Thursday, October 19, 2017

Week 9 Newsletter

The Grove Grizzly

A Note From the Office

We are looking forward to having a great Halloween this year at Grove! Below is information regarding our Halloween festivities; please read the section about costumes carefully.

Lunch – October 31st  

  • At 11:00 a.m., students may be picked up if it is easier for them to dress and eat lunch at home.  Please do not expect your child to leave before 11:00 a.m.
  • Students do not need to be signed out, but if you plan on picking your child up for lunch, be sure to send a note to your child’s teacher.
  • There will be adults supervising the parking lot during the 11:00 pick-up and by the Grove entrance. Please focus on safety!
  • Students should return to school at 12:30 p.m.
  • If your child is staying at school for lunch, please send your child's costume to school. Lunch and recess for students staying at school will remain the same and students will change into their costumes following lunch and recess.
 Parade – October 31st  
  • Our kindergarten classes will wear costumes to school and have their parties in the morning before the a.m. students leave to go home. Morning kindergarteners are invited to return for the parade in the afternoon.
  • Our parade for grades K-5 will begin at 1 P.M. and will follow the route below:
o   Leave from the Grove door and travel north to Wisconsin.
o   Travel east on Wisconsin to Summit.
o   Travel south on Summit to Yale.
o   Travel west on Yale to Cook.
o   Travel north on Cook to our parking lot entrance.
o   We love parents and guests cheering us on. 
  • We will be back at school at about 1:30
  • If it rains, we will parade in the school hallways.
 Party – October 31st – 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • After the parade, students will return to classrooms for our fabulous room parties organized by our PTO room parents.
Please review the following guidelines when selecting a school Halloween costume for this year:
  • Students in kindergarten may wear their costumes to school in the morning.
  • Students in 1st-5th Grades should not wear costumes to school, as they will go home to change into costumes or change after lunch and recess.
  • Consider safety and the appropriateness of a costume for an elementary school.
  • Costumes involving fake blood or violent attributes are not allowed.
  • Look-alike weapons are prohibited on school grounds as noted in the student handbook.
  • Masks are a safety concern, and therefore, will not be allowed.
  • Please keep face paint to a minimum as students need to be easily recognized and often become uncomfortable. Examples of appropriate face paint include: cat whiskers, Harry Potter’s scar, “eye black” on an athlete, etc.

We hope to create a safe and fun event for our students, so thank you for your cooperation!

Positive Claw Award
Week of September 29th


"Falling" for Third Grade

Observing the habitat of Grigsby Prairie
Communicating and collaborating during science & STEM
Time traveling to Naper Settlement
Opening up to new genres
Buzzing about books and giving recommendations
Exploring EPIC & Myon for alternative reading
Remembering to put forth our

Solving problems using Second Step
Earning Grizzly Claws for positive behavior
Providing evidence for our thinking
Thanking volunteers & veterans with written letters
Enjoying friends, old and new
Mastering math facts
Busy reading realistic fiction books
Editing our information writing pieces
Realizing that our differences make us unique

Congratulations to our 5th Grade
Cross Country Runners!!

Fifth Grade Boys:
Avery Erickson, Ethan Linden, Alek Molinaro, Jackson Sperling, Jacob Dorn, Eagan Reistad, Tyler Chang, Ayden Fedij, Paul Kondraros, Caid Heick, Rishi Patari, Jonathan Curbelo, Andrew Markiewicz, and Dean Perrone

Fifth Grade Girls:
McKenna Baker, Alexandra Alex, Lauren Romans, Addison Placko, Aleksandra Bordeianu, Evangelia Alex, Audrey Heick, Lila Colette, Ellie Ragnini, and Hannah Kim


Spirit Wear Sale

Also, shop for more spirit wear styles using the following Heads Up Spirit Shop link throughout the school year. All items purchased with a Grove logo will earn our school 15%!


We look forward to seeing many of you at Grove's 1st Trunk-or-Treat being held this Sunday from 3 - 5 pm.   Children are encouraged to come in costume to trick-or-treat around the Grove parking lot. Popcorn will be available courtesy of the Grove PTO and refreshments will be available for sale. This event is weather dependent and any necessary cancellation notices will be sent via all-school email blast on Sunday before noon. Thanks to many of you who are signed up to host a car (please refer to your confirmation email for setup times & information.) 
Thanks! The Grove Avenue PTO.
Volunteer for Donuts with Dad! 
If you are interested in volunteering at Donuts with Dads this year, please contact
Patti ( or Kyla (
These special events are not possible without you!

Help Support Grove
Great Lakes Scrip Center
Gift Card Program

Helping raise money to support our school is easier than you think!  Simply order gift cards through the Great Lakes Scrip Center Program ( each month and Grove will receive a percentage back from each card purchased!   Gift cards can be used for your own daily shopping or also as gifts for others!  
Grove Family Enrollment Code: 4386953B56688


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