Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of December 10


Mrs. Heifetz’s new role as Acting Principal – Starting January 2nd, GHES’s Principal Intern, Cassandra Heifetz, will become the Acting Principal.  Read more below. Intern letter.pdf

Military Holiday Potluck – Please attend a holiday potluck for military personnel, veterans, and their families.  It will be held on Wednesday, 12/20, from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Glen Haven Apartment Community Center.

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!

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

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:

  • Slow Week 🙂

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)
  • 1/12 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 1/15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Holiday (School and Offices Closed)
  • 1/25 – Early Release Day
  • 1/26 – Professional Day for Teachers- No School for students

Misc/Community News:

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 –
Read to a Dog (12/11 7:00pm – 8:00pm)

Lawyer in the Library (12/14 4:00pm – 6:00pm)

Homework Help (12/14 4:00pm – 8:00pm)

Ornament Making – (12/15 4:30pm – 5:30pm)

Citizenship Preparation Class – (12/16 10:30am – 2:30pm)

Lego Weekend Play (12/16 12:30pm – 5:30pm); 12/17 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

Wheaton Library 
Homework Help (12/11 4:00pm – 6:00pm)

Homework Help (12/13 4:00pm – 6:00pm)

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