Middlefork School (K-3)

OFFICE HOURS
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
847-881-9505

SCHOOL DAY 
8:25 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. (K)
8:25 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1st, 2nd)
8:25 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. (3rd) 


MIDDLEFORK SCHOOL NEWS

Dr.Greene's Back-to-School Letter 2018


CLASS PLACEMENT FOR 2019-2020 A letter from Dr. Greene detailing our class placement process went home in backpacks on Friday, March 8. A copy can also be downloaded here. 2019-20 Class Placement Letter.pdf

3RD GRADE BIKE SAFETY runs from April 12-18. Upon completion of their course, 3rd graders may begin riding their bicycles to school on Monday, April 22.  For complete details, download the Bike Safety flyernew 2019 Bikesafetyinfopermission.pdf

SPRING CHESS STARTS APRIL 5th!
Download the registration form here. New players are always welcome.  Middlefork Chess 2019 
3rd GRADE STANDARDIZED TESTING:
The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) replaces the PARCC test as this year’s state-mandated achievement test. 3rd graders will test Monday through Friday (one test/day) during the week of April 8.

BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION DRIVE
continues at Middlefork School! Thanks to your contributions and the coordinated efforts of parent volunteers Trish Andrew and Steve Tomlinson, we recently received a check for $160.00! We are working with our students to decide how to put the money to good use. One idea is to create something memorable to be placed in our renovated library or Makerspace next school year. Another is to put it toward a service project of the Dedicated Dolphins. So please don’t stop clipping and sending Boxtops in! They adorn hundreds of products, a list of which can be viewed at https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products

SPRINGTIME DATES FOR MIDDLEFORK FAMILIES:

April 8-12: 3rd grade state testing (make-up testing the w/o 4/15)

April 11: 1st Grade Portfolio Night, 6:30 p.m.

April 15-18: 3rd Grade Bike Safety Week

April 16: Author Visit

April 25: Volunteer Assembly @ 9:30 a.m.

May 1: 2nd Grade Portfolio Night, 6:30 p.m.

May 8: 3rd Grade Portfolio Night, 7:00 p.m.

May 15: Kindergarten Visitation

May 23: Spring Sing

May 24: 3rd to 4th Transition Day (a.m.)

May 29: Kinder Portfolio Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.

May 30: Field Day (May 31 = rain date)

June 7: 3rd grade graduation (9:00 a.m.)


LUNCHES FOR THE HOMELESS: Thank you in advance for supporting this ongoing lunch program at the First Baptist Church of Evanston. There are six donation dates in all, with each grade level assigned four dates. The next date is April 16, which includes all grades. Download the attached document for specifics on this 20+ year tradition. (homeless lunch dates Note.docx)
2019-20 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION - NEW PROCEDURES: Registration has begun! All children should be five years of age by September 1, 2019, to be eligible for the 2019-2020 school year. The registration process begins with residency verification, which includes three different forms of documentation, as well as a copy of one's homeowner's or renter's insurance. This is true for ALL families, including those with older students presently registered in District 29. Additionally, parents or guardians of each prospective kindergarten student must provide the child's birth certificate (the school will make and retain a copy). Specific directions for the residency verification can be found under the Parent tab of this website. Lastly, the registration evening is for parents and guardians; the prospective student need not be present. Early enrollment figures are critical to staffing plans for the upcoming school year, so we appreciate everyone spreading the word and registering in January!


CELL PHONES IN THE DRIVEWAY: Drivers should cease using their cell phones during pick-up or drop-off time, when students are present on the sidewalk. We understand that some people arrive early, but once the students appear, the potential for distraction makes cell phone usage unsafe. Thank you for putting down your phones while there are children on the sidewalk!


COYOTE ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT: The Northfield Police Department has shared this resource to answer questions about coyote management in suburban areas.  https://urbancoyoteresearch.com/resource/urban-coyote-ecology-and-management 


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