October 12, 2016
In This Issue
  • My School Anywhere - Online Family Directory
  • Upcoming FAN Events 
  • Rebel Football Homecoming
  • Sears School Book Fair
  • Calling all Veterans
  • Skate Exchange
  • Bernie's Book Bank Drive
  • Donate to the JSSPVA through Amazon Smile
  • Marlas School Lunches
What is Going on in the Next Two Weeks?Dates to Remember:
  • October 12 - No School - Local School Holiday
  • October 13 - Late Start 9:20 a.m.
      •  - Guest Speaker - Author Henry Neff
  • October 14 - Drop In for 7th and 8th Graders
      •  - Kindergarten Parent Party
      •  - 4th Grade Parent Party
  • October 18 - JSSPVA Board Meeting 8:15 a.m.
  • October 20 - School Picture Retakes for JK-7th Grade
      • - Early Student Dismissal 12:20 p.m.
      • - Parent/Teacher Conferences
      •  - FAN Event - Alexandra Horowitz, "Following a Dog into the World of Smell", 7:00 p.m., Cornog Auditorium, Northfield
  • October 21 - No School - Parent/ Teacher Conferences
  • October 22 - 7th Grade Parent Party
  • October 23 - Kenilworth Rebel Football Homecoming - All are Welcome,                       12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m., Townley Field
  • October 25 - 4th Grade Field Trip
      • - FAN Event, Jane Alexander, "Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth", 7:00 p.m., Cornog Auditorium, New Trier High School, Northfield
  • October 27 - School Board Committee of the Whole Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
      • - New Trier Township Festival Band Concert - 8th Grade Band Students Playing in concert, All Welcome, 7: 30 p.m., Gaffney Auditorium, New Trier High School, Winnetka 
  • October 29 - 8th Grade Halloween Party
  • October 31 - All school Halloween Parade and Parties

Get connected today! My School Anywhere
MySchoolAnywhere provides a safe, secure and convenient way to access the family directory from your tablet or mobile device. This system allows for instant access to faculty contact information, as well as family addresses, cell phone numbers and email addresses.  The app allows users to sort the data by name, grade or teacher/advisor if necessary.  Any portion of this information can be printed from your home computer.

Access The Joseph Sears School family directory TODAY through the MySchoolAnywhere app, which has recently been released on the iTunes and Google Play Stores. The web-based app from last year will continue to be available and supported by MySchoolAnywhere. You can also access the family directory on your computer through the  MySchoolAnywhere homepage.
We encourage you to download the free app and log in to the service using the primary email address you provided the school during registration. (Follow the forgot password prompts in the event of a lost password.) 

For more information, contact Mrs. Stacy Smith from the JSSPVA at 

Upcoming FAN Events 
October 20 - "Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell", Alexandra Horowitz, PhD
7:00 p.m. - Cornor Auditorium, New Trier High School, 7 Happ Road, Northfield

October 25 - "Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth", Jane Alexander
7:00 p.m. - Cornog Auditorium, New trier High School, 7 Happ Road, Northfield

October 28 - "The Writerly Life", Kwame Alexander
7:00 p.m. - Evanston High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave, Evanston

November 2/November 3 - "Late Specialization:The Surprising Key to Athletic Success", David Epstein
November 2, 7:00 p.m.- Evanston High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston
November 3 , 7:00 p.m. - Cornog Auditorium, New Trier High School, 7 Happ Road, Northfield

Kenilworth Rebel Football Homecoming, Sunday October 23
The Kenilworth Rebels are celebrating 55 years of excellence with a community celebration during their Homecoming game.  Please join us at Townely Field for a Family Cook-Out and Football on Sunday, October 23rd from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.. Games Times include: 12:00 noon (7th-8th grade team), 1:30 p.m. (5th -6th grade team), 3:00 p.m. (3rd-4th grade team).  All are welcome!

Sears School Book Fair Coming November 8-10
Mark your calendars for the Signature Book Fair on November 8-10! We are excited about the new signature format, which will feature quality children's literature including Bluestem and Caudill titles and a complete selection of books in many popular series. We will also have the new title in the Wimpy Kid series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down. Look out for more information, including the class fair schedules and opportunities to volunteer, closer to the date.

Calling all Veterans! We need help finding all Veterans for 11/11 Event at School
Sears School is inviting all military Veterans in our community to come and enjoy a special lunch with our students this Veterans Day, Friday November 11th.

If you have a Veteran in your family who would like to participate in this memorable event with our students, we would love to include them and thank them for their service to our nation.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Quigley at: 

Skate Exchange Coming Soon
Get ice skates at a fraction of the retail cost.  Friday, November 11 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Sears Multipurpose Room. Skates are only $5 of free if you donate another pair.  To donate skates, please drop them off at designated bins in the Sears School main lobby or at Amy (Pines) Schmalz's home 557 Melrose Avenue, anytime beginning now until November 11.  Please contact Amy if you have any questions:  Amy Schmalz.

Bernie's Book Bank Drive is Coming
Joseph Sears School Children's Book Drive will be held November 2-November 15 to support Bernie's book Bank.  Bins will be at the front of the main stair case. Start to clean off your book shelves and donate to children in need.  Bernie's Book Bank accepts new and gently used books for children birth through 6th grade.  If you have question, please contact:  Cathie Flanagan

Donate to the JSSPVA through your Amazon shopping
We have signed up to participate in the Amazon Smile program.  With this program, if you are an Amazon Prime Member, you can click the link below and sign up at no cost, to have Amazon donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the JSSPVA any time you shop on Amazon.  We'd love to have your support.  Please sign up.  When you are looking for us in the list of organizations, look under Joseph Sears School Parent Volunteer Association.

Marlas School Lunches
Sears School offers the opportunity to order daily lunches for students through the Marla's School Lunch. If you would like to order one day or all five days of lunch for your student, please go to marlaslunch.orderlunches.com.  All ordering must be complete by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday the week before.  To place your order, please follow the process outlined on the Marla Ordering Process Link below.  

Questions, please contact: Fiona Byrne-Ferguson