Upcoming Events

* Items in red are newly added or updated.

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School Days Extended for 2015-2016: The District 89 Board of Education approved the addition of thirty (30) instructional minutes to the elementary school day at the May 18 meeting. This change will be effective with the start of the 2015-16 school year.

This initiative was grounded in the District's Strategic Plan and researched by two separate study committees. The effective use of additional time can close achievement gaps, provide enrichment opportunities and enhance learning for all. The additional 30 minutes will bring instructional time to the national average in all District 89 elementary schools.

Elementary schools will use the time to enhance science, writing and social studies instruction. Students will benefit from updated science units with the integration of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), allowing for more hands-on, inquiry-based learning. Teachers will use new resources to provide students with increased opportunities for creative, analytic and critical thinking to develop strong writers. The school day will provide dedicated time for learning support and enrichment.

Glen Crest Middle School's start and end times were adjusted to coordinate with busing schedules. The length of the school day for Glen Crest remains the same. Parents will be notified in August from each school of bus routes with pick-up and drop-off times. Please note the new school day times below:

D89 Elementary Schools:
8:50AM Class Start Time
3:35PM Class Dismissal

Olympic Field Day: Volunteers are needed (and appreciated) for Park View’s annual tradition of Olympic Field Day to be held on: Wednesday, May 27 with a rain date of Thursday, May 28. (Kindergartners will have their own Olympics on Tuesday, May 26).

To help students enjoy this special day and make it a success, 60 volunteers are needed for the 1st-5th grade event in the following areas:

  1. Work the May 27 event (12:30-3:20pm)
  2. Set up on May 27 (9:30 – 11:30am)
  3. Fill water balloons in preparation for May 27, completed at home the evening of May 26

Volunteers We are excited to announce an improved approach to organizing our 2015 volunteers! Please use our “Sign Up Genius” site to indicate your availability: Sign Up Genius.

This site will allow you to indicate specifically when you are available and your preference for activities. Status updates will be emailed to our volunteers through this site. Please contact Julie Kalvelage at juliekalv@gmail.com with additional questions.

Students should also dress in the color assigned to their grade for Olympic team spirit. Here are the colors students should wear for this special event:

  • 1st grade: Yellow
  • 2nd grade: White
  • 3rd grade: Green
  • 4th grade: Blue
  • 5th grade: Red

School Supply Packs: School supply pack orders will be available for pickup at Park View on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. For school supply list, click "here".

Race to the Finish: Beginning next week (April 13th), all classrooms will be "Racing to the Finish"! Each week, teachers will assign to their class for being safe, ready and respectful. Once each class reaches 100 points-they earn a pizza party!


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Volunteer Spotlight

Chairpersons Needed: The PTC hopes you enjoyed many of the gatherings we had throughout the school year. Did you attend the Book Fair? Family Fitness Night? Panther Pride Fest? Family Dinner Night? Movie Night? Those were just a few of our fun nights here at Park View. All the PTC events are run by Parent Volunteers. Without great parents like you, none of these events would be possible.

The PTC would like to thank all the volunteers who have chaired an event at Park View. We thank you for all your time and dedication to making all our school events a huge success!

Next year we have many families who will be leaving Park View and moving onto Glen Crest. We need you!! Please take a moment to visit our Committees tab and take a look at all that Park View offers. It gives a brief description of everything you can be a part of. Grab a friend if you need a co-leader and consider giving an event your time!

Please email Rhonda Nevious or Nia Coluzzi-Esposito at vicepresident@parkviewptc.org if you have any questions! We would love to hear from you!


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Fundraising Spotlight

For more information on PTC Fundraising, visit our Fundraising page

Box Tops/Labels for Education: It's time to bring in your Box Tops and Labels for Education you collected over the summer.

Park View $$$: Park View $$$ is available starting this month. Order gift cards for everyday shopping and earn money for the school. The Park View $$ flyer contains a complete list of ordering dates.


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Community Spotlight

Family Tree Resale: Family Tree Resale has moved to 310 E. Geneva Rd in Wheaton. Family Tree resale would still like to invite Park View families to continue to donate unwanted items to help with their continued community services. For more information, please see the Family Tree Resale flyer.

Recycling Park View Clothing: Have your children out grown their Park View Spirit Wear? Our Social Worker, Erin Walsh, is looking for gently used Park View clothing to recycle to some of our Park View students. Send in your items to Mrs. Walsh via your child's backpack and please wash prior to sending them in. Thank You!

Park View Families in Need: At Park View School and other District 89 schools, there are many families in need. The Park View PTC would like to highlight how you can assist these families:

  • Community Outreach: The Park View School social worker, Erin Walsh, works closely with many families in need. Occasionally, she will identify a specific need and will send an email to a distribution list of people who might be able to donate the item in need (coats, shoes, boots, jackets, etc.). If you are interested in joining this distribution list, please email Mimi Cunningham (mimc8@yahoo.com) or Megan Rafferty-Flatter (raffs125@yahoo.com).

CCSD89 Strategic Plan: The Strategic Planning Committee has developed a 3-5 year strategic plan for the District which was presented to and approved by the School Board over the summer. The presentation material is available at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=34330268.

E-Backpack: District 87 (Glenbard South High School) and other outside organizations are able to publish information in the District 89 e-backpack to let parents know about programs and upcoming events. For your convenience, we have included a link to the e-backpack in our Quick Links menu above.

Facebook Community Pages: If you use Facebook, there are a couple community pages that might interest you. Just search for the "Park View & Glen Crest Parents Forum" or the "SoRo - Glen Ellyn, IL" pages.


Major Upcoming Events
Please see the Park View Calendar or the PTC Calendar for a listing of all events. Forms can be found on the Event Forms page.

TUE
MAY
26 4th Grade Performance
2:15 PM

Kindergarten Olympic Field Day

WED
MAY
27 Olympic Field Day

THU
MAY
28 Olympic Field Day - Rain Date

FRI
MAY
29 1st Grade Field Trip

Talent Show
2:30 PM

WED
JUN
3 5th Grade Glen Crest Visitation

FRI
JUN
5 Last Day of School
1/2 Day - AM Kinder Attends
12:15 PM Dismissal