Lyon & Pleasant Ridge Newsletter

March 15, 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

Website: https://ly.glenview34.org


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

Website: https://pr.glenview34.org

Important Lyon and District 34 Dates

Monday, March 19

Board of Education Meeting - 7:30 p.m.


Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

No School - Spring Break


Friday, April 5

Lyon School Spirit Day


Friday, April 19

No School


Friday, May 3

Lyon School Spirit Day


Thursday, May 23

Lyon School 2nd Grade Program - 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.


Monday, May 27

No School - Memorial Day


Thursday, May 30

Lyon School Open House


Friday, May 31

Lyon School Field Day

Important Pleasant Ridge Dates

Friday March 15th

LUNCH SPECIAL - BBQ Rib Patty

Battle of the Books Lunch for 4th & 5th Participants - Pizza in LRC

After School Art - 2:30-3:30pm


Monday March 18th

Presto Orchestra Rehearsal (5th Grade) - 7:15am

Board of Education Meeting at Administrative Offices - 7:30pm


Tuesday March 19th

PTA Parent Coffee - 9:15am

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

5th Grade Parent Orientation at your Middle School (Springman or Attea) – 7:00pm


Wednesday March 20th

Gold Band (5th Grade) Rehearsal - 7:15am

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


Thursday March 21st

EL Family Night - 6:00-7:30pm in the MPR


Friday March 22nd

LUNCH SPECIAL - Munchables (box lunch)

Last Day Before Spring Break


Monday April 1st

Return from Spring Break

Presto Orchestra Rehearsal (5th Grade) - 7:15am


Tuesday April 2nd

ELECTION DAY - PR Gym is a polling place. School is in Session.

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


Wednesday April 3rd

Gold Band (5th Grade) Rehearsal - 7:15am

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


Thursday April 4th

5th Grade Students Transition Visit to Attea - 9am

5th Grade Students Transition Visit to Springman - 11:45am


Friday April 5th

After School Art - 2:30-3:30pm

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Pleasant Ridge Drop Off ALERT

For their safety, students are not allowed in the building without supervision. Supervision at PR begins at 7:40am. Students will be expected to wait patiently in the vestibule until that time.

The Memory Project at Lyon - Calling all Seniors

What is it?


The Memory Project is an opportunity for first grade students to connect with a senior citizen through story. We are looking for seniors who are able to come to Lyon for a 30 min visit April 1-5. We ask that they share a story of a childhood memory. We will videotape their story telling session and recreate the story shared through visual art and drama. The senior is invited to return the week of May 24-June 3 to enjoy the dramatic re-make as well as the visual illustrations of their story.


Fine Arts classes have used this experience to facilitate learning that the arts can tell a story and communicate a message. The opportunity of building an intergenerational relationship has been a wonderful experience for the first graders and we are looking forward to meeting this year’s storytellers.


How do I get involved?


Any senior who would like to spend some time sharing his/her stories with Lyon students is welcome to join us. Use the link below to indicate your availability.

Memory Project Volunteer Sign Up


If you need more information you can check out this short video which explains the project more.


You can contact the Lyon School art teacher, Mary Tapia at mtapia@glenview34.org or call her directly at 847-224-9299

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Every Child Can Ride

Bicycles made possible through grant funding from the GEF

Dear First and Second Grade Parents,

We are pleased to announce all First and Second grade students will be participating in a Bicycle Training and Safety unit during their Physical Education classes. This unit will start on April 5th and continue through April 19th. Weather permiting, we are hoping to get outdoors as much as possible.

For safety purposes, all students will be required to wear a helmet and gym shoes. Students should bring their own properly pre-fitted helmet from home. For fitting tips you may choose to visit: www.helmets.org/fit.htm. We will have a very limited amount of helmets available to borrow at school.

The students will be divided into ability groups of non-riders and riders. Bicycles will be sized to each student. Instructional areas will have daily targets including: Bicycle Safety, proper helmet fitting, safe-handling skills, coordination, balance and motor planning. Students will ride on the blacktop located on school property .

We are in need of 1st & 2nd Grade Parent Volunteers to help with small groups of students. Second Grade students will be riding in the morning and First Grade students in the afternoon. Please sign up on the Volunteer Link that will be coming soon to the Lyon/Pleasant Ridge PTA Website.

In Fitness and Health,

Diane Abram & Doree Lattanzio

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Dear District 34 Parents,


You’ll notice something different next time you go online to pay lunch or District fees. The District has selected a new payment processor, e~Funds for Schools. It’s secure, easy to use, and your processing fees will be lower. Here’s all the information you need to set up an account and use e~Funds to pay your fees:


Create a New Account:

  1. Visit the e~Funds for Schools website (you also can access it through your PowerSchool account)

  2. Click Create an Account at the bottom of the left navigation bar

  3. Provide the requested information (if the system asks for Family ID, add your child’s

    student ID)

  4. Click Create Account


Add Your Children:

  1. Select Manage Students under Manage Account

  2. Enter student last name and student ID number. Your student’s ID# can be found by

    logging into PowerSchool

  3. Select Add Student(s)

  4. Repeat to add additional students


Manage Payment Methods:

  1. Select Payment Methods under Payment Settings

  2. Select New Credit Card or New Direct Debit to add new payment information

  3. Read Consent and select Add to save information to account


Make a Payment:

  1. Select type of payment you would like to make

  2. Select student

  3. Enter amount of payment

  4. Select Begin Checkout

  5. Choose payment method or enter new method

  6. Review items and total

  7. Select Pay Now


Please contact me if you have any questions.


Estimados padres del Distrito 34,


Notará algo diferente la próxima vez que se conecte en línea para pagar el almuerzo o las tarifas del Distrito. El Distrito ha seleccionado un nuevo procesador de pagos, e ~ Funds for Schools. Es seguro, fácil de usar y sus tarifas de procesamiento serán más bajas. Aquí tiene toda la información que necesita para configurar una cuenta y usar e ~ Funds para pagar sus tarifas:


Crea una cuenta nueva:


  1. Visite el sitio web de e ~ Funds for Schools (también puede acceder a él a través de su cuenta de PowerSchool)

  2. Haga clic en Crear una cuenta en la parte inferior de la barra de navegación izquierda

  3. Proporcione la información solicitada (si el sistema solicita una identificación familiar,

    agregue la identificación de estudiante de su hijo)

  4. Haga clic en Crear cuenta


Añade tus hijos:

  1. Seleccione Administrar estudiantes en Administrar cuenta

  2. Ingrese el apellido del estudiante y el número de identificación del estudiante. El número

    de identificación de su estudiante se puede encontrar ingresando a PowerSchool

  3. Seleccione Agregar Estudiante (s)

  4. Repita para agregar estudiantes adicionales


Administrar los métodos de pago:

  1. Seleccione los métodos de pago en Configuración de pago

  2. Seleccione Nueva tarjeta de crédito o Nuevo débito directo para agregar nueva

    información de pago

  3. Lea el consentimiento y seleccione Agregar para guardar la información en la cuenta


Realizar un pago:

  1. Seleccione el tipo de pago que desea realizar.

  2. Seleccionar estudiante

  3. Ingrese la cantidad de pago

  4. Seleccione Comenzar Checkout (Pago)

  5. Elija el método de pago o ingrese un nuevo método

  6. Artículos de revisión y total

  7. Selecciona Pagar ahora


Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta.

2019 - 2020 Registration For New and Returning Students


Registration is now open for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Please visit https://www.glenview34.org/parents/registration, and follow the steps in order to register your child at District 34.


Please contact Lyon School if you have any questions at (847) 998-5045.

Coming Soon - Eagle Running Club!

WHAT? – A six week running program open to all PR students. This training is in preparation for the Lew Blond Memorial 5K (3.1mi) Run on Saturday, May 18th 2019. Students must sign up for the 5K race on their own. The site to register is: http://lewblondrun.org/.


WHEN? - Training sessions will take place Mondays and Wednesdays after school until 3:30p.m. The running club will begin on Monday, April 8th and continue until Wednesday, May 15th.


WHERE? – All practices will take place in the school building or on the field next to the gym. The race will take place at Maple School in Northbrook.


WHY? – This is a great way for students to work on their cardiovascular fitness, set personal goals, and most importantly, have fun during this healthy learning opportunity. The sense of accomplishment after finishing a race can be incredible as well!


COMMITMENT? – We are following a beginner’s 5K schedule, which starts light at first, then progressively gets more difficult each week. Therefore, it is important to attend as many sessions as possible so that students can build up their endurance.


PERMISSION? – Every child needs a signed permission slip to stay for the training sessions. Permission slips will be available in the front office and in the gym. All students must be picked up or have made arrangements to walk home by 3:30p.m.


COST? – The race registration fee is $22 for children 14 and under and $32 for adults before April 26th. If a child is unable to participate in the race due to the cost, please let us know and we will take care of the fee. Eagle Running Club shirts will be available to purchase in the beginning of May. Your child does not need a shirt to participate in the race.


Patrick Hoeft - phoeft@glenview34.org Kate Grubba - kgrubba@glenview34.org

Kids Heart Challenge

On March 8th, Pleasant Ridge students participated in the Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart) event. Throughout the hour, each grade level partook in long and short rope challenges, dancing, and watched the Tim Baetz Happy Heart Top 10! Everyone also enjoyed orange slices donated by Sunset Foods in Northbrook. The excitement and energy was incredible! Thank you to all who donated to the American Heart Association and a special thank you to all the parents who volunteered!

Authorization to Administer Medication at School

If your child needs to take any medication during the school day -- either prescription or over-the-counter (including ibuprofen or other pain reliever) -- you must submit this form with a doctor's signature to the health office at school (Aquí está la forma en español.). There are no exceptions to this policy. Students should not have medication in their backpack or pocket; parents must provide the medication indicated on the form, in original packaging, to the school nurse.


All health forms are posted on the District 34 website on our frequently used forms page. If you have questions, please contact the Lyon health office at (847) 657-2894 or the Pleasant Ridge health office at (847) 657-2794.

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

http://www.glenview34.org/form/cellphone

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

Reminders........Dental Forms

All kindergarten, second and sixth grade students must have a dental report on file in the health office by May 15, 2019. If your 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) 657-2894 or fax your completed form to (847) 998-9701 attn: Jan Gode.

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 during the school day -- either prescription or over-the-counter (including ibuprofen or other pain reliever) -- you must submit this form with a doctor's signature to the health office at school (Aquí está la forma en español.). There are no exceptions to this policy. Students should not have medication in their backpack or pocket; parents must provide the medication indicated on the form, in original packaging, to the school nurse.


All health forms are posted on the District 34 website on our frequently used forms page. If you have questions, please contact the Lyon health office at (847) 657-2894 or the Pleasant Ridge health office at (847) 657-2794.


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.

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.