The Skokie Home Scoop - September 30, 2016

Dear Skokie Families,

It may seem hard to believe, but the time has come to sign up for our Fall Parent-Teacher conferences.  This year's conference window is between October 17 and 28.  Each team has put together a schedule based on their availability within the window.  You may click on the link below to sign up for a conference time.  Note that those advisors whom will contact parents directly to schedule conferences are in bold, and not linked to a sign-up.  

The Fall conference period is a time to discuss the transition to a new grade level in the first two months of school.  Both parents and teachers provide input on any of the following:   how the start of the year has gone, work habits, stamina, what additional support may be needed, initial academic and social emotional transition and any classroom data that may be associated with the two.  Sixth grade students attend their conference with parents (as they will in the Fall when they transition to Washburne).  

Please click on the link below to sign up for your twenty minute conference period.   We look forward to having you in the building, as we build support around our students together for a successful school year.  Enjoy this Fall weekend, and remember that we do not have school on Monday.  We will see you all back on Tuesday for a short week!

Most Sincerely,

Kelly Tess




*This team will communicate directly with families to set up conference times

**For these advisories, you only need to sign up under your advisor's last name.  Your conference will be split between both teachers, and you will visit with each individually.



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CAREER DAY AT SKOKIE:  November 15, 2016

 The Skokie School is excited to launch its first ever Career Day on Tuesday, November 15.  We are looking for volunteers to spend time with our students to share information about what they do for a living, and how that chosen career was inspired by a learning experience in school.  If you are interested in sharing your time and experience with us, please CLICK HERE to give us some basic information.  A member from our Career Day Committee will contact you with the details.  
From The Kinetic Wellness Department

Hello Skokie Families,

We hope that your year is off to a wonderful start! We have been having fun, and being very active back in the Kinetic Wellness Department so far this year! Just a friendly reminder that as the weather gets chillier we encourage kids to bring extra layers as we will be outside for KW as much as possible! Students can bring sweatpants, sweatshirts, hats, gloves etc. These items should be left in KW lockers during the week and taken home on Friday's to be cleaned along with their KW uniforms! 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us! 


The Skokie KW Department


Please remember to bring in your Grand Food Center receipts that you saved over the summer. Collecting Grand receipts is an easy and no-cost way for you to support the Skokie-Washburne PTO (so ultimately our schools!) and also support The Grand, a fabulous local grocery store.  It's simple, too.  Just collect and drop off your Grand receipts in the colorfully wrapped boxes labeled "Grand receipts" located in Washburne's office and Skokie's lobby.  In fact, your 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grader can easily get involved in the process and drop off the receipts themselves.  The Grand generously donates 3% of the pre-tax amount to the PTO on each receipt collected from their Winnetka or Glencoe stores.

International Walk to School Day- OCTOBER 5th
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!

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:

Parent Education Opportunities

Math Program Evaluation Informational Session
Thursday, October 13 at 10 a.m.
The Little Theater at Carleton Washburne School
A comprehensive study of the District's Math Program was conducted by Northwestern University's Dr. Miriam Sherin and University of Illinois at Chicago's Mr. Jim Lynn over the past six months. The final report will be presented to the School Board at a special meeting on Monday, October 10. This is a parent follow-up session with Dr. Sherrin and Mr. Lynn. To RSVP for this event, please email .

Get Googley
Monday, October 17 at 9:30 a.m.
The Skokie School Community Room
Maureen Chertow Miller, Director of Technology, leads this orientation on Google Apps for Education, and how you can use these tools to support your child at home.

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)

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
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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