Carleton Washburne

Monday Memo - June 6, 2022

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Washburne Families,

Welcome to the last memo of the year. We wanted to take a moment to thank our Washburne families for your collaboration and support throughout this year. It truly has been a team effort. It has been so wonderful to see many Washburne traditions return this year. Last week’s Field Day was an awesome example of how our community works together to create a memorable experience for students. A huge thank you to our KW staff for coordinating and our parent volunteers for helping run the field events. Our students had a great time as evidenced by the pictures below.

Please take a moment to read through a number of end-of-year reminders included in this memo. 7th Grade families, we look forward to seeing you again in August; 8th Grade families, we can’t wait to celebrate the Class of 2022 with you on Tuesday; and to all of our families, we wish you a safe, healthy and wonderful summer holiday.

Take Care and Be Well,

Andrew Fenton & Ben Horwitz

Washburne Principal & Assistant Principal

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End of Year Report Cards

Trimester 3 report cards will be available in the PowerSchool Parent Portal on Friday, June 10th. You can see step-by-step directions for how to access report cards using this link.

If you have any questions, please reach out to

One Book, One Campus is Back

Skokie/Washburne’s “One Book, One Campus” is returning for a second year. The title for this year is Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. All 7th grade students and staff at Washburne will receive a copy of this book on Thursday, June 9th. We are hopeful that students enjoy this title over the summer. Students can read independently, or you may choose to make this a read aloud as a family. We look forward to engaging in an all campus activity related to the book upon return to school next year.

8th Grade Class of 2022 Graduation Reminders:

Our Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7th. Please Click HERE for a graduation checklist provided by the graduation committee.

  • Monday, June 6th - Last day of school for 8th graders

    • 8th graders will wear their graduation t-shirts

  • Tuesday, June 7th @ 7:00pm - Graduation Ceremony at the Gaffney Auditorium / New Trier East Campus

    • Doors will open at 6:30pm

    • After the ceremony students will be transported by bus to the Washburne Gymnasium for a Class of 2022 party

    • Party ends at 10:00pm and parents are asked to pick up 8th graders at this time. (Pick up is at the Washburne Gym Entrance off of Elm Street)

If you have any questions about the graduation ceremony or party, please email

School Supplies and KW Uniforms

It is time to order your school supply kits for the 2022-23 school year. The deadline for ordering is July 1st. CLICK HERE to order.

We have heard that some families have already received their box of supplies for next year. Our school supply provider shared that with the supply chain challenges in recent months, they wanted to be sure to get supplies to our families in case there becomes a shortage or delivery delay later on this summer. We realize this is earlier than anticipated to receive supplies for August and we apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for understanding.

Next year, our 7th and 8th Graders will need a KW uniform daily. We are partnering with an online vendor, to ensure uniforms arrive by the start of the school year. Students will need a pair of shorts and a KW shirt and we encourage students to purchase sweats for colder weather. The uniform store will be open for online orders until June 9th.

Please make sure to order your uniform to ensure it arrives by the beginning of the school year. Washburne KW Uniform Link

Window to Washburne

The end of the trimester is a time for students to demonstrate their learning and showcase the skills that they have learned. This was certainly the case in Beginning Guitar, a class designed to teach students with limited musical experience how to play the instrument. This past week, students in the class held an “Informance,” an informal performance to play songs for a live audience. Parents, teachers, and fellow students joined the audience to cheer on and support our learners. Students played everything from basic melodies, such as the Can Can, to harder tunes like Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me.”

Kudos to Ms. Scott for organizing this performance and for our students for showcasing their new skills.

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District News

iPad Collection Information

Please review this letter for details on the process to return your child’s iPad before the end of the school year.

2022-2023 Online Registration for New and Returning Students is Now Open

Please register early! Parents are asked to complete registration at their earliest convenience to help inform planning for the 2022-2023 school year.

Registration information for next year was sent via regular mail and email this week. Look for these materials in your mailbox and inbox. Once you receive this information, you may contact District Registrar, Carolin Huh, at 847-446-9400 or, if you have any registration questions, or did not receive notification.

Health Form Reminder for Next School Year:

All medical forms required by the State of Illinois are due before the first day of school. You can find additional copies of the forms on the district website here. Please see the information below:

State of Illinois Health Examination:

Kindergarten & Grade 6

Eye Examination:


Dental Examination:

Kindergarten, Grade 2 & Grade 6

Please use the links to upload your child’s completed forms. Further details in the links. Please select your child’s school and grade for the school year 2022-2023.

Hubbard Woods:


Second Grade

Crow Island:


Second Grade



Second Grade


6th Grade

All Schools (Grades 1-5 and 7-8 for NEW STUDENTS ONLY) use form below:

New Students

Winnetka Children's Fair 75th Anniversary on Thursday, June 9 & Friday, June 10

The Winnetka Children's Fair's 75th Anniversary will be held on

Thursday, June 9, from 12:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., and Friday, June 10, from

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Winnetka Village Green. Hosted by the

Winnetka Community Nursery School, The Winnetka Children's Fair is a

beloved community event offering carnival rides, arcade games,

pony/camel rides, balloon artists, face painting, live music, food,

drinks and much more! Learn more, including how to volunteer at the

Fair and buy tickets in advance, by visiting this link or

following us on Instagram: @winnetkacommunitynurseryschool and

Facebook: @WinnetkaChildrensFair.

Parent Education Sessions from District Partner Family Action Network (FAN):

For upcoming events, access FAN’s website here.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, June 7: 8th Grade Graduation @ 7:00 pm - Gaffney Auditorium NT Winnetka Campus

Thursday, June 9: Last Day of School for 7th Grade - 11:50am dismissal

Friday, June 10: Report Cards available in Powerschool Parent Portal