Giles Weekly Tracks


September 30, 2022

Dear Giles School Families, 

Last February District 80 began to offer free after school enrichment classes, grant funded, through an agreement with the Norridge Park District.  We began the classes at Leigh and then extended them to Giles.  The free classes have been very popular at Leigh; however, we are struggling to find the right classes to offer at Giles.  

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help inform our decisions regarding what classes we should offer and on what days of the week.  If you have an additional suggestions, feel free to reach out to me directly.  We want the Giles students to take advantage of this opportunity.  

Survey Link:

Appreciate your assistance,

Michele Guzik



From the Principal's Office:


Happy Friday!


This week our friends from the Eisenhower Library were here at Giles School to share with the students all the wonderful services their library has to offer.  This is important as once we open the new Learning Media Center (LMC) at Giles School, students will have the opportunity to check out books and have a nice space to enjoy reading.  If you have not completed an application for a new library card from Eisenhower Library, please reach out to them.  If you did complete an application, we have your library card and will be passing it out soon to your child.

Now that the weather is starting to be a little more chilly, I would like to remind parents that students wait outside for morning arrival and have recess outside as long as the temperature is 17 degrees or warmer.  Please make sure that your child is coming to school properly dressed for these conditions.  This year we have a new lunchroom procedure that allows students to choose to stay inside for the full 30 minutes which they can decide whether to continue to eat, socialize, work on homework or read a book. This means that if it is cold outside, they can make the choice to stay inside or go outside.  The choice is theirs.

Our Lost and Found is growing!  If your child is missing anything, please remind them to check out our lost and found near room 50 and 52.

6th grade physicals and immunizations are due by October 15, 2022.  If you have not already turned in your forms, please do so as soon as possible.  If you have not scheduled your child's appointment, please do that as well.  Per Illinois School Board of Education guidelines, any student not submitting the required documentation will not be allowed to be in attendance at school after the October 15, 2022 deadline.  Questions, please reach out to the school nurse, Ms. Mariella Valdez, RN at

Congratulations to both our softball teams on a wonderful regular season.  Both teams made it to the tournament playing in the quarter-finals, however, came up short.  We would like to thank our student athletes for a great season and for being GileMade!

Our Cross Country team has their final meet on Monday, October 3, 2022 at Veterans Park in Northlake.  We would like to wish them the best as they represent Giles School!  Good Luck!



Mr. Bob Biedke

Mrs. Christine Ahrens 

Giles Student of the Week

This week, your teachers were looking for students who exhibited the qualities of someone who is KIND TO OTHERS!  A HUGE congratulations to our students of the Week!

5th Grade: Lanii A. & Elise L.

6th Grade: Georgios P. & Adamandia K.

7th Grade: Addyson J. & Vira G.

8th Grade: Aariea J. & Kyrie B.


Giles Teacher of the Week

We’d also like to send out a huge congratulations to our teachers of the week! Our teachers and staff are truly amazing and we are so lucky to have such outstanding people help us throughout our day! A HUGE congratulations to :

Mr. Nickerson - 7th & 8th Grade Spanish Teacher

Mrs. Quitno - 5th & 6th Grade Spanish Teacher

Mrs. Salo - Social Worker



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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. 



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Giles Calendar


Monday, October 3: 

8:20 am - 3:15 pm

Cross Country - Meet 
Giles @ Veterans Park District.
4pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday, October 4: 

8:20 am - 3:15 pm

Boys Soccer - Giles @ Rosemont
4:00pm - 5:30pm
PTA Meeting @ Leigh School
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed., October 5: 

8:20 am - 2:35 pm

Early Release Wednesday

Cross Country Meet - Rain Date
if needed
4:00pm - 7:30pm

Thursday, October 6: 

8:20 am - 3:15 pm
NSF Fundraiser during Lunch 
$1 Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Boy's Soccer - Giles @ Lincoln
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Friday, October 7: 

8:20 am - 11:50 am

Early Dismissal - SIP Day



Congratulations to the following students who will represent Giles on the Boys Soccer Team this year:

Teammembers:  Ryan B., Alex C., Emin C., Nicholas C., Jimmy D., David D., Alex G., David G., Nicolas K., Cayden L., Eric M., Admir M., Adrian P., James P., Aiden P., Henry R., Maksum S., Max S., Immer T., Nazar V.

Team managers include:  Diana P., Hana C., Veronica G. and Roxy D. 


Coach G. Gapastione 

Congratulations to the following students who will represent Giles on the Girls Volleyball Team this year:

Varsity:  Maya B., Daria C., Emily C., Vivienne D., Kasia K., Kaitlin L., Ariyanna P., Julie S., Julia S., Saveena V., Olha V. and Natalie W. 

Junior Varsity:  Marta B., Michelle B., Ana C., Kaia G., Emina J., Amelia K., Ava R., Giuliana R., Clarissa R., Annalisa S., Christina T., Gianna T. & Nina U. 

Team Managers:  Ava D., Santiago M., RJ D. and Aiur B. 

Coach J. Figliuolo

Health & Immunization
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