D34 Parent News

Timely news for District 34 families and the community

May 2019

Stay in the Know!

District 34 values our connections with parents and community members -- this monthly newsletter is designed to strengthen those connections! D34 Parent News is your source to learn about initiatives, activities and programs across the District, and out in the community. Look for it in your inbox during the first week of every month.
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Register Now for Early Bird Discount

It's time to register for the 2019-2020 school year. Visit the registration page of the website for a step-by-step guide on how to complete registration. Complete your registration by May 24, you'll receive a $50 discount!


Click for information about fees and instructions on setting up your account in e~Funds for Schools, the new D34 payment processor.


If you have questions about registration or residency, or need help navigating the online system, plan to attend the next Registration/Residency Night!


May 23 | 4:30-7pm | D34 Administration Building | 1401 Greenwood, Glenview


Computers and friendly staff will be on hand to help, and translation services will be provided.

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It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

See how much District 34 early childhood students appreciate their teachers! Click here to get more information about preschool in District 34.
https://youtu.be/oS-i-EzdX0w

Don't Miss the First Day of School!

District 34 students entering kindergarten and sixth grade - as well as those who are new to D34 - must have a physical and updated immunizations prior to the start of next school year. Your child will not be able to begin the school year without this being completed.


See details and forms here.

D34 ParentConnect

On April 24, we held the final D34 ParentConnect presentation of the school year, “Smooth Sailing: Survival Strategies for Maximizing Summer Fun and Emotional Wellness.” If you weren’t able to attend, you still can gain valuable information by reviewing the presentation slides and resources posted on the D34 ParentConnect web page.


The final D34 ParentConnect discussion groups will be held Thursday, May 9 (for parents of students in grades 3-5), and Thursday, May 16 for middle school parents. They will focus on finding balance over the summer, and helping your child gain important social-emotional skills.


The D34 ParentConnect Council is working with Family Service Center to begin planning for next year’s programming -- but, first, we need to know what you think! What kind of parent education topics are important to you? Do you have suggestions for speakers? How can we connect beyond large group presentations? What time is right for presentations?


Please take a few minutes to give your input.
The survey will close on May 20.

STUDENT NEEDS FAMILY MEET UP

Wednesday, May 15th, 10-11am

1401 Waukegan Road

Glenview, IL

Join the D34 Parent Liaisons at Einstein Bros. Bagels for bagels and coffee to connect with other parents of children with 504 or IEP plans in the district. Parent liaisons from each cluster will be there to offer support, friendship, and tips on how to use the summer to prepare your child for the next school year.


NO NEED TO RSVP. JUST DROP IN WHEN YOU CAN.

If you have any questions, contact Cori Mohr at cori.mohr@gmail.com.

Last Day of School

As a reminder, June 6 is the last day of school for students in grades K-7. It is a full day of attendance.


The last day for eighth grade students is June 3, and the last day of school for D34 Early Childhood students is May 31.

Join Character Counts! in the July 4th Parade

Character Counts! extends an open invitation to D34 students and families to join their float in Glenview’s July 4th Parade. Students age eight and above can attend without a parent or other adult. Students under eight should attend with an adult. Participants will receive a Character Counts! T-shirt.


Join students from all Glenview schools (in both D34 and District 30) in showing just how much Character Counts! If you are interested, please fill out this form.

Trauma-Informed Awareness Day: May 15

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 is Trauma-Informed Awareness Day in Illinois! This day is to honor all officers, agencies, and employees whose responsibilities impact children and adults to become informed regarding the impacts of adverse childhood experiences, toxic stress, and structural violence on children, adults, and communities. To honor the people and agencies that teach and support child practices, tools, and interventions that promote healing and resiliency.


We ask that you wear PURPLE in honor of this day!

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SUMMER: Make Expectations Clear Regarding Alcohol & Other Drugs

Set Rules: Clear rules are needed about activities and friends. Involve your teen in setting limits and consequences.


Understand and Communicate: Keep lines of communication open. Significant parent involvement is the most important factor in preventing drug use. Other adults can also provide support and encouragement.


Monitor Activities: Know each day what your teen has planned, where they will be, with whom, and what their schedule is. Have planned “check-ins.” Cell phones make this easy. Unmonitored teens are four times more likely to engage in drug use or other risky behaviors.


Make sure you stay involved: Know who their friends are and have a relationship with them. Talk to other parents, coaches and adults involved in your teen’s life. Without being intrusive, stay connected to let your teen know you care.


Encourage involvement in summer activities: Teens who are involved in Scouts, 4-H, sports, church or other youth activities have a focus for the summer. Other ideas: a job, camp or volunteer activity.


Reserve time for family: Even though teens may seem like they don’t want to spend time with their family, it is beneficial to have meals together, take a vacation and do other family activities. In a survey, when asked “What makes you happy?” the most frequent answer was spending time with family.


For more information, visit the Glenview Northbrook Coalition for Youth at gncy.org

Events, Programs & Activities Around the Community

District 34 posts information about events, programs, and activities of interest to our students and their families on the Community Fliers page of the District website.


This month, look for fliers about:

  • NSSED Presentation by Madeleine Will
  • D34 Visual Arts Show at the Glen Town Center
  • Travel Soccer Tryouts
  • OLPH Deals on Wheels
  • Wagner Farm Vet for a Day
  • Glenview Park Center Junior Triathlon
  • And so much more!


Check back to the website regularly - we update the page as we receive new information.