Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of April 8



2017-2018 GHES Yearbooks!– It’s that time of year again to order your Yearbooks!  Please see Ms. Rykoskey or Mrs. Vactor to purchase. Cost: $22 (checks payable to GHES) or cash accepted. Online orders can be made using a credit card at the link below:


Pre-K Registration – Pre-K Registration will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 9:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Glen Haven Elementary School. Interested parents should call the Pre-K office to set up a time to register at 301-230-0676. More information about Pre-K can be found at this website:


Kindergarten Orientation – Do you have a child that will be 5 years old by September 1, 2018? If yes, then you can register your child for Kindergarten.  Orientation will take place at Glen Haven ES on Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 from 9:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please call Ms. Perez at 301-649-8051 to set up your appointment for either day. *Please note- there will be NO Kindergarten classes for students currently (2017-2018) in Kindergarten on May 3 and May 4. All other grade levels (1st-5th) will have school on both days.*


After School Programs – If you would like to sign up your child for after school programs please do so ASAP!
Mondays: Basketball (PreK-5th)- 4/16-6/4

Tuesdays: Dance (K-2nd)- 4/3-6/5 (Street Jazz)

Wednesdays: Cooking (Decadent Desserts) or Remote Control Robotics Engineering (K-5th) – 4/4-5/23

Thursdays: Dance (3rd-5th)- 4/5-6/7 (Ballet/Lyrical)

Thursdays: Karate (1st-5th)- 4/19-6/7

Fridays: Outdoor Soccer (PreK-5th)- 4/20-6/1

Fridays: Fashion Design (K-5th)- 4/6-5/25


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!


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:

  • 4/9 – Early Release Day Students will be released at 12:55pm.


A Look Ahead:

  • 4/16 – Dine Out Fundraiser at Five Guys (Kensington)
  • 4/19 – Report Card Distribution
  • 4/21 – Sweep the Creek
  • 4/27 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 4/27 – Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
  • 4/23 – 4/27 Book Fair
  • 4/26 – Spring Academic /STEM Fair Night


Misc/Community News:


2017-2018 School Year – This academic school year has been extended to June 15.  See link for more information.


Parent Academy – New workshops offered this spring. The spring session of the MCPS Parent Academy will begin on Wednesday, April 11.  For more information and the full schedule please go to this link.


Skher Brown and the Dancing Warriors Ensemble – On April 14 at 11am come see a free performance of Capoeira Angola, an Afro-Brasilian art form that draws from dance, martial arts, music, and stories of distant lands.  This event will be held at Glenallan Elementary School (12520 Heurich Road, Wheaton, MD 20902)


Special Education Summit – The summit will take place from 8:15 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 28 at Quince Orchard High School, 15800 Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg. Click on the link for more information.


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

Read to a Dog (4/9 7:00pm – 8:00pm)


AARP Tax Aide for Low-to-Moderate Income Taxpayers (4/10 9:30am – 7:00pm)


Bilingual Spanish Storytime (4/14 11:00am – 11:30am)


Dream Flower with Roslyn Cambridge (4/14 11:30am – 1:00pm)


Lego Weekend Play (4/14 12:30pm – 5:30pm; 4/15 1:00pm – 4:30pm)


Celebrate National Robotics Week! (4/14 2:00pm – 4:00pm)



Wheaton Library

Pajama Storytime (4/9 6:30pm -7:00pm)


Homework Help (4/11 4:30pm – 6:00pm)


How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft (4/11 5:00pm – 6:00pm)

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