Arctic Blast

Glacier Ridge Elementary School 05.01.20

Dear Glacier Ridge Families and Polar Bears,

Dear Glacier Ridge Families,

Welcome to May! Today we are greeted by a beautiful sunny day. Hopefully the temperatures will continue to remain warm and everyone can get outside.

Open Enrollment begins today. You may access this through Parentvue. Please go on and register as soon as possible. This will help us know our numbers for next year and help us plan.

We know that students still have items in their desks and lockers. Soon you will receive information from us about how we will be able for you to pick these items up while still honoring social distancing.

Thank you again for all that you are doing to help your children with remote learning. We are so proud of how hard everyone has been working. Unbelievably we only have a few weeks left of school.

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Jacobsen and Mrs. Adams

Look at what some of our Polar Bears have been doing in their learning!

We would love to see what your kiddos have been doing in their learning! Please see below for more info on how to send us a picture or two! #PolarBearPride

Online Enrollment for 2020-2021 School Year

Online enrollment for returning families for the 2020-21 school year will be available via ParentVue from May 1 to May 15, 2020. Enrollment is required for all returning District 47 students who will be in 1st-8th grades in the 2020-21 school year. Parents of incoming kindergarteners and early childhood students are exempt from this process.

Online enrollment for returning families helps determine overall student population and assists with appropriate staffing and class size. Note: If your children are NOT returning to District 47 next year, please use online enrollment to indicate this and contact your child’s school.

ParentVue logins and passwords are required to complete online enrollment. Should you need assistance in obtaining your ParentVue login or password, please contact the school office at 815-444-4850. Additional assistance is also available via the parent help desk at 815-788-5080 or

Proof of Residency

If your proof of residency is out of date, you will be asked to provide an updated copy prior to the start of the 2020-21 school year. For approved forms of proof of residency, please visit Registration Requirements. If your address has changed, please contact your child's school.


Online enrollment must be completed and submitted to confirm student enrollment for the 2020-21 school year. Fees are not required at this time and do not confirm enrollment. Fee statements will be sent prior to the start of the school year.

2020 District 47 Virtual Student Art Show

District 47 is excited to launch the 2020 student art show -- virtually! -- this year on Tuesday, May 5th. Student artwork will be displayed via a link on the District 47 website. The exhibit will open on May 5th and will remain on the District website through the end of the 2019-20 school year. D47 art teachers look forward to sharing students’ creativity with our parents and the community!

Calling all 4th and 5th Graders with a Talent to Share!!

We will still be holding a Virtual Variety show! You should be receiving information from your teacher about this if you are interested! Our Polar Bears have talent and we can't wait to see it!

Last Chance for Yearbooks!

All yearbook orders, shipping address updates and custom pages MUST be done on or before Monday, May 4th. We will now have your student's yearbook shipped directly to your home!

If you already ordered a yearbook, please follow these instructions on how to update your order to include your address on or before Monday, May 4th:

If you have not yet ordered a yearbook, please order your yearbook by Monday, May 4th and enter your address at checkout.

If you plan to customize your child's yearbook this year, all custom pages must be completed on or before Monday, May 4th. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jill Pearce ( or Gayle Johnston (

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Yearbook Cover

Congratulations to Jessie M. for creating the 2019-2020 Yearbook Cover! The back cover will include entries from Rylan D., Zach V., Addy H., and Alli L.. It's awesome to see the creativity that will be shared with Glacier Ridge Polar Bears for years to come. Thank you to all fifth graders who drew amazing yearbook cover entries.

Reading Incentive - Six Flags, Santa's Village & Kane County Cougars UPDATE

The Reading Incentive Six Flags submission date has been extended to May 4th! Get those reading hours logged. Log your hours at Use Glacier Ridge school code: UMDVD. We are working with Six Flags and Santa's Village to figure out a way to get the earned tickets to students. Stay tuned for that!

Students who earned Kane County Cougars tickets can use the voucher they received for ANY game this season, not just the two listed. You can redeem it in person or through the mail. It can even be brought to the ballpark on game day.

Let us know if you have any questions regarding this or other reading incentives earned. Contact Nancy Dougherty at or Gayle Johnston at

PTA - Position Needed for 2020-2021

The PTA is looking for volunteers to fill the positions of treasurer and vice president for the 2020-2021 school year. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone that you think might be interested, please email Katie Heraty at

Calling for Photos!

We want to see our students learning at home and what you are doing as a family during this “Stay at Home” period. Please submit photos to us at If you post these on your own social media accounts, be sure to tag Glacier Ridge on our social media accounts and use hashtags #ILSchoolsStepUp and #D47StepsUp.

Zooming with ENCORE Teachers

Would your child like to do a Zoom with our ENCORE teachers? Then they are in luck! We have an optional Zoom time set aside on Wednesdays from 1-1:30 pm for your child to chat with our ENCORE teachers. They can say hello, ask any questions they might have, or just hang out! Please feel free to have your child join us using the following login info:

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 977 288 400 Password: 734388

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS MEETING INFO ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA OR PUBLIC SITES. This invitation is intended for ONLY current Glacier Ridge students and should not be shared. Thank you.


We miss all of you! During this time of Remote Learning, we want to provide extra, OPTIONAL, FUN activities for ENCORE subjects. We have listed these activities at this link and will add to it. Look for updates!

Let us know if you have any questions!

~Mrs. Brazao (art), Mrs. Maule and Mr. Chubb (P.E.), Mrs. Konrath (STEM), Mrs. Johnston (library), and Mrs. Falbo (music)

How to Reach Us

As always, we are here to support you. Should you need anything please contact your child's classroom teacher via email or phone or call the school phone (815)444-4850. If you contact the school directly you will leave a voicemail and we will return your call.

Updates for Upcoming Events / Activities

5/8 No school - remote learning plan day

5/15 No school - remote learning plan day

5/22 No school- remote learning plan day

PTA Plant Sale - Plants/flowers will still be available for pick up, details are being coordinated.

5th Grade Social - We cannot hold this event, but please stay tuned for more information