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Home of the Gators - December 14, 2018

Glenview District 34

Glen Grove Elementary School

3900 Glenview Road

Glenview, IL 60025

Phone: (847)998-5030/Fax (847)998-5101

Attendance/Health Office (847)657-2394

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

from the Staff at Glen Grove

Important Dates

School Spirit Week

Monday, December 17

Mismatch Day

NO 3rd Grade Chorus

Tuesday, December 18

Class Twins Day

Code Play Learn 7:00 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.

Art Club 2:30 - 3:35 p.m.

Global Language 2:30 - 3:25 p.m.

Laughing Academy 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19

Pajama Day

Advanced Band Rehearsal 7:10 - 7:45 a.m.

NO 4th & 5th Grade Chorus

Chess Club 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Laughing Academy 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 20

Superhero Day

Global Language 2:30 - 3:25 p.m.

Friday, December 21

Festive Holiday Wear

Chess Club 7:00 - 7:50 a.m.

Code Play Learn 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Monday, December 24, 2018 - January 5, 2019


From the Principal's Desk

From The Principal’s Desk

Dear Glen Grove Families,

December 21st, our last day of school before a long winter break, is quickly approaching. The two-week break is a wonderful opportunity for our students to spend quality time with family and enjoy a rest from the structure of school.

Something important to note is that when we come back in January, the New Year will be bringing us a second set of student assessments. Within the window of January 15 thru 18, our students will be taking the winter Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), an assessment designed to measure our students’ growth in reading and math. We will use the results of these tests to help us determine if our students are making adequate growth in these areas and formulate a plan to help students who are not on target reach their goals.

As excitement mounts in anticipation of the upcoming holidays and/or winter break, I would like to pause and thank ...

  • Mrs. Warren and Mrs. Kabat for helping us ring in the season with the lovely sound of children making music at this past week’s holiday concerts,
  • our teachers and Mrs. Kabat for organizing next week’s Student Holiday Sing, a time for our entire school to come together in song,
  • our wonderful PTA volunteers for organizing the upcoming classroom parties,
  • Mrs. Funke and our Library Council Students for organizing the Glen Grove pajama drive. We far surpassed our goal and collected enough pajamas to keep over 100 at-risk children feeling cozy during the cold winter months ahead,
  • our social worker, Mrs. Salkover, and our amazing PTA for organizing the Holiday Helpers Program, and to our entire community for your contributions - your generosity will make the holidays even more special for so many families and make wishes come true for so many children!

In addition to our emphasis on learning, we are truly fortunate to have so many opportunities to come together as a community in celebrations and, even more importantly, in the service of others.

Last but not least, I would like to wish you a peaceful and safe winter break. I hope you are able to spend time with family and friends in the spirit of love that characterizes the holiday season and that the New Year is happy and healthy for you and yours!


Helena Vena

LRC News

All School Pajama Drive

The Library Council is collecting new, unused pajamas in all sizes from newborn to adult (18 years) for the non-profit organization Pajama Program. They give pajamas to children in need. A collection bin will be in the front of the school from December 3 to December 18. If the students reach their goal of 60 pairs of pajamas, we will have an all school P.J. Day on Wednesday, December 19th to celebrate. To learn more about the organization visit

Student Involved With Technology Conference

Have you heard about a great opportunity for your son/daughter to learn about technology from other local students? The SIT Conference will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 In Lake Forest. Students in third through twelfth grades throughout the state of Illinois will present at various locations all with the focus of technology. To learn more about the conference visit

Follow the happenings of Glen Grove Library on Twitter @GGMrsFunke

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 Information

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

Glen Grove Orchestra Concert

Glen Grove Orchestra Concert

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 7 pm in the gym, the Glen Grove Orchestra will perform an evening Concert of Orchestra favorites. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.

Dress will be white shirts/blouses, black/dark slacks/skirts, & black/dark shoes/socks. Boys’ tie optional. Please, no sneakers, no jeans.

All Orchestra Students please report to Glen Grove Gym by 6:15 to tune & prepare.

Please leave cases & coats at nearby hallway hooks. Performance will conclude by 8:00 pm.

Beginning Orchestra will play:
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Hot Cross Buns
Twinkle Twinkle
Ode To Joy
Advanced Orchestra will play:
Starry Night
Can Can
Waltzing Leaves
Happy New Year! We will see you there!

Change in Dismissal Arrangements

​If you need to change the after school pick-up arrangements for your child, please send a note to you child's teacher. If you need to change arrangements at the last minute, during the school day, please make sure you call our office before 2:00 p.m. to inform us of the change. There is a lot going on in a school office both at the beginning and the end of school day. By calling before 2:00 p.m., you are giving the front office staff the time needed to locate classroom teachers and communicate the message regarding the pick-up arrangements for your child in a timely manner.

Outdoor Recess Procedures

The benefits of an outdoor recess are many and Glen Grove makes every effort to see that all of our students go outdoors every day. Children are able to exercise, socialize and experience a variety of activities with friends and this all helps to enhance their learning experience. Starting the afternoon after a time of fresh air definitely improves learning, alertness and overall productivity.

Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for outdoor play. In cold weather boots, mittens or gloves, warm jackets, snow pants, hats and scarves are a must. If your child wears boots to school, please remember to send in shoes for them to use during physical education. The wind chill factor must be ten or below or it must be too wet or raining before we cancel outdoor recess. The children are out approximately 20 minutes. Please note that children must wear coats if temperatures are below 32°F.

We are often presented with requests for children to remain indoors at recess, generally because of allergies or as part of a recovery from illness. If it is necessary for your child to be indoors at recess, a note from the doctor will be required. We appreciate your support and cooperation with our recess procedure.

Cell Phone Usage Form

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 Glen Grove Office. The guidelines are included in this attachment.

Cell Phone Usage Form


Follow Us on Twitter
We are always looking for ways to improve communication and to increase engagement with our parent community, so we have launched a Twitter account. We invite you to follow us@GlenGroveGators for news on student, classroom, and school accomplishments, important updates, informational items, and a glimpse at amazing moments of teaching and learning. We also encourage you to share your Glen Grove school pride on Twitter using the hashtag #glengroverocks.

Glen Grove School

Website: https://gg.glenview34.ort

Our Mission

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

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