Hawk Highlights: September 23

Outside of North Grove Elementary School

Important Events

  • Monday, September 24-28 | Book Fair at North Grove
  • Monday, September 24 | Club Registration Begins
  • Monday, September 24 | Intruder Drill
  • Monday, September 24 | EarlyAct Meeting 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 25 | 4th Grade Field Trip
  • Wednesday, September 26 | Battle of the Books Practice 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 27 | Book Fair Night Event 5:00-6:30 PM
  • Friday, September 28 | MAP and ISEL Scores Sent Home
  • Friday, September 28 | 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • Tuesday, October 2 | After-School Orchestra Begins for 4th Grade
  • Wednesday, October 3 | Running with the Hawks Day at NG
  • Wednesday, October 3 | Club Registration Closes
  • Thursday, October 4 | Running with the Hawks Rain Date at NG
  • Thursday, October 4 | After-School Orchestra Begins for 5th Grade
  • Friday, October 5 | Early Dismissal Day 1:00 PM

Intruder Drill
As part of our yearly planned drills, Monday, September 24 is the planned Intruder Drill for our school. These drills are done in conjunction with our District Safety & Security Team and the Sycamore Police Department. At our scheduled time, we will conduct our drill in accordance with the training that we have given our students and staff. If you have any questions regarding
this drill, please contact School Resource Officer Hooper at RHooper@syc427.org or call him at Sycamore High School: 815-899-8160.

Video link to the book we use in the classroom to talk about ALICE: https://youtu.be/KKRS7shr3qs

North Grove Activity Clubs
The North Grove Activity Clubs are back once again. Registration materials were sent home with all students on Friday. Club registration opens on Monday morning. Please note that the clubs have a history of filling up very quickly. If you need additional copies of the club paperwork you can print from the links below. Thank you to our North Grove Staff for offering these unique learning opportunities to our students.

Running with the Hawks
Running with the Hawks is a fun fitness based fundraiser that has become a tradition at North Grove. The students work as a team to complete as many laps as possible during the 15 minute time limit. The students are asked to collect pledges which go directly to our PTO. This money has been used to purchase books, technology, a rock wall, soccer goals, a  playground expansion and more. The students have their pledge sheets and they should start looking for pledges. Online donations have become very popular over the past few years. This is especially helpful for family that live out of town. Click here to access our online donation feature.

We would encourage you to join us as we cheer on our Hawks during this fun event. You can meet us on the field at North Grove just south of the building. Below you will find our running schedule for Running with the Hawks. Click here for an additional copy of the paperwork that was sent home.

Enchanted Forest Book Fair
September 24 – 28
Do you feel like a princess, prince charming, a dragon or even a troll? Come show off your inner fairytale persona on Thursday night as we raise money for classroom books.

Book Fair times will be:

  • Monday 9/24 8:00 – 9:00 AM 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM 3:00 -4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9/25 8:00 – 9:00 AM 11:30 AM– 1:00 PM 3:00 -4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9/26 8:00 – 9:00 AM 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 3:00 -4:00 PM
  • Thursday 9/27 8:00 – 9:00 AM 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 3:00 -4:00 PM
  • NIGHT EVENT: 5:00 – 6:30 PM – Come dressed as a fairytale character
  • Friday 9/28 8:00 – 9:00 AM ONLY

Recess Supervisor Position
We are currently looking for someone to work at North Grove during the lunch hours. We need a positive person who can multi-task and connect with students as they supervise recess. This is a daily position from 11:20 AM to 1:20 PM. The job duties would include monitoring allergy needs, supervising the students during recess, managing a large group of students at once, and
working in collaboration with the other recess staff. If you are interested in this position please click here to apply and contact Mr. Janisch. RJanisch@syc427.org.

Spartan Food Pantry
Sycamore School District is partnering with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to provide Sycamore families with a seasonal mobile food pantry. This pantry is open on September 21 from 3:30-5:30 PM at West Elementary School. Any district family can participate in this mobile pantry. Please feel free to bring boxes and bags to make your shopping experience run smoothly. We will have back up boxes and bags if needed. Click here for more information.

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