Book Fair – The Book Fair is coming! It will be open during the school day from 9:00am – 3:30pm on October 31. On November 1 and 2 the fair will be open from 9:00am – 5:00pm. For out of town family & friends, the Online Book Fair will be available from October 24 – November 7. If you would like to volunteer to help make this an awesome event, please check out the link below!
https://volunteer.scholastic.com/ – /experience/login/VWKIzVPnY
myMCPS Classroom Parent Portal – This resource is now live to access for families with elementary students. A letter was sent in the mail with your student’s personal ID number and password. See the link below to access the myMCPS Classroom Parent Portal. Please e-mail Ms. Gibson at Alison.H.Gibson@mcpsmd.net if you need assistance.
GHES Costume Swap – If your children have outgrown costumes that are still in good condition please bring them to the first GHES Costume Swap. It will take place Monday – Friday (October 23 – 27) from 8:40 – 9:10am at the GHES cafeteria.
Lunch/Recess Aide Substitutes – If you are occasionally free between 11:00am – 1:00pm and would like to support GHES please consider becoming a Lunch Hour Aide (LHA) Substitute. See the link for more details.
A+ School Rewards – GHES has the opportunity to participate in and earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local Giant! Visit https://giantfood.com/member-benefits and follow the prompts to create your online account. You will need your 12-digit Giant Card number and the School ID # 00851
Kids Helping Kids Food Drive – Please donate any non-perishable foods. The class that collects the most food (in items) will win an ice cream party. Food will be donated to the Glen Haven Pantry and the Maryland Food Bank.
- Red Ribbon Week 10/23 – 10/27
10/23 “Love Yourself” wear red and/or wear hearts
10/24 “Turn Your Back On Bad Choices” wear shirts backwards
10/25 “Sock It To Bad Choices” wear crazy mismatched socks
10/26 “Your Choices Are The Key To Your Dreams” wear pajamas and sneakers
10/27 “Team Up Against Bad Choices” wear their favorite team shirt
- 10/24 – Fall Individual Pictures
- 10/27 – Fall Festival – from 1:45 – 3:15pm Students may bring costumes to school for the Fall Fest parade. Parents check in with your room parent or teacher to sign up to help with classroom Fall Fest party.
A Look Ahead:
- 10/31-11/2 – Book Fair
- 11/3 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
- 11/3 – Take a Veteran to School
- 11/7 – PTA Meeting
- 11/9 – Early Release Day
- 11/10 – Veteran’s Day and Early Release Day
- 11/16 – International Night
31st Annual Montgomery County Community Service Week – From October 22 – 29, there will be many volunteer opportunities across the county in honor of Montgomery County’s 31st annual Community Service Week. Please see the link below for more information and a calendar of volunteer needs.
Silver Spring Library
Lawyer in the Library (10/23 5:00 – 7:00pm)
Homework Help (10/26 4:00 – 8:00 pm)
Citizenship Preparation Class (10/28 10:30am – 2:30pm)
Lego Weekend Play (10/28 12:30 – 5:30pm); 10/29 1:00 – 4:30pm)
Homework Help (10/23 4:00 – 6:00pm)
Homework Help (10/25 4:00 – 6:00pm)
The MCPS Parent Academy – Save the date, Monday, October 30, for Effective Parent-Teacher Conference Workshop from 7:00 – 8:30pm at Richard Montgomery High School. See the link for more information and other FREE parenting workshops.
Halloween Eye Spy – Eye Spy Trains are back on Saturdays and Sundays in October. The Wheaton Miniature Train & Carousel will be dressed up as “Trainslyvania.” Please see the link to purchase tickets.