Lyon & Pleasant Ridge Monthly News

March 8, 2021

Glenview District 34

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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

1730 Sunset Ridge Road

Gelview, IL 60025

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

(847)998-2794 Absence Calls/Health Calls


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Calendar of Events at Lyon and District 34

Monday, March 8

Trimester 3 Begins

Monday, March 15

Board of Education Meeting - 7:30 pm

Monday, March 22 - March 26

No School - Spring Break

Tuesday, March 30

PTA Meeting - 9:15 am

Thursday, April 1

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year Opens

Friday, April 2

No School

Monday, April 5

No School - Planning Day

Tuesday, April 6

No School - Planning Day

Wednesday, April 7

First Day of Adapted In-Person (Late Start)

Monday, April 12

Board of Education Meeting - 7:30 pm

View the full calendar at the District website ( -- Parents -- Calendar).

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Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year Opens April 1

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year will open for new and returning students on April 1. So, whether you're enrolling your youngest for 8th grade, or have an incoming kindergartener, look for registration information just after spring break. The district will offer an early bird discount for those who register by May 31, 2021. Click HERE to start the registration process on April 1.

Message from Principal Dorken

Lyon Families,

With plans underway to expand our students’ day and transition to an “adapted in person” schedule in April, it’s a great time to revisit our guidelines for success at Lyon. We teach everyone in the Lyon learning community that to Be Safe, Be Kind and Give Your Best Effort will lead to good things, for everyone. Underlying these guidelines is the expectation and assumption that we all care for each other.

A classroom community and a school-wide community are so much more than a collection of individuals on a path toward personal growth and success. Our staff members work together, continuously, to collaborate in ways that improve the school environment and the learning experience for everyone. Children, with the guidance and support of our staff, develop relationships and partnerships that are critical to their development and to their well being. And as parents and caregivers, you cooperate with us in so many ways, small and large, to strengthen our school community and to foster the growth and success of all of our students - your own children, as well as your neighbors’.

This school year has certainly had its share of twists and turns. There have been many challenges faced and addressed, and there, of course, have been some unfortunate outcomes due to the pandemic. The extent to which we can point to successes thus far is largely based on this notion that we all care for each other. It occurred to me that our wearing masks this year is very emblematic of this idea. We wear our masks to keep ourselves healthy, and we wear them to keep those around us healthy. We especially wear our masks to help those who are most vulnerable among us to stay healthy. We’ve said multiple times throughout the pandemic that we are all in this together. As a school community, we are actually always “in this” together.

Because we all care for each other, when we move to our “adapted in person” schedule beginning on April 7, we will be taking ample time to reconnect, to reestablish our commitments to each other, and to strengthen relationships all around. This social-emotional learning (SEL) focus will be shared across Glenview District 34, and will help everyone have a strong, new start and a positive finish to this school year. We look forward to it!

Message from Principal Friedman

Pleasant Ridge Families,

Happy Spring! I hope you’ve all been enjoying the increased sunshine and warmer temperatures. It’s been nice to get the family out of the house a bit more often and enjoy some outdoor activities. I see 60 degrees in our 10 day forecast, so get out and enjoy!

The big news around Glenview is our plan to move to Adapted in Person in April. Many details are still being worked out and I know we’ll be communicating quite a bit with you in the coming month. I’m excited to increase our time with students and take one step closer to ‘normal’. The move to Adapted in Person will come with many modifications to our typical school routines, but this move means we are moving in the right direction. Our staff are eager (and probably slightly anxious) to have students for the full day and be able to work with students on the entire curriculum and across all content areas.

From a student’s perspective, we will certainly have our work cut out to build up our stamina for a full in person schedule. Our staff is very cognisant of this and making sure that we phase our planning to support the physical and mental transition to a full day. Students have shared their spectrum of emotions from excited to anxious, but most are happy to finish the year with a full school day and in person experiences for all their subject areas.

Once again, I’d like to thank all our parents for your extraordinary partnership over the last year. It was last March when everything changed for all of us. We’ve been approaching this moment little by little and now we’re ready to cross another hurdle in our move towards normalcy. That in itself is extremely gratifying and good news for all of us.

Stay healthy and be well!


Important Notes

  • Incoming 3rd Grade Parent Orientation- Mrs. Chin and I are working on updating our presentation for incoming families. Our goal is to share a video with families by the end of April. Additionally, our 3rd grade team will be working with the Lyon 2nd grade teachers to facilitate Pen Pals. This is an opportunity for our current 3rd graders to connect with Lyon students and tell them a little bit about Pleasant Ridge. Mrs. Chin and I are also planning on visiting 2nd Grade classrooms this spring to introduce ourselves, share a bit about Pleasant Ridge, and answer any questions students may have at that time. More information to come on our transition plans.

  • Shift to Adapted in Person- In the coming month you will be receiving lots of information on our move to Adapted in Person. The communication will come at both the District and School levels. We look forward to working with you to ensure a smooth transition for our students.

  • Kids Heart Challenge Update- Looks like Mrs. Chin and I will be getting slimed! We are currently closing in on our school wide goal, and I’m so proud of our students for supporting this important cause and making a difference. Thank you to our entire community for making this yearly tradition happen in such a unique year. The Kids Heart Challenge is a badge of honor for the Pleasant Ridge community, be proud!

Pleasant Ridge Calendar -Calendario de Pleasant Ridge

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From the PR Health Office Corner

If your child is returning to school full time in person on 4/7/2021, please send in all medication that will need to be administered/available, along with the providers orders while they are here at school.

Attention all 5th grade parents:

It is time for required school physicals for students entering 6th grade. Please send completed forms to the health office. They will be transferred with other records to your child's Middle School.

March is National Nutrition Month: Enjoy!

Follow these links to Smart Snacking tips for Kids

Smart Snacking Tip's for kids

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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.


If our school reaches our fundraising goal of $36,000 next Friday we are going to SLIME Mr. Friedman and Mrs. Chin on Zoom!! AND if 80% of students sign up to take the challenge at you’ll get to watch your PE teachers be slimed on Zoom, too!!

Classroom Challenge: Your classes will be competing to see who has the most students signed up to take the heart healthy challenge at . There will be a winning class in every grade level! Will your class win!?

Here’s how you can get started:

  1. Go online and Register at or search, “Kids Heart Challenge” in your app store and take the challenge! (Your student will earn a FREE wristband!)
  2. Send 10 Emails or Ecards to friends and family to raise donations. This year we are doing all donations online- here is a virtual envelope instead of a paper one!
  3. Participate in Finn’s Mission

Thanks again for being part of the Kids Heart Challenge, supporting our school and the American Heart Association. Together, we are making a difference.

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2021-2022 School Calendar

Click here to download the 2021-2022 school calendar!
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Important Forms

2020-2021 District 34 Calendar

Click this link for the following frequently used forms:

Authorization And Permission For Administration Of Medication

Cell Phone Use Agreement and Permission Form

Classroom Party Menu Options

Dental Exam Form (completed for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades)

Dental Exam Waiver

District Policies/Handbook Info

Eye Exam Form

Eye Exam Waiver

Food Guidelines

Health Examination Form