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Home of the Glen Grove Gators - May 20, 2022

Glenview District 34

Aspire. Explore. Discover. Connect.

Glen Grove Elementary School

3900 Glenview Road

Glenview, IL 60025

Phone: (847) 998-5030

Fax: (847) 998-5101

Attendance/Health Office: (847) 657-2394

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 7:45 am - 2:40 pm

Wednesday - 8:45 am - 2:40 pm
Our painted lady butterflies have emerged from their chrysalises. They grew strong in their net-home in Ms. Carter's window. Click on the photo above to see them being set free!

Important Dates


2022-2023 Registration in PowerSchool

Yearbook Ordering - Online - for home delivery only

Saturday, May 21

Fun Run to Support Ukraine - Glen Grove Field, 10:00 am

Sunday, May 22

Spanish BPAC End of the Year Family Event - Johns Park, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Monday, May 23

ABC Countdown - Voila Day! Come to school with a magic trick.

Tuesday, May 24

ABC Countdown - Western Wear Day! Dress up like a cowboy/cowgirl- boots, jeans, plaid and ten-gallon hats!

All-Band Rehearsal - Gym, 7:00 am

5th Grade Picnic (Weather Permitting)

In Person Registration Help - Administration Building (1401 Greenwood), 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 25

Field Day (Weather Permitting)

ABC Countdown - Xtra time outdoors day! Be ready to spend the afternoon outside during Field Day.

Hot Dog Lunch Day (No other choices)

In Person Registration Help - Administration Building (1401 Greenwood), 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 26

Field Day Rain Date

ABC Countdown - Yoga Day. We will do yoga as part of our movement break today! Remember to dress in comfortable clothes that are easy to move around in!

No Recess Band Rehearsals

Friday, May 27

Last day for $50 Early Bird Discount of Registration Fees

Last day to order 2022-2023 School Supply Kit through PTA website

5th Grade Picnic Rain Date

ABC Countdown - Zip up your backpack and Zoom into summer!


Tuesday, May 31

Deadline to sign up for GRASP Summer Learning Program

Wednesday, June 1

Last day to check access building/check Lost & Found

View the full calendar at the District website

A Note from Ms. Ellison

Dear Glen Grove Families,

It is hard to believe that this is the last newsletter of the school year! We are so proud of all of our students who have accomplished and grown so much this year.

I hope that each of you has a beautiful summer filled with family, friends, laughter, and great books! Several of you have reached out about how you can continue to support your child’s academic growth and success over the summer. Please see below for some resources and/or ideas for the summer.

  • Enjoy summer experiences! We know that life experiences and rich discussions help grow children’s background knowledge. Try to build in some playful and educational experiences throughout the summer.

  • Read, read, read! Please encourage your child to continue to read each and every day. There are many great summer programs at the Glenview Public Library to check out as well!

  • Your child will have access to IXL all summer. This is a fantastic resource on your child’s ipad that will help your child maintain their academic gains over the summer.

  • Additionally, the District is offering a free summer review program called GRASP (Grand Rapids Academic Summer Program). This program includes a workbook with both math and reading review exercises. To register, complete this form no later than Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

It has been an absolute privilege serving the Glen Grove community this year. While there have been challenges, I continue to be impressed by the way the students, families, and educators have pulled together to make this year fantastic for the students. Glen Grove is an exceptional place and we should all feel proud to be part of this community.

Over the summer we will be working hard to prepare for another fantastic school year. It is our hope that it will be a year with increased normalcy and connection for our students and families. We appreciate all that you do for our school and look forward to our continued partnership in the future!

Kate Ellison

Lunch Menu

Hot Lunch

  • Monday, May 23 - Pizza
  • Tuesday, May 24 - Chicken Sandwich
  • Wednesday, May 25 - Hot Dog Bag Lunch Day
  • Thursday, May 26 - Chicken Nuggets with Dipping Sauce
  • Friday, May 27 - Cook's Choice (probably Bosco Sticks)

Everyday Choices (except Wednesday)

  • Turkey Sandwich
  • Yogurt and Sunflower Kernels and Muffin
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustable Sandwich

All meals include milk and a variety of fruit and vegetable options.

Special note for Wednesday May 25

Field Day is also our traditional Hot Dog Bag Lunch Day. Our lunch staff will prepare hot dog bag lunches, including chips, raisins and other goodies, that can be taken outside if the teacher chooses to have a picnic. Milk will also be available. There will be no other hot lunch and no Everyday Choices available. If your child does not want a hot dog lunch, please pack a lunch from home. In case of rain and postponement of Field Day, Wednesday and Thursday's lunches will be switched.

Please note that, due to supply chain issues, all items are subject to change without notice.

The Food Services department is experiencing unprecedented staff shortages. To continue to provide meals to students in this environment, we may need to adjust to a limited menu, removing the hot entree option. This change may happen on any given day, at one or multiple schools. We will provide information to families at a particular school if this does happen, though communication may occur on short notice.

We appreciate your understanding!

From the Nurse's Office

If you need any help or support during this difficult time of the pandemic, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Hastings, RN, our Health Coordinator, at (847) 657-2394.

All student absences should be called into the health office no later than 7:45 a.m. at (847) 657-2394. The school has voicemail so parents can call the health office to leave messages at any time.

If your children come to school after 7:45 a.m. please have them come through the front office. This is for the safety of all of our students.

Mandatory Health Forms for 2022-2023 Incoming 6th Graders

All incoming 6th grade students MUST have a physical examination (within the last 12 months), including required vaccinations, turned in prior to August 25, 2022. Your child will NOT be able to start middle school until the physical form is turned in. If your child's health forms are already complete, you can turn them into the Glen Grove health office any time between now and the last day of school. They will be forwarded to your child's middle school with their health file. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Hastings, Health Coordinator, at (847) 657-2394. Click here for the health exam form.

*NEW THIS YEAR* Health forms can be uploaded here.

Service Club News

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Donate online using the QR code below, or send a check made out to Westbrook & Glen Grove PTA to the Glen Grove office. If writing a check, please include "Ukraine Fundraiser" on the memo line. Thanks!
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Sign Up for GRASP Summer Learning by May 31

As part of the District's summer offerings, we are partnering with the Grand Rapids Academic Summer Program (GRASP) this year to offer an optional summer review program at no charge. GRASP is a way for your child to maintain reading and math skills while on summer break.

Students receive a workbook with nine units of review exercises to complete each week. Families mail answer sheets to GRASP for scoring. Or, you can avoid postage and drop off answer sheets at the District 34 Administration Building, 1401 Greenwood Road. GRASP materials are available only in English at this time.

To register, complete this form no later than Tuesday, May 31, 2022. After you register, materials will be mailed directly to your home. Please submit a separate form for each child you wish to register.

Please only register if you are able to complete all required lessons and send in answer sheets weekly. By completing this form, you are making a commitment that your child will fully participate in GRASP for Summer 2022.

If you need assistance with registration in your native language, please email Cathy Kedjidjian.

News From the LRC

Thank You Book Fair Volunteers

Over $8,000 worth of books were sold at the book fair. Thanks to all the parent volunteers who helped. A special thanks to Mr. Hoppe and Mrs. Casey for their extra assistance with the registers all week. We really appreciate everyone’s help to make the book fair a wonderful success!

Returning Library Books

We want to ensure that we get all of the library books back before the last day on May 27th. Students can check their account on Destiny Discover after logging in and clicking on My Stuff, under Checkouts.

Lost Books

As we approach the last days of school, we ask that lost books be paid for by cash or a check made out to Glen Grove School. If the paid books are found before May 27, we will refund your money.

Suggestions for Summer Reading

Students often don’t know what to read over the summer. Check out the great titles on the Bluestem (for 3-5 grade) and the Caudill (4-8 grade) lists. Students going into 4th and 5th grade can enjoy reading titles from the Battle of the Books list that is put together by the Glenview Public Library for next school year’s program.

Don’t Forget

Our Little Free Library is always available. It is located outside the school to the right of the front doors. Take what you need and feel free to either borrow or keep the books you choose. Do you have books you don’t need anymore? Feel free to donate them to the Little Library. We just ask that the books are in good condition for others to enjoy.

Glenview Public Library

The GPL summer reading program’s kick off event will be on June 4th anytime from 11 am - 2 pm in the South Patio Tent. The first 500 people will get a free Kona Ice.

Free Books for District #34 Students

Students are able to pick up one of three titles free at the GPL starting on June 1st. Students do not need to have a library card. This is a partnership with GPL and Glenview School District #34. Check out the details below.

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Instrumental Music

Congratulations to our Band, Orchestra and Chorus students! Your hard work and dedication showed in your wonderful concert performances this spring!

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Middle School Band, Orchestra and Choir Registration

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Congratulations to our 5th Graders on their performances of

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Click below.

2022-2023 Registration is Open

Don't forget to register your child for next year! You can find directions here, on the District 34 website. Pay your fees by May 27 and get a $50 Early Bird discount!

If you need assistance, our registration team has set up in-person help sessions to walk you through the process.

When: May 24 and 25, 4:30-7:00pm
Where: District 34 Administration Building (1401 Greenwood Rd.)

Spanish interpreters will be available. Mongolian and Korean assistance is also available by appointment - email or call 847-998-5063.

2022-2023 School Supplies

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Last chance to order school supply kits!

These can be ordered at our PTA website:

Deadline is 5/27. No sales after this date!

Thank you to the PTA for a Wonderful Year!

Middle School Supply Kits

Glen Grove Community Culture Team

The purpose of the Glen Grove Community Culture Team is to celebrate our diversity and recognize all the different kinds of celebrations and traditions our families celebrate. The team meets monthly to talk about how we can share our Glen Grove families' celebrations and traditions. Today they'd like to highlight "Summer Celebrations."

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Juneteenth - All About the Holidays - PBS Kids
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It has been an amazing year filled with much learning, growing, and sharing!

Lost and Found - last chance!

Please ask your child to check our Lost and Found for anything missing. The office will be open between 8 am and 2 pm on May 31 and June 1 if you'd like to stop by.

All items not claimed by 2:00 on June 1st will be donated or discarded.

Check out the After-School and Summer Activities on our Peachjar Digital Flyers Page

D34's Peachjar Digital Flyers share a range of community information, such as before + after school programming that might take place on-site at your school, online, or at a location in the Glenview area. You will also see flyers from Glenview community non-profit organizations like the Glenview Education Foundation (GEF) and Debra Gelfand Children's Foundation, both of which serve D34 families and students directly.

New classes are starting soon! Register now!

View Peachjar Digital Flyers here

or click on the logo above or at the bottom of our webpage

Peachjar Digital Flyers can be sent directly to your inbox so you can easily view the newest flyers every week.

Sign up here to receive Peachjar Flyers by email

District 34 Important Forms and Information

2021-2022 District 34 Calendar

Calendario 2021-2022 del Distrito 34

2022-2023 District 34 Calendar

Calendario 2022-2023 del Distrito 34

Click Here for the following forms:

Authorization And Permission For Administration Of Medication

Bus Rider Reminders

Cell Phone Use Agreement and Permission Form

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

Follow Us!

We invite you to follow us on Twitter @GlenGroveSchool and on Facebook @GlenGroveD34 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 using the hashtags #GlenGroveD34, #GlenGroveSchool and #WeAreD34.

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Contact Us

Attendance/Health Office: (847) 657-2394

Main Office: (847) 998-5030

Office Fax: (847) 998-5101