North Glendale Family Update

January 31, 2021

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Good morning!

This week we kick off BLACK HISTORY MONTH.


During the month of February we will be showcasing and learning more about HEROES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY.


We will start the month with an introduction to HEROES through an all school, shared text. Kids will be introduced to HEROES by hearing the book from multiple NG adults this week. We will connect this to our deeper dive into HEROES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY during the month.


I am excited about this format of One School/One Book and encourage our families to check out the text we will be using, Superheroes Are Everywhere. We have purchased 55 copies from our friends at Eyeseeme Book Store in University City so every adult at NG has easy access to weave the text into their day.


We have created the read aloud video below to welcome our families to the conversation and invite you to talk with your kids about some "big thinking" questions:


What makes a hero?

Who gets to decide?

Does a hero to YOU have to be a her to ME?


Have a great week!

Respectfully, Jennifer

Registration for 2021-2022!

Got a 5 year old (or almost 5 year old) for me? :)


Kindergarten registration is in full swing ~ please start the registration process at kirkwoodschools.org/register.


It is recommended that a laptop computer, desktop computer, or tablet device be used to complete registration. Registering using a smartphone is not recommended.


Enrolling now allows time for schools to plan for maintaining desired class sizes.


We are also enrolling kids in grades one through five for 2021-2022. I am always happy to talk through any enrollment quesiotns you may have.

PTO is Tuesday!

All are invited to PTO on Tuesday, 6:30-8:00. Our guest will be Dr. David Ulrich, Superintendent of KSD. Dr. Ulrich will be with us to provide information on Prop R and answer any questions regarding the zero tax rate change bond proposal that was unanimously approved by the Board of Education on January 25.


The bond proposal has a huge implication for NG in that it would allow for a new, safe and secure entrance to be constructed. We are currently the only elementary WITHOUT a secure entrance. Unfortunately, we are living in times when the security (and peace of mind) that would come from a new entrance is critically important.


Click HERE for the agenda for the meeting.


We will send out a zoom link before the meeting.

Picture Re-Takes are Thursday February 4 for In Person and KAH Kids!

Proposition R - Right for Kids, Right for the Community


A Zero-Tax Rate Change Proposal Would Address Overcrowding, Safety and Security Challenges, and More


Faced with overcrowded classrooms and a lack of adequate instructional space in its schools, the Kirkwood School District Board of Education unanimously voted on Monday, Jan. 25, to place a zero-tax rate change bond proposal on the April 6, 2021 ballot.

The proposal, called Proposition R, is a ballot issue designed to provide the financial resources to address overcrowding and maintain class sizes with additional classrooms, update aging infrastructure and systems, enhance safety and security district-wide, and complete additional needed facility 22updates. If approved by voters, every building in the District would be improved. Proposition R requires 57.143% voter approval.

Prop R does not include a new elementary school building.

For more information, please visit our website: kirkwoodschools.org/PropR.

Traffic and Parking at Arrival and Dismissal

Earlier this week I sent an update about not blocking Sappington Road and instead making a loop until you can get into the parking lot (see picture below). Another reminder is to help keep our kid safe by NOT parking in no parking zones and NOT dropping off on side streets and waving your kids across the street.
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Upcoming Dates

Please see our website calendar for up to date info


ALL MONTH: KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION!

January 25

  • KSD BOE mtng.

January 27

  • 4th Grade Strings

January 28


  • Yearbook cover contest submissions due


February 1

  • Black History Month begins: Heroes in African American History

February 2

  • PTO via Zoom 6:30-8:00

February 4

  • Picture Re-Take Day

February 12

  • No School for IN Person and KAH students

February 15

  • District Closed: Presidents Day