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Home of the Gators - November 30, 2018

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, December 3

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


Tuesday, December 4

Code Play Learn 7:00 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.

Art Club 2:30 - 3:34 p.m.

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

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


Wednesday, December 5

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

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

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

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


Thursday, December 6

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


Friday, December 7

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

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


Monday, December 10

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

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

District 34 Board Meeting 7:30


Tuesday, December 11

Code Play Learn 7:00 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.

Art Club 2:30 - 3:34 p.m.

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

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


Wednesday, December 12

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

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

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

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


Thursday, December 13

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


Friday, December 14

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

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

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

Band News


The bands are sounding great! We are now just a handful of rehearsals away from our first concert and both bands sound terrific. I know that they can’t wait to perform for you because they are always asking when their first concert will take place. Please encourage your students to continue practicing at home. Often the best encouragement is having a parent or loved one sit down beside them and listen to them play.


Upcoming concert:


When: Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Time: The concert will begin at 7pm, but students should arrive by 6:40pm to warm-up in the cafeteria and find their seats.

Where: Glen Grove School

Dress: White tops, black bottoms, dark socks and dress shoes

Girls are welcome to wear a dress of any combination of black and white.


Both bands have learned a lot this trimester.


The Beginning Band has learned how to perform basic instrument maintenance and quickly assemble and disassemble their instruments. They have learned proper posture, hand position, and instrument position. They have learned how to produce a characteristic tone using a proper embouchure. They can recognize and play their first six notes. They can count and play rhythms with whole notes and rests, half notes and rests and quarter notes and rests. They have also learned many music specific vocabulary words.


The Advanced Band has been doing more than just working on playing the correct pitches and rhythms in their music. They have been working on playing with a beautiful tone and starting and ending each note together. Our music includes different tempos, articulations and styles. We have encountered slurs, accents, staccato and tenuto articulations. We have learned about balance and adjusting our dynamics (volume) so the melody can always be heard. They are also learning how to count and play a dotted quarter, eighth note rhythms.


Advanced Band Rehearsal Changes

The Advanced Band will rehearse on Tuesday, November 20th in order to get a rehearsal during Thanksgiving week. Please mark your calendars so you don’t forget.


Private Lessons

Please contact me if you are interested in having your child take private lessons and you need some teacher names! Private lessons can be great fun! They can help students to catch up or push ahead by working on fundamentals, new styles, solos, etc. They are a great way to make your child’s band experience even more successful!


As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


Cindy Warren (Glen Grove Band Director)

cwarren@glenview34.org

(847) 657-2343

LRC News

Library Council Updates

Each month the Library Council members meet to discuss topics centered around the library and our school community. For the coming month of December, we wanted to help less fortunate children by collecting new unused pajamas in all sizes from newborn to adult (18 years) for the non-profit organization Pajama Program. They give pajamas to children in need. Collection bins will be in the front of the school from December 3 to December 18. If the students reach their goal of 60 pairs of pajamas, we will have an all school P.J. Day on Wednesday, December 19th to celebrate. To learn more about the organization visit https://pajamaprogram.org/.


Student Involved With Technology Conference

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, students in third through twelfth grades throughout the state of Illinois will be presenting to students with the focus of technology at the SIT Conference. To learn more about the conference visit www.sitconference.org/


Follow the happenings of Glen Grove Library on Twitter @GGMrsFunke

P.E. News

The P.E. Team at Glen Grove is excited to move to our new Standards Based Progress Reports. Each trimester students will be assessed using the National Standards for Physical Education. 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 1 ONLY, students will be assessed on their ability to dribble a soccer ball with control. Control is defined as dribbling at a speed faster than a walk, using the sides or top of your foot, and keeping the ball no more than three feet away. A third grade student is required to dribble with control. A fourth grade student is required to dribble with control while increasing and decreasing speed. A fifth grade student is required to dribble with control during 1-on-1 practice tasks. If a student is able to demonstrate control for their grade level standard 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

  • opposite foot forward when dribbling in space

  • finger pads contact ball

  • ball is kept at waist or below

  • eyes and head up(not looking at the ball)


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.


Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact any P.E. Teacher.

Troy Cutler tcutler@glenview34.org 847-657-2349

Lori Marcotte lmarcotte@glenview34.org 847-657-2349

Preston Roberts prroberts@glenview34.org 847-657-2346

Chorus News

Our chorus members have been busy preparing for our Winter Choral Concert which will take place on Thursday December 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Gymnasium. On Friday December 14th our 4-5 Chorus will head to Golf Mill to prepare for the Sounds of the Season at 10:30 a.m. Come on out and do some holiday shopping after you listen to the kids sing. It is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit! Please note there are no chorus rehearsals the week of December 17th or the first week after winter break. Rehearsals will resume the week of January 14, 2019.

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.

Important Food Service Information

Please review this important food service information which includes the menu cycle and the cycle calendar.


Click here for the November 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.

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.

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.ort


Our Mission

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



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