Saturday, April 21, 2018

Week 32 Newsletter

The Grove Grizzly

A Note From the Office 
Grove ABC Countdown
As the end of the school year approaches, our students and staff will continue to be working hard and learning and growing all the way until the very last day of school. With that said, we also are planning to build in some fun to celebrate the end of the school year and make our last days together for the year memorable. As a result, we will have an ABC Countdown that students and staff are invited to participate in over the course of the last 26 days of the school year – one day for each letter in the alphabet. Please click on the link to the ABC Calendar that has been created by our staff. The calendar shares what each day will entail!
Kindergarten – 3rd Grade BIG EVENT
The Kindergarten – 3rd Grade BIG EVENT field trip to LEGOLAND is scheduled for Monday, April 30th! Earlier this week, all parents of K-3rd Graders were sent an e-mail with a link to the permission form for students to attend the trip. Included in the form, parents are asked to indicate whether a student is bringing a sack lunch from home or they can order a sack lunch from school. All lunches being brought from home must be in disposable containers that students do not need to bring back with them from the trip. Please also note that the buses will be leaving promptly at 8:30 a.m. on the morning of the trip in order for students to arrive at LEGOLAND with enough time to participate in all of the activities that will be available to them. As a result, it is critical that students are on time to school in order to attend the trip. Students will not need to bring anything with them for the trip besides their lunch. The students will return to school around 1:30 p.m.
This week’s episode of Learning NOW in Barrington 220 is online, Episode 3: STEM
Episode 3 of Learning NOW in Barrington 220 focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Barrington 220 students Scout Storms (Roslyn Road Elementary), Zach Meyer (Prairie Middle School), and Ishaan Sehgal (Barrington High School) talk about the many STEM opportunities available across Barrington 220. Students describe STEM programs including LEGO WeDo, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), Robotics, computer science, and many others.
We now have a custom YouTube URL! 
Upcoming Dates
Saturday, April 21st – Math Olympiad Tournament, 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ BHS
Monday, April 23rd - 5th Grade Health Unit Parent Night, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, April 23rd – 2nd Grade Field Trip to Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, April 24th – Band Concert for Station Bound Students, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24th – ABC Countdown Begins – See Link for Calendar
Tuesday, April 24th -4th Grade FMSC Field Trip, Clark and Hanna, 11:15-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25th – Orchestra Concert, 9:15-10:30 a.m. 
Thursday, April 26th - 4th Grade FMSC Field Trip, Anderson and Chang, 11:15-2:30 p.m.
Monday, April 30th – Kindergarten- 3rd Grade, BIG EVENT Field Trip to LEGOLAND
Monday, May 7th – 1st Grade Zoo Field Trip
Monday, May 7th – Social Studies-Global Studies Parent University, (in English), 7:00 - 8:00 pm at BHS in the Guidance Resource Center
Tuesday, May 8th – Social Studies-Global Studies Parent University, (in Spanish and English), 7:00-8:00 pm at Sunny Hill Elementary


  Positive Claw Winners 
Week of March 16th 

 We can't have a successful fair without you! Please see the available time slots and information in this link!

Classroom Walk-Throughs: helping kids with "wish lists",
organizing books

Helping w/Book Fair: organizing books, helping find orders, helping
bag books

Pack Up: load books into boxes, take down signs

Your help is greatly appreciated! 

EXTRA!  EXTRA! Grove's 1st annual FIELD DAY is Friday, May 18th.  The kids will be participating in multiple games and relays outside, beginning with Kindergarten-2nd grade in the morning followed by 3rd-5th grade after lunch.  

We are in NEED of MANY VOLUNTEERS to make this day a success for our kids. This is a fun opportunity for Moms and Dads alike.  Please visit  to volunteer today!  Thank you in advance for your help!

The Field Day Committee is looking for donations and sponsorships to help make our "1st" Field Day even better!  Please contact Field Day Chair, Tracy Mylin via email @ to discuss opportunities and see our Field Day "Wish List" - items include ice-cream treats, sports equipment, bandanas, a DJ, plastic tubs and more.   Thank you for your support! 
5th Grade Farewell
Let's send the class of 2025 off in style! 

We need your help to send off our 5th graders! Please help setting up for this year’s 5th Grade Farewell. We are looking for parents to help hang decorations and arrange food donations from 1-3 p.m.on May 29th. Historically, 4th grade parents help out the night of the event — if you are interested in doing this from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., we’d appreciate it. Thank you to those parents who already volunteered! Please contact Bree at or Brittany at if you are able to help. 

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!  Click here for the flyer.
Grove Family Enrollment Code: 4386953B56688
Orders will be due Friday, April 27th and the cards can be picked up in the office on Friday, May 4th.  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
A minimum of 3 family orders must be made before the school order is placed.

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