CURRENT EVENTS

AND NEWS

Upcoming Events:

  • PTO Meeting: Mon. Sept. 17.
  • MAP Testing Make Up Day: Mon. Sept. 17.
  • 7th/8th Grade Cleveland Trip Informational Mtg: Wed. Sept. 26 at 7 pm. Details here.
  • PSAT 8th and 9th Grades:  Sat. Oct. 13 and Sat. Oct. 20.  Details here.
  • Dine Around Town:  Portillo's.  Wed. Oct. 24.

Save the Date for the First Dine Around Town on Wednesday, October 24 from 5-8 pm.

Drop by Portillo's located at 7740 Roosevelt Road in Forest Park and present this flyer  to the first Portillo's staff that takes your order.  Twenty percent of proceeds will go to the Julian PTO, in turn supporting our students, staff and teachers.  Thanks for your support!

Students, Join the Service Learning Club on Tuesday, September 18 from 8:15-8:45 am in Room C-208.

Service Learning provides a curriculum and activities to foster community service and to encourage students to volunteer services to the community. Students work for such causes as food pantries, PADS shelters, adopt-a-family, Hines veterans, Ronald MacDonald House, and Kids March for Homeless Kids. All students are welcome. For more information, please see Ms. O'Keefe or Ms. Court .


Save the Date for the First Dine Around Town on Wednesday, October 24 from 5-8 pm.

Drop by Portillo's located at 7740 Roosevelt Road in Forest Park and present this flyer  to the first Portillo's staff that takes your order.  Twenty percent of proceeds will go to the Julian PTO, in turn supporting our students, staff and teachers.  Thanks for your support!

Students, Join the Green Team on Monday, September 17. 

Drop by room A-203 from 3:30-4:30 pm.  All are welcome! Questions may be directed to Mr. Youngberg.

First PTO Meeting is Monday, September 17 from 7 - 8:30 pm in the Media Room.

Please note, the meeting date has changed. Join us along with a panel of expert 8th Grade students who will share their experiences and answer any questions you may have about Julian. The agenda includes updates from Dr. Fitzgerald and the PTO Board Members, information about the Village's traffic plan in the school's vicinity, and a vote to approve our budget.

Auditions for Julian Band Groups

Please see schedule below for details.  Please contact Mr. Kanwischer with questions/concerns. 

Jazz Ensemble: 7th and 8th grades: Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Bass, Guitar, Piano and Drummers only. Must be in a curricular music group.                             
Rehearsal: September 18th at 8 am in room D-104.

Julian Jives: Open to all 7th and 8th grade instrumentalists who are enrolled in a curricular music class. No Audition.  First Rehearsal: September 20th at 8 am in room D-104.

 6th Grade Jazz Band: Open to all 6th grade instrumentalists who are enrolled in a curricular music class. No Audition.  First Rehearsal: September 21st at 8 am in room D-104.

Rock Band: Open to all instrumentalists regardless of arts class. One year of experience on an instrument is required, unless student is a vocalist.  First Meeting: September 27th from 3:30-4:30 pm in room D-104.

Spoken Word Club Begins on Monday with Hip-Hop, The Building Blocks of Spoken Word.

This Oak Park Education Foundation club empowers students to find and cultivate their unique voices through reading, writing and performing poetry. Spoken Word Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays. Questions? Please contact Mr Colucci


Julian VeX Robotics Competitive Club online application is due on Friday, Sept. 21.

The First Session of VEX Robotics In-House League will Begin on Tuesday, October 23. Information about this club can be found here.  Questions may be directed to Gretchen Junker, Ms. Brown or Ms. McAndrews at OPEF. 



EARN MONEY FOR THE PTO

  • Earn money for Julian PTO when you shop at Amazon. Begin your shopping through the link here and our PTO will earn .5% of your total sale, at no expense to you. First time Amazon Smile shoppers will find our organization by typing Percy Julian School PTO.

  • Save your Box Tops for Education and help earn money for our school. Send your Box Tops in with your child, drop off at the school office, or bring them in during conferences. Our first submission deadline is October 20th.

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Monday, September 17
 - Do Re Mi's
    8 am
Spoken Word
   
3:30-5 pm, Room B-205
 -  Green Team

    3:30-4:30 pm, Room A-203

-  Girls Basketball
   
  vs Melrose Park (Away)
     8th play first at 4pm

Tuesday, September 18
 -  Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal
    8 am, Room D-104

  - Service Learning Club
    8:15-8:45 am, Room C-208
 
-  Cross Country
    
River Forest Bulldog Invitational

Wednesday, September 19
 
- Cast Lunch:
    
Domino's Pizza
  -  Rainbow Tribe Mtg
    
3:30-4:30, Room B-404
  -  Chess/Gaming Club
    
3:30-4:30, room C-302

  -  Best Buddies
     3:30-4:30 pm, Julian Cafeteria
  -  Girls Basketball
   
   vs Heritage-Summit (Home)
      8th play first at 4pm

Thursday, September 20
 
Men's Ensemble
     8 am
  -  Julian Jives
      8 am, Room D-104
  -  Spoken Word
     8-8:45 am, Room B-20
  -  Art Club
     
3:30-4:30, Rooms D-301 and
      D-304
  -  Jayhawk Journal
      3:30-5 pm, Room C-405

  -  Girls Basketball
   
   vs Northlake (Home)
      8th play first at 4pm

Friday, September 21
 
-  Jukebox
     8 am
  -  6th Grade Jazz Band
    
8 am, Room D-104
  -  PTO Friday Lunch:
    
Firehouse Subs

 Vex Robotics Competitive
      League:
Application Due
Saturday, September 22
 
-  Cross Country
    
Whitney Young
  -  Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
     Young Chicago Showdown
      Algonquin, IL

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