Middleton Weekly

Aug 26 - Sep 4, 2015

Student holding a placardWelcome Back

We are looking forward to a wonderful new school year!


Paper copies of the Weekly are available in the school office.

Free And Reduced Lunch Information

In order to be eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program for 2015-2016, you must complete an application. Applications are available in the School Office and on our website. Families who were approved for the Free/Reduced Lunch program last year must apply again this year. The deadline is September 30.  If you do not apply by September 30, 2015, you will be charged for lunches. If you have any questions, please call Elle Karagianes at 847.676.8317.

Warm Weather Dress

Warm summer weather will be here for another few weeks. Please be advised of appropriate dress for school. The following attire is considered inappropriate:

  • half-shirts that expose the stomach
  • sleeveless tank shirts that expose the chest
  • shorts or skirts that go above the middle of the thigh.

Children who are dressed inappropriately will be sent to the health office to call their parents to ask that appropriate clothing be brought to school. Also, be sure to label all outerwear with your child's name. Labeling helps to ensure articles of clothing accidentally left on the playground or in the lunchroom are easily identified and returned.

Please Remember

Every Tuesday children have a 2:00 p.m dismissal. There is no school Monday, September 7th - Labor Day.

After School Enrichment Program

Middleton Enrichment starts the week of September 21st and runs for 8 weeks.  Enrichment Brochures will go home on Monday, August 31.  Forms and fees are due by Tuesday, September 8th.  Please contact Enrichment Coordinator, Kimberly Davis via email with any questions.

Measure Of Academic Progress And Benchmarking

Middleton students will begin academic progress measures on August 31. Students in 2nd through 5th grades will complete MAP testing in literacy and mathematics.

Benchmark Screening

Middleton students will participate in short screening assessments. Students in 1st through 5th grade will participate in Reading-Curriculum Based Measure (RCBM) and Math Computation (MCOMP) the week of September 8. First grade students will participate in the Illinois Snapshot of Early Literacy (ISEL) the week of September 14. Following this data collection period, school teams will meet to review the data and plan for any students needing supplemental support as they begin the school year. Test results will be sent home to families later in the Fall. 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.

Student Handbooks

Each family received a Student Handbook. Please read through the handbooks with your child and then sign and return the corresponding form.

Traffic Pattern / Drop-Off / Pick-Up

Please remember to follow procedures when dropping off or picking up children from school. We want to make sure that everyone is safe!

Cars dropping off students must enter westbound on Madison Street and enter St. Louis Avenue heading northbound. You will then turn left into Drake Alley, where children should be dropped off in the circle drive. Cars will then exit northbound on Drake Avenue and head eastbound on Main Street. 

Please note the following:

  • Cars may begin lining up for morning drop off starting no earlier than 8:00 a.m.
  • Cars may begin lining up for afternoon pick-up starting no earlier than 2:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. on Tuesday)
  • There will be no turning southbound onto St. Louis Avenue during drop-off and pick-up times. Additionally, you are only allowed to turn right on Main Street when exiting Drake Avenue.
  • Please obey posted signs, or risk being ticketed by the Village of Skokie Police.
  • Cars may not enter St. Louis Avenue or Drake Alley by way of the alley between Trumbull and St. Louis Avenue.
  • Please be mindful of neighbors who may be exiting their parking spaces or garages during drop-off or pick-up times.
  • Please do not leave your car idling while waiting in line.