Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Grove Grizzly
Report Cards Available to be Views in Infinite Campus Today!!
As of 5 p.m. today, grades will be available for parents to view on Infinite Campus. Once again, we will not be printing and sending home report cards to parents, the reports will only be available via the parent portal. Please be sure to go in and view your child’s progress report this week.
Barrington 220 Distance Learning Reminder
Last month the Barrington 220 Board of Education approved a Distance Learning Plan, which would allow students to complete the school day from home on an inclement weather day. This could eliminate the need to make up days at the end of the school year. 
First through fifth grade children will have access to their assignments through their teacher’s usual electronic communication method of See-Saw or Schoology, and/or will follow their IEP eLearning plan. They will have two core assignments.  Additionally, they will need to choose two assignments from the posted “Specials Options” (art, library, music, STEM, or physical education) to complete in Google Docs or Drive, to which your child has access. Kindergarten students will have their Blizzard Bags of activities, which were sent home earlier this year.
If your child is struggling to complete any, or all, of their work at home, they will have five school days to complete their work and can receive additional assistance from their teacher. Teachers will check their See-Saw or Schoology accounts and email during regular school hours, to support your child.
Please note, there may be circumstances when Barrington 220 does not implement the Distance Learning Plan during inclement weather and instead decides to make up the day at the end of the school year. If you have any questions, please review our PARENT FAQ
STEM Club Schedule Change for Session 1
Due to a district meeting at Grove, we will be moving the STEM Club scheduled for December 5th to December 12th. The remaining meetings of session 1 will be December 12th and December 19th.  
Video Club for 3rd and 4th Graders
We have a group of 4th Grade students who have initiated an after-school Video Club with Miss Clarke, our Library Technology Assistant, as their sponsor for the club! As a result, students in 3rd and 4th Grades are invited to join the club! Students in this club will meet on Wednesdays after school from 2:10-3:00 p.m. in the library to learn and create fun videos. Students will learn how to use a variety of applications to create videos and they will also learn to edit and polish their videos! Some of the students’ work will be featured on the Grove morning announcements throughout the school year! Please note, there will be 35 spaces available and students will be accepted into the club in the order in which they sign-up. Parents will receive a confirmation e-mail of their child’s entrance into the club following Thanksgiving Break! Please click on the link to the Video Club Sign-Up to register!
Coins for a Cause
Join Grove in Giving for the Holidays!
What: Coins for a Cause
Who:  A House in Austin 
When: December 2nd -18th
Where: Austin Neighborhood - Chicago
Why: To help empower, educate, nurture, and support families on the west side of Chicago. 
Goal: Reaching $1,000 donation to become Founding Members
Your Help:  Please send in change with your children to help provide growing opportunities for these families.
Fun Fact: Our very own, Christa Gillespie, third grade teacher at Grove, serves on the Board of Directors and dedicates her time outside of school to help empower families in the Austin neighborhood. We would appreciate any support you can give at this time!
A House in Austin is home base for a community of parenting support serving families on Chicago’s west side. They are founded on a simple idea: every family, every child deserves the same opportunities for high-quality early learning, nurturing support, and parenting education. The organization empowers families through:
  • Weekly parent support groups
  • Parent-child music classes
  • Home visiting program
  • Family counseling
  • Early intervention therapies
  • Wellness practices of healthy eating and yoga
  • Educational Tools
Barrington Giving Days – Barrington Giving Day is currently collecting NEW or gently used CLEAN warm coats, snow pants, boots, hats/gloves, blankets, books, toys and more. Volunteer sign-up is also underway for its upcoming event on December 13 and 14 at BMS-Station. To locate a collection bin near you, make a donation, sign-up to volunteer or for more information, please visit http://www.barringtongivingday.org/
Barrington Giving Day is a non-profit organization that invites Barrington 220 families who qualify for the Free and Reduced lunch program, as well as families who have been hit by an unexpected hardship, to Giving Day Events where they receive much needed items. This includes more than 1,500 children. 
Upcoming Dates
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 4th – NO STEM Club
Thursday, December 12th – STEM Club Meeting after school
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.
Thursday, December 19th – Last STEM Club Meeting for Session 1 after school
Friday, December 20th – Winter Parties, 1:30 p.m.


Grizzly Heart Winners - Week 15!

Save the Date
Grove PTO's Holiday Luncheon
When: Friday, December 13th @ 11:30 a.m.
Where: Francesca's 

*More details to come*


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