Lyon & Pleasant Ridge Newsletter

May 3, 2019

Glenview District 34

Our Mission

Aspire. Explore. Discover. Connect.

Lyon School

1335 Waukegan Road

Glenview, IL 60025

(847)998-5045 Phone/(847)998-9701 Fax

(847)657-2894 Absence Calls/Health Office


Pleasant Ridge School

1730 Sunset Ridge Road

Glenview, IL 60025

(847)998-5050 Phone/(847)998-5532 Fax

(847)657-2794 Absence Calls/Health Office


Important Lyon and District 34 Dates

Tuesday, May 14

PTA Meeting at Pleasant Ridge - 9:45 a.m.

(Luncheon to Follow)

Thursday, May 23

Lyon School 2nd Grade Program - 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Monday, May 27

No School - Memorial Day

Thursday, May 30

Lyon School Open House - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 31

Lyon School Field Day

Thursday, June 6

Last Day of School

Kindergarten Sing & Snack

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Pleasant Ridge


Dress Like your Favorite TV Character - MAY 10TH

Dress Like your Favorite BOOK Character - MAY 15TH

Friday, May 3rd

After School Art - 2:30pm

Monday, May 6th

Presto Orchestra - 7:15 am

Eagle Running Club - 2:30 pm

Tuesday, May 7th

LAST DAY - Care Packages for the Troops Donation

NWEA Testing

Garden Club - 11:20 - 1:15am (weather permitting)

3rd Grade Chorus - 2:30 pm

Spring Choral Concert in Gym - 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 8th

NWEA Testing

Gold Band - 7:15 am

Eagle Running Club - 2:30 pm

4th/5th Grade Chorus - 2:30 pm

Student Council - 2:30 pm

Thursday, May 9th

NWEA Make Up Testing

Garden Club - 11:20 - 1:15am (weather permitting)

Friday, May 10th

Spirit Day ~ Dress Like your Favorite TV Character

NWEA Make Up Testing

After-School Art - 2:30 pm

Monday, May 13th

NWEA Make Up Testing

Presto Orchestra - 7:15 am

Eagle Running Club - 2:30 pm

Tuesday, May 14th

NWEA Make Up Testing

PTA Meeting & Book Fair Set Up - 9:45am

Garden Club - 11:20 - 1:15am (weather permitting)

Wednesday, May 15th

Spirit Day ~ Dress Like your Favorite BOOK Character

NWEA Make Up Testing

Gold Band - 7:15 am

Eagle Running Club - 2:30 pm

Book Fair in Gym 5-8pm

PR Orchestra Concert at Springman 7pm

Thursday, May 16th

Garden Club - 11:20 - 1:15am (weather permitting)

Book Fair in Gym- 2:30-7:30pm

Literature Alive! 6:00-7:30 pm

Friday, May 15th

After-School Art - 2:30 pm

Be Here and Finish Strong by Kevin Dorken

With our calendars having turned to May, we will be stressing the importance of Being Here and Finishing Strong at school. These are particularly relevant concepts every year around this time because of the increase in potential distractions (e.g., many special events, looking ahead to transitions, spring extracurricular activities) from the habits and hard work we’ve been engaged in all year. Just as any athletic contest requires a strong push until the very end, this is the time of year when we all need to sustain our energy and determination (the strong finish), as well as our focus on the present (the being here). We’ll continue our dedication to our school-wide guidelines for success – Be Safe, Be Kind & Give Your Best Effort – while emphasizing these additional, very timely themes.

As a staff, we will maintain high expectations for learning and behavior (in many cases, viewing this time of year as needing as much structure and explicit communication as during the first month of school). Teachers will be reflecting on the extent to which they have achieved goals for individual students thus far, as well as their collaborative team 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. I tell our students frequently: today is the most important day.

At home, children benefit from a continued (or renewed) commitment to positive routines related to nightly reading and homework completion, 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 (see for some very helpful resources for families). 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.

There are many opportunities for celebration to come in the next few weeks, representing much hard work, including our Second Grade Program (May 23), Open House (May 30), Field Day (May 31) and more. We are looking forward to a rewarding and focused finish to our school year. We hope to see you at Lyon soon!

Dear Pleasant Ridge Families,

The end of year is coming fast! I’m sure you can all feel it. Our school calendar is loaded with end of year events and each day is a precious opportunity to push our students further. It’s an interesting time of year when we are all excited about the prospective break, but wish we had more time to tackle the million things on our to-do list. I enjoy this time of year for several reasons. First, we begin to reflect on and analyze what we’ve accomplished with students this year. It is always humbling for me to witness the growth both our students and staff have made over the year. I see the progression of a year unfold on a daily basis and our students and staff deserve recognition for their hard work and effort, I’m proud of them. Second, there are many schoolwide and classroom celebrations that begin to populate our calendar. It’s important for us to celebrate our students and their accomplishments this school year. Many students have met and surpassed personal goals they set for themselves back in the fall. They’ve made new friends, they’re reading at a higher text level, they worked through challenging math problems, they faced an uncomfortable peer situation but came out wiser and stronger because of it, they learned about themselves and contributed to our school community in some important way. These are the amazing things that happen over the course of a school year, and I’m excited to acknowledge all we’ve accomplished together this year. As always, I appreciate all the support you’ve provided throughout the year to make all these moments possible.

  • Pleasant Ridge Staffing News- I’d like to congratulate Pat Hoeft (PE Teacher) and Kari Stella (5th Grade Teacher) who will be moving on to new positions in our District next year. Mr. Hoeft will be moving on to an Assistant Principal role and Mrs. Stella will fill the Intermediate Science Support role at Glen Grove. Ms. Nichols will also be moving on as she will be completing her Masters Degree in Social Work and pursuing continued work with children. I wish all of these Eagles the best in their new pursuits and know they will continue to have a positive impact in education and for children. I’m currently working with our staff to hire for our current open positions and will share staffing updates in my Summer Newsletter.

  • Literature Alive, May 16th from 6:00-7:30- Please join us on Thursday, May 16th to celebrate literacy and support the Pleasant Ridge Book Fair. Our staff will be hosting several stations to engage students in literacy, learning, and fun. There will also be food trucks on site should you choose to purchase dinner that evening. I hope you can join us for the fun!

Erik Friedman

Pleasant Ridge Principal

Student Supply Program is Back for 2019-20

No Lists + No Kits + No Store = No Hassle

Pay Now and Save $10

K-2nd Grade - $50

3rd Grade - $60

4th & 5th Grade - $85

*Supply costs will increase after June 6th*

No more purchasing school supplies from a confusing supply list or buying pre-packaged kits. Simply pay a single fee and your child’s classroom supplies are covered for the entire school year. Click the links below for PROGRAM DETAILS and PAYMENT FORMS. Paper copies will be sent home with students and are available in the school office.

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Lyon School Learning Center News

In order to encourage a love of literature, the LRC has relaxed its circulation policy, allowing children to check out multiple books at a time. If you are unsure of the status of your child's account, please contact Ms. Steiger at

Please remember all books are due back to the Lyon School Learning Center by Friday, May 24th. If your child does not return materials, you will receive an overdue notice with the replacement fees associated. Any books not returned by the end of the school year will require a replacement fee. If a book is located after a payment has been made, The LRC refunds any fees associated with returned items. Thanks for helping your child return their reading materials back to our Learning Resource Center!

Attention 5th Grade Families

District policy requires that you submit a current physical and proof of immunizations before the first day of school. You can drop those forms off at the school office or the D34 Administration Center (1401 Greenwood). Make these appointments soon!

If your child does not have insurance or receives state insurance (All-Kids/Medicaid), you can attend a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile clinic to get physicals and immunizations.

These clinics will be held on May 6 at Glen Grove and May 8 at Hoffman. If you would like to make an appointment, contact District Nurse Rebecca Vance at or 847-657-2309.

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Registration Information

It's time to register for the 2019-2020 school year. Visit the registration page of the website for a step-by-step guide on how to complete registration. Complete your registration by May 24, you'll receive a $50 discount!

Click for information about fees and instructions on setting up your account in e~Funds for Schools, the new D34 payment processor. If you have questions about registration or residency, or need help navigating the online system, plan to attend a Registration/Residency Night!

May 23 | 4:30-7pm | D34 Administration Building | 1401 Greenwood, Glenview

From the Lyon Art Room

We are gathering supplies for an outdoor art room!! While you begin preparing your yard for summer, the art room has a request from all of you landscapers. We are looking for "tree cookies". What's a tree cookie?! A tree cookie is a 1"-2" slice of a think branch or trunk to form a thin round section of that branch/trunk. AND if you are chopping up smaller branches (no smaller than 1" diameter) we would love cuts of 2", 3" and up to 4" tall. We will be using the tree cookies and branch cylinders to build with and to build on like natural blocks. Please send donations to the Lyon School art room. Thank you, - Mary Tapia

Summer Athletic Camps at Glenbrook North/Glenbrook South

District 225 offers a variety of summer sports camps for District 34 students. See the brochure for camp sessions, schedules and registration information. If you have questions, please contact Linda Regal at 847.562.2268 or

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2019 - 2020 Registration For New and Returning Students

Registration is now open for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Please visit, and follow the steps in order to register your child at District 34.

Please contact Lyon School if you have any questions at (847) 998-5045.

New Online Payment Processor to Pay Fees and Lunch

Dear District 34 Parents,

You’ll notice something different next time you go online to pay lunch or District fees. The District has selected a new payment processor, e~Funds for Schools. It’s secure, easy to use, and your processing fees will be lower. Here’s all the information you need to set up an account and use e~Funds to pay your fees:

Create a New Account:

  1. Visit the e~Funds for Schools website (you also can access it through your PowerSchool account)

  2. Click Create an Account at the bottom of the left navigation bar

  3. Provide the requested information (if the system asks for Family ID, add your child’s

    student ID)

  4. Click Create Account

Add Your Children:

  1. Select Manage Students under Manage Account

  2. Enter student last name and student ID number. Your student’s ID# can be found by

    logging into PowerSchool

  3. Select Add Student(s)

  4. Repeat to add additional students

Manage Payment Methods:

  1. Select Payment Methods under Payment Settings

  2. Select New Credit Card or New Direct Debit to add new payment information

  3. Read Consent and select Add to save information to account

Make a Payment:

  1. Select type of payment you would like to make

  2. Select student

  3. Enter amount of payment

  4. Select Begin Checkout

  5. Choose payment method or enter new method

  6. Review items and total

  7. Select Pay Now

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Estimados padres del Distrito 34,

Notará algo diferente la próxima vez que se conecte en línea para pagar el almuerzo o las tarifas del Distrito. El Distrito ha seleccionado un nuevo procesador de pagos, e ~ Funds for Schools. Es seguro, fácil de usar y sus tarifas de procesamiento serán más bajas. Aquí tiene toda la información que necesita para configurar una cuenta y usar e ~ Funds para pagar sus tarifas:

Crea una cuenta nueva:

  1. Visite el sitio web de e ~ Funds for Schools (también puede acceder a él a través de su cuenta de PowerSchool)

  2. Haga clic en Crear una cuenta en la parte inferior de la barra de navegación izquierda

  3. Proporcione la información solicitada (si el sistema solicita una identificación familiar,

    agregue la identificación de estudiante de su hijo)

  4. Haga clic en Crear cuenta

Añade tus hijos:

  1. Seleccione Administrar estudiantes en Administrar cuenta

  2. Ingrese el apellido del estudiante y el número de identificación del estudiante. El número

    de identificación de su estudiante se puede encontrar ingresando a PowerSchool

  3. Seleccione Agregar Estudiante (s)

  4. Repita para agregar estudiantes adicionales

Administrar los métodos de pago:

  1. Seleccione los métodos de pago en Configuración de pago

  2. Seleccione Nueva tarjeta de crédito o Nuevo débito directo para agregar nueva

    información de pago

  3. Lea el consentimiento y seleccione Agregar para guardar la información en la cuenta

Realizar un pago:

  1. Seleccione el tipo de pago que desea realizar.

  2. Seleccionar estudiante

  3. Ingrese la cantidad de pago

  4. Seleccione Comenzar Checkout (Pago)

  5. Elija el método de pago o ingrese un nuevo método

  6. Artículos de revisión y total

  7. Selecciona Pagar ahora

Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta.

Hear the PR Chorus Sing at the Chicago Dogs Game!

The PR Chorus is singing the National Anthem at the Chicago Dogs baseball game on Sunday, May 19 at 1:00pm. Use this link to purchase tickets...

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.

Cell Phones at School

All students that carry a cell phone to school must have a cell phone usage form on file with the front office. Please fill out the attached form and send it to the Pleasant Ridge or Lyon Office. The guidelines are included in this attachment.

Cell Phone Usage Form

Keeping Our School Community Healthy

We have entered the time of year when we see influenza (flu) and other respiratory viruses at school. We want to let you know what steps we are taking to keep our school community healthy and how you can help. Click here for more information.

Food Service Menu and Cycle Calendar For Lyon and Pleasant Ridge

Please review this important food service information which includes the menu cycle and the cycle calendar. Click here for the April Food Service Newsletter.

Lost and Found

Is your child missing his/her gloves, backpack, lunchbox, water bottle, hat, scarf, coat, boots etc.? Lyon school’s lost and found is overflowing. If your child is missing an article of clothing, please stop by Lyon to look through all the lost items.

Our Lost and Found is Overflowing!

We are running out of room! Please have your Pleasant Ridge student check our Lost and Found by Wednesday, May 15 for any missing items.

From the Health Office

Reminders........Dental Forms

All kindergarten, second and sixth grade students must have a dental report on file in the health office by May 15, 2019. If your child has been to the dentist within the past year, please ask the dentist to fill out the state required dental form and return it to the Lyon health office. If your child has not been seen by a dentist within the past year, please make an appointment as soon as possible and return the state dental form to the health office. If you have any questions or need a copy of the state form please call Jan Gode, Lyon Health Coordinator at (847) 657-2894 or fax your completed form to (847) 998-9701 attn: Jan Gode.

State of Illinois Physical form requirement:
The State of Illinois requires all children to present evidence of having had a physical examination, including all required immunizations.
(State of Illinois Code, Chapter 122, Section 27-8)

  • A physical examination (no more than one year old) including immunizations (signed by the parent/guardian and a health care provider) is required for students entering kindergarten and again in 6th grade.
  • If a student is transferring into District 34 for the first time, he or she is also required to provide a copy of a State of Illinois physical exam including immunizations (signed by parent/guardian and a health care provider).

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.

Student Absence

If your child will be absent from school, please call the Health Office phone number at (847)657-2894. You can call this number after hours and leave a message at any time. Leave your child’s name, the teacher’s name, reason for the absence and expected number of days they may be out of school.

After School Pick Up at Pleasant Ridge

Thank you to all the parents and guardians for your patience and cooperation during pick up time at Pleasant Ridge. While it's always busy every afternoon, we are safely dismissing children out of school, into cars, and on their way home. Please note a few reminders:

  • When you are on our school grounds, please do not use your cell phone while in our car pick up line
  • When leaving our South lot, cars cannot turn left onto Sunset Ridge
  • Please do not block our North lot exit when waiting on Sunset Ridge
  • Please be mindful of all our neighbors and avoid blocking their driveways

I appreciate everyone's patience during this busy daily time. Thank you for your cooperation, our goal is to safely dismiss children from school and have you start your afternoons as soon as possible!

Thank you.