Lyon & Pleasant Ridge Newsletter

May 31, 2019

Glenview District 34

Our Mission

Aspire. Explore. Discover. Connect.

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 School

1730 Sunset Ridge Road

Glenview, IL 60025

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

(847)657-2794 Absence Calls/Health Office


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Important Lyon and District 34 Dates

Wednesday, June 5

1st Grade Picnic - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 6

Last Day of School

Kindergarten Sing & Snack - 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

2nd Grade Picnic - 12:25 - 1:25 p.m.

Important August Dates

Wednesday, August 21

First Day for Students in Grades 1st & 2nd - 8:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Kindergarten Orientation - Student should attend with an adult

9:30 - 10:15/a.m. Kindergarten - Last Names beginning with A-L

10:30 - 11:15/a.m. Kindergarten - Last Names beginning with M-Z

1:00 - 1:45/p.m. Kindergarten - Last names beginning with A-L

2:00 - 2:45/p.m. kindergarten - Last names beginning with M-Z

Kindergarten First Day of School Without Parents!

Only 1/2 the class attend each day.

On Thursday, August 22, students whose last names begins with the Letter A-L attend school.

On Friday, August 23, students whose last names begin with letters M-Z attend school.

On Monday, August 26, students attend their regular class times.

Pleasant Ridge

Friday, May 31st

After School Art - 2:30pm

Tuesday, June 4th

5th Grade Picnic

2nd Grade Lyon Students Visit PR

Wednesday, June 5th

5th Grade Picnic - Rain Date

Thursday, June 6th


Field Day

Online Report Cards Available

Have a Good Summer by Kevin Dorken

For children as young as our primary aged students at Lyon, the changes that have occurred over the course of a single year of school can be so apparent and significant (literacy growth, social confidence, learning oriented risk taking, etc.). When considering a three-year span of time, as has been the case for so many of our soon-to-be third graders, the amount of growth and change is particularly noteworthy. Every year as I watch our Second Grade Program (which was truly A•MA•ZING once again this year), I think back to when we welcomed those students to Lyon as kindergarteners and smile at how far they have all come. It is such a privilege to be a part of this key, early school experience for all of our students, and we are extremely proud of the many things they have accomplished. Without exception, they should be very proud of themselves for their hard work and achievements!

We wish our 2nd graders nothing but the best and continued success as they move over to Pleasant Ridge (or other schools) next year. As I described for those in attendance at their program last week, we are all connected as a community, and I sincerely hope those bonds continue to grow as they move forward with the next chapter in their lives. We appreciate all that we have been able to experience with them during their time as students at Lyon.

We wish everyone a wonderful and healthy summer! We hope and recommend that regular reading is among your children’s activities throughout June, July and August. The Glenview Public Library has a lot to offer during the summer, and whether it is through this or some other means, we strongly encourage you to ensure that your children continue their regular pleasure reading. We also hope you get to spend lots of quality time together as a family outside of the pace of a busy school year. Your full presence as a parent, whenever you can provide it, is perhaps the greatest gift you can give your children. I sincerely hope that this summer finds you with ample time to enjoy your children, their interests, their curiosities, and the world from their perspective at this wonderful time in their lives. It goes by quickly, so enjoy it with them thoroughly.

Returning Lyon families, please be on the lookout for communication from us in late July/early August for important back-to-school information. We look forward to seeing everyone in late August. Until then, be well, take care and have a fantastic summer!

End of the School Year by Eric Friedman

Dear Pleasant Ridge Families,

The end of a school year is a lot to take in. I’m currently drafting a letter to staff where I reflect back on the journey of our 2018-19 school year. It’s always a humbling experience to think of all the memories, celebrations, growth, challenges, and excitement we shared with our students over the course of a school year. It’s sometimes messy, but it’s always engaging and meaningful work we do with students. Personally, when I think back to where our students were in August of last year, I know we’ve made an impact with every child. I can see it in their faces, they’ve grown, they’ve learned, and I believe they are ready for their next steps in their educational journey.

I couldn’t say goodbye to the school year without thanking you for your support. Your investment is always apparent and our teachers know that you are partners in our students’ success. We are lucky to have an amazing PTA that supports our work and provides additional resources for our students and staff. As a parent of two school aged children, I know the emotional and physical investment it takes to help your children through school, and I applaud all you do to prepare your child for each and every day at Pleasant Ridge. Thank you.

I hope that summer will bring your family many opportunities to be together. I’ve spoken with many students over the last couple of weeks and they are eager for vacations, summer adventures, and down time at home with their family. Cherish the lazy evenings when your family is not scheduled to be somewhere, I know I will. Whatever your plans are, I hope our students continue to stay engaged as readers and writers throughout the summer. Read for pleasure, keep a summer journal, keep your mind sharp kids!

To our 5th grade students and families, I wish you the best. I’m confident that our students are ready for their middle school experience at Attea or Springman. I’ve enjoyed watching our 5th graders grow over the past two years and can see they are ready to spread their wings in middle school. As a staff, we are so proud of their accomplishments at Pleasant Ridge and look forward to hearing about their future endeavors.

Our annual summer newsletter will be shared at some point in late July/early August with families. It will contain start of school dates and general information that will help you navigate the start of the school year. But let’s not jump to that point yet, we have a summer to enjoy.

Have an amazing summer!

Erik Friedman-Pleasant Ridge Principal


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Medications at Lyon and Pleasant Ridge

From the Lyon and Pleasant Health Offices
Please pick up all medications/inhalers/epi-pens by Thursday, June 6th. If medications are not picked up by Thuesday, June 6th they will be disposed of. NO MEDICATIONS ARE HELD OVER THE SUMMER!

Student Supply Program is Back for 2019-20

No Lists + No Kits + No Store = No Hassle

Pay Now and Save $10

K-2nd Grade - $50

3rd Grade - $60

4th & 5th Grade - $85

*Supply costs will increase after June 6th*

No more purchasing school supplies from a confusing supply list or buying pre-packaged kits. Simply pay a single fee and your child’s classroom supplies are covered for the entire school year. Click the links below for PROGRAM DETAILS and PAYMENT FORMS. Paper copies will be sent home with students and are available in the school office.

Lyon School Learning Center News

In order to encourage a love of literature, the LRC has relaxed its circulation policy, allowing children to check out multiple books at a time. If you are unsure of the status of your child's account, please contact Ms. Steiger at

Please remember all books were due back to the Lyon School Learning Center on Friday, May 24th. If your child has not return materials, you will receive an overdue notice with the replacement fees associated. Any books not returned by the end of the school year will require a replacement fee. If a book is located after a payment has been made, The LRC refunds any fees associated with returned items. Thanks for helping your child return their reading materials back to our Learning Resource Center!

Summer Athletic Camps at Glenbrook North/Glenbrook South

District 225 offers a variety of summer sports camps for District 34 students. See the brochure for camp sessions, schedules and registration information. If you have questions, please contact Linda Regal at 847.562.2268 or

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New Online Payment Processor to Pay Fees and Lunch

Dear District 34 Parents,

You’ll notice something different next time you go online to pay lunch or District fees. The District has selected a new payment processor, e~Funds for Schools. It’s secure, easy to use, and your processing fees will be lower. Here’s all the information you need to set up an account and use e~Funds to pay your fees:

Create a New Account:

  1. Visit the e~Funds for Schools website (you also can access it through your PowerSchool account)

  2. Click Create an Account at the bottom of the left navigation bar

  3. Provide the requested information (if the system asks for Family ID, add your child’s

    student ID)

  4. Click Create Account

Add Your Children:

  1. Select Manage Students under Manage Account

  2. Enter student last name and student ID number. Your student’s ID# can be found by

    logging into PowerSchool

  3. Select Add Student(s)

  4. Repeat to add additional students

Manage Payment Methods:

  1. Select Payment Methods under Payment Settings

  2. Select New Credit Card or New Direct Debit to add new payment information

  3. Read Consent and select Add to save information to account

Make a Payment:

  1. Select type of payment you would like to make

  2. Select student

  3. Enter amount of payment

  4. Select Begin Checkout

  5. Choose payment method or enter new method

  6. Review items and total

  7. Select Pay Now

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Estimados padres del Distrito 34,

Notará algo diferente la próxima vez que se conecte en línea para pagar el almuerzo o las tarifas del Distrito. El Distrito ha seleccionado un nuevo procesador de pagos, e ~ Funds for Schools. Es seguro, fácil de usar y sus tarifas de procesamiento serán más bajas. Aquí tiene toda la información que necesita para configurar una cuenta y usar e ~ Funds para pagar sus tarifas:

Crea una cuenta nueva:

  1. Visite el sitio web de e ~ Funds for Schools (también puede acceder a él a través de su cuenta de PowerSchool)

  2. Haga clic en Crear una cuenta en la parte inferior de la barra de navegación izquierda

  3. Proporcione la información solicitada (si el sistema solicita una identificación familiar,

    agregue la identificación de estudiante de su hijo)

  4. Haga clic en Crear cuenta

Añade tus hijos:

  1. Seleccione Administrar estudiantes en Administrar cuenta

  2. Ingrese el apellido del estudiante y el número de identificación del estudiante. El número

    de identificación de su estudiante se puede encontrar ingresando a PowerSchool

  3. Seleccione Agregar Estudiante (s)

  4. Repita para agregar estudiantes adicionales

Administrar los métodos de pago:

  1. Seleccione los métodos de pago en Configuración de pago

  2. Seleccione Nueva tarjeta de crédito o Nuevo débito directo para agregar nueva

    información de pago

  3. Lea el consentimiento y seleccione Agregar para guardar la información en la cuenta

Realizar un pago:

  1. Seleccione el tipo de pago que desea realizar.

  2. Seleccionar estudiante

  3. Ingrese la cantidad de pago

  4. Seleccione Comenzar Checkout (Pago)

  5. Elija el método de pago o ingrese un nuevo método

  6. Artículos de revisión y total

  7. Selecciona Pagar ahora

Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta.

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.

Cell Phones at School

All students that carry a cell phone to school must have a cell phone usage form on file with the front office. Please fill out the attached form and send it to the Pleasant Ridge or Lyon Office. The guidelines are included in this attachment.

Cell Phone Usage Form

Keeping Our School Community Healthy

We have entered the time of year when we see influenza (flu) and other respiratory viruses at school. We want to let you know what steps we are taking to keep our school community healthy and how you can help. Click here for more information.

Food Service Menu and Cycle Calendar For Lyon and Pleasant Ridge

Please review this important food service information which includes the menu cycle and the cycle calendar. Click here for the April Food Service Newsletter.

Lost and Found

Is your child missing his/her gloves, backpack, lunchbox, water bottle, hat, scarf, coat, boots etc.? Lyon school’s lost and found is overflowing. If your child is missing an article of clothing, please stop by Lyon to look through all the lost items.

Our Lost and Found is Overflowing!

We are running out of room! Please have your Pleasant Ridge student check our Lost and Found by Wednesday, May 15 for any missing items.

From the Health Office

Reminders........Dental Forms

All kindergarten, second and sixth grade students must have a dental report on file in the health office by May 15, 2019. If your child has been to the dentist within the past year, please ask the dentist to fill out the state required dental form and return it to the Lyon health office. If your child has not been seen by a dentist within the past year, please make an appointment as soon as possible and return the state dental form to the health office. If you have any questions or need a copy of the state form please call Jan Gode, Lyon Health Coordinator at (847) 657-2894 or fax your completed form to (847) 998-9701 attn: Jan Gode.

State of Illinois Physical form requirement:
The State of Illinois requires all children to present evidence of having had a physical examination, including all required immunizations.
(State of Illinois Code, Chapter 122, Section 27-8)

  • A physical examination (no more than one year old) including immunizations (signed by the parent/guardian and a health care provider) is required for students entering kindergarten and again in 6th grade.
  • If a student is transferring into District 34 for the first time, he or she is also required to provide a copy of a State of Illinois physical exam including immunizations (signed by parent/guardian and a health care provider).

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.

Student Absence

If your child will be absent from school, please call the Health Office phone number at (847)657-2894. You can call this number after hours and leave a message at any time. Leave your child’s name, the teacher’s name, reason for the absence and expected number of days they may be out of school.

After School Pick Up at Pleasant Ridge

Thank you to all the parents and guardians for your patience and cooperation during pick up time at Pleasant Ridge. While it's always busy every afternoon, we are safely dismissing children out of school, into cars, and on their way home. Please note a few reminders:

  • When you are on our school grounds, please do not use your cell phone while in our car pick up line
  • When leaving our South lot, cars cannot turn left onto Sunset Ridge
  • Please do not block our North lot exit when waiting on Sunset Ridge
  • Please be mindful of all our neighbors and avoid blocking their driveways

I appreciate everyone's patience during this busy daily time. Thank you for your cooperation, our goal is to safely dismiss children from school and have you start your afternoons as soon as possible!

Thank you.