Upcoming Events:

  • Columbus Day, No School: Mon. Oct. 8.
  • Cleveland Deposit Due:  Fri. Oct. 12.
  • PSAT for 8th Grade Students: Sat. Oct. 13 and Sat. Oct. 20.  Details here.
  • Dine Around Town: Portillo's. Wed. Oct. 24.
  • BookFair: Thurs. Oct. 25 and Fri. Oct. 26.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences:  Thurs. Oct. 25 and Fri. Oct. 26.  Half days of school-AM only.
  • OPRF Transition Tour for 8th Grade Students: Mon. Oct. 29.
  • 8th Grade Students Cap and Gown Purchase Deadline: Wed. Oct. 31.
  • Picture Re-Takes: Friday, Nov. 2.

The First Dine Around Town Is 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

Volunteers Needed for the Annual Book Fair on October 25 and 26.

The fair will take place on Thurs. Oct. 25 between 9 am-8 pm and Fri. Oct. 26 from 9 am-12:30 pm in the cafeteria. Students will have a chance to mini-preview the fair during lunch hours in the library on Tues. Oct. 23 and Wed. Oct. 24.  Please see the  Sign-Up Genius to volunteer. We really can't do it without our wonderful parents! Questions/concerns may be directed to Suzanne Drews, Amy Werthmann or Jamie Winchell (Julian's Media Center Librarian).

Volunteers Needed To Plan a Fall or Winter Student Party! 

This party will replace the annual Halloween party. If you would like to be part of a planning committee, please reach out to our VP of Volunteer Coordination, Monica Harper

Boys Basketball,Upcoming Team Tryouts: 

  • 8th grade: Thurs. Oct. 11 from 7-8:45 am, Fri. Oct. 12 from 3:30-5 pm and Tues. Oct. 16 from 3:30-5:30 pm.

  • 6th/7th grade: Mon. Oct 15 from 7-8:45 am, Thurs. Oct. 18 from 7-8:45 am and Fri. Oct. 19 from 3:30-5 pm.

Check the Boys Basketball Website or contact Coach Gatesand/or Coach Rocco for more information.

6th Grade Tryouts for Julian's Vex Robotics Competitive Club are Wednesday, October 10.

Please visit this website for additional information. Questions may be directed to either  Michele McAndrews at OPEF, or Mr. Walsh. Student teams will be posted Friday, October 12.

Come Out and Support Julian Girl's Basketball Teams! 

This week there are two home games.  The first on Wednesday, Oct. 10 versus Stevenson, and second on Thursday, Oct. 11 versus MacArthur.  6th/7th Grade Team plays first at 4 pm.  GO JAYHAWKS!

The "Great Apple Crunch" is Happening at Julian!

The PJMS Green Team will make sure all students have the chance to eat a locally grown apple on Thursday, October 11th during their lunch period. The Great Apple Crunch encourages healthy eating and supports farm to school and other local food purchasing initiatives throughout the region.

 Did you know?

  • Conventional apples travel over 2,000 miles on average to Illinois. Local apples come from within 250 miles--saving the environment in CO2 emissions and gas.
  • For every dollar spent on local, 3X more money recirculates locally.
  • 6 in 10 children in the US do NOT eat their daily serving of fruit, according to the CDC.

Visit the Illinois Great Apple Crunch to learn more.  Thanks to the Green Team for supporting this event!

Attention 7th and 8th Grade Choir, Band and Orchestra Students: 

The first deposit ($150) is required by Fri. Oct. 12 for the Cleveland Trip! Please pay online (into the general band/orchestra account-there is no separate line item) and return documents handed out at last week's informational meeting to your child's music teacher with a payment confirmation receipt. Questions/concerns may be directed to Mr. Kanwishcher, Mr. Seymour or Mr. Carrillo.

It's Time To Purchase a Cap and Gown For Your 8th Grade Student.

These can be ordered on the Webstore; deadline is Wed. Oct.31. Eighth grade students will have their cap and gown pictures taken on Jan. 18 with re-takes if needed on Feb. 22. 

The Vex Robotics In-House League Application Is Due Thursday, October 18.

Students will be notified of their placement in the Fall or Winter session on October 19. For more information about the In-House League, please see website here.  Questions may be directed to Gretchen Druckerat OPEF or Ms. Brown.


  • 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.

weekly  calendar

Monday, October 8
 - No School Today
Tuesday, October 9
Do Re Mi's
   8 am
-  Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal
   8 am, Room D-104

-  Spanish Tutoring
   3:35-4:05 pm, Room B-209

Wednesday, October 10
Cast Lunch:
Buona Beef
Rainbow Tribe Mtg
3:30-4:30, Room B-404
Chess/Gaming Club
3:30-4:30, room C-302
 - Vex Robotics Competitive
    6th Grade Try-outs.

    3:30-5 pm, Room D-202
 - Spanish Tutoring
    3:30-4:15 pm, Room B-305

 -  Student Council
    3:35-4:15 pm, Room B-409

 -  Girls Basketball
vs Stevenson (Home)
    6th/7th play first at 4pm

Thursday, October 11
8th Grade Boys Basketball
: 7-8:45 am, Main Gym
  - Men's Ensemble

    8 am
 -  Julian Jives
    8 am, Room D-104
 -  Spoken Word
    8-8:45 am, Room B-205
 -  Art Club
3:30-4:30, Rooms D-301 and
 -  Math Club/Team
   (Now held on Thursdays)
    3:30-4:15 pm, Room B-207
  -  Jayhawk Journal
     3:30-5 pm, Room C-405

  -  Rock Band
     3:30-4:30 pm, Room D-104

   - Service Learning Club
     3:35-4:10 pm, Room C-208

  -  Spanish Tutoring
     3:35-4:05 pm, Room C-409

  -  Girls Basketball
  vs MacArthur (Home)
     6th/7th play first at 4pm

Friday, October 12
-  Jukebox
     8 am
  -  6th Grade Jazz Band
8 am, Room D-104
  -  PTO Friday Lunch:
Domino's Pizza
 -  8th Grade Boys Basketball
: 3:30-5 pm Main Gym

Saturday, October 13
-  Cross Country Meet

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