The second annual memorial bicycle ride and bicycle safety day was both wet and cold! Regardless, several teachers, administrators, parents, students and community members attended the event. Two Village Trustees were able to join us as well and we are grateful for their support. We were able to give away free helmets through the generous donations of the Evanston Bicycle Club, Evanston Subaru, Michael Silver & Co. as well as Advocate Health. We estimate that we were able to fit helmets for 125 kids (and adults). This was a great event, with a good turnout and something we hope to build upon in future years.Read More
This spring the Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center partnered with Open Communities to bring the Parent Mentor Program (PMP) to two Skokie Schools - Madison (69) & Devonshire (68). Their work was based off the Logan Square Neighborhood Association's (LSNA) model.
Each Parent Mentor was assigned to a classroom (not of their own child) where they were matched with a teacher and worked one-on-one and in small groups with children. There were ten parent mentors and one Coordinator at each school. Teachers got extra assistance, and children learned skills from these individuals. Additionally, teachers had the opportunity to learn about another culture and the parents got extra training and experience for their future endeavors. Past parent mentors in Logan Square have gone on to become teachers, namely through a program at Northeastern called Grow Your Own Teachers.
Parent Mentor Program leaders, mentors along with Madison teachers and administration recapped the program's successes and shared the slide show below at the District 69 School Board meeting on May 21st, 2013.
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- Go to http://camp69.eventbrite.com
- Click the orange “Attend” box for a session you want to attend.
- On the next page, click on the orange “Enter promotional code” (right under Ticket Information).
- Enter promotional code (for non-D69 staff, it is campd69guest) and click “Apply.”
- On the next page, click on the green “Register” box.
- Type in your information under “Your Information.” Use your work email address.
- You will receive a confirmation email shortly.Read More
A TOWN HALL MEETING
Thursday, April 4, 2013
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Niles North High School Auditorium
9800 N. Lawler, Skokie
Local school administrators, community service agencies, law enforcement officials
and others will answer your questions.
Results of the 2012 Social Norms Survey
Depression / Suicide Prevention / School Refusal: Niles North Student Assistance Program (SAP) Coordinator Anna Hamilton
Technology / Internet Usage: Sarah Migas, Illinois State's Attorney's Office
Drugs / Alcohol / Curfew: Niles West SAP Coordinator Karin Wick
Dating / Sex / Supervision: Lydia Tracy, Turning Point
Police-Related Matters: Commander Brian Baker and Detective John Long, Skokie Police Department
Healthy Kids / Healthy Communities, and Support for Middle School Students: Dr. Quintin Shepherd, District 69 Superintendent
Join us for an Information Fair and refreshments after the meeting
Lincoln Junior High