May 9-13, 2016
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. Watch the Weekly for additional information about 2016-2017 registration and procedures.
Round Up is on Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. Round Up is an opportunity to celebrate students’ learning by viewing projects completed this spring, and an opportunity to see our school in its entirety by visiting classrooms and viewing art work, special rooms, and the Media Center.
3rd & 4th Grade Concert
It's spring concert time! Please join us at McCracken Middle School on May 25 at 7:00 p.m. for the 3rd and 4th grades' spring music concert event! Students soloists, seasonal choral repertoire, and recorders will be featured in this concert. We hope to see you there!
1st & 2nd Grade Concert
Jump into spring! Help us sing in this sunny season on May 27 at Middleton Elementary School! The 1st grade spring concert will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the gym and the 2nd grade spring concert will start at 1:00 p.m. and go until 2:00 p.m. in the gym. Students soloists, seasonal choral repertoire, and classroom instruments will be featured on this concert. We hope to see you there!
Middleton Spirit Wear
Spirit wear order forms are attached. Orders are due by Friday, May 13.
Media Center News
All library books are due by May 19.
Friday, May 20
Book Donation Program At Middleton
Visit the Media Center at Round up to donate a book in honor of a friend, teacher, relative, or a special occasion. A bookplate with the donor’s name and occasion will be placed in the book. A certificate will be sent to the person notifying them that a book has been donated in their honor. The cost is $15.00. Please email Ann Herbach if you would like to donate a book and aren’t able to attend Round Up.
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, will be sent home the week of May 9.
The Variety Show will be held on Thursday, June 2 from 1:00 until 2:45 p.m. Guests of children participating are welcome. Auditions for the Show are during recess on May 12 and 13. Rehearsal is on Wednesday, May 18 from 3:00 until 4:30 p.m. We look forward to an afternoon of joyful entertainment.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Thank you to the students, parents, and PTA who made Teacher Appreciation Week so wonderful!
Spring Benchmark Screening
Middleton students will participate in academic (all grade levels) and social-emotional screening assessments (grades 3-5 only) in May.
- Students in 1st through 5th grade will participate in Reading-Curriculum Based Measure (RCBM) and Math Computation (MCOMP) the week of May 2.
- Second through 5th grade students will participate in math and literacy assessments, MAP Testing, the week of May 9.
- First and 2nd grade grade students will participate in Fountas and Pinnell assessments (administered by their classroom teacher) the week of May 9 or May 16. First grade students will also participate in the Illinois Snapshot of Early Literacy (ISEL) the week of May 9 or May 16.
Following this data collection period, school teams will meet to review the data and plan for any students needing supplemental support in the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. RCBM, MCOMP, and MAP Test results will be sent home to families later in the spring. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brittney Tiehen, District MTSS Coordinator at 847.676.8269 or Tiffany Voight, Middleton School Psychologist, at 847.676.8015.
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). Teachers communicated summer school recommendations to parents and guardians during February conferences. Official summer school registration letters were mailed home the week following spring break. Please complete the registration paperwork and return it to your child’s school by Friday, April 29. Individual student registration fees will be included in the official letter mailed home in April.
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.
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.
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. Check out this week's PTA flyer and mark your calendar for these upcoming events...
- Spring Carnival and Fun Fair (McCracken)
Saturday, May 14
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sign up to volunteer at the Fun Fair
- 8th Grade Dance (McCracken)
Saturday, May 21
See PTA flyer for T-Shirt Order Form
- PTA Meeting (Middleton)
Tuesday, May 24
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.