Greeley Greeting

Monday, November 7, 2022

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A Message from the Principal

Dear Greeley Families,

As a friendly reminder, there is no school tomorrow (November 8) for Election Day. Adults are not the only individuals that can and should exercise their freedom of choice; it is equally important that students have opportunities to include their voice and choice in daily learning at Greeley School!

This may look like students bringing their own areas of interest to the classroom, choosing how to respond to a writing or math prompt, or even working together to overcome an obstacle or solve a problem at our school. Consider asking your child the following question over dinner or during bedtime: What choices did you make at school today in your learning or with friends? Parents and caregivers know all too well that not every child is eager to come home and give an update on their day. Sometimes asking a specific question like this can help a child reflect and open up by giving them parameters around a discussion.


Joshua Swanner


A Message from Ms. Hewitt about WINTER SHARING

Hello Greeley families!

My name is Lainey Hewitt, and I am the new music teacher at Greeley. It is an honor and a joy to get to make music with the students at this school, and the time is coming for them to show you all of their hard work.

Attached to this email is a flyer regarding details for the Winter Sharing. Here is the condensed version:

1. All students K - 4 will be performing in the Winter Sharing.

2. The Winter Sharing will take place on Thursday, December 22nd in the Greeley auditorium.

3. If your student's last name starts with A-L, the parents/families of those students are welcome to join us for the performance at 10 a.m.

4. If your student's last name starts with M-Z, the parents/families of those students are welcome to join us for the performance at 1 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lainey Hewitt

Reminder: Mosaic Dedication Ceremony

Please join us on the playground for a brief the rescheduled dedication of our new Greeley mosaic on Friday, November 11 at 4:15pm. Hot beverages and snacks will be provided by our PTO. We hope to see you there!

2022 Downsized Capital Improvement Plan: Referendum

The 2022 Downsized Capital Improvement Plan: Referendum, was adopted as a resolution by the School Board on August 16th and will be on the ballot Tuesday, November 8th. You may view the screencast of the Informational Sessions here. For additional details, visit the District website at

Fall Winnetka Parents Institute Schedule

The District is offering an array of upcoming educational sessions for families and community members. Click here for a complete list of session dates and more information. Fall sessions include SEL-related topics and technology tips for parents regarding maneuvering the ever-changing landscape of technology, social media, and phones. Up next:

Technology Survival Skills for Parents

Patrick Dawson, Instructional Technology Coordinator

Maneuvering the ever-changing landscape of technology, social media, and phones for students is a daunting task for any parents. This session will increase parent awareness and provide basic skills of how to maneuver through platforms, identify warning signs to look for, and hopefully reduce the stress of parenting students online in addition to in-person.

November 14, 2022

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Resource Center at Washburne School (confirmed)


RSVP here.

Elementary Math Core Values in Winnetka D36

Over the summer a team of elementary teachers, math specialists, and math facilitators collaborated across the district to articulate the K-4 Math Core Values. Below are the five core values. Each month starting in December a core value will be featured in both principal newsletters and teacher newsletters.
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Core Values of Elementary Math in Winnetka

​​Everyone can do math. Each child comes into the classroom with their own abilities and strengths as well as areas to grow and explore. Our goal is to meet each student where they are, build on, and deepen their understanding. Instruction is differentiated to each student’s individual needs. Math is creative and an integral part of the world around us.

Elementary Math Instruction in Winnetka…

  • Emphasizes active, hands-on learning.

  • Values perseverance and making mistakes.

  • Promotes flexible thinking, student agency, and creativity.

  • Focuses on deep conceptual understanding.

  • Cultivates communication, collaboration, and community.

Online Registration Opens November 16 for Incoming Kindergarteners & New Students for the 2023-2024 School Year

Registration for incoming Kindergarteners and students new to The Winnetka Public Schools in 2023-2024 opens on November 16, 2022. Children who will be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2023, are eligible to enroll. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.

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

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  • 11/8 - NO SCHOOL - Election Day
  • 11/11 - Spirit Day
  • 11/11 - Mosaic Dedication Ceremony: 4:15pm
  • 11/21 - 11/25 - Thanksgiving Break

About Us

School Hours:

8:30am | Doors open

8:37am | School promptly begins

2:10pm | Stay & Play Kindergarten dismissal

2:45pm | Early Release (MONDAY ONLY)

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