Condon's Catch-up!

Principal Condon's Musings, News and All Things Park View

Coffee with Mr. Condon

Today we hosted our first “Coffee with Mr. Condon!” I want to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for the families that joined us - your feedback and ideas were so valuable and incredibly helpful for me as we look to the future of Park View School. During today’s chat, families shared their thoughts about what makes PV special, why they send their children to school here, and we brainstormed ideas that will help to make Park View continue to grow.

As I reflected on the ideas and thoughts that were shared, my Park View pride was reenergized. I am excited about the possibilities ahead of us! Our community is truly one-of-a-kind and I feel so fortunate to play a small role supporting our students, families and staff. If you didn’t attend today’s chat, I hope you will consider coming to a future event to share your thoughts. We will have different themed conversations that we will be messaging soon. My hope is to hear from as many families as possible before officially transitioning to the superintendent role at the beginning of next school year.

Be on the lookout for more information about our next “Coffee with Mr. Condon” in March! Also, as a reminder, please help provide us with feedback on the 5Essentials survey. We are at a 15% response rate, which is so close to our goal of 20% or more! Link for parents to take the survey:

With pride,

Matt Condon

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Vex Robotics

Our Vex Robotics team continues to find success in the township robotics competitions. We are proud of our robotics team and Ms. Harrison for their dedication.

Assistant Principal's Corner

Assistant Principal Jacqui Le-Mon (grades PreK-5)

There have been so many great opportunities to interact with students & families over the past few weeks! From dancing our way into a great Friday with Mrs. Botten’s second graders, to listening to middle schoolers share their poetry, I have been enjoying every minute of learning and fun here at Park View School!

3rd Grade’s Writing Celebration was amazing! Students worked hard on their informational writing pieces, and it was exciting to hear them share their work.

I loved watching students share the games they coded in Ms. Harrison’s class! I can’t believe our students can create their own video games, and it was great hearing their explanations of how they did it. I even had a chance to try to play a few!

Family Reading Night was wonderful and had such an impressive turnout despite the snowy weather! I loved seeing so many of our students and parents at this event.

I hope everyone has a great three-day weekend, and I can’t wait to see everyone on Tuesday!

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Kicking Off Dot Days

This past early release day the 5th-8th grade students paired with 1st-4th grade students to kick off Dot Day. Inspired by the book, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, students discussed the theme of kindness with their buddies. During their time together students collaborated to design a picture that represents kindness.

Thank you to Ms. Harrison, Mrs. Mazukelli, Mrs. Edelstein, Mrs. Minelli, and Mr. O'Neill for organizing such a worthwhile and fun event!

Blended PreSchool Applications for 2023-2024 are Now Open

Children must be 3 years old by September 1, 2023 to be considered. The application is now on the school website (click here).

School Yearbook: Interested in ordering a yearbook?

We have created a QR code for anyone that is interested in ordering a school yearbook. Let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Margaret Reynolds

Paul Connelly

Park View Clubs

The following is a current list of our school clubs. As more clubs form, we will advertise them for you in case you know your child would be interested. Please contact the club sponsors for more information about start and meeting dates.

Lego Club (1st - 2nd grade) - Sue Jonota (

The Write Club (7th/8th grade literary magazine) - Kate Mazukelli ( and Wendy Rice (

Chess Club (6th - 8th grade) - Mindy Debes (

Multicultural Club (4th - 8th grade) - Ajete Sulic ( and Johanna Arias-Pinto (

Running Club (6th - 8th grade) - Krissy Lochner ( and Erin Cepa (

Battle of the Books (6th - 8th grade) - Jennifer Nolan ( and Connie Schroeder (

Covid Updates

The District has put together an infographic for our Covid mitigation information. Click here.

Information for New Families (drop-off procedures, pick-up procedures, lunch, etc.)

We have created a document containing helpful information for our new and returning families. Please click here to familiarize yourselves with our procedures.

Morton Grove School District 70 Attendance & Truancy Policy

Per policy 7:70 Attendance and Truancy:

Compulsory School Attendance

This policy applies to individuals who have custody or control of a child: (a) between the ages of six (on or before September 1) and 17 years (unless the child has graduated from high school), or (b) who is enrolled in any of grades kindergarten through 12 in the public school regardless of age.

Subject to specific requirements in State law, the following children are not required to attend public school: (1) any child attending a private school (including a home school) or parochial school, (2) any child who is physically or mentally unable to attend school (including a pregnant student suffering medical complications as certified by her physician), (3) any child lawfully and necessarily employed, (4) any child over 12 and under 14 years of age while in confirmation classes, (5) any child absent because of religious reasons, including to observe a religious holiday, for religious instruction, or because his or her religion forbids secular activity on a particular day(s) or time of day, and (6) any child 16 years of age or older who is employed and is enrolled in a graduation incentives program.

The parent/guardian of a student who is enrolled must authorize all absences from school and notify the school in advance or at the time of the student’s absence. A valid cause for absence includes illness (including mental or behavioral health of the student), observance of a religious holiday, death in the immediate family, family emergency, other situations beyond the control of the student as determined by the Board, voting pursuant to policy 7:90, Release During School Hours (10 ILCS 5/7-42 and 5/17-15), other circumstances that cause reasonable concern to the parent/guardian for the student’s mental, emotional, or physical health or safety, or other reason as approved by the Superintendent or designee. Students absent for a valid cause may make up missed homework and classwork assignments in a reasonable timeframe.


A Few Reminders - Do not park your car on Lake St. at drop-off or dismissal. You can and will be ticketed by the police. Additionally, if you walk your dog to Park View, please stay on the tennis court-side of Lake St. and keep away from the building-side. We want to avoid any incidents and appreciate your understanding.

Call4Calm- Illinois Department of Human Services Free and Anonymous Support Line -

Individuals who want to speak with a mental health professional can text the word “TALK” or “HABLAR” (for Spanish speakers) to 552-020. Within 24 hours, that individual will receive a call from a mental health professional employed by a local community health center. People can also text other terms, like “unemployment” or “food” or “shelter” to the same number to receive information on how to navigate and access supports and services.

Morton Grove Public Library - If you have a library card, you may download and stream a number of online resources and access online databases for learning. If you do not have a library card, a temporary card with 30-day access to online resources can be created by calling the Check Out Desk at (847) 965-4220.

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2022 - 2023 Park View Staff Photo

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Contact People

For 504 Plans or PreK-5th grade issues, contact Assistant Principal Jacqui Le-Mon.

For 6th-8th grade issues, contact Assistant Principal Mark Schwarz.

For IEP questions or assistance, contact Student Services Coordinator Katie Douglas.

Not sure who you need to contact for an issue? Contact Principal Matt Condon.

If you need to contact our school psychologist, please contact Maggie LoBue.