Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of December 3


After School Classes – After school classes will begin soon! Don’t forget to sign up your child! See the links for more information.
Mondays: Basketball (PreK-5th)- 11/27-1/29

Tuesdays: Dance (K-2nd)- 1/9-2/20 (Hip-Hop/Cheer/West-African/Modern/Stepping & Street Jazz)

Wednesdays: Cooking or Lego Robotics (K-5th) – 1/17-3/7

Thursdays: Dance (3rd-5th)- 1/11-2/22 (Hip-Hop/Cheer/West-African/Modern/Stepping & Street Jazz)

Karate (1st-5th)- 2/1-3/22

Fridays: Indoor Soccer (PreK-5th)- 1/12-3/16

GHES Annual Coat Drive – GHES is having it’s Annual Coat Drive from now until January 29, 2018.  Please consider donating any new or gently used children and/or adult winter coats. Also, please wash the coats before donating.  There is a bin in the school lobby to collect donations.  All donated coats will be used by Glen Haven families.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

Coat Swap – GHES will be having a Coat Swap from December 4 – 8, 2017.  Feel free to stop by the cafeteria on these days from 8:40am – 9:00am to drop off a coat and pick one up.

PTA Nominating Committee – The Glen Haven PTA needs to constitute the Nominating Committee in preparation for the election of the 2018-2019 Board which takes place in May. It is the responsibility of the nominating committee to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTA.

The committee’s recommendation becomes the slate of candidates that is presented to the PTA membership. It is a critical role for our organization and sets the stage for the successful transition of PTA duties from one school year to the next and the continued growth of our wonderful PTA.

Please contact the PTA president, Amanda Schoch, at, with your interest to serve on the nominating committee or with any questions you have. (Please note: being a member of the committee does not preclude you from being considered and put forth as a nominee for one of the elected positions.)

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA. of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link

This Week:

  • 12/5 – PTA Meeting – On Tuesday we will be having our last PTA meeting of 2017.  Please come for pizza at 6:30pm.  The meeting will begin at 7:00pm.  There will be a presentation about technology in the classroom by Ms. Tiches and Ms. Fox.  Childcare begins at 7:00pm and is provided by Alphabest.
  • 12/8 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM – Dr. Ennis invites parents to school for a parent meeting and then into the classrooms to read to their child’s class (or another class that could use a reader). Please arrive at 8:45 for the meet and greet. Then everyone will head to the classrooms at 9:30 for a dance party and to read the book of the month.  Interested in being a volunteer reader? Feel free to contact your child’s teacher or contact Mrs. Jen Lucina at

A Look Ahead:

  • 12/18 – 12/22 – PBIS Week
  • 12/21 – Winter Concert
  • 12/22 – Winter Wonderland Class Party
  • 12/25 – 1/1 – Winter Break (School and Offices Closed)

Misc/Community News:

Hour of Code and Cool Code Awards – On December 9, from 10:00am – 2:00pm, please join a fun and engaging competition and Hour of Code event to ignite interest in computer science and innovation. For more details, click below.

MLK Visual Arts Contest – Students at all grade levels are encouraged to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visual Arts Show. The 2018 theme is “Fulfilling the Dream—A Celebration of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” Students are asked to interpret what their dreams are for the future. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15. Please see the link for more information.

Sword Fight Night – Sword Fight Nite will be held on Wednesday evenings at the Silver Spring Methodist Church (33 University Blvd across from BLAIR High School)
Dates: DEC. 6, 13, 20, 27   JAN. 3, 10
Ages: 8 -12 will be from 6:00pm – 7:15pm
13 – adult will be from 7:15pm – 9 pm
For further information please call (301) 251-0660 or email ask.martialarts@yahoo. com

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher, Principal, or Supporting Staff Member– Nominations are now open to honor teachers, principals, and staff.  Please see the link for instructions and deadlines.

The Garden of Lights – Visit Brookside Gardens and step into a magical winter wonderland of over one million lights.  Admission fee is per vehicle and then you walk through the gardens to enjoy the lights.  Check out the link for more information.

Silver Spring Library –
Homework Help (12/7 4:00pm – 6:00pm)

Bilingual Spanish Storytime (12/9 11:00am – 11:30am)

Citizenship Preparation Class – (12/9 10:30am – 2:30pm)

Lego Weekend Play (12/9 12:30pm – 5:30pm); 12/10 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

Wheaton Library 
Homework Help (12/4 4:00pm – 6:00pm)

Homework Help (12/6 4:00pm – 6:00pm)

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