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July, 2023 Newsletter

Glen Hill News August, 2022

Glen Hill School

Email: jjonas@queenbee16.org

Website: www.queenbee16.org

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

 

Welcome to the 23-24 School Year!

Dear Parents and Students,

The staff at Glen Hill are excited to welcome you to a new school year filled with opportunities to learn and engage! We are looking forward to seeing everyone, both new faces and returning ones.

 

We want to assure you that we are taking every step possible to make our school environment a place where everyone can be safe, healthy and learning. Please take a moment to read about what we have planned. Know that while we cannot anticipate every situation that may arise this school year, we will do our best to listen and partner with you so that our students have a successful year. So let’s work together to:

Keep Safe – Our school staff is working hard to create a positive school climate and maintain a clean environment throughout the school building.

Keep Healthy - Please help us keep students healthy. Make sure they get sleep, eat well and exercise. If you are not certain whether to send your student to school due to illness, call 630.260.6141 to discuss the situation.

Keep Connected - We all learned the critical importance of being part of a school community during the past year. We want to make sure families can connect with their teachers when they have questions about their student's academic or social skills. Our teachers want to keep the lines of communication open.

 

Do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns. Also, please make sure we have the most recent email and phone number so we can reach you easily.

First Day of School

Tuesday, August 22 - 11:05AM Dismissal

23-24 AM_GH Family Calendar Dates.pdf

Looking for ways to get ready for school?

Click on the attachment below:

Summer Program.pdf

 

KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES ONLY-Save the Date

We will be welcoming our kindergarten families to Glen Hill for a Kindergarten Orientation Event in the evening on August 17, 2023. We will share more information soon regarding the orientation.

If you were not able to complete our Kindergarten Parent Questionaire in the spring, we would appreciate families completing the questionaire as soon as possible.

 

Kindergarten Parent Questionnaire/Cuestionario para padres de kínder

Kindergarten Parent Questionnaire/Cuestionario para padres de kínder

Please take a few moments to introduce your student to us through this questionnaire. The information you provide will be shared with the classroom teacher and other school staff members who will be working with your student. Thank you for providing this information - we look forward to meeting and working with your family.

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Our School Day Begins at 8:20 AM

In order to have students safely in the building and ready to begin the school day, everyone must be in their classrooms by the 8:20 school bell. When students arrive after the 8:15 bell, they do not have enough time to be in their seats and ready to learn.

 

All Glen Hill Families Please complete the survey below:

Glen Hill Daily Dismissal Plans 23-24 School Year

Glen Hill Daily Dismissal Plans 23-24 School Year

In order to make dismissal the most effective, please complete the following form no later than Tuesday, August 8. Please complete one form for each student you have enrolled at Glen Hill Elementary School for the 2023-2024 school year. The dismissal plan identified in this form will be used unless the office staff is notified directly about any changes.

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Bus Routes-First Student

We use First Student for our bussing services. They create the routes, arrival and dismissal times, etc. Once we get confirmation of the official bus routes for Glen Hill, we will let families know. Famiiles will be able to check this in Skyward by clicking on the following tile:

Please note that if you qualify for bussing based on transportation qualifications your route information will be posted in Skyward regardless if you utilize the bus or not.

 

 

 

Car Line

In order to make sure our students are safe, please observe the following directions for dropping off and picking up your students. We know how valuable everyone's time is, but we also know keeping our students and staff safe is our priority.

 

 

If you choose to walk your student to school, we recommend parking along Glen Hill Drive and walking to the building. The picture below shows the ideal places to park.

 

 

Bus Lane

These are reserved for our busses. Please park in the parking lot when arriving at Glen Hill. Do not use the bus lane during the school day.

Wait your turn in the line and do not move out of the car line.

Students should be let out of their cars curbside within the blue arrows.

Right turn on Bloomingdale Road only-NO LEFT TURN during the school day.

We discourage parking your car to drop off or pick your child, as it's a safety risk to your student.

Attendance in the early grades:

Why Attendance Matters-ENG.pdf

Why Attendance Matters-SP.pdf

 

Need Help from the Office? Make an Appointment

Please remember that the beginning and end of the day are very hectic for everyone. If you stop by to see someone in the office during these times, we will ask you to wait until we've taken care of students. You can always make an appointment to see us. This can save you time in your day.

School Supply Lists:

School Supply List for 2023-2024.pdf

 

SEL Spot

We use Second Step for our social emotional curriculum. The idea behind using a universal, classroom based curriclum is to help empower our students to learn to manage big feelings, problem solve with peers and adults, and learn skill necessary to learning. Each month, we will feature information about the topic our students are working on.

 

For our first month, our schoolwide theme is our school as a welcoming place where every student feels like he or she belongs. In our morning announcements and school assembly, we’ll be reminding students to welcome others and act and speak in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. In addition we’ll be reminding students of our school wide expectations: Caring, Responsible and Always Learning.

 

We’ll also begin teaching the Second Step program, which includes lessons that support these behaviors.

 

Support your child at home in welcoming others and acting and speaking in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. Please tell your student’s teacher if you have questions about specific ways you can help your child with these behaviors at home.

 

Glen Hill Expectations

 

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Classrooms Assignments

We are in the process of finalizing our classroom lists. We will notify families when your student's classroom teacher is available for viewing in Skyward. Families will be able to find their classroom teachers in Skyward by clicking on the SCHEDULE link.

 

School Breakfast and Lunch Program Updates

We utilize My Meal Time for breakfast and lunches. We will offer breakfast and lunch choices to students at a cost. If you would like your student to purchase breakfast and/or lunch, you can set up your MealTime account.

Once the new breakfast & lunch menues are finalized, we will share them with families.

The new applications for free/reduced meals are now available on the Queen Bee website. We've included the links here as well.

 

https://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/district/queenbeesd16/files/2023-2024/D16%20HEA%2023-24%20English.pdf?_t=1690466445

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https://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/district/queenbeesd16/files/2023-2024/D16%20HEA%2023-24%20Spanish.pdf?_t=1690466446

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My MealTime

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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.