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Home of the Gators - March 8, 2019

Glenview District 34

Glen Grove Elementary School

3900 Glenview Road

Glenview, IL 60025

Phone: (847)998-5030/Fax (847)998-5101

Attendance/Health Office (847)657-2394

Important Dates

Monday, March 11

3rd Grade Chorus - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Student Council - 2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 12

PTA Meeting at Glen Grove 9:30 a.m.

Code Play Learn 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.

Art Club 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Global Language 2:30 - 3:25 p.m.

Laughing Academy 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, March 13

Advanced Band Rehearsal 7:10 - 7:45 a.m.

4th & 5th Grade Chorus 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Chess Club 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Laughing Academy 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 14

Global Language 2:30 - 3:25 p.m.


Friday, March 15

Chess Club 7:00 - 7:50 a.m.

Girls Only Chess 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Code Play Learn 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.


Monday, March 18

Spirit Week - Pattern Day (Wear patterned clothes such as polka dots, stripes etc)

3rd Grade Chorus - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

District 34 Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 19

Spirit Week - Culture Day (Wear colors of the flag of your ethnicity or a cultural outfit)

Code Play Learn 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.

Art Club 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Global Language 2:30 - 3:25 p.m.

Laughing Academy 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Middle School Parent Information Night 7:00 p.m. - 9:00p.m.


Wednesday, March 20

Spirit Week - Book Character Day (Dress up like your favorite book character)

Advanced Band Rehearsal 7:10 - 7:45 a.m.

4th & 5th Grade Chorus 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Chess Club 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Laughing Academy 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 21

Spirit Day - Reading Lock in Day (Bring in plenty of books to read)

Global Language 2:30 - 3:25 p.m.


Friday, March 22

Spirit Day - Gator Gear Day (Wear your spirit wear or the wear the gator color of blue and green)

Chess Club 7:00 - 7:50 a.m.

Girls Only Chess 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Code Play Learn 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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LRC News

What is Maker Modules?

The Glenview Educational Foundation (GEF) has generously funded a grant organized around three big themes, Construction, Circuitry, and Robotics & Coding. All students (K-5) will have the opportunity to work through the inquiry design process with hands-on experiences applied to solve real-world problems. Students will design a solution, solve a problem or answer a question and and spark a lifelong interest in discovery.

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March Book Madness

Today ends week #1 in the voting for the Illinois Children’s Choice Awards. The third graders voted on which 10 Monarch titles moved on to week #2. All students had the opportunity to vote for the 10 Bluestem titles. Just 2 more weeks to find out the first place titles!


Do you want to know more? Follow @GGMrsFunke on Twitter #WeAreD34 #GlenGroveRocks

P.E. News

Each trimester, all students will be assessed in their engagement, personal responsibility and the ability to throw overhand using proper form.


The student friendly definition of engagement that we have used with all students is a “high level of focus, attention and effort.” If a student demonstrates a high level of focus, attention and effort (engagement) all of the time the student would earn a “M” for meeting this standard on the progress report.


The student friendly definition of personal responsibility that we have used with all students is “the ability to stay positive and react appropriately.” If a student demonstrates the ability to stay positive and react appropriately (personal responsibility) all of the time the student would earn a “M” for meeting this standard on the progress report.


The overhand throw has five essential components for a mature pattern. The following components make up a mature throwing pattern;

  • Side to target (turn body)

  • Arm back and extended

  • Step with opposite foot

  • Rotate hips

  • Follow through across body

A third grade student is required to demonstrate three of these five components, a fourth grade student is required to have all five components, and a fifth grade student is required to have all five components using a variety of throwing objects. If a student is able to demonstrate the required components the student would earn a “M” for meeting this standard of the progress report.


In trimester 2 ONLY, students will be assessed on their ability to dribble a basketball with control. Dribbling with control has five essential components. The five essential components of dribbling with control are;

  • knees bent

  • opposite foot forward when dribbling in space

  • finger pads contact ball

  • ball is kept at waist or below

  • eyes and head up(not looking at the ball)

A third grade student is required to demonstrate three of these five components, a fourth grade student is required to have all five components and increase and decrease speed and a fifth grade student is required to have all five components during 1-on-1 practice tasks. If a student is able to demonstrate the required components the student would earn a “M” for meeting this standard of the progress report.


Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact any P.E. Teacher.

Troy Cutler tcutler@glenview34.org 847-657-2349

Lori Marcotte lmarcotte@glenview34.org 847-657-2349

Preston Roberts prroberts@glenview34.org 847-657-2346

Fifth Grade Musical Information

Dear Parents:


The fifth grade musical this year is “The Trial of the Big, Bad Wolf”. The shows music and style is set in the “rock and roll” 50’s. It presents a comical version of what might happen had the Big, Bad Wolf been on trial for his offenses. This light-hearted musical is full of fun and laughs for the whole family.


The show is Wednesday, April 10, 2019 for Cast A at 8:30am for the school and 7:00pm for parents and relatives. Cast A classes are Mr. Nitz, Mrs. Poulakas, Ms. Fried, and Mrs. Richardson.


Cast B will perform on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 8:30am for the school and 7:00pm for parents and relatives. Cast B classes are Mr. Roy, Ms. Margolis, and Mrs. Champney.


The last few weeks have been very exciting in drama class! Students made up commercials of products of the 1950’s that would be used by our characters. A few of these commercials have been picked to be part of our 5th grade musical.


In the weeks to follow we will be practicing our lines, learning songs, making scenery and getting our costumes together. (More to follow on costumes) Students should be memorizing their lines and practicing at home as well as in class. Thank you in advance for your support with that.


Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns:

eberichon@glenview34.org or (847) 657-2335.

Sincerely,


Eileen Berichon, Drama Director

Keeping Our School Community Healthy

We have entered the time of year when we see influenza (flu) and other respiratory viruses at school. We want to let you know what steps we are taking to keep our school community healthy and how you can help. Click here for more information.

Food Service Information

Please review this important food service information which includes the menu cycle and the cycle calendar. Click here for the March Food Service Newsletter.

Change in Dismissal Arrangements

​If you need to change the after school pick-up arrangements for your child, please send a note to you child's teacher. If you need to change arrangements at the last minute, during the school day, please make sure you call our office before 2:00 p.m. to inform us of the change. There is a lot going on in a school office both at the beginning and the end of school day. By calling before 2:00 p.m., you are giving the front office staff the time needed to locate classroom teachers and communicate the message regarding the pick-up arrangements for your child in a timely manner.

Cell Phone Usage Form

All students that carry a cell phone to school must have a cell phone usage form on file with the front office. Please fill out the attached form and send it to the Glen Grove Office. The guidelines are included in this attachment.


Cell Phone Usage Form

http://www.glenview34.org/form/cellphone

Twitter

Follow Us on Twitter
We are always looking for ways to improve communication and to increase engagement with our parent community, so we have launched a Twitter account. We invite you to follow us@GlenGroveGators for news on student, classroom, and school accomplishments, important updates, informational items, and a glimpse at amazing moments of teaching and learning. We also encourage you to share your Glen Grove school pride on Twitter using the hashtag #glengroverocks.

Glen Grove School

Website: https://gg.glenview34.org


Our Mission

To empower children to be self-directed learners and responsible decision makers.



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Main Office: (847)998-5030

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