Park View Newsletter

Mrs. Wallerstedt. 1/29/21


Parents & Guardians -

I want to remind everyone of the importance of a new way to help you remember to check your children daily for any COVID symptoms listed on the self-certification form you signed. All who have filled out the COVID-19 Self-Certification - Jan 25 survey; your child(ren) will receive a backpack tag next week to signify they can be in-person at Park View School. The tag is a reminder to check for symptoms daily. If you send your children to school with symptoms and they turn out to be positive for COVID-19, classrooms may have to be closed. There has been an increase in closings at Park View so please remember it is up to all of of us at Park View, and each family, to keep the in-person classes open. Be extra vigilant on checking your children daily for symptoms and keep them home for remote learning when they show symptoms. Then contact Mrs. Rymut, our school nurse, who will help guide you through your options. If we follow the guidelines, there won't be interruptions in our hybrid schedule at school. We know this is tough, but everyone benefits. This is what the Hybrid=Healthy plan (Spanish) is all about and don't forget to follow the 3W's too!

2021 Science Fair Registration . . . . . . . .

Parents - Science Fair is the perfect activity to guide your child(ren) through and keep them busy, learning, and thinking during these winter days. Completing a project with a sibling, or alone, can be lots of fun. Kids are naturally drawn to researching, experimenting, hypothesizing, demonstrating and gaining a new understanding of their world. It also builds their confidence as a learner. Below are dates and links to information, a web page, and great virtual meetings that your kids will love. Our Park View Science Fair Liaison is Ms. Daeschler. If you have specific questions, please contact her ( She is happy to help! I hope you will take advantage of this fun learning opportunity. I would love to see all our Park View Panthers participating and having fun.

Science Fair Dates To Remember w/Links

Links To Help Sessions

Science Fair Website Page

Here is an additional help session added below:

Tuesday, February 2nd from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

This is posted on the website too!

Calendar Clarification: February 12

As some families may have seen, February 12, 2021 was previously designated as ½ day for students. Due to our modified schedule during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be utilizing any ½ instructional days for grades K-8. Therefore, all families should plan on February 12, 2021 being a normal school day.

Introducing Our 2021 Student Council Board!

Congratulations to all the students who campaigned to be on the 2021 Student Council Executive Board. It takes a lot of courage and great leadership skills to run for office. The posters and speeches demonstrated great leadership and a love for Park View School. I encourage all the students who ran to continue to find leadership roles inside and outside of Park View School. You can do great things!

Announcing the 2021 Executive Board:

President: Mica Gonzales

Vice President: Poppy Gerlesits

Secretary: Reese Gonzales

Treasurer: Adam Schwarz

Access to COVID-19 Testing

If your family is without insurance or you are unsure where to go in order to be tested for COVID-19, we have important information to share with you. After speaking with the DuPage County Health Department, we learned their county-run testing sites are open to anyone in need. The closest site to the Lombard area is the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park. However, there are additional sites throughout the county. If you are interested in learning more, please click here. Dates and times of operation vary by site and are subject to change, so please check frequently.

Mobile Food Pantry Available to All Families - Saturday, February 6th

Glenbard North High School and the Rotary of Carol Stream, along with Northern Illinois Food Bank, is hosting a mobile food pantry from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 6, at Glenbard North, 990 N. Kuhn Road in Carol Stream, to help serve families in need.

This mobile pantry is open to everyone, especially residents of Carol Stream, Hanover Park, Glendale Heights, Bloomingdale, West Chicago, Bartlett, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Addison, and Lombard to make sure they can access nutritious food. For more information, please click here.

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