We hope everyone is having an excellent summer so far!
We’ve had two fun summer playdates, with one more planned for August. Stay tuned for the date.
A few announcements:
- Do you have an incoming kindergartener? Please make sure to register your child for school as soon as possible! It’s really helpful for the school to know who will be there next year!
- Are you on our listserv? To subscribe please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Do you want to be more involved in the PTA next year? Please email our new President, Scott MacRae president at ghespta.org
Get Involved! – There are many ways to become involved in your child’s education at GHES:
- Join the PTA – The PTA strives to enhance collaboration between families and the school by providing meaningful events, programs, and learning experiences.
- Become a Room Parent – Room Parents assist in communication between the teacher and the class parents. This supportive role can truly enrich the classroom environment.
- Volunteer at GHES – The school can always use help with different events and programs provided throughout the school year. Remember, prior to volunteering, an online training must be completed. http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect/
Spirit Gear – Get your eagle wear and be ready for School Spirit Day. The PTA is selling youth and Adult T-shirts for $10 – $15. Magnets and water bottles with the GHES logo are also available for purchase.
After School Programs – GHES offers a number of after school activities which begin in September or October. Such programs include:
Soccer (PreK-5th) http://avantiathletics.com/programs/after-school-soccer/
Basketball (PreK-5th) http://avantiathletics.com/programs/after-school-basketball/
Creative Ballet (K-2nd) http://skysthelimitdc.com/elementary-school/
Hip Hop (3rd-5th) http://skysthelimitdc.com/elementary-school/
For more information and additional activities please see your child’s student folder on Wednesday.
New Bell Schedule – Don’t forget the new hours for GHES students are 9am – 3:25pm. Doors open for breakfast at 8:40am.
- 9/4 – Labor Day
- 9/5 – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
- 9/6 – Pajama Day – Wear your pajamas to school! (must wear regular shoes)
- 9/7 – Crazy Hair Day-Wear your craziest hairstyle
- 9/8 – School Spirit Day-Wear your eagle gear or Glen Haven colors
A Look Ahead:
- 9/13 – Back to School Night: Grades PreK-2
- 9/14 – Back to School Night: Grades 3-5
- 9/15 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda-PBOM
- 9/19 – PTA Meeting and Social
- 9/21 – No School for students and teachers
- 9/28 – English Class starts for parents
- 9/28 – Fall Academic Night
Silver Spring Jazz Festival – Check out a free jazz concert on September 9, 2017 at Veterans
Read Outdoors with Ranger Rick Day – On September 8, 2017, the National Wildlife Federation invites families to take a literary break with nature’s most iconic ambassador! Prepare for the day by visiting the website and download Ranger Rick reading materials and activities to use while reading outside.
The Kensington Train Show – The Kensington Train Show will be held on September 9 & 10. There will be model trains, live music and kids activities! The event is a benefit for the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation and the Kensington Historical Society.