Principal Bingaman's Blog

  • September 13, 2019

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 9/13/2019 2:00:00 PM

    September 13th, 2019

    Hope to see you at the PTA's Back to School Bash tonight!

    Picture day is Tuesday, September 17th.

     

    Greenbrier One Mile Fun Run/Walk Event 
    Reminder: The Greenbrier Staff and Greenbrier PTA are hosting the Greenbrier One Mile Fun Run/Walk Event promoting fun ways to stay fit. It will be held on September 27, 2019, rain or shine at 4:00 p.m.  There will be prizes for 1st place finishers in each grade level and snacks post-race.  We will ask each participant for a voluntary $4.00 entry fee that will be donated to Northwest Community Hospital's Pediatrics Department. 
     
    This event could not happen without the help of our volunteers.  Please reach out to Kellee Janus: kelleejanus@gmail.com, if you're able to volunteer.  We hope you'll join us this year for another great Fun Run/Walk.
     
    The Registration form and voluntary entry fee may be turned in to your child's teacher via backpack mail.  This link has a downloadable copy of the form as well.  
     
    We look forward to seeing you there!

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    National PTA School of Excellence

    Congratulations to the Greenbrier PTA on being named a National PTA School of Excellence. I am so proud and grateful to the Greenbrier PTA for all that you do for the staff, students and Greenbrier community. This is a well-deserved honor! Please read the letter below for more details. 

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    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 13th - 6:30 p.m. PTA Back to School Bash

    September 17th - Picture Day

    September 27th - 3:45 p.m. PTA Fun Run

    October 4th - 6:30 p.m. PTA Movie Night

    October 8th - 7:15 p.m. PTA meeting

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  • September 6, 2019

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 9/6/2019 3:15:00 PM

    September 6, 2019                                                                                                KC

     

    Houses
     
    Today, Greenbrier K-5 students went to their first house meeting of the year. A house is made up of a mix of students from every grade. House leaders are from every area and specialty of our school, including the principal and the library media teacher. We hope that a student's house will create a smaller community within Greenbrier and encourage connection across all grade levels. Students that were here last year will remain in the same house. New students and staff are added to existing houses. We will have activities throughout the year with our houses. Learning, working and playing together will make us an even stronger community.

     

    Assessment Calendar Change

    The Illinois Assessment of Readiness dates have been determined and are reflected on the District 25 Assessment calendar. The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) window will be March 11th - 20th. Please visit the district website to view the assessment calendar in greater detail.

     

    A Note from the Food Service Department

    The Food Service Department offers safe meals for students that have food allergies or sensitivities. If you are interested in a safe meal menu for your child, please contact the food service office via email, and we will send you the documents that need to be completed. Please send your email to chinesnewell@sd25.org.

    This year we are offering dessert with school meals that are purchased on Fridays. Families of students with peanut/tree nut allergies need to be aware that we do offer items that are produced in facilities that also produce items that contain peanuts and tree nuts. Please review labels on the website for more information. Labeling regulations for food service items are different than retail packaged items and companies are not required to post this statement on bulk cases of product.

     

    Drop Off and Pick up Reminder

    Do not walk through the parking lot when dropping of or picking up your child. Please use the sidewalks. The parking lot is not a safe place to walk through during arrival and dismissal.

     

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    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 10th - 7:15 p.m. PTA meeting 

    September 13th - 6:30 p.m. PTA Back to School Bash

    September 17 - Picture Day

    September 27 - 3:45 p.m. PTA Fun Run

    October 4 - 6:30 p.m. PTA Movie Night

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  • August 30, 2019

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 8/30/2019 3:00:00 PM

    August 30, 2019                                                                                                   KC

    Thank you to all the parents that made it to our K-5 Open House on Wednesday. It was great to see you and share about the year ahead. The Early Childhood Open House is Thursday, September 5th.  Morning classes will meet with their teacher from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm. Morning and afternoon classes will meet in the commons at 7:00 pm. Afternoon classes will meet with their teachers from 7:15 pm-7:45 pm. 

    Tonight is the last night to support the PTA at their Berry-Yo Fund-Raiser in downtown Arlington Heights. Please consider joining the PTA. They provide our students with wonderful events and activities. 

     

    Pick Up and Drop Off

    Please review drop off and pick up procedures. Procedures can be found here. Remember that you must turn right out of the back parking lot. 

    Morning Early Childhood parents, please remember to wait until 9:05 to pull into the parking lot.

    K-5 Parents, please remember to wait until 3:30 to pull into the parking lot. 

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    A Note from Foodservice - So happy to have your students back with us for lunch. We just wanted to drop a note to remind you of a few lunchtime details.

    • IF you have not already, please set up a Mealtime account for your child so you can see what they are purchasing daily.
    • Talk with your child about their lunch choices. Encourage them to choose a variety of fruit and vegetables to go with their lunch. We have 3 vegetables and 3 fruits out daily. Your student can choose up to 3 servings (no repeats). All items are served in ½ cup amounts with the exception of whole fruit and leafy greens which are full cups.
    • The school lunch is a menu that meets your child’s nutritional needs. Snacks from home or the smart snack station are not something that is needed every day. Fruits and vegetables are needed every day.
    • There has been a change in the number of items that the student can purchase from the smart snack station. Two (2) items only will be allowed daily. Please refer to the District website to see items that are offered on the Smart Snack Station.
    • Three new entrees are being offered this year. There is a daily black bean burger option, a vegetarian salad option three days a week and weekly, a chicken drumstick with mashed potatoes has been added to the menu.

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    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 2nd - No School - Labor Day

    September 5th - 6:30 p.m. Early Childhood Parent Night 

    September 10th - 7:15 p.m. PTA meeting 

    September 13th - 6:30 p.m. PTA Back to School Bash

    September 17 - Picture Day

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  • August 23, 2019

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 8/23/2019 2:30:00 PM

    We are GB

    August 23, 2019

     

    We have had a great first two days of school. Today all of our K-5 staff and students gathered in the commons. We talked about our theme, Kindness Counts, and read a story by Peter H. Reynolds, Say Something. All of our new students received their "We are GB" shirts today. New EC students will receive their shirts on Monday. We will have spirit days throughout the year when we will ask students to wear their "We are GB" shirts, but they can also wear them any other day they may choose. I am looking forward to a great year! Kindness Counts!

     

    Parent Information Night

    Please mark your calendars for our Parent Nights.

    K-5 Parent Night - August 28th

    6:30-7:05  Kindergarten, First and Second grades

    7:05-7:30  Parent Meeting in Commons   

    7:30-8:05  Kindergarten, Third, Fourth and Fifth grades

    EC Parent Night - September 5th

    6:30-7:00   Morning Classes      

    7:00-7:15   Parent meeting

    7:15-7:45   Afternoon Classes

     

      
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    Click HERE to download the form.

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    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 28th - K-5 Parent Night 

    September 2nd - No School - Labor Day

    September 5th -EC Parent Night 

    September 10th - PTA meeting 

    September 13th - PTA Back to School Bash

     

     

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  • June 11, 2019

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 6/11/2019 10:45:00 AM

    Sun

    Have a great summer!!

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  • June 7, 2019

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 6/7/2019 11:15:00 AM

    Gator

    June 7, 2019

     

    It is hard to believe it is the end of the year. It has been a busy, fun-filled year. Thank you for all you do to support your children and Greenbrier. We are saying goodbye to a few staff members. Congratulations to our retirees: Mrs. Barb Mueller, Mrs. Cheryl VanDuyse, Mrs. Lucia Sexton, and Mrs. Barb Lazzara. We are also saying goodbye to Mrs. Bridget Venticique and Mrs. Lisa Smorczewski. We wish them luck in their new adventures. 

     

    2019-2020 School Supplies

    You can order school supply boxes online at https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ School ID is GRE318Order online through June 24th. Paper forms were due on June 3. Only online ordering is available through June 24.

     

    Online Registration

    Online registration is now open. You should have received an email on Wednesday, May 1st with a link to complete your child’s online registration. If you did not receive an email, please contact Amanda Spence at aspence@sd25.org or 847-398-4272. The online registration was due June 1st.

     

    Join the Greenbrier PTA

    Remember to join the PTA when registering your child online for the 2019-2020 school year. Your support helps to provide great activities like Movie Night, Back to School Night, and Healthy Kids Gym Night. Joining the PTA is also the only way you will receive the school directory.

     

    Summer Office Hours

    The Greenbrier office will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. until June 20th. We will be closed starting June 21st. We will reopen again on July 31st. 

     

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    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  

    6/10 Goodbye Gator 5th Grade Celebration

    6/10 Last of school/progress reports issued

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  • May 31, 2019

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 5/31/2019 7:30:00 AM

    May 31, 2019                                                                                                         gator

     

    2019-2020 School Supplies

    Paper School supply box orders are due on Monday, June 3rd. You can also order online at https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ 

    School ID is GRE318Order online through June 24th.

     

    Online Registration

    Online registration is now open. You should have received an email on Wednesday, May 1st with a link to complete your child’s online registration. If you did not receive an email, please contact Amanda Spence at aspence@sd25.org or 847-398-4272. The online registration is due June 1st.

     

    Join the Greenbrier PTA

    Remember to join the PTA when registering your child online for the 2019-2020 school year. Your support helps to provide great activities like Movie Night, Back to School Night, and Healthy Kids Gym Night. Joining the PTA is also the only way you will receive the school directory.

    Berry

     

     

    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  

    6/5  Field Day

    6/7  Field Day rain date

    6/10 Last of school/progress reports issued

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  • May 24, 2019

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 5/24/2019 11:30:00 AM

     May 24, 2019

     

    2019-2020 School Supplies

    School supply box order forms went home in students' backpacks. You can also order online at https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ 

    School ID is GRE318Order online through June 24th.

     

    Online Registration

    Online registration is now open. You should have received an email on Wednesday, May 1st with a link to complete your child’s online registration. If you did not receive an email, please contact Amanda Spence at aspence@sd25.org or 847-398-4272. The online registration is due June 1st.

     

    Join the Greenbrier PTA

    Remember to join the PTA when registering your child online for the 2019-2020 school year. Your support helps to provide great activities like Movie Night, Back to School Night, and Healthy Kids Gym Night. Joining the PTA is also the only way you will receive the school directory.

     

    Goodbye Gators 

    Is your family 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  

    5/24 SIP Day - no school

    5/27 Memorial Day - no school

    6/5  Field Day

    6/10 Last of school/progress reports issued

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  • May 17, 2019

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 5/17/2019 10:20:00 AM

    May 17, 2019                                                                                                         gator

     

    Arrival

    Please remind your children to join the line as they arrive in the morning. Students should not be playing on the playground before school.

     

    2019-2020 School Supplies

    School supply box order forms went home in students' backpacks. You can also order online at https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ 

    School ID is GRE318Order online through June 24th.

     

    Heat and Air Conditioning

    This week, maintenance technicians converted the building from heating to cooling mode.  We will no longer be able to provide heating to the classrooms until the fall of 2019. Please have your children bring extra layers during this time as buildings may be cooler than normal when outdoor temperatures are lower.

     

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    TMSTHANKyou  

     

     

    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  

    5/23 7:30 p.m. Board of Education Meeting at Olive

    5/24 SIP Day - no school

    5/27 Memorial Day - no school

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  • May 10, 2019

    Posted by Donna Bingaman on 5/10/2019 10:30:00 AM

    May 10, 2019

     

    THX

     

    What an amazing week! You all spoiled us! Thank you for breakfast, lunches, gift baskets, the dessert cart, lanyards, and the very sweet notes! We so appreciate everything that you do to support us and your children all year long. We are truly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community!

     

    2019-2020 School Supplies

    School supply box order forms went home in students' backpacks. You can also order online at https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ 

    School ID is GRE318.

     

    Fun Run

    Reminder: The Greenbrier Staff and Greenbrier PTA are hosting the Greenbrier One Mile Fun Run/Walk Event promoting fun ways to stay fit. It will be held on May 17, 2019, Rain or Shine. This is a family event that will reach out to the Greenbrier community. We will ask each participant for a voluntary $4.00 entry fee that will be donated to Northwest Community Hospital's Pediatrics Department. This event could not happen without the help of our volunteers - please reach out to Mary Sadighian: mts8@comcast.net, if you're able to volunteer. We hope you'll join us this year for another great Fun Run/Walk.
     
    The Registration form and voluntary entry fee may be turned in to your child's teacher via backpack mail. This link has a downloadable copy of the form as well.  
     
    We look forward to seeing you there!
     
     

    senior walk

     

    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  

    5/14 7:15 p.m. PTA Meeting

    5/17 3:45 p.m. PTA Fun Run

    5/23 7:30 p.m. Board of Education Meeting at Olive

     

     

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