Glen Hill News

January, 2020

Masks Must Be Worn On School Property

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Notify the Office for Any Changes to Your Student's Day

630.260.6141 or 630.260.6143

Next Supply Pick Up

Our next pick up will be at Glen Hill the week of January 11 for all students. Please stop by anytime between 9:00-2:00 next week for your students' supplies.

Holiday Modifications

Recently, an adjustment to the school calendar was approved. Please note the following days will now be considered NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE:

January 18, 2021-Martin Luther King's Birthday

February 15, 2021-Presidents' Day

You will need to keep your Chromebook updated in order to keep up with the programs that Queen Bee School District 16 is using. It is also a great practice to shut your Chromebook completely down every night. Shutting down will update your Chromebook automatically when an update is available.

Erin's Law and Second Step

The state of Illinois adopted Erin's Law, which mandates that public schools teach children to recognize child sexual abuse, equip them with skills to reduce their vulnerability, and encourage them to report the abuse.

In the past, Queen Bee students participated in the Child Assult Prevention Program (CAP) to address this need. This year, we will be utilizing the Child Prevention Unit from the Second Step program.

More information will be coming this week. In the meantime, here is a video that connects families to the program and its resources.

Introduction: Resources for Keeping Kids Safe

Information from the LMC

CASE (Cooperative Association for Special Education)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and remote learning, parents and students need support in ways they haven’t in the past. The CASE Instructional Support Team (IST) is offering a Parent University for CASE District parents at no cost. Through Parent University, it is our intent that parents feel supported as they navigate remote learning alongside their student. We know that juggling the demands of parenting, working, and now assisting teachers with remote learning is HARD! CASE IST is expanding their service to support parents as well as school staff.
Glen Hill's Newly Renovated Library

Congratulations to our December Students of the Month

Each month, our classroom teachers choose a student that best follows our expectations for the month: Caring, Responsible, and Always Learning

The following students were chosen for Decemberr-

  • Kenzie, Liam, Ivan, Yaretzi, Sara, Allison
  • Lucas, Ralia, Jorge, Xamayra, Edwin, Jack
  • Aria, Julian, Hannah, Lily, Melissa, Ngan, Haaniya
  • Kayla, Raniya, Yahir, Genesis, Marquis, Elayna
  • Leilani, Maks, Victoria, Gael, Melanie, Bodil

Way to go! Thank you for setting a great example for others.

Check out our Morning Announcements

We've put our morning announcements in our GH Virtual backpack for each week.

From the Nurse's Desk

Happy New Year, Glen Hill Families!

I hope you all enjoyed your well-deserved break and are staying well and healthy as we begin our new year.

A new year calls for new beginnings--a fresh start into what will be a brighter year for us all. That being said, it is the perfect time to start creating the best version of yourself, both physically and mentally. Here are some small (but mighty) daily goals you can try.

  1. Daily meditation. Now I know the word “meditation” seems intimidating. All it means is taking a few minutes a day to reflect on yourself and to focus your mind on healing, breathing and peace. Start off at 2 minutes and work your way up from there. For those two minutes, close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Where is it located? Are you breathing from your nose? Your belly? Try to keep your focus on your inhale and exhale. Follow your breath for two minutes. Take a deep inhale, expanding your belly, and then exhale slowly, elongating the out-breath as your belly contracts. Did your mind wander? That’s okay, so does mine. We practice mindfulness to help us refocus and to gain more control over our thoughts, strengthening our relationship with ourselves.

  2. Daily exercise for 30 minutes. Again, what seems like a daunting task can be accomplished doing simple yet effective exercises. This can be going for a walk around your neighborhood, running, or even taking a dance break. Can’t fit it into 30 minutes? Break up your time and do a couple of 5 minute walks. Also, try to reduce your sitting time. While working from home, sitting feels like it’s all we do. Get up, walk around your room for a few minutes. Any exercise is better than nothing!

  3. Drink water. Now I know this seems like a simple goal, but it is oftentimes forgotten in our daily routines and is SO important. Water keeps you hydrated, gets rid of waste in your body, keeps your temperature normal, and keeps you energized. A reasonable goal is to drink 8 glasses of water per day. However, listen to your body. Some people may need more if they regularly exercise, some people may need less because of their body weight. If you are rarely thirsty, you should be doing a good job!

While these are simple goals for the new year, they can have a massive impact on your physical and mental health. They can be easily incorporated into your daily routine and help you start your new year fresh and ready to take on whatever 2021 has in store!

Bee well,

Nurse Jenna

Common Sense Media

Sibling Watch Together TV

When brothers and sisters are different ages, it can be hard to find TV that appeals to everyone and still feels age-appropriate. That extra-gentle show your preschooler loves might be way too boring for a tween sibling. Or an older kid's favorite mystery series could be too hard to follow for a younger kid. But sharing media is a great way for kids of different ages to bond and learn from each other -- and maybe even stop arguing for a little while. These TV shows appeal across age groups.

District Virtual Backpack

Click here to access the virtual backpack for flyers and other additional community information.

No School-Institute Day

Wednesday, Jan. 6th, 8:30am

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No School-MLK Day

Monday, Jan. 18th, 8:30am

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No School-President's Day

Monday, Feb. 15th, 8:30am

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Self Certify Your Student EVERY DAY if IN PERSON

Click on the button to above to access Skyward. Every time your student comes into the building, you must self certify using Skyward.