September PTA Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes from our September meeting have been posted. Click here

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D65 Caregiver Council for Disability Inclusion

D65 Caregiver Council for Disability Inclusion Meeting Monday, October 3, 2022

The D65 Caregiver Council for Disability Inclusion (CCDI, formerly known as SEPAC) is a caregiver-run group for families of children with disabilities in District 65 focused on facilitating a sense of belonging for these students in all aspects of school life. We are busy planning activities for the 2022-23 school year, starting with our first meeting, over Zoom, on Monday, October 3 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. This meeting will include a presentation by the administration about current and ongoing initiatives taken to increase awareness of disability and facilitate inclusion and belonging for our kids. Spanish translation will be available. Everyone is welcome to attend! Zoom Meeting Link

To join CCDI and keep up with what we are doing, please sign up for the email list at this link: CCDI Email List Sign-up. Voting members of the group are required to have a child with a disability (IEP/504/undiagnosed) in the district, but all others are welcome to stay informed and encouraged to attend our public meetings.

Reunión del Consejo de cuidadores del D65 para la inclusión de discapacidad, el lunes 3 de octubre del 2022

El Consejo de cuidadores del D65 para la inclusión de discapacidad  (CCDI, previamente conocida como SEPAC) es un grupo facilitado por los cuidadores para las familias de niños con discapacidades en el Distrito 65 que se enfoca en facilitar un sentido de pertenencia para estos estudiantes en todos los aspectos de la vida escolar. Estamos ocupados planeando actividades para el año escolar 2022-2023, comenzando con nuestra primera reunión, por Zoom, el lunes 3 de octubre de 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Esta reunión incluirá una presentación por parte de la administración acerca de iniciativas en curso llevadas a cabo para aumentar el conocimiento de la discapacidad y para facilitar la inclusión y pertenencia para nuestros niños. Habrá interpretación disponible al español. ¡Se invita a todos a que asistan! Enlace de reunión de Zoom. 

Para ser parte del CCDI y para mantenerse al día con lo que estamos haciendo, por favor, regístrese para formar parte de la lista de correo electrónico usando este enlace: CCDI Email List Sign-up. Se requiere que los miembros votantes del grupo tengan un niño con alguna discapacidad (IEP/504/ sin diagnóstico) en el distrito, pero todos los demás son bienvenidos para mantenerse informados y se les invita a asistir a nuestras reuniones públicas.

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Volunteers needed for PTA One Fund Pumpkin Pick-up

We need some helping hands! Can you help the D65 PTA One Fund, in partnership with all PTA schools set up our pumpkin pick-up in the back garden of Dawes Elementary School? 

Pumpkin pick up is 4-7pm. Volunteers are required for set up 1-4pm, during pick up and after pick up for clear up. Thank you!

¡Necesitamos algunas manos amigas! ¿Puede ayudar al D65 PTA One Fund, en asociación con todas las escuelas de la PTA, a instalar nuestra recolección de calabazas en el jardín trasero de la escuela Dawes Elementary? 

La recogida de calabazas es de 4 a 7 p. m. Se requieren voluntarios para la instalación de 1 a 4 p. m., durante la recogida y después de la recogida para limpiar. Gracias!

Click the link to sign up:

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Sept. Walker Restaurant Night: Wed. Sept. 21st at Herm’s Palace

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Books & Breakfast at Walker

What is Books & Breakfast (B&B)? Books & Breakfast is a before school program that offers a healthy meal and homework support to Evanston Elementary students. B&B is an independent non-profit offering programming at multiple District 65 school sites. At Walker Elementary, the program will begin on Tuesday, 9/27. We will meet each morning from 8am to 8:50am in the gym. Our mission is to help students start their day prepared for learning – physically, emotionally and academically!

Last school year, we made an amazing return to in-person programming, with 180 students across our 6 school sites – Dewey, Lincolnwood, Kingsley, Lincoln, Haven, and our newest site, Walker!

Volunteering with B&B
Walker parents, Northwestern students and community volunteers make up an amazing team of tutors at
B&B each morning. Our goal is to give as much individualized attention to students as possible. Are you interested in being a B&B tutor? Tutors typically commit to one morning a week and receive training to provide reading or math support. We also need substitute tutors to join us 3-4 times over the year!

Want more information? If you’d like to know more about Books & Breakfast or would like to volunteer, please reach out to Nimrah Tariq, Walker Site Director at or visit our websites, to sign up!

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September PTA Meeting: Thurs. Sept. 15th @ 6:30pm

**UPDATE** We will only be meeting in person for this month’s meeting.

We will be having our first PTA meeting of the 2022-2023 school year tomorrow night right after Curriculum Night, at 6:30pm.

Here’s a link to the agenda: Sept Meeting Agenda

We hope you can join us!

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Pumpkin and Fall Decor Fundraiser: Sept 6-25th

The PTA Council is celebrating fall with a Pumpkin and Fall Decor Fundraiser to benefit D65 PTA One Fund! Pre-order your pumpkins and fall decorations for pick up on Friday, September 30th at Dawes Elementary School on Oakton and Dodge from 4-7pm. Pre-orders will be available until September 25th.

Place your order here.

Thank you for your support of the PTA One Fund.

El Fondo Uno PTA Evanston/Skokie está celebrando el otoño con una venta de calabazas y decoraciones de otoño. Haga su pedido de calabazas, y tallos de maíz ahora y puede recogerlas el viernes, septiembre 30, 4-7 pm en escuela elementaria Dawes. Pedidos avanzando hasta Septiembre 25.

Haga click aqui para ordenar. 

Gracias por su apoyo del Fondo Uno PTA. 

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Evanston Community Literacy Fest at ETHS: September 17 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The first annual E-Town Community Lit Fest is an event for the entire Evanston community to connect over literacy.

Free YA and kids’ books will be provided, as well as food, raffle prizes, and fun activities. There will also be a DJ.

Come join us for this fun event and celebrate literacy!

Location: Tennis Court A (Church and Dodge)
Parking: Lot 3A or Lot 1

Rain Location: North Cafeteria – Please use Entrance 1
Rain Parking: Lot 1

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10% Discount On 2022-2023 Yearbooks: Order by Sept 30th Passcode: 101507041679653

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My65: Foundation 65’s annual benefit, Oct. 6th

We are excited to share that My65, Foundation 65’s annual benefit event, is BACK. 

There’s no party like a My65 Party! Foundation 65’s annual benefit, My65 returns this October. The event is critical to our success, both as a significant source of fundraising revenue and as an opportunity to showcase District teachers, programs, and students who have benefitted from the support of a Foundation 65 grant. 

Join us at Palmhouse on Howard on October 6 from 7-10 pm. This will be a fun (and safe) way to reconnect as a community and celebrate public schools. 

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