May 18, 2016
Coming Soon:
  • May 16-20- PARCC Testing 3rd-8th Grade
  • May 19- Spring Chess Tournament
  • May 24- JSSPVA Allocation Meeting
  • May 24-25- Spring Book Fair
  • May 27- Senior Field Day ( Rain Day May 26th)
  • May 30- No School
  • May 31- Late Arrival 9:20am
  • June 1- Junior Field Day ( Rain Day May 31)

Looking Ahead:
  • June 3- Last Day of School 12:05pm dismissal



Chess Club Spring Tournament

Sears Chess Club Tournament is Thursday, May 19 from 3:30pm-approximately 6:00pm in the Link and MPR. Today is the last day to register for the Chess Club's Spring Tournament. It is open to all Spring Chess Club participants. Please email the players name and grade to Chris Tribe at

Spring Book Fair

The SPRING BOOK FAIR is just around the corner.  The Fair will be loaded with paperbacks that align with Sears School Summer reading lists. So come stock up on books to last all Summer long!
The Spring Book Fair will be open in the LTC:
  • Tuesday, May 24th 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 25th 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Individual class schedules and summer reading lists will be sent home with students several days before the Fair.

Book Drive to Benefit Great Lakes Academy Charter School
When you visit the Spring Book Fair, please in bring your gently used books...
  • When: May 24th-June 3rd
  • Where: Look for bins in the Sears hallways...or...drop at Emily Tzur's house, 717 Roger Avenue
  • What:  Books for K-8th grade (please no adult books).
  • All books with be donated to Great Lakes Academy, a charter school on Chicago's Southeast side.  The school currently serves K-2nd grade and will add a grade each year. Your donation will help the school grow its lending library!

Booster Club

Booster Club is selling discounted boys and girls sport shorts o n May 25th and May 26 th.  Great items for Field Day and summer break.  Limited quantities and sizes.  Selling after school at main entrance on both days.

Field Day: Mark Your Calendars!

Senior Field Day is Friday, May 27 
(Grades 5-8)

This year's Sr. Field Day will start at school at 8:20 with a breakfast party so send your kids to school hungry! This party will include a breakfast buffet, a shirt for t-shirt signing, face painting and banner creation for the spirit competition. Pizza and ice cream will be provided for lunch. 

Junior Field Day is Wednesday, June 1
(Grades 1-4)

Pizza and ice cream will be provided for a lunch party in their homerooms and the games begin after lunch.

Thank you to the JSSPVA for providing all the food for Field Day. Thank you to the Booster Club for the Field Day shirts.

Volunteer in the Outdoor Classroom this Spring:
See Sign Up Genius for Volunteer opportunities:
Save the dates: week 5/30 - May 31-June 3, 8:30am-3:15pm - garden week programming - K-7-additional assistance TBA!
And Weed or Work any Friday:
May 20 - 1:15-3:15 help with 4th grade summer plant or weed*
May 27 - 11:00
*note different time
Sears Cafe

It's not too late to order Marla's Brown Bag lunches!!  Please click to place your order.  Marla's Brown Bag Lunch Order