Weekly Scoop for Nov. 23, 2015

Are you planning on taking advantage of any deals on Black Friday or CyberMonday? If you go through our eScrip Online Mall, they will donate a portion of your sale to the Glen Haven PTA. Amazon, Target and the Disney store all have deals.

Do you have any old, dried out magic markers or highlighters in your house? Don’t just throw them away! Between Nov. 3 and 30, Glen Haven will be collecting markers as part of the Crayola Color Cycle program. 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.

This Week:
Wednesday – Early release
Thursday – NO SCHOOL! Happy Thanksgiving
Friday– NO SCHOOL!

A Look Ahead:
Dec. 1 – PTA Information Session! PTA President Doug Ryan will be making chili for everyone to eat and I hear the board members will be providing some grub as well! Dinner + socializing from 6:30-7. Information session from 7-8.
Dec. 2-3 – Is your child new to Montgomery County public schools, in kindergarten or in first grade? If you answered yes, then your child will be screened for possible vision and/or hearing problems. If you would like to opt out, please notify the school health room in writing.
Dec. 11 Wendy’s Dine Out and Support the PTA 5-8

Community Events/Other News

The MoCo Board of Education unanimously approved a $1.73B six-year Capital Improvements Program (CIP) that will help ease overcrowding and allow the district to upgrade and maintain aging facilities. Board President O’Neill also sent a letter to Gov. Hogan requesting additional funding. Read it here.

Support Wheaton’s local businesses on Nov. 28 with Small Business Saturday, a national event sponsored by American Express. This year downtown Wheaton will participate with Small Business Bingo – pick up your bingo card at a participating business and get your card stamped. There will be prizes and a raffle! A list of participating businesses will be posted here.

Brookside Garden’s Garden of Lights opens Nov. 27 and runs through Jan. 3. The Garden Railway exhibit will also be returning. Head here for more info.

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