Friday, January 18, 2019

The Grove Grizzly

2019 Family Reading Program
We had an amazing kick-off to the Family Reading Program on Thursday morning! Information about the program was e-mailed and sent home with students on Thursday. If you have questions about the program, please feel free to contact your child’s classroom teacher. Students were also provided with a copy of the book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin on Friday (one copy per family, sent home with the youngest sibling in a family) with the intention of every family reading the book together! Our One Book, One Grove initiative will not only connect families, but our entire Grove community throughout the course of the next five weeks. Students will be able to discuss the book with parents, neighbors, classmates, and any other Grove students! We are encouraging families to read the book in the best way that works for their family. This may include parents reading to children, siblings taking turns reading aloud to the family, or a child reading to their parents! The first weekly reading log will be due on Thursday, January 24th and students will receive their Family Reading Program t-shirts on Friday, January 25th for meeting the all classroom goal. We can’t wait to see all the students and staff in their shirts! Happy Reading!!!

Author Visit Family Night – Aaron Reynolds!!!
Thank you to our families who R.S.V.P’d for Aaron Reynolds Family Night on Thursday, January 24th at 6:30 p.m.!! We have enough involvement to continue our plans for the evening presentation!! As a result, if you have not signed up and would still like to attend, please R.S.V.P. and join in on the fun!! We can’t wait to experience this exciting opportunity with our students and our families!! Please click on this link to R.S.V.P. For more information regarding Aaron Reynolds, please visit his website!! 

Kindergarten Round-Up for 2019-2020 School Year
Parents of our incoming kindergarten students are invited to attend our Kindergarten Round-Up on Monday, February 4th at 7:00 p.m. At this time, parents will hear an overview of the kindergarten programs, meet kindergarten staff, ask questions, and have the opportunity to pre-register for the 2019-2020 school year.
More detailed informational sessions for parents interested in Spanish Dual Language or Chinese Immersion programs will be held in February. 
Please be sure to share the date for Kindergarten round-up with neighbors, friends, and community members who have kindergarten age children and may not have a child in the school system to hear about the event from our district.

5 Essentials Parent Survey
The 5 Essentials Survey is parents’ opportunity to evaluate Grove Avenue School according to five “essential” areas critical for school success, including but not limited to ambitious instruction, supportive environment, and leadership. The online survey is open now through February 15th and is accessed by clicking here. PLEASE NOTE: Because Barrington 220 is based in Lake County, choose "Lake" from the county drop down menu, then select our school.
Illinois public schools are required by the State of Illinois to take the 5Essentials survey once every two years. The survey data becomes part of each school’s Illinois School Report Card listing, which is a public website provided by the Illinois State Board of Education. Barrington 220 will receive results from the survey in the spring of 2019, and they will be publicly posted on our Illinois School Report Card the following fall.
Thank you for your participation in this important survey. We appreciate and value your feedback.
Official Letter in English
Official Letter in Spanish

Upcoming Dates:
Monday, January 21st – No School, MLK Day
Tuesday, January 22nd – MLK Assembly for 4th and 5th Grades
Tuesday, January 22nd – Girls Basketball Ball Game @ Hough
Tuesday, January 22nd – 4th and 5th Grade Orchestra Field Trips
Thursday, January 24th – Week #1 Family Reading Program Logs Due
Thursday, January 24th – Author Visit and Family Night, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 24th – Boys Basketball Game @ Grove vs. Countryside
Thursday, January 24th – Girls Basketball Game @ Grove vs. Sunnyhill
Friday, January 25th – FRP Week #1 Reward: T-Shirts Distributed
Monday, January 28th – PTO Box Top Contest Begins
Friday, February 1st – World Read Aloud Day
Monday, February 4th – Power of One Assembly
Monday, February 4th – Kindergarten Round-Up, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 8th – PTO Grove Parent Party @ Makray, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12th – 3rd Grade Family Folk Dance Night, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 19th – PTO Meeting, 7 p.m. @ Jersey’s Pizza



PTO Night Meeting — Mark Your Calendars

To better accommodate our working parents, the Grove Ave PTO will meet on Tuesday, Feb 19th at 7 p.m. at Jersey’s, 2360 Lakewood Blvd, South Barrington, IL. This will be a standard PTO meeting with a bit more time to socialize.
We hope to see you there!

You will not want want to miss this!  The Grove Avenue School Parent’s Night Out is on Friday, February 8th, 6:30 pm at the lovely Makray Golf Course!  
You may purchase your tickets online now at  

A fun night of dinner, dancing, live music with the Sons of Bildor, silent auction, raffles, and our ever so popular STEM teacher, Mr. Wager, who is our Master of Ceremonies!  It is going to be a memorable and a ski-tasctic fun event for the entire Grove Community! 
Our event info may also be found on the Grove PTO Facebook page. Party ticklers, silent auction and raffle highlights will be shared in the upcoming weeks, so be sure to keep plugged in! 
Hope to see you there! 
Kelly Asper and Dionne Boulos, your 2019 Parent Party Co-Chairs

It’s almost time for our Spring Box Top Collection!  This year's 'horse race' Box Top contest will run from Monday January 28th - Friday February 22nd!
Each classroom will have a horse that they can watch ‘race’ in the front hall of the school.  Every Friday, the ‘leading’ horses will be moved ahead in the race.  Remind your students to keep watching their class horse! 

Ziploc baggies will be coming home with your students on Monday January 28th!  Clip and collect your Box Tops in your baggies. 

Classes to turn in the most will win the following: 
 1st Place - Class Pizza Party

 2nd Place- Class Donut Day

3rd Place -Class Trinkets

 leenavarghese326@gmail.comThank you for all of your support!    Any questions, please contact our chair, Leena Varghese at 
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Do you have class photos to add to our 2018-2019 yearbook? 

We are currently gathering pictures from class and school events and parties.  Please email any favorites you may have to:

When sending please indicate the classroom, names, if known, grade level and event.  Thanks for helping make this year's book memorable! 

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