Principal's Message 2.26.21

Principal's Message 2.26.21

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe that next week we begin on March 1st. As we approach the anniversary of our schools moving to remote learning, I would like to thank the entire community for your partnership and support during this time of challenge.  Moving forward, we are happy to be providing in-person students at-school instruction on alternating Wednesdays.  Each week I will indicate below which group of students is in-person on Wednesdays.

As we edge into spring, please enjoy the still chilly but sunnier days this weekend.  See you next week.


Christine Pfaff - Principal

NEW *Wednesday In-Person Schedule for the Week of 3/1*

Students who regularly attended school on Mondays & Tuesdays will also attend school on Wednesday, March 3rd.

NEW *Attention 5th Grade Parents- Twin Groves PTO Positions for the 2021-2022 School Year*

The Twin Groves PTO Executive Board would love to have you as part of our team! We need to fill the Co-President and Co-Treasurer positions for the 2021 - 2022 school year and we hope you'll check out these amazing opportunities. Please head over to Membership Toolkit to learn more and sign up

NEW *Regarding the District 96 Online Family Directory*

We have been informed that an outside organization has accessed our District 96 online Family Directory and has used email addresses contained in that directory for solicitation purposes.

This is a reminder that doing so is prohibited, as clearly stated in the District’s online student registration form.

There is no general public access to the online Directory. To access the online Family Directory, District 96 families must have agreed to include their District 96 student’s information in the Directory.

As a reminder, no parent may distribute copies of the Directory to outside interests, including business or charity organizations. In addition, the information contained in the Family Directory is not to be used for solicitation or commercial use.

REPEATING *Obtaining Free Meals*

Pre-order free meals for in-person students by 6 PM on Thursday for the week ahead. Order at only for your student's in-person days.

Pick up meal supplies for 5 days for remote students on Wednesdays from 11 AM– 2 PM at Twin Groves or Woodlawn. No pre-ordering needed.

Please direct questions to the public info coordinator [email protected]

REPEATING *Spring Parent/Educator Conferences*

Spring Parent/Educator Conferences are right around the corner!  The conference will take place on Thursday, March 11th from 5 PM to 8:30 PM and Friday, March 12th from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM.  These conferences will be 15 minutes in length and held remotely over Zoom.  We will continue using Meet the Teacher as an electronic sign-up for conferences. The sign-up link was shared via email last Friday, February 19, 2021. Please check your email to sign up. If you are having issues please contact the front office.

REPEATING *Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Parents Dental Screening Reminder* 

The Illinois School Code requires all children in kindergarten, second and sixth grades to have a dental examination by May 15th of each year in compliance with the rules adopted by the Illinois Department of Public Health.  If you have not already done so, please submit your 2nd-grade child’s dental exam form to our building nurse. To see a complete list of the health forms required for students, please visit our Student Health Section of our Web page.

REPEATING *Dual Language Parent Night for 21–22 Kindergarten Parents*

District 96 Director of Language and Early Literacy Kathryn Sheridan will present a live virtual program for parents interested in the Spanish/English Dual Language program opportunity for their incoming 2021–22 kindergartners.

REGISTER HERE to receive the link to attend the live virtual informational program for parents of incoming kindergartners Wed., Mar. 3, at 6:30 PM.

See the District website to LEARN MORE about the District's optional Spanish/English Dual Language program.