Friday, February 15, 2019

The Grove Grizzly
Thank you to our room parents for the Valentine’s Day Parties on Thursday! The students had a great time! This was our last class party of the year and the students loved each of the events! We so appreciate all of the time and hard work that went into planning these celebrations for our students!
Also, thank you to those of you who took the 5 Essentials Survey. We did just pass the 20% threshold that we needed in order to receive a report.
April Referendum
For the April 2, 2019 election, registered voters in the Barrington 220 boundary area will have a chance to vote on a $185 million school district referendum question. A successful referendum would help to:
  • Improve safety and security at all Barrington 220 schools
  • Update classrooms at all schools to prepare students for success
  • Protect the community's investment in Barrington 220 school buildings by repairing things like roofs, windows, plumbing, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning 
  • Update arts and athletics spaces, which are used year round by the school district and various community organizations
You can learn more about the Barrington 220 referendum by visiting and by attending any of the following upcoming community meetings:
  • Saturday, Feb. 23: 9:00 a.m. at Barrington High School (616 West Main Street, Barrington)
  • Monday, March 4: 9:30 a.m. at Prairie Middle School (40 East Dundee Road, Barrington)
  • Wednesday, March 6: 7:00 p.m. at Station Middle School (215 South Eastern Avenue, Barrington)
Family Reading Program: Pancakes and Pajamas Reward on Friday, February 22nd
Our long weekend this weekend is a great opportunity for students to get some extra reading in, which will be celebrated this week with our Pajama and Pancake Day on Friday!! Students will come to school in their p.j.s and they will be served a pancake breakfast by our staff!! Please be sure to still have your child eat breakfast prior to school on Friday, as some students will not be eating pancakes until later in the morning. We will have a Gluten Free option for students who need an alternative, as well as, other alternatives for students with allergies. Please contact your child’s teacher for more information regarding any food restrictions. This week, students should be finishing reading our One Grove, One School Novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon! I hope all of our families have enjoyed the book and dialogue about the story as much as we have enjoyed talking to our students about it at school! Information regarding the BIG EVENT will be sent out to parents this week and shared with students as well!
Petition Requests
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, 2019. The form and information about the transfer request process can be accessed at the following web address:
Upcoming Dates
Monday, February 18th: President’s Day, NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, February 19th: PTO Meeting, 7 p.m. @ Jersey’s Pizza
Thursday, February 21st: Week #5 Reading Logs Due for FRP
Friday, February 22nd: Pancake and Pajama Reading Week #5 Reward
Saturday, February 23rd: Referendum Information Meeting, 9 a.m. @ BHS
Monday, February 25th – Friday, March 1st: 2nd and 5th Grade CogAT Testing
Tuesday, February 26th: The BIG EVENT Field Trip
Thursday, February 28th: Deadline to Submit Petition Requests to District Office 
Monday, March 4th: Referendum Information Meeting, 9:30 a.m. @ Prairie
Wednesday, March 6th: Referendum Information Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ Station
Friday, March 8th: Elementary Choir Festival, 4:30-5:30 p.m. @ BHS
Friday, March 8th: Grove Family Dance, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 9th: District Speech Tournament @ Station, 9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.  
Sunday, March 10th: Daylight Savings Time Starts, clocks are turned forward
Wednesday, March 13th: 5th Grade Band Solo or Ensemble Recital, 6:30-7:30 @ Prairie
Thursday, March 14th: 2nd Grade Musical, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 14th: 5th Grade Band Solo or Ensemble Recital, 6:30-7:30 @ Prairie
Saturday, March 16th: Orchestra Solo or Ensemble Recital, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ BHS
Monday, March 18th: 3rd Grade Field Trip to FMSC
Tuesday, March 19th: PTO Meeting, 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, March 20th: Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, March 21st: Parent Teacher Conferences



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!

As our second week of collecting Box Tops comes to an end, our top 3 classes are:
1. Clark
2. Breckan
3. Siegel

As a reminder, the class that submits the most Box Tops will earn a pizza party, the second place class will enjoy donuts, and the third place class will earn a special slime surprise!

*Keep sending in your Box Tops, we only have four school days left until the deadline on Friday, February 22nd.
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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