North Glendale Family Update

November 21, 2021

Good morning!

This past week we had so many wonderful, community building activities!

The Sound had their first performance since 2019 and our very own NG turkey's trotted down the streets of Glendale for the first time in 3 years! (Covid 2020, and a rain-out 2019!) . Additionally, the kids collected food for Kirkcare and change for the Humane Society and the NG PTO Beautification Committee spruced up our outdoor spaces.

Community and giving back...great lessons for all of us!

We will announce the winners of the PENNY WAR and the Kirkcare Food Drive (vs. Bristol Elementary) on Monday! We will be sure to emphasize to the kids that the REAL winners are of course the Humane Society of Missouri and Kirkcare. Many thanks for YOUR support of both of these fundraising efforts.

My best for the long holiday weekend!

Have a great week and please call or email if I can be of service!


Cold Weather is Coming ~ yea!

As most of you will remember from last year ~ we go outside for recess and other activities in just about any weather...including cold and snowy! (Remember that first snow last year??)

I am a big believer in fresh air and resetting via a trip outside, even if it is just for a quick run around the track. Please plan ahead as we do not have accommodations or supervision for kids to stay inside. The kids learned last year that it pays to have clothes in their backpacks ~ especially socks and pants ~ and that winter gear like boots, hats, gloves and scarves make the outdoors time more fun. If you need assistance with any winter clothing, please reach out!

KSD STEAMFest Prep with the NG Sacks of Science Team

Sacks of Science - In the coming weeks, each student at NG will bring home a science experiment to complete. All supplies will be provided, and it’s a great way for students to explore their interest in STEAM. Once your child has completed their experiment, be sure to send the data log worksheet back to school. Students can use the sacks of science experiments as a guide to participate in STEAMFest. More information to come.

STEAMFest – The STEAMFest Science Fair is Kirkwood School District’s annual science fair that takes place in the third quarter and is a qualifier for students to participate in the St. Louis Science Fair. Applications are due December 8, 2021. Science projects will be due February 16, 2022.

The science project application required for upload consists of the Research Plan and Safety Form. Additional formats (including word) are available on the KSD’s STEAMFest Science Fair webpage. Our NG STEAMTeam is working to provide further guidance on the application submission process in hopes of simplifying it - stay tuned.

In the meantime, consider supporting your student in completing a science project this year and help them choose a science project topic. Project ideas may come from subject material your student is learning in class, or students may want to visit science fair project websites like Science Buddies.

Once a topic is chosen, review the STEAMFest project categories with your child to determine where the selected project falls: Animal Science, Behavioral & Social Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dental, Earth and Planetary Science, Fire Safety, Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering, Energy & Transportation, Environmental Science, Mathematical Science, Medicine & Health Science, Microbiology, Physics, or Plant Science. You can also identify what type of project they plan to complete: Experiment, Collection, Observation, or Maker Division. See attached PDF and the KSD STEAMFest webpage for more detail.

This opportunity to engage in relevant, hands-on, real-world experiences unlocks confidence and capability within our young students. The STEAMTeam is here to help and support.

Please reach out by text to Erin Jearls (573-247-2125) if you need any support navigating the application process or selecting a project with your child.


Turkey Day Chili Bowl Cook-Off

KSDF will host the 25th annual Turkey Day Chili Bowl Cook-Off in the KHS Walker Commons and Cafeteria. Community members are invited to sample chili prepared by area restaurants and vote for the best chili in town.

Tickets are sold online only and are $10 for adults and $5 for students K-12. Children Pre-K and under are free.Tickets include a chili sample from each participating restaurant, hot dogs, drinks, & dessert.

Special thanks to these local businesses for their generous donations: Oberweis, Raising Cane’s, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Kirkwood Deli, Chartwells.

Taste the best chili in town and vote for your favorite from: Amigos Cantina, BeerSauce Shop (Sunset Hills), Revel Kitchen, Billy G’s, Brick Top’s, Honey Bee’s, Hi-Pointe Drive In, and J.P. Fields West.

2022 NG Yearbook plans are underway!

Important info about picture retakes: If your child participated in picture retakes, our photographer will assume you want the retake to be used as their portrait in the yearbook. When you receive your retakes and This is NOT the case, please contact Kate Smith ( Include your child's name, grade and teacher in the email.

Submitting pictures to be considered for the yearbook: If you have great candid photos of NG kids, you can share them on facebook using #northglendaleyearbook or email them to If emailing, please include teachers name and grade of children in the photos.

NG Parent Equity Group

Healthy Living Poster/Calendar Contest

Students have until November 30, 2021 to submit an entry for the Healthy Living Poster/Calendar Contest” for county students in grades K-12.

The purpose of the contest is to initiate discussions and encourage students to spread healthy messages to their peers on one of these themes:

  • Keep Safe - wearing a mask, hand hygiene
  • Staying physically active
  • Positive methods/ways to reduce and prevent stress
  • Healthy eating
  • Saying no to drugs and alcohol (vaping/smoking)

Send your poster and entry form to: Saint Louis County Department of Public Health, Health Promotion, and Attn: Dana Giboney-Wallace, 6121 N. Hanley Rd., Berkeley, MO 63134 or email at


Please refer to the NG web calendar for updated info.

November 22:

  • KSD Turkey Week!
  • Today is TACKY DAY! Wear ORANGE & BLACK, the colors of or Webster Groves rivals!

November 23

  • Band/Orchestra
  • Today is KSD SPIRIT DAY! Wear your Kirkwood RED & WHITE!
November 24-25-26


  • School Resumes

November 30

  • Band/Orchestra

December 3

  • Band/Orchestra

December 6

  • Roller Skating in PE for grades 3,4,5 (two week window)

December 7

  • Band/Orchestra
  • PTO 6:30

December 8

December 10

  • Band/Orchestra