August is officially here! Summer flew by (a little too quick, if you ask us), but we're ready to dive into the 2021-2022 school year. We're excited to announce that NEF will now be sending monthly e-newsletters about our recent and upcoming events, announcements, news, and more!
News and Updates
TEAM NEF registration closes on August 31! Time is running out to sign up to run (or walk, if you're like the person who wrote this) with TEAM NEF at the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon or 5K on Sunday, October 17, 2021.
New Educator Breakfast
Naperville 203's New Educator Breakfast took place this morning! Educators new to the district got to meet and mingle all while learning a more about our district. With DuPage Credit Union's support, we were able to award $250 to a lucky new educator via a drawing of those who signed up for Cents for Kids, NEF's payroll deduction program!
Naperville Children's Business Fair
May Express Grant winners Athena Chen (NCHS sophomore) and Christine Bell (NCHS Business Educator) successfully put on the Naperville Children's Business Fair on August 7!
This event was designed to give students in the Naperville community (5-14 yrs old) the opportunity to promote their own businesses and sell their products/services at a one day fair.
The funding was be used to host a competition (judged by NEF Board of Trustees Vice Chair Julie Beehler) between the entrepreneurs, divided into three age groups to see who has the “Most Unique Business Idea” and “Most Unique Presentation." Thank you to Athena and Christine for your creativity and initiative to positively impact the community, and thank you to Julie Beehler for your support and participation!
#NEFSpotlight is a new weekly social media initiative created to highlight exceptional members of the NEF community (we just hired a marketing person, can you tell?). Here are this month's #NEFSpotlights! Make sure to like and share on social media!
The first #NEFSpotlight goes out to Kim Blitek, PE teacher at Kingsley Elementary, who raised funds for #TEAMNEF and Kingsley at the Old Farm NNO event last night by setting up a hot dog stand!
For our next #NEFSpotlight, we're excited to welcome our brand new Marketing and Communication Coordinator, Angela Adamo! As a recent graduate of Illinois State and Naperville School District 203 alumna, Angela brings in a fresh perspective on NEF's communication strategy. Her communication, graphic design, social media, and marketing experiences at Naperville's Alive Center, ISU's Office of Admissions, and ISU's School of Communication have prepared her to #BeBold203 at NEF! We're happy to have you, Angela!
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