Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of February 18


Staff Appreciation Annual Chili Luncheon – The Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon is this Thursday, February 22.  Please click on the link to sign up and volunteer for the luncheon.


Dr. Seuss Family Movie Night – Family movie night is this Friday!  We still need volunteers to help out! Please see this link to sign up to bake goods or help with concessions.


Read-A-Thon – Get your children excited about reading with the READ-A-THON!  Your child has already been sent home with his/her/they Read-A-Thon Reading Adventure sheet. This sheet has step by step instructions on how to register your child.  It also includes their individual code for registration.  The read-a-thon begins on February 26 and will end on March 9.  Another read-a-thon paper should be sent home again this week.


Free English Class – Free English 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:

  • 2/19 – President’s Day– School and Offices Closed
  • 2/22 – Staff Appreciation Annual Chili Luncheon for Teachers/Staff from 11:00am -2pm
  • 2/23 – Family Movie Night – Doors open at 6:30pm and the movie, Horton Hears a Who!, starts at 7:00pm! Concessions will be for sale! Wear your PJs and bring a blanket to sit on. This is NOT a drop off event.  A parent or guardian must be present.


A Look Ahead:

  • 2/26 – 3/9 – Read-A-Thon
  • 3/2 – Early Release
  • 3/6 – PTA Meeting
  • 3/9 – 2nd Cup of Coffee
  • 3/19 – 3/23 – Spirit Week
  • 3/23 – Career Day/STEAM Day
  • 3/26 – 4/2 – Spring Break


Misc/Community News:


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


Breaking the Code: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Girls of Color in STEM

RSVP for Breaking the Code: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Girls of Color in STEM, on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The panel discussion will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium at John F. Kennedy High School, located at 1901 Randolph Road in Silver Spring.


2017-2018 School Year Extended to June 13 – Due to school closings on January 4, January 17 and February 7 the last day of school will now be June 13.


March For Our Lives – On March 24, the kids and families of #MarchForOurLives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority.


Silver Spring Library

AARP Tax Aide for Low-to-Moderate Income Taxpayers (2/20 9:30am – 7:00pm)


Read to a Dog (2/20 7:00pm – 8:00pm)


Homework Help (2/22 4:00pm – 8:00pm)


Piccolo’s Trunk by Mark Jaster (2/24 10:30am – 12:00pm)


Black History Month – Ther Heritage Signature Chorale: A Musical Performance (2/24 1:00pm)


Bilinigual Storytime-Amharic (2/24 1:30pm – 3:15pm)


Lego Weekend Play (2/24 12:30pm – 5:30pm; 2/25 1:00pm – 4:30pm)


Wheaton Library

Homework Help (2/21 4:30pm – 6:00pm)


We Love Our Library! (2/20-2/25 9:00am – 8:30pm)


Me and You-kulele Singalong (2/22 4:00pm – 4:30pm)


Family Literacy Fiesta: Dancing Our Way Through Books! (2:30pm – 3:30pm)


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