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  • December 2, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 12/2/2022

    December 2nd, 2022

    We Need Your Help!!
     
    We need 14 more people to join ABC/25 to receive a $2,500 membership grant. If you have children at multiple schools, be sure to click all schools that you are associated with as those schools will all get credit for your membership!
     
    Why Join? ABC/25 stands for A Better Community for District 25. The mission of the Foundation is “To foster innovation, creativity, and excellence for the children of District 25.” By joining, you support District 25 schools and teachers with funds for innovative, creative, and excellent experiences for your students. Over 50% of the Foundation's grant money comes from membership dues. Once a school reaches 25% membership (including families and staff), that school gets an additional $2500! New this year are member benefits! Learn more at www.ABC25.org

     

    Lost and Found

    Over the next two weeks, we will have the lost and found items out on the stage. Please ask your children to check the stage if they are missing any items. We will donate all leftover items over winter break.

     

    Erin's Law Presentations

    Erin’s Law, Illinois Public Act 097-­1147, requires public schools to provide child sexual abuse prevention education for students in early childhood through twelfth grade. During January and February, our school social workers will work with each grade level to provide age ­appropriate information. Erin’s Law information can be found on the District’s website, including the optional opt-out form.

    How does RULER work in the school?

    We infuse RULER into all parts of our school by having school-wide activities. In the classroom, teachers integrate core routines that build emotional awareness and teach RULER lessons.

     

    Supporting RULER at Home

    These simple activities and conversation starters are designed to promote social and emotional skills at home. There are three types of activities: “Talk About It,” “Do It Together,” and “Did You Notice?” 
     
    Activities for grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 can be found below:

    Care Closet

    Students who struggle with un-met basic needs are more likely to also struggle academically and socially. The Good Neighbors Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides assistance to under-resourced community members, has worked to meet the needs of local families through donations and partnerships. They have given Greenbrier non-perishable snacks, personal hygiene items such as deodorant, lip balm, lotion, soap, tissues, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and reusable water bottles. This free resource is available to any Greenbrier family who could use help getting these basic needs met. Students and families can access basic items confidentially and without judgment. Please let Donna Bingaman, dbingaman@sd25.org know if you could use any of these items and we can make an appointment for you to come in and “shop” or send items home with your student(s).

     

    Weekly E-Flyers

    Please check out the e-flyers in the above link to learn about additional programs that serve our students. There are wonderful activities and services available throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities.

    Upcoming Events

    MAP testing K-5 - December 7th and 13th

    Winter Break - December 23th-January 9th

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  • November 18, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 11/18/2022

    November 18, 2022

    It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving Break is upon us. Time is just flying by. We have so much to be grateful for at Greenbrier! We have wonderful students, great parents, fantastic teachers and a community that works together for our students. Thank you for all that you do to support Greenbrier! I hope that you get to enjoy time with your family and friends over the next week. I am encouraging our staff to do the same. I have asked them to unplug and recharge. They will be putting away messages on their email accounts. They will respond to any issues or concerns when they return on Monday, November 27th.

    Wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

    Report Cards

    Report cards were emailed home today. If you did not receive your child's report card, please contact Amanda Spence on Monday, November 27th at aspence@sd25.org or 847-398-4272. She will work with our District Office to get it to you.

     

    RULER

    We are excited to be sharing the RULER approach to social and emotional learning with our students! Our staff knows and practices the skills of emotional intelligence and is prepared to teach and model these emotional intelligence skills.

     

    We will be infusing RULER into all parts of our school by leading school-wide activities, integrating conversations about emotions into evening events, and offering further opportunities for families to be involved. Please join us to learn more about RULER.

      

    Presentation:

    November 30, 2022

    6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

    Greenbrier Library Media Center

    K-2 students may be dropped off at Healthy Kids Gym Night

     

     

    Read a Note From the Nurse by Clicking Here: Influenza Letter

     

     

    ABC/25 Get Burbed Run T-shirt and Poster Design Contest

    Have your kiddo(s) submit an entry for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Run t-shirt and poster design contest! Participants from all D25 schools are invited to design a logo inclusive of all schools to be used for the annual ABC/25 Get Burbed Run on April 15th.

     

    Submissions can be sent via backpack mail @ Greenbrier ℅ Kellee Janus no later than Friday, December 2nd. The top 3 designs will be selected by the race team and then voted on by D25 students, families, and staff. The winner’s design will be on the front of the race t-shirt and advertising posters throughout Arlington Heights businesses and schools. The winner even gets to select the t-shirt color!

     

    More information including the entry form with the rules and regulations can be found on this link. Hard copies of the entry form will also be made available in the Greenbrier front office.


    Information about the Get Burbed Run can be found here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kellee Janus. Happy designing!

     

    Weekly E-Flyers

    Please check out the e-flyers in the above link to learn about additional programs that serve our students. There are wonderful activities and services available throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities.

     

    Upcoming Events

    November 18th - K-5 Report Cards Emailed Home

    November 21st-25th - Non-Attendance Days 

    November 30th - Healthy Kids Gym Night K-2 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

    November 30th - RULER Parent Presentation 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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  • November 11, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 11/11/2022

    November 11, 2022

    Veteran's Day

    Thank you to our Veteran's Day Committee for organizing our wonderful event today. Thank you to the veterans and their families that were able to join us. To all of the veterans in our community, thank you for your service!

     

    RULER

    We are excited to be sharing the RULER approach to social and emotional learning with our students! Our staff knows and practices the skills of emotional intelligence and is prepared to teach and model these emotional intelligence skills.

     

    We will be infusing RULER into all parts of our school by leading school-wide activities, integrating conversations about emotions into evening events, and offering further opportunities for families to be involved. Please join us to learn more about RULER.

      

    Presentation:

    November 30, 2022

    6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Greenbrier Library Media Center

    K-2 students may be dropped off at Healthy Kids Gym Night

     

    Cold Weather

    As our weather starts to get cold and possibly snow, please make sure to send your child with the appropriate outdoor clothing. We will be taking the children outside for recess unless the temperature with wind chill is below zero. Students must have snow pants and boots to leave the blacktop once there is snow on the ground. 

     

    ABC/25 Get Burbed Run T-shirt and Poster Design Contest

    Have your kiddo(s) submit an entry for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Run t-shirt and poster design contest! Participants from all D25 schools are invited to design a logo inclusive of all schools to be used for the annual ABC/25 Get Burbed Run on April 15th.

     

    Submissions can be sent via backpack mail @ Greenbrier ℅ Kellee Janus no later than Friday, December 2nd. The top 3 designs will be selected by the race team and then voted on by D25 students, families, and staff. The winner’s design will be on the front of the race t-shirt and advertising posters throughout Arlington Heights businesses and schools. The winner even gets to select the t-shirt color!

     

    More information including the entry form with the rules and regulations can be found on this link. Hard copies of the entry form will also be made available in the Greenbrier front office.


    Information about the Get Burbed Run can be found here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kellee Janus. Happy designing!

     

    Weekly E-Flyers

    Please check out the e-flyers in the above link to learn about additional programs that serve our students. There are wonderful activities and services available throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities.

     

    Upcoming Events

    November 11th - End of Trimester

    November 18th - K-5 Report Cards emailed home

    November 21st-25th - Non-attendance days 

    November 30th - Healthy Kids Gym Night K-2 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    November 30th - RULER Parent Presentation 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

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  • November 4th, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 11/4/2022
    November 4, 2022
     
     
    Dismissal Reminders
    The safety of our students and our families is important to us all. Please do not park in the parking lots when coming to pick up students. It is not safe for students to cross the parking lots during the busy dismissal time. Please park on the street and use the sidewalks to pick up your children. 
     
    Veteran's Day Assembly 
    Our Veteran's Day Assembly will be a chance for our Greenbrier K-5 students to learn about Veteran's Day and to honor those that have served our country in the armed forces. Due to space constraints, the assembly will be for students, staff, veterans, and families of those veterans. We will, however, live stream the event so that Greenbrier families can watch from home. Please click here on November 11th at 2:30 to watch the assembly from work or home. 
     

    ABC/25 Get Burbed Run T-shirt and Poster Design Contest

    Have your kiddo(s) submit an entry for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Run t-shirt and poster design contest! Participants from all D25 schools are invited to design a logo inclusive of all schools to be used for the annual ABC/25 Get Burbed Run on April 15th.


    Submissions can be sent via backpack mail @ Greenbrier ℅ Kellee Janus no later than Friday, December 2nd. The top 3 designs will be selected by the race team and then voted on by D25 students, families, and staff. The winner’s design will be on the front of the race t-shirt and advertising posters throughout Arlington Heights businesses and schools. The winner even gets to select the t-shirt color!


    More information including the entry form with the rules and regulations can be found on this link. Hard copies of the entry form will also be made available in the Greenbrier front office.


    Information about the Get Burbed Run can be found here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kellee Janus. Happy designing!
     

    Please remember to use Amazon Smile to help support our PTA!!  

    It's so easy to do and makes a big impact! 

    Go to www.amazon.com/smile and choose Greenbrier Arlington Heights PTA as your charity of choice.

    Always use Amazon Smile when checking out of Amazon- that's it!! 

    Tell your family & friends!!

     

    Weekly E-Flyers

    Please check out the e-flyers in the above link to learn about additional programs that serve our students. There are wonderful activities and services available throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities.

     

    Upcoming Events

    November 8th - No School - PTA's Portillo's Dine-Out

    November 11th - Veteran's Day Assembly for students and veterans.

    November 11th - End of Trimester

    November 18th - K-5 Report Cards emailed home

    November 21st-25th - Non-attendance days 

     
     
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  • October 28, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 10/28/2022

    October 28, 2022

    We Need Your Help
     
    We need 18 more people to join ABC/25 to receive a $2,500 membership grant. 
     
    Why Join? ABC/25 stands for A Better Community for District 25. The mission of the Foundation is “To foster innovation, creativity, and excellence for the children of District 25.” By joining, you support District 25 schools and teachers with funds for innovative, creative, and excellent experiences for your students. Over 50% of the Foundation's grant money comes from membership dues. Once a school reaches 25% membership (including families and staff), that school gets an additional $2500! New this year are member benefits! Learn more at www.ABC25.org
     
    We are currently offering a raffle for members that join by the end of October to win a ride to school by the Arlington Heights Police Department. Also new this year is a STEM interactive assembly event that will be free for members ($10 for non-members).
     
     
     
    Halloween
    If your child is going home for lunch on Halloween, please make sure they know if you are picking them up as a walker out the front or through the car line in the back.  Students going home for lunch should return at 1:10 p.m. and enter through the front of the building. 

     

    Food will not be served during classroom celebrations. Please do not send any food items to school for distribution to students. Our Halloween parades and classroom parties will focus on the fun of celebrating together through holiday games, crafts, and activities.


    Monday, October 31st 

    Parades will be held at the following times. Please note that parades will be canceled if there is rain or snow. 

     

    A.M. Early Childhood Classes and AM Kindergarten

    At 9:30 a.m., students will exit door 8, walk to the blacktop, and parade to the front doors of the school. Parents are welcome to line up on the blacktop to watch the parade. Following the parade, students will return to their classrooms for Halloween activities.


    P.M. Early Childhood Classes 

    At 1:15 p.m., students will exit door 8, walk to the blacktop and parade to the front doors of the school. Parents are welcome to line up on the blacktop to watch the parade. Following the parade, students will return to their classrooms for Halloween activities.


    Parents who wish to watch the EC Parade:

    Parents are cordially invited to watch the parade. If you wish to park, please use the street parking while obeying village signage. DO NOT PARK in the teachers’ parking lot in the back



    First through Fifth Grade 

    At 1:10 p.m., first through fifth students will go directly to their classrooms for attendance. The parade will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. from the blacktop of Greenbrier School. We will walk across the blacktop to the sidewalk on Verde, walk to Roanoke, continue on Roanoke, and walk back to the playground area and return to the classrooms through the front doors. The students will remain on the sidewalk, not crossing any streets as we parade around the building. In case of rain or snow, the parade will be canceled.


    Parents who wish to watch the parade:

    Parents are cordially invited to watch the parade. On this day, we ask you to follow these specific directions for 1:10 drop off and for parade parking. When returning your students to school after lunch, please use the drop off in the front of the school. If you wish to park, please use the street parking while obeying village signage.  DO NOT PARK in the teachers’ parking lot in the back


    Children staying for lunch will be allowed to change into their costumes following their lunch. Please send a costume that is easily put on by the child. Also, please label any bags that hold costumes to avoid confusion. 

     

    We make every attempt to maintain an appropriate learning environment during morning instruction. Your cooperation will assist us in making October 31st a day for both learning and celebrating. We’ll see you at the parades!

     

    Weekly E-Flyers

    Please check out the e-flyers in the above link to learn about additional programs that serve our students. There are wonderful activities and services available throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities.

     

    Upcoming Events

    October 31st - Halloween Parade and Parties

    November 4th - Gator Bash, 6:30 p.m.

    November 8th - No School

    November 11th - Veteran's Day Assembly for students and veterans.

     

     

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  • October 21, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 10/21/2022

    October 21, 2022

    Thank you so much for attending Parent/Teacher conferences this week. Our partnership with you in educating your child is so important to us. Thank you, PTA, for the wonderful dinner and breakfast. What wonderful treats! I hope that you get the chance to get outside and enjoy the wonderful weather this weekend.

     

    Halloween

    Below are answers to frequently asked questions about 
    Greenbrier’s annual Halloween celebration.
        

    When should my child wear his/her costume to school? (Wearing a costume is optional)

    Morning Kindergarten and Early Childhood students should wear their costumes to school. All other students wear their costumes after lunch. For first through fifth grade, please do not apply makeup to your child’s face before sending them to school in the morning. 
        

    When is the morning Early Childhood and Kindergarten parade?

    Morning Early Childhood and Kindergarten parades begin at 9:30 a.m. They will start their parade by exiting door 8, walk to the blacktop and then parade across the blacktop to the front doors of the school.
        
    Can my child go home for lunch to change into a costume? 
        
    Yes. We sent home a permission slip so we know the children leaving school that day. Parents will not need to sign their students out in the office this day. 

    12:10 p.m. Lunch dismissal will be the same as after school, car line in the back and walkers will leave out the front. Please make sure your child knows what to do.

    1:10 p.m. All students should return to school and use the FRONT DOOR ONLY.  

    When is the lunch period?

    The lunch/recess period is from 12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. 

    If my child stays at school for lunch can they change into a costume at school? 

    Yes. Following lunch and a recess break, the students will change into their costumes. Please label any bags that hold costumes to avoid confusion. 

    What is the parade route? 

    Morning Parade Route: At 9:30 a.m. for EC and kindergarten, the students will exit door 8, walk to the blacktop and parade to the front doors of the school. Parents are welcome to line up on the blacktop to watch the parade. Following the parade, students will return to their classrooms for Halloween activities.

    Afternoon Parade Route - At 1:30 p.m., the parade, led by Mrs. Bingaman and the front office, will leave the blacktop on the north side of Greenbrier and continue in front of the school, along Verde to Roanoke. We will proceed on Roanoke towards the Greenbrier School playground, over the blacktop and back to the front doors of the school. Following the parade, the students will return to their classrooms.

    What if it rains or snows on that day? 

    We will cancel the parade. We will make the call on whether to cancel the parade at 9:15 a.m. and at 1:15 p.m. We will only email families if we cancel the parade.

    We make every attempt to maintain an appropriate learning environment during morning instruction. Your cooperation will assist us in making October 31st a day for both learning and celebrating. We’ll see you at the parade! 

     

    Join ABC/25 Foundation for a chance to ride to school in a cop car (and more!) during our Membership DRIVE event!
     
     
    Become a member of the ABC/25 Foundation by October 28, 2022, and you could win a ride to school from our very own Arlington Heights Police Department! By joining, you support District 25 schools and teachers with funds for innovative, creative, and excellent experiences for your students. Over 50% of the Foundation's grant money comes from membership dues. Once a school reaches 25% membership (including families and staff), that school gets an additional $2,500! Greenbrier is currently at 17%. New this year are member benefits! Learn more at www.ABC25.org. If you are unsure if you are already a member, please email abc25president@gmail.com.
     

    Click here to download this document.

    Click here to download this document.

     

     

    🐷Pack the Piggies Fun-raiser!!🐷

    Are you ready to Pack the Piggy, Greenbrier? The Arlington Heights Council of PTA’s (AHC-PTA) funds $10k in scholarships each year for K-8 students, as well as D214 graduating seniors. This October, the AHC-PTA will be initiating it’s second annual “Pack the Piggies” FUN-raiser across the district to raise money for these scholarships.  

     

    The contest begins October 24th and goes through October 28th, five days to pack our piggy and reach our goal!  Greenbrier‘s school goal is to raise $1K, with a district goal of $9K. If we reach our district goal, our prize is Silly Stringing Mrs. Bingaman. To help reach our goal, you can bring in coins, cash, or checks (made out to the AHC-PTA) and pack Greenbrier’s piggy! Let’s have some fun for a great cause!

     

    Weekly E-Flyers

    Please check out the e-flyers in the above link to learn about additional programs that serve our students. There are wonderful activities and services available throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities.

     

    Upcoming Events

    October 24th-28th - Pack the Piggies Fundraiser

    October 31st - Halloween Parade and Parties

    November 4th - Gator Bash, 6:30 p.m.

    November 8th - No School

    November 11th - Veteran's Day Assembly for students and veterans.

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  • October 14, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 10/14/2022

    October 14, 2022

    RULER

    We are excited to be sharing the RULER approach to social and emotional learning with our students! Our staff knows and practices the skills of emotional intelligence and is prepared to teach and model these emotional intelligence skills.

     

    We will be infusing RULER into all parts of our school by leading school-wide activities, integrating conversations about emotions into evening events, and offering further opportunities for families to be involved. 

     

    In the classroom, teachers will be integrating routines that build emotional awareness, such as creating a class Charter and checking in on the Mood Meter. Teachers will also lead lessons that help students understand emotion concepts such as community building, self-awareness, and conflict resolution. Your child’s teacher will be providing more information about what RULER looks like in their classroom.

     

    We are eager to see your children plotting themselves on the Mood Meter which helps them identify how they are feeling. Students will bring home activities related to the RULER skills and tools to do together. Your involvement is very valuable in reinforcing their learning.

     

    Over the course of the year, we will be providing ongoing communication to you about RULER. Look for further information in this blog and from your child's teacher. We hope that you will join us at our upcoming family event if you are interested in learning more.

     

    Presentation:

    November 30, 2022

    6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Greenbrier Library Media Center

    K-2 students may be dropped off at Healthy Kids Gym Night

     

    I’m looking forward to hearing how you and your children are feeling this year and how we can support one another in creating a positive and emotionally safe school climate in which everyone may flourish.

     

    LMC Volunteer Needed on Mondays

    We are looking for an adult volunteer to assist in our LMC on Mondays from 11:15 a.m. until 12:10 p.m. We need help shelving books and checking books out for the classroom. If you are able to help, please contact Amanda Spence in the office, aspence@sd25.org or call (847) 398-4272.

     

     

    Click here to download this document.

    Click here to download this document.

     

    🐷Pack the Piggies Fun-raiser!!🐷

    Are you ready to Pack the Piggies? The Arlington Heights Council of PTA’s (AHC-PTA) funds $10K worth of scholarships each year. Over the last 50 years, the AHC-PTA has given over $500,000.00 in scholarship money away! The scholarships are divided into $9K for graduating D214 seniors, and $1K given to D25 elementary students for the AHPD. In our inaugural “Pack the Piggies” fun-raiser last school year, we raised over $9K in scholarship money! We are about to embark on our second annual contest!

     

    The contest begins October 24, and goes through October 28. Each school will have a goal of raising $1K, with the district goal being $9K. If the district goal is attained, each school will win its predetermined prize chosen by the principal. Some schools will silly string or slime a staff member, while another school’s prize will be to have the principals kissing real live pigs! Please help your students reach their goal by having them bring in coins, cash, or checks (made out to the AHC-PTA) to pack their school’s piggy! Let’s have some fun for a great cause!

     

    District Survey

    On Tuesday, Dr. Bein emailed you asking for your feedback and thoughts on the following prompt: Please share your thoughts, feelings or questions about your sense of belonging, value, and inclusion in the District 25 community.

    There is still time to give your feedback, and to review and rate other responses!

    Please take a few minutes to complete or revisit this short survey (linked here). If you already completed the survey, please spend a few more minutes reading and rating other responses from around the community. This survey is completely anonymous.

    *Please note, any targeted comments or comments that name individuals will be removed.*

     

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    If you have not yet signed up for a conference or need to change a conference, please contact your child's teacher directly.  

     

    Join ABC/25 Foundation for a chance to ride to school in a cop car (and more!) during our Membership DRIVE event!
     
     
    Become a member of the ABC/25 Foundation by October 28, 2022, and you could win a ride to school from our very own Arlington Heights Police Department! By joining, you support District 25 schools and teachers with funds for innovative, creative, and excellent experiences for your students. Over 50% of the Foundation's grant money comes from membership dues. Once a school reaches 25% membership (including families and staff), that school gets an additional $2,500! Greenbrier is currently at 17%. New this year are member benefits! Learn more at www.ABC25.org. If you are unsure if you are already a member, please email abc25president@gmail.com.

     

    Weekly E-Flyers

    Please check out the e-flyers in the above link to learn about additional programs that serve our students. There are wonderful activities and services available throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities.

     

    Upcoming Events

    October 18th - PTA meeting, 7:15 p.m.

    October 18th - Picture retakes

    October 19th - No School

    October 20th & 21st - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

    October 24th-28th - Pack the Piggies Fundraiser

    October 31st - Halloween Parade and Parties

    November 4th - Gator Bash, 6:30 p.m.

     

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  • October 7th, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 10/7/2022

    October 7, 2022

     

    Community Assistance
     
    We are often approached by different community groups offering support. Support includes a meal for Thanksgiving, winter coats for children, and holiday presents. Many families struggle at different times in their lives. Please let us know if your family would benefit from some community support. Contact one of our social workers, Julie Silva (K-5), jsilva@sd25.org, 847-506-5566, or Nicole Miller (EC), nmiller@sd25.org, 847-506-5542. Any information shared with our social workers will be kept confidential.
     
    Calling All Gator Artists!
     
    Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that asks students to get creative and explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas! This program asks students to reflect upon a unique theme each year and create original works of art in six possible art categories.  
     
    “Show Your Voice!” is the theme for the 2022-2023 school year.  Students submit their artwork in one of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.
     
    Submissions are due October 28, so get those artistic wheels turning! Complete details and entry forms can be found here. Questions? Please reach out to Amanda Loch at amandaloch@mac.com.
     
     
    Movie Night
    Join us for our (now annual) OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT on October 14th! If you pre-register, you get to vote on which movie we are watching, as well as order pizza! See the flyer for additional information.
     
     
     movie night
     
    Halloween
     

    Following the tradition of past years, we are planning our Halloween activities for the morning and afternoon of October 31st. Although most children take part in the costume parade and party, their participation is voluntary, not mandatory.

     

    Food will not be served during classroom celebrations. Please do not send any food items to school for distribution to students. Our Halloween parades and classroom parties will focus on the fun of celebrating together through holiday games, crafts, and activities.


    Monday, October 31st 

    Parades will be held at the following times. Please note that parades will be canceled if there is rain or snow. 

     

    A.M. Early Childhood Classes and AM Kindergarten

    At 9:30 a.m., students will exit door 8, walk to the blacktop, and parade to the front doors of the school. Parents are welcome to line up on the blacktop to watch the parade. Following the parade, students will return to their classrooms for Halloween activities.


    P.M. Early Childhood Classes 

    At 1:15 p.m., students will exit door 8, walk to the blacktop and parade to the front doors of the school. Parents are welcome to line up on the blacktop to watch the parade. Following the parade, students will return to their classrooms for Halloween activities.


    Parents who wish to watch the EC Parade:

    Parents are cordially invited to watch the parade. If you wish to park, please use the street parking while obeying village signage. DO NOT PARK in the teachers’ parking lot in the back



    First through Fifth Grade 

    At 1:10 p.m., first through fifth students will go directly to their classrooms for attendance. The parade will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. from the blacktop of Greenbrier School. We will walk across the blacktop to the sidewalk on Verde, walk to Roanoke, continue on Roanoke, and walk back to the playground area and return to the classrooms through the front doors. The students will remain on the sidewalk, not crossing any streets as we parade around the building. In case of rain or snow, the parade will be canceled.


    Parents who wish to watch the parade:

    Parents are cordially invited to watch the parade. On this day, we ask you to follow these specific directions for 1:10 drop off and for parade parking. When returning your students to school after lunch, please use the drop off in the front of the school. If you wish to park, please use the street parking while obeying village signage.  DO NOT PARK in the teachers’ parking lot in the back


    Children staying for lunch will be allowed to change into their costumes following their lunch. Please send a costume that is easily put on by the child. Also, please label any bags that hold costumes to avoid confusion. 


    We need to account for the whereabouts of all our students at all times on this day. Therefore, please return the Halloween Attendance sheet that will be sent home for each child. We would appreciate your cooperation in returning this form to your student’s teacher by 9:05 a.m. on Thursday, October 20th.


    We make every attempt to maintain an appropriate learning environment during morning instruction. Your cooperation will assist us in making October 31st a day for both learning and celebrating. We’ll see you at the parades!

    Weekly E-Flyers

    Please check out the e-flyers in the above link to learn about additional programs that serve our students. There are wonderful activities and services available throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities.

     

    Upcoming Events

    October 12th - PTA's Donuts with a Grown Up

    October 14th - PTA's Movie Night

    October 19th - No School

    October 20th & 21st - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

     
     
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  • September 30, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 9/30/2022

    September 30, 2022

     

    Halloween

    We would like Halloween to be fun for all so we require costumes that portray non-violent characters. Please remember that we are an early childhood through fifth-grade elementary school. Costumes that may be appropriate for older children or adults may frighten younger children. We are requesting your cooperation in selecting school-appropriate costumes that avoid violence, sharp objects, weapons, “squirting or dripping” blood, gore, etc. Please consider selecting a costume that reflects an upbeat, positive theme. We want to model positive examples of caring, respect, and responsibility. In the interest of safety, please be sure your child is able to walk and sit comfortably in his/her costume and is able to see where he/she is walking (masks sometimes obstruct a child's view).

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    Parent/Teacher Conferences

    You should have received an email today with a link to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please reach out to the office on Monday if you have not received one. 

     

    Weekly E-Flyers

    Please check out the e-flyers in the above link to learn about additional programs that serve our students. There are wonderful activities and services available throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities.

     

    Upcoming Events

    October 1st - PTA's Color Run

    October 5th - No School

    October 19th - No School

    October 20th & 21st - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

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  • September 23, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 9/23/2022

    September 23, 2022

    MAP Testing Results

    MAP testing results will be emailed home today. Please check your spam if you do not receive it. If it is not in your inbox or your spam, please contact Amanda Spence at aspence@sd25.org.

     

    Football at Recess

    Due to aggressive behavior and arguments, students will not be allowed to play with footballs during recess. I will be working with Mr. Helmann to see if, after some instruction and with some close supervision, we might be able to bring it back at a later date.

     

    PTA Spirit Wear Sale

    The PTA is having their annual Spirit Wear Sale. Please see the flyer below for more information. Orders are due October 7. Orders will be delivered the week of November 7.

    PTA Spirit Wear Picture

    Parent/Teacher Conferences

    We will be using Sign-Up Genius to sign-up for conferences again this year. You will receive an email on September 30th with a link to sign up.

     

    Weekly E-Flyers

    Please check out the e-flyers in the above link to learn about additional programs that serve our students. There are wonderful activities and services available throughout Arlington Heights and neighboring communities.

     

    Upcoming Events

    September 26th - No School

    September 30th - Conference sign-up emailed

    October 1st - PTA's Color Run

    October 5th - No School

    October 19th - No School

    October 20th & 21st - Parent/Teacher Conferences

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