D34 Parent News

Timely news for District 34 families and the community

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End of Summer 2019

First Things First

Here's the news you really want:

Class and team placement information for the 2019-20 school year will be sent via email to families TOMORROW (Friday, August 9).

We can't provide an estimate of when you will receive your email(s). Please don't contact the school office or District - we promise that all emails will be sent by the end of the day (5pm).

But Wait, There's More!

Important back-to-school dates:

  • August 21: First day of school for grades 1-8
  • August 22: First day of school for kindergarten students (last name A-L)
  • August 23: First day of school for kindergarten students (last name M-Z)
  • August 27: First day of school for early childhood students
  • August 29: Curriculum Night: Henking, Lyon, Westbrook
  • September 2: NO SCHOOL
  • September 4: Curriculum Night, Glen Grove, Hoffman, Pleasant Ridge
  • September 12: Curriculum Night: Attea, Springman

You'll receive information from your principal about building-specific dates and deadlines.

The District 34 Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan officially launches with the start of the 2019-2020 school year. At the end of last school year and over the summer, teams have worked on developing action plans that establish the first year's work toward the goals and objectives of the plan. Look for a newsletter to hit your mailbox in early September that outlines the plan and the priorities for this year.
Aspire. Explore. Discover. Connect. D34 Strategic Plan

Transportation News

Have you registered for bus service for your child? Look for an email from the Transportation Department with bus information on Friday, August 9. If you have not registered for transportation, or would like to change their registration to bus service, you will need to wait until after September 15. Contact transportation manager Rob Conner, rconner@glenview34.org, if you have questions.

Building Future: Look for Opportunities to Learn & Share

In the coming weeks and months, the District 34 Board of Education will consider putting a referendum to voters. The Board's decisions will influence the character of our schools and community for years and decades to come.

At the May 2019 Board of Education meeting, FGM Architects presented the results of an in-depth space utilization study. That study followed the master facilities assessment conducted over several months throughout in 2018. Those studies show great needs of District 34 facilities, and where there are opportunities to make improvements.

Building Future is District 34's initiative to gain community feedback and determine how to meet the facility needs. It includes the work of a citizen task force, and extensive community input via community engagement sessions (listed below), surveys and phone polls.

Visit www.glenview34.org/building-future for more information.

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Don't Miss the First Day of School!

You need to do three things in order for your child to attend school starting on the first day:

If you need help with registration or providing proof of residency, or want to submit health information, you can come to the District 34 Administration Center (1401 Greenwood) Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm.

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D34 ParentConnect Is Back!

Last year was the first year for D34 ParentConnect, and it was a success! D34 ParentConnect is a parent education initiative designed to provide ongoing opportunities for parents to learn and connect throughout the year. It’s a partnership between District 34 and the Family Service Center (FSC).

There are two primary connections:

  • Large-group presentations on topics that are important to parents
  • Small discussion groups will be your place to learn, share, and connect with other parents who face similar parenting challenges and are facilitated by experts from FSC

The D34 ParentConnect Council reviewed feedback from parents, and will make this year of programming and discussions even more relevant, engaging. We heard that parents want more programming on digital citizenship, and would like to hear from well known authors and other authorities on the subject. Look for a great lineup that reflects to your input!

Look for more information in the next issue of D34 Parent News.

Team Delli: Honoring Classroom Heroes at the Hero Hustle!

D34 Superintendent Dr. Dane Delli is forming a team to honor the heroes in our classroom: our teachers. Here's how to join Team Delli:

  • Register for the race at HeroHustle.com (sign up for any distance)
  • Fill out the form to join the team tinyurl.com/TeamDelli (the first 30 get a t-shirt!
  • Meet by the Team Delli sign by 7:45am on race day to get your shirt, celebrate teacher heroes and take a team photo!
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Fall Enrichment Programs: Registration Is Open!

This year, enrichment programs are offered directly through the organizations that provide the classes. They'll still be the same programs offered in the past, and will be housed at each primary and intermediate building. Program sponsors are your source to contact if you have questions about the programs, schedules and registration - their contact information is listed on their fliers.
Fall 2019 Enrichment Programs

Check the Community Fliers page for information about fall enrichment programs!

Events, Programs & Activities Around the Community

Find information about events, programs, and activities of interest to our students and their families here! But soon, we will have a new way to connect you with community information.

Soon, District 34 will launch a new digital backpack using a flyer communication tool called Peachjar. You will receive a welcome email from Peachjar that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences, but you do not need to log in to receive or view school digital flyers. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”

This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. You also will be able to visit your school’s website to see school-approved digital flyers by clicking the Peachjar button on each school’s website.

Note: Peachjar is free to our schools because community partners pay a small service fee to post and distribute digital flyers (typically much less than the cost to copy and deliver paper flyers).

Help Wanted: Glenview Crossing Guards

Interested in earning some extra money? Positions are available for Glenview Crossing Guards. This is a part-time position working 1-2 hours per day with the opportunity to earn $140 or more per week. Shifts are before school starts, and at school dismissal each day – August to June with school breaks off, only working when kids are in school.

Please contact Diane Scully for additional information (andyfrain.dianescully@gmail.com or