Weekly Scoop for Sept. 21, 2015

Get Your GLEN HAVEN Spirit Gear – The Glen Haven PTA is selling short and long-sleeved T-shirts with our new logo! Short sleeve shirts are $12 and long-sleeve shirts are $15. Order by Oct. 9. Send a check and the form into your child’s teacher.

Time is running out: Sign up for After School Activities!
Monday: Science (hands-on science & engineering activities) – $100 for 8 weeks, $12.50/class (starts 10/5)
Tuesday: Karate (preK-1) – $79 for 8 weeks, $9.89/class (starts 9/22) and Beginner Spanish (K-1) – $154 for 12 weeks, $12.83/class (starts 10/6)
Wednesday: Nature (K-2) – $80 for 6 weeks, $13.30/class (starts 10/7)
Thursday: Karate (2-5) – $89 for 8 weeks, $11.12/class (starts 9/24) and Introductory Spanish (2-5) – $154 for 12 weeks, $12.83/class (starts 10/8)
Friday: Soccer – $77 for 8 weeks, $9.62/class (starts 9/18)

Are you collecting Box Tops? Do you know what a box top is? Glen Haven participates in Box Tops for Education – a program that provides the PTA with $ for each box top collected. It’s easy, buy a product that participates in the program (there are a lot -Ziploc bags; Kleenex tissues; Cheerios; Totinos pizza rolls) and remember to collect the box top before throwing out the packaging. You’ll know if a company participates because you’ll see a “Box Top$ for Education logo” on the packaging. Send your box tops collection into the school, and the school gets $. Pretty simple way to help out our students!

Up This Week:
Wednesday, Sept. 23 – NO SCHOOL
Saturday, 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. 24 – same bat time, same bat place)

A Look Ahead:
Oct. 2 – Early Release Day. Remember, with the new school hours, school lets out at 1:20.
Oct. 6 – PTA Informational fair! Dinner/meet & greet will take place from 6:30-7; the information fair will run from 7-8. Free childcare will be provided. Representatives from Bright Eyes and SAC will be there to discuss their before/after school care options.
Oct. 15 – Academic Night & Book Fair. More information to come – mark your calendars!
Oct. 16 – NO SCHOOL
Oct. 30 – Fall Festival. More info to come – mark your calendars

Community Events/Other News

Sligo Middle School is hosting its first S’TEAM Sligo Community Day Festival on Sept. 26 (go there and then head to our community playdate!). The event will feature STEM presentations, an art gallery and arts and crafts stations. Free food! For more info, check out their flyer.

Do you have a pile of paper that needs shredding? (Don’t we all) The county is hosting a shredding event at JFK High School on 1901 Randolph Road on Oct. 4. The event takes place from 10-2 (the last car must be in line by 2 p.m.)

Interested in learning more about the county’s proposed decision to stop giving long final exams? Here’s a video.

For those parents who have older children, MoCo Public Libraries are hosting an event at the Kensington Town Hall on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. focused on navigating the college admission process. More info here.

Have a great Monday from the Weekly Scoop! Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter at @glenhavenpta. Have something you want to add to the Weekly Scoop? Hit me up at gaylejhope@gmail.com.

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