Friday, January 25, 2019

The Grove Grizzly
We had a terrific first week of the Family Reading Program!! Thank you to all of our families who joined us for the Family Author Night this week! It was great to share an evening of fun along with a wonderful story containing a meaningful message with our students and families during this special time!! I hope everyone is enjoying reading Where the Mountain Meets the Moon together! I know I have really enjoyed listening to the students share their excitement for the book! Starting next week, we will be featuring trivia about the story on our morning announcements! We also had our first student make it into bucket number six in the Grand Prize Game (GPG) this week!! Be sure to check out the @GroveAve220 Twitter Feed for pictures of the GPG and other activities going on throughout the school! Hopefully your child brought home their Grove Reads t-shirt today. It was our Week #1 reward and we will be wearing the shirts throughout the program!
Food Recovery Update
We have begun to recover uneaten food in the lunchroom as a result of the Mindful Waste Program being implemented throughout Barrignton 220. An information video about the program in our schools can be accessed by clicking on this link!
We are still looking for volunteers to help with coordination of the pick-up and delivery of food to Greencastle where the food from Grove will be donated. If you would like to help, please click on the link to the sign-up genius to volunteer!
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
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.
Upcoming Dates:  
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!


The Grizzly Ski Lodge Grove Parent Party is just TWO weeks away!  Tickets are on sale now at Make it a date night, mom's night or a dad's night! We are so excited for what is in store for the Grove community. Don't wait another two years for the next Parent Party! 
For families new to Grove, there will be a New Family Mixer before the event. Check your email for more details! Thank you to Kindergarten parents' Jesse Erickson and Stephanie Omar, who are coordinating this special time.

Events like this are not possible without the power of our amazing parent volunteers! Please consider volunteering with setup or at the event here:

We look forward to a wonderful event and many thanks to all of the Grove families and staff who are helping
to make this event a success! 

- Kelly Asper and Dionne Boulos, Parent Party 2019 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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