North Glendale Family Update

October 25, 2020

Good morning!

Whew! Fall is HERE!


Fall weather has arrived but that won't stop the kids of NG from enjoying the outdoors! Please make sure you Superstar is dressed for the weather and/or has extra clothes ready to change into. We will go outside in just about any kind of weather ~ even a little bit of rain. Teachers are taking their classes to special areas via outdoor routes whenever possible.


Saturday's eSpotlight had important information on:


  • elementary grade cards
  • grab and go meals
  • iPad insurance extension
  • and our KSD Covid dashboard


Have a great week ~ don't forget Friday is VIRTUAL for all in-person kids as well as our Kirkwood At Home kids.


Reach out if I can be of service!

Jennifer

EXTRA REMINDER: Early Check Outs

Each time we have to call into a classroom to notify a student they are leaving, we have disrupted the learning environment, the teacher inevitably has to scramble to pull things together for the student, and instructional time is lost. If a child is coming back to school, we are faced with another set of disruptions.


While it may be unavoidable at times, we ask that during the day check outs are few and far between.


Additionally, because all of our staff are involved in our dismissal routines, beginning in 3rd quarter (January) there will be no dismissals from the office after 3:00 pm.

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FOOD ON FRIDAYS: 2nd Quarter

KSD will again send home food for any student to have on our virtual Fridays.We will send the food home with your student on Thursday. Please fill out THIS LINK if you would like us to send home food on Thursdays.

PTO General Fund

North Glendale School Community:

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While this has been a challenging year for everyone, we know this strong community will persevere and continue to provide educational opportunities for our students and teachers. We are moving forward with our annual General Fund Campaign for the 2020-21 school year and we ask families to consider donating to the campaign if they can do so during this difficult time.


The North Glendale PTO is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the entire North Glendale community. The General Fund is one of our most important fundraisers and possibly the only fundraiser we will do this year. Instead of asking you or your child to sell cookie dough, pizza, or wrapping paper, we make it easy on everyone and ask for a one-time, tax deductable, monetary donation. Your General Fund Donation is vitally important for our two core initiatives:


Educational Programs, Student Programs and Staff/ Teacher Incidental Programs

・STEM program equipment, Sacs of Science program, and STEM Fest

・Field Trips, Buses, and Art Enrichment (we hope to resume some of these activities next semester)

・Funding for each classroom teacher, school nurse, and specials teachers

Community Programs

・Funding enriching and educational programs for our students

・Assisting with after school and community outreach programs

・Providing one complimentary buzz book per family.


We welcome donations in any amount and greatly appreciate your support. North Glendale Elementary PTO is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization #18599664. All donations are tax deductible. (Please remember to take advantage of any Matching Gift programs you may have through an employer as this can multiply the dollar amount that the school receives.)


You can make your tax deductable General Fund donation right now with your Venmo account. Make payments to @NorthGlendale-PTO, please make sure to specify General Fund.

THE LAST DAY TO DONATE IS DECEMBER 1, 2020.

Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

The General Fund Committee

Elementary Report Cards

Report cards will be available to our K-5 parents via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, beginning October 30. Once you are logged into Infinite Campus, click on the menu bars (top left), then Documents, then the report you want to review.


**WE WILL NOT BE PRINTING AND SENDING HOME.**


Please complete this form if you need to create an Infinite Campus parent account or recover your username/password for an existing account. For other questions or issues with Infinite Campus please contact icportal@kirkwoodschools.org.

Upcoming Dates: Please see our website calendar for up to date info

October 26

  • Pictures for NG Virtual Halloween due!
  • KSD Board of Ed Meeting
October 27
  • Library pick up in the pavilion for kids in Kirkwood At Home (virtual program) only

October 28



October 29

  • Library pick up in the pavilion for kids in Kirkwood At Home (virtual program) only
  • Food for Fridays sent home. Fill out THIS LINK.

October 30

  • Virtual Fridays begin ~ ALL students are home and being instructed virtually all day
  • Elementary first quarter report cards are available for viewing in Infinite Campus.

October 31



November 3

  • NO SCHOOL: Election Day

November 6

  • Virtual Friday ~ ALL students are home and being instructed virtually all day