Glengary Gazette

April 4, 2022

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A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Dear Glengary Families,

Welcome to April! I hope you had a restful spring break with your family. It's hard to believe that we are well on our way through the final trimester of the 2021-2022 school year. The next few months will be full of learning and fun and we are excited to make the most out of the end of the school year with all of our Gators.

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


*April is the Autism Awareness Month

* April is National Poetry Month

4/4: Final LEGO Reading Logs and BINGO Boards Due

4/4: April i-Ready Competition Begins

4/4: School Store Begins (Hosted by Student Council)

4/5: PTA Meeting 6:30 at Glengary in the Media Center

4/6: STEAM Planning Meeting @ 4:30 PM

4/7: Board Meeting

4/8: Mr. Peace Assembly

4-11-4/14: Book Fair

4/13: 5th Grade Celebration Parent Mtg. @ 4:15 via zoom

4/14: Math Course-Skipping Test Administration @ GLE after school

4/14: Spring Picture Day Forms Sent Home

4/15: No School-Good Friday

4/16: Dining to Donate-Panda Express (Novi)

4/19: Fire Drill

4/20: Wellness Wednesday

4/21: Spring Pictures

4/22: Earth Day

4/27: Half Day of School for Students (Staff Professional Development)

4/29: Bagel Day


5/2-5/6: Staff Appreciation Week

5/6: Family Steam Night

5/16: Flower Sale Delivery


6/3: Daddy/Daughter Dance-Save the Date!

Positivity Project

Positivity Project

This Week (April 3- 9) students will be building the Other People Matter Mindset by learning how to Identify and Appreciate the Good in Others. The following week (April 10-16) the character strength of focus will be Fairness.

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!

Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others

This week students are continuing to build the Other People Matter Mindset by learning how to identify and appreciate the good in others. Some simple activities you can do to support your learner practice this are listed below:

* Ask your child which character strengths they have learned about thus far. Next ask them to tell you if they have noticed others using some of these strengths. (i.e. parents, classmates, teacher, siblings, etc.)

* Have your child write thank you cards to others where they show appreciation for something someone has done or simply showing appreciation for someone being a positive influence in their life. Maybe even send the cards via email or snail mail to brighten someone's day.

*Have your child practice giving compliments to others!

* Have your child call a friend or family member and tell them why they appreciate their friendship.

Fairness Parent Links Below

New Information

Reflections Winners

Thanks to everyone who attended the 21-22 Reflections Celebration at Smart Middle School. A special congratulations to Glengary's school level winners who were recognized at the event!

Pictured Left to Right-

· Patrick Maher

· Ella Werner

· Everett Metcalf

· Decklyn Cygan (not pictured)

Thank you to Glengary parents and PTA Reflection Chairs, Andrea Halimi, Yoko Metcalf, and Carly Zieske for your leadership and organization in this year’s Reflections Program!

The theme for 2022-2023 will be "Show Your Voice!" We encourage our Gators to start thinking creatively about next year’s theme!

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Wellness Wednesday: April 20 (6:00-8:30)

The final Wellness Wednesday for the 21-22 school year will be April 20 and is geared toward families with students in middle and high school.

Title: Real Life Choices- Dangerous Consequences

Presenters: Amy Stern (Community Network Services), Dr. Lonze (Deputy Superintendent), Lt. Wendy Reyes (Oakland County Sheriff), Jaclyn Sivers (Oakland Co Prosecutors Office- Juvenile Div), Lisa Daniel-Goldman (Parent from the Jamie Daniels Foundation)

This event will be held at WLC in the auditorium. Below is flyer with more details!

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The District is now offering optional COVID testing to our staff, students, and parents. Both Rapid and PCR tests are available. The testing will take place at the Educational Services Center (850 Ladd Road, Building D Walled Lake, MI 48390) on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-7 p.m.

The COVID testing staff, provided by a third party, will be responsible for letting people in the side door on the south side of the building.

· If you have insurance, your insurance provider will be billed.

· If you do not have insurance, there is a cost of $110.00 for a PCR test and $50.00 for a rapid test - This comes as a result of the Federal Government no longer providing funding for testing.

To set up an appointment for testing, please complete the form below.


Mr. Peace will join our Gators on Friday, April 8 for an interactive and encouraging assembly about leadership and kindness. Mr. Peace is an awesome, local, motivational speaker who has positively impacted many of our Gators in previous years! He is back and ready to share the last presentation in his leadership series with our Gators. Mr. Peace's website is linked below for more information along with a link for where merchandise can be purchased.

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M-STEP and MI-Access Testing to Begin (3rd-5th Grade Students)

Beginning this April, Glengary Elementary will administer the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) & the MI-Access (Alternate Assessment) to students in Grades 3-5. The M-STEP will be given online and MI-Access will be give via paper/pencil and will measure student knowledge of the State of Michigan’s academic standards in English Language arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

Below are the testing windows for each grade level. Exact testing dates for each grade-level will be shared with each respective grade-level soon. Please make every attempt to avoid having your child miss school on testing dates below and to have your child to school on time.


State Spring Testing Window: April 11-May 20 (6 Week Testing Window)

* Online testing window for grade 3-5: April 11-May 20

* Online testing for grade 3 (ELA ONLY): April 11-May 6 (NOTE: ELA Testing for 3rd Grade to be completed by May 6th in alignment with state requirements and the 3rd grade Reading Law).

*MI-Access Alternate Assessments: April 11-May 27

Please share with your child the importance of these assessments, as they are an indicator of your child’s progress within the Michigan Standards and will assist us in knowing the progress of our student body at Glengary Elementary. Below you will find some additional M-STEP resources and information.

Spring Book Fair!

We are excited to share that Glengary will host a Spring Book Fair! Flyers went home with students prior to Spring Break.

Please note the dates below including evening hours for families to visit:

-Thursday, April 7: Book Fair Set-Up After School

-Tuesday, April 12 & Thursday, April 14: Students May Purchase Books During Media

-Tuesday, April 12: Book Fair Evening Hours (4:15-7:00 PM)

-Thursday, April 14: Book Fair Tear Down (After School)

We are in search of several volunteers for this event! Click on the link below for volunteer sign up. We also ask that you complete the District Criminal History Volunteer Form and email it to and . Thank you!


Congrats to 2nd grade who collectively passed 474 reading lessons over the month of March!

Congrats to 3rd grade who collectively passed 437 math lessons over the month of March!

Both grade levels have earned a 30 minute bonus recess with Mrs. Johnson and Romeo!

April i-Ready School-Wide Challenge

We have 1 month until the final i-Ready Diagnostic Window (May 2-June 3). We will have our final i-Ready Competition of the school year during the month of April to encourage student engagement with lessons, extend learning and close academic gaps. Our students have done a spectacular job thus far!

April Theme: Scoop-Tacular i-Ready Results

Goal: Each grade will earn 1 scoop of ice cream for every 12 lessons passed. Classes can earn their grade-level 1 bonus scoop of ice cream in math and/or reading each week if 80% of the class has meet their goal of 45 minutes each week.

March Competition Dates: Monday, April 4-Sunday, May 1

Week 1: 4/4/22-4/10/22- Report totals on Monday 4/11/22

Week 2: 4/11/22 - 4/17/22 - Report totals on Monday 4/18/22

Week 3: 4/18/22-4/24/22- Report totals on Monday 4/25/22

Week 4: 4/25/22-5/1/22-Report totals on Monday 5/2/22

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.

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.

Don't forget to view your child's report card!

The second trimester report cards are now available for parents to view in Skyward .

Be sure to look at your child's report card and touch base with the classroom teacher if you have questions or concerns.

Spring Pictures with Lifetouch

Save the date! Spring pictures will take place at Glengary on Thursday, April 21st. Hard copies will be sent home on Thursday, April 14th.

Photos can also be ordered online on with the school ID or Picture Day ID: EVTNXTPCK

Kindergarten Registration Continues

Kindergarten Registration continues! Click on the link below to find step-by-step directions for how to register!

**Please note that new this year, both a hearing screening and a vision screening are required!

Student Council Hosts School Store

Student Council will again partner with to raise funds and resources for Glengary teachers. Please note that this is completely optional and not associated with the PTA. All PTA fundraisers are finished for the 21-22 school year. School Store Packets will be sent home this week.

ZOOFEST: Register Now!

Glengary families are invited to the Detroit Zoo on July 10th from 8:00-12:00 for a unique mental health event called 'The Wild Walk 4 Mental Health.' Hosted by Words of Hope 4 Life and Glengary parent, Nikki O’Donnell, this event is sure to bring fun and education to all!

The event will be a full day of family fun including the mental health walk, activities for kids and the families, a sound stage, selfie stations, a scavenger hunt and so much more! In addition to learning about mental health and wellness through the various fun events and walk, participants will have the added benefit of getting access to the zoo for the day!

Use the link below to purchase tickets and be sure to select Glengary Elementary under affiliation! For every ticket purchased, a monetary donation of $1 per ticket will come back to Glengary.

Looking forward to seeing many of our Glengary Gators at this fun summer event!

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What is Summer Adventures?

Returning for our 16th year, Summer Adventures is a state licensed summer program which provides children with an alternative to traditional daycare. Campers will participate in outdoor sports, fun at the Richardson center, arts and crafts, daily swim in the high school indoor pool, scavenger hunts, theme days, special guests and other great fun! Choose as many or as few days as you like with our Flexible Scheduling.

Location: Walled Lake CENTRAL High School

Dates: June 15 - August 19 (closed on 7/1 and 7/4)
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 7:00am - 6:00pm

· Drop Off Time: 7:00am - 9:00am

· Pick Up Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Pre-Registration Fee: $48.00
Daily Fee: $40.00 per day.
Drop In Fee: $55.00 per day (Please keep in mind, the one-time registration fee of $48.00 will apply)

All forms must be completed and received before your child can stay at Summer Adventures

Summer Adventure Forms

Please Note: There will be a $5.00 late fee for every camper picked up AFTER 6:00pm and an additional $1.00 per minute charge after 6:10pm. A $7.00 per day / per child transfer fee will be charged if schedule changes need to be made.

WL Earth Day Poster Contest Winners

Glengary PTA Information

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!

Executive Board Elections

Elections for the 22-23 school year will take place during the PTA Meeting on 4/5. The current ballot is listed below. As a board, we plan PTA events and activities, carry out fundraisers for the school and make decisions for how donated dollars will positively impact our Gators! Come to the meeting and place your vote!

President: Alison Burke

Vice President (choose 1): Stephanie Inglis-Dubin and Andrea Halimi

Secretary: Jessica Brattina

Treasurer: Cara Richards

Legislative Advocate: Carly Zieske

Membership Chairs (choose 2): Yoko Metcalf, Phil Metcalf, and Maureen Yessian

Volunteer Coordinator: Wendi Oliver

Social Media Coordinator: Alaina Finkel

March is Reading Month has been a HUGE success!

The final minutes from the week of Spring Break are being counted but so far our school has read over 78,000 minutes!!! Those minutes have been tallied by classroom and the one with the most minutes will receive a LEGO prize!! Students can easily see their progress by looking at the graphs in front of each classroom! Remind students to look through the halls for our characters from our last theme, Where the Wild Things Are. Turn in your Bingo Sheets ASAP so your child can be entered into a drawing to win a LEGO set!

Kindness Campaign

Our Kindness Counts campaign continues! During the week of March 21-25 - our students Caught over 100 students being kind! We will continue this challenge which aligns perfectly with the Other People Matter Mindset focus this week: Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others.

Remind your children to look for the hearts on the Positivity Project board and the paper chain in the hallway!

Spring Flower Sale: Thank you!

Our Spring Flower Sale was a huge success! We almost reached our school goal with a total $4,122 - that is 815 plants!!! THANK YOU!

Delivery day is May 16th and we will need help sorting and dispersing plants - watch for information and a Sign Up Genius to volunteer!

The Glengary Yearbook has been completed!

We thank everyone who sent in pictures - this has been a great year to remember!

Dining to Donate

Our next Dining to Donate will take place at Panda Express on Saturday, April 16th from 10:30 am - 9:30 pm! Come into the Novi location (2650 Novi Road), mention Glengary and have lunch OR dinner!!!

Bagel Day: April 29

The next Bagel day is Friday, April 29. As a reminder, bagel days are prepay only.

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

We are super excited to bring Glengary STEAM Night back this spring on May 6th from 6-8 pm. Come see interactive stations and presentations from Mad Science, Sundberg-Ferrar, Albert Kahn Associates, Lawrence Tech and many more! Participate in the raffle and silent auction for awesome prizes and support our school at the same time! If you, your company or a small business you know of would like to donate any items for the raffle or silent auction, please reach out to Alison Burke at!

Daddy Daughter Dance

Save the Date: The Daddy Daughter Dance is coming June 3rd! More information coming home, soon!

Mom-Son Event is making its debut this spring!

More information coming home, soon!

Previously Shared Information

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.

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.

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.

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