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District 65 Kindergarten: Open House – January 31 Attendance Area Schools (February 1 for Bessie Rhodes, February 2 for King Lab)


January 31, 2017   Attendance Area Schools (Click here to view the District 65 school directory.)
February 1, 2017   Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies (3701 Davis Street, Skokie)
February 2, 2017   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Fine Arts School (2424 Lake Street, Evanston)

All kindergarten open houses will be held at our schools and will begin at 7pm. Please note that District 65 has 10 attendance-area elementary schools (grades K-5) and two magnet schools (grades K-8). Click here to view District 65 attendance maps. Applications for magnet schools and programs are available from January 31, 2017-August 9, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. The application process is open only to registered students living within the District 65 attendance boundaries.

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Upcoming Kindergarten Play Dates

If you have a child starting kindergarten in a District 65 school, you will want to know about these upcoming play dates.

Dawes School PTA is hosting three kindergarten play dates this summer on the Dawes kindergarten playground. This is a great opportunity for families and children to get to know one another before the start of school. Dawes School is located at 440 Dodge Avenue. The play dates are scheduled from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on July 27th and August 24th.

Willard School PTA is hosting 5 kindergarten play dates this summer. Incoming kindergarten families are invited to meet their child(ren)’s future classmates and have fun playing at the park. The play dates also give parents a chance to get to know one another. Play dates are scheduled for Bent Park; Saturday, July 27th (10-11:30am) Willard Playground South; Thursday, August 8th (3:30-5pm) Bent Park; Thursday, August 22nd (4-5PM) Willard Playground South; Bent Park is on Central St and Cowper. Willard School is located at 2700 Hurd Ave.

Orrington Kindergarten Playground Dates at Noah’s Playground Incoming Orrington kindergarten families are welcome to come to Noah’s Playground near Lighthouse Beach to play and meet other kindergarten families. The PTA’s Kindergarten Transition Team will host these informal playground get-togethers on the following dates: July 28 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm, August 5 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm, August 24 from 10:00 – 11:30 am.

Washington Kindergarten Play Dates will be held on the Washington School kindergarten playground (914 Ashland Avenue at Main Street). Each play date is themed with a special feature of the Washington School community. Wednesday, July 31st is at 5p.m. with a theme yet to be determined. Friday Aug 23 at 5pm is the final play date and everyone will show their Washington Colors (please wear Green and Gold). This day features outside sidewalk decorating to prepare and welcome everyone on the first day of school. Finally, don’t forget to mark your calendar now for the Tuesday, August 20th new family orientation at Washington and the August 20-23 times to meet kindergarten teachers (see calendar or watch for more info coming soon).

The Dr. Martin Luther King Literary and Fine Arts School PTA has planned two Kindergarten/1st Grade Play Dates that will take place on Sat, Aug. 10th at 10am and Sun, Aug. 25th at 3pm at the King Arts Playground, 2424 Lake Street. This is an opportunity for kindergarten families to meet each other and talk with our “experienced” first graders and their families. We hope you can attend one or both and snacks will be served. For additional information, please contact the King Arts PTA at kingartspta@gmail.com.

For the most up-to-date information on District 65 events, see our calendar:http://evanstonfamilies.info/calendar/

Kindergarten Registration Dates – Feb. 26 – March 1

2013 Kindergarten Registration Dates by Attendance Area

February 26 (12-7pm) – Dawes, Oakton, Walker
February 27 (12-7pm) – Kingsley, Lincolnwood, Orrington, Willard
February 28 (12-7pm) – Dewey, Lincoln, Washington

All families must register at:
JEH Education Center
1500 McDaniel Avenue

If you are unable to attend on your school’s scheduled day, please visit JEH Education Center on Friday, March 1, from 7am – 11am or call 847-859-8065 to make arrangements to register your child.

More information at: http://www.district65.net/parentsandstudents/registration

District 65: Kindergarten Info Nights – Jan. 15-17

Kindergarten Information Nights for families of children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1st will be held at JEH Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Avenue. For more information, contact the Information Services Department at 847 859-8308 or 847 859-8065.

January 15th at 6:00 p.m. – Dawes, Oakton, Walker attendance areas

Wednesday, January 16th at 6:00 p.m. – Kingsley, Orrington, Lincolnwood or Willard attendance areas.

Thursday, January 17th at 6:00 p.m. – Dewey, Lincoln or Washington attendance areas.

Tuesday, January 29th at 7:00 p.m. – Local attendance area schools. School phone numbers are available on the web at http://www.district65.net/Schools.

Wednesday, January 30th at 7:00 p.m. King Lab Magnet School, 2424 Lake Street, Evanston. For more information, contact King Lab School at 847 859-8500.

Thursday, January 31st at 7:00 p.m. – Bessie Rhodes Magnet School, 3701 Davis Street, Skokie. For more information, contact Bessie Rhodes School at 847 859-8440.