IG Guardian

December 14 - 18, 2020

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A Message from Principal Timmins

Hello IG Families,

On each day this December, we have been taking part in a daily "gratitude challenge," where Mrs. Kruzel or I will share a task that has both the staff and students participate in some act of appreciation or thankfulness, either directed toward others or toward themselves. Showing gratitude has been shown to increase your own happiness and can improve your overall health and wellbeing.

As I have been reflecting on each day's challenge, I find myself constantly thankful to all of the other people that are helping us get through this difficult year. I am thankful for the students that are showing up, excited to work each day; grateful for all that families are doing to support in a variety of ways; and so very appreciative for the amazing IG staff, who are working so tirelessly for all of our students.

Typically, this time of year is full of sharing happiness and merriment, or possibly offering an appreciative gift. If you find yourself looking for some way to show appreciation or gratitude to your child's teacher, sending them a note of thanks or encouragement can really go a long way.

Have a safe and restful winter break. See you in the new year!

Bill Timmins


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Classes will continue to be fully remote this week.

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12/15: Board of Education Meeting 7pm

12/19-1/3: Winter Break

1/4: Institute Day - No School

1/5: Classes Resume

1/14: Conferences PM

1/15: Conferences, Non-attendance day for students

1/18: Dr. Martin Luther King Day - No School

1/19: Board of Education Meeting 7pm

1/29: 1st semester report cards sent home

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Supply Pickup This Week

The following classes have supplies to pick up on Tuesday, December 15, from 4-7pm:

  • 2nd Grade
  • 4th Grade

Conferences and Report Cards

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held after break. All conferences will be virtual and parents will have the option to sign up for a time either Thursday, January 14, between 4:00-8:00pm or Friday, January 15, between 8:00am-3:20pm. The link to sign up for a time slot will be shared this week.

Report cards for the first semester will be shared on Friday, January 29.

Reminder: Day Care for E-Learning and Schools Out Program

For those interested, the River Trails Park District offers child care during the school day, and will have camps during Winter Break. Please click on the link below for more information.

Day Care for E-Learning & Schools Out Program

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December Weekly Pickup for School Meals

All families are invited to com pick 7 days of breakfast and lunch for every child in your household under the age of 18.

Wednesday 12/15


Thursday 12/16


Wednesday 12/23 and 12/30


Behind River Trails Middle School

1000 N Wolf Rd, Mt Prospect

  1. Families should stay in cars with windows closed

  2. All persons in car must wear a mask

  3. Indicate with a hand signal the number of children under age 18 in their home

  4. You will receive one bag per child, containing 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 1 gallon of milk

  5. Open the trunk

  6. Have a large box or bin in the trunk for the food

  7. Return home and refrigerate or freeze items as needed

  8. If you have questions call 1-224-612-7624

Other Resources for Families in Need

Wheeling Food Pantry has pre-packed bags of food available for pick up on Tues, Wed or Thurs from 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00. If you have never been to the office before, please call first.

Grant Assistance Email: GA@wheelingtownship.com

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Mount Prospect Public Library Events

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PTC Portal

Indian Grove Parent Teacher Council

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Open Committees

The Indian Grove PTC is looking for volunteers to lead the following committees:

  • 5th Grade
  • Cultural Arts

Please contact PTC President Sandra Lencioni scummings54@yahoo.com if you are interested in either position.

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