NOVEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER
ON YOUR MARK...GET SET...CLUCK!
GJHP'S 2ND ANNUAL
THANKSGIVING FUN RUN

Saturday, November 20, 2021
Check-In at 7:30am | Race at 8:00am
Starting & Ending at Central School

$15 per person | Open to All!
Register by Oct 30 to get a race t-shirt!


It’s the 2nd Annual GJHP Thanksgiving Fun Run, but this time we are doing it in person together! So lace up your shoes, find your best turkey outfit and hit the streets of Glencoe in our 5K. Run or walk just don’t get your feathers ruffled. Open to all!
 
A race t-shirt is only guaranteed if you sign-up by the October 30th Early Bird Deadline!
 
We will be collecting items on-site for Cradles to Crayons, helping children have the essentials they need to thrive! For donation guidelines visit their website HERE.

Visit gjhp.org/fun-run for details and email michelle@gjhp.org with questions!
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
OUTDOOR
MOVIE NIGHT
SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

Friday, November 5
Doors open 6:30pm | Movie 7pm-9pm
at Central School Track

Open to 5th-8th Graders Only!
$10 in advance | $15 at the door

Bring your blankets to watch a movie under the stars! Doors will open at 6:30pm for seats & snacks. Movie will start promptly at 7pm!
Tickets are $10 in advance (by Nov 4 at 5pm) or $15 at the door. Includes individual movie snack and a bottle of water.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
PUMPKIN SMASH
SMASH IT, DON'T TRASH IT!

Saturday, November 6, 10am-12pm

Glencoe Community Garden
380 Old Green Bay Road

FREE! Open to 5th-8th Graders & Families!


Green Your Halloween and bring your pumpkins to compost at the Glencoe Community Garden! Leave your hammers at home, all smashing tools will be provided!

Presented In partnership with the Glencoe Community Garden and our 6th Graders!
Email michelle@gjhp.org with any questions.
SORT DONATIONS FOR
CRADLES TO CRAYONS

Sunday, November 7, 1:30-3:30

The Giving Factory
Cradles to Crayons Warehouse
4141 W. George in Chicago

Free and Open to
5th-8th Graders & Families*


Inspect and sort donations for Cradles to Crayons to distribute to children in need. Help every child feel safe, warm, valued & ready to learn. This is a great way to connect with the community and make a difference while having fun!

*IMPORTANT: GJHP will not be providing transportation to or from Cradles to Crayons! Parents must coordinate transportation for their own students. All participants must be checked in & out by a parent or designated adult. Masks will be required at all times. Limited parking onsite. Up to 30 participants only. Contact Michelle with any questions!
PACK LUNCHES OF HOPE FOR
DEBORAH’S PLACE

Saturday, November 13
10am-12pm at GYS

Open to 5th-8th Graders!


Help pack lunches to make a difference in the lives of homeless women! Now in its 35th year, Deborah’s Place serves more than 500 women annually in the hopes that once a woman comes there, she will never be homeless again.

Learn more about the organization HERE.

Please email Michelle with any questions.
THANKSGIVING
SNAP DINNER

Tuesday, November 16
3:30-5:30: Meal Prep & Movie in the Oasis
6-8:30: Food & Festivities at GYS

$10 FEE | REGISTER NOW!

Thanksgiving hits early as we prepare a special holiday SNAP dinner for our friends in the Special Needs Adult Program.

Meal prep will begin at 3:30pm in the Oasis, followed by a movie. Then the party will move to Glencoe Youth Services for Thanksgiving food and festivities with our friends from SNAP and GYS.

Email michelle@gjhp.org with questions.
GRANT HOLIDAY WISHES OF A CHILD IN NEED!
SECRET SNOWMAN

This holiday season District 35 & GJHP are working together to support families in need from Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy in Chicago. Students are writing letters to their “Secret Snowman" introducing themselves and listing a few special wish items. Please help support a child by granting their wishes!

All gifts are valued at approximately $25 total per sponsored child. Gifts must be dropped off to Central School by Dec 6. GJHP will deliver to Chavez on Dec 14.
Sign up to sponsor a child HERE! Read more about the program HERE! 

Visit gjhp.org/snowman and email michelle@gjhp.org with questions!
Stay tuned for details about the following District 35
programs coming in early November 2021:
* Halloween Candy Collection *
* Cradles to Crayons Drive *
STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD
Next Meeting: Friday, November 5 at 7:30am in the Oasis
Bored? Then join the Board!

It’s not too late to join the SAB! We need your input for some amazing upcoming events like Skate Night, Thanksgiving Fun Run, our monthly themed SNAP Dinners, and more.
If you have questions, or would like to join, please email michelle@gjhp.org.
If you have any questions about GJHP programs or events
please email contact@gjhp.org.
GJHP MISSION STATEMENT
The Glencoe Junior High Project (GJHP) is a parent-led, non-profit organization that has sought to engage Glencoe middle school students into the community since 1973. In order to carry out our mission of fostering socially aware, civic-minded and community-oriented individuals, we offer Glencoe 5th-8th grade students opportunities to volunteer in their community, attend social activities and events, perform on stage, as well as access to a youth drop-in center in Glencoe's Central School.