Lyon & Pleasant Ridge Monthly News
May 7, 2021
Glenview District 34
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1335 Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL 60025
(847)998-5045 Phone/(847)998-9701 Fax
(847)657-2894 Absence Calls/Health Office
1730 Sunset Ridge Road
Gelview, IL 60025
(847)998-2794 Absence Calls/Health Calls
Calendar of Events at Lyon and District 34
Monday, May 17
Board of Education Meeting - 7:30 pm
Monday, May 31
No School - Memorial Day
Wednesday, June 2- Last Day of School for Kindergarten
Thursday, June 3 - Last Day of School - Half Day
Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year Opened on April 1
Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opened up for new and returning students on April 1. So, whether you're enrolling your youngest for 8th grade, or have an incoming kindergartener, look for registration information just after spring break. The district will offer an early bird discount for those who register by May 31, 2021. Click HERE to start the registration process.
Student Supply Program - $10 Discount Before June 3rd
Lyon and Pleasant Ridge have a fee based program for student classroom supplies. Simply pay a single fee and your child’s classroom supplies are covered for the entire school year. NOT INCLUDED: Recorders, Headphones and “At Home Items” like a backpack and water bottle.
- Credit Card Payments are accepted online at the PTA website https://lypr-pta-school-supply-program.square.site/
- Personal Check must be made out to Lyon/PR PTA with Order Form (below) to the Lyon or PR office.
Message from Principal Dorken - Finish Strong
It has been a month since we began our Adapted in Person schedule (like a new first day of school in many ways), and now we are looking at the home stretch of this school year. That has made for quite a unique combination of variables! Every year I emphasize the theme of Finishing Strong at school, and especially given the year we have had, it is important to make the most of the time together and the learning still to come.
From a health and safety perspective, finishing strong means staying committed to all of the daily routines that have helped us get to this point. Please continue to complete the health self-assessments every day before your child comes to school. Remind them, as we will, of the 3 Ws: wear a mask, wash your hands, watch your distance. With the positive trends related to the virus currently, we want to do everything we can to maintain our movement forward, and all of our D34 Health and Safety Protocols are designed to help toward that goal.
As a staff, we will maintain high expectations for learning and behavior (viewing this time of year as needing as much structure and explicit communication, if not more, as anytime). Teachers will be reflecting on the extent to which they have achieved goals for individual students thus far, as well as their professional learning goals, and making productive use of the time we have remaining to further that progress. At times, we will be intentionally slowing down, when the temptation will often be to do the opposite, so as to make the most of each day and invest in the present. Despite the atypical year, there has been a great deal of growth, and we want to build on that all the way through the last day of school.
At home, children benefit from a continued (or renewed) commitment to positive routines related to nightly reading, schedule planning, healthy diet, hygiene, adequate sleep, and prompt arrival to school each day. With the improving weather, the time is ripe to recommit to limited screen time. Look for moments when you also can slow things down and be fully present with your child(ren). In other words, this final “push” need not be anything intense, just a rededicated focus on simple but important things that foster a child’s well being. You will likely benefit as well.
We are looking forward to a rewarding and focused finish to this extremely memorable school year!
P.S. Our day-to-day life at Lyon could not be occurring as smoothly as it is without the generous service of MANY parent (and former parent, and grandparent) volunteers. Tremendous thanks to each and every one of these awesome supporters!
Message from Principal Friedman
Pleasant Ridge Families,
Wow! We’ve made it to May. With all the twists and turns this year has thrown our way, this is quite an accomplishment. The year started with remote learning, we moved to weekly 45 minute visits, then transitioned to Hybrid learning. We maintained that for a while until we went into an Adaptive Pause for the winter months. We returned to Hybrid before transitioning to Adapted in Person. I know, I’m exhausted just writing it. What a year to be a parent, what a year to be an educator. We’ve all been stretched and tested in many new ways we could have never expected.
Yet, we’ve been able to persevere and grow. The kids made sure this happened. Pandemic or not, they participated in school, they required our support, they showed us resilience and fortitude, and they kept being kids. They are the ones who kept it ‘normal’ for us adults. Whether we were in parent mode or teacher mode, kids have pushed us back to a true sense of normalcy throughout this school year. And because of our dedication to them, they have provided us a focus and purpose to keep us moving forward.
What’s been happening at school over the last 4 weeks has been amazing to see. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when we moved to Adapted in person. What would recess look like? How about PE? Will I have enough people to supervise 20 homerooms for lunch everyday? What has stood out to me is that kids are pushing us back to normal. There is an eagerness to participate in school that is exciting to see. Despite all the protocols and additional safety layers we are navigating, the students have accepted it all and are happy to participate in a full day of school. It’s been refreshing. I hope your child has been enjoying the return to a full day and all the academic, and social opportunities each day presents.
I plan on sending another letter to families before the end of the year. Until then, stay safe and enjoy the remaining weeks of the year. Thank you for your extraordinary partnership this year!!!
Please see a few timely notes below.
Stay healthy and be well!
NWEA Testing @ Pleasant Ridge - Starting on May 11th we will be administering spring NWEA testing. Students will take both a reading and math assessment in consecutive days. Grade level times and schedules vary so please be on the lookout for information from your child’s homeroom teacher.
3rd Grade Orientation Video - Will be shared next week. I will email 2nd grade families directly with the orientation video. If you have any questions after viewing the video, please feel free to reach out to me via email.
Student Supplies Reminder (2021-22 School Year) - We are very proud to announce that in partnership with our wonderful PR Families and PTA, we were able to provide student supplies to all students from GOAL to Adapted In Person Learning through this pandemic. We cannot move forward without your continued support. Save $10 if you pay your student supply fee before June 3rd at https://lypr-pta-school-supply-program.square.site/.
End of Year Notes - During the last week of school we are going to do our best to honor some of our long lasting traditions as best we can. Our PE team is currently planning a modified Field Day for our students. It won’t look like our typical field day but we plan on making it fun for our students. I’m also currently working with our PTA to plan a 5th Grade Farewell Picnic. Again, there will be adjustments from what we typically do, but the kids deserve some of these celebratory events that we do to close out a school year. More information to come.
News from the LY/PR PTA President
What a year! Thank you all for your support of the PTA this year. This spring has been busy for the PTA! We hope you will support the Virtual Book Fair that is going on and we are in the process of planning a fabulous 5th grade picnic to celebrate the end of their time at Lyon/Pleasant Ridge. Please think about joining us for our last PTA meeting this coming Tuesday, May 11th at 9:15 a.m. The zoom link and agenda will be sent out on Monday and posted on our Facebook Page.
As we start to look towards next year we have decided to open up registration for the next school year. Our hope is while you are registering for school and order school supplies you will join the PTA at the same time. We believe that parent involvement in the schools is important. Joining a PTA meeting, volunteering at a school event, or making a donation are all excellent opportunities to help make a difference. We would love it if every family got involved in the PTA because we can do more together than apart.
Member registration for the PTA is an important aspect of our fundraising. Your membership dues are critical to support programs and services within the school. As a member of the LYPR PTA, you join a community that encourages student achievement, helps enrich the learning environment, and builds partnerships between our families and our school. Membership to the PTA helps support the following initiatives:
-PTA Grants (i.e. Audiovisual equipment purchased for both gyms, Garden at PR, Book closet at Lyon, Soft Starts at both schools)
-Book Fair/Literature Alive
-Community Nights (both family and parents only events) NEW THIS YEAR!
-Cultural Enrichment Assemblies
-Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
-Parent Connect Seminars (district wide parent education)
-5th Grade Picnic
Registered PTA members also get access to our ONLINE directory and a copy of the PRINTED directory. The online directory app is accessible from an iPhone, Android or on the web. Members also have early access to select PTA events!
Go to: https://www.lyonprpta.org/pta-registration to register and be a part of what makes the LYPR community so special!
Thank you for your continued support of the PTA and we hope to see you at a meeting or an event in the upcoming year.
News from the Lyon Health Office
Please remember to complete your child’s self assessment through PowerSchool each morning. The assessment should be completed before your child gets on the bus, or is dropped off at school. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our community safe!
The State of Illinois requires all children to present evidence of having had a physical examination, including all required immunizations. Students entering Early Child, Kindergarten, and transfer-in students will need a physical examination. Please remember to fill out and sign the back page parent portion of this form prior to returning to the health office.
All Illinois children in kindergarten, and 2nd grade are required to have a dental examination complete by May 15th of the current school year. Please have your dentist fill out the dental form and return to your child's health office prior to the due date.
All Illinois children entering kindergarten or upon first entry into an Illinois school beyond kindergarten, are required to have an eye examination by October 15th of the current school year.
All required forms can be found at the following link under the “health” tab.
Please refer to the link below for additional information.
Medication pick up All student medication must be picked up on the last day of school. Please make a pick up plan for Thursday, June 3rd. If you would like Emergency Medication to go home with your child, please let us know ahead of time. Students do tend to forget in the excitement of the last bell, we are happy to help coordinate with them. Medication that is controlled, must be picked up by an adult. Please make arrangements earlier in the week to pick up any extra medication in the Health Office, leaving just enough medication for the remaining days.
Feel free to contact the Health Office if you have any questions. You may continue to drop off your child’s physical, immunization, dental, and/or eye exams to the health office until the end of the school year. The district will have summer hours to submit these forms and answer your questions and concerns at 1401 Greenwood Rd., Glenview or call 847-998-5000.
Have a great summer!
From the PR Health Office Corner
Attention All 5th Grade Parents:
It is time for the required school physicals for students entering 6th grade. If your child has turned 11, schedule your physical now as health care providers typically get very busy in the summer. The records will be transferred with other records to your child's middle school.
All students that have medications in the health office need to be picked up on June 3, 2021- Thank you!
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Message from the Lyon LRC
We know this has been a difficult year, especially with our many transitions in and out of in-person learning, and books may be in unexpected places.
Could you please look carefully at home for the books and return them by May 28th, 2021? We have waived replacement costs for this year.
The replacement cost of each book is also listed on the automatic reminder messages from our library service. If you cannot find the book and are able to pay to replace it, we will use those funds to keep our libraries full of great books to engage our young readers.Thanks for helping your child return their reading materials back to our Learning Resource Center!
You Can Still Purchase A Pleasant Ridge School Yearbook:
- Green Yearbooks: Tree Ring plants a tree in our school’s name when you purchase a book and prints on recycled paper.
- Beautiful Yearbooks: All yearbooks are gorgeously printed in full color using the highest end print production available.
If you have not yet created an account at Tree Ring, please go to the following link and create an account: https://tr5.treering.com/create-account/101424905840419
Orders for standard yearbooks are due by Tuesday, May 11th.
Yearbooks will be mailed to the students home at the end of the school year.
If you need help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Authorization to Administer Medication at School
If your child needs to take any medication during the school day -- either prescription or over-the-counter (including ibuprofen or other pain reliever) -- you must submit this form with a doctor's signature to the health office at school (Aquí está la forma en español.). There are no exceptions to this policy. Students should not have medication in their backpack or pocket; parents must provide the medication indicated on the form, in original packaging, to the school nurse.
All health forms are posted on the District 34 website on our frequently used forms page. If you have questions, please contact the Lyon health office at (847) 657-2894 or the Pleasant Ridge health office at (847) 657-2794.
Click this link for the following frequently used forms:
Authorization And Permission For Administration Of Medication
Cell Phone Use Agreement and Permission Form
Classroom Party Menu Options
Dental Exam Form (completed for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades)
Dental Exam Waiver
District Policies/Handbook Info
Eye Exam Form
Eye Exam Waiver
Health Examination Form