Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of March 4


WTOP Nomination – Glen Haven Elementary School has been nominated for the “2018 Click for Kids.” WTOP is giving public schools a chance to compete for cash prizes- one $10,000 grand prize, one $7,500 first place prize and one $5,000 second place prize.   Please help by voting for Glen Haven Elementary School.  Voting will begin on Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 16 at 5:00 p.m. and can be found at, search “Kids.” Voters must be at least 13 years old to qualify.  You can only vote once a day, but please make sure you come back daily to vote.  Thank you for your support!


Career Day  Career Day is Friday, March 23, 2018 from 9:15 am – 11:15 am.  If you are interested in being a Career Day speaker please email Speakers are still needed for Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades. Thank you for your support!


GHES PTA Call for Volunteers

Have your children enjoyed a movie night, book fair, after school activity, class celebration, or wearing Glen Haven attire? Do you count on the “Weekly Scoop” email to keep you up to date? Parent and community volunteers through the PTA make all this, and more, possible. PTA activities, led by volunteers, raise funding to support instructional materials your children’s teachers use; projects teachers undertake with students; and field trips. In addition, PTA organizes appreciation events for our wonderful Glen Haven staff.

To ensure these activities continue, we’re putting out the call for volunteers to help lead the PTA next year. We also need volunteers to assist those leaders. We’re holding a discussion on the many options for contributing to Glen Haven’s community, as well as PTA leadership positions. Please join us in the cafeteria on Tuesday, March 6 from

6:30-7pm for pizza and socializing and 7pm for the discussion. Child care will be provided for school-age children.

Below are brief descriptions of the leadership positions — feel free to contact anyone on the nominating committee if you can’t make the March 6 meeting or if you have any other questions. Whether you can contribute a couple of hours next year or might welcome a leadership role, your help will make a difference!

PRESIDENT: Presides at all meetings of the PTA and of the executive board and coordinates the work of the officers and committees of the PTA.

VICE-PRESIDENT (2): Acts as aide to the president and will supervise committees and their activities as assigned by the president.

TREASURER: Looks after the money!

SECRETARY: The secretary records the minutes of all meetings, keeps records and membership documents and performs other delegated duties as assigned by the president.

DELEGATE (2): Attends monthly PTA delegate meetings as Glen Haven’s representative. 


Membership: Organizes membership drive at the start of the year.

Staff Appreciation: Plans and coordinates staff appreciation events throughout the year.

Spirit Wear: Organizes sale of school spirit wear.

Communications: Oversees list-serve, sends out weekly updates.

Fundraising and Community Events: Plans and organizes fundraising and community events

Translation: Coordinates translation for meetings and PTA materials.

Room Parents: Coordinates room parents.

After School Activities: Organizes and coordinates after school activities.

Nominating Committee Contacts:

Catherine Beaudette (

Kate O’Sullivan (

Henriot St Gerard (

Rebecca Willis (

Espanol – Darlene Aguilar (


Read-A-Thon – The Read-A-Thon has begun and will continue until March 9! It’s not too late to register!  Follow the steps below to sign up 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.

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.


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:

  • 3/6 – PTA Meeting -Please join us for pizza at 6:30pm. The meeting will begin at 7:00pm.  There will be a presentation by the Nominating Committee for next year’s PTA and a discussion on School Safety Dr. Ennis and Ms. Heifetz.  Alphabest will provide childcare at 7:00pm.


  • 3/9 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM – Ennis invites parents to school for a parent meeting and then into the classrooms to read to their child’s class (or another class that could use a reader). Please arrive at 8:45 for the meet and greet. Then everyone will head to the classrooms at 9:30 for a dance party and to read the book of the month.  Interested in being a volunteer reader? Feel free to contact your child’s teacher or contact Ms. Lucina at


A Look Ahead:

  • 3/19 – 3/23 – Spirit Week
  • 3/23 – Career Day/STEAM Day
  • 3/26 – 4/2 – Spring Break


Misc/Community News:

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.


Mental Health and Wellness Forum -MCPS and MCCPTA are jointly organizing the first-ever mental health and wellness forum on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from  1:00pm – 5:00pm at Gaithersburg High School. See this link for online registration form for the conference: eHVPgj6erLeoXxSW2


Silver Spring Library


Wacky Wednesday -Ongoing March Event-(3/7 all day)


Pajama Storytime (3/5 7:00pm – 7:30pm)


AARP Tax Aide for Low-to-Moderate Income Taxpayers (3/6 9:30am – 7:00pm)


Homework Help (3/8 4:00pm – 8:00pm)


Preschool STEM Storytime (3/10 11:00am)


Lego Weekend Play (3/10 12:30pm – 5:30pm; 3/11 1:00pm – 4:30pm)


STEM SMART: Strawberry DNA (3/11 2:00pm – 4:00pm) registration required


Wheaton Library


Pajama Storytime (3/5 6:30pm -7:00pm)


Me and You-kulele Singalong (3/8 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

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