Crow Island Parent Newsletter

September 5, 2023

Dear Crow Island Families,

We are excited for the first day of school today and can not wait to see students! As a reminder, the first day is a shorter day and we will have an 11:20am dismissal.

As we prepare for the first regular week I hope that families can take a look at the arrival and dismissal procedures linked below. It is really important that you also share the procedures with anyone else who will be picking up your children. This helps ensure a smooth and safe process.

Lastly, it looks like the weather is cooling down a bit over the next few days. It will be warm in the building so I encourage families to pack a refillable water bottle. We have a heat plan in place to take breaks in air conditioned spaces throughout the day.

We look forward to kicking off the school year!

Luke Livingston


  • Tuesday, September 5: First Day of School (Early Dismissal 11:20am)
  • Wednesday, September 6: Hot Lunch Starts
  • Thursday, September 7: PTO Back to School Bash (5:00 - 6:30pm; Big Playground)
  • Friday, September 8: Boo-Hoo/Yahoo Kindergarten Parent Coffee (8:40am; K Playground)
  • Tuesday, September 19: 3rd & 4th Grade MAP Test Reading
  • Wednesday, September 20: 3rd & 4th Grade MAP Test Math
  • Wednesday, September 20: Go to School Night 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Monday, September 25: No School - Yom Kippur

Portrait of an Educator:

Winnetka 36 has developed a Portrait of a Graduate and Portrait of an Educator to help define our work and outcomes. You can find the video outlining more about the Portrait of an Educator here: Portrait of an Educator in Winnetka.

Heath Form Reminder from Nurse Hahn:

If you have a kindergartener or a 2nd grader you need to turn in your health forms to Nurse Hahn. You can bring in hard copies, email them to Nurse Hahn or use the links below to submit:

3rd & 4th Grade After School Sports:

Coach Sweene and Coach Mendoza are hosting after school sports again this year for 3rd and 4th graders. Registration will open on Tuesday, September 12th at 9am and you can access on the district store: District Web Store.

New Staff/Welcome:

We are completely staffed and hired for the school year with all of our positions filled! Many of our new staff are still working through the onboarding process and getting their district emails officially launched. As always, I hope families can join me in welcoming new staff to our Crow Island community. We are very lucky to have such dedicated professionals: You can view some of our new staff members here: Crow Island New Staff 23-24

Crow Island 101 Document:

If you are looking for quick finger-tip resources you can access our 101 document. This provides highlights of information that might be needed quickly around absences, lunch, and other information. Feel free to print and put on your fridge! You can access that here: Crow Island 101.

Arrival & Dismissal:

Our goal is to provide a safe and orderly arrival and dismissal. Please take a few minutes to review the arrival & dismissal process at Crow Island. This document contains detailed information about morning and afternoon by grade level and even has a map for parents who are driving: Arrival & Dismissal

Hot Lunch Program:

Crow Island has a hot lunch program run through a third party collaboration with our PTO called Marla's Lunch. You can register and sign-up here: Marla's Hot Lunch. Hot lunch will start September 6.