Last night BESD53 held our "Kindergarten Roundup"! We had Kindergarten teachers from every building meet the incoming students and did a quick screener to help ensure the best placement for them. Information was also handed out on kindergarten readiness, and a fun photo op for our future BESD53 Tigers! Thank you to all who came and the staff who helped make this a success!
2 days ago, Caitlin Smith
image with future students and different cacti clipart.
We can't wait to see our upcoming Kindergarten Friends in just a few hours for our Kindergarten Roundup. If you didn't RSVP, there is still time at ww.besd53.org/page/kindergarten-information
3 days ago, Kari Moulton
Kindergarten Roundup flyer
Spanish Version
Bourbonnais Elementary is looking for educators to join our amazing team! Don't delay, submit your online application today! https://www.applitrack.com/besd53/onlineapp/default.aspx
4 days ago, Marelyn Routson
Hiring TA"s  flyer
Kindergarten Roundup is this Wednesday! Sign up today to attend. Who: All incoming BESD53 Kindergarteners (must be 5 on or before September 1st, 2024) Where: Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center 200 W. John Casey Rd. When: April 17th, 2024 4:00-6:00 pm Please visit our website to sign up for a screening time to ensure the best placement for your child in our district! Please RSVP at www.besd53.org/page/kindergarten-information We look forward to meeting all of our new Kindergarteners!
5 days ago, Caitlin Smith
Kindergarten Round up Flyer - English
Kindergarten Round up flyer- Spanish
Kindergarten Roundup is less than a week away! Sign up today to attend. Who: All incoming BESD53 Kindergarteners (must be 5 on or before September 1st, 2024) Where: Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center 200 W. John Casey Rd. When: April 17th, 2024 4:00-6:00 pm Please visit our website to sign up for a screening time to ensure the best placement for your child in our district! Please RSVP at www.besd53.org/page/kindergarten-information We look forward to meeting all of our new Kindergarteners!
9 days ago, Kari Moulton
Flyer about Kindergarten roundup for incoming kindergarteners
Bourbonnais Elementary is looking for educators to join our amazing team! Don't delay, submit your online application today! https://www.applitrack.com/besd53/onlineapp/default.aspx
11 days ago, Marelyn Routson
Hiring teacher flyer
Any way you SLICE it, our Staff and Mancino's Pizza are AMAZING! Huge shoutout to Mancino's for their delicious pizza and on time delivery of over 100 Pizza's! Pizza was Hot, Fresh, On Time and Delicious. If you've only had a Grinder, you have got to try their Pizza!🍕
16 days ago, Marelyn Routson
Mancinos and Dr. Ehrman delering pizza
Dr. Ehrman and staff with pizza
Teachers and a pizza enjoying lunch
District office dressed up serving pizza
DR. Ehrman dressed up like a pizza maker
Just a reminder: The Kindergarten Roundup for 2024-25 students is just two weeks away. Sign up today to attend. Who: All incoming BESD53 Kindergarteners (must be 5 on or before September 1st, 2024) Where: Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center 200 W. John Casey Rd. When: April 17th, 2024 4:00-6:00 pm Please visit our website to sign up for a screening time to ensure the best placement for your child in our district! Please RSVP at www.besd53.org/page/kindergarten-information We look forward to meeting all of our new Kindergarteners!
17 days ago, Kari Moulton
kindergarten roundup flyer for incoming 24-25 kindergarten students
Spring break yoga and art for kids! Our Art Teacher at Liberty Intermediate, Chelsea Heikes, is offering some programs for kids over the break at Limber Mind & Body Wellness. Kids Spring Break Superhero Yoga & Art Tuesday, March 26, 2024 10:00 AM 11:30 AM $25 per session https://limbermindandbody.com/events/kids-spring-break-superhero-yoga-art
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
Enjoy your weekend and have a Happy St. Patrick's Day on Sunday!
about 1 month ago, Marelyn Routson
St. Patrick's Day sign
mini tree decorated with green shamrocks
The Kankaee Area YMCA and Rise and Thrive Wellness are partnering to offer an Art Therapy/Positive Discipline Parent/Child learning series. See the flyer for details.
about 1 month ago, James Duggan
art
Please join BESD53 for our 2024-25 Kindergarten Roundup! Who: All incoming BESD53 Kindergarteners (must be 5 on or before September 1st, 2024) Where: Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center 200 W. John Casey Rd. When: April 17th, 2024 4:00-6:00 pm Please visit our website to sign up for a screening time to ensure the best placement for your child in our district! Please RSVP at www.besd53.org/page/kindergarten-information We look forward to meeting all of our new Kindergarteners!
about 2 months ago, BESD53 District Office
Kindergarten Roundup Flyer
THANK YOU Bourbonnais Elementary PTA! Our PTA donated $21,000.00 for our Teacher Grants this year. We appreciate everyone's support and generous contributions so that we can enrich the education process in meaningful ways to help our students succeed! *Pictured below Jayne Raef-School Board President/Craig Toepfer-PTA President
about 2 months ago, Marelyn Routson
Board President Jayne Raef receiving check from PTA President Craig Toepfer
Our February Staff Appreciation Event was simply delicious! " How sweet it is to have staff like you"
about 2 months ago, Marelyn Routson
Fruit and snacks with a flowing chocolate fountain
table decorated with hearts and candy jars
Levasseur employees with treat bags
fountain with 2 employees at Shabbona
the 2  two secretaries at liberty enjoying the chocolate fountain
transportation employee dipping her cookie in the chocolate fountain
Thanks to a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) that was written by Bourbonnais Elementary School District 53 (BESD 53) we are able to offer individual counseling with Rise and Thrive Wellness or family counseling sessions through Iroquois Mental Health Center at no cost to the family. This counseling can be for any family member (including the student) living in the home provided you have a student attending one of the twelve public school districts in Kankakee County. The agencies will work with you to determine the location and details Process: To access individual therapy call (815) 200-8653 or email info@riseandthrivewellness.net for family therapy contact Kim Rabideau, Clinical Director, at 815-432-5241 Ext. 533 to schedule the appointment(s).When you call or email, please provide the code for your school district for payment purposes. There is no cost to you. The invoice will be sent to BESD 53 for payment. This is available through June 30, 2024 or when funds are exhausted. Scheduling regular sessions is fine if it is found to be necessary but we reserve the right to cancel future appointments should the funds be depleted. Here is the list of codes. Pembroke: PS12 St. Anne: SA10 Momence: MSD11 Grant Park: GP47 Manteno: MUSD13 Bourbonnais 53: BESD19 Bradley: BS22 BBCHS: BB15 Kankakee 111: KSD8 ROE: ROE17 Herscher: HUS13 St. George: SG16 We are very excited to be able to provide this service to families in the county. Should you have questions that cannot be answered by Kim Rabideau you can email Dr. Jim Duggan at dugganj@besd53.org Thanks
about 2 months ago, James Duggan
Just a reminder: We are holding a Safer Internet Parent Night on Wednesday, Feb 21st. Come learn ways to help your child be safer on the internet. K-2: 5:15pm-6:00pm 3rd-8th: 6:15pm-7:00pm Location: BUGC
2 months ago, Kari Moulton
Flyer for Parent Safer Internet Parent Night
BESD53 Parents: We are holding a Safer Internet Parent Night on Wednesday, Feb 21st. Come learn ways to help your child be safer on the internet. K-2: 5:15pm-6:00pm 3rd-8th: 6:15pm-7:00pm Location: BUGC
2 months ago, Kari Moulton
Picture of internet images with a tiger in the middle
BESD53 is celebrating Safer Internet Day today within each building. Each grade is learning how to be safer on the internet. Parents: Join us for a Parent Night on February 21, 2024. More information will be sent out shortly. In the meantime, you can find videos available at https://saferinternetday.us/videos/
2 months ago, BESD53 District Office
Safer Internet Day - tiger logo surrounded by internet icons - together for a better internet
Due to emergency maintenance on our internet, the district's phones and internet will be down for up to approximately 15 minutes today, February 5, 2024, starting at 1:30 PM. If you have an emergency and need to contact your student's school during that time please contact our emergency line *redacted*. Thank you for your understanding.
3 months ago, BESD53 District Office
Dear Families, As you likely are aware a boil order notice from AQUA was issued to customers in Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais, Grant Park, Manteno, Aroma Park, and Limestone. We are making the necessary adjustments with food service and our water fountains. If you feel that it would be beneficial for your child to bring their personal water bottle to school (as many students already do), please plan accordingly.
3 months ago, Kari Moulton