Giles Weekly Tracks
This week we celebrated Teacher's Appreciation Week! We are so grateful to have such wonderful staff here at Giles School. A huge THANK YOU to the PTA for providing so many tasty treats and thank you gifts to our staff. We thank you and appreciate all that you do to support Giles School.
Our 5th - 8th graders completed their MAP assessment this week. If any student did not take the assessment, our Academic Intervention Coordinator, Mrs. Mysel will be pulling these students to complete their MAP assessment.
Next week, our 8th graders will be walking over to Ridgewood High School to participate in the RHS / 8th Grade Transition Day. Students will receive a tour of the building, hear about academic and procedural requirements along with ways to get involved such as through clubs, band and athletics.
Norridge School District 80 is proud to offer Summer School for students in district who will be in first - eighth grade in the 2021-2022 school year. The program runs June 9th-29th from 8:00am to 12:00pm at Leigh School. The cost of the program is $80.00 per student for all fifteen days. If a student attends 80% of the time (12 days) the cost of the program will be refunded to the family. To register, please complete the form (see link below) by May 28th and pay the $80.00 fee (checks only please) to Norridge School District 80. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Michele Guzik at email@example.com.
Norridge School District 80 - Summer School Link:
Finally, I would like to remind everyone to continue to practice proper social distancing. Wear a mask that properly covers your nose and mouth. Wash your hands with soap and water and if not available, use hand sanitizer. Please continue to monitor your child's health. If you notice any symptom that may be starting, please keep them home until you can properly determine that it is not COVID related. To return-to-learn in-person we will need one of the below options:
Option #1 - Alternate Diagnosis (Dr. Note)
Option #2 - COVID Test (negative result)
Option #3 - 10-day quarantine.
Remote learning is only available for COVID cases or our 100% remote learners. If you select option #3, you may remote learn for the required 10-days. If students are sick and waiting for their COVID test results, they may learn asynchronously using their grade level teacher's google classroom. The google classroom location is where the teachers post the assignments. Let's work together to keep COVID out of our school.
Dean of Students
Norridge School District 80
James Giles School
Does your child need to leave early?
The Giles attendance office doesn't need to be notified that your child is leaving. When the authorized person comes to Giles to pick up the student we will call them down to the attendance office at that time. A reminder that the authorized person must have a driver's license or state ID in order to release the student.
Summer School Registration will open on Monday, May 3rd. The program is open to all students in District 80 who will be in first through eighth grade in the 2021-22 school year. The cost is $80 for the whole session. The program hours are 8:00am to 12:00pm from June 9th to June 29th and it will be held at Leigh School. If your child successfully attends 80% of the days you will be refunded the fee. Follow this link for electronic registration.
Norridge District 80 PTA Drive-In Movie Night Friday, May 21st at 8:00pm follow this link to get more information and to sign up
2021 Norridge Cares Community Grant Application. Through the 2021 Norridge Cares Community Grant program, Norridge Cares seeks to provide resources and financial assistance to the residents and businesses of Norridge, IL. Follow this link for details and the application.
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
Gourmet Gorilla MEMORIAL DAY ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS Due to the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, all orders for the week of 5/31-6/4 musing be placed on the order portal by WEDNESDAY, MAY 19th Reminder for the full day in-person students, Gourmet Gorilla is offering lunches to our students FOR FREE. In order for your student to receive a meal the parent must order on the Gourmet Gorilla order portal. The 100% Remote students will pick up their weekly meals on Wednesdays at Giles in Andersen Hall. Please view the Video Tutorial for Hot and Remote Lunches. Ordering resources and the menu are in the Community part of the Tracks.
Norridge Schools Foundation (NSF) FULL STEAM AHEAD CAMPAIGN: For details follow this link to help build Giles New STEAM lab. Can you help support Leigh and Giles? NSF is excited to announce that they are donating $50,000 to School District 80. These funds will be used for Phase 2 of the security entrance at Leigh School and to start construction on a new STEAM lab at Giles. Beginning today, NSF is kicking off the FULL STEAM AHEAD CAMPAIGN and asking the community to join us by investing in its children's future. Today's students are tomorrow's innovators and leaders. Our goal is to raise $50,000 by May 2021. Ways to donate: Mail checks to Norridge School Foundation 8151 W Lawrence Ave. Norridge, IL 60706, Credit or Debit card thru NSF's website, or on NSF's Facebook Page, click the donate button. There are details in the Community part of the Tracks. Thank you to all who have helped so far, see how much we have raised on the thermometer in the community part of the Tracks!
8th Grade Graduation Information
Pictures needed for 8th grade Video
Help Mrs. Kalaras to create a 8th grade video
by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
pictures of your 8th grader
Baby Pics, Sports Pics, Dance Pics, Cheer Pics, Group Pics, Pics from over the years at Giles, or any other pics you think are appropriate
Graduation: Date could change due to weather
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Ridgewood High School
Is your 8th grader attending Ridgewood High School Fall 2021?
Parents of 8th graders if your child is attending Ridgewood High School in Fall 2021 then you don't have to do anything. We automatically send records to Ridgewood over the summer.
If your child has been accepted to attend another High School please inform Mrs. Lanzourakis email@example.com.
School Event Calendar
May 4-District 80 PTA Meeting via Zoom 7pm
May 10-8th Grade Transition Day at Ridgewood High School 9:00am-11:00am
- May 18-School Board meeting 7pm at Leigh
May 31-Memorial Day-No School
June 2-8th Grade Graduation
June 4-Last Day of School (Tentative)
June 15-School Board meeting 7pm at Leigh
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 3-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***
It is important to certify your child EVERYDAY! If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Giles Tip Line
Follow this link to submit your anonymous tip.
What is the Tip Line?
The Tip Line is an anonymous reporting system. Available online, submitted tips are directed to the designated school administrator. Administrators and/or student support staff will follow up on all tips and respond in an appropriate manner. Please provide as much information as possible so that every effort can be made to resolve the issue.
If the situation is an emergency, call 911.
- Tips will not be monitored outside of school hours, on student non-attendance days, weekends, school breaks (including summer) or holidays.
- Tips should include specific details about who, what, where and when.
- All messages left during these times will be reviewed the next school day.
Tips may include information on:
- Personal Crisis -- the well-being of a student
- Safety Risk
If you choose to leave your contact information, school personnel will maintain confidentiality. All concerns will be investigated in a timely manner by the appropriate personnel.
When submitting a tip, please provide as much detail as possible so that the issue can be addressed appropriately. Be sure to include who, where, when, how and what. For example, in a tip about bullying, include what happened, who the alleged bully is, when the incident occurred, etc. Without that information, it is difficult to address and/or resolve the situation being reported.
How to contact a
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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 Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop at Amazon.Smile.com, 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 amazonsmile.com, 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!
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 PTANorridgeDistrict80@gmail.com.
President, Athena Kalaras
Vice President/Membership, Amanda McPhillips
Vice President/Membership, Jackie Cardamone
Treasurer, Jennifer Adams
Treasurer, Kim Tolomeo
Secretary, Kacie Bratko
PTA meetings are on first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm via Zoom. Follow this link to see the dates.