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News You Can Use 9.20.2019


In the coming weeks we will be practicing our annual safety drills. There has been district wide communication about the Lockdown drills and a forthcoming parent information night. Please know there will be NO planned lockdown drills in advance of that evening. However, we are scheduling our fire, storm, and bus evacuation drills. When those dates are finalized communication will be sent to the parent community. Unlike past years there will be no unannounced drills going forward for students, staff, or parents. 



Parents, please join us for an ALICE Information Night held at Northwood Jr. High at Elm Place (2031 Sheridan Rd) on October 16th (for K-5th grades) at 7 p.m. and October 23rd (for 6th-8th grades) at 7 p.m. Spanish translation will be available for both nights.

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We are currently rocking in the sign ups and want to keep the momentum alive! Even if you are not planning to attend, you can sign up here and help us defend the trophy! Last year Braeside showed up in a huge way, and we’re looking to repeat with a strong sign up effort followed by a spirited presence at the event. Sign up here.


WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2019

WHERE: Ravinia Festival

TIME: 5K Starts at 8:00am, Family Walk Starts at 8:15am


All proceeds from the FUNd Run benefit the Scholarship Fund for District 112 students.

Race Packets for all 112 students, families, teachers and other school employees will be sent to their respective schools on or before Friday, October 4. For all other registrants, packet pick-up is on Friday, October 4 1:00-6:30pm at the District 112 Office (Fireside Room) 1936 Green Bay Rd., Highland Park.


Military families: Please use discount code Military112 at the end of the online registration process before you pay. A separate transaction is required for each family member to receive the discount.


Online registration is available until October 1 at noon. Here is the registration link.

All proceeds from the FUNd Run provide need-based scholarship opportunities for District 112 students. Scholarship funds are used to subsidize student participation in extracurricular enrichment activities including band and orchestra, outdoor education, field trips, and after school clubs.



Tuesday, April 7, 2020 will be sibling photo day at Braeside. Wait, what? That’s right. Each year we have sibling photos at school. The past few years that has been an early morning grind in the fall which was great for the holidays. This year we could not make that happen so we booked a well timed sibling day for photos before Mother’s and Father’s Day. This is not limited to siblings at Braeside so look out for more information soon.



September has early release days today and Friday the  27th. Both of these days have a 1:40 p.m. dismissal. Additionally there is no school on Monday, September 30. For a complete list of school dates, early dismissals and more for the 2019-2020 school year click here.



On October 2, 2019, North Shore School District 112 schools are partnering with along with cities, volunteer groups, public health officials, and law enforcement agencies, and other schools across the nation in organizing Bike and Walk to School Day events to celebrate the benefits of choosing student-powered transportation.

National Bike/Walk to School Day provides an opportunity for communities across the country to join together to celebrate safe, active transportation and, where needed, to bring attention to necessary changes so more people can safely bicycle to more places. NSSD112 schools taking part in the national event.


NSSD112 schools join over 2,500 schools in 49 states that have registered events on the official Bike to School Day website, The success of Bike to School Day is thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment of tens of thousands of students, parents, volunteers, school administrators, elected officials, and community leaders.



As some have learned the hard way, poison ivy finds comfort in our school grounds, particularly near the ravine and fence lines. During this week the ivy that we have found was sprayed and is going to be removed in the coming days. This does not rid us of ivy, but makes contact much less likely. As a note for all, we do this periodically, but if you notice ivy, please call the office to let us know.



September 27: Early Release 1:40pm

September 30: No school, Rosh Hashanah

October 2: Walk/Bike to School

October 5: Fun(d) Run, see below

October 9: No school, Yom Kippur

October 14: No School, Fall Break

October 15: No School, Institute Day