Sunday, April 22, 2018
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Upcoming Events: 
  • Incoming 6th Grade Parent/Guardian Orientation:  April 26 from 6-7:30 pm. 
  • D97 Summer Math Registration Deadline: Monday, April 30.  Details here.
  • Staff Appreciation Breakfast: Wednesday, May 2. Sign up here to help.
  • Ethnic Festival and World Languages Day: Saturday, May 5.  Please see flyer and event details here.

Congratulations to Julian's Best Buddies Club!!  They won Illinois Chapter of the Year! Thanks to all who contribute their time and friendship to this awesome club!
DIVCO Presents, Identity, Intersectionality and Equity, an Interactive Workshop on Tuesday, April 24. This interactive workshop will provide parents/guardians/caretakers with common language and frameworks in identity development and intersectionality which in turn can be applied to our D97 schools.  This event will take place at Whittier School, 715 N Harvey Avenue and pizza will be provided.  Please see flyer for details and registration.
Get Your Plant Orders In by Friday, April 27!  Proceeds will benefit the New Julian Garden.  Please complete this order form and make your check payable to Julian PTO.  Both can be dropped off at either the school office or in the foyer at 134 North Cuyler Avenue.  Please see this flyer for more detailed information about the plant sale. Questions? Please contact Lesa Kiefer.
Don't Miss the Best Buddies Color Run on Saturday, April 28!  T-shirts given upon sign-up.   Check-in is at 10:15 am at Maple Park with the race starting at 11 am. Please see the flyer for more details including a rain date on Saturday, May 12. Proceeds benefit our Best Buddies Clubs at both Julian and Brooks middle schools.
Let's Appreciate our Julian Teachers and Staff with a Breakfast on Wednesday, May 2.  This is the one morning out of the whole school year that we formally thank our teachers and staff with a celebration breakfast.  We not only need help with serving, but we also need help pre-cooking some items like french toast casseroles, quiches and bacon. The ingredients will be provided. Please sign up here to help or contact Lesa Kiefer if you can help with the cooking. 
The 8th Grade Party is Fast Approaching on May 12, and We Need Your Help!  The dance committee is working hard to plan a fun, memorable event for our 8th grade students.  It is a student-led event, the theme is Glow Party, and the decorations will be unique to this 8th grade class.

The format is still the same: dance/dj, photo booth, refreshments, balloon drop, cake walk and carnival games as in previous years.    

The dress code is 'semi-formal recommended', and students will be able to dress up as much as they want.  If they aren't wearing white or neon, there are many ways to accessorize to take advantage of the black light effects.

Parents of 8th graders: even if your child has forbidden you from helping during the dance, please consider helping with decorations and donations.

Parents of 6th and 7th graders: pay it forward by helping out during the dance this year.  Many of the partygoers have forbidden their parents from helping out during the party, so you are very much needed.

Please sign up here to make this event a success for our out going 8th grade class. Tickets will be on sale during 8th grade lunch May 9, 10 and 11 and are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  
Don't Miss the 38th Annual Ethnic Festival and World Languages Day on Saturday, May 5 at Julian Middle School! The theme for this year's event is "Celebrate Diversity: The heART of Who We Are."  The day will kick off with a parade at 10 am and continue until 4pm at Julian with musical performances, hands-on activities, dance, art workshops and more. Please click here for additional details.
Purchase a Tile Today and be a Part of the OPEF Mosaic Mural at Julian!  The Oak Park Education Foundation is teaming up with Julian Middle School and renowned mosaic muralist Tracy VanDuinen to create a design honoring Percy Julian, scientist, civil rights activist and Oak Park resident.  Registration and details here.  Note, deadline for purchasing a mosaic tile is Friday, May 25. 
Don't Forget About Music Camp! D97 Music registration is still open. Please click here for details and registration information. Questions may be directed to Mr. Kanwischer and/or Mr. Seymour.  
Housing Forward is in Need of Travel Sized Toiletries all year long.  If you have any unopened soaps, shampoos, conditioners and other travel items, please have students drop them off in Room C320 or in the mailbox. Questions can be directed to Ms. Saunders. Thank you for your support!
Keep Cutting those Box Tops as they Support Students/Teachers and Staff at Julian. Please drop off your Box Tops in the main office.

Community Information
Teen Arts Pass (TAP) is a new initiative by Urban Gateways that gives young people ages 13-19 access to $5 tickets to see professional dance, music, and theater performances in and around Chicago.  Click here for more details. 
Hatch Elementary Steel Band will be Hosting a Free Concert by the Northern Illinois University Steel Band at Julian Middle School on Friday, April 27 from 7-8:30 pm. For more details about this event, see the flyer  here.
Help Out Holmes Elementary School by Donating Boxes.  As Holmes goes through a major renovation and expansion, classrooms will have to be packed up. Please drop off boxes at the school office at 508 N. Kenilworth Avenue (during the school week until 4pm) through the end of May.
🧐Want your kids to try coding? Code Play Learn and Oak Park Public Library are partnering to provide 4 classes for kids K-8th Grade on Sat. April 14 and 28. Explore programming through Spero SPRK+ classes.  No cost, limited space. Sign up here. And, for more coding experiences, check out Code Play Learn. 
Concordia Ultimate Frisbee Camp. Registration and camp details can be found here. Questions? Contact Mr. Seymour.
Oak Park Education Foundation Camp Details and Registration are here.  A complete list of camps newly available to 6th graders is available here. All 5th-8th grade camps take place at Julian this year, so it's a great way for new students to get familiar with the layout of the middle school. 
OPRFHS Summer School and Camp Registration Information here.  
Chicago Edge Soccer Club Summer Camp Registration is Open!  You don't have to be an Edge player to join in the fun.  Register here.  And, here for other Chicago Edge programs. 
Legacy Sports Co-ed Summer Basketball Program. Click here for details.
Oak Park Art League Summer Class Schedule and Registration Informations Available here.  
Oak Park Arts District Upcoming Events and Classes. Details here.
The Park District of Oak Park is offering:
  • Teen Cooking Class - May 12. Details here.
  • School's Out Events  - Enchanted Castle Trip.  June 1. 9-3:30 pm.  Details here.
  • Pool Passes on Sale Now.  Details here.
  • Summer Camps - Registration and details here.
See all the PDOP offerings here.   And, all Teen events here.    
The Oak Park Library is offering:
  • Upcoming Teen Tech Events: Details here.
  • Teen Service Club - Tuesday, April 24 from 3:30-5pm.
  • Girls Who Code - Wednesday, April 25 from 5:30-7pm.  Details here.
  • Maker Lab for Grades 6-12-Thursdays, 3:30-5 pm through May 24.  Details here.
  • See this weeks event calendar here.  Calendar is filterable by kids/teens.  

Monday, April 23
  -  Do Re Mi's Rehearsal
     8 am
  -  Makerspace
8 am Design Wing
  -  Spoken Word Club
 3:30-5 pm Room B205
  -  Green Team
 3:30-4:30 Room A203
  -  Spanish Tutoring 
     3:35-4:05 pm Room C308
  -  Boys Volleyball
     vs MacArthur (away)
     JV plays first at 4 pm
Tuesday, April 24
  -  Jukebox Rehearsal
  7:45-8:30 am
  -  Jazz Ensemble 
  8 am Room D104
  -  Makerspace
8 am Design Wing
  -  Spanish Tutoring
 8:15-8:45 am Room B209
  -  French & Spanish Club
3:30-4:30 pm, Room B308
  -  Rock Band
 3:30-4:30 pm Room D110
  -  Chess Club
 3:30-4:30 pm Room C102
  -  Homework Club
3:35-4:30 pm
  -  Boys Volleyball
     vs Northlake (home)
     JV plays first at 4 pm
Wednesday, April 25
 -   Mens Ensemble
 8-8:50 am
  -  CAST Buona Beef
  -  Rainbow Tribe Meeting
3:30-4:30 pm Room B405
  -  Spanish Tutoring
  3:35-4:05pm Room C409
  -  Chess Club
     3:30-4:30 pm Room C405

Thursday, April 26
  -  Men's Ensemble
8-8:50 am
  -  Julian Jives
     8 am Room D104  
  -  P.R.I.M.E time Tutoring
8 am Room C204
  -  Spoken Word Club
 8 am Room B205
  -  Makerspace
8 am Design Wing
  -  Art Club
3:30-4:30 pm Room D304
  -  Girls F.L.O.W.
 3:30-5:30 pm Room A126
  -  Homework Club
     3:35-4:30 pm
  -  Boys Volleyball
     vs Lincoln (home)
     JV plays first at 4 pm
 Friday, April 27
  -  Jukebox Rehearsal
7:45-8:35 am
  -  Makerspace
8 am Design Wing
  -  PTO Domino's Pizza 

 Saturday, April 28
  -  Best Buddies Color Run
   11 am

 D97 Calendar for 2017-2018

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