Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of February 18

Announcements

Staff Appreciation Annual Chili Luncheon – The Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon is this Thursday, February 22.  Please click on the link to sign up and volunteer for the luncheon. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c48aaa922a75-annual

 

Dr. Seuss Family Movie Night – Family movie night is this Friday!  We still need volunteers to help out! Please see this link to sign up to bake goods or help with concessions. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c48aaa922a75-drseuss

 

Read-A-Thon – Get your children excited about reading with the READ-A-THON!  Your child has already been sent home with his/her/they Read-A-Thon Reading Adventure sheet. This sheet has step by step instructions on how to register your child.  It also includes their individual code for registration.  The read-a-thon begins on February 26 and will end on March 9.  Another read-a-thon paper should be sent home again this week.

 

Free English Class – Free English Class will meet every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. This class will focus on conversational English and Language skills. Please come and join us!

 

Glen Haven Yearbook – Glen Haven ES 2017-2018 Yearbooks are now on sale! Please see Ms. Rykoskey or Mrs. Vactor to purchase yours today.  The cost is $22.00 and yearbook purchases can also be made online at https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

To order on line:

  1. Click the above link to go to school online ordering site.
  2. Select the Add to Cart Tab
  3. Enter number of yearbooks to be ordered using the + or – (it will default to 1 book)
  4. Enter Student Name and Teacher (Fields provided for 1 student name and teacher will be

required and there are 2 additional fields for a total of 3 students)

5.Enter Add to Cart when finished

6.Items will be added to cart and return to main screen

7.Click on the Shopping Cart in the top right hand corner to review order and checkout!

 

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

 

This Week:

  • 2/19 – President’s Day– School and Offices Closed
  • 2/22 – Staff Appreciation Annual Chili Luncheon for Teachers/Staff from 11:00am -2pm
  • 2/23 – Family Movie Night – Doors open at 6:30pm and the movie, Horton Hears a Who!, starts at 7:00pm! Concessions will be for sale! Wear your PJs and bring a blanket to sit on. This is NOT a drop off event.  A parent or guardian must be present.

 

A Look Ahead:

  • 2/26 – 3/9 – Read-A-Thon
  • 3/2 – Early Release
  • 3/6 – PTA Meeting
  • 3/9 – 2nd Cup of Coffee
  • 3/19 – 3/23 – Spirit Week
  • 3/23 – Career Day/STEAM Day
  • 3/26 – 4/2 – Spring Break

 

Misc/Community News:

 

Elementary Language Immersion Programs – Applications to apply for Elementary Language Immersion Programs are now available.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/applications-available-feb-1-for-elementary-language-immersion-programs/

 

Breaking the Code: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Girls of Color in STEM

RSVP for Breaking the Code: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Girls of Color in STEM, on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The panel discussion will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium at John F. Kennedy High School, located at 1901 Randolph Road in Silver Spring.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/breaking-code-creating-welcoming-environment-girls-color-stem/

 

2017-2018 School Year Extended to June 13 – Due to school closings on January 4, January 17 and February 7 the last day of school will now be June 13.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/2017-2018-school-year-extended-june-13/

 

March For Our Lives – On March 24, the kids and families of #MarchForOurLives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority.

https://www.marchforourlives.com/

 

Silver Spring Library

AARP Tax Aide for Low-to-Moderate Income Taxpayers (2/20 9:30am – 7:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=141442

 

Read to a Dog (2/20 7:00pm – 8:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121878

 

Homework Help (2/22 4:00pm – 8:00pm) http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129803

 

Piccolo’s Trunk by Mark Jaster (2/24 10:30am – 12:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=133607

 

Black History Month – Ther Heritage Signature Chorale: A Musical Performance (2/24 1:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=140262

 

Bilinigual Storytime-Amharic (2/24 1:30pm – 3:15pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=138826

 

Lego Weekend Play (2/24 12:30pm – 5:30pm; 2/25 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129781

 

Wheaton Library

Homework Help (2/21 4:30pm – 6:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135633

 

We Love Our Library! (2/20-2/25 9:00am – 8:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132504

 

Me and You-kulele Singalong (2/22 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124404

 

Family Literacy Fiesta: Dancing Our Way Through Books! (2:30pm – 3:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135857

 

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of February 11

School Counseling Week – School Counseling Week is February 12th – 16th.  Let’s celebrate all the hard work our counselor, Mrs. Willis, does for our school and community!

3rd and 4th grade “Let Your Love Glow” Fundraiser–  3rd and 4th grade is selling leis and glow items just in time for Valentine’s Day! Purchase them in the GHES Lobby in the morning on February 12th while supplies last!

Staff Appreciation Annual Chili Luncheon –  For this year’s luncheon, the PTA is asking GHES families to donate their prize-winning chili.  We need a couple more volunteers to donate a crockpot full of chili.  Your chili will be judged by the teachers and staff of Glen Haven Elementary.  There is a prize for the winning chili! Please contact Laura Ortiz for more details at ortiz.lauram@gmail.com or 240.234.2649.  Also click on the link to sign up and volunteer for the luncheon. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c48aaa922a75-annual

 

Dr. Seuss Family Movie Night – Movie Night is next Friday, 2/23. Doors open at 6:30pm and the movie, Horton Hears a Who!, starts at 7:00pm! Concessions will be for sale! Wear your PJs and bring a blanket to sit on.  This is NOT a drop off event.  A parent or guardian must be present.  Please consider volunteering to help with this event.  Please see this link to sign up and volunteer to bake goods or help with concessions. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c48aaa922a75-drseuss

 

Spring Break Camp for Non-Girl Scouts -Please see the below link to a flyer regarding an outreach Spring Break camp for non-Girl Scouts. The camp will be held from Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Transportation will be provided via bus from Arcola Elementary School. Full “camperships” are available to families who need it. Applications will be accepted starting this Monday, January 29. The link to register is below. If you have any questions please feel free to email Rebecca Willis, rebecca.h.willis@mcpsmd.net.
Link to register- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cb_camp

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ko7sr85vg8dld71/Camp%2BBluebird%2Bflyer_2018_Arcola%2B%281%29.pdf?dl=0

 

Free English Class – Free English Class will this week on Thursday, February 15,2018. If you are interested in being a part of this free class please stop by the office to sign-up. The class will meet every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. This class will focus on conversational English and Language skills. Please come and join us!

 

Glen Haven Yearbook – Glen Haven ES 2017-2018 Yearbooks are now on sale! Please see Ms. Rykoskey or Mrs. Vactor to purchase yours today.  The cost is $22.00 and yearbook purchases can also be made online at https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

 

To order on line:

  1. Click the above link to go to school online ordering site.
  2. Select the Add to Cart Tab
  3. Enter number of yearbooks to be ordered using the + or – (it will default to 1 book)
  4. Enter Student Name and Teacher (Fields provided for 1 student name and teacher will be

required and there are 2 additional fields for a total of 3 students)

5.Enter Add to Cart when finished

6.Items will be added to cart and return to main screen

7.Click on the Shopping Cart in the top right hand corner to review order and checkout!

 

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

 

This Week:

  • 2/12 – Dine Out Nite at Panera – Please come out to Panera Bread at 11160 Veirs Mill Road at Wheaton Mall. From 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Panera will donate proceeds to GHES PTA.  Thank you for your support!
  • 2/14 – Class Valentine’s Day Party– Kindergarten Party begins at 1:20 pm. All other grades begin at 2:30pm.  Please contact your child’s teacher or classroom parent to support the classroom celebration!
  • 2/16 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM Ennis invites parents to school for a parent meeting and then into the classrooms to read to their child’s class (or another class that could use a reader). Please arrive at 8:45 for the meet and greet. Then everyone will head to the classrooms at 9:30 for a dance party and to read the book of the month.  Interested in being a volunteer reader? Feel free to contact your child’s teacher or contact Mrs. Lucina at Jennifer_M_Lucina@mcpsmd.org

 

A Look Ahead:

  • 2/19 – President’s Day- School and Offices Closed
  • 2/22 – Staff Appreciation Annual Chili Luncheon for Teachers/Staff
  • 2/23 – Movie Night
  • 2/26 – 3/9 – Read-A-Thon

 

Misc/Community News: 

Elementary Language Immersion Programs – Applications to apply for Elementary Language Immersion Programs are now available.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/applications-available-feb-1-for-elementary-language-immersion-programs/

 

Silver Spring Library

 

Homework Help (2/15 4:00pm – 8:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129802

 

Lego Weekend Play (2/17 12:30pm – 5:30pm; 2/18 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129780

 

National Museum Of Health and Medicine presents “The Human Body” (2/17 10:30am – 11:30am

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=134940

 

 

Wheaton Library

 

Homework Help (2/12 4:30pm – 6:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135630

 

Pajama Storytime (For All Ages ; 2/12 6:30pm – 7:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124877

 

We Love Our Library! (2/12-2/18 9:00am – 8:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132502

 

Homework Help (2/14  4:30pm – 6:00pm) http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135631

 

Welcome Lunar New Year Craft (2/15 9:00am – 8:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132484

 

Me and You-kulele Singalong (2/15 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124403

 

Lunar New Year – Make a Lantern – (2/16 2:00pm – 3:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132401

 

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of February 4

Announcements

3rd and 4th grade “Let Your Love Glow” Fundraiser– The 3rd and 4th grade will be selling leis and glow items just in time for Valentine’s Day! Purchase them in the GHES Lobby every morning from February 5th until February 12th while supplies last!

Valentine’s Day Class Party – Sign-up sheets have gone home with students.  Support your child’s class by contributing an item and/or attending to help with the party.  Please return forms to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, February 7th.

Staff Appreciation Annual Chili Luncheon –  For this year’s luncheon, the PTA is asking GHES families to donate their prize-winning chili.  We only need 6 crock pots full.  Your chili will be judged by the teachers and staff of Glen Haven Elementary.  There is a prize for the winning chili! Please contact Laura Ortiz for more details at ortiz.lauram@gmail.com or 240.234.2649.  Sign up as soon as possible! Look out for a list serv sign up genius if you would like to help with this event.

 Spring Break Camp for Non-Girl Scouts -Please see the below link to a flyer regarding an outreach Spring Break camp for non-Girl Scouts. The camp will be held from Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Transportation will be provided via bus from Arcola Elementary School. Full “camperships” are available to families who need it. Applications will be accepted starting this Monday, January 29. The link to register is below. If you have any questions please feel free to email Rebecca Willis, rebecca.h.willis@mcpsmd.net.
Link to register- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cb_camp

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ko7sr85vg8dld71/Camp%2BBluebird%2Bflyer_2018_Arcola%2B%281%29.pdf?dl=0

Free English Class – The English Class at Glen Haven Elementary School will meet again next Thursday, February 15,2018. If you are interested in being a part of this free class please stop by the office to sign-up. The class will meet every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. This class will focus on conversational English and Language skills. Please come and join us!

Glen Haven Yearbook – Glen Haven ES 2017-2018 Yearbooks are now on sale! Please see Ms. Rykoskey or Mrs. Vactor to purchase yours today.  The cost is $22.00 and yearbook purchases can also be made online at https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

To order on line:

  1. Click the above link to go to school online ordering site.
  2. Select the Add to Cart Tab
  3. Enter number of yearbooks to be ordered using the + or – (it will default to 1 book)
  4. Enter Student Name and Teacher (Fields provided for 1 student name and teacher will be

required and there are 2 additional fields for a total of 3 students)

5.Enter Add to Cart when finished

6.Items will be added to cart and return to main screen

7.Click on the Shopping Cart in the top right hand corner to review order and checkout!

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

 

This Week:

  • 2/5 – Report Card Distribution
  • 2/6 – PTA Meeting – Tuesday, February 6th will be our first PTA meeting of 2018! Please come for pizza at 6:30pm.  The meeting will begin at 7:00pm.  There will be a presentation about the Alphabet Soup of Tests by Ms. Lucina and Ms. Gibson.  Childcare begins at 7:00pm and is provided by Alphabest.

 

A Look Ahead:

  • 2/12 – Dine Out Nite at Panera
  • 2/14 – Class Valentine’s Day Party
  • 2/16 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 2/19 – President’s Day- School and Offices Closed
  • 2/22 – Staff Appreciation Annual Chili Luncheon for Teachers/Staff
  • 2/23 – Movie Night
  • 2/26 – 3/9 – Read-A-Thon

 

Misc/Community News:

Elementary Language Immersion Programs – Applications to apply for Elementary Language Immersion Programs are now available.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/applications-available-feb-1-for-elementary-language-immersion-programs/

Silver Spring Library

Pajama Storytime (2/5 7:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121886

 

Tax Aide for Low-to-Moderate Income Taxpayers (2/6 & 2/7 9:30am – 7:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129218

 

Homework Help (2/8 4:00pm – 8:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129800

 

Black History and Heritage (2/8 6:30pm – 8:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=140065

 

Lego Weekend Play (2/10 12:30pm – 5:30pm; 2/11 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129779

 

Wheaton Library

Homework Help (2/5 4:30pm – 6:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135628

 

Pajama Storytime (For All Ages ; 2/5 6:30pm – 7:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124876

 

We Love Our Library! (2/5-2/11 9:00am – 8:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132489

 

Homework Help (2/7  4:30pm – 6:00pm) http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135629

 

Me and You-kulele Singalong (2/8 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124402

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of January 28

Announcements

Spring Break Camp for Non-Girl Scouts -Please see the below link to a flyer regarding an outreach Spring Break camp for non-Girl Scouts. The camp will be held from Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Transportation will be provided via bus from Arcola Elementary School. Full “camperships” are available to families who need it. Applications will be accepted starting this Monday, January 29. The link to register is below. If you have any questions please feel free to email Rebecca Willis, rebecca.h.willis@mcpsmd.net.
Link to register- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cb_camp

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ko7sr85vg8dld71/Camp%2BBluebird%2Bflyer_2018_Arcola%2B%281%29.pdf?dl=0

 

Help the Drama Club – Does your child have any gently used toys or games you are trying to get rid of? The Drama Club is in need of gently used toys or games for the Drama Club Carnival. The Carnival will take place on Friday, February 2 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. All proceeds go toward taking the Drama Club on a field trip to Toby’s Dinner Theater in Columbia and the extra earnings will be used to buy props, costumes, and sets. Please donate any gently used toys or games as soon as possible to Ms. H. Williams, Ms. Talley, or Mrs. Pearson. Thank you for your support!

 

Grade 5 Green Team -The Grade 5 GHES Green Team would like to support the Drama Club request for toys by offering to repair or refresh any toys that might need a little TLC before being donated. Toys that the Green Team receives will be repaired (minor fixes) or refreshed (cleaned or beautified) and then given to Drama Club for their fundraiser in February.

Grade 5 Green Team would also like to request donations of any other small household items that they could work to Repair and Refresh as well. The Repair and Refresh concept was brainstormed by fifth grade to extend the already existing Reduce, Reuse, Recycle campaign. This project will give the fifth graders valuable experience in using the engineering design process to determine optimal solutions in repairing and refreshing real life items, as well as, helping to keep our school and community green.

Toys and household items in need of Repair/Refresh can be brought to Mrs. Pykosh in Room 409.

Thank you so much for supporting the Drama Club and the Grade 5 Green Team in these projects!

 

Free English Class – Due to low enrollment, the English Class at Glen Haven Elementary School will not meet again until Thursday, February 15,2018. If you are interested in being a part of this free class please stop by the office to sign-up. The class will meet every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. This class will focus on conversational English and Language skills. Please come and join us!

 

GHES Annual Coat Drive – GHES is having their Annual Coat Drive from now until January 29, 2018.  Please consider donating any new or gently used children and/or adult winter coats. Also, please wash the coats before donating.  There is a bin in the school lobby to collect donations.  All donated coats will be used by Glen Haven families.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

 

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

 

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

 

This Week:

  • 2/2 – Drama Club’s 8th Annual Winter Carnival – Join a night of fun and games from 6:30pm -8:30pm in the Gym and All-Purpose Room at GHES. Admission fee is $1 and tickets for games and refreshments cost only 25 cents!  There will be face painting, bowling, obstacle courses, and much more!!

 

A Look Ahead:

  • 2/5 – Report Card Distribution
  • 2/6 – PTA Meeting
  • 2/12 – Dine Out Nite at Panera
  • 2/14 – Class Valentine’s Day Party
  • 2/16 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 2/19 – President’s Day- School and Offices Closed

 

Misc/Community News:

4th Annual Valentine’s 4 Veterans -Individuals, school teachers, and other social group leaders are being asked to make (or buy)  Valentine cards for Veterans to let them know they are special and that we are grateful for their service. Please see the link for more information.

https://patch.com/maryland/kensington/calendar/event/20180129/282974/4th-annual-valentines-4-veterans

 

Montgomery County Public Schools Weather Make-Up Day Plan –  Below is a link to the Make Up Day Plan due to school closures sent by Jack R. Smith, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools.

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2017-2018/makeup-day-plan.html

 

Silver Spring Library

Homework Help (2/1 4:00pm – 8:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129800

 

Chinese New Year Celebration: Lion Dance! (2/3 1:00pm – 2:45pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129437

 

Lego Weekend Play (2/3 12:30pm – 5:30pm; 2/4 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129778

 

Wheaton Library

Homework Help (1/29 4:30pm – 6:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135626

 

Pajama Storytime (For All Ages ; 1/29 6:30pm – 7:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124875

 

Homework Help (1/31 4:30pm – 6:30pm) http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135627

 

Me and You-kulele Singalong (2/1 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124401

 

We Love Our Library! (2/3 9:00am – 8:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132487

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of January 21

Announcements

Diaper Drive – GHES is hosting a Diaper Drive from January 16-25 to help local families in need. There is a collection bin located in the lobby. Open packs of diapers will be accepted.  Also being collected are wipes, formula, and pull ups.  Thank you in advance!

 

Help the Drama Club – Does your child have any gently used toys or games you are trying to get rid of? The Drama Club is in need of gently used toys or games for the Drama Club Carnival. The Carnival will take place on Friday, February 2 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. All proceeds go toward taking the Drama Club on a field trip to Toby’s Dinner Theater in Columbia and the extra earnings will be used to buy props, costumes, and sets. Please donate any gently used toys or games as soon as possible to Ms. H. Williams, Ms. Talley, or Mrs. Pearson. Thank you for your support!

 

Grade 5 Green Team -The Grade 5 GHES Green Team would like to support the Drama Club request for toys by offering to repair or refresh any toys that might need a little TLC before being donated. Toys that the Green Team receives will be repaired (minor fixes) or refreshed (cleaned or beautified) and then given to Drama Club for their fundraiser in February.

Grade 5 Green Team would also like to request donations of any other small household items that they could work to Repair and Refresh as well. The Repair and Refresh concept was brainstormed by fifth grade to extend the already existing Reduce, Reuse, Recycle campaign. This project will give the fifth graders valuable experience in using the engineering design process to determine optimal solutions in repairing and refreshing real life items, as well as, helping to keep our school and community green.

Toys and household items in need of Repair/Refresh can be brought to Mrs. Pykosh in Room 409.

Thank you so much for supporting the Drama Club and the Grade 5 Green Team in these projects!

 

Free English Class – Every Thursday from 9:00am – 11:00am, Glen Haven Elementary School offers free English Class for parents focusing on conversational English and Language skills.  Please come and join us!

 

GHES Annual Coat Drive – GHES is having their Annual Coat Drive from now until January 29, 2018.  Please consider donating any new or gently used children and/or adult winter coats. Also, please wash the coats before donating.  There is a bin in the school lobby to collect donations.  All donated coats will be used by Glen Haven families.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

 

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

 

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

 

This Week:

  • 1/25 – Early Release Day – Students will be released at 12:55pm.
  • 1/26 – Professional Day for Teachers- No School for students

 

A Look Ahead:

  • 2/2 Drama Club Carnival
  • 2/2 2/5 – Report Card Distribution
  • 2/6 – PTA Meeting
  • 2/14 – Class Valentine’s Day Party
  • 2/16 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 2/19 – President’s Day- School and Offices Closed

 

Misc/Community News:

 Coping, Grit, and the Growth Mindset – On Wednesday, January 24, The Charles E Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville is hosting a free lecture on Coping, Grit, and the Growth Mindset, by Dr. Rebecca Resnik, Licensed Psychologist. It will be held from 7:30pm – 9:00pm. Many of us have heard about grit and the growth mindset in the popular press, yet most parents and teachers still have questions about how to help their own child achieve up to his/her potential. This lecture covers the research on how children develop resilience and the ability to persevere in the face of obstacles. The presentation also has practical applications for parents and teachers to help children develop a healthy success mindset.  Please see the link below to RSVP.

http://www.cesjds.org/pages/cesjds-speaker-series

 

2017 MCPS Annual Report – The 2017 MCPS Annual Report to the Community is now available online.  This report is a review of the highlights and accomplishments of the past school year.

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/annualreport/2017/

 

2017-2018 Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education – The Montgomery County Board of Education is accepting nominations for the 2017–2018 Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards are sponsored by the Board to recognize and show appreciation to those who have made exemplary contributions to public education, including students, groups and organizations. Completed nomination forms must be received in the Board office by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 1. See the link for more information.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/nominations-open-for-distinguished-service-awards-7/

 

Silver Spring Library

MoComCom  (1/27 11:00am start time)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135715

 

Lego Weekend Play (1/28 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=122035

 

Wheaton Library

Homework Help (1/22 4:30pm – 6:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135624

 

Pajama Storytime (For All Ages ; 1/22 6:30pm – 7:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124874

 

Harry Potter Sorting Hat House Quiz (1/24 All Day)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132116

 

Homework Help (1/12 4:30pm – 6:30pm) http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135625

Me and You-kulele Singalong (1/25 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124400

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of January 14

Announcements:

Diaper Drive – GHES is hosting a Diaper Drive from January 16-25 to help local families in need. There is a collection bin located in the lobby. Open packs of diapers will be accepted.  Also being collected are wipes, formula, and pull ups.  Thank you in advance!

Help the Drama Club – Does your child have any gently used toys or games you are trying to get rid of? The Drama Club is in need of gently used toys or games for the Drama Club Carnival. The Carnival will take place on Friday, February 2 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. All proceeds go toward taking the Drama Club on a field trip to Toby’s Dinner Theater in Columbia and the extra earnings will be used to buy props, costumes, and sets. Please donate any gently used toys or games as soon as possible to Ms. H. Williams, Ms. Talley, or Mrs. Pearson. Thank you for your support!

Grade 5 Green Team -The Grade 5 GHES Green Team would like to support the Drama Club request for toys by offering to repair or refresh any toys that might need a little TLC before being donated. Toys that the Green Team receives will be repaired (minor fixes) or refreshed (cleaned or beautified) and then given to Drama Club for their fundraiser in February.

Grade 5 Green Team would also like to request donations of any other small household items that they could work to Repair and Refresh as well. The Repair and Refresh concept was brainstormed by fifth grade to extend the already existing Reduce, Reuse, Recycle campaign. This project will give the fifth graders valuable experience in using the engineering design process to determine optimal solutions in repairing and refreshing real life items, as well as, helping to keep our school and community green.

Toys and household items in need of Repair/Refresh can be brought to Mrs. Pykosh in Room 409.

Thank you so much for supporting the Drama Club and the Grade 5 Green Team in these projects!

Free English Class – Every Thursday from 9:00am – 11:00am, Glen Haven Elementary School offers free English Class for parents focusing on conversational English and Language skills.  Please come and join us!

GHES Annual Coat Drive – GHES is having their Annual Coat Drive from now until January 29, 2018.  Please consider donating any new or gently used children and/or adult winter coats. Also, please wash the coats before donating.  There is a bin in the school lobby to collect donations.  All donated coats will be used by Glen Haven families.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • 1/15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Holiday (School and Offices Closed)
  • 1/19 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM – Ennis invites parents to school for a parent meeting and then into the classrooms to read to their child’s class (or another class that could use a reader). The Parent Meeting will provide information and resources regarding the DC Diaper Bank. Please arrive at 8:45 for the meet and greet. Then everyone will head to the classrooms at 9:30 for a dance party and to read the book of the month.  Interested in being a volunteer reader? Feel free to contact your child’s teacher or contact Mrs. Jen Lucina at Jennifer_M_Lucina@mcpsmd.org

 

A Look Ahead:

  • 1/25 – Early Release Day
  • 1/26 – Professional Day for Teachers- No School for students
  • 2/2 Drama Club Carnival
  • 2/2 2/5 – Report Card Distribution
  • 2/6 – PTA Meeting
  • 2/14 – Class Valentine’s Day Party
  • 2/16 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 2/19 – President’s Day- School and Offices Closed

 

Misc/Community News:

Save the Date for MLK Day of Service – January 15 is Martin Luther King Day, Jr.  See the link below to join service projects in the community to commemorate the life and work of Dr. King.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/save-the-date-for-mlk-day-of-service-2/

 

Silver Spring Library

Read to a Dog (1/16 7:00pm – 8:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121877

 

Homework Help (1/18 4:00pm – 8:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129798

 

Lego Weekend Play (1/20 12:30pm – 5:30pm); 1/21 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129776

 

Wheaton Library

Homework Help (1/17 4:30pm – 6:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135623

 

Me and You-kulele Singalong (1/18 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124399

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of January 7

Announcements

Lunch Menu Changes

Please see the below menu changes (Monday and Wednesday)for this week’s lunch menu:

Monday, January 8: Taco with Corn and Edamame or Spicy WGChicken Patty Sandwich (CHANGE)

Tuesday, January 9: Cheese or Pepperoni Personal Pizza or Hot Dog on WG Bun with Corn

Wednesday, January 10: WG Cheese Crunchers with Marinara or Chicken Bites with Cheesy Spinach (CHANGE)

Thursday, January 11: Chicken Nuggets with Blueberry Bread or Ham and Cheese on Croissant

Friday, January 12: Cheese or Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza or Potato Crisp Fish Sandwich and Fries

 

Congratulations GHES PTA – The Glen Haven Elementary School PTA was one of the winners of the November membership challenge.  Thank you to everyone who has helped pay our membership dues. And it’s never too late to become a member if you’re not already!

 

Free English Class – Every Thursday from 9:00am – 11:00am, Glen Haven Elementary School offers free English Class for parents focusing on conversational English and Language skills.  Please come and join us!

 

GHES Annual Coat Drive – GHES is having it’s Annual Coat Drive from now until January 29, 2018.  Please consider donating any new or gently used children and/or adult winter coats. Also, please wash the coats before donating.  There is a bin in the school lobby to collect donations.  All donated coats will be used by Glen Haven families.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

PTA Nominating Committee – The Glen Haven PTA needs to constitute the Nominating Committee in preparation for the election of the 2018-2019 Board which takes place in May. It is the responsibility of the nominating committee to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTA.

The committee’s recommendation becomes the slate of candidates that is presented to the PTA membership. It is a critical role for our organization and sets the stage for the successful transition of PTA duties from one school year to the next and the continued growth of our wonderful PTA.

Please contact the PTA president, Amanda Schoch, at president@ghespta.org, with your interest to serve on the nominating committee or with any questions you have. (Please note: being a member of the committee does not preclude you from being considered and put forth as a nominee for one of the elected positions.)

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

 

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link

https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • Slow Week 🙂

A Look Ahead:

  • 1/15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Holiday (School and Offices Closed)
  • 1/19 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 1/25 – Early Release Day
  • 1/26 – Professional Day for Teachers- No School for students

Misc/Community News:

Gifted &Talented/Learning Disabled Network – On Thursday, January 11, the GTLD Network is having a parent program with guest speaker, Dr. Dan Shapiro.  The program will be held at the Media Center in Walter Johnson High School, 6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda MD 20814.  Networking will be at 6:30pm and the program will begin at 7:00pm.  RSVP to larselliott@gmail.com and receive an extra ticket for a book drawing!

Save the Date for MLK Day of Service – January 15 is Martin Luther King Day, Jr.  See the link below to join service projects in the community to commemorate the life and work of Dr. King.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/save-the-date-for-mlk-day-of-service-2/

 Nominate an Outstanding Teacher, Principal, or Supporting Staff Member – Nominations are now open to honor teachers, principals, and staff.  Please see the link for instructions and deadlines.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/know-an-outstanding-teacher-principal-or-supporting-staff-member/

 

Silver Spring Library

Homework Help (1/11 4:00pm – 8:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129797

 

Lego Weekend Play (1/13 12:30pm – 5:30pm); 1/14 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129775

 

Wheaton Library

Pajama Story Time (for all ages)(1/8 6:30pm – 7:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124872

 

Homework Help (1/8 4:30pm – 6:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135620

 

Homework Help (1/10 4:30pm – 6:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135621

 

Me and You-kulele Singalong (1/11 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124398

 

American Sign Language Bilingual Storytime (ages 2-5) with Roberta Mather Brown (1/13 11:00am – 12:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129434

 

InterACT Family Story Theater- Family Literacy Fiesta: Book Alive! (1/13 11:00am)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135816

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of December 31

Announcements

After School Programs – After School Programs will begin after Winter Break. Don’t forget to sign up your child!  See the links for more information.

Mondays: Basketball (PreK-5th)- 11/27-1/29
http://avantiathletics.leagueapps.com/events/484965-glen-haven-basketball

Tuesdays: Dance (K-2nd)- 1/9-2/20 (Hip-Hop/Cheer/West-African/Modern/Stepping & Street Jazz)
http://skysthelimitdc.com/services/school-year-sessions/

Wednesdays: Cooking or Lego Robotics (K-5th) – 1/17-3/7
http://www.smileactivitiesandevents.com/glen-haven-es/

Thursdays: Dance (3rd-5th)- 1/11-2/22 (Hip-Hop/Cheer/West-African/Modern/Stepping & Street Jazz)
http://skysthelimitdc.com/services/school-year-sessions/

Karate (1st-5th)- 2/1-3/22
http://www.askmartialarts.org/after-schoolprogram.html

Fridays: Indoor Soccer (PreK-5th)- 1/12-3/16
http://avantiathletics.leagueapps.com/events/487089-glen-haven-indoor-soccer

GHES Annual Coat Drive – GHES is having it’s Annual Coat Drive from now until January 29, 2018.  Please consider donating any new or gently used children and/or adult winter coats. Also, please wash the coats before donating.  There is a bin in the school lobby to collect donations.  All donated coats will be used by Glen Haven families.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

PTA Nominating Committee – The Glen Haven PTA needs to constitute the Nominating Committee in preparation for the election of the 2018-2019 Board which takes place in May. It is the responsibility of the nominating committee to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTA.

The committee’s recommendation becomes the slate of candidates that is presented to the PTA membership. It is a critical role for our organization and sets the stage for the successful transition of PTA duties from one school year to the next and the continued growth of our wonderful PTA.

Please contact the PTA president, Amanda Schoch, at president@ghespta.org, with your interest to serve on the nominating committee or with any questions you have. (Please note: being a member of the committee does not preclude you from being considered and put forth as a nominee for one of the elected positions.)

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • 1/2 – First day back from Winter Break

A Look Ahead:

  • 1/19 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 1/15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Holiday (School and Offices Closed)
  • 1/25 – Early Release Day
  • 1/26 – Professional Day for Teachers- No School for students

Misc/Community News:

Save the Date for MLK Day of Service – January 15 is Martin Luther King Day, Jr.  See the link below to join service projects in the community to commemorate the life and work of Dr. King.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/save-the-date-for-mlk-day-of-service-2/

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher, Principal, or Supporting Staff Member – Nominations are now open to honor teachers, principals, and staff.  Please see the link for instructions and deadlines.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/know-an-outstanding-teacher-principal-or-supporting-staff-member/

Silver Spring Library

Homework Help (1/4 4:00pm – 8:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129796

Lego Weekend Play (1/6 12:30pm – 5:30pm); 1/7 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129774

 

 

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of December 17

Announcements

Congratulations to Ms. Willis! – Ms. Willis is the Maryland Elementary School Counselor of the Year!! Be sure to congratulate her when you see her this week.

Military Holiday Potluck – Please attend a holiday potluck for military personnel, veterans, and their families.  It will be held on Wednesday, 12/20, from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Glen Haven Apartment Community Center.

GHES Annual Coat Drive – GHES is having it’s Annual Coat Drive from now until January 29, 2018.  Please consider donating any new or gently used children and/or adult winter coats. Also, please wash the coats before donating.  There is a bin in the school lobby to collect donations.  All donated coats will be used by Glen Haven families.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

PTA Nominating Committee – The Glen Haven PTA needs to constitute the Nominating Committee in preparation for the election of the 2018-2019 Board which takes place in May. It is the responsibility of the nominating committee to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTA.

The committee’s recommendation becomes the slate of candidates that is presented to the PTA membership. It is a critical role for our organization and sets the stage for the successful transition of PTA duties from one school year to the next and the continued growth of our wonderful PTA.

Please contact the PTA president, Amanda Schoch, at president@ghespta.org, with your interest to serve on the nominating committee or with any questions you have. (Please note: being a member of the committee does not preclude you from being considered and put forth as a nominee for one of the elected positions.)

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • 12/18 – 12/22 – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Spirit Week– be sure to check Facebook for the spirit day reminder.
  • 12/21 – Winter Concert– From 2:50pm – 3:15pm there will be a school wide sing-a-long in the school gym.  At 6:30pm – 7:30pm a concert will be presented by the Drama Club, Third Grade Recorder Students, and the School Chorus.  Everyone is invited to both events.
  • 12/22 – Winter Wonderland Class Party at 2:15pm. Parents check in with your room parent or teacher to sign up to help with the classroom party.

A Look Ahead:

  • 1/12 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 1/15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Holiday (School and Offices Closed)
  • 1/25 – Early Release Day
  • 1/26 – Professional Day for Teachers- No School for students

Misc/Community News:

Superintendent’s FY2019 Operating Budget Presentation – The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19 in the auditorium at Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Road in Rockville. Please see the link below for more information.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/join-us-for-the-superintendents-fy-2019-operating-budget-presentation-2/

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher, Principal, or Supporting Staff Member– Nominations are now open to honor teachers, principals, and staff.  Please see the link for instructions and deadlines.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/know-an-outstanding-teacher-principal-or-supporting-staff-member/

The Garden of Lights – Visit Brookside Gardens and step into a magical winter wonderland of over one million lights.  Admission fee is per vehicle and then you walk through the gardens to enjoy the lights.  Check out the link for more information. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/garden-of-lights/

Silver Spring Library –
Homework Help (12/21 4:00pm – 8:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121872

Citizenship Preparation Class – (12/23 10:30am – 2:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=128312

Lego Weekend Play (12/23 12:30pm – 5:30pm); 12/24 1:00pm – 4:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=122000

Wheaton Library 
Homework Help (12/18 4:30pm – 6:00pm) http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135614

Homework Help (12/20 4:30pm – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135615

Homework Help (12/27 4:40pm – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135617

Me and You-kulele Sing-A-Long with Special Holiday Songs! (12/21 4:00pm – 4:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124395

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of December 10

Announcements

Mrs. Heifetz’s new role as Acting Principal – Starting January 2nd, GHES’s Principal Intern, Cassandra Heifetz, will become the Acting Principal.  Read more below.
http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/schools/glenhavenes/principal/newsletter/Principal-Principal Intern letter.pdf

Military Holiday Potluck – Please attend a holiday potluck for military personnel, veterans, and their families.  It will be held on Wednesday, 12/20, from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Glen Haven Apartment Community Center.

GHES Annual Coat Drive – GHES is having it’s Annual Coat Drive from now until January 29, 2018.  Please consider donating any new or gently used children and/or adult winter coats. Also, please wash the coats before donating.  There is a bin in the school lobby to collect donations.  All donated coats will be used by Glen Haven families.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

After School Classes – After school classes will begin soon! Don’t forget to sign up your child! See the links for more information.
Mondays: Basketball (PreK-5th)- 11/27-1/29
http://avantiathletics.leagueapps.com/events/484965-glen-haven-basketball

Tuesdays: Dance (K-2nd)- 1/9-2/20 (Hip-Hop/Cheer/West-African/Modern/Stepping & Street Jazz)
http://skysthelimitdc.com/services/school-year-sessions/

Wednesdays: Cooking or Lego Robotics (K-5th) – 1/17-3/7
http://www.smileactivitiesandevents.com/glen-haven-es/

Thursdays: Dance (3rd-5th)- 1/11-2/22 (Hip-Hop/Cheer/West-African/Modern/Stepping & Street Jazz)
http://skysthelimitdc.com/services/school-year-sessions/

Karate (1st-5th)- 2/1-3/22
http://www.askmartialarts.org/after-schoolprogram.html

Fridays: Indoor Soccer (PreK-5th)- 1/12-3/16
http://avantiathletics.leagueapps.com/events/487089-glen-haven-indoor-soccer

PTA Nominating Committee – The Glen Haven PTA needs to constitute the Nominating Committee in preparation for the election of the 2018-2019 Board which takes place in May. It is the responsibility of the nominating committee to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTA.

The committee’s recommendation becomes the slate of candidates that is presented to the PTA membership. It is a critical role for our organization and sets the stage for the successful transition of PTA duties from one school year to the next and the continued growth of our wonderful PTA.

Please contact the PTA president, Amanda Schoch, at president@ghespta.org, with your interest to serve on the nominating committee or with any questions you have. (Please note: being a member of the committee does not preclude you from being considered and put forth as a nominee for one of the elected positions.)

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • Slow Week 🙂

A Look Ahead:

  • 12/18 – 12/22 – PBIS Week
  • 12/21 – Winter Concert
  • 12/22 – Winter Wonderland Class Party
  • 12/25 – 1/1 – Winter Break (School and Offices Closed)
  • 1/12 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 1/15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Holiday (School and Offices Closed)
  • 1/25 – Early Release Day
  • 1/26 – Professional Day for Teachers- No School for students

Misc/Community News:

MLK Visual Arts Contest – Students at all grade levels are encouraged to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visual Arts Show. The 2018 theme is “Fulfilling the Dream—A Celebration of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” Students are asked to interpret what their dreams are for the future. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15. Please see the link for more information.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/mlk-visual-arts-contest-open-to-mcps-students-2/

Sword Fight Night – Sword Fight Nite will be held on Wednesday evenings at the Silver Spring Methodist Church (33 University Blvd across from BLAIR High School)
Dates: DEC. 6, 13, 20, 27   JAN. 3, 10
Ages: 8 -12 will be from 6:00pm – 7:15pm
13 – adult will be from 7:15pm – 9 pm
For further information please call (301) 251-0660 or email ask.martialarts@yahoo. com

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher, Principal, or Supporting Staff Member– Nominations are now open to honor teachers, principals, and staff.  Please see the link for instructions and deadlines.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/know-an-outstanding-teacher-principal-or-supporting-staff-member/

The Garden of Lights – Visit Brookside Gardens and step into a magical winter wonderland of over one million lights.  Admission fee is per vehicle and then you walk through the gardens to enjoy the lights.  Check out the link for more information. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/garden-of-lights/

Silver Spring Library –
Read to a Dog (12/11 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135054

Lawyer in the Library (12/14 4:00pm – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=127485

Homework Help (12/14 4:00pm – 8:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121871

Ornament Making – (12/15 4:30pm – 5:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129976

Citizenship Preparation Class – (12/16 10:30am – 2:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=128311

Lego Weekend Play (12/16 12:30pm – 5:30pm); 12/17 1:00pm – 4:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121999

Wheaton Library 
Homework Help (12/11 4:00pm – 6:00pm) http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132661

Homework Help (12/13 4:00pm – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132662