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Covid update, photographer, mental health awareness month and more

Dear District 31 Community,

The wonderful weather this week has certainly reinforced that summer is coming!  However, with the warmer weather has come an increase of Covid numbers.  You can review our dashboard here.  We continue to follow the IDPH guidance and appreciate our parents who help us by reviewing mitigation strategies with their students and keeping their children home when they are sick. We know some families are choosing to have their child continue to wear a mask at school. We appreciate all you do to help keep our students safe. In addition to Covid, we are seeing flus, colds, and other viruses.

District 31 is excited to be launching a new website this summer. As part of our preparations, there will be a photographer in the buildings and classrooms  on Thursday taking pictures of our students and staff for our new website. Your student may share that they were asked to “say cheese!”

With fifteen days left in the 2021-2022 school year, there is no doubt that they will be jam packed. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Dr. Erin K. Murphy
Superintendent of Schools

Final PTO Meeting
Join the PTO on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m.  in the Winkelman Commons or via Zoom for their last general PTO meeting of the school year. Members will hear about the new co-principal model for Winkelman, vote on new officers and revisions to the bylaws, learn about year-end activities, and have the opportunity to get involved for next year.  You won't want to miss it!

Zoom Link

Mental Health Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout the month, we will be raising awareness about the importance of mental health and reducing barriers to treatment. Learn more here.

End of School Technology Return
All student assigned technology devices (iPads, chromebooks, wireless hotspots) are expected to be returned to the school buildings at the conclusion of this current school year.  All devices must be returned with their corresponding electrical chargers and carry bags, if applicable. Devices that are not working, damaged beyond the scope of accidental, or lost, will be subject to repair or replacement fees. Please watch for future communications regarding the days and

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

Learn more about the education series and find other helpful resources at www.district31.net/ParentEducation.

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 www.district31.net/registration.

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 asantiago@district31.net.

Curriculum and Instruction Update
This month, District 31 students participate in NWEA MAP and aimswebPlus assessments. The District 31 local benchmark assessment program measures student achievement and growth, as well as provides needed information for instruction and curricular efficacy. Click here to see the district assessment plan and schedule. Assessment results are posted online in Skyward for parents to view at the end of this month. Click here to view a video demonstrating how to access the results. If you have questions about your child's learning and progress, please contact the classroom teacher.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events
PTO Restaurant Fundraiser at Kyoto Garden
Now through May 14

PTO Meeting
Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m.

Board of Education Meeting
Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m.

For 8th Grade Students: GBN Cheerleading Tryouts
GBN Cheerleading 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.

Advanced Learning Program (ALP) Parent Night
Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m.

PTO Restaurant Fundraiser at Jimmy Thai
Tuesday, May 24

Book Bash
Thursday, May 26
8th grade students will visit Winkelman and will read  stories they have written to the Wildcats

No School for Students - Professional Development Day
Friday, May 27

No School in Recognition of Memorial Day
Monday, May 30

Farewell to Fifth Grade
Thursday, June 2

PTO Spring Fling
Friday, June 3

Field Graduation
June 6, 8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. graduation celebration breakfast at Field and practice at GBS. 8th grade students dismiss at 11:30. Graduation Ceremony 7:00 p.m. at GBS

Community News and Events
Mental Health Matters GBN Lacrosse Game & Family Fair
Saturday, May 14
11 a.m.: GBN Boys Varsity Lacrosse Game
12:30 p.m.: Family Fair
Glenbrook North High School Football Field
Celebrate mental health awareness with the GBN Boys Varsity Lacrosse team. After the game, players along with the GBN Poms will lead clinics on the field. Dance with a DJ, enjoy food from the GBN Booster Club and green Dilly Bars (for Mental Health) from DQ, and visit with representatives from local mental health providers and organizations to learn about resources in and around Northbrook.

Glenview Health Fair presented by the Glenview Chamber of Commerce, Village of Glenview, and Glenview Park District
Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Glenview United Methodist Church, 727 Harlem Avenue
Free Health Screenings, vendors, refreshments, giveaways, raffle prizes, and children’s activities.

Troop 32 Fun Day Event
Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
St. David’s Episcopal Church Glenview, 2410 Shermer Rd.
Blacksmithing, Water Rockets, Pioneering Structures, Climbing Wall, and Hot Dogs

Ending the Silence: Let’s Talk About Our Children’s Mental Health presented by CATCH
Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m. via Zoom
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_81BYn2SrS6Oi_HinF5rCCg