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Home of the Glen Grove Gators - September 17, 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

School Hours

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

Wednesday - 8:45 am - 2:40 pm

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Important Dates

Friday, September 17

Spanish Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm on Zoom

Monday, September 20

Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 pm, Westbrook School

Wednesday, September 22

Parent Program - Catching Up & Missing Out, 7:00 pm on Zoom

Tuesday, October 5

Mongolian Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm on Zoom

Friday, October 15

No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

View the full calendar at the District website

A Message from Ms. Ellison

Dear Glen Grove Community,

I hope that you are all enjoying the beautiful fall weather! We love getting the students outside and using the outdoor space for learning.

Our classrooms are well into their routines and first units of study in all areas. It is exciting to see innovative and engaging instruction happening across the school. Your children are doing a fantastic job as learners and members of our Gator community.

This month is Hispanic Heritage month. At Glen Grove we will be honoring this month by sharing and celebrating the contributions of the Hispanic/Latino community through our announcements and literature. This is an important time to honor and celebrate the diversity of our community.

The family/school partnership is incredibly important to the success of our school community. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns.


Kate Ellison

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.

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.

Picture Day Orders

Did you forget to order school pictures? Don't worry! Second Chance ordering information will be coming soon! And remember - Picture Retake Day will be on Friday, November 12.

News from the LRC

Library System: Destiny

Destiny (the library system) is now emailing students overdue and hold notices. Please make sure your child is checking his/her email each day. The system will automatically email overdue notices weekly. The check out period is 2 weeks with one renewal that students can do themselves from their Destiny accounts. If there is a hold on a title, the book cannot be renewed. We suggest that students finish their book as soon as possible and then return it.

Parents will be emailed overdue notices if a title is overdue more than 30 days. Glen Grove School Library does not charge fines. Hold notices will be emailed to students when a title is ready to be picked up and checked out just like at the public library. We ask that if a student no longer wants a hold to please email us or let us know in person so that we can put the title(s) back on the shelf for others to check out.

Author/ Illustrator Visit

On Friday, September 10, students in all three intermediate buildings in the district enjoyed a virtual visit with author Charise Harper and illustrator Rory Lucey. The students learned about the author and illustrator process for creating a graphic novel. We would like to thank the PTA for purchasing a copy for each classroom and 3 copies for the library. The students are going to enjoy reading the new graphic novel, Bad Sister.

Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee

BPAC Goals

  • Advocate for students in the bilingual and EL programs
  • Help make decisions regarding the bilingual and EL programs Connect with other parents
  • Support the social emotional learning and academic achievement of EL student(s) by attending workshops, conferences and other events for parents of multilingual students

Spanish BPAC meeting tonight - Sept. 17, 6-8 pm on Zoom - click here for Zoom link

Mongolian BPAC meeting - October 5, 6:30-8 pm on Zoom


District 34 Parent Program - Catching Up & Missing Out

Hear from Family Service Center professional counselors and District 34 student services staff about how you can help your children - and yourself - navigate the changes and challenges of these times. After the group presentation, there will be break-out sessions to have facilitated discussions by grade band (PK-2, 3-5, 6-8).

Interpretation will be available in Spanish, Korean and Mongolian.

Wednesday, September 22 at 7pm

  • Zoom Link:
  • Password: D34Parent

D34 ParentConnect is made possible by the generous support of all District 34 PTAs; this is one way that your membership in your school’s PTA comes directly back to you!

Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook

Elementary Adventures Has Openings!

Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook still has room in their Elementary Adventures Social Skills Group, which starts on October 5th. This activity based group for 3rd-5th graders focuses on social skills and friendship making. It will take place on Tuesday nights from 6pm-7pm at Youth Services, 3080 W Lake Ave, Glenview. Masks are required.

Click here for more information or contact Nelida Figueroa at
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News from the Westbrook + Glen Grove PTA

Hello Gator Families!

We've had a great start to the school year. Thank you so much for attending our meet-ups, purchasing memberships, and volunteering for parent teams! If we haven't reached out to you yet regarding your team we will do that soon. Our Membership Drive continues through the end of the month -- we're almost to our 200 member goal! No volunteering or meetings required as a member, it's just your show of support for what we do to enhance your student's experience (including assemblies, author visits, and LOTS more). Also be on the lookout for information about an **OCTOBER MEET UP** for your grade, which will be a great opportunity to connect with other families and have some fun. If you have not signed up for our weekly email please do because there is great information in there! To sign up for our email distribution or to learn more about WB/GG PTA please visit

D34's Peachjar Digital Flyers share a range of community information, such as before + after school programming that might take place on-site at your school, online, or at a location in the Glenview area.

You will also see flyers from Glenview community non-profit organizations like the Glenview Education Foundation (GEF) and Debra Gelfand Children's Foundation, both of which serve D34 families and students directly.

PeachJar Digital Flyers are sent directly to your inbox so you can easily view the most current flyers every week.

View Digital Flyers Here

If you have questions about programs or events, please use the contact information provided on the flyer. WB/GG PTA is providing access to the flyers here as a convenience for parents, however, we do not manage any of the programming.

Information about how to submit a flyer to D34's PeachJar Digital Flyer can be found at

District 34 Important Forms and Information

2021-2022 District 34 Calendar

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

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.

Contact Us

Attendance/Health Office: (847) 657-2394

Main Office: (847) 998-5030

Office Fax: (847) 998-5101

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