Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of December 17


Congratulations to Ms. Willis! – Ms. Willis is the Maryland Elementary School Counselor of the Year!! Be sure to congratulate her when you see her this week.

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!

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:

  • 12/18 – 12/22 – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Spirit Week– be sure to check Facebook for the spirit day reminder.
  • 12/21 – Winter Concert– From 2:50pm – 3:15pm there will be a school wide sing-a-long in the school gym.  At 6:30pm – 7:30pm a concert will be presented by the Drama Club, Third Grade Recorder Students, and the School Chorus.  Everyone is invited to both events.
  • 12/22 – Winter Wonderland Class Party at 2:15pm. Parents check in with your room parent or teacher to sign up to help with the classroom party.

A Look Ahead:

  • 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:

Superintendent’s FY2019 Operating Budget Presentation – The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19 in the auditorium at Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Road in Rockville. Please see the link below for more information.

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 (12/21 4:00pm – 8:00pm)

Citizenship Preparation Class – (12/23 10:30am – 2:30pm)

Lego Weekend Play (12/23 12:30pm – 5:30pm); 12/24 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

Wheaton Library 
Homework Help (12/18 4:30pm – 6:00pm)

Homework Help (12/20 4:30pm – 6:00pm)

Homework Help (12/27 4:40pm – 6:00pm)

Me and You-kulele Sing-A-Long with Special Holiday Songs! (12/21 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

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