The Skokie School

The Skokie Home Scoop June 3, 2016

Dear Skokie Families,

This is our final edition of The Home Scoop before we break for the summer.  It seems hard to believe that another school year has come to an end.  When we began the year together, we were excited about the start of several new opportunities for students to learn and grow in different ways.  Our south courtyard garden has expanded with the help of the Happy Tillers Gardening Club.  Today the garden is blooming with new flowers, garlic, pumpkins, large planting beds, and future plans to expand.  Our first ever Math Counts team traveled to compete against teams that have existed for years, and were inspired to gather the team together again next year.  School of Rock graced our auditorium stage with a history of the US in rock n' roll form.   Students were involved in philanthropic efforts for organizations like the Ronald McDonald House, GLASA, The American Cancer Society, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, Feed My Starving Children and many more.  Our Skokie students ran the mile, built zoos, performed with the band, orchestra, and chorus,  were buddies to second graders and preschoolers, hosted a radio show, learned to sew, printed their own action figures on the 3-D printer, met with state representatives, wrote and published books for each other, and much much much more.  

While The Skokie School is only a home to our students for two years, it is these two years that many important friendships, memories and talents are formed.  I continue to be incredibly proud of the community our school fosters, and look forward to increased opportunity to grow that community in the coming school year.  Look for information in the Fall on parent volunteer opportunities, alterations to our schedule, and a list of after-school clubs for students.  No matter the efforts we make in our building, we do them in the interest of exposing our students to that which will serve them beyond these two years.  I thank you all for your continued support of our school, and wish you all a safe and happy summer.  Be kind, be daring and be awesome.  Kindness, alone, can be daring and awesome.  It can alter the outcome of so much, and have an impact at lengths beyond understanding.  Happy Happy Summer!

Most Sincerely,

Kelly Tess



Skokie Field Day - Monday, June 6
      (Rain Date: Tuesday, June 7)
Help make Skokie Field Day a success!
To volunteer, please visit SignUp Genius via link below:

Field Day Reminders:
  • Students and volunteers are encouraged to sport their green and white to show school spirit!
  • Apply sunscreen before school.
  • Colored hairspray is okay, but must be applied before school, off school grounds.
  • No face paint allowed.
  • Bathing suits can be worn under clothing, but shirt and shorts must be worn at all times.
  • Wear old athletic shoes for morning activities (water is involved).
  • Bring an extra set of dry clothes and shoes for afternoon activities.
Festive BBQ lunch will be served by Grand Foods - burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers.

The day will conclude with Memory Book signing and a Popsicle Social!
Please email: 
District News
2016-2017 Online Registration is Now Open
Click here to begin registration . You will need to have your registration letter that includes login information handy (sent via U.S. mail and email).  Registration should be completed and submitted by June 24, 2016.  Contact District Registrar, Maria Perez, at 847-446-9400 or, if you have any questions. 

All students entering the sixth grade are required to submit a Certificate of Health Examination and Proof of a School Dental Examination. Incoming second graders must submit Proof of a School Dental Examination. Both are due before the first day of school and must be dated after August 29, 2015. Please schedule your child's doctor appointments now and return the forms before the end of this school year if possible.

Summer Math for Kids
Many parents wonder how to keep their child engaged in math over the summer.  Check out the D36 math website at when school is out for ideas on keeping skills sharp, problem solving activities, and fun games and apps.

Summer Keyboarding for Kids
With technology use on the rise from year-to-year, keyboarding is an important skill for students of all ages.  District 36 students start to learn keyboarding in 2nd grade and the standard benchmark for keyboarding is 5 WPM/grade level.  If you would like your student to practice over the summer, we recommend the following websites that provide instruction while also providing an engaging environment...

Fun Family Activity from The Alliance for Early Childhood
The Alliance for Early Childhood's Park-A-Day Challenge begins Monday, June 6. For a schedule of daily events that include outdoor activities and storytelling for children, click here .

Skokie Calendar
June 6, Monday
Skokie Field Day
June 7, Tuesday
Skokie Field Day
June 8, Wednesday 
Last Day of School
Early Dismissal - 11:50  
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