Community Collaboration: November 20 Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Today, the entire state of Illinois moves to Tier 3, with mitigation requirements that limit gatherings and encourage people to stay home to the greatest extent possible. We support this move, as the data shows that COVID-19 cases in our community continue to increase exponentially.
Of particular concern are the upcoming holidays. You can see that COVID-19 cases throughout the township spiked just after Halloween. We strongly encourage all of you who live and work in our community to follow the advice of state and local health officials to avoid travel and limit gatherings to those in your household.
All members of the Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Response task force are committed to doing whatever is necessary to protect the health and safety of all of our citizens. Please visit our website to find the link to the websites of each of our organizations to see how we are changing our operations. You’ll also find information and resources for support.
Become a COVID Safety Ambassador
Northshore University HealthSystem reports an increase in hospitalizations due to COVID-19. The healthcare workers on the frontlines in our community need our support, and action. Join all of us in becoming a COVID-19 Safety Ambassador. Sign the COVID Safety Promise, and share the message with your friends and family on social media and in text and emails — you can find GIFs and graphics in the COVID Safety Toolkit.
Eat & Shop Local
We recognize the challenges that these restrictions place on our citizens — and our businesses. These businesses always step up to support PTA fundraisers and community events. Now they need our support. Choose local businesses whenever you have an opportunity to order food and to purchase gifts, goods and services. Visit the chambers of commerce for business directories and special deals:
Good News Stories
GBS debuts “Compassion Art Gallery”
The idea to have a gallery around the word ‘Compassion’ was inspired by students and how they have viewed the year 2020.
Glenbrook South High School senior Maria Manousselis said, “There’s just been so many ups and downs so what we wanted to do was focus on the good of humanity in general. Just to take attention away from all the bad things that happened during 2020 and focus on the good things that humanity has done.”
Around 45 pieces are on display at the GBS Art Gallery as well as online. It features drawings, paintings, photography and sculptures.
‘Compassion’ features artwork done by students in NAHS. ‘Compassion’ will be on display until students leave for winter break on December 18.
Mr. Yanai’s 4th grade class at Meadowbrook School in Northbrook made pictures and cards for the military stationed at Great Lakes, for people in nursing homes, and for patients in the hospital. Lake Forest Northwestern Hospital nurses display some of the greetings they received and posted on the Covid units in patients’ rooms and nursing areas. “The children brought so much sunshine to the hospital!!!” they replied.
District 30 students honored veterans with thank you cards and pictures on Veterans Day, November 11. They mailed their greetings to some of our local veterans. #d30learns
Smart and tough cookies deserve COOKIES! On November 17 and 18, in honor of American Education Week (November 16-20), District 30’s grateful administrators presented all of our amazing staff members with a special “grab-and-go” breakfast and cookies and milk in the afternoon. Pictured with the Cookie Monster cut-out are Maple School Principal Sam Kurtz and Assistant Principal Betty Holzkopf.
Sew Masks for Good
Patrons picked up kits provided by the Glenview Public Library to sew cloth masks for donation to local non-profit groups. So far, 18 hand-sewn masks have been returned and are ready for donation. Interested in using your sewing skills for good? Request your mask kit online, by calling the Library at 847-729-7500.
It’s the month of giving and GBN’s ‘Future Educators of America’ students spent time before the adaptive pause to make 120 Thanksgiving activity packets for ALL Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 Willowbrook Kindergarten students! Each packet has non-screen activities inside #GBNNow #D225Now
District 30 kindergarten kids are thankful for their teachers and support staff!