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Wednesday, 05 February 2014 00:00

E. Aurora adds staffer for parent connections

East Aurora School District 131 has hired a Family Involvement Facilitator, a new position that will increase communication to, and involvement with, the District’s parents. 

The Family Involvement Facilitator will work with the parent liaisons assigned to each of the District’s schools. 


At a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, Rosalinda Saucedo was approved by the Board of Education as the District’s Family Involvement Facilitator. Saucedo is a 1995 graduate of East Aurora High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned her Master’s Degree in community health education from Western Illinois University in 2002. 

Saucedo, who is bilingual, had previously worked as an outreach coordinator with Rush-Copley Medical Center. In that position, she conducted community meetings, developed educational materials and built partnerships with community organizations.

In her new role as Family Involvement Facilitator, Saucedo will be planning workshops for East Aurora School District 131 families, ensuring consistent communication between liaisons and parents, and establishing a Parent Advisory Committee.

“As a mother of school children, I know how important it is to be an involved parent,” Saucedo said. “I also know how crucial it is for my District to nurture the relationship between the parent and the school to reach our ultimate goal: the child’s academic success.”


Geneva volunteer boards have openings

The City of Geneva is looking for a few good men and women to share time and talents on several volunteer boards that have openings.

The City has vacant seats on the following advisory boards and commissions, which meet to discuss a variety of municipal business topics and make recommendations to the City Council, including the:

* Plan Commission

* Economic Development Commission

* Historic Preservation Commission

* Strategic Plan Advisory Committee

* Mental Health Board

* Residents interested in serving on one of the City's volunteer boards should submit an application along with a letter of interest to Mayor Kevin Burns, Geneva City Hall, 22 S. First St., Geneva, IL 60134. 

The envelope should include a reference to the specific board being sought.

Burns will review all the applications and bring forward nominations to the City Council for a formal vote.


COD offers free help in tax preparation

College of DuPage is offering free assistance with electronic preparation of state and federal tax returns on Saturday mornings Feb. 22 through April 12 at the College's Glen Ellyn campus.

Students in Accounting 2200, with instructor supervision, will help students, staff and community members prepare 1040 IL, 1040 and Schedules A-B forms. Free assistance is also provided for Schedule C-EZ and small Schedule Ds (three items or less).

Sessions are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; and April 12 in the Berg Instruction Center (BIC), Rooms 1640 and 1644. 

Participants must bring tax information, the previous year's return and account numbers if participants would like direct deposit. For more information, call (630) 942-3400.


Cougar single game tickets now on sale

Single-game tickets for the 2014 Kane County Cougars season will go on sale Thursday morning, February 6 at 10 a.m. At that time, fans can purchase tickets in person at the Cougars’ box office, online at kccougars.com or by phone at (630) 232-8811. Group outings, season tickets and ticket packages starting at 10 games are all currently on sale. Opening Night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark is set for Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. against Fort Wayne.

 The 2014 season, which will be the 24th season of Cougars baseball in Chicagoland includes numerous promotional acts, special events and theme nights which will give fans a great deal of excitement for the upcoming season. A new ballpark concert series will bring a total of five bands playing before select Saturday summer games. The bands comprise some of the most popular groups in Chicagoland such as American English, 7th Heaven and Hi Infidelity. 

A full promotional list is now available at kccougars.com. Additional theme nights and promotional acts for the 2014 season will be announced as they are confirmed.


DuPage sets free dental clinics for kids

The DuPage County Health Department's dental clinic will be participating in the American Dental Association's 12th annual "Give Kids A Smile Day" by offering free dental screenings to children aged 1-18 on Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The free dental screenings will be offered in the Health Department's Smile Squad, a state of the art mobile dental clinic that travels throughout DuPage County serving children who need dental services.

This event will take place at two locations in the county:

* DuPage Children's Museum-301 N. Washington St. Naperville

* DuPage County Health Department-111 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton

Patients who receive free services at the Children's Museum location will also receive a coupon to enjoy the museum after their screening or at a later date. (good for one adult admission with one paid child admission).


First Naperville Winter Ale Fest on Feb. 22

The Naperville Winter Ale Fest will be the city's first outdoor winter beer festival. The inaugural festival will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Frontier Park, 3380 Cedar Glade Road. The festival will feature more than 120 unique beers from craft breweries around the country. 

For more information, visit www.NapervilleWinterAleFest.com


Conference looks at arts self-employment

Members of the community are invited to participate in the 14th annual Self-Employment in the Arts Conference from 1-4  p.m. on Feb.21-22. Activities include keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, one-on-one mentoring and more. The conference will be held at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate Drive West, Lisle. Ticket prices vary and scholarships are available. For more information, contact Amy Rogers at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.selfemploymentinthearts.com. 


Workshop for job seekers on Feb. 11

Job seekers can learn the basic skills of job search networking to advance their search during a workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org/content/Adult. 


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Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 10:50
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