Friday, November 15, 2019

The Grove Grizzly
Emergency Notification Test 
Barrington 220 will send out a TEST of the emergency notification system on Friday, Nov. 15 at around 6pm. If you do not receive this test, please email June Nilles, Director of Student Information, at This system is used to contact parents in the case of inclement weather or other emergencies.
Mindful Waste Program Volunteers Needed
Our Mindful Waste Program has been running smoothly thus far this year! Thank you to all who have volunteered to help this fall! We are in need of volunteers starting in December and into the new year!! Mindful Waste volunteers coordinate pick-up and delivery of food to local food pantries and we are looking for volunteers to help with the drop- off to Greencastle where the food from Grove will be donated. If you are able to help, please click on the link to the sign-up genius to volunteer!
Barrington Giving Days
Barrington Giving Day is a Non-Profit organization that invites families on the Free and Reduced lunch program in the 220 School District to a Giving Day event where they receive food, warm coats, hats/gloves, blankets, books, toys and other much needed items. Over 900 families in our community are in need of help. There are collection boxes in the main hallway of Grove where items such as new or gently used and clean winter clothing, new or like new toys, books, new blankets, and unopened diapers or pull-ups may be dropped off from until December 10th. Books are still being collected in the library at Grove!
Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found is already starting to look very full! Please remind your child to check it for any missing items. Often times, students take their layers off in P.E. class and do not claim them at the end of the period. As a result, they end up in the lost and found. Parents are also welcome to come in and check the lost and found for items as well. All items left in the lost and found when we break for Thanksgiving will be donated over the break!! Please be sure to check for your child’s belonging before November 26th!! We highly recommend that parents write student names or initials in winter gear including any sweatshirts or warm-up jackets that children might take on and off throughout the school day.
Attendance the Week of Thanksgiving
School is in session for two days during the week of Thanksgiving. It is important that students are in attendance on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th!
Upcoming Dates
Wednesday, November 20th – District STEM Night @ Grove, 6:30-8:00 p.m. **must register***
Tuesday, November 26th – Report Cards available to parents on Infinite Campus
Wednesday, November 27th – No School, Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 28th – No School, Thanksgiving
Friday, November 29th – No School, Thanksgiving Break
Monday, December 2nd – School Resumes
Thursday, December 12th – Choir, Band, and Orchestra Concert in the gym, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 17th – 1st Grade, 4th Grade, and Choir Concert in the gym, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, December 20th – Winter Parties, 1:30 p.m.


Grizzly Heart Winners - Week 13!

Enter to win "Lunch With A Teacher!" Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit Grove students and staff. Winners will be announced at a TBD date. Thank you for supporting your school and PTO!
We are in great need of volunteers!
Every Wednesday after school, Grove donates uneaten food and milk to Greencastle, a nonprofit senior community in Barrington. Foods like apples, carrots, cheese, and milk often goes uneaten by students at lunchtime. Instead of just throwing it in the garbage, students set it aside. Volunteers are needed to come by anytime after lunch or after school to record the food recovered and deliver it to Greencastle. Students and siblings are encouraged to help as well. This is a great opportunity for them to see you are never too young to help others. The Director of the community is always so thankful and appreciative of our donations. Try it one time to see what an impact it makes. 
The entire process takes no more than 30 minutes. More detailed instructions will be emailed to you once you sign up. Feel free to contact Rupal Upadhyay, with any questions. 

Sign up at

Are you looking for a place to donate your kid’s used books?
Are they still in good condition?

Each year, Station Middle School hosts Barrington Giving days. This year the library is looking for gently used or like-new copies of popular titles for Kindergarten to 5th grade for students in need, to choose from! 

If you have books that you no longer want, you may drop them off at the Grove library between November 4-20, 2019. Mrs. Banach will have boxes for donations. All books collected will
be sent to Station for Barrington Giving Days.


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