Glengary Gazette

March 14, 2022

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A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Dear Glengary Families,

It is hard to believe it is already mid-March and that we are two weeks away from Spring Break. We sure do feel LUCKY to partner with such an amazing community! Thank you for your continued partnership.

As always, the Glengary Staff is here to support you. Should you have questions or if concerns arise, please reach out to your child's teacher or myself and we will work together to find a solution. I can be reached at or at 248-956-3100.

Here's to a GREAT week ahead!


Important Dates


3/11: Skyward Family Access Closes

3/14: Kindergarten Orientation

3/16: Wellness Wednesday Event 7:00 PM

3/17-3/20: WLC presents "Grease: The Musical"

3/17: St. Patrick's Day-Wear Green!

3/21: PTSA Reflections Celebration 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM @ Smart Middle School

3/21: FFE 50/50 Raffle Drawing @ Reflections Celebration (purchase tickets below)

3/23: Report Cards posted and available to parents in Skyward by end of day

3/25: Deadline to Complete Math Course-Skipping Application (see below)

3/25: Bagel Day

3/26-4/3: Spring Break

Positivity Project

Positivity Project

This Week (March 13- 19) the character strength of focus will be Love of Learning. The following week is considered a Wild Card week. At Glengary, we will focus on humor since humor is intended to be covered during spring break (March 20-26).

Please take a look at the links below for each strength as they will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to partner in this important work. The resources in the links below were created to help parents reinforce this important learning at home. Thank you!

21-22 P2 Calendar

Consider printing the calendar to help keep track of the character strengths we will learn each week!

Love of Learning Parent Links Below

Humor Parent Links Below

New Information

Options for Illness

This is an important reminder that while COVID numbers continue to decline, we still MUST take all symptoms seriously, especially those that are suggestive of COVID. If your child has ONE or more of the symptoms under section 1 and/or TWO or more of the symptoms under section 2, they are Suggestive of COVID and therefore, have 3 options BEFORE returning to school.

Section 1:


-Shortness of breath

-Difficulty breathing

-New loss of taste or smell

Section 2

-Fever (100.4 degrees +)


-Diarrhea (2x in 24 hours)


-Congestion/runny nose


-Muscle Aches

-Sore Throat

-Nausea/Vomiting (2X in 24 hours)


If your child has ONE or more symptom from section 1 and/or TWO or more symptoms from section 2, the options for returning to school include the following:

  1. Get tested for COVID-19 and return to school with proof of a negative PRC test result. Rapid tests are not acceptable. Documentation must be provided to the office.

  1. Stay home from school and isolate at home for a minimum of 5 calendar days since symptom onset.

  1. Provide a note from your physician indicating a clear alternate diagnosis (e.g. positive strep throat, bronchitis, etc.). Student must be fever free for over 24 hours without fever reducing medicine with an improvement in symptoms before returning.

Illnesses Other than COVID-19

Standard Practice Reminders:

  • If a student has had a fever, he/she must stay home from school until he/she has been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • If a student has vomited, he/she must stay home from school for 24 hours.
  • Students with a rash may not attend school without a doctor's note clearing them to return to school.

Kindergarten Orientation - TONIGHT March 14 at 6pm

Families with rising Kindergarten students are invited and encouraged to attend Kindergarten Orientation TONIGHT, Monday, March 14. Our meeting with be held in person and will begin at 6pm at Glengary Elementary.

Glengary Elementary Address:

3070 Woodbury St.

Commerce Twp., MI 48390

Before orientation, we ask that families review the Kindergarten Smore and complete steps 1, 2, and 4 which are detailed in the Kindergarten Smore. It is especially important that families watch the Kindergarten Orientation Video (Step 1 in the Kindergarten Smore) prior to attending the meeting on the 14th. Please note that this is an adult only event as we do not have child care available.

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Junior Kindergarten Kindergarten starting in the 2022-23 school year

The Walled Lake Consolidated School District is excited to announce Junior Kindergarten as a program for families starting in the 2022-23 school year. Junior Kindergarten will support kindergarten readiness through a play-based curriculum. Our program will cultivate academic and social-emotional learning along with opportunities for play, creativity, and social skill development.

More information including information sign up forms, program at-a-glance breakdowns, eligibility and more can be found using the link below.

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Walled Lake Preschool 2022-2023 Interest Form

If you are interested in having your child attend a Walled Lake Preschool Program for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the form below. Please note, this is not the application. You will receive an email when registration is open

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Congratulations Lani Warner-Sarlow

The National Art Education Association has named Lani Warner-Sarlow, to receive the 2022 Western Region Elementary Art Educator. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service, and achievements of an outstanding NAEA member annually at the Regional level within their division. The award will be presented during the NAEA 2022 National Convention in New York.

NAEA President James Haywood Rolling, Jr. states, "This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. Lani Warner-Sarlow exemplifies the highly qualified art educators active in education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, and advocates who give their best to their students and the profession."

Founded in 1947, the National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Members include elementary, middle, and high school visual arts educators; college and university professors; university students preparing to become art educators; researchers and scholars; teaching artists; administrators and supervisors; and art museum educators—as well as more than 54,000 students who are members of the National Art Honor Society. We represent members in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, U.S. Possessions, most Canadian Provinces, U.S. military bases around the world, and many foreign countries.

The mission of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) champions creative growth and innovation by equitably advancing the tools and resources for a high-quality visual arts, design, and media arts education throughout diverse populations and communities of practice.

We feel very fortunate to have Mrs. Lani Warner-Sarlow teaching some of our Gators at Glengary! Congrats Mrs. Warner-Sarlow on this prestigious honor!

Spring Book Fair-Save the Dates!

We are excited to share that Glengary will host a Spring Book Fair the week of April 11th! More information and a Sign-Up for volunteers coming soon!

Spring Pictures with Lifetouch

Save the date! Spring pictures will take place at Glengary on Thursday, April 21st. More information to come!

Wellness Wednesday: 3/16

Tune into Wellness Wednesday @ 7:00 PM for this months session!
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Food Support Available

Glengary partners with The Student Pantry who makes generous donations to families in need. If your family would benefit from weekly food donations, please email RosaLeigh Johnson (

You May Be Eligible To Receive Internet Essentials At No Cost

Internet Essentials offers high-speed home Internet for a low monthly price. You may be eligible to receive Internet Essentials at no cost with the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides eligible households a credit of up to $30/month towards internet service.

Apply today if you qualify for programs like the Federal Pell Grant, National School Lunch Progam, SNAP, Medicaid, housing assistance, and others. For additional information, see the EI ACP Fact Sheet.

Visit, call 1-855-846-8376 or hold your phone's camera over the code. standard data charges apply.

Glengary PTA Information

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Spring Flower Sale: Last Call!

We are in the final stretch of our SPRING FLOWER SALE! All orders must be in by this Wednesday, March 16th, store closes at Midnight.

Spring Catalog:


  1. Visit
  2. Click on "Online Shopping" button.
  3. Enter: last name, first name and Glengary Elementary as your group name.
  4. Follow the onscreen prompts to obtain your student's shopping cart URL link. The URL link is unique to each student. Your child’s personal URL will be emailed to you.
  5. Make sure to share your child’s personal link on Social Media and share with family and friends

Monday, May 16th Flower Pick-Up Date, Time TBD

Please read out to Amy Fry with any questions (

Bagel Days Are Back!

Bagel days are back! Bagel forms went home with students last Friday. Bagel forms along with payment in an envelope is due to the office by Wednesday 3/16. Please note, bagels are pre-pay ONLY. If you are interested in helping with the efforts, sign up using the link below!
Bagel Form

Bagels are prepay only. Please return form by 3/16.

Reflections Celebration

You are invited to the Reflections Celebration on March 21st! Below are the school level winners that will be recognized at the celebration next week!

  • Ella Werner
  • Decklyn Cygan
  • Patrick Maher
  • Everett Metcalf

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LAST CHANCE for Yearbook Photos!

The Yearbook Committee is looking to finish the pages for March Is Reading Month and Read-a-Thon - send pictures to before March 22nd.

PTA Board Elections

Our Elections are being held at our next meeting April 5th. Are you interested in sitting on the board and planning next year's events? Email to be put on the ballot - play a role in the PTA. We are in need of new Membership Chairs (2), a Treasurer and Social Media Coordinator - email Alison for more information and throw your hat in the ring. Not interested in sitting on the board but would like your voice heard? Come to the meeting and place your vote!

We will also review our Bylaws for the next 3 years and discuss budget items for next year.

April PTA Meeting Tuesday 4/5 at 6:30 PM

The April PTA meeting will take place Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 in the Glengary Media Center. Please enter at the doors closest to the Media Center. Child care will be provided!

Glengary STEAM Night: Friday, May 6th 6-8 PM

We are super excited to bring Glengary STEAM Night back this spring! Save the date! More info coming soon!

Request for Silent Auction Donations

Our annual STEAM Night returns this spring and will occur on Friday, May 6th. During this FREE fun-filled event, families will have the opportunity to place bids on silent auction prizes. All money raised via the silent auction will provide more educational contributions to our classrooms and enhance learning initiatives.

How can you help? The PTA is looking for both financial and experiential donations to be used towards our raffle and/or silent auction prizes. So far, the following companies have graciously donated towards the event: Stemville, American Allstars, Bonaventure, Defy, and the Detroit Zoo. If you are able to donate prizes, or have connections that are willing to support our event, please call / text Yoko Metcalf at (734) 837-3984. Thank you!

Previously Shared Information

March is Reading Month: Glengary LEGO City!

March is Reading Month is already a huge success! After the first week, our school read over 22,000 minutes! Continue to keep track with the weekly logs to turn in every Monday! The class with the most minutes will win a special LEGO Prize! Continue to check off those Bingo activities to turn them in by April 4th for the chance to win a LEGO set!

Click on the link below to read about the GREAT things happening through the month of March. A hard copy packet with the LEGO reading logs will be sent home on Monday, 2/28.

Reach out to RosaLeigh Johnson, Principal, or Alison Burke, PTA President, with any questions.

RosaLeigh Johnson:

Alison Burke:

Math Course-Skipping Information

Walled Lake Schools offers an opportunity for Math Course-Skipping. Click on the link below to learn about the Math Course-Skipping process and procedure and feel free to reach out to Mrs. Johnson and/or Ellen McDonald, WL Math/Science Coordinator ( with any questions.

March i-Ready School-Wide Challenge

We are ready to march into our next i-Ready Challenge at Glengary and continue to build excitement around this district-wide program that is used to assess students’ academic levels and enrich and supplement instruction.

At the front of the building, we have put together a large bulliten board entitled,

Gnomies and I Are Ready to MARCH Into Our Lessons. Each grade-level will have a gnome labeled with their grade and they will earn 1 coin for every 10 i-Ready lessons passed in their class. Lessons will be tallied each week and a bar graph of coins displayed to show grade-level progress.

March Theme:

Gnomies and I Are Ready to MARCH Into Our Lessons

March Competition Dates: Monday, February 28-Sunday, March 27

Week 1: 2/28/22 - 3/6/22 - Report totals on Monday 3/7/22

Week 2: 3/7/22 - 3/13/22- Report totals on Monday 3/14/22

Week 3: 3/14/22 - 3/20/22- Report totals on Monday 3/21/22

Week 4: 3/21/22 - 3/27/22 - Report totals on Monday 3/28/22

Purpose: To increase student engagement with the i-Ready instructional lessons which target specific focus areas for each student based on their individualized fall diagnostic. i-Ready is research based and while it does not replace the core, quality instruction happening in the classroom, it certainly serves as a great way to close gaps and enrich our learners that are ready for the next challenge.

Competition Focus: Each grade will earn 1 coin for every 10 lessons passed.

Prize: Bonus 30 minute recess with Mrs. Johnson and Romeo!

How Can you Help?

Encourage students to take their i-Ready lessons seriously. Teachers will do their best to ensure students have the appropriate number of minutes built into their weekly schedule to complete the recommended number of minutes per week at school (30 minutes for K and 45 minutes for grades 1-5). If students have not been able to complete the recommended amount of time on their i-Ready lessons at school, please encourage them to complete them at home if possible. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not have Chromebooks available to send home with students.

Last Call: Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle

Chance to win BIG & Support for OUR classrooms!

Someone will win BIG! It could be you! Purchase your Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle tickets today! The raffle is hosted by the Foundation for Excellence-Walled Lake Schools and proceeds are channeled into the WL District’s classrooms, including ours, through the Foundation’s annual grant program (see list of grant awards per school). Tickets are $35 each (service fee included). Only a 1,000 tickets are available for sale! Grand prize winner will receive scholarship funds for postsecondary education (40% lump sum option available instead of scholarship). Plus, ticket purchasers have the chance to win a FREE raffle ticket courtesy of the WL Schools Federal Credit Union (raffle’s sponsor) and the opportunity to win secondary prize; Samsung Buds Galaxy Pro with water resistant cover donated by the Foundation. Grand and secondary prize drawings are set for March 21, 2022 at District’s Reflections Celebration; need not be present to win. Visit the Foundation’s Tuition Expedition Raffle website for details and to purchase tickets or contact the Foundation: Phone 248. 956.2116 | Email MI Raffle License# R62313)

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Last Call: Library Cards for Students

In a partnership between Walled Lake Consolidated School District and the Wixom, Walled Lake and Commerce Township Libraries, we are pleased to announce to residents of Wixom, Walled Lake, Wolverine Lake and Commerce Township that registering your student up for a Library Card is even easier! To sign up your student, simply complete and submit the online registration form found here: Submit the online form no later than Friday, March 18, 2022. A library card will be created for your student and mailed to your home.

Grease Musical at WLC Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets for the Walled Lake Central musical production of Grease are now on sale to the public at the link below . Students can purchase tickets at a discounted rate.

The musical runs from March 17 through 20.

Purchase your tickets today to select the best seats! All seats are the same price.

*Please note: This production contains some mature content.

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Golden Apple Award Nominations - 2021-22

Looking for an opportunity to recognize an outstanding individual in Walled Lake? The purpose of the Golden Apple Award is to recognize an outstanding contribution of time, talent and effort to support the students, parents and staff of Walled Lake Schools. Click on the nomination link below.

Reoccuring Links

Walled Lake District Update

Please click on the button below for the Walled Lake District Update.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Our district maintains a COVID-19 Dashboard which is updated throughout the week. The dashboard is currently linked on our district website and has also been included in recent district updates. Per district protocols, we continue to report all COVID-19 positive cases to the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD). Our district will continue to monitor both building and classroom numbers. Parents can also refer to the district’s FAQ document.

COVID Reporting

This is a friendly reminder that positive COVID cases of students and household members should be reported to office staff as soon as possible so we can complete our necessary protocols.

To report positive COVID cases parents should email the following office staff:

RosaLeigh Johnson:

Cheryl Maten:

Melissa Roth:

In the email, please include the following information:

Your child's name

Your child's grade

Your child's teacher

Your name

Your contact phone number

The date of symptom onset

The date of exposure (if known)

The date your child was tested

Type of testing (Rapid at Home, Rapid in Facility, or PCR in Facility)

Name and location of the testing facility

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Community Education Classes offered through WLCSD

Check out the link below for a variety of Community Ed classes that are offered through WLCSD.

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Scholarship Available for Camp Trotter

On behalf of, and sponsored by the Northville American Legion, we are sharing this summer camp application to Camp Trotter in Newaygo, MI. This application is for children ages 7-12 years old and the Northville American Legion is offering to sponsor and send up to 4 students to camp for free from the WLCSD.

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Other Information

22-23 WLCSD Calendar

We are pleased to share with you that the 2022-23 school year calendar has been finalized! We know what an important resource this tool is for our families and we are pleased to share this with you in advance. This calendar reflects important dates such as the first day of school, half days, school breaks and more.

Volunteers at Glengary

In the fall, WLCSD Parent Update shared that volunteers would be permitted on a limited basis and to look for a communication plan from the building principal. While we are very excited to see volunteers back in our school, we still need to have a thoughtful plan that does not jeopardize our efforts to keep our community healthy and our students in school. Please note the following details regarding volunteering during the school day:
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IMPORTANT: Each teacher utilizes volunteers in a different way. Some teachers do not have frequent volunteers. Other teachers use volunteers on a weekly basis. Please respect each teacher’s approach to volunteering and wait for them to share information with parents about volunteer opportunities. Even if your child’s teacher does not request classroom volunteers, there will be many other opportunities. Note: Volunteering in our school is different from visitors/spectators at events during the school day. Visitors or spectators at events during the school day are not permitted at this time.

Thank you for your partnership and understanding as we work thoughtfully to ensure the safety of all.

*Note: Please look for an upcoming communication regarding how Room Parents will be handled during the 21-22 school year.

Food Services

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Supply Chain Issues & School Meals - What Parents Need to Know

Food Service Information

For the 2021-22 school year, breakfast and lunch is free for all students. If you would normally fill out a form to receive free or reduced lunch, we ask that you do so for accounting purposes. Forms are available on the district food service web page.

Below you will find the breakfast and lunch menus for October. You will also find the contact information for our Food Service Department.

Walled Lake Community Education is committed to providing quality programs for youth and adults. The link below you will also find our Youth Recreation, Youth Enrichment and Adult Recreation/Enrichment offerings
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Communication is Key at Glengary Elementary!

Communication is important to us at Glengary. Parents will be notified and updated in a variety of ways throughout the school year. The majority of information for parents will be available on our school and District website and through email.


It is critical that parents keep an updated email address and let us know if it changes as soon as possible. Parents may update this information for us on Skyward Family Access. All teachers at Glengary utilize Skyward Family Access to communicate with parents.Report cards, lunch account information, progress reports, attendance, and other important information will always be posted on Skyward Family Access. If you are a new family to Walled Lake Schools or have misplaced or lost your Family Access ID and password, please click HERE to get connected.

Glengary Gazette AND School Web Page

Our Glengary Gazette newsletter will be sent electronically to families. This is typically a bi-weekly communication filled with all important school and PTA updates. As we begin the year, the communication may be sent on a weekly basis if needed. An archive of newsletters will be posted to our school website. Please visit this page often for information about our school. You will find links to important documents, websites and blogs from your child's classroom, PTA forms and information, and important updates and forms that you will need to access.

PTA Website and Updates

Our PTA has an excellent website with upcoming events, fundraiser information, PTA membership links, and other pertinent information and forms. PTA information and updates are also shared with the Tuesday Tidbits.

Social Media

Glengary Elementary also has a Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter which are linked below!

Glengary Contact Information

RosaLeigh Johnson


Cheryl Maten

Principal's Secretary:

Melissa Roth

Building Secretary:

Important Phone Numbers:

Main Line: 248-956-3100

Fax Line: 248-956-3105
Attendance: 248-956-3190