January Newsletter


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  • Jan 7 - 5th Grade Ski Field Trip to Hyland Hills 9:30AM - 3:30PM
  • Jan 8 - 3rd Grade Synergy Creativity Festival Field Trip 8:00AM
  • Jan 9 - 4th & 5th Grade Synergy CreativeCon Field Trip 7:50AM
  • Jan 10 - Jr. Naturalist Meeting 8:00AM
  • Jan 10 - Glenmart for 2nd & 3rd grade 9:20 - 9:45AM
  • Jan 10 - 5th Grade Middle School Concert @ TOMS 10:15AM-11:30AM
  • Jan 10 - PTC ESTEM Night 6:00-8:00PM
  • Jan 14 - PTC Meeting 6:30PM
  • Jan 14 - DOGS Meeting @ Tin Shed 7:00PM
  • Jan 15 - 4th & 5th Grade Geography Bee 2:30PM - 3:30PM
  • Jan 17 - Glenmart for 4th & 5th grade 9:20 - 9:45AM
  • Jan 20 - NO SCHOOL- MLK Jr. DAY
  • Jan 22 - All School Meeting 9:30AM
  • Jan 22 - 1st Grade Stages Theater Fieldtrip 11:45AM-2:00PM
  • Jan 23 - EARLY RELEASE DAY (students dismissed at 1:50PM)
  • Jan 24 - NO SCHOOL- Teacher Workshop
  • Jan 27 - Middle School Honor Band 2:30-3:30PM
  • Jan 27 - Author Visit: Mark Newman (Kinder-2nd grade)
  • Jan 28 - Author Visit: Mark Newman (3rd- 5th grade)
  • Jan 28 - Middle School Info Night @ TOMS 6:30PM
  • Jan 29 - C.A.R.E.S Celebration w/ Mrs. Molitor
  • Jan 31 - Cash For Critters- Pay $1 to wear a hat all day in school
  • Feb 3 - Kindergarten Registration Night 5:30-6:30PM


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 December! The next C.A.R.E.S. breakfast will be Wednesday, January 29th.


Yearbooks will go on sale January 17-February 17 (online sales only). Students will be bringing home a flyer with all the information in the next week or so. Yearbooks will be delivered late May or early June. Cost is $18. Additional options are available for added costs and include: hard cover, name and photo on cover, stickers, autograph pages etc. Yearbook questions can be emailed to 3rd grade teacher Tom Deris at tderis@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us
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Every month, Mrs. Molitor will be reading a new book for our students to enjoy and learn from. For the month of January, Mrs. Molitor is reading "Under My Hijab".

Grandma's hijab clasps under her chin. Auntie pins hers up with a whimsical brooch. Jenna puts a sun hat over hers when she hikes. Iman wears a sports hijab for Tae Kwon Do. As a young girl observes the women in her life and how each covers her hair a different way, she dreams of the possibilities in her own future and how she might express her personality through her hijab.

Under My Hijab



The month of December in Media was spent participating in the Hour of Code. Students look forward to this because they get to have choice in what coding options they play. 3rd-5th graders chose from a variety of coding games. Some favorites were Dance Party, The Foos, Minecraft, and many more! K-2nd graders started coding in Codepsark with the Foos which they have been really enjoying!


We ended the month of December with fun Nutcracker activities in music. K-2 enjoyed learning a dance and scarf activity to the Russian Trepak, along with plate skating to the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. 3-5 was challenged by learning a cup game also to the music of the Russian Trepak from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, and many won a prize! At the end of each round, if they had the special cup, they won a prize! It was a fun way to finish out 2019, and to bring in 2020 (for my day 5 kiddos).


In January, we’re reviewing for most of the month: Art room expectations, shapes, lines, colors, & getting projects up on Seesaw! Expect lots of artwork to come home soon!


Happy New Year, we hope everyone had a relaxing break and had time to play outside in the snow! Last month, Glendale students, participated in our annual bowling unit. We played, “add it up”, “bowling bingo” and to top it off we had MOONLIGHT BOWLING!! Please remember to send tennis shoes to school every day with your child.



SPAN (Prior Lake/Savage chapter of the MN Council for the Gifted and Talented) is hosting representatives from College Connectors (http://collegeconnectors.com/) on Tu Jan. 21 from 7-8:30pm in the Twin Oaks Middle School auditorium (lower level). The representatives will present and answer questions about searching for colleges that match your needs/wants, considerations during the few years before you apply to college, and other tips. Questions or want to be placed on the SPAN email list? Contact us at span.priorlake@gmail.com . SPAN will also be hosting a coffee chat later this month on a date to be determined; look for another notification and/or check our website at http://mcgt.net/priorlake/about .


Greetings from the Health Office!

Keeping PLSAS Healthy!

Health Services strive to keep kiddos healthy by closely tracking communicable diseases throughout the district. We follow the Department of Health’s guidelines for infectious disease reporting, as it is a vital step in controlling and preventing the spread of communicable disease. It is greatly appreciated that when you call your student in sick, you leave all symptoms your student displays.

Stay healthy by:

-Practicing good hand hygiene.

-Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeves.

-Not sharing eating utensils, drinking glasses, towels or other personal items.

-Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

-Avoid close contact with people who are sick, if possible

-Get vaccinated

As always, please remember to check your student for head lice over the holiday break and periodically throughout the year. Information about head lice is available on the Health Services website: https://www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/about-us/departments/health-safety If you do not have access to a computer, please call the Health office for a hard copy.

**Please remember to launder and return any clothes that your child borrows from the Health Office. In addition, we are always in need of clothing donations in the health office. We are especially in need of sizes 5-7. Please consider us as you are cleaning out closets!


Dressing your child with warm clothes, hats, gloves, snow pants and boots helps students have a fun time in cold, snowy weather. **Students will always go outdoors for recess unless the "feels like" temperature falls below -5 degrees or it is steadily raining. Please help to make sure your child is prepared for outdoor recess each day!



Check out the fun classes offered this winter!

New Class w/ Mrs. Gus!

After School Art: Clay Creations (2nd - 5th Grade) - NEW! (Only offered at GD)

In After School Art with Mrs. Gus you will get messy with clay! Each session is 3 weeks of sculpting clay projects and one week of glazing your projects. In section one the theme is containers. The second section includes opportunities to create a flower bowl, initial hanging, and wind chimes. Projects may be picked up during school time.

2926B1 - Clay Containers

Glendale Elementary School: GD 216 Art
Wednesdays, Jan 29 - Feb 19
4:00 - 5:00 PM

2926B2w - Clay Decor - Glendale

Glendale Elementary School: GD 216 Art
Wednesdays, Feb 26 - Mar 18
4:00 - 5:00 PM

3 Sessions Each

Fee: $65 each or Register for both and receive a discount

Instructor: Glendale Art Teacher Mrs. Guswiler

If you haven’t already registered, please register online at www.priorlakesavagece.com or by contacting Community Education directly at 952-226-0080. For scholarships and tuition assistance, please contact Community Education at 952-226-0080.


Glendale 2019-20 Handbook - https://bit.ly/2kh64Zg

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

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.