Golden Eagle Newsletter

November 11, 2022

Principal's Message

Happy Veterans Day and THANK YOU to all who have served! On Tuesday, our 4th grade music program will be in honor of Veterans Day and we look forward to that performance! Please don't forget that 4th graders will need to dress in red, white, and blue for their program.

A family in our district has experienced an unspeakable tragedy and we would like to unite as a district family for them. Please see the flyer below as we welcome all staff and students to wear pjs on Tuesday for the suggested donation of $1 for this family.

*To the parents of 4th grade students, please remember that 4th graders will be going to the middle school during the school day to rehearse for the program and it gets hot on that stage. Therefore, students are welcome to still wear pjs; however, we recommend that our 4th graders do not wear heavy pjs that will make them hot while rehearsing.

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National Education Week is next week!

National Education week is an important week that provides us the opportunity to celebrate public education and honor those who make a difference ensuring that every child receives a quality education. This week is different from Teacher Appreciation week because it is designed to honor all professionals who come in contact with our children during the school day— teachers, secretaries, custodial staff, nurses, paras, librarians, lunchroom staff, bus drivers, the principal, counselor, special education team members, etc. We are so lucky to have such an amazing staff that work together to make such a difference in the lives of our children!

As a thank you to all of our awesome teachers and staff, PTO will be “stocking the lounge” with snacks and drinks! And in addition, if you chose to participate, the children may send in something nice for any teacher or staff member throughout the week! Then we’ll end the week on Friday, celebrating how GREat our school is by wearing our school colors!

• Monday (Nov. 14th) - Thursday (Nov. 17th) - Each of these days, the children may bring in a little something special for any teacher or staff member that they would like to honor! Some ideas include: thank you notes, a favorite drink/snack, item to use in the classroom, etc.

Looking for an idea of what the teacher/staff member might need or want? Check out the ‘Teacher/Staff Favorites’ lists on the PTO website! The lists can be found on the right hand side of the GRE PTO page.

• Friday (Nov. 18th): Proud to be an Eagle Day—Wear our school colors and show your pride for being a Glenwood Ridge Eagle!

Thank you so much for helping to make this week so special!


GRE events for the week of November 14, 2022

HELP US CELEBRATE National Education Week - November 14-18, 2022!

Monday, Nov 14

6:00 BOE meeting

Tuesday, Nov 15

PJ day for all who would like to participate

6:30 4th Grade Music Program at BLMS-Veterans Day program

Wednesday, Nov 16

no events

Thursday, Nov 17

4th Grade Field Trip to Science City

Friday, Nov 18

Wear your GRE spirit wear!

Lollipop & Smencil sales before school - Don't forget your $1 if you want one!

Upcoming Events:

Nov 22 - Eagles' Nests

Nov 23-25 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving break!

Nov 28 - 5:30 Site Council, 6:30 PTO mtg

Dec 8-9 - Santa Shop

Dec 12 - BOE mtg

Dec 13 - Eagles Nests

Dec 15 - 3rd Grade Music program at BLMS

Dec 16 - winter parties, end of 2nd quarter

Dec 19 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Work Day

Dec 20-Jan 1 - winter break!

Jan 2 - NO SCHOOL, PD/collaboration for staff

Jan 3 - 2nd semester begins

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We need cookies and volunteers!

Hi parents! PTO loves to organize cookies for each music program but we need your help! If your child is performing on a certain night, please sign up to bring cookies so parents and students can enjoy them after the show. If you don't have a child performing for that grade level performance, please consider signing up to volunteer to work at the cookie table. Thank you! You can sign up here: Music Programs


We would like to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following students and staff!

Chandler Carlberg - November 13

Kendra Brady - November 16

Mrs. Jackson - November 16

Matthew Brillhart - November 17

Presley Hess - November 18

From the Library!


We want to give a big shout out of thanks to all of you for supporting the GRE Book Fair! We had such a great week and the students absolutely love the book fair. Me too!!

We also loved seeing everyone at the Family Shopping Nights! It was great to see families and it was great to have more space for shopping this year. We had a great fair and will be able to purchase many new books for the library. Also exciting to see new books in students’ hands.

As always, I appreciate your support of the library and student reading! Any questions or concerns, please reach out!

Cyndi Kenton

Elem. Library Media Specialist K-5 USD458

Friday Friendly ELA Tip - Chunks & Guides - Warning! This video can be a bit much, so focus mainly on asking your kiddo, "Is there a chunk or guide for this word?"

ELA Tip - Week 11 - Chunks & Guides

November Eagles Nests activity

For our 2nd time meeting in our Eagles Nests, which will be on November 22, students and staff will have the opportunity to create cards that will be used for gifts for the Joy Meadows Holiday Party. Also for this party, we will be collecting wrapping supplies. We are not asking for parents to go out and purchase anything for this but rather, if you have extra wrapping paper or gift bags still in good condition that you are willing to donate, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you! For more information about our plan, see flyer below and for more information about what Joy Meadows is, go to to learn more.
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Calling all Kindergarteners for 2023-2024!

It's not too early to start planning! Parents, if you have a child who will be 5 before 8/31/23 and you plan for them to attend kindergarten next year, please take less than a minute to complete this form so that we can start our planning sooner than later. Please also share this with any neighbors. Thank you!

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