Weekly Scoop for March 7, 2016

LAST WEEK- SALE ENDS TODAY (Monday)!: The PTA is selling Glen Haven Eagles T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, hats and bags! We have clothes in kids and adult sizes! Check out our online store. (TIP: Click on the square to the left of the quantity number to change the color of the t-shirt/sweatshirt/hat/bag, etc) Show your Glen Haven spirit!

We are looking for parents to volunteer for Glen Haven’s 2016 STEAM Day celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math on March 23 from 1:30-3:50. Good news: you don’t have to be an expert in any of these fields – just willing to help the teachers. To sign up, contact Mary Elliot at larselliot@gmail.com or by text 703-298-5674. Head here for more info.

Do you have an incoming Kindergartener? Or know someone who does? Orientation will be held May 12 & 13 from 9:45-3:15. Please call the main office to set up an appointment 301-649-8051

This Week:

March 11 – Merienda. 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 week, we will be joined by the Audubon Society! Dr. Ennis asks parents to arrive at 9:15 for a meet/greet and everyone will head to the classrooms at 9:48 for a dance party. Interested in joining the fun? Contact Mrs. Jen Lucina at Jennifer_M_Lucina@mcpsmd.org

A Look Ahead

March 14 – Pre-K/Head Start Registration begins. If you (or someone you know) wants to register for pre-K or Head Start, you can do so starting March 14. Children myst be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016, and families must be income eligible to apply. Head here for more info.
March 23 – Career Day/STEAM DAY – a Day Celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math!
March 23 – Academic Night! 6-8 pm
March 24 – NO SCHOOL
March 25 – NO SCHOOL – Spring Break!!!

Community Events/Other News

Make Your Voice Heard! The County Executive is expected to release his FY2017 operating budget by March 15. Ensure your voice is heard. Visit the budget webpage to learn how you can get involved and advocate.

Board of Ed President Michael Durso issued a call to action to all parents to get involved in the budget process. Here is his blog post.

The MCPS’s 2015 annual report is out. Check it out here.

Would you like your child to become more familiar with taking the PARCC exams? Register for Saturday School – beginning March 12. Learn more here.

Did you know that Glen Haven ES will have a yearbook (40 pages, hard cover!) this year? You can buy yours for $22 by cash, check or online (https://ybpay.lifetouch.com job #: 2943916) Do you have a local business and want to support our school with an ad? Or are you a parent/grandparent who wants to wish your child good luck in year ahead/congrats on a great year? Buy an ad: Full Page ($60); ½ page ($30) and ¼ page ($15)

Planning Board Opening: The County Council is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the county planning board. Applications are due April 20. Members serve 4-year terms. No more that 3 members of the board may be from the same political party and the board already has three Dems. So, this position must be filled by a registered Republican, a voter not affiliated with a political party, or a member of another party official recognized by the county Board of Elections.

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