DATES and ACTIONS:
•Through February 8: Sign Up to Bring a Non-Perishable Food Item to Benefit Valentines for Veterans here
•February 1: Glencoe Parent Discussion Group: Behavior is a Window 9 a.m. via Zoom. Register here.
•February 1: Safety and Security Committee of the Board of Education meeting, 5:30 p.m., Young Auditorium at Central School
•February 10: Assembling Meal Kits for Veterans, South School, 3:15-4:15
•February 16: Half-Day for Students. School Improvement Day
•February 17: No School | Next Opportunity for Parent-Teacher Conferences
•February 20: No School | Presidents Day
•Please consider donating to the Glencoe PTO. Donor contributions allow the PTO to provide support for initiatives both within the classroom walls and beyond. Donations can be made here. For more information on the PTO and its impact, view this video.
•Please consider donating to the Glencoe Junior High Project (GJHP) as they begin their annual appeal. Here is more information regarding GJHP, the organization and its mission.
NEED TO REPORT an ABSENCE? Click here to see the school forms.
A Resource for Parent Teacher Conferences
Our next opportunity for parent teacher conferences will be on Friday, February 17. Specific information will be coming out from each school regarding timing and sign up. This podcast is a wonderful parent resource that provides guidance on how to effectively collaborate with your child’s teacher to reach the desired outcome for your child.
Valentine Meals for Veterans
Beginning this month, we offer a service opportunity to all District 35 families to donate non-perishable food items to make Valentine Meal Kits for Veterans at the Midwest Veterans Closet. This food drive is hosted in partnership with Gratitude Generation, who will be adding sweet treats to each kit. Bins will be available at all three school buildings. Help us reach our goal of 100 meal kits. Click here to sign up for a non-perishable item.
Donate to the Glencoe PTO Annual Appeal
Did you know the Glencoe PTO impacts EVERY District 35 student (including yours!)? DONATE HERE
While your tax dollars fund the basic requirements of our children’s education, donor support of the PTO ensures they receive an educational experience that goes well beyond. Please support our valuable work by making a tax-deductible, charitable contribution to ensure the Glencoe schools continue to be a great place for our children. A video showcasing the impact of her work can be found here.
The Importance of a Welcoming and Inclusive Community
as Told from the Perspective of an Afghan and Soviet Refugee Three Decades Apart
Join the Glencoe Council for Inclusion and Community for this panel speaker event on Tuesday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Writers Theatre. Guest speakers Ilya Sheyman and Hekmatullah Ibrahimi will share their stories of coming to the United States as refugees 30 years apart. This event is free to attend and no registration is required. Click here to learn more.
Students are bundling up for winter. Is your home ready for winter, too? Weatherizing your home can be a great way to reduce energy consumption and save money. Take the first step to learn more. You can also sign up for an energy efficiency assessment through ComEd or as recommended by the Energy Saver Program.
Picking Up Food Items at School Buildings
We ask for your help when picking up a previously-ordered hot lunch for a child who is absent. Please notify the front office that you will be picking it up by 10 a.m. and pick up the lunch by 1 p.m. This structure is being put into place out of courtesy for our school staff and in accordance with food safety practices.
Join Our Upcoming Parent Discussion Group
Upcoming Family Action Network Events
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom A Place Called Home: A Memoir of Deprivation and Hope, featuring David Ambroz and Brandon Nichols. Learn from Mr. Ambroz as he shares his experience growing up unhoused in New York for eleven years and his subsequent years in foster care, offering a window into what so many kids living in poverty experience every day. Through hard work and unwavering resolve, he received a scholarship to Vassar College, his first significant step out of poverty. Click here to register for this online event.
Bread Bag Tag Recycling Program
District 35 is pleased to partner with the Village Sustainability Task Force and SCARCE to support Danielle Cares for Chairs. The goal is to collect 1 million bread tags this year across our region. Danielle’s foundation collects the tags and turns them into a recycling company for funds that support mobility devices for those in need.
Add the Bread Tag Recycling Program label that was sent home to a jar and collect the bread tags all year. We will share reminders about turning in collected bread tags later this year. Thank you for your support!
Online Absence Forms
Did you know you have the option to report your student’s absence via an online form? Please use the links below to report an absence before 9:00AM.
- South School Absence Form
- West School Absence Form
- Central School Absence Form
Absences can also still be reported via the absence call line if preferred to the online form.
We thank our parents for partnering with us as we reset visitor procedures in the schools. Please note the following updated procedures in place in each school beginning on Thursday, August 25, 2022. We ask that all visitors:
1. enter via the main entrance, buzz at the door, wait to be greeted by a staff member over the intercom, confirm your appointment/meeting
2. if you have a confirmed appointment, please be ready with your license so we may screen with our visitor system
3. please wear your visitor lanyard at all times while in the school for a pre-scheduled appointment
4. return to the main office, return your lanyard, collect your license, and exit via the main entrance
If you are simply dropping a lunch or item for your child, please do so in the vestibule. School staff will be monitoring for items throughout the day and ensure items are brought in for your child.
Our commitment to student safety is unwavering as we embark upon the 2022-23 school year. Thank you for working with our school teams as we implement these new procedures.
Our district is a member of TrueNorth Educational Cooperative 804. We share resources with 17 other school districts in our region so that we can provide every student the opportunity to learn and reach their full potential. Through TrueNorth, our students can access academic and behavior support, and our staff can engage in high-quality professional learning that impacts student growth here in District 35. TrueNorth (formerly NSSED, or Northern Suburban Special Education District), is committed to the possibilities in every learner, every day. Please visit truenorth804.org to learn more about the cooperative and watch an introduction video.