June 3, 2015
Coming Soon:
  • Thursday, June 4 - 8th Grade Graduation
  • Monday, June 8 - Last day of school; 8:20am-12:05pm
  • Wednesday, June 10 - Last day to order school supplies through School-Pak for delivery to Sears

Outdoor Classroom

Summer Outdoor Classroom Family Volunteer Sign Up and Summer Wednesdays at noon with the Organic Gardener.

Families Sign Up for 1 week to tend to the outdoor classroom during summer months, June 15-August 23. Families will weed, clean up, water, and harvest.  Sign Up your family for a week here.

Summer Wednesdays in the Outdoor Classroom: The Organic Gardener will be in the Outdoor Classroom EVERY Wednesday, June 15-August 23, from 12:00-1:00 pmAll families are welcome to work with expert gardeners, ask questions, and learn tips for your own garden. 

Lost and Found

Parents...It's spring and occasionally it feels like it too! The Lost and Found in the basement has many unclaimed items. Winter coats, boots, snow pants...fleece upon fleece upon fleece. Missing your child's lunchbag(s)? While you are in the school for all the activities please check the Lost and Found for any missing or forgotten items. After the last day of school, unclaimed items will be donated to the Northwestern University Settlement House. 

School Supplies Now Available Through School-Pak

School supplies for the 2015-2016 school year are now available for purchase through School-Pak. School-Pak is a digital delivery service that offers parents the opportunity to buy all of their child's school supplies from one location. School-Pak will deliver school supplies to your child's classroom or directly to your home. 

School-Pak offers free shipping on all classroom deliveries as well as a 7% discount on home and classroom orders placed before June 10. School-Pak will not accept classroom delivery orders after June 10.

Parents ordering school supplies through School-Pak after June 10 have until July 12 to place their orders for home delivery. Orders placed during this time are not eligible for the 7% discount and additional shipping costs apply. 

School supplies can be ordered by visiting the Sears School-Pak website.
School-Pak will not accept any orders placed after July 12.

JSSPVA Committees Seek Volunteers

Several JSSPVA Committees are already planning for the 2015-16 school year and are in need of volunteers.

Family Fun Day


Mark your calendars for our Welcome Back Celebration on Tuesday, August 25 from 1-4pm. We need your help to make this event a success. Please help by signing up here to volunteer at the event. More details here. Questions please contact Paras Malhotra at parasm02@gmail.com or Katie Lauritzen at kglaurit@gmail.com.


Newcomer's Committee


The JSSPVA Newcomers Group welcomes new families to Sears.  If you're interested in serving as a host family for the upcoming academic year, please contact Meredith Daw at daw@uchicago.edu.  Hosts are invited to attend the Newcomers cocktail reception at the beginning of the school year.  Thank you for your interest! 


Room Parents


Interested in being a Room Parent for your child's class next year?  Sign up here and once class rosters are set in August you will be contacted to confirm interest and assigned to classrooms. For more information contact Melissa Anton at melissarlane@gmail.com or Kerry Judy at mouseobrien@yahoo.com.

2016 Benefit


No date or theme has been selected yet, but it takes many volunteers to make our largest fundraising event a success. If you want to help in big ways or small, there is a job for you. We welcome all who want to assist. Please contact Kelly Rainey at kelly.rainey@comcast.net or Angie Veber at aveber711@gmail.com to express your interest.


New Trier News


Monday, June 8- NT Board of Education Open Session Meeting; 7:30-10pm
Northfield Campus room C234

Monday, June 15- Summer School Begins

Thursday, June 18-How to Manage the College Search Process; 7:00-8:30pm
Cornog Auditorium/Northfield Students are welcome and encouraged to attend


Thursday, June 25- How to Navigate College Essays and Applications; 7:00-8:30pm Cornog Auditorium/Northfield Students are welcome and encouraged to attend


Wednesday, July 15- Physicals Due

Monday, August 10- Football Tryouts

Wednesday, August 12- All other Fall Sport Tryouts

Wednesday, August 19- First Day of 2015-2016 School Year