Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of September 10

Announcements

Homework Help – Students from Kindergarten to 12th grade can receive free after-school
homework help! For more information click here:
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/need-help-homework-free-homework-help/

Volunteers– All Montgomery County Public School volunteers must complete a child abuse and
neglect training.  The training takes approximately half an hour to complete.  Take the
training below.
http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect/

After School Programs – See the many after school activities offered at GHES by clicking on the link.
https://ghespta.org/after-school-programs/

Spirit Wear – Glen Haven Eagle wear will be sold on 9/13 and 9/14 at Back to School Night.  Stop by the PTA table to get your t-shirts, water bottles, and magnets before we’re out!

School Hours – Last reminder! School opens at 8:40am and dismissal is at 3:25pm.

This Week:

  • 9/13 – Back to School Night: Grades PreK-2 – (6:30 – 8:00pm) Hear from your child’s teacher and stop by the PTA table to learn more and join!
  • 9/14 – Back to School Night: Grades 3-5 – (6:30 – 8:00pm) Hear from your child’s teacher and stop by the PTA table to learn more and join!
  • 9/15 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda-Principal’s Book of the Month(PBOM) – (8:40 – 9:40am), Every second or third Friday, Dr. Ennis invites parents to school to meet and then head into the classrooms to read to their child’s class (or another class that could use a reader).

A Look Ahead:

  • 9/19 – PTA Meeting and Social
  • 9/21 – No School for students and teachers
  • 9/26 – Chipotle Dine Out fundraiser
  • 9/28 – English Class starts for parents
  • 9/28 – Fall Academic Night
  • 9/30 – Sweep the Creek

Misc/Community News:

Friendship Picnic – On September 17, 1:00 – 5:00pm at Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery County Parks will be celebrating our community of diverse culture and faiths.  This event is free with food, family activities, and performances.
http://www.montgomeryparks.org/events/montgomery-county-friendship-picnic/

Silver Spring Library –
U.S. Citizenship Interview Help (9/11 10:00 – 11:00am)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=125234

Pajama Storytime – (9/11 7:00 – 7:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121881

Ethiopia Day and Coffee Ceremony – (9/16 11:30am – 2:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121819

Children’s Day: Honey Harvest – September 16, 11:00am – 4:00pm at Brookside Gardens & Brookside Nature Center. Join in celebrating honey bees and other pollinators at this free event with beekeeper talks and family-friendly activities and crafts.
http://www.montgomeryparks.org/events/childrens-day-honey-harvest-2/

Wheaton Arts Parade –This is a free event on September 24 (Parade starting at 10:00am and festival follows until 6:00pm) Watch the parade, meet artists, and enjoy the entertainment and food!
https://www.wheatonartsparade.com/

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of September 3

Announcements

Get Involved! – There are many ways to become involved in your child’s education at GHES:

  • Join the PTA – The PTA strives to enhance collaboration between families and the school by providing meaningful events, programs, and learning experiences.
  • Become a Room Parent – Room Parents assist in communication between the teacher and the class parents. This supportive role can truly enrich the classroom environment.
  • Volunteer at GHES – The school can always use help with different events and programs provided throughout the school year.  Remember, prior to volunteering, an online training must be completed.  http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect/

Spirit Gear – Get your eagle wear and be ready for School Spirit Day.  The PTA is selling youth and Adult T-shirts for $10 – $15.  Magnets and water bottles with the GHES logo are also available for purchase.

After School Programs – GHES offers a number of after school activities which begin in September or October.  Such programs include:
Soccer (PreK-5thhttp://avantiathletics.com/programs/after-school-soccer/
Basketball (PreK-5thhttp://avantiathletics.com/programs/after-school-basketball/
Creative Ballet (K-2ndhttp://skysthelimitdc.com/elementary-school/
Hip Hop (3rd-5thhttp://skysthelimitdc.com/elementary-school/

For more information and additional activities please see your child’s student folder on Wednesday.

New Bell Schedule – Don’t forget the new hours for GHES students are 9am – 3:25pm. Doors open for breakfast at 8:40am.

This Week:

  • 9/4 – Labor Day
  • 9/5 – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • 9/6 – Pajama Day – Wear your pajamas to school! (must wear regular shoes)
  • 9/7 – Crazy Hair Day-Wear your craziest hairstyle
  • 9/8 – School Spirit Day-Wear your eagle gear or Glen Haven colors

A Look Ahead:

  • 9/13 – Back to School Night: Grades PreK-2
  • 9/14 – Back to School Night: Grades 3-5
  • 9/15 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda-PBOM
  • 9/19 – PTA Meeting and Social
  • 9/21 – No School for students and teachers
  • 9/28 – English Class starts for parents
  • 9/28 – Fall Academic Night

Misc/Community News:
Silver Spring Jazz Festival – Check out a free jazz concert on September 9, 2017 at Veterans
Plaza. http://www.silverspringdowntown.com/silver-spring-jazz-festival

Read Outdoors with Ranger Rick Day – On September 8, 2017, the National Wildlife Federation invites families to take a literary break with nature’s most iconic ambassador! Prepare for the day by visiting the website and download Ranger Rick reading materials and activities to use while reading outside.
http://online.nwf.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=37643

The Kensington Train Show  The Kensington Train Show will be held on September 9 & 10.  There will be model trains, live music and kids activities! The event is a benefit for the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation and the Kensington Historical Society.
https://www.kensingtontrainshow.com/

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of August 27

Announcements:

New Bell Schedule
Glen Haven Elementary School hours for students is 9:00am – 3:25pm. Doors open for breakfast at 8:40am.

MCPS Give BACK packs Campaign
You can provide a student with a backpack full of school supplies for as little as $10. Please see the link below for more information or to make a donation.
http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/community-engagement/backpacks.aspx

Click here [Student School Supply List 2017 – 2018if you still need to get school supplies for this upcoming school year.

This Week:

  • 9/1- GHES Open House and PTA Ice Cream Social
    Stop by GHES from 1:00 – 3:00pm to meet new teachers, visit your new classroom, and have ice cream!

A Look Ahead:

  • 9/4 – Labor Day
  • 9/5 – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • 9/6 – Pajama Day – Wear your pajamas and your sneakers
  • 9/7 – Crazy Hair Day – Wear your craziest hairstyle
  • 9/8 – School Spirit Day – Wear Glen Haven colors
  • 9/13 – Back to School Night: Grades PreK-2
  • 9/14 – Back to School Night: Grades 3-5
  • 9/15 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda-PBOM
  • 9/19 – PTA Meeting and Social
  • 9/21 – No School for Students and Teachers

Misc/Community News:

Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival
No plans for Labor Day yet? Come check out the Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival.  This year’s theme is “Inspiring Stories.”
https://patch.com/maryland/wheaton-md/s/g7qdp/kensington-labor-day-parade-and-festival

Carpe Diem’s Ukes on the Move! Ukestra!
This is a-FREE family friendly event for all ages at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD.
BYO Ukes and join in the Strum & Sing-Along on “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “Yellow Submarine,” and “This Land Is Your Land.” Carpe Diem Arts creates opportunities for all ages to participate in the visual, literary and performing arts and to experience a broad range of cultures and traditions.
http://www.culturecapital.com/event/55280/carpe-diems-ukes-on-the-move-ukestra

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.