Help Support Downers Grove North Parents' Club by Shopping with Amazon Smile

One easy way that parents can help us support the scholarship program is by shopping through Amazon Smile.  Just go to, select Downers Grove North Parents' Club as your designated charity, and start shopping! You will receive all of the same prices, deals, shipping discounts, etc. as you receive whenever you shop on Amazon...the only difference is that DGN Parents' Club will benefit each time you shop, which means your DGN student will benefit!


One of the exclusive benefits of your DGN Parents' Club membership is access to the DGN Directory via DirectorySpot! 

The 2021/22 list is LIVE on Directory Spot. 

DirectorySpot is a desktop and mobile app that helps our school community keep in touch by providing parents on-the-go access to family contact information. The 2021/22 school year information has been updated. You can use your DirectorySpot login credentials to access it on your phone, or on a desktop with this link here.  

What are we reading?  Resource book recommendations from the Board:

The Available Parent, by Dr. John Duffy

How to Raise an Adult:  Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, by Julie Lythcott-Haims

The Price of Privilege, by Madeline Levine

Community Bulletin Board 

District 99 has a community bulletin board that shares information with district families and the community about not-for-profit events.  Click here to learn more about events near you.

Recordings of past meetings 

Missed a recent meeting?  Links to recordings are below.

Jan 2022 Meeting:

Deck presented at Jan 2022 Meeting: 

February 2022 Meeting:

March 2022 Meeting:

April 2022 Meeting:

May 2022 Meeting

September 2022 Meeting - Meeting:

October 2022 Meting -

What's Next Award Information

This award program is for students defining their own path and/or exploring career options that do not include attending a college or university.  If you want to develop a talent, start a business, or learn a trade, then please consider applying for this award. 


The Downers Grove North Parents’ Club plans to award up to two (2) What's Next Awards this year with a value of $1,000 each. 


How can this award be used?

Recipients may use the award in a manner that supports their post-high school plan; examples

may include but are not limited to: 


  1. Development of a talent in the fields of art, sport, music, theater, photography, etc.

  2. Travel that supports efforts to further a post-high school career, such as traveling to photograph a specific event, or attend a training course that is only offered in California

  3. Start-up funds for a specific business idea

  4. Trade School, Schools of Cosmetology, Culinary School, Massage Therapy Schools, Yoga Teaching Certification, etc. 

  5. Or another plan we haven’t even thought of!


What are the criteria for selecting winners?

The Parents’ Club “What’s Next” Award will be granted to up to two students who provide a plan or idea of how they will utilize the awards funds in an area of interest to them.  The Award Committee will take into account details of the plan, as well as how motivated the student is to pursue his or her next step after high school.


How do I apply?

Complete the application by the deadline of April 2nd, 2021.  Applications are available in the College & Career Center and on Naviance.  Someone may contact you to further discuss the details of your plan.

Questions? Contact the DGN Parents' Club at