Parent & Community Organizations

Many organizations assist Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65 in educating our students.  While all of them are important to us, all of them are separate from the District.  Views expressed by these organizations are not necessarily shared by the District and the District is not responsible for the content of their websites.

Organizations for Parents

Alliance for Excellence (Link opens in a new window)  For over 25 years, the community of Lake Bluff has generously donated to The Alliance for Excellence, providing funds to support the teachers and children of the Lake Bluff public schools.

Lake Forest/ Lake Bluff Learning Differences Association (Link opens in a new window) The Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) is a non-profit organization where parents, educators and professionals come together to support, educate and provide resources for our children and each other.

Parent/ Teacher Organization  The Lake Bluff Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) supports the school board, administration, teachers and staff of District 65 in upholding the highest ideals of education for our students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The PTO is made up of parents and teachers who volunteer to take a role in enhancing the educational experience of the children.

Other Schools, Districts, and Governmental Organizations

Lake Bluff Park District (Link opens in a new window) The park district offers before and after school programs as well as summer opportunities for students of all ages.

Lake Forest High School District 115 (Link opens in a new window) Most Lake Bluff students attend Lake Forest High School District 115 after leaving Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65.

North Suburban Special Education District (NSSED) (Link opens in a new window) NSSED provides support to its eighteen member districts in the provision of services for students with disabilities and their families.

Shields Township (Link opens in a new window) Shields Township is located on the shore of Lake Michigan and encompasses approximately 18 square miles. It includes all or a portion of Lake Forest, North Chicago, Lake Bluff, and unincorporated Knollwood and Arden Shores.  Provides assistance with social services.

Village of Lake Bluff (Link opens in a new window)  The official website for the Village of Lake Bluff.

Community Based Organizations

Charmm'd Foundation (Link opens in a new window) Providing leaders with knowledge, skills and professional networks to build themselves, their teams and the larger community through Peer Advisory Groups and Executive Coaching. Charmm'd serves the communities of Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, New Trier and the Zion-Benton Townships.

CROYA (Committee Representing Our Young Adults) (Link opens in a new window)  CROYA is a national model of community partnership celebrated for effectively addressing and meeting the social and emotional needs of today’s young adults. CROYA is open to all students from 7th through 12th grade living in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood.

Knollwood Neighbors (Link opens in a new window) Knollwood Neighbors is a nonpolitical organization founded in 2000 to encourage communication and cooperation among Knollwood residents.

Lake County Cares (Link opens in a new window) is a volunteer organization located in Lake Forest, IL.

Lake Forest/ Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce (Link opens in a new window) The mission of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce is to serve as the principal representative of business in its market area, contribute to its members' success and prosperity, and promote the economic and civic interests of the community. 

LEAD (Leading Efforts Against Drugs) & SpeakUP! (Link opens in a new window) LEAD is a substance abuse prevention organization, and believes young people are capable of making good decisions.  The SpeakUP! Prevention Coalition is a grassroots community anti-drug coalition, managed by LEAD and funded in part by a Federal Drug Free Communities grant.  For the past 8 years, SpeakUP! has worked with all sectors of the Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood, IL communities on environmental change strategies to discourage underage drinking and drug use. 

VOTE Lake Bluff (Link opens in a new window) VOTE Lake Bluff is an open, non-partisan, volunteer committee of Lake Bluff/unincorporated Lake Bluff residents organized to recruit and identify candidates for positions of trust and responsibility on local boards, including the Village Board of Trustees, Village President, Village Clerk, Library Board of Trustees, Park Board and both the District 65 and District 115 School Boards.