Dawes Book Fair During Conferences

A Book Fair will be held during conferences on Tuesday, October 21st and Wednesday, October 22nd in the Dawes Library.  The Book Fair benefits all Dawes students by raising money to purchase books for the Dawes Library and the Dawes Bookstore. In order for the Book Fair to be successful, we need a lot of help from volunteers. We are looking for volunteers to help with the following:

  • Set up the Book Fair after school this Wednesday, October 15th starting at 3:35.
  • Staff the Book Fair from 3:30-4:30 on Tuesday, October 21st
  • Staff the Book Fair during one of the following slots on Wednesday, October 22nd:
    • 3:30-4:40
    • 4:30-5:30
    • 5:30-6:30
    • 6:30-7:30
    • 7:30 onward help pack up Book Fair

If you can help with any of the above slots, please contact Sue Jicha at jichas@district65.net or Rika Soodek at rikasoodek@comcast.net.

Thank you!

Dawes Chess Club – Club de Ajedrez

Do you love to play chess? Do you want to learn how to play or improve your skills? Join the Dawes Chess Club!

Chess Club meets from 8:00 am to 8:50 am on Friday mornings through May 22nd, 2015 (on all Fridays that school is in session). The fee is $100 for the year. The Club is open to players in 1st through 5th grade and is led by a professional Chess Coach and parent volunteers.

¿Te gusta jugar ajedrez? ¿Quieres aprender como jugar o mejorar tus habilidades? Unirse al Club de Ajedrez de Dawes!

El Club se reúne a las 8:00 – 8:50 de la mañana cada Viernes hasta el 22 de Mayo, 2015 (cada viernes durante el año escolar, empezando el 3 de Octubre). El costo es $100.00 por el ano. El Club es para jugadores en 1 – 5 grado y está dirigido por un entrenador de ajedrez profesional y padres voluntarios.

Click here for more information – más información.

Thank you!

The PTA would like to thank offer sincere thanks to the following individuals:

Thank you to Merilee Aguirre, Tricia Nameth-Rich, Sophie Carlisle, Shannon Lang and Jennifer Fry for their wonderful work with ESCCA (Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association).

Thank you/Gracias to Ana Maria Campos, Yolanda Garcia, Veronica Casteneda, Maria B. Garcia, Kathy Fowler, Airan Wright, Leticia Soto and Maria Amadi for taking part in the first principal’s coffee / por participar en el primer café de la directora.

And, thank you to Jeanine Brownell, Lisa Kammerer and Sarajane Giles for doing a great job teaching the garden classes.

We appreciate your time and effort!

Looking for reading tutors

Consider becoming a District 65 Everybody Reads Fluency Tutor at Dawes school or another school in District 65.  Volunteer tutors are matched with 2nd-5th grade classrooms.  You volunteer for one hour throughout the school year either once or twice a week.   Fluency is linked to improved reading comprehension and vocabulary.   Attend ONE training session at the District Building, 1500 Mc Daniel St, on Tuesday, September 30th  from 1-3 PM OR Thursday 10/2 from 7-9 PM. Questions or to RSVP, contact Michelle Mehlis at fluencytutors@district65.net or 847-971-3856 or Rika Soodek at rikasoodek@comcast.net.

¡Necesitamos tutores de fluidez en Español! Trabaja en las aulas de TWI apoyando la fluidez de lectura de los estudiantes en español. Por favor, considere ofrecerse como voluntario para 1 o 2 horas semanales empezando en octubre hasta mayo. La capacitación se llevará a cabo en español el miércoles, 8 de octubre a las 9:30 AM en la Sala 30 de la Escuela Primaria Washington, 914 Ashland. Si ese tiempo no funciona, también invitamos a venir a una de las sesiones de entrenamiento el 30 de septiembre (1-3 PM) o 02 de octubre (7-9 PM) que se imparte en Inglés con traduccion disponible. Por favor, reserve un lugar poniéndose en contacto con Michelle Mehlis al 847-971-3856.

Ice cream social thank you

The PTA would like to say a huge thank you to all the families who came out for pizza and ice cream on Thursday, despite the cooler weather.

And, a huge thank you to the following parents for organizing the evening and scooping ice cream: Tricia Nameth Rich, Pam Epley, Sophie Carlisle, Christine Duffy-Levy, Merilee Aguirre, Tanya Lindo, Lisa Kammerer, Joe Moreno, Mike Hovland, John Curnyn, Kathy Roller, Anya Fiedler and Ariane Heffernan.

And, thanks to the following students for their help: Walker, Jakob, Morgan and Jackson.