The Skokie Home Scoop
May 31, 2022
Dear Skokie Community,
We hope your family enjoyed a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Our students had a blast at the Skokie Carnival this past Friday. It was so much fun to see our 6th Graders taking on leadership roles by leading games and activities at their booths. The 5th Graders took the lead with guiding our 4th graders around and sharing information about Skokie with them.
At the event, we distributed our “One Book, One Campus” title for this year: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. All students and staff at Skokie and Washburne will receive a copy of this book. 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.
We are looking forward to a great week! Take care,
Betty Weir and Larry Joynt
Skokie Principal and Assistant Principal
Recess Leadership Opportunity
Mrs. Weir, Mr. Joynt, and our SEL Coach, Jenny Knudson, will be developing a Recess Charter for next year with student volunteers on Wednesday, June 1st, from 3:30-4:30pm. If your child is interested and available to attend to help us create a Recess Charter, please fill out this form so we know how many students to expect. Both 5th and 6th graders are invited to attend. Student voice is so important and valuable, and we look forward to collaborating with students on this process.
What is a Charter: The emotional climate of a school affects the community’s well-being and students’ ability to learn. The Charter is a collaborative document that helps schools establish supportive and productive learning environments. It is created by members of the community, outlining how they aspire to treat each other. Together, the community describes how they want to feel at school, the behaviors that foster those feelings, and guidelines for preventing and managing unwanted feelings and conflict. By working together to build the Charter, everyone establishes common goals and holds each other accountable for creating the positive climate they envision.
Summer Reading Lists
Summer is a great time to get lost in a book. Here are some fantastic reading suggestions from the Resource Center. Happy Reading! Also, don't forget to check out the summer reading program at the Winnetka Public Library.
- Monday, June 6: Field Day (rain date in June 7)
- Thursday, June 9: Last Day of School (dismissal at 11:50am)
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.
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. You may contact District Registrar, Carolin Huh, at 847-446-9400 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any registration questions, or did not receive notification.
Health Form Reminders 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
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.
All Schools (Grades 1-5 and 7-8 for NEW STUDENTS ONLY) use form below:
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.