A Note from the Office
Happy Snow Day!!
We hope all of our students enjoyed the snow day and took advantage of the opportunity to play outside in the snow building snowmen, snow forts, sledding, and maybe even having a snowball fight! Hopefully, they also took advantage of some extra time to read for the Family Reading Program!
As a result of our snow day on Friday, the school year will now be pushed back to end with our last day of school on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
Family Reading Program
We are now in our third week of the Family Reading Program!! Our Week #2 reward of the STEM Challenge that was scheduled for Friday will now take place on Monday. We will have our Week #3 celebration this coming Thursday since there is no school on Friday. We hope families are enjoying reading The Wild Robot together as much as we are enjoying talking about the book and hearing about it from students!! The suggested reading for this week for families includes reading through Chapter 51.
Kindergarten Pre-Registration is Now Open!!
Pre-Registration for any kindergarteners who will be starting in the fall is now open! For children who turn five-years-old on or before Sept. 1, Barrington 220 offers a standard half-day kindergarten (am, pm as needed) as well as four optional programs:
For important dates regarding kindergarten registration, detailed information about our programs, and resources and videos about kindergarten and the registration process please go to: https://www.barrington220.org/kindergarten
To get started with the registration process, please click on one of the links below:
Instructions/Online Pre-Registration (English)
Instructions/Online Pre-Registration (Spanish)
Over the last several years we have had a small number of requests for students to attend a school other than the building to which they have been assigned by the school district based on location of their home/residence within defined attendance area boundaries. Parents/guardians who feel they have a compelling reason to submit a transfer request, should complete the district's Transfer Request From and submit it to the attention of Dr. Craig Winkelman, Assistant Superintendent of Operations and K-12 Schools, prior to February 28, 2018. The form and information about the transfer request process can be accessed at the following web address:
Monday, February 14th – STEM Challenge from FRP Week #2 Reward
Tuesday, February 13th - Kindergarten Dual Language Information Meeting in Spanish, 6:30 p.m. @ Sunnyhill
Wednesday, February 14th – Valentine’s Parties for 1st– 5th Grades, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Kindergarten parties 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 15th – End of Second Grading Period for Elementary
Thursday, February 15th – Coding and Lego Play Day Reward for FRP Week #3
Friday, February 16th – No School for Students, Institute Day for Staff
Monday, February 19th – No School, President’s Day
Tuesday, February 20th – PTO Meeting, 9:15 a.m.
Tuesday, February 20th – Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ BHS
Wednesday, February 21st – Deadline for PTO Box Top Contest
Wednesday, February 21st -Bridging the Digital Cultural Gap, Parent University, 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ GRC
Thursday, February 22nd – 5th Grade Beginning Band Concert. 6:30-7:30 p.m. @ Station Middle School
Friday, February 23rd – Pajama and Pancake Day for FRP Week #4 Reward
Tuesday, February 27th – Petition Request Deadline for 2018-2019 School YearA Note From the Office
The Box Top Race Continues!
Our Grove classroom horses are getting really competitive and the horses in top three positions this week are:
1st Place: Breckan 341 Box Tops
2nd Place: Solorio 249 Box Tops
3rd Place: Clark 212 Box Tops
Keep cutting and collecting and thank you for all of your support! We have collected 2,560 Box Tops already! Two more weeks to go!
Way to go Grove
Grove’s Tae Kwon Do enrichment program starts Wednesday, March 7th. Open to all students. Sign up by Friday, March 2nd. $40 includes a t-shirt. 100% of the proceeds go to Grove!
|Purchase Spring Break Travel Gift Cards!
Helping raise money to support our school is easier than you think! Simply order gift cards through the Great Lakes Scrip Center Program (www.shopwithscrip.com) each month and Grove will receive a percentage back from each card purchased! Gift cards can be used for your own daily shopping and on Spring Break Travel! Some popular gift cards that are available:
Four Points by Sheraton - Chicago
Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts
Grand Geneva Resort - Lake Geneva
Timber Ridge Lodge and Waterpark
Grove Family Enrollment Code: 4386953B56688
Orders will be due Friday, February 23rd and the cards can be picked up in the office on Friday, March 2nd. Make checks payable to Grove Ave PTO and drop off in the office. Envelopes should be addressed to Shop with Scrip Coordinator. If you would like the cards to be sent home with your child, please email email@example.com.