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Home of the Gators - May 7, 2020

Glenview District 34

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Glen Grove Elementary School

3900 Glenview Road

Glenview, IL 60025

Phone: (847)998-5030/Fax (847)998-5101

Attendance/Health Office (847)657-2394

From the Principal's Desk

Hello Glen Grove Families,

Although we would not quite know it from the weather, the green lawns, budding

trees, and blooming tulips are certainly evidence that spring had definitely

arrived. Although everyone’s feet are firmly planted at home, figuratively

speaking, this is the time of year in which we have one foot in the present and

one foot in the future as we continue to forge ahead with engaging students in

remote learning while also planning for the school year ahead.

As we move into these final stages of our year, I continue to be amazed at the

manner in which we have quickly adapted to our current reality, successfully

moving to virtual processes for completing activities such as creating schedules,

filling positions, and developing new 3rd and 4th grade classes. Please know that

although we are physically apart, we are equally committed to celebrating and

putting proper closure to the end of our school year. As these plans are

solidified, I will be sharing them with our students and with you.

As you know, this week is Teacher Appreciation Week, an opportunity for all of

us – myself included, to show our gratitude to the wonderful teachers of our

school. I think you would agree that our Glen Grove staff is AMAZING. This year,

especially, they were called to rise above what they were trained to do and

immerse themselves in remote teaching with little to no preparation. They have

been flexible, adaptable, and positive, completely committed to the safety of our

children, and to ensuring that their classroom communities have remained in tact,

and their students have stayed connected to them, to one another and to our

school. Their presence in the lives of our children, I am certain, has helped them

cope with the abrupt changes and uncertainties that came with the closing of our

schools, and although I am always grateful to them, I hope that this week you

join me in sending some extra words of thanks and appreciation their way!

Stay well, and with warmest regards,

Helena Vena

News from the LRC

Reminder Virtual Author Visit

Students from Glen Grove, Hoffman and Pleasant Ridge, will have the opportunity to attend a virtual author visit, thanks to The Book Stall (a local independent bookstore). The students will meet the authors, Francesco Sedita and Prescott Seraydarian, as they share their newest graphic novel, The Pathfinders Society: The Mystery of the Moon Tower. If students are interested in purchasing an autographed copy of the book (that will be shipped to their house), please visit The Book Stall website. The cost of the book is $12.99 plus $6.00 shipping.

Online Registration for 2020-2021 Is Open!

To make the registration process as easy as possible for you while protecting the safety and health of staff and families, District 34 has:

  • Updated our registration procedures
  • Extended the early bird discount deadline to June 30, 2020
  • Increased resources to help you with registration and residency

See all the details here, and register through PowerSchool today.

Order Your School Supplies by May 22!

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Mandatory Health Forms For 2020-2021 Incoming 6th Graders

Please remember that all incoming 6th grade students MUST have a physical examination (within the last 12 months), including required vaccinations, turned in prior to August 19,2020. Your child will NOT be able to start school until the physical form is turned in. If your child’s health forms are already complete, you can turn them into the Glen Grove health office any time between now and the last day of school. They will be forwarded to your child’s middle school with their health file. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Hastings, Health Coordinator, at (847)657-2394. Click here for the health exam form.


Follow Us on Twitter
We are always looking for ways to improve communication and to increase engagement with our parent community, so we have launched a Twitter account. We invite you to follow us@GlenGroveGators 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 on Twitter using the hashtag #glengroverocks.

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