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Home of the Glen Grove Gators - April 30, 2021

Glenview District 34

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Glen Grove Elementary School

3900 Glenview Road

Glenview, IL 60025

Phone: (847) 998-5030

Fax: (847) 998-5101

Attendance/Health Office: (847) 657-2394

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Important Dates


2021-2022 Registration Open in PowerSchool

ABC Spirit Days - see below

May 3 - 7

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 11

PTA Meeting, 9:30 am

Monday, May 17

Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 pm

Friday, May 28

5th Grade Picnic

Monday, May 31

No School - Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 2

Field Day

Thursday, June 3

Last day of school!

View the full calendar at the District website

This week we've had many students come to school without having completed their required self-assessment at home. Assessing students at school is time-consuming, resulting in some students missing the beginning of class and extra work for our staff. Your help in including the self-assessment in your morning routine every day would be greatly appreciated!

Lunch Menu

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Friday Specials (subject to change):

May 7 - Bosco Sticks

May 14 - French Toast

May 21 - Hot Dogs

May 28 - Chicken or Cheese Quesadillas

The State of Illinois has approved free meals for ALL students through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

ABC Spirit Days are Here!

April 30 - Comfy Day: Dress in your most comfortable loungewear: sweatpants, sweatshirts, and cozy socks today!

May 3 - Disney Day! Wear or have something Disney

May 4 - Exchange Day. Teachers will dress up as students and students will dress up as teachers today. (It’s also May the Fourth for Star Wars Fans!)

May 5 - Funky Socks Day! Put on your wackiest socks!

May 6 - Gator Pride Day - Wear green and blue or spirit wear today. Bonus points for coordinating accessories that are blue and green and/or have gators on them!!

May 7 - Hat Day. Wear a hat today.

May 10 - International Day- wear something to reflect your respect for your own or someone else’s cultural heritage.

May 11 - Joke Day! Share a joke with your class or make a joke book together!

May 12 - Kid’s Choice: Each class picks their own theme.

May 13 - Luau Day: Wear Hawaiian shirts or aloha wear and leis.

May 14 - Mismatch Day. Wear a mismatching outfit.

May 17 - Nice Clothes Day! Dress up in your fancy clothes.

May 18 - Occupation Day: Dress up like what you want to be when you grow up.

May 19 - Pajama Day! Wear your pajamas to school!

May 20 - Quote Day: Share your favorite/most inspirational quote with your class.

May 21 - Rest and relaxation day: Do some class yoga or belly breathing as part of your class movement break and wear clothes that are good for stretching.

May 24 - Sports Day: Wear your favorite sports team uniform, jersey, or tee.

May 25 - Thank You Day- Write a letter or make a card for someone at our school who made your very unusual school year feel normal and awesome- then give it with them.

May 26 - Unicorn Day: Dress up in colorful pastel colors, wear a unicorn horn and/or onesie.

May 27 - Vacation Day: Dress like you’re going to a tropical island.

May 28 - Western Wear Day: Dress like a cowboy/cowgirl today!

June 1 - X-emplary Day! Choose a person who is exemplary to you (a good role model like a parent, teacher, celebrity, etc.)

June 2 - Year-end Celebration: Field Day today!

June 3 - Zoom into summer after your final day of the school year!

2021-2022 Registration is Open

You can now register your children in PowerSchool for next year.

Returning Student [English] [Spanish] [Korean] [Mongolian]
New Student or Kindergarten [English] [Spanish] [Korean] [Mongolian]

Register by May 31 for an early bird discount!

Westbrook + Glen Grove PTA

Check out these announcements from the Westbrook and Glen Grove PTA! For more information, visit or email

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

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5th Grade T-Shirt Ordering Information

On Friday, May 28, the PTA will host a picnic for all 5th grade students to

celebrate the end of their time at Glen Grove. As a part of the celebration, we are

creating a one-of-a-kind t-shirt designed by a Glen Grove 5th grader.

The front of the shirt will feature the winning design and the back of the shirt will

list the names of all the Glen Grove 5th graders.

The t-shirts are $8.00. To purchase a t-shirt, please go onto Member Hub site

OR send this order form and $8.00 in cash or check made out to WB/GG PTA.

Students will wear the t-shirts on the day of the picnic.

**** Size selections and orders must be turned in by Monday May 10. ****

If you have any questions, please contact Tracy at

STUDENT FIRST & LAST NAME (as you would like it to appear on the back of the shirt):


TEACHER: ___________________________________________________________________

Please circle a size below:

Child Medium / Child Large / Child X-Large

Adult Small / Adult Medium / Adult Large

It's not too late to order a yearbook!

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From the Nurse's Office

If you need any help or support during this difficult time of the pandemic, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Hastings, RN, our Health Coordinator, at (847) 657-2394.

Self-Assess - More Important Than Ever!

When your child comes to Glen Grove, the student self-assessment needs to be completed BEFORE YOUR STUDENT LEAVES FOR SCHOOL so that it shows up in our system by the time your child arrives.

Thank you in advance - this eliminates the need for your child to stand in line unnecessarily!

Log in to District 34's PowerSchool web portal to complete the self-certification tool.

Click on the SELF-ASSESSMENT link on the home page to submit your child’s temperature and answer questions about COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. Click submit. If you have multiple students in District 34 attending in-person on the same day, click on each student to fill out the self-assessment for them as well.

Please note that some of the questions have changed.

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Don't forget to hit Submit.

When students arrive at school, a staff member will scan their ipad barcode or bus pass barcode to confirm completion of the self-certification process.

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If it has not been completed, a staff member will conduct a temperature check and screening. If the screening indicates COVID-19 symptoms, the health office will immediately send the student to the infirmary and contact the parent or guardian to pick up the student.

Please be sure to send your child to school with their iPad, water bottle and mask.

Masks are required at all times when students are in our buildings. The District has provided cloth masks for every student and staff member; disposable masks will be available in our buildings for those who need them.

If your child rides the bus, they must wear their mask and remain in their assigned seat.

Thank you for helping to keep our school safe!

Do You Need a Thermometer?

Sign up now to receive your FREE smart thermometer.

  1. Text FLUENCY to 900900
  2. Open the link to download the free Kinsa app
  3. Finish signing up in the Kinsa app

Regístrese ahora para recibir un termómetro inteligente GRATIS.

  1. Textea la palabra FLUENCY al 900900
  2. Abre el enlace para descargar la aplicación gratuita Kinsa
  3. Regístrese a través de la aplicación Kinsa

Mandatory Health Forms for 2021-2022 Incoming 6th Graders

All incoming 6th grade students MUST have a physical examination (within the last 12 months), including required vaccinations, turned in prior to August 18, 2021. Your child will NOT be able to start school until the physical form is turned in. If your child's health forms are already complete, you can turn them into the Glen Grove health office any time between now and the last day of school. They will be forwarded to your child's middle school with their health file. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Hastings, Health Coordinator, at (847) 657-2394. Click here for the health exam form.

Health Office Information

Students requiring any medications during school hours must file an "Authorization & Permission for Administration of Medicine" form with the health office. This form requires a physician’s signature as well as a parent’s signature. This form can be found here, under the Health section on the Forms & Documents page on the district website. 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.

All student absences should be called into the health office at (847) 657-2394! In addition, please call if you will be bringing your child in late or picking them up early. The school has voicemail so parents can call the health office to leave messages at any time.


If you are planning on taking a trip, please visit District 34's Health and Safety Protocols page for the latest travel guidance. Click on "+ Travel" under "Frequently Asked Questions." This page will be updated as conditions and requirements change.

Technology Support

If you need assistance with an iPad or other technology related resource during the school day, please refer to the D34 Tech Hub or the Tech Support while Remote sections of the District 34 website.

For immediate help during remote learning, call (847) 998-5075 between 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

Touch Free Pick Up

In support of the health and safety of our students and staff, Glen Grove is now offering Touch Free Pick Up.

Items scheduled for pick up will be placed on a cart in the vestibule at Door A (near the Office).

Pick Up Days: Monday - Friday (except school holidays)

Pick Up Times: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Follow Us!

We invite you to follow us on Twitter @GlenGroveSchool and on Facebook @GlenGroveD34 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 using the hashtags #glengroved34 and #WeAreD34.

District 34 Important Forms and Information

2020-2021 District 34 Parent Calendar (English)

2020-2021 District 34 Parent Calendar (Spanish)

Click Here for the following forms:

Authorization And Permission For Administration Of Medication

Bus Rider Reminders

Cell Phone Use Agreement and Permission Form

Dental Exam Form (completed for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades)

Dental Exam Waiver

District Policies/Handbook Info

Eye Exam Form

Eye Exam Waiver

Food Guidelines

Health Examination Form

Contact Us

Attendance/Health Office: (847) 657-2394

Main Office: (847) 998-5030

Office Fax: (847) 998-5101

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