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Department of Partnerships - Bits and Bites
 December 2017
WeGo Together for Kids is excited to join People's Resource Center in welcoming Erika Olsen as our new Community Market Coordinator
 
Welcome, Erika!
We are excited to announce Erika Olsen is the new Off-Site Food Pantry Coordinator for the WeGo Together Community Market, a school-based food pantry located at Leman Middle School in West Chicago!  She started 11/27/2017.normal'> normal'>Erika and her husband, Andy, live in West Chicago with their two young children.  When the family has down-time, they like impromptu dance parties, building Lego creations, and eating pancakes with chocolate chips.  Erika grew up in Presque Isle, Maine, on the Canadian border near New Brunswick.  Next time you see Erika, ask her about the moose that wandered into town when she was young... it's quite a story!  
 
Erika is really excited to get settled at her new job.  She shares:  I'm excited to start at the WeGo Together Community Market because I love working together with my neighbors to invest in our community, and food is such a practical and meaningful way to help families.  I've worked with a lot of volunteer teams throughout my career and am honored to serve alongside the excellent team at the WeGo Together Community Market.
Announcement provided by People's Resource Center

 November 2017

 Emergency Preparedness

 District 33’s Readiness and Emergency Management Plan emphasizes that the safety of students, staff and visitors is of the utmost importance.  Therefore, safety is the responsibility of everyone and must be consistently integrated into our attitudes and daily routines. In order to support this, WeGo Together for Kids and District 33 work in close partnership with the West Chicago Police Department and West Chicago Fire, Winfield Fire Protection Districts , and DuPage County Sherriff’s Department, providing emergency preparedness sessions on evacuation, lock down, and severe weather to all District 33 building staff prior to the school year starting. Throughout the year our first responders assist the school in practicing drills to assure year round readiness

We want students and staff to be prepared during the school day, and we are encouraging everyone to create safety plans for their own homes.   Therefore, this year ,WeGo Together along with the West Chicago Police Department, West Chicago Fire Protection District, City of West Chicago, District 33, and District 94 will align social media efforts to promote West Chicago’s preparedness for emergencies. You can check out some of the posts by searching for the hashtag #wegoBprepared! 

 
 
October 2017

District 33 has utilized a community school philosophy for many years.

A Community School is a set of partnerships between:

  • school
  • families
  • community

that promotes:

  • Student achievement
  • Positive conditions
  • Well-being of families and communities.

While the student is at the center of the Community School, we also recognize that children grow up in families and that these families are an integral part of the community. The aim of the Community School is to provide the support and services needed in order to remove barriers that interfere with learning, support a strong family and healthy community.

The implementation of a community school as a place-based model means buildings are equipped with:

  • Shared Community School Coordinator,
  • Community mental health clinician,
  • Family liaisons.

Other resources such as fitness and nutrition classes and ESL classes are also accessible to families attending these schools.

District 33's goal is to have these resources available in every school over the next several years.

For more information and resources please contact Marjory Lewe-Brady at [email protected] or 630-293-6000 ext. 225.

District 33’s Readiness and Emergency Management Plan emphasizes that the safety of students, staff and visitors is of the utmost importance.  Therefore, safety is the responsibility of everyone and must be consistently integrated into our attitudes and daily routines. In order to support this, WeGo Together for Kids and District 33 work in close partnership with the West Chicago Police Department and West Chicago Fire, Winfield Fire Protection Districts , and DuPage County Sherriff’s Department, providing emergency preparedness sessions on evacuation, lock down, and severe weather to all District 33 building staff prior to the school year starting. Throughout the year our first responders assist the school in practicing drills to assure year round readiness

 

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