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Board Member Appreciation Week, Vaccine Clinic, Calendar Survey, Winter Weather, Meal Kits Available, Parent Education Opportunities, COVID-19 Update, Subs Needed, and Upcoming Events

November 19, 2021

Dear District 31 Community,

Happy Board Member Appreciation week! This week we thank our District 31 School Board members for their hard work and incredible commitment to the students, staff and families of District 31.  These elected officials (who are ultimately volunteers!) epitomize civic responsibility and action through their participation and leadership of our district. We thank Dr. Allison Slade (president), Laura Greenberg (vice president), Daphne Frank (secretary), Melissa Choo Valentinas, Jeffrey Steres, Dr. Maria Vasilopoulos, and Meredith Estes for their commitment to our community. Learn more about our Board members here.

We continue to celebrate our students and our community as we hear news of students receiving the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccine! It has been exciting to see so many pictures and to have students share about their appointments over the last several  weeks! A COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for students 5 - 11 will take place Monday, November 22 in the Winkelman gymnasium. You can sign up here (walk-ins are welcome). 

Thank you to our school librarians, Karrie Fisher and Kristie Cerniglia, for challenging our school community (parents, staff, and students) to read 20,000 minutes this week to commemorate Family Reading Week! Families are still invited to log their reading minutes from the week here.

Remember, next week is a two-day week with Thanksgiving break beginning Wednesday. Have a wonderful weekend! 


Dr. Erin K. Murphy 
Superintendent of Schools

Calendar Survey
Your feedback is needed as we develop our 2022-2023 school calendar.  Thank you for taking the time to complete this brief survey. We welcome all feedback and suggestions. Please complete the survey by Tuesday, November 22.

COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunities
A clinic in Winkelman gym will be available on Monday, November 22. You can sign up here (walk-ins welcome). 

Several local pharmacies are also offering appointments. Please use the links below to schedule a convenient time to get vaccinated.



Students are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their SECOND shot.  We ask that families send a picture/copy of the vaccine card after the second shot to the school nurse. Once students are two weeks past their second shot, they will no longer participate in the weekly Shield Illinois COVID-19 testing.

Winter Weather Reminders
In the event of extreme weather or cold, students will participate in a traditional "snow day" (no remote learning) and the day will be made up at the end of the school year.  However, if multiple school closures occur over the school year, it is up to the discretion of the Superintendent to transition from "snow days" to remote learning days.  In the event that we have reached a threshold to consider remote learning days over "snow days," notification will be sent to families and additional information concerning remote learning will be sent out from each school. Learn more here.

Thanksgiving Meal Kits, Groceries, Personal Care Items, and Winter Coats Available for District 31 Community Members in Need
Thanksgiving meal kits, groceries, personal care items, and winter coats are available for District 31 community members in need at the District Office Caring Corner, 3131 Techny Rd. in Northbrook!

Hunger Free Northbrook has provided groceries, including bags of Thanksgiving specific items, to the District 31 community. Families who would benefit from these groceries are welcome to come to the Caring Corner located outside the administrative offices at 3131 Techny until 8 p.m. any night to pick up groceries or personal care items. 

Winter coats are also available during school hours. 

¡Comestibles disponibles! El Grupo Libre de Hambre de Northbrook ha proveído comestibles, incluyendo bolsas de artículos específicos del Día de Gracias a la comunidad del Distrito 31. Estas bolsas están disponibles en el Rincón de Bondad del Distrito 31 (adjunto a las oficinas administrativas en 3131 Techny). Las familias que se beneficien de estos comestibles están bienvenidas a venir al Rincón de Bondad hasta las 8 pm cualquier día de la semana para recoger estos comestibles. Artículos de cuidado personal  también están disponibles. Abrigos para el invierno también están disponibles durante el horario escolar.  

기아프리 노스브룩팀은 추수감사절 관련 식품을 포함한 식료품을 31학군 지역사회에게 제공합니다. 이 식료품 가방들은 31학군 보살핌 코너(3131 테그니 길에 위치한 행정실 옆)에서 받아가실 수 있습니다. 이 식료품이 도움이 되실만한 가족들은 식료품 수령을 위해 아무날이나 저녁 8시전까지  보살핌코너로 오시면 됩니다. 개인관리용품 또한 비치되어있습니다. 겨울코트는 학교 시간 내에 가능합니다.

Хүнсний бүтээгдэхүүн! Өлсгөлөнгүй Нортьбрүүк Ёан 31-р дүүргийн оршин суугч нартаа зориулан Талархалын баярыг угтан баярын хүнсний бүтээгдэхүүнийг та бүхэнд тараахад бэлэн болсоныг дуулгахад таатай байна. Та бүхэн 3131 Techny Rd хаяган дээр байрлах 31- р дүүргийн оффисийн хажуугийн хаалганд байрлаж байгаа Хүнс тараах булангаас ирэн ууттай хүнсний бүтээгдэхүүнээс авч болно. Түүнчлэн өдөр бүр 20 цаг хүртэл дуртай цагтаа ирэн хүнсний бүтээгдэхүүнээс авах боломжтой. Ариун цэврийн бүтээгдэхүүнүүд мөн байгаа. Хүүхдийн өвлийн хувцас хэрэглэлийг ажлын цагаар ирж авах боломжтой.

Connect 31 Parent Education Opportunities
This week, Erin Kranz, an instructional coach at True North, shares an Inclusion Practices video on Positive Family Relationships. View the helpful video here

View a recording of the CATCH presentation "Stigma Buster" with D2 Basketball Coach Mark Potter here.

View a recording of Parent Education Presentation “English Learner Strategies” with Sandra Luna here. Passcode: .MhbV4H+

Learn more about the education series and find other helpful resources at

COVID-19 Update
View the latest District 31 COVID-19 information here.  The health and safety dashboard is updated every Monday.

Congrats to our newest vaccine warriors! 
Emma Brown (3rd grade), Mason Brown (Kindergarten), Georgey Alexopoulos (1st Grade), Kate Fauss (3rd grade), Henry Fauss (6th grade), Kaylee Yoo (5th grade), and Rylee Yoo (1st grade).

Sub Recruitment Info
Our students and schools need you! All types of substitute teacher positions are available. Learn more here.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Break
November 24 - November 26

High School Transition Meeting for 8th Grade Parents
Tuesday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m.
View important dates regarding your student’s transition to high school here.  

Community News and  Events
Glenview Holiday in the Park and Parade
Saturday, November 27 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. starting at OLPH Church and heading west down Glenview Road to Jackman Park. Free family fun for all! Learn more here.