Monday, September 14th Board Finance Committee Meeting at the JEH Education Center,

1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston, IL

.  Members of the public are welcome and invited to attend.  A copy of the agenda and e-packet are available on the district’s web site www.district65.net

Thursday, September 17th is the meeting of the Evanston/Skokie Council of PTAs. The Evanston/Skokie Council of PTAs is the umbrella association for all school PTAs and PTSAs in the area served by School Districts 65 and 202. Council member schools include elementary, middle, and magnet schools; Park School and Evanston Township High School. Representatives from all the D65 schools and ETHS are welcome to participate.  Many schools appoint one or more PTA Council representatives and PTA Presidents are also encouraged to attend. Meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of every month from in the board room of the Joseph E. Hill Education Center

1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston

.  For more information, visit www.ptacouncil.org

Monday, September 21st
– The public session of the District 65 Regular monthly Board of Education meeting will commence in the Board Room of the JEH Education Center,

1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston

.  A public hearing on the District 65 2009-10 budget will be held be held at the beginning of the meeting.  The budget is scheduled for adoption later in the meeting.  Live broadcast of the meeting is on Channel 19 on Evanston Cable (for Comcast subscribers) and Channel 26 in Skokie. The agenda and meeting materials will be posted to the D65 web site www.district65.net prior to the meeting. For more information call 847 859-8067.

Tuesday, September 22nd
at 8:30 a.m. – Pursuant to Special Education Services for Parentally Placed Private School Children with Disabilities, IDEIA 2004 Section 612, Evanston/Skokie District 65 and Evanston Township High School District 202 will hold a meeting to discuss plans for providing special education services for students with disabilities who attend private schools and home schools within the district for the 2009-10 school year.  This information will focus on Response to Intervention (RTI) practices.  Evanston/Skokie District 65 families of home-school children who have been or may be identified with a disability are urged to attend.  The meeting will be held at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center, Board Room,

1500 McDaniel Ave.

   For more information, contact Ms. Canel in the District 65 Special Services Department at (847) 859-8090.

Wednesday, September 23rd at
Let’s Talk About It – Youth Depression & Suicide, a community discussion about youth depression and suicide sponsored by D65 and the Mental Health Association of North Shore. This event will be held at Chute Middle School,

1400 Oakton Street, Evanston

. For more info call 847 859-8099. 

ESCCA launches a new website
Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association (ESCCA) is an all-volunteer organization located at

1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston

. They provide school clothing for District 65 children in need.  Their services are available to all K-8th grade children in Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools. To learn more about their programs, referral procedures, how to access service, hours of operation and how you can help, visit them on the web at www.escca.org 


Lincoln Elementary School
Tuesday, September 15th   Lincoln School PTA forum.  Lincoln School families are invited to this kick-off meeting where Principal McDermott will talk about a new approach to Special Education in District 65 and families will learn about differentiated instructon from Suzanne Farrand, District 65’s Curriculum Coordinator. Babysitting will be provided. Lincoln School is located at

910 Forest Avenue, Evanston

. For more information, call the school at 847 859-8970.


Oakton Elementary School
Tuesday, September 22nd Oakton School PTA meeting. Oakton school families are invited to this first PTA meeting of the year. Come to learn about the important plans the PTA has for the school year. Lights snacks will be provided. Oakton School is located at

436 Ridge Avenue, Evanston

. For more information, call the school at 847 859-8800.

Washington Elementary School
Saturday, September 12th Washington School‘s annual Wellness Walk/Family Fun Run will be held on the school field and playground area (914 Ashland Avenue, Evanston). This annual event, organized by Washington school physical education teachers and sponsored by the PTA, is held to promote wellness and physical activity.  Families, friends, and teachers are encouraged to participate to build community and healthy lifestyles. People can participate at their own level and choose to walk or run.  When participants finish there will be healthy snacks and water provided by Washington School‘s PTA. The event’s goal is to get people moving and eating healthy, while having fun as they improve their fitness and wellness. For more information, call Washington School at 847 859-8180.