How IPEF Supports You

Since our founding in 1988, IPEF has recognized the district’s outstanding teachers and supported their efforts to improve outcomes for their students. The IPEF Teacher Innovation Grants encourage ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking and novel approaches to enhance curricula. The A+ Awards and Gifts of Gratitude reward the many teachers and support staff who go above and beyond for their students and those student’s families.

Active IPEF-funded programs for teachers and staff 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 strong and ongoing.

Since our founding in 1988, IPEF has recognized the district’s outstanding teachers and supported their efforts to improve outcomes for their students. The IPEF Teacher Innovation Grants encourage ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking and novel approaches to enhance curricula. The A+ Awards and Gifts of Gratitude reward the many teachers and support staff who go above and beyond for their students and those student’s families.

Active IPEF-funded programs for teachers and staff are listed below. Click on any one to learn more about it.  Click here to learn how you can help IPEF keep these programs strong and ongoing.

Programs For Teachers
Program (click for details)What It's About
Teacher Innovation GrantsTeachers submit ideas for new ways to 'supercharge' curricula and IPEF supplies funds to make it happen.
A+ AwardsParents and students nominate teachers who make a BIG difference. IPEF manages the celebration.
Gifts of GratitudeA new program where parents pay tribute to a special teacher and support IPEF at the same time.
TEAM IPEFFun way to support IPEF and raise money for your school. Teachers and staff become 'Charity Heroes' of the annual Healthy-Driven Naperville Half Marathon and 5K.

2020-21 IPEF Events for Teachers

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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    Parent/Teacher Conferences
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    Teacher Innovation Grant Applications Begin
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    No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences
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    No School - Thanksgiving Break
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    No School - Winter Break
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    Teacher Innovation Grants Application Deadline
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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

Apply for a Teacher Innovation Grant
Grants from $500 to $5000 are available at all grade levels and every district school. If you’ve always wanted to try something new or novel in the classroom, bring in an exceptional guest speaker or take that special field trip, here’s your chance!

 Apply for a Teacher Grant ❤

Join TEAM IPEF.
The Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon and 5K Race is our biggest annual fundraiser. It’s a fun way to connect parents, teachers, students and community members together as TEAM IPEF Charity Runners. Half of the funds you raise go right back to your school ! That’s why so many TEAM IPEF members are teachers.

 Join TEAM IPEF ❤

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 colleagues will too! Sharing a link is easy . . .