Walker School Supply Program 2019-2020

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Our school supplies program is open for the 2019/2020 year. No need for lists or going shopping. Go to our School Supplies page for more info.

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District 65 Wellness Walk: Oct. 5th, 10am-12pm

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PTA Equity Project Restaurant Week: Sept. 23-27

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Join us for our September PTA meeting!

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This month’s meeting is tonight, Wednesday, the 11th @ 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.

September 2019 PTA Meeting Agenda

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Interested in tutoring at Walker?

Walker offers three fabulous tutoring programs: Everybody Reads,Math is FUNdamental, and Kindergarten Literacy Partners. These programs support individuals and small groups of students to give their learning a needed boost. As a tutor, you will receive training and all the materials you’ll need to get started. The time commitment is about an hour each week with students from one classroom during school hours. It’s amazing how big of an impact a little bit of your time can have on students’ academic growth!

Everybody Reads (a one-on-one reading fluency program, grades 2-5)
Training dates for new tutors (choose one):
Tuesday, September 17, 9:30-11:00am
Thursday, September 19, 1:00-2:30pm
Wednesday, September 25, 6:00-7:30pm

Math is FUNdamental (a small group math with games program, 1st grade)
Training dates for new tutors (choose one):
Friday, September 20, 9:30-11:00am
Tuesday, September 24, 1:00 – 2:30pm

Kindergarten Literacy Partners (a small group reading fluency program, kindergarten)
Training dates for new tutors (choose one):
Wednesday, October 16, 2:00pm (at Washington School)

Trainings for Everybody Reads and Math is FUNdamental occur at the JEH Building, 1500 McDaniel Ave. All new tutors must complete one training session and a background check. To register for a training session, email fluencytutors@district65.net
You can also REGISTER ONLINE by clicking here
Questions? Please contact Walker’s Tutoring Coordinator, Stacey Masliansky, at staceymasliansky@gmail.com.
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Picture Day This Wednesday! Sept 4th

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Get ready for big smiles! All students will be photographed individually. No payment is required on picture day.

Approximately two weeks after picture day, a proof will be sent home with your student. The proof will include package information as well as ordering instructions.

Please avoid wearing shades of green (a green screen will be used so an option of picture backgrounds can be selected when photos are printed).

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Walker PTA Back to School BBQ & Enrichment Fair: Sept 5th, 5:30-7pm

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Evanston CASE Parent Connections Meeting Dates for 2019/2020

Parent Connections is a support group for parents and caregivers. Meetings are free, and no registration is required. Parents and caregivers of children who have either identified disabilities or suspect their child has a disability are welcome to attend.

What exactly is Evanston CASE? Evanston CASE is a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, community and advocacy for families affected by disability.  CASE is an acronym, and stands for Citizens for Appropriate Special Education.

Who is Evanston CASE for? CASE is for any parent or caregiver whose child is impacted by disability or mental health issues – or if you suspect your child has such issues. Some common examples include, but are not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD, Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Depression and Anxiety, and children who are medically complex.

How can CASE help me? CASE provides a community of peers who share the same or similar parenting experiences.  We offer a variety of services in addition to our Parent Connections Support Groups. Please visit our website www.evanstoncase.org to learn more and/or send us an email: mail@evanstoncase.org

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SEED for Families

Over the past three years, nearly 300 people in the District 65 community have participated in SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) seminars where they experienced authentic peer-led conversations and learning. This year we will continue to offer opportunities to participate in SEED at a variety of times to fit your schedule.

SEED is a monthly three-hour seminar with the purpose of creating a circle of adults who will come together to learn, listen, think, debate, and build a stronger more equitable community. This seminar is unique in that everyone is welcome. We ask that you leave your “title” at the door as we journey together to deepen our understanding of ourselves, expand our knowledge of the world, and become leaders in making our educational community more equitable for all students.

Our goal is to continue to plant SEEDs and have as much representation as possible. We hope that you will take the time to join in this journey with us. Our experience working with SEEDlings in our district has been rewarding and fulfilling, helping to build personal and professional relationships with educators and families across the district to create change for all students. Here’s what some prior K-8 SEEDlings have said:

“SEED gave me the language and the knowledge to combat bias and racism and really prompted me to action.”

“Thank you for bringing this very important work to D65. I have worked in this district for many years and we have discussed inequity in a variety of ways, yet this training, although it didn’t give me answers, SEED gave me the tools to dive deeper, increased my awareness and made me more accepting of others.”

Below are details for registration, please complete the registration forms by Tuesday, September 3, at 5pm:

  • Please complete this registration form.
  • Note that all sessions will be facilitated in English. Please see this document for more details, including the dates of sessions.

Those who have registered will be contacted by Friday, September 6, by 5pm with their assigned cohort. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email equity@district65.net.

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D65 Back to School Ice Cream Social

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Join in celebrating the start of a new school year in District 65 and meet new interim leadership, Dr. Phil Ehrhardt and Dr. Heidi Wennstrom, as well as district administrators and board members! We will also have games, music, and arts and crafts with the Evanston Arts Center!

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 4:30-6:30pm, Joseph E. Hill Education Center (Front Lawn)
1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston

All District 65 students, staff, and families are invited to attend. Ice cream treats are limited to one per person. In the case of inclement weather, event will be held in the JEH Lobby.

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Join Cub Scouts Pack 922!

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Calling on kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade! It’s not too late to join Cub Scouts Pack 922, please contact Peter Newman at peter.newman@gmail.com for more info!

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