Monday Memo - May 15, 2023
Thank you to our PTO for hosting over 100 7th graders on Friday afterschool. Students enjoyed smoothies, music, four square, and hanging out with their friends. We hope that everyone had a nice weekend, and send a special thank you to all the mothers in our community. You are essential and appreciated.
Washburne will be piloting our new student schedule this week on Wednesday and Friday, as well as Wednesday and Thursday next week. All classes will meet each day and we will pilot our new X Block period, which is a time to get help or enrichment from teachers. Your child’s teachers will let students know where to go during our X Block period.
If you would like more detailed information, Click on the links below for the full video presentation and slide deck from the April 25th Board of Education meeting.
We have a busy few weeks ahead at Washburne, so please take a few minutes to read through the updates included in this memo.
Take Care and Be Well,
Andrew Fenton & Ben Horwitz
Washburne Principal & Assistant Principal
KW Uniform Ordering Information
It is time to order your school supply kits for the 2023-24 school year. The deadline for ordering is July 1st. Supply kits will be delivered to your home two weeks before the start of school in August. CLICK HERE to order.
7th Grade Sexual Health Education Unit
Student Leadership Fundraiser
Washburne’s student leadership is sponsoring an ice cream social to raise money for our all-school project. Students voted on supporting Henry’s Heroes, which is a local charity that raises awareness and funds for epilepsy research. Eighth graders will participate during advisory on Wednesday, May 17th, and seventh graders will participate on Friday, May 19th, during advisory.Items will cost $3 in cash. Because of the volume of sales, we cannot give change so any extra money will be a donation. Click Here for ingredient labels of treats that will be offered.
Window to Washburne
Does a 60% off sale mean the same thing as when an item is 50% plus an additional 10% off? Students in Ms. Qureshi’s 7th grade math class were grappling with these types of questions this past week. Students are studying practical applications of percentages, including calculating simple interest, and analyzing markdowns and markups in prices. These real-world scenarios are helpful for students to understand how math can have an impact on their lives.
Kudos to Ms. Qureshi for helping our students understand practical applications of math, and the next time your favorite clothing store emails you with an amazing sale, our 7th graders will be able to tell you if it’s actually a good deal.
What’s Happening in Related Studies
Students in the Furniture Making class are in the production phase of the Adirondack chair mass production unit. Over the course of this five-week unit, students learned about the history of mass production, created their own production flow plan and then used it to manufacture over six hundred individual parts that will be used to assemble thirty chairs. This trimester, two sections of the class are working together seamlessly to achieve their production goal.
District 36 News
Biennial Community Message
We would like to update you on the behind-the-scenes work happening on behalf of our students. Please take 26 minutes to view or listen to this video to learn more about our efforts and next steps:
Spring 2023 Superintendent Parent Sessions
Learn about the results of the Winnetka Parent Communication Survey and how the District plans to be responsive to the feedback.
Crow Island: May 17, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Skokie/Washburne (Hosted at Washburne): May 17, 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Online Registration is Open for Returning & New Students for the 2023-2024 School Year
New Winnetka Voices Episode
From The Winnetka Police Department: Please Walk Your Bike in Town
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Tuesday, May 23rd: Board of Education Meeting 7:15pm @ Washburne School
Friday, May 26th: 1/2 Day Student Attendance 11:50am Dismissal
Monday, May 29th: No School - Memorial Day Holiday
Thursday, June 1st: Washburne Field Day
Tuesday, June 6th: 8th Grade Graduation 7:00pm @ Gaffney Auditorium