Glendale Elementary June News


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  • June 1- 5th Grade Base Camp Field Trip 9:30AM-3:30PM
  • June 2- BEACH DAY- wear beach or Hawaiian wear
  • June 2- Middle School Tours for 5th Grade 11:45AM-12:40PM
  • June 2- Kindergarten "Drive Thru" Graduation 2:30-3:30PM
  • June 9- LAKER DAY- wear your Laker Gear
  • June 9- 5th Grade "Drive Thru" Graduation 3:00-4:00PM


The story for this month is:

Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg

What do teachers do for summer vacation? Mrs. Hartwell's students worry that their teacher will miss them while they are gone for the summer. The class comes up with a way to make sure Mrs. Hartwell won't be too sad. But Mrs. Hartwell and the other teachers have some plans of their own.

Once again Julie Danneberg and Judy Love bring to life the crazy antics of Mrs. Hartwell and her class and show that teachers and students are more alike than we sometimes think.

I hope you enjoy it, and always remember to :

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Respectful

Have a WONDERFUL summer break! We'll see you in the fall!

Jennifer Molitor

Glendale Elementary School Principal

Last Day Blues


Students at Glendale will be recognized for showing the CARES skills through out the school year. Adults can recognize students who are doing an excellent job demonstrating: Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy or Self control. Students who are recognized will be honored with a certificate, have their names announced at an All School Meeting, will be showcased in the Glendale monthly newsletter and will get to enjoy a cinnamon roll breakfast with Mrs. Molitor & the other recipients during morning meeting.

Congratulations to all of the students that received this award for May! The last C.A.R.E.S. breakfast of the year will be Friday, June 4th.


We have a 3 hour early release on Thursday, June 10th, our last day. A bag lunch will be served to students on that day. All students will be dismissed at 12:50 pm. Please make plans accordingly. We request that all students follow their normal routine home as usual on this busy day. This will help to insure that children get home safely.


In-Person Grades K-5
In-person elementary students will leave their mobile devices (iPad or Chromebook) at school for maintenance and fall re-distribution.

Distance Learning Academy Grades K-5
Distance Learning Academy elementary students are to drop off their device, charger and school materials during the Drive-Through Celebration Parade at the District Services Center parking lot (4540 Tower Street SE, Prior Lake) on Thursday, June 10, 8:30am-12pm during your assigned time:

8:30-10:00 1st-4th Grades

10:00-11:00 Kindergarten Graduation Drive-Through

11:00-12:00 5th Grade Graduation Drive-Through

If you are unable to drive through on Thursday, June 10, families will need to return student devices and materials to the District Services Center during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm).


We wanted to share with you the results of our fifth annual stakeholder surveys that were administered April 28 - May 4. The staff, parent and student survey responses are important as they help to identify strengths and set goals for areas in need of improvement at both the district and individual school levels.

Please know how we appreciate those who took the time to take our survey. We value your input as an important part of the improvement process. #WeArePLSASVoices


Just a friendly reminder to please look for any class/library books that may be missing and return to the media center before the last day of school!!


Each year the ending of the school year brings staff transitions as enrollment needs change within our district.

We want to thank our staff members who were at Glendale for this school year. We appreciate all of their dedication to students at Glendale. We wish them the best next year and are so thankful we were able to work with these great educators.

There are a few changes coming for the 2021-22 school year:

*Chris Jerke, 3rd grade teacher, will be taking a leave of absence to spend more time with her family. We look forward to welcoming her back in 2022-23.

*Cheryl Holst, 4th grade teacher, will be retiring after 12 years of teaching with PLSAS. Cheryl looks forward to traveling with her husband, relaxing at the cabin and spending time with family and friends. She also plans to continue working towards her goal of completing the Ice Age Trail Hike from St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin to Door County, Wisconsin.

*Amanda Mitchell, 1st grade teacher, is taking a new job in the Northfield School District after being at Glendale for the last 7 years. She'll also be getting married this coming fall- Congratulations to her & her future husband, Seth!!

And last but certainly not least, our EL Teacher, Kelley Gerdes, is retiring from Glendale after 31 years in the district!! She first taught Kindergarten at Five Hawks, Hidden Oaks and Ponds Edge. Then when Glendale opened, made a grade level change and taught 3rd grade. She has taught ESL for the past 16 years. Kelley plans on spending more time with her family, especially her Mom and granddaughter! She hopes to travel as much as possible and already has a few trips planned! She "wishes everyone the best & will truly miss her Glendale Family"!

Congratulations to each of them! They will all be greatly missed & we wish them the best of luck on their new journeys.


Have you ever heard of the Tale of the Tortoise & the Hare? Well, our Junior Naturalists just put our very own Glendale Tortise (Pablo) & Hare (Rex) to the test! They had a lot of fun creating an obstacle for the two of them to race through. And who was the big winner?? We hear it was a tie!


Report Cards

Student report cards and MAP scores will be available online in Infinite Campus on June 17th. Report cards will reflect 2nd semester academic and social performance.

Moving This Summer?

If you know your family may be moving this summer, please let the Glendale office know. We continually update our enrollment numbers to plan for the upcoming school year.

Summer Information

Bus information for the 2021-22 school year will be posted on Infinite Campus in mid August. Letters with teacher placements and health forms for the 2021-22 school year will be sent through the mail in mid August.

Summer Hours

Our office will be open from 8:00 am 2:00 pm.

We can be contacted at 952.226.0200.


We will be having "Welcome & Assessment Days" on Wednesday, September 8th & Thursday, September 9th where your student(s) will get a chance to meet their teacher and learn a little more of how the schedule will look. *Please look for a sign up link to come later this summer. If you have any questions please call the Glendale Office at 952.226.0200

PLSAS elementary schools will again hold "Great Start to Kindergarten." Designated days in

August were set aside for incoming Kindergarten students to come in prior to the school

year to be assessed. This gave the teachers an excellent indication where those students

were academically, so that curriculum planning could begin on day one. This year practice will continue and the dates for our Kindergarten assessments will be August 2nd-13th.

We will also be having "Welcome Days" on September 8th & 9th, where incoming Kindergarteners will be scheduled for individual time to meet their teacher. You will receive information in the back to school mailing mid-August.


Student Supplies

Back to school supplies for the 2021-22 school year can now be ordered online. To order go to and register. School supply lists are also posted on our school website.

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ISD 719 Calendar for 2021-22

The first day of school next year is September 10th with assessment days on September 8th and 9th. The calendar is available at the following website:

PTC Corner

Glendale Families -

Thank you for a great 20-21 school year! In a year with so many shifts to normal processes, we greatly appreciate all of your support and encouragement along the way and a full recap of all we accomplished during the year will be sent to families soon.

We are looking for a few additional PTC members for next school year to help coordinate the following areas. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to Elizabeth Soucoup (

- Snack Cart: program was on hold this past year due to COVID and we hope to reinstate for next year

- Glenmart (school store): program was on hold this past year due to COVID and we would love a second person to help the current coordinator

- Yearbook: if you are organized and love details, we'd love to have another coordinator.

Thank you to those on the committee this year who poured into the Glendale community in so many different ways!!

Elizabeth Soucoup

Glendale PTC President


Hello Glendale Families!

* The next Glendale D.O.G.S meeting will be held on June 16th at The Wilds Golf Club @ 7:00p.m. to discuss upcoming projects and events for the remainder of the school year and summer months. If you would like to attend the meeting with the Glendale D.O.G.S, please sign up here:

* The D.O.G.S will be “Painting and Refinishing” the Glendale playground on June 5th starting at 9:00 a.m.

If you would like to volunteer to help, please sign up here:

* This year we will be having an “All D.O.G.S Friends & Family Golf Tournament" scheduled for Thursday, August 5th. This fundraising event is to help all Prior Lake/Savage D.O.G.S groups kick off the upcoming school year with a bang and help support future D.O.G.S projects.

Food, Raffles & Fun will be available for all at the event! If you are interested in participating or volunteering for the event, please contact Scott Sanborn at for more information.

* If you are currently not one of the D.O.G.S and would like to become one, please reach out to Scott Sanborn at

Glendale D.O.G.S.

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End of Year Medication Pick-up

Medications including rescue medications (Inhalers, Epi-Pens, etc.) cannot be sent home with elementary students. We recommend leaving rescue medication at school until dismissal of the last day. Please pick up all medications no later than June 10th (by dismissal time at 12:50pm). The District is unable to store medication over the summer; medication remaining in the health office will be properly disposed of after the last day of school. Please call your school’s Health Office if you wish to make other arrangements prior to this.



This document was developed by the Minnesota Department of Health for Schools, Youth & Child Care Programs to use as a guide for Covid-19 exposure & decision processes. We encourage you to reference it to better understand the protocols we're following.

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.

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Find quick links to important school and district resources.


Glendale 2020-21 Handbook -

Glendale PTC Website-

Glendale D.O.G.S Website-

PTC Box Top Info-

Glendale Lunch Menu-


Glendale Attendance Line 952-226-0201

Glendale Main Office 952-226-0200

Glendale Health Office 952-226-0206

Jennifer Molitor, Principal

Lindsay Comstock, Dean of Students

Dawn Ryan, Head Secretary

Heather Hartman, Building Secretary

Elisabeth Ammerman, Social Worker

Technology Helpdesk 952-226-0062 or

District Transportation 952-226-0050

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.