Carleton Washburne

Monday Memo - May 23, 2022

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Washburne Families,

Our Washburne Student Leadership group has met faithfully throughout the year before school at 7:45am. We wanted to highlight their dedication and draw attention to a current fundraiser they are hosting. Last week, 8th graders had the opportunity to purchase ice cream during advisory and this Tuesday, May 24th our 7th graders will have the same opportunity.

All proceeds go to our student-selected fundraising project (PICKLES) and Ukraine support organization (Sunflowers of Peace). Thank you to our student leadership members for organizing this event.

Take Care and Be Well,

Andrew Fenton & Ben Horwitz

Washburne Principal & Assistant Principal

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Principal Coffee with Incoming Superintendent

For our last principal coffee of the year, Washburne families are invited to join incoming superintendent Dr. Kelly Tess this morning Monday, May 23rd from 9-10am.

Dr. Tess is looking forward to connecting and listening to your hopes for the District, thoughts on areas in which you think we may improve, and ideas on how we can best partner together on behalf of our students as we plan for the 2022-2023 school year.

7th Grade Sexual Health Education Unit

Please CLICK here to read the message that was shared with all 7th grade families regarding the sexual health unit that is beginning this week.

You can also click HERE to view the slides from the parent webinar held on Monday, May 9th.

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. Supply kits will be delivered to your home two weeks before the start of school in August. CLICK HERE to order.

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

Park District Traffic Reminder

Please remember that the traffic circle immediately outside of the Winnetka Park District Administrative Offices is not intended to be a waiting area for drop off or pick up. There are signs displayed that read “No Parking / Stopping / Standing / Any Time” in the traffic circle. Recently, cars waiting in that area have caused a backup of traffic through the parking areas and, on occasion, up to Hibbard Road. All drop off/pick-ups of students should take place on the north side of Oak Street or the south side of Elm Street.

Additionally, please remember that if you are picking up your child early, they must sign out through the main office. Please call the office or buzz the front door to let us know when you are here to pick up your child.

Window to Washburne

As our 8th graders wind down the year and prepare for graduation, students on Team Possibility are participating in an interdisciplinary debate unit. English and social studies classes have combined to meet in the resource center to research, write arguments, and prepare to debate their opponents. Students are grappling with real-world topics including the conflict in Ukraine, name, image, and likeness (NIL) limits, and military spending. As part of the unit, students on both sides of each issues share their ideas with one another so that they can effectively write counter-arguments for their topics. As an added bonus, parents will be invited to attend the final debates this year.

Kudos to Mr. Barraca and Mr. Hovis for ending the year on such a high note for our students.

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What's Happening in Related Studies

In this section we will be shining the spotlight on our Related Studies program and all the wonderful opportunities available to our Washburne students.

We are so proud of the accomplishments our small but mighty CW Chorus made this year! Having just given their second live concert, they are celebrating a year with 3 concerts, a Division I Rating at the IGSMA Festival, not to mention new friendships formed as well as fun and laughs making music together. We look forward to more live performances next year, including (hopefully) the New Trier Township Junior High Choral Festival and a Winnetka tour. Congratulations to the CW Chorus and to Ms. Scott, for her great work with our students!

It’s not too late to catch a live performance! CW’s Musical Theatre students will be presenting their show, a Broadway Revue, on Tuesday, May 31st at 7:30 in the Little Theatre. We hope you will join us for an evening of songs ranging from heartfelt, to humorous, to toe-tapping, and to see the fantastic sets, lights, costumes, and sound that Stagecraft students have crafted to complete the experience!

Is there more? Yes! Trimester 3 Guitar & Piano students are delving into some personal choice songs to practice over these final few weeks of school. We are using the skills we’ve acquired thus far to figure out songs we want to play, so that when we leave Ms. Scott’s class, we can still go into our “toolbox” to make music, play a melody, strum an accompaniment. Look for details of the class “informance” where students will casually share some of their favorite tunes.

District News

SHIELD Testing Ends the Week of May 31st

As we are nearing the end of the school year, SHIELD testing will stop the week of May 31st.

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

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

For upcoming events, access FAN’s website here.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, May 24: Board of Education Meeting @ 7:15pm

Thursday, May 26: 7th Grade Civil War Day

Friday, May 27: CW Awards Assembly

Friday, May 27: Half Day AM - 11:50am early dismissal

Monday, May 30: No School - Memorial Day

Thursday, June 2: Washburne Field Day

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