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September, 2023 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

9/15 School Improvement Day - 11:05 Dismissal


GH Curriculum Night 9/13

Click here for more information!


20 after-school questions that will actually get your kids talking

 20 after-school questions that will actually get your kids talking

1. Was today a good day or a bad day?

2. What did you like better today: snack time or circle time?

3. Who did you play with today?

4. Did anybody get in trouble today?

5. Did anyone do anything funny at school today?

6. What made you feel the happiest today?

7. What games did you play at recess?

8. When did you feel most proud of yourself today?

9. Tell me one new thing you learned today.

10. What made you laugh today?

11. Did anyone do anything nice for you today?

12. What challenged you today?

13. What was the nicest thing you did for someone else today?

14. Who brought the best food in their lunch today? What was it?

15. How would you rate your day on a scale of one to 10?

16. If one of your friends could be the teacher for the day, who would you want it to be?

17. What's your teacher's most important rule, and did anyone break it today?

18. Does your teacher remind you of anyone else you know?

19. What did you have fun learning today?

20. What's one thing you did today that helped a friend or your teacher?


20 after-school questions that will actually get your kids talking - Today's Parent

20 after-school questions that will actually get your kids talking - Today's Parent

A lot of kids have no idea what grown-ups want when they ask, "How was your day?" Ask them these conversation-starting questions instead!



If Your Student Is Sick

Please do not send them to school!

We are seeing an increasing number of students coming to school with a variety of symptoms such as cough, cold, congestion, and fever. We have a few cases of parents medicating their students with symptom suppressants and sending them to school. Please remember that if your student has any symptoms such as a cough, cold, fever, sore throat, or nausea, they need to stay at home.

If you believe it is seasonal allergies, then we need to make sure that this is documented and your student needs to stay home until we have that information.

When your student is ill, keep them at home until they are feeling better and without symptoms.

If you have questions about this, contact Nurse Jenna at 630.260.6141



Cell Phones

Students are not allowed to have cell phones on during the school day. If your student brings these types of devices to school, they need to be powered off and in their lockers throughout the day.

As always, if you need to reach your student during the day, please call the office and we can put you in touch with them. All classroom teachers have phones in their classrooms as well to communicate with families during the school day when necessary.



School Day Begins at 8:20

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 to 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!




Our students spend part of their school day outside of the classroom in classes that engage their minds and bodies. Beginning this month, we will use this space for our specials teachers to update families on what is going on in their classes with your students. We'd like to introduce these teachers:




All grade levels are doing a great job learning about Self-Regulation for all classes while beginning their music lessons this year. Self regulation means being in control and having management of ourselves. One of the regulation therapy strategies includes the use of the traffic light emotional regulation concept where the red, blue, yellow or green colors represent a “zone” of our emotional and behavioral feelings while in the classroom. In music class we will use flameless CANDLES!! During the day at Glen Hill students go to PE and one of the following classes: ART, MUSIC, or STEM. While these classes are fun, everyone has things to LEARN. So we discuss how our BRAIN & BODY need to be ready to…DISCOVER & EXPLORE at all specials.! At Glen Hill we are CHAMPS!!


Third & Fourth grade students will be using recorders!! I will send a note home soon.

If your child has a recorder please have them bring it to school. Students who need a recorder will be able to order one soon. Details to be announced soon! If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Alicia Doyle at:

Thank you!



This month is all about movement! Our younger students will be learning and practicing different locomotor movements like skipping, galloping, and leaping. While the older students will do the Jump Roping challenge and learn about the 5 Health-Related Components of Fitness and what they are all about. To end the month, we will all be playing our favorite tag games!


As a reminder, please make sure your child brings gym shoes that fit to wear during PE! Their feet will thank you for it.


Kindergarten: Obstacle Courses, Locomotor Skills, Tag Games

First: Obstacle Courses, Locomotor Skills, Tag Games

Second: Obstacle Courses, Jump Roping, 5 Health-Related Components of Fitness, Tag Games

Third: Obstacle Courses, Jump Roping, 5 Health-Related Components of Fitness, Tag Games

Fourth: Obstacle Courses, Jump Roping, 5 Health-Related Components of Fitness, Tag Games



Fun hands on learning has begun in the STEM Lab! We have started working on the following Project Lead the Way (PLTW) modules at each grade level:


Kindergarten: Structure & Function: Human Body

1st: Observing the Sun, Moon & Stars

2nd: Computer Science: Grids & Games

3rd: Variations of Traits

4th: Inputs & Outputs: Computer Systems




Back-to-School Reset: 4 Tips on Managing Devices and Screen Time fo...

Back-to-School Reset: 4 Tips on Managing Devices and Screen Time fo...

Ease the transition back to the classroom with these tips and resources. Advice from Common Sense Media editors.



Miss Picture Day?

If you missed Picture Day or would like your student to retake their pictures, please save NOVEMBER 2! We will have retakes for anyone needing a picture for their student.



Second Step

We want your child to be successful in school and that means supporting and encouraging their whole development. While excelling in academic classes is important, children also need skills to take on learning challenges, make good decisions, manage strong emotions, and get along with others.

In the next few weeks, we’ll begin Second Step® Elementary, a research-based social-emotional learning program designed to improve children’s social-emotional skills. Second Step skills and concepts are designed to help children both in and out of school. Four units will cover the following:

You’ll receive communications from your student’s teacher to help you reinforce Second Step language, skills, and goals at home. If you have any questions about Second Step Elementary, please don’t hesitate to contact me or your student’s teacher for more information.

Thank you for your support as we work to build a safe and supportive school community.



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.



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 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.


My MealTime



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


Ms. Doyle-Music

Ms. Heinz-Art

Mr, Morris-PE

Ms. Hundal & Ms. Agliato-STEM

Growth Mindset & Goal-Setting: Children learn how to pay attention and manage distractions, develop a growth mindset, and apply goal-setting strategies to their social and academic lives.

Emotion Management: Children learn how to identify and label emotions and use emotionmanagement strategies—including stress management for older students—to calm strong feelings.

Empathy & Kindness: Children learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly, have empathy for others and take others’ perspectives, and recognize kind acts and empathy as important elements of building and maintaining relationships.

Problem-Solving: Children learn how to identify and state a problem, recognize if a problem is an accident, and use the STEP problem-solving process:

S: Say the problem

T: Think of solutions

E: Explore the outcomes

P: Pick a solution

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.