As we move into the week of Thanksgiving, it is certainly a time of gratitude, celebration, and reflection. In reflecting upon the past year, we are certainly thankful for the progress we have made with returning students to school. While it took some time for everyone to get back into the routine of things and there is still progress to make; I am pleased to share that our building once again has that wonderful hum to it when all students have arrived and are in their classrooms in the morning. We are enjoying hearing the shrieks of excitement throughout the building, seeing students skip down the hallway, and encouraging laughter, play, and fun in learning with peers!! It is with gratitude that we thank you for your partnership in your child’s education and our daily efforts to continue each child’s growth and development. We wish everyone a healthy and enjoyable Thanksgiving shared with those with whom you love. We are grateful for each and every member of our Grove Community and the opportunity to work with you and your children everyday!!! We hope you have a wonderful holiday this week!
Report Cards Available to be Viewed in Infinite Campus Tuesday!!
As of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23rd First Trimester Report Cards 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.
GROVE Cold Weather Procedures
During the winter months, our students will go outside for recess as much as possible. If the temperature or wind chill is zero degrees or below the students will remain inside for recess. When the wind chill is above zero students will be outside. As a result, please be sure to send your children to school fully dressed to be outside for recess. It is also recommended that students bring layers such as sweatshirts and sweaters to take on and off as well.
In order for students to play in the snow at school, they must have a winter coat, snow pants, boots, gloves, and a hat or earmuffs, as we want them to stay dry and be able to return to the classroom in the afternoon and concentrate on learning. We will try to have extra items for students at school in case they forget, but it is beneficial for students to bring all of these items each day during the winter so they are prepared no matter what. In addition, students should have a pair of gym shoes to wear during the school day while in class and in order to participate safely in P.E.
Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found is starting to look very full! Please remind your child to check it for any missing items. Students often take their layers off in P.E. or at recess and do not claim them at the end of the period. As a result, the items end up in the lost and found. Parents are also welcome to come in and check the lost and found for items. 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 missing items before then!!
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 22nd and Tuesday, November 23rd!
Winter Wonderfest Tickets are still on sale. Tickets can be purchased through the district Box Office Link. The cost of tickets will be used to support the cost of the event itself.
Please click on the link to view the official district Inclement Weather Webpage for details regarding our procedures.
Click on the link to view more information in English and Spanish regarding details on the dates and locations of the clinics being offered for students who will need to get their second dose of the COVID 19 vaccine.
Please send your child to school with extra masks in their backpack!!!
Monday, November 22nd - Kaleidoscope’s After School Handmade Project Class, Registration Required
Monday, November 22nd - Winter Spirit Wear Sale Ends
Tuesday, November 23rd - Kaleidoscope’s After School Handmade Project Class, Registration Required
Tuesday, November 23rd - Report Cards Posted in IC for parents
Wednesday, November 24th - No School, Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 25th - No School, Thanksgiving
Friday, November 26th - No School, Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 3rd - BHS Winter Wonderfest
Saturday, December 4th - BHS Winter Wonderfest
Sunday, December 5th - BHS Winter Wonderfest
Wednesday, December 8th - Barrington Giving Day Donations deadline
Spiritwear Winter Sale- Last Chance
Grove spirit wear sales will close Monday, November 22nd. Stock up on winter wear just in time for the holidays. We have brought back the stadium blankets for those of you who missed out the first time around. Place your orders by Monday!!