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Hinsdale Area Schools Closed Monday Due to Extreme Cold

The districts are urging parents to keep an eye on their websites for updates about Tuesday.

Hinsdale area schools will not open Monday because of the extreme cold forecast for the region.

Hinsdale District 86, Community Consolidated District 181, Burr Ridge Consolidated District 180, and Maercker District 60 all have notes on their websites about the cancelations.

Decisions about Tuesday have not yet been made and the districts urge parents to keep an eye on their websites for updates.

District 181 and District 86 have canceled school Monday due to inclement weather according to releases from both districts sent out Sunday night.

"The safety of students, staff and families is our number one priority," District 86 Superintendent Bruce Law said.

A pipe burst at Hinsdale Middle School over the weekend. District 181 officials are still assessing the damage as cleanup continues.

Parents, what do you plan to do with your kids on Monday? Do you have suggestions for your neighbors on how to spend the day off? Please leave it in the comments section.
District 181 January 05, 2014 at 07:01 PM
On the District 181 website at www.d181.org, click "read more" on the homepage school closure alert to access our compiled list of snow day ideas. Those ideas are also copied below. Enjoy! • Cook Up a Storm o Use ingredients around the house to create fun snacks, a hearty dinner or a delicious dessert. • Get Crafty o Whether using building blocks, markers or washable paints, time indoors makes for a great opportunity to create something together. • Clean. Organize. Donate o It can be a fun family project to clean and organize the house if you turn on music or make a game out of the project. Even better, gather items that can be donated to a local organization that serves neighbors in need. • Game Night o Puzzles, board games and a deck of cards can be an entertaining way to spend an afternoon with family and friends. • Once Upon a Pillow Fort o Gather all the pillows and blankets to create a cozy fort. Don’t forget a spot for books to create a new favorite place to read together. • Pass the Popcorn o If rain or snow means spending the day inside, let each family member choose a favorite movie and have a marathon. For an extra special movie night, choose a snack that fits the movie theme, or try a little movie trivia. • Nice Neighbor o If snow is coming down, offer to shovel the sidewalk and driveway for neighbors. • Schoolwork Catch Up o A canceled school day can be the ideal time to catch up on homework, start a big project or begin drafting an essay that will be due. If there is no school work to do, consider other ways to get prepared and organized before school resumes. • Local Organizations o Area organizations and businesses sometimes host special events when school is canceled. Check the websites and social media pages of the local village, park district, library or recreation center for announcements about programs they may offer.
Emily Stone (Editor) January 05, 2014 at 08:47 PM
Thanks for posting! I'm sure parents will be eager for ideas for what to do with the day.

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