Posts from: April 2018

Chicago date-night ideas that go beyond dinner and drinks

If you're like me, date nights look something like this: drinks, dinner, repeat. My husband and I rarely plan ahead, opting to snag an OpenTable reservation somewhere interesting mere hours before the sitter arrives. A few weeks ago this consisted of an incredibly lucky last-minute opening at Parachute, followed by drinks at Ludlow Liquors. If you wind up at Parachute, don't miss its famous Bing Bread—crispy on the outside and loaded with potato, bacon and scallion. Slather on the sour cr...

Posted on April 26, 2018 at 5:03 PM by Jill Morowitz

NPN's Online Silent Auction guide to bidding

NPN's biggest fundraiser of the year, which allows us to continue to bring programming, events and school-choice help to Chicago parents, opens for bidding on Wednesday, April 18! Open to the public, our Online Silent Auction is bigger and better than ever, with nearly 500 items up for bid. 

Once you've had a chance see our $90,000+ in goodies for Chicago families, make sure to place bids asap! We know how crazy life can get—set your max bid and rest easy. You can stop back in and visi...

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 7:08 AM

What to expect from CPS notification letters

For Chicago parents who have applied for Chicago Public School seats at Open Enrollment, Magnet, Magnet Cluster and Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools for the 2018-2019 school year, the countdown is underway for the CPS notification date. Let the nail-biting begin!

Notification letters for preK–eighth grade will be released the afternoon of April 27. An email and a robocall will be sent to the contact information on the student’s online application file with directions on how to a...

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 12:06 AM by Chicago School GPS

NPN members get 50% off summer nanny placement fee

*PARENT PERK BY COLLEGE NANNIES, SITTERS + TUTORS*

Summer is just around the corner. Are your childcare plans all set? A part-time or full-time summer nanny can help make this a fun summer for your kids and make this a stress-free season for you! We do all the work to find a god match with your family. Whether for before and after camp or for full days, a summer nanny can keep the kids engaged and active.  

College Nannies Sitters + Tutors is a full-service agency that can match you...

Posted on April 03, 2018 at 7:00 AM