November 5, 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:
  • Wednesday, November 5 - Book Fair Final Day open until 12:30pm 
  • Friday, November 7 - 2nd Grade Parent Cocktail Party
  • Wednesday, November 12 - Skate Exchange All the details
  • Thursday, November 13 - MightyNest Shopping Event 6:30-8:30pm
  • Friday, November 14 - 7th Grade Parent Cocktail Party
  • Friday, November 14 - FAN event New Trier Northfield 7pm Find out more

Looking Ahead:
  • Wednesday, November 19 - Diversity Awareness meeting 12pm
  • Thursday, November 20 - Parent Workshop: Google Apps 8:30-9:30am in the Auditorium 
  • Monday, December 8 - FAN Event; 7pm Evanston HS Details

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


MightyNest Shopping Event Benefitting the Outdoor Classroom

Joseph Sears School families and friends are invited to a night of holiday shopping and fun at MightyNest, 2112 Jackson Avenue in Evanston on Thursday, November 13 from 6:30-8:30pm (please note the 8:30am time listed in 10/30 Sears to Home was incorrect). 15% of all purchases will be donated to the Sears Outdoor Classroom. Drinks and snacks will be served.                                           


MightyNest is an online retailer offering the best selection of healthy, safe and non-toxic products for your family and home. The hand-picked, parent-tested products include a wide range of school essentials like lunch gear, water bottles, and backpacks, in addition to home products, personal care items, toys and more. To see products and learn more visit the MightyNest website. To shop on your own choose "Joseph Sears School" when you checkout.


Please register here.


Sears Cafe

Sears Cafe is going strong. 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. Important Beyond Green updates such as new menu options, gluten-free items and a special Thanksgiving meal this month can be found here.                                                                                                                                                                            Click here for more information and to order lunches.


The Benefit is Blooming


Help us build a fantastic silent auction! Below are some ideas of what we are are looking for:

Rounds of Golf 
Box seats for Cubs/Sox/ Hawks/Bears/Bulls/ Arlington Park
Meet a celebrity
Kitchen seats or prep in a restaurant
Yard makeover or Christmas lights installation
Variety of appetizers donated for an at home cocktail party
Personal chef
Cooking lessons at Sur la Table/Chopping Block
Fashion consulting
House decorating/design
Kids Parties
Wine sommelier for private party

....just to name a few ideas. We are open to whatever you have to offer!!

Please contact Julie Ruck at

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Kelly Rainey, JSSPVA Communications Chair

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The next JSSPVA newsletter will be sent on:

Wednesday, November 19