Community Newsletter

Hello West Belden Families & Community!

Welcome to our June 2023 Community Newsletter! The monthly newsletter will offer a central place for families and the community to see the amazing things that are happening at CICS West Belden. Also new for 2023 will be our own “Community News” located on our website. This page will highlight resources, community events, school events, and other opportunities for you!

If you have anything you'd like to see included on the page please email me directly,

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • June 1st: Sports Banquet

  • June 2nd: Field Day

  • June 5th: 8th Grade BBQ

  • June 6th: Kindergarten Graduation

  • June 6th: 8th Grade Graduation

  • June 7th: Last Day of School

  • June 12th: First Day of Summer Camp

  • June 19th: Juneteenth (NO Summer Camp)

  • June 26: Last Day of Summer Camp

*Upcoming community events are texted to your phone every week! Make sure to check it out for activities and opportunities right here in our neighborhood- if you are not receiving these messages and would like to please call the main office*

West Belden News

Summer is here! There is SO much going on in the summer and we want to share them with you! Our Summer Community Calendar is filled with activities like movies in the park, street festivals, food markets, art workshops and so much more! It also has academic resources for your student to continue learning, food resources and health fitness resources!

There is something for everyone! If you are looking for something specific please reach out to me I would love to help! AND it is updated weekly so always check back for more!!

Click on the image below to see our Community Calendar!

Community Partners

Here is a list of organizations and partnerships we have in the community! 

Please reach out to Mr. Nuñez by email ( or by calling the main office (773.637.9430) if you have any questions. 

Each partner/program has their website linked and a description!

West Belden Family Business Directory- Here you will find contact information of parents at West Belden who own businesses! If you own a business or would like to share a skill you have with the families of West Belden please contact the main office and ask for Mr.Nuñez!

Chicago Park District- Free programming year round for all ages, includes- swimming, baseball, basketball, arts and crafts, etc. 

Tutoring Chicago- tutoring for 1st-9th grade students. ALL tutoring sessions are held Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30pm CST. Students can choose to be tutored at one of our in-person locations or digitally.

GAP Community Center- Weekly After-School Program for ages 8-14, Monday-Thursday. Domestic Violence Transitional Housing Shelter. Group and individual Counseling through partnering agencies. Weekly Food Bank allowing families to pick up food for their homes.

Northwest Center- Parent University brings free resources, programs, and classes to parents and the community. Open to all parents who are looking to learn valuable life skills or get more involved with their children’s education.

Intentional Sports- Part of the North Austin Community Center, a sports facility for students to attend after school sports programs.

Greater Chicago Food Depository-  To find free groceries or a hot meal at a food pantry, soup kitchen or shelter near you!

Care Solace- 24/7 365 days a year, Mental Health Care Coordination Service for ALL Students, Staff, and their Families. 

Angel Harvey Family Health Center (IWS)- primary medical care, dentistry, optometry, child development, and behavioral health services in a single central location. This “one-stop-shop” for all things health.

MyChi MyFuture- Chicago connects to a variety of rich, engaging, safe, and youth-centered out-of-school experiences that empower them. All events are right here in our community! 

Chicago Public Library - Summer at the Library is here! Click the link to find out what is going on this summer at our local Chicago Public Libraries!