North Glendale Family Update

September 19, 2021

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Good morning!

The Greentree Parade was a ROARING success!

We had a fabulous turnout to walk with our award winning float!


Our theme was THERE GROWS GLENDALE and came together under the vision and leadership of many NG parents ~ Dave and Colleen Wolf, Marty and Sarah Modray, John Sullivan, Brad Weitakamp, Aaron Schutte, Tara Wilkenson, Lou Jearls, Annie Kuhn, Cassie and Dan Zablotney (oh dear, if I forgot someone... )


It was a rolling nature preserve full of live flowers, shrubs and bushes. The extra special touches? All of the live plants were DONATED by Kirkwood Gardens and then PLANTED at NG immediately after the parade. Truly, an inspiration.


MANY, MANY THANSK TO ALL WHO WORKED, PLANNED, PLANTED, WALKED, AND/OR CHEERED!


IT WAS A GREAT DAY TO BE A SUPERSTAR!


Please reach out if I can be of support,

Jennifer

MORNING DROP OFF SAFETY!

If you drop off in the morning, PLEASE keep kids in the car until an adult is outside. We start unloading/supervision at 8:25. We have found a good handful of kids being dropped off early and they are without adult supervision. Thanks for your help.
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FRONT ENTRANCE CONSTRUCTION ADJUSTMENTS

We began construction on our new, accessible front entrance MONDAY! This is going to be such a positive enhancement for our school community (Thanks to Prop R!) even though the 6 weeks or so of construction will be a little ....inconvenient!


Please know that the entire front door structure will be completely off limits for 6 weeks. Walk in traffic will be diverted to the Chelsea door. For the time being, you will have to call the front office when you arrive at that door. We will have a tub outside for you to leave any items your kids have forgotten.


You should have heard from your teacher about any changes to their dismissal routines for taking walkers outside. For walkers/bike riders in the morning, kids will need to use either the North (parking lot) door or the South (Chelsea side door).

SSD/KSD Parent Advisory Council

Want to connect to other parents who have children receiving SSD services? Consider joining the PAC. We are meeting Thursday, September 30 at 6:30 in the Robinson Elementary cafeteria. We would love to have you join us!

Click the picture for full details!

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Please direct questions to: Cheri Nienhaus: dewdrop519@yahoo.com or April Curtis: kidscando@yahoo.com

The GLORY RUN is Back!

Please join friends and community members by participating in the 2nd Annual Glory Run/Walk Virtual Marathon. The Glory Run takes place throughout the month of October. Participants register online, track their miles, and share their experiences and photos to raise funds for a scholarship for a Kirkwood BIPOC (Black, Indigenous People of Color) student as part of KSDF's Named Award Scholarship program. To register, visit kirkwoodschools.org/GloryRun.

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MOM, There was a dog at school today!

You might be hearing that over the next few months as we eagerly support our soon-to-be certified therapy dog, Chloe!


Chloe is undergoing extensive training to work and support all kids at NG. In her "off hours" she lives with Ms. Brooks, a member of our SSD team.


I have had the pleasure of working with dogs in schools for almost 10 years and have seen first hand the impact these non-judgemental and unconditionally loving supports can have.


Chloe is a very good girl and will be such a great addition to our supports for kids. She has already been to two of our faculty meetings to get used to NG adults, and spent time over the summer learning the building.


Over the coming weeks, I will be sharing more info on dogs in schools and the power a little time with a furry friend can have over someone who is just not feeling themselves (kids and adults!).

Meet the COUNSELING Team

You have heard from your classroom teachers, now it's time to get to know the other folks who may be working with our NG kids! Over the next few weeks, I will highlight other teams at NG that support our kids. Today's highlight ~ our Counselors Mrs. Johnson and Mr.Leonard!


Previous highlights:

SPECIAL AREAS

SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TEAM

ACADEMIC INTERVENTION TEAM

Upcoming:

Please refer to the NG web calendar for updated info.

September 20

  • 3rd-5th Grade Girls Running Club after school until 4:30

September 23

  • 3rd-5th Grade Girls Running Club after school until 4:30

September 24

  • Last. day to purchase IPAD INSURANCE (grades 4 and 5)

September 28

September 29

  • Friday Night Unified Lights