Dawes Carnival, June 6th

Dawes CARNIVAL
Friday, June 6, 5:30 to 8 pm

Attractions:
Book Store Table, Spirit-wear Table, Teacher Raffle, Face Painting, Calligraphy, Fortune Teller, Cake Walk, Games, Jump Houses, Rockets AND MORE!

Prices:
Wristbands -$10
12 tickets – $10
6 tickets – $5

Mexican Place = 8 tickets
Hot Dog or Chicken Wing Meal = 4 tickets

There’s still time to sign up to volunteer! If you volunteer 30 minutes of your time, you will receive one wristband. We still need volunteers
To sign up, go to: 

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0B44A4AB2EA2FC1-dawes

SET UP

4:30PM – 5:00PM  (5) NEED: 2

5:00PM – 5:30PM  (5) NEED: 2

CASHIER  We will need more cashiers during the peak times, 6-6:30, 6:30-7, 7 to 7:30. We will be fine with fewer than 4 at the other times.

5:30PM – 6:00PM  (6) NEED: 2

6:00PM – 6:30PM  (6) all slots filled

6:30PM – 7:00PM  (6) all slots filled

7:00PM – 7:30PM  (6) all slots filled

7:30PM – 8:00PM  (6) NEED: 5

VOLUNTEER TABLE  Help coordinate the volunteers

5:30PM – 6:00PM  (2) NEED: 2

6:00PM – 6:30PM  (2) NEED: 2

6:30PM – 7:00PM  (2) NEED: 2

7:00PM – 7:30PM  (2) NEED: 2

GAMES

5:30PM – 6:00PM  (4) all slots filled

6:00PM – 6:30PM  (4) NEED: 3

6:30PM – 7:00PM  (4) NEED: 3

7:00PM – 7:30PM  (4) NEED: 3

7:30PM – 8:00PM  (4) NEED: 3

BOOK STORE TABLE

5:30PM – 6:00PM  (2) all slots filled

6:00PM – 6:30PM  (2)  all slots filled

6:30PM – 7:00PM  (2)  all slots filled

7:00PM – 7:30PM  (2) NEED: 1

7:30PM – 8:00PM  (2) NEED: 2

CLEAN UP

8:00PM – 8:30PM  (5) NEED: 2

Honor-a-Teacher!!

Honor-a-Teacher!! May 5-9 is National Teacher Appreciation Week and Foundation 65 is providing a great way to say thank you to your teacher and support innovative literacy and arts programs at the same time. With an Honor-a-Teacher donation to Foundation 65, you can recognize your child(ren)’s favorite teacher, staff or administrator. Each teacher who is honored will receive a congratulatory card from F65 including the name of the donor, and the teacher will be recognized in the Foundation 65 annual report. Look for a flyer from your school, or visit www.foundation65.org for more information. Teachers will get their card the week of May 5-9, if donations are received by April 28th.

“Honra a un/a maestro/a!” Del 05 al 9 de mayo se celebrará la Semana Nacional de Apreciación al Maestro. La Fundación 65 está proporcionando una manera de darle las gracias a su maestro/a y al mismo tiempo, apoyar a los programas de alfabetización y los programas de arte. Con una donación de “Honra-a un/una-maestro/a de la Fundación 65, se puede reconocer al maestro/a, al personal educativo o al administrador favorito de su hijo/a. Cada maestro/a que recibe este honor recibirá una tarjeta de felicitación de la Fundación y del donante, y tambíen,el maestro será reconocido en el informe anual de la Fundación 65. Busque un volante en su escuela o visite www.foundation65.org para más información. Las donaciones serán recibidas antes del 28 de abril. Los maestros recibirán su tarjeta durante la semana del 5 al 9 de mayo.

Multicultural Night

Celebrating the Diversity of our student population

Record-Breaking Participation at Dawes Multicultural Night 2014! On March 19th, the gymnasium was packed with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of 25 cultures from Pan-Africa to Wales.  It was such an extraordinary turn out this year – we just have to thank all of the Dawes community members who shared their heritage by hosting a booth: Kellee and Chyanne Evans (Pan Africa); Katee Evans (Belize); Aguirre family (Chile); Karen and Molly Davis (China); Niño family (Colombia); Pallier-Holland and Hoather families (England); Reiniger-Vest family (Germany); Kofi Anaman (Ghana); Escobar family (Guatamala); Myrna and Honor Weinman (Haiti); Grodzin family (Israel); Daly-Short family (Italy); Sutherland family (Jamaica and Lebanon); Rika Seito and Yumi Hasselbring (Japan); Jimenez, Tamayo, Patino, Canchola and Gomez families (Mexico); Dadny Linutia (Peru); Campbell-Spies and Magno families (Philippines); Ziolkowski family (Poland); Kulke-Wilson family (Rural U.S.); Anna Kovalenko and Alisa Kondratyev (Russia); Kennedy Shenberg (Scotland); Heffernan and Hovland families (Sweden); Lisa Martinez (Ukraine) and Marie Ney (Wales). Don’t see your family’s country of origin represented?  Encourage your student take the lead in planning a culture booth display for next year. It’s a fun way to research their heritage, and share what makes their family special with classmates and teachers. Students, equipped with passports to the world, learned origami in Japan, saw their name written in Hebrew in Israel, colored Easter eggs in the Ukraine, learned a traditional hat game in Peru, and of course tasted foods and beverages from around the globe. We capped off the evening with ethnic music and dancing in the auditorium. Dawes students brought down the house with a Russian dance they learned in the Blaze the Floor after school program, and class instructor Roman got the whole joint jumping with some cool choreography and irresistible beats. Guest artists from Evanston Escola De Samba shared their passion for Brazilian samba music with their 20 plus member drum line, and let the students try out their instruments on the stage. A heartfelt thanks to the many volunteers who helped plan, cook, set up and share family dishes, art, and traditions. It was a joyous, delicious, eye-opening evening as we got to discover and appreciate our differences and similarities. The Multicultural Night Team  Kathy Adams, Bill Campbell, Rina Campbell, Sophie Carlisle, Beth Grodzin, Chad Kingsbury and Stephanie Kulke

Get in Action with FAN in Evanston! Be a part of it!

FAMILY ACTION NETWORK (FAN) is coming to Evanston! And you can be a part of it! Tuesday, March 4th, 7:00pm, ETHS, W124

Family Action Network (FAN) has been bringing nationally recognized leaders in education and social emotional learning to New Trier Township for over 30 years and is now expanding to Evanston! D202 and D65 recently became annual sponsors and FAN has already scheduled two speakers for Evanston this school year. Their goal is to connect, educate and inspire parents, educators and professionals.

We have invited Lonnie Stonitsch, Program Chair for FAN, to attend the ETHS Parents Engaged meeting,Tuesday, March 4th, 7:00pm, ETHS room W124, to share her passion for FAN and vision for the Evanston community. She is eager to learn more about the Evanston schools, the Evanston community, and what parents, teachers and administrators want for future programming. Bring your ideas.

The FAN presentations can help create community and provide a shared language to connect schools and parents. Last year, there were over 9,000 attendees at FAN presentations at New Trier. We want to fill the ETHS auditorium!

Please join us on March 4th to learn more.

All Programs: http://www.familyactionnetwork.net

All Programs are also on our website.

Homework Focus Group

Our last homework focus group will be Tuesday 2/25 from 5:15 to 5:45 in the Dawes library. Coming to school anyway for LEGO club or after-school care pick-up?

Stay for 30 minutes and share how homework works for your family. The School Improvement Team wants to hear from YOU as we create homework guidelines for Dawes School.

Events and Opportunities

Below please find events and opportunities you may be interested in. Note particular locations for the events as they are offered by different schools and organizations.
The events are:
1. Science Curriculum Forum this Tuesday the 25th at Dewey School
2. Help preadolescent children make healthy decisions, this Tuesday the 25th at Washington School
3. “Head Games”: A Youth Sports Concussion film, this Wednesday at Evanston Public Library
4. FAMILY ACTION NETWORK (FAN) is coming to Evanston! Tuesday, March 4th, 7:00 pm, ETHS, W124

  MORE BELOW:  


What are the standards, expectations and instructional approaches to teaching science in D65?
How does the science curriculum consistently and systematically build upon each grade?
How is technology being integrated into science instruction?
How will D65 curriculum align with the Next Generation Science Standards?

Come learn the answer to these and other questions you may have about D65’s science curriculum this Tuesday evening!

Science Curriculum Forum
Tuesday, February 25
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Please note the location: Dewey Elementary School
1551 Wesley Avenue, Evanston

The evening will begin with a brief presentation about the elementary and middle school science curriculum by Melanie Mudarth, D65 Science Curriculum Facilitator. There will be ample time devoted to questions and discussion. The PTA Council is jointly sponsoring this event with D65. The forum is intended for all district parents and community members interested in learning more about D65 curriculum.

Mark your calendars for our last curriculum forum this year – Wednesday, 3/26, Social Studies, Willard Elementary School.



Washington School PTA presents “How to Talk to Your Kids about Sensitive Topics” this Tuesday, February. 25th, 7-8:30 pm in the Washington School library.

Our preadolescents will be facing big changes in the coming months and years! Research shows that we can have a significant and positive influence on our kids as they navigate tough situations. Adults who are prepared with good strategies and helpful information can help their children make healthy decisions.

Join us as our presenter introduces us to the world of preteens, the challenges they face, and their social, emotional and physical development. We’ll learn plenty of helpful strategies for how to talk with our kids, set limits, and support them as they grow.

This is the 3rd of four sessions in the series, “Raising Preadolescents: What’s Ahead and How to Talk About It”. Spanish interpretation and childcare will be provided.


“Head Games”: A Youth Sports Concussion Film

On Wednesday, February 26, at 7 pm, the Evanston Public Library will present Steve James’ Head Games, a revealing documentary about the “concussion crisis” in American sports. 

Gail Rosseau, M.D., a neurosurgeon at NorthShore University Health System, will lead a discussion after the film including the topics of head trauma prevention, the importance of team sports, and the latest science behind the causes and effects of concussions. Dr. Rosseau is the daughter, wife, and mother of football players. She is on the board of directors of USA Football and of Think First, the international head and spine injury prevention program.

Open to all ages. Free. Please register to attend.


FAMILY ACTION NETWORK (FAN) is coming to Evanston! And you can be a part of it! Tuesday, March 4th, 7:00pm, ETHS, W124

Family Action Network (FAN) has been bringing nationally recognized leaders in education and social emotional learning to New Trier Township for over 30 years and is now expanding to Evanston!  D202 and D65 recently became annual sponsors and FAN has already scheduled two speakers for Evanston this school year.  Their goal is to connect, educate and inspire parents, educators and professionals.

We have invited Lonnie Stonitsch, Program Chair for FAN, to attend the ETHS Parents Engaged meeting, Tuesday, March 4th, 7:00pm, ETHS room W124, to share her passion for FAN and vision for the Evanston community. She is eager to learn more about the Evanston schools, the Evanston community, and what parents, teachers and administrators want for future programming.  Bring your ideas.

The FAN presentations can help create community and provide a shared language to connect schools and parents. Last year, there were over 9,000 attendees at FAN presentations at New Trier. We want to fill the ETHS auditorium!

Please join us on March 4th to learn more.