Weekly Scoop for Sept. 14, 2015

Can I see a show of hands? Who wants a Glen Haven Elementary PTA car magnet? The PTA is selling the magnets for $5 at PTA and school events (while supplies last).

Yes – I’m still plugging our Facebook page. Please like us! I promise not to fill up your Facebook feed with cat videos!

Are you on Twitter? Follow the PTA at @glenhavenpta, follow the school at@GlenHavenES and follow Dr. Ennis at @Principal_Ennis. Check out the great pics being posted of our events!

Time is running out: Sign up for After School Activities!
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 (K02) – $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)
Have a question? Email Lucy Hick at lucy.hick@gmail.com

Up This Week
Sept. 14 – NO SCHOOL
Sept. 18 – Instrumental Music Parent Meeting (7-8)

A Look Ahead

Sept. 23 – NO SCHOOL
Sept. 26 – Glen Haven Community Play Date! Join us at the Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park from 2-4 on Sept. 26. Get to know other parents while the kids play. Please spread the word! (I’ll be reminding you closer to the date, but we will have another playdate on Oct. 25 – same bat time, same bat place)
Oct. 2 – Early Release Day. Remember, with the new school hours, school lets out at 1:20.
Oct. 15 – Academic Night & Book Fair. More information to come – mark your calendars!

Community Events/Other News

Do you know which days school is closed? How about the days when kids are let our early? MoCo has posted an academic calendar that you can access (and download) here.

Speaking of calendars… The Board of Education has tentatively approved Policy IDA—School Year Calendar, which is a new policy that will guide procedures to develop, adopt and disseminate a school year calendar. Use this form to provide feedback by Oct. 9. Check out the press release for more info.

The Board of Education has asked tentatively approved revisions to Policy IKA—Grading and Reporting, which will replace two-hour semester final exams in high school courses with quarterly marking period assessments. Although our students aren’t affected now by this decision, they will someday. If you want to provide feedback, please do so by Oct. 19 using this form. Check out the press release and this Washington Post story for more info.

The County will be hosting a meeting to provide the community with an Update on the new Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center. Sept. 21; 7-9 p.m. at the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Montgomery County is hosting its Third Annual Friendship Picnic at Wheaton Regional Park on Sept. 20 from 1-5 p.m. The event brings together diverse communities to share their cultures, traditions and faiths. Food, beverages and entertainment for the entire family will be provided.

Wheaton Regional Park is getting an Update. You can get more information here – and it looks like we should expect an online survey and community meetings. I’ll share more information as I get it.

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