D34 Parent News

Timely news for District 34 families and the community

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March 2020

This Month's Highlights

District 34 values our connections with parents and community members -- this monthly newsletter is designed to strengthen those connections! D34 Parent News is your source to learn about initiatives, activities and programs across the District, and out in the community. Look for it in your inbox during the first week of every month.

Big news in this issue:

  • Information about coronavirus and resources for parents to talk to children about it
  • D34 ParentConnect hosts a program TONIGHT at Springman: Parenting Through Puberty
  • Early voting has started; Glenview residents can vote at Village Hall before Election Day (March 17)
  • Registration is open. Haven't registered yet? Do it now!
  • Thursday & Friday, visit Culver's and mention the Gelfand Fund -- your purchase benefits students and families in need
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Check off Registration from Your List!

It's time to register for the 2020-2021 school year. Visit the registration page of the website for a step-by-step guide on how to complete registration.

We use our enrollment numbers to plan for sections for next year, so please register now! To encourage early registration, if you complete your registration by May 22, you'll receive a $50 discount!

If you have questions about registration, please contact the school office where your child will attend next school year.

Residency Verification

Residency verification is required for:

  • Students NEW to the district
  • Students entering Early Childhood, Kindergarten, 3rd and 6th grades
  • Families with a lease
  • Families who have recently moved within the district
  • Students living with another family/friend (Required Student Residency Affidavit)

Registration/Residency Nights

If you have questions about registration or residency, or need help navigating the online system, plan to attend a Registration/Residency Night!

April 13 & May 19 | 4:30-7pm

D34 Administration Building

1401 Greenwood, Glenview

Computers and friendly staff will be on hand to help, and translation services will be provided.

Early Voting Is Open

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Watch the video below to understand why the District has placed a referendum on the March 2020 ballot.
District 34 Referendum: Why Now?

Tax Impact

Community members can estimate the potential impact of this referendum to their own tax bill by using the online tax calculator.

Last Information Session

The final referendum information session will be held on March 9 at 2:45pm at Pleasant Ridge. If you can't make that session, but have questions about the referendum, visit the Building Future website, or contact Cathy Kedjidjian.

Voter Information

Election Day: March 17, 2020

Early Voting: March 2-16

Glenview Village Hall

2500 E. Lake Ave.

Voter Registration: M-F, 8am-5pm

Glenview Village Hall

2500 E. Lake Ave

Bring 2 pieces of ID with legal name and address

Naturalized citizens: bring naturalization papers or passport

Vote by Mail: Anyone can request a mail ballot - it's not just for registered voters who will be out of town or who have mobility restrictions. Worried about the weather? Vote by mail! Visit mailvoting.cookcountyclerk.com by March 12 to apply.

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D34 ParentConnect Discussion Groups

The D34 ParentConnect website has a comprehensive calendar of discussion groups and presentations. You can add items of interest to your personal calendar, and never miss a valuable discussion group!

This month's topic for age-specific groups is developmental expectations and helping kids increase competency and independence.

D34 ParentConnect Presents: Parenting Through Puberty

Wednesday, March 4th, 7pm

2701 Central Road

Glenview, IL

Presented by

Renee Z. Dominguez, Ph.D.

Family Service Center

and Lizzy Appleby, LCSW

Youth Services

Childcare and Translation Available. RSVP: tinyurl.com/D34ParentConnect

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Food for Thought & Healthy Happenings

From District 34 food service and health staff!

Updates on the Novel Coronavirus

The District continues to monitor the status of the novel coronavirus in the United States, Illinois and in nearby communities. Glenview has created a task force to ensure that we are sharing information and resources across our community, and District 34 nurses represent us on that important group.

Last week, Dr. Delli and other local superintendents shared information worth highlighting:

Preventative Measures

We follow IDPH’s protocols for common-sense practices to protect our students and staff (and their families) during every flu season:

  • Staff regularly wipe down frequently used surfaces in the classroom.
  • Custodial crews do additional disinfecting throughout the building during the day.
  • Custodial staff use spray disinfectant nightly on desks, tables, handles, doorknobs, light switches, etc.
  • School nurses monitor student illnesses and work with individual families, as needed.
  • Students and staff are encouraged to wash their hands frequently during the day.

We ask that you take action -- for yourself and your children -- to help prevent the spread of illness:

  • If your child is sick, please keep them home from school until they are fever-free for 24 hours.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Additional Resources

The following resources provide additional information about COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control provides a broad range of background information, updates and travel information. Here are specific resources from the CDC and other health organization:

Resource from National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Your Child About Coronavirus

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has developed a toolkit for parents to help them share information with their children. Please take a look at this clear, factual and valuable resource. Here is the top tip from the NASP (there are many more!):

Remain calm and reassuring.

  • Children will react to and follow your verbal and nonverbal reactions.
  • What you say and do about COVID-19, current prevention efforts, and related events can either increase or decrease your children’s anxiety.
  • If true, emphasize to your children that they and your family are fine.
  • Remind them that you and the adults at their school are there to keep them safe and healthy.
  • Let your children talk about their feelings and help reframe their concerns into the appropriate perspective.

Eat Right By the Bite

“National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, they invite everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating habits and physical activity habits.”

Keys to change and success involve including the whole family, taking things slow, and planning. Here is a weekly plan of action for March:

Week 1:

  • Eat a variety of nutritious foods every day
  • Choose nutrient foods from all food groups
  • Choose the correct portion sizes
  • Drink plenty of water

Week 2:

  • Together, plan a healthy menu and take the family on a grocery shopping “field trip” to by the healthy food you menu
  • Read labels before you buy
  • Practice healthy eating while away from home (at restaurants, school and work)

Week 3:

  • Keep healthy ingredients on hand for meals and snacks
  • Share meals as a family
  • Try new flavors and foods

Week 4:

  • Thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition!

To find out more visit eatright.org.

For information regarding D34's Food Service, visit this website. Contact us at 847-486-7702, or by email:

Kimberly Cleveland, Director of Food Services kcleveland@glenview34.org

Jill Connor, Administrative Assistant, Food Service, jconnor@glenview34.org

From the Glenview Northbrook Coalition for Youth (GNCY)

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Hungry? Help Support the Gelfand Fund

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Be Counted: Complete the Census

It's important to our schools and community that every resident of Glenview participate in the 2020 Census. Our schools are funded based on the Census count -- so if fewer people respond, there are fewer dollars directed toward D34 schools, and many other community resources.

Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure and protected by law. By law, your responses cannot be used against you by any government agency or court in any way. No other offices can access your Census information, including U.S. Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Click here for information about the 2020 Census and confidentiality.

Here are a few answers to questions about the Census:

  • What is the Census? Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau counts everyone living in the United States. In the U.S. Constitution, the 14th amendment states that every person should be counted, whether or not they are a citizen. Most importantly, the Census information helps make sure the government knows how many people live in different areas all across the country. It also affects the resources our communities get.
  • What does the Census look like? What questions are on it? The United States Census Bureau website has a sample questionnaire for you to review.
  • When can I complete the Census survey? Illinois residents can fill out the 2020 Census online beginning in March 2020.
  • How will I complete the Census? There are three ways to fill out the Census: phone, mail, online.

Events, Programs & Activities Around the Community

District 34's digital backpack is through a flyer communication tool called Peachjar. You should have received a welcome email from Peachjar that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences, but you do not need to log in to receive or view school digital flyers. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”

This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. You also will be able to visit your school’s website to see school-approved digital flyers by clicking the Peachjar button on each school’s website.

Note: Peachjar is free to our schools because community partners pay a small service fee to post and distribute digital flyers (typically much less than the cost to copy and deliver paper flyers).