Weekly Scoop for Sept. 28, 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.

Check out pics of our PTA playdate on our Facebook page (and like our page if you haven’t already) https://www.facebook.com/glenhavenpta/posts/891442947577870

Kids Helping Kids Food Drive: Once again this year, Glen Haven will be participating in the Kids Helping Kids Food Drive. Please donate any non-perishable items (peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables and fruits, cereal, rice, tuna fish, soups, etc.) between October 5 – 30, 2015. There will be a collection bin near the Main Office and all food collected will be given to Maryland families. Last year we collected 320 pounds. Our goal this year is 352 pounds!

Up This Week:
Oct. 2 – Early Release Day. Remember, with the new school hours, school lets out at 1:20.

A Look Ahead:
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. 7 – Walk to School Day!
Oct. 15 – Academic Night & Book Fair. More information to come – mark your calendars!
Oct. 16 – NO SCHOOL
Oct. 24 – Join us at the Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park from 2-4 on Oct. 24 for a PTA Playdate. Get to know other parents while the kids play. Please spread the word!
Oct. 30 – Fall Festival. More info to come – mark your calendars

Community Events/Other News

In Case You Missed It: Last week, County Council’s Office of Legislative Oversight issued a report criticizing the school system for not spending $47 million in state aid on programs at schools with low-income families. Here’s the WaPo story and another from Bethesda Magazine. Here are responses from Councilmember Floreen, Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers and BOE President Patricia O’Neill.

Montgomery County’s 29th Annual Community Service Week is set for Oct. 16-25, 2015. MCPS students are encouraged to get involved and make a difference. Students can plan a cleanup or landscaping project at their school, a service learning fair, a mini-walk for the homeless or any other type of project that sparks their passion. This is a great opportunity for parents and students to serve together and a great way to connect with local organizations. Students can register their project or sign up to volunteer at http://www.montgomeryserves.org.

The Friends of the Library, Montgomery County funded Young Voyager Go! Kits and Little Explorer Go! Kits for the county – backpacks that contain books, science tools, and an iPad mini with preloaded apps. The goals of the kits is to get kids excited about science. The Young Voyager kits are recommended for kids grades 3 through 6 and the Little Explorer Go! Kits are available from preschool through 2nd grade. The kits can be borrowed for two-week periods and are available at a number of libraries, including Silver Spring (not available at Wheaton Library).

Have a great Monday from the Weekly Scoop! Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/glenhavenpta 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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