D65 calendar changes to make up lost days of instruction


Due to inclement weather during the month of January, Evanston/Skokie School District 65 schools and centers were closed for a total of (4) days. In order to make up these lost days of instruction, as required by the Illinois School Code, the following dates have been scheduled as make-up days:

Monday, March 3, 2014 – Full Day of School (This was originally scheduled as a non-attendance day in observance of Casimir Pulaski Day; however, following a Public Hearing held on Monday, February 3, 2014, the Board of Education voted to make this a full-day of instruction.)
Friday, June 6, 2014 – Full Day of School
   Monday, June 9, 2014 – Full Day of School
   Tuesday, June 10, 2014 – Full Day of School (Last Day of Instruction)

Graduation Information
Graduation dates/times for District 65 schools are as follows:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

10:00AM         Park School District 65
1:00PM          Rice Children’s Center
4:00PM          King Arts
5:00PM          Nichols (at ETHS)
6:00PM          Dr. Bessie Rhodes
7:00PM          Chute

Thursday, June 5, 2014

5:00PM          Haven (at ETHS)

If you have any questions concerning graduation, please contact your child’s school directly. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

D65/PTA Council Reading and Language Arts Curriculum Forum

Wednesday, January 29th, 7 – 8:30 pm
Haven Middle School

What are the standards, expectations and instructional approaches to teaching reading and writing in D65? How does the literacy curriculum consistently and systematically build upon each grade and what supports are in place for all learners? Come learn the answer to these and other questions you may have about D65’s Reading and Language Arts curriculum next Wednesday evening, January 29th at 7 p.m. at Haven Middle School.

The evening will begin with a brief presentation about the elementary and middle school Reading and Language Arts curriculum by Demetra Disotuar, D65 Literacy coordinator. Several elementary and middle school Literature/Language Arts teachers will also be present. 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 the other upcoming subject specific curriculum forums this year

Tuesday, 2/25 – Science, Dewey Elementary School
Wednesday, 3/26 – Social Studies, Willard Elementary School

Talent Show news

Since school is canceled there will be no talent show rehearsal after school today in the Dawes Auditorium. Unfortunately our only talent show rehearsal will be on Tuesday, February 4th starting immediately after school in the Dawes auditorium. Any talent show participants must attend this rehearsal (parents do not need to attend). Please make sure you child brings any music they will be using for the show on a CD to the rehearsal. Due to incredible interest, all acts will be limited to two minutes.

Sorry for the inconvenience of only one rehearsal date!
Looking forward to a great show!
Any questions, Rika Soodek – rikasoodek@comcast.net or Shannon Lang – shalizhilang@yahoo.com

A Satisfying Volunteer Experience at ESCCA

Dear friends,

It’s that time (again) for a Dawes assigned serve day for ESCCA. This Saturday from 9:15 am until 11:15 am at the district building at 1500 McDaniel.

It really is a satisfying volunteer experience to help some of District 65’s low-income go home with a full wardrobe.

Please let me know if you will be able to join me.

Many thanks!

Taal (taalhaslo@gmail.com)

District 65 schools and centers closed on Monday, January 27

Dear Parents and Guardians,

District 65 schools and centers will be closed on Monday, January 27, due to the predicted extreme cold. The decision was made with the safety of students and staff in mind.

Please expect further communications on Monday in reference to the opening or closing of school on Tuesday.


Barbara Hiller
Chief Administrative Officer

Estimados padres de familia y tutores,

Las escuelas y centros de actividades del Distrito 65 estarán cerrados el lunes 27 de enero debido al frío extremo que se ha pronosticado. La decisión se tomó pensando en la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y de nuestro personal.

Por favor, esperen más notificaciones el día lunes con respecto al cierre o apertura de escuelas para el día martes.


Barbara Hiller
Directora Ejecutiva