Lyon & Pleasant Ridge Monthly News

January 10, 2022

Glenview District 34

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Lyon School

1335 Waukegan Road

Glenview, IL 60025

(847)998-5045 Phone/(847)998-9701 Fax

(847)657-2894 Absence Calls/Health Office


Pleasant Ridge

1730 Sunset Ridge Road

Gelview, IL 60025

(847)998-5050 Phone/)(847)998-5532


Twitter: #PREagles

Important Dates

Friday, January 14

Lyon School Spirit Day (Wear your Lyon School gear or blue & yellow, the Lyon School colors.)

Monday, January 17

No School - Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, January 18

PTA Meeting via Zoom - 7:15 P.M.

Friday, January 21

Lyon School Spirit Day (Wear your Lyon School gear or blue & yellow, the Lyon School colors.)

Monday, January 24

Board of Education Meeting - 7:30 P.M. - Westbrook School

Friday, January 28

Lyon School Spirit Day (Wear your Lyon School gear or blue & yellow, the Lyon School colors.)

View the full calendar at the District website ( -- Parents -- Calendar).

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Message from the Lyon Principal

Dear Lyon Parents,

Happy New Year!

I hope this newsletter finds you following a fun, relaxing, and healthy winter break. While this time of year is certainly not the way we may have imagined it would be, we are finding joy at Lyon School in seeing our students learning in their classrooms, engaged with their peers, and smiling beneath their masks (you can tell!) throughout the day.

The month of January brings along our second round of benchmark testing. We will assess overall student progress, and use this data as one component of determining which students may need extra support in academic areas. Additionally, we use our Panorama assessment to gauge student social emotional data, in addition to teacher input. If your child is to qualify for an intervention due to this data collection, you will be notified.

We have appreciated the diligent attention our families have been giving to reporting health status to our health office. Whether it be a close contact situation (exposed to a positive person within 48 hours of their symptoms beginning OR a positive test), reporting symptoms to our health office for guidance, and reporting positive cases as well. This continued reporting will only help us to keep our students and staff safe, and learning in an in- person school environment. If you have any questions about a situation you encounter in regards to COVID19, please call us, and we are happy to guide you through.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful January!


Stefanie Shefler

Cold Weather

With cold weather here to stay for a bit, we would like to remind you that students will be going outside frequently. If the windchill is below ten degrees, we will stay inside for indoor recess. Otherwise, students bundle up, and head outside to play!


Please continue to send your students with well-fitting masks (must stay above their nose), and an extra, in case their mask becomes soiled throughout the day.

Message from Principal Friedman

Happy New Year!

I hope you were all able to enjoy winter break with your families. It’s nice to step away from the daily routines and obligations and slow down a bit. Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy 2022, and wishing our school community the same. I’m thinking we’re due some better news this year, please join me in thinking positively about it!

It was great to see the students back in school this week. They certainly bring a lot of energy into the building each day. There was excitement reuniting with friends, seeing teachers again, and the week got even better with tons of snow on our playground! Happy to see the smiles, kids are resilient and strong.

In the coming month we will begin to administer our winter benchmark assessments in reading and math. These assessments provide us a helpful pulse on our students' progress. In addition, we will also be taking the Panorama survey which helps us better understand our students social and emotional well being. Together, we use these assessments to plan for the daily instruction of students as well as look for trends to better understand our instructional practices and support routines. The feedback from these assessments always helps us grow in our ability to support our students.

I’m sorry to continue preaching patience, but it must be said that the current wave of COVID that we are dealing with will require even more patience. We are experiencing student and staff absences at an unprecedented rate. We all recognize this is a disruption for everyone, yet we are doing our best to continue our support of students. Students are greeted with smiles and encouragement every day, and we continue our important work of supporting and educating. We are all working very hard to maintain consistency and normalcy for our students. I have an appreciation for our staff that has reached new heights. I appreciate your understanding, support, and positivity as our students, staff, and families navigate our current circumstances.

All the best to you and your family, happy and healthy new year!


Please see below for some timely notes and information:

  • Review of Behavior Expectations- Every year when we return from winter break we take the opportunity to review our ‘Guidelines for Success’ with our students. We outline how to be Safe, Kind, and Respectful throughout the day at Pleasant Ridge. It makes a huge difference when children hear these same messages at home. On Monday, January 10th we will be formally reviewing our expectations with students. All our discussions are grounded in our ‘Guidelines for Success’ which are Be Safe, Kind, and Respectful. Check in with your child about it, the additional reinforcement at home goes a long way.

  • Being Prepared for Outdoor Recess- We will always make every effort to send our students out for recess. Outdoor recess provides our students opportunities for increased physical movement, play, and fresh air. There is a collective moan in the hallways of Pleasant Ridge whenever the indoor recess announcement comes over the loudspeaker. If it’s 10 degrees or warmer, we’re headed outside. It’s important that students are dressed for the weather, especially when there is snow on the ground (students need boots and snow pants to access our field when there is snow).

Please make sure to check in with your child/ren when they leave for school so they have the necessary outerwear for recess. We want them to be comfortable and enjoy going out to recess. Thank you.

Register NOW for Full Day Kindergarten

If you have a child who will be 5 by September 1, 2022, we need you to register online as soon as possible! The District will make staffing decisions, and plan for half-day programming, based on enrollment numbers in March.

We are looking forward to welcoming D34's first full-day kindergarten students in the fall! Thanks to the successful referendum, there is space for all families who wish to select FDK! A half-day option also is available To learn more about kindergarten in District 34, visit

Lyon Virtual Author Visit Book Order Form

Please click HERE for the order form.
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TOUCH FREE @ Pleasant Ridge

Pleasant Ridge has a Touch-Free drop off and pick up cart in the office vestibule at Door A. Please check the Blue Cart for pick up items and leave any items for delivery to your student labeled with their name. Labeling materials are available on Blue Cart. If you are picking up a student please ring the bell and we will assist you.

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Lyon Lost and Found Items

The Lyon School lost and found is over flowing with hats, gloves, coats, sweatshirts, shoes, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc. These items will all be donated on Friday, January 14th. Please stop by Lyon School if your child has lost any items at school. It will be donated this Friday.

Thank you.


Check out the new PTA spirit wear site. You can order anytime and it ships directly to you.

There are lots of cool new logos and items to choose from.

News from the Lyon Health Office

All Illinois children in kindergarten, and 2nd grade are required to have a dental examination complete by May 15th of the current school year. Please have your dentist fill out the dental form and return to your child's health office prior to the due date.

All Illinois children entering kindergarten or upon first entry into an Illinois school beyond kindergarten, are required to have an eye examination by October 15th of the current school year.

All required forms can be found at the following link under the “health” tab.

Please refer to the link below for additional information.

2021-2022 School Calendar

Click here to download the 2021-2022 school calendar!

Important Forms

Click this link for the following frequently used forms:

Authorization And Permission For Administration Of Medication

Cell Phone Use Agreement and Permission Form

Classroom Party Menu Options

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