North Glendale Family Update

October 17, 2021

Good morning!

Happy Second Quarter!


This week is a busy-in-a-different-way with conferences, report cards and an extra two day weekend for the kids. Enjoy your updates about your NG Superstar ~ teachers are looking forward to bragging about how awesome our kids are doing!


Quick update on VOLUNTEERS! The process has an added component due to a recent change in state law. Add to that the fact that we are out of practice with volunteer requirements due to Covid and there are lots of questions! KSD has created this page to help explain the process and the changes.



Please reach out if I can be of support around this, or any other NG topic!

Jennifer

Halloween Reminder: A Culture Is Not A Costume

Last week the NG Parent Equity Group met and had a great conversation about Halloween costumes and cultural appropriation. There are no easy answers but we felt empowered as a group to do what we can.


Below is the video that started out conversation and an article for additional consideration.

If your child needs a costume please email Mrs. Johnson (K,2,4) or Mr. Leonard (1,3,5)


REPORT CARDS OPEN IN IC ON OCTOBER 19TH AT 8:00 AM

Report cards will be available to our K-5 parents via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, beginning October 19. Once you are logged into Infinite Campus, click on the menu bars (top left), then Documents, then the report you want to review.



Please complete this form if you need to create an Infinite Campus parent account or recover your username/password for an existing account. For other questions or issues with Infinite Campus please contact icportal@kirkwoodschools.org.

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Scholastic Book Fair - Books Bring Us Together!

Volunteers needed to work the book fair after school. Sign up!


Make payment simple and set up an Ewallet for your child. Ewallet is a secure way to give kids money to buy books, and you set up the pre-authorized amount for their spending.


Book Fair Dates and Hours:

Online shopping: Nov. 1-14

In-person shopping - NG Gym:

Tuesday, 11/2: 4-8 p.m.

Wednesday, 11/3: 4-6 p.m.

Thursday, 11/4: 4-6 p.m.


Email Lauren Graham with any questions.

NG GENERAL FUND CAMPAIGN

Don’t forget it’s that time of year, General fund is here! The average cost spent per child is $121 annually, but any and all donations welcome!

If you donate $25 or more prior to October 20th you will be entered for a chance to have a hallway named after your family!! Donations can be made by check and delivered to the school or by PayPal @ northglendalepto@gmail.com.

We appreciate the support… and not having to sell wrapping paper!

Calling All Volunteers!

Does your Student Need an Alternative to Halloween at School?

We know that not all families celebrate Halloween and may not want their child dressing up for our parade. We will have an alternate Fall fun activity for kids who would prefer to not be part of the parade. Please email Jennifer if this is the case for your student.

THE SOUND: REMINDER about REHEARSALS THIS WEEK

The Sound (Group 1) will rehearse at 8:00 WEDNESDAY morning (first day back from the long weekend)

The Sound (Group 2) will rehearse at 8:00 THURSDAY morning.

Art To Remember

Dear NG Families and Friends,

Your child has been working hard creating awesome artwork at NG.

In the coming days your child will be receiving a personalized order form with the opportunity of purchasing their artwork on a keepsake.


Before the personalized order forms come home, please check out

all the cool items at ArttoRemember.com. Instead of pitching your students artwork in a folder to never-be-seen-again, help out NG and consider joining in. If unable to participate, no worries, all artwork will be returned to the students.

Thank you,

Tom Butler

Halloween Parade

In trying to bring back some small slices of normal we will bring back or Halloween parade around the neighborhood of North Glendale! We will march at the end of the school day on 10/29.


More details will be coming but for now as your Superstar contemplates their costume please adhere to our guidelines:


  • Costumes will be BROUGHT to school, not worn.
  • Kids must be able to put on their costume independently, over their street clothes.
  • No weapons, gory items, scary masks etc. A good rule of thumb ~ if you have to ask if it is too scary or gross for our school parade....it probably is.


Obviously with our continued safety precautions we will not have visitors in the building for any kind of celebration, but kids will receive a goody bag to go home from our fabulous PTO room parents.


Kids who would prefer an alternate activity will have an opportunity for an alternative celebration during the parade.

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Upcoming:

Please refer to the NG web calendar for updated info.


PTO General Fund runs through October 22


October 18-22

  • PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES VIA ZOOM

October 18 and 19

  • NO SCHOOL FOR NG KIDS

October 20

  • The Sound Group 1: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

October 21

  • Fall Picture Retakes
  • The Sound Group 2: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

October 22

  • Band/Orchestra

October 23

  • NG Running Club 5K @ 9:00 a.m.

October 26

  • Band/Orchestra
  • PTO Dine Out: Webster Groves Panera

October 27

  • The Sound Group 1: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

October 28

  • The Sound Group 2: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

October 29

  • Band/Orchestra
  • Halloween Parade 2:30
  • Trunk or Treat 6:30-8:00

November 2

  • Band/Orchestra
  • PTO 6:30
  • Fall Book Fair begins

November 3

  • Fall Book Fair
  • The Sound Group 1: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

November 4

  • Fall Book Fair
  • The Sound Group 2: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

November 5

  • Band/Orchestra

November 9

  • Band/Orchestra

November 10

  • The Sound Group 1: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

November 11

  • PTO Dine Out: MOD Pizza Kirkwood
  • The Sound Group 2: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

November 12

  • Band/Orchestra

November 13

  • PTO Yard Work Day 9:00-12:00

November 16

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

November 17

  • The Sound performance 6:00 pm

November 19

  • Band/Orchestra

November 23

  • Band/Orchestra

November 24-25-26

  • NO SCHOOL FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK

November29

  • School Resumes