Giles Weekly Tracks

Firstpage Giles Lion Pride Logo with purple background with a roaring lion in gold white with a two gold semi circles

June 4, 2021


A Lion paw in the color purple
PRIDE positive respectful responsible inclusive determined engaged


I am a smart, special valuable person. I respect myself and I respect others. My words and actions are kind and honest.  I accept only my best in all I do. 



Norridge School District 80 COVID Information Updated on Fridays


Principal's Corner


On behalf of the Faculty and Staff, I would like to wish everyone an enjoyable and relaxing summer vacation.  Remember, to take time to do things that you enjoy.  Continue to enhance your reading skills by visiting the Eisenhower Library and reading a book or two this summer.  Continue to enhance your social skills by getting outside, going for a walk, riding a bike or playing in a  basketball game with your friends.  Get involved and stay active.
Whatever your passion is, enjoy it!  I wish each of you an enjoyable and relaxing summer!
Finally, MAP scores will be coming home with in-person students today. If your child is a remote learner or an 8th grade graduate, and you would like a copy of your child's MAP scores, please email Mrs. Mysel at to receive your copy.
Take care and be well!
Mr. Bob Biedke
Interim Principal
Norridge School District 80
James Giles School
Go Lions!

Link to view the

Giles School 2021 Graduation

How to order

Giles 2021 Graduation Pictures?

Graduating Class of 2021 how to order pictures

Mrs. Quitno's Spanish Class

Student sitting on the sidewalk from Mrs. Quitno's class
Students sitting on the sidewalk from Mrs. Quitno's class
Student sitting on the sidewalk from Mrs. Quitno's class


Congratulations to the following students for competing in the

National Spanish Challenge


Bred Cane

Jimmy DeJulio

Maya Mendez

Clara Tanny


Treering  partners with Trees for the Future logo

Congratulations to our school for being a

TreeRing Green Yearbook!

We will have 161 trees planted in our school's name!


Important Announcement
Gourmet Gorilla Summer Lunch pickup Visit Leigh school Wednesdays 9am-10am. Lunch must be ordered a week in advance.  Follow this link for the ordering portal. 
School District 80/John V. Leigh & James Giles School Night at Impact Field July 1st Join us at Impact Field Thursday, July 1st at 6:05pm Chicago Dogs VS Milwaukee Milkmen. Follow this link for details deadline to order tickets is Friday, June 11th!
8th Grade students taking High School classes meeting Monday June 21st 6:00pm-6:45pm The parent meeting for 8th grade students taking High School classes in Math, English or Spanish will be Monday, June 21st, 6:00pm-6:45pm in Ridgewood's collaboration center. Please use the main entrance their will be signs directing you to the collaboration center.  Student Enrollment & Registration for Ridgewood High School: Follow this link to register. If you have any questions please call Mr. Lasky or call 708-697-5545.
Santa's Village FUNdraising: District 80 PTA is partnering with Santa's Village FUNdraising to help reach our fundraising goal. For details follow this link
Union Ridge Community Blood Drive Saturday, June 5th 12:30PM-5:30PM There is an urgent need for blood donations in our area at this critical time. Follow this link for details. 




James Giles and John Leigh School Night at Impact Field


2021-2022 Supply List

Follow this link to view the supply list




School Event Calendar

Full Calendar Details

Gold/Purple Day Calendar


  • June 15-School Board meeting 7pm at Leigh

  • 2021-2022

  • August 25-First Day of Classes
  • September 6-Labor Day-NO SCHOOL
  • October 11-Columbus Day-NO SCHOOL
  • November 19-End of 1st Trimester
  • November 22-26-Thanksgiving Holiday-NO SCHOOL
  • December 20-31-Holiday Vacation-NO SCHOOL
  • January 3-Teacher Institute-NO SCHOOL
  • January 4-School Resumes
  • January 17-Martin Luther King-NO SCHOOL
  • February 21-President's Day-NO SCHOOL
  • March 4-End of 2nd Trimester
  • March 28-April 1-Spring Vacation-NO SCHOOL
  • April 15-Non-attendance-NO SCHOOL
  • May 27-Teacher Institute-NO SCHOOL
  • May 30-Memorial Day-NO School
  • June 3-End of 3rd Trimester
  • June 13-Last day of school....if no emergency days are taken then June 7, 2022 will be the last day of pupil attendance. ****Please plan on having your child attend school through June 13***




A star with eyes and a mouth holding a sign that says Student of the Week!

 Week of 6/1/2021

Trait: Positive

5th Grade:

Benjamin Navas &

Alexandra Wilk 

6th Grade:

Emily Chudzik &

Liliana Kardas

 7th Grade:

Monika Bartak &

Olivier Jozwicki

8th Grade:

Alejandro Alvarez &

Chloe Bosley




Thanks for all you do

Congratulations to our

Staff of the Week!

Mrs. Greenman

Mr. Lentino

Mrs. Russell






People of all races holding hands to be a community


The following PDF flyers were provided by a member of our school community and may be in a non-ADA compliant format.  In cases where the file is not ADA compliant we have supplied the original PDF first and have attempted to provide all relevant information in an ADA compliant plain text format directly following.  In cases where the file was ADA compliant or we were able to make necessary corrections without altering the layout, look, and feel you can simply click the PDF to go to a full page ADA compliant screen reader compliant view.


Norridge Schools Foundation Scraps for Schools
Norridge Schools Foundation Scraps for Schools page 2


Santa's Village District 80 PTA Fundraiser information
All New Santa Springs Waterpark!


A call to serve our local Norridge, Harwood Heights, and Norwood park township are scout troop 922


Union Ridge School Community Blood Drive


Ridgewood High School District 234 Nurse's office letter
Candace Reid                                              David Hawk
School Nurse                                               Dean of Students
708-456-4242 x1268                                     708-452-4242 x1242                           


First page of the PDF file: NorridgeNSF_AmazonSmile

included: NSF Logo.  Schoolhouse with following text

Norridge Schools Foundation

Community Support for our Children's Education

Here is an easy way to help our schools!

You can now donate 0.5% from your eligible Amazon purchases on the Norridge Schools Foujndation.  It's a one-time set up and it won't cost you a penny!

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shoppping features as  The difference is that when you shop at, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

It's simple.  Go to, login with your regular Amazon info, and that's it.  It works just like your regular amazon account. included graphic: amazonsmile You Shop. Amazon gives. Thank you!





Eisenhower Public Library District Logo
Follow this link to see the Reopening Plan 

As vaccinations are being more widely administered and Covid-19 cases have begun to drop, the library building will reopen with safety procedures in place on March 1st for browsing and computer use.

Monday – Thursday: 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Apply for a Library Card by following this link.

Follow this link to view the library's  website.


Norridge District 80 PTA

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact one of our Executive Board members or email us at

President, Athena Kalaras

(708) 421-0133

Vice President/Membership, Amanda McPhillips

(312) 256-4102

Vice President/Membership, Jackie Cardamone

(847) 767-0407

Treasurer, Jennifer Adams

(312) 485-4687

Treasurer, Kim Tolomeo

(773) 519-5166

Secretary, Kacie Bratko

(773) 527-9660

PTA meetings are on first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm via Zoom. Follow this link to see the dates.