Each year, students and community members donate money to a charity through the annual Glenview New Church School This year's charity is Glenview's Grove National Historic Landmark, and GNCS students will ride bike laps on Sunday, Sept. 23 to raise money for the outdoor history and nature museum.
"I love this school because we do whole school events which involve preschoolers through eighth graders," said Phil Parker, a teacher at GNCS. “In each of these events it’s fun to see the camaraderie, the friendship and support develop among the different grade levels. I’m pleased to see the kids work so hard to raise money for a charity.”
During the bike-a-thon, students will ride their bicycles around the block as many times as they can for one hour. Some donors choose to pledge an amount per lap, which is an incentive for the kids to ride as many laps as possible.
This year the students are raising money for The Grove’s “Be a Buddy” program. Students visited behind the scenes at The Grove to learn about the animals they will be sponsoring. The fifth through eighth graders will also visit the morning commuters at the Glenview Train Station a few days before the bike-a-thon to raise awareness about their cause and ask for donations.
“I’m grateful we are able to raise as much money as we do with so much help from the Glenview commuters as well as local church members and school supporters," Parker said.
About the Glenview New Church School
The Glenview New Church School is a small private elementary school offering education preschool through 8th grade. The school is tucked away in a safe, residential neighborhood on a 15-acre campus. Small class sizes and outdoor education with a community service focus are distinctive features of this school. To learn more about the school or schedule an educational consultation call Laurie Volocyk at 847-724-0057 ext. 10 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org