North Glendale Family Update

November 14, 2021

Good morning!

This week we kick off two ways that the NG community can make a difference!

NG vs Bristol Elementary Food Drive November 15-19: We are once again collecting non-perishable food items for Kirkcare, our own local food pantry. We traditionally pull in A LOT of food for this event to support our neighbors ~ and a little friendly competition with Webster is an added bonus!

One of my favorite books to read with kids on the topic of food insecurity is Maddi's Fridge. If yo are not sure how to answer kids questions about why we are collecting food for others, just listening to this book together will open the conversation!

NG Changemaker Club PENNY WAR: November 15-19: I love change that comes from kids! The NG Changemaker Club wants to make a difference for animals, so all funds raised during the Penny War will go to the Humane Society. What the heck is a Penny War? Check out this video intro for the club!

We all appreciate your support of these two efforts to shed some positivity all around!

Have a great week and please call or email if I can be of service!


Turkey Trot 2021

Last week you received and email with all the details for the 2021 Turkey Trot ~ linked here!

Looking forward to bringing back this NG tradition!

2022 NG Yearbook plans are underway!

Important info about picture retakes: If your child participated in picture retakes, our photographer will assume you want the retake to be used as their portrait in the yearbook. When you receive your retakes and This is NOT the case, please contact Kate Smith ( Include your childs name, grade and teacher in the email.

Submitting pictures to be considered for the yearbook: If you have great candid photos of NG kids, you can share them on facebook using #northglendaleyearbook or email them to If emailing, please include teachers name and grade of children in the photos.

NG Parent Equity Group: Equity Corner

As part of their mission to LEARN, ADVOCATE and CONNECT, the NG Parent Equity Group will be hosting an "equity corner," segment of the Sunday Update. We hope you find the info shared to be thought provoking and a conversation starter. Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 16 in the NG Library!

November is Native American Heritage Month


  • The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating the month of November “National American Indian Heritage Month” in 1990.

  • Thanksgiving Day is also National Day of Mourning. Participants gather to “mourn our ancestors and the genocide of our peoples and the theft of our lands.”

  • The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday but also Native American Heritage Day.

  • Native American men and women serve in the U.S. military more than any other minority on a per capita basis.

Check out this reference: The Indigenous Peoples Who Once Lived In St. Louis: Map

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Please refer to the NG web calendar for updated info.

November 14


November 15

  • NG vs. Bristol Elementary Food Drive begins!

November 16

  • Band/Orchestra
  • NG Parent Equity Group 6:30

November 17

  • The Sound performance 6:00 pm

November 18

November 19

  • Band/Orchestra

November 20

  • PTO Yard Work Day 9:00-12:00

November 23

  • Band/Orchestra

November 24-25-26



  • School Resumes

November 30

  • Band/Orchestra

December 3

  • Band/Orchestra

December 7

  • Band/Orchestra
  • PTO 6:30

December 10

  • Band/Orchestra