Book Fair: Tuesday & Wednesday (Oct.16 &17) Plus Special Friends Day on Wed.

BookFair

The Book Fair will be open on Tuesday from 4:00pm-8:00pm and on Wednesday from 4:00pm-6:30pm during Parent/Teacher conferences. It will be held in the main hallway in the front of the school by the office. Funds raised from the fair will go towards buying books & literacy initiatives at Walker. Parents will also have the opportunity to purchase a book from any teacher’s wish list to donate to that classroom, please see a volunteer for assistance.

Special Friends Day will be on Wednesday Oct. 17th during your child’s lunch/recess periods. They are welcome to invite a special adult to have lunch with them and visit the book fair. *Students need to be in the company of an adult to browse book fair items during Special Friends Day. Lunch/Recess time periods are as follows: K & 1st: 11:00am-11:40am, 2nd & 3rd: 11:50am-12:30pm, 4th & 5th: 12:40pm-1:20pm.

Volunteers are needed to make this event great! If you can help, please click here to sign up online.

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person (and for out of town supporters), we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair.

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Join us for our October PTA meeting!

PTA Meeting Banner

Our next meeting is this Wednesday (the 10th @ 7pm) and we hope you can join us. We will be meeting at Walker in the cafeteria and childcare will be provided in the gym. Below is the agenda.

October 2018 PTA Meeting Agenda

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Eat at Boltwood Evanston on Monday, 10/8 for Walker!

Boltwood Evanston is hosting the 1st PTA Restaurant Fundraiser of the school year!

Eat at Boltwood on Monday, October 8th and they will donate 10% of all sales (dine in or carry out) back to the Walker PTA!

Boltwood Evanston
804 Davis Street

Lunch: 11:30am-2:00pm
Afternoon Menu: 2:00-5:00pm
Dinner: 5:00-9:00pm

View their menu at: boltwoodevanston.com

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Walk to School Day: Oct. 10th

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October PTA Newsletter

Click here to see this months newsletter!

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Book Fair Coin Drive This Week! Oct.1st-5th

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Walker is doing a coin drive to kick off our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair, starting Monday, October 1st, to provide new books to the teachers classrooms. Have your children bring in Pennies on Monday 10/1, Nickels on Tuesday 10/2, Dimes on Wednesday 10/3, Quarters on Thursday 10/4, and any coin on Friday 10/5. The class that brings in the most earnings with their coins will win a pizza party!

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Fall Box Tops Drive

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Help us raise $1,500 for Walker Elementary!

Last year, we raised over $1,200 for our school through our spring Box Tops for Education collection. Let’s raise $1,500 this year!

We will be holding our fall Box Tops for Education drive in October!  Don’t forget to send in your box tops before October 19. The classroom that submits the most box tops will win a class pizza party in November.  Look for more details in next week’s Friday folder, and reach out to Diana Sheehan at nddiana@yahoo.com with any questions.

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Walker Coat Drive, Oct. 1st-31st

Coat Drive PDF

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District 65 Next Steps Series

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Are you deeply concerned about and looking to change the academic and discipline racial disparities we have right here in District 65?
Join us as co-author Dr. John Diamond kicks-off an education and action series framed around his book “Despite the Best Intentions: How racial inequality thrives in good schools.” This series sprang from the well-received and well-attended author event last spring.
This series Next Steps: Parenting in our racially diverse community: the rewards, challenges, and possibilities launches:
 
Thursday, September 27
6:30 – 8:30pm
Nichols Middle School library, 800 Greenleaf
Spanish translation and child care provided.
Supported in part by Nichols, Washington, Dewey, and Lincoln PTAs.
This programming is unique in its in-depth focus on the challenges facing our schools and the possible solutions. We encourage (though don’t require) people to attend as many sessions as possible because each will build on the previous and will culminate with action steps. Click here to sign up for summaries that will be sent after each session for those who weren’t able to attend.
We are fortunate to have both John Diamond and co-author Amanda Lewis in the Chicago area: Diamond is a former Nichols parent. Reading the book will enhance your experience, but is not required.
Save the dates:
Nov. 5: Co-author Amanda Lewis, who will introduce the concept of opportunity hoarding
Nov. 29: Nichols Principal Adrian Harries and Assistant Principal Josh Seldess, who will review D65 achievement and discipline data
You can learn more about “Despite the Best Intentions” from John Diamond here. The book was cited in this recent Time Magazine article.
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Después de haber asistido a la sesión de discusión sobre el tema “A pesar de las mejores intenciones: Cómo crece la desigualdad racial en las buenas escuelas” la primavera pasada, ¿no se quedaron con ganas de más?
Si no pudieron asistir al evento, ¿igualmente quieren hacer algo para encarar la brecha de oportunidades en las escuelas de Evanston?
Se invita a todos a tomar Los siguientes pasos. Esta sesión educativa de todo el año para asumir un rol activo utilizará “A pesar de las mejores intenciones” como su marco de referencia y está abierta a todos los padres, guardianes y personal del Distrito 65.
Los siguientes pasos
La crianza de nuestros hijos en una comunidad como la nuestra, con tal diversidad de razas: las recompensas, los desafíos y las posibilidades
John Diamond, coautor del libro, inaugurará la serie de sesiones el:
            jueves 27 de septiembre
            de las 6:30 a las 8:30pm
            en la biblioteca de la escuela media Nichols.
            Se proporcionará servicio de interpretación al español y guardería de niños.
Tenemos la suerte de contar tanto con John Diamond como con la coautora del libro, Amanda Lewis, en el área de Chicago:
Diamond es el padre de un ex alumno de Nichols. Aunque no es requisito, la lectura del libro les será útil para aprovechar más la experiencia.
Esta serie será única por su profundo enfoque en los desafíos que enfrentan nuestras escuelas y las posibles soluciones. Alentamos a todos (aunque no es exigencia) a asistir a tantas sesiones como posible, porque cada una de ellas se basará en la anterior y culminará con los pasos a  tomar para entrar en acción. Hagan clic aquí para anotarse a fin de que se les envíen los resúmenes después de cada sesión a todos aquellos que no hubieran podido asistir (https://goo.gl/forms/DxKMyJxii22V6uq72).
Reserven las fechas:
5 de noviembre: Amanda Lewis, coautora del libro, quien introducirá el concepto del acaparamiento de oportunidades.
29 de noviembre: Adrian Harries y Josh Seldess, director y asistente director de la escuela Nichols, quien analizará los datos sobre el desempeño y la disciplina en el D65.
Más información sobre “A pesar de las mejores intenciones” por John Diamond aquí:
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Drop-Off & Pick-Up Safety

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We are helping the school set in place safety procedures when it comes to drop-off & pick-up times. Please check out the new Safety page for more information!


There’s two ways you can help with this project! Sign-up to be a part of the Traffic Squad and call the Village of Skokie to have more signage added to our cross walk (find complete details on the bottom of the Safety Page).

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