* Items in red are newly added or updated.
The first week of school was a great success! Great job staff and students!
Map Testing and CogAT Testing: Monday, August 31st through Friday, September 11th, students will be taking Map testing for reading and math. 2nd and 4th graders will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT test). Be sure students are well rested and are eating healthy breakfasts. The Map testing schedule was emailed to parents recently.
Just a reminder, no school on Monday, September 7th in honor of Labor Day.
Mark your calendars also for Thursday, September 10th, for the Re-dedication of Michael's Place from 6:00-6:30pm. Curriculum Night will also be held on Thursday, September 10th from 6:30-8:00pm. More information to follow.
Nutrition Nuggets: District 89 offers some information on food and fitness for a healthy child. For more information, click on this flyer.
Market Day: Due to changes at Market Day, Market Day will no longer be available for purchase at Park View School. However, Market Day purchases can be made at GFS (Gordon Food Service) on Roosevelt Rd in Villa Park. Please mention Park View at the time of purchase.
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
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: Movie Nights, Kindergarten Olympic Field Day, 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: email@example.com. Also committee chair positions can be shared. So grab a friend and sign up together to volunteer to co-chair a committee.
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.
Raider Pride Night: Come join in the fun at Raider Pride Night, Friday September 11th, 2015. See flyer for details.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.