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News from Arbor View Elementary School: October 15, 2021

Parking on Birchwood Drive

Our neighbors need your help in being able to move through our community's streets at the end of the school day. Several families have contacted the district about people parking on side streets at pick-up time.

In particular: on Birchwood Drive, cars are parking on both sides of the street to wait for students. While it is legal to park on both sides, it makes it very difficult for drivers to navigate an already narrow street between two lanes of parked vehicles from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. There have been some near misses with cars backing out of driveways and students cutting between parked cars.

If possible, I encourage you to pick up your children from the car line at the school. If you went to that line at the beginning of the year and found it too slow, please give it a try again. The process moves quite quickly now; all of the cars are cleared by 3:45 p.m. Thank you for your help!

Halloween Info

It’s Halloween! For those families who are new, on Friday, October 29 some children go home for lunch to change into their costumes. Children who remain at school for lunch will bring their costumes to school in a bag and put them on after lunch and recess. The costumes must be ones they can be put on over their clothing independently.

All children leaving the building for lunch will exit Door #1 by the office. You will sign your student out on the book inside Door #1 at their lunch/recess time. Please let your child’s teacher know if you will be picking them up at lunch/recess. We ask that students stay home to change the entire lunch/recess if they are leaving to change. Please sign your child back in upon return from lunch/recess. Lunch/recess times have changed this year due to staggered smaller sections in the lunchroom.

The lunch/recess times are as follows:

1st and 2nd grades- 11:10 a.m.-noon

K, 3rd, 4th, and 5th- noon-12:50 p.m.

Regular classes will be held until 2:10 p.m. At that time, students will prepare for the Halloween parade, which will begin at approximately 2:20 p.m. We will exit Door #6 and parade outside, down the hill, past the bike racks, down Ironwood, past triangle park, to Cherrywood, and back to school (see attached picture). In case of rain or snow, the parade will be canceled. Parties will begin at 2:40 and end at 3:20 p.m. so that teachers have time to prepare for a safe dismissal.

When considering costumes for school, they must be non-violent in nature. Costumes should not include swords, guns, knives, clubs, lasers, etc. All costumes and masks must be designed for safety and adequate vision. If your student has a costume mask, they still must wear a COVID-19 mask for safety during the parade and party.

Only parents that have previously signed up to help at the party may be allowed into the building and classrooms. Parents that are signed up can start entering the school when the parade has cleared the building.

We greatly appreciate your help on this fun day. Thank you!

Art Smart

What a great way to start the school year! More than 100 students turned in their own version of “Apples” by Henri Matisse. Check out the photos of wonderful artwork displayed in the vestibule and lobby last month. Thank you to all the students who participated. We hope you enjoy your stacking point pencil prize. Below are the winners for September. Congratulations to all the winners!

The October Art Smart Challenge is the “Kuba Mukenga Mask” made by the Kuba People of Zaire, Africa.
The Kuba people made the mask between the late 1800s and early 1900s. The mask was used in tribal ceremonies to honor deceased leaders or important guests. The mask is an extraordinary work of skill and craftsmanship, created from materials found in the region that represented important aspects of their culture. You can see this mask in all its splendor at the Art Institute of Chicago. We can’t wait to see the amazing mask designs the students create this month!

For questions or more information about Art Smart, please contact Miya Wayman at
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Reminder: Place your Halloween Harvest orders!

Join us for Halloween Harvest! Please please pre-orders by October 18 to help us plan the event.

See flyer and order form for details! You can also order on MySchoolBucks under school store.

Please visit the latest news section of the Arbor View PTC website at for a PDF of the order form.

Halloween Harvest: request for volunteers

Please consider volunteering to help with Halloween Harvest, a beloved Arbor View tradition! See flyer for additional information.
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Thank you!

Arbor View would like to thank Schneider Electric, the Bowling, Family and Katherine Wise at Schneider Electric for their amazing donations this summer to Arbor View. They donated so many things including a SmartBoard, projector, TV, many office supplies, and much more. Thank you!

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News from CCSD 89

Students can report bullying or threats through ‘SpeakUp’ service

CCSD 89 students receive monthly emails to their “” student email accounts with information about how to report bullying, threats, or classmates in crisis. Students can confidentially call, email, or text the “SpeakUp for Safety” tipline at any time. Students can text or call the ‘SpeakUp’ safety line at (630) 348-2033 or email The “SpeakUp” email address is loaded as an automatic contact in all “” student email accounts.

Students can get free dental exams at school in November

The DuPage County Health Department “Smile Squad” will be visiting all five CCSD 89 schools in early November to do free dental exams. This exam will meet the state-mandated requirements for kindergarten, second, and sixth graders. All students can receive a free dental exam and toothbrush. A letter will be sent home with the exam results. If your child meets financial eligibility requirements, they can also receive a free cleaning, fluoride treatments, and sealants.

The dental health clinic for Arbor View will be held November 8.

See the flier:

Download a permission form:

Questions? Contact the DuPage County Health Department at (630) 682-7400

Two opportunities to learn more about substitute teaching

Interested in helping kids and getting paid $105 per day? CCSD 89 is hiring substitute teachers. You can substitute if you have a four-year degree or a substitute teacher license. On November 9, the DuPage County Regional Office of Education is holding an online training at 5 p.m. as well as an informational meeting at 9 a.m. with information about how to become a substitute teacher. Learn more at

Students should bring two masks to school each day

Please have your student bring two masks with them to school each day. Bus drivers are reporting that more students are showing up without a mask. Students can be given a mask when they board the bus or arrive at school, but those supplies are limited. A second mask is essential in case the first mask breaks, tears, or is soiled.

Families must check their children’s health each day. Do not send your student to school if they are positive for COVID-19, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive. Use this chart ( to determine if your student needs quarantine or isolation. School nurses or your doctor can answer questions. This video explains how nurses ensure a healthy learning environment during this pandemic:

Upcoming events

October 18: Board of Education meeting

October 20: Glenbard Parent Series: Helping Distracted Students Organize

October 21: Glenbard Parent Series: el proceso de solicitud de ingreso a la universidad

October 24: Spartan Pumpkin Run

October 26: Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee

October 27: Evening conferences for middle school

November 3: Blood drive at Glen Crest, 2-6 p.m.

November 4: Evening conferences for middle school

November 11: First trimester ends