Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Grove Grizzly
 Technology Safety Guest Speaker at February 10th PTO Meeting
Who: Ty Gorman – District 220 Director of Instructional Technology
When: Monday, February 10th at 9:15 a.m.  
What: Mr. Gorman will be sharing information with parents about Internet safety outside of the district and providing resources to help parents communicate with their children about establishing boundaries when using media and online resources at home. In addition, he will demonstrate for parents how to set up parent control restrictions and he will share parent management techniques for Barrington 220-issued student iPads. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the use of school devices at home.
Winter Clothing Reminder
This is just a quick reminder that all students in grades kindergarten – 5th Grade need to come prepared with winter clothing for recess. Students go outside all year unless the temperature or wind chill is below zero so they need to have winter coats, gloves, snow pants, boots, hats, and scarves on a daily basis. Even if there is not snow on the ground, snow pants are great for keeping students warm on cold days and highly recommended for students to wear every day!!! 
Referendum 220
In order to inform the community about the $147 million school district referendum question on the March 17 ballot, Barrington 220 is holding 5 Community Information Meetings and 3 Open Houses (School Tours). All community members are encouraged to attend and ask questions. The agenda at all Community Information Meetings will be the same (short presentation, followed by Q&A).
More information:
Community Information Meetings
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020: 7pm at Lines Elementary 
  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020: 7pm at Sunny Hill Elementary 
  • Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020: 9:30am at Barrington High School 
  • Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020: 9:30am at BMS-Station Campus 
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020: 7pm at North Barrington Elementary
Open Houses (School Tours) 
  • Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020: 7pm at Grove Avenue Elementary 
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020: 7pm at BMS-Prairie Campus 
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020: 7pm at Barrington High School 
5 Essentials Survey
Please click on the links below to a letter regarding an important survey for the parents of Grove Avenue School. The results of this survey will be included as a portion of our official School Report Card and school ranking next fall. As a result, your participation and input is important, as we need at least 20% of our parent population to participate. Students in grades four and five, as well as, the Grove Avenue Staff will be participating in the survey.
The survey will be open until February 14th, but please take a few minutes to complete the survey as soon as possible. 
Letter in English
Letter in Spanish
Due to the fact that our district office is located in Lake County, parents will need to choose Lake County at the login page in order to then access the Grove link. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Matthews directly with any questions regarding the survey. 
Upcoming Dates
Monday, January 20th – MLK Day, No School for Students
Tuesday, January 21st – MLK Project Assembly for 4th and 5th Grades
Tuesday, January 21st – K, 1st and 2nd Grade Art Club – Last Meeting
Tuesday, January 21st – 5th Grade Girls Basketball Game @ Hough
Thursday, January 23rd – Family Reading Program (FRP) Kick-Off!!!
Thursday, January 23rd – 5th Grade Girls Basketball @ Grove vs. Sunny Hill
Monday, January 27th – 5th Grade Boys Basketball @ Grove vs. Lines
Wednesday, January 29th – Community Referendum Info. Meeting, 7 p.m. @ Lines
Thursday, January 30th – Family Reading Program Week #1 Reading Logs Due
Thursday, January 30th – 5th Grade Boys Basketball @ North Barrington
Thursday, January 30th – Community Referendum Info. Meeting, 7 p.m. @ Sunny Hill
Friday, January 31st – Liesl Shurtliff Author Visit
Friday, January 31st – Family Reading Program Week #1 Reward for Students

Grizzly Heart Winners - Week 20!
Volunteers Needed!! 

The 5th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball season will soon be underway with the first Grove game on January 9! We are in need of volunteers to run our small concession stand inside the gym during the 3pm basketball game and the 4pm game. You can watch your child play and work at the same time! We will be selling candy, drinks, chips, and popcorn during the games. Please sign up here. We are thankful for your support!

Our spring deadline is March 1, 2020. Please continue to clip or scan your box tops! Last day to turn in clipped box tops will be Friday, February 21, 2020.
Whole school goal: turn in $350 worth of clipped box tops!

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