Weekly Scoop for Oct. 26, 2015

Our FIRST Wendy’s Dine Out Fundraiser is on FRIDAY, Oct. 30 from 5-8! 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! Looking to help? We’d love volunteers! Contact sarahvailwilliams@gmail.com (What does volunteering entail? Not much – sitting at Wendy’s and greeting families who come in to take advantage of our fundraiser!)

Mark Your Calendars: the next PTA Information Session will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Free Child Care! Free Food! Socialize from 6:30-7; meeting will run from 7-8 p.m.

LAST WEEK!- 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). There is a collection bin near the Main Office and all food collected will be given to Maryland families.

Up This Week:
It’s Red Ribbon Week – where we present a unified and visible commitment toward creating a drug free America

  • Monday – Love Yourself: Wear Red and/or hearts
  • Tuesday – Turn Your Back on Bad Choices: Wear your shirt backwards! (FUN!)
  • Wednesday – Sock it to Bad Choices: Get those crazy socks back out! Wear crazy mismatched socks to school
  • Thursday – Your Choices are the Key to Your Dreams: It’s Pajama Day! Remember to wear regular shoes
  • Friday – Team Up Against Bad Choices: Under your costume – wear your favorite team shirt to school!

Friday – 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 asking how you can help – bring in food? Paper goods? Help in the classroom? .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

Friday – Don’t let the fun stop with the Fall Festival! Head to Wendy’s for dinner for our FIRST Wendy’s Dine Out Fundraiser! This is a great way to support the PTA

A Look Ahead:
November 2 – NO SCHOOL!
November 11 – Early Release/Parent-teacher conferences
November 12 – Early Release/Parent-teacher conference
November 13 – Principal’s Book of the Month Club/Merienda. What’s this? On the second Friday of the month, Dr. Ennis invites parents into the school to meet and then head into the classrooms to read to their child’s class (or another class that could use a reader). This month, PK-2 will be reading Miss Rumphius and 3-5 will be reading Who Would Win? Hornet vs. Wasp. Dr. Ennis asks parents to arrive at 9:15 for a meet/greet and everyone will head to the classrooms at 9:50. Interested? Contact Mrs. Jen Lucina at Jennifer_M_Lucina@mcpsmd.org
November 19 – Picture Make Up Day

Community Events/Other News

Did you know that the Wheaton Library is hosting a family theatre series? Me neither. On Nov. 7 at 11 a.m., Story Tapestries presents Diane Macklin in Succotash Stories. Diane Macklin Master Storyteller, has delighted listeners with a “dynamic” approach to engaging young and older for over 15 years.

The new tower at Holy Cross Hospital will be opening soon. Washington Business Journal ran a story about the 7-story, $190M expansion, which included pics. Check it out here.

Lunch menus are online and now mobile friendly! Here’s the link.

Attention Veterans: County Cable Montgomery and the Commission on Veteran’s Affairs have launched a new monthly show called Homefront that will provide info on topics/services for vets and their families.

Crayola Color Cycle: Do you have unwanted, dried out markers or highlighters around your house? If you do, then please donate them between November 3 – 30, 2015. There will be a box near the main office for the collection. This is a great way for students to be good citizens and explore eco-friendly practices.

Special Programs: This is just a reminder that the Highly Gifted Center (for 3rd grade students going into 4th grade), Middle School Special Programs (Eastern Middle School and Takoma Park Middle School), and Middle School Magnet Consortium (Argyle Middle School, Loiderman Middle School, and Parkland Middle School) applications are all due by November 6, 2015. If you have any questions regarding these programs please contact Rebecca Willis (School Counselor) at 301-649-8051 or Rebecca.h.willis@mcpsmd.net.

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