Weekly Scoop for Oct. 19, 2015

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Scholastic Book Fair! We hope everyone had a great time! And don’t forget that you can still buy books online until Oct. 23: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/glenhavenelementaryschool2

Our FIRST Wendy’s Dine Out Fundraiser is on Oct. 30! Grab some dinner and support the Glen Haven PTA. It’s simple: Go to Wendy’s. Get dinner. A portion of your bill goes to Glen Haven PTA. No need to bring a flyer or submit a receipt! The drive thru counts! If you mention that you are with Glen Haven you can get a coupon for a FREE Jr. Frosty!

PRESIDENTS CORNER: Moco will be repainting the crosswalk at the corner of Huntley Place and Windham Lane, so as to make your walk to school safer. Please abide by posted speed limits and street signs, and use caution when driving your children to school. Please remember the cul de sac on Huntley Place is not a drop off/pick spot for school as the Montgomery County Police can cite you for parking during those hours. Thank you and have a SOARING week. – Doug Ryan GHES PTA President

Up This Week:

Saturday, 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! Snacks will be provided!
Ongoing through Oct. 30 – 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 is a collection bin near the Main Office and all food collected will be given to Maryland families.

A Look Ahead:

Oct. 30 – Fall Festival. Please join us at Glen Haven for a school-wide festival! There will be a costume parade at 2 p.m., a dance party in the hallway and class parties. You should have received a flyer in your Wednesday folder. Please communicate with your child’s teacher about what you’re child will be bringing in for the party. This is also a great time to touch base with your room parents! Don’t know who the room parent is for your child’s class? Contact Kate at kateosullivanus@yahoo.com

Community Events/Other News

  • October 16-25 is Community Service Week in Montgomery County! Sign up for a project! http://www.montgomeryserves.org/community-service-week-2015
  • Overcrowding is an issue throughout the county. Interim Superintendent of Schools Bowers released five recommendations last week to address capacity issues. The changes don’t look like they will affect Glen Haven, but for those who are interested, head here.
  • Check out this discussion led by Board of Education President O’Neill about growing enrollment at MCPS, the Capital Improvement Plan, and capacity issues: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/boe/edmatters. Guests include Bruce Crispell, Director of Long-Range Planning, James Song, Director of Facilities Management and Frances Frost, President of the MCCPTA.
  • The Board of Education requested a review of the county’s Special Education Programs, and heard a presentation last week. The report confirms that MCPS is doing a good job overall, but there are areas of improvement. Next step: work to develop an action plan. Check out the BOE blog post or the report.

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