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Home of the Glen Grove Gators - October 28, 2022

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Glenview District 34

Aspire. Explore. Discover. Connect.

Glen Grove Elementary School

3900 Glenview Road

Glenview, IL 60025

Phone: (847) 998-5030

Fax: (847) 998-5101

Attendance/Health Office: (847) 657-2394

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 7:45 am - 2:40 pm

Wednesday - 8:45 am - 2:40 pm

Important Dates

Monday, October 31

Classroom Halloween Parties, 1:30-2:30

Tuesday, November 8

No School - Election Day

Thursday, November 10

PTA Meeting 9:15 @ Glen Grove - IN-PERSON

Friday, November 11

Picture Retake Day

Monday, November 21

Board of Education Meeting, 7:30-9:30, Location TBD

Wednesday-Friday, November 23-24

No School - Thanksgiving Break

View the full calendar at the District website

A Message from Ms. Ellison

Dear Glen Grove Families,

This week has been very busy at Glen Grove. There have been several reading and writing celebrations across classrooms as many of our units are wrapping up and shifting to non-fiction. Additionally, we successfully completed a fire drill. Our Gators did a great job!

We are all looking forward to our Halloween/Fall celebration on Monday afternoon. A HUGE thank you to the PTA for all of their efforts and hard work in making these parties a success for all. They have designed great activities with lots of wonderful materials. The PTA has supplied all the materials needed for the party, so please do not send candy or toys to be passed out at school.

A quick reminder around Halloween costumes. In order to make sure that this event is fun for all students, there are a few rules around our school Halloween costumes. Your child is welcome to bring or wear a costume to school on Monday. If they are wearing the costume in the morning, please make sure that it is a costume that will not distract the learning environment as we will have regular classes in the morning. It is very hard to do math in a huge blow up costume! Additionally, please do not send your child to school with violent costumes, masks that cover their entire face, or pretend weapons. Teachers and students will not be able to apply makeup or hair color in the middle of the day, so please save those fun accents for trick or treating.

Thanks for your continued support and partnership! Please feel free to reach out with any comments, questions, or concerns. Your feedback is valued!

In partnership,

Kate Ellison

Glen Grove Principal


Hot Lunch

  • Monday, October 31 - All Beef Hamburger or Cheeseburger
  • Tuesday, November 1 - Chicken Tenders w/dipping sauce
  • Wednesday, November 2 - French Bread Cheese Pizza
  • Thursday, November 3 - Wild Mike's Cheesy Bites
  • Friday, November 4 - Grilled Cheese

  • Monday, November 7 - Breakfast for Lunch - Pancakes and Sausage
  • Tuesday, November 8 - No School
  • Wednesday, November 9 - Wild Mike's Ultimate Cheese Pizza
  • Thursday, November 10 - Pasta w/Italian Meat Sauce
  • Friday, November 11 - Bosco Sticks

Everyday Choices

  • Turkey & Cheese Sandwich
  • Yogurt or Cheese Stick and Muffin
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustable Sandwich

All meals include milk and a variety of fruit and vegetable options.

*Please note that, due to supply chain issues, all items are subject to change without notice.

The Food Services department is experiencing unprecedented staff shortages. To continue to provide meals to students in this environment, we may need to adjust to a limited menu, removing the hot entree option. This change may happen on any given day, at one or multiple schools. We will provide information to families at a particular school if this does happen, though communication may occur on short notice.

We appreciate your understanding!

Food & Nutrition Service in D34: Supporting Student Health & Wellness

The District 34 Food & Nutrition Services team is dedicated to making sure every D34 student has a positive and nutritious lunch experience. We follow the the guidelines of of the federal government’s National School Lunch Program, which allows us to provide meals to all children, including providing assistance to low-income families through the free/reduced breakfast/lunch program.

We want to hear your ideas and experiences as families of our customers, District 34 students! Click the link below to complete a survey from Food Services.


Your input will help us make the best choices in food options and in programming to make a positive impact on the health and wellness of your children.

From the Nurse's Office

If you need any help or support during this difficult time, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Hastings, RN, our Health Coordinator, at (847) 657-2394.

All student absences should be called into the health office no later than 7:45 a.m. at (847) 657-2394. The school has voicemail so parents can call the health office to leave messages at any time.

If your children come to school after 7:45 a.m., please have them come through the front office. This is for the safety of all of our students.

Westbrook/Glen Grove Health Office Newsletter

Click above for more information from the Glen Grove and Westbrook Health Offices.


3rd grade continues to explore forces and motion in a variety of ways! We have explored the idea of making predictions using patterns in our tennis ball drop lab by practicing making strong observations, data collection, and visually representing our data in graphs. Some classes have moved on to investigating how invisible forces such as static electricity and magnetism can cause and object to move or change it's direction of motion without even touching that object! It's magic they say, but I say IT'S SCIENCE!!!!

A few of our 5th grade classes took some time to get messy with science and revisit the idea of physical vs chemical changes with a quick Oobleck investigation. Thank goodness for the nice weather is what I am sure the teachers were thinking after they saw how many students had Oobleck covered hands (almost everyone!). Soon it will be Halloween slime time for 5th grade, so stay tuned!

3rd Grade Predictions & Observations

5th Grade Oobleck Investigation

GG service club projects

GG Service Club is extending Sock-tober into November! New socks can be donated through November 15th. See the flyer below for more information.

Beginning next week, a box will be placed outside the school to collect candy wrappers. Trick or Trash is a great way to show students the importance of recycle and reuse. You may watch a short video here explaining how the process works. Wrappers will be collected through November 18th.

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Click here for the Glen Grove Community Project's October Special Edition Newsletter.

News from the Westbrook + Glen Grove PTA

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Parent Programs

District 34 Important Forms and Information

2022 - 2023 District 34 Calendar

Calendario 2022-2023 del Distrito 34

Click Here for the following forms:


-Authorization And Permission For Administration Of Medication

-Dental Exam Form (completed for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades)

-Dental Exam Waiver

-Eye Exam Form

-Eye Exam Waiver

-Child Health Examination Form


-Bus Rider Forms


-Personal Mobile Device Authorization (Cell Phone Use Agreement and Permission Form)


-District Policies/Handbook Info


-Food Guidelines

Glen Grove Student Handbook

These are the student expectations that have been shared with your children.

Follow Us!

We invite you to follow us on Twitter @GlenGroveSchool and on Facebook @GlenGroveD34 for news on student, classroom and school accomplishments, important updates, informational items, and a glimpse at amazing moments of teaching and learning. We also encourage you to share your Glen Grove school pride using the hashtags #glengroved34 and #WeAreD34.

Ways We Remember Our Loved Ones

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Contact Us

Attendance/Health Office: (847) 657-2394

Main Office: (847) 998-5030

Office Fax: (847) 998-5101