HAVEN E-NEWS | SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

9/19: Screenagers, 7pm, Auditorium

9/21: Screenagers, 10am, Library Media Center

9/23-9/27: PEP Restaurant Week

9/25: Teacher Treat Day

9/25: 8th Grade ETHS Info Night, 7pm, Auditorium

9/30: Non-Attendance Day, Rosh Hoshanah

10/2: Early Dismissal, 11:30am

10/9: Non-Attendance Day, Yom Kippur

Thanks to all who joined our PTA so far this year! Our goal is 100% participation and we are far below our goal. It's not too late to join! To become a member, please click  HERE . Thank you in advance for your support!

Thanks also to all who have joined our Haven PTA Facebook community. To join this group, please click HERE. (A link to join has also been added as a permanent icon to the Enews footer.) It is our hope that members find this group a great resource to ask questions and share information relevant to our community. 

We look forward to seeing you at one of the two screenings of Screenagers this week! Please visit the link for more information about this film as well as resources for parents (screen time contracts, digital citizenship, etc.) Many thanks to Assistant Principal Amy Wharton for organizing the viewings of this important film.

The topic for the October 29 community engagement event is Vaping. If you have any resources you would like to share, please email us at havenptsa@gmail.com. Looking forward, Gender Identity will be the subject of our November 21 event. 

Lastly, if you would like to volunteer for the PTA, please click HERE to learn more and to select area(s) of interest. We welcome all members of our community to participate in, and share your voice with, the PTA!

Best and thanks,
Kristin O'Connor
2019-2020 President

Most uniforms arrived on Friday. We will continue passing them out this coming week. The deadline to pay for a heart rate monitor strap with a credit card is this Friday, 9/20. After that only cash and check payments will be accepted. To order and pay with a credit card please visit  https://www.havenpta.com/product-page/heart-rate-monitor-strap-required  Contact Mrs. Woodward with any questions at  woodwardk@district65.net

Every month the Haven PTA sponsors teacher treats to show our appreciation of their hard work and dedication to our children. This month's staff treat day is Wednesday, September 25, and we need families to sign up to bring breakfast foods to the staff lounge.  Please click HERE to view the on-line sign-up sheet. 
 
Questions?  Please contact Katrina Martin ( martin_katrina@hotmail.com ) or Maureen Browne ( mtbrowne@hotmail.com )

Volunteer tutors make a difference!  Please volunteer to support students' academic success through the Haven Tutoring Network! In just an hour a week, you can make a difference in a student's life by volunteering to tutor during the school day. 

The Haven Tutoring Network has been a valued resource for 14 years with the support of parent and community volunteers. Volunteers are matched with a teacher and student(s) who need assistance in math, language arts, social studies or science.  

To volunteer, please sign up through the Haven Tutoring Network or complete the volunteer form and submit it in the Tutoring Network mailbox in Haven's main office.

If you have questions, please email the Haven Tutoring Network Coordinators: 

Nancy Doyle  (
Jeanne Husain  ( jhusain@comcast.net
)

We are looking forward to another successful year with Evanston School Children's Clothing Association (ESCCA)! 
Since 1931 ESCCA has been serving the community through its simple mission: "No District 65 child should miss a day of school for need of warm clothing." Each year, we serve roughly 700 children in grades K-8 who attend District 65 schools.

To volunteer for ESCCA, please click  HERE    to sign up for a date to assist families as they choose clothing for their children. The first date is coming up quickly - September 24! For other ways to volunteer (sorting clothes, washing, mending, etc.), please go to  www.escca.org .

To donate clothing to ESCCA, please see this LIST of acceptable donations. Donations can be brought to the ESCCA drop box on the west side of the JEH Building or to the ESCCA bin in Haven's main office.
 
Thank you so much for your help! Let us know if you have any questions.

Lynn Kaplan (lynnkaplan@gmail.com) and Anna Seder ( annaeisner@yahoo.com)

Calling all adult Haven community members! Come speak at Career Day 2020 to our 6-8th graders about your career, pathway and passions. Career Day is March 16 from 8:30 - 11:00am. (Please note date change.) You will speak to four different sections of students for about 25 minutes each.

If you would like us to contact you with further information, please fill out this form. Questions? Contact Rebecca Condon (condonr@district65.net) or Laurel Wolf (wolfl@district65.net). Thank you for considering donating your time and talents!

Thank you families for donating to the LMC this school year! The money raised helps purchase new books and activity materials we need to keep the LMC running in tip top shape.

Remember, the LMC opens at 7:45AM every day of the week for study hall. Stop in the main office by 8:00AM to come upstairs and work on homework, read or participate in Anytime Activities.

Seventh graders were introduced to the right of Intellectual Freedom during our  Banned Books Week presentations, all sponsored by the American Library Association. Ask your 7th grader what they are reading today!

Join the Haven Student Directory!

New Families - If you are new to Haven OR you did not join the Haven or your elementary school directory last year go to: join.atozconnect.com

Returning Families - If you were in the Haven or your elementary school directory last year, you should receive an email asking you to update your family information and display preferences for the new school year. If you do not receive this email, use the link above to join the directory.

Questions? Contact Katie Porter at koporter12@yahoo.com or (773) 600-9229
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