Greeley Greeting

Monday, October 10, 2022

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A Message from the Principal

Dear Greeley Families,

I hope you all enjoyed the nice (albeit chilly at times) weather this weekend. I wanted to take a brief moment to thank our PTO for sponsoring this year's Fall Fest. From food to face painting to a movie, the children had an enjoyable experience thanks to the planning and volunteer efforts of our families. The turnout was amazing considering the lower temps. We look forward to more opportunities to bring our school community together this year!


Joshua Swanner


District 36 Unity Week: October 17th - 21st

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Pokemon Club Registration

The Greeley Pokemon club is back! Registration begins on Tuesday, October 11th at 9:00am. Spaces are limited, so please plan accordingly. A PDF flier is below with more details.

Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, October 25. If you would like to have your child's picture taken again, please email Ms. Park ( and Mr. Schreiber ( so we can see they get to the photographers for a retake. We also have a list of children who didn't get their picture taken so if your child was absent on Picture Day we will also see that they have their portrait done that day.
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2022 Downsized Capital Improvement Plan: Referendum

As a member of The Winnetka Public School community, we want to ensure you are informed about the improvements to all five schools as part of the 2022 Downsized Capital Improvement Plan: Referendum, which was adopted as a resolution by the School Board on August 16th and will be on the ballot November 8th. You are invited to attend an upcoming informational session, in person or via Zoom. Please see the image below for further information, or visit our website at
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Parent Education Sessions from District Partner Family Action Network (FAN):

For upcoming events, access FAN’s website here.

Follow us on Social Media!

Please follow the District via the following social media platforms in order to see day-to-day happenings and more.

Facebook and Twitter: @Winnetka36

Instagram: @WinnetkaPublicSchools

Bike Safety in the Village

As the weather continues to remain pleasant enough to ride a bike to and from school, we want to ensure that we are reinforcing safe practices both amongst our students and amongst resident drivers surrounding our campuses. We remain in collaborative partnership with the Winnetka Police to help enforce safe practices on our roads and sidewalks, and benefit most from that work together when the community helps to do the same. Our principals reviewed bike and pedestrian safety practices with students at the start of the school year; however, we have already received reports of several instances in which a driver or bike rider was either distracted or disregarding safety practices. We ask that you take a moment to review the following information with your family:

  • Illinois law prohibits the use of cell phones or other electronic devices while in a school zone, even if it's hands-free. It is dangerous and is enforced as a moving violation by the police.

    • Please do not use pick up and drop off time to check texts, etc. This potentially endangers others.

    • Please remind your students that they should not be using cell phones or other electronic devices while biking.

  • Crossing guards are present at busier intersections near our schools to assist with safety. Please respect the authority of the crossing guards and follow their directions

  • Please talk to children to ensure that they understand the importance of using caution and following all traffic signals.

    • Note that there are not stop signs at every intersection, especially on Oak and Elm Streets, which are heavily used thoroughfares to Crow Island, Skokie and Washburne.

  • We STRONGLY recommend that all students who bike, skateboard, or scooter to school wear a helmet regardless of age.

  • Students should bike on the sidewalk wherever possible, and be respectful to pedestrians. Also, children are expected to walk their bikes through crosswalks.

  • Each elementary school also has specific traffic procedures and parking restrictions that are enforced by police. We encourage you to review these procedures and contact your building administrator if you are unclear.

  • The speed limit in our school zones is 20 miles per hour during school days. For the safety of all, please follow the posted speed limit.

Thank you for your help reinforcing this information at home as well as modeling safety while traveling through the Village. We are grateful for your collaborative efforts to support our childrens’ well-being.

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  • 10/12 - Pajama Day
  • 10/13 - HALF DAY - 11:20am Dismissal
  • 10/14 - NO SCHOOL - Conferences
  • 10/17 - 10/21 - Unity Week
  • 10/25 - Greeley Picture Retake Day
  • 10/28 - October Birthday Lunch with Principal Swanner
  • 11/1 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Institute Day
  • 11/8 - NO SCHOOL - Election Day

About Us

School Hours:

8:30am | Doors open

8:37am | School promptly begins

2:10pm | Extended day kindergarten dismissal

2:45pm | Early Release (MONDAY ONLY)

3:15pm | Grades 1-4 & Extended play kindergarten dismissal