Culver Update - 3/3/23

Save the Date!

Monday, March 6th  PTA Meeting via Zoom - 7pm

Chess Class

Culver is working with an outside organization to form a Chess Class. This is an 8-Week Spring 2023 class. It helps to develop a child's reading and math ability, critical thinking skills, as well as to build character and self-esteem. But most of all - it’s fun! Open to all students in grades K-8! The Culver Chess Program starts on Monday, April 3rd!

Cost: $120 for 8 Week Spring Chess Class that meets for 1 hour once a week on Mondays, 3-4 pm for 8 weeks. Please send Zelle payment of $120 to John at: or phone: 773-414-2967. Also, please email John information about your child (name, grade, special needs, transportation information, etc.) Please contact John at Chess Academy at for any additional information! This class fills up quickly! Remember to sign up early to ensure your child’s registration! Please see the flyer for details.

5Essentials Survey

We invite all parents to participate in the annual 5Essentials Survey. The 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for all students. 

  1. Effective Leaders
  2. Collaborative Teachers
  3. Involved Families
  4. Supportive Environments
  5. Ambitious Instruction

This survey generates valuable data that districts can use to guide their ongoing efforts to improve schools and to offer students an excellent education. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by Chicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. Data and indicators are a result from an anonymous administration of the survey instrument.

The survey is now open and will close on Friday, March 31st. Link to survey:

Diner Days

We hope to see you at PTA’s next Diner Days event at the Niles Portillo’s on Tuesday, April 18th. Please see the flyer for details. 

Let’s Get Active! 

Any time your child is physically active outside of school, log it. An activity form is located in Grade Levels 3-8 in their PE Google Classroom.  This will give your grade/class - points towards a game day, celebration, or some sort of reward. It must be a minimum of 10 minutes. 

- 10 minute walk (even taking your dog for a walk)
- Playing basketball at the community center 
- Kicking a soccer ball around your backyard
- Playing tag outside after school
- Riding your bike to a friends house 
- Going to gymnastics 

One entry per activity. If you went to gymnastics practice for an hour, that only counts as entry/one point, it does not count as 6 points. Find a friend, get active, see the benefits and rewards. Points will be tallied every Monday. Good luck! 

March Spirit Days

Please see our March Friday Spirit Day schedule here, Spirit Days are sponsored by our hard-working, dedicated student council. 

Preschool Application for Next Year/2023-2024  

Are you or is someone you know who lives within the district interested in our half day preschool program? The application is now open through March 24th! You can access the application through our website at this link. Please see the flyer for more information. 

If your child is currently enrolled in our preschool program, they are automatically enrolled in either preschool (4 years old by Sept. 1st) or kindergarten for next year (5 years old by Sept. 1st) depending on their age, and you do not need to do anything at this time.

Kindergarten Registration for Next Year/2023-2024

We are now accepting registration for incoming kindergarten students. Please be sure to contact the front office to start the process and remember to tell your neighbors!

From the Health Office

  • Please see important information about lice here
  • Please see the information about SMILES Mobile Dental Clinic and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile here.  
  • Please also see information about the new year and the health documents notification for school sear 2023-24, here
  • Please see our winter Health Office updates here.  
  • Please see the letter from Mrs. Morrissey, regarding monitoring for illness.

Yearbook Orders 

If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook for your child/children, please order now.  You can order a yearbook online, by going to our website at Please click on the "parents" blue tab. Select "epay" on the left side, and proceed with a one time payment. Select "registration", and you will complete the form, and select "yearbook" for purchase. Or you can send in $16.00 in cash, or a check made payable to Culver school. Please send the payment, in an envelope, with your child's name on it. 

If you have an 8th grade student, we have a yearbook signing event in May. If you have not ordered your yearbook yet, we recommend ordering for this event. The yearbooks will be passed out in May to all. 

Orders are due by Friday, March 17th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coreen Keith, at or at 847-966-9280 x 1101.

PTA Info 

Other Ways to Support Culver PTA:

Box Tops for Education!

Download the Box Tops App and scan your weekly grocery receipt to capture donations fully electronic and automated! No more clipping box tops--so simple to use!

If you're interested in upcoming volunteer opportunities, please feel free to reach out to

Join the Culver School PTA!

You know those fun events at school?  Those are put on by the Culver School PTA! Back to School Bash, Fall Fest, Culver Carnival, Movie Nights, Coffee House, Birthday Book Club--ALL done by wonderful PTA volunteers!

Your $15 membership includes the school calendar and access to the member directory online.  You'll be included in email communications regarding events and donations or volunteer opportunities.

The PTA is a great way to get to know more teachers and staff but more importantly, find some other Culver parent friends!

Meetings are still being held via Zoom, so you won't have to leave the comfort of your home.

You may purchase your membership online.

Looking for Culver Spirit Wear?  

Kid t-shirts, beanies, PE sweatshirts, parent t-shirts, socks & stickers!!  Click HERE!

Hope you enjoy the weekend!