October 1, 2014

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

Coming Soon:
  • October 6-9 Walk/Bike to School Week
  • October 6-20 - Census Data Collection Letter from the Superintendent
  • Thursday, October 9 - Movie Night @ Outdoor Classroom 6:30pm Details
  • Friday, October 10 - Kindergarten Parent Cocktail Party
  • Friday, October 17 - 1st Grade Parent Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, October 18 - JK Parent Cocktail Party

Looking Ahead:
  • Thursday, October 23 - FAN program NT Winnetka Campus 7pm More info
  • Wednesday, October 29 - Student picture retakes (JK-7th only) Info
  • Wednesday, October 29 - Diversity Awareness Kick-Off meeting
  • November 3-5 - Book Fair What you need to know here
  • Friday, November 7 - 2nd Grade Parent Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, November 8 - 5th Grade Parent Cocktail Party
  • Wednesday, November 12 - Skate Exchange All the details
  • Friday, November 14 - 7th Grade Parent Cocktail Party

The JSSPVA Needs Volunteers

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

General Volunteers

The Committee Chairs are in need of volunteers throughout the school year. It is not too late to help out in a variety of areas. There are big and small jobs for every interest. Volunteer Sign-up Sheet


Walk/Bike to School Next Week

The environmental Committee is delighted to announce that Monday, October 6 is the start of Walk/Bike to School Week, which continues through Thursday October 9. There will be a classroom/advisory contest for the class that bikes, scooters, skateboards and walks the most. A live stream of counts, updated daily, will appear on the monitor in the School's front entrance lobby. The winning class will have a Pizza Party in their classroom on their day of choice. The more times each child walks or bikes to school, the better chance his/her class has of winning! The Kenilworth Police Department will be outside of the School's front entrance Monday morning to remind each student to walk and bike safely to school. Parents: Please leave those cars at home if at all possible!
Sears Cafe

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 is done online. Ordering for the following week will remain open until Thursday at 8am. Please check the JSSPVA website for periodic vendor updates.


Looking for the PVA on the District 38 Website?

The most up-to-date information from the JSSPVA can be found our website. Clicking the link in the blue box below will take you there.  However, if you first go to the Kenilworth District 38 homepage you will need to select The Joseph Sears School tab located on the left at the very top of the page. 

The JSSPVA Tweets

A great way to stay informed about JSSPVA supported events is to follow us on Twitter. The JSSPVA uses Twitter to alert you the day before or the day of an event. We will not over-tweet; so sign up today. 

Kelly Rainey, JSSPVA Communications Chair


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Wednesday, October 15