Glenside Middle School

February 2016 Newsletter

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A Note From the Principal

We have had a mild winter so far but we need to make sure that all students in our district are safe during drop off and pick up times. Dropping off your child at the crosswalk on Fullerton on East or West bound lanes is NOT a safe option for students as well as adults. Please use the outer lane only for dropping and picking up your child from Glenside. Parents are allowed to use the Camera Park parking lot as well. This may be a better and a safer option for days in which the weather is bad. Please be aware of students and adults around the parking lot area and drive patiently and slowly. Also, please refrain from using your cell phone during these times. Let’s have the safest year yet!

All students will be taking the online version of the PARCC test in March and April. Please try to make sure that your child is in attendance during this time and encourage your child to do their very best on the test! More information on this will be sent home with students shortly.

News

Hoops for Heart

Glenside Middle School held a Hoops for Heart Pirate Adventure on February 12th. The dollars raised are critical to the development of lifesaving research.

Did you know... 80% of heart disease is preventable? Every day 2500 people in the US have a heart attack. We want to educate your child on heart healthy habits to keep their heart healthy.

Hoops for Heart

Announcements

Girls on Track

GMS is participating Heart and Sole through Girls on the Run, a new program for middle school girls. Heart & Sole creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections and develop life skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond.

Sign up at http://www.gotrchicago.org. Practices will begin Tuesday, March 1st and will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact Mrs. Caccamo if interested.

Kids & Social Media

The presentation for parents that was held on January 13th in the Glenside Cafetorium is now available online as a screencast. Brought to you by the Glenside Technology Team, learn more about what we are doing to keep our students safe online and get resources to use at home. Click here to learn more about kids & social media.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 16

GMS Wrestling vs Gurrie

6:30pm Adult ESL Classes


Wednesday, February 17

GMS Boys Volleyball vs Marquardt

GMS Girls Basketball at Marquardt

GMS Wrestling @ Hadley

2:45pm Destination Imagination

2:45pm GMS Battle of the Books

2:50pm GMS Student Council


Thursday, February 18

GMS Boys Volleyball vs O'Neill

GMS Girls Basketball at O'Neill

6:30pm Adult ESL Classes

7:00pm GPS- Helping Adults Understand Teens and Teens Understand Themselves


Saturday, February 20

GMS Wrestling @ Plano

Solo/Ensemble GMS Music-Contest Wood Dale Middle School, Wood Dale


Tuesday, February 23

GMS Boys Volleyball vs Glen Crest

GMS Girls Basketball at Glen Crest

6:30pm Adult ESL Classes


Wednesday, February 24

GMS Wrestling at Lisle

2:50pm GMS Student Council

6:15pm County Spelling Bee


Thursday, February 25

GMS Boys Volleyball at Herrick

GMS Girls Basketball vs Herrick

6:30pm Adult ESL Classes


Friday, February 26

2:08pm Winter Spirit Assembly


Tuesday, March 1

Boys Volleyball at Marquardt

Girls Basketball vs Marquardt

6:30pm Adult ESL Classes


Wednesday, March 2

GMS Music-Glenbard North Showcase - Bands

Day of Reading

2:45pm Destination Imagination

2:45pm GMS Battle of the Books

2:50pm GMS Student Council


Thursday, March 3

GMS Boys Volleyball vs Westlake

GMS Girls Basketball at Westlake

6:30pm Adult ESL Classes

7:00pm GPS- Learning Outside the Lines: The Tools for Academic Success


Friday, March 4

Teacher Institute Day-No Student Attendance


Saturday, March 5

Destination Imagination Tournament at Hadley Middle School

GMS Wrestling Sectionals


Monday, March 7

7:00pm GMS Music-Booster Meeting in LMC


Tuesday, March 8

GMS Boys Volleyball at O'Neill

GMS Girls Basketball vs O'Neill

2:45pm Destination Imagination Party

6:30pm Adult ESL Classes


Wednesday, March 9

GMS Boys Volleyball vs West Chicago

2:50pm GMS Student Council


Thursday, March 10

6:30pm Adult ESL Classes

7:00pm GMS Music-Men of Note at GB North - Choir Men


Friday, March 11

GMS Wrestling State

End of 3rd Quarter


Saturday, March 12

GMS Wrestling State


Monday, March 14

7:00pm Board of Education Meeting


Tuesday, March 15

GMS Girls Basketball Tournament

6:30pm Adult ESL Classes


Wednesday, March 16

GMS Boys Volleyball Tournament

12:00pm GPS Don't Try Harder, Try Different: Managing Anxiety and Stress

2:45pm GMS Battle of the Books

2:50pm GMS Student Council


Thursday, March 17

GMS Girls Basketball Tournament

6:30pm Adult ESL Classes


Friday, March 18

GMS Boys Volleyball Tournament

GMS Report Cards Mailed Home


Saturday, March 19

11:30 FUSE-Awards Program and the Secrets to High School Victory


Monday, March 21

7:00pm Board of Education Meeting


Tuesday, March 22

GMS Girls Basketball Final

6:30pm Adult ESL Classes


Wednesday, March 23

GMS Boys Volleyball Final

2:50pm GMS Student Council

6:00pm GMS Music-Concerts-Bands + Choir


Thursday, March 24

GMS Raider Madness

6:30pm Adult ESL Classes


Friday, March 25

Student Non-Attendance Day


Monday, March 28

Spring Recess Begins


Tuesday, March 29

6:30pm Adult ESL Classes


Monday, April 4

Classes Resume

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