Spring Break 2021 Parent Survey: Please Complete by Jan. 15

The Winnetka Public Schools Board and Administration is considering a return to in-person learning immediately after Spring Break and need more information to make an informed decision. While various factors may impact planning (i.e. vaccine availability and travel restrictions) we ask that you answer these questions based on the information available to you at this time. 


The survey will be open until Friday, January 15 @ 9:00 pm. Thank you!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Resources 
 
District SEL coaches have compiled a comprehensive guide with books, activities, discussion questions and adult resources in order to support families honor the legacy of Dr. King.  Click here to access this information.
 
Upcoming Parent Education Events
 
NAVIGATING SCHOOL DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES 
Presented in partnership with Stanford University's Challenge Success
Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m.
How can parents best support the personal and academic needs of their children while also attending to their own professional and familial needs? In this presentation, caregivers will learn how they can establish a healthier home environment for their school-aged child, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase their child's resilience, creativity, and well-being.



From District Partner The Alliance for Early Childhood

PANDEMIC PARENTING: TOOLS AND TIPS
Stop Yelling! Holding Boundaries at Home to Stay Balanced
February 18,  7-7:45 p.m. 
Sibling squabbles, temper tantrums, refusal and resistance wear away your precious last nerve. You snap, you yell, and then you feel terrible. The pandemic has amplified this experience for so many parents. No parent wants to yell at their child and yet, no human has endless patience. So how do you live with your children without yelling or giving up completely? How do you find the balance while getting your children to cooperate? Come learn how to set boundaries without yelling and keep the peace without losing your peace. Rediscover the loving parent you are through new self-awareness and tools to support your family.  Program facilitated by Molly Pope, Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Parent Coach, and Speaker and Trainer.



From District Partner Family Action Network 

Family Action Network (FAN) hosts a series of parent sessions with renowned authors, educators, and experts. There are several virtual sessions this January that may be of interest to families.  See further details and FAN's complete schedule here.
 


The Winnetka Public Schools community empowers every student to flourish in 
an innovative, experiential environment. We support and challenge all learners 
to actively engage in continual growth and achievement to make 
a meaningful difference in the world.  

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