The Skokie Home Scoop

May 23, 2022

Dear Skokie Community,

This past Friday, our entire school community was able to enjoy our 6th Grade Skokie Talent Show in our auditorium. Our 6th Graders did not disappoint! We enjoyed a variety of acts, including musicians, dancers, singers, comedians, and more. We want to applaud each and every student who had the courage to get up on that stage and perform in front of a live audience of over 350 people. Each student who performed did a fantastic job. We hope everyone who participated made a memory that will stick with them from middle school. A special thanks to our two teacher sponsors of the talent show: John DeGiulio and Tip Walker. They work many extra hours in order to make this experience possible for Skokie.

This upcoming Friday, our 6th graders are planning to host carnival booths for the Skokie Carnival. This will overlap with our 5th Grade Shadow Day so that 4th graders will have the chance to attend and make a great first memory at Skokie, along with current Skokie students. We also have several community partners sponsoring booths. Thank you to our Skokie grade level chairs and PTO for partnering with us to make this event possible for our school community!

These special events are what brings our community closer. We are grateful that we are able to partake in these experiences this year!

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.

Washburne KW Uniforms - A Note for Parents of Current 6th Graders

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

The Skokie School Book Fair

The Book Stall is hosting a hybrid book fair this year to help connect the Skokie School community with wonderful books and gifts while raising money! The Skokie School Book Fair runs from Monday, May 23rd through Sunday, May 29th. The Book Stall will donate a portion of all sales marked for The Skokie School Book Fair completed during this shopping window back to the school. Shop for your students; shop for your teachers; shop for your summer vacation reading!

Here is the link to the order page for folks who would like to order online:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Todd Burleson.

Exploring Skokie: Spanish

Our fifth graders finished reading the class novel Isabela captura un congo. Students enjoyed acting parts of the story, and were particularly interested in the “trial” part, where they had to defend one character over the other to decide responsibility for a mid-book event.

We also started learning some new vocabulary for an upcoming story, and prepared by having students act out some scenes by an imaginary lake. They loved making the sound effects for the character on the motorcycle!

Sixth grade students worked on a short story with a clip about a woman who accidentally ate someone else’s cookies at the train station. They really enjoyed the graphics for this clip.

After having taken a break from our Brandon Brown versus Yucatán class novel, we returned to it and have read several more chapters. Things are now getting very interesting at the Chichén Itzá setting, and we hope to learn more about what the characters do, and also about the Maya civilization in general.

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, May 27: Half Day of Student Attendance in AM (dismissal at 11:50am) /Skokie Carnival 10:30-11:30am
  • Monday, May 30: No School - Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 6: Field Day (rain date in June 7)
  • Thursday, June 9: Last Day of School (dismissal at 11:50am)

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. 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 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

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.