How IPEF Supports You

IPEF works with IPSD204 to enrich students’ education by supporting their academic, artistic, emotional and physical needs beyond classroom curricula and normal support services. That gives your student unique opportunities to learn more, challenge themselves and stay healthy.

The programs IPEF supports cannot be funded through tax dollars and parents are not asked to pay for their child’s participation. In fact, parents often don’t realize their child’s favorite extracurricular activity is funded by IPEF.

Active IPEF-funded programs are listed at the right. Click on any one to learn more about it.  Click here to learn how you can help IPEF keep these programs going.

IPEF works with IPSD204 to enrich students’ education by supporting their academic, artistic, emotional and physical needs beyond classroom curricula and normal support services. That gives your student unique opportunities to learn more, challenge themselves and stay healthy.

The programs IPEF supports cannot be funded through tax dollars and parents are not asked to pay for their child’s participation. In fact, parents often don’t realize their child’s favorite extracurricular activity is funded by IPEF.

Active IPEF-funded programs are listed below. Click on any one to learn more about it.  Click here to learn how you can help IPEF keep these programs going.

Programs For Your Students
Area of EmphasisProgram (click for details)Grade Levels
STEMRobotics Clubs4 - 12
Fine ArtsFine Arts FestivalK-12
Student HealthYoung Hearts for Life cardiac screening9-12
TEAM IPEF Naperville Kids Marathonpre-K - 9
SMILE Project summer work internships10 -11
Back on Track counseling for troubled teens6 - 12
Valley Runway free formalwear for school dances11 - 12

2020-21 IPEF Events for Parents

Events in October 2020–February 2021

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    TEAM IPEF - 2020 Healthy Driven Virtual Races Begin
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    No School - Remote Learning Planning Day
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    TEAM IPEF - 2020 Healthy Driven Virtual Races End
    TEAM IPEF Individual Fundraising Deadline
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    No School - Election Day
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    Gifts of Gratitude Holiday Gifting Begins
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    Parent/Teacher Conferences
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    No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences
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    No School - Thanksgiving Break
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    Final Day for Gifts of Gratitude Holiday Period
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    No School - Winter Break
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    School Resumes
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    No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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    End of Semester
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    No School - SIP/Teacher Work Day
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    No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences
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    No School - Teacher Institute Day
–   indicates IPEF Event. All other items are from IPSD204 calendar.
How You Can Help

Share The Word.
Though we try not to be, IPEF is one of the best kept secrets in IPSD204. If you support our efforts, perhaps your friends may too! Sharing a link is easy . . .

Make A Donation.
When registering your child(ren) for classes using the online Student Information System, you’re asked if you want to make a modest donation ($25) to support IPEF.  Registration donations were once a reliable funding source, but have decreased in recent years. Please do your part to change that next time you register your child.

 Or Make a Donation Right Now ! ❤

Join TEAM IPEF.
The Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon and 5K Race is our biggest annual fundraiser. It’s also a fun way to connect parents, teachers, students and community members together as TEAM IPEF Charity Runners.

 Join TEAM IPEF ❤

Thank a Teacher.
IPEF sponsors programs that helps parents say ‘Thanks’ to a teacher who has made a real difference to their child. We bet you know a teacher like that . . .

 Recognize a Special Teacher ❤