North Glendale Family Update

October 31, 2021

Good morning!

I think we all breathed a collective sigh of relief when the rain held off for our school wide parade! This year more than ever, our kids needed SOMETHING normal and I think we gave it to them! Our Trunk or Treat Friday evening was a bit drippy but that didn't stop the fun!

My thanks to the PTO Trunk or Treat committee for ensuring the show went on ~ it was a super evening.


Hope you can join us for PTO this week ~ Tuesday, November 2 from 6:30-8:00'ish. This will be a perfect time to come to the book fair as well!


Call or email if I can be of service!

Jennifer

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We are currently surveying our families in order to gain insight into your perception of our school and district effectiveness. To ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and foster a climate of belonging, we want to know what you think. At NG we are looking for a high return rate as we will use the information from our families to better plan for the future.

To take the survey please head to this ink: https://www.kirkwoodschools.org/survey

Scholastic Book Fair - Books Bring Us Together!

Volunteers needed to work the book fair after school. Sign up!


Make payment simple and set up an Ewallet for your child. Ewallet is a secure way to give kids money to buy books, and you set up the pre-authorized amount for their spending.


Book Fair Dates and Hours:

Online shopping: Nov. 1-14

In-person shopping - NG Gym:

Tuesday, 11/2: 4-8 p.m.

Wednesday, 11/3: 4-6 p.m.

Thursday, 11/4: 4-6 p.m.


Email Lauren Graham with any questions.

NG GENERAL FUND CAMPAIGN

Don’t forget it’s that time of year, General fund is here! The average cost spent per child is $121 annually, but any and all donations welcome!

If you donate $25 or more prior to October 20th you will be entered for a chance to have a hallway named after your family!! Donations can be made by check and delivered to the school or by PayPal @ northglendalepto@gmail.com.

We appreciate the support… and not having to sell wrapping paper!

VACCINE INTEREST SURVEY


The Kirkwood School District is preparing for the potential emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 years old. As we have previously, we are looking to partner with the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to potentially offer KSD students access to a COVID vaccine. At this time, we are gauging interest in our school community on coordinating a KSD community COVID vaccine event for students ages 5 to 11. If you are interested in your child receiving a COVID vaccine, please complete the following survey.

Based on survey feedback, we will work with the Urban League to plan and schedule a mass vaccination event for our school community.


Please complete this survey by Saturday, Nov. 6.


Survey link


KSD is committed to being considerate of students’ and staff members’ privacy related to their individual decisions about getting the vaccine. The Missouri School Immunization Requirements for students do not include the COVID vaccination.


We continue to encourage all staff and eligible students to talk to their healthcare provider about getting vaccinated. The CDC advises that vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Adults and children ages 12 years or older can visit MOStopsCovid.com to find a nearby provider and schedule an appointment or locate a walk-in clinic.

KHS Pioneer Fans! Turkey Day shirts ~ orders close MONDAY!

Turkey Day is just around the corner and now is the time to purchase your annual shirt. Click on the following link and get your order in by November 1!

Turkey Day T-Shirt Order Link

Feel free to share, post, and forward to family, friends and alumni who cheer on the Pioneers!

Thanks in advance for your support!

- KHS Class of 2024

CHILI BOWL IS BACK!

One of Kirkwood's most beloved traditions is back on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 24, and we need many hands to make Chili Bowl 2021 a success. This is a districtwide event run by the Kirkwood School District Foundation and we need volunteers from all Kirkwood schools. Help out, meet new people and have fun!



  • Shift 1 (4:45-6:15 pm)
  • Shift 2 (6:00 - 7:30 pm)
  • Shift 3 Cleanup (7:15 pm)


Please note: Since this is a fundraiser, volunteers who want to eat at the event must purchase a ticket. All Chili Bowl tickets will be purchased online for a specific time of entry. After ticket sales are announced, please choose your entry time so that it doesn't conflict with your volunteer shift. Thank you!

Catey McKean, Kerri Williamson and Caroline Young

2021 Chili Bowl Volunteer Chairs

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR VOLUNTEER SHIFTS

Kirkwood Educational Equity Speaker Series : A Conversation about Critical Race Theory (CRT) – What is it anyway?

Many may have heard the term “CRT,” but don’t have a concept of what it is or what it means. To provide information on this theory and clarify how the concept is discussed in higher education, the panel will include Professor Kenya Brumfield-Young, a part of the Criminology/Criminal Justice program at St. Louis University’s School of Social Work. In this journey to connectedness through conversation, there will also be discussion of how Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work in K-12 education differs from “CRT”.


https://kirkwoodschools.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h4Z_kUgqSnCP7Yq440JFdg

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Upcoming:

Please refer to the NG web calendar for updated info.

November 1

  • ONLINE SHOPPING FOR BOOK FAIR BEGINS (thru 11/14)

November 2

  • Band/Orchestra
  • PTO 6:30
  • Fall Book Fair begins: Open from 4:00-8:00 pm

November 3

  • Fall Book Fair: Open from 4:00-6:00 pm
  • The Sound Group 1: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

November 4

  • Fall Book Fair: Open from 4:00-6:00 pm
  • The Sound Group 2: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

November 5

  • Band/Orchestra

November 8

November 9

  • Band/Orchestra

November 10

November 11

  • PTO Dine Out: MOD Pizza Kirkwood
  • The Sound Group 2: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

November 12

  • Band/Orchestra

November 13

  • PTO Yard Work Day 9:00-12:00

November 14

  • LAST DAY FOR ONLINE BOOK FAIR

November 16

  • Band/Orchestra
  • NG Parent Equity Group 6:30

November 17

  • The Sound performance 6:00 pm

November 18

November 19

  • Band/Orchestra

November 23

  • Band/Orchestra

November 24-25-26

  • NO SCHOOL FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK

November29

  • School Resumes

November 30

  • Band/Orchestra

December 3

  • Band/Orchestra

December 7

  • Band/Orchestra
  • PTO 6:30

December 10

  • Band/Orchestra