5th Grade Cultural Arts

5th Grade Cultural Arts

5th Grade Cultural Arts

5th Grade Cultural Arts

5th Grade Cultural Arts

5th Grade Cultural Arts



We are excited to share that our students are now able to use text messaging to reach out for help for themselves or friends at any time of day or night. Text-a-Tip allows students to find anonymous, immediate help if they are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, depression, difficult family situations, bullying, or any of the many challenges they face today. Text-A-Tip is staffed with local counselors provided by LEAD (Linking Efforts Against Drugs), a non-profit organization focused on promoting healthy family relationships and preventing alcohol and drug use and other risky behaviors by youth.

For additional information about Text-A-Tip, please click here.

Interscholastic Sports Tryout Information

The information below pertains to our interscholastic sports program. As a reminder, our student athletes must provide a medical release before participation. The Medical Release Form and Basketball Letter are posted below. Medical Release Form
Basketball Tryout Letter

Sport and Tryout Dates
7th Grade Girls’ Basketball:  October 24-26
8th Grade Girls’ Basketball:  October 24, 25, 27
7th and 8th Grade Boys' Basketball:  October 24, 26, 27

Fifth Grade Cultural Arts Program

Carlos Bendfeldt, Executive Director of the Glencoe Academy of Music (www.glencoeacademyofmusic.com), will perform for the 5th Graders on Wednesday, October 26th.  His guitar duo will be performing a mix of Brazilian music, classical guitar and rock.  This performance has been generously donated by the Glencoe Academy of Music.

Vision and Hearing Screening

The vision and hearing screening for all sixth and eighth graders will be on October 27 and 28.  The State of Illinois requires written notification that states, “Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor.  Your child is not required to undergo this vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months.”  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our school nurse, Mrs. Ross.

Halloween Costume Guidelines

Attention Parents:  Please review the following Halloween guidelines with your children below before selecting a costume.

1.  Students should come to school dressed in their costumes
2. All costumes should follow the school rules
3. Costumes should not include blood, gore, weapons, or violence
4. No political figures
5. Masks should not be worn at school
6. If dying or coloring hair, it should be done at home.  Spray cans should not be brought to school
7. Make-up must be applied at home
8. No provocative attire is to be worn

As a reminder, it is important for our students to celebrate Halloween in a respectful and safe manner.  Please discuss with your child appropriate and inappropriate behavior while Trick-or-Treating.

Bring Your Own Device

Our “Bring Your Own Device” program during the 2016-2017 school year is for students in grades 5 and 6.  As a reminder, students in these grades are able to bring a laptop computer or a tablet to school to use for educational purposes only.  Please remember that this program is optional and students are NOT required to purchase a device.  If a student wishes to participate, he or she and a parent must sign a permission slip.  For students in grade 6, if a permission slip was already signed, a new one is not necessary.  Permission slips can be found below and returned to the Central School office. 

Permission Slips

Safety Reminder

Please remind your child with the following safety tips as they walk/bike to and from school:

- Continue to look both ways when crossing at the intersection until you finished crossing
- Walk your bike while crossing at the intersection
- Do not talk or text on the cell phone while crossing at the intersection
- Be careful when crossing at driveways
- Do not run, chase, push near and on the street

Traffic Procedures

Morning Drop-Off Procedures:
•  On Greenwood Avenue, form one car line on the right side and remain in this line until your child exits the vehicle. 
•  Once in front of Central School, all children should exit on the right side of the vehicle.
•  Students can be dropped off at any point along the front of Central School, regardless of the door students use to enter the building. 
•  Do not drop-off on South Avenue between Greenwood Avenue and Grove Street
•  Vehicles should enter the left lane and proceed south on Greenwood Avenue when departing.
•  Do not use or block the fire lane or leave cars unattended.

Afternoon Pickup Procedures:
•  When picking up children from Central School, use the right lane only on Greenwood Avenue.
•  Move your car as far south as possible on Greenwood Avenue when waiting for your child.
•  As the car in front of you moves forward or enters the exit lane, pull forward to keep the pickup line moving as far south as possible. 
•  Use the left lane only for exiting the area.
•  Do not park your vehicle on Hazel Avenue. 
•  When waiting for your child to exit the school building, do not block crosswalks or local driveways.
•  Do not use or block the fire lane or leave your car unattended.

Alternatives to Consider:
•  If possible, have your child walk to school.
•  Identify an alternative location that is not directly in front of Central School to drop off or pick up your child.
•  If possible, avoid turning south on Greenwood off of Hazel, as this creates difficulty entering the drop off/pick up lane. 

Service Animals

This school year, two service dogs will be supporting members of our Central School community. Each dog has undergone extensive training to meet the specific needs related to the student whom they support. Service dogs are recognized as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should you have any questions please contact Valerie Lamberti (lambertv@glencoeschools.org), Director of Pupil Services.

An Overview of 5th Grade

Welcome to Central School!  Below, please find a document that identifies many of the characteristics unique to 5th grade.  Please spend a bit of time reviewing this information. 

5th Grade Information