East Maine Update
 September 16, 2016
Success Without Boundaries . . . .
Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world. 

Get the Inside Scoop
Join parents from all seven D63 schools for our first District PTO meeting of the year! Get the scoop on One District - One Author, the new logos, and what's on deck at the District.

Thursday, September 22
6:30 p.m.
Mark Twain School
9401 North Hamlin, Niles

Childcare; refreshments served.  Learn more about the District PTO.
Coming Up:
September 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Monday, Sept. 26
One District - One Author Kicks Off September 19 

Ar e you ready?
This fall all of our D63 families will come together to read two books by the same children's author -- one for Gemini and one for our elementary schools.

Who's our author? Shhh. . . it's a secret - but we'll share a few clues beginning next week - followed by the "big reveal" on Monday, September 26.

That day, all Gemini students will receive a copy of the junior high book -- and the oldest elementary school student in each D63 family will get a copy of the book for younger children. Then, stay tuned for a month of fun as we all read together!

Once your student brings the book home, be sure to check out our One District - One Author website -- featuring, among other things, each book being read, chapter by chapter, on video (you may even recognize a few of our "celebrity" readers!) Find out more.
#63Success: News From Our Schools
Apollo  parents are invited to eat with their child on Family Fridays. For school news, families can follow Principal Roberson (@aaronmroberson) and Assistant Principal Schwartz (@_MsSchwartz) on Twitter!

Gemini  kicked off its soccer and volleyball seasons just after Labor Day -- and launched its weekly Community Architects Leadership Club, sponsored by Maine East's Schuler Scholar Program. 

Mark Twain  students are spending their recess time twice a week decorating a Village of Niles snow plow blade - creating a masterpiece that will add some color around town to our chilly winter days! 

Melzer's  PTO met for the first time right after Labor Day - just in time to plan a Culver's Fund Raiser next Monday, September 19! Stop by for a sweet treat and a chance to support the school. 

Nelson  recently launched its own Twitter feed - featuring lots of great school news -- and the new logo! The PTO's new membership campaign, #giveonehour, encourages every parent to volunteer just for an hour during the year.
Stevenson   students are learning about the Stevenson Cool Tools: Respect, Responsibility, Peacefulness, and Unity. Student Spotlight prize winners get to display work they are proud of for the whole school to see!

Washington  students presented the Wildcat Rap at a school assembly on September 12 - focusing on respect and good behavior! The PTO's Scholastic Book Fair brought in a crowd yesterday evening.
East Maine School District 63
10150 Dee Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
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