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Field Musical Photos, Ravinia Test Kit Reminder, Website Survey, Around the World Fun with District 31, Spirit Wear, Registration, Curriculum and Instruction, and Upcoming Events

April 14, 2022

Dear District 31 Community,

Congratulations to our Field Musical Frozen Jr. cast and crew for a wonderful performance! Several pictures of the production are posted on our Facebook page.  It was great to see so many of our families, students and alumni at the shows! Make sure you are checking out the information below because there are lots more events coming up as we wrap up the school year!

There is no school tomorrow in recognition of Good Friday. As a result, Ravinia COVID test kits will be sent home today, Thursday, April 14. These optional tests may be completed on Sunday evening. Completed tests should be brought to school on Monday morning. 

Have a wonderful three-day weekend, and Happy Passover and Easter to those who are celebrating!


Dr. Erin K. Murphy
Superintendent of Schools

Website Survey
As part of our strategic plan, West Northfield School District 31 is redesigning our websites to better engage our community. As a first step of the redesign process, we would like your feedback regarding your website usage. Please fill out the survey here. Thank you for your time!

PTO Around the World Fun with District 31 Event
Join us for Around the World Fun with District 31 on Friday, April 29 from 6-8 p.m. at Winkelman!  The event is free and open to all D31 families and staff. There will be activity tables representing many countries and cultures, a parade of nations, and performances. RSVP and preorder t-shirts and cookbooks at

PTO Spirit Wear Drive
The weather may be chilly, but it’s time to “think spring”-- as in spring spirit wear!  From now through April 10, get your new Winkelman and Field gear! There are a few old favorites plus new pieces for everyone in the family - tanks, baseball tees, and even blankets!  Any questions, email spirit wear chair Megan Kivarkis at Click here to order spirit wear.

Registration for the 2022 - 2023 School Year
Registration for the 2022 - 2023 school year is underway for all students. New students should call the district office to prove residency and to get Infosnap information. Learn more at

If you have any registration questions, you may stop by the District Office between 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. If you cannot come during the scheduled times, please call 847-313-4416 to schedule an appointment.

Register for Little Wildcat Preschool by emailing Anabel Santiago at

Curriculum and Instruction Update
Next week, students will begin participation in the federally-mandated Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR). Students in grades 3-8 will complete testing in English language arts and math. The final score reports are delivered by the Illinois State Board of Education, typically in the fall. Once the district receives these reports, the results will be sent to parents. Students in grades 5 and 8 will also participate in the federally-mandated Illinois Science Assessment (ISA). Click here to see the district assessment plan and schedule.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events
No School - Recognition of  Good Friday
Friday, April 15

Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, April 19

No School - Recognition of  Orthodox Good Friday
Friday, April 22

Social Emotional Learning with Doug Bolton
Tuesday, April 26 at 6 p.m.
Registration required

PTO Restaurant Fundraiser at La Taquiza
Wednesday, April 27

PTO Presents Around the World Fun with District 31
Friday, April 29

For 8th Grade Students: GBN Cheerleading Tryouts
GBN Cheerleading Tryout Meeting - Monday, May 2 at 6 p.m. at GBN Gym 108
Open Gyms - May 2, May 4, May 9, and May 11 from 6-8 p.m.
Tryouts (GBN Competition Gym) - Monday, May 16 (Clinic Day) from 3:45-6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, May 17 from 6-8 p.m.; Wednesday, May 18 from 3:45-6:30 p.m.

Community News and  Events
Lew Blond Run/Walk Event
Saturday, May 21 at 8 a.m. at Maple School, Northbrook
Register at