New Superintendent Announced - Please join us in welcoming our new D62 Superintendent, Dr. Floyd E. Williams, Jr., who will replace Dr. Jane Westerhold who will be retiring on June 30, 2016. Dr. Williams has been a teacher and principal at the elementary, middle and high school levels in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His latest assignment of Assistant Superintendent was with the Kenosha Unified School District, which enrolls about 22,000 students. Dr. Williams is married with two children and his family will be relocating to the northwest suburbs prior to his July 1, 2016 start date.
Valentine's Dance - Join the PTO for the first-ever Valentine's Family Dance on Friday, February 12 from 6 - 8 p.m. At this event you will enjoy line dancing (strut your stuff with the Macarana, Electric Slide, and other favorites), group games, crafts, flower-grams, a photo booth, and a sweets table. Admission is only $5 per family. We hope to see you there!
Boogie Nights - We hope you can join us on Friday, February 19 at Cafe La Cave for this fun event supporting the District 62 Foundation. All proceeds are used to enhance educational opportunities for our children. Click here for more information and to register. If you can not attend the event but would like to donate to the silent auction, please email Mrs. Murphy at email@example.com.
Common Sense Media - This year District 62 has entered into a partnership with Common Sense Media. This organization is a non-profit, with the mission of helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Their website includes a wealth of information about current movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. There is a tab on their site called “Parent Concerns,” with articles and blogs about such timely topics as: screen time, cyber bullying, internet safety, social media, cell phone usage, violence in the media, etc. If families want to create an account to get emails from Common Sense Media, that is each family’s choice, but one doesn’t need a sign-in to access any of the materials. The general site’s address is: https://www.commonsensemedia.org. Otherwise, click here for a sample parent information blog article.
PTO Meeting Reminder - We hope to see you at the PTO Meeting next Tuesday, February 2 at 6:15 p.m. in the LMC. If you've been wanting to get more involved, please join us. We'll be discussing some upcoming PTO events like the Spring Fling and the Valentine's Family Dance.