Glenn Gazette

March Newsletter

Principal Notes

Wow, where has the year gone? As I sit here reflecting on the year I say to myself, we only have three months of school left! There are so many activities to take place still and there is such a small amount of time. Please double check this newsletter as well as posts on both Twitter and Facebook. We don't want any of our Eagles to miss out on the events.

Kindergarten Registration

Tuesday, March 12th, 9am-1pm

306 Glenn Avenue

Normal, IL

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Calendar of Events

March 12 - Kindergarten Registration

March 13 - Late Start

March 19 - Promise Council Meeting 5:00 pm

March 19 - PTO Meeting 6:00 pm

March 20 - STEAM Club


April 1-April 26 - IAR state testing 3rd-5th grade

April 3 - Spring Picture Day

April 9 - 3rd-5th Music Concert @ Chiddix 6:00 pm

April 10 - Late Start

April 10 - Unit 5 Reads -Ms. Oester reads at Normal Public Library

April 16 - Promise Council Meeting 5:00 pm

April 16 - PTO Meeting 6:00 pm

April 18 - No School SIP

April 19 - No School: Board Holiday

April 23 - K-2 Music Concert @ Glenn

April 22-May 15 - MAP Testing

April 24 - STEAM Club

April 25 - PTO Sponsored Art Show: Artome


May 6-May 10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8 - Late Start

May 21 - Promise Council Meeting 5:00 pm

May 21 - PTO Meeting 6:00 pm

May 31 - Last Day of Student Attendance

Attendance

Please report student absences on the attendance line (309-557-4467) before 8:00 am each day.


Attendance is being monitored more closely than ever. McLean County Unit 5 schools are making sure to be in compliance with new school codes; which includes a definition for chronically absent students. "Chronic absence" means absences that total 10% or more of school days of the most recent academic school year, including absences with and without valid cause, as defined in Section 26-2a of this Code." New this year the percent of chronically absent students in each building is factored into each of the schools report card designations.



Students that are considered chronically absent will be receiving letters throughout the year. If the school feels it excessive, next steps can be taken to report names to the Regional Office of Education for truancy support. Please refer to the student handbook.

Spring Break

Spring Break is March 25th through March 29th. Enjoy the time off.

PTO

Look for more information to come home about another food night at Carl's this month.


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Promise Council

The promise Council supports students and families of Glenn in many different ways. They have 5 promises - safe places, caring adults, a healthy start, effective education and opportunities to help others. The Glenn Promise Council is looking to work with the school to support and help run a "Girls on the Run" group. Please let us know if you would be interested. It would be for the 2019-2020 school year and the individual would work with girls in 3rd-5th grade. The Glenn Promise Council is currently supporting a 3rd through 5th grade mentoring group during lunch. They help pack weekly food bags and find resources for those in need.


Promise Council Website

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Awareness

I want to share with you an issue that is being discussed in our community. This is not something I am seeing here at Glenn; however I do like to keep parents in the know. A social media challenge targeting children and young adults called the “Momo Challenge,” has created concern. The purpose of this letter is to make you aware of this challenge, and urge you to monitor your children’s use of social media and the Internet. As a district, we are taking steps to make it more difficult for students to access this information. At school this is not something we are bringing attention to, but in the event that students talk about this we will be encouraging students to talk with their parents. Here is a link on Internet safety for children. https://www.parenting.com/gallery/social-media-monitoring-kids?page=2



































I want to share with you an issue that is being discussed in our community. This is not something we are seeing here at Glenn, however I wanted to keep all our families in the loop. A social media challenge targeting children and young adults called the “Momo Challenge,” has created concern. The purpose of this letter is to make you aware of this challenge, and urge you to monitor your children’s use of social media and the Internet. As a district, we are taking steps to make it more difficult for students to access this information. At school this is not something we are bringing attention to, but in the event that students talk about this we will be encouraging students to talk with their parents. Here is a link on Internet safety for children. https://www.parenting.com/gallery/social-media-monitoring-kids?page=2