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January, 2024 Newsletter


Glen Hill News August, 2022

Glen Hill School



Location: 1324 Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights, IL, USA

Phone: 630.260.6141

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School Day Hours

Mondays-Fridays 8:20 AM-3:00 PM

Half Days 8:20 AM-11:05 PM


Important Upcoming Dates

Jan 15 - No School (MLK Bday)

Jan 18 - ACCESS test begins for EL Students

Feb 9 SIP Day (11:05 Dismissal)

Feb 19 Presidents' Day-No School

Feb 22 GH Family Night

November/December Dynamic Dolphins

We congratulate our Dynamic Dolphins for November and December. These students exemplify the expectations at Glen Hill: Caring, Responsible & Always Learning.

KDG-Hamza S, Robert J, Pam K, Ligia Sofia D

1st-Daniela C, Jacob B, Richard L, Ranora G, Liam H

2nd-Asher D, Laylani D, Max A, Khine T, Ihsan C

3rd-Allison K, Sebastian D, Jessica R, Kameron A

4th-Gael R, Lydia P, Yaretzi M, Gavin T

Chicago Wolves

Our students have the chance to participate in a reading incentive to receive a ticket to a Wolves hockey game! Students need to reach their reading goal 10 times between now and January 31st. The reading goals are as follows by grade:

K-1: 15 minutes

2: 20 minutes

3-4: 30 minutes

Any type of reading counts: in school, after school, reading to a stuffed animal, reading with a sibling, reading with an adult, comic books magazines, graphic novels, newspapers, books, online offline- whatever! The students just need to record how many times they met their goal, get a parent signature, and return the log to the library. Then they get a free ticket to a game of their choice!

EnVision Math Support at Home

If you are looking for ways to support your student with our math curriculum and achieving mastery of standards, please see the following links (based on grade levels):






Breakfast Reminder

If students would like to get breakfast in the morning, they need to be at school and in the lunchroom by 8:15.

2024 Updated Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Sensational Brain

Here are some ideas to focuses on calming, alerting, and 'just right' activities to support regulation.

QBEF FUNdraiser 1/17

The Queen Bee Educational Foundation has a January FUNdraiser at Wendy's at 525 North Ave. in Glendale Heights! On Wednesday, 1/17, ALL DAY, 30% of your purchase amount will result in a donation to the QBEF and benefit programs for District 16 school kids. Join us for lunch! Join us for dinner! Dine In or Drive-through!

You need to mention the fundraiser when you place your order. Dine-in, takeout, and drive-through orders will work! Eat in or take your order home, either way works! You can get the flyers (PDF to print or JPG to show on your phone) at our website

Please consider having a great meal at Wendy's to help the QBEF. We hope you'll also let your friends and neighbors know about this opportunity to support the QBEF and District 16 schools.

Winter Home Activities

Looking for ideas to have some fun learning with your student during the winter months? Check out these fun activities:

SEL Spot

Specials Updates


Third Grade Winter Show: Happy New Year! Third graders are proud to share the news about their upcoming winter show dates! They will be singing & celebrating everything winter and gratitude! Students in Ms. Firek’s Class attend with different classes, so their names are in the boxes. Ms. Pauletti’s Class performs on Tuesday 2/20, Ms. Flanagan’s Class performs Wednesday 2/21, and Ms. Gallo’s Class performs on Thursday 2/22. Here is the information for their February showtimes and dates! The shows will be in the music room at Glen Hill! We hope you can attend!! If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Alicia Doyle at

Bravo!! Kindergarten, Second Graders & Fourth Graders did an amazing job performing for families the week before winter break! Thanks for your wonderful performances and sweet musical memories. Third grade students are charging ahead with learning new songs to play on their recorders.

Winter Weather

As the weather begins to get colder, please send your student to school with a coat, hat, gloves, etc. If there is snow, students should also have snow gear such as boots and snow pants to enjoy the snow during recess. We will go outside unless the Real Feel temperature is below 19 degrees.

Lost & Found

We have many items piling up in our lost and found. If your student is missing something, please have them check the bin outside of the office. Any important items, such as jewelry or glasses are kept in the office.

Motivating Kids to Be Active

Parents can help instill a love of activity and help kids make it a part of their everyday routine.

Coming Into the Building

Safety is our number one priority at Glen Hill. For this reason, we need to limit the amount of people that are in our vestibule at one time. When coming to the school, please ring the bell and wait for one of our office staff members to let you into the building. If you are in the building, please do not open the door for visitors. Following this protocol will help to ensure the safety of everyone visiting the building.

Morning Arrival Procedures

It is important for all students to arrive on time and ready to learn every morning. In order to ensure students are safely in the building and ready to begin their day, we ask families to be here before the 8:15 bell rings. In the event that your student arrives later, we have procedures in place in make sure they get the information they need to start the day. Any students arriving after the 8:20 bell are officially tardy to school. Families MUST sign them in for the day. We have all students waiting until after our daily announcements to get to their classrooms. Thank you for your support in getting your students to school on time!

Absences, Early Dismissals, or Late Arrivals?

Please contact the office for any changes to your student's day.

630.260.6141 or 630.260.6143

Glenbard Parent Series

Join other families of elementary school, middle school and high schoolers, and professionals to learn about issues facing today’s youth. The Glenbard Parent Series engages top experts, parents and school staff to become proactive and informed in pursuit of the mutual goal to strengthen our communities. Events will be held virtually unless noted. Programs are free and open to the public. Click on the link below for upcoming events.

Glenbard Parent Series

Click here for upcoming speakers for the GPS

Severe Weather Dismissal

When we have inclement weather, we do not want to send students outside to wait for their rides home. We will hold students in the building and call them out to the cars once a family arrives. If there is enough time, we will send out an email blast notifying families of the dismissal process as it occurs.

For walkers, please pick up your student at the back of the new gym. We will dismiss all walkers out the back door (Door 12)

Car riders will exit Door 13. Please do not stand close to Door 13, since that slows down our ability to safely get students from the building.

Glen Hill Expectations