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Home of the Gators - January 10, 2020

Glenview District 34

Aspire. Explore. Discover. Connect.

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, January 13

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

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

Tuesday, January 14

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

Art Club (Paper Mache) - 2:35 - 3:45 p.m.

PTA Meeting at Glen Grove 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 15

Advanced Band Lessons - 7:10 a.m.

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

D34 Parent Connect /Anxiety 2.0: Fostering Grit- 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Attea

Friday, January 17

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

Monday, January 20

NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, January 21

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

Art Club (Paper Mache) - 2:35 - 3:45 p.m..

Wednesday, January 22

Advanced Band Lessons - 7:10 a.m.

Thursday, January 23

GG Orchestra Concert 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, January 24

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

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From the LRC

For Battle of the Book Teams

Students participating in BOB will have the opportunity to stay in for recess in order to practice for their upcoming meet. Mrs. Funke will provide practice questions similar to what the students will be asked at the meet. Students should check with Mrs. Funke about the practice dates especially if their meet is scheduled for January.

Overdue Notices

The Glen Grove School Library emails overdue notices to parents once a month to let them know their children have books that need to be returned or renewed. Students receive overdue notices once a day. If a book is missing and can not be located, we ask that parents pay for it by cash or check made out to Glen Grove School. If the book is found within the school year, we will refund your money.

Are you interested in volunteering in the library?

We are always looking for people to help shelve books, organize the Celebrating With Books program, decorate the window displays and other special activities. There is no experience necessary to volunteer. We will teach you all you need to know to help in the library. Volunteer once a week or once a month, it’s up to you! We welcome any and all the help that fits your schedule. If you are interested, please contact Lisa Funke, the librarian at or call the school at 998-5030.

Follow the LRC happenings on Twitter @GGMrsFunke

P.E. News

Hi Glen Grove Students and Families!

Happy New Year!

Before winter break, we finished up our volleyball unit. Students worked on the skills of bumping, setting, and serving. Students also learned the rules of a regulation volleyball game and played a modified game called Newcombe.

We have started our basketball unit. Students will be working on the skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. We will be playing half court games at the end of the unit. Students will have the opportunity to pick which court best suits their confidence and ability level: beginner, intermediate or advanced. The beginner courts will play at a slower pace in order to get students to feel comfortable about playing basketball.

Our next units after basketball will be gymnastics and climbing. Students will be given the opportunity to climb the cargo net and prusics ropes. In gymnastics, students will be working on different rolls, stunts, jumps and balances. At the end of the unit, students will be creating a routine that they will perform for the teacher.

Coming Soon …. Information about Kids Heart Challenge! (formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart)

5Essentials Parent Survey

5Essentials Parent Survey - Give Your Input About Our School!

The 5Essentials survey is given to parents of all students throughout the state of Illinois. Your participation allows us to gain information to make our schools the best they can be our students. The Survey is administered for the Illinois State Board of Education by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago.

Participation in this survey is a factor in the ranking of our school on the Illinois Report Card, so we are hoping that EVERY parent will give their input -- including you!

Please click here to take the parent survey.

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Outdoor Recess Procedures

The benefits of an outdoor recess are many and Glen Grove makes every effort to see that all of our students go outdoors every day. Children are able to exercise, socialize and experience a variety of activities with friends and this all helps to enhance their learning experience. Starting the afternoon after a time of fresh air definitely improves learning, alertness and overall productivity.

Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for outdoor play. In cold weather boots, mittens or gloves, warm jackets, snow pants, hats and scarves are a must. If your child wears boots to school, please remember to send in shoes for them to use during physical education. The wind chill factor must be ten or below or it must be too wet or raining before we cancel outdoor recess. The children are out approximately 20 minutes. Please note that children must wear coats if temperatures are below 32°F.

We are often presented with requests for children to remain indoors at recess, generally because of allergies or as part of a recovery from illness. If it is necessary for your child to be indoors at recess, a note from the doctor will be required. We appreciate your support and cooperation with our recess procedure.

From the Nurse's Office

Students requiring any medications during school hours must file a medication form with the health office. This form requires a physician’s signature as well as a parent’s signature. This form can be found under the Parents Tab on the district website in the health and wellness file. All medication brought to school must be in an appropriately labeled pharmacy container. This also includes over-the-counter medicine such as Tylenol, Advil, Cough Drops, etc.

Just a reminder....if your child is out sick with a fever or vomiting please make sure they do not return to school until they are fever free or symptom free for 24 hours.

If your children come to school after 7:45 a.m. please have them come through the front office. This is for the safety of all of our students.

All student absences should be called into the health office no later than 7:55 a.m. at (847) 657-2394! The school has voicemail so parents can call the health office to leave messages at any time.

Parent Visits and Our Security System

We welcome any parents who would like to visit our school and we ask that you:

  • Please call your child’s teacher to arrange an appointment if you want to visit a classroom.
  • All visitors (including parents) will be asked to present valid state issued identication (drivers license or state i.d.) that will be entered into the system before gaining access to the school beyond the main office.
  • Sign in at the office so that we know you are in the building. We ask that you wear a District 34 visitor lanyard when visiting.
  • Please sign out and return the lanyard when leaving the building.
  • If you plan to take your child out of the building during school hours, please sign him/her out in the office.
  • We invite you to eat lunch with your child at school. Please call ahead of time to make arrangements with your child’s teacher.

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 the 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

Food Service Menu and Cycle Calendar For Glen Grove

Please review this important food service information which includes the menu cycle and the cycle calendar. Click here for the Summer Food Service Newsletter.


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.

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