Tuesday Tidbits

December 12, 2017

Thank You

We appreciate all of our Glengary Families who made it to Breakfast with a Buddy on this Snowy December Morning. It was wonderful to see so many special "Buddies" make it out to start our morning off with our Glengary students.


This Thursday, December 14th will be an early release day at 11:09 for conferences. Please note that this is 1 hour earlier than our normal 1/2 day dismissal time.

Parent/Teacher Conferences are also this Thursday, December 14th. Please be sure to arrive during your scheduled time.

Last Day for Toys for Tots donations tomorrow, December 13th.

Express Yourself Entries due tomorrow, December 13th.

No School on Friday December 22nd, Winter Break. School resumes on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

January 11th- You are invited to attend the Board Meeting at ESC @ 6:30 where Glengary's Teacher of the Year, Lisa Eiland will be honored.

Classroom Holiday Parties

The following is the schedule for next week's classroom Holiday Parties. Specific details for each class will be provided by classroom teacher.

*Please note the party time for Mrs. Steele's class has been changed. The correct time is now listed below. The party will take place on 12/20 from 2:45-3:45.
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Dress for the Weather

Winter is here and the snow has arrived. Please remember to send your child each day to school with all the necessary winter accessories to stay safe and warm outdoors. All students must have boots, snow pants, a warm jacket, hat, and gloves. Also remember to send your child with indoor shoes to change into.

Transfer Requests and Schools of Choice

Transfer Requests (for families within the District requesting a different school): The application window is Wednesday, January 3rd through Friday, January 19th. Families that already have a student attending a school on a transfer request are approved until a level change (ex. Elementary to Middle School). However, siblings of those students must apply separately. Incoming Kindergarten students will need to complete a Transfer Request Form and are not automatically approved without it.

Schools of Choice (for families who live outside or our district): This application window is Monday, January 15th through Friday, February 2nd.

All information can be found under enrollment on the district web-site http://wlcsd.org/parents/enrollment/

Shrek Jr: A Musical Performance @ Walnut Creek

You are invited to come watch Shrek Jr. performed by Walnut Creek Middle School students at Creek on Dec. 15, 16, and 17. This is a chance to see many former Glengary Gators perform as well get our current Gators excited about future opportunities. Click on the link below for more information and/or to purchase tickets.

Interested in more information or purchasing tickets, click here: Shrek Jr.

2nd Grade had a great time visiting the Troy Historical Museum

Glengary Kindness Challenge

The Glengary Kindness Challenge continues! We are asking that you join us in encouraging your child(ren) to spread kindness to others. We would like to document our students showing kindness and post pictures here at school and on our Social Media sites with the intention of having our kids inspire other kids. If you are able to snap a photo of your child spreading kindness, be it an act from the attached forms or something else, we ask you to please send it to glengarypta@gmail.com . We would like to post these pictures on our Social Media outlets using the hashtags: #GlengaryKindnessChallenge and #OtherPeopleMatter. We also plan to make a collage of these pictures and use them for the Glengary Martin Luther King Jr. display during this year’s MLK Celebration on Monday, January 15th at Northern High School.

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Community Wide Martin Luther King, Dr. Day Celebration

The Walled Lake School District invites you to join us on Monday, January 15th, 2018 at Walled Lake Northern High School.
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5th Grade Camp

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For Young "Techies" information on BitBox

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Positivity Project December Character Strength Calendar

We are currently in our final week of November with the character strength of Humility/Modesty. Here is our December Calendar.
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News from the PTA...

Variety Show Update

The Variety Show is right around the corner! Prepare your audition and get your registrations in by Dec. 15th. If you have questions, email Amy Sauve: amysauve@aim.com. Students should ask their teachers if they will be doing a class act. Students can participate in a maximum of 3 group acts and one solo act.

Open PTA Board Positions

It may seem early in the school year but the PTA is already looking ahead for the 2018/2019 school year. Two main positions will need to be filled on the PTA board. Our current PTA president, Heather Burrows, has held the president position for the past three years and is looking for someone to volunteer to take over this position. We are also looking for a new PTA treasurer for next school year as the current treasurer is on her second year and the treasurer cannot hold this position more than two years (per PTA Bylaws).

If you are interested in learning more about these positions, please contact Heather Burrrows at haburrows@gmail.com or 248-884-0885.

Membership Update

Thank you for your support of this year’s PTA Membership Drive. As a result of the drive, the Glengary PTA now has over 200 members! Please continue to attend the PTA meetings and let your voices be heard.

The winners of the classroom contests are as follows:

1st Place: Mrs. Eiland’s Class

2nd Place: Mrs. Wurmlinger’s Class

3rd Place: Tie, Mrs. Bond and Mrs. Dryden’s Class

Congrats to our winners! Mrs. Eiland’s class will enjoy a pizza party on December 21st and all 4 classes will participate in a dodgeball game.

The gift card winners are as follows:

$25 Target Card: Nikki ODonnel

$25 Target Card: Rachel Kast

$25 Starbucks Card: Jen Grow

Winner’s will be contacted to arrange delivery of their gift card. Thank you again for your support of the PTA!

SAVE the Date! Movie Night at Glengary is coming in January

Glengary Family Movie Night is coming up on Friday, January 26th. The event is FREE to attend, and concessions will be on sale. This year we will be showing two movies, one geared towards our lower grades, and one geared towards our upper grades. Movies may be rated PG, and a permission slip is required for each student attending. Signup/Permissions slips will go home with students the week of January 8th and are due back by January 19th. If you have any questions, or suggestions for movies, please email Rob Kast, kastrobert@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

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Registration is now open for Winter 2018 After-School Classes!

Dear Glengary Elementary Parents,

We are happy to announce that our Winter 2018 Community Education brochure is “live” online. Expect a hard copy of the brochure to land in your mailbox next week.

We hope your child experienced some of our after-school classes and recreational leagues this fall. Don’t forget, Mom and Dad, we offer adult recreation and enrichment classes too!

Our winter After-School classes begin in January and usually fill up quickly…so please register today to guarantee your child’s spot.

Our interactive, ONLINE FLYERS make registration a breeze. You can register directly from your smartphone, tablet or computer. To view the individual flyers for your child’s school, CLICK HERE to be redirected to our “Class Listings” tab on the Community Education website. With the new online flyers, you can share them across social media venues, visit the instructor’s website and communicate with me, all on one page!

Youth and Adult Recreation and Enrichment registration flyers are also online on our website.

Community Ed Winter 2018 After-School classes at Glengary Elementary are:

Glengary After-School Little Medical School - W18

Glengary After-School Power of Drawing! - W18

**NEWALL credit card registrations MUST be processed online. We can no longer accept CREDIT CARD payments by mail, fax, over the phone or walk-in/drop-off. A non-refundable service fee of 3.49% will be applied to all credit card transactions per district guidelines. As always, we will accept cash, check or a money order made payable to WLCSD. A blank registration form can be printed from our website.

Visit us on Facebook and give us a “Like” to stay up-to-date with all the happenings at Community Education. Our Facebook page contains hundreds of photos from our activities that I’m sure you will enjoy.

Thank you for choosing Walled Lake Community Education,

Sandy George

Recreation Coordinator

Important Upcoming Dates

December 2017-January 2018

14th- Parent/Teacher conferences 1/2 day Dismissal at 11:09 am

15th- Variety Show Registration Form, fee, and music due

12/20 & 12/21 - Variety Show Auditions (after school)

12/21 - Eat with the Gators - Burger 21

12/22-1/2- No School Winter Break

1/3- School Resumes

1/5- Bagel Day

1/11- Board Meeting at ESC @ 6:30 pm honoring our Teacher of Year, Lisa Eiland.

1/12- Variety Show

1/15- No School for Students- Martin Luther King Day

1/26- Glengary Movie Night

Follow Glengary Elementary on Social Media!

Glengary has a Facebook page, twitter page, and Instagram filled with reminders, updates, pictures, and all sorts of other exciting happenings! It will help you to be in the know!