North Glendale Summer Update #2

August 1, 2021


The countdown begins!

23 days until school starts!

No matter how many years I have done this as a student, teacher and administrator ~ I do love this time of year!

Over the next weeks, I will be sending out more info on logistics of our school days, safety protocols and just general school info. I will try and not cram too much info into these ~ but as you can imagine...there is lots to share!

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


Class Welcome Letters Arrive TOMORROW ~ August 2.

Classroom teachers will be reaching out via email to introduce themselves to you and your student, Monday before noon.

Broken record time ~ we do not make changes to class lists.

Our process starts way back in April when we invite families to provide input. We certainly take your input into account as one part of the conversation. In many cases, we were able to honor at least one of your suggestions, but not in every case.

Our focus is on creating great groups of kids assigned to the best match of a teacher. Our work is for the most part complete by June 1, giving receiving teachers time over the summer to work with sending teachers about their new students.

We have no doubt your kiddo will end up with the class he or she is MEANT to be with and I thank you in advance for your enthusiasm and support of your 2021-2022 placement. I look forward to the new journeys ahead.

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!

Kindergarten Popsicles on the Playground!

The NG PTO invites you and your Kindergarten kiddo up to the playground to meet some new friends, play a bit and enjoy a popsicle!
  • August 15 ~ 1:00-3:00 pm

Please note the building will NOT be open for this event.


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!

NEW TO NG? Come and meet other families on the playground!

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Current families are welcome also ~ help us connect with our new folks!

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!

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Planning for the school year-message forthcoming from KSD

KSD leaders are working this week with the Health Advisory team to determine our protocols for this school year. We hope to be able to have communication out to families via the eSpotlight on August 4th.

The health and safety of our students and staff remains a top priority, and we will continue to keep you informed moving forward.

Upcoming: (please refer to the NG web calendar for updated info)

August 2
  • Welcome letters e-mailed from teachers by noon

August 12

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

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 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 6

  • No School: Labor Day

September 7

  • No School for Kids: Staff Professional Learning Day

September 14

  • NG Parent Racial Equity Group Meeting