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The next School Board Regular Meeting will be held at Hubbard Woods School (please note location change).

The annual Organization meeting (School Board officer elections, 2018-2019 School Board committee assignments, and dates) will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Regular Meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. The following presentation will be first on the agenda:

  1. Educational Master Facility Plan: Future Ready D36

The Board welcomes public comment at meetings. Each speaker is given three minutes to speak.  The speaker will be notified when the time limit is reached. Please note, the Board uses this time to listen to community questions and concerns, but will not respond immediately to individual requests and cannot take formal action on non-agenda items.  

Community Engagement Session

Friday, April 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at The Skokie School, 520 Glendale Ave.

You're Invited to the New Trier Township Innovation & Tech Expo
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Adventures in Learning 2018

Adventures in Learning 2018 runs from June 18th-July 20th, 2018. (There is no camp on July 4th.) A decades-long tradition, this summer program includes classes as varied as Drone Flight School, Camping Adventures, Make Your Own Music Video, Adventures in STEAM, Archery, The Wacky World of Water, Kitchen Magicians, Tennis, Computer Animation, Improvisation, Yoga for Kids, Animal Care, and Spa-Liscious. Students in grades 2-8 may choose up to four classes from over 100 options. Younger children (pre-K through grade 1) will explore educational concepts through guided play and outdoor activities.

This year’s program will be held at The Skokie School for the 2-8th graders and Hubbard Woods School for the Pre-K (4 years old by June 1, 2018) and K-grade 1 Primary program (5 years old by September 1, 2018).

Registration is now open for Winnetka residents and is open to the general public on March 8 at www.winnetka36.org/adventures.

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Board Meeting Preview

The next School Board Regular Meeting will be held at Carleton Washburne School on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The Regular Meeting begins at 7:15 p.m.

The following presentations are on the agenda:

  1. Reaching all Learners: Integrated Service Delivery Update (Special Education)

  2. 2018-2019 Preliminary Staffing Plan

  3. Educational Master Facility Plan: Future Ready D36 


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Students Involved with Technology Conference Opportunity

The Students Involved with Technology Conference (SIT), is an annual conference for 3rd through 12th grade students. The event will be held on February 10, 2018, from 8:30- 2:00 p.m. at Westgate Elementary School in Arlington Heights. What makes the conference unique is that it is completely presented by students for students with adult volunteers from local schools and the community to help the day run smoothly.  

SIT is a great opportunity for your child to learn from their peers or to step into a leadership role by sharing their expertise.  Space is limited and registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis.  For information and registration visit  https://goo.gl/ApxAP2.


 

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WPSF Carlson Event

Please plan to join the Winnetka Public School Foundation (WPSF) Board and District 36 Leadership for the annual Carlson Event. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at an elegant private home in Winnetka.

The annual Carlson Event is a great opportunity for community members to see Foundation grants in action as well as enjoy conversation and delicious hors d’oeuvres in a beautiful setting. We are pleased to have the following presentations this year:

  • The Skokie School will share their Padcaster system which allows students to transform their iPads into a mobile production studio.

  • The Washburne School is excited to introduce their new STEAM ambassador, the NAO humanoid robot.

Please email Sarah Alshouse (sarahalshouse@yahoo.com) to RSVP or with any questions.

Thanks!


 

Board Meeting Preview

The next School Board Regular Meeting will be held at Carleton Washburne School on Tuesday, January 30. There is a 5:00 p.m. Work Session on the proposed Village of Winnetka TIF (Tax Increment Financing). The Regular Meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. The following presentations is on the agenda:

  1. FY2017 Audit

  2. Reaching all Learners: Experiential Learning (STEAM)


 

Future Ready D36 Survey

Please complete this brief community survey on Future Ready D36 - Closes January 25. 2018

Feedback from our school community will help us prioritize our values as our Core Team and DLR Group (the District’s educational architectural firm) formulates initial Future Ready D36 concepts for community review in March 2018.  Also, we invite you to learn more about Future Ready D36 by attending our next Community Outreach Event focused on environmental design, student learning, and research on best practices.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
The Skokie School, 520 Glendale Avenue


 

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WINNETKA PARENTS INSTITUTE EVENT

Future Ready D36-- Environmental Design & its Impact on Learning
Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m.
The Skokie School Community Room

Trisha Kocanda, Superintendent, and Barry Rodgers, Director of Innovation, Teaching, and Learning, will lead a discussion on best practices in environmental design and how this topic connects to Future Ready D36. Why does access to natural light and green spaces matter in our schools? How does flexible furniture meet the needs of students? Learn more about what research says regarding environmental design and its impact on student growth and achievement. Representatives from the Future Ready D36 Core Team will share reflections on recent site visits to schools, institutions of higher education, and modern workspaces.

 


 

Season's Greetings

Wishing our school community a safe and restful winter break!

 


 

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Board Meeting Preview

The next School Board Regular Meeting will be held at Carleton Washburne School on Tuesday, December 19. There is a 5:00 p.m. Work Session on Reaching All Learners: Integrated Services and Special Education (a continuation of the November 2017 Work Session). There will be a Tax Levy hearing at 7:00 p.m. The Regular Meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. The following presentations is on the agenda:

Educational Master Facility Plan: Future Ready D36

 


 

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Winnetka Parents Institute Events

Hour of Code

Monday, December 4 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  
The Skokie School, MakerSpace*
*Please note, event location has changed!

We encourage families to join us as our students guide you through various coding and technology activities as part of the international event #HourofCode.  #HourofCode aligns with Computer Science Education Week from December 4-10, which is dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. All ages are welcome at #HourofCode, an engaging learning opportunity for the whole family. RSVP to Hour of Code here.

Tools for Math Success in College and Careers: Collaborative Problem Solving, Listening, and Communication
Tuesday, December 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The Skokie School, Community Room

Join Max Ray-Riek of the Math Forum at NCTM for an interactive parents' workshop exploring how collaborative group problem-solving sets students up to be successful in math and in math-intensive careers. We’ll discuss what it means to have rigorous standards for listening and communicating in math, how exposure to multiple approaches supports successful students to be sense-makers with deep understanding who never hit that “math wall," and how math-intensive careers require students to be able to problem-solve collaboratively and support their math skills with strong interpersonal skills. RSVP via this link.

 


 

Kindergarten Registration 2018-2019

Kindergarten registration for 2018-2019 will open on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Carleton Washburne School. Click Here to start the Kindergarten pre-registration process. Children who will be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2018, are eligible to enroll.  

Click here for documents required for all new students when you register your child. Online pre-registration is available starting November 15. Registration packets will also be available at the District Office and all elementary schools beginning November 15, should you wish to pick one up prior to Registration Day. Children will not be considered enrolled until residency documentation is verified and all forms are submitted. For that information, click here. If you have any questions, please contact the District Office at 847-446-9400.


 

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Upcoming Winnetka Parent Institute Events

Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Student Potential with Jo Boaler, Ph.D.*
Thursday, November 16 at 4:00 p.m. (geared toward educators but parents are welcome)
The Skokie School Auditorium, 520 Glendale Ave.
&
Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m. (geared toward parents but educators are welcome)
North Shore Country Day School, 310 Green Bay Rd.

RSVP REQUIRED:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyugiDxFcb7ghM6EVPum1UpkVNcOZzmJp-CzZuzfM1LZJ4-Q/viewform

Family Action Network presents two opportunities to hear Dr. Jo Boaler speak in Winnetka on November 16. She is an esteemed professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, co-founder of math resource YouCubed, and best-selling author. During the presentation, Dr. Boaler will...

  • Explain how the brain processes mathematics learning
  • Reveal how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences
  • Provide examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning
  • Explain ways to give students a positive math mindset

Dr. Boaler will also conduct a Q & A and book signing.
*Special FAN event

STEAM in District 36
Wednesday, November 29 at 9:30 a.m.
Greeley School Resource Center, 275 Fairview Ave.

Learn more about the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) experience and the purpose behind the makerspace environments in District 36 with Maureen Chertow Miller, Director of Technology. RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/oXxanLxDDH8XSF6v2.

Hour of Code
Monday, December 4 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  
Carleton Washburne School, CoLab (N102), 515 Hibbard Rd.

We encourage families to join us as our students guide you through various coding and technology activities as part of the international event #HourofCode.  #HourofCode aligns with Computer Science Education Week from December 4-10, which is dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. All ages are welcome at #HourofCode, an engaging learning opportunity for the whole family. RSVP to Hour of Code here: https://goo.gl/forms/rCvjh8ml7tvdvsHw2.

For those who are unable to attend Winnetka Parents Institute events in person, most sessions are recorded and shared on the District website at www.winnetka36.org/wpi.


 

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Board Meeting Preview

The next School Board Regular Meeting will be held at Carleton Washburne School on Tuesday, November 14. There is a 5:00 p.m. Work Session focused on Reaching All Learners: Integrated Services and Special Education. The Regular Meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. The following presentations are on the agenda:

  1. Educational Master Facility Plan: Future Ready D36

  2. 2017 Tentative Levy


 

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Upcoming Winnetka Parents Institute Events

Tour Crow Island School: Honoring Our Past & Informing Our Future
Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Crow Island School, 1112 Willow Road

Join The Winnetka Historical Society and the Crow Island Stewardship Group for free, self-guided tours (iPads provided) of Crow Island School. This National Historic Landmark, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2015, was designed by legendary architects Eliel and Eero Saarinen with the Chicago architectural firm of Perkins, Wheeler and Will. Explore the unique features of this internationally-recognized school, where its child-centered design exemplified the past and inspires the future of The Winnetka Public Schools. Please call The Winnetka Historical Society with any questions about this event: (847) 446-0001.

Progressive Education in The Winnetka Public Schools: Reflecting on our History, Planning for our Future
Thursday, November 9 at 9:30 a.m.
The Skokie School Community Room, 520 Glendale Ave.

Dr. Daniel Ryan, Assistant Superintendent for Professional Learning and Human Resources, will share an engaging look back on the history of Progressive Education in The Winnetka Public Schools. Learn about Carleton Washburne’s vision for Winnetka, the international influence the District has had in education since its inception, and longstanding traditions of project-based learning.  This session will also discuss Future Ready D36 and how through this process we honor our past yet strive to innovate for the future. Click here to RSVP.

From Washburne to New Trier: A D36 Parent’s Guide to the New Trier Transition
Tuesday, November 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Resource Center at Carleton Washburne School, 515 Hibbard Rd.

Paul Waechtler, Principal at the New Trier High School Freshman Campus, will discuss the New Trier freshman placement process and the efforts made to ensure a smooth transition to high school.  A Q & A will provide an opportunity for parents to learn more about how to best support their child(ren) as they prepare for their New Trier experience. Click here to RSVP.

Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Student Potential with Jo Boaler, Ph.D.*
Thursday, November 16 at 4:00 p.m. (geared toward educators but parents are welcome)
The Skokie School Auditorium, 520 Glendale Ave.
&
Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m. (geared toward parents but educators are welcome)
North Shore Country Day School, 310 Green Bay Rd.

Family Action Network presents two opportunities to hear Dr. Jo Boaler speak in Winnetka on November 16. She is an esteemed professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, co-founder of math resource YouCubed, and best-selling author. During the presentation, Dr. Boaler will...

  • Explain how the brain processes mathematics learning

  • Reveal how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences

  • Provide examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning

  • Explain ways to give students a positive math mindset

Dr. Boaler will also conduct a Q & A and book signing.

*Special FAN event


 

You're Invited to Global Perspectives on Oct. 24

 

What do you want our schools to
look like in five, 10, and 20 years down the road?
 

You are cordially invited to attend GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, a community engagement session to dream big for the Future Ready D36 initiative. The District will host two global perspectives meetings touching on trends in educational programming and design for PreK-12, higher education and workplace facilities. Activities will include group ideation to gain feedback from stakeholders on what the future of D36 facilities might look like.
 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
or
7:00 p.m.-8 :30 p.m.

The Skokie School
520 Glendale Avenue

Future Ready D36 is a collaborative community process intended to address our enrollment imbalance and aging facilities, while ensuring our educational environments meet the needs of current and future students.  Learn more at www.winnetka36.org.

Future Ready D36 Community Meetings

Your involvement as a Winnetka community member is essential to Future Ready D36. There will be many community engagement opportunities for all who wish to learn more and share input.  The first sessions are scheduled for Sept. 25-October 3 and will include facility-specific presentations:

Monday, September 25, 2017
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
The Skokie School

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Crow Island School

Wednesday September 27, 2017
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Carleton Washburne School

Monday, October 2, 2017
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Hubbard Woods School

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Greeley School

Board Meeting Preview

The next School Board Regular Meeting will be held at Carleton Washburne School on Tuesday, September 19.  There will be a hearing to approve the FY 2017-2018 Budget at 7 p.m. The Regular Meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. The following presentations are on the agenda:

Educational Master Facility Plan: Future Ready D36

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding Future Ready D36

Dear Winnetka Public Schools Community,

We are launching an exciting initiative in The Winnetka Public Schools that involves the entire community. We are developing an Educational Master Facility Plan (the District’s first in 20 years).  The process for plan development is referred to as “Future Ready D36.”  A design firm, DLR Group, was selected to guide the District through Future Ready D36 throughout the 2017-2018 school year. Future Ready D36 is a holistic process that will measure, validate, quantify and qualify opportunities to align our school facilities, enrollment, and vision for teaching and learning to meet the needs of current and future students in a fiscally responsible manner.

Your involvement as a Winnetka community member is essential to Future Ready D36. There will be many community engagement opportunities for all who wish to learn more and share input.  The first sessions are scheduled for the end of this month:

Monday, September 25, 2017

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

The Skokie School

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Crow Island School

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Carleton Washburne School

 

Monday, October 2, 2017

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Hubbard Woods School

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Greeley School

If you would like to become involved in this initiative in a more formal capacity, please complete an application to serve on the Future Ready D36 Core Team (linked here).  The application will be available through September 20. It is also accessible on the District website at www.winnetka36.org. The Core Team will serve as a Superintendent advisory committee consisting of teachers, administrators, community members, and a board member.  

An overview of the charge of the Future Ready D36 Core Team, as well details on the time commitment involved during the 2017-2018 school year, are included in the application.

You are encouraged to visit the Future Ready D36 webpage to stay informed. Your voice is important, and we are eager to collaborate with you on shaping the future of our community’s schools.
 

Sincerely,

Dr. Trisha Kocanda

Superintendent of Schools

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​Upcoming Winnetka Parents Institute Events

 

Through a regular offering of educational engagement sessions, Winnetka Parents Institute (WPI) is an opportunity for the District to support parents to enrich their own knowledge on various topics, as well as learn best practices to support, challenge, and empower their child(ren) at home. Grandparents, future parents, and community members are always welcome, too! For those who are unable to attend in person, most sessions are recorded and shared on the District website at www.winnetka36.org/wpi.

The First Day of School is August 29, 2017

The District looks forward to welcoming students back to campus for the 2017-2018 school year. Please note that the first day of school is a half day for students. Kindergarten families will receive a separate communication detailing the phase-in schedule for the first week of school.

School Board Meeting Date Changed to Tuesday, August 8

The next School Board Regular Meeting (previously scheduled for August 15, 2017) will be held at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the Resource Center at Carleton Washburne School. Due to a scheduling conflict, the Meeting date was changed. The following presentations are on the agenda:

  1. Future Ready D36 (EducationalMaster Facility Plan) Overview

  2. FY18 Tentative Budget

School Board Meeting Date Changed to Tuesday, August 8

The next School Board Regular Meeting (previously scheduled for August 15, 2017) will be held at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the Resource Center at Carleton Washburne School. Due to a scheduling conflict, the Meeting date was changed. The following presentations are on the agenda:

  1. Future Ready D36 (EducationalMaster Facility Plan) Overview

  2. FY18 Tentative Budget

Have a Wonderful Summer
Have A Wonderful Summer!

 Thanks to our school community for your efforts supporting the growth and achievement of D36 students in 2016-2017! Enjoy a safe and rejuvenating summer!

Board Meeting Preview

The next School Board Regular Meeting will be held at Carleton Washburne School on Wednesday, June 7. There will be a Work Session, Understanding MAP Assessment and First Year Results, at 5:00 p.m. The Regular Meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. The following presentations are on the agenda:

  1. District Improvement Plan  (Year-End Update)

  2. Preliminary FY18 Budget

2017 - 2018 Registration Now Open
2017-2018 Online Registration is Now Open

Registration information for next year has been sent via regular mail and email i. Look for these materials in your mailbox and inbox. Once you receive this information, you may contact District Registrar, Maria Perez, at 847-446-9400 or mariaperez@winnetka36.org, if you have any registration questions, or did not receive notification. Registration should be completed and submitted by June 23, 2017. 

Click here to begin registration. You will need to have your registration letter that includes login information handy. 

All students entering the sixth grade are required to submit a Certificate of Health Examination and Proof of a School Dental Examination. Incoming second graders must submit Proof of a School Dental Examination. Both are due before the first day of school and must be dated after August 29, 2016. Please schedule your child’s doctor appointments now and return the forms before the end of this school year if possible.

Board Meeting Preview

The next School Board Regular Meeting will be held at Crow Island School on Tuesday, May 16. The Regular Meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. The following presentation is on the agenda:

  1. Professional Learning Update
Adventures In Learning Class
Adventures In Learning

A decades-long tradition, this summer program includes classes as varied as Rocket Engineering, Camping Adventures and S’more Fun, Archery, Kitchen Magicians, Lacrosse, Computer Animation, Yoga for Kids, Animal Care, and the Wonders of Science. Students in grades 2-8 may choose up to four classes from over 100 options. Younger children (pre-Kindergarten through grade 1) will explore educational concepts through guided play and outdoor activities.

Adventures in Learning runs from June 12 to July 14, 2017.
www.winnetka36.org/adventures​

Winnetka Parents Institute Opportunity

The Transition to Kindergarten in D36
Thursday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Greeley School Resource Center
Hosted in Partnership with The Alliance for Early Childhood

District 36 administrators and elementary principals will share the rich history of our nationally-recognized schools and how teachers effectively apply the Progressive philosophy in classrooms.  Find out how you can partner with our schools to support your child's educational journey.  Hear about the Extended Day Kindergarten program and ask questions about what to expect as your child enters school in the fall. Click here to RSVP .

Not Quite Little Kid, Not Quite Teenager: The Developmental Progression of the Middle School Child
Friday, April 28 at 9:30 a.m.
The Skokie School Community Room

Join Principal Tess and Principal Kanne for an informational morning session focusing on the ins and outs of the growing middle school child.  We will spend time exploring both the academic and social-emotional needs appropriate to 5th-8th grade children, how they change over that four year span, as well as the neurological changes that contribute to these needs.  Parents with current middle schoolers, or soon-to-be middle schoolers, are encouraged to join us for an engaging, encouraging and educational hour together. Click here to RSVP.

Board Meeting Preview

The next School Board Regular Meeting will be held at Crow Island School on Tuesday, April 25. A Public Hearing on the FY17 Amended Budget (reflecting the $30 million debt repayment/taxpayer relief) will take place at 7:00 p.m. The Regular Meeting begins at 7:15 p.m.

Agenda highlights include recognition of retiring Board members Dana Fattore Crumley, Betsy Owens, and Kendra Wallace.  Our three new Board members will also take the Oath and be formally seated.  The following presentation is on the agenda:

  1. Experiential Learning through STEAM (featuring Washburne students)
Winnetka Parents Institute Opportunity

The Transition to Kindergarten in D36
Thursday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Greeley School Resource Center
Hosted in Partnership with The Alliance for Early Childhood

District 36 administrators and elementary principals will share the rich history of our nationally-recognized schools and how teachers effectively apply the Progressive philosophy in classrooms.  Find out how you can partner with our schools to support your child's educational journey.  Hear about the Extended Day Kindergarten program and ask questions about what to expect as your child enters school in the fall.
Click here to RSVP

Not Quite Little Kid, Not Quite Teenager: The Developmental Progression of the Middle School Child
Friday, April 28 at 9:30 a.m.
The Skokie School Community Room

Join Principal Tess and Principal Kanne for an informational morning session focusing on the ins and outs of the growing middle school child.  We will spend time exploring both the academic and social-emotional needs appropriate to 5th-8th grade children, how they change over that four year span, as well as the neurological changes that contribute to these needs.  Parents with current middle schoolers, or soon-to-be middle schoolers, are encouraged to join us for an engaging, encouraging and educational hour together.
Click here to RSVP

Winnetka Parents Institute Opportunity

Understanding The MAP Assessment in District 36
Wednesday, April 5, at 10 a.m.
Carleton Washburne School Resource Center

Barry Rodgers, Director of Innovation, Teaching and Learning, will conduct this informational session for you to learn more about the MAP assessment in the context of how assessments are used to support the growth and achievement of all students in District 36. Click here to RSVP.

Board Meeting Preview

The next School Board Regular Meeting will be held at Crow Island School at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21.

Agenda highlights include the following presentation:

  1. Debt Restructuring

     

Register for Adventures in Learning

A decades-long tradition, this summer program includes classes as varied as Rocket Engineering, Camping Adventures and S’more Fun, Archery, Kitchen Magicians, Lacrosse, Computer Animation, Yoga for Kids, Animal Care, and the Wonders of Science. Students in grades 2-8 may choose up to four classes from over 100 options. Younger children (pre-Kindergarten through grade 1) will explore educational concepts through guided play and outdoor activities.

Adventures in Learning runs from June 12-July 14, 2017. Registration begins March 1 for Winnetka residents and is open to the general public on March 8. www.winnetka36.org/adventures

School Board Meeting
Board Meeting Preview

The next School Board Regular Meeting will be held Tuesday, February 21.

There will be a Work Session at 5:00 p.m. to discuss Debt Restructuring, followed by the Regular Meeting at 7:15 p.m. Agenda highlights include the following presentations:

  1. Enrollment Balancing Project Update with Kindergarten Implementation Plan

  2. 2017-2018 Preliminary Staffing Plan

 

Upcoming Winnetka Parent Institute Events

Parents as First Teachers: How to Cultivate the Whole Child
Thursday, February 9, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Carleton Washburne School, Little Theater

Family Action Network presents Parents as First Teachers: How to Cultivate the Whole Child, an opportunity to learn about best practices for supporting your child’s creativity, persistence, resilience, and emotional engagement. The discussion is moderated by Superintendent Trisha Kocanda and Liza Sullivan, Executive Director of The Alliance for Early Childhood and FAN’s Early Childhood Chair Panelists including Judy Harris Helm, Founder of Best Practices, Inc.; Amanda Moreno, Assistant Professor at Erikson Institute; Laura Reischel, Arts and Cultural Engagement Specialist at Chicago Children’s Museum; Jennifer Rosina, President of Kid Links Unlimited, Inc.; and Hedda Sharapan, PNC Senior Fellow at The Fred Rogers Center.

 

Learning About Erin’s Law: Sexual Abuse Prevention Education
Monday,  February 13, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Carleton Washburne Resource Center

This WPI event that will outline Erin’s Law; an Illinois law that mandates public schools to implement age appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades K-12 (School Board 6:60, Curricular Content). The District is partnering with the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center to share information regarding Erin’s Law and how best to provide age-appropriate curriculum to our students.  District school social workers will also be present at this event to provide samples of curricular materials and to address any questions that parents may have at this time. It is our intention to share the curriculum with students in March of this school year, where students will learn among their classmates in their classrooms.  Instruction will be provided by our school social workers.  It is anticipated that curricular sessions regarding Erin’s Law will be offered once annually and will not exceed 30 minutes in length.   Parents have the option to opt their children out of the program as they deem appropriate. The opt-out form must be completed and returned to your building principal by March 1, 2017.   Please RSVP to the WPI event here

 

Reading: The Home-School Connection for Younger Readers
Featuring Emily Butler Smith Teachers College, Columbia University
Friday, March 3, 2017
9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Hubbard Woods School
Targeted for parents of students in grades three through five.

How do I know if my child is 'getting it?' How can I support upper grade reading development at home? This workshop will help you to consider the books your children are reading and the ways you can support their comprehension of these texts. You will learn about the typical ways that texts become more complicated and the ways that readers’ thinking needs to become increasingly sophisticated, as well. You’ll also learn about ways you can support your child’s progress through authentic conversations at home. The event is facilitated by District 36 staff and features guest speaker Emily Butler Smith, Associate Director for Professional Development, at the Teachers College, Columbia University. Click here to RSVP.

Enrollment Balancing Project

At the January 24, 2017, Board Meeting, the School Board unanimously approved the Board Advisory Committee’s recommendation that All Crow Island Kindergarten students attend another District school. This will be effective starting with the 2017-2018 school year. This Phase I solution for the Enrollment Balancing Project is expected to be in place for one to two years as the Board identifies a long-term Phase II solution to address imbalanced enrollment.

The District is working to provide logistical information to Kindergarten families, especially those who live in the Crow Island attendance area, by February 24, 2017. The District is dedicated to collaborating with all families to ensure that our youngest learners are familiar with their new school environments in preparation for a positive Kindergarten experience.

School Board Meeting
Board Meeting Preview

The next School Board Regular Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Hubbard Woods School. There will be a Work Session at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the Enrollment Balancing Project Board Advisory Committee recommendation, followed by the Regular Meeting at 7:15 p.m. Agenda highlights include the following presentation:

Reading Curriculum Redesign Part II

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Upcoming ​Winnetka Parents Institute Opportunities

Please join us for these parent education events this month.

"Not Quite Little Kid, Not Quite Teenager: The Developmental Progression of the Middle School Child"
Thursday, January 19
9:30 a.m.
Greeley School Resource Center

Join us for an informational morning session focusing on the ins and outs of the growing middle school child.  We will spend time exploring both the academic and social-emotional needs appropriate to 5th-8th grade children, how they change over that four year span, as well as the neurological changes that contribute to these needs.  Parents with current middle schoolers, or soon-to-be middle schoolers, are encouraged to join us for an engaging, encouraging and educational hour together.  We were thrilled to host 50 interested parents for this presentation on December 1, and hope to see many more this month.  Grab a friend for coffee and valuable conversation with some of your children's school leaders. To RSVP, click here.

 

Reading: The Home-School Connection for Younger Readers
Featuring Brianna Parlitsis Teachers College, Columbia University
Friday, January 20, 2017
1:00- 3:00 pm
Greeley School Auditorium
Targeted for parents of kindergarten, first, and second graders

How can I help support my child's reading at each level? How can I best help my students move up reading levels, with high comprehension? This workshop will help you to consider the books your children are reading and the ways you can support their decoding, fluency and comprehension of these texts. You will learn about the typical ways that texts become more complicated and the ways that readers’ thinking needs to become increasingly sophisticated, as well. You’ll also learn about ways you can support your child’s progress through authentic conversations at home. The event is facilitated by District 36 staff and features guest speaker, Brianna Parlitsis, Staff Developer, at the Teachers College, Columbia University. To RSVP, please click here.

 

New Trier Township Family Engagement Night
Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Misner Auditorium, Central School, 620 Greenwood Avenue, Glencoe

New Trier Township schools invite parents AND students grades 5 - 12 to join in a Family Engagement Night to view clips from "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age." This is the first feature documentary to explore the science behind screen-time, how it affects young people’s development and offers practical ways to set boundaries and find balance. We will be sharing clips from this film, listening to a panel of local teens, parents, and a social worker from Glencoe Family Services as they talk about the ups and downs of their digital lives, and engaging with our children on the challenges we face in our own lives with technology.

 

From our partner, The Alliance for Early Childhood:

5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do: Strategies to Empower and Authentically Engage Your Children
Friday, January 20, 2017
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Church of the Holy Comforter (222 Kenilworth Ave, Kenilworth

FREE EVENT | Open to the Public

Join Gever Tulley, founder of Tinkering School and Brightworks (San Francisco), and author of Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) and Dangerism!  Gever will share 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do - and why a little danger is good for both kids and grownups.  Gever’s work has shown that through play, risk-taking, tinkering, and solving real problems, children develop responsibility, and strengthen their innate curiosity and desire to learn.  Parents will come away with exciting and empowering ways that children can explore the world around them.  For more information about Gever Tulley, visit gevertulley.com.    

National Day of Service
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in The Winnetka Public Schools

We look forward to honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a school community during the National Day of Service on Monday, January 16. Students at all of our schools will be engaging in activities to make a meaningful difference in the world on this special day.

Enrollment Balancing Project

To monitor the progress of the Enrollment Balancing Project, visit www.winnetka36.org/enrollment-balancing-project-overview. Note that the Board Advisory Committee will make a recommendation to the Board on a Phase I solution (for implementation in fall 2017) at the January 24, 2017 Board Meeting. There is an opportunity to share your comments and suggestion via enrollmentbalancingproject@winnetka36.org.

Children working on a project.
WINNETKA PARENTS INSTITUTE OPPORTUNITY

How Kids Learn in an Interest-Driven STEAM Environment
Featuring Researchers & Educators from Northwestern University
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Carleton Washburne School, N102

Students in our Innovative Technology elective at Washburne will be using FUSE, an interest-driven STEAM learning environment designed by researchers and educators at Northwestern University. At this Winnetka Parents Institute talk, you’ll have a chance to learn more about FUSE and the goals of the research from Dr. Reed Stevens, the principal investigator, and Peter Meyerhoff, the doctoral candidate who will be on site teaching and learning with us.  To RSVP, click here.

Enrollment Balancing Project Update
Enrollment Balancing Project

To address imbalanced enrollment at the District’s three elementary schools, the School Board is in the midst of an Enrollment Balancing Project (EBP). No recommendations on potential solutions will be made to the School Board without additional input from staff and community members. To learn more visit the Enrollment Balancing Project page .

​​A third opportunity for community members to review models under consideration will be held at Carleton Washburne School on the following date​:​

Thursday, January 5, 2017
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Pre-Registration Open for 2016-2017

Registration is now open for 2017-2018 Kindergarten programs. To learn more about the Extended-Day and Half-Day Kindergarten programs in District 36, ​click here.

Children who will be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2017, are eligible to enroll. 

Click here to review the documents that you will need to bring when you register your child.

Begin your pre-registration here.

Enrollment Balancing Project
Enrollment Balancing Project Update & Informational Forum

As the Enrollment Balancing Project (EBP) progresses, a reminder that the District has a web page dedicated to the project. The third EBP Board Advisory Committee meeting was held on Tuesday, November 1. Information and materials presented at this meeting have been posted to the EBP webpage.

The School Board is dedicated to an open and transparent process to address the imbalance in enrollment at our schools. Note that this Board Advisory Committee is in the midst of evaluating models addressing the enrollment imbalance. No recommendations will be made to the School Board without additional input from staff and community members. Input will be gathered in December and January. All Enrollment Balancing Committee meetings are open to the public. Additionally, there is an opportunity to share your comments and suggestion at any time via enrollmentbalancingproject@winnetka36.org.

If you want to learn more about the EBP process, please attend an informational forum on Thursday, November 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Greeley School. 

Parent Education Opportunity

STEAM in District 36

Thursday, November 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Greeley School Resource Center

Learn more about the STEAM experience and the purpose behind the makerspace environments in District 36 with Maureen Chertow Miller, Director of Technology.

Upcoming School Board Meeting

The next School Board Regular Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Crow Island School and begins at 7:15 p.m. Agenda Highlights include the following presentation:

1. District 36 Fall Assessment Report

2. Enrollment Balancing Project Update

Math Program Evaluation Informational Session

On Thursday, October 13 at 10 a.m. at Carleton Washburne School’s Little Theater, the District will host a Math Program Evaluation Informational Session for parents to learn more about the comprehensive study of the Math Program that was conducted by Northwestern University's Dr. Miriam Sherrin and University of Illinois at Chicago's Mr. Jim Lynn over the past six months. To RSVP, email katehughes@winnetka36.org. This Informational Session follows the presentation of Dr. Sherrin and Mr. Lynn's report to the School Board at a special meeting on Monday, October 10 at 7 p.m. at Crow Island School. 

International Walk to School Day

All District students are invited to participate in the Third Annual District 36 Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. This global event encourages all forms of active, non-motorized transportation to promote healthy, environmentally-friendly habits. Thanks to the Green Team for coordinating this event!

Blackboard Connect Emergency Testing

At 5 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016, we will be conducting a test via Blackboard, our emergency call system. Blackboard is used to alert parents and staff of weather-related school closures and emergency situations. Please contact your building secretary if you would like to update your emergency contact phone numbers or email addresses.

Alumni Spotlight addition (https://www.winnetka36.org/alumni)

A Special Opportunity to Tour National Historic Landmark Crow Island School on Saturday, September 24

Join Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond, the Winnetka Historical Society and the Crow Island Stewardship Group for a symposium and docent-led tour of Crow Island School, 1112 Willow Road, on Saturday, September 24, at1:00 p.m. This National Historic Landmark, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2015, was designed by legendary architects Eliel and Eero Saarinen with the Chicago architectural firm of Perkins, Wheeler and Will. The symposium will feature Susan Saarinen, daughter of Eero and Lily Swann Saarinen, who will share her memories and insights about the lives of her talented and artistic family when they were living at Cranbrook where her grandfather Eliel Saarinen served as President of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Laurie Petersen (co-editor of the revised AIA Guide to Chicago) will highlight the architectural significance of Crow Island School. Susan Benjamin, an architectural historian, is completing a Historic Structures Report for the building. A Q & A session will also be held. Check in begins at 1:00 p.m., the program begins at 1:30 p.m., and docent-led and self-guided tours begin at 2:45 p.m. A self-guided tour is available via smartphone or iPad. Tickets are $25-35. To RSVP, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-of-crow-island-school-symposium-tickets-27288018197

School Board Meeting
School Board Meeting

The next School Board Regular Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Crow Island School. There will be a hearing to approve the FY 2016-2017 Budget at 7 p.m. The Regular Meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. Agenda Highlights include the following presentation:

1. 2016-2017 Annual Goals

Winnetka Parents Institute
Parent Education Opportunity on September 7

The District will host What to Expect in D36: Kindergarten to 2nd Grade, its first Winnetka Parents Institute (WPI) event of the 2016-2017 school year, at 9:30 a.m. on September 7, 2016, in The Skokie School Community Room. Facilitated by the District's elementary school principals, the event will be an opportunity to connect with other parents and discuss what learning looks like in the early years. The session will focus on early literacy and math, social and emotional wellness, and developmental practices and research. A fall schedule of additional Winnetka Parents Institute (WPI) events, with topics informed by parent feedback in the 2016 Annual Survey, will be shared in the September issue of the Winnetka Wire.

The District 36 School Board Approves Enrollment Balancing Project to Begin in July 2016

To address imbalanced attendance patterns at the three District 36 elementary schools, forecast enrollment trends, and identify anticipated future space needs, the School Board approved a Enrollment Balancing Project on June 29, 2016, which began immediately. Over the course of the summer and fall, the District is working with demographers and geographers from McKibben Demographic Research, LLC, and Cropper GIS to develop enrollment forecasts by school, by grade. While the District annually monitors enrollment trends and data, the need for more sophisticated long-term forecasting became apparent as the District considered the implementation of an Extended-Day Kindergarten program. In June 2016, temporary classrooms were installed at Crow Island School, the District’s largest elementary school at 390 students, to provide immediate space relief.

The study will include data collected from sources such as the Village of Winnetka, Cook County, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Census Bureau, and District 36 records. Demographers will also tour schools to calculate building capacities and space utilization. An initial demographic and capacity report is anticipated for the School Board meeting on August 16, 2016.

This report will inform decisions related to addressing the current enrollment and long-term needs of the District. Long-term solutions may include waiting for enrollment to self-correct, reconfiguring grades housed at school buildings, a school boundary shift, or school construction. Before any decisions are made, staff and community members will be invited to provide input at engagement sessions to be held this fall and winter. The School Board is anticipated to take action on this topic in spring 2017.

2016-2017 Online Registration is Now Open

Registration information for next year has been sent via regular mail and email. Look for these materials in your mailbox and inbox. Contact District Registrar, Maria Perez, at 847-446-9400 or mariaperez@winnetka36.org, if you did not receive your child's registration letter. Registration should be completed and submitted by June 24, 2016. 
You will need to have your registration letter that includes login information to register. If you did not receive your registration letter–please contact the district office. If you are ready, click here to register.

All students entering the sixth grade are required to submit a Certificate of Health Examination and Proof of a School Dental Examination. Incoming second graders must submit Proof of a School Dental Examination. Both are due before the first day of school and must be dated after August 29, 2015. Please schedule your child’s doctor appointments now and return the forms before the end of this school year if possible.

Adventures in Learning

Adventures in Learning is a decades-long program that includes classes as varied as Animal Care, Wilderness Survival, Archery, Computer Animation, Lacrosse, Oil Pastels, and the Wonders of Science. Students in grades 2-8 may choose up to four classes from a selection of over 100. Younger children (pre-kindergarten through grade 1) will explore educational concepts through guided play and outdoor activities. Adventures in Learning runs from June 15, 2016, through July 19, 2016.
To learn more about the program, view the Adventures website.

Earth Week

The District is honoring Earth Week in April. Each day will feature a theme to guide conversations and activities at our schools:

Monday, 4/25:  Education
Tuesday, 4/26:  Reduce      
Wednesday, 4/27:  Conserve       
Thursday, 4/28:  Recycle         
Friday, 4/29:  Arbor Day

Thanks to the D36 Green Team for planning Earth Week events that will encourage our students and staff to discuss sustainability and being responsible stewards of our planet’s resources.

The Winnetka Public Schools Hosts Parent Book Talk

The Superintendent and Central PTO are hosting a Book Talk for interested parents and community members to discuss a topic that pertains to our schools and families. This spring’s selection, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Parenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haimes, centers on preparing children to be self-reliant in an era of overparenting. Trisha Kocanda, Superintendent, and Susan Hugebeck, Greeley School Principal, will facilitate discussions.  Attendance at both sessions not required.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.  (Chapters 1 - 11)
Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.  (Chapters 12  - 22)

Carleton Washburne School’s Curriculum Planning Room (#C306A)

The book is available at The Book Stall downtown Winnetka.

To RSVP, please contact Communications & Community Relations Coordinator, Kate Hughes.

D36→New Trier: the Winnetka student’s high school experience

The Winnetka Public Schools invites you to attend a special evening with Dr. Linda Yonke, New Trier High School’s Superintendent, on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Carleton Washburne School’s Little Theater.  Dr. Yonke will address the Winnetka community regarding the academic performance, leadership skills, and service involvement that characterizes District 36 students who attend New Trier. To RSVP, please email Communications & Community Relations Coordinator Kate Hughes at katehughes@winnetka36.org.

View the Presentation

 

Family Action Network (FAN) will host The End of Education, The Future of Learning

Family Action Network (FAN) will host The End of Education, The Future of Learning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at Evanston Township High School. FAN will convene an all-star panel of visionaries and educational leaders for a conversation on the intersection of design, learning, wonder, and curiosity. Panelists include:
Jamie Casap Chief Education Evangelist, Google

Sam Chaltain WONDER, By Design

Liz Gerber, Ph.D. Design for America and Northwestern University

Michael Kosko, MS. Ed. Al Raby School for Community and Environment

Nichole Pinkard, Ph.D. Digital Youth Network and DePaul University

 

The discussion will be moderated by Trung Le, AIA, WONDER, By Design; and Christian Long, Ed.M., WONDER, By Design.

For a complete overview of The End of Education, The Future of Learning, click here. For information on other upcoming FAN events, click here.

Winnetka Parent Institute Dates

Reading: The Home-School Connection for Younger Readers
with Brianna Parlitsis from Columbia University Teachers College
How can I help support my child's reading at each level? How can I best help my students move up reading levels, with high comprehension? This workshop will help you to consider the books your children are reading and the ways you can support their decoding, fluency and comprehension of these texts. You will learn about the typical ways that texts become more complicated and the ways that readers’ thinking needs to become increasingly sophisticated, as well. You’ll also learn about ways you can support your child’s progress through authentic conversations at home. Brianna Parlitsis received her M.Ed. from Teachers College. She works with teachers around the world, and is a co-author of Bigger Books Mean Amping Up Reading Power, a unit of study for second grade readers.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Crow Island School

To RSVP, please email
Kate Hughes
Communications & Community Relations Coordinator

Math Parent Education Series

Using Technology to Introduce Mathematical Concepts
Carleton Washburne School Led by Tony Venetico, Assistant Principal, and Sam Yusim, Washburne Department Chair & Math teacher
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:00 a.m.--12:30 p.m.

 

Season's Greetings!

Wishing you a safe and festive winter break. Happy New Year!

Hour of Code Community Event

The Winnetka Public Schools held a community event hosted in the Carleton Washburne Resource Center on Tuesday, December 8 from 4pm-6pm. Thanks to all the staff , students and families who participated in this successful coding event for the whole family!

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Crow Island, Greeley, and Hubbard Woods Schools. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2016, are eligible to enroll. Online pre-registration is available beginning November 2, 2015. Registration packets will also be available at all elementary schools beginning November 2, 2015, should you wish to pick one up prior to Registration Day. Click here for the Kindergarten Registration Information Page

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Hours in Winnetka

Halloween “Trick or Treat” hours for the Village of Winnetka will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Participating homeowners are encouraged to leave an outside light on to let children know they are welcome to visit. All “trick or treating” should be completed by 5:30 p.m. Please visit the Winnetka Police Department's website for more information. We wish our community a safe and Happy Halloween!

Thank you, District 36 Principals!

This week is Principal Appreciation Week. Thank you to our Principals for their dedication and service to our students and community!

Parent Education Opportunities

Please join Crow Island Math Facilitators, Allison Greer and Betsy Steele, for discussions about what math looks like in your child's grade. These 45-minute sessions will provide information about the major areas of mathematical focus at each grade level, strategies, practices, and games used in our classrooms, ways to support your child's math learning at home and an opportunity to answer your questions about math education at Crow Island. The first sessions are scheduled for October 7th and October 8th. Please click here for more details.

PARCC Update

Last Spring, the inaugural computer-based PARCC assessment was given to students grades 3-8 for math and English language arts. The PARCC statewide data was released on September 16, but we are awaiting District and individual test results. The exact date that we will have these results has not yet been confirmed. This Chicago Tribune article, which you may have seen, discusses the preliminary statewide test results. A letter from State Superintendent Tony Smith was referenced in the article. To read Superintendent Smith's letter, which shares his insight on what these initial statewide PARCC results mean, click here. Please also note that based on feedback provided to the PARCC governing board, the State of Illinois has announced revisions to the PARCC testing window and a reduction in the number of testing units to be administered in 2015-2016. We will communicate additional PARCC information as we receive it from the state.

Safety Tips from the Village of Winnetka

The start of the school year means an increase in traffic due to school buses, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Take precautions to ensure your children get to school and back home safely. Drivers, obey speed limits and signs; don't use electronic devices while driving; and Illinois Law requires that vehicles stop for pedestrians at crosswalks. Pedestrians, use crosswalks when crossing the streets so you are easier to spot; wear reflective & bright colored clothing; wear a helmet when bicycling; and stay off cell phones while walking. The Police Department strictly enforces School Zone Speed Limits, Sign Restrictions and Cell Phone Laws.

Butterfly Migration

In September, all Greeley School Kindergarten students participate in the Butterfly Migration, a beloved school tradition. The students study the life cycle of Butterflies, with the unit culminating in a journey through the halls of Greeley School with beautiful Monarch wings and antennas designed by the students. #we36

International Walk to School Day

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, students at all schools may choose to participate in International Walk to School Day. Facilitated by the District 36 Green Team, this event encourages all forms of active, non-motorized transportation. If bikes, scooters or skates are used, please be sure your child is wearing a helmet. For details click here. http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/.

Author Sherry Turkle, Ph.D. Speaks at The Skokie School in October

FAN (Family Action Network) presents an evening with Sherry Turkle, Ph.D., author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age and Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other. Dr. Turkle is an Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Founder and Director of the MIT Initiative on Technology. Friday, October 9, 2015 at 7 p.m. The Skokie School Auditorium 520 Glendale Ave., Winnetka, IL 60093 The event is free.. For details, visit http://www.familyactionnetwork.net/#!2013-14-speaker-series/choh.

Back to School Safety Tips from The Village of Winnetka

The start of the school year means an increase in traffic due to school buses, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Take precautions to ensure your children get to school and back home safely. Drivers, obey speed limits and signs; don’t use electronic devices while driving; and Illinois Law requires that vehicles stop for pedestrians at crosswalks. Pedestrians, use crosswalks when crossing the streets so you are easier to spot; wear reflective & bright colored clothing; wear a helmets when bicycling; and stay off cell phones while walking. The Police Department strictly enforces School Zone Speed Limits, Sign Restrictions and Cell Phone Laws.

Crow Island School’s 75th Anniversary Celebration is October 2-4, 2015

Community members, parents and staff are in the midst of planning Crow Island School's 75th Anniversary celebration. For more information on Homecoming Weekend, visit http://www.crowisland75th.wordpress.com.

Huubbard Woods 100th Anniversary
Hubbard Woods School Kicks Off its 100th Anniversary Celebration

Save the Date! Current families, the community and alumni are invited to an Open House to celebrate the 100th birthday of Hubbard Woods School on May 3, 2016, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.