East Maine Update
 January 6, 2017
Success Without Boundaries . . . .
Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world. 
Special Needs Seminar: Helping Your Picky Eater Make Healthy Food Choices

Parents of D63 special needs students are welcome to join us for this free event! Child care available; refreshments served.

Thursday, January 19
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Melzer School
9400 North Oriole
Morton Grove

Coming Up:
January 2017
Monday, January 9
SCHOOL RESUMES
FREE Adult ELL Classes 

Wednesday, January 11
Monday, January 16
NO SCHOOL - MLK Day

Tuesday, January 17
First Day - ACCESS Testing Window
Gemini Second Quarter Ends

Wednesday, January 18
Stevenson PTO Meeting

Thursday, January 19
Special Ed Parent Workshop

 
Find more at our District calendar -- or your school calendar.
Parents: Take the Illinois 5Essentials Survey!

Open through Monday, January 16, this statewide survey is  designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child's school. It gathers feedback on a wide range of school-related effectiveness measures, including: 
  • Effective leaders
  • Collaborative teachers
  • Involved families
  • Supportive environments
  • Ambitious instruction
Here's the survey link. All responses are anonymous. 
 
Our District 63 teachers and 6th-8th grade students also participate; these report results will be sent to schools and districts in May 2017 and will also be included in the State School Report Card.
 
Although parent data is not included in the State School Report Card, your input will help us develop a fuller picture of our seven schools to guide improvement. 
#63Success: News From Our Schools

Our D63 students have been at home enjoying Winter Break for the past two weeks -- so here instead is a preview of upcoming highlights!
 
The ACCESS Testing window for D63 students identified as English language learners (ELL) begins on Tuesday, January 17. While the testing window remains open until February 17, different schools may choose different days to administer the test.

Stevenson   will welcome the mobile dentist on January 18-19. Contact School Nurse Timon Jandora if you'd like your student to participate.
 
Gemini's  Jazz Band will perform at the 40th Annual North Shore Jazz Fest on Saturday, January 21 at Glenbrook South High School! Open to the public ($10 for adults; $5 for children and seniors), the event will feature more than 40 area middle and high school jazz bands.

Extreme Cheer is almost here! Gemini hosts this annual competition on Saturday, January 21. Area middle school cheering teams showcase their skills and compete for the trophy!  Open to the public.
East Maine School District 63
10150 Dee Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
www.emsd63.org
847.299.1900  
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