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  • 5th Grade MANDATORY Chromebook Parent Meeting

    The 1:1 program in NPD117 is coming to 5th Grade! Please plan to attend one of our four meetings.

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  • Breach of Safety Incident at Conrady Jr. High

    May 4th, 2016

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  • Help Ms. Morton raise money for the American Cancer Society

    In October 2015, Ms. Morton, a fourth grade teacher at Glen Oaks, lost her dad to lung cancer. In an effort to honor his memory and his courageous battle, as well as raise money to help fight this horrible disease, Ms. Morton will be running the 2016 Chicago Marathon. To help her meet her fundraising goal, she is selling bracelets. The bracelets have the name Rick’s Racer, along with racing flags, imprinted on them. “My dad’s name was Rick and he loved race cars,” said Morton. “I thought this would be a great way to honor him.” The bracelets cost $2 each and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society to help fund cancer research, early detection, and awareness. You can also go to to donate directly.

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  • Parent Survey

    District 117 is inviting parents to complete a short survey to assist with Title I planning for the 2016-2017 school year.

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  • Glen Oaks has Two Shining Stars!

    Two of Glen Oaks paraprofessionals were recently honored by District 117’s “Recognize a Star!” program. Patty Acosta, a paraprofessional in 3rd grade, was nominated by Jennifer Mackey. Ms. Mackey stated, “Mrs. Acosta is a huge asset to my third grade team. Everyday she arrives to work with a huge smile on her face. She loves working with all of the students in the classroom and brings such positivity to the classroom. She has a tremendous amount patience and is always looking to help, well beyond what her job description. My students are very lucky to have her in my classroom.” Nancy Ham, a paraprofessional in 4th grade, was nominated by Darcey Morton. Ms. Morton, who nominated Mrs. Ham for her outstanding compassion and patience, said, “Mrs. Ham is a very patient and compassionate paraprofessional. She helps all the students in the classroom as well as the teachers, and always does so with grace. When a situation occurs she quickly steps in and helps to defuse it. She shows compassion and extreme patience with every situation that arises.” Congratulations!

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  • 4th Grade Students Learning About Environments

    Fourth grade students in Rooms 4C and 4D have been observing and describing the living and nonliving components of environments during their science classes. Using mealworms to observe the life cycle over time, and isopods to investigate how they respond to water and light, the students are learning how environmental factors influence organisms. “I am impressed with how my students are able to use the vocabulary from the unit to describe what they are seeing during their investigations,” said Ms. Morton. “The conversations going on between the students during these hands-on investigations has provided the students with a better understanding of the world around them. The kids are extremely excited!”

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Principal's Message

Please Welcome Mrs. Pollard!
The Glen Oaks Panthers are pleased to welcome Mrs. Pollard, who will be the principal of Glen Oaks School beginning January 4, 2016.  Mrs. Pollard comes to Glen Oaks with a wealth of experience as a junior high math and science teacher, as an intermediate English language arts teacher, an assistant principal, a math and science team leader, and nine years as an elementary school principal.  We are confident she will fit Ms. Grimm’s shoes very comfortably.  Ms. Grimm will no longer be our principal, but her presence will be felt every day.  Please see the January newsletter for Mrs. Pollard’s photo.