* Items in red are newly added or updated.
Glen Crest Amazing Race: You may have seen the Amazing Race flyer for the 6th Grade Amazing Race come home a few weeks back and I wanted to reach out and make you aware of what this event is all about. First off it is NOT a running race like you see on TV. It is a great event put together to ease the anxiety of starting in a brand-new school and all the experiences that will go along with starting middle school. Here is the run-down of the evening:
- August 9th: Students pick up their schedules at Glen Crest. Students are given a team t-shirt to wear for the following day at the event.
- August 10th (6pm-8pm): Students will be dropped off at Glen Crest, parents are not allowed to stay. Students check in and are put into their teams for the event. Teams are comprised of students throughout the district.
- Tour: Students will be guided by an 8th grader throughout the school and will get to experience things like opening a combination lock, practice putting on gym clothes and opening the gym locker, and a participate in a challenge which has the kids find different locations within the building. A second challenge will have the kids pair commonly asked questions with answers, “what do I do if I am late for school?”
- The teams will be split into 2 groups. While one group is moving throughout the building, the second group will be with Mr. Batiste, Glen Crest’s Assistant Principal. Mr. Batiste will be getting the kids to interact with mini activities.
What a great way to get your child acquainted with their new school and help to alleviate those first day of school jitters! Please turn in the forms as soon as possible to ensure your child gets the size they would like. Please reach out to Jennifer Ledet at email@example.com with any questions or to volunteer the day of the event. Thanks!
Graciously, your Park View PTC Board,
Yolanda Smith, President
Nikki Dawson, Vice President
Dawn Cassata, Secretary
Jamie Goldman, Treasurer
We are always looking for Volunteers to work upcoming Park View events! Please let us know of your availability by completing a PTC Volunteer Sign-Up Form, and return the form via your child's backpack to "PTC Volunteers". You may also contact Nikki Dawson, firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or for additional information.
Amazon Smiles: The PTC would also like to announce our school participation in AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile using the Park View PTC unique link, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Please take advantage of this charitable opportunity!
For more information on PTC Fundraising, visit our Fundraising page
Music Booster Car Wash: It's time for the annual spring Music Booster Car Wash! This event will take place on Saturday, May 6th from 9:30a-1:30p at Park View School.
Music students are selling advance tickets for $5 apiece but car wash tickets can also be bought on site.
To make this event work, we need YOU to help us out! For an hour or two or more, please follow this link to SIGN UP to help out with the car wash on May 6th. Cliche but true, many hands make light work! Middle school youth are welcome to help as well but must come with at least one adult.
This is a fun, casual, easy event that helps get out our message to the community about the importance of music education in our schools. Please join us and be a part of it!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jennifer Sellers at email@example.com or 630-790-3750.
Glenbard Parent Series: Join other parents, students and administrators to learn about issues facing our youth today. The Glenbard Parent Series engages top experts, parents and school staff to become proactive and informed in pursuit of the strengthening our communities. Programs are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.glenbardgps.org.
Kindergarten Readiness: Is your child or someone you know preparing for Kindergarten? These Kindergarten Readiness guidelines will provide you with helpful direction.
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 Dawn Cassata (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.
Backpack Information: District 87 (Glenbard South High School) and other outside organizations are able to publish information in the District 89 backpack information to let parents know about programs and upcoming events. For your convenience, we have included a link to the backpack information 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.