Lyon & Pleasant Ridge Newsletter

December 14, 2018

Happy Holidays

from the Staff at Lyon and Pleasant Ridge

Glenview District 34

Our Mission

To empower children to be self-directed learners and responsible decision makers.


Lyon School

1335 Waukegan Road

Glenview, IL 60025

(847)998-5045 Phone/(847)998-9701 Fax

(847)657-2894 Absence Calls/Health Office

Website: https://ly.glenview34.org


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

Website: https://pr.glenview34.org/

Important Lyon Dates

Thursday, December 20

Winter Program 10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. (Two tickets per family-see info. below)


Monday, December 24, 2018 – Friday, January 4, 2019

No School - Winter Break


Monday, January 7

School Resumes


Friday, January 11

Lyon School Spirit Day


Monday, January 21

No School - Martin Luther King Day


Tuesday, January 29

LY/PR PTA Meeting - 9:15 a..m. at Pleasant Ridge

Pleasant Ridge Important Dates

LOST & FOUND - Please check the Lost and Found before Winter Break for missing items. Lost and Found items are on the hooks and shelf outside the Music Room (302) in the yellow hallway.


Monday, December 17th

Presto Orchestra Rehearsal (5th Grade) 7:15am

After School Gym 2:30-3:30pm


Wednesday, December 19th

Spirit Day - Fancy Day Dress!

Gold Band (5th Grade) Rehearsal 7:15am


Friday, December 21st

Last Day Before Winter Break

No After School Activities


Monday, January 7th

Return From Winter Break

Presto Orchestra Rehearsal (5th Grade) 7:15am

After School Gym 2:30-3:30pm


Wednesday, January 9th

Gold Band (5th Grade) Rehearsal 7:15am

Student Council 2:30-3:30pm


Friday, January 11th

PR Spelling Bee

After School Art 2:30-3:30pm


Monday, January 14th

Presto Orchestra Rehearsal (5th Grade) 7:15am

After School Gym 2:30-3:30pm


Tuesday, January 15th

NWEA Reading Testing

3rd Grade Chorus Resumes


Wednesday, January 16th

NWEA Math Testing

Gold Band (5th Grade) Rehearsal 7:15am

4th & 5th Grade Chorus Resumes 2:30-3:30pm


Thursday, January 17th

District Spelling Bee


Friday, January 18th

NWEA Testing Makeups

After School Art 2:30-3:30pm

Need to Know Info: Lyon Winter Program Notes

We are excited to present our 2018 Lyon Winter Program (“Something Beautiful – See it. Chase it.”) on Thursday, December 20th at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. In advance of the show, there is some information that we wanted everyone to be aware of, both from a student learning perspective as well as some important logistical details. For veteran Lyon parents, some of this will hopefully sound familiar, and your spreading the word about our intentions each year is much appreciated! For parents new to Lyon, we hope this information is helpful.


Our program takes many months to come to fruition. Our Fine Arts team begins

collaboratively planning for this program well in advance so that each year the final product represents a culminating event reflecting curriculum objectives and student learning in the areas of Drama, Music, Physical Education (Dance) and Visual Art. In other words, learning in these curricular areas does not take a pause to “get ready” for the Winter Program.

While it is typical for our Winter Program to carry messages and themes consistent with the spirit of the various holidays at this time of year, it is not a typical holiday-themed show. We wouldn’t want anyone’s enjoyment of this wonderful event to be lessened at all by mismatched expectations (e.g., “Where’s Frosty the Snowman?”). Having said that, there is always plenty that will bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.


Anyone who has attended our shows in previous years knows firsthand how crowded our gym gets on this day. Capacity and safety issues are always serious considerations, and that is why we issue 2 tickets per family (individually numbered) to our program. The tickets can be used at either the morning or the afternoon performance, and everyone attending the show must have a ticket (regardless of age). Depending upon the percentage of tickets used, we still may not have a chair for every audience member. While we realize this is not the ideal scenario, please know that we do not make this decision lightly. We have found that this approach successfully and equitably addresses our space challenge, and we greatly appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Tickets and a letter with more details will be received through the mail.


Enjoy the month ahead, in whichever ways you celebrate, especially time with loved ones. We look forward to seeing you at Lyon soon!

Información del programa de invierno

Las entradas para el Show de Invierno de la próxima semana se enviaron por correo a la dirección de su casa y deben llegar a principios de la próxima semana. A cada familia se le entregaron dos boletos, que se pueden usar para las presentaciones de la mañana (10:00 a.m.) o de la tarde (1:30 p.m.). Por favor traiga las entradas con usted ya que son necesarias para ingresar al espectáculo.


Dependiendo del porcentaje de los boletos usados, es posible que aún no tengamos una silla para cada miembro de la audiencia. Si bien nos damos cuenta de que esto no es lo ideal, tenga en cuenta que no tomamos esta decisión a la ligera y que los comentarios que recibimos en años anteriores fueron muy positivos. Creemos que este enfoque una vez más abordará con éxito nuestro desafío espacial, y apreciamos enormemente su cooperación y comprensión.


El programa es de aproximadamente una hora de duración. Pedimos educadamente que todos los asistentes se queden durante todo el espectáculo. Salir en la mitad del programa es perjudicial para otros miembros de la audiencia. Y, lo que es más importante, confunde a los niños durante su desempeño (por ejemplo, "¿Por qué las personas nos abandonan? ¿Se fue mi familia?"). Por respeto a nuestros jóvenes artistas, que han trabajado tan duro para prepararse para este evento especial, nuevamente le pedimos que planifique con anticipación la permanencia en todo el espectáculo.


¡Habrá un par de opciones alternativas disponibles el día del espectáculo para ver el show! El programa se transmitirá en vivo (y se archivará para verlo en el futuro) en línea, así como en una sala de proyección en Lyon. Los detalles estarán en el sitio web de la escuela de Lyon (http://ly.glenview34.org/) cercano al evento.


También tenga en cuenta que el estacionamiento de Lyon estará muy lleno ese día y se recomienda compartir el automóvil. Gracias de antemano por toda su ayuda con estos desafíos. Sabemos que en conjunto con su tremendo apoyo en nuestras actividades de la escuela tendremos buenos resultados.

Holiday Helper Thank You

Thank you to all our generous family sponsors, child sponsors and thank you to those who donated food, money and grocery gift cards. Your contributions made a difference for nearly 65 families in need this holiday season! The Holiday Helper Program provided winter outerwear, gifts, grocery gift cards, box of food from the food drive and a full holiday meal (turkey, potatoes, apples and pie) for 180 children that attend Lyon/Pleasant Ridge Schools. We are so incredibly grateful for the many wonderful contributions to the Holiday Helper Program!

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

http://www.glenview34.org/form/cellphone

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 December 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.

From the Health Office

Reminder........ 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 at school during the school day, either prescription or over-the-counter medicine, doctor approval must be on file in the Health Office at school. Forms can be found on the District 34 website on our frequently used forms page. There will be no exceptions to this policy. At no time should a student be given medication to carry to school in their backpack or pocket. Further information can be obtained by calling the Health Office phone number at (847)657-2894. The parents of students who require the use of an inhaler due to an asthmatic condition must contact the school Health Office.

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.

Winter Weather

As the weather is starting to get colder please remember to dress your kids appropriately. Children will go out for recess as much as possible (if the wind chill is above zero degrees). Please send your children in snow pants and boots if there is snow on the ground.

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.