• Daily Announcements


     

    Important Dates coming up at

    Glen Crest Middle School

    August 10th 6th Grade Visitation Day

    9:00 am to 11:00 am A-L

    12:30 to 2:30 pm M-Z

     

    August 10th 6th Grade Amazing Race 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Click on the link to register.  

    https://tinyurl.com/2022GlenCrestAmazingRace

     

    August 12th 7th Grade Visitation Day

    9:00 am to 11:00 am

     

    August 12th 8th Grade Visitation Day

    12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

     

    First Day of School, Wednesday, August 17th

     

    Curriculum Night Thursday August 25th

     

    Parent Teacher Conferences

    Thursday, October 27th

    Monday, November 7th

     

     

     

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  • Daily Announcement for November 8, 2021


    FUN FACT OF THE DAY:

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    Student Announcements

    Intramural soccer for 7th and 8th grade will continue to run Wednesday and Friday on the upper field.
    See Mr. Dryer if you have any questions.
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    No yoga today due to an after school meeting. See you on Wednesday! 
    _________________________
     
    Hey GC students, would you like to win a gift card to Starbucks, Portillos, or McDonalds?  
    Glen Crest is sponsoring a food drive for the Glen Ellyn Food pantry this week. 
    Bring in any 3 items from the list and enter a raffle to win gift cards to Portillos, McDonald's or Starbucks. 
    Bring your items to Mrs. Picicco or Ms. Sedlacek's rooms before 1st period. 
    See any of the fliers around the school or in your classrooms to find the list of items needed.
    _________________________
     
    Big win for GC math team: This Saturday, the Glen Crest math team opened the season 
    with great performances at the regional math competition held at Montini high school. 
    In the team competition, both the eighth grade team, and the sixth grade team, finished second place.
    In the individual events, for eighth grade Ian D. finished first, Kavya U second and Asrith V sixth.
    For seventh grade, Will P and Michael M shared third place and for sixth grade Dea Gjata finished sixth. 
    Congratulations Spartans! We are looking forward to our next regionals at Marmion high school next Saturday.
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    7th grade Intramural Basketball starts Wednesday in the lower gym.
     
    8th grade Intramural Basketball this week is Tuesday in the upper gym and Thursday lower gym. 
    See Mr.Toppel if you have any questions.
    _________________________
     
    Last session of Intramural Bowling is Today!
    _________________________
    LUNCH MENU: 
     
    Monday 11/8 - Grilled Cheese & Soup or Pizza

     

    Parent Announcements

      

    Dental Clinic November 9th.

     

     

    Read any good books lately? We have some great suggestions for you! The 5th Annual Spartacus Reading Challenge will kick off Wednesday, November 3rd and will run through January 28th. To compete, students and staff will read from our list of 25 excellent books, all published in 2021, and considered to be in the running for the prestigious Newbery Medal for Children's Literature. Read one, or read them all! Each time a student completes a book, if they fill out a Spartacus Kahoot! form and turn it into the library they will be entered into a weekly drawing for prizes. Visit the library website for more details.

     

     

    Future blood drives are scheduled for Glen Crest on January 19, 2022; March 16, 2022; May 11, 2022; August 24, 2022; and November 2, 2022.

     

     

    ** STUDENTS MUST STOP IN MAIN OFFICE BEFORE LEAVING **

    If you are picking you student up early from school, please sign them out on the sign out sheet that is located between the front doors.  Students will be called down.  Please help remind them not to just leave, they need to scan their ID's in the main office before they leave.  If they are coming back to school, parents do not need to walk them in, students will check in at the main office and scan their ID's back in. 

     

    Did your student forget something at home?

    If your child forgets something at home, you can drop it off at school if it is essential. There are bins in the front entrance for each grade level. Students can check those bins during a passing period or during lunch. We cannot disrupt class every time a student forgets something.

    We all forget things once in a while, however if your student is chronically forgetting things, it may be helpful to pack up backpacks the night before to avoid the morning rush. Once routines are established, sometimes, the best way to help them be prepared is to let them experience the natural consequences of being unprepared once or twice.

    If it is a forgotten lunch, all students can receive a free hot lunch. There is no need to bring a lunch to school.

     

    Drop off and Pick up 

    If you live close enough for your student to walk to and from school, please let them do that! There are crossing guards on duty to help them cross the roads safely.

    A reminder about drop off and pick up, please pull forward in the drop off lane as far as you can before your student exits or enters your car. This helps keep traffic moving and prevents traffic backing up down Sheehan. All students should be dropped off and picked up in the lane in front of Glen Crest along Sheehan (see photo below).

    Please do not enter the school lot during arrival and dismissal unless your child needs special assistance or you have a reason to come to the office. Also, please pay attention to the crossing guards and help us keep all of our students safe!

    During dismissal, you may want to consider arranging a meeting place with your student on one of the side streets around Glen Crest. this may save you time in the drop off lane and help with traffic.

     
      

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    November 3: Blood drive at Glen Crest, 2-6 p.m.

    November 3: Parent Series: How ancient cultures raised happy kids

    November 4: Evening conferences for middle school

    November 9: Regional office substitute training

    November 9: Parent Series: Preparing for the SAT

    November 11: First trimester ends

    November 13: Vaccination and booster clinic at Glen Crest

    November 15: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

    November 17: Parent Series: How to build stress tolerance in kids

    November 18: Evening conferences for elementary

    November 18: Parent Series: Hábitos que forman relaciones familiares saludables

    November 22: Evening conferences for elementary

    November 23: Morning attendance (conferences)

    November 24-26: No school (Thanksgiving break)

     

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  • Daily Announcement for November 5, 2021


    Listen for the Riddle of the day...

     

    Student Announcements

     

    Thank you Spartans for your AMAZING Urban Legends! So many students clearly worked so hard on their stories! 
    This was the HARDEST year ever to choose the winners.

    The winning Urban Legend writers, who will have their stories published and receive a pizza lunch, are:

    6th grade
    Andrew Cassey
    Glory Thang
    Lola Smith
    Yonathan Rodriguez Solis

    7th grade
    Alison Gray, Kayla Tootell, Devanshi Singh Chauhan
    Jonas Narrajos, Rashawn Taylor, Adam Lilly
    Kate Costello
    Priscilla Ha

    8th grade
    Clare Donnelly
    Grace Shim, Luina Gjolli, Lizzie Pekkarinen, Claire Rogers
    Jin Tai, Noah Gisburne
    Connor McMillan
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    Intramural soccer for 7th and 8th grade will continue to run Wednesday and Friday on the upper field, 
    please ask Mr. Dryer if you have any questions.
    _________________________
     
    Coming soon to morning announcements:  Joke Day!  
    Students, you have an opportunity to control some of the content of the morning announcements and even take over the microphone.  
    Know a good joke?  
    Submit it for joke day on the morning announcements.  
    6th graders check your ACE teacher's classroom page,
     7th and 8th graders check your forum page for the google form you need and more information.
    _________________________
     
    Our annual reading challenge, the Spartacus reading challenge has begun in the library! . 
    Read from a list of 25 great new potentially award-winning books, win prizes! 
    _________________________
     
    Hey GC students, would you like to win a gift card to Starbucks, Portillos, or McDonalds?  
    All next week Builders Club is hosting a food drive. 
    Bring in any 3 items on our list (lists are posted on signs and fliers throughout the building) 
    to Mrs. Picicco's or Ms. Sedlacek's room before 1st period. 
    Your name will be entered in a drawing and winners will be announced at the end of the drive. 
    Come on, this is your chance to help the Glen Ellyn food pantry and bite into some delicious cheese fries or a warm latte.  Yum!
    _________________________
     

     

    LUNCH MENU: 

    Thursday 11/4 - Tacos or Chicken Burger
    Friday 11/5 - Lunchable Pizza or Chicken Wings
    Monday 11/6 - Grilled Cheese & Soup or Pizza

     

    Parent Announcements

      

    Dental Clinic November 9th.

     

    We're collecting candy and craft supplies for Glen Crest's day of service

    On November 23, Glen Crest students will be participating in a school-wide day of community service. During part of the day, students will be creating "bags of cheer" that will be distributed to community organizations that serve homeless, elderly, and at-risk populations. We are hoping families can donate unopened Halloween candy and/or craft supplies that will be used to create the bags. Students can bring the candy to their first-period teacher by Friday, November 5, and craft supplies by Friday, November 12. If you have questions, please contact Jackie Sabani.

     

    Read any good books lately? We have some great suggestions for you! The 5th Annual Spartacus Reading Challenge will kick off Wednesday, November 3rd and will run through January 28th. To compete, students and staff will read from our list of 25 excellent books, all published in 2021, and considered to be in the running for the prestigious Newbery Medal for Children's Literature. Read one, or read them all! Each time a student completes a book, if they fill out a Spartacus Kahoot! form and turn it into the library they will be entered into a weekly drawing for prizes. Visit the library website for more details.

     

     

    Future blood drives are scheduled for Glen Crest on January 19, 2022; March 16, 2022; May 11, 2022; August 24, 2022; and November 2, 2022.

     

     

    ** STUDENTS MUST STOP IN MAIN OFFICE BEFORE LEAVING **

    If you are picking you student up early from school, please sign them out on the sign out sheet that is located between the front doors.  Students will be called down.  Please help remind them not to just leave, they need to scan their ID's in the main office before they leave.  If they are coming back to school, parents do not need to walk them in, students will check in at the main office and scan their ID's back in. 

     

    Did your student forget something at home?

    If your child forgets something at home, you can drop it off at school if it is essential. There are bins in the front entrance for each grade level. Students can check those bins during a passing period or during lunch. We cannot disrupt class every time a student forgets something.

    We all forget things once in a while, however if your student is chronically forgetting things, it may be helpful to pack up backpacks the night before to avoid the morning rush. Once routines are established, sometimes, the best way to help them be prepared is to let them experience the natural consequences of being unprepared once or twice.

    If it is a forgotten lunch, all students can receive a free hot lunch. There is no need to bring a lunch to school.

     

    Drop off and Pick up 

    If you live close enough for your student to walk to and from school, please let them do that! There are crossing guards on duty to help them cross the roads safely.

    A reminder about drop off and pick up, please pull forward in the drop off lane as far as you can before your student exits or enters your car. This helps keep traffic moving and prevents traffic backing up down Sheehan. All students should be dropped off and picked up in the lane in front of Glen Crest along Sheehan (see photo below).

    Please do not enter the school lot during arrival and dismissal unless your child needs special assistance or you have a reason to come to the office. Also, please pay attention to the crossing guards and help us keep all of our students safe!

    During dismissal, you may want to consider arranging a meeting place with your student on one of the side streets around Glen Crest. this may save you time in the drop off lane and help with traffic.

     
      

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    November 3: Blood drive at Glen Crest, 2-6 p.m.

    November 3: Parent Series: How ancient cultures raised happy kids

    November 4: Evening conferences for middle school

    November 9: Regional office substitute training

    November 9: Parent Series: Preparing for the SAT

    November 11: First trimester ends

    November 13: Vaccination and booster clinic at Glen Crest

    November 15: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

    November 17: Parent Series: How to build stress tolerance in kids

    November 18: Evening conferences for elementary

    November 18: Parent Series: Hábitos que forman relaciones familiares saludables

    November 22: Evening conferences for elementary

    November 23: Morning attendance (conferences)

    November 24-26: No school (Thanksgiving break)

     

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  • Daily Announcement for May 25, 2021


     

    Fun Fact of the Day:

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    Student Announcements 

     
     
    Dismissal will be at 10:50 am.  Students will need to ride their assigned bus home if they are riding the bus.
      
     
    Tech support: www.ccsd89.org/howto or support@ccsd89.org (630) 545-3594

    Parents Announcements

     

    School supply kits are now available to order through the PTC and Carlson's. The kits are compiled and available for pick up on the schedule pick-up days in August. No shopping or trying to find all of the items! This is a service offered by the PTC and not a fundraiser. Here is the link if you would like to order: carlsonschoolkits.com

     

      

    UPCOMING EVENTS

     

     

    May 24: Free meals available 3:30-5:30 p.m. at elementary, Glen Crest

    May 25: Last day of school for students (morning attendance)

    May 26: Last day of school for staff

      

     

    Links for Covid related information


    When should your child stay home from school? https://youtu.be/AW2qxxnqVoE

    Print a self-certification ticket: www.ccsd89.org/certify

    Latest CCSD 89 COVID-19 and remote learning news: www.ccsd89.org/COVID

    DuPage County health metrics: www.ccsd89.org/Page/8934

    CCSD 89 COVID-19 notifications: www.ccsd89.org/notify

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  • Daily Announcement for May 7, 2021


     Fun Fact of the Day:  Biodegradable golf balls are made from lobster shells.


    Student Announcements 

     
     
    Board Game/Trading Card Club today after school in room 219.
     
     
    Mrs. Clancy’s 7th grade Literacy classes are raising money for the Malala Fund-which supports girls’ education all over the world.
    Help us reach our goal of $500 by the end of the school year. Drop off your money to Mrs. Clancy’s room or the main office or you can use this link to donate: 
      
     
    Tech support: www.ccsd89.org/howto or support@ccsd89.org (630) 545-3594

    Parents Announcements

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    After school clubs and activities

    Glen Crest clubs, intramurals and activities are ongoing through May 21! Check out the most up to date calendar here!
    Make sure your student signs up with Ms. Maag (kmaag@ccsd89.org). 
     

    Community invited to donate blood May 12 at Glen Crest

    The community is invited to donate blood between 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, at Glen Crest. Sign up to donate: https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5580900

    More info: https://bit.ly/3xyog10

     

    8th grade families - mark your calendars!

    The 8th grade promotion ceremony is scheduled for May 24th at 7:00PM on the football field at Glenbard South, weather permitting. The rain date is May 25th.

     

    In lieu of the Abbington celebration, we will be having an outside special event at school for the 8th graders on Friday, May 21st. More details coming soon!

     

    6th and 7th grade families

    If you were interested in having your sixth- or seventh-grade student in summer school but missed the deadline…there is still an opportunity to register! We have a limited number of spots open in both sixth and seventh grades.

    You can register here: https://forms.gle/ZksfKDvxGg3fBheU7

    Summer school will help students who need to fine tune skills from this school year. It’s a great opportunity for students to have fun, review, and get caught up.

    Summer school will run 8 -11 a.m. June 7 to June 25 at Park View Elementary, 250 S. Park Boulevard, Glen Ellyn.

    The deadline to complete this form is 5 p.m. Sunday, May 9. The spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

    There is no cost for summer school. Transportation (if needed) will be provided. Classes will be in-person; there will not be a remote option for summer school. Masks, hand washing, and self-certification tickets will be required.

    If you have questions about summer school, please contact Emily Burnett at eburnett@ccsd89.org or (630) 469-5505.

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

     

    April 30: No school (School improvement)

    May 3: Free meals available 3:30-5:30 p.m. at elementary, Glen Crest

    May 3: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

    May 4: Glenbard Parent Series: The Addiction Inoculation, 7 p.m.

    May 5: Glenbard Parent Series: The Addition Inoculation, noon

    May 5: Free meals available 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Glen Crest

    May 10: Free meals available 3:30-5:30 p.m. at elementary, Glen Crest

    May 12: Blood drive at Glen Crest, 2 to 6:30 p.m.

    May 12: Free meals available 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Glen Crest

    May 17: Free meals available 3:30-5:30 p.m. at elementary, Glen Crest

    May 17: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

    May 19: Free meals available 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Glen Crest

    May 24: Free meals available 3:30-5:30 p.m. at elementary, Glen Crest

    May 25: Last day of school for students (morning attendance)

    May 26: Last day of school for staff

     

    Attendance

    Students should report to ALL of their classes, on-time, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Some of their classes will be live zooms and some may be asynchronous depending on what the class is currently working on. Information for every class will be in Google Classroom. The teachers are working hard to make sure we are covering key content, but also being cognizant of the amount of screen time the students are receiving. Wednesdays will continue to be asynchronous for all classes. Students should log into each class to see their assignments for the day. Teachers will be meeting with small groups and individual students on Wednesdays to provide support.

     

    On Wednesdays, attendance is REQUIRED and will be taken before 8:30 am in the first period class. Students must answer the attendance question posted by their 1st period teachers or they will be marked absent for the day.

     

    Bell Schedule for 2020-21

    1st period - 7:50-8:30 a.m.

    2nd period - 8:35-9:15 a.m.

    3rd period - 9:20-10:00 a.m.

    4th period - 10:05-10:45 a.m.

    5th period - 10:50-11:30 a.m.

    6th period - 11:35-12:15 a.m.

    7th period - 12:20-1:00 p.m.

    8th period - 1:05-1:45 p.m.

    9th period - 1:50-2:35 p.m

     

     

    Links for Covid related information


    When should your child stay home from school? https://youtu.be/AW2qxxnqVoE

    Print a self-certification ticket: www.ccsd89.org/certify

    Latest CCSD 89 COVID-19 and remote learning news: www.ccsd89.org/COVID

    DuPage County health metrics: www.ccsd89.org/Page/8934

    CCSD 89 COVID-19 notifications: www.ccsd89.org/notify

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  • Daily Announcement for January 27, 2021


     

    Fun Fact of the Day:

     Fun Fact of the Day


    Student Announcements

     

    Are you interested in joining Drama Club? Let us know by filling out this survey! Contact Ms. Schmidt with any questions! 
     
    If you would like to participate in intramural ECLIPSE BALL you need to sign up 
    with Mrs. Nordlund before 9th period so we know how many we will have to play. 
    Sign up sheets are outside the lower gym and outside of the upper gym. 
    Email or talk to Mrs. Nordlund with any questions!
     
     
     
    PRISM will have its first meeting of the year on Feb. 1st. This is a hybrid club so you can participate in person
    (if you are in person on that day) as well as on zoom! Please sign up with Ms. Maag!
      
     
     
    Tech support: www.ccsd89.org/howto or support@ccsd89.org (630) 545-3594

     

     

     


    Parents Announcements

     

     

    Still accepting photos for the yearbook...not too late for with a pet, holiday, mask, home workspace. Also, new page Keeping active (either physically or playing board games, chess, playing an instrument that is not included in band or orchestra, etc.) Send pictures to ppeterson@ccsd89.org. This yearbook will document our unique history this year. Submit your photos and be a part of it!!

     

    January 25: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

    February 5: No school (Conferences)

    February 6: Board of Education meeting, 9 a.m.

    February 15: No School (President’s Day)

    February 22: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

    February 24: Second trimester ends

    February 26: No school (Teacher Institute)

     

     

    Attendance

    Students should report to ALL of their classes, on-time, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Some of their classes will be live zooms and some may be asynchronous depending on what the class is currently working on. Information for every class will be in Google Classroom. The teachers are working hard to make sure we are covering key content, but also being cognizant of the amount of screen time the students are receiving. Wednesdays will continue to be asynchronous for all classes. Students should log into each class to see their assignments for the day. Teachers will be meeting with small groups and individual students on Wednesdays to provide support.

     

    On Wednesdays, attendance is REQUIRED and will be taken before 8:30 am in the first period class. Students must answer the attendance question posted by their 1st period teachers or they will be marked absent for the day.

     

    Bell Schedule for 2020-21

    1st period - 7:50-8:30 a.m.

    2nd period - 8:35-9:15 a.m.

    3rd period - 9:20-10:00 a.m.

    4th period - 10:05-10:45 a.m.

    5th period - 10:50-11:30 a.m.

    6th period - 11:35-12:15 a.m.

    7th period - 12:20-1:00 p.m.

    8th period - 1:05-1:45 p.m.

    9th period - 1:50-2:35 p.m

     

     

    Links for Covid related information


    When should your child stay home from school? https://youtu.be/AW2qxxnqVoE

    Print a self-certification ticket: www.ccsd89.org/certify

    Latest CCSD 89 COVID-19 and remote learning news: www.ccsd89.org/COVID

    DuPage County health metrics: www.ccsd89.org/Page/8934

    CCSD 89 COVID-19 notifications: www.ccsd89.org/notify

     

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  • Daily Announcement for January 5, 2021


     

    Fun Fact of the Day: Kangaroos are almost always left handed.

     


    Student Announcements

     

     

     

     


    Parents Announcements

     

     

     

    January 4-5: Saliva testing for all students who plan to return in-person

    January 5: Remote learning resumes after winter break!!

    January 11: Earliest in-person learning could resume

    January 12: Glenbard Parent Series: Skills middle school students need

    January 13: Glenbard Parent Series: Bringing out the best in your student during a pandemic

    January 13: Blood drive at Glen Crest

    January 15: Full day of student attendance

    January 18: No school (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

    January 25: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

    February 5: No school (Conferences)

    February 6: Board of Education meeting, 9 a.m.

    February 15: No School (President’s Day)

    February 22: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

    February 24: Second trimester ends

    February 26: No school (Teacher Institute)

     

     

    Attendance

    Students should report to ALL of their classes, on-time, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Some of their classes will be live zooms and some may be asynchronous depending on what the class is currently working on. Information for every class will be in Google Classroom. The teachers are working hard to make sure we are covering key content, but also being cognizant of the amount of screen time the students are receiving. Wednesdays will continue to be asynchronous for all classes. Students should log into each class to see their assignments for the day. Teachers will be meeting with small groups and individual students on Wednesdays to provide support.

     

    On Wednesdays, attendance is REQUIRED and will be taken before 8:15 am in the first period class. Students must answer the attendance question posted by their 1st period teachers.

     

    As a reminder, here is the class time schedule:

    1st period - 7:50-8:30 a.m.

    2nd period - 8:35-9:15 a.m.

    3rd period - 9:20-10:00 a.m.

    4th period - 10:05-10:45 a.m.

    5th period - 10:50-11:30 a.m.

    6th period - 11:35-12:15 a.m.

    7th period - 12:20-1:00 p.m.

    8th period - 1:05-1:45 p.m.

    9th period - 1:50-2:35 p.m

     

    Attendance will be taken in ALL classes and recorded in PowerSchool. If a student has difficulty logging into a class due to technical difficulties, they should email their teacher directly. If a student misses more than ten minutes of class due to arriving late or leaving early, they will be marked absent.

      

    Links for Covid related information


    When should your child stay home from school? https://youtu.be/AW2qxxnqVoE

    Print a self-certification ticket: www.ccsd89.org/certify

    Latest CCSD 89 COVID-19 and remote learning news: www.ccsd89.org/COVID

    DuPage County health metrics: www.ccsd89.org/Page/8934

    CCSD 89 COVID-19 notifications: www.ccsd89.org/notify

     

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  • Daily Announcement for Novemeber 10, 2020


     

    Fun Fact of the Day: Pirates wore eye patches to have one eye adjusted for the top deck and the other already adjusted for the darkness when going below deck.


    Student Announcements

     

     

     

      


    Parents Announcements

     

    Glen Crest Middle School will move to fully remote learning starting Thursday, November 12. The last day of in-person learning before the school’s adaptive pause will be Tuesday, November 10. More info: https://bit.ly/3kgAgN5

     

    No remote or in-person school on November 11

    Students will not have remote or in-person learning on Wednesday, November 11. November 11 will be a planning day for all CCSD 89 teachers. Free meals will still be available 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at all schools.

     

    Blood drive November 11th

    There is a critical need for blood donations at this time. The community can help by donating between 2 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, at Glen Crest Middle School, 725 Sheehan Avenue, Glen Ellyn.

    As part of the standard testing, Versiti Blood Center of Illinois will conduct a SARS COV-2 antibody test – also known as the COVID-19 Antibody Test – on each donation. Donors will be able to check their results in the Wellness Center under their Versiti Donor Account. Results may take up to three weeks, although results are often available sooner. More information about antibody testing: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/serology-overview.html


    You can sign up to donate at: https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5580531

    The blood drive will follow proper social distancing guidelines to allow the community to safely donate. All staff and visitors will wear masks.

    You can also call or text your name and desired time to Camille from Versiti Blood Center of Illinois at (847) 305-9998 to be added to the schedule.

     

    Teriyaki Madness Benefit Day November 12th


    Stop by Teriyaki Madness for lunch or dinner on November 12th. Their "build your own bowls" are a great change of pace with something for everyone in the family! Teriyaki Madness will donate 25% of proceeds next Thursday when the Glen Crest PTC flyer is shown with your order. They are located across from Dick's Sports and just past Benihana on Butterfield Road in Lombard. The flyer you'll need is attached.


    Use Amazon Smile to support Glen Crest PTC!
    Did you know you can help the PTC simply by shopping on Amazon!

    Click on the link AND don't forget to select Glen Crest Middle School PTC as your charity.

    **** You Shop, Amazon Gives ****

    Be sure to invite/share with your neighbors, friends, relatives.

    https://smile.amazon.com/.../hom.../ref=smi_chpf_redirect.

     

    Links for Covid related information


    When should your child stay home from school? https://youtu.be/AW2qxxnqVoE

    Print a self-certification ticket: www.ccsd89.org/certify

    Latest CCSD 89 COVID-19 and remote learning news: www.ccsd89.org/COVID

    DuPage County health metrics: www.ccsd89.org/Page/8934

    CCSD 89 COVID-19 notifications: www.ccsd89.org/notify

     

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  • Daily Announcement for October 26, 2020


     

    Fun Fact of the Day: In 1941, Henry Ford made a car out of soybeans.


     

    From the Principal

    It was so great to see students last week!! The kids followed directions amazingly well and while it's not school as normal, it was so good to have them in the classrooms with their teachers.

     

    Thank you for your help in managing arrival and dismissal by following the directions for our drop off lane. Please remember to always pull forward as far as you can to help avoid congestion on Sheehan. If you are running late in the morning and arrive at 7:50 or later, please have your student enter the main entrance and not their assigned door.

     

    The district is closely monitoring all of the Covid metrics for DuPage County, particularly for the zip codes where our families reside. We are currently staying open and plan to proceed with our hybrid model. If you personally are not comfortable sending your child for in-person instruction, that's fine. If your change your mind, you will not be able to send your child back to school at least until the first trimester ends. Our teachers need to be able to plan accordingly which becomes difficult if they don't know in advance where their students will be. Please contact me directly if you change your decision regarding in-person learning, kprice@ccsd89.org.

     

    A few important reminders:

    • All students must have at least two snug fitting masks covering their nose and chins (no gaiters or bandanas)
    • All students must bring a self certification ticket every day they are in person (attached at the end of this newsletter)
    • Students must bring their charged chrome book and charger every day they come to school
    • Dress appropriately for the weather and wear gym shoes as all students will participate in PE. They will not change into uniforms.

     

    On the days students are learning from home, they must log into each class at the appropriate class time. We no longer have the blue/white schedule. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are all LIVE instruction. Wednesdays are asynchronous. The students should still check in each class at the appropriate time, but there will not be a live lesson.

     

    As students will be working from home at least three days per week (some full-time), we thought this is a good time for some reminders about working at home as well:

    • Students should have a distraction free work place where they can participate in class. Resting on their bed does not lead to engaged learning :).
    • Unless, there is a specific reason they cannot, they should have their cameras on so that the teachers can see them.
    • Vacation days are still marked as unexcused absences, even though they are a remote learner.

     

    Parent Teacher Conferences

    The first parent teacher conference evening has been postponed from October 22nd until November 2nd. This first evening will be reserved for conferences by invitation only. We are inviting parents of students to meet who have struggled with remote learning to plan for how we can provide additional support.

     

    November 24th and December 1st will be the dates for conferences for any parent who has a concern and would like to meet with a teacher. We will send out sign up information the week of October 19th.

     
    Pumpkin Run is happening now!!
     

    Pumpkin Run is happening now!!

    Join the 12th annual – and first virtual - Pumpkin Run to support physical education

    It’s the 12th consecutive year for the Spartan Pumpkin Run to support physical fitness - and the first time the 3.5-kilometer (2.1-mile) race will be virtual. Anyone in the community can run or walk their own 3.5-kilometer course between October 25 and November 1. Info: https://bit.ly/3dy9xdc

     

    PTC Haunted Hallway Drive Thru - Cancelled

    Due to the current COVID situation in the area, the PTC is no longer able to hold the Drive Thru Haunted Hallway event scheduled for Friday October 30. 6th grade students who prepaid for the Halloween party will be able to use those tickets for next year's Halloween party, which will be an event for 6th and 7th graders. For those who would like a refund please contact Leah Dimler, PTC Treasurer at dimlerl2@gmail.com.
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  • Daily Announcement for October 22, 2020


     

    Fun Fact of the Day:  In Hollywood, California, there's a $1,000 fine for possessing or using Silly String on Halloween.


     

    Schedule this week:

    The sixth graders will transition to the hybrid schedule beginning MONDAY. The A group will be in person on Monday. The B group will be in person on TUESDAY. On their at home days, each group will log into their classes during their regular times for live instruction. Live instruction will occur every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

     

    Wednesdays will be asynchronous days. The students should still log in to all of their classes to see what their assignments are. Teachers will be available to assist students and respond to questions during their regular class time. Teacher will also use that time to meet with small groups of students or 1:1 to provide additional support.

     

    Fully remote learners 6th graders should log into all of their classes for live instruction Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and participate in asynchronous instruction on Wednesday.

     

    The seventh and eighth graders will continue with a Blue day on Monday and a White day on Tuesday. Wednesday is asynchronous for all. The A group of seventh and eighth graders will come to school on THURSDAY. The B group of seventh and eighth graders will come to school on FRIDAY. On their at home days, they will also participate in live lessons at their regular class times. Fully remote 7th and 8th graders should log into all of their classes on Thursday and Friday for live instruction.

     

    If you are not certain if your child is in the A or B group, this information is available in PowerSchool on the main page.

     

    Beginning October 26th, we will be fully in our "Hybrid Learning Schedule". I have attached a document for you to print and post at home to help you keep track of the schedule and class times at the bottom of this newsletter. Here is a brief snapshot of the next two weeks:

     
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    Class schedule start times:

     

    1st period - 7:50 a.m.

    2nd period - 8:35 a.m.

    3rd period - 9:20 a.m.

    4th period - 10:05 a.m.

    5th period - 10:50 a.m.

    6th period - 11:35 a.m.

    7th period - 12:20 p.m.

    8th period - 1:05 p.m.

    9th period - 1:50 p.m.

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  • Daily Announcement for September 14, 2020

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    Fun Fact of the Day:  Play-Doh was first sold as wallpaper cleaner.

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    All Announcements...

     

    MAP testing canceled

    The district has decided to postpone the fall MAP testing based on reports of significant technical issues that were being reported by other districts. Once we know we can administer the testing smoothly, we will reschedule.

     

     

    Attendance

    Attendance is being taken when students are in their Google classrooms. They are required to log in to each class everyday. The best habit to get into is doing that during the regularly scheduled class times even if it is an asynchronous day. We had a number of students miss one or two classes today. We started keeping attendance records today. I have attached the class schedule and times for classes to this email. Please print out a few copies so that you have one and your child has one. We will start making attendance phone calls tomorrow. If your child is experiencing difficulty, please call the main office so we can connect you with someone who can help your student, 630 469-5220.

     

    Reminders about parent involvement during remote learning

    We appreciate the many families who have provided supplementary tech support during remote learning. We ask that other than supporting your student with technology issues, you treat learning time in remote learning the same as in-person learning time. Just as you wouldn't unexpectedly show up during in-person instruction to ask questions about your student, please bring individual concerns to your teacher outside of live-instruction time.

     

     

    Also, please note that students and parents are prohibited from audio- or video-recording teacher instruction, taking screenshots of recorded instruction, or otherwise copying and manipulating the recorded instruction for personal use, including posts on social media accounts. Your student remains subject to the District’s Acceptable Use Policy and Board of Education Policy 7:190, Student Behavior.

     

    Free breakfasts, lunches available to all CCSD 89 families

    All CCSD 89 families will now be able to pick up a week’s worth of free breakfasts and lunches at all five schools. Meals will be available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, or 8 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Families will be able to pick up five free lunches and five free breakfasts at any of the CCSD 89 elementary schools or Glen Crest Middle School. More info: https://bit.ly/3ihsW3m

     

    This Week:

     Monday 9/14/2020 - Blue Day

    Tuesday 9/15/20250 - White Day

    Wednesday 9/16/2020 - Blue Day

    Thursday 9/17/2020 - White Day

    Friday 9/18/2020 - White Day

     

    Class schedule start times:

     

    1st period - 7:50 a.m.

    2nd period - 8:35 a.m.

    3rd period - 9:20 a.m.

    4th period - 10:05 a.m.

    5th period - 10:50 a.m.

    6th period - 11:35 a.m.

    7th period - 12:20 p.m.

    8th period - 1:05 p.m.

    9th period - 1:50 p.m.

     

    If your child is having difficulty with remote learning and attendance, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teachers, the counseling staff or myself.

     

    Counseling/Social Work Staff:

     

    6th grade Kristin Kazonovitz - kkazonovitz@ccsd89.org

    7th grade Carol Marshall - cmarshall@ccsd89.org

    8th grade - Mark O'Dell - modell@ccsd89.org

     

    Physicals, eye exams still required during remote learning

    The State Board of Education is still requiring physical exams and immunizations for the 2020-21 school year. Physicals are required for all preschool, kindergarten and sixth-grade students, as well as students new to Illinois. Physical, immunization form: https://bit.ly/3hvbzvE

    Eye exams are required for all kindergarten students and students new to Illinois. Eye exam form: https://bit.ly/31yT6ZC

    Please contact Glen Crest nurse Kelly Edman if you have any questions.

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