Sunday, January 29, 2023

 Grove Student Newspaper Publication - 4th Edition

Please check out the fourth publication of our Grove 4th & 5th Grade Newspaper!! This is a new club that started at Grove this year! The mission of the club is to strive to nurture a passion for writing, promote creativity and collaboration, and foster a sense of belonging. Most of all, it seeks to hear the voices of our students. The club will be publishing one edition each month throughout the school year. Past issues are now archived on our Grove website - here is the link. It is in the "Families" tab. We will continue to share publications with our students, staff, and parents each month! Enjoy!

Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2023-2024 School Year

Parents of our incoming kindergarten students are invited to attend our Kindergarten Round-Up on Wednesday, February 1st at 6:30 p.m. At this time, parents will hear an overview of the kindergarten programs, meet kindergarten staff, ask questions, and have the opportunity to pre-register for the 2023-2024 school year. Please be sure to note: 

  • The meeting will be held in the Grove music room 

  • Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. 

  • Use the Main entrance - ENTRANCE 1, on Cook and Illinois St. to enter the building 

Please click here for complete Kindergarten information, including important registration dates.

More detailed informational sessions for parents interested in Spanish Dual Language or Chinese Immersion programs are being held virtually. If you are interested in learning more about Barrington 220’s optional Kindergarten Language Programs, please plan to participate remotely, on one of the applicable dates listed below.

Language Programs Virtual Meeting Dates:

Chinese Immersion K round up 2/2 at 6:30

Dual Language K round up 2/6 at 6:30 (Eng.)

Dual Language K round up 2/8 at 6:30 (Span.)

Fostering Math Skills in a fun way at Home!! 

Our Grove instructional coach for math, Laura Chor, has created a three part series of suggestions and recommended resources for parents to use to foster math skills, while making it fun at home! Click on the link to her first installment which is about Making Math Fun with Books!  

GROVE Cold Weather Procedures - Reminder 

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 or temperature 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 throughout the day. Please be sure to put your child’s name somewhere on all items so that they can easily be identified and returned to students if they drop them or lose them in the school! 

Now that snow is upon us, please remember that 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. When there is enough snow on the ground, students will be able to participate in sledding at school, so they must be properly dressed! 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. each day. 


Upcoming Dates

Monday, January 30th - 5th Grade Girls Basketball Games vs. Sunny Hill (Away), 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Monday, January 30th - 5th Grade Boys Basketball Games vs. Sunny Hill (Home), 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 31st -5th Grade Boys Basketball Games vs. Hough (Home), 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 1st - Kindergarten Round-Up for 2023, 6:30 p.m. @ Grove 

Thursday, February 2nd - Friday, February 3rd - Java with Dr. Hunt, 8:15-9;15 a.m. in the Sunny Hill Cafeteria 

Thursday, February 2nd - Kindergarten Round-Up Chinese Immersion Info. Session, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 3rd - Grove Parent Party, 6-11 p.m. @ Makray

Monday, February 6th - Handmade Holiday Art Class, 2:45-4:15 @ Grove, must be registered

Monday, February 6th -  Kindergarten Round-Up Dual Language Info. Session, 6:30 p.m. in English 

Tuesday, February 7th - Handmade Holiday Art Class, 2:45-4:15 @ Grove, must be registered 

Wednesday, February 8th - Kindergarten Round-Up Dual Language Info. Session, 6:30 p.m. in Spanish

Thursday, February 9th - 5th Grade Musical @ Grove, 6:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 14th - Valentine’s Day Class Parties, 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

Volunteers are still needed for Friday's Parent Party! Please click on the link to sign-up to help!! 
If you can't attend the event, you can still support Grove by purchasing Teacher Experience Raffle tickets. Your kids will love these experiences! Check them out and buy your raffle tickets today. Raffle Ticket PreSales close Wednesday, February 1st.  

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