Gator News SUMMER EDITION No. 2
Home of the Glen Grove Gators - August 14, 2023
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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
Glen Grove Website: https://gg.glenview34.org
District Website: https://www.glenview34.org
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 7:45 am - 2:40 pm
Wednesday - 8:45 am - 2:40 pm
A MESSAGE FROM MS. ELLISON
Dear Glen Grove Families,
It is hard to believe that school is about to begin! I hope that everyone had a restful summer and is ready to make the 2023-2024 school year the best one ever.
The construction crews are working around the clock to ensure that the school is ready to open for our students. It will be up to the wire and a little extra busy opening schools, but it will all be worth it. The classrooms are starting to look beautiful! I can’t wait to see the new furniture in place once it is all delivered.
Last Friday you received class placement emails. I know your child’s teacher is very excited to welcome them into the classroom community. Teachers start work on the 21st and will be communicating with families. This will be an incredibly busy time for them as it is the first time they can enter the building and we will need to unpack, deliver furniture, and everything else that goes along with opening schools!
As always, feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Glen Grove Principal
August 21, Monday - Board of Education Meeting, 7:30PM at Attea
August 22, Tuesday - Meet & Greet, 2:00PM
August 24, Thursday - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS!
August 28, Monday - Band & Orchestra Recruitment Assembly (4th & 5th Grade Students only)
September 4, Monday - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
September 7, Thursday - Curriculum Night
September 18, Monday - School Picture Day
K-8TH Registration for 2023-2024 School Year
SCHOOL WIDE MEET & GREET
We are excited to do a schoolwide meet and greet on August 22nd at 2:00. We hope that everyone can attend and get the opportunity to meet their teacher. Families are welcome to bring their school supplies if they did not order the PTA boxes. There will be a PTA sponsored popsicle party on the playground at 2:30. See you there!
STUDENT DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP PROCEDURES
Student Entry Procedures
Students may enter the building starting at 7:30 am. The classrooms will open at 7:35.
Classes will start at 7:45 am. Please also note that any students who arrive after 7:45 will be considered tardy and must check in at the office. It is important that we all do our best to get students to school on time as it helps them start their day off on the right foot.
Car Lane Entrance will be at Door B for all students. When using the car drop-off lane, please stay in a single-file line and wait to drop off your child until they are directly in front of Door B. Please do not pull out around other cars when dropping off students or try to drop students off at Door A. The efficiency and safety of the car lane depends on all of us working together!
Bus Entrance and Walk Entrance will be at Door A for 4th and 5th graders and Door G for 3rd graders.
Student Exit Procedures
Dismissal time is 2:40 pm. Please note that it is helpful to let your child’s teacher know how they will be getting home after school.
Walking students will exit Door F.
Bus riding students will exit Door A for 4th and 5th graders and Door G for third graders.
Car pick up students will exit Door B. Please make sure to stay in a single-file line and wait until you are in front of Door B before allowing your child in the car.
UPDATED PROCEDURES FOR STUDENT MATERIAL DROP OFF DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
This year we have improved security at all D34 buildings which means that the outer door to the vestibule will be locked throughout the school day. While this is great for safety and security, it will make it a bit more challenging to receive forgotten student items during the school day. While we understand that students forget things from time to time, we also want to minimize classroom disruptions and traffic in the office.
If you are dropping something off for your child in the middle of the school day, please leave it labeled on the cart in the vestibule. Our office staff will do a morning and afternoon check of the cart and notify teachers. We will also do a student delivery of materials before lunchtime to ensure everyone has what they need for lunch and recess.
WELCOME NEW EDUCATORS!
We are very excited to welcome the following new educators to our Glen Grove team. They are going to be fantastic additions!
Hello! My name is Megan Vinicky and I am thrilled to be joining the Glen Grove community as 3rd grade teacher this upcoming school year.
I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago and my Master’s degree in Elementary Education from DePaul University. This will be my 11th year as an educator and my 7th year in 3rd grade! Each year I look forward to creating strong connections with my students and their families.
Outside of school, I like to stay active by doing CrossFit or taking my dog, Noodle, on long walks. Looking forward to a fun filled year!
Hello Glen Grove Team! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the last bit of summer! My name is Jessica Gonzalez and I will be joining the 5th grade team this coming school year. I’m super excited to get started and to get to know all of you.
I recently graduated from Roosevelt University with my degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Special Education.
I was born and raised in Chicago (Go Cubs!) and moved to Schaumburg where I currently live and completed my student teaching. Aside from teaching, I love going to concerts, traveling, attending baseball games, and learning new languages!
Hello! My name is Nicole Bright. I currently live in Chicago with my husband and 3 kids. My husband’s name is Don and our boys are Jacob, Jared and Logan. We also have a super cute puppy named Lexi who is 4 years old.
I enjoy traveling, reading, scuba diving and going on bike rides with my family.
I have been an educator since 2017. This will be my first year teaching 4th grade full time. Last year, I spent my time in the district teaching 2nd & 3rd grade. Prior to that, I have had the opportunity to teach students across multiple grade levels. I am excited for this year to be filled with growth, learning and fun.
My name is Chuluuntsetseg Togtokh. You can call me Jane. I will be joining Glen Grove as an Associate this year.
I graduated with a Bachelor and Masters degree in Mongolia. I have various experiences in different fields. I am an active member of the Mongolian community in the Chicago area. I have organized the Chicago Mongol Naadam 2022 and the Children’s Festival 2023.
My organizational skills, love of children, and teaching make me eager to give my best at Glen Grove.
Hi! My name is Rachel Hern and I am excited to be joining Glenview schools as an Occupational Therapist. I recently moved back to Chicago after a couple of years of living in New Mexico and Japan. I left Chicago about 5 years ago for an opportunity to work with military families in Okinawa, Japan. While there, I met my husband and moved with him to New Mexico and had a son (who is turning 2 later this month). We moved to Chicago (home for me) after he retired from the Air Force. In my free time, I like spending time with my family and friends, rooting for the Cubs, traveling, and doing jigsaw puzzles.
LUNCH COST UPDATES AND TIPS FOR 2023-2024
District 34 has launched a quick and easy way to see the most up-to-date lunch menus: Choosi!
You can access menus two ways through Choosi and you're sure the get the most up-to-date lunch menus -- menus are subject to change daily due to product availability:
Either way, search Glenview Ccsd 34 and then select your school (or just search for your school name). View live menus including nutrient and allergen info. This is available to all parents, students and staff with no login required.
K-5 schools’ monthly menus will be placed in each teacher’s mailbox each month this school year.
FROM THE NURSE'S OFFICE
Glen Grove Attendance :
All student absences should be called into the health office no later than 7:45 a.m. at (847) 657-2394. The Health Office has voicemail so parents can call to leave messages at any time.
If you do not notify your Student's school of your child's absence your student will have an UNEXCUSED ABSENCE for the day,
If your student is sick please keep your child home until he/she is feeling well, symptoms have improved and fever free for over 24 hours without fever reducing medications and no vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours.
Student Medications kept at school:
New D34 Medication Administration and Emergency Action forms need to be completed for the 2023-2024 School year. The medication forms are valid if dated after June 8,2023.
You may drop-off medications at Glen Grove on or after August 22, 2023. Please be sure you have the D34 Medication Administration form completed and provide the medication in its original container. The medication should not expire before the end of the school year, May 31, 2024. If you have medication Administration questions please contact Jennifer Hastings, Glen Grove School Nurse.
If your student has a food allergy or asthma please provide a Food Allergy Action Plan or an Asthma Action Plan along with the D34 medication Administration Form.
Please be sure to sign section III of the medication administration form ( back of Medication Administration form) Also sign the parent portion Emergency Action form if applicable.
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Email Preferences: Get What You Want (And Not What You Don't!)
We strive to keep families informed about information that's important to you -- but we know that not all messages are relevant to all families. You have a way to tailor the messages you receive from the District and schools:
- Log into PowerSchool and click on SwiftReach Swift K12 at the bottom of the left navigation bar.
- Then, click on Alert Preferences in the upper right corner.
- Uncheck boxes next to any phone number or email in categories that you don't want to receive messages. Conversely, check any box next to a phone number or email that you do want to receive messages.
- Remember to click Save Changes at the bottom of the screen.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
School Supplies lists for each grade are below. If you DID NOT purchase a supply box from PTA in the Spring, you can use the lists below to complete your school supply shopping.
LRC REMINDER RE: OVERDUE BOOKS
As stated in previous newsletters, all overdue books that were not returned by the last day of school are considered lost. The replacement cost has been billed through your child’s PowerSchool account. Your payment allows us to buy replacement copies of the missing and damaged books to benefit all of the students at Glen Grove.
PLAY A BAND OR ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENT IN 4TH AND 5TH GRADE!
Student assembly for 4th and 5th graders will be during school on Monday, August 28th.
CHECK OUT THE AFTER-SCHOOL 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!
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.
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:
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 and #WeAreD34.