Sunday, October 16, 2022

 

Principal/Parent Book Study

During our Parent Curriculum Night, I shared that I will be hosting a Principal/Parent Book Study! The book study will be on Thursday, November 3rd at 6 p.m. at Grove! Please RSVP for the event on the Parent/Principal Book Study Google Form so I can plan accordingly for the structure of the book discussion and the space needed. I will be providing light refreshments and snacks as well! I hope you will join me in this discussion as we continue to work on our goal of belonging for all in our school community. The book we will be discussing this year is Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Bren√© Brown.  


Halloween Celebrations - 2022

We are looking forward to having a great Halloween this year at Grove! Exact details and a schedule for the festivities for the day were shared in last week’s Grizzly and can be accessed by clicking on the link to Halloween celebration details. Please read the section about costumes carefully. Also, please make sure to complete the Halloween Lunch Plans Google Form as soon as possible in order to indicate whether your child will be going home or staying at school for lunch on Halloween!


Halloween Parent Volunteers: Any parent who signed up with the PTO to volunteer to help with the classroom parties must submit their name, child’s name, and classroom teacher on the Halloween Volunteer Google Form in order to have a badge pre-printed for entrance into the building. Badges will be available on the day of the party at our check-in table. If you have not had your valid driver’s license scanned by the main office this school year, you will need to come into the office ahead of time to have your I.D. scanned so that a badge can be printed for you. If you are unable to come in prior to the date of the party, be sure to bring a valid driver's license to be checked in at the main office on Halloween; however, please know that there will likely be a wait for badges to be scanned and printed. We will not admit adults into the school without a visitor’s badge. This is for the safety of our students and staff and we greatly appreciate the cooperation of our parent community with this procedure!

 

Parent volunteers will be permitted to go down to classrooms to drop off supplies at 1:10 and then may watch the start of the parade. Following the start of the parade, volunteers can then enter the classrooms to set-up around 1:15 - 1:20 p.m.


Grove Avenue School Concert Information - A Note from Mrs. Boyer

We are so excited to bring live performances back to Grove this year! Please see the information below regarding concert dates and information. Mrs. Boyer will also be sharing more information about each concert closer to the performance date. All students are encouraged to attend their grade level performances. Please note that all concerts will take place in the Grove Avenue gym. Scheduled concerts for this year are as follows: 


Tuesday, Dec. 13th at 6:30 PM: 1st Grade, 4th Grade, and Choir Winter Concert

Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 PM: 5th Grade Musical

Thursday, March 2 at 6:00 PM: 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade Family Folk Dance Night


If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Boyer directly at cboyer@barrington220.org. We are looking forward to sharing our music with you this year!


Did You Know Grove Serves Breakfast?

Our food service program serves breakfast each morning for students who wish to participate. The cost of a daily breakfast is $1.50. Students may enter the building starting at 7:40 a.m. when they get off of buses or upon arriving at school from getting dropped off or walking and head into the lunchroom to have breakfast. Links to the breakfast menus can be found on our district Elementary School Lunches webpage


Erin’s Law Presentations

Our School Psychologist, Tonya Tompkins-Wisz, will be starting our Erin’s Law presentations with classes in October. There will be one lesson per class and it might take into November for her to go into each classroom in the school. Erin’s Law requires schools to teach children, at age appropriate levels, about personal body safety. Please be sure to click on the link to our official letter regarding Erin’s Law to learn more about the Law and what will be covered in the lessons. Please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Tompkins-Wisz or Mrs. Matthews directly if you have questions after reading the letter. 

Upcoming Dates

Monday, October 17th - 5th Grade Cross Country Meet and K-4 Fun Run @ Beese Park, 4 p.m. 

Tuesday, October 18th - PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom 

Wednesday, October 19th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8 p.m. and Book Fair 

Thursday, October 20th - NO SCHOOL, Parent/Teacher Conferences 1-7 p.m. and Book Fair 

Friday, October 21st - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, October 26th - Grove/Nekter Share and Dine, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Monday, October 31st - Halloween Parade 1:15 p.m. and Parties 1:45 p.m. 

Thursday, November 3rd - Principal/Parent Book Study - 6 p.m. at Grove 

Friday, November 4th - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Institute Day 

Tuesday, November 8th - NO SCHOOL, Election Day 

Thursday, November 10th - Donuts with a Grown-Up



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