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Home of the Gators - April 10, 2020

Glenview District 34

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Glen Grove Elementary School

3900 Glenview Road

Glenview, IL 60025

Phone: (847)998-5030/Fax (847)998-5101

Attendance/Health Office (847)657-2394

A Message from the Principal

Hello Glen Grove Families,

It’s already April, and even in our new reality, the end of the school year seems to be fast approaching. As uncertain as these times are, and as chaotic as they may feel, everyone – families, teachers, and administrators - has banned together and done a remarkable job of remaining connected as a school community and providing our students with as much consistency and support as possible.

As we move into the second half of the month, we will be engaging in one of our most important responsibilities, placing our current third graders and incoming second graders into classes for next school year. I have already sent letters regarding placement to our families in an email, but if you have not accessed the information, yet, and you are a parent of a second or third grader, please use the links below for an overview of our placement process along with access to our Optional Parent Input Form.

Letter for Families of Current Second Graders

Letter for Families of Current Third Graders

As communicated by our district, we have revised our E-Learning plan – now known as E-Learning 2.0 – to include more consistent schedules across grade levels, more real-time connections, and increased opportunities for teachers to provide their students with feedback. The new schedules will begin on Monday, April 13. Teachers have shared them with your children along with other pertinent information to ensure they are ready for this change – a change we strongly feel equates to an improvement. Thank you, families, for the positive and constructive feedback with which you have provided us, for your grace and patience as we’ve been building the E-Learning plane while flying it, and for the support you are providing your children as they continue to connect with our school while learning from your homes.

I am proud to say that the Glen Grove School culture is one characterized by an environment committed to the physical, social, emotional, and academic wellbeing of our students, and I thank everyone, you – our wonderful families, our fantastic, dedicated, hard-working, intelligent, innovative teachers, and most of all, our resilient, creative, confident, enthusiastic, AMAZING students – as everyone is doing their part to maintain our strong connections and culture despite the physical distance between us.

Finally, Passover began this week, Easter for many will be on Sunday, and the warmer spring weather we recently experienced teased ALL of us with hints of the summer we probably look forward to more than ever this year. Whatever your celebrations might be, they are, more than likely, looking different than the ones you envisioned before COVID-19, but my wish for you is that they are still characterized by the sense of renewal and optimism that are at the essence of the spring season.

Stay well, and with warmest regards,

Helena Vena

Order Your School Supplies by May 22!

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Westbrook and Glen Grove Yearbook Pictures

Please email any e-learning pictures to:

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News from the LRC

Reading Opportunities

Parents, your students can not only find eBooks through the Glenview Public Library, Epic and Open ebooks but also through Glen Grove’s library catalog, Destiny Discover. Students can access the catalog by going to the school website and clicking on the library catalog either from the tabs (at the top) LRC or Students. Students will log in using their username and password. Then just scroll down to the eBook section and click on See All (on the right side). Students can now check out 4 eBooks at a time for 2 weeks and place 4 holds. Holds that are ready will be available for 3 days to checkout before returning to the collection or to the next in line. The library has just over 700 eBooks.

Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year Is Open! Registration Discount Fee now through June 30, 2020.

Families of new and returning students can now complete registration for the 2020-2021 school year.

ALL students must register each year. Instructions and the online application are available at Register by June 30th to receive a $50.00 early-registration discount.

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Mandatory Health Forms For 2020-2021 Incoming 6th Graders

Please remember that all incoming 6th grade students MUST have a physical examination (within the last 12 months), including required vaccinations, turned in prior to August 19,2020. Your child will NOT be able to start 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.


Follow Us on Twitter
We are always looking for ways to improve communication and to increase engagement with our parent community, so we have launched a Twitter account. We invite you to follow us@GlenGroveGators 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 on Twitter using the hashtag #glengroverocks.

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