Arctic Blast

Glacier Ridge Elementary School 04.17.20

Dear Glacier Ridge Families and Polar Bears,

We are missing everyone during this time of separation and distancing. Happily, we did see some of you on Thursday as we passed out books at the school entrance. Even Klondike was there; in a mask of course! We couldn't have done it though without the help of Ms. Thomas, Mrs. Seisser and two of our dedicated bus drivers. A huge thank you to Bernie's Book Bank and Follett School Solutions for helping get books into the hands of our Polar Bears and other students across the district.

We have been observing in virtual classrooms and participating in some of the activities. The students have been doing a great job. You make our hearts happy when you share the pictures and video of all that you have been up to.

As always we will keep you up to date on information. Have a safe and healthy weekend. Hopefully we can put our snow shovels away for good!

Most Sincerely,

Mr. Jacobsen and Mrs. Adams

Look at what some of our Polar Bears have been doing in their learning!

We would love to see what your kiddos have been doing in their learning! Please see below for more info on how to send us a picture or two! #PolarBearPride

Yearbooks - DEADLINE Approaching - APRIL 24th

To purchase and customize your yearbook, please go to Then enter our school’s passcode: 1013872192942816. The deadline to order and customize the two free custom pages is April 24, 2020. The yearbook price is $20.00.

For more information on purchasing a yearbook, visit:

For more information on designing the 2 free custom pages, visit: and

**Have Your Child's Yearbook Shipped To Your Home!!!

If you didn't already indicate a home address on your order, here are the steps to edit the order:

You can review your shipping address and edit it if necessary.

Note: Addresses cannot be updated when using the iPhone app.

1. Log in to and select My Orders

2. Click on the order number.

3. In Order Details click on Edit Address.

4. Edit the address and select Verify Address.

5. Select Use Original Address or Use Suggested Address. We advise that you use the USPS Suggested Address to eliminate delivery issues. You can also go back to edit your Original Address if it is wrong by clicking on Edit.

6. In the Order Details you will see the address has been updated.

Calling for Photos!

We want to see our students learning at home and what you are doing as a family during this “Stay at Home” period. Please submit photos to us at If you post these on your own social media accounts, be sure to tag Glacier Ridge on our social media accounts and use hashtags #ILSchoolsStepUp and #D47StepsUp.

PTA Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, April 22nd, 4pm

This is an online event.

Please email our PTA if you have any questions. Here are the joining details. Please do not share this link on social media.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 914 9095 2357
Password: 969077

Zooming with ENCORE Teachers

Would your child like to do a Zoom with our ENCORE teachers? Then they are in luck! We have an optional Zoom time set aside on Wednesdays from 1-1:30 pm for your child to chat with our ENCORE teachers. They can say hello, ask any questions they might have, or just hang out! Please feel free to have your child join us using the following login info:

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 977 288 400 Password: 734388

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS MEETING INFO ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA OR PUBLIC SITES. This invitation is intended for ONLY current Glacier Ridge students and should not be shared. Thank you.


We miss all of you! During this time of Remote Learning, we want to provide extra, OPTIONAL, FUN activities for ENCORE subjects. We have listed these activities at this link and will add to it. Look for updates!

Let us know if you have any questions!

~Mrs. Brazao (art), Mrs. Maule and Mr. Chubb (P.E.), Mrs. Konrath (STEM), Mrs. Johnston (library), and Mrs. Falbo (music)

How to Reach Us

As always, we are here to support you. Should you need anything please contact your child's classroom teacher via email or phone or call the school phone (815)444-4850. If you contact the school directly you will leave a voicemail and we will return your call.

Updates for Upcoming Events / Activities

Spring Pictures - Canceled

Spring PTA Book Fair - Canceled

Girls on the Run - All events have been canceled

Talent Show - Postponed pending return to school

PTA Plant Sale - Plants/flowers will still be available for pick up, details are being coordinated.

Open House / Art Sale - Postponed pending return to school.

Field Day - Postponed pending return to school.

5th Grade Social - Postponed pending return to school.