January 20, 2016
Coming Soon:
  • January 21- Chess Tournament
  • January 27- FAN Event "PRESENCE, Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges"
  • January 29- Scamper

Looking Ahead:
  • February 8-9- Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • February 9- New Student Picture Day
  • Febraury 22-26- Ability Awareness Week
  • February 26- New Trier Winter Carnival 5:30-9:00pm, New Trier East Campus

Chess Club

The second session for Chess Club starts February 2nd and the registration deadline is January 25th. It is open to all 1st-8th graders and kindergarteners with previous experience. Registration Forms are here! 

The chess tournament is January 21st. For more information click here

Creative Dramatics

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders... Creativity and spontaneity are at the heart of this action packed improv class. In each class participants engage in improvised scenarios, creative movements, vocal training and character creation. For more information and to register, please click here. Registration closes January 25th. 

Lost and Found

Please label all items going to school. There are many mittens, gloves and hats turning up lost each day. It makes for a speedier return when the items have names on them! 

FAN Event

"PRESENCE, Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges" is sponsored by the Family Action Network (FAN). Amy Cuddy, Ph.D. will be speaking about her new book in which she explains the science underlying power poses and many other fascinating body-mind effects. She teaches how to use this science to become self-assured in life's most challenging moments. 

The event will take place on Wednesday, January 27th at 7:00pm in the Cornog Auditorium on the New Trier West campus.

Sears Has Heart

SEARS families are showing their HEARTS!!  Grade-level service projects have been selected and planning is underway.  Over the coming months, your children will participate in a heart-felt service project that will make a difference in someone's life.  A huge thank you to those volunteers who are making this happen.  We could not do it without you! Now that our children are giving of themselves, let's not forget to give to our school!  Remember the goal of SEARS HAS HEART is to reach 100% participation from our Sears families.  We are pleased with our progress so far, but we need your help to make it to 100%! Check the table below for your grade level(s) to see how we are doing.  Every little bit counts!  Please contact Angie Veber, aveber711@gmail.com, with any questions.

Percentage of Grade Participating30%15%22%27%31%23%24%14%30%23%
TOTAL in Grade10394551525766437157
TOTAL Donated36101416131662113


Sears participates in the Trex Plastic Bag Challenge

Until April 2016 the Environmental Subcommittee is collecting plastic bags for recycling. Together with other area schools Sears is participating in the Trex Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge again where we've previously won two bird houses made from recycled materials that hang in the outdoor classroom. Please have your child bring in your plastic bags for collection. Recycling bins are in the following locations:

1. outside Mrs. Saxton's room -Jr high

2. outside the multipurpose room-K-1st

3. outside the 5th grade-Mrs. Lehsinski's room

For more information visit:

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