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School events: Author visit, fun fest, more

Here are events happening at Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools over the next couple of weeks.

Dewey Elementary School
Award-winning children’s author Jack Gantos will visit Dewey on Monday, Oct. 5. Gantos writes books for children that celebrate the fascinating dramas of their everyday lives. He’s best known for works such as: The Rotten Ralph Readers; the Jack Henry Series; and the Joey Pigza Books.

In addition to Dewey School, Gantos will also be visiting Lincoln Elementary, Washington Elementary, King Lab Magnet and Nichols Middle schools throughout the week. The cost of his visit is being underwritten in large part by Foundation 65. 

Haven Middle School
On Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m., the school will hold its monthly Parent Teacher Student Association meeting. Faculty, staff, and families of the school are invited to participate. For more information, call 847-859-8200.

Lincoln Elementary School
Lincoln School hosts Curriculum Night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1. Lincoln School families are invited to meet teachers, learn about lesson plans and much more at this year’s curriculum night. For more information, call the school at 847 859-8970.

Oakton Elementary School
Oakton School families will participate in the 2nd annual Bike the Ridge event at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. Oakton’s PTA will have items for sale, including baked goods and water as well as a display of herbs and vegetables from Oakton’s Edible Garden.

Bike the Ridge (from Howard to Church) is a community event sponsored by the City of Evanston with support from many local community organizations. All riders 18 and under are required to wear bike helmets.

Washington Elementary School
Washington Elementary School hosts its annual Fall Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, (rain or shine) on the grounds of the school, 914 Ashland Ave.

The event, featuring pony rides, a moonwalk, pie toss, games, crafts, and refreshments, will help raise funds for school activities. For more information call the school office at (847) 859-8180.

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