Weekly Scoop for Oct. 5, 2015

SPIRIT WEAR DEADLINE IS THIS WEEK! 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 FRIDAY. Send a check and the form into your child’s teacher.

PTA Informational fair! Dinner/meet & greet will take place from 6:30-7 on Oct. 6; 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.

Earn money for Glen Haven while you shop online! Shop online via the eScrip online mall, and a portion of what you pay will go to support the PTA. Just set up a profile and choose Glen Haven as your school!

Scholastic Book Fair: Our Scholastic Book Fair will be held on October 15th. Students and Teachers will be able to preview the Fair during the school day and it will be open for business during Academic Night as well. If you are not able to shop in person, then you can visit our Online Book Fair by visiting our fair homepage October 9-23. We will need volunteers to help staff the Fair and make it a wonderful success. Signups are available on the fair homepage and will be coming soon via the listserve!

Up This Week:
Monday, Oct. 5 – 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Wednesday, Oct. 7 – Walk to School Day!
Thursday, Oct. 8 – SPIRIT WEAR DEADLINE!

A Look Ahead:
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

Wheaton is revamping the library and community rec center. Check out the presentation that was shared during a Sept. 21 meeting. If you have questions or feedback, please contact the county at wlcrc@montgomerycountymd.gov. Here’s the website dedicated to the project.

Capital Bikeshare is coming to Wheaton! The Wheaton bikeshare network is expected to be up and running by the end of 2016.

The county is offering free Flu-Mist vaccines at Kennedy HS on Nov. 2, from 9-12 (there is no school that day). Head here to register on line for an appointment: Flu Information – Montgomery County, MD

Did you know that Maryland is using new equipment for the 2016 Presidential Election? If you vote early, you’ll use the touch screen ballot, but if you vote on Election Day, you’ll use a pen to fill in a paper ballot that will then be scanned.

Are you wondering what is happening at the intersection of Randolph & Georgia? Here’s info from the State Highway Administration.

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