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Home of the Gators - April 12, 2019

Glenview District 34

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, April 15

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), formerly known as the Illinois PARCC Assessment Make-Up Test

Code Play Learn 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.

3rd Grade Chorus - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Gator Reading Club 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Student Council - 2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 16

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), formerly known as the Illinois PARCCAssessment

Code Play Learn 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.

Art Club 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Global Language 2:30 - 3:25 p.m.

Laughing Academy 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Incoming 3rd Grade Parent Orientation 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


Wednesday, April 17

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), formerly known as the Illinois PARCC Assessment

Advanced Band Rehearsal 7:10 - 7:45 a.m.

4th & 5th Grade Chorus 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Chess Club 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Gator Reading Club 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Laughing Academy 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.


Thursday, April 18

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), formerly known as the Illinois PARCC

Assessment Make-Up Test

Global Language 2:30 - 3:25 p.m.


Friday, April 19

NO SCHOOL


Monday, April 22

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), formerly known as the Illinois PARCC

Assessment Make-Up Test

3rd Grade Chorus - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Gator Reading Club 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

District 34 Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 23

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), formerly known as the Illinois PARCC

Assessment Make-Up Test

Code Play Learn 7:00 - 7:55 a.m.

Art Club 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Global Language 2:30 - 3:25 p.m.

Laughing Academy 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, April 24

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), formerly known as the Illinois PARCC

Assessment Make-Up Test

Advanced Band Rehearsal 7:10 - 7:45 a.m.

4th & 5th Grade Chorus 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Chess Club 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Gator Reading Club 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Laughing Academy 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.


Thursday, April 25

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), formerly known as the Illinois PARCC

Assessment Make-Up Test

Global Language 2:30 - 3:25 p.m.


Friday, April 26

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR), formerly known as the Illinois PARCC

Assessment Make-Up Test

Chess Club 7:00 - 7:50 a.m.

Girls Only Chess 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Code Play Learn 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

A Message From The Principal’s Desk For Incoming 3rd and 4th Grade Glen Grove Students Only

April brings one of the most important responsibilities in which we engage, assigning students to classes for the next school year. Please look for the detailed information about our student placement process that will come home in backpacks for our Westbrook second and Glen Grove third graders on April 12.


If you prefer to read it online, feel free to review the placement process letter using the links below. The letter is a bit lengthy, but full of what I hope is both interesting and important information.


2019 - 2020 GG Incoming Third Grade Parent Letter

2019 - 2020 GG Fourth Grade Parent Letter

Registration Information

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 a Registration/Residency Night!


April 9 & May 23 | 4:30-7pm | D34 Administration Building | 1401 Greenwood, Glenview

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LRC News

Fifth Grade Skype Visit

This week fifth graders Skyped with non-fiction author Sarah Albee. She is the writer of a number of books including Dog Days of History and Poop Happened! Four classes spoke with the author on Tuesday and the other three visited on Thursday. The students learn the answers to many of the questions they had for author including, “ Why write about poop?”


Book Drive/Swap

Please consider donating your gently used books. Collection bins will be out until the end of the month. Students who donate will get the opportunity to swap or exchange their books on April 22nd through 24th during recess. All of the books not chosen will be donated to Bernie’s Book Bank.


Change for Change

The Library Council will be collecting change the week of April 22-26 for the All for Books campaign organized by Scholastic. The money collected will purchase books for The Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. A flyer will be sent home with a baggie for families to donate their change for this worthy cause.


Scholastic Book Fair

The spring book fair is coming May 1-3. Students will visit the fair on Wednesday or Thursday with their classes. The PTA is looking for volunteers to help on those days as well as helping at the ice cream social. Please consider donate an hour of your time to help. 70% of all proceeds go back to Glen Grove School. Support our school by purchasing a book at the fair.


Coming Soon

Fourth and fifth graders will be hosting author Jennifer Nielsen on the morning of May 14, thanks to Scholastic. If your child is interested in getting a personalized sign book be on the look-out for the presale flyer in May or purchase one of her two titles at the book fair.


Do you want to know more? Follow @GGMrsFunke on Twitter #WeAreD34 #GlenGroveRocks

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Attention 5th Grade Families

District policy requires that you submit a current physical and proof of immunizations before the first day of school. You can drop those forms off at the school office or the D34 Administration Center (1401 Greenwood). Make these appointments soon!


If your child does not have insurance or receives state insurance (All-Kids/Medicaid), you can attend a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile clinic to get physicals and immunizations.


These clinics will be held on May 6 at Glen Grove and May 8 at Hoffman. If you would like to make an appointment, contact Jennifer Hastings RN at jhastings@glenview34.org or 847-657-2394.

Mandatory Health Forms for 2019 - 2020 Incoming 6th Graders

Please remember that all incoming 6th grade students MUST have a physical examination (within the last 12 months), including required vaccinations, turned in prior to August 21, 2019. 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.

Keeping Our School Community Healthy

We have entered the time of year when we see influenza (flu) and other respiratory viruses at school. We want to let you know what steps we are taking to keep our school community healthy and how you can help. Click here for more information.

Food Service Information

Please review this important food service information which includes the menu cycle and the cycle calendar. Click here for the March Food Service Newsletter.

Change in Dismissal Arrangements

​If you need to change the after school pick-up arrangements for your child, please send a note to you child's teacher. If you need to change arrangements at the last minute, during the school day, please make sure you call our office before 2:00 p.m. to inform us of the change. There is a lot going on in a school office both at the beginning and the end of school day. By calling before 2:00 p.m., you are giving the front office staff the time needed to locate classroom teachers and communicate the message regarding the pick-up arrangements for your child in a timely manner.

Cell Phone Usage Form

All students that carry a cell phone to school must have a cell phone usage form on file with the front office. Please fill out the attached form and send it to the Glen Grove Office. The guidelines are included in this attachment.


Cell Phone Usage Form

http://www.glenview34.org/form/cellphone

Twitter

Follow Us on Twitter
We are always looking for ways to improve communication and to increase engagement with our parent community, so we have launched a Twitter account. We invite you to follow us@GlenGroveGators 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 on Twitter using the hashtag #glengroverocks.

Glen Grove School

Website: https://gg.glenview34.org


Our Mission

To empower children to be self-directed learners and responsible decision makers.



Attendance/Health Office (847)657-2394

Main Office: (847)998-5030

Office Fax Machine: (847)998-5101