The Skokie Home Scoop - September 23, 2016

Dear Skokie Families,

The summer-like weather continues, despite the first day of Fall having come and gone this week.  This is the time of year when our bike racks and sidewalks are the busiest, and the circle drive and playground stay crowded before and after school.  Student safety is our primary concern, especially when we have so many walkers and bikers coming and going from Skokie each day.  Our students are only as safe as the choices they make as pedestrians, as well as the choices our neighborhood drivers make.  Even with the support of our Winnetka Police Department, we continue to witness dangerous choices made by both pedestrians and drivers, particularly at the intersections of Elm and Glendale, and Oak and Glendale.  Take a moment this weekend to review crossing safety with your family.  More and more daily travelers find their eyes drawn to a phone screen as opposed to the road, and a reminder conversation about staying alert may be very helpful.

On another note, I would like to extend a warm invitation to all of our parents to a fun social event hosted by our PTO on Friday, September 30.  We are eager to provide more and more opportunities for our parents to connect to each other as your children move through Skokie and Washburne schools.  This is the third year we have been fortunate to host a night like this for parents.  I hope to see you there!  Click on the link below to register for this annual event. 


Finally, if you are interested in getting involved at Skokie, we are interested in connecting you with opportunities to do so! Please take a moment to fill out a quick survey based on your volunteer interest.  We will follow up in the coming weeks with our needs, and look forward to having you in the building.   CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

Enjoy the weekend together with your family, and we look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday!

Most Sincerely,

Kelly Tess


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School IN SESSION on Monday, 10/10
Please note that school is in session on Columbus Day, October 10, 2016. Click here for the 2016-2017 District calendar: 
Math Parent Education Opportunity
The Wilmette Public Schools District 39 invites the District 36 community to The Mindset Revolution: Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset, with Stanford University's Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams, on Thursday, September 29 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Seating is limited and RSVPs are mandatory; RSVP via this link:

Curriculum Summaries
The Department of Innovation, Teaching and Learning would like to make you aware that curriculum summaries that are on the District website.  For each grade level the summaries contain:
  1. Content Area Information (Math, LA, Science and Social Studies)
  2. Related Studies/Specials (including SEL)
  3. Other support services (ex: Resource Center)

International Walk to School Day
All District students are invited to participate in the Third Annual District 36 Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  This global event encourages all forms of active, non-motorized transportation to promote healthy, environmentally-friendly habits. Thanks to the Green Team for coordinating this event!

Saturday, November 5th, 8:00am

This year, Skokie will be hosting its third annual 5K, The Skokie Shuffle.  We've moved it up from the Spring and into the Fall!  Click on the link below to register.  We welcome all walkers and runners for a fun event, and a great way to come together as a school community!

Click here to register for The Skokie Shuffle

Skokie Calendar
Tuesday, September 27 & Wednesday, September 28
Friday, September 30
October 3, Monday  
October 12, Wednesday  
October 13, Thursday  
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Picture Retake Day
is Thursday,   
October 13th.
Click here for Picture Order Form. 
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