Greeley Greeting

Monday, September 19, 2022

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A Message from the Principal

Dear Greeley Families,

It was a pleasure welcoming many of you to our school during yesterday's Go to School Night. If you were unable to attend and are curious about what you missed, please reach out to your child's teacher. They will be able to provide notes from their presentation for the evening.

Additionally, a strong home-school connection is one key to our students' success. This includes a shared understanding of what is happening in the classroom. If you have any questions about classroom procedures, curriculum, etc., please reach out to your child's teacher. If you have general questions about our school, please contact our main office at (847) 446-6060. We are here to help!

On another note, elementary principals shared details of our various safety drills in last week's newsletter. This included an overview of our "lockdown" safety procedures, done in conjunction with the Winnetka Police Department. Greeley's safety drill has been scheduled for the morning of Friday, October 7th. Although we recommend all students take part, parents and caregivers have an option to have their child not take part. If you wish to exempt your child from this drill, you may do so by completing this form no later than the morning of October 6th.

Wishing you all a pleasant week,

Joshua Swanner


Go to School Night Videos

Thank you for attending our Go to School Night event last week! For families that were not able to attend (and those that could not hear the video presentation), links to videos provided by Dr. Tess and our PTO may be found below. We are eager to host future events that will welcome families into our school!

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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Student Growth & Achievement Reporting

There are several opportunities throughout the year to receive formal standardized reporting related to your child’s growth and achievement on standardized assessments. Additionally, there are designated times at which you will receive formal reporting on your child’s growth and achievement in the classroom. Please note the following dates coming up this fall. You are encouraged to reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions.

  • Spring 2022 IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) Reports Mailed Home

    • Week of September 16

  • Fall 2022 MAP Reports Printed and Shared at Fall Conferences

    • Thursday, October 13 or Friday, October, 14

  • Fall Conferences

    • Thursday, October 13 or Friday, October 14

  • Progress Reports Sent Home

    • Friday, December 9


Please note the following deadlines that are fast approaching:

  • The deadline for registering for Kindergarten Stay and Play is on 9/30/22.

If you would like to sign up for either please follow this link and log into your Revtrak account.

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

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