Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of Sept. 26

Announcements

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Glen Haven Beautification Day! Check out some pics on our Facebook page.  (Be sure to like us too!)

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK! Please click here to fill out our short (I promise!) survey and tell us what you would like to see the PTA doing.  Please forward the link to your friends who might not be active in the PTA!  Want to fill it out in Spanish? Head here.

T-SHIRT DEADLINE EXTENDED! The deadline for buying Glen Haven T-Shirts has been extended through Thursday (We will be selling at Academic Night!) Email me at gaylejhope@gmail.com for a form.

Send your child in with some pocket money next week for our Scholastic Book Fair!(Your child’s favorite time of year!)  We will be selling books during the day on Sept. 28 and 29 and then during Academic Night on the 29th. You can shop online from through 10/6.  Share the link with friends and grandparents! http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3608932

This Week:

  • Monday: Score High! Wear a sports team shirt or shirt with numbers on it!
  • Tuesday: Silly Sock Day!
  • Wednesday: Sunglasses and Crazy Hair Day! In-school book fair!
  • Thursday: Pajama Day! Academic Night from 6-8.  Stop by the PTA table – be sure to fill out a registration form to join!  Book Fair!
  • Friday: Half Day! (early release at 1:20) Wear college gear or professional attire

A Look Ahead:

  • 10/3-  NO SCHOOL!
  • 10/4-  PTA Meeting (6:30-7:00 Social, 7:00-8:00 Meeting)
  • 10/10-  Columbus Day- Open House for Parents/Guardians
  • 10/12-  NO SCHOOL!
  • 10/14- 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/PBOM On the second or third Friday of the month, Dr. Ennis invites parents into the school to meet and then head into the classrooms to read to their child’s class (or another class that could use a reader).  Dr. Ennis asks parents to arrive at 9:15 for a meet/greet and everyone will head to the classrooms at 9:45 for a dance party.  Interested in joining the fun? Contact Mrs. Jen Lucina at Jennifer_M_Lucina@mcpsmd.org
  • 10/21–  Picture Day!
  • 10/24-Friday, 10/28-  Red Ribbon Week. More info to follow!
  • 10/27-  International Night (6:30-8:30) Celebrate Glen Haven’s diversity at International Night! The school will be look for volunteers to bring in food and participate in the fashion show!  Here’s a fun shot from last year’s International Night.
  • 10/28-  Fall Fest (2:00-3:30)

MISC/Community News

  • Third Grade Parents: Want to learn more about gifted programs for fourth graders?  Head here.  The county will be holding informational meetings in October and the deadline for applying is Nov. 4
  • Fifth Grade Parents: Want to learn more about Middle School magnet programs?  Head here to learn more. Application deadline is Nov. 4; testing will take place on Dec. 3.
  • Montgomery County’s voter registration deadline is Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. Visit: https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration/InstructionsStep1  to confirm that your registration is up to date.

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of Sept. 19

Announcements

WOW! Congratulations Glen Haven ES and Thank you!  Your clothing donations help the PTA raise more than $400!!!!  Thank you to all who donated, Mrs. Fox and Mrs. Caruso who spearheaded and to our volunteers who help load the truck.  Want to see what $400 in donations looks like? Head to Facebook!  Be sure to share with your kids!

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK! Please click here to fill out our short (I promise!) survey and tell us what you would like to see the PTA doing.  Please forward the link to your friends who might not be active in the PTA!  Want to fill it out in Spanish? Head here.

There is still time to sign up for an after school program – we need kids to sign up for Spanish and Basketball, and there is still room in other programs. Head here for more info. Learn more here!

Glen Have ES Beautification Day Next Saturday! Please join us NEXT SATURDAY (Sept. 24) to help clean up the grounds around our school. Kids who participate for at least 20 minutes get 25 EAGLE BUCKS!  More info Below.

We need volunteers for the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair!  Can you help? Sign up here!

Time is running out to buy a Glen Haven t-shirt! Kids and adult crew neck T-shirts are $10 and women’s v-necks are $15. Want more info, email me at gaylejhope@gmail.com or text 703-489-1131.

This Week:

  • Saturday – Glen Haven Beautification Day! 9-11 Please join us for our Fall Sweep the Creek Event.  We will meet at the dead end of Windham Lane by the footbridge (behind Glen Have ES) and work our way back to Glen Haven Park and the School grounds. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Students to participate for at least 20 minutes will be 25 EAGLE BUCKS! (rain or shine event)

A Look Ahead:

  • 9/28 – 9/29 – It’s your child’s favorite time of year!  The school book sale!  You can check out a preview of the books here.  Want to help out? Head here to sign up and volunteer. You can shop online from 9/22 through 10/6.
  • 9/29-  Fall Academic Night (6:00-8:00)
  • 9/30-  Early Release Day– Students Dismissed at 1:20 p.m.
  • 10/3-  NO SCHOOL!
  • 10/4-  PTA Meeting (6:30-7:00 Social, 7:00-8:00 Meeting)
  • 10/10-  Columbus Day- Open House for Parents/Guardians
  • 10/12-  NO SCHOOL!
  • 10/14- 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/PBOM On the second or third Friday of the month, Dr. Ennis invites parents into the school to meet and then head into the classrooms to read to their child’s class (or another class that could use a reader).  Dr. Ennis asks parents to arrive at 9:15 for a meet/greet and everyone will head to the classrooms at 9:45 for a dance party.  Interested in joining the fun? Contact Mrs. Jen Lucina at Jennifer_M_Lucina@mcpsmd.org
  • 10/21–  Picture Day!
  • 10/24-Friday, 10/28-  Red Ribbon Week. More info to follow!
  • 10/27-  International Night (6:30-8:30) Celebrate Glen Haven’s diversity at International Night! The school will be look for volunteers to bring in food and participate in the fashion show!  Here’s a fun shot from last year’s International Night.
  • 10/28-  Fall Fest (2:00-3:30)

MISC/Community News

  • MDOT and MCDOT will be holding a Public Meeting on Sept. 28 to provide info and get public comment on the evaluation of alternatives for Bus Rapid Transit service between Wheaton and Rockville.  The meeting will be held from 6:30-8:30 in the MoCo Executive Office Building.  Learn more here.
  • Looking for some cheap books? The Aspen Hill Library is renovating and needs to sell its stock. The sale starts at 10 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. at 4407 Aspen Hill Road.
  • The County Board of Elections is looking for Election Workers for the 2016 Presidential General Election. Visit www.777vote.org for more info.

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of Sept. 12

FIRST PTA MEETING! TOMORROW NIGHT!  Tuesday, Sept. 13.  Arrive at 6:30 for dinner and socializing.  The meeting will start at 7.  Come by to meet your PTA and learn more about our goals for the year!  Free childcare will be provided by Alphabest. Thanks to Little Caesars Pizza for donating our dinner! 

Announcements

Good News – The Clothing Drive Deadline has been extended through Sept. 13! Clean out your closets and help support our school!  The PTA, Ms. Caruso and Ms Fox are jointly hosting a fundraiser, collecting clothing and small household items for the Unique Thrift Store in Wheaton.  Bring your stuff to the school by September 13 – drop off in Ms. Fox’s room.  The Unique Thrift Store will then donate $ back to the PTA, based on the weight of the clothing and items donated!

We need help loading up the truck with our clothing donations!  If you (or someone you know) will be home on Wednesday afternoon between 12 and 3, we would appreciate your help (and your MUSCLES!)  Email me at gaylejhope@gmail.com or text 703-489-1131.

ATTENTION CERTIFIKID FANS: Use Promo Code GHES at checkout for $5 off a purchase of $30, and the Glen Haven PTA will receive $5! Head to http://www.certifikid.com/ if you aren’t already signed up to get their deals.

Any Amazon Prime Members out there? (Or Amazon fans who aren’t Prime members?) Make your purchases through Amazon Smile and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the PTA.  Help the PTA without lifting a finger!

Is your child in Ms. Vactor, Ms. Bucknor or Ms. Robinson’s class?  We’re still looking for Room Parents!  (And don’t worry – if you planned on being a room parent but haven’t signed up yet, we’re happy to have co-room parents)  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4badae2aa1fe3-room/

We have some exciting after school programs this year – including Karate, Soccer, Basketball, Spanish, Cooking, and Lego Robotics.  Learn more here!

This Week:

  • 9/12- NO SCHOOL!
  • 9/13- Our First PTA Meeting!
  • 9/14 – Clothing Drive Pick Up
  • 9/16 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Principal’s Book of the Month Club: On the second Friday of the month, Dr. Ennis invites parents into the school to meet and then head into the classrooms to read to their child’s class (or another class that could use a reader).  Dr. Ennis asks parents to arrive at 9:15 for a meet/greet and everyone will head to the classrooms at 9:45 for a dance party.  Interested in joining the fun? Contact Mrs. Jen Lucina at Jennifer_M_Lucina@mcpsmd.org

A Look Ahead:

  • 9/28 – 9/29 – It’s your child’s favorite time of year!  The school book sale!  You can check out a preview of the books here.  Volunteer sign up coming soon!
  • 9/29-  Fall Academic Night (6:00-8:00)
  • 9/30-  Early Release Day- Students Dismissed at 1:20 p.m.
  • 10/3-  NO SCHOOL!
  • 10/4-  PTA Meeting (6:30-7:00 Social, 7:00-8:00 Meeting)

Misc/Community News:

  • County Department of Environmental Protection is conducting a survey to help them develop resources to help residents save energy and access clean energy.  Here’s a short survey that they would like people to take by Sept 30th.  Fill out the survey and you can win a sustainability kit! Take the survey now!
  • Celebrate International PARK(ing) Day in Wheaton! The Wheaton Urban District, MCDEP, MCDOT and GreenWheaton will be transforming parking spaces on Reedie and Grandview on Sept. 16 (Friday).  Stop by from 9:30 to 3:30 and enjoy a ‘mini’ County Fair.  They’ll have free ice cream from 11-2 (or until it runs out).  Click here for more info.
  • Have you noticed that there’s Outdoor Seating at Veterans Park by Wheaton Metro? Join Councilmembers Leventhal & Navaro on Sept. 20 at 5:30 to enjoy the new seating.  There will be FREE Ice cream!
  • Interested in the MCPS Parent Academy?  Fall 2016 Parent Academy registration now available.

Weekly Scoop: Week of Sept. 6

Weekly Scoop: Week of Aug. 29

If you haven’t noticed, the Glen Haven Weekly Scoop got a make-over!  We hope you like it!

This week, your Wednesday folder will include a packet of information from the PTA.  Please check it out!  We look forward to seeing everyone at Back to School night! Please stop by our PTA table.

Announcements

Clothing Drive! Clean out your closets and help support our school! (Because Reflex Math is fully funded, this $ will go to support our school!)  The PTA, Ms. Caruso and Ms Fox will be jointly hosting a fundraiser, collecting clothing and small household items for the Unique Thrift Store in Wheaton.  Bring your stuff to the school by September 12 – drop off in Ms. Fox’s room.  The Unique Thrift Store will then donate $ back to the PTA, based on the weight of the clothing and items donated!

ATTENTION CERTIFIKID FANS: Use Promo Code GHES at checkout for $5 off a purchase of $30, and the Glen Haven PTA will receive $5! Head to http://www.certifikid.com/ if you aren’t already signed up to get their deals.

Looking for a way to help in your child’s classroom? Sign up to be a room parent!  (Co-room parents are great too!) http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4badae2aa1fe3-room/

We have some exciting after school programs this year – including Karate, Soccer, Basketball, Spanish, Cooking, and Lego Robotics.  Learn more here!

This Week:

  • 9/5-  NO SCHOOL! Labor Day
  • 9/7-  Back to School Night for PreK- 2nd Grade (6:30-8:00) Stop by our PTA table to learn more and join!
  • 9/8-  Back to School Night for 3rd-5th Grade (6:30-8:00) Stop by our PTA table to learn more and join!

A Look Ahead:

  • 9/12- NO SCHOOL!
  • 9/13- Our First PTA Meeting! Arrive at 6:30 for dinner and socializing.  The meeting will start at 7.  Come by to meet your PTA and learn more about our goals for the year!  Free childcare will be provided by Alphabest.
  • 9/16 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Principal’s Book of the Month Club: On the second Friday of the month, Dr. Ennis invites parents into the school to meet and then head into the classrooms to read to their child’s class (or another class that could use a reader).  Dr. Ennis asks parents to arrive at 9:15 for a meet/greet and everyone will head to the classrooms at 9:45 for a dance party.  Interested in joining the fun? Contact Mrs. Jen Lucina at Jennifer_M_Lucina@mcpsmd.org

Misc/Community News:

  • Does your family make use of Evans Parkway Park? Montgomery County Parks is looking for your feedback.  svy.mk/2bjYhk8 .
  • All MCPS volunteers must complete a child abuse and neglect trainingHead here to complete the training, which takes about a half an hour.  Alternatively, Glen Haven is opening up the computer lab to volunteers who want to complete the training there.  Check out the schedule here.
  • As you may have read, Gov. Hogan has issued an executive order, requiring that MD schools start after Labor Day and end by June 15.  Head here to learn more.  Michael Durso, the president of MoCo’s Board of Education posted a blog about the order, stating that decisions around school calendars should remain local.  Head here to read his blog.

Weekly Scoop: Week of Aug. 29

Happy First Day of School!

Announcements

Way to Go Glen Haven! With all your help (plus the help of our larger community) we were able to raise enough money to bring Reflex Math to Glen Haven.  Kudos to Ms. Caruso and Ms. Fox for spearheading this fundraiser!  I know we are all excited to see Reflex Math in action!

Clothing Drive! Clean out your closets and help support our school! (Because Reflex Math is fully funded, this $ will go to support our school!)  The PTA, Ms. Caruso and Ms Fox will be jointly hosting a fundraiser, collecting clothing and small household items for the Unique Thrift Store in Wheaton.  Bring your stuff to the school by September 12 – drop off in Ms. Fox’s room.  The Unique Thrift Store will then donate $ back to the PTA, based on the weight of the clothing and items donated!

Mabel’s Labels: Make sure your kids’ stuff makes it home by labeling everything!  Buy Mabels Labels AND Help the PTA.  Double Win!  Check it out here

Have you seen our new PTA Logo?  Head to our Facebook Page to check it out!  T-shirts will be on sale at all of our Back to School events!  Thanks to Sonic Promos for creating the logo for us!

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Teacher Breakfast.  Check out photos here

Looking for a way to help in your child’s classroom? Sign up to be a room parent!  (Co-room parents are great too!) http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4badae2aa1fe3-room/

We have some exciting after school programs this year – including Karate, Soccer, Basketball, Spanish, Cooking, and Lego Robotics.  Learn more here!

 

This Week: (the first week is a Spirit Week – it’s like a test to make sure parents are paying attention)

  • 8/29 – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • 8/30 – Pajama Day: Wear your PJs to school! (Kids should wear regular shoes)
  • 8/31 — Hat/Cap Day: Wear a crazy hat to school!
  • 9/1 — Crazy Hair Day: The name says it all!
  • 9/2-  School Spirit Day: Wear your Eagle Gear!

A Look Ahead:

  • 9/5-  NO SCHOOL! Labor Day
  • 9/7-  Back to School Night for PreK- 2nd Grade (6:30-8:00) Stop by our PTA table to learn more and join!
  • 9/8-  Back to School Night for 3rd-5th Grade (6:30-8:00) Stop by our PTA table to learn more and join!
  • 9/12- NO SCHOOL!
  • 9/13- Our First PTA Meeting! Arrive at 6:30 for dinner and socializing.  The meeting will start at 7.  Come by to meet your PTA and learn more about our goals for the year!  Free childcare will be provided by Alphabest.

Misc/Community News:

  • Did you take a first day of school pic? NBC4 Washington and MCPS are looking for your pics! Share it on Twitter or Instagram. #FirstDayFace (tweet @nbcwashington). Or send MCPS a horizontal jpg to pio@mcpsmd.org (including your child’s name, grade level and school – last names will not be published). Or, post your pic to Twitter using #MCPS1stday
  • MCPS Give Back Packs has provided 18,330 students with back packs and school supplies this year, including 200 to Glen Haven!  Check it out!

 

Glen Haven Scoop – Week of Aug. 22, 2016

Welcome Back! Who can believe that we only have one week until school starts?! Welcome to new parents who just joined this list! Each week, you’ll get the Glen Haven Weekly Scoop on Mondays – it’s your BEST source for information about the weeks ahead (if I do say so myself…) Please feel free to share this widely.

Are you following us on Facebook? Be sure to – it’s a great place to keep track of what’s going on at school and with the PTA! https://www.facebook.com/glenhavenpta/

Announcements

Reflex Math: We are excited to support third grade teachers Ms. Caruso and Ms. Fox as they fundraise to bring Reflex Math to the school. What is Reflex Math? It’s a computer game that helps kids improve their math facts. You can help two ways – do either or both!

* Donate $ to the Cause: Head over to their Donors Choose page (it’s like GoFundMe for teachers) and make a donation.
* Donate Clothing to the Cause: Clean out your closets and help bring Reflex Math to our school at the same time! The PTA, Ms. Caruso and Ms Fox will be jointly hosting a fundraiser, collecting clothing and small household items for the Unique Thrift Store in Wheaton. Bring your stuff to the school by September 12. The Unique Thrift Store will then donate $ back to the PTA, based on the weight of the clothing and items donated!

Mabel’s Labels: Make sure your kids’ stuff makes it home by labeling everything! Buy Mabel’s Labels AND Help the PTA. Double Win! Check it out here.

Want to see the 2016-2017 school calendar? It’s up on our website! http://ghespta.org/events/calendar/

We have some exciting after school programs this year – including Karate, Soccer, Basketball, Spanish, Cooking, and Lego Robotics. Learn more here!

This Week

Thursday: Teacher Breakfast! We need your help with the upcoming Back to School breakfast for our teachers and staff. Click here to volunteer to donate a food item, item for our teacher giveaway – or sign up to help with the event.
Friday: Open House and PTA Ice Cream Social from 1-3. Head over to Glen Haven to meet your teachers and stop by the PTA table to become a member, get some ice cream.

A Look Ahead

8/29 – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
8/30 – Pajama Day: Wear your PJs to school!
8/31 – Hat/Cap Day: Wear a crazy hat to school!
9/1 – Crazy Hair Day: The name says it all!
9/2 – School Spirit Day: Wear your Eagle Gear!
9/5 – NO SCHOOL! Labor Day
9/7 – Back to School Night for PreK- 2nd Grade (6:30-8:00) Stop by our PTA table to learn more and join!
9/8 – Back to School Night for 3rd-5th Grade (6:30-8:00) Stop by our PTA table to learn more and join!
9/12 – NO SCHOOL!
9/13 – Our First PTA Meeting! Arrive at 6:30 for dinner and socializing. The meeting will start at 7. Come by to meet your PTA and learn more about our goals for the year! Free childcare will be provided by Alphabest.

Glen Haven Scoop: Week of May 9, 2016

Thank you to our excellent Staff Appreciation Committee for all their hard work last week! I know the teachers had a great time! If you haven’t seen any of the pics – head to our Facebook page! Like your favorite pics – I’m sure everyone will LOVE the VIP pics (be sure to show your kids pictures of their teachers being silly!)

Peace, Love, and Books! The book fair is coming back to Glen Haven and we need parent volunteers to help run the store. Here’s a link to the sign up genius.

If you haven’t heard…. AlphaBest will be taking over before and after care at Glen Haven. For more information, head here. Registration opens May 12.

At our most recent PTA meeting, we learned about a new math program called Reflex, which is supposed to increase math fact fluency. You can learn more here: https://www.reflexmath.com/ The program costs about $3,000, and the teachers have asked for our help in funding it.

Did you miss your opportunity to buy Spirit Wear this year? Never fear – we will be selling online later this month! More info coming soon!

A Look Ahead

May 18-19 – Book Fair! We need parent volunteers. Books can also be bought online from May 16-20. Learn more here!
May 19 – Spring Music Concert
May 26 & 27 – Drama Performance
May 30 – Memorial Day! NO SCHOOL!
June 7 – PTA Information Fair. Last meeting of the year!

Testing Schedule

May 10 -3rd – 5th Grade (MAP)
May 12 – 3rd – 5th Grade (MAP)
May 16-23 – Kindergarten testing (MAP)
May 17 –2nd Grade Testing (MAP)
May 20 – 1st Grade Testing (MAP)
May 24-26 – 3rd – 5th Grade Testing (PARCC)
May 31 – June 3 – 3rd – 5th Grade Testing (PARCC)
Community Events/Other News

The Wheaton Library interim site is set to open May 19 at 9 a.m. at the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad Grand Ballroom. The site will be open Mon-Thursday 9-9; Friday/Saturday 10-6; Sunday 1-5.

Kindergarten orientation is almost here! Do you have an incoming Kindergartener? Or know someone who does? Orientation will be held May 12 & 13 from 9:45-3:15. Please call the main office to set up an appointment 301-649-8051

Saturday Night Concerts in Downtown Silver Spring will start May 14 and run through September 24. Head here for the full schedule. Live music on Friday nights will start on May 20. Head here for that schedule.