Weekly Updates and articles from the open arms director

Hello Everyone!  So much happens here throughout the week and so many people care about our school so deeply.  We are blessed with new adventures everyday and we are so thankful to God for each new day we get!  Here you will find Ms. Jessy's weekly updates about things going on around the building and in the classrooms!

7/30/21 Update

- The new fence and gate were installed.  We needed higher fencing along the river and added a gate (photo) to the west side of the playground for added safety! The last bolt was put in place on Monday the 26th!

-Best Wishes: Wednesday and Friday were Ms. Olivia's and Ms. Jennifer's last day, Ms. Olivia and Ms. Jennifer have been Assistants in the Baby classrooms, Ms. Olivia is going off to college in California and we wish to her many blessings as she continues her education and life journey. Ms. Jennifer (Olivia's Mom) is taking some time to help her move out there and transition for such a big step in their lives.

-Grill Night:  We had such an amazing Grill night on Thursday the 22nd with over 120 people present!  We are planning another Grill Night on Friday, August 20th so mark your calendars!

-As we near the end of the summer, if you do not plan to return for the school year, please notify Ms. Jessy on your child's last day and remember to turn in your key fobs or a $10 replacement fee (per fob) will show on your account.  


8/6/21 Update

- New 2s Teacher: Ms. Samantha Bahena Fitz (currently our Kindergarten Assistant) has accepted the position of Lead teacher of the Tiger Lily 2s Classroom!  We are so excited to support Ms. Sam during this exciting time!

- Backpack Blessing: We are collecting donations of School supplies and backpacks to send to needy families in the surrounding areas.  Please see the flyers around the school for the list of supplies and have the supplies dropped off in the building by Sunday August 15th so we can bless the backpacks in church before we send them out. 

-Grill Night: Mark your calendars for Friday August 20th from 5 to 7pm.  Last call for food will be at 6:30pm. 

-Water Slide: One more waterslide day!  Since the children loved it so much we have decided to do one more waterslide day for the upstairs classes.  Remember to bring their swim suits on Tuesday August 10th!

8/20/21 Update

Reminder that Grill night is tonight from 5-7pm! Please join us for hot dogs and brats as we celebrate the start of a new school year!


Parent Orientation is upon us. August 25th at 6pm join us for a night of meeting the teachers! Can't wait to see you all!



8/27/21 Update

It's been a wonderful second week of school here at Open Arms! We are all falling into our routines and enjoying learning and playing with our friends! :)


Wednesday we had Parent Orientation night. If you missed it please feel free to email Mrs. Hannah Dunn at oaad@openarmsglenview.org or your child's teacher to gather more information about curriculum and different things going on around the school!


Just a quick side note: If there are any parents that know of a storm drainage engineer please send them our way. You can email Mrs. Dunn at oaad@openarmsglenview.org or Ms. Kathy at kgerken@immanuelglenview.org. We are looking to get our flooding issue under control and the Village of Glenview wants us to have a storm drainage engineer design a plan before we can move forward. Thank you in advance. 

9/3/21

Again if there are any parents that know of a storm drainage engineer please send them our way. You can email Mrs. Dunn at oaad@openarmsglenview.org or Ms. Kathy at kgerken@immanuelglenview.org. We are looking to get our flooding issue under control and the Village of Glenview wants us to have a storm drainage engineer design a plan before we can move forward. Thank you in advance. 


Reminder that Monday September 6th is Labor Day. Our facility is closed.


Have a great weekend!