July “The Scoop” Edition

Happy July! We hope you’re having a wonderful summer whether you’re traveling or staying in the area. This Scoop is full of fun and useful information including action items, ways to make a differencehelpful resources,  save the date events and a fun extra.


Kindergarten Registration is Open: Do you have a child who will be starting kindergarten? Make sure to register! Know a neighbor or friend with a child entering kindergarten? Encourage them to register! Schools use registration numbers to justify hiring teachers so it is important to register early. Registration is easy and can be completed online or by contacting the school.  

Free and Reduced Meal Sign-ups: Funding to provide free breakfast and 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. 

End of Year Survey: The county has extended the deadline to provide feedback about what school issues to prioritize. You have until July 29th to fill out this survey.

Help Kids Walk to School Safely: Children walking to Glen Haven often lack sidewalk access making their commute dangerous. How can you help? If you know of an area lacking sidewalks be sure to request one using this form. You can also review the county’s recommendations to increase and expand sidewalks and share your thoughts here.

Donate a Backpack: For $15, you can provide a MCPS student in need with a backpack filled with school supplies. Learn more and donate to this MCPS program 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.
 

Free Summer Meals: Free meals are being served at approximately 175 sites throughout the county every weekday. All children 18 and younger, as well as persons with physical and mental disabilities up to 21 years old, are eligible to receive meals.

xMinds: This is a collaborative partnership of parents, educators, and service providers working together to improve the educational experience and outcomes for autistic students in Pre-K–12 education in MoCo. They host free conversations, playdates, resources, support groups etc. Learn more here.

School Wellness Services: The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) operates 14 MCPS school-based health and wellness centers located in schools across the county. They offer everything from vaccination to required physical exams for sports activities to mental health services. Learn more and find a location here. Glen Haven families can also reach out to the school counselor Mrs. Rebecca H Willis Rebecca_H_Willis@mcpsmd.org

School Related EventsJuly PTA Playdate: Join new and returning Glen Haven Elementary families and students on July 31st for a fun morning of play! 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET at Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park. Free drinks and light snacks.  All grades welcomed.

  
PLEASE NOTE: the August playdate is cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with the Back-to-School Fair.

MCPS Back-to-School Fair: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Westfield Wheaton mall. Learn about MCPS programs and resources, enjoy family friendly fun, and get your COVID-19 vaccine. Free shuttles are available.

Fun Community ActivitiesAfro Latino Festival: Music, food, dancing, and art festival celebrating Afro-Latino culture that is free for all ages. Sunday, July 31 from 1PM-9PM ET at Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring. Free tickets here.

Wheaton Summer Concert Series: Every other Friday this summer from 6:30-8:00 PM ET enjoy a free concert at the Marian Fryer Town Plaza. Learn more here.

Salsa in the Park: All ages are welcomed to enjoy free dance lessons from Salsa with Silvia and live music. Drinks and food available for purchase.Thursday, August 4, 2022 | Wheaton Forest Local Park | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pmThursday, September 15, 2022 | Long Branch-Arliss Neighborhood Park | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Learn About the Cell: A new free adventure and puzzle game called Microscopya takes players on a journey through the inside of the cell, exploring its fantastical world and solving puzzles based on real molecular mechanisms. Created by Dr. Beata Mierzwa who is a microbiologist and artist. Android, iOS and browser options. Learn more and download it for free here.


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Summer 2022 Playdates

Welcome new and returning students and parents to Glen Haven Elementary! Join us for THREE fun and free playdates this summer at Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park. This is a great opportunity for your children to meet other students and for parents to meet each other. No RSVP needed.
We’ll have free snacks, drinks, and lots of fun!

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

  • Sunday, June 26
  • Sunday, July 31
  • Saturday, August 27

Please Note: Playdates will be cancelled if rain is forecast for that morning and/or if there is a heat emergency. 

Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park 2001 Evans Parkway
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Check out the Glen Haven PTA Scoop!

Week of June 6, 2022

Announcements

Proposed Slate for PTA positions and roles: 2022-23
PositionAgreed to Serve
Executive Committee 
PresidentAllyson Nelson
President-electChristine Halpin
Vice PresidentAdina Holmes
Vice President – CommunicationsVacant
TreasurerShazi Spieler
Treasurer-electAlex DeWire
SecretaryKatie Campana-Scherer
DelegateDoug Ryan
DelegateVacant
  
Committee/Task Leads 
MembershipChristine Halpin
Staff AppreciationVacant
Communications(n/a: VP Communication leads)
Finance/AuditVacant
TranslationVacant
Room ParentsVacant
After School ActivitiesVacant
Fundraising and Community EventsVacant
Fundraising. and Community Events activities: [These are largely dependent on our access to the school, so: TBD] 
Book FairsSuzanne Feinspan
Movie NightsVacant
Spirit WearCorinna Burnham
Dine Out NightsVacant
2nd Cup of CoffeeVacant
Box TopsVacant
Election Day Bake Sale (when applicable)Vacant
Sweep the CreekVacant
Read-A-ThonVacant
  • WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
    • From the Clothing to Cash Organization:  The Clothing to Cash collection bin outside of Glen Haven Elementary School, ONLY ACCEPTs clothing, shoes and textiles.   Those items MUST fit inside the collection bin and never be left outside on the ground. Thank you in advance for your prompt attention.
  • GHES Amazon Wishlist

Reminders

COVID-19 Testing Information:

Help our community contain covid- we can all help! Frequent testing (plus mask-wearing and hand-washing) is an extremely helpful way to contain the spread of covid-19. Please sign your child up for testing! COVID-19 tests will be administered by trained personnel. The test involves a swab inside the front part of the nose. The swab should not hurt; however, your child may experience some slight but brief discomfort. Your child’s test result will be provided to you, along with instructions with any next steps. The same consent form is now used for both the screening and rapid tests so families only need to sign one form for each child. 

Consent Form (English) https://www.cognitoforms.com/CIANDiagnostics1/MCPSMarylandDepartmentOfHealthCIANDiagnosticsIndividualCOVID19TestingConsentOptInForm2

Consent Form in other languages: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus/random-testing.aspx 

Resources for Families:

New MCPS COVID guidelines:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14x27RhXqd8X-XhmUxRSRhKE4-iToSN_N/view?usp=sharing

Where can I get a COVID test?:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_dUAuQ2X-_m5ApnxV0djallpHVQeZBDj/view?usp=sharing

COVID Testing this week:
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/testing.html

How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine:
https://montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/vaccine/

A Vaccinated Person’s Guide to COVID Exposure:  https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/09/10/1035328610/coronavirus-faqs-a-vaccinated-persons-guide-to-covid-exposure-and-elevator-etiqu

Parent Academy To Go Virtual Workshops:
https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/parentacademy/workshops.aspx

GHES Chromebook Guidelines (English):
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NxO7nN38sFJYK98D9pHs8TXfaMp3Hl5v3rr2sB96KDY/edit?usp=sharing

GHES Chromebook Guidelines (Spanish):
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18wY1SlMpjq-rnxTh6ZtHYjVNcLTJ2IFA4RQJs6IAgzc/edit?usp=sharing

FARMS Applications:  https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application

Health Care for the Uninsured (English): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FoOQWe-GVr6ljzHjIxYRcl5VxtdBQCHN/view?usp=sharing

Health Care for the Uninsured (Spanish):
https://drive.google.com/file/d/15Pss-kVuL1IDh7cG1o47PrF0ZWImn1GY/view?usp=sharing

Child Tax Credit Information (English): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fHEKdyK16Bhy3xJtpa18dwQb5amTEd7x/view?usp=sharing

Child Tax Credit Information (Spanish):
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LLObvYjnLCAQIvRHISSRC6dzEZdBYRsz/view?usp=sharing 

Girl Scout Information:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fdjhgVVPVpI75IfGcMvDrPS9pD30_umt/view?usp=sharing

WSSC Resumes Cut Offs & Financial Assistance Information: 
https://www.wsscwater.com/news/2021/july/wssc-water-encourages-customers-establish-payment-plans-prevent-water-service

Food Giveaways this week:
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/get-help/food.html#events

Free Consults for Immigration:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z22sLMYM4XhueleocaYP8AOAWYnaaa1b/view?usp=sharing

Free Consults for Immigration (Spanish):  https://drive.google.com/file/d/14T8WvsNornx5Vb6FWSSXqWZbV–pZXc_/view?usp=sharing

D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice: Early Childhood & Elementary Resources: https://www.dcareaeducators4socialjustice.org/black-lives-matter/resources/early-childhood-elementary#13 

Woke Kindergarten  https://www.wokekindergarten.org/ 

Books for Black Lives Matter at School https://socialjusticebooks.org/booklists/black-lives-matter-school/  

Flu Shot Clinics and Information: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/resident/flu.html

 Family and Friends Mental Health Support:  http://namimd.org/family__friend_support

Montgomery County Job Centers: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/county/mont/

School Information for Parents:

  • ParentVUE:  If you have not activated your ParentVUE account and need your activation code, please email rebecca.h.willis@mcpsmd.net to have it emailed to you. 
  • Have you joined Class Dojo:  Please make sure you set up a Class Dojo account for your child.
  • Class Dojo is our school-wide system for easy home-school messaging and communication. We use it to keep families informed of events and announcements. It also allows families to read messages in their preferred language. Please contact your child’s teacher to get the unique class code. Get answers to common questions here: Class Dojo Helpdesk for parents    https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/200185365-For-parents?mobile_site=false
  • School Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 3:25 p.m. (doors open at 8:40 a.m.)
  • Welcome to new and returning parents! ***PTA meetings are hosted by the PTA and OPEN TO EVERYONE – membership is not required to attend!!***
    • Our weekly newsletter, The Scoop, will have plenty of timely information, but please feel free to reach out if you have any other questions!
    • For your future planning: Parent Information Sessions/PTA Meetings convene on the first Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

Other ways to help out the PTA:

  • Request to join GHES PTA MemberHub for PTA communication

https://glenhavenelementary.memberhub.com/

Access our store to pay for your PTA membership

Use link https://glenhavenelementary.new.memberhub.store/store?category=Memberships

  • CHECK OUT OUR NEW SPIRITWEAR

https://glenhavenelementary.memberhub.com/store  This link has the 2020-2021 virtual shirts and other Glen Haven wear.  Please contact Ms. Corrina Burnham at corinna.burnham@gmail.com  if you would like to order something from this site that is not available.  The PTA will be ordering more of the items that are not available.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Corinna Burnham at corinna.burnham@gmail.com. Thank you!

  • Help our PTA by purchasing items with the Box Tops for Education logo.  There are two ways to submit them.   

Sending in Box Top Clippings by Mail

1.Join for free at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/About

Find our school & sign up.

2. Go to Submit Box Tops and follow the steps for how to organize the clippings for mail and  fill out submission form.

3.SEND YOUR BOX TOPS TO:

    Box Tops for Education
    350 Victor St.
    Highland Park, MI 48203

Digital Submission of Box Tops 

1. Download the Box Tops app & create a free account

2. Shop as you normally would

3. Then simply scan your store receipts and to find participating products (it doesn’t have to be the same day you shopped)

4. The app will automatically credit your school’s Box Tops earnings online

  • Sign up for eScrip at www.escrip.com earn special savings for you and money for the Glen Haven PTA.
  • We now have a new way to support your Glen Haven PTA!  If you shop on Amazon, use our Amazon Smile link (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-6018965) to donate some of the proceeds for your purchase to Glen Haven PTA.   You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com,  with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the Glen Haven PTA! 
  • Register your Giant card at https://giantfood.com/school-rewards/.  For each purchase that you make, Giant will donate to Glen Haven Elementary.

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A Look Ahead:

https://mailchi.mp/84149e245f8d/the-glen-haven-pta-scoop-june-6

Proposed slate for PTA positions 2022-2023

Proposed Slate for PTA positions and roles: 2022-23
PositionAgreed to Serve
Executive Committee 
PresidentAllyson Nelson
President-electChristine Halpin
Vice PresidentAdina Holmes
Vice President – CommunicationsVacant
TreasurerShazi Spieler
Treasurer-electAlex DeWire
SecretaryKatie Campana-Scherer
DelegateDoug Ryan
DelegateVacant
  
Committee/Task Leads 
MembershipChristine Halpin
Staff AppreciationVacant
Communications(n/a: VP Communication leads)
Finance/AuditVacant
TranslationVacant
Room ParentsVacant
After School ActivitiesVacant
Fundraising and Community EventsVacant
Fundraising. and Community Events activities: [These are largely dependent on our access to the school, so: TBD] 
Book FairsVacant
Movie NightsVacant
Spirit WearCorinna Burnham
Dine Out NightsVacant
2nd Cup of CoffeeVacant
Box TopsVacant
Election Day Bake Sale (when applicable)Vacant
Sweep the CreekVacant
Read-A-ThonVacant

Glen Haven Scoop January 17, 2022

Announcements
 

  • Join us this weekend for a Dine-Out Date at Chipotle!  “Foil” your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 11160 Viers Mill Rd in Wheaton (at the mall!) for our fundraiser this Sunday, January 23 from 4 pm – 8 pm. We’re raising money to support Glen Haven Elementary School, so order online for pickup using code TLTXMAH, or download a flyer from the link below, and they’ll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!  Can’t wait to see you! 
  • Important information impacting our current middle and elementary students:
  • GHES Annual Coat Drive: Make a child smile this winter! Please donate any clean, new or gently used coats and jackets (any size) that will be distributed to children of Glen Haven Elementary School. Please drop off any jackets in the bin inside near the main entrance.
  • GHES Amazon Wishlist

Reminders

COVID-19 Testing Information:
Help our community contain covid- we can all help! Frequent testing (plus mask-wearing and hand-washing) is an extremely helpful way to contain the spread of covid-19. Please sign your child up for testing! COVID-19 tests will be administered by trained personnel. The test involves a swab inside the front part of the nose. The swab should not hurt; however, your child may experience some slight but brief discomfort. Your child’s test result will be provided to you, along with instructions with any next steps. The same consent form is now used for both the screening and rapid tests so families only need to sign one form for each child. 
Consent Form (English) https://www.cognitoforms.com/CIANDiagnostics1/MCPSMarylandDepartmentOfHealthCIANDiagnosticsIndividualCOVID19TestingConsentOptInForm2

Consent Form in other languages: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus/random-testing.aspx


Resources for Families:
New MCPS COVID guidelines:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14x27RhXqd8X-XhmUxRSRhKE4-iToSN_N/view?usp=sharing

Where can I get a COVID test?:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_dUAuQ2X-_m5ApnxV0djallpHVQeZBDj/view?usp=sharing

COVID Testing this week:
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/testing.html

How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine:
https://montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/vaccine/

A Vaccinated Person’s Guide to COVID Exposure:  https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/09/10/1035328610/coronavirus-faqs-a-vaccinated-persons-guide-to-covid-exposure-and-elevator-etiqu

Parent Academy To Go Virtual Workshops:
https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/parentacademy/workshops.aspx

GHES Chromebook Guidelines (English):
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NxO7nN38sFJYK98D9pHs8TXfaMp3Hl5v3rr2sB96KDY/edit?usp=sharing

GHES Chromebook Guidelines (Spanish):
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18wY1SlMpjq-rnxTh6ZtHYjVNcLTJ2IFA4RQJs6IAgzc/edit?usp=sharing

FARMS Applications:https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application
Health Care for the Uninsured (English):https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FoOQWe-GVr6ljzHjIxYRcl5VxtdBQCHN/view?usp=sharing

Health Care for the Uninsured (Spanish):
https://drive.google.com/file/d/15Pss-kVuL1IDh7cG1o47PrF0ZWImn1GY/view?usp=sharing

Child Tax Credit Information (English):https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fHEKdyK16Bhy3xJtpa18dwQb5amTEd7x/view?usp=sharing

Child Tax Credit Information (Spanish):
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LLObvYjnLCAQIvRHISSRC6dzEZdBYRsz/view?usp=sharing 

Girl Scout Information:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fdjhgVVPVpI75IfGcMvDrPS9pD30_umt/view?usp=sharing

WSSC Resumes Cut Offs & Financial Assistance Information:
https://www.wsscwater.com/news/2021/july/wssc-water-encourages-customers-establish-payment-plans-prevent-water-service

Food Giveaways this week:
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/get-help/food.html#events


Free Consults for Immigration:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z22sLMYM4XhueleocaYP8AOAWYnaaa1b/view?usp=sharing


Free Consults for Immigration (Spanish):https://drive.google.com/file/d/14T8WvsNornx5Vb6FWSSXqWZbV–pZXc_/view?usp=sharing


D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice: Early Childhood & Elementary Resources:https://www.dcareaeducators4socialjustice.org/black-lives-matter/resources/early-childhood-elementary#13


Woke Kindergartenhttps://www.wokekindergarten.org/
Books for Black Lives Matter at School https://socialjusticebooks.org/booklists/black-lives-matter-school/
Flu Shot Clinics and Information:https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/resident/flu.html
Family and Friends Mental Health Support:http://namimd.org/family__friend_support
Montgomery County Job Centers:https://www.dllr.state.md.us/county/mont/


School Information for Parents:

  • ParentVUE:  If you have not activated your ParentVUE account and need your activation code, please email rebecca.h.willis@mcpsmd.net to have it emailed to you. 
  • Have you joined Class Dojo:  Please make sure you set up a Class Dojo account for your child.
  • Class Dojo is our school-wide system for easy home-school messaging and communication. We use it to keep families informed of events and announcements. It also allows families to read messages in their preferred language. Please contact your child’s teacher to get the unique class code. Get answers to common questions here: Class Dojo Helpdesk for parents    https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/200185365-For-parents?mobile_site=false
  • School Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 3:25 p.m. (doors open at 8:40 a.m.)
  • Welcome to new and returning parents! ***PTA meetings are hosted by the PTA and OPEN TO EVERYONE – membership is not required to attend!!***
    • Our weekly newsletter, The Scoop, will have plenty of timely information, but please feel free to reach out if you have any other questions!
    • For your future planning: Parent Information Sessions/PTA Meetings convene on the first Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

Other ways to help out the PTA:

  • Request to join GHES PTA MemberHub for PTA communication

https://glenhavenelementary.memberhub.com/
Access our store to pay for your PTA membership
Use link https://glenhavenelementary.new.memberhub.store/store?category=Memberships

  • CHECK OUT OUR NEW SPIRITWEAR

https://glenhavenelementary.memberhub.com/store  This link has the 2020-2021 virtual shirts and other Glen Haven wear.  Please contact Ms. Corrina Burnham at corinna.burnham@gmail.com  if you would like to order something from this site that is not available.  The PTA will be ordering more of the items that are not available.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Corinna Burnham at corinna.burnham@gmail.com. Thank you!

  • Help our PTA by purchasing items with the Box Tops for Education logo.  There are two ways to submit them.   

Sending in Box Top Clippings by Mail
1.Join for free at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/About
Find our school & sign up.
2. Go to Submit Box Tops and follow the steps for how to organize the clippings for mail and  fill out submission form.
3.SEND YOUR BOX TOPS TO:
    Box Tops for Education
    350 Victor St.
    Highland Park, MI 48203
Digital Submission of Box Tops 
1. Download the Box Tops app & create a free account
2. Shop as you normally would
3. Then simply scan your store receipts and to find participating products (it doesn’t have to be the same day you shopped)
4. The app will automatically credit your school’s Box Tops earnings online

  • Sign up for eScrip at www.escrip.com earn special savings for you and money for the Glen Haven PTA.
  • We now have a new way to support your Glen Haven PTA!  If you shop on Amazon, use our Amazon Smile link (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-6018965) to donate some of the proceeds for your purchase to Glen Haven PTA.   You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com,  with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the Glen Haven PTA! 
  • Register your Giant card at https://giantfood.com/school-rewards/.  For each purchase that you make, Giant will donate to Glen Haven Elementary.

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A Look Ahead:

  • January 17 – Non-Instructional Day – No School for Students and Teachers
  • Jan 19 – Incoming Sligo Middle School 6th Grade Virtual Parent Meeting
  • Jan 23 – Glen Haven PTA fundraiser: Dine-Out Date at Chipotle!
  • Jan 24 – Professional Day
  • Jan 25-28 – The Great Kindness Challenge
  • February Black History Month
  • Feb 1 – Marking Period 2 Report Cards Distributed, No School (Professional Day)
  • Feb 7-11 – National School Counseling Week
  • Feb 21 – Holiday, Schools and Offices Closed
  • Feb 22 – Yearbook Groups and Candid Pictures, School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • March Women’s History Month
  • Mar 11 – Early Release Day (12:55pm)
  • Mar 13 – Daylight Saving Time Starts
  • Mar 24 – Spring Individual and Class Group Pictures; Early Release Day (12:55pm)
  • April – Month of the Military Child
  • April 1 – No School (Professional Day)
  • April 2 – Light It Up Blue (Autism Awareness)
  • April 4 – School Media Specialist Appreciation Day
  • April 4-8 – National Assistant Principal’s Week
  • April 6 – Paraprofessional Day
  • April 11 – Marking Period 3 Report Cards Distributed, Non-Instructional Day (No School for Students and Teachers)
  • April 12-18 – Spring Break
  • April 18-22 – National Volunteer Recognition Week
  • April 26 – Pre-K Graduation Pictures
  • April 25-29 – College and Career Awareness Week
  • April 27 – National Administrative Professionals Day
  • April 28 – Take Your Child to Work Day
  • April 29 – Career Day (9:30-11:30)
  • May – Month of the Military Caregiver
  • May – Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • May – Jewish American Heritage Month
  • May 2 – No School (Professionals Day)
  • May 3 – School Principal’s Day (Recognized on May 1)
  • May 2-6 – Teacher Appreciation Week, Children’s Mental Health Matter’s Week
  • May 6 – School Lunch Hero Day
  • May 11 – School Nurse Day
  • May 13 – 5th Grade Panoramic Picture Day
  • May 18 – Marking Period 4 Interims Distributed; Early Release Day (12:55pm)
  • May 30 – Holiday, Schools and Offices Closed
  • June 15 – Last day of school!!! (Early release)

PTA General Meeting March 2021

PTA Meeting Minutes

7th PTA General Meeting: March 2, 2021

Call to Order: The PTA Executive Board met on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 VIRTUALLY via Zoom video conferencing. President Jessica Sniffin called the meeting to Order at 7:00 pm.

Present: Jessica Sniffin, John Nangle, Catherine Beaudette, Roxana Finkelberg, Shahrzad Spieler, Katie Campana-Scherer, Principal Heifetz, Assistant Principal Mackall, School Counselor Willis, Prospective and current PTA Members

– 34 sign-ins via Zoom.

Minutes:

  • Call to order from PTA President (Jessica Sniffin)
  • Announcements from Glen Haven staff (Principal Heifetz)
    • Plans for school safety and re-entry plans now that Montgomery county will be transitioning some students to in-person learning.
  • PTA announcements
    • Teacher Appreciation activities will be coming soon.
    • Thanks and acknowledgement to Glen Haven staff.
    • See Glen Haven’s Amazon Wishlist to help support students.
  • Adjournment:
    • Meeting adjourned at 8:31 pm

Minutes prepared by Kathryn Campana-Scherer, Secretary

PTA General Meeting January 2021

PTA Meeting Minutes

5th PTA General Meeting: January 5, 2021

Call to Order: The PTA Executive Board met on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 VIRTUALLY via Zoom video conferencing. President Jessica Sniffin called the meeting to Order at 7:06 pm.

Present: Jessica Sniffin, Catherine Beaudette, Roxana Finkelberg, Shahrzad Spieler, Katie Campana-Scherer, Doug Ryan, Principal Heifetz, Assistant Principal Mackall, School Counselor Willis, Prospective and current PTA Members

– 13 sign-ins via Zoom.

Minutes:

  • Call to order from PTA President (Jessica Sniffin)
  • Announcements from Glen Haven staff (Principal Heifetz)
    • End of marking period near; materials for next period need to be distributed.
    • Board of Education will meet January 12 to discuss Montgomery County metrics.
    • Colgate Dental Van will be here next week.
    • Fifth grade teachers met with Sligo Middle School staff to discuss rising middle school students.
      • Sligo staff will visit with fifth graders February 5.
      • CES and magnet school applications will look different than in past.
    • Montgomery County still contemplating when return to in-person school should start.
      • Intention is to give parents opportunity to opt-in to in-person instruction.
    • Student surveys
      • Consisted of binary (K-2nd grades) and likert scale items (3rd– 5th grades), as well as open-ended questions.
      • Data looks positive and several themes were identified.
  • PTA announcements
    • We need feedback on students’ and community needs. Follow up needed on assessing needs for: information; clothing; mental health access; meals; gasoline; PPE; cleaning supplies; personal hygiene products.
  • Interactive
    • Parent questions & concerns
      • What do we know about the “lost” kids?
      • How can we support staff?
      • How many families are receiving meals?
      • Any decline in requests from families?
      • How did Teacher Appreciation go?
      • Can families bring needed items into school?
  • Adjournment:
    • Meeting adjourned at 8:39 pm

Minutes prepared by Kathryn Campana-Scherer, Secretary