Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of February 25


Dr Ennis is the MCPS nominee for The Washington Post Principal of the Year! –
Dr. Jane Ennis, principal at Glen Haven Elementary School since 2014, is the MCPS nominee for The Washington Post Principal of the Year award.

Read-A-Thon – The Read-A-Thon begins tomorrow, February 26, and will end on March 9! There are awesome prizes that will be given to readers.  We will be randomly drawing names for our participation prizes that include:

-An after school Sports Class with Avanti
-An after school dance class with with Skys the Limit
-A Glen Haven Water Bottle
-Lunch with and Administrator
-Glen Haven T-Shirt

Also, the top reader in each grade (reader with the most minutes) will win a gift card to be used at the next Glen Haven Book Fair!

Your child’s page must be activated to be eligible for these participation prizes.

Follow the steps below to register your child.
Step 1: Set up your child’s personal page. Their teacher should have sent home a sheet with instructions and their personal code. It only takes a couple of minutes!
If you didn’t get an instructions sheet email: – Amanda can get you set up.

Step 2: Share your child’s personal page with friends and family and ask them to sponsor your child’s reading journey with a donation. They can donate directly through your child’s page.
The Glen Haven Read-A-Thon is raising funds for the Glen Haven PTA. Funds raised will go to community events like last Friday’s Movie Night, student and teacher support, and field trip grants. Fun Fact: if every student in Glen Haven raised $10 we would raise $5000 for our school community!

Step 3: Log your Child’s reading sessions. Start from your child’s personal read-a-thon page (that you set up in step 1) and log your child’s reading sessions.

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:

  • 2/26 – 3/9 – Read-A-Thon -Get your kids excited about reading and register now!
  • Read Across America Spirit Week-                                                                                      2/26 – Cat in the Hat Day – wear your favorite hat                                                  2/27 – Green Eggs and Ham Day – wear something green                                                  2/28 – Fox in Socks Day – wear your silliest mismatched socks                                          3/1 – Oh the Thinks you can Think Day – wear the wackiest outfit you can think up    3/2 – Read in your Jammies Day – wear your pajamas to school
  • 3/2 – Early Release Day – Students will be released at 12:55pm.

A Look Ahead:

  • 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:

Summer Opportunities Fair – Parents can explore a multitude of summer opportunities for school-age children at a fair on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Local and regional providers will be available to talk about summer camps, programs and volunteer activities. Parents can meet program staff, pick up applications, and get information on financial assistance. The fair will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville.

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.

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 –

Wacky Wednesday -Ongoing March Event-(all day)

AARP Tax Aide for Low-to-Moderate Income Taxpayers (2/27 9:30am – 7:00pm)

Homework Help (3/1 4:00pm – 8:00pm)

Lego Weekend Play (3/3 12:30pm – 5:30pm; 3/4 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

Wheaton Library 

Pajama Storytime (2/26 6:30pm -7:00pm)

We Love Our Library! (2/26-2/28 9:00am – 8:30pm)

Me and You-kulele Singalong (3/2 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

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