How IPEF Supports You

The IPEF motto is ‘It’s All About the Kids‘ and it always has been. For 30+ years, we’ve helped the district extend and enrich your education through programs that happen outside of the classroom. From robotics clubs to music performances to free heart screenings, we want the programs we support to touch every student in IPSD204 . . . and their teachers. Students love so many of their teachers, and IPEF spreads a little extra love through opportunities and awards for teachers.

But we especially want to help students who are struggling. We’ve increased our efforts to lift up students who feel they ‘don’t fit in’ or whose families are going through hard times. It’s tough to study when you’re stressed, so our aim is to reduce that stress and help keep all IPSD204 students on a bright path.

Current IPEF-supported programs are listed at the right. Click on any one to learn more about it.  

The IPEF motto is ‘Its All About the Kids‘ and it always has been. For 30+ years, we’ve helped the district extend and enrich your education through programs that happen outside of the classroom. From robotics clubs to music performances to free heart screenings, we want the programs we support to touch every student in IPSD204 . . . and their teachers. Students love so many of their teachers, and IPEF spreads a little extra love through opportunities and awards for teachers.

But we especially want to help students who are struggling. We’ve increased our efforts to lift up students who feel they ‘don’t fit in’ or whose families are going through hard times. It’s tough to study when your stressed, so our aim is to reduce that stress and help keep all IPSD204 students on a bright path.

Current IPEF-supported programs are listed blow. Click on any one to learn more about it.  

IPEF Programs For You
Area of EmphasisProgram (click for details)Grade Levels
STEMRobotics Clubs4 - 12
Fine ArtsFine Arts FestivalK - 12
Holiday Concerts9 - 12
Artist in Residence6 - 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 Students

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
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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

Thank a Teacher.
IPEF sponsors programs that help you say ‘Thanks’ to a teacher who has made a real difference in your education. We bet you know a teacher like that . . .

 Recognize a Special Teacher ❤

Take Care of Your Health.

Free cardiac screenings are offered to all IPSD204 high school students every other year. These screenings can detect possible problems that you otherwise would never know you have. And they have literally saved lives ! But we don’t yet have 100% student participation, so please make sure you register and get screened.

 Young Hearts for Life Info ❤

Join TEAM IPEF.
The Healthy Driven Naperville Kids Marathon is a fun way to raise money for your school and stretch your fitness limits. The last 1.2 mile ‘Celebration Run’ brings runners from all grades and schools together, with their parents, for an afternoon of fun, medals, treats and surprises. You don’t want to miss it.

And for the adults’ Half Marathon, the famous student ‘Spirit Squads’ are a highlight of the race and another fun way to raise money for your school.

 Join TEAM IPEF ❤

Share The Word.
Ever heard of social media? Yeah, we thought so. Well, we’re not usually trending near the top, but we try. And if you like us and share our links with your friends, maybe we’ll get there . . . and maybe your friends will learn something helpful.