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Board of Education Meeting January 21, Safety Reminders, and Upcoming Events

January 15, 2020

Dear District 31 Community,

It was such a joy to see children in the hallway and classrooms of Winkelman and Field School. Despite all of the safety protocols and mitigation strategies, we celebrate the ability to safely have school, in whatever format we need to!

After an exhausting start to the school year,  we are very excited to share some good news from this week. The first District 31 staff members have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccines. On Wednesday Field School Nurse Tania Gastilium and Winkelman School Nurse Ruth Ann Nally received their first round of the COVID-19 vaccine (pictured below). We remain hopeful that the rest of our staff will be offered the opportunity to receive the vaccine in the next month and we are working closely with the Cook County Department of Public Health and our regional office of Education to make that happen. I know I am looking forward to the opportunity to receive the vaccine myself.

Board of Education Meeting
The Board of Education will hold their regular meeting on Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m.  You can find the agendas, viewing links and public comment form here. All are welcome to attend. One of the positive outcomes of the last months is the level of community engagement that has happened as our Board meetings have moved to a virtual setting.

Safety Reminders
District 31 has been so proud of our ability to have a full day, in-person option since August. Although we took a pause over winter break, we are confident that we will be able to continue successfully moving forward. However, we do need your help.  

  • Please self certify your child every school day.
  • Please keep your child AND any sibling home if they don’t feel well and if they have any of the Covid symptoms.  Please see the chart for information for returning to school.
  • Please adhere to the travel guidance. As the Cook County Department of Public Health evolves their guidance, so will District 31. Although the travel guidance is really geared for any extended/overnight trips out of the home, we ask families to be safe and follow safety protocols and mitigation strategies for all outings.  Please contact your nurse or principal if you have questions about travel.
  • Consider being a sub!  Subs continue to be a need and our recruitment efforts are ongoing. Please click here for more information.

Upcoming District Events
PTO Meeting
Tuesday, January 19 at 7 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Link

Virtual Tea Time with Principal Wolverton
Tuesday, January 26 - Thursday, February 11
Principal Shaton Wolverton invites all Winkelman parents to join her for Virtual Tea Time. Come meet Principal Wolverton and learn more about her vision and plans for Winkleman.
View dates and times here.

PTO Fundraiser at naf naf
Tuesday, January 26 - All Day
Feast and fundraise at naf naf, 3818 Willow Road, Glenview! Stop in, order online, or via the app to enjoy a pita sandwich, or bowl customized just the way you like it. Present the attached flyer (print or digital at checkout) or use code GIVEBACK at checkout for 20% of the proceeds to go to the D31 PTO!

Upcoming Community Events
Free COVID-19 Testing at Flick Park - Ongoing
Mon - Fri: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. |  Sat: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Flick Park Field House, 3600 Glenview Rd. Glenview, IL
By appointment only. Learn more here.

Lasagna Love - Ongoing
Learn more about We Are Lasagna Love and their mission to Cook food, spread kindness, and strengthen communities while addressing the incredible rise in food insecurity among families, and providing a simple act of love and kindness during a time full of uncertainty and stress.

CATCH presents Healing & Understanding After Suicide
Sunday, January 17 at 5 p.m. via Zoom
Learn more at

Glenbrook North Incoming Freshman Curriculum Night - Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Parents and students are invited to join District 225 Glenbrook North High School for a curriculum information session. Learn more here.

How to Make Banana Bread - Providing Legal Advice for Domestic Violence Survivors in a Confidential Manner
Hosted by North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic
Wednesday, January 27 from 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Learn more here.

There is no school on Monday in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  We look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday.


​​​​​​​Dr. Erin K. Murphy