December 2, 2015
Coming Soon:
  • December 5- New Trier Entrance Exam
  • December 7-11- MAP Testing (2nd-8th Grade)
  • December 15- JSSPVA Board Meeting
Looking Ahead:
  • December 21-January 1- No School
  • January 4- Late Start
  • January 12- JSSPVA Board Meeting
  • January 13- New Student Picture Day

Lost and Found

Lost & Found will be donated to charity over winter break. ALL lost & found clothing and items will be cleared out over the winter break and donated to the Northwestern Settlement House. We have LOTS of sweaters, shirts and lunch bags. Lost and Found is now located in the alcove at the bottom of the stairs that connects The Link and basement-drop in any time to browse. Please note, if any clothes or other items have been labelled they are set aside from the unidentified items and you will receive notice to come pick up. Contact the Lost & Found Ladies with questions: Julianna Harris or Cathy Sheehan

8th Grade Service Project-Please put the gifts under the tree! 

If your child pulled a heart from the giving trees, please return the gift to the trees with the heart attached by THIS FRIDAY. The 8th graders will take the gifts to Refugee One on December 7th and wrap them and also prepare a holiday party for the refugees.  Any questions can be directed to Leslie Holling ( and Jenni Davidson

Thanks to all the Sears families who have supported the 8th graders service learning and have given so generously to Refugee One.  

Easy Ways to Help Sears...

Just in time for holiday shopping, the JSSPVA has established a few ways to effortlessly raise funds and support Sears even more.  Please find ways you can help below.

Amazon Smile
Operated by Amazon, this website lets customers enjoy the same selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as while contributing 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the JSSPVA.  To participate, simply visit and select Joseph Sears School Parent Volunteer Association as your charitable organization. Your shopping experience will be identical to  Bookmark and help us start earning today!

Do you have a Target Red Card?  Sign in at, scroll down to "Take Charge of Education" and select Joseph Sears Elementary School as your school of choice to receive 1% of all purchases.

For more detailed information, please click here .

Holiday shopping at Mightynest! Joseph Sears School families and friends shop Mightynest any time and 15% of all purchases will benefit Joseph Sears School Outdoor Classroom.
How? Shop online at Choose "Joseph Sears School" when you check out. Or visit their warehouse at 2112 Jackson Avenue,Evanston (behind Walgreens, off of Green Bay Road).
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 go to

Sears Cafe

It's not too late to order Marla's Brown Bag lunches!!  Please click to place your order. Marla's Brown Bag Lunch Order