Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of June 15- the last week of school!!

Announcements:

  • VOTING for next year’s PTA executive board slate: Due to the pandemic, our normal procedures for nominating and voting in our new PTA executive board have been modified.  The Maryland PTA bylaws do not allow for virtual voting, so we plan to have a drive-up socially distanced vote in the Glen Haven Elementary School parking lot at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 23rd.   We just need 10 votes for a quorum- please come by!!  We have pasted the current draft of the slate below.  If changes are made in the coming weeks, we will send out an updated version.
    • Please consider a position in the Glen Haven PTA!  We are especially looking for a second VP and a second delegate.  We have current PTA members who can help train you for the position.  We also have “elect” positions for each executive position (i.e. “president elect”).  In an elect role, you take on some duties but mostly observe/train to fill that position the following year.  If you want more information about the positions, please email Catherine Beaudette at cbeaudette7@yahoo.com
    • Proposed slate of Candidates for 2020-2021 Glen Haven PTA Elected Board includes:
      • President (1)
        • Jessica Sniffin
      • President-Elect (1): (OPEN)
      • Vice President (2)
        • John Nangle
        •  (OPEN)
        • Communications: Roxana Finkelberg
      • Treasurer (1)
        • Catherine Beaudette
      • Treasurer-Elect (1): Shahrzad Spieler
      • Secretary (1)
        • Kathryn Campana-Scherer
      • Delegate (2)
        • Douglas Ryan
        • (OPEN)

 

 

  • Resources for talking to kids about bias and hate

 

    • Books

 

 

Reminders:

  • Keep up to date on how MCPS is addressing the challenges of Covid-19:

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of June 8

Announcements:

  • Informal Parent Information Session/PTA meeting THIS week: Please join the Glen Haven PTA on Tuesday June 9 at 6:30 pm for a VIRTUAL meeting. We would love to touch base and share more information with other parents about happenings around the school, including: summer learning opportunities, community resources, and voting on next year’s PTA slate later this month.
  • VOTING for next year’s PTA executive board slate: Due to the pandemic, our normal procedures for nominating and voting in our new PTA executive board have been modified. The Maryland PTA bylaws do not allow for virtual voting, so we plan to have a drive-up socially distanced vote in the Glen Haven Elementary School parking lot at 7:30pm on Tuesday, June 23rd. We just need 10 votes for a quorum- please come by!! We have pasted the current draft of the slate below. If changes are made in the coming weeks, we will send out an updated version.
    o Please consider a position in the Glen Haven PTA! We are especially looking for a second VP, a VP of communications, and a second delegate. We have current PTA members who can help train you for the position. We also have “elect” positions for each executive position (i.e. “president elect”). In an elect role, you take on some duties but mostly observe/train to fill that position the following year. If you want more information about the positions, please email Catherine Beaudette at cbeaudette7@yahoo.com

    • Proposed slate of Candidates for 2020-2021 Glen Haven PTA Elected Board includes:
      • President (1)
        • Jessica Sniffin
      • President-Elect (1): (OPEN)
      • Vice President (2)
        • Communications: (OPEN)
        • John Nangle and (OPEN)
      • Treasurer (1)
        • Catherine Beaudette
      • Treasurer-Elect (1): (OPEN)
      • Secretary (1)
        • Kathryn Campana-Scherer
      • Delegate (2)
        • Douglas Ryan
        • (OPEN)

 

  •  Resources for talking to kids about bias and hate

Websites
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_ways_to_reduce_racial_bias_in_your_children
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/rubbing_off/
http://www.westories.org/#welcome
https://youtu.be/YrHIQIO_bdQ
https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716700866/talking-race-with-young-children
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/common-sense-media-resources-about-race-and-racism
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-to-talk-with-kids-about-racism-and-racial-violence
Books
 It’s Okay To Be Different, by Todd Parr
 Come With Me, by Holly M. McGhee
http://www.readbrightly.com/books-to-help-kids-understand-the-fight-for-racial-equality/
http://www.readbrightly.com/childrens-books-that-celebrate-strength-and-resilience-in-the-face-of-lifes-challenges/
http://www.readbrightly.com/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-race-books-and-resources-that-can-help/
https://www.slcl.org/bento/search/we%20stories
o Movies:
 Zootopia: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/three_lessons_from_zootopia_to_discuss_with_kids
o Anti-racism resources for adults
https://www.rachelricketts.com/antiracism-resources

  •  The MCPS Parent Academy has some excellent resources for these times (offered by the Parent Encouragement Program and Common Sense):
    • Parenting Support During the Coronavirus (registration required to access the free videos in this series)
    • Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me? (registration required for free access to video)
    • Tech Balance: Family Engagement Tools to Talk Tech and Media Habits with Parents (available in English and Spanish)
    • Wide Open School
    • Tips and Advice for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic (available in English and Spanish)
    • Distance Learning Plans for K-2 Families
    • Tech Balance for Parents of 3-to-8-year-olds (available in English and Spanish)
  • Reminders:
    • Keep up to date on how MCPS is addressing the challenges of Covid-19: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-20200426.html
    • Keep up to date on what Montgomery County is doing to assist residents at this time. There is information on Covid-19 testing sites, food services, how to make face coverings, public transportation, family safety, and more

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of June 1

Announcements:

 

  • Informal Parent Information Session/PTA meeting NEXT week: Please join the Glen Haven PTA on Tuesday June 9 at 6:30 pm for a VIRTUAL meeting. We would love to touch base and share more information with other parents about happenings around the school, including: summer learning opportunities, community resources, and voting on next year’s PTA slate later this month.
    • Please use the Zoom video conferencing platform link:
      • Meeting ID: 812 9282 3811
      • Password: 499081

 

 

 

Reminders:

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of May 4

Announcements:

  • Informal Parent Information Session/PTA meeting THIS week: Please join the Glen Haven PTA on Tuesday May 5 at 5 pm for an informal and VIRTUAL meeting. We would love to touch base and share more information with other parents about happenings around the school.
    • Please use the Zoom video conferencing platform link:
    • Meeting ID: 827 3238 0493
    • Password: 101041

 

 

  • Teacher and staff appreciation week starts this week, May 4. We would love to have each staff member of our Glen Haven community receive a special message of support and appreciation! Be on the lookout for an email from your students’ room parents, who will be reaching out to ask you to share your kind words for our amazing staff.

 

  • Groceries and school supplies gift card drive: As we all adjust to life amid the coronavirus outbreak, some families in our community are having a particularly hard time. Many have lost jobs and are struggling to afford food and other basic necessities. Despite the efforts of MCPS to distribute meals to students, many families still need support. Some of our families have also requested assistance to purchase the necessary school supplies to keep their children learning. You can help! Over the next week, we will be holding a drive for Giant/Safeway gift cards for Glen Haven families in need. We will also collect e-gift cards for Target to help with school supply needs. Two parent volunteers will coordinate the donations and deliver them to Ms. Willis. Ms. Willis will then distribute the gift cards to the families who need them. If you would like to contribute, there are two ways to participate:
    • Option 1: Online Purchase of Target e-Gift Cards
      • $25 increments for the e-cards would be appreciated so we can help as many families as we can purchase school supplies. Send the e-gift card to Catherine Beaudette. In addition, please send an email directly to Catherine’s address and ensure you get a “Confirmed!” Note back. She will print these gift cards out for Ms. Willis to distribute.
      • Target e-Gift Cards Donations:
    •  Option 2: E-payments to GHES Parent Coordinator –Gift Cards Will Be Purchased and Distributed the Following Week
      • Donations of any amount are appreciated for the grocery cards, but if you can contribute $50, it will go a long way toward helping a family afford necessities like food and diapers. Using PayPal (www.paypal.com), send your contribution to Roxana Finkelberg. She will then go to Giant and Safeway to purchase the grocery gift cards. Please email Roxana directly at roxanafinkelberg@yahoo.com to confirm receipt of your electronic donation.
      • Safeway or Giant Donations
        Send PayPal Donations to: roxanafinkelberg@yahoo.com
        (please select friends and family)
    • Please donate before May 3rd so we can help our Glen Haven families when they need it most. We will post an update shortly after showing the total amount raised.
      • If you have any questions, please email Catherine at cbeaudette7@yahoo.com.Thank you so much!

 

 

Reminders:

  • Keep up to date on how MCPS is addressing the challenges of Covid-19:

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of April 27

Announcements:

  • Informal Parent Information Session/PTA meeting NEXT week: Please join the Glen Haven PTA on Tuesday May 5 at 5 pm for an informal and VIRTUAL meeting. We would love to touch base and share more information with other parents about happenings around the school.

 

  • Teacher and staff appreciation week starts next week, May 4. We would love to have each staff member of our Glen Haven community receive a special message of support and appreciation! Be on the lookout for an email from your students’ room parents, who will be reaching out to ask you to share your kind words for our amazing staff.

 

  • As we all adjust to life amid the coronavirus outbreak, some families in our community are having a particularly hard time. Many have lost jobs and are struggling to afford food and other basic necessities. Despite the efforts of MCPS to distribute meals to students, many families still need support. Some of our families have also requested assistance to purchase the necessary school supplies to keep their children learning. You can help! Over the next week, we will be holding a drive for Giant/Safeway gift cards for Glen Haven families in need. We will also collect e-gift cards for Target to help with school supply needs. Two first and second grade parent volunteers will coordinate the donations and deliver them to Ms. Willis. Ms. Willis will then distribute the gift cards and e-gift cards to the families who need them. We will be sending out an informational letter with ways you can participate!

 

 

Reminders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of April 27

 

                          

 

Announcements:

 

 

  • Informal Parent Information Session/PTA meeting NEXT week: Please join the Glen Haven PTA on Tuesday May 5 at 5 pm for an informal and VIRTUAL meeting. We would love to touch base and share more information with other parents about happenings around the school.
  • Please use the Zoom video conferencing platform link:
  • Meeting ID: 827 3238 0493
  • Password: 101041

 

 

  • Teacher and staff appreciation week starts next week, May 4. We would love to have each staff member of our Glen Haven community receive a special message of support and appreciation! Be on the lookout for an email from your students’ room parents, who will be reaching out to ask you to share your kind words for our amazing staff.
  • As we all adjust to life amid the coronavirus outbreak, some families in our community are having a particularly hard time. Many have lost jobs and are struggling to afford food and other basic necessities. Despite the efforts of MCPS to distribute meals to students, many families still need support. Some of our families have also requested assistance to purchase the necessary school supplies to keep their children learning. You can help! Over the next week, we will be holding a drive for Giant/Safeway gift cards for Glen Haven families in need. We will also collect e-gift cards for Target to help with school supply needs. Two first and second grade parent volunteers will coordinate the donations and deliver them to Ms. Willis. Ms. Willis will then distribute the gift cards and e-gift cards to the families who need them. We will be sending out an informational letter with ways you can participate!

 

 

Reminders:

  • Keep up to date on how MCPS is addressing the challenges of Covid-19:

Glen Haven PTA’s virtual book fair

Hello Glen Haven families,

We sincerely hope you all are well and adjusting to our new normal. While we can’t have our in-school book fair, we know that our students might need things to read while they are at home, so we decided to hold an “online book fair” instead!

Check out Glen Haven PTA’s virtual book fair: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/glenhavenelementaryschool1

We hope to see you in person soon. Until then, stay healthy!

Glen Haven ES PTA

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of March 9

This Week and Next:        

  • March is the Month of the Military Caregiver!!
  • Mar 10 – Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm)

Announcements:

  • Parent Information Session/PTA meeting THIS week: Please join the Glen Haven PTA on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 to learn more about the Maryland State Report Card. Mrs. Heifetz and Mr. Mackall will be presenting on Glen Haven’s MSDE Report Card and the School Improvement Plan.  The Maryland Report Card is designed to evaluate school success in several ways, measuring state test results in English Language Arts and Math; postsecondary readiness; progress of English learners in achieving English proficiency; graduation rate; and students with access to and earning credit for a well-rounded curriculum. We hope all families will be able to join us – FREE pizza will be served at 6:30 PM and the presentation begins at 7:00 PM. Alphabest will provide supervision for school-aged children from 7-8PM. ***PTA meetings are hosted by the PTA and OPEN TO EVERYONE- membership is not required to attend!!***
  • Mark your calendars, Glen Haven families! Our Scholastic Book Fair starts March 30th and runs through April 3rd. Come look for books for your family or consider purchasing a book from your student’s teacher’s wishlist.  All purchases benefit our school! Love books and want to volunteer at the fair? Sign up here.
  • Glen Haven Elementary School’s Career Day is scheduled for Friday, April 3 from 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m, and we need YOU! We are in search of members of the Glen Haven Elementary School community who have careers that they would like to share with Glen Haven students. We want our students to imagine themselves in a career so that they can be inspired to do well in school now. If you are interested in being a Career Day Speaker, please click on the GHES Career Day 2020 Form or contact Rebecca Willis at Rebecca.H.Willis@mcpsmd.net.  We are still in need of speakers for 1st Grade, 3rd Grade, and 4th Grade. Thank you for your support!
  • Screenagers Dinner & a Movie – a cooperation between Glen Haven ES PTA & Sligo MS PTSA. April 17, 2020, at 6:45 pm in the Sligo MS Gym (1401 Dennis Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902). Screenagers is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work. What started out as a personal story for one has grown into a national movement, helping millions of teens and their families navigate growing up in a world with instant access to screens. Physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston decided to make Screenagers when she found herself constantly struggling with her two kids about screen time. This is a free event for the GHES and Sligo MS community. Children 4th grade and above are welcome with their parents. $5 donation per person encouraged. Pizza, dessert, and popcorn will be sold to raise funds for the PTA. Please RSVP so we know how many people plan to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screenager-movie-night-tickets-96808770639

Reminders:

  • School Hours are 9:00 am – 3:25 pm (doors open at 8:40 am).       Please be mindful that instruction for students begins at 9 am. Because we want to assure that students have the entire school day to use for lessons and school work, parents who need to be in the building at or after 9 am will need a guest sticker.
  • MCPS provides meals for students with negative account balances through Dine with Dignity program. Launched in November 2018, the Dine with Dignity program allows students with negative account balances to enjoy traditional breakfast and lunch choices at no cost. Families will be asked to pay off, or to contribute within their means when they can, toward the outstanding balance on their student’s lunch account; the Dine with Dignity Fund pays the remainder. Community members who would like to contribute to the Dine with Dignity Fund can donate online at: https://www.mcpsfoundation.org/pages/our-programs/dine-with-dignity-program
  • Other ways to help out the PTA:
    • Help our PTA by purchasing items with the Box Tops for Education logo then clip and send them to school to be collected.  The classroom that submits the most Box Tops each month will celebrate with a popcorn party and an overall winner will get a class pizza party at the end of the school year!
    • Sign up for eScrip at 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.

Community Events and News:

Story Time at the National Postal MuseumTaking place every Monday, the program includes a book reading and activities for little ones in the museum’s education space. Stay to explore the rest of the museum, which is full of interactive exhibits that all ages can enjoy. Story Time is at 10:30am and repeated at 11am. Admission is free. Check out their calendar: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/calendar.html

Montgomery Parks Programs and Activities – Montgomery County Recreation and Montgomery Parks have hundreds of exciting programs and classes to promote active and healthy lifestyles. For more information, visit ActiveMONTGOMERY (https://apm.activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty).

Local Libraries

(http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventcalendar)

 Silver Spring Library

Special events:

  • Write to Your Favorite Author: March is National Reading Month! In honor of National Reading Month, during March there will be a mailbox on the 5th floor waiting to receive letters and drawings for your favorite authors!

 Ongoing:

 Wheaton Library  

Special events:

  • Create a Graphic Novel: Write and illustrate your own graphic novel page. (Saturdays in March from 10:30am – 12:30pm; registration required)
  • Sensory Storytime: Sensory-friendly storytime is designed for children of all ages who prefer smaller groups due to sensory processing disorders including those on the Autism spectrum with ADHD and other special needs. (Thursday March 12 from 5:00pm – 5:45pm; registration required)

Ongoing:

  • Play Date at the Library (Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 am)
  • Lego Club (Mondays from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm)
  • Circle Time with the Infant and Toddlers Staff (Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 11:30 am)
  • Toddler Storytime (Wednesdays at 10:30 am)
  • Homework Help (Thursdays from 5 pm – 7 pm)
  • Baby Storytime (Saturdays at 11 am)

Kensington Park Library

Special events:

  • Read to a Dog: Drop in and read to a dog! Bring your own book to read or pick one from our wonderful children’s collection! (Saturday March 14 and 21 at 10:30 am)

Ongoing:

  • Pajama Storytime (Mondays at 7 pm)
  • Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers (Wednesdays at 11:15 am)
  • Homework Help (Thursdays at 5:30 pm)

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School Information for Parents:

Parent guides to the Elementary school curriculum: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/elementary/guides.aspx

The MCPS Parent Academy – The Parent Academy is designed to inform and empower families as advocates and partners in their children’s education. Workshops provide families useful information that will help them support their children’s academic and social-emotional well-being, as well as helping them to be college and career ready. Sign up for FREE workshops at www.mcpsparentacademy.org

Student safety: As parents and caregivers, we often have questions about student safety. You can find information about how Montgomery County Public Schools approaches student safety at https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2018-2019/Ensuring-Student-Safety.html

A Look Ahead:

  • Mar 27 – Early release day for all students (12:55 pm); 2nd Cup of Coffee- Merienda- Principal’s Book of the Month (8:40 am – 9:40 am)
  • Mar 30-April 3 – College and Career Awareness week!! Scholastic Book Fair!!
  • April is the Month of the Military Child!!
  • April 2 – Light it Up Blue (Autism awareness)
  • April 3 – Career Day (9:15 am – 11:15 am); STEAM Day (1:15 pm – 3:15 pm)
  • Apr 6-13 Spring Break: No school for students and teachers; Offices closed April 10 and 13
  • April 14 – Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm); National Assistant Principal’s Day!!
  • April 15 – Drama Club parent meeting (7:30 pm – 8 pm); Report cards distributed
  • April 17 – Dinner and Movie, sponsored by the Sligo and Glen Haven PTAs (6:45 pm in the Sligo Middle School gym)
  • April 22 – Secretaries Day!!
  • April 23 – Take your Child to Work day!!
  • April 24 – 2nd Cup of Coffee- Merienda- Principal’s Book of the Month (8:40 am – 9:40 am); Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast (9:45 am – 10:45 am)
  • April 28 – Primary elections: No school for students and teachers; PTA bake sale! Come vote and enjoy some delicious treats in support of democracy!
  • April 30 – Spring Academic Night (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • May is National Military Appreciation Month and Children’s Mental Health Month!!
  • May 1 – School Principal’s Day!!
  • May 4-8 – Teacher Appreciation Week!!
  • May 5 ­- Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • May 6 – National School Nurse Day!
  • May 12 – Spring Concert (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • May 22 – Drama Club performance (7pm – 8:30 pm)
  • May 25 – Memorial Day: Offices and schools closed
  • May 29 – Drama Club performance (7pm – 8:30 pm)
  • June 2 – Pre-K-2nd Field Day; Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • June 3 – 3-5 Field Day
  • June 10 – Pre- K Promotion Celebration (9:30 am – 10:30 am)
  • June 11 – Grades 1 & 2 Awards Assembly (2 pm – 3 pm); Grades 3 & 4 Awards Assembly & Picnic (9:30 am – 10:30 am); Grade 5 Promotion (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • June 12 – Kindergarten Promotion & Picnic (10 am – 11 am)
  • June 15 – Last day of school for students!!! Early release day for all students (12:55 pm)
  • June 16 – Professional day for teachers
  • **June 23 – Report cards mailed home

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of March 2

This Week and Next:        

  • March is the Month of the Military Caregiver!!
  • Mar 10 – Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm)

Announcements:

  • Parent Information Session/PTA meeting next week: Please join the Glen Haven PTA on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 to learn more about the Maryland State Report Card. Mrs. Heifetz and Mr. Mackall will be presenting on Glen Haven’s MSDE Report Card and the School Improvement Plan.  The Maryland Report Card is designed to evaluate school success in several ways, measuring state test results in English Language Arts and Math; postsecondary readiness; progress of English learners in achieving English proficiency; graduation rate; and students with access to and earning credit for a well-rounded curriculum. We hope all families will be able to join us – FREE pizza will be served at 6:30 PM and the presentation begins at 7:00 PM. Alphabest will provide supervision for school-aged children from 7-8PM. ***PTA meetings are hosted by the PTA and OPEN TO EVERYONE- membership is not required to attend!!***

 

  • Mark your calendars, Glen Haven families! Our Scholastic Book Fair starts March 30th and runs through April 3rd. Come look for books for your family or consider purchasing a book from your student’s teacher’s wishlist.  All purchases benefit our school! Love books and want to volunteer at the fair? Sign up here.
  • Glen Haven Elementary School’s Career Day is scheduled for Friday, April 3 from 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m, and we need YOU! We are in search of members of the Glen Haven Elementary School community who have careers that they would like to share with Glen Haven students. We want our students to imagine themselves in a career so that they can be inspired to do well in school now. If you are interested in being a Career Day Speaker, please click on the GHES Career Day 2020 Form or contact Rebecca Willis at Rebecca.H.Willis@mcpsmd.net.  We are still in need of speakers for 1st Grade, 3rd Grade, and 4th Grade. Thank you for your support!
  • Screenagers Dinner & a Movie – a cooperation between Glen Haven ES PTA & Sligo MS PTSA. April 17, 2020, at 6:45 pm in the Sligo MS Gym (1401 Dennis Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902). Screenagers is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work. What started out as a personal story for one has grown into a national movement, helping millions of teens and their families navigate growing up in a world with instant access to screens. Physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston decided to make Screenagers when she found herself constantly struggling with her two kids about screen time. This is a free event for the GHES and Sligo MS community. Children 4th grade and above are welcome with their parents. $5 donation per person encouraged. Pizza, dessert, and popcorn will be sold to raise funds for the PTA. Please RSVP so we know how many people plan to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screenager-movie-night-tickets-96808770639

Reminders:

  • School Hours are 9:00 am – 3:25 pm (doors open at 8:40).       Please be mindful that instruction for students begins at 9 am. Because we want to assure that students have the entire school day to use for lessons and school work, parents who need to be in the building at or after 9 am will need a guest sticker.
  • MCPS provides meals for students with negative account balances through Dine with Dignity program. Launched in November 2018, the Dine with Dignity program allows students with negative account balances to enjoy traditional breakfast and lunch choices at no cost. Families will be asked to pay off, or to contribute within their means when they can, toward the outstanding balance on their student’s lunch account; the Dine with Dignity Fund pays the remainder. Community members who would like to contribute to the Dine with Dignity Fund can donate online at: https://www.mcpsfoundation.org/pages/our-programs/dine-with-dignity-program
  • Other ways to help out the PTA:
    • Help our PTA by purchasing items with the Box Tops for Education logo then clip and send them to school to be collected.  The classroom that submits the most Box Tops each month will celebrate with a popcorn party and an overall winner will get a class pizza party at the end of the school year!
    • Sign up for eScrip at 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.

Community Events and News:

Story Time at the National Postal MuseumTaking place every Monday, the program includes a book reading and activities for little ones in the museum’s education space. Stay to explore the rest of the museum, which is full of interactive exhibits that all ages can enjoy. Story Time is at 10:30am and repeated at 11am. Admission is free. Check out their calendar: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/calendar.html

Montgomery Parks Programs and Activities – Montgomery County Recreation and Montgomery Parks have hundreds of exciting programs and classes to promote active and healthy lifestyles. For more information, visit ActiveMONTGOMERY (https://apm.activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty).

Local Libraries

(http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventcalendar)

Silver Spring Library

Special events:

 

 

Ongoing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Wheaton Library  

Special events:

  • Create a Graphic Novel: Write and illustrate your own graphic novel page. (Saturdays in March from 10:30am – 12:30pm; registration required)
  • Sensory Storytime: Sensory-friendly storytime is designed for children of all ages who prefer smaller groups due to sensory processing disorders including those on the Autism spectrum with ADHD and other special needs. (Thursday March 12 from 5:00pm – 5:45pm; registration required)

 Ongoing:

  • Play Date at the Library (Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 am)
  • Lego Club (Mondays from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm)
  • Circle Time with the Infant and Toddlers Staff (Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 11:30 am)
  • Toddler Storytime (Wednesdays at 10:30 am)
  • Homework Help (Thursdays from 5 pm – 7 pm)
  • Baby Storytime (Saturdays at 11 am)

Kensington Park Library

Special events:

 

  • Read to a Dog: Drop in and read to a dog! Bring your own book to read or pick one from our wonderful children’s collection! (Saturday March 14 and 21 at 10:30 am)

 

Ongoing:

    • Pajama Storytime (Mondays at 7 pm)
    • Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers (Wednesdays at 11:15 am)
    • Homework Help (Thursdays at 5:30 pm) 

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School Information for Parents:

Parent guides to the Elementary school curriculum: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/elementary/guides.aspx

The MCPS Parent Academy – The Parent Academy is designed to inform and empower families as advocates and partners in their children’s education. Workshops provide families useful information that will help them support their children’s academic and social-emotional well-being, as well as helping them to be college and career ready. Sign up for FREE workshops at www.mcpsparentacademy.org

Student safety: As parents and caregivers, we often have questions about student safety. You can find information about how Montgomery County Public Schools approaches student safety at https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2018-2019/Ensuring-Student-Safety.html

A Look Ahead:

  • Mar 27 – Early release day for all students (12:55 pm); 2nd Cup of Coffee- Merienda- Principal’s Book of the Month (8:40 am – 9:40 am)
  • Mar 30-April 3 – College and Career Awareness week!! Scholastic Book Fair!!
  • April is the Month of the Military Child!!
  • April 2 – Light it Up Blue (Autism awareness)
  • April 3 – Career Day (9:15 am – 11:15 am); STEAM Day (1:15 pm – 3:15 pm)
  • Apr 6-13 Spring Break: No school for students and teachers; Offices closed April 10 and 13
  • April 14 – Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm); National Assistant Principal’s Day!!
  • April 15 – Drama Club parent meeting (7:30 pm – 8 pm); Report cards distributed
  • April 17 – Dinner and Movie, sponsored by the Sligo and Glen Haven PTAs (6:45 pm in the Sligo Middle School gym)
  • April 22 – Secretaries Day!!
  • April 23 – Take your Child to Work day!!
  • April 24 – 2nd Cup of Coffee- Merienda- Principal’s Book of the Month (8:40 am – 9:40 am); Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast (9:45 am – 10:45 am)
  • April 28 – Primary elections: No school for students and teachers; PTA bake sale! Come vote and enjoy some delicious treats in support of democracy!
  • April 30 – Spring Academic Night (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • May is National Military Appreciation Month and Children’s Mental Health Month!!
  • May 1 – School Principal’s Day!!
  • May 4-8 – Teacher Appreciation Week!!
  • May 5 ­- Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • May 6 – National School Nurse Day!
  • May 12 – Spring Concert (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • May 22 – Drama Club performance (7pm – 8:30 pm)
  • May 25 – Memorial Day: Offices and schools closed
  • May 29 – Drama Club performance (7pm – 8:30 pm)
  • June 2 – Pre-K-2nd Field Day; Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • June 3 – 3-5 Field Day
  • June 10 – Pre- K Promotion Celebration (9:30 am – 10:30 am)
  • June 11 – Grades 1 & 2 Awards Assembly (2 pm – 3 pm); Grades 3 & 4 Awards Assembly & Picnic (9:30 am – 10:30 am); Grade 5 Promotion (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • June 12 – Kindergarten Promotion & Picnic (10 am – 11 am)
  • June 15 – Last day of school for students!!! Early release day for all students (12:55 pm)
  • June 16 – Professional day for teachers
  • **June 23 – Report cards mailed home

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of February 24

This Week and Next:        

  • Feb 28 – Early release day for all students (12:55 pm); 2nd Cup of Coffee- Merienda- Principal’s Book of the Month (8:40 am – 9:40 am)
  • March is the Month of the Military Caregiver!!

Announcements:

Thanks to all who volunteered and helped with last week’s Annual Staff Appreciation Chili Luncheon! It was a deliciously wonderful success, and a lovely way to say THANK YOU to our Glen Haven Staff!!

Reminders:

  • School Hours are 9:00 am – 3:25 pm (doors open at 8:40).       Please be mindful that instruction for students begins at 9 am. Because we want to assure that students have the entire school day to use for lessons and school work, parents who need to be in the building at or after 9 am will need a guest sticker.
  • MCPS provides meals for students with negative account balances through Dine with Dignity program. Launched in November 2018, the Dine with Dignity program allows students with negative account balances to enjoy traditional breakfast and lunch choices at no cost. Families will be asked to pay off, or to contribute within their means when they can, toward the outstanding balance on their student’s lunch account; the Dine with Dignity Fund pays the remainder. Community members who would like to contribute to the Dine with Dignity Fund can donate online at: https://www.mcpsfoundation.org/pages/our-programs/dine-with-dignity-program
  • Class Dojo:  Please make sure you set up a Class Dojo account for your child.  Your child’s teacher has the information regarding how to set this up or you can click on this link- https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205417305-Create-a-Parent-Account#web. The school uses Class Dojo for most communications so it is very important for you to have access to your child’s account and check for announcements daily.
  • Like us on Facebook!  Glen Haven PTA @glenhavenpta (https://www.facebook.com/glenhavenpta/)
  • Other ways to help out the PTA:
    • Help our PTA by purchasing items with the Box Tops for Education logo then clip and send them to school to be collected.  The classroom that submits the most Box Tops each month will celebrate with a popcorn party and an overall winner will get a class pizza party at the end of the school year!
    • Sign up for eScrip at 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.

Community Events and News:

Story Time at the National Postal MuseumTaking place every Monday, the program includes a book reading and activities for little ones in the museum’s education space. Stay to explore the rest of the museum, which is full of interactive exhibits that all ages can enjoy. Story Time is at 10:30am and repeated at 11am. Admission is free. Check out their calendar: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/calendar.html

Montgomery Parks Programs and Activities – Montgomery County Recreation and Montgomery Parks have hundreds of exciting programs and classes to promote active and healthy lifestyles. For more information, visit ActiveMONTGOMERY (https://apm.activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty).

Local Libraries

(http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventcalendar)

Silver Spring Library

Special events:

  • Daytocode Robotics Workshop: Students will learn how to assemble and program robot kits to move, run, fly, and more! (Thursday February 27 from 5 pm – 7 pm)
  • Book Club: The Magic Assembly with Brian Curry: Brian Curry brings classic literature magically to life with multimedia, music, and illusions in Book Club The Magic Assembly (Saturday February 29 from 11 am – 12 pm)
  • Write to Your Favorite Author: March is National Reading Month! In honor of National Reading Month, during March there will be a mailbox on the 5th floor waiting to receive letters and drawings for your favorite authors!
  • Irish Dancing with the Culkin School: Culkin Dance School performs and educates about Irish Dance.( Saturday, March 14 from 3:00pm – 3:30pm)
  • Read to a Dog: Need practice reading aloud? Dogs make great listeners! (Tuesday, March 17 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
  • Makerspace- Musical Instruments: Make a musical instrument! (Saturday, March 28 from 11:00am – 12:00pm)

Ongoing:

Wheaton Library  

Special events:

  • Create a Graphic Novel: Write and illustrate your own graphic novel page. (Saturdays in March from 10:30am – 12:30pm; registration required)
  • Sensory Storytime: Sensory-friendly storytime is designed for children of all ages who prefer smaller groups due to sensory processing disorders including those on the Autism spectrum with ADHD and other special needs. (Thursday March 12 from 5:00pm – 5:45pm; registration required)

Ongoing:

  • Play Date at the Library (Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 am)
  • Lego Club (Mondays from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm)
  • Circle Time with the Infant and Toddlers Staff (Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 11:30 am)
  • Toddler Storytime (Wednesdays at 10:30 am)
  • Homework Help (Thursdays from 5 pm – 7 pm)
  • Baby Storytime (Saturdays at 11 am)

Kensington Park Library

Special events:

  • Read to a Dog: Drop in and read to a dog! Bring your own book to read or pick one from our wonderful children’s collection! (Saturday March 14 and 21 at 10:30 am)

Ongoing:

  • Pajama Storytime (Mondays at 7 pm)
  • Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers (Wednesdays at 11:15 am)
  • Homework Help (Thursdays at 5:30 pm)

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School Information for Parents:

Parent guides to the Elementary school curriculum: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/elementary/guides.aspx

The MCPS Parent Academy – The Parent Academy is designed to inform and empower families as advocates and partners in their children’s education. Workshops provide families useful information that will help them support their children’s academic and social-emotional well-being, as well as helping them to be college and career ready. Sign up for FREE workshops at www.mcpsparentacademy.org

Student safety: As parents and caregivers, we often have questions about student safety. You can find information about how Montgomery County Public Schools approaches student safety at https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2018-2019/Ensuring-Student-Safety.html

A Look Ahead:

  • Mar 10 – Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • Mar 27 – Early release day for all students (12:55 pm); 2nd Cup of Coffee- Merienda- Principal’s Book of the Month (8:40 am – 9:40 am)
  • Mar 30-April 3 – College and Career Awareness week!!
  • April is the Month of the Military Child!!
  • April 2 – Light it Up Blue (Autism awareness)
  • April 3 – Career Day (9:15 am – 11:15 am); STEAM Day (1:15 pm – 3:15 pm)
  • Apr 6-13 Spring Break: No school for students and teachers; Offices closed April 10 and 13
  • April 14 – Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm); National Assistant Principal’s Day!!
  • April 15 – Drama Club parent meeting (7:30 pm – 8 pm); Report cards distributed
  • April 22 – Secretaries Day!!
  • April 23 – Take your Child to Work day!!
  • April 24 – 2nd Cup of Coffee- Merienda- Principal’s Book of the Month (8:40 am – 9:40 am); Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast (9:45 am – 10:45 am)
  • April 28 – Primary elections: No school for students and teachers; PTA bake sale! Come vote and enjoy some delicious treats in support of democracy!
  • April 30 – Spring Academic Night (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • May is National Military Appreciation Month and Children’s Mental Health Month!!
  • May 1 – School Principal’s Day!!
  • May 4-8 – Teacher Appreciation Week!!
  • May 5 ­- Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • May 6 – National School Nurse Day!
  • May 12 – Spring Concert (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • May 22 – Drama Club performance (7pm – 8:30 pm)
  • May 25 – Memorial Day: Offices and schools closed
  • May 29 – Drama Club performance (7pm – 8:30 pm)
  • June 2 – Pre-K-2nd Field Day; Parent Information Session/PTA Meeting (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • June 3 – 3-5 Field Day
  • June 10 – Pre- K Promotion Celebration (9:30 am – 10:30 am)
  • June 11 – Grades 1 & 2 Awards Assembly (2 pm – 3 pm); Grades 3 & 4 Awards Assembly & Picnic (9:30 am – 10:30 am); Grade 5 Promotion (6:30 pm – 8 pm)
  • June 12 – Kindergarten Promotion & Picnic (10 am – 11 am)
  • June 15 – Last day of school for students!!! Early release day for all students (12:55 pm)
  • June 16 – Professional day for teachers
  • **June 23 – Report cards mailed home