2022 Back to School Scoop


Welcome back! We hope you’re as excited as we are for the start of school. Inside this newsletter you’ll find information about the start of school, a link to our new Google calendar, and some fun.

We also want to encourage you to Join the PTA. Your membership dues help support teachers, staff and students at the school. The GHES PTA is also a great way to connect with the community, learn about important issues, and advocate for your child.School Supplies: Find the list of items your little one will need for the first day of school here. Back to school night on the 26th will also have free backpacks available. The school also recommends sending your child to school with a refillable water bottle.Principal’s Welcome Back Letter: Make sure to read and save Ms. Strain’s most recent letter to parents. It includes information about drop off and pick up, lunches, policies, school lunch and more.Free and Reduced Meal Sign-ups: Funding to provide free lunch for schools is set to expire at the end of the summer. Families will need to register here to get free or reduced meals for the 2022-2023 year. Breakfasts will remain free for everyone.
Volunteer with the PTA: We need your help! We have volunteer opportunities that are both long-term and short-term. Sign up here to volunteer. Adopt-A-Teacher: A MCPS teacher created a Facebook group allowing teachers with classroom supply needs and those willing to donate a space to connect. Read about it here.School Volunteer Training: Want to volunteer in your child’s school in the upcoming school year? Make sure you take the mandatory training and are vaccinated against COVID-19. Covid Rules for 2022-2023This article covers the current rules for COVID-19 at MCPS. Student masking is optional and weekly screening tests will not continue. Close contacts will also not be required to quarantine. However, volunteers and staff still need to be vaccinated and children presenting symptoms will receive a rapid COVID-19 test.Free Tutoring: All K-12 MCPS students can now access free virtual tutoring services. Learn more and sign up here.Parent 2 Parent: This free service matches parents and caregivers of children with special needs to trained mentors who have personal experience raising children with disabilities.Keep up with Glen Haven Elementary School events and activities with our Google Calendar.

 School Related EventsOpen House: August 26th from 1:30-3:30 PM. This is an opportunity for you and your child to walk through the building, locate classrooms, and say “hello” to the teachers and other staff members. First Day of School: August 29th (September 6th for PEP students)Spirit Week: The first week back will have themed clothing each dayMonday, 8/29- Successful- Dress for Success! Tuesday, 8/30- Organized- Rainbow Day Wednesday, 8/31- Always Safe- Sports DayThursday, 9/1- Respectful- School Spirit Day (School colors are Green, Blue, and White!Friday, 9/2 – Pajama DayBack to School Night: September 6th from 6:30-8:10 PM. This is an opportunity for families into the building to meet the teacher, visit the classroom, and learn more about the teaching and learning that occurs every day at the Eagle Nation.Fun Community ActivitiesUpRooted Dance’s Ascension Project: September 30th at 6PM at the Marian Fryer Town Plaza. Free indie-rock dance opera set to the music of Sufjan Stevens. BBQ & Jerk Festival: August 21 from 1-9PM at the Silver Spring Veteran’s Plaza. This is a annual family friendly event with Caribbean Food vendors, music, and arts and crafts vendors.Pan Brass & Jazz Festival: August 28 from 1-9 PM at the Silver Spring Veteran’s Plaza. This free festival celebrates jazz and brass music as well as Trinidad & Tobago’s independence. NASA’s Webb Telescope: Do you have a space obsessed kid? Check out these new images from NASA’s recently launched Webb Telescope. Kids will have fun zooming-in to see details about our universe. There are also posters that families and teachers can print.
Know someone who would enjoy reading The Scoop? Encourage them to sign up for free here.Copyright © 2022 Glen Haven Elementary School PTA, All rights reserved.


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