Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of February 4


3rd and 4th grade “Let Your Love Glow” Fundraiser– The 3rd and 4th grade will be selling leis and glow items just in time for Valentine’s Day! Purchase them in the GHES Lobby every morning from February 5th until February 12th while supplies last!

Valentine’s Day Class Party – Sign-up sheets have gone home with students.  Support your child’s class by contributing an item and/or attending to help with the party.  Please return forms to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, February 7th.

Staff Appreciation Annual Chili Luncheon –  For this year’s luncheon, the PTA is asking GHES families to donate their prize-winning chili.  We only need 6 crock pots full.  Your chili will be judged by the teachers and staff of Glen Haven Elementary.  There is a prize for the winning chili! Please contact Laura Ortiz for more details at or 240.234.2649.  Sign up as soon as possible! Look out for a list serv sign up genius if you would like to help with this event.

 Spring Break Camp for Non-Girl Scouts -Please see the below link to a flyer regarding an outreach Spring Break camp for non-Girl Scouts. The camp will be held from Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Transportation will be provided via bus from Arcola Elementary School. Full “camperships” are available to families who need it. Applications will be accepted starting this Monday, January 29. The link to register is below. If you have any questions please feel free to email Rebecca Willis,
Link to register-

Free English Class – The English Class at Glen Haven Elementary School will meet again next Thursday, February 15,2018. If you are interested in being a part of this free class please stop by the office to sign-up. The class will meet every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. This class will focus on conversational English and Language skills. Please come and join us!

Glen Haven Yearbook – Glen Haven ES 2017-2018 Yearbooks are now on sale! Please see Ms. Rykoskey or Mrs. Vactor to purchase yours today.  The cost is $22.00 and yearbook purchases can also be made online at

To order on line:

  1. Click the above link to go to school online ordering site.
  2. Select the Add to Cart Tab
  3. Enter number of yearbooks to be ordered using the + or – (it will default to 1 book)
  4. Enter Student Name and Teacher (Fields provided for 1 student name and teacher will be

required and there are 2 additional fields for a total of 3 students)

5.Enter Add to Cart when finished

6.Items will be added to cart and return to main screen

7.Click on the Shopping Cart in the top right hand corner to review order and checkout!

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


This Week:

  • 2/5 – Report Card Distribution
  • 2/6 – PTA Meeting – Tuesday, February 6th will be our first PTA meeting of 2018! Please come for pizza at 6:30pm.  The meeting will begin at 7:00pm.  There will be a presentation about the Alphabet Soup of Tests by Ms. Lucina and Ms. Gibson.  Childcare begins at 7:00pm and is provided by Alphabest.


A Look Ahead:

  • 2/12 – Dine Out Nite at Panera
  • 2/14 – Class Valentine’s Day Party
  • 2/16 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 2/19 – President’s Day- School and Offices Closed
  • 2/22 – Staff Appreciation Annual Chili Luncheon for Teachers/Staff
  • 2/23 – Movie Night
  • 2/26 – 3/9 – Read-A-Thon


Misc/Community News:

Elementary Language Immersion Programs – Applications to apply for Elementary Language Immersion Programs are now available.

Silver Spring Library

Pajama Storytime (2/5 7:00pm)


Tax Aide for Low-to-Moderate Income Taxpayers (2/6 & 2/7 9:30am – 7:00pm)


Homework Help (2/8 4:00pm – 8:00pm)


Black History and Heritage (2/8 6:30pm – 8:30pm)


Lego Weekend Play (2/10 12:30pm – 5:30pm; 2/11 1:00pm – 4:30pm)


Wheaton Library

Homework Help (2/5 4:30pm – 6:00pm)


Pajama Storytime (For All Ages ; 2/5 6:30pm – 7:00pm)


We Love Our Library! (2/5-2/11 9:00am – 8:30pm)


Homework Help (2/7  4:30pm – 6:00pm)


Me and You-kulele Singalong (2/8 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

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