The Skokie Home Scoop - March 9, 2018 

Dear Skokie Families,

The promise of spring is in the air, and with that comes the start of Daylight Savings Time.  Don't forget to set your clocks ahead on Sunday morning!  As you think ahead to your family's spring calendar, please do note this coming Monday evening as one of significance.  A special board meeting has been scheduled for Monday, March 12 at 7:00pm in the Little Theater at Carleton Washburne School.  This will be the first opportunity for our Future Ready D36 Core Team to unveil the concepts that developed out of our district-wide Educational Master Facility Planning process.  These concepts were developed in response to three key areas:  enrollment, aging facilities and the district's vision for teaching and learning.  It is anticipated that the School Board will approve an Educational Master Facility Plan by June 2018.  I would strongly encourage you to make time to attend this meeting, and be a part of this exciting opportunity to plan for the future of our schools.  

Due to the Future Ready D36 Community presentations coming in the next couple of weeks, we will need to (once again) reschedule the Coffee and Conversation scheduled for Friday, March 16.  Administrators' spring schedules tend to get as busy as we know your family's can be, but we intend to find a new date.  Stay tuned!

Finally, we look forward to welcoming Pete, of "Pete's Diary," for an all-school assembly centered on our continued theme of "Choose Kind."  Pete will share his personal story with all of us, comparing it to the story captured in the book Wonder, by R.J. Palacio.  If you are interested in joining us, the assembly will start at 2:30 in the auditorium!  For more information about Pete, visit

Enjoy the sunshine and time together with your family this weekend.

Most Sincerely,

Kelly Tess
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District News

Is Your Child Starting Kindergarten in 2018?
To pre-register your child for the 2018-2019 school year, please contact the District office at 847-446-9400 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. Click here 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 847-446-9400 .
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).

Registration is now open for Winnetka residents and is open to the general public on March 8 at .

Dates to Note 


Tuesday, March 20
School Board Meeting 
7:15 p.m.
Washburne RC 
March 24 - April 2 
Spring Break
Tuesday, April 3 
School Reopens
Remember to set your clocks forward one hour this Sunday!

Play It Now Math Club - Session 2
Open to both  
5th and 6th graders!

Play it Now Math Club is a returning math and logic game club for all Skokie students!  Whether your child can't get enough of all things math or wants to build math confidence and skill, this club is the perfect fit!  Each week, engaging new games are introduced that grow perseverance, logic, strategic thinking, and computational fluency.  Our club provides a relaxed environment for building both friendships and mathematical thinking! We have tons of great games like: Blockus, Krypto, Chess, Math Dice, Blink, Swish, Battleship, 24, Quirkle, Set and many, many more! 
The Club meets 7:30 - 8:25 a.m. in the Skokie School Loft on Wednesday mornings.   Sign up now for session 2, which runs from February through May.
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