First Day of School- School begins on Tuesday, September 4, 2018!
School Hours are 9:00 am – 3:25 pm (doors open at 8:40). Please be mindful that instruction for students begins at 9 am. Because we want to assure that students have the entire school day to use for lessons and school work, parents who need to be in the building at or after 9 am will need a guest sticker.
First Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting: Please join us Thursday September 6 for our first Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting of the year! FREE pizza will be served at 6:30pm. The meeting will begin at 7:00pm. Alphabest will provide free childcare for school age children. Spanish translation available.
– For your future planning: Parent Information Sessions/PTA Meetings convene on the first Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted.
– Save the dates! Oct 2, Nov 8 (Thurs), Dec 4, (no mtg in Jan), Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7, Jun 4
– Schedule each month: 6:30-7pm free pizza, socializing. 7-8pm meeting; free child care provided for school-age children. Spanish translation available.
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.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0
Meet the new PTA Leadership for 2018-2019!
|Glen Haven PTA
Leadership Team – 2018-19
|Vice President||Jessica Sniffin|
|Vice President – Communications||Katie Campana-Scherer|
|Membership||Daniel Esparza & Kate O’Sullivan|
|Staff Appreciation||Raghad Alkhafaji, Lakisha Morris, & Laura Ortiz|
|Room Parents||Ruby Lopez Harper & Amy Richardson|
|After School Activities||Rebecca Willis|
|Fundraising and Community Events||Natasha Sturdivant, Laura Ortiz, & Catherine Beaudette|
|Fundr. and Community Events activities:|
|Book Fairs||Suzanne Feinspan & Roxana Finkelburg|
|Movie Nights||Heather Ginn & Daniel Esparza|
|Spirit Wear||Gayle Hope|
|Dine Out Nights||Daniel Esparza|
|2nd Cup of Coffee||Raghad Alkhafaji|
|Box Tops||Darlene Aguilar & Lakisha Morris|
|Election Day Bake Sale (Nov)||Gayle Hope|
|Sweep the Creek||Laura Ortiz|
- 8/31- Open House: Friday August 31 from 1 pm – 3 pm. Come meet your child’s teacher and make sure to stop by the PTA table to sign up for membership and to pick up some Glen Haven Eagles gear!
- 9/05 – Pajama Day!
- 9/06 – Crazy Hat Day!
- 9/06 – First Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting at 6:30 pm
A Look Ahead:
- September 10 – No school for students and teachers
- September 12- Back to School night for grades Pre-K to 2nd
- September 13- Back to School night for grades 3 to 5
- September 19 – No school for students and teachers
- September 21 – 2nd Cup of Coffee- Merienda- Principal’s Book of the Month (8:40 am – 9:40 am)
- September 27 – English Class starts for parents (9 am – 11 am)
- October 2 – Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
- October 3 – Drama Club parent meeting (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
- October 5 – Early release day for all students
- October 8 – Open House for parents and guardians
- October 12 – 2nd Cup of Coffee- Merienda- Principal’s Book of the Month (8:40 am – 9:40 am)
- October 18 – Fall Academic Night (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
- October 22 to 26 – Red Ribbon week
- October 26 – Fall Fest 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
- November – Military Family month!
- November 6 – General Election Day— School closed
- November 7 – Early release day for all students; end of quarter planning
- November 8 – Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
- November 9 – 2nd Cup of Coffee- Merienda- Principal’s Book of the Month (8:40 am – 9:40 am)
- November 12 – Early release day for all students
- November 13 – Early release day for all students
- November 15 – International Night (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
- November 20 – Report card distribution
- November 21 – Early release day for all students
- November 22 and 23 – Thanksgiving—Offices and schools closed
- December 4 – Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
- December 7 – 2nd Cup of Coffee- Merienda- Principal’s Book of the Month (8:40 am – 9:40 am)
- December 20 – Winter Concert (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
- December 21 – Winter Wonderland class party (2 pm – 3:15 pm)
- December 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31 – Winter Break—No school for students and teachers2019
- January 1 – New Year’s Day—Offices and schools closed
- January 21 – Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day—Offices and schools closed
- January 25 – Early release day for all students; end of quarter planning
- January 28 – Professional day for teachers
- February 18 – Presidents’ Day—Offices and schools closed
- March 1 – Early release day for all students
- April 3 – Early release day for all students; end of quarter planning
- April 17, 18, 19, 22 – Spring Break—No school for students and teachers;
- offices closed April 19 and 22
- May 27 – Memorial Day—Offices and schools closed
- June 5 – Professional day for teachers
- June 13 – Last day of school for students! Early release day for all students.
Community Events and News:
Parent guides to the Elementary school curriculum:https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/elementary/guides.aspx
The 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival (Saturday September 1, 9am – 7:30pm). FREE admission! Located at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/)
Montgomery Parks Programs and Activities – Montgomery County Recreation and Montgomery Parks have hundreds of exciting programs and classes to promote active and healthy lifestyles. For more information, visit ActiveMONTGOMERY (https://apm.activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty).
The MCPS Parent Academy – Sign up for FREE workshops at www.mcpsparentacademy.org
Local Libraries (http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventcalendar)
Silver Spring Library
Preschool STEM Story Time (Saturday September 1 at 11 am)
Preschool Bilingual French Story Time (Tuesday September 4 at 6:30 pm)
Breaker Space (Saturday September 8 at 3 pm)
Ethiopia Day and Coffee Ceremony (Saturday September 15 at 11:30 AM)
Children’s Author Sue Fliess (Saturday September 22 at 11 am)
American Sign Language Bilingual Storytime, Ages 2-5 ( Saturday September 29 11 am)
Lego Weekend Play (Saturdays at 12:30 pm; Sundays at 1 pm)
English Conversation Club (Mondays at 11:30 am)
Baby Storytime (Tuesdays at 10:30 am and 11:30 am)
Preschool Story Time (Tuesdays 1:30 PM)
Toddler Story Time (Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and 11:30 am)
Homework Help (Thursdays at 6 pm)
Me and You-kulele Sing-a-long (Thursdays 4 pm)
Pajama Storytime (Mondays 6:30 pm)
Toddler Storytime (Tuesdays at 10:30 am)
Building Block Time (Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 am)
Kensington Park Library
English Conversation Club for Non-Native Speakers (Monday September 17 at 1 pm; Monday September 24 at 11:30 am)
Celebrating Classical Music (Saturday September 22 at 1:30 pm). Musical sidewalk chalk art, Make Your Own Egg Shaker, and a concert by percussionist Luis Garay at 3 pm.
Storytime for Babies (Wednesdays at 10:30 am)
Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers (Wednesdays at 11:15 am)
Pajama Storytime (Mondays at 7 pm)