September 27, 2019

Posted by Donna Bingaman on 9/27/2019 11:00:00 AM

 September 30, 2019



Each year we practice many different drills at Greenbrier. Students practice first with their teacher, and then we practice as a school. During an Evacuation Drill, we practice leaving the building and lining up outside. During a Shelter in Place Drill, we go to safe areas of the building, kneel on the floor, bend over and cover our heads. We would use Shelter in Place in the event of severe weather. Bus Evacuation drills have students learning about bus safety and practicing evacuating the bus. The final drill is a Hard Lockdown. This would be when a serious or volatile situation exists. We have already practice some of these drills and we will continue practice them over the next couple of week. 



We will be using Sign-Up Genius to sign up for conferences again this year. You will receive an email on October 2nd with a link to sign up for a Parent/Teacher Conference.


Missed Calls from School

If you miss a phone call from school, please wait a few minutes for your voicemail notification and listen to it before calling back. Staff will always leave a message. We want to be able to direct you to the correct person when you call back.


Heating and Air Conditioning

Sometime during the next couple of weeks, we will be turning off the air conditioning and turning on the heat. Until the heat is turned on, it may be chilly in the classrooms. After the heat has been turned on, it may get warm in the classrooms. Please consider sending your children with layers of clothing so they can adapt to the temperatures. 



We would like Halloween to be fun for all and 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).



If you schedule your child for an appointment during the school day, please notify the office the day before the appointment whenever possible. Otherwise, we are interrupting class to let the teacher know.

 Book drive

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

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

October 16 - 8:30 a.m. PTA Buddy Breakfast