Friday, September 2, 2022

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures at Grove for Car-Riders and Walkers

If your child is a car rider or walker, please be sure to watch this 5 min. video with our arrival and dismissal procedures. These guidelines truly help us ensure that our arrival and dismissal is safe and smooth for both parents and students. I have included some key bullet points below for your reference as well: 

  • Parents and students should always use the crosswalk to cross Grove Avenue 

  • Cars should not block the crosswalk while waiting in line on Grove Avenue 

  • Cars should pull as far up as possible in the circle drive to allow a maximum number of vehicles to enter for pick-up and drop-off 

  • Go to the end of the car line to wait in line heading south on Grove for arrival and dismissal, rather than trying to turn left in front of other cars into the circle drive 

  • Drop off and pick-up students in the circle drive only, please do not let students exit the car outside of the circle or encourage students to go to the street to enter a car 

  • Adults should remain in their vehicles in the car line and circle drive. School staff will assist students with getting in and out of vehicles

  • Students should have all of their materials ready to go and next to them in the car so they can get out quickly and on their own or with the help of school staff at arrival 

  • Be courteous of our neighbors and be sure not to block driveways when waiting in the car line or parking to pick up students. Please wait in line and do not pass cars that are leaving space for neighbors to pull in and out of their driveways 

  • Refrain from parking on Grove Avenue to pick-up students. Parents parking to pick-up students should park on Illinois or Summit. Please park in a way that maximizes the number of cars able to fit and does not block driveways in the neighborhood

Grove Parent Curriculum Night 

Our staff is eager to share details about the school year and each of their unique classrooms with you on Thursday, September 15th at Grove’s Parent Curriculum Night, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  At this time, you will have an opportunity to get to know your child’s teacher, visit the classroom, and receive an overview of the grade- level curriculum and classroom expectations. We will start the evening in the gym, during which time I will introduce the entire Grove Staff and share additional information about the year. We view this evening as an important opportunity to communicate with parents, and we look forward to seeing you there. Please note that this event is for parents only. 

Schedule for the Evening: 

  • 6:30-7:00 p.m.      Principal Presentation - Gym 

  • 7:00-7:10 p.m. Transition to Classrooms 

  • 7:10-7:40 p.m.      Classroom Session 1- Individual Student Classrooms 

  • 7:40-7:45 p.m.      Transition 

  • 7:45-8:15 p.m.       Classroom Session 2 - Individual Student Classrooms 

  • 8:15 p.m.                 Evening Concludes 

*Sessions 1 and Session 2 will be identical presentations, allowing parents to attend the presentations for multiple teachers in the school if they have more than one child attending Grove. 

Grove Family Pictures 

We are offering the opportunity for Grove students and their families to come in on two different evenings to take pictures to be added to our collage of Grove families that we will be putting back up in the main hallway of the school. The pictures will be taken on Wednesday, September 7th and Thursday, September 8th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Click on the link to choose a time slot to have a picture taken on the Sign-Up Genius. It is free to have the pictures taken and then you can decide whether or not you would like to purchase pictures. We would love for all of our families to be up on the wall! You may choose to have anyone that you would like to have with you in the photos, as we often have grandparents or furry friends join the photos as well!! 

School Pictures for Students 

Picture Day for students is Thursday, September 8th - Picture day flyers went home this week in your child's backpack. For online prepay ordering information go to:  

Online Order Code: 69768KA

Fall Assessments 

We started our fall assessments with students this past week. All students in grades K-2 participate in Fastbridge Assessments for reading and math.  All students in grades 2-5 participate in the MAP Assessments for both reading and math. MAP assessments will begin this coming week and will continue through September 16th. Please be sure to read the district letter with details regarding our assessments. I have included a link directly to the letter for your convenience. 

Upcoming Dates

Monday, September 5th - Labor Day, NO SCHOOL 

Tuesday, September 6th - MAP Assessments Begin for Grades 2-5 

Wednesday, September 7th - Family Pictures, 4-8 p.m. 

Thursday, September 8th - School Pictures for Students 

Wednesday, September 8th - Family Pictures, 4-8 p.m. 

Wednesday, September 14th - Tae Kwon Do, after school 2:15-3:00, must be registered 

Thursday, September 15th - Parent Curriculum Night, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 16th - Family Movie Night 

September 19th - 23rd - Safety Week 

Tuesday, September 20th - PTO Meeting, 9:15 a.m. followed by Room Parent Meeting, 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, September 21st -  Tae Kwon Do, after school 2:15-3:00, must be registered 

Thursday, September 22nd - Java with Dr. Hunt, 8:30-9:30 a.m. @ Southern Belle’s 

Thursday, September 22nd - September 22nd - New Family PTO Meet and Greet, 4-6 p.m. on K-ground @ Grove 

Wednesday, September 28th - Tae Kwon Do, after school 2:15-3:00, must be registered


Movie Night 

Friday, September 16th

***Tickets are not included in movie night packages and must be purchased separately***

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