Check out the Glen Haven PTA Scoop!

Week of June 6, 2022


Proposed Slate for PTA positions and roles: 2022-23
PositionAgreed to Serve
Executive Committee 
PresidentAllyson Nelson
President-electChristine Halpin
Vice PresidentAdina Holmes
Vice President – CommunicationsVacant
TreasurerShazi Spieler
Treasurer-electAlex DeWire
SecretaryKatie Campana-Scherer
DelegateDoug Ryan
Committee/Task Leads 
MembershipChristine Halpin
Staff AppreciationVacant
Communications(n/a: VP Communication leads)
Room ParentsVacant
After School ActivitiesVacant
Fundraising and Community EventsVacant
Fundraising. and Community Events activities: [These are largely dependent on our access to the school, so: TBD] 
Book FairsSuzanne Feinspan
Movie NightsVacant
Spirit WearCorinna Burnham
Dine Out NightsVacant
2nd Cup of CoffeeVacant
Box TopsVacant
Election Day Bake Sale (when applicable)Vacant
Sweep the CreekVacant
    • From the Clothing to Cash Organization:  The Clothing to Cash collection bin outside of Glen Haven Elementary School, ONLY ACCEPTs clothing, shoes and textiles.   Those items MUST fit inside the collection bin and never be left outside on the ground. Thank you in advance for your prompt attention.
  • GHES Amazon Wishlist


COVID-19 Testing Information:

Help our community contain covid- we can all help! Frequent testing (plus mask-wearing and hand-washing) is an extremely helpful way to contain the spread of covid-19. Please sign your child up for testing! COVID-19 tests will be administered by trained personnel. The test involves a swab inside the front part of the nose. The swab should not hurt; however, your child may experience some slight but brief discomfort. Your child’s test result will be provided to you, along with instructions with any next steps. The same consent form is now used for both the screening and rapid tests so families only need to sign one form for each child. 

Consent Form (English)

Consent Form in other languages: 

Resources for Families:

New MCPS COVID guidelines:

Where can I get a COVID test?:

COVID Testing this week:

How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine:

A Vaccinated Person’s Guide to COVID Exposure:

Parent Academy To Go Virtual Workshops:

GHES Chromebook Guidelines (English):

GHES Chromebook Guidelines (Spanish):

FARMS Applications:

Health Care for the Uninsured (English):

Health Care for the Uninsured (Spanish):

Child Tax Credit Information (English):

Child Tax Credit Information (Spanish): 

Girl Scout Information:

WSSC Resumes Cut Offs & Financial Assistance Information:

Food Giveaways this week:

Free Consults for Immigration:

Free Consults for Immigration (Spanish):–pZXc_/view?usp=sharing

D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice: Early Childhood & Elementary Resources: 

Woke Kindergarten 

Books for Black Lives Matter at School  

Flu Shot Clinics and Information:

 Family and Friends Mental Health Support:

Montgomery County Job Centers:

School Information for Parents:

  • ParentVUE:  If you have not activated your ParentVUE account and need your activation code, please email to have it emailed to you. 
  • Have you joined Class Dojo:  Please make sure you set up a Class Dojo account for your child.
  • Class Dojo is our school-wide system for easy home-school messaging and communication. We use it to keep families informed of events and announcements. It also allows families to read messages in their preferred language. Please contact your child’s teacher to get the unique class code. Get answers to common questions here: Class Dojo Helpdesk for parents
  • School Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 3:25 p.m. (doors open at 8:40 a.m.)
  • Welcome to new and returning parents! ***PTA meetings are hosted by the PTA and OPEN TO EVERYONE – membership is not required to attend!!***
    • 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.

Other ways to help out the PTA:

  • Request to join GHES PTA MemberHub for PTA communication

Access our store to pay for your PTA membership

Use link

  • CHECK OUT OUR NEW SPIRITWEAR  This link has the 2020-2021 virtual shirts and other Glen Haven wear.  Please contact Ms. Corrina Burnham at  if you would like to order something from this site that is not available.  The PTA will be ordering more of the items that are not available.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Corinna Burnham at Thank you!

  • Help our PTA by purchasing items with the Box Tops for Education logo.  There are two ways to submit them.   

Sending in Box Top Clippings by Mail

1.Join for free at:

Find our school & sign up.

2. Go to Submit Box Tops and follow the steps for how to organize the clippings for mail and  fill out submission form.


    Box Tops for Education
    350 Victor St.
    Highland Park, MI 48203

Digital Submission of Box Tops 

1. Download the Box Tops app & create a free account

2. Shop as you normally would

3. Then simply scan your store receipts and to find participating products (it doesn’t have to be the same day you shopped)

4. The app will automatically credit your school’s Box Tops earnings online

  • Sign up for eScrip at 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 ( 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,  with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the Glen Haven PTA! 
  • Register your Giant card at  For each purchase that you make, Giant will donate to Glen Haven Elementary.


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