Weekly Scoop: Week of Aug. 29

Happy First Day of School!


Way to Go Glen Haven! With all your help (plus the help of our larger community) we were able to raise enough money to bring Reflex Math to Glen Haven.  Kudos to Ms. Caruso and Ms. Fox for spearheading this fundraiser!  I know we are all excited to see Reflex Math in action!

Clothing Drive! Clean out your closets and help support our school! (Because Reflex Math is fully funded, this $ will go to support our school!)  The PTA, Ms. Caruso and Ms Fox will be jointly hosting a fundraiser, collecting clothing and small household items for the Unique Thrift Store in Wheaton.  Bring your stuff to the school by September 12 – drop off in Ms. Fox’s room.  The Unique Thrift Store will then donate $ back to the PTA, based on the weight of the clothing and items donated!

Mabel’s Labels: Make sure your kids’ stuff makes it home by labeling everything!  Buy Mabels Labels AND Help the PTA.  Double Win!  Check it out here

Have you seen our new PTA Logo?  Head to our Facebook Page to check it out!  T-shirts will be on sale at all of our Back to School events!  Thanks to Sonic Promos for creating the logo for us!

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Teacher Breakfast.  Check out photos here

Looking for a way to help in your child’s classroom? Sign up to be a room parent!  (Co-room parents are great too!) http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4badae2aa1fe3-room/

We have some exciting after school programs this year – including Karate, Soccer, Basketball, Spanish, Cooking, and Lego Robotics.  Learn more here!


This Week: (the first week is a Spirit Week – it’s like a test to make sure parents are paying attention)

  • 8/30 – Pajama Day: Wear your PJs to school! (Kids should wear regular shoes)
  • 8/31 — Hat/Cap Day: Wear a crazy hat to school!
  • 9/1 — Crazy Hair Day: The name says it all!
  • 9/2-  School Spirit Day: Wear your Eagle Gear!

A Look Ahead:

  • 9/5-  NO SCHOOL! Labor Day
  • 9/7-  Back to School Night for PreK- 2nd Grade (6:30-8:00) Stop by our PTA table to learn more and join!
  • 9/8-  Back to School Night for 3rd-5th Grade (6:30-8:00) Stop by our PTA table to learn more and join!
  • 9/12- NO SCHOOL!
  • 9/13- Our First PTA Meeting! Arrive at 6:30 for dinner and socializing.  The meeting will start at 7.  Come by to meet your PTA and learn more about our goals for the year!  Free childcare will be provided by Alphabest.

Misc/Community News:

  • Did you take a first day of school pic? NBC4 Washington and MCPS are looking for your pics! Share it on Twitter or Instagram. #FirstDayFace (tweet @nbcwashington). Or send MCPS a horizontal jpg to pio@mcpsmd.org (including your child’s name, grade level and school – last names will not be published). Or, post your pic to Twitter using #MCPS1stday
  • MCPS Give Back Packs has provided 18,330 students with back packs and school supplies this year, including 200 to Glen Haven!  Check it out!


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