Gator News

Home of the Glen Grove Gators - January 29, 2021

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

Important Dates

Monday, February 1 - Friday, February 12

Trimester 3 Placement Change (Hybrid <--> GOAL) Window Open

Wednesday, February 3

Virtual Author Visit - Colleen AF Venable and Stephanie Yue, authors of "Katie the Catsitter" - Zoom, 3:15 pm

Friday, February 5

Deadline to order a signed copy of "Katie the Catsitter"

Tuesday, February 9

PTA Meeting - 6:00 pm

Friday, February 12

Valentines Day Celebrations

Sorry - No cards or food this year

Monday, February 15

No School

Tuesday, February 16

Parenting Through Challenging Times - Zoom Presentation, 7:00 pm

Friday, February 19

School Picture Retake Day


View the full calendar at the District website

From the Principal's Desk

Glen Grove NWEA Testing Information

All Glen Grove students will take the reading MAP Assessment on Tuesday, February 2 and the math MAP Assessment on Thursday, February 4.

As noted before our fall assessments, NWEA is designed to measure our students’ growth in reading and math over time. Given the very unique schooling our students have experienced this year, we are more interested than ever in checking in on our students’ progress and revising instructional plans, as needed.

As always, we want to work together in encouraging our students to do their best work without causing them undo test-taking anxiety or stress in the process. During this important testing period, you can support your child by:

  • making sure your child is in school on the testing days of February 2 and 4th, unless, of course, there is a medical reason for an absence, AND

  • making sure your child is at school on time on those testing days.

For maintaining the highest standards of safety, these requests are especially important this year. If your child misses school or is late for the test, he/she will have to make up the test the following week in an alternate testing area with a different teacher. During COVID, we are trying to minimize the mixing of students with others outside of the children and adults in their homeroom and math classes. Additionally, children do prefer to take a test with their own teacher who is the person that they know best and with whom they are most comfortable.

Valentines Day 2021

Although our safety protocols prohibit us from planning the typical festivities we’ve enjoyed in the past, we DO want to create some Valentine’s Day fun for our students on Friday, February 12. Please note the following:

  • Students will not be allowed to exchange cards or candy this year, due to the strict safety protocols we are adhering to – protocols that have kept Glen Grove a safe environment this year.

  • Having said that, we know that our students get really excited about Valentine’s Day, so our teachers will are already planning for a few games and/or activities sure to bring some fun and laughter to their day.

Virtual Author Visit

On Wednesday, February 3rd at 3:15, District #34’s intermediate students and their families will have the opportunity to attend a virtual author visit with National Book Award nominated graphic novelist Colleen AF Venable and illustrator Stephanie Yue. They will be celebrating the release of their debut middle grade graphic novel "Katie the Catsitter".

The author and illustrator will discuss the writing and illustrating process, how they became an author and an illustrator, and explore some of the themes of the book: growing up, friendship, heroes, and animal rights.

The district will be providing the students a link for the Zoom Webinar closer to February 3rd. Students should look for an email from the LRC Director, Mrs. Funke. Interested families can purchase the graphic novel by visiting the Book Stall’s website for more information. The deadline to order a book is Friday, February 5th.

We Have Kicked Off the Kids Heart Challenge!

Kids Heart Challenge is under way and our students are doing a great job! Your student is learning how nutrition, mindfulness and being active can help us live longer, healthier lives, while giving students the opportunity to help others who are affected by cardiovascular disease. Please be sure to ask your child about what they are learning and what they can do to make a difference.

Students can register at or search, “Kids Heart Challenge” in your app store and take the challenge! If 300 students sign up, Mr. Roberts will get SLIMED on zoom!

Thanks again for being part of the Kids Heart Challenge, supporting our school and the American Heart Association. Together, we are making a difference.

Picture Retake Day and Ordering Information

Picture Retake Day will be Friday, February 19. Your child can have their picture taken if they missed picture day in November. It can also be retaken if you are unhappy with the first photo.

If you want to order student pictures taken in November:

  • Use this link: to request your student’s TICKET CODE.
  • Go online to
  • Hover over the ORDERS tab and then scroll down and click on AFTER PICTURE DAY
  • You will then be prompted to enter the TICKET CODE
  • This will allow you to see your child's picture and place an order. Your pictures will be delivered directly to you.

If you have any problems with your order, please contact Color Portraits directly through the Parents Help Center on their website or by calling 847-382-7505 ext 7.

Big picture
Big picture

Special Presentation - Parenting Through Challenging Times

Big picture

Don't Forget to Self-Assess!

When your child comes to Glen Grove, the student self-assessment needs to be completed BEFORE YOUR STUDENT LEAVES FOR SCHOOL so that it shows up in our system by the time your child arrives.

Thank you in advance - this eliminates the need for your child to stand in line unnecessarily!

Log in to District 34's PowerSchool web portal to complete the self-certification tool.

Click on the SELF-ASSESSMENT link on the home page to submit your child’s temperature and answer questions about COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. Click submit. If you have multiple students in District 34 attending in-person on the same day, click on each student to fill out the self-assessment for them as well.

Please note that the question about non-essential travel outside of suburban Cook County has changed.

Big picture
Big picture

When students arrive at school, a staff member will scan their ipad barcode or bus pass barcode to confirm completion of the self-certification process.

Big picture
If it has not been completed, a staff member will conduct a temperature check and screening. If the screening indicates COVID-19 symptoms, the health office will immediately send the student to the infirmary and contact the parent or guardian to pick up the student.

Please be sure to send your child to school with their iPad, water bottle and mask.

Masks are required at all times when students are in our buildings. The District has provided cloth masks for every student and staff member; disposable masks will be available in our buildings for those who need them.

If your child rides the bus, they must wear their mask and remain in their assigned seat.

Thank you for helping to keep our school safe!

Do You Need a Thermometer?

Sign up now to receive your FREE smart thermometer.

  1. Text FLUENCY to 900900
  2. Open the link to download the free Kinsa app
  3. Finish signing up in the Kinsa app

Regístrese ahora para recibir un termómetro inteligente GRATIS.

  1. Textea la palabra FLUENCY al 900900
  2. Abre el enlace para descargar la aplicación gratuita Kinsa
  3. Regístrese a través de la aplicación Kinsa

From the Nurse's Office

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

Health Office Information

Students requiring any medications during school hours must file an "Authorization & Permission for Administration of Medicine" form with the health office. This form requires a physician’s signature as well as a parent’s signature. This form can be found here, under the Health section on the Forms & Documents page on the district website. All medication brought to school must be in an appropriately labeled pharmacy container. This also includes over-the-counter medicine such as Tylenol, Advil, cough drops, etc.

All student absences should be called into the health office at (847) 657-2394! In addition, please call if you will be bringing your child in late or picking them up early. The school has voicemail so parents can call the health office to leave messages at any time.

Mandatory Health Forms for 2021-2022 Incoming 6th Graders

All incoming 6th grade students MUST have a physical examination (within the last 12 months), including required vaccinations, turned in prior to August 18, 2021. Your child will NOT be able to start school until the physical form is turned in. If your child's health forms are already complete, you can turn them into the Glen Grove health office any time between now and the last day of school. They will be forwarded to your child's middle school with their health file. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Hastings, Health Coordinator, at (847) 657-2394. Click here for the health exam form.

Westbrook + Glen Grove PTA

Check out these announcements from the Westbrook and Glen Grove PTA! The PTA is currently looking for parents to be part of the 2021-22 planning team. If interested, please visit or email to request more information.

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Technology Support

If you need assistance with an iPad or other technology related resource during the school day, please refer to the D34 Tech Hub or the Tech Support while Remote sections of the District 34 website.

For immediate help during remote learning, call (847) 998-5075 between 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

Touch Free Pick Up

In support of the health and safety of our students and staff, Glen Grove is now offering Touch Free Pick Up.

Items scheduled for pick up will be placed on a cart in the vestibule at Door A (near the Office).

Pick Up Days: Monday - Friday (except school holidays)

Pick Up Times: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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.

District 34 Important Forms and Information

2020-2021 District 34 Parent Calendar (English)

2020-2021 District 34 Parent Calendar (Spanish)

Click Here for the following forms:

Authorization And Permission For Administration Of Medication

Bus Rider Reminders

Cell Phone Use Agreement and Permission Form

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

Dental Exam Waiver

District Policies/Handbook Info

Eye Exam Form

Eye Exam Waiver

Food Guidelines

Health Examination Form

Contact Us

Attendance/Health Office: (847) 657-2394

Main Office: (847) 998-5030

Office Fax: (847) 998-5101

Big picture