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Community Speaker Series

Mark your calendars! The Community Speaker Series 2019/20 season first event is just around the corner:

October 22, 2019
Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
The Self-Driven Child

A few years ago, clinical neuropsychologist William Stixrud, Ph.D. and teen motivational coach Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking motivation. They co-authored a book, The Self-Driven Child, combining cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from thousands of kids and teens. In this presentation, they will discuss today’s common stressors and describe compassionate, concrete solutions to help children of all ages move from feelings of powerlessness to purpose, ready to take on new challenges on the real road to success.

The program is free and open to all, but space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please register in advance by using the registration links below:

9:30 – 11:00 am: The Community House

7:00 – 8:30 pm: The Community House

For more information, see this event flyer this event flyer or visit

Changes in Box Tops for Education Program

The Box Tops for Education Program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school!
In addition to the traditional Box Top Clips new Box Top Labels are introduced which allow earning Box Tops by digitally scanning your receipts. A user friendly mobile app is available now on App Store and Google Play to help scan the receipts and earn for our school.

Please look at this flyer for further instructions and see how a Box Top Label looks like. You can learn more about these changes at BTFE.COM

Butler 53 PTO invites your family to “Trunk-or-Treat”

Trunk-or-Treat is on Thursday October 31, 2019 at the Brook Forest Elementary School parking lot from 4:00-5:30pm. Please see this flyer for details.

We are in need of volunteers to decorate their trunks and supply treats/prizes. If you
would like to participate please click here to sign up at the Butler 53 PTO Sign-up Genius.

BF and BJH Lunch Volunteers Needed

Brook Forest Elementary lunch program signup is here.
Butler Junior High lunch program signup is here.

Upcoming Community Speaker Series

The Community Speaker Series is presented by District 86 and District 181. Nationally renowned experts are invited to informing and inspiring families in the K-12 community about important issues in education, wellness, and parenting.

This year The Community House will host three events:

Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
The Self-Driven Child
October 22, 2019, 9:30am – 11:00am
October 22, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Screenagers: Next Chapter Documentary Film & Discussion With Dr. Delaney Ruston
Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
February 5, 2020, 9:30am – 11:30am
February 5, 2020, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Katie Hurley, LCSW
How to Raise Empathic and Resilient Kids
April 21, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
April 22, 2020, 9:30am – 11:00am

Please see this flyer for the details.

Save the Date for Father Son Bowling Night

Father Son Bowling Night is coming soon. Invite to come November 8th. $25 per person.
Pizza, Salad, Dessert, Bowling, & Shoe Rental.
Please see the flyer for contact details.

Date Friday, November 22nd
Time 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place Suburbanite Bowl, 201 W. Odgen Ave., Westmont, IL 60559
Flyer Father Son Bowling Night