Arctic Blast

Glacier Ridge Elementary School 9.06.19

Dear Glacier Ridge Families,

We had another fantastic week! We have loved watching all of the learning and growing that is taking place here at Glacier. Our staff is also busy preparing information for you to receive at Parent Night. We hope that you will be able to join us and get a glimpse into what your child(ren) will be working on this year. We are so proud of all of our Polar Bears for the work they've done and effort that has been given so far and for all that is still to come!

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Jacobsen and Mrs. Adams

Parent Night

Thursday, Sep. 12th, 6:30pm

1120 Village Road

Crystal Lake, IL

This is an evening for you to get to know the teaching staff at Glacier Ridge School and to learn about the curriculum your child will be exposed to this year. Please remember that this is an evening for Parents Only, and we request that children remain at home. Please note that this is an Informational Session - this is not the time for a parent conference.

The schedule is:

6:30 - 7:00 Last name beginning with A-M

7:15 - 7:45 Last name beginning with N-Z

As you can see, we have provided two classroom sessions for those families who have more than one child. However, if you have only one child, we would like to suggest that you follow this schedule.

Parking will present a challenge, so we recommend that parents walk or carpool as able, weather permitting.

2nd Annual PTA Fun Run

The Glacier Ridge PTA is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Fun Run taking place on Thursday, September 26, 2019! 100% of the proceeds will go to the students of Glacier Ridge! In addition to the links below, click here to learn just exactly what our amazing PTA does for the students at Glacier Ridge. Thank you for all of your support! This year's Fun Run is bound to be EPIC!

We’re off to a great start! Total as of Sept 4th (student & business donations combined): $5,574.22


  • T-shirt/permission form (pink flyer) due by this Friday (Please be sure to return this as we are still missing many of these)
  • Business Sponsorship (sponsor levels) due by this Friday
  • Next collection is Wednesday, 9-11-19 (please turn in donations in an envelope)
  • Prizes will be sent home starting next week (and they ARE cumulative)
Fun Run Volunteers

The PTA is excited for the 2nd Annual Fun Run on Thursday, September 26th! We need volunteers to make it a success! (This is a student/volunteer only event.) Please use this link to get signed up.

Polar Picnic - Sunday, September 15th

Please join us at the annual


Presented by the Glacier Ridge PTA

Who: Glacier Ridge Students, Faculty, Staff and Families

When: Sunday, September 15, 2018 from 11:30am- 1:30pm

Where: Glacier Ridge Field / Playgrounds (behind the school)

What: Bring your own blanket and lunch

Join us for an afternoon of family fun. Get to know other Glacier Ridge families,
meet the staff, play games, enjoy a tasty treat from the Kona Ice truck
and maybe even catch a glimpse of our very own Klondike.
(He likes picnics almost as much as Yogi Bear himself.)

You will be home in time for the Bears game!

Student Directory - Deadline Sept. 15

If you would like to have your child/children's information added to the PTA sponsored directory, please fill out this questionnaire. This is the ONLY way for your information to be included in the directory, there will not be a paper version of this form. All responses must be submitted by September 15th. *Remember- to receive a directory you must be a PTA member.

Wee Deliver Mail Route - Student Help Wanted

Wee Deliver is seeking hard working 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders for the 2019-2020 school year. Click the button above to learn more about the opportunities available and to complete an application. Deadline for applications is Monday, September 23rd.

Read at Home with the Principals

We love to read and want to include you and your students in the fun!

As we have done the past several years, Mr. Jacobsen and Mrs. Adams would love to read to your children in your home. Beginning in October, each month the Principals will visit a different home to read to students. If your student would like to be entered into the drawing for this fun event, please complete the on-line registration form below. Your entry form will automatically be submitted once you complete the information found on the form. Contest winners will be notified the week of October 1st.

Click here to add your student(s) to the drawing.

Box Tops for Education

Traditional Box Top clips are being phased out of production, but if you still have them, click the link above for collection sheets. For more information on the new digital format,

Fall Parent University

Fall 2019 Parent University - Raising Resilient Children: Developing a Growth Mindset by Jackie Rhew

The Fall 2019 D47 Parent University event will be held Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Bernotas Middle School, 170 N. Oak St. in Crystal Lake. Clinical consultant and powerful speaker Jackie Rhew will provide essential tools for parents to help them build resiliency in their children. Parents will learn how to help children come out of their comfort zone, deal with making mistakes, accept criticism as part of the learning process, and take risks that may result in failure. This is a free event for ALL D47 families and Spanish translation will be provided. Childcare/kids’ activities will be provided for kids ages 3 and up by licensed District 47 staff. Children must be potty trained and registration is required. Activities for kids ages 5 and up include games and movement activities; mindfulness/yoga; and storytime by the Crystal Lake Public Library. Click the following link to reserve your spot for childcare: D47 Parent University Childcare Registration. Doors open at 6 p.m. Walk-ins welcome; registration is not required except for childcare. Parking is available in the main lot at Bernotas and at St. Thomas church.

Upcoming Important Dates

September 9 - PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

September 12 - Parent Night 6:30 - 7:45 pm

September 15 - Polar Picnic 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

September 19th - Glacier Ridge Reads 6:00 - 7:00 pm

September 26th - PTA Fun Run (STUDENT ONLY event during the school day)