Summer Explorations Registration Begins Next Monday
Registration for Summer Explorations 2020 begins next week! Families can now browse the course offerings on the D35 Summer Explorations Website. Registration will open at 9:00 AM on Monday, March 2nd, and will remain open until 9:00 PM on Friday, April 3rd.
Summer Explorations 2020 runs from 9AM-12PM, from June 15th to July 10th at West School. Please contact Ben Baird at 847-835-7803, or firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
Be A Sustainability Star
One billion toothbrushes are thrown away every year in the US and end up in landfill or in our oceans. That’s enough to stretch around the Earth four times.
Switching the type of toothbrush is a simple and small change that makes a tremendous difference. Shifting to an eco-friendly sustainable toothbrush, such as a bamboo one, is so easy. Try and buy 100% plant-based products which include all parts of the toothbrush - including the bristles! Where to find eco-friendly toothbrushes? Online remains the best place to source sustainable products. Try and avoid mammoth online shopping platforms and support smaller, cleaner ones.
Food Pantry Collection
District 35 is pleased to partner with the GJHP and the Glencoe PTO to gather items needed for the New Trier Food Pantry. Established in 1965, the New Trier Township Food Pantry serves as a bridge between those who have the ability to give and those who are in need. Please consider taking time to purchase an item or two to share in our kindness collection.
February 20th - February 28th
Please have your child bring the following items to the school collection boxes:
SOUTH SCHOOL: Cookies & Crackers
WEST SCHOOL: Cereal
CENTRAL SCHOOL: Juice Boxes
Click here for more details.
Glencoe Public Library Used Book Sale
From Saturday, February 29th through Monday, March 2nd, the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library will be hosting a used book sale. Used books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages will be available for purchase with all proceeds being donated back to the Glencoe Public Library. More information can be found here.
In Case You Missed It…
If you were unable to attend our event on Vaping, Marijuana, and the Developing Teenage Brain on February 4th, you can view the event in its entirety by clicking here for audio of the event along with the corresponding slideshow.
- Presenter Slides
- Handouts for Parents
GJHP Musical Tickets
Tickets for this year’s GJHP Production of High School Musical went on sale on Tuesday, February 4th, at 10:00am. The show runs February 27th through March 1st in Central School’s Misner Auditorium. Go to gjhp.org for more details about show times and to purchase tickets. Any questions can be directed to Grace Haggerty at email@example.com.
Health Reminders from our Nurses…
We are definitely in the throes of cold and flu season across our schools. Here are some important guidelines to consider when you hear those words, “I don’t feel well; I can’t go to school today.” Please take a moment to review the important tips from our nurses in District 35. The number one tip to avoid sickness remains washing your hands throughout each day. Also, students should be fever-free without the aid of medication for 24 hours in order to return to school after being out sick. Thank you for helping our entire school community to stay healthy.
In addition, we are hearing much in the news about the 2019 coronavirus. The best way to prevent infection with any virus is to take precautions to avoid exposure. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) always recommends everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home when you are sick
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Reminder from the Central School Green Team
The Central School Green Team would like to remind those who drive their children to school to be considerate and prevent idling as much as possible. Our students have put together an informational flyer to educate everyone about the negative effects of idling. Thank you for helping to do your part to help protect our children and our planet!
The Board of Education has approved the 2020-2021 school year calendar. Winter break and spring break are common across New Trier Township. Click here to view a one page listing of major events for the upcoming school year.
Winter Weather Reminders
Safety is always the primary focus in deciding whether to keep schools open and continue with learning in our classrooms. Please click here to read additional details about the factors considered for school closings in District 35. In the event that a school closing is warranted, we will make every effort to notify families no later than 5:00 am.
Share Your Shoes
Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, District 35 is pleased to partner with the Glencoe PTO and GJHP as we collect gently used and new shoes for children ages 0-14 to donate to Cradles to Crayons. A collection bin is located in each school entrance. Thank you for helping us to support this incredible organization that serves children in need throughout Chicago!
2019-2020 Student Registration Fees
Payment of student fees is online through Family Access. The detailed information regarding Student Accident Insurance, Free Lunch Application, and Student Registration Fees may be found by clicking here.
Safe Routes to Schools
District 35 is pleased to have partnered with the Village of Glencoe and the Active Transportation Steering Committee to develop updated Safe Routes to Schools information. Please view the routes here to be aware of crossing guard locations, stop signs, and recommended routes for our students. We encourage all families to consider ways to walk or bike to school as you plan for the new school year.
The school district may release directory information which includes:
Birth date and place
Parent(s)/guardian(s) name and address
Period of attendance in school
Additionally, student pictures without identifying information may be posted on the district web page with informational pieces. Any parent(s)/guardian(s) may prohibit the release of any or all of the above by delivering a written objection to the Building Principal.
If your child will be absent from school, please call the District 35 absence line (847-835-7801) to report the absence. In addition, if your child participates in a Park District class after school, please be mindful that you must also call and report your child’s absence to the Park District. Thank you!