CURRENT EVENTS

AND NEWS

Upcoming Events:

  • Hatch Steel Band Presents: The Northern Illinois University Steel Band: Wed. Apr. 17 at Julian from 6:30-8 pm.  See flyer for details. 
  • No School: Fri. Apr. 19
  • Cast Presents "Antigone in Munich": Thurs. Apr. 25 from 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation at Julian:Thurs. Apr. 25 from 6-7:30 pm
  • Mandatory Cleveland Trip Mtg for Students and Parents: Apr. 29 at 7 pm.
  • Map Testing: Apr. 30, May 1, and May 2
  • Multicultural Festival at Julian: Sat. May 4. Detailshere.
  • Last Day of School for 8th Grade Students: Fri. May 31. Graduation: Sat. Jun. 1.

Come Out and Support the Julian Boys' Volleyball Team on Wednesday.

Varsity plays first versus Stevenson Middle School at 4 pm, followed by the junior varsity team. Go Jayhawks!

D97 Summer Music Camp is July 29-August 2nd. 

There are 3 class sessions from 8:30-3 pm.  Choose from Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Orff Ensemble, Chamber Music, Jazz Improv, Steel Band Ensemble, and Ukulele.  $75 per session.  Classes available for students in grades 4-9.  Details and Registration here.

Native Plant Sale Supporting Julian's School Garden. 

Native Plants are those that occur naturally in a region in which they evolved.  They are the ecological basis upon which life depends, including birds and people. Without them and the insects that co-evolved with them, local birds cannot survive.  Native plants provide vital habitat for birds, bugs, and butterflies. Finally, because native plants are adapted to local environmental conditions, they require far less water and care, saving both time and money!  By entering our school's name at checkout on the West Cook Wild Ones website, you will earn $8 per kit for our green efforts, including our school garden.  Order yourShade Garden Kit and Butterfly and More kit today. Take a look at the West Cook Wild Ones Website for your gardening needs.

Please Consider Joining the PTO Board for the 2019/20 School Year.

We are looking for people to help support the work we do to make sure our middle school is the best it can be. The open positions are:

  • Co-Presidents to help oversee PTO activities and plan bi-monthly community meetings.

  • Co-VP of Fundraising to help coordinate the PTOlunch fundraiser program.

  • Co-VP of Volunteer Coordination to recruit people to help with our events.

  • Co-VP of Programming to help coordinate events like the Back to School Picnic, Teacher/Staff dinners, and other school events.

  • Co-VP of Communications to write the weekly PTONewsletter.

  • Co-Treasurer to learn about and help handle budget business.

Our kids are becoming more independent but it is still vital that we maintain a vibrant, inclusive and connected community. And that means we need YOU to offer up some of your time and talents. Contact  PTOJulian@gmail.com to find out how you can help or come to Monday's PTO community meeting to learn more.

Join a Community Conversation About Climate Change. 

Jamie Ponce, the Director of Strategic Partnerships with the City Tech Collaborative will lead the conversation to discuss how community members can learn how to take action with the Chicago Climate Report. This event hosted by Interfaith Green Network will be held at the Oak Park Public Library on Tuesday, April 23 from 7-8:30 pm.  We hope you can make it!  Thanks to the PTO's Green and Wellness Committee for Informing us of this event.

Students, Take the Challenge and Help End Hunger in Our Community! 

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry Presents the Can Do Community Challenge. Students: earn points on behalf of your school for online donations, high powered items like beans, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, and etc, volunteer hours are a sure win and all other donations help to earn points too. Want to see how our school is doing? Check out Julian's team page to see who's the top school participant. All donations can be dropped off in your advisory class through April 29th. For more details about how to earn points, please open this flyer. Thanks to members of Julian's service league for bringing this great fundraiser to our attention.

Celebrate the Diversity in Oak Park at the 39th Annual Multicultural Festival on Saturday, May 4.

This event will begin with a parade at 10 am, followed by musical performances, dance, artists, food and more. You don't want to miss it! Please see this flyer for details.

Students: Join the Makerspace Club on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Design Room from 3:30-5 pm. 

Check out the flyers posted throughout the school for details or contact Mr. Walsh or jmorrell@op97.org with questions. 

7th Grade Students:  It's Not Too Late to Register for the Springfield Trip.

The trip is in 2 months and it's going to be a fun and educational experience for students and chaperones.  If you haven't registered, the final deadline is Tuesday, April 30th.  Register here and you will be directed to the WorldStrides website.  Please enter Trip ID # 171749.  If you are in need of financial assistance or have additional questions, please email Janorise Robinson, the Parent Volunteer and Program Leader.

Smart Phones Need to be Turned Off During School Hours.

Please respect our teachers/staff and remind your student that phones should not be used during the school day unless given permission from their teacher. Phones can be distracting and cause student conflicts as social media accounts are accessed during the day. Please contact the main office at (708) 524-3040 if you need to contact your child and read Middle Matters for additional information. 

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.

  • Thanks to all that contributed Box Tops!  We have raised $476 this year which has already surpassed last year's total of $268.  Box Tops cut checks to schools twice a year and our next deadline is in June.  Bring them into the office at your convenience.  We appreciate it!

weekly  calendar

Monday, April 15
 - Do Re Mi's 
  
  8 am
- Jazz Combo
 
  8:10 am. Room D-104
 - Yearbook Club
   8 am, Room C-402
 - Spoken Word
  
3:30-5 pm, Room B-205
 - Green Team

   3:30-4:30 pm, Room A-203
  - Makerspace Club
   3:30-5 pm. Design Room
 - Spanish Tutoring
   3:35-4:05 pm, Room C-308

- Boys Volleyball
   vs Freedom (home)

Tuesday, April 16
 - Jukebox
  
7:45 am
 - Jazz Ensemble
   8:10 am, Room D-104

- Vex Robotics In-House
   3:30-5 pm

- Service Learning Club
  
3:30-4:15 pm
 -
Homework Club
  
3:45-4:30 pm
 - Spanish Tutoring
   3:35-4:05 pm, Room B-209
 - French & Spanish Club
 
 
Next mtg: April 30
Wednesday, April 17
- CAST Lunch:
  
Domino's Pizza
- Rainbow Tribe Mtg
  
3:30-4:30 pm, Room B-405
 - Best Buddies Mtg
  
Next mtg: Apr. 24
 - Chess/Gaming Club
  
3:30-4:45, room C-302
 - Spanish Tutoring
   3:30-4:15 pm, Room B-305
 - Student Council
   3:30-4:15 pm, Room B-305

- Makerspace Club
   3:30-5 pm. Design Room

- Boys Volleyball
   vs Northlake (away)

Thursday, April 18
 - Men's Ensemble
  
8 am
 - Julian Jives
  
8:10 am, Room D-104
 - Spoken Word
   8-8:45 am, Room B-205

 - Art Club
  
3:30-4:30, Rooms D-301 and
   D-304
 - Jayhawk Journal
   3:30-5 pm, Room C-405

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

 - Homework Club
  
3:45-4:30 pm

- Spanish Tutoring
   3:35-4:05 pm, Room C-40

 - Student Council
   3:35-4:15 pm, Room B-305 
 - Girls Flow

 
  3:30-5:30 pm, Room A-126

- Boys Volleyball
   vs Brooks (away)

Friday, April 19
 No School Today
 

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