IG Guardian

October 2022

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September Highlights

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  • October 4 - Picture Retakes
  • October 5 - Non-Attendance Day
  • October 12 - National Walk & Bike to School Day
  • October 12 - PTC Dine & Share @ Subway
  • October 13 - PTC Meeting
  • October 14 - PTC Pizza Game Night
  • October 31 - Halloween Parade/Parties
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Picture Retake Day - October 4

Picture retakes will be on Tuesday, October 4.

  • If students were not present for the August picture day: They will come down to the lunchroom between 9-10am to take their picture.
  • If students are retaking their picture: They should bring any picture packages received to give to the photographer. They will come down to the lunchroom between 9-10am to retake their picture.

Please visit the Inter-State Help Page below if you have questions about ordering pictures.

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Walk and Bike to School Day - October 12

We will once again be celebrating National Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 12! For those participating, crossing guards are stationed at the intersections of Euclid and Burning Bush and Burning Bush and Burr Oak to help cross safely. There is a bike rack in the north courtyard outside of Door 15.
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Halloween Activities

Click here to view the full Halloween Packet with information on:

  • Fall Spirit Week (10/24-10/28)
  • The IG Pumpkin Patch (10/31)
  • Homeroom Parties (10/31)
  • Halloween Parade (10/31)


  • Costumes are optional and should be appropriate for school (fake weapons of any kind, bloody makeup/accessories, masks, scary/violent costumes are not appropriate for school).
  • Costumes should not be worn to school - students will change into their costumes in the afternoon.
  • Building principal/assistant principal have the discretion to determine the appropriateness of a costume.

Homeroom Celebrations:

  • Classrooms will be celebrating together in the afternoon.
  • NO food or drink will be allowed

Parade (weather depending):

  • Students will parade around the West/South/East sides of the school building.
  • Outdoor parade starts at 3:10pm
  • If there is inclement weather, we will parade inside and share out a recorded video for families to enjoy
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October Clubs and Activities

  • Orchestra (Before School) - 5th Grade
  • After School Sports - 3rd/4th/5th Grade Rotation
  • Running Club - 4th & 5th Grade


  • IG Beautification Club (Before School) - 4th Grade
  • Chorus - 3rd/4th/5th Grade
  • River Trails Park District Chess Scholars


  • Orchestra (Before School) - 5th Grade
  • After School Sports - 3rd/4th/5th Grade Rotation
  • River Trails Park District Children's Theater (@ Burning Bush Park)


  • Grover Community Service Club - 5th Grade

If staying for an after school club or activity, please make sure your child knows how they will be getting home at 4:25 PM. The options are: walk home, car pick up, or activity bus.

  • Students who are walking home or taking the activity bus will exit the building out the main entrance at the front of the school. If you are meeting your child to walk home together, please meet him/her at the front door.

  • Car pick up at 4:25 PM is different than car pick up at 3:40 PM. Drivers should pull up to door 6 (where morning drop off happens) and wait in the car for your child. Please do NOT park your car and walk to door 6. We really try to avoid any foot traffic in the parking lot area.

  • Children taking the activity bus will need to know their street address in order to determine if they should get on Bus 1 or Bus 2. Activity bus routes and stops are different than the normal bus routes/stops. Please check out the link below for more information on stops and routes.

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Pets on School Grounds

Please make sure all pets are leashed and stay on the grassy areas when on school grounds. Please make sure to clean up after your pet anytime they are on the property.
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Building Updates

West Playground - We have had our pest control company out multiple times in an attempt to clear the bees on the west playground. We also recently had some wood beams removed where a hive was discovered.

Concrete - We have had multiple companies out to survey and provide quotes to fix the concrete around the building. It has been a challenge trying to schedule the companies to do the work due to the economic conditions. We are looking to address the concrete as soon as possible.

Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety

Technology use in education has greatly increased, and so has the importance of educating students about appropriate and responsible behavior when using technology. Are you interested in attending a parent night focused on Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety? Please complete this one-question survey to share your thoughts.
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Required Paperwork - October 14 Deadline

The following paperwork is required for all students that are new to the district this year:

  • Physical Exam
    • Physical Examination-Immunization Form
      *Please note that the top portion on the second page of this form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian.
    • New 1st Graders to the District - If you have gotten a physical within the last year, that paperwork should be acceptable.
  • Vision Exam


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October Dine & Share - Subway

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Parent Volunteers

We are so excited to have the opportunity to bring back field trips, parties, and events! Please take a few seconds to fill out THIS FORM even if you are not interested in volunteering, This is the only way your child’s head room parent can send photos from class parties, information on class gifts, etc.

If you have any questions, please email Amanda Marcus at amarcus85@outlook.com.

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Indian Grove Parent-Teacher Council

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
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