* Items in red are newly added or updated.
Fall Fundraiser: All paper forms & cash/checks must be in by the end of the day on Monday, Oct 5th. Make sure all checks are payable to: Park View PTC. Thank you for all your support! For additional information, click on our Fall Fundraiser page.
Mark your Calendar:
- Friday, October 9th is a SIP (Student Improvement Day) Half Day with a 11:50am dismissal.
- Monday, October 12 No school in honor of Columbus Day.
- Tuesday, October 13 No school for a Teacher Institute Day.
Ice Cream Social and Book Fair: Ice Cream Social and Book Fair will be on Friday, October 23rd.
Book Fair: For more information about the book fair, please see this attached flyer. Volunteers are still needed!
Book Fair Volunteer Openings: The Book Fair will need volunteers for the following openings:
- Thursday: Oct 22: Set up: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Friday: Oct 23: Session 1: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Friday: Oct 23: Session 2: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
If you signed up for Book Fair on your volunteer sign up sheet and would like to request a particular time, please email Christine Heim at firstname.lastname@example.org or La Sridhar at email@example.com.
Ice Cream Social: Ice Cream Social runs in conjunction with the Book Fair. It is a free event to all Park View students and their families! All students must be accompanied by an adult and one item per person. For additional information, please click this flyer.
Online Park View Directory: This year, the PTC is using an online application for the Park View Directory called Directory Spot. Directory Spot is available for both Apple and Android users, as well as tablet, Mac, and PC users. If you paid for a directory, the email you provided for the PTC listing will be used to create a login for you. Once the directory information is uploaded, you will receive an email from Directory Spot with instructions on how to login and begin using the application.
If the information you provided to the district during the online registration process has changed, please contact the Park View school secretary to update it. A benefit of using Directory Spot is that contact information can be updated as needed, so everyone can have the most recent information provided.
As a result of this new process, there will not be printed copies of the directory distributed. It is possible to create a .pdf file through the application and print that if you choose to do so.
** If you still need to pay for your directory, please pay the PTC and a login will be created for you.
If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Etri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Public Forum Meeting: As you may have heard, Dr. Perdue will be retiring from District 89 at the end of the 2015/2016 school year. If you can, please attend the public forum meeting being held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the district office: 22W600 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn.
Hazard,Young, Attea & Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in assisting Boards with the consideration of candidates for superintendent, will lead the forum. Parent input will help identify the key characteristics of an ideal candidate to lead District 89.
For those who cannot attend, an online survey is available. Please take the survey by Oct. 8. You can take the survey through this link to the survey, or find it on the district website homepage in the news section.
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.