Giles Weekly Tracks

June 3, 2022

Home of the Lions

Dear District 80 Families,

We are proud to announce registration for returning families for the 2022-2023 school year is now open.  Returning students who will be in first through eighth grade will complete registration online.  

If your child will attend preschool or kindergarten next year, please follow the preschool or kindergarten registration information below. Registration for preschool and kindergarten must be completed in-person.

Steps to complete for residency and registration for returning students:

  • Sign-in to your Powerschool Parent Portal Account at
  • If you have forgotten your Parent Portal username or password, you can use the provided link to reset your username or password to access your account.
  • If you cannot access your account, after trying to reset your username or password, you can contact Tammy Dicintio at to request assistance.
  • Once you have logged into your Parent Portal account, under “Navigation” on the left-hand side, you will see “Forms”.  Please select “Forms” and complete each of the Tabs A-K.  The forms are preloaded with most of the required information, but we ask you to review and revise, as needed.  Please review each form.
  • Please complete forms for each student returning to District 80, but you only have to send the residency information once.  When you have completed Form K, “Acknowledgement of Completion”, you are finished with registration and you can log off.  Your residency and registration will be reviewed by the district.  Your registration is complete when Form K shows an “approved” status.  This can take up to a month, please be patient.
  • Form D - Residency Form - requires you to send residency proofs to the email.  Please read requirements carefully.   This form will not populate or show approval at any time.  Registration is not complete until residency proofs have been sent and verified.  We will be verifying all proofs for residency.  If additional information is needed, you will be contacted via email.  
  • Below are the Student Curriculum Fees for the 22-23 School Year.  These fees will be loaded into our online payment system, PushCoin, by the first week in August.  You will receive an email from PushCoin to make a payment once the fees are loaded.  You can make a payment on PushCoin at any time. 

Steps to complete residency and registration for preschool, kindergarten or new students:

  • New student (1st-8th), preschool, and kindergarten registration takes place at Leigh School.  Please call Tammy Dicintio at (708) 441-3045 to schedule an appointment. 

If you have any questions regarding residency and registration please contact Tammy Dicintio at (708) 441-3045.

Thank you,
Michele Guzik

Student Curriculum Fees for the 22-23 school year.  

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Athletics (per sport)







Please join the Building and Grounds Committee on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30pm in the Leigh School Gym.  The committee will present the projects that is planned for the up and coming years.  Parents, community members, district employees and members  of the Board of Education are invited to discuss the projects together. 

Dear Giles Families:

I would like to take this opportunity and thank everyone for a successful 2021-2022 school year!  On behalf of the faculty and staff I would like to wish everyone an enjoyable and relaxing summer.  Please make sure to participate in some of the local reading programs that are being offered.  Keeping up on your reading skills is very important for continued academic growth.  Enjoy the summer and get outside and play!


Teacher Retirements:

On behalf of the Norridge School District 80 Staff, we would like to congratulate Mrs. Mostyn and Mr. Gruszka as they retire from District 80.  Mrs. Mostyn and Mr. Gruszka have been a valuable asset to our D80 family for the past 18 years, and every staff member has benefitted by working alongside them.  Throughout the years, Mrs. Mostyn and Mr. Gruszka have formed countless relationships with students, staff and families while always remaining focused on meeting student needs.  We will greatly miss both extraordinary teachers and wish them nothing but the best in retirement.  THANK YOU!


2022 - 2023 School Supply Lists:

Please scroll down for the supply lists for next school year.  


Upcoming Events

*Tuesday, June 7th - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - 11:30 AM Dismissal


Eisenhower Summer Reading Program:

Eisenhower Library has just released their summer reading program.  The kickoff party is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th.  The title of the program is "Read Beyond the Beaten Path".  Below are flyers for the program.  For additional information, please click on the link:


"Lasso a Good Book" -  Summer Reading Program

State Representative, District 20 Brad Stephens has launched a reading program for interested students called "Lasso a Good Book"! The program encourages students to read over the summer. The program is open to all Kindergarten through 8th grade students. Students are to read ten (10) books during their summer vacation. Once a student has read ten (10) books, students can submit forms via mail, in-person or digitally with their parents listing how many books they read over the summer. All participants that read ten (10) books will receive a voucher for two tickets to see the Chicago Wolves at the Allstate Arena during the 2022-23 season. The individual who reads the most books beyond the ten (10) book goal will receive two tickets for the B96 Jingle Bash in December 2022. Submission of the form is due by August 1, 2022. For additional information please contact the State Representative's office at (773) 444-0611 or


Lost and Found

Last Chance to pick up lost jackets, hats, gloves, sweatshirts, lunch boxes, etc.  Please check out our table near room 50 and 52 Monday and Tuesday of next week. 


Norridge School District 80 Facebook Page Update

In efforts to improve their service, FaceBook has required us to setup a new page.  This new page can be found at:


Thank you and enjoy the summer,

Mr. Bob Biedke, Principal
Mrs. Christine Ahrens, Assistant Principal


Giles Made


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. 


Giles Calendar

Monday, June 6: 
8:00am - 2:55pm

Tuesday, June 7: 

8:00am - 11:30am

Last Day of School

Happy Summer!

Giles Students of the Week

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

5th Gr: Jacob P. & Isabella R.

6th Gr: Luca R. & Raina R.

7th Gr: Santiago M. & Roneice S.

8th Gr: Carlos R. & Michal C.


Giles Teachers of the Week

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


Mr. Gruszka - 6-7th Gr Math Teacher 

Mrs. Mostyn - 5-6th Gr. ELA Teacher

Mrs. Waibel - 5-6th Gr. Study Hall Paraprofessional

Mary & Jim
Happy Retirement!

Congratulation to Mr. Gruszka and Mrs. Mostyn on their retirement.  They have been favorites of so many students in our District.  They will be truly missed by all our students and staff.  

Fun Day
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Fun Day was a huge success!  The kids enjoyed the sunny day and had a nice variety of jump houses to explore!  Afterwards they were able to enjoy some yummy ice cream to cool down.  Thank you to our wonderful PTA for supporting this event.  

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!  

The Graduation ceremony was a beautiful send-off to our 8th grade students.  It was so nice to see all the families, friends and community members supporting them.  We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.  Their future is bright!  Way to be #GilesMade.  


8th Grade
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