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
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.