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Home of the Glen Grove Gators - May 6, 2022

Glenview District 34

Aspire. Explore. Discover. Connect.

Glen Grove Elementary School

3900 Glenview Road

Glenview, IL 60025

Phone: (847) 998-5030

Fax: (847) 998-5101

Attendance/Health Office: (847) 657-2394

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 7:45 am - 2:40 pm

Wednesday - 8:45 am - 2:40 pm
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Here is the newest picture of our butterfly friends. They have been moved into their butterfly cage, which will be living in Mrs. Carter's classroom window for all students to walk by and see. Right now they are all in the chrysalis stage, and will be hopefully emerging this weekend and into next week!

Important Dates


2022-2023 Registration in PowerSchool

Yearbook Ordering - Online - for home delivery only

May 9 - May 13

In-School Book Fair

Monday, May 9

ABC Countdown - Luau Day. Wear Hawaiian shirts or aloha wear and leis.

Tuesday, May 10

ABC Countdown - Meme Day. Share your favorite school-appropriate meme.

Incoming 3rd Graders Visit

PTA Incoming 3rd Grade Meet & Greet - Weather Permitting - Playground, 5:00 pm

Advanced Band Concert - Gym, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, May 11

ABC Countdown - Nice Clothes Day. Dress up in your fancy clothes.

Beginning Band Concert - Champney, Roy & Margolis - Gym, 6:30 pm

Beginning Band Concert - Poulakos, Nitz & Richardson - Gym, 7:15 pm

Thursday, May 12

ABC Countdown - Origami Day. Bring your favorite folded creation or teach a friend a new origami object.

Friday, May 13

ABC Countdown - Pajama Day! Wear your pajamas to school!

EL Healthy Body/Healthy Mind In-School Field Trip

Monday, May 16

ABC Countdown - Quiet Day. Whisper all day and be as quiet as possible all day. Try to even whisper with your friends at recess!!

5th Grade Musical Tech Rehearsals

Board of Education Meeting - Westbrook School, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 17

ABC Countdown - Reading Lock-in Day! We will spend extra time reading our favorite books today.

5th Grade Musical Dress Rehearsals

Wednesday, May 18

ABC Countdown - Sports Day. Wear a jersey or sports-themed shirt.

5th Grade Musical Family Performance - Green Cast (Burn & Parrish) - Gym, 6:30

Thursday, May 19

ABC Countdown - Thank You Day. Take some time to write a letter or make a card to say thank you to someone in our school who has made this school year special for you.

No Recess Band Rehearsals

5th Grade Musical Family Performance - Gray Cast (Dahmer & Simo) - Gym, 6:30

Friday, May 20

ABC Countdown - USA Day. Celebrate your pride for America by wearing red, white and blue.

5th Grade Musical Family Performance - Blue Cast (Peterson and Presslak) - Gym, 6:30

Saturday, May 21

Fun Run to Support Ukraine - Glen Grove Field, 10:00 am

Monday, May 23

ABC Countdown - Voila Day! Come to school with a magic trick.

Tuesday, May 24

ABC Countdown - Western Wear Day! Dress up like a cowboy/cowgirl- boots, jeans, plaid and ten-gallon hats!

All-Band Rehearsal - Gym, 7:00 am

5th Grade Picnic

In Person Registration Help - Administration Building (1401 Greenwood), 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 25

Field Day

ABC Countdown - Xtra time outdoors day! Be ready to spend the afternoon outside during Field Day.

Hot Dog Lunch Day (No other choices)

In Person Registration Help - Administration Building (1401 Greenwood), 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 26

ABC Countdown - Yoga Day. We will do yoga as part of our movement break today! Remember to dress in comfortable clothes that are easy to move around in!

No Recess Band Rehearsals

Field Day Rain Date

Friday, May 27

5th Grade Picnic Rain Date

ABC Countdown - Zip up your backpack and Zoom into summer!


View the full calendar at the District website

A Note from Ms. Ellison

Dear Glen Grove Families,

Wow! Our Glen Grove PTA and families have spoiled us during Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you so much for your generosity and care. The treats, the notes, the gift cards, and the positive messages mean so much to our educators.

It was a great pleasure to attend our chorus and orchestra concert. Our students, Mrs. Forrest, and Mr. Babcock did an excellent job. We look forward to the upcoming band concerts and fifth-grade musicals. It is wonderful to be part of a district and school that elevates and appreciates the arts.

Thanks for all you do to support our Gators. We are looking forward to a strong finish to the school! As always, please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.


Kate Ellison

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Lunch Menu

Hot Lunch

  • Monday, May 9 - Hot Dog
  • Tuesday, May 10 - Macaroni & Cheese Bowl with Cornbread
  • Wednesday, May 11 - Wild Mike's Cheesy Bites with Marinara Sauce
  • Thursday, May 12 - Chicken (Nuggets, Tenders or Popcorn style) with Dipping Sauce
  • Friday, May 13 - Waffles & Sausage

  • Monday, May 16 - Hamburger
  • Tuesday, May 17 - Breaded Chicken Patty on a Bun
  • Wednesday, May 18 - Cheese Pizza
  • Thursday, May 19 - Chicken (Nuggets, Tenders or Popcorn style) with Dipping Sauce
  • Friday, May 20 - Mozzarella Stuffed Bosco Sticks with Marinara Sauce

Everyday Choices

  • Turkey Sandwich
  • Yogurt and Sunflower Kernels 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!

From the Nurse's Office

If you need any help or support during this difficult time of the pandemic, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Hastings, RN, our Health Coordinator, at (847) 657-2394.

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 2022-2023 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 25, 2022. 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.

News From the LRC

Scholastic Book Fair

Students will be visiting the book fair next week during their regular library time. Students can use cash or eWallet to purchase titles. Click on the link to learn how to set up an eWallet or visit the PTA website to learn more. The fair will also be available to students during Open Library on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There will not be an evening fair. There is an online fair as well. Just click on this link starting Monday, May 9.

Returning Books

Please help your child return all of their library books to school starting Monday, May 16. We understand that students may still be reading titles but we want to ensure that we get all of the library books back before the end of the school year on May 27. Help us get our books returned.

Overdue/Lost Books

As we approach the end of the school year, we ask that lost books be paid for by cash or a check made out to Glen Grove School. If the paid books are found before May 27, we will refund your money.

Need a Book?

Please stop by Glen Grove School at any time to visit our Little Free Library located outside the school to the right of the front doors. Take what you need and feel free to either borrow or keep the books you choose. Do you have books you don’t need anymore? Feel free to donate them to the Little Library. We just ask that the books are in good condition for others to enjoy.

Band Concert Time!

We are so excited to share our music with you!

Advanced Band Concert

Tuesday, May 10th


Beginning Band Concerts

Wednesday, May 11th

6:30pm -Kaleidoscope B

7:15pm - Kaleidoscope A

Special Joint Rehearsal for all 4th and 5th grade band students!

It's going to be a magical, musical morning!

Tuesday, May 24th - 7:00am

Please drop your child off at the front doors of the school and they can head straight to the gym.

Congratulations to our Chorus and Orchestra students on their wonderful concert performances!

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Middle School Band, Orchestra and Choir Registration

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On May 18th - 20th the 5th graders will be performing the musical, Space Pirates, live and in person for families at 6:30 PM. We can't wait to share our show with you! Here is the schedule for that week:

Monday, May 16th: in school rehearsal

Tuesday, May 17th: please send your child to school that morning IN COSTUME for our in school rehearsal

Wednesday, May 18th: Burns and Parrish classes please come to school that morning IN COSTUME for our in school performance. 5th grade families, please bring your child back to school IN COSTUME at 6:00 PM so they will be ready to perform AT 6:30 PM.

Thursday, May 19th: Dahmer and Simo classes please come to school that morning IN COSTUME for our in school performance. 5th grade families, please bring your child back to school IN COSTUME at 6:00 PM so they will be ready to perform AT 6:30 PM.

Friday, May 20th: Peterson and Presslak classes please come to school that morning IN COSTUME for our in school performance. 5th grade families, please bring your child back to school IN COSTUME at 6:00 PM so they will be ready to perform AT 6:30 PM.

Service Club News

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Donate online using the QR code below, or send a check made out to Westbrook & Glen Grove PTA to the Glen Grove office. If writing a check, please include "Ukraine Fundraiser" on the memo line. Thanks!
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2022-2023 Registration is Open

Don't forget to register your child for next year! You can find directions here, on the District 34 website. Pay your fees by May 27 and get a $50 Early Bird discount!

If you need assistance, our registration team has set up in-person help sessions to walk you through the process.

When: May 24 and 25, 4:30-7:00pm
Where: District 34 Administration Building (1401 Greenwood Rd.)

Spanish interpreters will be available. Mongolian and Korean assistance is also available by appointment - email or call 847-998-5063.

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Thank you PTA for the fantastic Teachers Appreciation Week treats!

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Glen Grove Community Culture Team

The purpose of the Glen Grove Community Culture Team is to celebrate our diversity and recognize all the different kinds of celebrations and traditions our families celebrate. The team meets monthly to talk about how we can share our Glen Grove families' celebrations and traditions.

To celebrate International Day on the ABC Countdown, the Glen Grove Community Culture Team set up a station near Door B with some activities for classrooms as well as a poster that said, "Celebrating Who We Are and Where We are From." Students used stamp markers to stamp on the continents. They could stamp where they are from, a place their family is from, or a place that they wanted to learn more about. Teachers were also reminded to share some of the videos from the Community Project.

It has been an amazing year filled with much learning, growing, and sharing!

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Lost and Found

Thank you to all who checked the Lost and Found during our Chorus and Orchestra concerts! You can also check during our Band concerts and the 5th Grade Musical performances.

Your child, of course, can look in the lunchroom for any sweaters, jackets, boots, gloves, hats, water bottles, etc., and in the office for small items, during the school day.

All items not claimed by May 27 will be donated or discarded.

Do you recognize anything below?????

Check out the After-School and Summer Activities on our Peachjar Digital Flyers Page

D34's Peachjar Digital Flyers share a range of community information, such as before + after school programming that might take place on-site at your school, online, or at a location in the Glenview area. You will also see flyers from Glenview community non-profit organizations like the Glenview Education Foundation (GEF) and Debra Gelfand Children's Foundation, both of which serve D34 families and students directly.

New classes are starting soon! Register now!

View Peachjar Digital Flyers here

or click on the logo above or at the bottom of our webpage

Peachjar Digital Flyers can be sent directly to your inbox so you can easily view the newest flyers every week.

Sign up here to receive Peachjar Flyers by email

District 34 Important Forms and Information

2021-2022 District 34 Calendar

Calendario 2021-2022 del Distrito 34

2022-2023 District 34 Calendar

Calendario 2022-2023 del Distrito 34

Click Here for the following forms:

Authorization And Permission For Administration Of Medication

Bus Rider Reminders

Cell Phone Use Agreement and Permission Form

Dental Exam Form (completed for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades)

Dental Exam Waiver

District Policies/Handbook Info

Eye Exam Form

Eye Exam Waiver

Food Guidelines

Health Examination Form

Follow Us!

We invite you to follow us on Twitter @GlenGroveSchool and on Facebook @GlenGroveD34 for news on student, classroom and school accomplishments, important updates, informational items, and a glimpse at amazing moments of teaching and learning. We also encourage you to share your Glen Grove school pride using the hashtags #GlenGroveD34, #GlenGroveSchool and #WeAreD34.

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Happy Mother's Day to all of our Gator Moms!

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Contact Us

Attendance/Health Office: (847) 657-2394

Main Office: (847) 998-5030

Office Fax: (847) 998-5101