Hawk Highlight: October 11, 2021

Important Events

  • Monday, October 11 - Friday, October 15 | Book Fair at NG
  • Monday, October 11 | PTO Meeting 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 12 | Board of Education Meeting at NG 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 13 | Wear Orange Day for Collaboration
  • Wednesday, October 13 | Battle of the Books Practice 3:30-4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, October 13 | Sycamore Food Pantry Open 4:30-6:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 14 | Running with the Hawks Running Day
    • 9:45 - 10:25 AM — 1st
    • 10:30 - 11:10 AM — 5th
    • 11:10 - 11:50 AM — 3rd
    • 12:30 - 1:10 PM — 2nd
    • 1:15 - 1:55 PM — K
    • 2:00 - 2:40 PM — 4th
  • Friday, October 15 | Picture Day at NG
  • Monday, October 18 | Kindergarten Field Trip (Ackmann and Dyer)
  • Monday, October 18 | EarlyAct Meeting 3:30 PM
  • Monday, October 18 | Battle of the Books Competition 5:45 PM at SMS
  • Tuesday, October 19 | 1st Grade Field Trip
  • Friday, October 22 | Kindergarten Field Trip (Hardesty and Lockhart)

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Running with the Hawks (RWTH)

Running with the Hawks will take place on Thursday of this week. Our teams will compete in a timed relay race during their scheduled time below. We hope to see many of our North Grove families at this fun event. After our run this week, students can begin collecting their pledge money. The funds collected from RWTH go directly to our PTO and they help support our school activities and teacher requests. Please click here to make an online donation. All donations are due by Friday, November 5.

Running with the Hawks Timeline

  • October 14
    • Running with the Hawks Running Day
      • 9:45 - 10:25 AM — 1st
      • 10:30 - 11:10 AM — 5th
      • 11:10 - 11:50 AM — 3rd
      • 12:30 - 1:10 PM — 2nd
      • 1:15 - 1:55 PM — K
      • 2:00 - 2:40 PM — 4th
    • Running with the Hawks Lap sheets go home
  • November 5
    • Money and Pledge Sheets Due

North Grove Book Fair (October 11-15)

We are excited to have our Book Fair back in person this year at North Grove. We will have hours each morning and afternoon for families to shop. Please see the hours of operation listed below.

  • Monday, October 11 | 8:30-9:00 AM and 3:30-4:15 PM
  • Tuesday, October 12 | 8:30-9:00 AM and 3:30-4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, October 13 | 8:30-9:00 AM and 3:30-4:15 PM
  • Thursday, October 14 | 8:30-9:15 AM and 3:30-4:15 PM
  • Friday, October 15 | 8:30-9:00 AM 

Everyone attending the book fair should enter and exit through the library doors and not the main office.

School Picture Day | Friday, October 15

Practice your smile, brush your hair and dress to impress on Friday, October 15 for our school picture day. Picture forms will be sent home this week and you can order online.

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Order code: 62058FA

Volunteers and Visitors at Sycamore Elementary Schools

In an effort to maintain the safest learning environment possible for our students and staff we will be limiting the number of visitors and volunteers to the building at this time. As part of this commitment, we will be requiring all visitors who enter the building past the office during the school day to be vaccinated. We will also only be allowing volunteers at school activities who are vaccinated. If you are asked to be a volunteer or a visitor at our building please know that you will have to submit proof of your vaccination status to the office prior to entering the building or volunteering at the event. 


  • Late start on every Thursday
    • Start Time: 9:30 AM
    • Students can be dropped off starting at 9:15 AM
  • Dismissal: 3:30 PM
  • If you have a COVID symptom in your household, please do not send any of your students to school. Simply call the office in the morning and we will give you your options for your children to return to school.
    • Remember that we have the ability to rapid test students here at school. Please know that we are happy to provide that service to your family when needed. 
  • Masking 
    • Please make sure your child has a well fitted mask that covers their mouth and nose throughout the day.
  • Birthday Treats- Birthdays are sweet, but we are asking that parents not send in birthday treats for the class at this time.

School Year Calendar

Important PTO Event Dates

Please consider becoming active on our North Grove PTO this year. Attached you will find a list of important dates for our PTO events. Please take a moment to enter these dates into your calendars. PTO/School Events.

Additionally, please join us for our next PTO meeting which is Monday, October 11 at 8:00 PM. We will meet in the cafeteria at North Grove and all are welcome!

PTO/School Events

Daily Self Certification

Please call the school office if your student is feeling ill, and be prepared to answer a few questions that will help us quickly and efficiently evaluate your child so that we can provide you information based on the latest recommended guidelines. It is imperative that if your student is experiencing ANY of the following symptoms, your student should stay home from school and any extracurricular activities outside the home.

  • Temperature of 100.4 (or greater) degrees fahrenheit/38 degrees Celsius;
  • Cough;
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
  • Chills;
  • Fatigue;
  • Muscle and body aches;
  • Moderate to severe headache;
  • Sore throat;
  • New loss of taste or smell;
  • Vomiting;
  • Diarrhea; or
  • Any other COVID-19 symptoms identified by the CDC or IDPH.

We know that things may look a little different this year and we are committed to keeping you informed on the changes that are taking place. Here is an overview of what your student can expect if they come to the Health Office with any of the symptoms listed above:

  • The student will be brought to the health office where the nurse or their designee will quickly evaluate the student’s condition. 
  • If it is determined that they are experiencing any COVID like symptoms the student will be escorted to a designated and supervised isolation area. 
  • The school Nurse will notify the parent/guardian and walk them through the process of what is required for the student to return to school. 
  • Sick students should be safely transported home by parent or guardian as soon as possible.
  • Siblings/household members of the symptomatic student may also be sent home.
  • Students will be expected to remain home from school and any extracurricular activities until cleared to return by the school nurse.

Box Tops Update

Good news! No more clipping Box Tops to participate in the Box Top Program. All you need to do is download the all new Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, and then scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit the earnings to North Grove online. Twice a year, North Grove’s PTO will receive a check and use that money to help our school. 

Spirit Wear

If you want to purchase some North Grove spirit wear please check out our new online shop. Please use the link below to check out all of our new products. Delivery usually takes about a week.

Spirit Wear Shop

Spartan Food Pantry Open Wednesday!

The Spartan Food Pantry is excited to welcome guests to shop every other week on Wednesdays. On Wednesday, October 13 patrons can collect food at the District Warehouse on 520 N. Maple Street, Sycamore. Pantry patrons are in-person shopping! Please bring a mask. The pantry hours are 4:30 - 6:00 PM. The Pantry is open to any family that has a student attending a Sycamore School.  

The pantry offers frozen foods, fresh produce, cereal, canned goods, snacks, treats, and much more. Sycamore School District families can come to the pantry every time it is open. Park in the lot next to the warehouse, come on in the front door, and a volunteer will guide you from there.

Community members can now volunteer at the pantry! If you or your organization want to help out, please email spartanfoodpantry@syc427.org for more information. 

Twitter and Facebook

Follow North Grove on Twitter for updates, videos and pictures of events taking place at school.  Search NorthGrove1 on Twitter to find us. You can also find our North Grove PTO page on Facebook by friending North Grove PTO.