Glendale Elementary September News

#OurVoicesWillChangetheWorld

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WELCOME BACK & HAPPY FALL!

Welcome back! I am excited to see all of the students walking through the door this fall. I've missed them and can't wait to see their smiling faces!


Our building theme this year is "Our Voices will Change the World" and our school-wide expectations are:

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Respectful


We know that this year is going to look very different for our families and that you have alot of questions and concerns about the safety of your student(s) while at school. We have created a document that is a snapshot of our safety procedures and policies for you to reference throughout the year.


I am looking forward to a year filled with laughter, learning, collaboration, and supporting one another in all that we do.


Jennifer Molitor

Glendale Elementary School Principal

READY TO LEARN PLAN & SCHOOL SAFETY FORM

Details about our Ready to Learn plan can be found on our district website:

https://www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/about-us/coronavirus


To help us keep our schools safe, we are asking all families to review our COVID-19 Student Daily Return to School Checklist: https://bit.ly/2YiX4U8


After you review the Checklist, **please fill out the following form for each one of your students**: https://bit.ly/34ldPSl

BACK-TO-SCHOOL WELCOME DAYS

We will be having "Welcome & Assessment Days" on Thursday, September 10th & Friday, September 11th where your student(s) will get a chance to meet their teacher and learn a little more of how the schedule will look for hybrid learning days. *Please sign up for a time slot for each student in your household through the below link. If you have any questions please call the Glendale Office at 952.226.0200


https://ptcfast.com/schools/Glendale_Elem

IMPORTANT PARENT FORMS

As we get organized for the 2020-21 school year, we are requesting that you please complete each of the below forms (one form per student in your household) by Thursday, September 10th:


1. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION PLAN- Getting students to their after school destination is one of the most important school logistical planning items. For that reason, we ask that parents follow the link to inform the school what the "Student Transportation Plan" is for their student(s) by Thursday, September 10th.


2. PARENTAL RELEASE FORM- This will give your student(s) permission to participate in off-campus events within walkable distance with the classroom teacher (nature walks, city play fields, etc). You will also need to sign an agreement that you and your student(s) have reviewed the 2020-21 parent/student handbook (found on our website) containing information on district and building rules, policies, procedures and expectations.


3. ANNUAL INFINITE CAMPUS UPDATE- We are asking all parents of current students to complete the Annual Update in Infinite Campus before the first day of school. This update will only take about five minutes. ** If your child has not yet attended school at PLSAS, you do not need to complete this update.**


The information in Infinite Campus is used in the event of an emergency and to communicate with you about important events, including school closures.


· You will be asked to review and update the following information:

· Parent contact information— phone, email, mailing address

· Emergency contact(s)

· Household information

· Health information— conditions and medications

· Free and reduced-price meal applications


Instructions:

1.) Log into Campus Parent in Infinite Campus on a computer

**the update cannot be completed on a mobile device**

2.) Click “More” in the left navigation menu

3.) Click “Online Registration” in the bottom-middle of the page

For families already enrolled, "Online Registration" means updating or confirming all information in our system

4.) Select “Click here to go to Annual Update”

5.) Click “Begin Registration” and follow the steps to verify or update all information.

Click here for annual update instructions with screenshots.


**You must verify or update all fields for each student in order to submit the update.


If you have questions about the Annual Update, or if you have never logged in to Infinite Campus, please contact Lynn Wieczorek, Data Systems Specialist at 952-226-0062 or lwieczorek@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us


If you have any questions in regards to these forms, please feel free to call the Glendale Office at 952-226-0200.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

  • Sept 8 & 9- NO SCHOOL- Teacher Workshop
  • Sept 8- PTC Meeting 6:30PM - Glendale Lower Level Parking Lot (Outside)
  • Sept 10 - Assessment/Welcome Day
  • Sept 11- Assessment/Welcome Day
  • Sept 14 - 1st Day of School Group A
  • Sept 15 - 1st Day of School Group B
  • Oct 5- Picture Day for Group A & DLA students
  • Oct 9- Picture Day for Group B & DLA students
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SCHOOL SUPPLIES

You can find all class Supply Lists available on our Glendale website.


Don't feel like heading to the store? Shop for supplies online instead at schooltoolbox.com!

ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

As we start back to school this year, we wanted to remind everyone of our arrival & dismissal procedures. We appreciate your continued patience as we work through all of the new guidelines to keep our students and staff safe.


MORNING ARRIVAL:

All K-5 students that are dropped off or walk, should go to the lower level doors. No students may be dropped off before 9:00 am. Kid’s Co. is available for families that need supervision before 9:00. You will need to register your student with Kid’s Co. At 9:00 the doors will open and an adult will greet students.

Buses drop students off on the upper level parking lot. For students that are arriving late after 9:20am, parents will need to park in the upper parking lot and accompany their student in to the main entrance to sign them in for the day. The lower level doors will be locked at 9:20am.


END OF DAY DISMISSAL:

Buses will pick up students in the upper level parking lot. All K-5 students that are picked up or walk will be in the lower level parking lot.


PICK UP IN CAR LINE: Please have your sign ready & visible in the window until your student(s) is in the car. When arriving in the parking lot, always stay to the right and form only one line- please follow the arrows and stay inside the painted pick up lane.


STUDENTS BEING BUCKLED IN CARSEATS: Once your child gets in the car, we ask that you please pull all the way to the end of the sidewalk near the lower level exit/stop sign to assist them in order to keep the line moving.


Kids Co. is available if you need care for your student after 4:00pm. If there is an emergency and you are going to be late, please notify the office and your student will be waiting in the front office. You will need to come in and sign them out.


If you have any questions, feel free to call the main office at 952.226.0200. If needed, the Kids Company phone number is 952.226.0090. Again, our main goal is to have a safe process to get our valuable students here and back home every day. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Hello Glendale Elementary Families!


The 2020-2021 school year is right around the corner and while it may not look the same as year’s past, it is bound to be a year of learning and growing as a school community. Glendale’s Parent Teacher Child Organization (PTC) will also look a bit different but we remain committed to working together, building the learner’s community through encouragement, involvement and support.

In this note you will find ways to support Glendale through fundraising, opportunities to connect with other Glendale families and important dates and links. PTC will be using our Facebook profile for fun updates from around the school, event information, etc. so please like/follow Glendale PTC for important details!


The PTC feels staying connected to other Glendale families is more important than ever before and we are putting together the Glendale Buzz Book to serve as a school directory for families. The gathered information will be shared with school families only via PDF by late September. To opt in, please click Glendale Buzz Book and share your contact information by September 18th. Thank you in advance for participating!!


We have also partnered with Laker Outfitters for this year’s online school spirit store. The store will remain open until September 25th so please take advantage of these great deals on both Glendale and Prior Lake items.

School Spirit Wear Store


Fundraising to support Glendale is important and there are a number of simple options to accomplish this effort:

· AmazonSmile

o Simply shop at smile.amazon.com (you will use the same account as amazon.com) and select Glendale as the charitable organization you would like to support

· Box Tops for Education

o Download the Box Tops app and sign up for free. Designate Glendale and then use the app to scan your receipts within 2 weeks of purchase

· Coca Cola Give

o Visit coke.com/give, select Glendale and start entering your product codes

· Local Restaurants

o We have partnered with a number of local restaurants supporting Glendale with a portion of their proceeds during a specified date and time. Be on the lookout for upcoming events at Davanni’s, Tin Shed, Noodles and Edelweiss on our Facebook event page!


The Glendale PTC welcomes all suggestions and would love to hear from you. We look forward to another great school year and sharing together in the joy of the Glendale Elementary community.


Elizabeth Soucoup

Glendale PTC President

elizabethsoucoup@gmail.com

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.