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School notes: Half-day Wednesday

Evanston/Skokie District 65 students will have a half-day off on Wednesday.

Teachers and staff remain for scheduled professional development and training opportunities. Magnet school students are dismissed at 11:00 a.m., middle school students at 11:30 a.m. and  elementary and Park School at 12:05 p.m.

Evanston/Skokie District 65 students will have a half-day off on Wednesday.

Teachers and staff remain for scheduled professional development and training opportunities. Magnet school students are dismissed at 11:00 a.m., middle school students at 11:30 a.m. and  elementary and Park School at 12:05 p.m.

With prior arrangements, students who are enrolled in the District 65 before and after care, are eligible for after-school care on school improvement days.

Several school events are scheduled this week.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and African American History Month with Kingsley School on Tuesday, Feb, 1. It will be a day of "The Power of the Dream" concerts. The first is a during-the-school-day concert at 2:15 p.m. for students and their families. The evening performance at 7 p.m. is open to parents and friends of the family. For more information, call the school at 847-859-8400.

The annual Middle School Health Challenge Bowl at Evanston NorthShore University HealthSystems beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 3:30 p.m. Teams of students from District 65’s middle schools compete in a quiz bowl style competition that tests student knowledge on health and body systems. The winning middle school will be awarded the traveling trophy for the year and monetary and other gifts from NorthShore University HealthSystems.

Washington School hosts The African-American Heritage Reading Fest Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Guest readers from the community read to students in this program. Call the school for more information, 847-859-8180.

PEER Services and District 65 are sponsoring "Do you Know the Answers" a discussion for parents of students in fifth to eighth grade who want to learn more about how to talk with children about drug and alcohol use, set family expectations to help prevent children from using drugs and alcohol and more. The discussion will be at Haven School on February 3rd at 6:30 pm at the Principal’s Coffee just prior to the Haven School PTSA meeting. For more information, contact PEER Services at 847 492-1778.

Walker Elementary School International Night is Thursday, Feb. 3, at the school. Entertainment will begin promptly at 6 p.m. International Night is a time for Walker families to come together and celebrate our cultural heritage. International Night is a potluck dinner so families will need to bring a dish to share. For more information, contact Walker School at 847 859-8330.

The PTA Council monthly meeting is Thursday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. at the JEH Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave, in Evanston. The Evanston/Skokie Council of PTAs is comprised of a representative from each D65 school and D202 PTA/PTSA. For more information, visit the PTA Council website.

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