WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20, 2023
Message from the Principal
GLOW Students & Families,
We hope you all had a great weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead. We hope you'll check out this week's newsletter, as it is filled with news and updates from GLOW!
Wishing you all a great week!
Kate B. Tayloe
✅ UPDATES & REMINDERS ✅
Middle School Phoenix Jam - This Friday!
The Phoenix Jam is this Friday, February 24th!
This is a free, monthly event where middle school students can come hang out, play games, dance and have a good time with their friends on a Friday night in the GLOW Student Center.
Any donations of snack items, pizza gift cards, or monetary donations are greatly appreciated and can be brought to the front office, labeled for Phoenix Jam!
Whole School Winter Fest - This Friday!
GLOW Academy's first Winter Festival will be held this Friday, February 24th. We are excited to offer our students a morning of fun activities & seasonal refreshments. If you'd like to contribute to the Hot Chocolate Station, please sign up HERE. You may send in your donation with your student and have them drop off to the front desk or Ms. Adams (Lowe Hall Rm 612).
Dimes for the Dance Fundraiser
We will be collecting coins and cash in the carpool line daily and will have a QR code for online donations. Money can also be given directly to Mrs. Majeski-Turner in Lowe Hall Room 609.
If we reach $500 by March 1st, the whole school will have a dress down day on Friday, March 3rd, but there will also be the chance to earn additional dress down days for every additional $500 that is collected. Help us earn those dress down days and make this year’s prom amazing!
2) Click VOLUNTEERS - Sign up for Volunteering
3) Scroll down to Cheer Station - then find Glow Academy
4) Click the time slot (6:45-10:45am)
5) Hit Volunteer
6) Enter your task password which is - cheer. It's all lowercase
7) It's going to ask you questions about yourself, address, email, etc. You'll have to make sure everything is filled out.
8) Just make sure to click the box for Glow Academy when it asks who you are affiliated with. This lets us know who's group you are in, and how many have signed up.
9) Confirm volunteer registration
Living the Dream: Middle School Entrepreneurship Program
Class of 2023 - Senior Success Series & Senior Parent Meeting
Upcoming Financial Aid Webinar Series
Students and their families are often confused about how to bridge the gap between family funds, financial aid and the total cost of paying for college. Funding a college education shouldn’t be a mystery. Having a better understanding of the funding landscape can help families build a sound plan so students can focus on their studies.
We will cover all the important topics you need to know to pay for college:
Week 1: How to Pay for College, February 2nd, 6-7 p.m. - Register here
Week 2: Scholarships "Ask the Experts" panel, February 9th, 6-7 p.m. - Register here
Week 3: FAFSA;s done - show me the money!, February 16th, 6-7 p.m. - Register here
Week 4: Comparing financial aid award letters, February 23rd, 6-7 p.m. - Register here
Free Coding Camp Opportunity
Kode With Klossy camps are a series of FREE 2-week coding-intensive camps (Virtual) designed for students of traditionally underrepresented genders in the STEAM fields. Applications are open to girls, gender nonconforming and trans students, ages 13-18, who are curious, passionate, community-minded and enthusiastic about the future world of tech. NO prior coding experience is required.
The priority application deadline is February 28, 2023 at 11:55PM ET. CLICK HERE to Apply.
What is PBIS?
PBIS helps schools create a common language around student behavior expectations and focuses on teaching expectations, preventing problems, and using logical consequences. At GLOW, we have established a common language by identifying 4 key expectations (respectful, responsible, safe, and kind) for all students. PBIS requires that we focus first on educating students about expectations and recognizing students who exhibit these behaviors (respect, responsibility, safety, and kindness).
Students have been provided instruction regarding what it means to be respectful, responsible, safe, and kind in all school environments. When we communicate with students about behavior that requires redirection, we use these 4 key words to communicate with students and re-teach expectations, as needed.
We encourage you to also use the language of GLOW's expectations when communicating with your student about behavior in and out of school. We believe that all behavior (appropriate an inappropriate) can be aligned with these 4 expectations.
🗓️ SAVE THE DATE 🗓️
Class of 2024 & Class of 2025 Opportunity
Our partners at Queens University invite you to their upcoming Discover Queens event on Saturday, March 25th. Discover Queens is an open house-style event for interested prospective undergraduate students and their families that goes beyond our typical campus tour.
You’ll see what makes Queens special and what your life would look like as a Royal.
Learn more and register at https://admissions.queens.edu/portal/discoverqueens
✅ UPDATES ✅
🤧 Cold & Flu Season is Here
Cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu, GLOW will be following the recommendations and guidelines outlined by the CDC and New Hanover County Health Department:
Please do not send your child to school if she has or has had:
- fever of 100 degrees or higher within the last 24 hours (must be fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school)
- Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
- Symptoms that make it hard for your child to participate in school such as frequent coughing, headache, body aches, fatigue, earaches.
- Strep Throat- until on antibiotics 24 hr.
Additionally, tips for staying healthy can be found in the image below!
COVID Testing Available
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⭐ GLOW FREQUENTLY REFERENCED RESOURCES ⭐
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