Veterans Day Assembly

Forest Glen would like to recognize our veterans as part of the Veteran’s Day assembly on Friday, November 10. If any Forest Glen student has a neighbor, friend of the family, or relative that is a veteran of the armed forces and lives in the area we would love to have the opportunity to recognize them for their service.

Please complete this form and return it to school by Monday, November 6 so we can finalize plans for the day.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

It's right around the corner!! The PTA's 2017 Book Fair will be held on November 15th (8:30am-6pm) and 16th (8:30am-8pm) in the Old Gym. 

Parents, we need volunteers to help make the event a success! Sign up online now

Get a head start on holiday shopping! Do you know a Wonder Woman or Cubs fan? We've got you covered! How about a "Wimpy Kid" enthusiast, history buff, or even a mermaid wanna-be? Have we got a "tail" for you?! So get a jump on your Holiday Sharing list AND pick out something nice for one of our invaluable teachers for a holiday or year-end gift while supporting our school.

Help Protest the Five Corners Gas Station, 10/19, 4pm

We continue to fight in court to stop the 12-pump gas station proposed at Five Corners.

Show your support at a protest at Five Corners this Thursday, 10/19 at 4pm.

We can still stop this from going in by our school!!!! This past Friday, the court decided to give a final opportunity to Protect Glen Ellyn to amend the legal complaint. 

We need your help - donate today at, and bring your family out to the protest this week!


5th Grade T-Shirt Order Forms Due 10/18

Fifth Grade T-Shirts/Party Update

Fifth grade is a special time and your children have anticipated being the "big kid on campus" for some time. As the leaders of Forest Glen they receive special privileges in the form of t-shirts designed for them and worn throughout the year to unify the graduating class. Additionally, they are treated to an off-site end-of-year party that takes place sometime in May (date TBD) to honor and recognize all their hard work. In return, we ask that each family contribute $20 to offset some of the costs associated with these activities.

Payment can be made by sending $20 cash or check (payable to Forest Glen PTA) along with your child's name and desired t-shirt size using the form sent home last week in backpack mail. Forms/payment is due no later than this Wednesday, 10/18. We look forward to an exciting year ahead!

Order Form

Your 5th Grade Party Co-Chairs,
Maria Lewison, Deb DiCosola, Sophy Dempsey, Karie Cronan

Stacy's Corner 24/7 Gas Station Update


The case is set for status on September 18, 2017 in Courtroom 2007 at 9am before Judge Bonnie Wheaton. The case number is 17CH000780. The Complaint, brought under Illinois Compiled Statutes IL 65 ILCS 5/11-13- 15, is seeking declaratory and injunctive relief to affirm the Plaintiff’s real property and due process rights, and to enforce the Village of Glen Ellyn’s Zoning Ordinance against itself.  They believe the proposed development at 825 N. Main Street violates the Village’s Zoning Ordinance, which is intended to protect the health, safety and well-being of its residents.  

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The Forest Glen PTA called a special meeting of our members on April 21st to conduct a vote of our PTA taking a stance for or against the proposed 12 pump 24/7 gas station at 5 Corners. 

The Forest Glen PTA has voted to officially oppose the sale of the property at 825 N. Main Street (empty lot at 5 corners) to be developed as gas station and is urging the Glen Ellyn Village Trustees to reconsider the previous allowance of a special use permit to True North. The development of a gas station at this location is in direct conflict with the Illinois PTA Legislative platform sections 9a (environment), 10a (health), and 12a (safety). 

Per the Illinois PTA Legislative Platform:

9. ENVIRONMENT a. Improved legislation that will set and enforce standards and appropriate funds that are adequate to control air, water and noise pollution, and other environmental deterioration within the state. 

The gas station will cause runoff and drainage to neighborhood homes. There will be the destruction of numerous trees and building on potential wetlands.

 10. HEALTH a. Adequate legislative and/or financial support to improve the health of children and youth. 

Forest Glen Elementary will be less than 500 feet from the proposed station. Federal school-siting guidelines advise against schools being close to gas stations. Studies have found that despite the health and safety guidelines that must be followed, gas stations can still pose a significant health risk to neighbors and especially to children. There are higher levels of benzene and hexane in areas around gas stations than compared to the levels of these gasoline related pollutants caused by normal automobile traffic. There is an increased cancer risk from benzene, a chemical found in gasoline and proven to cause cancer in humans. 

12. SAFETY a. Improvement and enforcement of safety laws, and of highway and traffic laws, to protect children and youth.

While the Village redeveloped the intersection at Five-Corners within recent years to alleviate the traffic congestion, this intersection is still a dangerous intersection. The addition of the gas station at the corner will pose new challenges and dangers for our children. To our knowledge, the Village, itself, has not conducted a comprehensive traffic study and is relying on a study completed by True North that an independent reviewer has seen. 

Additional points to consider: 

  • Why has the Village's Environmental Commission not reviewed the proposal? Their mission states that "The Commission also reviews Village ordinances and contracts where they have an environmental impact, in order to suggest areas of improvement."
  • Forest Glen School has an open air system, meaning all air circulated throughout the school comes from the outside. 
  • Forest Glen School has over 600 students (including District 41's over 160 preschoolers aged 3-5) and 90 staff.
  • Was the traffic study inclusive to make a determination on how traffic would effect Forest Glen School?
  • Forest Glen School does not have a crossing guard during peak midday traffic (11am - 12:30pm) when over 160 preschoolers and approximately 100 kindergarteners are being dismissed and entering school.

Thank you for taking our concerns into consideration and we urge the Village Trustees to reconsider the property at 825 N. Main Street from being developed as a gas station


Melissa DeMarco & Sarah Tuscher

Co-Presidents, Forest Glen PTA