GLC Weekly Newsletter

August 29, 2021

What's Happening This Week

Monday, August 30

  • Gr K-2 Spanish, Science, and Art begin
    (See Gr K-2 Enrichment below for more information)

Tuesday, August 31

  • Football and volleyball practice, 3:15-4:30 p.m. (Gr 5-8)
Wednesday, September 1
  • Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m. (All students)
  • Football and volleyball practice, 2:15-3:30 p.m. (Gr 5-8)
Thursday, September 2
  • Football and volleyball practice, 3:15-4:30 p.m. (Gr 5-8)
  • Title I Parent Meeting, 4:45-5:15 p.m.
    (See Title I Parent Meeting below for more information)
  • Back-to-School Night, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    (See Back-to-School Night below for more information)
Friday, September 3
  • Football and volleyball practice, 3:15-4:30 p.m. (Gr 5-8)

Gr K-2 Enrichment

On Monday (8/30), all kindergarten through second-grade students will begin new enrichment and specialist classes. As written in our charter, each year we offer Spanish to all grades K-8. For our K-2 students, these will begin on Monday (8/30). In addition, for the next two years, we are able to offer Science and Art as specialist classes for our K-2 students. Spanish and Science are offered two times weekly in small-group settings for a total of 90 minutes per week. Art is taught in whole-group settings every other week. Our Spanish instructor is Ms. Mullins and our Science and Art teacher is Ms. Lewis.

Back-to-School Night

Back-to-School Night is this Thursday, September 2, between 5:30-7:00 p.m. Due to current health restrictions, Back-to-School Night will be a virtual event this year.

Each teacher will offer three sessions (5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.) for families to attend. One of these sessions will be in Spanish. To see our Back-to-School Night schedule, click HERE.

Teachers will share important information regarding class schedules, school expectations, homework, communication tools, and more! Please plan on attending sessions for your child's homeroom teacher, as well as specialist teachers, such as Spanish, Art/Science (gr K-2), and Learning Center (if applicable).

Zoom links will be provided to families the day before the event.

Title I Parent Meeting

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that Title I schools hold an annual meeting for parents about Title I. Title I schools receive Title I federal funding to supplement the school's existing programs. The purpose of this meeting is to inform parents of the school's participation in Title I, explain the requirements of Title I, and explain parents' rights to be involved. Attending this meeting is optional for parents. A zoom link will be provided to families the day before the event.

Building Home Libraries

We hope you enjoyed going through the books including in your child's Grab and Go book pack! These books went home on Friday and include a set of five (5) books at your child's grade level. Previous book packs have focused on all-time favorites and social-emotional learning. This book pack focuses on diverse and powerful stories.

Providing students with books for their home libraries is part of our commitment to literacy and ending book deserts. "Access to print resources—board books, stories, and informational books—early on has both immediate and long-term effects on children’s vocabulary, background knowledge, and comprehension skills. And while public libraries are critically important in giving families access to books, research has shown that the presence of books in the home is related to children's reading achievement" (original reference).

Unite for Literacy offers children's books read aloud in English, Spanish, Hmong, and other languages, as well as an interactive map that tracks access to books around the world.

Save the Date!

Monday, September 6, is Labor Day. Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States meant to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. There is NO SCHOOL on this day.

Global Learning Charter School

Global Learning Charter School (GLC) is a public charter school committed to offering relevant, personalized learning opportunities to prepare students to be global-ready in work and life. GLC opened in August of 2017. Currently, we serve approximately 440 students in grades K-8.