Dear Winnetka Families,

We hope you had a nice holiday weekend and enjoyed the warmer temperatures. This will be our last joint newsletter of the school year as our final newsletter (next week) will be written by individual principals.

Last week, we included information about signing up for our Elementary Strings Program and for Orchestra at Skokie.  Please see information below about learning about and signing up for Band at Skokie:

Dear 4th Grade Families,

We are excited to share the opportunity for all current 4th grade students to sign up to join the Cadet Band as 5th graders at Skokie School. We encourage all students to take up a band instrument regardless of previous musical background. If your child participates in the Strings program, they can also participate in the Band program at Skokie School.
If your child is interested in exploring a Band instrument, please visit our website at to learn more about what instruments you can choose from and how they sound.
On Wednesday, May 27th at 5:30 PM we will be hosting an open Zoom session for parents to come ask any questions you might have about Cadet Band membership for next year. Please use the link below to join the call. 

Topic: Incoming 5th Grade Band Parent Open Q/A Session
Time: May 27, 2020 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 815 4489 0399
Password: 8ppgd0
If you have any questions regarding fit, physical considerations, or need guidance for what instrument is right - do not hesitate to reach out to us with your questions. After you decide what instrument you would like to play, please  sign up using this Google Form to provide us with some information that we will use to get your child started.
Thank you for your continued support of the Arts in District #36.
Andrew Chester and Stephen Vowles

June 1 Grey Day: FIELD DAY
Click here for the letter detailing our Field Day Grey Day on June 1. The District is sharing this letter early so parents have time to review the supply list and activities.

Parent Education and Entertainment Opportunities
The Winnetka Public Schools and The Winnetka Public Schools Foundation (WPSF) are partnering to support our students, staff, and families with fun and educational virtual events this spring. For more information on upcoming events click here.

Up next: 

May 27
Enjoy a Virtual Kids Cooking Class with Taste Buds 
1-2 p.m. (K-4) suggested
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (5-8) suggested
We are so excited to bring you this LIVE online cooking class from our friends at Taste Buds Kitchen! An apple a a great way to make Applesauce Muffins. Yum! Cook along with your District 36 friends as we whip up a batch of delicious muffins and an easy glaze all with amazingly simple ingredients that you probably already have at home. Let's have fun in the Kitchen and learn something new as we #stayhome!

Access the Applesauce Muffin ingredient list here.

Registration Open for 2020-21 School Year
Registration information for next year has been sent via regular mail and email. Look for these materials in your mailbox and inbox. If you did not receive notification or have any questions related to registration, you may contact District Registrar, Carolin Huh, at 847-446-9400 or carolinhuh@winnetka36.orgRegistration should be completed and submitted by June 28, 2020.

You will need to have your registration letter that includes login information and snapcode handy.  When registering, please be sure to include all email addresses for every parent/family member who should be receiving school and District communications. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school!

Update on Adventures in Learning (AIL) Remote Learning Program
From July 6-24, 2020, the District is offering families a reimagined version of AIL with creative classes from a remote platform. Details are as follows:
  • Each class will run the 3 weeks and be offered via synchronous learning 30-minutes per day ( Period 1 will be from 9:00- 9:30 a.m., with Period 2 from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m.)
  • Students grades 3-8 have the choice of up to two sessions per day (July 6 - 24)
  • Class size will range from 5-10
  • Classes are $100 per class 

Family Resources

Dates to Remember  
June 1st: "Grey Day" Field Day

June 5th: Last day of school


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