Upcoming Events

* Items in red are newly added or updated.

Pajama Day and Whole School Dance Party: November 24th, Tuesday is Pajama Day to celebrate meeting our goal with our Fall Fundraiser. In addition, we will have an all school dance party at 11:10am and 11:30am.

Half Day of School: Tuesday, November 24th is a 1/2 day In -Service day with student dismissal at 11:50am.

Thanksgiving Days Off: In celebration of Thanksgiving, there is no school Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27.

Movie Nights: The students enjoyed the first Movie Night of the year. Thank you to Eric and Tina Schmidt for the last couple of years of chairing this event! Thank you also to Autumn and Mike Usalis for becoming the new chair people for Movie nights. It was a great night for all.

Mrs. Mouse's House: This is one of the school's annual holiday events which gives students a chance to do holiday shopping for family and friends. It takes place on Saturday, December 12th from 9:00am to 11:30am, in conjunction with the Pancake Breakfast. More details to follow.

Also, Mrs. Mouse's house is in need of volunteers!
Volunteers for this event have a choice between two time slots (8:45am-10:00am or 10:00am-11:30am). Volunteers will assist students with their holiday purchases. Please join us for this fun and exciting event that everyone loves! If interested please contact Lisa Stephan, lstephan@wowway.com.

Park View Trivia Night: Save the Date- Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. It will be at Reserve 22 in Glen Ellyn. Ticket Sales to come!! All proceeds raised will go towards our Mobil Science Labs and Equipment. This is an adults only event. Any questions, please contact Anne Lange at amjjlange@sbcglobal.net or Nia Esposito at niaesposito23@gmail.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.

Fall Fundraiser Results: Congratulations Park View students for exceeding our school goal! And a special thanks to all students, families and staff that participated in the Fall Fundraiser. Also, congratulations to the top five sellers: Ben Z, Shelby L, Blue N, Vincent T and Andrew M. Great job!

In celebration of reaching our goals, we will celebrate with Silly Hat Day, Pajama Day and an All School Dance Party! Silly Hat Day will be on Friday November 13th. Pajama Day and the All School Dance Party will be on November 24th. Great job to all!

Chess Club: Chess Club is just around the corner! The first meeting will begin on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:35-4:30pm. Dates for the 1st session are: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/23 (Mon), 12/1 & 12/8.

We are in need of a parent to stay for all of the meetings, for the 2nd session. You do not need to play chess or know anything about chess to be the parent volunteer. We just need an adult to be present in the room. If you are able to help, please contact Bridget Alcala at bridget_alcala@yahoo.com.

Fifth Grade Parent Volunteers needed: A Fifth grade meet and greet is currently being planned for later this year. An "amazing race" theme event is anticipated. This event is in addition to orientation day. We are currently looking for 4 fifth grade parent volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Megan Rafferty-Flatter at raffs125@yahoo.com

Yearbook Order Forms: Yearbook order forms were recently sent home via students backpacks. If you have already paid for a yearbook during your online registration and have sent in cash or check, please do not fill out the form again. Only fill out a yearbook order form if you have not done so when you registered. If you are unsure if you already ordered one, please email Nia Coluzzi-Esposito at treasurer@parkviewptc.org

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

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


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 positions available are for: Park View $$$ and 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

School District 89 Blood Drive: Mark your calendar now and SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming blood drive!

Wednesday, December 16 at 2:00PM - 6:00PM Appointments are encouraged!

Who benefits from blood donation? At Heartland Blood Centers, we never forget the patients who receive the blood we collect. Every unit of blood is collected from volunteer donors who meet specific criteria and have been screened according to strict guidelines. Every unit (pint) is collected, transported, tested and stored according to tightly-controlled procedures. Examples of transfusion needs are:

  • Cancer: Up to 8 units/month
  • Bone Marrow Transplant: Up to 2 units/day
  • Liver Transplant: Up to 100 units
  • Auto Accident: Up to 50 units
  • Cardiovascular Surgery: 2 – 25 units

More than 95% of Americans reaching age 72 will need blood (or one of the products that can be derived by blood) in their lifetime.

About 75% of all people over the age of 30 have at least one personal acquaintance who has had a blood transfusion.

Blood is a fragile substance. It is a liquid, living tissue that must be used within 42 days (5 days for platelets) of the time it is donated. Diagnosed with systemic lupus, Rosa underwent two kidney transplants requiring numerous blood transfusions. Rosa is grateful for blood and organ donors who saved her life.

For specific questions regarding your blood drive, please contact your Blood Program Consultant directly, Adella Palmore at APALMORE@HEARTLANDBC.ORG.

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.

24 Teacher Inservice 1/2 day
Dismissal 11:50am

Pajama Day and Whole School Dance Party


First Semester Report Cards

25 No School

26 Thanksgiving Day - No School

27 Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

12 Super Saturday Pancake Breakfast

Mrs. Mouse's House
9:00 - 11:30 AM

Bake Sale

18 Winter Parties
2:30 PM

21 Winter Break Starts -

4 Winter Break Ends - SCHOOL RESUMES