Lyon & Pleasant Ridge Newsletter

January 18, 2019

Glenview District 34

Our Mission

To empower children to be self-directed learners and responsible decision makers.

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 School

1730 Sunset Ridge Road

Glenview, IL 60025

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

(847)657-2794 Absence Calls/Health Office


Important Lyon Dates

Monday, January 21

No School - Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, January 29

LY/PR PTA Meeting - 9:15 a..m. at Pleasant Ridge

Friday, February 1

Lyon School Spirit Day

Monday, February 18

No School - President's Day

Tuesday, February 19

No School - Institute Day

Saturday, February 23

LY/PR PTA Benefit

Pleasant Ridge Important Dates

Monday, January 21

No School - District Closed

Tuesday, January 22

3rd Grade Chorus 2:30-3:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

Gold Band Rehearsal 7:15am

4/5th Grade Chorus 2:30-3:30pm

Student Council 2:30-3:30pm

After School Art 2:30-3:30pm

Saturday, January 26

Science Fair 8:00am-11:00am (North Entrance)

Monday, January 28

Presto Orchestra Rehearsal 7:15am

Tuesday, January 29

PTA Meeting in LRC 9:15am

3rd Grade Chorus 2:30-3:30pm

Wednesday, January 30

Gold Band Rehearsal 7:15am

4/5th Grade Chorus 2:30-3:30pm

Friday, February 1

After School Art 2:30-3:30pm

Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year for Kindergarten and 1st or 2nd Graders NEW to Lyon School

If you have a child who will be attending kindergarten, or a 1st or 2nd grader new to Lyon School in the fall, please go to District 34 website and register your student online. Registration will begin the week of February 4th. An original certified birth certificate is required to start the registration process. Your child must be 5 years old by September 1st, 2019. You can find the link by going to the Lyon school website on or after February 4th at and clicking on “New Student Entering District 34”. Please pass this information on to your neighbors and friends. If you have any questions, please call the office at (847) 998-5045.

Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Dear Lyon & Pleasant Ridge Families,

A new calendar year brings a renewed energy and focus, and we are excited about the work ahead of us during the remainder of this current school year. A critical aspect of our work at school is our relationship with you. We are extremely grateful for the supportive family community in our Lyon/Pleasant Ridge school cluster. We value the partnership that we have formed with you, and we regularly seek feedback that will help us improve in the important work in which we are engaged together.

At the present time, parents have a unique opportunity to provide feedback to both of our schools through the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. The results of the Illinois 5Essentials Survey contribute to a detailed picture of our schools’ climate and culture, and we will use this information to help create the most effective environment for student growth, well-being and success. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. But, the state will provide reports only to schools who have at least a 20% parent response rate.

Please complete the survey today for each school where you have a student enrolled. The survey is not long and should only take about 10 minutes to complete. Click here to take the survey. If you can’t do it right now, please come back to it at your earliest convenience. The survey is only open through February 15, 2019.

We will be pleasantly persistent in the coming weeks as we hope to reach at least 20% (but always hoping for 100%) participation before the survey closes. Currently, our response rate for both schools is hovering at around 5%.

The information gathered will be used by our schools to help identify areas of strength and areas for improvement. The identity of respondents and their survey responses will be kept completely confidential. Our School Improvement Teams will use your feedback to plan for upcoming school years and work with the PTA to improve identified areas of growth.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit the 5 Essentials Support Center online.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this important survey.


Kevin Dorken & Erik Friedman

Lyon Principal & Pleasant Ridge Principals

Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Estimadas familias de Lyon y Pleasant Ridge,

Un nuevo año calendario trae una energía y un enfoque renovados, y estamos entusiasmados con el trabajo que tenemos por delante durante el resto de este año escolar actual. Un aspecto crítico de nuestro trabajo en la escuela es nuestra relación con usted. Estamos extremadamente agradecidos por la comunidad familiar de apoyo en nuestro grupo de escuelas Lyon / Pleasant Ridge. Valoramos la colaboración que hemos formado con usted y buscamos regularmente comentarios que nos ayuden a mejorar el importante trabajo en el que estamos comprometidos.

En este momento, los padres tienen una oportunidad única de proporcionar comentarios a nuestras escuelas a través de la Encuesta 5Essentials de Illinois. Los resultados de la Encuesta 5Essentials de Illinois contribuyen a una imagen detallada del medio ambiente y la cultura de nuestras escuelas, y utilizaremos esta información para ayudar a crear el entorno más eficaz para el crecimiento, el bienestar y el éxito de los estudiantes. Como padre, esta oportunidad le permitirá compartir sus pensamientos sobre los elementos importantes de la eficacia escolar. Pero, el estado proporcionará informes solo a las escuelas que tengan al menos un 20% de tasa de respuesta de los padres.

Por favor complete la encuesta hoy para cada escuela donde tenga un estudiante inscrito. La encuesta no es larga y solo debe tomarle unos 10 minutos. Pulse aquí para realizar la encuesta. Si no puede hacerlo ahora mismo, regrese para tomarlo lo antes posible. La encuesta está abierta hasta el 15 de febrero del 2019.

Seremos agradablemente persistentes en las próximas semanas, ya que esperamos alcanzar al menos el 20% (pero siempre esperando el 100%) de participación antes del cierre de la encuesta. Actualmente, nuestra tasa de respuesta para ambas escuelas está rondando el 5%.

La información recopilada será utilizada por nuestras escuelas para ayudar a identificar áreas de fortaleza y áreas de mejora. La identidad de los encuestados y sus respuestas a la encuesta se mantendrán completamente confidenciales. Nuestros equipos de mejoramiento escolar utilizarán sus comentarios para planificar los próximos años escolares y trabajarán con la PTA para mejorar las áreas de crecimiento identificadas.

Para obtener más información sobre la Encuesta 5Essentials de Illinois, visite el Centro de soporte de 5 Essentials en línea.

Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para completar esta importante encuesta.


Kevin Dorken & Erik Friedman

Director de Lyon & Director de Pleasant Ridge Principals

Winter Weather

Please remember to dress your kids appropriately for the cold, snowy weather. Children will go out for recess as much as possible. Please send your children in snow pants, hat, gloves and boots if there is snow on the ground.

Erin's Law from Linda Brown, Lyon School Social Worker

The Glenview School District curriculum continues to include Erin’s Law, a state mandated, age-appropriate sexual abuse / assault awareness and prevention education program for students Pre-K through 12th grade. It mandates that all public schools educate children about sexual abuse prevention through age appropriate curriculum including role-plays, discussions, activities, and videos. The purpose of these activities is to give children the tools needed to speak up and tell an adult if anyone has ever touched them inappropriately.

Lyon School is partnering with Northwest Center against Sexual Assault for our sexual abuse prevention programming this year. On February 4th – 6th, the representative from NWCASA will be in your child's classroom to discuss a variety of the following concepts:

· Safety in the community [pk-1]

· Safe vs. Unsafe touches [all grades]

· Private Parts are covered by your bathing suit [all grades]

· Touching rule: no one should touch your body unless helping keep you clean/healthy [all grades]

· 3 Steps if a child has a body emergency: SAY NO, GET AWAY, TELL A TRUSTED ADULT [all grades]

· Identifying who safe, trusted adults are and why kids should tell them [all grades]

· When someone breaks the touching rule, it is not the child's fault [all grades]

Nationwide, 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be the victim of some type of sexual abuse by the time they reach age 18. Through this program aimed at educating and empowering students, we want to provide your child with the knowledge and skills to use if ever threatened by sexual violence.

Lyon believes that all our students will benefit from participating in this program. However, if you do not want your child to participate, please send a note to the school office (to the attention of our Social Worker) or email ( prior to Friday, January 25th, and we will arrange for alternate activities during the presentation.

The website for more information on Erin’s Law is: For more information about CASA, the website is:, or call (847) 802 2195.

Thank you!

Linda Brown

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Cell Phones at School

All students that carry a cell phone to school must have a cell phone usage form on file with the front office. Please fill out the attached form and send it to the Pleasant Ridge or Lyon Office. The guidelines are included in this attachment.

Cell Phone Usage Form

Keeping Our School Community Healthy

We have entered the time of year when we see influenza (flu) and other respiratory viruses at school. We want to let you know what steps we are taking to keep our school community healthy and how you can help. Click here for more information.

Food Service Menu and Cycle Calendar For Lyon and Pleasant Ridge

Please review this important food service information which includes the menu cycle and the cycle calendar. Click here for the December Food Service Newsletter.

Lost and Found

Is your child missing his/her gloves, backpack, lunchbox, water bottle, hat, scarf, coat, boots etc.? Lyon school’s lost and found is overflowing. If your child is missing an article of clothing, please stop by Lyon to look through all the lost items.

From the Health Office

Reminder........ State of Illinois Physical form requirement:
The State of Illinois requires all children to present evidence of having had a physical examination, including all required immunizations.
(State of Illinois Code, Chapter 122, Section 27-8)

  • A physical examination (no more than one year old) including immunizations (signed by the parent/guardian and a health care provider) is required for students entering kindergarten and again in 6th grade.
  • If a student is transferring into District 34 for the first time, he or she is also required to provide a copy of a State of Illinois physical exam including immunizations (signed by parent/guardian and a health care provider).

Medication at School

If your child needs to take any medication at school during the school day, either prescription or over-the-counter medicine, doctor approval must be on file in the Health Office at school. Forms can be found on the District 34 website on our frequently used forms page. There will be no exceptions to this policy. At no time should a student be given medication to carry to school in their backpack or pocket. Further information can be obtained by calling the Health Office phone number at (847)657-2894. The parents of students who require the use of an inhaler due to an asthmatic condition must contact the school Health Office.

Student Absence

If your child will be absent from school, please call the Health Office phone number at (847)657-2894. You can call this number after hours and leave a message at any time. Leave your child’s name, the teacher’s name, reason for the absence and expected number of days they may be out of school.

Dental Form Reminder

All kindergarten, second and sixth grade students must have a dental report on file in the health office by May 15, 2019. If you child has been to the dentist within the past year, please ask the dentist to fill out the state required dental form and return it to the Lyon health office. If your child has not been seen by a dentist within the past year, please make an appointment as soon as possible and return the state dental form to the health office. If you have any questions or need a copy of the state form please call Jan Gode, Lyon Health Coordinator at (847) 657-2894or fax your completed form to (847) 998-9701 Attn: Jan Gode.

After School Pick Up at Pleasant Ridge

Thank you to all the parents and guardians for your patience and cooperation during pick up time at Pleasant Ridge. While it's always busy every afternoon, we are safely dismissing children out of school, into cars, and on their way home. Please note a few reminders:

  • When you are on our school grounds, please do not use your cell phone while in our car pick up line
  • When leaving our South lot, cars cannot turn left onto Sunset Ridge
  • Please do not block our North lot exit when waiting on Sunset Ridge
  • Please be mindful of all our neighbors and avoid blocking their driveways

I appreciate everyone's patience during this busy daily time. Thank you for your cooperation, our goal is to safely dismiss children from school and have you start your afternoons as soon as possible!

Thank you.