastered during the 2020-21 school year, so they can succeed in school next fall.
  • 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.

Summer School Session II: General Education

  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, June 28-July 16 (excluding July 5), 8:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Location: Belle Aire School, 3935 Belle Aire Lane (NEW Location)
  • Cost: $105
  • Transportation: Not provided
  • Description: This session’s classes will focus on incoming grade level readiness and is open to all students entering grades K-8. “Leap into Kindergarten” will be offered to students entering kindergarten, and “Reading and Math” will be offered to students entering grades 1-8.
  • Registration: General Education Summer School registration is open now through Friday, April 30. Click here to register! After registering, please visit District 58’s ePay website to pay class fees. 

 Summer School Session III: Summer Enrichment

  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, July 19-30, 8:15-11:15 a.m.

  • Location: Hillcrest School, 1435 Jefferson Ave.

  • Cost: $75

  • Transportation: Not provided

  • Description: District 58 will offer six enrichment classes. Registration is limited to the first 30 students who register for each class. Classes are: 
    • Everyday Wonders (Grades 4-6): Do you have a curious child?  If so, this course is perfect for them!  We will explore everyday wonders big and small on topics related to nature, animals, space and more!  Sessions will consist of journaling, hands-on activities, STEAM projects, and self-chosen "wonders" research.
    • Digital Music (Grades 5-8): The Digital Music class will allow students to develop introductory skills in digital music production. Students will learn how to create drum beats, use 'loops,' and ultimately compose a song.
    • Art Exploration I (Grades 2-3): 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): 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.
    • STEM (Grades 2-3):  Ever wonder why different objects fall faster or move faster? This STEM enrichment course will expand students' understanding of force and motion, and students will engage in multiple activities that explore friction, gravity and magnets.
    • STEAM and Stories (Grades 1-2): This class will provide opportunities for our younger learners to explore and create using age-appropriate literature with an emphasis on poetry.  Students will also engage in science, technology and engineering activities that bring ideas to life using hands-on materials and critical thinking!
  • Registration: Registration is open now through Friday, April 30. Click here to register. After registering, please visit District 58’s ePay website to pay class fees (click “Make a one-time payment”). 

Summer School Session IV: Summer Music

  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, Aug. 9-20, Varied Times (See descriptions)
  • Location: Herrick Middle School, 4435 Middaugh Ave.
  • Cost: $90
  • Transportation: Not provided
  • Description: District 58 will offer several summer music classes. See information below.
    • Beginning Orchestra Jumpstart (Grades 4-5)
      Class 1: 8-9 a.m.
      Class 2: 9-10 a.m.
      (Please be available for either class timeslot; class assignments will be communicated after registration is closed)
      For the first time ever, we are offering a beginning option in Summer Orchestra. District 58’s Orchestra Program will invite incoming fourth and fifth graders (current third and fourth graders) to enroll in its 2021-22 school year orchestra program in May 2021. Students who enroll in this program can begin their string education early by participating in this Beginning Orchestra Jumpstart program! 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! 
    • Welcome Backs Strings! (Grades 6-8 who would like to rejoin)
      9-11 a.m. for grade 6
      10 a.m.-12 p.m. for grades 7-8
      This school year has been very unusual! Did you take a break from orchestra and are now ready to re-join? We would love to have you back making music with us! Please sign up and we will communicate your class assignment once registration has finished. 
    • Intermediate Orchestra (Grade 6)
      10-11 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 hone their live ensemble skills that we missed out on during the 2020-21 school year.
    • Advanced Orchestra (Grades 7-8)
      11 a.m.-12 p.m.
      Students will be challenged with new, engaging orchestra music, learning new skills and techniques. Students entering middle school are encouraged to participate in this class if they want an additional challenge.  Orchestra students will review and hone their live ensemble skills that we missed out on during the 2020-21 school year.
    • Beginning Band Jumpstart (Grades 5-6)
      Class 1: 8-9 a.m.
      Class 2: 9-10 a.m.
      Class 3: 10-11 a.m.
      (Please be available for any of the above class timeslots; class assignments will be communicated after registration is closed)
      For the first time ever, we are offering a beginning option in Summer Band. District 58’s Band Program will invite incoming fifth and sixth graders (current fourth and fifth graders) to enroll in its 2021-22 school year band program in May 2021. Students who enroll in this program can begin their string education early by participating in this Beginning Band Jumpstart program! Learn initial instrument techniques, how to care for your instrument, and start playing some of your favorite tunes with your friends before we start lessons this fall!
    • Middle School Jazz Band (Grades 7-8)
      10-11 a.m.
      Catch up on some quality time with your jazz band friends while playing together in a larger group! We will learn some fun and challenging jazz music to expand student skills and abilities.
    • Welcome Back to Band! (Grade 7 who would like to rejoin)
      11 a.m.-12 p.m.
      This school year has been very unusual! Did you take a break from band and are now ready to re-join? We would love to have you back making music with us again!  During this session, we will review fundamentals for your instrument and get you ready for full ensemble playing for middle school band.
    • Middle School “Warrior” Band (Grades 7-8)
      11 a.m.-12 p.m.
      Join us for a full-band experience with fun, engaging, and challenging music. Get ready for your middle school band experience with rehearsal skills, instrument technique, and community building. Students will engage in large ensemble rehearsals, sectionals with experts on their instruments, and fun activities to get to know each other.
    • Summer Choir (Grades 6-8)
      8:30-11:30 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. The two week course concludes with a performance for parents.
  • Registration: Registration for Session IV: Summer Music is open now through Friday, June 4. Click here to register. After registering, please visit District 58’s ePay website to pay class fees (click “Make a one-time payment”). 

EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR/SPEECH-ONLY ITINERANT SERVICES

Extended School Year

All Extended School Year classes will take place onsite, in air-conditioned spaces and will comply with COVID-19 safety protocols.

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 2021. 

Families who need assistance registering for Extended School Year may contact Summer School Secretary Jill Brokop at jbrokop@dg58.org or 630-719-5869.

  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, July 8-Aug. 4, 8:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Location: Indian Trail School, 6235 Stonewall Ave.
  • Cost: $53 - Extended School Year (No fee for speech-only itinerant services)
  • Transportation: Is provided, upon request for Extended School Year (No transportation for speech-only itinerant services)
  • Description: District 58 offers Extended School Year (ESY) programming for students who are eligible through their individualized education plan (IEP) in grades preschool-8. District 58’s IEP teams will contact the families of students who qualify for this program! 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.
  • Registration: Extended School Year (including speech-only itinerant services) registration is open now through Friday, April 30. Click here to register! After registering, please visit District 58’s ePay website to pay class fees. 

For questions about Extended School Year programming, please contact your child’s special education teacher, speech pathologist or Assistant Superintendent for Special Services Jessica Stewart and the Special Services Department at 630-719-5824.