Glendale Elementary October News

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OCTOBER EVENTS

  • Oct 1- LAKER SPIRIT DAY!
  • Oct 5 - All District PTC Meeting 6:00PM @ LODL/Grainwood
  • Oct 5- Chipotle Night 4:00-8:00PM
  • Oct 7 - ESTEM DAY
  • Oct 8 - GLENMART 4th & 5th Grade 9:10-9:50AM
  • Oct 15 - PTC FUN RUN: GLENDALE GAMES
  • Oct 19 - UNITY DAY- Wear Orange!
  • Oct 20- 22 - NO SCHOOL MEA BREAK!
  • Oct 25- NO SCHOOL- TEACHER WORKSHOP DAY
  • Oct 26- Whiskey Inferno Night 5:00-9:00PM
  • Oct 28- GLENMART 2nd & 3rd Grade 9:10-9:50AM
  • Oct 29- ALL SCHOOL MEETING 9:30AM
  • Nov 3 - Picture Retake Day

A MESSAGE FROM MRS. MOLITOR

Hello Glendale Students!


It's so great having everyone back in the building this year and seeing your faces every day! We had an awesome first couple weeks of school and we look forward to the fun ahead in October!


The story for this month is: I Promise by LeBron James


NBA champion and cultural icon LeBron James makes his picture book debut with his inspirational and approachable “I Promise” pledge. Beautifully illustrated by Nina Mata, LeBron’s I Promise follows a diverse group of children and encourages them to be resilient, respectful, imaginative and, above all, true to themselves. No matter who you are or where you’re from, kindness and acceptance can lead to excellence.


I hope you enjoy it, and always remember to :

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Respectful


Jennifer Molitor

Glendale Elementary School Principal

ESTEM DAY IS COMING SOON!

Check out the fun ESTEM topics each grade will be learning about next Thursday, October 7th.

Please be sure you send your child dressed appropriately for the weather that day, as classes will be going outside for their activities.

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I Promise

TECH SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES/STUDENTS

We ask that families continue to use the IT Help Desk Form (as they did last year) when needing additional tech support at home with their 1:1 devices.

TECH LEVY INFORMATIONAL VIDEO

Get the Facts:


The request is for a 10-year levy of 3.5 million per year. The tax impact if approved by voters would be less than $17 per month for the average homeowner ($400,000 value home).

Prior Lake Savage Area Schools Tech Levy Overview

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN CHILD NUTRITION SERVICES

This school year, PLSAS Child Nutrition Services is experiencing critical staffing shortages that are negatively impacting our school meals program. We have gone to unprecedented lengths to try to fill positions, we have streamlined menus and even have district office staff volunteering in our kitchens, but our staffing shortages continue.

We are now at a point where we are asking available parents to be essential volunteers and come to select elementary and middle school kitchens where our staffing needs are greatest, to serve lunch to our students. It's a great opportunity to be in our schools and see students enjoy one of their favorite times of the day!

Dates are flexible to suit your schedule. We will provide you with the training, all the support you need AND a free lunch!

Volunteers can start immediately after completion of a successful background check. Masks are required of all kitchen staff and volunteers. The following is a Sign-Up Genius with available dates and lunch times. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A45ABA72AA7F85-lunch

Thank you for considering this volunteer opportunity!

2021-2022 School Celebrations

Throughout the school year, Glendale along with all PLSAS elementary schools will celebrate student learning, the seasons, ESTEM, and special school events. While we will not hold one hour classroom parties for Halloween, Winter Holiday and Valentine's Day, we will provide a variety of celebrations and special events. In usual times, we have events that may include volunteer opportunities for parents. Once we can do this again, we will let you know!

This past week Sept 27th- Oct 1st we celebrated Homecoming Week and had School Spirit Week with a couple of special dress up opportunities. We will celebrate the seasons with outdoor and ESTEM activities throughout the school year. We plan to have Kindness Week Feb. 14-18th and I Love to Read Month activities throughout February.

Other events and dress up days (such as hat or PJ day) will be communicated by your child's teacher or through the school office. Additionally, teachers will hold special celebrations of learning, depending on the grade level learning outcomes. We will honor and respect family traditions and holidays and invite students to share their traditions during morning meetings, conversations, and share & tell activities. We look forward to a year of learning and a year of celebrating students!

Thinking Ahead...

Parent/Teacher conferences are right around the corner (November 16th, 18th & 22nd). We are planning to provide 3 different conference options to better meet the needs of everyone. Your options will be:


*In Person OR

*Google Meet OR

*Phone Call


Please be thinking of what method you prefer, and look for more information to come soon.

MEALS FOR GLEN

Hello Wonderful Glendale Families!

Glen, a tiger salamander, is one of our pets at Glendale. Glen is an easy pet to care for, however, we will need some help with the donation of crickets (15-24 crickets would be a typical meal to last the week). We are looking for families to donate this meal every Monday or Tuesday if there is no school on a Monday. If you are able to help, please sign up! You can bring your "meal" to the office or to Mrs. Hanstad's classroom 109, and our Junior Naturalists along with your child will feed our school pet! Thank you in advance for all of your support and donations! Please use this link to sign up for crickets!

FUN AROUND GLENDALE

PTC CORNER

Hello Glendale Elementary Families!


The PTC’s Fall Fundraiser this year is The Glendale Games and will be held on Friday October 15th with each grade level completing 10 different olympic themed events! We would love your help in volunteering to help make this event a success! We have time slots available to: help set up, help run each game/event, take pictures and clean up! Each time slot to help at a game also has the grade level that will be "competing" if you would like to try and help during your child’s assigned time. Thank you ahead of time for volunteering your time! We appreciate it!!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FA5AB28A0FC1-glendale


**Mark your Calendars - Upcoming Glendale PTC Restaurant Nights**

Tues October 5: 4-8pm Chipotle

Tues October 26: 5-9pm Whiskey Inferno


Please be sure to ‘like’ the Glendale PTC Facebook page to keep up to date with fun events and see many of the ways we are supporting the Glendale community!


Elizabeth Soucoup

Glendale PTC President

elizabethsoucoup@gmail.com

GLENMART

PARENTS RESOURCES


Glendale 2021-22 Handbook - https://bit.ly/3ifwsgU

Glendale PTC Website- https://bit.ly/2yG3uQe

Glendale D.O.G.S Website- https://bit.ly/2yKntxg

PTC Box Top Info- https://bit.ly/2ksIMzL

Glendale Lunch Menu- https://bit.ly/2lJyjjG

PAST SMORES

Find Smores from past months here starting next month.

CONTACT US

Glendale Attendance Line 952-226-0201

Glendale Main Office 952-226-0200

Glendale Health Office 952-226-0206

Jennifer Molitor, Principal jmolitor@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Lindsay Comstock, Dean of Students lcomstock@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Dawn Ryan, Head Secretary dawnryan@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Heather Hartman, Building Secretary hhartman@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Elisabeth Ammerman, Social Worker eammerman@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Technology Helpdesk 952-226-0062 or ithelpdesk@plsas.org

District Transportation 952-226-0050 jswedberg@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Prior Lake Bus Company (after hours) 952-440-1166

Glendale Elementary

At Glendale Elementary, students and adults practice the C.A.R.E.S. skills to create a respectful and safe learning community. Students are providing many learning opportunities to become successful, independent 21st century citizens. Science and environmental education is an important emphasis as well. Glendale's parent support is outstanding including an active PTC, volunteers and the DOGS group.