Golf School District 67 9401 Waukegan Rd. Morton Grove, IL 60053 Ph 847-966-8200 Chalkboard Golf School District 67 Newsletter In this issue:  Chalkboard Changes  Back to School  Transportation  Food Service  Facilities  Budget  Technology  PARCC & New Staff  PTA  Superintendent’s coffee Chalkboard Timeless teaching in a changing world. Vol 1, 2015 Changes For many years, our Chalkboard newsletter was designed and sent as a printed newsletter to the Golf School District community; usually about three times a year. Things change fast here at District 67, and so too, the Chalkboard is changing to keep up with our active and growing community. The new Chalkboard will come to your email monthly with more current information about your district that you can use, as well as many of the Subscribe exciting things going on. Also, this email newsletter will be less expensive to produce and distribute to more people. This is your newsletter, please let us know what we can do to make it more useful. After a great summer, school started on August 25. Students returned excited to see their friends and to start a new year. We are looking forward to an exciting school year and hope you will become involved by attending school events, joining the PTA, and reading our publications sent by email and posted on the district website. A PUBLICATION OF THE GOLF SCHOOL DISTRICT 67 BOARD OF EDUCATION
Golf School District 67 9401 Waukegan Rd. Morton Grove, IL 60053 Ph 847-966-8200  Chalkboard  Golf School District 67 News...
Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 1, Transportation After a thorough bid process, Golf School District 67 has selected North Shore Transit to provide transportation for our students. We continue to use A&B Bus Service for two of the five routes. Outsourcing transportation allows us to redirect our resources into our schools and facilities maintenance. A dedicated page on transportation is located on our district website. http://www.golf67.net/#! OrganicLife, a leading provider of healthy lunches in the State of Illinois, is our new food-service provider. Their meals focus on whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and a proper nutritional balance. All of their foods are nut and peanut-free. Our food is prepared daily at Niles Township High School District 219 to ensure fresh meals for our students. Students seem to like the variety of food choices being offered. One parent commented, “I can’t believe that my child is eating vegetables now, and liking them.”  A PUBLICATION OF THE GOLF SCHOOL DISTRICT 67 BOARD OF EDUCATION 2015
Golf School District 67 Newsletter  Vol 1,  Transportation After a thorough bid process, Golf School District 67 has selec...
Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 1, 2015 On September 17, 2015 the Golf School District 67 Board of Education approved the District’s 2015-2016 Budget. The District once again Revenues prepared and filed a balanced Golf School District 67’s primary source of revenue is from property taxes. budget with the State of Illinois, Over 90% of the District’s revenue is generated from property taxes. unlike the 64% of Illinois school districts who are currently deficit spending. Despite the uncertainty of state funding and tax appeals, the Administration believes we will maintain and achieve a balanced budget. The Administration will continue to remain vigilant in being good financial stewards for the District. The District’s 2015-2016 budget can be viewed on the District’s website. (Click here to view the 2015-16 budget.) Expenditures The Education Fund is the District’s largest fund. It contains 73% of all expenditures, which equates to approximately $7,600,000. The next two largest funds are the Debt Service Fund and the Operations and Maintenance Fund. Ongoing Professional Development Professional development is an important part of our students’ success in District 67. Here you see K-2 teachers participating in writing workshop and technology training. A PUBLICATION OF THE GOLF SCHOOL DISTRICT 67 BOARD OF EDUCATION
Golf School District 67 Newsletter  Vol 1,  2015  On September 17, 2015 the Golf School District 67 Board of Education app...
Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 1, 2015 Spotlight on Technology! Golf School District 67 has drafted a five-year technology plan to ensure that teachers will integrate and use technology in their instruction in order to provide all students with a rich learning experience. The district administration will provide seamless technology systems aligned with District 219 for academic and administrative purposes. As partners in the Classrooms First Initiative, we will upgrade our classroom technologies with new computers, interactive whiteboards, and a variety of professional development opportunities for our teachers. Kids Can Code — K-5 STEM District 67, through the Classrooms First partnership, is offering a FREE series of STEM classes that will introduce computer programming, coding, animation, robotics and engineering to all K - 5 students. Parents are to attend all four, 45minute sessions with their child. Sessions will be held at Hynes Elementary School. Please use this link to sign up for the event. Please contact Cheri Kids Can Code Dates and Times: Massaro at chemas@d219.org with any Wednesdays: 10/14, 11/4, 12/9, 1/10 questions. Times: Grades K-2 at 4pm or 6pm Grades 3 - 5 at 5pm or 7pm A PUBLICATION OF THE GOLF SCHOOL DISTRICT 67 BOARD OF EDUCATION
Golf School District 67 Newsletter  Vol 1,  2015  Spotlight on Technology  Golf School District 67 has drafted a five-year...
Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 1, 2015 State Superintendent Tony Smith, Ph.D. notified the District in mid-September that new, partial information is available about statewide PARCC assessment results from the 2014-2015 school year. This information can be found at PARCC Place or at PARCC online. District results are expected to be released in late fall, and we will share the results with our families. HELLO Welcome to Golf District 67 L-R Front , Kaitlyn Schlauder (gr 5), Tara Leander (gr K), Back: Michelle Wisser (gr 6), Sara Molnar (Instructional Technology), Edie Riportella (Bookkeeper), Katharine Ponte (gr 3), Michele Nitoi (Media Center Assistant), Kristina Otte (K-enrichment), not pictured: Anna Reeder, Special Education Assistant A PUBLICATION OF THE GOLF SCHOOL DISTRICT 67 BOARD OF EDUCATION
Golf School District 67 Newsletter  Vol 1,  2015  State Superintendent Tony Smith, Ph.D. notified the District in mid-Sept...
Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 1, 2015 PTA Events and Activities T he PTA held it’s first FALL FEST on Saturday, September 19th. Children enjoyed games, prizes, bouncy house, tractor rides, bubble soccer, and much more! A huge thank you to our wonderful parents who worked so hard to make this event a huge success! If you have not joined the PTA or have questions for PTA co-presidents, Becky Ebert and Anna Kang, email them at golf67pta@gmail.com. SQUARE 1 ART FALL FUNDRAISER We have several parent volunteers who will work with your children to create a 'masterpiece'. The artwork will then be transformed into coffee mugs, mouse pads, key chains, etc., a perfect gift for the holidays! You will receive more information in the next few weeks. 2nd PTA MEETING HYNES NIGHT OUT WHERE: Golf Middle School WHEN: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 TIME: 7pm WHERE: Jump Zone in Niles WHEN: Friday, October 16, 2015 TIME: 6-8pm Link to PTA Website Thank you to the parents, teachers, students, and community members who supported our Oberweis Dairy/PTA fundraiser on Friday, September 25. A PUBLICATION OF THE GOLF SCHOOL DISTRICT 67 BOARD OF EDUCATION
Golf School District 67 Newsletter  Vol 1,  2015  PTA Events and Activities  T  he PTA held it   s first FALL FEST on Satu...
Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 1, The Golf School District 67 Foundation announces the first district-wide community event: a holiday rummage and vendor fair! – Saturday November 7, 2015 from 11:00am to 4:00pm in the Golf Middle School Gym. There will be raffles, vendors, and a bake sale. Click here for vendor information. Last year Dr. Flores attended Superintendent’s Coffees hosted by district families. It was a wonderful opportunity for her to get to know district families and to listen to their concerns, suggestions, and feedback. Dr. Flores welcomes the opportunity to continue this dialogue with more of our parents and community members. If you are interested in hosting a coffee with your neighbors and Dr. Flores, please contact the Superintendent’s office for more details. District 67 Board of Education Mr. Richard Toth, President Mr. Thomas Sikoral, Vice President Ms. Samina Hussain, Secretary Ms. Nada Ardeleanu, Member Mr. Sam Barhoumeh, Member Dr. Guy Hollingsworth, Member Dr. Ashwini Kumar, Member Administrators Dr. Beth Sagett-Flores, Superintendent bflores@golf67.net Mrs. Carol Westley, Principal, Hynes ES cwestley@golf67.net Ms. Karen Chvojka, Principal, Golf MS kchvojka@golf67.net Mrs. Christine Hoffman, Business Manager choffman@golf67.net A PUBLICATION OF THE GOLF SCHOOL DISTRICT 67 BOARD OF EDUCATION 2015
Golf School District 67 Newsletter  Vol 1,  The Golf School District 67 Foundation announces the first district-wide commu...