The PTA of Kingsley Elementary School will host the 2nd annual Go Green Olympics event, on Saturday Oct. 17, from 9 to 11 a.m., in which classmates and their families get active by running laps, shooting hoops, and jumping rope.

Participants will receive a medal for each event attempted promoting active lifestyles.

More than 200 people attended the event last year.

Water and healthy snacks will be provided to fuel energy for “Olympic” events.

“Go green” fundraising will also take place through sale of organic veggie boxes, recycling ink cartridges, and sneakers as well as other activities that raise awareness and funds for the more than 50 Kingsley events, clubs, and other programs each year.

New this year, a mini demo session of Pilates provided by a Kingsley parent for classmates and their families.

Participants are also invited to bring gently used clothing to be donated to Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association.


The PTA of Kingsley Elementary School will host the 2nd annual Go Green Olympics event, on Saturday Oct. 17, from 9 to 11 a.m., in which classmates and their families get active by running laps, shooting hoops, and jumping rope.

Participants will receive a medal for each event attempted promoting active lifestyles.

More than 200 people attended the event last year.

Water and healthy snacks will be provided to fuel energy for “Olympic” events.

“Go green” fundraising will also take place through sale of organic veggie boxes, recycling ink cartridges, and sneakers as well as other activities that raise awareness and funds for the more than 50 Kingsley events, clubs, and other programs each year.

New this year, a mini demo session of Pilates provided by a Kingsley parent for classmates and their families.

Participants are also invited to bring gently used clothing to be donated to Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association.

For more information or to volunteer for the event, contact Kingsley School at 847-859-8400.

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Dawes Elementary School
On Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., Dawes School will hold its monthly PTA meeting. Faculty, staff, and families of the school are invited to participate. For more information, call 847-859-8990.

Dewey Elementary School
On Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., Dewey School will hold its monthly PTA meeting. Faculty, staff, and families of the school are invited to participate. For more information, call 847-859-8140.

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  1. Olympics and Evanston
    The Daily Northwestern 10/1/09 quotes the executive director of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce as saying “..it’s unlikely Evanston would have to raise sales tax for pay for the games in any other way.” Well I would hope not ! Most residents would expect the city to be able to CUT taxes if the games are all that is promised given the hotel, restaurant and other, business residents and merchants would expect to off-set the crowds, garbage collection [think NU games bring a lot of garbage—wait !], etc.. P.S. crime that comes with such events won’t add to the city ‘s luster either.
    The article states Evanston would try to hold the Pentathlon. I’m assuming Ryan Field for most of the events [the gun fire should really please residents] but unless I missed it there is not swimming pool at Ryan. If as stated the games bring an NU football size crowd, think of the buses [not just once a day] between sites.
    METRA is very nice but can it handle the volume ? Even weekday morning and evening traffic can fill the cars.
    The CTA ? Come on. Even before the Purple line started making all stops south of Belmont, it was not pleasant. When I had to bring Russian professors to Evanston to meet with software firms and said this was the Evanston Express—they were in disbelief. It is not a good advertisement for Evanston. Whether rush or off-hours it is not a pleasant experience.
    I’m sure a chicken in every pot will be promised, but it probably will work out as more like a frying pan.

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