Friday, January 10, 2020

The Grove Grizzly
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. 

Author Visit
We are delighted to welcome New York Times bestselling author Liesl Shurtliff on Friday, January 31st. Ms. Shurtliff will discuss her books and talk with students about her career as an author! To order a personalized copy of any books, please download this form and return it by Friday, January 17th. More details below!
Cold and Flu Season
Although it has not consistently felt like winter this year, we are in the middle of our cold and flu season and there are multiple strands of flu going around this year. In order to minimize the spread of these illnesses, we all have to do our part in helping to keep our community healthy. Included is a link to guidelines from our district health offices as to when to keep students home, as well as, guidelines as to when students can return to school following illness. Please refer to these guidelines should your child experience illness, most importantly, the guidelines as to when students should return. We of course want students in school as much as possible and are not advocating for students to stay home with minor coughs or sneezes, but we do want to make sure that we are not exposing others to students who are contagious as well. Thank you for your cooperation and support in taking care of our entire school community!!

Reminder for Walkers and Car Riders!!
This is a friendly reminder that the school day begins at 8:00 a.m., which means that all students should be in their classrooms by this time. As a result, students should be arriving to school between 7:40 a.m. and 7:55 a.m. Students who arrive at 8:00 a.m. are late for the beginning of the day and missing out on important morning routines and announcements, as well as, the beginning of instruction and specials.

Upcoming Dates
Monday, January 13th – PTO Meeting, 9:15 a.m. in the MPR
Monday, January 13th – 3rd, 4th, & 5th Art Club – Last Meeting
Monday, January 13th – 5th Grade Girls Basketball Games @ Roslyn Road
Tuesday, January 14th – K, 1st, 2nd Grade Art Club
Tuesday, January 14th – 5th Grade Boys Basketball Games @ Grove
Tuesday, January 14th – 5th Grade Girls Basketball Games @ Rose
Wednesday, January 15th – 5th Grade Orchestra Field Trip, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, January 16th – 5th Grade Boys Basketball Games @ Grove
Friday, January 17th - Book orders due for author visit
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
Wednesday, January 29th – Community Referendum Info. Meeting, 7 p.m. @ Lines
Thursday, January 30th – Community Referendum Info. Meeting, 7 p.m. @ Sunny Hill

Grizzly Heart Winners - Week 19!

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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