Lyon & Pleasant Ridge Monthly News

June 7, 2021

Glenview District 34

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Lyon School

1335 Waukegan Road

Glenview, IL 60025

(847)998-5045 Phone/(847)998-9701 Fax

(847)657-2894 Absence Calls/Health Office


Pleasant Ridge

1730 Sunset Ridge Road

Gelview, IL 60025

(847)998-5050 Phone/)(847)998-5532

(847)998-2794 Absence Calls/Health Calls


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Calendar of Events at Lyon and District 34

Monday, June 21

Board of Education Meeting - 7:30 p.m.

Monday, August 16

Board of Education Meeting - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 18

First Day of School - Late Start 9:45 a.m.

Kindergarten Orientation with Parent(s)

Thursday, August 19

Kindergarten Student with Last Names beginning with A-L

Friday, August 20

Kindergarten Student with Last Names beginning with M-Z

Monday, August 23

First Full Day Kindergarten

Thursday,August 26

Curriculum Night

Monday, September 6

No School - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 7

No School

Thursday, September 16

No School

View the full calendar at the District website ( -- Parents -- Calendar).

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

Please complete registration for the 2021-2022 school year for new and returning students. So, whether you're enrolling your youngest for 8th grade, or have an incoming kindergartener click HERE to start the registration process.

LYON AND PR Student Supply Fee

Lyon and Pleasant Ridge have a fee based program for student classroom supplies. Simply pay a single fee and your child’s classroom supplies are covered for the entire school year. NOT INCLUDED: Recorders, Headphones and “At Home Items” like a backpack and water bottle.


Supply Program Flyer and Check Payment Form

Message from Principal Dorken

In my closing message to our students, I shared that they all have so much to be proud of from this past school year, from a learning perspective as well as from a character perspective. As our staff and I reflected together over our final days this week, a theme that was very prevalent was the children’s resilience. It was inspiring and extremely encouraging, all year long. While the 2020-21 school year was unlike anything we had experienced before, or could have ever have anticipated, the strength and spirit of our students was certainly something worthy of highlighting and celebrating. Children are just amazing.

This year’s school experience being as successful as it was, all things considered, was due to an entire community pulling together to make it so. That’s not to say that all voices were consistently in agreement, but the underlying motivation for the collective energy and effort was the overall well being of the children. We navigated this challenging path to the very best of our ability and in retrospect, and relative to the broader educational landscape, we can stand by what we accomplished together. There are so many thanks to go around.

To our Board of Education. To our District Administration. To our team of building leaders. To every single staff member in every one of our schools. To every parent, extended family member and caregiver. To every volunteer who gave so generously of their time. To every child learning and persevering every single day, whether in person or remotely. High praise is due to everyone. We made it!

We wish our 2nd graders continued growth and success as they move over to Pleasant Ridge (or other schools) next year. We appreciate all that has accompanied our journey together with them during their time as students at Lyon. We wish ALL of our students continued prosperity and overall well being, and we wish everyone a wonderful and healthy summer!

We highly recommend that regular, pleasure reading is among your children’s activities throughout June, July and August. We also hope you get to spend lots of quality time together as a family outside of the pace of a busy school year. Your full presence as a parent, whenever you can provide it, is perhaps the greatest gift you can give your children. I sincerely hope that this summer finds you with ample time to enjoy your children, their interests, their curiosities, and the world from their perspective at this wonderful time in their lives. It truly goes by quickly, so enjoy it with them thoroughly.

On a personal note, it has been one of the great privileges of my life to have served as the principal of Lyon for the past 15 years. I have learned so much and am grateful for all of the support and kindness I have received from this community. Lyon is a special place, and I know that wonderful things will continue. Take care.

Message from Principal Friedman

Pleasant Ridge Families,

Thank you. Thank you for your partnership and support this year. Thank you for the flexibility you demonstrated throughout all our platform changes this year. Thank you for supporting your kids at home during remote learning. Thank you for acknowledging our staff throughout the year for their efforts. Thank you for the daily health checks and keeping your kids at home when they weren’t feeling well. Thank you for your understanding as we navigated lots of ‘newness’ on our end. Simply put, thank you.

It’s been a year at school none of us will ever forget. I’m so proud of our students who were resilient and determined. Their energy and enthusiasm kept us strong throughout the year. And with the return to full days, they made it feel normal again. It was such a pleasure to see some of our end of year traditions happen, the joy from students was contagious. I’m proud of every single Eagle that made it to the finish line this year, we have so many positives to build on moving into next year.

We all deserve a restorative summer break. The mental and physical fatigue of a school year is real and this year pushed the limits for sure. It’s great to see camps reopening, vacations on the calendar, and the opportunity to enjoy our friends, family, and surroundings once again. I hope your family enjoys summer break, no matter what you have planned. Enjoy the time with your children, and I cross my fingers that summer won’t move too fast.

Things are looking bright as we look forward. I’m hopeful we can continue our march towards ‘normal’ and build on our current full day program. We have lots to be excited about.

I wish all our 5th grade students and families the best as you move on to Attea and Springman. The kids are ready for their next adventure. We will miss you.

Have a great summer everyone!!!


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News from the LY/PR PTA President

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News from the Lyon Health Office

All Illinois children in kindergarten, and 2nd grade are required to have a dental examination complete by May 15th of the current school year. Please have your dentist fill out the dental form and return to your child's health office prior to the due date.

All Illinois children entering kindergarten or upon first entry into an Illinois school beyond kindergarten, are required to have an eye examination by October 15th of the current school year.

All required forms can be found at the following link under the “health” tab.

Please refer to the link below for additional information.

Have a great summer!

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2021-2022 School Calendar

Click here to download the 2021-2022 school calendar!

Important Forms

2120-2022 District 34 Calendar

Click this link for the following frequently used forms:

Authorization And Permission For Administration Of Medication

Cell Phone Use Agreement and Permission Form

Classroom Party Menu Options

Dental Exam Form (completed for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades)

Dental Exam Waiver

District Policies/Handbook Info

Eye Exam Form

Eye Exam Waiver

Food Guidelines

Health Examination Form