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East Prairie School District #73

3907 W. Dobson
Skokie, IL 60076
PH 847-673-1141
FAX 847-673-1186

East Prairie School District 73 will create a learning organization that promotes experimentation,
invention and personal growth so that all learners will be successful in a global society.


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National Bike/Walk to School Day Oct. 8th

September 16th, 2014

East Prairie Community,
This year, East Prairie School will be participating in the National Walk/Bike to School Day on October 8, 2014. Please put this event on your calendar. This day is designed for your family to talk about a safe route to school, have a bit of morning exercise and ease congestion in our community with less cars dropping children off at school. It is an environmentally friendly activity with health benefits as well.
We hope you will participate in the is national event.

For more information on the Walk/bike to School Campaign, please feel free to go to

Flyers will be coming home with your children in the coming weeks with additional information.

Thank You.

Erin T. Stein
East ...
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EPS Health Update

September 12th, 2014

To all East Prairie School District 73 Families and Staff:
You may have heard news media reports of a new virus that is causing clusters of severe respiratory illness in the Midwest, including in Illinois, affecting children. District 73 is not experiencing an outbreak at this time. However, this message is intended to provide information on how to protect your children and other family members from becoming ill.

About the virus
Testing of some cases by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified an enterovirus, EV-D68. While there are more than 100 types of enteroviruses, which are very common viruses of respiratory illness, EV-D68 is less common.

Symptoms of enterovirus illness may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, wheezing,
and body aches. Because EV-D68 has ...
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K-8 Curriculum Night September 10, 2014 from 6:00-8:00

September 10th, 2014

Hello East Prairie Community,

Tonight is East Prairie School Curriculum Night from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Check-in will be in the main gym where you will receive your schedule for the evening. There are three sessions that you may choose to attend. Please take the opportunity to attend a session on Common Core Math in the library. There is babysitting for children ages 2 and older. We look forward to seeing all of our parents this evening.

Thank You.

Erin T. Stein
East Prairie School District 73
Skokie, IL
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Admin News

April School Board Meeting Date Change

March 27th, 2014

The next East Prairie School District #73 Board of Education meeting will be rescheduled for April 21st, 2014.

Thank You,

East Prairie School Dist. #73 Board of Education
Theresa Alberico-Madl, Superintendent
7634 East Prairie Rd.
Skokie, Illinois 60076

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Mid Year Update and Changes

January 16th, 2014

Dear Families,

The intent of this letter is to give you some updates on procedures, policies, and protocols that went into effect with the beginning of the New Year as well as some up to date information regarding the changes to the school calendar because of the two snow days used on January 6th and 7th, 2014. Please take some time to review the information. Feel free to contact me should you have questions or concerns.

The last day of school will be Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Just a reminder that beginning with this school year, state code mandates that the first and last day of school are full days. We will dismiss at our regular times on June 10th.

8th grade graduation will still take place on Thursday, June 5th.

Preschool and Kindergarten will both end on Wednesday, June 4th. (as listed on the ...
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Technology News

Online Registration For 2014-2015 Is Open

May 1st, 2014

Online Registration Features Within Powerschool

Registration for the 2014-2015 School year is now open. Just like in years past, this can be done in Powerschool Parent Portal, in which you have the ability to double check the majority of the student enrollment, and registration information online. Now, by using the Powerschool Parent Portal, you will have the ability to review all of the current registration information that we have on file for your child(ren).

Some of the items that you will need to double check with our online demographics page, will include phone numbers, addresses, birthplace, birth certificate numbers, all of the child's mothers and fathers demographic information including work, home, and cell phone numbers. There will be fields in which you can enter previous schools that children have ...
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Powerschool Parent Sign On Process

May 1st, 2014

The Single Sign On or SSO, enables parents to create their own PowerSchool account, choosing the username and password they wish to use, and then assign each of their children to their own account. This will allow the Parents to keep track of all grades for all of the children in their family, with out having to login separately.

Enabling this feature will require that all parent/guardians to create a new account to access to PowerSchool

Before you begin, make sure you have received your confidential parent/guardian access ID and password assigned to you for each of your children. This was issued by the school. If you are a parent who has logged into PowerSchool in previous years, the username and password you used then is now the access ID and access password for that child that you will enter when you add that ...
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Sports News

Athletic Programs at Niles North

May 16th, 2014

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Learning Center News

Snapshots of a Very Busy School Library

February 1st, 2012

The Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) gives the Bluestem Award and the Monarch Award to the authors whose books receive the most votes from children throughout Illinois Students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grades take their voting very seriously for the Monarch Awards and intermediate students grades 3-5 mark their choice for the Bluestem award.

The Skokie Public Library Bookmobile visits EPS every Tuesday from 3:15-3:45. Each of the intermediate classrooms has visited the ...
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Look What’s New

January 5th, 2012

The final shelving units for our School Library were installed over Winter Break. Jerry McDonald and his crew deserve a big thank you! These shelves give us more room for the heavy picture books as well as much need out-of-sight storage. The number of books checked out has increase by 4000 items from 2 years ago. The number of items in active circulation is now up to 19,000. We have increased our collections numbers through the following avenues.

Purchases of new books
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Panther Day At Gulliver's 6/4/2014

June 2nd, 2014

Help Support our school at EAST PRAIRIE'S PANTHER DAY in June. Don't Forget the Upcoming Panther Day, and as always, thank you for your support:
Wednesday June 4th, 2014 at Gulliver's Pizza and Pub (15% of all food purchases go to East Prairie PTA) Look for the flyer in backpacks near you and on the East Prairie Website).
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EPS PTA Family Picnic

May 28th, 2014

The Family Picnic will be FRIDAY, MAY 30, 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M., out on the school grounds. Come out and help us grill and run the picnic. Please contact Gus Kuman at if you are interested in volunteering. Food & drinks will be available for purchase. The always popular fire truck has been requested again, the Skokie Public Library Bookmobile, and DJ.
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2014 Foundation Fundraising Event - March 8th 2014 6:30pm

March 8th, 2014

2013-14 Dinner Dance Fundraiser - Calling All Superheroes! March 8, 2014 6:30 - 11:30 pm
Monastero's Ristorante & Banquets | 3937 W. Devon Ave.| Chicago, IL 60659

Our annual event to raise money to support educational programs that our School District is unable to fund.
Our theme this year is asking our supporters to be our Superheroes! We would welcome any items, including bulk items for door prizes or "goody bags."

The mission of the East Prairie School Foundation is to enhance and enrich the East Prairie educational program by providing independent financial support for projects, activities, equipment and other educational initiatives.
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