January 7, 2015
Coming Soon:
  • Jan. 7, 8 &13 - New Trier Academic Life Dates (assignments mailed in Dec.)
  • Saturday, January 10 - New Trier Placement Testing Make-up date
  • January 12-23 - Ability Awareness Weeks
  • Wednesday, Jan. 14 - FAN Event; 7pm New Trier Northfield Details
  • Friday, January 23 - 4th grade Parents' Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, January 24 - 5th grade Parents' Cocktail Party


Sears Cafe

Marla's Brown Bag is the only vendor for Sears Cafe. Some important reminders:  

* To register enter School Code is TJSS288
* New menu items fresh fruits and veggies offered daily 
* Potbelly now on Wednesday 
* Deli Day On Friday 
* Soups, Chili, and new sandwiches
* Jamba Juice will be offered: 1/16, 1/30, 2/27 & 3/27


Screen Break Drawing Contest

The Alliance for Early Childhood is excited to announce the ScreenBreak Drawing Contest!  The theme this year is: Color Your Adventure.  
* Drawings must be done on 8 1/2" x 11" paper.
* Use a black marker or black felt tip pen only (for clear copying).
* Include your name, address, school, grade, email, and phone number   on the back of each drawing.

Drawings may be submitted to your Alliance rep, or at the Winnetka, Wilmette, or Northfield Library.

Entry deadline is: Monday, January 19, 2015

The winning drawing from each division will be professionally framed and featured on ScreenBreak promotional materials.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place drawings will be featured inside the ScreenBreak Guide, and Honorable mentions will be listed in the ScreenBreak Guide.

Details and entry forms are available at:  HERE 

The Benefit is Blooming

We hope you have seen the Benetfit "Giving Tree" at school. We are very grateful for each bloom as they represent a monetary donation to the 2015 Sears School Benefit which funds the JSSPVA's annual operating budget. To help our tree continue to bloom, make a donation today! Any amount helps and is fully tax deductible. Send checks to 541 Kenilworth Avenue or place in JSSPVA mailbox in the front office. 

Chess Club in 2015

The next Chess Club session is Tuesday, January 20 through Thursday May 7, 2015.

Location:  Auditorium 
Time:    12:05 pm - 1:00pm
Days:    1st Grade -  TUESDAY
              2nd Grade - WEDNESDAY
              3rd Grade and older - THURSDAY

Costs:    $135 for every student


Note for 3rd-7th grades: There will be no Chess Club on Thursday, February 12, however there will be an extra session on Thursday May 14 to make up for this lost class.

If you are not registered for this session, please complete a registration form, and return to the school office Chess Club mailbox along with a check payable to JSSPVA before January 14th, 2015.

More information or questions please email Chris Tribe chrisjtribe@gmail.com.

Creative Dramatics/Improv

Calling all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to discover their inner actor during Creative Dramatics/Improv!  Mudlark Theater will once again provide fun and creative sessions during recess on Mondays in February and March (2/9, 2/23, 3/2. 3/9, 3/16 and 3/23).  Further information and the registration form will be in the next JSSPVA newsletter.

New Trier Class of 2019 Updates

Jan. 20 - All About Electives
Jan. 21 - Understanding the Placement Process
Jan. 30 - Level recommendations mailed 
Feb. 13 - Online Course Selection Deadline 

Dates, times, and locations can be found here.

For news, reminders and important dates, the incoming New Trier Class of 2019 can follow on Twitter! @nths2019