Enrollment Balancing Project - Update & Reminder
To monitor the progress of the Enrollment Balancing Project, visit the District's website:
. Note that the Board Advisory Committee will make a recommendation to the Board on a Phase I solution (for implementation in fall 2017) at the January 24, 2017 Board Meeting. There is an opportunity to share your comments and suggestion via email@example.com.
Winnetka Parents Institute Opportunities
How Kids Learn in an Interest-Driven STEAM Environment
Featuring Researchers & Educators from Northwestern University
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Carleton Washburne School, N102
Students in our Innovative Technology elective at Washburne will be using FUSE, an interest-driven STEAM learning environment designed by researchers and educators at Northwestern University. At this Winnetka Parents Institute talk, you'll have a chance to learn more about FUSE and the goals of the research from Dr. Reed Stevens, the principal investigator, and Peter Meyerhoff, the doctoral candidate who will be on site teaching and learning with us. To RSVP visit
"Not Quite Little Kid, Not Quite Teenager: The Developmental Progression of the Middle School Child"
Thursday, January 19
Greeley School Resource Center
Join us for an informational morning session focusing on the ins and outs of the growing middle school child. We will spend time exploring both the academic and social-emotional needs appropriate to 5th-8th grade children, how they change over that four year span, as well as the neurological changes that contribute to these needs. Parents with current middle schoolers, or soon-to-be middle schoolers, are encouraged to join us for an engaging, encouraging and educational hour together. We were thrilled to host 50 interested parents for this presentation on December 1, and hope to see many more this month. Grab a friend for coffee and valuable conversation with some of your children's school leaders.
To RSVP, visit
Reading: The Home-School Connection for Younger Readers
Featuring Brianna Parlitsis Teachers College, Columbia University
Friday, January 20, 2017
1:00- 3:00 pm
Greeley School Auditorium
Targeted for parents of kindergarten, first, and second graders
How can I help support my child's reading at each level? How can I best help my students move up reading levels, with high comprehension? This workshop will help you to consider the books your children are reading and the ways you can support their decoding, fluency and comprehension of these texts. You will learn about the typical ways that texts become more complicated and the ways that readers' thinking needs to become increasingly sophisticated, as well. You'll also learn about ways you can support your child's progress through authentic conversations at home. The event is facilitated by District 36 staff and features guest speaker
, Brianna Parlitsis, Staff Developer,
at the Teachers College, Columbia University. To RSVP, please visit
New Trier Township Family Engagement Night
Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Misner Auditorium, Central School, 620 Greenwood Avenue, Glenco
New Trier Township schools invite parents AND students grades 5 - 12 to join in a Family Engagement Night
to view clips from "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age." This is the first feature documentary to explore the science behind screen-time, how it affects young people's development and offers practical ways to set boundaries and find balance. We will be sharing clips from this film, listening to a panel of local teens, parents, and a social worker from Glencoe Family Services as they talk about the ups and downs of their digital lives, and engaging with our children on the challenges we face in our own lives with technology.
From our partner, The Alliance for Early Childhood:
5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do: Strategies to Empower and Authentically Engage Your Children
Friday, January 20, 2017
Church of the Holy Comforter (222 Kenilworth Ave, Kenilworth
FREE EVENT | Open to the Public
Join Gever Tulley, founder of
(San Francisco), and author of
Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do)
Gever will share 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do - and why a little danger is good for both kids and grownups. Gever's work has shown that through play, risk-taking, tinkering, and solving real problems, children develop responsibility, and strengthen their innate curiosity and desire to learn. Parents will come away with exciting and empowering ways that children can explore the world around them. For more information about Gever Tulley, visit