HAVEN E-NEWS | MARCH 1, 2020

3/10: Restorative Practices Information Session, 7-8:30pm, Library

3/16:
Early Dismissal, 11:30am (Note: this is a Monday)

3/16: Career Day

Thank you to all in the Haven community who have so generously donated to our online fundraiser! We have now raised $9,300 toward our $30,000 goal! 

Haven't donated yet? Here's your chance! Every contribution gets us one step closer to our $30,000 goal. 

Please click HERE to donate. You may also make a donation by check to "Haven PTA" and left with the front desk. Thank you!

You are invited to join District 65 coaches to learn more about Restorative Practices in District 65. The session will take place in the Haven library on Tuesday, March 10  from 7-8:30pm. Spanish interpretation and childcare will be provided. Restorative Practice Coaches will share the philosophy behind RP and provide a general overview that addresses the differences in view and practice compared to a more traditional form of discipline. In addition, coaches will discuss basic RP concepts related to classroom usage, resolving difficulties between students or students and teachers, and possible uses by school administrators. There will also be time for questions!  

It's almost time for Career Day 2020! On Monday, March 16 over 65 speakers will donate their time and talents to tell our students all about their current job and educational journey. 

In order to make this wonderful event a success, we need your help!  Please click HERE to view the sign-up and volunteer. Thank you for your help!

8th Grade Graduation Picture Order Instructions
The graduation proof sheets were handed out by February 21.
 
Make sure your graduation order form is filled out completely; including your package selection (2), contact information, and class composite pose selection. If no class composite pose is indicated, one will be selected for you.
 
Order Due Date
All orders must be returned to the school office/submitted online b y 3:00 p.m. THIS Tuesday, March 4, 2020.  All orders placed after the due date must be submitted online or mailed directly to Color Portraits (with payment and $6.00 shipping fee enclosed).
 
Retakes
Retakes will be THIS Wednesday, March 5, 2020 starting at 9:00 a.m. There is a $10.00 retake fee for any reason other than photographic error and absent for original picture day.

Please join us for the 
Just Eat It  film screening which takes place on Sunday, March 22 from 2-4 PM at the Evanston Public Library (main branch). The event (co-hosted by Citizens' Greener Evanston as a community partner) is family friendly. We'll watch an engaging documentary (best for kids upper elementary and older) about a couple who chooses to challenge themselves to eat only discarded food to learn more about the food waste problem in the U.S. It will be followed by an optional 30 minute question and answer session. 

Looking to deepen your knowledge about race in America but have minimal time for a book? We are happy to share the following podcasts that offer a wide range of information and perspectives:

The 1619 Project -  ongoing project developed by The New York Times Magazine in 2019 with the goal of re-examining the legacy of slavery in the United States and timed for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia

Seeing White  -  Where did the notion of "whiteness" come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?  Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions along with an array of leading scholars.

Code Switch  -  a race and culture outlet and a weekly podcast from NPR,  designed to increase coverage of race issues and reach out to new audiences

About Race -  with Reni Eddo-Lodge; looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today

Teaching While White  -  seeks to move the conversation forward on how to be consciously, intentionally, anti-racist in the classroom

Do you know of additional race-focused podcasts to add to the above list? Please email us at gretchennord@mac.com.

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Justin Wynn Leadership Academy 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament! This fun community event, to be held on March 15 at ETHS, is co-ed and open to players of all abilities from 3
rd to 8th grade. Along with the co-ed tournament there will also be a girls' tournament (newly added in 2020!). 

The 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament honors the legacy of Justin Wynn, a young leader who died at the age of 9. This year, a portion of the proceeds from the tournament will go to Rainbows for All Children, an organization that supports youth dealing with grief and loss.

For more information and to register, click on image above (or go to wynners.org)
Registration is currently open for  the following programs. All of our programs are led by the ETHS female athletes:  
  1. Team GPS (March is Cheerleading, Gymnastics and Poms) for 5th-8th grade girls - meets at ETHS from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.
     
  2. GPS Bowling Tournament (March 7th) for 4th-8th grade girls - meets at Classic Bowl in Morton Grove from 9:00am - noon. 
     
  3. GPS Badminton Tournament (March 28th) for 5th-8th grade girls - from 9:00am-noon @ ETHS. 

 

FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE.  Select 'YES' for a 100% scholarship on the registration form.

Registration is NOW open for Spring 2020 Girls and Boys Lacrosse!

We offer programs for ALL athletes - beginner through experienced players - EVERYONE is welcome and EYLA loves new players!

Full scholarships available. 



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