September 17, 2014

You are receiving this newsletter as part of the Joseph Sears School Parent Volunteer Association Community. This newsletter will be sent every first and third Wednesday of the month.

Coming Soon:
  • Wednesday, September 17 - JK-7th grade Picture Day
  • Thursday, September 18 - 8th grade Picture Day
  • Friday, September 19 - FAN Program; New Trier West 7pm Click for info
  • Friday, September 19 - 6th Grade Cocktail Party
  • Thursday, September 23 - Outdoor Classroom Open House 4-6pm Details
  • Saturday, September 27 - Sears Men's Fall Classic Golf Outing Register
  • Tuesday, September 30 - FAN Program; Evanston HS 7pm More info

Looking Ahead:
  • October 6-10 - Bike/Walk to School Week
  • Thursday, October 9 - Movie Night in the Outdoor Classroom 6:30pm
  • Friday, October 10 - Kindergarten Cocktail party
  • Wednesday, October 29 - Student Picture Retakes (JK-7th only)
  • November 3-5 - Book Fair
  • Wednesday, November 12 - Skate Exchange 

The JSSPVA Needs Volunteers

Each year volunteers provide services to enrich school programs and raise money for school needs. Volunteering is a great way to be involved with the Sears Community. The Committee Chairs are looking forward to a wonderful year and are grateful for your support. There are big and small jobs for every interest.

There is an immediate need to assist with Bike/Walk to school week.  If you can help please select Bike/Walk Week on the volunteer sign-up sheet.

Diversity Awareness

Seeking grade level liaisons to help in their child's classroom with diversity lessons in January. A meeting of volunteers will be held in October. Sign up here using Sign-up Genius if you can assist. More info can be found on the Diversity Awareness webpage


Sears Cafe

Sears Cafe provides students with healthy alternatives to a packed lunch. The program uses local vendors to provide lunch services and is coordinated by the Joseph Sears School Parents' Volunteer Association (JSSPVA). Sears Cafe is offering two options for lunch during the 2014-2015 school year:  Beyond Green Partners and Marla's Brown Bag.  All ordering for both vendors will be done online. Ordering for the following week will remain open until Thursday at 8am.


Sears Benefit

The annual Benefit is the only fundraiser at our school that funds the JSSPVA's budget. This money provides our children with a well-rounded educational experience. As with all fundraisers, it takes 100% participation for the financial goals to be met. Let's all join together to make this Benefit a great celebration of our community! Get all the latest info Here

Outdoor Classroom


Thank you to the following families who volunteered during the summer in the Outdoor Classroom. We thank them for weeding, harvesting vegetables, and helping our Outdoor Classroom grow!



The Beeler Family

The Bell Family

 The Boeing Family

The Denny Family

The Henry Family

The Hunsader Family

The Kalinich Family

The Rowe Family

The Roeser Family

The Tzur Family


Kelly Rainey, JSSPVA Communications Chair

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