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News You Can Use 9.27.2019


Today we end our week with an early dismissal and a mailing coming your way. This mailing for students in K-5 includes the fall Measure of Academic Progress parent report. For students in grades 4-5 it also includes the individual student progress report from the Illinois Assessment of Readiness from last spring. You read that right, last spring!


As with any communication we want you to read it. This report has been reviewed by your child’s teacher and is used to help direct our instructional groups, tweaking of classroom activities and more. This is not an assessment that prompts placement in “high” or “low” groups. Rather it helps us monitor the nonlinear progression of learning to ensure that students are stair stepping their way towards the common goal of a life where anything and everything is possible to them.


If you are concerned, worried, alarmed, or otherwise confused by the papers coming your way over a long weekend, reach out! We are your partners in education and welcome your questions. 




Joseph Hailpern

Braeside School Principal






Nothing to do today, but look out for an email coming out late next week for conference sign ups!



Create a legacy for your child with the purchase of a Celebration Book. Your child will be invited to make a special trip to the library to choose their celebration book from a special selection of new library books. Birthdays, half birthdays, milestones and achievements are just a few ideas for you to acknowledge your child in a special way at Braeside. The book they choose will be a library book that all students may check out. The book will have a specific label on the inside including the child's name, the date and acknowledgment of the celebration. They will have their photo taken with the book and it will be displayed in the school. Braeside students so enjoy finding these special books. Please consider supporting the library with your contribution and honoring your child. You may purchase a Celebration Book through the PTO website.



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.


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.

RSVP at:



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.



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.



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