Join us on December 2nd…Raising UnSelfies
Please join us! FAN, Family Service of Glencoe, District 35 and the Glencoe PTO present Dr. Michele Borba and her discussion entitled Raising UnSelfies: How to Raise Compassionate, Courageous Kids. Dr. Borba is an educational consultant, motivational speaker, and the author of 24 books including UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World. Her UnSelfie book is our focus for this school year. Click here for more information.
When: Monday, December 2, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Central School, Misner Auditorium (entrance on Grove St.), 620 Greenwood Ave, Glencoe
Tricks, Hoops and Alley Oops
The Harlem Wizards are back this year to take on the District 35 staff! Join us for after-school fun as the Harlem Wizards show off their bodacious b-ball moves against our own Glencoe team! Perfect for kids of all ages, the event also includes a raffle, treats and Harlem Wizards swag for purchase. Tickets are available online only (sales will not be available at the door).
Coffee and Conversation
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.
Sponsor a Child with a Winter Pack
With the support of the PTO and GJHP, we are pleased to continue our partnership in support of Cradles to Crayons. Join us to share resources with children in the Chicago area. As you arrive at our schools you will see an option to sponsor a child and share a winter pack. All details are included on the sheets at the school entrances. All packs may be returned to any school by December 18th.
We thank you in advance for supporting the Cradles to Crayons organization. We look forward to our students experiencing the true spirit of this organization as our 3rd, 4th, and 7th graders will volunteer in the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory in the winter months.
The Glencoe Administrative Team
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.
FAN presents Jamil Zaki, Ph.D.
Presented by Family Action Network (FAN), please join Jamil Zaki, Ph.D., in discussing Building Empathy in a Fractured World. Dr. Zaki is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Laboratory at Stanford University. In his first book, The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World, he uses his groundbreaking research to explain the empathy deficit and how to fight back. Click here for more information.
When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: New Trier High School, Winnetka Campus, Gaffney Auditorium, 385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka
Food For Funds
Food For Funds is a fundraiser in which receipts from Grand Foods can be turned in for 3% back. These funds will then be donated to charity. The 8th Grade Executive Cabinet will be collecting receipts in order to raise funds. Therefore, we are asking parents and guardians for help to achieve our goal. Any Grand Foods receipts from 2019 can be turned in to any District 35 school before December 17th. All 2020 receipts can be handed in by May 29, 2020. Any value would be greatly appreciated, and we thank you for your support.
The 8th Grade Executive Cabinet is also collecting box-tops and pop-tabs. These can also be turned in to any District 35 school at any time throughout the year.
Thanks again for your support,
8th Grade Executive Cabinet
Vaping - What Parents Need to Know
Are you aware of all the facts regarding vaping? We urge our parents to review these resources to learn more details of the harmful impact of vaping. If you have a middle school son or daughter, please take time to review these together. Biobehavioral scientist Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin explains what you’re actually inhaling when you vape and the impact to your body systems. While this topic will be covered in our health classes at Central School, it is important that we all know the facts and support healthy choices for our youth.
The Village of Glencoe Sustainability Task Force and District 35 invite you to join in Meatless Monday which promotes a simple change in our habits that can make a difference to the planet and to our health. If you eat one less burger a week, it would be the equivalent of taking your car off the road for 320 miles! Click here to learn what you can do to participate in the Meatless Monday campaign.
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.
2019-20 Bus Registration
Bus registration for the next school year has begun. To register and pay online for bus service, please visit our Family Access site. Please click here for Registration and Payment Information. If you require further information on the busing program, contact the Glencoe School District Business Office at 847-835-7800.
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.