Mar 21 - 25, 2016
Scenes From A Middleton Week
4th & 5th Grade Music Concert
Mark your calendars! On March 24 at 7 p.m. in the McCracken Gym the 4th and 5th graders will have their Spring Music Concert! The 4th graders will be showing off their recorder skills and 5th graders will be STOMPing the night away with some rhythmic rounds. We hope to see you there!
Friday, March 25
PARCC testing for math and English language arts will begin on April 7 for students in grades 3-5. Students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack with them each day during testing. Students will learn more about their daily schedules from their teachers, though each day, students will attend some academic classes, specials classes, lunch, and recess. If you have questions, please contact one of our school administrators. Read through this link for important information about the PARCC assessment.
Spring Enrichment 2016
Enrichment confirmation forms will be sent home on Monday April 4. Enrichment classes start the following week on April 11. If you have any questions, please contact the enrichment coordinator, Kimberly Davis, by email.
If a student has any outstanding fees, such as instructional, bus, lunch, library, etc., which are over $6.00, the student will not be allowed to participate in the Enrichment and any other student paid activities, until these fees are paid.
Yearbook Orders Extended
Supplies are going fast! Please see the attached flyer to pre-order your copy soon!
High Speed "Internet Essentials"
Income-eligible families may qualify for low-cost home Internet access through a program offered by Comcast. The program is called Internet Essentials and makes wired and wireless internet access available at a rate of $9.95 per month. A family may qualify for this reduced rate if any child in their household meets eligibility requirements for the National School Lunch Program. In addition, a community college student eligible for the Pell Grant program could qualify for this program. Please see the attached letter from the Village of Skokie for more information about the Internet Essentials program.
School Additions & Renovation Information
Please see the attached Community Letter for information about renovation and construction projects at Elizabeth Meyer and John Middleton schools. Additional details are available in the Community Meeting Presentation.
The public is invited to attend a presentation on the proposed building additions for Meyer and Middleton Schools:
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Elizabeth Meyer School
8100 Tripp Avenue, Skokie
Interested residents also are invited to learn more about facility issues by touring Meyer School. Public tours are planned for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 7 and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. In order to accommodate all those who wish to take one of the tours, advance registration will be required. Please call the school at 847.673.1223 during regular business hours to make your reservation.
Elp Inquiry Window
Our Extended Learning Program provides honors classes for students in Math and English Language Arts in grades 4-8. Students qualify for these classes based on a variety of measures. Families are notified of this information in June (for class placement for the upcoming school year). Parents may complete a Parent Inquiry if they feel their child may benefit from a more rigorous curriculum. The Parent Inquiry window opens October 1 and remains open until April 1. Parent Inquiry paperwork is available in the main office of Middleton and McCracken, or by contacting your school’s Assistant Principal.
District 73.5 2016 Summer School
District 73.5 will offer Summer School for:
- Students entering grades 1-8 who are in need of academic support
- Students who fail a class (attendance is mandatory)
Summer School will be in session from Monday, June 13th through Friday, July 8th (no class on Monday, July 4th) at Oliver McCracken Middle School, 8000 East Prairie Road. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (times vary according to selected classes). More information regarding tuition cost will be available in the upcoming months. Teachers will be making recommendations for student attendance during conferences in February.
If you are currently planning your child's summer activities and would like to know in advance if your child should attend Summer School, contact your child's teacher.
Bus transportation is available to and from summer school at no additional cost. Parents will identify bus pick-up and drop-off locations once registration is complete. The park district offers a section of Camp Iwannago to align with Summer School. It is the afternoon session 220532-05. The district bus can pick up and drop off at Oakton Community Center.
Worlds Of Wisdom And Wonder Summer Program
The Center for Gifted will once again be offering its Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder summer program at McCracken School. Use code HOSTSKOS16 for a 10% tuition discount.
PTA News & Information
The PTA is live on SD735.org! Look up in the bookmark bar for the PTA link and then click it to get to know your PTA, find out how you can get involved, learn about events, download/print PTA flyers, and more. In the meantime, check out the PTA flyer for this week and be on the lookout for details about these upcoming events...
- PTA Elections
Tuesday, April 5 at Middleton School
- Scholastic Book Fair @ McCracken
Tuesday, April 12 through Thursday, April 14
- Buffalo Wild Wings Night
Friday, April 15
Visit the Community section of our website for links to Community Pages, an archive of "frequent flyer" handouts shared by our community partners for students to take home in their backpacks and folders. There's a little bit of everything for everyone: park district and public library news, scouts, athletics, community events and services, and more. This week, watch for information from the ELL Parent Center about the upcoming Parent Resource Fair.