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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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Halloween Reminders

October 16th, 2014

Hello East Prairie Community,

Below you will find some important and timely information for you and your children. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the school.

The youngest child in your family should be bringing home the school's student directory by Friday of this week.

Halloween is coming up, and we have a few reminders. First, your specific grade level teachers will send home details about your class party and the parade. However, some general information for all includes:

K-3 will begin the parade at 1:45. We welcome all parents to attend the parade. If you are a room parent that has been assigned to help out with a class party, there will be a name badge created for you and left with Ms. Locher at the front door check-in. Room parents ...
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Community Forum Hosted By Village Of Skokie

October 15th, 2014

The Village of Skokie will host a Community Forum for Skokie residents on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakton Community College, 7701 Lincoln Avenue. Participants will engage in facilitated small group discussions about programs, services, and priorities, they think are important for the future of the community. Each group will report to the larger group after small group discussions are concluded. The information shared at the forum will be analyzed by Village staff and the Board.

Registration is required and RSVP's are accepted through October 24, 2014. Please contact the Village Manager's office at 847/933-8210 or email

Please let me know if this request can be accommodated.

Janelle Silva
Village of ...
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National Bike/Walk to School Day!

October 8th, 2014

This morning at East Prairie School, many parents and children participated in Walk/Bike to School Day. As you can see, at 8:22am, congestion on Dobson Street was noticeably less, and several students used the bike rack to lock their bikes up for the day.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this initiative successful!
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Admin News

D73 Board of Education Member Election News - Election 2015

September 22nd, 2014

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, an election will be held for the purpose of electing three members to the East Prairie Skokie School District 73 Board of Education. The three candidates elected will serve four-year terms, which will expire in 2019.

If you are interested in serving on the District 73 Board of Education, or would like more information, please review the IASB website and click on the links included: All responsibilities concerning the School Board Election (including distribution and filing of forms) have been assumed by the Cook County Clerk's Office.

Cook County Clerk's Office 5600 W. Old Orchard ...
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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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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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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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