Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of August 31

Lots of beginning-school-year stuff going on!

This Week and Beyond:    

  • Aug 31 – First day of school for students!!!
  • Aug 31 – Sept 4 – Spirit week! Show your SOARing Eagle Spirit every day!
    • 8/31 Spirit Day: Dress for Success!
    • 9/01 Spirit Day: Dress for Rainbow Day to show your Organization!
      • PreK & K: RED
      • 1st:     ORANGE
      • 2nd: YELLOW
      • 3rd:: GREEN
      • 4th: BLUE
      • 5th: PURPLE
    • 9/02 Spirit Day: Dress to show that you are Always Safe!
      • Sports day: Dress for your favorite team.
    • 9/03 Spirit day: Dress to show your Respect!
      • Dress up like someone you admire.
    • 9/04 Spirit day: School Spirit day! Dress in green, gray, and blue.
  • Sept 4 – Early release day for all students (12:55 pm)
  • Sept 7 – Labor Day; offices and schools closed

Announcements:

  • First Day of School- School begins on Monday August 31! 
  • School Hours are 8:45 am – 3:15 pm (connect, attendance, announcements at 8:45 am).  Please be mindful that instruction for students begins at 9 am, and signing in to class Zoom meetings might take a bit of time!
    • Please note that Wednesday afternoons are scheduled for student support and teacher planning.
  • Aug 31- Sept 4 – Spirit week! Show your SOARing Eagle Spirit every day!
    • Sept 1: Dress for Success: Show how successful you will be this year by dressing for success.
    • Sept 2: Rainbow Day: Show your organization by dressing in the same color as the rest of your grade level
      • PreK/K: Red
      • 1st: Orange
      • 2nd: Yellow
      • 3rd: Green
      • 4th: Blue
      • 5th: Purple
    • Sept 3: Sports Day: Show good sportsmanship and always make  safe choices.
    • Sept 4: GHES day: Show you are kind and respectful by showing your school spirit. Wear Glen Haven attire or green or blue.
  • First Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting: Please join us Tuesday September 8 for our first Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting of the year! We hope all families will be able to join us for a short and virtual meet-and-greet! The PTA Board will be available to introduce ourselves and what we do, and to hear from parents and guardians about what you need from us, and what questions you might have.
    • ***PTA meetings are hosted by the PTA and OPEN TO EVERYONE- membership is not required to attend!!***
    • Zoom link and password to follow!
    • Welcome to new (and returning) Kindergarten parents! Our weekly newsletter, The Scoop, will have plenty of timely information, but please feel free to reach out if you have any other questions!
    • For your future planning: Parent Information Sessions/PTA Meetings convene on the first Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

 

  • Meet the new PTA Leadership for 2020-2021
Glen Haven PTA Leadership Team – 2020-2021
   
Position Serving
Executive Committee  
President Jessica Sniffin
Vice President John Nangle
Vice President – Communications Roxana Finkelberg
Treasurer Catherine Beaudette
 Treasurer Elect Shahrzad Spieler
Secretary Katie Campana-Scherer
Delegates Doug Ryan

 

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.

Like us on Facebook!  Glen Haven PTA @glenhavenpta (https://www.facebook.com/glenhavenpta/)

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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:

  • Sept 25 – Principal’s Book of the Month (9 am – 10 am)
  • Sept 28 – No school for students and teachers
  • Oct 2 – Early release day for all students (12:55 pm)
  • Oct 22 – No school for PEP students
  • Oct 23 – Principal’s Book of the Month (9 am – 10 am)
  • Oct 26 – Oct 30 – Red Ribbon Week
  • November is Military Family Month!
  • Nov 3 – ELECTION DAY!!!! Schools and offices closed
  • Nov 9 – No school for students; professional day for teachers (first marking period ends)
  • Nov 11 & 12 – Early release day for all students (12:55 pm)
  • Nov 20 – Principal’s Book of the Month (9 am – 10 am)
  • Nov 25 – Early release day for all students (12:55 pm)
  • Nov 26 & 27 – Thanksgiving; offices and schools closed
  • Dec 17 – No school for PEP students
  • Dec 18 – Principal’s Book of the Month (9 am – 10 am)
  • Dec 24-31 – Winter break: No school for students and teachers; Offices closed Dec 24-25
  • Jan 1 – New Year’s Day: offices and schools closed
  • Jan 18 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: offices and schools closed
  • Jan 22 – Principal’s Book of the Month (9 am – 10 am)
  • Jan 25 – 28 – The Great Kindness Challenge
  • Jan 29 – No school for students; professional day for teachers
  • Feb 12 – No school for students; professional day for teachers
  • Feb 15 – President’s Day: offices and schools closed
  • Feb 17 – No school for PEP students
  • Feb 26 – Principal’s Book of the Month (9 am – 10 am)
  • Mar 12 – Early release day for all students (12:55 pm)
  • Mar 26 – Principal’s Book of the Month (9 am – 10 am)
  • Mar 29 – Apr 5 – Spring Break: No school for students and teachers; Offices closed April 2 and 5
  • April is Month of the Military Child!!
  • Apr 16 – No school for students; professional day for teachers
  • Apr 30 – Principal’s Book of the Month (9 am – 10 am)
  • May is the Month of the Military Caregiver AND Children’s Mental Health Month!
  • May 3 – 7 – Teacher Appreciation week!!
  • May 13 – No school for students; professional day for teachers
  • May 28 – Principal’s Book of the Month (9 am – 10 am)
  • May 31 – Memorial Day: Offices and schools closed
  • June 16 – Last day of school for students!!! Early release day for all students (12:55 pm)
  • June 17 – Professional day for teachers

 

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