The Marie Murphy Update

6 March 2020 Edition

The Science Olympiad Team Performed Pretty Well Last Weekend at Regionals...

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Coronavirus (COVID 19)

The administration continues to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) regarding responses to COVID 19. On Tuesday, Superintendent Osburn attended a joint meeting of Village of Wilmette leaders and will be issuing a separate communications as a result of that meeting. In the meantime, we continue to work with staff to keep rooms as disinfected as possible and we encourage you to follow best practices such as washing hands with soap regularly, using hand sanitizers, wiping down surfaces at home and avoiding contacts such as handshaking and the like. Most importantly, if your child is sick and shows symptoms of fever and coughing, they should stay home and we encourage you to check in with your doctor.


Additionally, we want to be aware of how media portrayals of this health challenge can create bias and breed discrimination. No discrete group is responsible for this virus outbreak and we cannot tolerate misinformation or stereotypes that leave any of our students vulnerable to biased or unkind treatment. These are forms of racism and must be stopped in their tracks. We appreciate your support in this regard.

Oh boy!!! It's another survey!!! Wooo-hooooo!!!

As we make plans for the upcoming school year, we have solicited your feedback via survey on a plethora of topics. We're looking to get your insight once again by having you complete The Food Service Survey. Your feedback is helpful in making improvements to our food service. Thank you in advance for your participation.

French Classes & Avoca Community Preschoolers Celebrate Mardi Gras In Style!

Coronavirus Part II

Trying to stay knowledgeable about the coronavirus is a difficult undertaking when the information, data, and advice concerning the outbreak change by the day. Staying informed is a way to manage our fear and anxiety about COVID 19 and also helps to keep us safe.


As the media, both traditional and social, continue to focus on the coronavirus, children are definitely listening. But it can be difficult to know the role parents should play in this information sharing. How do parents stress behaviors to keep kids safe, without causing undue anxiety or fear? The articles linked below come from three reputable sources, and while the specifics of their talking points differ, they are united in the belief that there is value in having proactive conversations with your children about the outbreak.

Wilmette 39 & Avoca 37 Offer Summer Enrichment Program

Wilmette District 39 & Avoca District 37's five week Summer Enrichment Program offers children currently completing kindergarten through seventh grade an opportunity for fun, creativity, and learning.


What kind of classes are offered? Click the link to the full course catalog.


  • Dates: The 2020 Summer Enrichment Program will be held on weekday mornings for five weeks, beginning Tuesday, June 16 and ending Friday, July 17. School will not be in session on Friday, July 3.
  • Location: This year’s program will be held at two campuses. Grades K–3 will be conducted at Romona School, 600 Romona Rd., and Grades 4–7 will be conducted at Wilmette Junior High School, 620 Locust Road.
  • Enrollment: Children who have completed any grade, Kindergarten through 7, may attend the Summer Enrichment Program. Students need not be residents of Wilmette District 39, except as noted. Students should register for the grade they will complete in June, 2020.
  • Schedule: Children may register for one, two, or three classes. All classes are 50 minutes long, with few exceptions. Bus transportation is available and "link-up" bus service is available after the last morning class each day to students enrolled in Wilmette Park District camps. Romona will be open from 8:20 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and WJHS will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

Science Olympiad Pancake Breakfast Tomorrow!

Come out and support our regional varsity and junior varsity championship teams as they conduct science demonstrations, provide hands-on activities for the kids, and raise money for their upcoming trip to the state competition this April in Champaign! See the details below!
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