North Glendale Family Update

April 11, 2021

Thank You KSD Community!

KSD Prop R: Thank you to our community

Good morning!

It was an exciting week with the passage of Prop R! Many thanks for your support ~ exciting times ahead for all KSD kids and amazing security and accessibility enhancements on deck for NG!

I hope you will join us for our PTO meeting this week. We will meet via zoom from 6:30-8:00 and all are welcome!

Have a great week and be sure to reach out with any questions or conversation!


Class Placements for 2021-2022


One of those important tasks is creating classes for next year. As you can imagine this is truly a herculean task. We take input from everyone within NG who knows and works with our kids, plus input from you and do our very best to create cohesive groups of kids.

As this is our first year going through this together ~ let me give you a preview....Because this is such a complex and comprehensive process I have to stick to some pretty firm guidelines:

  • We will gather parent input until April 18th. The links will close at noon on 4/18.
  • Please know ALL input shared via the links below will be shared with current teachers, next years teachers, as well as all ancillary staff.
  • I do not accept individual correspondence regarding class placements. It all needs to go into the links below.
  • We do not accept individual teacher requests.
  • Class lists will be shared on August 1.
  • We do not make changes to classlists after they are published August 1.

Links to Add Your Input to the Class Placement Process

Please know that all information will be considered but may not be honored due to limitations of space and number and learning needs. Class placements are not changed once they are published in August.

If you have a KINDERGARTENER moving to FIRST GRADE, click HERE.

If you have a FIRST GRADER moving to SECOND GRADE, click HERE.

If you have a SECOND GRADER moving to THIRD GRADE, click HERE.

If you have a THIRD GRADER moving to FOURTH GRADE, click HERE.

If you have a FOURTH GRADER moving to FIFTH GRADE, click HERE.

Please notify the office if you are not planning on returning to NG next school year.

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KSD NOW Raffle

Join us for our virtual raffle fundraiser for KSD NOW (Nutrition on the Weekends) which provides supplemental food to students in KSD experiencing food insecurity. Visit to purchase tickets.

Reminder: please limit checking your student out of school early.

St. Louis Area Mass Vaccination Opportunities

All Missouri adults will be eligible to receive COVID vaccination starting April 9. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available for ages 18 and up, and the Pfizer vaccine is available for ages 16 and up.

The state of Missouri and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a new mass vaccination program in St. Louis that will be open seven days a week.

The program will launch by April 9 and plans to operate for eight weeks at the Dome at America's Center in downtown St. Louis.

The mass vaccination site will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Eligible residents will be identified through the state's Vaccine Navigator. Eligible Missourians can register online or by calling the state's COVID-19 hotline at (877) 435-8411.

Save the Date: Forward Through Ferguson April 28

The Kirkwood Educational Equity Task Force and parent racial equity groups will host Forward Through Ferguson (FTF) on Wednesday, April 28th from 6:00-7:30pm. FTF will provide a 90- min presentation over " Still Separate, Still Unequal Tool: A Call to Level the Uneven Education Playing Field in St. Louis." After the presentation, panelists will lead participants in follow up discussion.

The presentation will be conducted via Zoom. The FTF presenters are David Dwight (Executive Director/ Lead Strategy Catalyst), Karishma Furtado (Data & Research Catalyst), and Brishaun Hamilton (Policy Advocacy Catalyst, YAC).

Please click our zoom link on Wednesday, April 28 at 6 p.m. to join. Please join FTF as we explore one of our lastest community advocacy tools.

NG PTO Community Building Trivia Night!

Registration is OPEN for this community building event!

Make plans to show off your grasp of random information at the 2021 NG Trivia Night.

This is not a fund raiser ~ just a time for NG adults to come together (virtually) and connect.

See this link to register.

Registration for 2021-2022!

Please continue to help spread the word that registration for ALL grades for next school year is happening NOW via this website. I know there are more future Superstars out there....

Upcoming Dates

Please see our website calendar for up to date info

April 13

  • PTO meeting via zoom

April 14

  • 4th Grade Strings

April 15


April 16


April 18

  • Parent input for class placements for 21-22 CLOSES at noon

April 19

  • MAP Testing: 3rd Grade

April 20

  • MAP Testing: 3rd Grade

April 21

  • MAP Testing: 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade Strings
  • KSD Equity Task Force Meeting

April 22

  • MAP Testing: 3rd Grade (if needed)

April 26

  • MAP Testing: 5th Grade

April 27

  • MAP Testing: 5th Grade

April 28

  • MAP Testing: 5th Grade
  • 4th Grade Strings

April 29

  • MAP Testing: 5th Grade

May 1

  • NG PTO Trivia Night

May 3

  • MAP Testing: 4th Grade

May 4

  • MAP Testing: 4th Grade
  • PTO via Zoom @ 6:30

May 5

  • MAP Testing: 4th Grade

May 6

  • MAP Testing: 4th Grade

May 7

  • Asynchronous morning for kids
  • Early dismissal