Schools: Fox Reader program; Agape, D303 app

July 28 5:59 a.m.

Foxy Reader program ends Aug. 1

State Rep. Kay Hatcher (R-Yorkville) reminds first- through fifth-grade students in her district that there’s still time this summer to be a “Foxy Reader.”

Earlier this summer, Hatcher launched a new season of her popular summer reading club for area students who pledge to continue reading during their summer vacation.

Summer readers are encouraged to read at least eight books during their vacation return a list of them to her office by Aug. 1. Those who complete the reading will be recognized with certificates of achievement and invited to a certificate award ceremony and party in the fall.

Agape Connection Back-to-School Rally

Agape Connection Inc. will present a Back-To-School Rally from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at St. John Church, 2950 Bilter Road, Aurora.

Agape will provide workshops for parents and educators as well as activities for students of all age groups. The free event features a keynote address by Dr. Otha Thornton, president of the National PTA.

Activities for students include storytelling, a bounce house, basketball, a talent showcase, a motivational speaker and music presentations. Lunch is included for all participants.

Backpacks and school supplies will be given away to assist families in need.

Pre-register for the event at or by calling Agape Connection at 630-898-5333, ext. 6.

District 303 offers free mobile app

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 will offer a mobile app beginning Aug. 4 to help parents and students keep on top of school announcements.

This free, customizable app was created by ParentLink and was developed specifically for District 303 to provide direct access to a wide range of information.

The District 303 mobile app also will allow users to set up custom notifications regarding topics such as grades, attendance and lunch account balances for their students.

To download the free District 303 app beginning Aug. 4, go to either the Apple App Store or Google Play, search “CUSD 303” and select “install.”