Future Ready D36
The next School Board Regular Meeting, which will include a presentation on
Future Ready D36,
will be held at Hubbard Woods School
(please note location change) on April 24 at 7:15 p.m.
It is anticipated that the Board will approve an Educational Master Facility Plan in June 2018. At that time, no immediate change will occur in our District in 2018-2019. Once a concept is approved, it will undergo further refinement and financial analysis, and community engagement will continue throughout the course of the summer and fall.
Winnetka Parents Institute Session
"Supporting Your Child's Success: Demystifying your Child's IEP"
Monday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Carleton Washburne School Resource Center
Join us for an evening designed to provide a basic understanding of special education, student support services, and the process of developing an Individual Education Plan. This introductory program is appropriate for all parents who may have interest in this topic. Presentation hosts include Sue Hans, Parent Mentor with NSSED and Beth Martin, Director of Student Services with District 36.
Earth Week News
Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day. Working in partnership with our PTOs and District Green Team, we will be recognizing this holiday in several important ways next week (4/24-4/28) and wanted to give you a heads up so you can work with your child to recognize this important day at home, as well. Please see below for details:
Monday, April 23 - Mother Earth Monday
Education/awareness. All administration, faculty/staff, and students:Wear Green! Have discussions about and increase awareness of ways to be sustainable in our schools and at home every day. Discuss sustainability and Earth Day and what it means.
Tuesday, April 24 - Trash Free Tuesday
If you bring a lunch to school, use a reusable lunch bag or box and reusable containers for everything inside; if you buy your lunch, make sure you recycle all the containers and packaging that you can. Talk about ways to consume less and how to reuse and recycle what you don't consume rather than putting it in landfill.
Wednesday, April 25 - Walk/Bike to School Wednesday
Everyone is encouraged to use active, non-motorized transportation to get to and from school. If bikes, scooters or skates are used, please be sure to wear a helmet. If you need to drive, try to carpool. Discuss the environmental (and safety and health) benefits of fresh air, movement, and fewer vehicles on our roads, and fewer emissions in our air.
Thursday, April 26 - Therm Thursday
Turn off the lights in school and at home and otherwise try to reduce electricity use throughout the day. Discuss therms, energy, and electricity. Discuss turning off lights in general and especially when you leave a room. Use technology less. Unplug - literally and figuratively.
Friday, April 27 - Arbor Day - Think about the trees and what we can do to keep our trees and plants healthy and growing.
Is Your Child Starting Kindergarten in 2018?
To pre-register your child for the 2018-2019 school year, please contact the District office at
to begin the process. This early pre-registration process helps ensure that The Winnetka Public Schools have proper staffing and most accurate school assignments. Children who will be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2018, are eligible to enroll.
for documents required for new students. Registration packets are available at the District Office (
1235 Oak St
.). Children will not be considered enrolled until residency documentation is verified and all forms are submitted. If you have any questions, please contact the District Office at
Adventures in Learning 2018
Adventures in Learning 2018 runs from June 18th-July 20th, 2018. (There is no camp on July 4th.) A decades-long tradition, this summer program includes classes as varied as Drone Flight School, Camping Adventures, Make Your Own Music Video, Adventures in STEAM, Archery, The Wacky World of Water, Kitchen Magicians, Tennis, Computer Animation, Improvisation, Yoga for Kids, Animal Care, and Spa-Licious. Students in grades 2-8 may choose up to four classes from over 100 options. Younger children (pre-K through grade 1) will explore educational concepts through guided play and outdoor activities.
This year's program will be held at The Skokie School for the 2-8th graders and Hubbard Woods School for the Pre-K (4 years old by June 1, 2018) and K-grade 1 Primary program (5 years old by September 1, 2018).
PTO Communications for Incoming Families
The District and PTO will be sharing content specific to new families on an occasional basis throughout the spring and summer. If you do not wish to receive these communications at the email address(es) you provided during pre-registration, please complete this form to opt out:
To view sessions,
. Registration is not required, but if you select your sessions, you will be sent an email reminder the night before. Hope to see you on the 28th!
TREX Challenge News
Thanks to the Green Team for organizing the TREX Plastic Film Challenge, which ran through the fall and has now ended
. Due to the completion of the challenge, recycling bins for plastic film will be removed from our schools for the remainder of the year.
Please continue to recycle plastic film at area stores such as The Grand, The Grand, Mariano's, or Jewel. Thanks to all who have participated!