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Updated Dashboards, Parent Education, Ed Foundation Message, PTO Book Fair, and Upcoming Events

November 6, 2020

Dear District 31 Parent/Guardians,

In the last week we have celebrated Halloween, turned the clocks back an hour, participated in a Presidential General Election---results still pending, and seen the continued rise of Covid-19 cases in our community, state, and country.  I think everyone is ready for a weekend!  However, throughout it all, the daily images of our students learning--in person or remote--and our fabulous staff finding new ways to engage with all kids, remains the positive constant. 

Updated Dashboards
District 31 continues to review our COVID-19 dashboard, the Northfield Township dashboard, and suburban Cook County metrics as we monitor health conditions.  We appreciate all the efforts of our community to wear masks and follow social distancing.  It is the efforts of our collective community that will help keep our programs running in person and remote to best meet the needs of all students in our schools.  We also remind all parents to wear their masks when on school property.  The collective efforts of all send a positive message to our students and community.

Parent Education Series Feedback Reminder
Please remember to take the Parent Education Series Feedback Survey by Sunday, November 8. District 31 wants your feedback as we begin thinking about a possible spring series!

Parent Education Video and Presentations
Our District celebrates our diversity and inclusiveness. In this week’s installment of the parent education video series, learn about District 31's interpretation and translation services that ensure all our families have access to district news and information. Click here to access the growing video library for parents.

A Message from the District 31 Education Foundation
Click here to read the latest Education Foundation information including information about the next meeting and the upcoming Holiday Boutique. 

PTO Book Fair
The District 31 PTO Book Fair begins Monday, November 9! Learn more here.
View Field Book Fair Features
View Winkelman Book Fair Features

Upcoming District Events
Education Foundation Meeting
November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Join via Zoom (Zoom Link Here) or in-person outdoors (email edfoundation@district31.net for location).

No Student Attendance - Blended Remote Learning Planning Day
November 24

Thanksgiving Break
November 25 - November 27

Upcoming Community Events
Northbrook Public Library Presents the 5th Annual Northbrook International Children's Film Festival
Saturday, November 7 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Register for the virtual festival and learn more here.

Northbrook Public Library Presents An Evening with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Author of How to Be an Antiracist and WBEZ’s Award-Winning Journalist Natalie Moore
Monday, November 9
Register for the virtual conversation and learn more here.

Parenting Anxious Teens presented by Dr. Katya Viswanadhan and Danielle Karcz from Rogers Behavioral Health
Wednesday, November 11 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Register for the virtual event and learn more here.

Social Media & Your Teen Presented by Glenview Northbrook Coalition for Youth and Rogers Behavioral Health
Friday, November 20 at 12 p.m.
Register for the virtual event and learn more here.


Have a wonderful weekend.   If you haven’t done so yet, we invite you to come visit the Northbrook Public Library Book Stroll at Winkelman School this weekend.  The beautiful weather should be a wonderful backdrop for a literary stroll.

Sincerely,

Dr. Erin K. Murphy
Superintendent