April 20, 2016
Coming Soon:
  • April 22-23- 8th Grade Play
  • April 25- Late Start 9:20am
  • April 25-29- MAP Testing
  • April 25-29- Earth Week Celebration

Looking Ahead:
  • May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 14- Sears Has Heart Donor Party


Sears Has Heart- Time is Running Out to be Invited!

The Sears Has Heart Donor Block Party is May 14th, 7pm-11pm. We will celebrate our fantastic school and our community-- but you can't join us until you GIVE!  Gifts of any size will get admission for 2 to the party on May 14. 

Please make checks payable to the JSSPVA and mail/drop off to Sears School, Attention Benefit Chairs. Checks must be received by May 1. Money can not be accepted at the party due to the Illinois Liquor Commission Regulation.

Any questions, please contact Angie Veber at aveber711@gmail.com. 

Alliance for Early Childhood

The Alliance Teacher Tribute!  Is there an especially wonderful teacher who has nurtured your child this year?  Please consider honoring an outstanding educator with a Teacher Tribute.  To make a Tribute, click on this Teacher Tribute Flier 
For more information, click here! 
Field Day: Mark Your Calendars!

The Dates:

Senior Field Day (grades 5-8)
Friday, May 27

Junior Field Day (grades 1-4)
Wednesday, June 1

The Details:

Senior Field Day will start at school in the kid's homeroom/advisory with a party! This party will include an assortment of breakfast food, a shirt for tshirt signing, face painting and banner creation for the banner competition. A pep rally proceeds the party and then the games begin! 

Junior Field Day begins after lunch. During lunchtime, the kids will stay at school and have a party in their homerooms to eat lunch, make spirit bracelets, enjoy t-shirt signing, face painting and fun!

More details to follow so stay tuned.
Volunteer in the Outdoor Classroom this Spring:
See Sign Up Genius for Volunteer opportunities:
Save the dates: week 5/30 - May 31-June 3, 8:30am-3:15pm - garden week programming - K-7-additional assistance TBA!
Join us on Earth Day, Friday 4/22 at 11:00 am to weed in the outdoor classroom!
Celebrate Earth Day by digging in the earth! Tools and gloves provided. Bring a friend.
And Weed or Work any Friday:
April 29 - 1:00*
May 6 - 11:00
May 13 - 11:00
May 20 - 1:15-3:15 help with 4th grade summer plant or weed*
May 27 - 11:00
*note different time!
Thank you for participating in the Trex Plastic Bag Challenge
So far we were able to collect 60 lbs. which diverted that much plastic from our landfills. We have until the end of this month to participate, so please make one last effort to bring in all your bags by April 22nd!
Our plastic bags will be turned into birdhouses, benches, decks, fences, garden furniture etc.Here's an interesting fact: the average 100-linear foot Trex composite fence contains 140,000 recycled plastic bags! That makes Trex one of the largest plastic bag recyclers in the U.S. You can see a birdhouse that Sears got for earlier participation in the Challenge hanging in the outdoor classroom.
We hope you will participate next year when we kick off again on America Recycles Day in November. Meanwhile you can take your bags to the recycling bins at Jewel Osco, Target and other local stores. Thank you again for your support.
Earth Week
Sears will celebrate Earth Week during the week of April 25th.
This will be a Walk & Bike to school week, so please encourage your children to have a positive impact on the environment by walking or biking.
Remember to pack Waste Free Lunches if you aren't already doing so.
It will also be our last week of participation in the Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge - bring in all those plastic bags to be recycled!
Former Sears student Stella Cook (now a freshman at New Trier) will come to Sears on Monday to give a presentation to all students about what each one of us can do to be environmentally more responsible.
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

JSSPVA | 542 Abbotsford Road | Kenilworth | IL | 60043