Friday, March 15, 2019

The Grove Grizzly
Summer School Registration
Summer School Registration begins next Wednesday, March 20th for elementary students! Be sure to visit the Summer School webpage for information regarding summer school including locations, dates, hours, course descriptions, and the link to register. We do highly recommend that students continue to participate in academic activities over the summer months. As a result, it is often beneficial for students to sign-up for one academic session and one fun session during summer school! Please feel free to contact your child’s classroom teacher or the office for more information or recommendations!
4th Grade Iron Giraffe Challenge
After reading the novel "A Long Walk to Water, the 4th-grade students decided they want to be the change in the world. As a result, they are participating in The Iron Giraffe Challenge to raise money for a well in South Sudan.  Students are recycling new and used items to sell during lunch periods from Monday, March 18th - Thursday, March 21st to raise funds for a well in South Sudan.  Please help support the cause by allowing your child to shop at the "Recycle for Change" sale next week.  Items are $1 - $3 and include games, books, headbands (new), jewelry, slime, and more!  Donations are also welcome.  You can send cash or a check made out to Grove Elementary with "Iron Giraffe Challenge" in the memo field. 
If the students raise $1,000 or more, they will be entered into a drawing to win a visit to our school from Salva Dut, the main character in the novel, "A Long Walk to Water" which prompted the desire to raise funds.  

View Referendum Information Sessions Online
Over the past few weeks the Barrington 220 Board of Education has held several information sessions to inform the community about the April 2 school district referendum. If you were not able to attend any of the information sessions, or participate in the Facebook Live events, you can view all of the discussions by clicking here.
Early Voting Runs March 18th - April 1st
Early voting for the April 2nd election runs March 18th - April 1st. Click the links below to learn times and locations for early voting in your county. If you aren't able to participate in early voting, be sure to head to the polls on Tuesday, April 2nd!
Parent/Teacher Conferences
As you all know, our Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up this Wednesday and Thursday. The conference sign-up will close on Sunday evening. Please be sure to arrive several minutes early for your conference in order to help ensure that the classroom teachers are able to remain on time, as they have very tight schedules and would like to be able to meet with each parent for the full 20 minutes, while respecting the time of all families that follow.
Lost and Found
Our school Lost and Found is extremely full. Please be sure to check for your child’s belongings during Parent/Teacher Conferences later this month. All items left in the Lost and Found following Parent/Teacher Conferences will be picked up for donation on Friday, March 22nd
Food Recovery Update
The food recovery program is up and running at Grove! 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 is being donated. If you would like to help, please click on the link to the sign-up genius to volunteer! There are just a couple of dates left where assistance is needed this year! Thank you to those who have volunteered thus far!
Upcoming Dates
Saturday, March 16th: Orchestra Solo or Ensemble Recital, 8 a.m. – 1 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, 4-8 p.m. 
Thursday, March 21st: Parent Teacher Conferences, 3-7 p.m.
Friday, March 22nd: No School for Students
March 25th – March 29th: Spring Vacation, No School  
Monday, April 1st – School Resumes
April 2nd – April 12th: Spring MAP Assessments for 2nd – 5th Grades
April 15th – April 30th: Illinois Assessments for Readiness for 3rd-5th Grades

Positive Claw Winners

Hey Grove parents, we need you! We need to fill PTO executive positions for next school year. These positions are open to every parent at Grove. Please email Jessie Erickson at if you'd like more information and are interested for the 2019-2020 school year. The PTO depends on parents like you sharing their talents in these
leadership roles. Thank you!

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