Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of Nov. 28

Learn more about bullying and the PBIS program at Glen Haven during our Dec. 6 PTA meeting!  The Glen Haven PTA is excited to have Mr. Mike Muempfer speak to the Glen Haven community!  Mr. Meumpfer is a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) specialist for MCCPS, and will be speaking to us about both bullying and the PBIS program. Plan to come at 6:30 to enjoy pizza and social time with other parents and staff.  Babysitting for school aged children will be available at 7pm.

Are you planning on taking advantage of any online deals during this holiday shopping season?  Please think about helping the PTA while you shop!

Amazon Smile: Make your purchases through Amazon Smile and a percentage of what you buy will be donated to the PTA.  You can still get your Prime Shipping.

Certifikid: Planning on giving an experience? Check out Certifikid.  Use GHES at checkout for $5 off a purchase of $30, and the PTA receives $5.

eScrip: Sign up for eScrip and shop through their site – at stores you would normally shop at — and the PTA receives a percentage of your sale. eScrip also has it’s own deals that you can access.

Mabels Labels: Mabels Labels can make a great holiday gift! Visit www.campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for Glen Haven PTA to place your order. Mabel’s Labels will donate a portion of your purchase to the PTA.

Are you cleaning out closets? Reminder that there’s a clothing donation bin at Glen Haven that benefits our school.

This Week:

  • Slow week!

A Look Ahead:

  • 12/6 – PTA MEETING! We will learn about bullying and the PBIS system. Please join us at 6:30 for pizza, followed by our meeting at 7.  Free babysitting will be available.
  • 12/16 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/PBOM
  • 12/26 – Winter Break

MISC/Community News

  • The County Board of Education approved amendments to our 6-year Capital Improvements Program. Learn more here.
  • Downtown Silver Spring will be featuring performances by carolers and local student groups: Dec. 3 and 3 p.m. Evan and Ross; Dec. 10 1 p.m. Eastern Middle School, 2 p.m. Blair High School’s InToneNation, 3 p.m Loiderman Middle School; and Dec.17 1 p.m. School of Rock.
  • Reminder that Brookside Garden’s Garden of Lights is open! Here is a link.

 

 

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of Nov. 14

TOMORROW! Our first dine-out fundraiser will be on November 15 at Chipotle (at the mall).  4:30-8:30. Half of the proceeds from all our dinners will go to Glen Haven! You must bring a flyer with you, show them a flyer on your phone, or tell them you are with Glen Haven. Here’s a link to the flyer.

Reminder: Bring in those boxtops!  Don’t know what a boxtop is? Learn more here.

This Week:

  • 11/18 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Principal’s Book of the Month Club
  • 11/15 – Chipotle Dine out fundraiser! 4:30-8:30. Bring a flyer with you or show it to them on your phone!

A Look Ahead:

  • 11/23 – Early Release
  • 11/24 – NO SCHOOL. Thanksgiving!
  • 11/25 – NO SCHOOL.
  • 12/6 – PTA MEETING!

MISC/Community News

  • MCPS Superintendent Jack R. Smith sent a message to the MCPS community about inclusiveness. If you haven’t already seen it, head here.
  • MCPS launched a new digital citizenship education program through a partnership with Common Sense Education. It will start with middle school, and expand to other grades over the next three years. Learn more here.
  • Downtown Silver Spring will be hosting its Thanksgiving Parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. Don’t miss the giant turkey!  Learn more here and here.

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of Oct. 31

Announcements
PTA MEETING TOMORROW! Want to know more about Common Core? Ms. Gibson will be providing insights into the Common Core curriculum.  Free pizza and socializing from 6:30-7. Meeting will start at 7.  Free babysitting will be provided by Alphabest.

 

Election Day bake sale! We need your help! We can’t have a bake sale without baked goods to sell.  Please sign up to donate something 🙂 Here is the Sign Up Genius for the Election Day Bake Sale!   We ask that bakers wrap each baked good individually in a plastic bag or saran wrap.  You can drop off the morning or the bake sale or coordinate with Gayle (gaylejhope@gmail.com or 703-489-1131) to drop off at my house.  Not a baker? Neither am I! Donate $ and we can use it to buy premade cookies/candies.  Or you can. (Shh… no one will know)

 

Mark your calendars! Our first dine-out fundraiser will be on November 15 at Chipolte (at the mall).  Keep your eyes open for a flyer (which you will need to bring with you!)

 

Our Spirit Wear is in! Keep your eyes open for bags coming home with your children!

This Week:

  • 11/1 – PTA Meeting! Join us at 6:30 for pizza. Meeting runs from 7-8.
  • 11/3 – International Night! Please sign up to bring in a dish or be a part of the fashion show!

 

A Look Ahead:

  • 11/7 – No School
  • 11/8 – No School/ BAKE SALE!
  • 11/10 – Early Release/Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 11/11 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Principal’s Book of the Month Club/ Veteran’s Day/Early Release/Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 11/15 – Chipolte Dine out fundraiser!

 

MISC/Community News

  • MCPS Superintendent Smith submitted the FY2018 Capital Budget and Amendments to the FY2017-2022 Capital Improvements Program.  Here’s the press release.
  • Not sure what to do with leftover candy? Donate it! This year, Glen Haven ES will be participating in the Mattie’s Miracle Annual Candy Drive. The candy helps to fill a free snack cart for families caring for a child with cancer or other life threatening illness at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, John’s Hopkins Children’s Center, Children’s National Medical Center, The Children’s Inn at NIH, The Hospital for Sick Children, and several local Ronald McDonald Houses in the area.! Collection boxes will be by the main office from Oct. 31 – Nov. 4.
  • The County Council will be hosting a Town Hall meeting at Sligo Middle School on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30.

 

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of Oct. 24

Announcements

 Election Day bake sale! We need your help! We can’t have a bake sale without baked goods to sell.  Please sign up to donate something 🙂 Here is the Sign Up Genius for the Election Day Bake Sale!   We ask that bakers wrap each baked good individually in a plastic bag or saran wrap.  You can drop off the morning or the bake sale or coordinate with Gayle (gaylejhope@gmail.com or 703-489-1131) to drop off at my house.  Not a baker? Neither am I! Donate $ and we can use it to buy premade cookies/candies.  Or you can. (Shh… no one will know)

Mark your calendars! Our first dine-out fundraiser will be on November 15 at Chipolte (at the mall).  Keep your eyes open for a flyer (which you will need to bring with you!)

Our Spirit Wear is in! Keep your eyes open for bags coming home with your children!

This Week:

  • 10/24 Love Yourself”-  Students wear red and/or wear hearts!
  • 10/25  “Turn Your Back on Bad Choices”- Students wear their shirt backwards.
  • 10/26-  “Sock It to Bad Choices”- Students wear their crazy mismatched socks to school.
  • 10/27 Your Choices Are the Key To Your Dreams.”-  Students wear pajamas and sneakers.  
  • 10/28 Team Up Against Bad Choices!”-  Students wear their favorite team shirt to school.
  • 10/28-  Fall Fest (2:00-3:30) – Students bring costumes to school for the parade. Check in with your room parent or teachers to help with the Fall Fest party!

A Look Ahead:

  • 11/1 – PTA Meeting! Join us at 6:30 for pizza. Meeting runs from 7-8.
  • 11/3 – International Night! Please sign up to bring in a dish or be a part of the fashion show!
  • 11/7 – No School
  • 11/8 – No School/ BAKE SALE!
  • 11/10 – Early Release/Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 11/11 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Principal’s Book of the Month Club/ Veteran’s Day/Early Release/Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 11/15 – Chipolte Dine out fundraiser!

MISC/Community News

  • The County will be hosting flu clinics at JFK High School, Richard Montgomery High School and Seneca Valley High School on Nov. 7. The vaccine will be free to children 18 and under.  Learn more here.
  • Early voting starts on Thursday! The Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad is an early voting location this year. Early voting runs from Oct. 27 through Nov. 3. Polls are open from 8 a.m. through 8 p.m..

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of Oct. 17

Announcements

Election Day bake sale! Here’s the Sign Up Genius for the Election Day Bake Sale!  Last year we made $1,000 for the PTA.  Please sign up to help raise money for our school!  We ask that bakers wrap each baked good individually in a plastic bag or saran wrap.  Not a baker? It would be great to have you sign up to help sell (kids are welcome).  We also always welcome cash donations 

Mark your calendars! Our first dine-out fundraiser will be on November 15 at Chipolte (at the mall)

TONIGHT: Town Hall to discuss Bell Times starting at 7 p.m. at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring. If you are interested in having your inputting heard about bell time in MCPS, please make time to attend this meeting.

We are looking for another parent to help out as a delegate to the county.  Interested? What does the position do? You represent us at county-level (and potentially state-level) meetings.  The meetings take place in the evenings. Email president@ghespta.org

This Week:

  • 10/21–  Picture Day!

A Look Ahead:

  • 10/24 Love Yourself”-  Students wear red and/or wear hearts!
  • 10/25  “Turn Your Back on Bad Choices”- Students wear their shirt backwards.
  • 10/26-  “Sock It to Bad Choices”- Students wear their crazy mismatched socks to school.
  • 10/27 Your Choices Are the Key To Your Dreams.”-  Students wear pajamas and sneakers.  
  • 10/28 Team Up Against Bad Choices!”-  Students wear their favorite team shirt to school.
  • 10/28-  Fall Fest (2:00-3:30) – Students bring costumes to school for the parade. Check in with your room parent or teachers to help with the Fall Fest party!
  • 11/1 – PTA Meeting! Join us at 6:30 for pizza. Meeting runs from 7-8.
  • 11/3 – International Night! Please sign up to bring in a dish or be a part of the fashion show!

MISC/Community News

The county Board of Education will be applying for a waiver from the state Board of Education to start the school year before Labor Day. The school year would begin on Aug. 28 and end on June 14 if the waiver is approved.

Glen Haven parent Gina Ghertner will be leading a free nature walk in Spanish for families with young children (under 5) at Meadowside Nature Center on Oct. 20 from 10:30 through 11:30. Have questions? Email Gina at gghertner@yahoo.es.

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of Oct. 10

Announcements

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.

Election Day bake sale! Here’s the Sign Up Genius for the Election Day Bake Sale Last year we made $1,000 for the PTA.  Please sign up to help raise money for our school!

This Week:

  • 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 at9:45 for a dance party.  Interested in joining the fun? Contact Mrs. Jen Lucina at Jennifer_M_Lucina@mcpsmd.org

 

A Look Ahead:

  • 10/21–  Picture Day!
  • 10/24 Love Yourself”-  Students wear red and/or wear hearts!
  • 10/25  “Turn Your Back on Bad Choices”- Students wear their shirt backwards.
  • 10/26-  “Sock It to Bad Choices”- Students wear their crazy mismatched socks to school.
  • 10/27 Your Choices Are the Key To Your Dreams.”-  Students wear pajamas and sneakers.  
  • 10/28 Team Up Against Bad Choices!”-  Students wear their favorite team shirt to school.
  • 10/28-  Fall Fest (2:00-3:30) – Students bring costumes to school for the parade. Check in with your room parent or teachers to help with the Fall Fest party!
  • 11/1 – PTA Meeting! Join us at 6:30 for pizza. Meeting runs from 7-8.
  • 11/3 – International Night

MISC/Community News

  • Wheaton Interim library branch will temporarily suspend services at 6 p.m. on October 21 and resume on November 17 at 9 a.m. to allow for use of the building for early voting.
  • Do you have any overdue library books? From October 16 to Oct 30th, the MCPL will deduct $1 from your total for each food item donated through their “Food for Fines” program. The donations will go to the Manna Food Center.
  • Metro is asking for public feedback on four proposed changes to Metrorail’s hours of operation. Have an opinion? Take an online survey in English or Spanish; Email written comments to writtentestimony@wmata.com.; Provide in-person feedback to staff at various Metrorail stations or attend the Public Hearing/Open House (anytime between noon and 10:00 p.m.) on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Metro Headquarters, 600 5th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The deadline for participating is Oct. 25.

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.