North Glendale Family Update

August 8, 2021

Good morning!

I hope you and your NG kids are getting excited about the upcoming school year. I know your NG adults sure are!


Today I have posted two documents for your review. Both are located under the FAMILY RESOURCES section of our school website:



Embedded in those docs but pulled out here for easy access:


As you and yours prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, please reach out if I can be of service or support!

Jennifer

VISITORS IN KSD SCHOOLS ~ Elementary Phased In Approach

As shared in the KSD eSpotlight on Wednesday, visitors will be permitted inside of school buildings. All visitors will need to adhere to the health and safety protocols in place for staff and students.


At the elementary level within KSD, visitors will be a phased-in approach. For the start of school, this means visitors can come into the main office during school hours. As we navigate the coming weeks we will work toward our next goal of welcoming back our families and community to our beloved NG events. Stay tuned on when we will be able to allow visitors during the school day.


If you are new to NG, please be assured that we have lots of adults who will be inside the building, helping students find their classrooms if needed!

Meet the Special Areas Team

You have heard from Your classroom teachers, now it's time to get to know the other folks who may be working with our NG kids! Over the next few weeks, I will highlight other teams at NG that support our kids. Today's highlight ~ SPECIAL AREAS!

SAVE THE DATE! August 31

Our first PTO meeting of the 2021-2022 school year will be on August 31! Our location will be announced based on updated safety protocols but we HOPE to be in person (fingers crossed!) Our meetings are from 6:30-8:00 pm and ALL are welcome!

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: AUGUST 18TH

NG is hosting a BACK TO SCHOOL night on Wednesday August 18th.

We will continue to work to keep crowds down so we will welcome families inside in shifts:

  • 5:30-6:30 ~ families with last names A-L
  • 6:30-7:30 ~ families with last names M-Z

You will be able to visit classrooms, drop your supplies off and pick up an NG t-shirt courtesy of the PTO!

2021-2022 Fees via My School Bucks: Insurance for District-Issued iPad & Activity Fee

The Kirkwood School District uses My School Bucks for iPad insurance fees and activity fees, as well as the iPad user agreement.


While K, 1 and 2nd grade kids will not take their ipads home this year, we highly recommend purchasing the very affordable security of insurance!



If you currently have a My School Bucks account, you can log in and access the school store at the top of the page.


If you do not have a My School Bucks account, you may create a free account. You will need each student’s identification number to create accounts.


To pay for iPad insurance and activity fees through your MySchoolBucks.com account:

  • Log in to MySchoolBucks.com or create a free account.
  • Click School Store at the top of the page and select Browse All Items
  • Choose the Store Item and add it to your cart
  • Check out!


You can also download the MySchoolBucks" app to set up an account and make payments.

School Supplies

The NG PTO is once again partnering with Bright SchoolKitz to make back to school time a little less stressful. By purchasing a school supply pack you can skip that trip to the back to school sales and really stay socially distant!



Packs are specific to your grade level and are filled with brand name and quality products.

What's even better? This year, every school kit purchased will help pay forward school supplies for a child in need. Win, win, WIN!


Visit the site http://www.schoolkitz.com and type in North Glendale.

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Upcoming:

Please refer to the NG web calendar for updated info.


August 12

  • Kindergarten Meet and Greets by appointment (info coming in your August 2 communication)
  • Sensory Friendly Open House with Ms. Meinecke

August 15

  • PTO New Family Popsicles on the Playground 3:00-4:30
  • PTO Kindergarten Popsicles on the Playground 1:00-3:00

August 16

  • Kindergarten Meet and Greets by appointment (info coming in your August 2 communication)
  • PTO New Family Popsicles on the Playground 6:00-7:00 pm

August 17

  • Kindergarten Meet and Greets by appointment (info coming in your August 2 communication)

August 18

  • NG Back to School Night! ~ masks will be required of all entering the building
  • 5:30-6:30 ~ families with last names A-L
  • 6:30-7:30 ~ families with last names M-Z

August 21

  • NG Yard Clean Up Day ~ all are welcome! No experience required! 9:00-12:00

August 24

  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! Doors open at 8:25
  • PTO First Day of School coffee in the NG Pavilion

August 31

  • PTO 6:30-8:00 Location TBD based on safety protocols

September 1

  • PTO General Fund Campaign starts

September 2

  • Fall Picture Day

September 6

  • No School: Labor Day

September 7

  • No School for Kids: Staff Professional Learning Day

September 14

  • NG Parent Racial Equity Group Meeting

September 18

  • Greentree Parade