Lots of near-end-of-school-year stuff going on!
Important dates for the rest of the year:
- May 24 – Drama Club performance of The Lion King (7 pm – 8:30 pm)
- May 27 – Memorial Day—Offices and schools closed
- May 31 – Drama Club performance of The Lion King (7 pm – 8:30 pm)
- June 4 — Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
- June 5 – Professional day for teachers
- June 6 – Field Day grades K-2
- June 7 – Field Day grades 3-5; second semester SSL hours due
- June 11 – PreK/PEP Promotion/Celebration (9:30 am – 10:30 am)
- June 12 –Grades 3-4 Awards/Picnic (9:30 am – 10:30 am); Grades 1-2 Awards (2 pm -3 pm); Grade 5 Promotion (6:30 pm)!
- June 13 – Kindergarten Promotion/Picnic (10 am – 11 am)
- June 14 – Last day of school for students! Early release day for all students
- June 17 – Professional day for teachers
- PARCC testing is in its last week! Grades 3-5 have been taking the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) tests the past few weeks. See the school website for more information (https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/glenhavenes/news/news.aspx?id=627013)!
- Grade 3: May 3, May 7-9 (Math) and May 15-17 (Reading)
- Grade 4: April 29-May 2 (Math) and May 10, May 13-14 (Reading)
- Grade 5: April 29-May 2 (Math) and May 10, May 13-14 (Reading)
- Volunteers needed! Hey you do-gooders- lots of ways to help out J
- Wanna spend the day outside running around in the sun? Contact Mr. Hatcher to volunteer for Field Days on June 6-7.
- The PEP program is moving and needs help packing! Contact the front office (301-649-8051) to arrange a date to come in,
- Feel free to check in with your children’s teachers to see how they could use a hand!
- Our last Glen Haven movie night is coming up in June– more details soon!
- Join the Glen Haven community for fun this summer! Glen Haven community playdates are a great way to get the kids out of the house and get to know other students and parents. Join us for three dates over the summer, all at Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park (2001 Evans Parkway 20902)
- 11 am – 1 pm on Saturday June 29
- 11 am – 1 pm on Sunday July 14
- 11 am – 1 pm on Saturday August 17
- During last week’s Parent Information Session/PTA meeting, the “slate” of officers (positions which require the vote: President, President-elect, Vice President, VP Communications, Treasurer, Treasurer-elect, and Secretary) was voted on for the 2019-2020 school year.
- Congratulations and Thank Yous to our incoming PTA Board!
- President: Larry Finkelberg
- Vice-Presidents: Jessica Sniffin and John Nangle
- Vice President (Communications): Katie Campana-Scherer (that’s me sending this newsletter out- hello!)
- Treasurer: Catherine Beaudette
- Secretary: Heather Ginn
- Delegates: Doug Ryan and Henriot St. Gerard
- Wanna join the team? We are still looking for volunteers to lead committees for Membership, Translation, Finance/Audit, Read-a-Thon, and (co-lead) Room Parents!
- Congratulations and Thank Yous to our incoming PTA Board!
- MCPS provides meals for students with negative account balances through Dine with Dignity program. Launched in November 2018, the Dine with Dignity program allows students with negative account balances to enjoy traditional breakfast and lunch choices at no cost. Families will be asked to pay off, or to contribute within their means when they can, toward the outstanding balance on their student’s lunch account; the Dine with Dignity Fund pays the remainder.
- Community members who would like to contribute to the Dine with Dignity Fund can donate online at: https://www.mcpsfoundation.org/pages/our-programs/dine-with-dignity-program
- Fifth grade parents! If you weren’t able to make our December Parent Information Session/PTA meeting to meet administrators from Sligo Middle School, no worries! Check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/glenhavenpta/) to view a recording of the presentation by Sligo Middle School principal Shauna Jorandby, 6th grade Coordinator Patrick Bilock, and Sligo PTA president Rachel Cornwell.
Other ways to help out the PTA:
- Help our PTA by purchasing items with the Box Tops for Education logo then clip and send them to school to be collected. The classroom that submits the most Box Tops each month will celebrate with a popcorn party and an overall winner will get a class pizza party at the end of the school year!
- Sign up for eScrip at escrip.com earn special savings for you and money for the Glen Haven PTA.
- We now have a new way to support your Glen Haven PTA! If you shop on Amazon, use our Amazon Smile link (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-6018965) to donate some of the proceeds for your purchase to Glen Haven PTA. You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the Glen Haven PTA!
- Register your Giant card at https://giantfood.com/school-rewards/. For each purchase that you make, Giant will donate to Glen Haven Elementary.
Class Dojo: Please make sure you set up a Class Dojo account for your child. Your child’s teacher has the information regarding how to set this up or you can click on this link- https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205417305-Create-a-Parent-Account#web. The school uses Class Dojo for most communications so it is very important for you to have access to your child’s account and check for announcements daily.
Community Events and News:
Story Time at the National Postal Museum. Taking place every Monday, the program includes a book reading and activities for little ones in the museum’s education space. Stay to explore the rest of the museum, which is full of interactive exhibits that all ages can enjoy. Story Time is at 10:30am and repeated at 11am. Admission is free.
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).
Silver Spring Library
- English Conversation Club (Mondays at 11:30 am)
- Lunchtime Yoga Flow (Tuesdays at 12 pm)
- Chess Club (Tuesdays at 3:30 pm)
- 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)
- Lego Weekend Play (Saturdays at 12:30 pm; Sundays at 1 pm)
- Pajama Storytime (Mondays 6:30 pm)
- Toddler Storytime (Tuesdays at 10:30 am)
- Building Block Time (Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 am)
- Me and You-kulele Sing-a-long (Thursdays 4 pm)
Kensington Park Library
- Pajama Storytime (Mondays at 7 pm)
- Chess Club (Tuesdays at 6 pm)
- Storytime for Babies (Wednesdays at 10:30 am)
- Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers (Wednesdays at 11:15 am)
- Homework Help (Thursdays at 5:30 pm)
School Information for Parents:
Parent guides to the Elementary school curriculum: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/elementary/guides.aspx
The MCPS Parent Academy – Sign up for FREE workshops at www.mcpsparentacademy.org
Student safety: As parents and caregivers, we often have questions about student safety. You can find information about how Montgomery County Public Schools approaches student safety at https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2018-2019/Ensuring-Student-Safety.html
A Look Ahead:
- **Report cards will be mailed the week of June 24, 2019