August 2, 2022 Scoop

Hello Glen Haven Elementary School!

Welcome to the 2022/2023 school year!  I’m excited to serve as your GHES PTA President for this school year!  

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Ally Nelson.  I have three kiddos, two who attend Glen Haven (2nd and 4th).  When I’m not doing PTA work or driving little people around, you can find me doing an art project, reading a book or sitting by the pool (sometimes all three at the same time).  

We hope you find reading “The Scoop” enjoyable and informative.  It’s one of the benefits that the PTA provides.  Additionally, we organize fundraisers to support the school and students, fund activities, organize community service events and help our staff feel appreciated.  

In order for us to continue serving the Glen Haven community, we do need parents and guardians to be active and involved.  I challenge you to join the PTA, join a committee and participate.  

I look forward to working with all of you and seeing all the great things we can do!

Sign Up for ParentVue: If you are new to MCPS make sure you are able to access information about your child through ParentVue. Learn more here.
Class Dojo: Glen Haven teachers use Class Dojo to keep in touch with parents. It’s also a great way for you to reach your child’s teachers! Check your email for an invitation link from 
After School Fun: Check out this list of fun after-school activities at Glen Haven and ways to register your child.

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. 
Dine with Dignity: MCPS runs a program that helps alleviate student lunch debt. You can learn more and donate here.
Donate Your Instrument: Have an old instrument lying around? Donate it to a MCPS student in need! Learn more about how to donate here.
Monkey Pox Resources: MCPS recently shared a video with Kimberly Townsend, Senior Administrator with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services,  MCPS School System Medical Officer Patricia Kapunan and Dr. Christina Chester to discuss monkey pox. They also shared this link from the American Academy of Pediatrics and this resource from the CDC.
Safe Schools Hotline: If your child or you see, hear, or witness something concerning make sure you know how to report it. Call: 833-MD-B-Safe (833-632-7233).
Montgomery County Food Resources: The county has numerous ways to get free and reduced cost food. Learn more here.

Keep up with Glen Haven Elementary School events and activities with our Google Calendar.

 School Related Events
Labor Day: No school Monday, September 5th!
Instrumental Music Interest Parent Meeting: September 6th at 6:00 PM in the Media Center
Back to School Night: September 6th from 6:30-8:10 PM in the cafeteria/all-purpose room. 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. Daycare will be provided by AlphaBest.
Fun Community Activities
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Celebration: Saturday September 3, 2022 10:00am to 4:00pm at Woodlawn Manor Culture Park. Underground Railroad Experience Trail Hikes happen all day. Learn more here.
DC Hot Air Balloon Festival: September 16-17th from 3PM-8PM each day.  Watch beautiful hot air balloons, take a ride on a tethered balloon, listen to live music, and there is a kid zone with rides and a bouncy house. Held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. $20/adult; $8/kid. Learn more and buy tickets here.
Mediterranean Festival: September 23-25 in Potomac, MD. Great food, face painting, vendors and more. Learn more here.
Mrs. Strain on Twitter: Did you know that the principal Mrs. Strain is on Twitter? She regularly shares updates and lots of fun pictures! Check out her feed here: and enjoy a few photo highlights below!

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