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Character Counts Food Drive
Kids Care Food Drive to benefit local food pantry
 October 16 - 20, 2017
October 16th - 20th, the students of D34, OLPH and D30 are coming together in conjunction with Character Counts week, to collect food items to be donated to the Northfield Township Food Pantry. Drop boxes will be located in each school.

Items of great need are: pancake mix and syrup, pasta sauce, juice/juice boxes, coffee, tea, kid’s snacks/snack packs, cookies, crackers, macaroni & cheese, instant mashed potatoes, peanut butter, jelly, paper products, cereal, oatmeal, canned spaghetti, ravioli, chili, and corned beef hash. (Please check expiration dates.)

Pleasant Ridge Encore Team Fall Conferences

In addition to scheduled conferences during the day on Friday, October 20th, Encore teachers will be available at the following dates and times:

  • DeWanna Adesuyi-Dada- 10/17, 10/18, 10/19 at 2:45pm-3:45pm
  • Elissa Astorino- 10/9-10/25 7:30-8 am.
  • Rachel Atlas- Thursday, October 19th 2:30-3:30 pm
  • Julie Clarke- Thursday, October 26th 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Mike Collins-Dowden- 10/16, 10/17, 10/19, & 10/20 - 7:15-8:00am
  • Pat Hoeft, Kate Grubba and Troy Cutler - October 17th, 18th, and 19th from 7-8am
  • Roxanne Kieme- Wednesday, 10/11 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm, and Wednesday, 11/1 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm.
  • Katie Konieczka-Thursday, October 19th from 2:45-5:45pm
  • Esther Storrie- Tuesday, October 10th from 2:30 - 4:00 pm, Monday, October 16th from 2:30 - 4:00
Illinois Text Messaging and Cell Phone Laws
In school zones, it is a statewide law that unless the vehicle is parked in a parking space, or a handsfree device is used, drivers may not operate cell phones. This applies to buses as well as any other vehicles operating within the school zone. Fines for violation of Illinois cell phone law start at $75. Illinoisʼs cell phone and texting laws are considered “primary” laws. A primary law means that an officer can pull you over for the offense without having to witness some other violation. PLEASE DO NOT TALK OR TEXT IN THE PLEASANT RIDGE SCHOOL ZONE. IT IS FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS.