Tuesday Tidbits

October 3, 2017


Tomorrow, October 4th, STUDENT COUNT DAY

Friday, October 6th- BAGEL DAY

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination Registration Deadline Today!

Last call for those interested in learning more about Destination Imagination, an after-school creative problem solving program here at Glengary. Mrs. Bond will be contacting the registered students with further information later on this week. Click here to access the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/wPOlDeZDUr4waUSZ2

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Glengary Staff and Community Book Club

The first Glengary Book Club meeting for parents and educators will be on Thursday, October 5th in the Media Center from 6:00-7:00 p.m. We will come together to discuss Part One-Developing Empathy of the book entitled, Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World.

If you have not had a chance to read the book, please know you are still welcome and encouraged to attend! This really is a great opportunity to come together to discuss ideas for building empathy in our kids.

Please see all meeting dates and times below:

  • Thursday, October 5 - #1 Gathering in Glengary's Media Center 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    • Part One - Developing Empathy

  • Thursday, November 2 - #2 Gathering in Media Center 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    • Part Two - Practicing Empathy

  • Thursday, November 30 - #3 Gathering in Media Center 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    • Part Three - Living Empathy

Positivity Project October Character Strength Calendar

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Homecoming Activities-Save the Date!

This year, our Glengary Gators are invited to walk in Walled Lake Northern's Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 20th. This is a great opportunity for our future Knights to join Walled Lake Northern in their Homecoming celebration! If your child(ren) will walk in the parade, we ask for parents to also walk in the parade. We also ask that your child wear their Glengary Fun Run shirt which will be passed out on October 13th. Students are encouraged to create a poster that represents Glengary and shows Gator pride! A flyer and sign up info will be sent home soon.

District Open House Dates

Families with children seeking premier preschool through high school educational opportunities are cordially invited to visit any of the 19 Walled Lake Schools.

Bring your family to visit Walled Lake Schools so you can meet our world-class
teachers, speak with members of our administrative team, meet our students and parents, get an up-close look at our facilities, and most importantly, experience our ‘every child, every day’ philosophy. Children believe anything is possible; they’re right! In Walled Lake Schools the possibilities are endless!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 | 6-8 p.m.

Families with children preschool age through grade five are invited to visit any of the 12 Walled Lake Elementary Schools from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 | 6-8 p.m.

Families with children grade six through grade eight are invited to visit any of the four Walled Lake Middle Schools from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 12.


Families with children grade nine through grade12 are invited to visit any of the three Walled Lake High Schools from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, October 15.

Parenting Fair-Save the Date!

The 2017 Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair will be Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Walled Lake Northern High School (6000 Bogie Lake Road, Commerce, MI). The event will feature Keynote Speaker, Dr. Michele Borba.

Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally recognized expert and author on children, teens, parenting, bullying and moral development. Her work aims to help strengthen children’s character and resilience, build strong families, create compassionate and just school cultures, and reduce peer cruelty. Her practical, research-based advice is culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.

Register for the 2017 Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair!

Title: Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair
Date: November 4, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Walled Lake Northern High School, 6000 Bogie Lake Road, Commerce, MI
Cost: $15.00 per pre-registered attendee; $20.00 on-site
Child care is available - $3 for one child, $5 for a family
Lunches will be available for purchase from local food trucks.
Online registration orders must be paid for by Visa or MasterCard.

Walled Lake Community Education

Please check our the Walled Lake Community Education Brochure. http://wlcsd.org/our-district/community-education-programs/

5th Graders

All 5th graders that will be attending Walnut Creek are invited to attend their home volleyball and football game on Wednesday, October 11th. There will be free pizza and pop starting at 4:00 p.m in the cafeteria. We will then go to the football game, have an activity for the 5th graders at half time, and will proceed to the 8th grade volleyball game after the football game is complete. Parents can pick up their child at 6:00 in the gym lobby.

Halloween Information

As you prepare for Halloween, please remember to select costumes for school, of a non-violent and wholesome nature. Accessories may not include toy weapons (guns, knives, swords, etc.) or fake blood. Halloween is a busy day at Glengary. Our staff cannot apply face make up for children. Please also be sure to send your child's costume to school with them as they will change at school. Your cooperation and support is appreciated!

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, our classrooms will hold their class parties in the morning, as this is a half day and students will be dismissed at 12:09 p.m. Please look for specific class information to be communicated through your child's classroom teacher. At 11:00 a.m., our parade will begin. For the parade, we will meet all parents out on the playground. We will parade on the track directly behind the school.

If the weather is inclement, we will parade inside. If we have to do that, we ask that K-2 parents wait on the inside area of the large gym and grades 3-5 parents wait on the inside area of the cafeteria for us. We will walk along the perimeter of these rooms. Our halls are narrow; so if possible, please do not bring strollers on this day.

As in the past, we ask that parents car pool whenever possible. Weather permitting, our playground will be open for parking. If you must park on Woodbury, please park on the east side of the street only. Double parking along Woodbury makes it very challenging for buses and fire trucks to come down the street, and we also want to be good neighbors to the people that live along Woodbury.

News from the PTA...

Calendar of Events

October 3rd - PTA Meeting 6:30pm Media Center (Free Child Care)

October 6th - Bagel Day

October 12th - Last Day boy/girl coin challenge

October 13th - FUN RUN


The Glengary Fun Run will take place on Friday, October 13th during the school day. Students attended a kickoff assembly on Monday and pledge forms were sent home with your child last week. If you did not get one, please pick one up from the information rack outside the main office or email Heather Burrows at haburrows@gmail.com

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year!!!

Pledge forms are due back Friday, October 6th!

FUN RUN volunteers needed!

Can you help with our Fun Run on Friday, October 13th?

Please join our Sign-Up Genius to indicate how you can help have this event run smoothly for our students.


Fun Run Times

*4th grade: 11:45-12:30

*2nd grade: 12:10-12:50

*Kindergarten: 12:30-1:15

*1st Grade: 12:55 - 1:35

*3rd Grade: 1:15-1:55

*5th Grade: 1:35-2:15

Boy vs Girl Coin Challenge

The Boy vs Girl Coin Challenge is still going on through October 12th! Who will win this year? Keeping bringing them in until October 12th!

Mileage Club is Back!!

Mileage Club is a seasonal program held on the playground track every Tuesday and Friday for all Glengary students. Students are encouraged to run laps during their recess. Each lap is recorded by a volunteer and prizes are awarded for every mile completed. Look for necklaces with charm feet coming home with your child. They are encouraged to wear them on mileage club days (Tuesdays/Fridays).

We are looking for volunteers to sit at a table during the school lunch period to help students record their laps and to pass out 1 mile tokens. ***weather permitting***

You are more than welcome to split up the time on the track with another Glengary parent.

Volunteer sign up - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e48abaa23a2fc1-mileage

PTA Membership Update

Thank you for your continued support of the PTA! Many classrooms are now over 50% participation. As a reminder, there are prizes for the top 3 classrooms, including a classroom party and volleyball games with Mrs. Johnson.

The standings are very close right now!

1st: Ms. Eiland 58%

2nd: Ms. Stout/Ms. Wurmlinger 56%

3rd: Ms. Locke/Ms. Steele/Ms. Bond 50%.

Important Upcoming Dates

October 2017

3rd PTA meeting 6:30pm Glengary Media Center- Free childcare available
4th Student Count Day
6th Bagel Day
10th Elementary Open House http://wlcsd.org/parents/district-open-house/
11th- 5th Graders invited to Walnut Creek Football and Volleyball Games
12th Last day of coin challenge
13th FUN RUN
20th WLN Homecoming Homecoming Parade
27th Photo Retake Day
31st Half Day of School

November 2017
3rd Bagel Day
7th No School
10th Mom/Son Date Night
14th PTA Meeting 6:30 pm
23rd-24th- No School Happy Thanksgiving

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!