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Register Incoming Kindergarten & New Students Now!
If your child will turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019, you can register for kindergarten right now! If your child will be in 1st or 2nd grade in 2019-2020 and will be new to District 34, you can register now as well. Our new online registration process will make your first steps into District 34 easier and more efficient.
Register in Four Steps
Complete the new student application: Visit https://www.glenview34.org/application. Not sure which school your child will attend? Click here! (Current D34 Early Childhood students should complete the returning student registration application through PowerSchool. Login and click “Registration” in the left navigation bar).
Visit your child’s school any day school is in session to drop off your child’s birth certificate. Bring your child’s original, certified birth certificate and meet the wonderful office staff. Contact the school office to find out the best time to drop in:
Henking: (847) 998-5035, 2941 Linneman
Lyon: (847) 998-5045, 1335 Waukegan Road
Westbrook: (847) 998-5055, 1333 Greenwood Road
You also can attend the document drop-off night and meet the principal on February 21, 2019 from 4-7pm at all schools.
Verify residency and pay fees. Once you have a PowerSchool account and your child is in the system, you can upload the necessary residency documentation and pay the fees for the 2019-2020 school year. District 34 has launched a new payment system for fees and all online purchases: E-Funds for Schools. This new system offers lower transaction costs for parents, and is easy to use. Use the “Pay Fees - Lunch Deposits” link in PowerSchool for instructions on getting started with eFunds for Schools and connecting to the District’s web store.
If you have questions about registration, please contact the school office where your child will attend. We look forward to welcoming your child to District 34!
A New Way to Pay!
You’ll notice something different next time you go online to pay lunch or District fees. The District has selected a new payment processor, e~Funds for Schools. It’s secure, easy to use, and your processing fees will be lower. Here’s all the information you need to set up an account and use e~Funds to pay your fees:
Create a New Account:
Click Create an Account at the bottom of the left navigation bar
Provide the requested information
Click Create Account
Add Your Children:
Select Manage Students under Manage Account
Enter student last name and student ID number. Your student’s ID# can be found by logging into PowerSchool
Select Add Student(s)
Repeat to add additional students
Manage Payment Methods:
Select Payment Methods under Payment Settings
Select New Credit Card or New Direct Debit to add new payment information
Read Consent and select Add to save information to account
Make a Payment:
Select type of payment you would like to make
Enter amount of payment
Select Begin Checkout
Choose payment method or enter new method
Review items and total
Select Pay Now
Questions? Contact Cathy Kedjidjian.
"SnapChat" for Parents: Parenting in a Digital Era - RESCHEDULED
Mark your calendar for FEBRUARY 27, 2019, and plan to attend A “SnapChat” for Parents: Parenting Children & Adolescents in the Digital Era. You'll take home a better understanding of your children’s digital experience, as well as tips to help you help your children successfully navigate the digital world in which they live. We want to make this program - and future parent programs - as valuable to you as possible. Please take a minute to let us know if you plan to attend, and give us some information on what you hope to learn.
District 34 administrators and teachers will discuss:
How devices and technology are used as positive tools for teaching and learning
What online resources students access while at school, and safety and security measures that monitor student use
What students learn at school about digital citizenship
Renee Dominguez, PhD, and Robin Lake, MA, LCSW, from Family Service Center (FSC) will discuss:
The risks and benefits of digital communication and social media use, including its impact of on social and emotional development and functioning
Practical considerations prior to introducing a smartphone
Supporting your child’s digital development through mentoring
Resources for parenting in the digital era
How can we make the 2/27 presentation more relevant to you?
The Parent Committee with bilingual children invites you to our third meeting of the school year; Join us this coming February 12 at 5:30 P.M. at the Glenview Youth Services building located at 3080 W. Lake Ave. Glenview. On this occasion we will have the opportunity to share and learn about how to connect with our children. We will also raffle free consultations with our guest speaker Marysol Flores who is a specialist in education and family welfare. The BPAC committee and the District's EL department look forward to meeting and sharing ideas together for the good of our students.
Please click here to confirm your attendance and select the available accommodation and collaboration options. The conference will be held in Spanish, English translation will be provided only those who request it previously.
Last Chance: 5Essentials
As promised, we are being pleasantly persistent to increase parent participation before the survey closes next week, February 15, 2019. For most of our schools, about 35% of parents have responded. We want more!
Please click here or the button below to take the parent survey. As the survey is specific to the school, if you have children in more than one D34 school, please click again (and, maybe again) to take the survey for each school.
From GNCY: The X-Plan
Have a code word between you and your child. A word they can text you and be picked up with no judgement. This not only can go a long way in building trust between parents and their kids, but shows that sometimes using technology to keep our kids safe is a necessity in this day and age. Click for more information.
Events, Programs & Activities Around the Community
This month, look for fliers about:
- Glenview Park District Princess Ball (This Friday!)
- Glenview Public Library Homework Help Center - it's back in action on Tuesdays!
- Glenbrook South Jr. Titan Cheer Clinic
- Glenview Park District Summer Camps
- Northwestern University Learn Lab Research Study about Reading
Check back to the website regularly - we update the page as we receive new information.