October 15, 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 6-20 - Census Data Collection Letter from the Superintendent
  • Friday, October 17 - 1st Grade Parent Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, October 18 - JK Parent Cocktail Party
  • Thursday, October 23 - FAN program NT Winnetka Campus 7pm More info
  • Wednesday, October 29 - Student picture retakes (JK-7th only) Info
  • November 3-5 - Book Fair What you need to know here

Looking Ahead:
  • Monday, November 3 - FAN program Evanston HS 7pm More info here
  • Friday, November 7 - 2nd Grade Parent Cocktail Party
  • Wednesday, November 12 - Skate Exchange All the details
  • Friday, November 14 - 7th Grade Parent Cocktail Party
  • Friday, November 14 - FAN event New Trier Northfield 7pm Find out more

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 November. 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


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 Marla's can be placed until Thursday at 8am the week prior. Ordering for Beyond Green can be placed until 4pm the day prior. Please check the JSSPVA website for periodic vendor updates.


The Benefit is Blooming

The Kick-off events for the Benefit were a huge success.  Thank you so much to all those who attended and donated at the Kick-Off Party in September.  See our fabulous donors here

The first annual Men's Golf Outing was a fun event! Thirty-six Dads participated in the tournament and raised over $3k. Congratulations to the winner: Jake Henry!!

The Sears is Blooming Benefit may seem a long way off, but the Chairs are busy at work to make it a success. We need your help to create a robust Silent Auction!  
  • Please consider hosting a parent or child 'sign-up party.' This can be done on your own or with other couples. It's a great way to contribute and fun for you as well! Contact Nancy Bedwell for ideas and how it works. nmontaguebedwell@yahoo.com 
  • We welcome all sporting tickets, concert tickets, jewelry, vacation homes, restaurant gift cards, etc. 
  • Grab some friends and put together a themed basket for the Silent Auction. 

Every donation to the Silent Auction helps - thank you for your consideration. Please contact Julie Ruck with questions: julieruck@hotmail.com.

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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