Monday, May 10, 2021


Thank you to all of our parents, students, and our PTO who honored our staff last week with thoughtful cards, gifts, and treats!! Our Grove families truly made the staff feel appreciated and recognized for all of their hard work and dedication this year. Grove continues to be a special place because of the caring relationships between our school staff and families. When the pandemic started, we continuously said that together we would get through this, and as we have progressed through different phases and various modes of learning we have continued to support one another in the best interest of our students. As a result, we are close to completing this most unique year and our kids are continuing to thrive.  

End of the Year Spirit Days 

We have multiple special days coming up to end the year, so we have decided to celebrate and highlight the day with some fun spirit days. Below is a list of the activities/days that we will be celebrating: 

Thursday, May 20th - BIG EVENT 

  • Wear your Family Reading Program T-Shirt

Friday, May 21st - Field Day 

  • Wear Your Class Color Day: each grade level will wear a color designated for their grade 

    • Kindergarten - Yellow 

    • 1st Grade - Red 

    • 2nd Grade - Blue

    • 3rd Grade - Orange 

    • 4th Grade - Green

    • 5th Grade - Class T-Shirt!!! 

Monday, May 24th - Senior Walks 

  • Send Off the Senior Grove Graduates by wearing your favorite college/university gear: t-shirts, hats, or favorite college colors! 

Tuesday, May 25th - Field Day Rain Date 

  • Wear Tie Dye or Multi-Colored Clothes: If field day gets rained out the colors of the day will certainly blend together! Even if field doesn’t get rained out, we will still wear Tie Dye on this day!! 

Friday, May 28th 

  • Grove Gear Ends the Year!! Wear your favorite Grove shirt or spirit wear!! 

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

Online Registration for the 2021-22 school year is open. All families planning to attend Barrington 220 schools in August will need to register and update student and family demographic information by May 28th. Students can not be officially registered for the 2021-22 school year until registration is completed. Click on the link for information shared with parents with directions to complete registration in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

Spring MAP and Fastbridge Assessments 

This spring, we will not be assessing all students for MAP or Fastbridge as we would like to maximize the instructional time that we have available between now and the end of May. As a result, we will utilize these assessments for a small group of students in order to determine specific programming for the fall, and we will resume testing all students at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. 

Attention Families!! Important - Material Return Requested!!

During this school year, we have sent many materials home with our students to support distance learning, including books, science materials, and math manipulatives/materials (i.e. blocks, place value chips, etc). In May, we will be taking inventory of our classroom materials to determine what we need for the 2021-2022 school year. To help us be fiscally responsible in this process, please help your child gather and return all classroom materials to your classroom teacher when they are no longer used. Thank you for your partnership!

Meals for Hope Food Drive BSEO Food Drive 

The Barrington Schools Employee Organization (BSEO), which is our district support staff members, are sponsoring a food drive for the Barrington Food Pantry. The drive will run from Monday, May 10th  through Wednesday, May 26th. Donations for the drive can be dropped off at Grove Avenue School where a collection box will be located. 

Items needed but not limited to include: 

Dried Beans, Corn Flakes, Rice Cereals, White Rice, Brown Rice, Dried Fruits, Nuts, Salad Dressing, Ketchup, Yellow Mustard, Travel Size Sunscreen, Small quantity box of Garbage Bags, Travel size Shaving Cream for men, Gluten Free Items.


Upcoming Dates 

May 10th - May 26th - BSEO Food Drive for Township Food Pantry 

Sunday, May 16th - Virtual Book Fair Closes 

Thursday, May 20th - The BIG EVENT!!!! Wear Family Reading Program T-shirts 

Friday, May 21st - Field Day, wear grade level colors 

Monday, May 24th - Senior Walks, wear favorite college/university shirts, hats, or colors 

Tuesday, May 25th - Field Day Rain Date, wear tie dye  

Wednesday, May 26th - 5th Grade Farewell

Friday, May 28th - Last Day of School!!! Wear Grove Spirit Wear to end the year!!! 

Friday, May 28th - Deadline for returning student registration for next school year


Summer Send-Off Teacher Tributes

The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation is now accepting registrations for its Summer Send-Off Teacher Tributes program. Parents can honor their student's teacher or other staff member with a certificate of recognition that includes space for a personalized message. Donations must be received by May 17. Cards will be delivered to teachers by May 28. Honorees will also be listed on the Foundation's website. Click here to honor a staff member today!


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