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Home of the Gators - April 26, 2019

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

Important Dates

Monday, April 29

3rd Grade Chorus - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Gator Reading Club 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Student Council - 2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 30

Code Play Learn 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.

Art Club 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

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

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


Wednesday, May 1

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

4th & 5th Grade Chorus 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

Gator Reading Club 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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


Thursday, May 2

Screen Free NO HOMEWORK Night

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

Book Fair 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Open House & Ice Cream Social 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Friday, May 3

Color Portraits Outdoor Group Pictures

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

Girls Only Chess 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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


Monday, May 6

3rd Grade Chorus - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Gator Reading Club 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

District 34 Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, May 7

Code Play Learn 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.

Art Club 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

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

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


Wednesday, May 8

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

4th & 5th Grade Chorus 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

Gator Reading Club 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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


Thursday, May 9

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

ELL Family Night 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Friday, May 10

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

Girls Only Chess 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Glen Grove Families,


Although our weather has been quite fickle, spring has indeed arrived, and at Glen Grove, this means working toward a strong finish to this year while also planning for the next one.

One of the most important responsibilities in which we will soon be engaging is assigning students to classes. It is the belief of Glenview District 34 and Glen Grove School that children receive the most benefit from their educational experience when in a balanced classroom setting. The following criteria is influential in creating this setting:


· Classes will be balanced by gender across a grade level

· Class size will be balanced across a grade level

· Classes will be balanced by program needs

· Classes will be balanced by academic abilities and achievement

· Classes will be balanced by social-emotional needs

· Classes will be balanced by student leadership skills, work habits, and general behavior


Creating smooth transitions for our students is one of our primary goals, and careful, thoughtful attention to placement is one way we can help accomplish this.


Spring also brings with it an array of assessments. Our students just completed the Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR). It has a new name, but it is still the official standardized assessment of the State of Illinois. IAR results will be used by the State and our District to gauge student learning against the curriculum. May 8th is the first day of our two-week window for the administration of the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measure of Academic Progress in reading and math, and the testing window for the benchmark Curriculum Based Measurement (CBM) in reading and math is in late May.


Please remember that although we value academic assessment results, we never lose sight of our desire to continue nurturing the social and emotional awareness and skills that are critical to a child’s development. Our April Random Acts of Kindness Week, spearheaded by our Student and Library Councils, highlighting kindness, gratitude, and service, gave our students opportunities to develop civic engagement while participating in activities that increase self-esteem and optimism. We thank you for your partnership in all of these endeavors.

Although the end of the school year seems near, we have much learning left to do and look forward to a strong finish to the 2018-2019 school year!


Respectfully,


Helena Vena

Glen Grove Art Show!

All Glen Grove students will have work on display the night of our Open House/Book Fair/Ice Cream Social! We have been working hard all year! Don't forget to look for your child's work when you come Thursday, May 2nd!

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Registration Information

It's time to register for the 2019-2020 school year. Visit the registration page of the website for a step-by-step guide on how to complete registration. Complete your registration by May 24, you'll receive a $50 discount!



Click for information about fees and instructions on setting up your account in e~Funds for Schools, the new D34 payment processor. If you have questions about registration or residency, or need help navigating the online system, plan to attend a Registration/Residency Night!


May 23 | 4:30-7pm | D34 Administration Building | 1401 Greenwood, Glenview

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LRC News

Time is Running Out

Are you doing some spring clean and you don’t know what to do with your gently used books? Please consider donating them to the book drive for Bernie’s Book Bank, a non-profit organization providing books to children in need in the Chicagoland area. The last day to donate is Monday, April 29.


Change for Change

Thank you to the many families that donated their spare change to make a BIG change in someone’s else life. The Library Council is counting all of the money in order to purchase books to donate The Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. This was made possible through Scholastic campaign, All for Books. Families can still donate at the fair simply by rounding up their purchase at the registers. Just tell the volunteers that you want to donate to All for Books. The money will be added to what the Library Council has already collected.


Scholastic Book Fair

The spring book fair is coming May 1-3. Students will visit the fair on Wednesday or Thursday with their classes. The PTA is looking for volunteers to help on those days as well as helping during the ice cream social on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm. Please consider donating an hour of your time to help. 70% of all proceeds go back to Glen Grove School. Support our school by purchasing a book at the fair. Can’t make it to the fair? Purchase books online from April 24 to May 10.

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/glengroveelementaryschool

New this year, consider using eWallet. Simply set up an account, put money in it, then your child can shop the book fair. No need to worry about sending in cash.


Authors Coming Soon

Author Jennifer Nielsen will be visiting the 4th and 5th graders Tuesday, May 14, thanks to Scholastic. If your child is interested in getting a personalized sign book be on the look-out for the presale flyer in May or purchase her two titles at the book fair.


Author/illustrator Tom Watson will be visiting the third graders Wednesday, May 22, Thanks to the Book Stall. If your child is interested in getting a personalized sign book be on the look-out in May for the book order.


Do you want to know more? Follow @GGMrsFunke on Twitter #WeAreD34 #GlenGroveRocks

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Attention 5th Grade Families

District policy requires that you submit a current physical and proof of immunizations before the first day of school. You can drop those forms off at the school office or the D34 Administration Center (1401 Greenwood). Make these appointments soon!


If your child does not have insurance or receives state insurance (All-Kids/Medicaid), you can attend a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile clinic to get physicals and immunizations.


These clinics will be held on May 6 at Glen Grove and May 8 at Hoffman. If you would like to make an appointment, contact Jennifer Hastings RN at jhastings@glenview34.org or 847-657-2394.

Mandatory Health Forms for 2019 - 2020 Incoming 6th Graders

Please remember that all incoming 6th grade students MUST have a physical examination (within the last 12 months), including required vaccinations, turned in prior to August 21, 2019. Your child will NOT be able to start school until the physical form is turned in. If your child’s health forms are already complete, you can turn them into the Glen Grove health office any time between now and the last day of school. They will be forwarded to your child’s middle school with their health file. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Hastings, Health Coordinator, at (847)657-2394. Click here for the health exam form.

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 March Food Service Newsletter.

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.

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

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

Twitter

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.org


Our Mission

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



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