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School Phone (847)998-5030 NEW School Nurse Phone (847)657-2394 School Fax (847)998-5101 __________________________________________________________________________________________ February 10, 2017 Our School Mission is: To empower children to be self-directed learners and responsible decision makers. IMPORTANT DATES Monday, February 13 3rd Grade Chorus 2:35 - 3:30 LIP LEP Tutoring 2:35-3:30 D34 Board of Education Meeting 7:30 Tuesday, February 14 3rd Grade Art Club “Creating with Clay” 2:35 - 3:45 Global Language 2:35 - 3:25 Laughing Academy 2:35 - 3:30 Wednesday, February 15 4th/5th Grade Chorus 2:35 - 3:30 Chess Club 2:35 - 3:15 Laughing Academy 2:35 - 3:30 LIP LEP Tutoring 2:35-3:30 Thursday, February 16 Global Language 2:35 - 3:25 Friday, February 17 - SCHOOL IN SESSION Chess Club 7:00 - 7:40 “Girls ONLY” Chess Club 2:35 - 3:15 Monday, February 20 NO SCHOOL - President’s Day Tuesday, February 21 3rd Grade Art Club “Creating with Clay” 2:35 - 3:45 Global Language 2:35 - 3:25 Laughing Academy 2:35 - 3:30 Wednesday, February 22 PTA Meeting at Glen Grove 9:15 4th/5th Grade Chorus 2:35 - 3:30 Chess Club 2:35 - 3:15 Laughing Academy 2:35 - 3:30 LIP LEP Tutoring 2:35-3:30 Thursday, February 23 Global Language 2:35 - 3:25 Friday, February 24 Chess Club 7:00 - 7:40 “Girls ONLY” Chess Club 2:35 - 3:15 Lost and Found Has your son or daughter left his/her coat, sweatshirt, hat, gloves, sweater, lunchbox, book, etc. at school? Our lost and found is overflowing. If you are missing any items from home please stop by Glen Grove and check out our lost and found. 
 All items will be donated on March 6! Important Calendar Dates for the 2017-2018 School Year • The first day for students is Wednesday, August 23, 2017 • Winter Break/December 25, 2017 - January 5, 2018 • • Spring Break/March 26 - March 30, 2018
 • Last Day of School/June 5, 2018 • Winter Break and Spring Break match the District 225 (Glenbrook South) Calendar

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School Phone (847)998-5030 NEW School Nurse Phone (847)657-2394 School Fax (847)998-5101 __________________________________________________________________________________________ February 13th (Week “C”) Monday, February 13th – Cinnamon French Toast Slice, Pork Sausage and Fruit Juice. Tuesday,February 14th – Individual Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza, Green Salad with Vegetables and a Fruit Cup. Wednesday, February 15th – Breaded Mozzarella Cheese Sticks with Marinara Sauce, Hot Vegetable and Fresh Fruit. Thursday, February 16th – Hamburger or Cheeseburger on a Bun, oven potato and Fresh Fruit. Friday, February 17th - Beef and Bean Chili with Crackers. Week of February 20th (Week “A”)
 Monday, February 20th – NO SCHOOL - President’s Day Tuesday, February 21st – French Bread Cheese Pizza, Salad, Fruit Wednesday, February 22nd –Beef Taco Nachos, “Scoop” Tortilla Chips, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Salsa, Refried Beans. Thursday, February 23rd – Baked Tyson Chicken Nuggets with Dipping Sauce, Oven Potato, Bread Option, Fresh Fruit. Friday, February 24th - Warm Ham and Cheese Croissant Sandwich. Complete$2M.e7a0l Price Delicious Bag Lunches Offered Freshly Made Assorted Sandwiches 
 made on Whole Grain Breads, Rolls and Wraps Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustable Sandwich RF-Reduced Fat Item Bagel and All Natural Yogurt Lunch Offered With All Lunch Choices Unlimited Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Side Choices 1% and Skim rBST Free Milk Choices Page 2! WG- Whole Grain Item

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School Phone (847)998-5030 NEW School Nurse Phone (847)657-2394 School Fax (847)998-5101 __________________________________________________________________________________________ From The Principal’s Desk Dear Glen Grove Families, Happy February to you! This month brings Valentine’s Day celebrations to our school, so please look for information from your room parents about upcoming classroom festivities. Please remember the following classroom party guidelines: - In light of increased attention to security and in alignment with all the other District 34 schools, we are asking that no more than eight room parents/volunteers attend classroom parties. - We very much appreciate the room parents who plan these parties and organize the volunteers, and all of us want to ensure that our classrooms are not overcrowded and that the adults present are there to assist with activities and supervision. - VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER: If you are volunteering for any classroom celebration, please remember that as leaders in the classroom it is important to follow the new District 34 Food Policy that requires that all snacks be healthy and nutritious. A copy of the guidelines can be found on the District 34 website. Although it is only February, many families have been inquiring about the transition processes from Westbrook to Glen Grove, from Glen Grove to our middle schools, and even from 3rd to 4th grade. To assist you in planning, I am including some dates you might put into your calendars as reminders of all of the events to come. Please note that the middle schools have just begun to communicate with incoming 6th grade families, and although we, at the primary and intermediate levels are beginning to plan for many aspects of our next school year, we will not be ready to begin our transition processes until late spring. Detailed information regarding our second and third grade transitions will be coming to you in early April, but in the meantime, please note the following dates: • April 21 - Parent informational letters around the transition process are sent home. This communication will include a Parent Input Form that you are asked to fill out to help guide us as we go into the class placement phase of our transition process. • April 26 @ 6:30 pm – Second Grade Parent Orientation Night at Glen Grove • May 1 – Multiage-TREE Open House. These visits give the parents of 2nd graders an opportunity to observe the multiage environment as they make the decision about whether to “opt out” of having this classroom as an option for their child. • May 2 – Our 2nd graders take a field trip to Glen Grove School. • May 5 – The 2nd Grade Parent Input Forms are due back to Westbrook and 3rd Grade Parent Input Forms are due back to Glen Grove Although a big part of our focus, the transition process, is only one of many exciting things to occur over the next few months. I will continue to keep you informed as we move past the midpoint of the school year in a continued partnership around the success of our children! Respectfully, Helena Vena Page 3!

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School Phone (847)998-5030 NEW School Nurse Phone (847)657-2394 School Fax (847)998-5101 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Smile Illinois is Coming! Now Scheduling for Glen Grove & Westbrook Glen Grove/Westbrook Date: March 7, 2017 (Location to be Announced) Smile Illinois/Mobile Dentist is a highly acclaimed in-school dental prevention program. Funding is provided by Children’s Dental Health Foundation, which receives funds from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, St. John Hospital and others. Community outreach programs and in-school dental programs are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Surgeon General Guidelines. Through this program, the dentist can provide: • Dental Examinations • Cleanings • Fluoride • Sealants • Radiographs Important Information: www.mobiledentists.com • All children are eligible for dental exams with parental/guardian permission and the completed Smile Illinois form. • The service meets the mandated dental exam requirement for grades K, 2, and 6 • Grant Assistance Available – no child is turned away from our in-school dental prevention program based on his/her ability to pay! • Medicaid/Public Aid/Kid Care cover 100% of treatment. • Dental insurances are accepted. • X-Rays, if taken are shared with child’s dental provider upon request • FREE toothbrushes provided. • If further dental care is needed, an appropriate referral is made in your area. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you are interested in participating please call the Glen Grove School Health Office at (847)657-2394 to request an application. Page 4!

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School Phone (847)998-5030 NEW School Nurse Phone (847)657-2394 School Fax (847)998-5101 __________________________________________________________________________________________ NEWS FROM THE LRC Congratulations to the following Great Gator Readers (who have read 35 “Just right” books independently)! Amazing job Triple Great Gator Readers (reading 105 “Just right books”): Anna W. Lena C. Jocelyn P. Irene P. Connor R. Noah P. Domenica C. Leah F. Bridget B. Kenta I. Isabelle G. Elena Y. Adam W. Ishmael K. Shuja R. Antzis Hartnett Hartnett Borkowski Roy Burns Fried Kolarik Dahmer Margolis Kolarik Margolis Margolis Margolis Martinsen Hip, hip, hooray for our Double Great Gator Readers (reading 70 “Just right books”): Yianni B. Sydney J John L. Lissette G. Peyton B. Cole H. Leah P. Juliana M. Anthony K. Victoria D. Claire W. Ellen H. Alexandra K Aleksander T. Bianca Z. Borkowski Carter Richardson Poulakos Poulakos Poulakos Borkowski Richardson Poulakos Hartnett Hartnett Richardson Richardson Antzis Carter Angela Y. Yianni B. Megan M. Bilguun G. Yoon O. Gianna B. Poulakos Borkowski Nitz Richardson Poulakos Nitz The library would like to give special recognition to Andrew K. in Mr. Nitz’s class for becoming a 5 time Great Gator Reader! Coming This Spring On April 25th, Cammie McGovern, acclaimed young adult author, will visit the Vernon Area Library to discuss her novel Just My Luck. She will talk on her new release, Chester and Gus, as well as her advocacy for the special needs community. As the parent of a son with autism and a founder of Whole Children, Cammie draws from her connections with this underrepresented minority to show that the cornerstones of our personalities are essentially the same. Last year, Ms. McGovern visited the Voyager students in collaboration with the Nora Project. This author visit is free and open to anyone but registration is required, visit http:// www.vapld.info/events/events-kids. Page 7!

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School Phone (847)998-5030 NEW School Nurse Phone (847)657-2394 School Fax (847)998-5101 __________________________________________________________________________________________ ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS 2016 – 2017 Glen Grove Yearbook Cover Contest Please submit your original drawing as follows:    Using your iPad, create a drawing with:  o Doodle Buddy  o Notebook  o Educreations    Email your entry to: ggpta@student.glenview34.org     OR    Use markers to draw an 8 ½ x 11 picture.  Turn in your  entry to the main office.      The DEADLINE for entries is Friday, March 3, 2017.  Please  include your name and grade on the drawing.    Final judging to be done by various teachers.    Last year’s winner:  Page 8!  

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School Phone (847)998-5030 NEW School Nurse Phone (847)657-2394 School Fax (847)998-5101 __________________________________________________________________________________________ KINDERGARTEN and NEW 1st and 2nd Grade STUDENT REGISTRATION @ WESTBROOK SCHOOL Thursday, February 16th 4:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. • Registration packets can be picked up at Westbrook School in the office on or after February 1st. REACH students entering Kindergarten will have theirs sent home. All registration paperwork must be returned on February 16th between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. • The following information will be needed: Child's Original Birth Certificate (a copy will be made for your child’s file) • Book fees and PTA fees will be collected on February 16th • At registration, parents will sign up their child(ren) for a screening assessment on May 30st, May 31st or June 1st • REACH students will be scheduled for screening during their class time. • Children are eligible for Kindergarten if they are 5 years old on or before September 1, 2017. • Assignments for A.M. and P.M. Kindergarten are designated by neighborhood, and will be posted at the school the end of March. • SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. Parent Orientation. Parents meet with the Principal for a brief overview of your child’s day at Westbrook. These events are for parents only. Page 9!

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School Phone (847)998-5030 NEW School Nurse Phone (847)657-2394 School Fax (847)998-5101 __________________________________________________________________________________________ ASSIGNMENT NOTEBOOK COVER CONTEST All 3rd and 4th grade students are invited to submit an entry for the 2017-2018 Glen Grove Assignment notebook. The following RULES must be followed for all entries: 1. Paper must be white, unlined and 8 ½ by 11 inches. 2. Allow 0.75” on the binding edge for the binding and three-hole punching. 3. Allow 0.5” on non-binding edges for any images or text not intended to bleed. 4. Extend any objects intended to bleed to 0.125” outside of trim area. 5. Freehand artwork should be done in color on smooth, nonabsorbent paper. 6. Entries must have the years 2017-2018 and Glen Grove somewhere in the drawing. 7. Include your name and grade level in the drawing. 8. Remember that any imperfections in the artwork will also be on the cover. A template example is included on the back of this page. The winning entry will be decided by voting from Student Council members. Turn in your entry to the school office. The DEADLINE for entries is Friday, April 7, 2017. GOOD LUCK!!!! Page 1! 0

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School Phone (847)998-5030 NEW School Nurse Phone (847)657-2394 School Fax (847)998-5101 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Happy February! Welcome back to Mr. Roberts, who is returning from paternity leave! In your child’s backpack is information about our Jump Rope for Heart program. All students will be jumping rope on March 10th. Students are given the option to collect money for the American Heart Association. If students collect money, they earn prizes based on the amount that is collected. There are some incentives to help motivate students to collect money, including a classroom challenge, a $50 club, and a school surprise if we hit our goal of $20,000. The school also earns free PE equipment from US Games, depending on how much is donated. The top five students get tickets to a Chicago Wolves game (2 each for 1st and 2nd place) and (1 each for 3rd, 4th and 5th place). Everyone else gets discounted tickets to the Wolves. Donations can be made in cash or check (made out to the American Heart Association) or online. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Lori Marcotte - lmarcotte@glenview34.org or Preston Roberts - prroberts@glenview34.org or Troy Cutler tcutler@glenview34.org. In PE, we just finished climbing the cargo net. Students were given the option if they wanted to climb or not. Before that, we completed our basketball unit. Students worked on skills of dribbling, passing and shooting. We finished the unit with some ½ court games. Students got to choose which court they felt most comfortable playing on: beginner, intermediate or advanced. Our next unit will be gymnastics. Students will learn stunts, tumbles, jumps and balances. The students will put together and perform, for the teachers, a routines that has a required number of skills in it. The gymnastic information is on your child’s iPad. Parents in Partnership Continues February 11! The 19th Annual Parents in Partnership program will be held this year on Saturday, February11, 2017 from 8:30 am -12:45 pm at Attea Middle School. Parents in Partnership is a wonderful, free parent/family education opportunity featuring a Keynote Speaker and a wide variety of Breakout Presenters offering their expertise and wisdom on a wide variety of topics pertinent to parents of children in pre-school through high school. Free child care will also be provided. Please click here for the full program packet that includes information on each session. This year's theme is: "Keeping Your Family Grounded and Connected - Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Children." ! ! ¡Padres en colaboración continúa el 11 de febrero! El 19.º Programa Anual de Padres en colaboración se llevará a cabo este año el sábado 11de febrero de 2017, de 8:30 a.m. a 12:45 p.m. en la Escuela Secundaria Attea. Padres en colaboración es una oportunidad gratuita y maravillosa de educación para padres y familias donde se presenta un orador principal y una amplia variedad de ponentes que ofrecen su experiencia y sabiduría sobre diferentes temas pertinentes a los padres de niños desde preescolar hasta la secundaria. También se proporcionará el cuidado gratuito de los niños. Haga clic aquí para obtener el paquete completo del programa, el que incluye información sobre cada sesión. El tema de este año es: "Mantener a su familia unida y conectada: Criar hijos respetuosos, responsables y resistentes". ! ! Page 1! 1 !

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School Phone (847)998-5030 NEW School Nurse Phone (847)657-2394 School Fax (847)998-5101 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Glen Grove Families: We know that many of you were able to enjoy the recent band, chorus, or orchestra concerts, didn't the kids do great? Knowing that some of you may have taken pictures at the concerts, or at the holiday classroom parties, we wanted to email you this reminder that the yearbook committee wants your pictures. Please see below. Thanks, Your Yearbook Committee Girl & Boy Scouts Yearbook Photos Wanted Field  Trip Battle of  the  Books The Glen Grove Yearbook Committee is asking for your help to create an awesome yearbook for the kids. We are letting everyone know that they should feel free to send us their photos at anytime to: glengroveyearbookpics@gmail.com If you’d prefer, you can also text them to us at the numbers below: Patti’s cell is 773-339-5631 Nancy’s cell is 312-953-3732 Halloween Remember, group pictures are greatly appreciated! Please put the children’s name, grade & classroom teacher in your email. (Please only include school related pictures) Global  Language Chess Club Any questions, please contact the committee at the above email address. Thanks for your help! Classroom  Group  Pictures Laughing  Academy Page 1! 2

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School Phone (847)998-5030 NEW School Nurse Phone (847)657-2394 School Fax (847)998-5101 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear%District%34%Families,% % Following%months%of%extensive%work,%we%are%excited%to%share%with%you%today%the%Superintendent% Math%Task%Force%has%concluded%its%work%and%will%be%sharing%its%recommendation%for%future%math% placement%during%a%Board%of%Education%meeting%scheduled%for%6%pm%on%March%6.%%% While%ultimately%it%will%be%our%Board’s%decision%whether%to%move%forward%with%this% recommendation,%we%understand%the%vested%interest%you%have%in%this%topic,%and%we%wanted%to%share% with%you%today%this%critical%update.%We%also%wanted%to%thank%those%of%you%who%served%on%the%task% force.%Your%hard%work%and%dedication%is%extremely%appreciated.% Background% The%Superintendent%Math%Task%Force%was%formed%at%the%start%of%this%school%year.%The%official%charge% was%to%research,%design,%and%recommend%a%repeatable,%predictable,%collaboratively%designed%student% identification%process%for%advanced%and%accelerated%math.%The%committee%had%representation%from% key%stakeholders,%including%staff%from%District%34%and%District%225,%a%member%from%the%District%34% Board%of%Education,%and%parents.%%% Overview0of0Task0Force0Recommendation% The%recommendation%that%will%be%made%at%the%March%6%Board%meeting%truly%represents%collaborative% decisionJmaking%by%the%task%force%that%considered%not%only%how%to%best%place%students%in%the%math% program,%but%also%how%to%support%students%to%ensure%continued%success.%In%order%to%do%so,%the%task% force%had%to%carefully%evaluate%every%aspect%of%the%district’s%placement%process,%which%is%why%they% will%present%on%the%following%areas%at%the%meeting:%%% 1.#Identification#Process% This%will%include%an%explanation%of%each%step%involved%in%the%overall%process%of%math%placement%and% an%annual%timeline%the%district%will%follow.% ##2.#Identification#Matrix% This%will%include%an%explanation%of%which%measures%and%cut%scores%will%be%used%to%determine% placement%as%part%of%utilizing%a%matrix.%%% 3.#Appeal#Process% This%will%include%information%about%the%appeals%timeline%and%survey%forms%that%will%be%used%to% gather%additional%information%from%parents,%students%and%teachers%who%want%to%appeal%the%district’s% decision.%%% 4.#Exit#Process% This%will%highlight%what%steps%the%district%will%consistently%follow%when%students%exit%one%course%and% move%to%another%within%the%math%program.%%% % Page 1! 3

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School Phone (847)998-5030 NEW School Nurse Phone (847)657-2394 School Fax (847)998-5101 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Math Task Force continued……. Placement)Method! As!previously!noted,!the!task!force!will!be!recommending!the!use!of!a!matrix!to!determine!a! student’s!math!placement.!In!the!simplest!terms,!a!matrix!is!designed!to!include!both!academic! achievement!and!cognitive!ability!in!order!to!guide!the!district!with!its!placement!process.!By! looking!at!a!combination!of!both!measures,!we!feel!this!will!best!support!students!for!long?term! success!in!District!34!and!beyond.!!! Some!of!you!may!recall!that!prior!to!recent!years,!the!district!utilized!a!matrix!as!part!of!its! placement!process.!The!task!force!will!be!proposing!that!adjustments!be!made!to!components! within!the!matrix!as!well!as!cut!scores!for!each!measure.!We’d!like!to!invite!you!to!attend!the! upcoming!meeting,!where!you!can!hear!more!about!this!recommendation.!!! Ongoing)Communication! If!you!are!not!able!to!attend!the!meeting,!please!know!that!a!copy!of!the!presentation!along!with! additional!communication!explaining!the!recommendation!to!the!Board!will!be!sent!out!that!same! evening.!Additionally,!following!Board!action,!you!can!expect!additional!information!about!the! implementation!process!and!all!communication!that!will!be!provided!to!best!support!you!in!the! understanding!of!this!process.!Again,!this!is!all!pending!Board!approval.!!! If!you!would!like!more!information!about!the!task!force,!including!talking!points!from!each!meeting! since!November,!please!visit!http://www.glenview34.org/curriculum/math/task?force.!!! We!do!hope!you!will!join!us!at!6!pm!on!March!6,!but!we!look!forward!to!ongoing!communication! with!our!community!over!the!next!several!months.!! ! !Sincerely,! Dr.!Patricia!Wernet!&!Dr.!Griff!Powell! Interim!Superintendents! ! Page 1! 4

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School Phone (847)998-5030 NEW School Nurse Phone (847)657-2394 School Fax (847)998-5101 __________________________________________________________________________________________ FOOD GUIDELINES FOR DISTRICT 34 Glenview School District is continuing to promote healthy living and lifestyle choices for its students. The Wellness Policy was adopted to educate students about healthy food choices and help reduce childhood obesity. NO FOOD ITEMS AT BIRTHDAY PARTIES District 34 does not allow food or beverages at birthday parties at school. Instead, there are several suggestions below for parents and children who still want to celebrate a birthday without food, including: • Special time/special recognition during class. Examples include the student reading to the class, sharing a personal story with the class or selecting a fun activity from a list provided by the teacher. • Purchase a book for the classroom library. This might include the studentʼs name in the front of the book indicating it was donated by the student in celebration of a birthday. • Bring in a non-food item/party favor (i.e. - pencils, erasers, stickers). Please, no disruptive items. If you need help deciding, please contact the school for guidance. • Donate an indoor recess game to the classroom. Please know all celebratory activities should be cleared with the classroom teacher in advance but that no food or beverages will be allowed as part of these celebrations. Administrators throughout the District are responsible for implementing this practice. FOOD GUIDELINES FOR NON-BIRTHDAY CLASSROOM CELEBRATIONS Food and beverage can be a part of non-birthday classroom celebrations like Halloween and holiday parties. However, those food and drink items will be chosen from a list of menu options developed by the Food Service Department. These food/drink items can either be purchased through the Food Service Department by ordering 30 days prior to the event on a first-come, first-served limited basis. If the PTAs decide to purchase the food directly, the menu must be followed. This will guarantee that the food/drink provided will be nutritious, balanced and offer choices for everyone. As always, any food brought in for these celebrations must be purchased through the Food Service Department or store bought and in the original packaging. No homemade foods are allowed. If you have questions or comments about this change in practice, you may contact your building principal or the District office at 998-5000. Page 1! 5

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