The Weekly

News and information from the District and Schools


The Weekly is published every Monday when school is in session. Each edition features information from and about our district and schools. An announcement about the latest The Weekly is shared electronically in several different ways. We hope to reach all of our families with news of The Weekly by whatever route best meets your needs. Wherever you spend your time online, we hope to meet you there! 

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the Weekly is published in a single page. The top section of each issue features important news, information, and district-wide announcements for the attention of all families at all schools. On the same page you will find links to the Meyer, Middleton, and McCracken Weeklies. Click a link to jump to your school's Weekly news or browse the page one school at a time... the choice is yours!

Find your school's Weekly here, there, and almost anywhere...


ISSUE DATE (click it) NEWS & INFORMATION ABOUT...

MAY 22

McCracken Garden Plant Sale thank you and follow-up, spring benchmark assessments, "Parenting in the Age of Social Media..." program, school supply kits, Northlight Theatre summer camps, McCracken All School Read and running club, Middle School Parents Still Make the Difference, Middleton Admin farewell message, variety show, "Welcome to Middleton" for incoming 1st Grade students, music concerts, book donation program, Round-Up, 5th Grade Reception, Field Day, 2017-2018 Meyer parent get-together, recycled items collection, field trip chaperones, Meyer t-shirt orders...

MAY 15

End of Year Family Picnic, Parenting in the Age of Social Media: Focus on Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, spring benchmark assessments, supply kits for 2017-2018, Middleton Variety Show and music concerts, Round Up, book donation program, Meyer preschool screening (additional day!), "On to Kindergarten"...

MAY 08

McCracken School Garden and plant sale, Summer School, school supply kits for school year 2017-2018, Northlight Theatre summer camps, McCracken All School Read and Running Club, Middleton Student Council news, music concerts, MAP and benchmark testing, Round Up and book donation program, EpiPen recall, class placements, Meyer book donations, call for recyclable materials...

MAY 01

Staff Appreciation Week, Summer School, McCracken School Garden and plant sale, Northlight Theatre summer camps, McCracken Running Club, 8th grade car wash, new nurse at Middleton, spring benchmark assessments, Middleton Round Up and book donation program, orchestra @ McCracken, Meyer Preschool screenings...

APR 24

Summer School, McCracken School Garden and plant sale, Northlight Theatre summer camps, "Every Kid Healthy" Week @ Middleton, student council "Smencil" fundraiser, class placement information, recess news, Middleton musical concerts, Meyer Showcase Open House...

APR 17

Summer School, McCracken School Garden and plant sale, running club, "Every Kid Healthy" Week @ Middleton, student council "Smencil" fundraiser, "Peter Pan, Jr." spring musical, Meyer story night and Showcase Open House, library book donation opportunity, chicks hatching...

APR 10

Summer School, PARCC testing, McCracken All School Read, Middleton "Peter Pan, Jr." spring musical and "Every Kid Healthy Week," Meyer Story Night and Showcase Open House...

MAR 27-APR 03

Northlight Theatre Camp, Summer School, and PARCC testing; McCracken Camp MacLean parent meeting, April Showers, and running club; Middleton spirit wear pictures, Skokie Public Library event, and "Peter Pan, Jr."; Meyer spring break activity ideas...

The Weekly will take a spring break on Monday, April 3rd. We'll be back on April 10th!

MAR 20

Summer School, PARCC testing, McCracken "April Showers," Middleton 4th/5th grade sock hop dance and Career Week, Meyer community helpers highlights...

MAR 13

Dine-Out at Corner Bakery Café, Summer School, McCracken "April Showers," SOAR art show, Middleton enrichment, Career Week, Meyer "community helpers" and science study...

MAR 06

NTDSE Spring Parent Academy: Planning for Children & Adults with Special Needs for Today, Tomorrow, and the Future; Summer School fees update; McCracken Running Club and athletic team tryouts; message from McCracken Health Office; Middleton drop-off and pick-up procedures, Career Week, spirit wear orders, SOAR art exhibit, student council donation drive, book donation drive, MPAC update; Meyer ground-breaking ceremony, SOAR artists, pajama day and story night...

FEB 27

Know Your Rights Community education event, Caring Hearts classroom donation program, District 73.5 Summer School, Mod Pizza dine-out night fundraiser, message from McCracken Health Office, Middleton Career Week and book donation drive, MPAC meeting update, Meyer end-of-year planning, Kindergarten registration...

FEB 20

Caring Hearts classroom donation program, Community education event, District 73.5 Summer School, 1st Annual Blood Drive, Middleton Career Week, book donation drive, family movie night, Meyer construction project Phase II...

FEB 13

Parent-Teacher Conferences, Extended Learning Program, District 73.5 Summer School, "Start With Hello" @ McCracken, Caring Hearts Classroom Donation Program, Meyer Preschool Registration...

FEB 06

Family Night of Code, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Box Tops for Education, International Festival, Extended Learning Program, "Know Your Rights" program @ ETHS, District 73.5 Summer School, McCracken Drama Club, "Middle School Parents Still Make a Difference" newsletter, National Children's Dental Health Month, "Help Wanted" @ Middleton: recess and buss assistants, "Using Kind Words" @ Meyer, Twitter highlights from around the district...

JAN 30

Family Night of Code, Asthma Action Plans, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Box Tops for Education, District 73.5 Summer School, McCracken Athletics schedule, Middleton Fitness Night, drop-off/pick-up procedures, ACCESS testing, MPAC meeting...

JAN 23

Dengeo's fundraiser, Asthma Action Plans, Family Night of Code, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Greater Chicago Food Depository PRODUCEMOBILE, 5Essentials Parent Survey and participation, ACCESS testing, McCracken Drama Club, Middleton MPAC minutes and meetings, Meyer PBIS, International Festival...

JAN 16

Asthma Action Plans, Family Night of Code, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Greater Chicago Food Depository PRODUCEMOBILE, 5Essentials Parent Survey and participation, winter benchmark assessments, ACCESS testing, McCracken Drama Club, Middleton Enrichment and yearbook sales, Meyer PBIS program and cold/flu information, upcoming International Festival...

DEC 26-JAN 09

Greater Chicago Food Depository PRODUCEMOBILE, 5Essentials Parent Survey and participation, winter benchmark assessments, ACCESS testing, McCracken Drama Club, Junior High Visual Arts Show @ Niles North, Middle School Parent newsletter, Middleton Enrichment, MPAC, and yearbooks, Meyer PBIS program and data collection...

Wishing you a warm and wonderful winter break! We'll be back "next year" on January 16th.

DEC 19

Winter benchmark assessments and ACCESS testing; 5Essentials Survey and updated participation rates; McCracken Drama Club, athletics schedule, basketball and cheerleading tryouts; Middleton Musical auditions, yearbooks and design contest, MPAC, "Spare Change" fundraiser; Meyer Preschool Open House, "Coins for Kindness" and Meyer Mart, winter clothing safety, International Festival information...

DEC 12

Community partners and pages, 5Essentials Survey and participation rates, winter benchmark assessments and ACCESS testing; McCracken health notice; Middleton yearbooks, MPAC, Meet & Greet, bookmark/essay winners, "Spare Change" Fundraiser; Meyer Coin Collection for Kindness and Meyer Mart...

DEC 05

Emergency school closing information, PTA gift card fundraiser (deadline extended!), NTDSE-ED Goods & Services Fair (today only!), 5Essentials Parent and Student Surveys, winter benchmark assessments; McCracken Drama Club and monthly parent newsletter; Middleton musical concerts, play information session, morning Meet & Greet, MPAC; Meyer "Coins for Kindness" and holiday Meyer Mart...

NOV 21-28

Grecian Kitchen dine-out night and PTA gift card fundraisers; 5Essentials Parent and Student Surveys; McCracken's Murmur literary magazine; Middleton mini-conferences, concerts, spirit wear, and MPAC news, Meyer Feast follow up and photos...

NOV 14

Internet access grant for McCracken students, Grecian Kitchen fundraiser, Parent-Teacher Conference registration and timeline; McCracken musical and Bands pie fundraiser, Middleton message from Mr. Ruffino, Scholastic Book Fair, Meyer Feast...

NOV 07

Parent-Teacher Conference registration and timeline; McCracken musical and Potbelly's fundraiser; McCracken Bands pie fundraiser; Middleton Parent/Guardian Advisory Committee meeting and information, Buddy Bench, and Halloween door decoration winners; Meyer Thanksgiving Feast...

OCT 31

Parent-Teacher Conference registration, "Middle School Parents Still Make the Difference" newsletter, Middleton Buddy Bench and bullying prevention week activities, Meyer Socktober thank-you and wrap-up...

OCT 24

 

Halloween costumes and activities, 4th & 5th grade "Passport Project" Concert, Scholastic Book Fair @ Middleton, hearing and vision screenings @ Meyer, flu vaccination clinics, parent-teacher conference registration...

OCT 17

Parent-Teacher Conferences, flu vaccination clinics, McCracken Musical play ads, Middleton Student Council officers, bullying prevention assembly, Meyer construction and traffic, community partners and pages...

OCT 10

Middleton Fall Fest, free sign language classes at NTDSE, Hornet athletics schedule and team tryouts, 5th grade White Pines trip update, upcoming Middleton Parent & Guardian Advisory Committee (MPAC) meeting, Project SEED, Meyer Parent Mentors...

OCT 03

Parenting tips, outdoor recess participation and preparation, Hornet Athletics schedule, Middleton student online art portfolios, Fall Fest, parent mentor program, fall assessment data and information sessions, Meyer Socktober celebration...

SEP 26

Student assessment results, Family Dine-Out Night at Dengeo's, ESL @ SPL, Extended Learning Program, Box Tops for Education; McCracken vision and hearing screening, All School Read, outdoor recess participation; Middleton dismissal plans, bus safety, student headphones, Walk to School Wednesday, Halloween Costume Swap, Fall Fest; Meyer enrichment classes, picture day, Halloween festivities...

SEP 19

Extended Learning Program, district water analysis, peanut and nut-free classrooms, Middleton Junior Sock Hop, Meyer picture day, enrichment sessions, McCracken athletics schedule, tips to a successful school year...

SEP 12

Meyer curriculum night and book fair, Middleton picture day, 5th grade White Pines information meeting, McCracken student council elections, 8th grade car wash, benchmark assessments, Boxtops for Education...

SEP 05

Welcome back to School! The Weekly has a new format...