Crow Island Parent Newsletter

June 5, 2023

Dear Crow Island Families,

Last week, we had an eventful week filled with a lot of fun for staff and students. The highlight of the week was of course our Field Day! We want to send a special thank you to Coach Sweene and Coach Mendoza for all of their work planning field day. We also want to thank our parent volunteers who helped manage all the stations! The students had a lot of fun.

This week, we are wrapping up our final week of school and we have a few fun events planned. Including some celebrations for our 4th graders, a staff versus 4th grade kickball game, and our Kindergarten Sing. We are looking forward to ending the school year with a bang.

Have a great week!


  • Wednesday ,May 31: Crow Island Field Day
  • Thursday, June 8th 4th Grade Crows on Parade 8am; 4th Grade Video 9am, Kindergarten Sing 1:30pm
  • Friday, Jun 9th: Last Day of School (11:20am Dismissal)

4th Grade End of Year Events (Thursday, June 8)

Crows on Parade Begins at 8:00 AM
All are invited to come look at the 4th graders' Crows on the front lawn of Crow Island!

4th Grade Video Viewing at 9:00 AM
4th graders and their parents are invited to watch the 4th Grade Video in the auditorium.

4th Grade End-of-Year Student Celebration from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the Skokie School Gym
4th Graders will receive their 4th Grade t-shirt at school. Please wear them to the party!

Student Devices:

All student devices will be collected by the last day of school in order to take inventory. Devices will be available to students in ESY and Adventures as needed and then recollected on the final day for maintenance and updating in preparation for next school year. Thank you for your help and understanding.


The Crow Island PTO is offering prepackaged school supply kits for your convenience through Educational Products, Inc. EPI will deliver the supply kits to Crow Island and PTO volunteers will deliver the kits to each classroom before the first day of school next year. Your child will arrive on the first day with all of his/her supplies. It’s so easy!

Please note that if you miss this opportunity to purchase school supplies online by June 4th, you will be responsible for purchasing school supplies on your own. EPI generally will have supplies available for purchase to ship directly to your home, but we cannot guarantee availability of all items after the sale closes.

  • You can place order(s) for your child(ren) by clicking HERE and using:
  • School ID: CRO020 (letters C, R and O followed by zero, two and zero)

Please email or contact Claire Winnard with any questions.


Bus registration is completed during the annual online registration. Only students registered to ride the bus are allowed to ride the bus. If your child is not riding the bus for dismissal please contact the teacher and office. Over the next two years Crow Island will be going through school construction. It is encouraged that families consider the bus to avoid long lines at afternoon dismissal. Click here for more information and contact Mary Lee at the District office with any questions (847-446-9400 and


Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open for all students (returning and pre-registered). Email notification was sent to the primary contact on record with the District March 17, 2023. Additionally, families will receive notification via regular mail. Contained within the notification is a unique “snapcode” that parents will need to login. Please contact District Registrar, Margie Karabas via email ( or phone 847-446-9400, with any questions. Additional information and login to the portal can be found on the District Website - Parent Registration

For Incoming Kindergarten Families:

Continue to turn in your registration forms and pay your registration fees. The most accurate information is needed for us to create homerooms in the fall. Please save the dates listed below and review this communication for further details . We look forward to welcoming you and your children to our school community!

Kindergarten Connection

Monday, August 21, 2023

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Times will vary by signup

Kindergarten Bus Roundup

Friday, August 25, 2023

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Kindergarten Meet & Greet:

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

10:45a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

First Day of School:

Tuesday, September 5th, 2023 (11:20 a.m. dismissal)

If you did not receive this information from the District, please call our office at 847-446-9400.


Episode #7: Tips on Supporting Young Readers & Preventing the Summer Slide

Dr. Kelly Tess, Superintendents, speaks to middle school reading specialists Sheri Johnston and Suzanne Savard about how to best foster childrens’ literacy during the summer months. Along with summer reading recommendations, they provide tips on what may support your child to grow in confidence in their reading skills–whether they are an avid or reluctant reader. You may be surprised by how simple and natural supporting your child’s literacy during summer break can be.

Listen here:

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Winnetka Voices is a podcast hosted by The Winnetka Public Schools, featuring candid conversations on issues relevant to education and shared resources to support our students and families.


ATTENTION all rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, reptiles, birds and other small animals! Winnetka's Adventures in Learning - Animal Care Class is looking for small animal volunteers to help our students learn about their care. If your child's small animal is due for a brief break this summer, please email Anna at If it is time to pass your pet on to another loving family, we can also try to arrange adoptions.


1st Day School Supply Kits for Rising 5th Graders

Skokie School has again partnered with 1st Day School Supplies so that families have the option of ordering a school supply kit for the next school year. The supplies included in the kit have been chosen by Skokie teachers and administration for each grade and should provide your student with everything they need for the upcoming year. The final deadline for ordering school supplies through 1st Day is July 1st. Supply kits will be sent to your home and teachers will let students when to bring supplies into school at the start of the new school year. Please click here to order your school supplies through 1st Day.

Families are very welcome to purchase school supplies on their own. A list will be posted to the Skokie School website soon.

5th Grade Orientation Materials:

If you were not able to attend orientation last week you can find the slide deck information here: 5th Grade Orientation.