Kids love to wear their Crow Island Spirit Wear and you get to support the school!
Please scan the QR code below or visit the B Friends website to purchase spirit wear.
As a reminder to parents of 2nd graders, Crow Island’s 2nd Grade Bike Rodeo (formerly known as the Bike Safety Program) will be run outside of the school day by the PTO, the Bike Rodeo Committee and the Winnetka Police Department. It will take place in the Spring.
2023/2024 PTO Bike Rodeo Committee: Kelly Conway & Ellie O’Donnell
Date: TBDmore >>
The 4th Grade Book Club is a fun and interactive way for your child to read interesting short stories and talk about them with friends and classmates.more >>
Attention 4th Grade Parents: Get The Scoop on 4th Grade End-of-Year Activities!
2023/2024 Committee Chairs: Hilary Hoye, Claire Winnard, Kelly Azimmore >>
Marla’s Lunch will be offering Hot Lunch throughout the school year. Families can now add a profile for each child to order lunch at school.
Login to Marla’s Lunch, order and check out by noon on Wednesday for the following week.
2023/2024 Hot Lunch Program Chairs: Anna Armsby and Jackie Blackettmore >>
The annual Crow Island STEAM Expo allows our students a chance to explore their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math. The arts/design thinking will be integrated throughout. Participation is optional, but we find that the majority of our 2nd through 4th grade students choose to join in the fun.
Our annual STEAM Expo will be held on April 4, 2024, with additional information provided as we get closer to the Expo.
2023/2024 STEAM Expo Chairs: Wendy Grossman & Kate Van Vlackmore >>
The Winnetka Public Schools and The Alliance for Early Childhood have worked together closely since the founding of The Alliance in 1989.
While communication and collaboration between community early childhood programs and public schools is still unique, it was unheard of in the late 1980s and early 1990s. However, The Alliance traces its beginning to the successful collaboration between the Winnetka Public Schools, led by Dr. Don Monroe, the Superintendent at the time, the Headmaster of North Shore Country Day School, the directors of the three Winnetka nursery schools, and other early childhood leaders. Together, they envisioned an organization that would pull together the early childhood community under its umbrella and educate parents and others about the importance of early childhood education. Its mission, written in 1989, is “to promote the healthy growth and development of children from birth through age eight by providing support and services for the parents and teachers who care for and teach them.”
Dr. Monroe wrote in Two Decades, a history of the first 20 years of The Alliance, which was published in 2010, “One of my thoughts for the Alliance…was to deeply imbed in this community the historic and farsighted view of the importance of an early childhood full of play, unhurried and full of reflective conversation…a childhood full of cooperative and creative activity and full of classroom citizenship, full of individual pursuit of interest and learning. I saw a carefully crafted environment and set of activities that valued social/emotional and physical growth as much as it valued cognitive growth. This would prepare children to be whole people with a stable foundation for adulthood and productive citizenship.”
For its first five years, The Alliance was based in Winnetka only and was known as the Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhood. In 1993, Northfield schools joined the Alliance, as did Kenilworth schools in 2000. Also in 2000, schools in neighboring communities were invited to join as Associate Members. Currently, there are 11 Associate Members located in Wilmette, Glencoe, and Highland Park. The name was changed to The Alliance for Early Childhood in 2011, reflecting the organization’s growth well beyond the borders of Winnetka.
To learn more about The Alliance For Early Childhood and its current programs, please follow this link: http://www.theallianceforec.org
2023/2024 Chair: TBD
Field Day is an eagerly anticipated end-of-the-year tradition at Crow Island. Students participate in a variety of fun outdoor games and activities. Each class has its own “team color” and works as a team to earn points. It’s a great day for students, teachers, and parent volunteers!more >>
Community Outreach plans activities to help students learn about and serve those less fortunate in our community, our country, and the world. Through service learning projects and programs, students learn that they can make a difference, around the corner and around the world. Each year, the PTO co-chairs work with staff and community leaders to organize activities such as:more >>
A month-by-month guide to all things Crow Island.more >>
Looking for fun ways to engage in math with your kids? Curious to see how your students are learning in school? This is the night for you! Bring your children to a fun night of math games, puzzles and relays at the Annual Crow Island Family Math Night! Math night will take place in the Crow Island gym. Come check them out!more >>
The Crow Island Bulletin, our school newsletter, is published every Sunday at 5:00 PM by the Crow Island PTO Communications chairs. It is distributed via email to all school parents. The Bulletin contains information about upcoming school programs and events.more >>
The Crow Island Family Picnic is typically held in early June at the Crow Island Woods. It’s a casual evening meant to celebrate the school year and kick off the last week of school and the start to a great summer. Burgers, hot dogs, chips, and ice cream will be provided by The Grand, courtesy of the PTO. Please BYOB – blankets/chairs and beverages!
2023/2024 Committee: Andrea Smith, Kassandra Leachman, Milena Djankovich
For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
These parties are scheduled in the evening without kids, and are a fun opportunity to get know other parents in your child’s grade.more >>
Here is an archive of the 2019/2020 Bulletin.more >>
Please RSVP by May, 28th 2014
A beloved Crow Island tradition, the annual parent and teacher party is a fun-filled evening that allows Crow Island Parents to mix and mingle with the Crow Island faculty and staff.more >>
The Crow Island PTO would like to thank all parents and families for their support. The Crow Island PTO operates as a non-profit organization under the by-laws of the Winnetka 36 Central PTO. In addition to funds generously donated by our families, the Crow Island PTO raises funds through various fundraisers throughout the school year including the sale of Crow Island Spiritwear, the beloved Run-A-Thon, the Book Fair, Pizza Fun Lunch Fridays, and our ongoing Hot Lunch Program.more >>
The Crow Island PTO offers prepackaged school supply kits for your convenience through Educational Products, Inc. EPI will deliver the supply kits to Crow Island and PTO volunteers will deliver the kits to each classroom before the first day of school. Your child will arrive on the first day with all of his/her supplies. It’s so easy!
Orders can be placed until June 4, 2023 by clicking HERE and using the following school code: CRO020 (letters C, R and O followed by zero, two and zero).
If you wish to purchase supplies independently, a copy of the supply lists can be found HERE.
2023/2024 Committee: Claire Winnard, Joanne Wallace, Nicole Serafine, Heather Pfeffer, Jenny Lehman, Laura Freechack, Anna Armsby
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The Crow Island Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) manages and funds a variety of initiatives each year to develop, enhance, and support Crow Island students and teachers in all aspects of the school environment. PTO Board members, including the Executive Board and dozens of Committee Chairs, collectively work with hundreds of parent volunteers and staff members throughout the school year.more >>
The Crow Island Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a volunteer organization that oversees programs at our school. There are more than 50 committees requiring chairpersons and volunteers. It takes more than 250 volunteers to run the PTO’s programs each school year.
The PTO manages and funds a variety of programs and events each year to develop, enhance and support Crow Island students and teachers in all aspects of the school environment. Programs run throughout the year and some are big while others are small. Whatever your commitment ability may be, there’s always an opportunity to get involved. See the descriptions below for all the PTO programs.
For questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact the VP of Programs via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider how you can get involved and thank you in advance for your interest.more >>
As an extension of National Walk to School Day, Crow Island will have it’s very own Walk to School Week! During Walk to School Week students are encouraged to walk or bike to school each day (biking for 3rd and 4th grades only). We will have small prizes for children who walk to school each day.more >>
Sign up today to receive easy text reminders from the PTO (through Remind)! If you choose to opt-in, you can expect to receive an average of 1-2 texts per month, with important reminders from the PTO about school events, outings and deadlines.more >>
Sponsors educational programs for parents and teachers and fosters connections between parents, community and schools.
To learn more about FAN and its current programs, please follow this link: https://www.familyactionnetwork.net
2020/2021 Chairs: Kirby Doonan
The Crow Island Yearbook is a beloved program for both parents and students. The yearbook features photos from across the school year as well as class pages with students’ professional photos (taken in the early Fall) as well as two pages of each class’s candid student photos. It’s a fun remembrance of highlights throughout the year. For those who choose to order a yearbook, students will receive their copy in class during the final week of school.
If you have multiple students at Crow Island, you may wish to order a separate yearbook for each student. The yearbook includes autograph pages for those students who choose to capture signatures and notes from their classmates and teachers.
Click here to order (log in or create a TreeRing account if necessary). Order your child(ren)’s yearbook(s) before April 26th. Students who purchase a yearbook will receive their copy in class in the final days of school before summer break. Contact CrowIslandYearbook@gmail.com if you need to confirm a purchase.more >>
The 2023-2024 PTO Executive Board includes:more >>
Room parents at Crow Island play an essential role in helping connect the teacher, the class parents, and the PTO. The room parents work together to assist the teacher as requested and help keep the class parents informed about classroom and school events. Each classroom has two room parents. For more information on volunteering or contacting the room parents email email@example.com.
Since its establishment in 2005, the Stewardship Group, including teachers, administrators, parents and Winnetka community members, have meetings to plan initiatives to enhance community understanding of the history and value of our National Landmark school. Maintaining Crow Island’s local, national and international presence in the fields of education and school architecture is an important focus of the group’s work.
The Crow Island Stewardship initiative was formed by retired principal Beth Hebert and other community leaders to enhance community understanding of the purposes and legacy of our beloved school. Crow Island was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990, and the Stewardship group discusses ways to maintain Crow Island’s local, national, and international presence in the field of school architecture. In addition, the Stewardship group commemorated Crow Island’s 75th anniversary in October 2015 with a variety of activities and events to celebrate the milestone.
The purpose of the Central PTO Board is to serve as a common meeting ground for the Schools and the Superintendent to share ideas, foster communication, create consistency, and share resources. It shall serve as a forum for information exchange between parents, the Superintendent and principals.more >>
The Winnetka Public Schools Foundation is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization that raises additional funds for Winnetka School District 36. These funds enable the district to provide educational offerings that go above and beyond what would be possible with tax dollars alone. Many programs that originated because of Foundation grants are now essential parts of the outstanding curriculum provided by Winnetka District 36.
Unlike the school PTOs–which raise funds that stay within each school building–the Foundation raises money for educational programs that touch every child in the district. Foundation grants support core curriculum enhancements; creativity and innovation; and a biennial professional development institute for teachers, held during the summer.
To learn more about the Foundation, or to make a donation, please visit wpsf.org.
As a convenience to parents, the Central PTO publishes a school directory each year using DirectorSpot. This online directory app (available for iOS and Android users) contains contact information for all five D36 schools. The directory also contains often-requested information about the school, such as school hours and a school calendar. If you encounter problems, please contact Sarah Sims at Sarah.Sims@me.com.more >>
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For additional details about the PTO Board or any committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org