Arctic Blast

Glacier Ridge Elementary School 04.24.20

Dear Glacier Ridge Families and Polar Bears,

We imagine that many of you are as saddened as we are with the news of the closing of the buildings for the remainder of the year. We are missing our Polar Bears. We know, though, that they will continue to do great things as the remote learning is extended. We are so proud of all of the work that students and families have been doing to this point. We love seeing the pictures of you in your learning environments, please keep them coming. We will be in touch with you as the end of the year draws closer regarding the pickup of student belongings and the return of school materials. There has not been a decision made yet at the district level about this process, but we will keep you informed as news is shared. Please remember that we still have our Little Free Library available outside of the school. Feel free to grab a book if you are looking for additional things to read.

Most Sincerely,

Mr. Jacobsen and Mrs. Adams

Look at what some of our Polar Bears have been doing in their learning!

2020 District 47 Virtual Student Art Show

District 47 is excited to launch the 2020 student art show -- virtually! -- this year on Tuesday, May 5th. Student artwork will be displayed via a link on the District 47 website. The exhibit will open on May 5th and will remain on the District website through the end of the 2019-20 school year. An email will be sent to all D47 parents on May 5th with a link to this web page. The art show will also be promoted via district and school social media channels. We invite you to share this link with family members and others who may be interested in viewing the exhibit. D47 art teachers look forward to sharing students’ creativity with our parents and the community!


To order and personalize your yearbook, please go to Then enter our school’s passcode: 1013872192942816. The deadline to customize and order is now May 4th, 2020. The yearbook price is $20.00. (Any book ordered after May 4th will incur additional shipping charges.)

For more information on purchasing a yearbook, visit:

For more information on designing the 2 free custom pages, visit: and

**ALL Yearbooks Shipped To Your Home**

If you didn't already indicate a home address on your order, here are the steps to review and or edit the order: (Note: Addresses cannot be updated when using the iPhone app.)

1. Log in to and select My Orders

2. Click on the order number.

3. In Order Details click on Edit Address.

4. Edit the address and select Verify Address.

5. Select Use Original Address or Use Suggested Address. We advise that you use the USPS Suggested Address to eliminate delivery issues. You can also go back to edit your Original Address if it is wrong by clicking on Edit.

6. In the Order Details you will see the address has been updated.

We would love to see what your kiddos have been doing in their learning! Please see below for more info on how to send us a picture or two! #PolarBearPride

Reading Incentive - Six Flags, Santa's Village & Kane County Cougars UPDATE

The Reading Incentive Six Flags submission date has been extended to May 4th! Get those reading hours logged. Log your hours at Use Glacier Ridge school code: UMDVD. We are working with Six Flags and Santa's Village to figure out a way to get the earned tickets to students. Stay tuned for that!

Students who earned Kane County Cougars tickets can use the voucher they received for ANY game this season, not just the two listed. You can redeem it in person or through the mail. It can even be brought to the ballpark on game day.

Let us know if you have any questions regarding this or other reading incentives earned. Contact Nancy Dougherty at or Gayle Johnston at

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France Art Projects with Mrs. Brazao

Interested in some extra art with a French flair? Be sure to check out these activities from Mrs. Brazao! Here is the link for art fun:

PTA - Position Needed for 2020-2021

The PTA is looking for volunteers to fill the positions of treasurer and vice president for the 2020-2021 school year. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone that you think might be interested, please email Katie Heraty at

Calling for Photos!

We want to see our students learning at home and what you are doing as a family during this “Stay at Home” period. Please submit photos to us at If you post these on your own social media accounts, be sure to tag Glacier Ridge on our social media accounts and use hashtags #ILSchoolsStepUp and #D47StepsUp.

Zooming with ENCORE Teachers

Would your child like to do a Zoom with our ENCORE teachers? Then they are in luck! We have an optional Zoom time set aside on Wednesdays from 1-1:30 pm for your child to chat with our ENCORE teachers. They can say hello, ask any questions they might have, or just hang out! Please feel free to have your child join us using the following login info:

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 977 288 400 Password: 734388

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS MEETING INFO ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA OR PUBLIC SITES. This invitation is intended for ONLY current Glacier Ridge students and should not be shared. Thank you.


We miss all of you! During this time of Remote Learning, we want to provide extra, OPTIONAL, FUN activities for ENCORE subjects. We have listed these activities at this link and will add to it. Look for updates!

Let us know if you have any questions!

~Mrs. Brazao (art), Mrs. Maule and Mr. Chubb (P.E.), Mrs. Konrath (STEM), Mrs. Johnston (library), and Mrs. Falbo (music)

How to Reach Us

As always, we are here to support you. Should you need anything please contact your child's classroom teacher via email or phone or call the school phone (815)444-4850. If you contact the school directly you will leave a voicemail and we will return your call.

Updates for Upcoming Events / Activities

5/1 No school- remote learning plan day

5/8 No school - remote learning plan day

5/15 No school - remote learning plan day

5/22 No school- remote learning plan day

PTA Plant Sale - Plants/flowers will still be available for pick up, details are being coordinated.

5th Grade Social - We cannot hold this event, but please stay tuned for more information