Upcoming Events

* Items in red are newly added or updated.

Donuts with Dad: A special thanks to Mrs. Peterson, Mrs Kouwe, Amy Schmidt, Mimi Cunningham and volunteers for providing a wonderful Donuts with Dads on Friday morning. We had an amazing turnout of 200 Dads and students in attendance. Thank you to all the families who came out to share in this wonderful event!

PTC Meeting Date Change: Please note: There will not be a February 25th PTC meeting. Also the March PTC meeting has been changed to Thursday, March 10th.

Classroom Valentine's Parties: Classroom Valentine's Parties will be on Friday, February 12th from 2:30-3:15pm.

Pre-Approved Party Food List UPDATED: The Pre-Approved Party Food list has been updated for the Classroom Valentine's Day party. There are desserts at Jewel that are labeled "School Safe" that have been added. Please see New Pre-Approved Party Food List. Also, please note that there are NO conversation hearts allowed.

Park View Trivia Night & Silent Auction! Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Reserve 22. Get your ticket orders in by February 1, 2016. All sales are final. Make checks payable to "Park View PTC". Put checks/cash in an envelope with your form Attention: Lauren Miller. For tables of 8, you can have multiple checks. Ticket orders will be sent home this week!! All proceeds raised will go towards our Mobile Science Labs and Equipment. This is an adults only event. For more information, please see the flyer. Any questions, contact Anne Lange at amjjlange@sbcglobal.net

President's Day: In honor of President's Day, there will be no school on Monday, February 15th.

Panther Pride Fest: Panther Pride Fest is our annual all-school family fun fair, which will be held on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 5:30pm-8:00pm. This is not a fundraiser for the school, but rather a chance to bring the whole family to school to enjoy carnival games, an inflatable slide, a photo booth, a dance party room, and the ever-popular ER Room and Cake Walk. We will also have a food room selling Barone's Pizza and complimentary popcorn. Children can win raffle tickets for playing the games, which gives them the opportunity to win a number of beautiful and exciting baskets donated by our generous teachers. And every Park View student who attends will be entered in the Grand Prize Raffle, one of four Kindle Fires. Please join us for a night of fun with your child's school community! For more information and pre-order form see flyer.

This event requires a lot of volunteers. Please consider giving 75 minutes of your time to make this a memorable night for our children. Contact Anne Lange with questions or to volunteer at amjjlange@sbcglobal.net.

Nutrition Nuggets: District 89 offers some information on food and fitness for a healthy child. For more information, click on this flyer.

More Volunteers Needed: for Health & Safety and School Store.

  • School Store: Volunteers needed for School Store for the grades 1, 3, 5 days. If you can help out, please contact Adam Nicolai at ebay@lostandbound.com.

Online Park View Directory: It has come to our attention that some people have not accessed the Park View Directory because they did not see the email that was sent with instructions on how to do so. This year, the directory was implemented using the online app DirectorySpot. An account was created for everyone who purchased a directory and an email was sent from DirectorySpot with instructions on how to login. It is possible this email went to your Spam folder... If you purchased a directory and wish to access it, please follow the instructions below.

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Etri at detri33@yahoo.com.

You have been set up as a user for DirectorySpot and can now download it for free from the App Store (iPhone users) or Google Play (Android users), or you can also access the data from the web.

For Smartphone Users:

  1. Download the DirectorySpot app by going to your app store and searching "DirectorySpot" or by clicking on the appropriate link here: iPhone - http://goo.gl/5U2Tzq or Android -http://goo.gl/iBK9lY
  2. Launch DirectorySpot, enter your email address as your Username, and click on "Reset Password."
  3. Click on the link in your email to set your password, relaunch the DirectorySpot app, and login with your username and password.

For Tablet, Mac, or PC Users:

  1. Go to http://directoryspot.net and click on "Login" in the upper right hand corner.
  2. Enter your email address as your Username, and click on "Reset Password." An email will be sent to you with a link to set your password.
  3. Click on the link in your email to set your password and login.

Note – if downloading to an iPad, just search for “iPhone apps” and you will find DirectorySpot. Make sure to check out all the features, such as the auto dial when you click on a phone number, or the auto launching of maps when you click on an address. If you hold down the cell phone number, you will get an option to send a text or call the number (iPhone only). DirectorySpot will even create an email if you click on someone's email address.

If you have any data changes throughout the year that you would like reflected in the directory, please contact Debbie Etri at detri33@yahoo.com and she will update it on the App.


Volunteer Spotlight

PTC Board Positions: The PTC board is looking for volunteers to be on the board starting in 2016. If you are interested in serving on the PTC board as President, Vice President, Treasurer or Secretary, please let us know. Positions can be shared, so grab a friend and volunteer. A nominating committee will be forming soon.

Chairpersons Needed: The PTC sponsors many fun activities for students and families to enjoy year-round. We are looking for parents who are willing to chair or head up these beloved events. We've had a great response. The only remaining chair position available is for Restaurant Nights. Please see our "Committees" page for committee descriptions. Positions are first come, first serve. So please contact the PTC Vice-Presidents as soon as possible to request a committee to chair at: vicepresident@parkviewptc.org. Also committee chair positions can be shared. So grab a friend and sign up together to volunteer to co-chair a committee.


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.


Community Spotlight

CCSD89 Blood Drive: *Every two seconds someone needs blood. Please plan on joining us at our blood drive:

Glen Crest Middle School
Wednesday, February 10th
2pm – 7pm
Spartan Hall
* Photo ID required

Sandra Lawinger RN, MS, NCSN
Community Consolidated School District #89-District Nurse

For more information, please see flyer.

Glenbard South Booster's 3-on-3 basketball tournament: Early bird registration for Glenbard South Booster 3-on-3 is February 20th. If you're interested, please see flyer for more information.

Glenbard Parent Series: Join other parents, students and professionals to learn about issues facing today’s youth. The Glenbard Parent Series engages top experts, parents and school staff to become proactive and informed in pursuit of the mutual goal to strengthen our communites. Programs are free and open to the public. For more information, click on the flyer.

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 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.

12 Valentine's Parties
2:30 PM

Trivia Night
7:00 - 11:00 PM

15 President's Day - No School

19 Donuts with Dads
8:00 - 8:30 AM

4 Teacher Institute
No School

Panther Pride Fest
5:30 - 8:00 PM

8 2nd Semester Report Cards

10 PTC Meeting
7:00 PM

12 D89 Choral Festival

18 Family Fitness Night

24 SIP Day
Dismissal 11:50 AM

25 Spring Break Starts
No School

4 Spring Break Ends
School Resumes