East Maine Update
 November 11, 2016
Success Without Boundaries . . . .
Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world. 
There's Still Time To Take Our Calendar Survey!

Thank you to all 301 parents and guardians who have already shared feedback on coordinating D63 and Maine East's school year calendar.

Have you?

There's still time! Our survey will remain open until Monday, November 14 - so take a minute and weigh in!

Coming Up:
November 2016
Friday, Nov. 11
 
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Thursday, Nov. 17
NO TLC/YOUTH & TEEN CENTER
Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, Nov. 21
NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences
NO ADULT ELL CLASS

Tuesday, Nov. 22
NO SCHOOL
 
Wednesday, Nov. 23
NO SCHOOL
 
Thursday, Nov. 24
NO SCHOOL - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Friday, Nov. 25

NO SCHOOL

Find more at our District calendar -- or your school calendar.
Teacher Conferences Begin Next Week

Have you signed up for your teacher conferences? Fall conferences are a great way to connect with your child's teacher, discuss academic progress, and learn how to best support your student at home. Here are a few tips for a successful conference:

Prepare. You'll learn more if you take some time to review your child's tests and homework before you meet. Bring a list of questions!

Make it a two-way conversation. Both you and the teacher should share and listen - you can learn from each other.

Be open to teacher feedback. Your child's teacher wants him/her to succeed! You may receive positive feedback and learn about areas for improvement. Discuss together how you can help your child with challenges.

Conferences will take place:

Thursday, November 17
5 - 8 p.m.
Regular school day.
 
Monday, November 21
8 - 11:30 a.m.; 1 - 3:30 p.m.; 5 - 8 p.m.
Schools closed. 

Sign up instructions vary by school; check your school website for details.
#63Success: News From Our Schools
 
Apollo's  new PTA is well underway! This month, Golf-Maine Park District stopped by to showcase all it has to offer our Apollo families. Why not join us next Month? Mark your calendar for Thursday, December 8 at 6 p.m. 

Gemini's  young musicians -- band, orchestra, and Idols Show Choir -- presented their Fall Collage Concert on Wednesday. Cheerleading tryouts were the first week of November, and the Wrestling Team held its first practice, 

Mark Twain  held another successful fund raiser yesterday - this one at Baker's Square! The school also now offers Family Fridays -- parents and guardians can bring a lunch and eat with their child.  
 
Melzer had a special guest for Veteran's Day: Principal Pacheco's husband Captain Carlos Pacheco! Captain Pacheco visited several classrooms to read H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet.
 
Nelson's  new Club Nelson - offers students a chance to explore interests on Fridays during recess. Options include Chrome Book Club and Builder's Club. Clubs for Art Exploration, Crafting, and more are on the horizon!  
 
Stevenson   more than 100 parents and students attended Curriculum Night yesterday. Topics included how to help with homework, the school's 100 Book Challenge, and reading and math in the classroom.

Washington  students have been flexing their creative muscles in art, with kindergartners experimenting with color mixing, 3rd/4th graders creating ocean landscapes, and 5th/6th graders working on grid drawing projects.
East Maine School District 63
10150 Dee Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
www.emsd63.org
847.299.1900  
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