May 4, 2016
Coming Soon:

  • May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 14- Sears Has Heart Donor Party
  • May 16-20- PARCC Testing 3rd-8th Grade

Looking Ahead:
  • May 24-25- Spring Book Fair
  • May 27- Senior Field Day ( Rain Day May 26th)
  • May 30- No School
  • May 31- Late Arrival 9:20am
  • June 1- Junior Field Day ( Rain Day May 31)



Sears Has Heart

CHECK YOUR MAILBOX! BLOCK PARTY INVITATIONS were hand-delivered today to the home addresses of everyone who has donated to the Sears Has Heart Benefit Campaign!
If you donated and did not receive an invitation with wristbands, please contact Angie Veber at
If you still would like to attend on May 14, please donate!  Checks payable to JSSPVA, and accepted at the Sears School office.  Remember:  No donations will be accepted at the Block Party.

Spring Book Fair

The SPRING BOOK FAIR is just around the corner. The Fair will be loaded with paperbacks that align with Sears School Summer reading lists. So come stock up on books to last all Summer long!
The Spring Book Fair will be open in the LTC:
  • Tuesday, May 24th 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 25th 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Individual class schedules and summer reading lists will be sent home with students several days before the Fair.

Book Drive to Benefit Great Lakes Academy Charter School
When you visit the Spring Book Fair, please in bring your gently used books...
  • When: May 24th-June 3rd
  • Where: Look for bins in the Sears hallways...or...drop at Emily Tzur's house, 717 Roger Avenue
  • What:  Books for K-8th grade (please no adult books).
  • All books with be donated to Great Lakes Academy, a charter school on Chicago's Southeast side.  The school currently serves K-2nd grade and will add a grade each year. Your donation will help the school grow its lending library!

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!
And Weed or Work any Friday:
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
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