Middleton Weekly

May 30 - June 3, 2016

Retiring Staff Members

Middleton School is saying goodbye to four wonderful staff members at the end of this school year: Literacy Tutor, Jo Ellyn Brisch; English Language Learner Assistant, Madhu Lal; 5th Grade Teacher, Suzanne Margolis; and Media Center Assistant, Alice Montejo. We want to thank them for all the hard work they have put into working with students. And for all the joy and love they have brought into Middleton school. They will be missed.

End Of The Year News

Students will be eating lunch in the cafeteria through Friday, June 3rd. Please deposit enough money in their account to cover lunch charges.

All school fees (registration, band, cafeteria, library, etc.) should be paid before Friday, June 3rd.

2016-17 School Year Information

Please complete and return the Affidavit of Residency form that was sent home with your student. Only one Affidavit of Residency form is required per family, but all children enrolled in District schools must be listed on that form.

Online registration for the 2016-2017 school year opens on July 1, 2016. Residency Verification Days are scheduled for Wednesday, July 27 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, August 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Oliver McCracken Middle School.

Please note: In preparation for online registration, please confirm your PowerSchool Parent Sign In page username and password. If you do not remember your username or password, click the “Forgot Username or Password” link on the Parent Sign In page and follow the prompts. DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT. Please call the the Middleton school office at 847.673.1222 for assistance as needed.

Additional information about 2016-2017 online registration and procedures will be sent home with report cards and posted on our website.

5th Grade Reception

Please join us on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. for the 5th Grade Farewell Reception at Middleton.  This special evening is our way of wishing our 5th grade students and their families a fond farewell. We look forward to seeing you!

Schoolkidz School Supply Orders

The District 73.5 PTA is pleased to once again offer the opportunity to pre-order school supplies for the 2016-2017 school year. We have contracted with SchoolKidz School Supplies, who will provide and package the supplies for us, and return a portion of all proceeds back to the PTA. The school supply kit you order for your Middleton student(s) will be individually packaged and delivered to your child’s classroom before the first day of the school year. Flyers for the promotion, including a list of the supplies and grade-level pricing, were sent home. Please note, calculators must be purchased separately and do not come included in the school kits for grades 6, 7 and 8.

Yearbook Orders Extended

Supplies are going fast! Please see attached flyer to order your copy!

Variety Show

The Variety  Show will.be held on Thursday, June 2nd from 1:30 until 2:50 p.m. Guests of children participating are welcome. Rehearsal is on Thursday, May 26th from 3:00 until 4:30 p.m. We look forward to an afternoon of joyful entertainment.

Field Day

Field Day (formerly known as Play Day) is the morning of Friday, June 3rd. Your child should wear gym shoes and dress appropriately for weather conditions. This is also the last day of school. Students will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m

Lost And Found

There is an abundance of items in our lost and found. Students are encouraged to check for their belongings. Parents should also check for lost items. All items will be donated to charity on the last day of school.

District 73.5 2016 Summer School

Summer School LogoDistrict 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). Teachers communicated summer school recommendations to parents and guardians during February conferences. Summer School Second Notice registration letters were mailed home the week of May 12th and were due by Wednesday, May 18th. Invoices and Confirmation Letters will be mailed home the week of May 23rd and will include fees owed (if any), specific class times, your child’s summer school teacher, and classroom numbers.

Summer School fees are due by Friday, May 27, 2016. Please make payment in full to Skokie School District 73½. Payments may be dropped off, paid online at the Skokie School District 73½ homepage, or mailed to Skokie School District 73½, Attn: Laura Brogan, Summer School Payments, 8000 East Prairie Road., Skokie, IL 60076.

2016 Summer School Fees

There will be no fee for summer school for incoming 2nd through 6th grade students. The Title I grant will be funding these fees for summer school 2016.

  • Current Kindergarten (incoming 1st grade) fees are as follows:
    • Language Arts (2 hours): $245
    • Math (1 hour): $135
  • Current 6th-8th grade (Incoming 7th and 8th grade) fees are as follows:
    • ELA (1½ hours): $190
    • Math (1½ hours): $190

Bus transportation is available to and from summer school at no additional cost. Parents must identify bus pick-up and drop-off locations on the invoice statements mailed home the week of May 23rd. 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. Contact Mrs. Nancy Ariola at 847.676.8234 or by email to find out more information. Please contact your child’s teacher with specific academic questions.

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 LogoPTA 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.

Community Pages

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.

Have a wonderful summer!

And, especially for our incoming 1st graders and their families, a very special presentation...