Lyon & Pleasant Ridge Newsletter

March 1, 2019

Glenview District 34

Our Mission

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


Lyon School

1335 Waukegan Road

Glenview, IL 60025

(847)998-5045 Phone/(847)998-9701 Fax

(847)657-2894 Absence Calls/Health Office

Website: https://ly.glenview34.org


Pleasant Ridge School

1730 Sunset Ridge Road

Glenview, IL 60025

(847)998-5050 Phone/(847)998-5532 Fax

(847)657-2794 Absence Calls/Health Office

Website: https://pr.glenview34.org

Important Lyon and District 34 Dates

Friday, March 8

Lyon School Spirit Day


Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

No School - Spring Break


Friday, May 3

Lyon School Spirit Day


Thursday, May 23

Lyon School 2nd Grade Program - 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.


Monday, May 27

No School - Memorial Day


Thursday, May 30

Lyon School Open House


Friday, May 31

Lyon School Field Day

Pleasant Ridge Drop Off ALERT

For their safety, students are not allowed in the building without supervision. Supervision at PR begins at 7:40am. Students will be expected to wait patiently in the vestibule until that time.

Important Pleasant Ridge Dates

Friday, March 1

Non Student Attendance Day - Parent Teacher Conferences


Monday, March 4

Spring Enrichment Session Begins

Presto Orchestra Rehearsal 7:15am


Tuesday, March 5

3rd Grade Chorus 2:30-3:30pm


Wednesday, March 6

End of 2nd Trimester

Twin Day (School Spirit Day)

Gold Band Rehearsal 7:15am

4/5th Grade Chorus 2:30-3:30pm


Friday, March 8

Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart)

After School Art 2:30-3:30pm


Monday, March 11

Presto Orchestra Rehearsal 7:15am


Wednesday, March 13

Gold Band Rehearsal 7:15am

Student Council 2:30-3:30pm


Thursday, March 14

Online Report Cards Available to Parents

From the Lyon School Principal

Planning for Success


Thanks to everyone who attended our Parent/Teacher Conferences at Lyon. We appreciate this face-to-face opportunity to talk about how the school year has gone thus far for your child(ren) and toward a strong finish. There is still much learning and growth to occur in this 2018-19 school year, and we look forward to this continued work with our students and with you.


Although the 2019-20 school year is still a ways off, our planning and preparations are underway. Online registration has begun, and we have already welcomed many incoming kindergartener families, as well as some new incoming first and second grade families. If you know of any friends or neighbors who need to connect with us for registration of first-time Lyon students, please send them our way. And as current Lyon/Pleasant Ridge families, we certainly hope you aren’t procrastinating registration for your current students or if you have an incoming kindergartener. Call us if you have any questions or if we can help in any way!


Later this spring, the Lyon staff and I will engage in our work to create the groups of children that will comprise our 2019-20 homeroom classes. The class placement process is one that takes considerable time and collaboration among our school team, and will not be truly finalized until August. In creating classes, we strive to take into account all that we have already learned regarding the social, emotional, academic and creative aspects of every child. Our goal is to form balanced, heterogeneous classes in which each child can succeed. If you have additional information that you feel is important for us to consider when placing your child in a class for next school year, please share it with me in writing (or email: kdorken@glenview34.org) no later than April 30th. Your thoughts about your child’s peer relationships and previous school experiences are certainly valued. Consistent with past practice at Lyon School, however, please know that we are unable to honor requests for specific teachers. If you have any questions about the class placement process, please give me a call.


We hope to see you at Lyon soon!


Kevin Dorken

Lyon School Principal

From the Pleasant Ridge Principal

Dear Pleasant Ridge Families,


I was so proud of our 4th Graders last week! After months of practice and rehearsals, they performed their Musical in front of our students and families. It was exciting to see our students step up and share their talents with our school community. The 4th Grade Teachers and I were thrilled to see the confidence that students displayed, and it’s always special to see our students share sides of themselves that we don’t always see in the classroom setting. Bravo to Ms. Partyka and Mrs. Dada for all their hard work, dedication, and passion. Thank you to all our 4th grade families for supporting our students as they prepared for last week’s performance. If the Musical had the same impact on you, those Disney songs are probably still lingering in your head. Enjoy the great memories.


Please see below for some important and timely notes:


  • Class Placement Letter Coming Soon- I’m currently working with our staff to identify timelines in our class placement process for the 2019-2020 school year. It is a collaborative and thoughtful process that involves staff and parent input. In mid March I will be emailing families a letter which will share some important processes and timelines as they relate to our class placement process.


  • 3rd Grade Parent Orientation Date- 2nd Grade Families, please mark your calendars for Thursday, April 18th. We have two parent information sessions planned for 9:30 in the morning and 5:30 in the evening. You are welcome to attend either session that works for your schedule. Both sessions will share the same content. I will be on hand with some of our staff to share information about your child’s transition to Pleasant Ridge, and what to expect in 3rd Grade. Hope to see you there.


  • Winter is Not Over Yet- During this last stretch of winter we will continue to make every effort to get outside for recess. It’s an important break during the day for students and being outdoors allows children to get increased movement and fresh air. Please make sure you’re sending your children to school with all the necessary outerwear for the elements. Hats, gloves, snow pants, boots...pack it all! We appreciate your support and thank you for preparing your children to enjoy outdoor recess comfortably.


Erik Friedman

Pleasant Ridge Principal

P.E. at Pleasant Ridge


Each trimester, all students will be assessed in their engagement, personal responsibility and the ability to throw overhand using proper form.


The student friendly definition of engagement that we have used with all students is a “high level of focus, attention and effort.” If a student demonstrates a high level of focus, attention and effort (engagement) all of the time the student would earn a “M” for meeting this standard on the progress report.


The student friendly definition of personal responsibility that we have used with all students is “the ability to stay positive and react appropriately.” If a student demonstrates the ability to stay positive and react appropriately (personal responsibility) all of the time the student would earn a “M” for meeting this standard on the progress report.


The overhand throw has five essential components for a mature pattern. The following components make up a mature throwing pattern;


· Side to target (turn body)

· Arm back and extended

· Step with opposite foot

· Rotate hips

· Follow through across body


A third grade student is required to demonstrate three of these five components, a fourth grade student is required to have all five components, and a fifth grade student is required to have all five components using a variety of throwing objects. If a student is able to demonstrate the required components the student would earn a “M” for meeting this standard of the progress report.


In trimester 2 ONLY, students will be assessed on their ability to dribble a basketball with control. Dribbling with control has five essential components. The five essential components of dribbling with control are;


· knees bent

· finger pads contact ball

· ball is kept at waist or below

· ball is in front of body to the side of the hand dribbling

· at a speed faster than a walk


A third grade student is required to demonstrate three of these five components, a fourth grade student is required to have all five components and increase and decrease speed and a fifth grade student is required to have all five components during 1-on-1 practice tasks. If a student is able to demonstrate the required components the student would earn a “M” for meeting this standard of the progress report.

Dear District 34 Parents,


You’ll notice something different next time you go online to pay lunch or District fees. The District has selected a new payment processor, e~Funds for Schools. It’s secure, easy to use, and your processing fees will be lower. Here’s all the information you need to set up an account and use e~Funds to pay your fees:


Create a New Account:

  1. Visit the e~Funds for Schools website (you also can access it through your PowerSchool account)

  2. Click Create an Account at the bottom of the left navigation bar

  3. Provide the requested information (if the system asks for Family ID, add your child’s

    student ID)

  4. Click Create Account


Add Your Children:

  1. Select Manage Students under Manage Account

  2. Enter student last name and student ID number. Your student’s ID# can be found by

    logging into PowerSchool

  3. Select Add Student(s)

  4. Repeat to add additional students


Manage Payment Methods:

  1. Select Payment Methods under Payment Settings

  2. Select New Credit Card or New Direct Debit to add new payment information

  3. Read Consent and select Add to save information to account


Make a Payment:

  1. Select type of payment you would like to make

  2. Select student

  3. Enter amount of payment

  4. Select Begin Checkout

  5. Choose payment method or enter new method

  6. Review items and total

  7. Select Pay Now


Please contact me if you have any questions.


Estimados padres del Distrito 34,


Notará algo diferente la próxima vez que se conecte en línea para pagar el almuerzo o las tarifas del Distrito. El Distrito ha seleccionado un nuevo procesador de pagos, e ~ Funds for Schools. Es seguro, fácil de usar y sus tarifas de procesamiento serán más bajas. Aquí tiene toda la información que necesita para configurar una cuenta y usar e ~ Funds para pagar sus tarifas:


Crea una cuenta nueva:


  1. Visite el sitio web de e ~ Funds for Schools (también puede acceder a él a través de su cuenta de PowerSchool)

  2. Haga clic en Crear una cuenta en la parte inferior de la barra de navegación izquierda

  3. Proporcione la información solicitada (si el sistema solicita una identificación familiar,

    agregue la identificación de estudiante de su hijo)

  4. Haga clic en Crear cuenta


Añade tus hijos:

  1. Seleccione Administrar estudiantes en Administrar cuenta

  2. Ingrese el apellido del estudiante y el número de identificación del estudiante. El número

    de identificación de su estudiante se puede encontrar ingresando a PowerSchool

  3. Seleccione Agregar Estudiante (s)

  4. Repita para agregar estudiantes adicionales


Administrar los métodos de pago:

  1. Seleccione los métodos de pago en Configuración de pago

  2. Seleccione Nueva tarjeta de crédito o Nuevo débito directo para agregar nueva

    información de pago

  3. Lea el consentimiento y seleccione Agregar para guardar la información en la cuenta


Realizar un pago:

  1. Seleccione el tipo de pago que desea realizar.

  2. Seleccionar estudiante

  3. Ingrese la cantidad de pago

  4. Seleccione Comenzar Checkout (Pago)

  5. Elija el método de pago o ingrese un nuevo método

  6. Artículos de revisión y total

  7. Selecciona Pagar ahora


Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta.

2019 - 2020 Registration For New and Returning Students


Registration is now open for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Please visit https://www.glenview34.org/parents/registration, and follow the steps in order to register your child at District 34.


Please contact Lyon School if you have any questions at (847) 998-5045.

Authorization to Administer Medication at School

If your child needs to take any medication during the school day -- either prescription or over-the-counter (including ibuprofen or other pain reliever) -- you must submit this form with a doctor's signature to the health office at school (Aquí está la forma en español.). There are no exceptions to this policy. Students should not have medication in their backpack or pocket; parents must provide the medication indicated on the form, in original packaging, to the school nurse.


All health forms are posted on the District 34 website on our frequently used forms page. If you have questions, please contact the Lyon health office at (847) 657-2894 or the Pleasant Ridge health office at (847) 657-2794.

Cell Phones at School

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 Pleasant Ridge or Lyon Office. The guidelines are included in this attachment.


Cell Phone Usage Form

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

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 Menu and Cycle Calendar For Lyon and Pleasant Ridge

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

Lost and Found

Is your child missing his/her gloves, backpack, lunchbox, water bottle, hat, scarf, coat, boots etc.? Lyon school’s lost and found is overflowing. If your child is missing an article of clothing, please stop by Lyon to look through all the lost items.

From the Health Office

Reminders........Dental Forms

All kindergarten, second and sixth grade students must have a dental report on file in the health office by May 15, 2019. If your child has been to the dentist within the past year, please ask the dentist to fill out the state required dental form and return it to the Lyon health office. If your child has not been seen by a dentist within the past year, please make an appointment as soon as possible and return the state dental form to the health office. If you have any questions or need a copy of the state form please call Jan Gode, Lyon Health Coordinator at (847) 657-2894 or fax your completed form to (847) 998-9701 attn: Jan Gode.

State of Illinois Physical form requirement:
The State of Illinois requires all children to present evidence of having had a physical examination, including all required immunizations.
(State of Illinois Code, Chapter 122, Section 27-8)

  • A physical examination (no more than one year old) including immunizations (signed by the parent/guardian and a health care provider) is required for students entering kindergarten and again in 6th grade.
  • If a student is transferring into District 34 for the first time, he or she is also required to provide a copy of a State of Illinois physical exam including immunizations (signed by parent/guardian and a health care provider).


Medication at School

If your child needs to take any medication during the school day -- either prescription or over-the-counter (including ibuprofen or other pain reliever) -- you must submit this form with a doctor's signature to the health office at school (Aquí está la forma en español.). There are no exceptions to this policy. Students should not have medication in their backpack or pocket; parents must provide the medication indicated on the form, in original packaging, to the school nurse.


All health forms are posted on the District 34 website on our frequently used forms page. If you have questions, please contact the Lyon health office at (847) 657-2894 or the Pleasant Ridge health office at (847) 657-2794.


Student Absence

If your child will be absent from school, please call the Health Office phone number at (847)657-2894. You can call this number after hours and leave a message at any time. Leave your child’s name, the teacher’s name, reason for the absence and expected number of days they may be out of school.

Winter Weather

Please remember to dress your kids appropriately for the weather. Children will go out for recess as much as possible (if the wind chill is above zero degrees). Please send your children in snow pants and boots if there is snow on the ground.

After School Pick Up at Pleasant Ridge

Thank you to all the parents and guardians for your patience and cooperation during pick up time at Pleasant Ridge. While it's always busy every afternoon, we are safely dismissing children out of school, into cars, and on their way home. Please note a few reminders:


  • When you are on our school grounds, please do not use your cell phone while in our car pick up line
  • When leaving our South lot, cars cannot turn left onto Sunset Ridge
  • Please do not block our North lot exit when waiting on Sunset Ridge
  • Please be mindful of all our neighbors and avoid blocking their driveways

I appreciate everyone's patience during this busy daily time. Thank you for your cooperation, our goal is to safely dismiss children from school and have you start your afternoons as soon as possible!


Thank you.