Home of the Glen Grove Gators - May 26, 2023 FINAL EDITION
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NEED HELP WITH REGISTRATION?
Online registration for the 2023-2024 school year is open! You can register your child using District 34's online registration system any time. You also can verify residency (if applicable) and pay fees securely and conveniently online. Register before June 9 to take advantage of the early registration discount of $100 ($300 for full-day kindergarten).
If you have questions or need help with registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-998-5063.
Spanish, Korean & Mongolian Interpretation
Our Spanish, Korean and Mongolian interpreters are available by appointment to help with registration. Appointments are available at the District Office (1401 Greenwood Road) Monday-Friday from 4:00-8:00pm from May 8-31 and June 1-9.
Please sign up for an appointment here at least 48 hours before the date and time you select.
IF YOU PLAN TO MOVE OVER THE SUMMER, PLEASE LET THE OFFICE KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN PROPERLY PREPARE FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR. THANK YOU!
LOST & FOUND - LAST CALL!
FINAL CALL - All items remaining in the Lost & Found will be packed up and donated after 3:15PM on Friday, June 2, 2023. Please have your student check for any missing items before June 2nd. Thank you!
May 29, Monday - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
May 30 - June 1, Tuesday through Thursday - 5th Grade Musical, 6:30-7:30
See below for more information
June 2, Friday - All library books due back at school
June 5, Monday - Field Day
K-8TH Registration for 2023-2024 School Year (early bird discount if you register by June 9th)
May through end of school - ABC Countdown to Summer Begins!
Click here to access the countdown calendar!
A MESSAGE FROM MS. ELLISON
Dear Glen Grove Families,
Can you believe that this is the last Glen Grove newsletter of the year?! Wow! This school year has flown by. It has been a fantastic school year filled with both growth and joy at Glen Grove.
For those of you who are moving on to middle school, we will miss you and your child! It is a bittersweet transition. We will miss all of our fifth graders, but we know that they are ready for this next step in their academic careers. They are resilient, independent, and have a great future ahead of them. I can’t wait to hear about the many ways they make this world a better place!
I hope that everyone enjoys a summer filled with friends, family, and fun. There are so many ways to keep our brains activated during the summer months. I’d encourage you to visit museums, read lots of great books and enjoy new experiences. If you want to engage in some additional academic activities, there is always access to IXL throughout the summer months.
Although the school will be closed and under construction during the summer, I will still be working and preparing for another fantastic year. I hope to update you throughout the summer on construction! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me over the summer if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Because I will be working out of the building, email is probably the best way to reach out.
- Monday, May 29 - NO SCHOOL
- Tuesday, May 30 - Chicken Tenders with Dipping Sauce
- Wednesday, May 31 - French Bread Cheese Pizza
- Thursday, June 1 - Cheesy Bites with Marinara Sauce
- Friday, June 2 - TBA
- Monday, June 5 - Pancakes and Sausage
- Tuesday, June 6 - Chicken Nuggets with Mashed Potatoes
- Wednesday, June 7 - Wild Mike's Cheese Pizza Slice
- Thursday, June 8 - Pasta with Meat Sauce
- Turkey & Cheese Sandwich
- Yogurt or Cheese Stick and Muffin
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustable Sandwich
All meals include milk and a variety of fruit and vegetable options.
*Please note that, due to supply chain issues, all items are subject to change without notice.
The Food Services department is experiencing unprecedented staff shortages. To continue to provide meals to students in this environment, we may need to adjust to a limited menu, removing the hot entree option. This change may happen on any given day, at one or multiple schools. We will provide information to families at a particular school if this does happen, though communication may occur on short notice.
We appreciate your understanding!
FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICE IN D34: SUPPORTING STUDENT HEALTH & WELLNESS
District 34 Food & Nutrition Services team is dedicated to making sure every D34 student has a positive and nutritious lunch experience. We follow the the guidelines of of the federal government’s National School Lunch Program, which allows us to provide meals to all children, including providing assistance to low-income families through the free/reduced breakfast/lunch program.
We want to hear your ideas and experiences as families of our customers, District 34 students! Click the link below to complete a survey from Food Services.
Your input will help us make the best choices in food options and in programming to make a positive impact on the health and wellness of your children.
FROM THE NURSE'S OFFICE
Nurse Hastings is collecting clean sweatpants, joggers, and leggings in kids' sizes L and XL. If you have freshly laundered items to donate please drop them off in the Glen Grove office or send them in with your student in a bag marked with Nurse Hasting's name.
Thanks to these donations, any students who come to the office needing a change of clothes will be able to get them ASAP.
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.
Mandatory Health Forms for 2023-2024 Incoming 6th Graders
All incoming 6th grade students MUST have a physical examination (within the last 12 months), including required vaccinations, turned in prior to August 24, 2023. Your child will NOT be able to start middle school until the physical form is turned in. If your child's health forms are already complete, you can turn them into the Glen Grove health office any time between now and the last day of school. They will be forwarded to your child's middle school with their health file. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Hastings, Health Coordinator, at (847) 657-2394. Click here for the health exam form.
LAST DAY TO ORDER SCHOOL SUPPLIES!
Order Your School Supplies From PTA!
Please place your order NOW for 2023-24 school supply boxes from PTA! These boxes are created using the same list of items you'll receive for the 2023-24 school year...it's just delivered right to your classroom! If you'd like an easy way to handle school supplies for 2023-24 please purchase your kit now.
Grades: 3rd through 5th Grade
Order Deadline: May 26, 2023
Delivery: August 2023 Directly To Your Student's Classroom!
Special Instructions: be sure to order for the grade your student will enter in 2023-24. Also, the company does not issue refunds if you move, etc., so please make your choice accordingly.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
School Supplies lists for each school are below -- if you choose to purchase a box from PTA, all of the items listed below your student's 2023-24 grade will be included and delivered to your classroom in August!
If you choose not to purchase a supply box from PTA, you can use this lists below to complete your school supply shopping.
ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS
Get a jump on Middle School and order your student's 6th grade school supplies by June 8, 2023 to save $10. Details are below for both Springman and Attea.
PLAY A BAND OR ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENT IN 4TH AND 5TH GRADE!
5th GRADE PLAY NEWS
5th Graders are preparing for our end-of-the-year performance! Students are taking on the role of actors, production designers, and technical crew in order to present a Fractured Fairy Tale Double Feature!
SCHEDULE OF OUR PERFORMANCE WEEK!!!
Monday 5/29: No School - Memorial Day
Tuesday 5/30: Performance 1 at 6:30PM - Roy & Champney
Wednesday 5/31: Performance 2 at 6:30PM - Margolis & Richardson
Thursday 6/1: Performance 3 at 6:30PM - Nitz & Poulakos
*Please let Mrs. Cole know as soon as possible if there is a schedule conflict with the evening of your child's performance by sending an email to email@example.com.
😎 🍉 🐜 5TH GRADE PICNIC INFO 🐜 🍉 😎
What a wonderful year of science for our 3rd graders and to top it all off, we have butterflies!!! Our butterfly release day will be Friday, May 26th. For the final few weeks of the school year, we will investigate local weather patterns and explore different climate regions of the world. We will be looking at how weather and climate are related, but not the same thing. And this unit does such a great job reviewing climate knowledge collected during a previous social studies unit. It all comes full circle...like a life cycle! :)
4th grade will be wrapping up a full year of science learning with their final unit that shifts attention more towards biology, anatomy, and brain science. Such an interesting unit to end the year with. Our young scientists were able to revisit a mini lab activity that is quite popular in the younger grades: celery in food coloring and water. However, this time they were asked to explore and think deeper about the internal and external structures of a plant and their functions to explain the changes they saw using evidence. This has been a thinking and writing skill we've worked on all year, and will continue to build upon next year. As we shifted our attention to animals and humans, we looked at how sensory organs and receptors work with the brain to help us better understand and interact with our environments.
If your 5th grader hasn't already wrapped up science for the year, they will be soon. Astronomy is almost over with as we approach one final lab activity, using collected data & evidence to help explain how our 5th graders know the Earth is moving and not the Sun when it comes to shadows and day and night. I hope your summer nights are filled with some star gazing using the planispheres all 5th graders made in this unit. If you don't know what I'm talking about, please ask your student! From chemistry to biology to environmental science and finally astronomy, our 5th grade Gators have had a full year of science exposure. We can't wait to see what is waiting for them in middle school!!!
LRC BOOK NOOK
All library books are due Friday, June 2. All books still out after June 8 will be considered "LOST", and the cost of the books will be billed through the students’ PowerSchool accounts. Please do not send cash or checks for lost books. Students can check their library account at any time by logging into Destiny Discover. Under My Stuff, students can see their current checkouts with the due date for each item. The library would much rather have the books than your money.
FUN RUN - JUNE 3, 2023
Fun Run June 3 Benefiting the Gelfand Foundation!
Thank you gator Service Club students for organizing and end-of-year fun run benefiting The Debra Gelfand Children's Foundation (DGCF)! DGCF specifically serves students and families in the D34 community, offering clothing, rental assistance, furniture, camp sponsorships, and more. This is a great local charity to support if you can!
All are welcome to donate to DGCF even if you do not attend the Fun Run.
GLEN GROVE COMMUNITY PROJECT
Many of the summer celebrations are about change. Swedish Midsommar is a festival celebrated on the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice. It's a time to celebrate the beginning of summer and the changes that summer brings- longer days, warmer weather, the bounty of the land, and more.
Change is a good thing and while it can sometimes be daunting or downright scary with the end of every age and every grade, we go into summer knowing that the world keeps turning and we keep learning, both in and out of the classroom.
That said, while we close this year's chapter of the Glen Grove Community Project, we are also beginning new chapters. On behalf of the GGCP team, I sincerely thank everyone in our community for helping share its vibrancy and what makes it special.
NEWS FROM THE WESTBROOK + GLEN GROVE PTA
DISTRICT 34 IMPORTANT FORMS AND INFORMATION
Click Here for the following forms:
-Authorization And Permission For Administration Of Medication
-Dental Exam Form (completed for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades)
-Dental Exam Waiver
-Eye Exam Form
-Eye Exam Waiver
-Child Health Examination Form
-Bus Rider Forms
-Personal Mobile Device Authorization (Cell Phone Use Agreement and Permission Form)
Under BOARD POLICY:
-District Policies/Handbook Info
Under FOOD SERVICE:
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