Hope everyone had a great first week of school and a relaxing Labor Day!
Get Involved in the PTA! We need involved parents to run the PTA and provide successful serices to our children, teachers and school. Plus, it’s fun to connect with other parents and get to know teachers in the school. Added bonus: when families are involved in their children’s learning both at home and at school, their children do better in school. The Good News is that it’s easy to volunteer on your own time. So grab a friend and contact Doug about getting involved.
Let’s Get Social! Are you on Facebook? So are we! Like our Facebook page. (Did you know that Walter Reed donated school supplies to Glen Haven? Check out the pics!) Are you on Twitter? So are we! (And so is the school!) Follow the PTA at @glenhavenpta, follow the school at @GlenHavenES and follow Dr. Ennis at @Principal_Ennis. (you can follow me @curlygh!)
After School Activities! The PTA organizes after-school activities for our students. The classes run from 4-5, with students going directly to their activity from their classroom. If your child is in Bright Eyes, they will go directly there after the class has ended. New This Year: If 5 SAS students want to participate, the program will run a bus to and from Glen Haven.
Monday: Science (hands-on science & engineering activities) – $100 (starts 10/5)
Tuesday: Karate (preK-1) – $79 (starts 9/24); Beginner Spanish (K-1) – $154 (starts 10/6)
Wednesday: Nature (K-2) – $80 (starts 10/7)
Thursday: Karate (2-5) – $89 (starts 9/22); Introductory Spanish (2-5) – $154 (starts 10/8)
Friday: Soccer – $77 (starts 9/18)
Up This Week:
Monday, Sept. 7 – NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
Wednesday, Sept. 9 – Back to School Night for Pre-K through 2nd Grade: Come meet your teachers and learn about the curriculum. 6:30-8
Thursday, Sept. 10 – Back to School Night for 3rd through 5th Grade: Come meet your teachers and learn about the curriculum. 6:30-8
Friday, Sept. 11 – Principal’s Book of the Month Club/Merienda. What’s this? 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). This month’s book will be Of Thee I Sing. Dr. Ennis asks parents to arrive at 9:15 for a meet/greet and everyone will head to the classrooms at 9:50. Interested? Contact Ms. Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Look Ahead:
Sept. 14 – NO SCHOOL
Sept. 18 – Instrumental Music Parent Meeting (7-8 pm)
Sept. 23 – NO SCHOOL
Community Events/Other News
As you start putting away shorts & t-shirts and pulling out pants and sweaters, please consider donating to the school’s Clothing to Cash collection bin, located near the side parking lot. This (white) bin is used to collect unused and used (in all conditions) clothes, shoes, sneakers, sheets, towels, and textiles. Just place your used/unwanted items in a plastic bag (tied) in the bin, and for every pound collected, Glen Haven Elementary will receive money.
Silver Spring will be hosting a free Maker Faire on Sept. 20. “The Silver Spring Maker Faire offers adults and children the opportunity to be inspired by what a Maker can invent and create with just a little ingenuity.” Curious? Here’s a video telling you more. The event is free and sponsored by the KID Museum.
Purple Line Open House: The public is invited to attend a presentation by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) regarding recent scope changes to the Purple Line project. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 7-9 at the Silver Spring Civic Building. A detailed list of the scope changes can be found at http://www.purplelinemd.com.
Silver Spring Restaurant Week: More than 20 restaurants in Silver Spring will be participating in a Restaurant Week THIS WEEK. Learn more here: http://silverspringrestaurantweek.com/
Wheaton Trucktoberfest: In other food news, Wheaton will be hosting Trucktoberfest on Sept. 26 from 12-7, featuring popular food trucks, a craft beer garden, kid zone and live music.