PTA General Meeting December 2020

PTA Meeting Minutes

4th PTA General Meeting: December 01, 2020

Call to Order: The PTA Executive Board met on Tuesday, December 01, 2020 VIRTUALLY via Zoom video conferencing. President Jessica Sniffin called the meeting to Order at 6:59 pm.

Present: Jessica Sniffin, Catherine Beaudette, Roxana Finkelberg, Shahrzad Spieler, Katie Campana-Scherer, Doug Ryan, Principal Heifetz, 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)
    • Online parent workshop offered December 08 by Military Family Life Center: “Creating New Holiday Traditions and Managing Holiday Stress”
    • Parent survey of virtual learning: 55 responses
      • Will be the focus of leadership meeting December 02
    • Accessing Parent VUE
      • How to find MAP report and Marking Period 1 report card
    • MAP report
      • What it will look like (e.g., math data, math goals, language arts goals, lexile range)
      • Limitation of reports: Virtual data collection was not ideal
    • Parent preference survey for virtual versus in-person return due December 03
      • The model GHES adopts to return to in-person school will be based on Montgomery County data
      • Considerations: creating safe cohorts to control use of and movement within the space; no parents or volunteers in building
    • Please reach out for mental health, financial, and food resources.
  • PTA announcements
    • Scholastic Book fair will be taking place online, and ends December 06 (link in Scoop).
    • Fundraisers: Box Tops for Education.
    • Drama club fundraiser selling gift wrap will fund their scripts and music, and ends December 03.
    • County Board of Education meetings are available to stream online, and are posted on MCPS website.
    • Please use Directory link to sign up your families.
    • See Room Parent Google form and Suggestion Box form.
  • Interactive
    • Parent questions & concerns
      • How do survey answers impact planning?
      • Thoughts about summer school?
      • When is in-person instruction theoretically starting?
        • January 12 for SCB
        • February 1 for large groups, starting with Kindergarten and first grades
      • Can we match reading levels with available books at the Scholastic Book fair?
        • Lexile level can be found by searching individual titles
        • Media Center has resources to search reading level
      • What does a virtual room parent DO?
        • Suggestions: reach out to teachers and parents regarding support needed; coordinate signs of appreciation
  • Adjournment:
    • Meeting adjourned at 8:22 pm

Minutes prepared by Kathryn Campana-Scherer, Secretary

PTA General Meeting November 2020

PTA Meeting Minutes

3rd PTA General Meeting: November 10, 2020

Call to Order: The PTA Executive Board met on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 VIRTUALLY via Zoom video conferencing. President Jessica Sniffin called the meeting to Order at 7:02 pm.

Present: Jessica Sniffin, John Nangle, Catherine Beaudette, Katie Campana-Scherer, Doug Ryan, Principal Heifetz, Vice Principal Mackall, Prospective and current PTA Members

– Quorum of 10+ members present; 21 sign-ins via Zoom.

Minutes:

  • Call to order and announcements from PTA President (Jessica Sniffin)
    • First seven sign-ons will get free PTA memberships for this year
    • We are one-third of the way to our  member goal
    • Information about how to join PTA
  • Announcements from Glen Haven staff (Principals Heifetz and Mackall)
    • Information about parent-teacher conferences
    • Parent VUE accounts: families need to update information to access information about grades
      • New codes are needed if not active by October 21
      • One account per adult (linked with all related students)
      • Add Health information to portal
  • Meeting ended due to profanity-laced Zoom bomb at 7:37 pm
  • Meeting resumed at 7:43 pm (15 sign-ins via Zoom)
  • Announcements from Glen Haven staff (Principals Heifetz and Mackall)
    • Flu clinic November 21 at Dennis Avenue Health Center
  • Interactive
    • Parent questions & concerns
      • What are apps for communication?
      • Will missing assignments be visible on Parent VUE?
      • How can we deal with isolation?
      • How can we share ideas for interactions?
      • Can we have a forum between parents and teachers?
      • Can PTA schedule or consider creative solutions for interactions?
      • Opportunities to do inter-grade level activities?
    • Ideas for interactions
      • Zoom Fall fest
      • Room parents and directories
      • Drive-in ideas?
      • After-school activities (e.g. Drama club, Minority Scholars program, Safety Patrol)
      • Scavenger hunts
      • Dance parties
  • PTA reminders
    • Scholastic Book fair will be taking place November 23 to December 6 (link in Scoop)
    • Spiritwear available for purchase on MemberHub site.
    • Box Tops for Education.
  • Adjournment:
    • Meeting adjourned at 8:37 pm

Minutes prepared by Kathryn Campana-Scherer, Secretary

Check out the Scoop for this week!

Week of January 10, 2022

Announcements

  • Fun Friday Spirit Day this week, Friday January 14!
    • Theme is Glen Haven Spirit: wear green/blue or GHES gear to show your school spirit!
  • 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 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:

  • January 12 – Early Release Day (12:55pm)
  • January 17 – Non-Instructional Day – No School for Students and Teachers
  • 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)

Check out this week’s Scoop!

Week of December 13, 2021

Announcements

  • Safety, Security and Well-Being of Students, A Live Conversation
    • Montgomery County Public Schools is committed to ensuring the safety of all students. Please join us for a virtual Community Conversation for caregivers and students on Monday, December 13, 2021, from 7-8:30 p.m. 
    • The event will include updates and information about MCPS’s commitment to health-related safety, psychological safety, and physical safety. Caregivers and students will have opportunities to learn about resources, hear from a panel of experts and community partners, ask questions, and provide feedback.
    • The event will be live online at www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org , the MCPS YouTube channel and on MCPS-TV (Comcast 34, Verizon 36, and RCN 89)  
  • Have kids in middle and high school?
    • Choose Respect: Let’s Talk Consent webinar, Tuesday, December 14, 2021, from 7-9 p.m. 
    • This webinar is geared towards students in grades 8-12.  The event is hosted by our partners from the VASAP (Victim Assistance/Sexual Assault Program), Montgomery County Police Department, and Family Justice Center: 
    • Students will receive a link to the event when they register for the event using this link: bit.ly/consentsignup
    • Students who attend will receive 2.5 SSL hours for attending.
  • Important information impacting our current middle and elementary students:
  • Spirit days this week and next!
    • Thursday December 16
      • Countdown to Winter Break- Sports & Hobbies Day: Dress up representing your favorite activity, hobby, or your favorite sports team.
    • Friday December 17
      • GHES Fun Friday: Wacky Winter Sweater Day or Hat Day
    • Monday December 20
      • Bright & Shiny New Year Day:  Wear bright and/or shiny colored clothes to school to celebrate the end of 2021 and the start of 2022.
    • Tuesday December 21
      • Excited Eagles Snowy Spirit Day: Show your GHES pride by wearing blue & green, or Glen Haven spirit wear.
    • Wednesday December 22
      • Winter Wonderland Day: Wear cozy PJs and cozy socks.
  • 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 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:

  • Dec 15 – Marking Period 2 Interims Distributed
  • Dec 23rd – December 31st – Winter Break
  • January 3 – Students and staff return to school
  • January 12 – Early Release Day (12:55pm)
  • January 17 – Non-Instructional Day – No School for Students and Teachers
  • 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)

Check out the latest Scoop!

Announcements

Have kids in middle and high school?

Choose Respect: Let’s Talk Consent webinar, Tuesday, December 14, 2021, from 7-9 p.m. 

This webinar is geared towards students in grades 8-12.  The event is hosted by our partners from the VASAP (Victim Assistance/Sexual Assault Program), Montgomery County Police Department, and Family Justice Center: 

Students will receive a link to the event when they register for the event using this link: bit.ly/consentsignup

Students who attend will receive 2.5 SSL hours for attending.

Important information impacting our current middle and elementary students:

MCPS is rebuilding and reopening a closed high school, Charles W. Woodward High school, which will reopen in September 2025. This new school will be used to decrease overcrowding in the Down County Consortium (i.e., Glen Haven students). This means that the high school boundaries which are the basis of our school clusters will be redrawn. You can see more information here:

Charles W. Woodward HS Reopening (P651908) | Montgomery County Maryland Capital Budget (montgomerycountymd.gov)

Just in time to stock up for the end of December holidays and New Year’s Eve: shop at Fenwick Beer and Wine to support our local middle school! 

Fenwick Beer & Wine Fundraising Day

Sunday, December 12 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ten percent of all sales will go to the Sligo Middle School PTSA! 

Fenwick Beer & Wine – Boutique Wines and Craft Beers

1327 Fenwick Lane

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-650-5770

Please tell your neighbors, friends, and local family!  You don’t need to show a flyer, just visit the shop and they will donate 10% of your sale to Sligo MS PTSA

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.

Help one of our Glen Haven families: Please see directly below.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you! 

Go Fund Me link:   https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-miranita-cerebal-palsy-new-minivan-family?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer

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

This list includes items that students will be able to use at their seats and during indoor recess, etc.  A wish list has been compiled and you may access it in the link below.  Thank you so much for your support! GHES Amazon Wishlist- https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3UYK69GK16LJO?ref_=wl_share

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.

Like us on Facebook!  Glen Haven     PTA @glenhavenpta (https://www.facebook.com/glenhavenpta/)

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A Look Ahead:

  • December 7 – Fall Pictures Retake
  • Dec 15 – Marking Period 2 Interims Distributed
  • Dec 23rd – December 31st – Winter Break
  • January 17 – Non-Instructional Day – No School for Students and Teachers
  • 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
  • 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
  • May 30 – Holiday, Schools and Offices Closed
  • June 15 – Last day of school!!! (Early release)

Check out this Week’s Scoop!

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of October 11th

Welcome Back!:    

  • Glen Haven ES will begin COVID random testing on Wednesday, October 13.  These are weekly tests of a random sample of students and require the consent of a parent/guardian. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is partnering with Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to administer COVID-19 rapid testing in all schools for students who exhibit possible symptoms of COVID-19 as well as random testing for asymptomatic students by CIAN Diagnostics. The use of rapid and random testing is an effort to minimize student quarantines and will be used in conjunction with the other safety measures we have in place. All testing is available at no charge to you and your insurance will not be billed for any test. Participation in the program is voluntary.
  • Oct 11 – MCPS Open House (Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day)
  • Oct 14 – Marking Period 1 Interims Distributed

COVID-19 Testing Information

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 

Announcements:

I wanted to share a Go Fund Me link for one of our Glen Haven families.  Please see directly below.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you. 

Go Fund Me link:   https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-miranita-cerebal-palsy-new-minivan-family?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer

October 5 – October 14 – MCAP Testing for grades 4 & 5 (see information below)

MSMC (Middle School Magnet Consortium) Virtual Open Houses (links on the school’s website):

Magnet Schools’ Parent Presentation (links will be posted later):

  • November 1, 2021 – Eastern MS and Takoma Park MS

October Lunch Menu: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/departments/food-and-nutrition/menus/5295.22%20OCTOBER%202021%20Elementary%20English.pdf


Staff Shout-Outs

Have you been amazed by a staff member?  Has a staff member gone above and beyond for your child and you? We invite our school community to recognize the amazing work done by our GHES staff.  Please use this form to submit a Staff Shout Out from your family: https://forms.gle/iwnjpXBtxiKp951S9 

MCPS COVID Website:

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus/

COVID Rapid Testing & Quarantine Guidelines


FARMS Application

Do you help completing the FARMS (free and reduced meals) application? Next week, Ms. Tsai will have a table set up by the outside entrance near the flagpole to assist families with completing the forms.  Here are the dates and times for support:

Monday, October 11 and Friday, October 15 

9:00 – 10:30 am and 1:00 – 2:30 pm

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

Smart Sacks

Glen Haven ES will be participating in the Smart Sacks program again this year. Smart Sacks is a program that gives a sack full of food (whole grains, low sodium canned vegetables, lean proteins and healthier snack items) to elementary school children who would benefit from extra food for the weekend when there is no school lunch or breakfast. Every Friday (beginning 10/22), children who are participating in this program will pick up a bag at school that contains the food. This bag will be placed in their existing backpack for privacy. ** Please note that some of the items in this bag contain peanuts, milk, tree nuts, and other potential allergens.** If you are interested in having your family participate please fill out the below form. There are 14 spots still available.  If you have any questions please let Rebecca Willis (rebecca.h.willis@mcpsmd.net) know. 

Smart Sacks Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6VA6I9x3bPrfOxX8zmkrey-ife1MIE4pafJcrnCe63S0YTA/viewform

WINTER SPORTS PROGRAMS

MASI Sports Academy will be running a FREE Sports Clinic on November 18, December 4 & December 18 from 9-12 pm at Glen Haven ES for children ages 3-10.  $169 Mamba Movers, Saturdays, Ages 2-5, Jan 15 – Feb 26.  $169 Basketball, Saturdays, Ages 5-10, Jan 15 – Feb 26.  Online registration is required for contact tracing, waiver & consent, and proper staffing requirements.  Contact INFO@MASIMAMBA.COM for more details. 

Holiday Giving

The Holiday Giving Project has provided Thanksgiving and December holiday assistance to low-income households for over 30 years. A network of social workers, school counselors, and human service professionals refer families in need of assistance. Local non-profits, faith-based organizations, and public agencies serve Holiday Giving recipients, as donations are available. If you and your family are in need and would like to be referred for possible assistance for the holiday season, please complete the referral form below to provide the required information. Resources are limited: please apply only if you and your family are truly in need. While a referral is not a guarantee of assistance, the Project helps as many families in need as donations allow. Referrals are due no later than Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

Holiday Giving Form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_-w6HT5KHV5zTLoMpjIDBcmrtlOapx3iBNvoVXBG7EWoNKw/viewform

Interested in Substituting for MCPS? 

MCPS is seeking substitute teachers! Substitute teaching is an excellent way to learn about our schools while allowing principals and teachers to get to know you. To qualify as a substitute teacher, each applicant must present proof of the completion of the minimum of an associate’s degree or 60 college credits from an accredited institution.

 Substitute teachers are temporary employees and are on an on call basis.  An automated substitute calling system helps you manage your work schedule by allowing you to call at any time, day or night, to find jobs. This system is telephone and internet accessible. The system uses your subject area and location preferences to offer you jobs on the days you have selected and allows you to change the days you work.

 Substitute Teacher Rates: Daily hourly rate of pay  $18.79- Long Term rate $26.81.

If you hold a valid Maryland professional eligibility certificate or standard advanced professional certificate, the daily hourly rate of pay is $19.97-Long Term rate $28.45. In order to qualify for this higher rate of pay, you must submit a copy of your valid Maryland certificate.

Apply now!

https://mcps.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=200051E

Volunteers

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomes volunteers to support the essential needs of the schools. Volunteers and partnership agencies are required to complete certain compliance measures in order to volunteer within our school district.

  • Online Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training via their myMCPS Classroom/Canvas account
  • Background check (dependent upon the type of volunteer service, per the Volunteers Regulation and FAQ)
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation – NEW!

Beginning September 20, 2021, volunteers will be required to upload their Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination to remain on the volunteer roster. The User-Guide on how to access both module requirements and how to access and upload the Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination from the state Department of Health will be available on this webpage and the Child Abuse and Neglect webpage on September 20, 2021.

Please review the Volunteer/Contractor Vaccination Attestation Update (https://docs.google.com/document/d/13WgvXerKTG_a6HrOtu6aPlm7g-Vy0w5P–_A-ElPlO8/edit?usp=sharing)  for details on this process.

MCPS Volunteer Website: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/student-leadership/volunteer.aspx  

Identity Offering Assistance to County Residents

Identity is receiving clients and offering services for:

  • Help in applying for the county’s Rental Relief Program (up to $12,000 for qualifying residents who are behind in rent)
  • Vaccination information and free COVID-19 testing
  • Food and SNAP (food stamps)
  • Care for Kids and referrals for Proyecto Salud Clinic and Care For Your Health
  • Emergency cash assistance
  • Connections to other social services in Montgomery Count

They are able to offer help in English and Spanish.  For more information call Maribel at 301-800-5519 or Rita at 240-306-7626.  PLEASE SEE CLASS DOJO FOR INFORMATION ABOVE IN SPANISH.

Immunization Requirements for the 2021-2022 school year.

Parents should contact their doctor to make sure their child is properly immunized and submit a copy of the documentation to the Health Room at your child’s school as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, August 30, 2021 the first day of the 2021-2022 school year.

Immunizations for the students new to MCPS and children in Kindergarten through Grade 12, are available Monday through Friday, by appointment, at location in Rockville and Germantown.

Appointments are available at:

School Health Services Immunization Clinic at Rocking Horse Road:  4910 Macon Road, Rockville; 240-740-3380

Germantown Health Center:  12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown; 240-777-3380

Visit this website to view the full list of immunization requirements for students.

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

This list includes items that students will be able to use at their seats and during indoor recess, etc.  A wish list has been compiled and you may access it in the link below.  Thank you so much for your support! 

GHES Amazon Wishlist- https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3UYK69GK16LJO?ref_=wl_share

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

MCPS Reopening Guide: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/reopening2021/#guide

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.

Meet the new Glen Haven PTA Leadership Team for 2021-2022 

 
  
PositionServing
Executive Committee 
PresidentJessica Sniffin
Vice PresidentAdina Holmes
Vice President – CommunicationsRoxana Finkelberg
TreasurerShahrzad Spieler
Treasurer ElectAlex DeWire
SecretaryKatie Campana-Scherer
DelegatesDoug Ryan Christine Halpin

Other ways to help out the PTA:

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 – ORDER BY OCT. 24

Here is information about the GHES Spirit Wear. 

https://stores.inksoft.com/gle064/shop/home Use this link to order new designs.  Sale ends on October 24, 2021.

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.

Like us on Facebook!  Glen Haven PTA @glenhavenpta (https://www.facebook.com/glenhavenpta/)

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A Look Ahead:

  • October MCPS Mental Health Awareness Month
  • October National Principal’s Month
  • Oct 11 – MCPS Open House (Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day)
  • Oct 14 – Marking Period 1 Interims Distributed
  • Oct 26 – Fall Pictures
  • Oct 25-Oct 29 – Really Excellent Decisions Week (RED)
  • November Military Family Month
  • November American Indian Heritage Month
  • Nov 2 – Election Day
  • Nov 3 – 1st Marking Period Ends
  • Nov 4 – No School for Students (Professional Day)
  • Nov 7 – Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • Nov 11 – Veterans Day
  • Nov 12 – Marking Period 1 Report Cards Distributed
  • Nov 22 – Early Release Day (12:55pm)
  • Nov 23 – Early Release Day (12:55pm)
  • Nov 24 – Early Release Day (12:55pm)
  • November 25th and 26th – Holiday, Schools and Offices Closed
  • December 7 – Fall Pictures Retake
  • Dec 15 – Marking Period 2 Interims Distributed
  • Dec 23rd – December 31st – Winter Break
  • January 17 – Non-Instructional Day – No School for Students and Teachers
  • 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
  • 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
  • May 30 – Holiday, Schools and Offices Closed

Check Out This Week’s Scoop!

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of September 20th

Welcome Back!:    

  • September 20-24 – Start with Hello Week – Spirit Week (see more information below)

  • September 24 – Principal’s Book of the Month

  • September 24 – Principal’s Coffee and Conversation (see more information below)

Announcements:

Start with Hello Week

This week Glen Haven students will be taking part in Start With Hello Week.  Start With Hello teaches students the skills they need to reach out and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their classroom and school by following 3 easy steps:

See Someone Alone
Step 1: Learn how to recognize the signs of loneliness and social isolation.
Reach Out And Help
Step 2: Find out what you can do to help others feel included.
Start With Hello
Step 3: Discover how to break the ice and strike up a conversation.

Start with Hello Spirit Week flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_d1gXVq2f4Q6NhOjxGEIJy00JnSBUUGY/view?usp=sharing

Principal’s Coffee & Conversation
We invite parents/guardians to join the administration on Friday, September 24 via Zoom for the first Principal’s Coffee & Conversation.  This month will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and to get to know Tara Strain, Acting Principal.  We will also share information about the new GHES SOAR Board – composed of staff, parents, and students.

Zoom Information:
https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/81306123589?pwd=RUNOTFRqRk5iM01HZnJ1N0YxWVI4Zz09

Meeting ID: 813 0612 3589
Passcode: EaglesPTA

Parent Academy Session on Leader in Me
This year Glen Haven ES is piloting the Leader in Me as part of our focus on social emotional learning for students.  MCPS invites you to a Parent Academy Session on September 22, 2021, from 6:00-7:00 pm to learn more about the Leader in Me Curriculum. See flyer for additional information:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/19YS_H9bfjwkVflalcyFBiSTMnzK77y9g/view?usp=sharing

GHES Re-opening FAQ
Here is a link to the questions & responses gathered from the school community from Mrs. Strain’s Meet and Greets and the Welcome Back Newsletter. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GyAEX594c3s6TgQWvn-U9ZlgGvzMQZBV/view?usp=sharing

Identity Offering Assistance to County Residents

Identity is receiving clients and offering services for:

  • Help in applying for the county’s Rental Relief Program (up to $12,000 for qualifying residents who are behind in rent)
  • Vaccination information and free COVID-19 testing
  • Food and SNAP (food stamps)
  • Care for Kids and referrals for Proyecto Salud Clinic and Care For Your Health
  • Emergency cash assistance
  • Connections to other social services in Montgomery Count

They are able to offer help in English and Spanish.  For more information call Maribel at 301-800-5519 or Rita at 240-306-7626.  PLEASE SEE CLASS DOJO FOR INFORMATION ABOVE IN SPANISH.

Immunization Requirements for the 2021-2022 school year.

Parents should contact their doctor to make sure their child is properly immunized and submit a copy of the documentation to the Health Room at your child’s school as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, August 30, 2021 the first day of the 2021-2022 school year.

Immunizations for the students new to MCPS and children in Kindergarten through Grade 12, are available Monday through Friday, by appointment, at location in Rockville and Germantown.

Appointments are available at:

School Health Services Immunization Clinic at Rocking Horse Road:  4910 Macon Road, Rockville; 240-740-3380

Germantown Health Center:  12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown; 240-777-3380

Visit this website to view the full list of immunization requirements for students.

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

This list includes items that students will be able to use at their seats and during indoor recess, etc.  A wishlist has been compiled and you may access it in the link below.  Thank you so much for your support! 

GHES Amazon Wishlist- https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3UYK69GK16LJO?ref_=wl_share

Resources for Families:

COVID Testing Information
MCPS, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, is offering COVID-19 screening tests to students in PreK-Grade 6 at no cost. Testing is one of the significant mitigation tactics MCPS will use this fall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends random asymptomatic COVID-19 testing because it detects and can limit the spread of the virus, even in the absence of visible symptoms.
This individual screening test requires that families “opt-in” and consent for students to be tested. A random sample of students in these grades will be identified and tested on a weekly basis with parental consent. Fully vetted and authorized contractors, not MCPS staff, will administer the tests. The opt-in form is necessary to allow your child to be a part of this testing process and can be found here (https://www.cognitoforms.com/CIANDiagnostics1/MCPSMarylandDepartmentOfHealthCIANDiagnosticsIndividualCOVID19TestingConsentOptInForm) . All parents are strongly encouraged to complete this form by Sept. 8 to increase the effectiveness of the testing program overall and increase the safety for all students.

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

MCPS Reopening Guide: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/reopening2021/#guide

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/ 

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.

Meet the new Glen Haven PTA Leadership Team for 2021-2022 

 
  
PositionServing
Executive Committee 
PresidentJessica Sniffin
Vice PresidentAdina Holmes
Vice President – CommunicationsRoxana Finkelberg
TreasurerShahrzad Spieler
Treasurer ElectAlex DeWire
SecretaryKatie Campana-Scherer
DelegatesDoug Ryan Christine Halpin

Other ways to help out the PTA:

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 Virtual GHES Spirit Wear on the Member Hub***

Spirit Wear in new designs and colors are available now on the Member Hub.  Orders will be packed twice a month using all Covid19 safety precautions.

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.

Like us on Facebook!  Glen Haven PTA @glenhavenpta (https://www.facebook.com/glenhavenpta/)

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A Look Ahead:

  • October MCPS Mental Health Awareness Month
  • October National Principal’s Month
  • Oct 1 – Building Services Recognition Day
  • Oct 8 – Early Release Day (12:55pm)
  • Oct 11 – MCPS Open House (Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day)
  • Oct 14 – Marking Period 1 Interims Distributed
  • Oct 26 – Fall Pictures
  • Oct 25-Oct 29 – Really Excellent Decisions Week (RED)
  • November Military Family Month
  • November American Indian Heritage Month
  • Nov 2 – Election Day
  • Nov 3 – 1st Marking Period Ends
  • Nov 4 – No School for Students (Professional Day)
  • Nov 7 – Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • Nov 11 – Veterans Day
  • Nov 12 – Marking Period 1 Report Cards Distributed
  • Nov 22 – Early Release Day (12:55pm)
  • Nov 23 – Early Release Day (12:55pm)
  • Nov 24 – Early Release Day (12:55pm)
  • November 25th and 26th – Holiday, Schools and Offices Closed
  • December 7 – Fall Pictures Retake
  • Dec 15 – Marking Period 2 Interims Distributed
  • Dec 23rd – December 31st – Winter Break
  • January 17 – Non-Instructional Day – No School for Students and Teachers
  • 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
  • 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
  • May 30 – Holiday, Schools and Offices Closed

Check out this Week’s Scoop!

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of September 13th

Welcome Back!:    

  • Monday, September 13– Virtual Back to School Night (Pre-K-2) 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, September 14 – Virtual Back to School Night (3rd – 5th) 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • On both nights, each grade level will create their own Zoom link and share with families.  From 6:30 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. the Administration / PTA will present via Zoom

https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/81306123589?pwd=RUNOTFRqRk5iM01HZnJ1N0YxWVl4Zz09

Meeting ID:  813 0612 3589

Passcode:  EaglesPTA

6:55 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. – Grade Level Session One via Zoom

7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Grade Level Session Two via Zoom

*Session one and two will be the same presentation, so parents with children in multiple grade levels will be able to attend both children’s grade level presentations. 

  • Wednesday, September 15 – First Day of Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Thursday, September, 16 – NO SCHOOL

Announcements:

Parent Academy Session on Leader in Me
This year Glen Haven ES is piloting the Leader in Me as part of our focus on social emotional learning for students.  MCPS invites you to a Parent Academy Session on September 22, 2021, from 6:00-7:00 pm to learn more about the Leader in Me Curriculum. See flyer for additional information:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/19YS_H9bfjwkVflalcyFBiSTMnzK77y9g/view?usp=sharing

GHES Re-opening FAQ
Here is a link to the questions & responses gathered from the school community from Mrs. Strain’s Meet and Greets and the Welcome Back Newsletter. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GyAEX594c3s6TgQWvn-U9ZlgGvzMQZBV/view?usp=sharing

Identity Offering Assistance to County Residents

Identity is receiving clients and offering services for:

  • Help in applying for the county’s Rental Relief Program (up to $12,000 for qualifying residents who are behind in rent)
  • Vaccination information and free COVID-19 testing
  • Food and SNAP (food stamps)
  • Care for Kids and referrals for Proyecto Salud Clinic and Care For Your Health
  • Emergency cash assistance
  • Connections to other social services in Montgomery Count

They are able to offer help in English and Spanish.  For more information call Maribel at 301-800-5519 or Rita at 240-306-7626.  PLEASE SEE CLASS DOJO FOR INFORMATION ABOVE IN SPANISH.

Immunization Requirements for the 2021-2022 school year.

Parents should contact their doctor to make sure their child is properly immunized and submit a copy of the documentation to the Health Room at your child’s school as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, August 30, 2021 the first day of the 2021-2022 school year.

Immunizations for the students new to MCPS and children in Kindergarten through Grade 12, are available Monday through Friday, by appointment, at location in Rockville and Germantown.

Appointments are available at:

School Health Services Immunization Clinic at Rocking Horse Road:  4910 Macon Road, Rockville; 240-740-3380

Germantown Health Center:  12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown; 240-777-3380

Visit this website to view the full list of immunization requirements for students.

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

This list includes items that students will be able to use at their seats and during indoor recess, etc.  A wishlist has been compiled and you may access it in the link below.  Thank you so much for your support! 

GHES Amazon Wishlist- https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3UYK69GK16LJO?ref_=wl_share

Resources for Families:

COVID Testing Information
MCPS, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, is offering COVID-19 screening tests to students in PreK-Grade 6 at no cost. Testing is one of the significant mitigation tactics MCPS will use this fall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends random asymptomatic COVID-19 testing because it detects and can limit the spread of the virus, even in the absence of visible symptoms.
This individual screening test requires that families “opt-in” and consent for students to be tested. A random sample of students in these grades will be identified and tested on a weekly basis with parental consent. Fully vetted and authorized contractors, not MCPS staff, will administer the tests. The opt-in form is necessary to allow your child to be a part of this testing process and can be found here (https://www.cognitoforms.com/CIANDiagnostics1/MCPSMarylandDepartmentOfHealthCIANDiagnosticsIndividualCOVID19TestingConsentOptInForm) . All parents are strongly encouraged to complete this form by Sept. 8 to increase the effectiveness of the testing program overall and increase the safety for all students.

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/

MCPS Reopening Guide: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/reopening2021/#guide

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

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/ 

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.

Meet the new Glen Haven PTA Leadership Team for 2021-2022 

 
  
PositionServing
Executive Committee 
PresidentJessica Sniffin
Vice PresidentAdina Holmes
Vice President – CommunicationsRoxana Finkelberg
TreasurerShahrzad Spieler
Treasurer ElectAlex DeWire
SecretaryKatie Campana-Scherer
DelegatesDoug Ryan Christine Halpin

Other ways to help out the PTA:

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 Virtual GHES Spirit Wear on the Member Hub***

Spirit Wear in new designs and colors are available now on the Member Hub.  Orders will be packed twice a month using all Covid19 safety precautions.

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.

Like us on Facebook!  Glen Haven PTA @glenhavenpta (https://www.facebook.com/glenhavenpta/)

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A Look Ahead:

  • September 20 – September 24 – Start with Hello Week
  • October MCPS Mental Health Awareness Month
  • October National Principal’s Month
  • Oct 1 – Building Services Recognition Day
  • Oct 8 – Early Release Day
  • Oct 11 – MCPS Open House (Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day)
  • Oct 14 – Marking Period 1 Interims Distributed
  • Oct 26 – Fall Pictures
  • Oct 25-Oct 29 – Really Excellent Decisions Week (RED)
  • November Military Family Month
  • November American Indian Heritage Month
  • Nov 2 – Election Day
  • Nov 3 – 1st Marking Period Ends
  • Nov 4 – No School for Students (Professional Day)
  • Nov 7 – Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • Nov 11 – Veterans Day
  • Nov 12 – Marking Period 1 Report Cards Distributed
  • Nov 22 – Early Release Day
  • Nov 23 – Early Release Day
  • Nov 24 – Early Release Day
  • November 25th and 26th – Holiday, Schools and Offices Closed
  • December 7 – Fall Pictures Retake
  • Dec 15 – Marking Period 2 Interims Distributed
  • Dec 23rd – December 31st – Winter Break
  • January 17 – Non-Instructional Day – No School for Students and Teachers
  • 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
  • Mar 13 – Daylight Saving Time Starts
  • Mar 24 – Spring Individual and Class Group Pictures
  • 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
  • May 30 – Holiday, Schools and Offices Closed

Check out this Week’s Scoop!

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of June 14th

Enjoy Summer!:    

  • June 16 – Last day of school for students!!! Early release day for all students (11:30 am)
  • PROMOTIONS/End of the Year Celebrations on Wednesday, June 16:
    • 9:00 a.m. – 2nd Grade Celebration
    • 9:45 a.m. – 3rd Grade Celebration
    • 10:30 a.m. – 5th Grade Celebration

Kindergarten Orientation: 
Thursday, August 5th & Friday, August 6th

  • June 17 – Professional day for teachers
  • June 19 Food Drivehttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1G6QE4WsVG15Kq-6_9dvTJuFfoNm8qnB6/view?usp=sharing
  • SAVE THE DATE! The Glen Haven PTA will be organizing two summer playdates at Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park.  11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, August 22nd.    Whether you’re new to Glen Haven or returning, it’s a great chance to connect and meet other students and families!  Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 

Announcements:

VIRTUAL ACADEMY APPLICATIONS OPEN

MCPS is offering a Virtual Academy that will provide a full-time virtual learning program for students in kindergarten to Grade 12. Students interested in the program are required to apply for admission and must be approved to participate. The application window is from June 2 – July 2. MCPS will host several parent information sessions to provide you with an opportunity to have questions answered about the Virtual Academy and the application process. 

For more details, visit– https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/virtualacademy/

MCPS will host several parent information sessions to provide you with an opportunity to have questions answered about the Virtual Academy and the application process.

Dates

  • Tuesday, June 8: 6-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 10: 12-1p.m.
  • Thursday, June 10: 6-7 p.m. (Spanish interpretation will be provided)
  • Monday, June 14: 5-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 15: 10-11 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 17: 6-7 p.m.

Spanish interpretation is also available on the 14 & 17 of June

  • Identity Offering Assistance to County Residents

Identity is receiving clients and offering services for:

  • Help in applying for the county’s Rental Relieft Program (up to $12,000 for qualifying residents who are behind in rent)
  • Vaccination information and free COVID-19 testing
  • Food and SNAP (food stamps)
  • Care for Kids and referrals for Proyecto Salud Clinic and Care For Your Health
  • Emergency cash assistance
  • Connections to other social services in Montgomery Count

They are able to offer help in English and Spanish.  For more information call Maribel at 301-800-5519 or Rita at 240-306-7626.  PLEASE SEE CLASS DOJO FOR INFORMATION ABOVE IN SPANISH.

  • Immunization Requirements for the 2021-2022 school year.

Parents should contact their doctor to make sure their child is properly immunized and submit a copy of the documentation to the Health Room at your child’s school as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, August 30, 2021 the first day of the 2021-2022 school year.

Immunizations for the students new to MCPS and children in Kindergarten through Grade 12, are available Monday through Friday, by appointment, at location in Rockville and Germantown.

Appointments are available at:

School Health Services Immunization Clinic at Rocking Horse Road:  4910 Macon Road, Rockville; 240-740-3380

Germantown Health Center:  12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown; 240-777-3380

Visit this website to view the full list of immunization requirements for students.

PLEASE SEE CLASS DOJO FOR INFORMATION IN SPANISH.

  • WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

From the Clothing to Cash Organization:  Over the last 2 months we have recorded a large increase in items being left inside and outside of the Clothing to Cash collection bin outside of Glen Haven Elementary School, that we do NOT accept.  People have been leaving furniture, food, glassware, electronics, firewood, to name just a few.  We ONLY ACCEPT clothing, shoes and textiles and those items MUST fit inside the collection bin and never be left outside on the ground. 

Thank you in advance for your prompt attention.

  • MCPS will continue to provide free breakfast, lunch and dinner meals to all students in schools and at designated food distribution sites.  The number of grab-and-go sites will be reduced to 24.  Meals will be served Monday, Tuesday (double meal day), Thursday and Friday (triple meal day).  There will be no service on Wednesdays.

Glen Haven ES will not be a distribution site any longer, however Northwood High School is a distribution site that you can go to starting March 15th.

  • Interested in learning more about pedestrian safety and earn prizes including gift cards and safety gadgets?  Then enter our Vision Zero Pedestrian Safety Art Contest for free!  This contest is open to all MCPS students K-5 and ends on June 13th!  For more information on how to enter:  Go to https://bit.ly/3347qZU  (accessible with personal email only) or https://bit.ly/2QU6ULB (accessible with MCPS/school email)

Email visionzeroartcontest@gmail.com or 178019@mcpsmd.net for any questions!

Spanish version: ¿Está interesado en aprender más sobre la seguridad de los peatones y ganar premios que incluyen tarjetas de regalo y dispositivos de seguridad? ¡Entonces participe gratis en nuestro Concurso de Arte de Seguridad para Peatones Vision Zero! ¡Este concurso está abierto a todos los estudiantes de MCPS K-5 y termina el 13 de junio!

Para obtener más información sobre cómo participar: Vaya a https://bit.ly/3vOvYmj (accesible solo con correo electrónico personal) o https://bit.ly/3ejkRvw (accesible con MCPS / correo electrónico escolar)

¡Envíe un correo electrónico a visionzeroartcontest@gmail.com o 178019@mcpsmd.net para cualquier pregunta!

  • For Military Families:

Something Special Just for MilKids – Appreciation Kit

During April, Military OneSource is offering an appreciation kit to our military children and their families. Order your own or share it with a friend. Supplies are limited, so order now. Each kit includes:

Chill Drill

Military OneSource book mark

Military OneSource pop socket

Military OneSource photo frame

Sesame Street reusable face mask

Sesame Street enamel pin

Sesame Street magnet

Military Kids Connect passport

“Connecting With Kids in a Disconnected World” book by Trevor Romain

If you have not registered yet on Military One Source—

*How to Create a New Account

Click the “Create an Account” button.

Click the “Register Now” link on the right side of the login page.

Complete all necessary profile information.

Verify your account via email. This will complete the registration process and direct you to the Military Child Appreciation Kit.

https://www.militaryonesource.mil/products/military-child-appreciation-kit-788/

  • Spring/Summer 2021 Recreation Activity & Summer Camp Registration:

https://apm.activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty/Home

  • GIRL SCOUT OPPORTUNITIES! Troops Now Forming for Fall 2021!

Girl Scouts become leaders by making new friends, building skills, and discovering the world around them! Join us for a Girl Scout info night to learn more about how your family can become a Girl Scout family!

Who:  Parents of Girls Pre K -12th Grade

Where:  Via Zoom, for more information on dates and time and to RSVP please visit https://bit.ly/GirlScouts31-1

For questions please contact: 

Christine Lowe, Membership Specialist – (301) 978-3870 or clowe@gscnc.org

http://www.gscnc.org/join

  • At the Parent Meeting regarding the Return to the School Building plan, some members of the PTA had asked about a GHES Amazon Wishlist.  This list includes items that students will be able to use at their seats and during indoor recess, etc.  A wishlist has been compiled and you may access it in the link below.  Thank you so much for your support! 

GHES Amazon Wishlist- https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3UYK69GK16LJO?ref_=wl_share

  • The 3rd Town Hall for Racial Justice was a highly positive, successful evening thanks to so many!  For those who could not attend we would like to share the GHES 3 Calls to Action and resources for families. 

3 Calls to Action:

Action #1:

As a community member, you can pledge to support BLM at School! Community members who sign on and are expected to participate in AT LEAST ONE of the following ways:

  • Have a conversation at your dinner table
  • Share a public statement (on social media or other platform)                                                #BLMatGHES
  • Attend an event
  • Promote teacher/student work; share stories / elevate the voices
  • Donate your space for an event
  • Donate your skills
  • Donate money to support the week of action

https://www.dcareaeducators4socialjustice.org/black-lives-matter/sign-up

Action #2

We are inviting our community to sign a petition to request that MCPS publicly acknowledge and support Black Lives Matter at School.

See our petition here             

Sign here to show your support: http://bit.ly/BLMatSchoolPetition 

Action #3

We ask for your continued engagement and input.

Please use this form to suggest books that you would like to see in our school and classroom libraries that celebrate and affirm the identities of our Black and Hispanic students, promote the 13 principles of Black Lives Matter at School, or teach Black history and ethnic studies.  You may also choose to share resources you think the school may want to consider in future lessons for students and provide other suggestions and ideas for our school to deepen and sustain our commitment to this work. 

http://bit.ly/GHESRacialJusticeResources 

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Hero Squad Program is working with thousands of schools across the country to raise funds for blood cancer research and patient support services.  While Glen Haven has chosen not to run a fundraiser for this program this year, if you are interested in donating money to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society please us this link:

https://events.lls.org/pages/nca/Glen-Haven-Elementary-School-2021.

Resources for Families:

  • GHES 2021 Summer School Program Information:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vzT_oGQ_c-CJo1hATjx2aZlxWo3ynk4K/view?usp=sharing

  • FOOD GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK:

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/get-help/food.html#events

Free Grocery Drive-Thru:  Sikh families from the Guru Nanak Foundation of America would like to support your family by providing groceries safely to your car.  Just show up and drive—thru!

Every Sunday from 1PM to 4PM.  (Gratitude for the support of Montgomery County & Manna Foods)

Location:

Guru Nanak Foundation of America

12917 Old Columbia Pike

Silver Spring, MD  20904

For questions call Neeta (301)728-7138 or Roohi (301) 928-4270 or email fooddrive@gnfa.org

  • Maryland COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration & Other Information:

https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine

  • COVID Testing this week:

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/testing.html

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 SHOTS:  More information on how to prevent getting or spreading the flu is available on the County’s flu website.

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/resident/flu.html

  • School Hours are 8:45 am – 3:15 pm (connect, attendance, announcements at 8:45 am).  Please be mindful that instruction for students begins at 9 am, and signing in to class Zoom meetings might take a bit of time! 
  • Please note that Wednesday afternoons are scheduled for student support and teacher planning.
  • Attendance and Absence Form:  Attendance is taken each morning and each afternoon.  Students are expected to attend all live virtual leaning classes in which they are enrolled.  If they cannot attend due to illness or extenuating circumstances, they may then access the recording of the class to engage in the daily learning during an alternate time within 72 hours of the absence.  Parents/Guardians may then submit a Live Virtual Lesson Absence Form (link on school website or at:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfI682JHZy_aI1i9t1CigBdDsj6K48bIjxzMeuJ-QTu-Qw-WA/viewform?entry.255371218=Glen+Haven+ES ) to document that they engaged in the lesson and to request the unexcused absence to be reconciled to “Present”.  If extenuating circumstance exist, parent/guardians are encouraged to communicate with the school’s administration ahead of time.  The Live Virtual Lesson Absence Form must be completed for each documented absence. 
  • FREE MEALS:  Until further notice, meals will continue to be free for all families regardless of FARMS status.  This is due to a grant from USDA. 

PTA: Request to join GHES PTA MemberHub for PTA communication

https://glenhavenelementary.memberhub.com/join/uwjuo5

Access our store to pay for your PTA membership

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

  • ***PTA meetings are hosted by the PTA and OPEN TO EVERYONE- membership is not required to attend!!***
  • Welcome to new and returning parents! 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.
  • Meet the new PTA Leadership for 2021-2022 
Glen Haven PTA Leadership Team – 2021-2022
  
PositionServing
Executive Committee 
PresidentJessica Sniffin
Vice PresidentAdina Holmes
Vice President – CommunicationsRoxana Finkelberg
TreasurerShahrzad Spieler
Treasurer ElectAlex DeWire
SecretaryKatie Campana-Scherer
DelegatesDoug Ryan and Christine Halpin

Other ways to help out the PTA:

***Check out our New Virtual GHES Spirit Wear on the Member Hub***

Spirit Wear in new designs and colors are available now on the Member Hub.  Orders will be packed twice a month using all Covid19 safety precautions and will be distributed at GHES during to be announced meal distribution dates. 

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.

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/)

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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. 

Parent guides to the Elementary school curriculum:

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/elementary/guides.aspx

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

Family Resources / Recursos para la familia

World Language Immersion Program – If you are interested in one of the World Language Immersion Programs, the application process for the 2021-2022 school year is from February 1, 2021 to April 23, 2021. 

World Language Immersion Program website for more information:

https://www.montgomerycountyschoolsmd.org/curriculum/specialprograms/admissions/immersion.aspx/

Financial Assistance Programs

Emergency Assistance Relief Payment (EARP) – https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS/RightNav/Coronavirus_EARP.html

The County’s EARP Program is expanding and now more people may qualify.  The EARP Program provides financial assistance to: 

*low-income households who do not qualify for other types of federal and state support

*low-income families with an adult who has lost income due to a household member having COVID-19

Visit the County’s website (link above) to learn more about the new eligibility  guidelines and to apply online – https://montgomerycountymd.seamlessdocs.com/f/ojn3zzdkoz6q

Immigration status is not required for this program. 

This program does not count as public charge.

Utility Assistance Flyer:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZaTug2nXG4igYPEd56bo4oux4L6V_DQe/view?usp=sharing

RESOURCES FOR RENTERS:  https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DHCA/covid-19/eviction_process_and_renters.html

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS/RightNav/COVID19_RentReliefProgram.html

COVID-19 School-Age Subsidy Program (CSSP) –

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/get-help/cargivers.html

*For low-income families with children at MCPS schools who attend a qualifying full-day childcare program.

*Short term program which may provide assistance paying for childcare between October and January.

*Childcare providers must be licensed and participating in the program.

*If you are eligible for other childcare subsidy programs, you must apply for those first. 

*See program website (above) and Instructions for Parents (English / Espanol) for more information and to apply online – https://forms.montgomerycountymd.gov/f/SchoolAgeChildCare

*Can provide assistance to families with undocumented children.

Parent Academy workshops are free workshops that provide information, resources, and tools & tips to support student success. The Parent Academy is designed to inform and empower families as advocates and partners in their children’s education.  Workshops provide families with useful information and resources to support their children’s academic and emotional well-being, as well as helping them to be college and career ready. Through a variety of learning opportunities, we hope to strengthen our engagement with families and the community. We recognize that behind every successful student are supportive families, teachers, school staff and community members who take an active role in educating our students.

We want our families and students to remain engaged throughout the school year. While we may not be able to meet face-to-face, Student, Family and School Services is excited to provide “Parent Academy TO GO ,” a series of virtual workshops for families to view at home.

Families can access additional information about social emotional support on the

following websites:

Office of Student and Family Supports and Engagement:

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/studentservices/

Be Well 365:

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/studentservices/wellbei

ng/index-new.aspx

Mindful Moments Video Series:

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Waymaking Video Series:

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/waymaking/specials/

Virtual Parent Academy Series:

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/parentacademy/worksh

ops.aspx

Los talleres de la Academia Para Padres son talleres gratuitos que brindan información, recursos, herramientas y consejos para apoyar el éxito de los estudiantes. La Academia Para Padres está diseñada para informar y empoderar a las familias como defensores y aliados en la educación de sus hijos. Los talleres brindan a las familias información y recursos útiles para apoyar el bienestar académico y emocional de sus hijos, además de ayudarlos a estar preparados para la universidad y la vida profesional. A través de una variedad de oportunidades de aprendizaje, esperamos fortalecer nuestro compromise con las familias y la comunidad. Reconocemos que detrás de cada estudiante exitoso hay familias, maestros, personal escolar y miembros de la comunidad que lo apoyan y que toman un papel activo en la educación de nuestros estudiantes.

A Look Ahead:

  • June 16 – Last day of school for students!!! Early release day for all students (11:30 am)
  • June 17 – Professional day for teachers