Media Literacy Week
District 35 students will take part in Media Literacy Week, October 21st-25th. Media literacy is the ability to identify different types of media and understand the message the media is sending. Students consume information in so many ways - social media, viral videos, advertising, games, TV, magazines, newspapers and more. It is important to teach students to think critically and ask reflective questions while consuming media:
- Where is this information coming from?
- Who created it?
- Is the source credible?
- What is the purpose?
These skills are the basis of media literacy. At West School, third and fourth-grade students will take part in lessons on evaluating the author’s point of view and identifying facts vs. opinions. At South, our students will participate in lessons on thinking critically and recognizing purpose in media. In Central School our 5th and 6th graders have been working on Media Balance. These lessons go hand in hand with our digital citizenship curriculum, emphasizing being safe, responsible and respectful. Media literacy lessons are taught throughout the school year, across disciplines and classrooms. Click here to see more parent resources on this topic.
Clear Out Your Closets!
Glencoe PTO, GJHP, and District 35 are partnering with Cradles to Crayons to support their Gear Up for Winter clothing drive. Between October 21st and 25th, families are invited to donate new and gently used children’s items include winter coats and boots, infant toys, new pajamas, and more. Please drop items off at the POD outside the front of Central School. We thank you in advance for your support and donations for those in need. More information can be found here.
The Board of Education has approved the 2019-2020 school year calendar. Winter break and spring break are common across New Trier Township. Click here to view a one page listing of major events for the upcoming school year.
Pumpkin Smash & Compost Event
Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Glencoe Community Garden (380 Old Green Bay Road) will be hosting their second annual pumpkin smash event! Community members are invited to bring their pumpkins to the garden to be smashed and composted. Support our community and our planet with your participation at this free event! More information can be found here.
Spring Cleaning in the Fall!
Join The Volunteer Center in their 17th Annual Make a Difference Day!
On Saturday, October 26th between 9:00am and 12:00pm, you are invited to recycle your gently used items at the Indian Hill train station parking lot at Green Bay Ave & Winnetka Ave where they will be distributed to 15 nonprofit organizations. Items accepted for donation include clothing, sports equipment, bicycles, non-perishable food, household items, pet food, and more!
More information can be found here.
Vaping - What Parents Need to Know
Are you aware of all the facts regarding vaping? We urge our parents to review these resources to learn more details of the harmful impact of vaping. If you have a middle school son or daughter, please take time to review these together. Biobehavioral scientist Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin explains what you’re actually inhaling when you vape and the impact to your body systems. While this topic will be covered in our health classes at Central School, it is important that we all know the facts and support healthy choices for our youth.
The Village of Glencoe Sustainability Task Force and District 35 invite you to join in Meatless Monday which promotes a simple change in our habits that can make a difference to the planet and to our health. If you eat one less burger a week, it would be the equivalent of taking your car off the road for 320 miles! Click here to learn what you can do to participate in the Meatless Monday campaign.
Share Your Shoes
Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, District 35 is pleased to partner with the Glencoe PTO and GJHP as we collect gently used and new shoes for children ages 0-14 to donate to Cradles to Crayons. A collection bin is located in each school entrance. Thank you for helping us to support this incredible organization that serves children in need throughout Chicago!
2019-2020 Student Registration Fees
Payment of student fees is online through Family Access. The detailed information regarding Student Accident Insurance, Free Lunch Application, and Student Registration Fees may be found by clicking here.
Updated Residency Information
If you have moved or have a lease which is expiring prior to the start of the school year, please contact your child’s school to provide updated residency information. This information is required for the school district to verify enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you!
2019-20 Bus Registration
Bus registration for the next school year has begun. To register and pay online for bus service, please visit our Family Access site. Please click here for Registration and Payment Information. If you require further information on the busing program, contact the Glencoe School District Business Office at 847-835-7800.
Safe Routes to Schools
District 35 is pleased to have partnered with the Village of Glencoe and the Active Transportation Steering Committee to develop updated Safe Routes to Schools information. Please view the routes here to be aware of crossing guard locations, stop signs, and recommended routes for our students. We encourage all families to consider ways to walk or bike to school as you plan for the new school year.
The school district may release directory information which includes:
Birth date and place
Parent(s)/guardian(s) name and address
Period of attendance in school
Additionally, student pictures without identifying information may be posted on the district web page with informational pieces. Any parent(s)/guardian(s) may prohibit the release of any or all of the above by delivering a written objection to the Building Principal.
If your child will be absent from school, please call the District 35 absence line (847-835-7801) to report the absence. In addition, if your child participates in a Park District class after school, please be mindful that you must also call and report your child’s absence to the Park District. Thank you!