BESD53 Families, Just a reminder that tomorrow is an early release day for students. We will be following Schedule A. Dismissal times are as follows: Liberty - 10:30 a.m. Shabbona and Upper Grade Center - 11:10 a.m. LeVasseur and Shepard - 11:45 a.m. Thank you!
12 days ago, Caitlin Smith
BESD53 Families, Please disregard the message you just received in regards to a Schedule B day. The alert was sent out by mistake. Tomorrow is a full attendance day for all students. Again, tomorrow January 20, 2023 is a FULL attendance day for all students, the alert was scheduled by mistake. Thank you.
17 days ago, Caitlin Smith
Just a reminder that tomorrow is an early release day for students. We will be following Schedule B. Dismissal times are as follows: Liberty - 12:30 p.m. Shabbona and Upper Grade Center - 1:10 p.m. LeVasseur and Shepard - 1:45 p.m. Thank you!
24 days ago, Caitlin Smith
BESD 53 is putting a 2004 Chevy K2500 Pick-up Truck for Sealed Bid, with a minimum bid value of $2,500. All bids are due by December 20, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Further information can be found here: https://5il.co/1lz7q
about 2 months ago, Caitlin Smith
Good Morning, your family may already be receiving monthly books through BESD 53 and the Dolly Parton Foundation. I wanted to make sure you were aware of another excellent free resource. I encourage you to sign up all of your kids under age 8 for the Bright by Text service. This text service provides timely and age appropriate information to help with raising happy and thriving children. The sign up is simple, just click on this link and provide the birth date, preferred language and cell phone number. I will take care of the rest. Thanks and take care!
2 months ago, James Duggan
text reading "Bright by Text"
Did you know that Kankakee County Community Services Inc. (KCCSI) offers assistance with paying winter heating bills? Here is a link to their website and the application. https://kccsi-cap.org/services/#Accord1 Click on Services, Emergency Services and then the link to either get more information or to fill out the application.
3 months ago, James Duggan
Care for a young child? Bright by Text is for anyone who cares for and loves a child, prenatally through age 8: parents, parents-to-be, grandparents, babysitters, aunties, uncles, neighbors, friends, teachers, and more. Bright by Text can help! They send free text messages with easy, practical tips and activities right to your cell phone. Our content comes from trusted partners like PBS and Sesame Street. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more. We only ask for your child’s birth date and zip code. That way, you’ll get messages timed to their exact age and information about local events and resources. We will never share your info! Bright by Text is completely free, but message and data rates may apply. Simply completely the few fields in this form and BESD 53 will get you signed up! Thanks!! https://forms.gle/QtWH1rGHEVMhDsbk6
3 months ago, James Duggan
Bright By Text
In need of immediate food assistance? Call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479). Learn more here: bbtxt.org/37u8lZo
3 months ago, James Duggan
BESD 53 Families, There is an Open House at the Exploration Station on Saturday, November 19 from 10 am - 2:00 pm. Families can explore the new Feelings Exhibit at the museum and participate in hands-on activities focusing on social and emotional wellness and Theraplay. Harold the giraffe, the mascot of the Life Education Center, will also be there to meet the families! This is a free event sponsored by Project SUN.
3 months ago, James Duggan
Ex station
Good Morning, this is a reminder that Monday October 10th is a non attendance day for staff and students. Thanks
4 months ago, James Duggan
Monday, September 26 Bus 7 ONLY: will be delayed up to 30 minutes leaving LeVasseur and Shepherd Schools due to transportation conflict with a neighboring district. We apologize for any confusion.
4 months ago, Scott Austin
Do you know any adolescents between the ages of 11-21 who need a physical for school or a sport? The Kankakee County Health Department is hosting an Adolescent Wellness Visit Clinic on Saturday, October 1st, 2022, for Kankakee County adolescents (ages 11-21). This will be a comprehensive appointment to complete your adolescent’s school physical, immunizations, point-of-care testing, and/or additional screenings. There are still many appointments available! Please Sign Up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/kchdadolescentwellnessvisitclinic
5 months ago, James Duggan
Wellness
BESD#53 is hosting walk-in interviews for Bus Drivers and Bus Aides on Wednesday, September 21st. No need to schedule an interview, just come to the District Office at 281 W. John Casey Road between the times of 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for an interview. Thanks
5 months ago, Marelyn Routson
Mrs. Suryk's 1st grade class at LeVasseur enjoyed their reading time with Dr. Ehrman this afternoon.
5 months ago, Marelyn Routson
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Friday, September 16th Due to a shortage of bus drivers this afternoon the Transportation Dept. will be making minor adjustments to a few of our routes. Some students may be on a different bus than their normal route and drop-off times may be affected approx. 10 minutes.
5 months ago, Jackie Hazzard
The Kankakee Health Department is hosting an Adolescent Wellness Visit Clinic on Saturday, October 1st, 2022. This comprehensive Wellness Visit will provide adolescents (ages 11-21) what is needed to meet their school physical requirements prior to the October 15th cut off. Here is the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/kchdadolescentwellnessvisitclinic There is only 40 appointments and it is first come first served.
5 months ago, James Duggan
Wellness
Good Evening, BESD#53 is hosting walk-in interviews for open custodian positions on Tuesday, September 13th. No need to schedule an interview, just come to the District Office at 281 W. John Casey Road between the times of 11:00 am and 2:00 pm for an interview. Thanks
5 months ago, James Duggan
hiring
Our educators spent the day increasing their knowledge on the Professional Learning Community process. PLC is a type of school change that emphasizes the importance of trust, collaboration , and job embedded learning by educators in order to advance achievement of students. We are so excited to put this professional development into action!
5 months ago, Marelyn Routson
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PLC SPED
Good evening, this is a reminder from Bourbonnais Elementary School District 53 that Monday and Tuesday are non attendance days for all students. School resumes for students on Wednesday, September 7th. Thank you and have a great weekend!
5 months ago, James Duggan
Good Afternoon! An important reminder that all families need to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Form. We need this in order to determine your eligibility for a free or reduced price lunch. All students will be charged full price for lunch until your completed form is submitted and approved. You can access the form at https://www.besd53.org/ Thank You!
5 months ago, James Duggan
lunch