September 19 Scoop

Members of the Glen Haven Community will be joining the Friends of Sligo Creek for the Sweep the Creek event. Volunteers of all ages are asked to come join us and help pick up litter and trash to make our neighborhood beautiful.

We will be meeting on Saturday, September 24th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and on Sunday, September 25th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on the southwest edge of Glen Haven Neighborhood Park (where Windham Ln turns into a pedestrian-only path).

Please wear long pants and boots and bring work gloves if you have them (some will be provided, but there will be a limited supply, especially in child sizes). High school students can earn community service hours, and forms will be provided. We will see you at the creek!
My School Bucks: MCPS is now using this service so parents and guardians can track payments and pre-pay for things like school lunch. Learn more and register here.
Sign Up For ParentVue: This system will allow you to communicate with the school, manage your child’s schedules, receive important documents like grades, etc. Make sure you’re registered! Learn more here.
Eagle Nation News: Each Sunday, Principal Strain puts out a newsletter with lots of useful information. Make sure you’re receiving it! It is sent from If you aren’t getting it make sure to reach out to the school. You can read the most recent one here.

Sweep the Creek: Join our annual effort to keep our community clean!  Saturday, September 24th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and Sunday, September 25th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Check out the beginning of this newsletter for more information.
Dine with Dignity: MCPS runs a program that helps alleviate student lunch debt. You can learn more and donate here.
Linkages to Learning: This MCPS program connects students and their families with needed resources and support. Learn more here and donate money or items here.
Updated Covid Rules: If your child tests positive, MCPS requests you report that here. MCPS has a handy quarantine calculator that can help you figure out when your child can return to school here.
New Personal Devices Rule: MCPS just passed new rules about personal devices such as cell phones, tablets, and laptops not issued by the school. Elementary students may only use them before and after school hours. Learn more here.
Rainbow Club: All MCPS elementary school students are invited to join this virtual club supporting LGBTQIA students and allies. Learn more and sign up here
Keep up with Glen Haven Elementary School events and activities with our Google Calendar.

 School Related Events
Say Hello Day: Monday, September 19 wear green and greet people by name.
Random Acts of Kindness Day: Tuesday, September 20 
Free To Be Me Day: Wednesday, September 21 students wear something that shows what they love
Mix It Up Day: Thursday, September 22 wear “mixed up” clothing
Fun Friday: Friday, September 23rd is a spirit day so students can wear something with an eagle, GHES gear, or blue or green clothing.
Sweep the Creek: Saturday, Sept 24th and Sunday, September 25th.
No School Monday, September 26th
Early Release Friday, September 30th at 12:55 PM.
PTA Meeting Monday, October 3rd at 6:30 PM in the GHES all purpose room (cafeteria). 

Fun Community Activities
PanaFest: Saturday, September 24 from noon-9PM at 1 Veterans Plaza. This festival is held annually in Silver Spring to celebrate African heritage and showcase the cultures of area residents of African descent under the overall arching theme “I ♥ African Heritage Unity!” Learn more here.
Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival: Sunday, September 25 from 10AM-5PM. The annual arts parade is back! Enjoy the parade and then head to Marian Fryer Town Plaza for live entertainment and lots of food vendors. Learn more here.
Ale Trail: Saturday, September 24 11AM-3PM.Celebrate Oktoberfest at Lake Needwood. Enjoy a scenic hike, live music, photo opportunities, beer garden and multiple food and drink vendors. Learn more here.
Celebrate Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM): Want to inspire the next generation of women in STEM? The IF/THEN project is dedicated to diverse representation of women showcasing the wide variety of careers they can have in STEM. They have profiles, videos, photos, activity sheets and posters that are free! Find them here.

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