Sunday, April 15, 2018
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Upcoming Events:
  • Dine Around Town:  April 18 at Nando's Peri Peri. 
  • 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.

Join us at 8 am in the Julian Commons/Cafeteria to celebrate our Honor Roll Students!  Details below:    
  • 8th Grade:  Tuesday, April 17.  Sign up here to volunteer and/or donate baked goods. Contact Denise Roser or Lori McConnell with any questions.
  • 7th Grade:  Thursday, April 19. Sign up here to volunteer and/or donate baked goods. Contact Laura Crawford with any questions.
  • 6th Grade:  Friday, April 20.  Sign up here to volunteer and/or donate baked goods. Contact Sarah Homrok or Grace Macek with any questions.

Imagine OPRF, the community-based team creating a long-term facilities plan for the high school, is hosting a building tour and community conversation on Monday, April 16: 
  • Building Tours: Monday, April 16, 5:45 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:15 pm. Followed by a community conversation at 7 pm in the South cafeteria. 
Based on research and community input; facilities options will be shared.  Please see Imagine OPRF for details.
Dine Around Town is This Wednesday, April 18. Be a part of the Julian Community and drop by Nando's Peri Peri (1138 Lake Street) between 4-10 pm. Forty percent of proceeds will benefit our staff and students at Julian. Please see this flyer for details.
Cast Presents an Original Music Review, Harlem Follies! Come Out and Support Your Friends and See a Great Show!  Tickets are on sale here for the 7:30 pm show on Friday, April 20 as well as the Saturday, April 21 show.   For additional information, see the CAST website.  
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 Plant Sale to Benefit the New Julian Garden is Now Underway! 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.  We will need help the day of the delivery--watch for the Sign Up Genius coming soon. Questions? Please contact Lesa Kiefer.
Register now for the OPEF Mosaic Mural Base Camp this summer!  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. And, purchase a mosaic tile here by May 25 to still be a part of this wonderful tribute.
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. 
D97 Summer Music Camp Registration is Still Open! Summer music camp focuses on the large group ensembles of Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Chorus. 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!
Time is Running Out to Purchase a 2017/18 Yearbook! Yearbooks can be purchased on the Web Store for $30 or send cash/check (payable to D97) in an envelope labeled with student's first and last name along with grade level. Drop off at C402 or contact Mr. Apostol with any questions.
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
Don't Miss the 9th Annual Oak Park Earth Fest on Saturday, April 21 from 10-2 pm in the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd.  Details here.
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.
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. 
Spark Forward:  submit your poetry, short stories, essays, comics, and art to feature in the new Oak Park Library teen newsletter.  Please see this  flyer for details on how to get published in future newsletters.
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 Flag Football Has Started. The four week session started Sunday, April 15, but if you want to join a game or two, see details here. 
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:
  • Safe Sitter Essentials: April 21 from 9:30-3 pm.  Details here.  
  • Teen Cooking Class - May 12. Details here.
  • School's Out Events  - Enchanted Castle Trip.  June 1. 9-3:30 pm.  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 17 from 3:30-5pm.
  • Girls Who Code - Wednesday, April 18 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 16
  -  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 Brooks (away)
     Varsity plays first at 4 pm
Tuesday, April 17
  -  Jazz Ensemble 
  8 am Room D104
  -  Yearbook Meeting
8 am Room C402
  -  Makerspace
8 am Design Wing
  -  Spanish Tutoring
 8:15-8:45 am Room B209
  -  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 
Wednesday, April 18
 -   CAST Domino's Pizza
  -  Rainbow Tribe Meeting
3:30-4:30 pm Room B405
  -  Best Buddies
3:30-4:30 pm
  -  Spanish Tutoring
  3:35-4:05pm Room C409
  -  Chess Club
     3:30-4:30 pm Room C405
  -  Boys Volleyball
     vs Irving (away)
     Varsity plays first at 4 pm

Thursday, April 19
  -  Men's Ensemble
8 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
  -  Service League
 3:30-4:30 Room C208
  -  Homework Club
     3:35-4:30 pm
  -  Boys Volleyball
     vs Heritage Summit (home)
     Varsity plays first at 4 pm
 Friday, April 20
  -  Jukebox Rehearsal
     8 am

  -  Makerspace
8 am Design Wing
  -  PTO Jimmy Johns 

 D97 Calendar for 2017-2018

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