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  • June 3, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 6/3/2022

     

    Thank you for sharing your children with us and working with us to help your children grow in so many ways. I hope that you have a wonderful summer!

     

    News from Mrs. Kaffka

    Dear Families,
    Thank you for another wonderful school year.  This marks my eighteenth year at Greenbrier School and I have been honored to be part of such an amazing community. During this time, I’ve treasured my experiences in helping so many children grow and develop. It has been a joy welcoming many of them to their first school experience in our Early Childhood Program.
    Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, I am excited to start my new role for Arlington Heights School District 25 as our Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. Although I will no longer be at Greenbrier on a daily basis, I will still be available to assist this amazing school team and our families. 
    Thank you for all your support over the years.
    Have a wonderful summer! 
    Sincerely,

    Diane Kaffka

     
    Music at Greenbrier
    Over the course of the school year, Ms. Weismann has been compiling videos of different activities from Music class. She has created a video for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 4th grade so that families can see what their students have been up to. 3rd grade had a special visit from Buffalo Grove Jazz Band in April and 5th grade had a concert on 5/18. These videos honor the hard work of the other grades in a unique way! The playlist also includes the 4th graders' rendition of the Cups Song for Mrs. Palm and 5th grade Chorus singing at the Goodbye Gator Celebration. Enjoy! 

     

    District 25's Upcoming Referendum | #Build25

    District 25 will have a referendum question on the June 28th ballot that would build 25 classrooms to support a full day kindergarten program beginning August 2024, as well as address capital project needs throughout District 25’s facilities for future generations of learners.

    To stay informed on the upcoming referendum, visit www.sd25.org/Build25.

    VOTING: When & Where & How

    To check out your registration status and where your local polling place is, click here.

    The June 28 election falls right before the July 4, holiday weekend. You might be heading out of town, or you might not have time to head out and vote as you prepare for the holiday weekend. If that is the case, consider voting early. You can vote early at the Arlington Heights Village Hall 7 days a week beginning June 13, and at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse (room 238) beginning June 1. Click here for exact early voting times, and early voting information.

     

    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 

    August 17- First Day of School

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  • May 27, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 5/27/2022

    District 25's Upcoming Referendum | #Build25

    District 25 will have a referendum question on the June 28th ballot that would build 25 classrooms to support a full day kindergarten program beginning August 2024, as well as address capital project needs throughout District 25’s facilities for future generations of learners.

    To stay informed on the upcoming referendum, visit www.sd25.org/Build25.

    VOTING: When & Where & How

    To check out your registration status and where your local polling place is, click here.

    The June 28 election falls right before the July 4, holiday weekend. You might be heading out of town, or you might not have time to head out and vote as you prepare for the holiday weekend. If that is the case, consider voting early. You can vote early at the Arlington Heights Village Hall 7 days a week beginning June 13, and at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse (room 238) beginning June 1. Click here for exact early voting times, and early voting information.

     

    K-5 Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

    K-5 families: On May 2, you should have received the link to complete the online registration for the next school year. We would like all registrations to be completed by the end of May. Just over 88% of our families have already completed their registrations! Thank You!

     

    Field Day Reminder

    Please apply sunscreen to students prior to arrival at school.  We cannot put sunscreen on children. You need to put it on your children prior to coming to school or they need to be able to apply it themselves.

     

    Moving Gators 

    Is your family planning on attending private school next year or moving out of the Greenbrier attendance area? Please call Amanda Spence at 847-398-4272 or email aspence@sd25.org.

    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 

    May 27 - No School - SIP day for teachers

    May 30 - No School Memorial Day

    June 1 - Field Day 

    June 3 - Last Day for students

     

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  • May 20, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 5/20/2022

    Drop-off and Pick-Up Reminder

    Please do not walk through the parking lot during drop-off and pick-up as the moving traffic makes it unsafe.
     
     

    Last Call for K-5 Field Day Help Needed

    We need parent volunteers for Field Day on May 25th. Please click HERE to sign up to volunteer. The rain date is June 1st. Please sign-up for one or both dates.

     

    District 25's Upcoming Referendum | #Build25

    District 25 will have a referendum question on the June 28th ballot that would build 25 classrooms to support a full day kindergarten program beginning August 2024, as well as address capital project needs throughout District 25’s facilities for future generations of learners.

    To stay informed on the upcoming referendum, visit www.sd25.org/Build25.

    VOTING: When & Where & How

    To check out your registration status and where your local polling place is, click here.

    The June 28 election falls right before the July 4, holiday weekend. You might be heading out of town, or you might not have time to head out and vote as you prepare for the holiday weekend. If that is the case, consider voting early. You can vote early at the Arlington Heights Village Hall 7 days a week beginning June 13, and at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse (room 238) beginning June 1. Click here for exact early voting times, and early voting information.

     

    K-5 Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

    K-5 families: On May 2, you should have received the link to complete the online registration for the next school year. We would like all registrations to be completed by the end of May. Just over 68% of our families have already completed their registrations! Thank You!

     

    Moving Gators 

    Is your family planning on attending private school next year or moving out of the Greenbrier attendance area? Please call Amanda Spence at 847-398-4272 or email aspence@sd25.org.

    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 

    May 25 - Field Day

    May 27 - No School - SIP day for teachers

    May 30 - No School Memorial Day

    June 1 - Field Day (Rain Date)

    June 3 - Last Day for students

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  • May 13, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 5/13/2022

     

    K-5 Field Day Help Needed

    We need parent volunteers for Field Day on May 25th. Please click HERE to sign up to volunteer. The rain date is June 1st. Please sign-up for one or both dates.

     

    K-5 Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

    K-5 families: On May 2, you should have received the link to complete the online registration for the next school year. We would like all registrations to be completed by the end of May.

     

    Moving Gators 

    Is your family planning on attending private school next year or moving out of the Greenbrier attendance area? Please call Amanda Spence at 847-398-4272 or email aspence@sd25.org.

     

    ABC/25 Contest

    Every year the ABC/25 Foundation funds teacher grants throughout District 25 schools that foster innovation, creativity and excellence in the classroom. Now, we want to hear directly from the students! If you had $1,000 to spend on your classroom or school, what would you buy?? The ideas that best reflect ABC/25's mission will be eligible to WIN A SCOOTER, generously donated by @givesback and Get Burbed. Fill out this form to enter: https://bit.ly/3ytc5Wj. Entries will be accepted through May 20 at 9:00 pm. Winners will be announced during the last week of school.

     

     

    Band Opportunities at Greenbrier
    Most students in D25 begin their band experience in fifth grade. There are many instruments from which students may choose. There is no requirement for previous musical experience for most instruments, but if a student wishes to learn percussion (drums, mallets, bells, etc.), there is a requirement that the student must first have 2 years of formal piano lessons. More information about this and all the instruments offered in fifth grade and beyond may be found here: Elementary Band Information
     
    Attention FIFTH Grade Band Families - be sure to keep those instruments over the summer! Every student who completes fifth grade band has a spot in one of the Thomas Bands! Parents, many questions about band in middle school may be answered by checking out the Summer Practice Packet the students recently received. Be on the lookout in early August for an email from me with more specifics on when/how band starts up at TMS.  
     

    Bike Safety Quiz and Raffle

    The Arlington Heights Police Department is announcing the launch of a bicycle safety quiz and bicycle raffle for kiddos in our community! Students will have the opportunity to win one of TWO Nishiki Pueblo Mountain Bikes, courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods in Arlington Heights!

    Click here to view the raffle rules.

    Click here to view the postcard.

     
    Bike Arlington | Open to All

    Come on out to this year's Bike Arlington event held at North School Park on June 4th, at 9:00 a.m. This event is free and open to all! Join the fun for a community bike ride and some safety presentations for the kiddos! 

    Click here to learn more about this event.

     

    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 

    May 17- PTA meeting (virtual)

    May 18 - 5th Grade Concert

    May 25 - Field Day

    May 27 - No School - SIP day for teachers

    May 30 - No School Memorial Day

    June 1 - Field Day (Rain Date)

    June 3 - Last Day for students

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  • May 6, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 5/6/2022

     

    Thank you so much for a wonderful week! The wonderful lunches, the sweet notes, the delicious desserts, massages, and breakfast made us all feel very much appreciated. Greenbrier is a wonderful place to be. 

     

    Field Day Help Needed

    We need parent volunteers for Field Day on May 25th. Please click HERE to sign up to volunteer. The rain date is June 1st. Please sign-up for one or both dates.

     

    Greenbrier PTA Garden Club Annual Spring Clean-Up

    Thank you so much to our Garden Club and volunteers. The flower beds look beautiful!

     

    K-5 Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

    K-5 families: On May 2, you should have received the link to complete the online registration for the next school year. We would like all registrations to be completed by the end of May.

     

    Moving Gators 

    Is your family planning on attending private school next year or moving out of the Greenbrier attendance area? Please call Amanda Spence at 847-398-4272 or email aspence@sd25.org.

    School Supplies 22-23

     

     

    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 

    May 17- PTA meeting

    May 18 - 5th Grade Concert

    May 25 - Field Day

    May 27 - No School - SIP day for teachers

    May 30 - No School Memorial Day

    June 1 - Field Day (Rain Date)

    June 3 - Last Day for students

     

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  • April 29

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 4/29/2022 2:00:00 PM

    Happy Arbor Day!

    Thank you to the Arlington Heights Garden Club and the Davey tree company for gifting us a new tree yesterday. They taught us about Arbor Day and share fun facts and tree jokes. The tree was planted at the back of the school between doors 8 and 9. We look forward to seeing the beautiful colors of this autumn blaze maple tree in the fall.

     

    Field Day Help Needed

    We need parent volunteers for Field Day on May 25th. Please click HERE to sign up to volunteer. The rain date is June 1st. Please sign-up for one or both dates.

     

    Greenbrier PTA Garden Club Annual Spring Clean-Up

    Sunday May 1st 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Come help Greenbrier look beautiful all year round. We will need help weeding, planting annuals, spreading mulch and cleaning up debris. Please bring gardening gloves, tools and a bucket if you have them. The PTA has some garden tools available for use. If you'd like to donate annuals for planting, we will gladly take them. If any groups or students need volunteer hoursplease email me with your info so I can prepare a form for you. amyhorndavis@gmail.com

     

    K-5 Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

    K-5 families: During the day on May 2, you should receive the link to complete the online registration for the next school year. We would like all registrations to be completed by the end of May.

     

    Moving Gators 

    Is your family planning on attending private school next year or moving out of the Greenbrier attendance area? Please call Amanda Spence at 847-398-4272 or email aspence@sd25.org.

     

    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 

    April 30 - ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge
    May 6 - Gator Rock at Thomas Middle School
     
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  • April 22, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 4/22/2022

     

    Reading and Game Night 

    Reading and Game Night was a huge success. It was wonderful to see so many families participating and donating books. Thank you to our Reading and Game Night Committee, Mrs. Palm, Mrs. Brady, Mrs. Rategan, Mrs. Duffer, Mrs. Pelczynski, and Mrs. Slome for organizing such a wonderful event. Thanks to the staff that volunteered their time and supplies last night.

     

    Greenbrier PTA Garden Club Annual Spring Clean-Up

    Sunday May 1st 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Come help Greenbrier look beautiful all year round. We will need help weeding, planting annuals, spreading mulch and cleaning up debris. Please bring gardening gloves, tools and a bucket if you have them. The PTA has some garden tools available for use. If you'd like to donate annuals for planting, we will gladly take them. If any groups or students need volunteer hoursplease email me with your info so I can prepare a form for you. amyhorndavis@gmail.com

    ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge!
     
    Join us on April 30, 2022, for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! Early registration is now open! Go to bit.ly/ABC25GetBurbed2022 to register. This is a great opportunity to gather students, families, and staff from across the district to support our schools! Visit https://abc25challenge.org/ or follow @abc25challenge on Twitter to stay up to date with all race updates.
     

    Summer U 2022

    June 8-July 1, 2022, at South Middle School *Dates subject to change pending review of winter weather emergency days. Registration will begin on March 7, 2022, at 9 am and end on April 29, 2022. Please visit www.sd25.org/summeru for a full list of courses and times. If you have any questions about Summer U, please email summeru@sd25.org for assistance.

     
    Adopt - A - Book from the LMC! 
    Have your child leave their mark at Greenbrier AND celebrate a birthday or any other milestone at the same time! Click HERE for more information and ordering directions.

     

    Looking for New Gators

    Do you know a child that will be attending kindergarten at Greenbrier next year? Please refer them to our kindergarten pre-registration site.

    Do you know a first through fifth grader that will be attending Greenbrier for the first time next year? Please refer them to our website to start the registration process.

     

    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 

    April 27 - Full Day Kindergarten Community Forum at Greenbrier 7:00 p.m.
    April 30- ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge
    May 6 - Gator Rock at Thomas Middle School
     

     

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  • April 14, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 4/14/2022

     

    Thank you to all that presented at our Multicultural Fair today. We loved learning about the different cultures of our friends! Thank you to the committee that put it all together, Mrs. Hornberg, Ms. Gamber, Mrs. Stratton, Mrs. Dawson, and Mrs. Heitz.

     

    yearbook

    Pre-order special:

    Order by Friday, April 22 and pay $18.

    All orders received by Saturday, April 23, or after will be $20.

    Preorder to guarantee you receive a yearbook.

    There will be NO PAPER ORDER FORMS sent this year. Click this link or scan the QR code above to reserve a yearbook for your child. Yearbooks should be delivered before school is out in June. If payment is not received, your reservation may be cancelled.

    Make $18 Payment:

    Cash or check sent through backpack mail

    (in an envelope marked "Yearbook" with your child's name, grade, and teacher)

    NO CHANGE WILL BE GIVEN.

    Pay Pal: FRIENDS AND FAMILY OPTION ONLY sent to d25greenbrierpta@gmail.com.

     

    ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge!
     
    Join us on April 30, 2022, for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! Early registration is now open! Go to bit.ly/ABC25GetBurbed2022 to register. This is a great opportunity to gather students, families, and staff from across the district to support our schools! Visit https://abc25challenge.org/ or follow @abc25challenge on Twitter to stay up to date with all race updates.
     
    MAP testing
     
    MAP testing wrapped up this week. Student reports will be emailed to parents on Wednesday, April 20th.
     
     

    Summer U 2022

    June 8-July 1, 2022, at South Middle School *Dates subject to change pending review of winter weather emergency days. Registration will begin on March 7, 2022, at 9 am and end on April 29, 2022. Please visit www.sd25.org/summeru for a full list of courses and times. If you have any questions about Summer U, please email summeru@sd25.org for assistance.

     
    Adopt - A - Book from the LMC! 
    Have your child leave their mark at Greenbrier AND celebrate a birthday or any other milestone at the same time! Click HERE for more information and ordering directions.

    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 

    April 15 - No School
    April 21 - Reading and Game Night
    April 27 - Full Day Kindergarten Community Forum at Greenbrier 7:00 p.m.
    April 30- ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge
    May 6 - Gator Rock at Thomas Middle School
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  • April 8, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 4/8/2022
     
     

    K-5 Arrival

    Just a reminder that before school supervision starts at 8:50 a.m. Before 8:50 a.m., students need to be supervised by an adult on school property. We would appreciate it if students stayed near an adult until 8:50 a.m. as it is difficult for us to determine if a child is being supervised if they are playing on the playground.

     

    Looking for New Gators

    Do you know a child that will be attending kindergarten at Greenbrier next year? Please refer them to our kindergarten pre-registration site.

    Do you know a first through fifth grader that will be attending Greenbrier for the first time next year? Please refer them to our website to start the registration process.

     
     
     
    ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge!
     
    Join us on April 30, 2022, for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! Early registration is now open! Go to bit.ly/ABC25GetBurbed2022 to register. This is a great opportunity to gather students, families, and staff from across the district to support our schools! Visit https://abc25challenge.org/ or follow @abc25challenge on Twitter to stay up to date with all race updates.
     

    Summer U 2022

    June 8-July 1, 2022, at South Middle School *Dates subject to change pending review of winter weather emergency days. Registration will begin on March 7, 2022, at 9 am and end on April 29, 2022. Please visit www.sd25.org/summeru for a full list of courses and times. If you have any questions about Summer U, please email summeru@sd25.org for assistance.

     
    Adopt - A - Book from the LMC! 
    Have your child leave their mark at Greenbrier AND celebrate a birthday or any other milestone at the same time! Click HERE for more information and ordering directions.

    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 

    April 13 - Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night
    April 14 - Multicultural Fair
    April 15 - No School
    April 21 - Reading and Game Night
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  • April 1, 2022

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 4/1/2022

    April 1, 2022

    Looking for New Gators

    Do you know a child that will be attending kindergarten at Greenbrier next year? Please refer them to our kindergarten pre-registration site.

    Do you know a first through fifth grader that will be attending Greenbrier for the first time next year? Please refer them to our website to start the registration process.

     

    MAP Testing

    All K-5 students will be taking the MAP tests next week. They will take the reading test on Tuesday, April 5th and the Math test on Thursday, April 7th. Please avoid pulling your child from school on those days.

     

     

    SHIELD Testing

    The last day of SHIELD testing will be Thursday, May 19, 2022.

     

    Summer U 2022

    June 8-July 1, 2022 at South Middle School *Dates subject to change pending review of winter weather emergency days. Registration will begin on March 7, 2022, at 9 am and end on April 29, 2022. Please visit www.sd25.org/summeru for a full list of courses and times. If you have any questions about Summer U, please email summeru@sd25.org for assistance.

     

    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 

    April 13 - Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night
    April 14 - Multicultural Fair
    April 15 - No School
    April 21 - Reading and Game Night
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