October 31, 2017
Have a Safe and "Spook"tacular Halloween this evening!
PARENTING FAIR-THIS SATURDAY, NOV. 4th
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Register for the 2017 Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair!
Title: Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair
Date: November 4, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Walled Lake Northern High School, 6000 Bogie Lake Road, Commerce, MI
Cost: $15.00 per pre-registered attendee; $20.00 on-site
Child care is available - $3 for one child, $5 for a family
Lunches will be available for purchase from local food trucks.
Online registration orders must be paid for by Visa or MasterCard.
Glengary Staff and Community Book Club-Thursday, Nov. 2nd
If you have not had a chance to read the book, please know you are still welcome and encouraged to attend! This really is a great opportunity to come together to discuss ideas for building empathy in our kids.
The final meeting will be on Thursday, November 30th focused on Part Three-Living Empathy.
STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS.......
Third-Grade Reading Retention Law
Being a good reader is critical for children to be successful in school. In 2017, the Michigan Legislature implemented the Third Grade Reading Law to ensure that students exit third-grade reading at or above grade level, which will impact the current 2017-2018 first-grade students by the time they are in third-grade.
In accordance with this law, and as a means of better informing classroom instruction, districts will be providing K-3 reading assessments to students across the state. These assessments will identify students who need intensive reading instruction and intervention, and will also provide useful information to help teachers tailor instruction to meet individual student needs.
- Letter from Walled Lake Schools on Reading Retention Law.
- The law also requires districts to provide early and regular written communication with parents of K-3 students with reading difficulties. Communication will include information about current services being provided, additional reading supports planned for your child, and a read-at-home plan for you to help your child at home.
- Reading Retention Michigan House Bill No. 4822
- I-Ready Reading Assessment that Walled Lake has been utilizing the past three years.
- K-3 literacy instruction in Walled Lake, includes this the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy booklet.
Positivity Project November Character Strength Calendar
Upcoming High School Performing Arts
U of M - Elementary Engineering Exploration Day
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Does your child show an interest in math or science? Are you interested in what engineering careers are available for your child? EEE Day is a great opportunity to for your kids to learn about what engineering is! We strive to teach elementary school students that engineering can be a fun and creative career.
Who: For Elementary students grade 1 - 5. Parents can come as well!
Where: University of Michigan's North Campus, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Why: It's important to encourage kids to learn more about science and math early on to start building the skills and confidence in their abilities. Engineering is more than just the technical stuff. It develops creativity, teamwork, and problem solving skills which are all important skills that are used on a daily basis.
Further information about the event and how to register will be posted early October!
Contact: Carissa Tsouchlos
SWE Office: (734) 763-5027
(Note: Email is the best form of contact)
News from the PTA...
11/3 - Bagel Day
11/7 - No School
11/10 - Mom/Son Date Night
11/14 - PTA Meeting with special guest, Dr. Delgado - 6:30pm Media Center (free child care)
11/23-11/24 - No School
We are looking for a Glengary Student to design the cover of the Student Directory.
Forms went home last week and are due back by November, 10th. The winner will be announced November 17th.
Mom/Son Date Night
CALLING ALL GLENGARY BOYS!!! Mom/Son Date Night is Friday, November 10th from 6:30pm - 8:45pm at Waterford Lanes for Bowling and Jumping. Forms went home with boys last week!
We hope to see you there!
Questions??? Contact Michelle Sheldon (734)377-1312 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA Membership Update
The 2017-2018 PTA Membership Drive ends on 11/30. We are at 55% participation school-wide. If you have not taken the opportunity yet, please consider joining the PTA and supporting the great activities taking place at Glengary.
The class standings are as follows:
1st Place: Mrs. Eiland 71%
2nd Place: Mrs. Bond 62%
3rd Place: Mrs. Stout 60%
The 1st place class will win a party with Mrs. Johnson, and the 2nd and 3rd place classes will get to participate in a dodgeball game with Mrs. Johnson.
We have drawn the first two prizes for PTA participation. The winners are:
- Signing up before curriculum night Rachel Kast $25 Target Gift Card
- Signing up during first 3 weeks Nikki O’Donnell $25 Target Gift Card
All PTA Members signed up by 11/30 will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Starbucks Gift Card. Thank you for your continued support of the PTA!
Fun Run Gator Race Update
Congratulations to Miller Burrows! Miller won the Gator Race and took home a very cool Hoverboard!!
Yearbook Photos Needed!
Have you taken pictures at any school events so far this year? Please send your photos, like those from the Fun Run and Halloween parades, to the Glengary yearbook staff at Glengary.email@example.com
Is your child a budding artist? If so, we have three upcoming Saturday workshops provided by Young Rembrandts - The Power of Drawing! Your child will learn the following in each two-hour workshop (1:30pm-3:30pm):
Workshop One #F17205: “Monsters, Creatures and Creeps”
This is a great character building exercise and a fun opportunity to draw different facial expressions. We will draw monsters of different shapes, sizes, and colors. The students will carefully analyze the monsters' faces. The exaggerated facial features amplify our characters' personalities and emotions.
Workshop Two #F17206: “Fashion and Fanciful Flowers”
This workshop is inspired by fashion magazines, flowers, makeup accessories, and portrait photography. Students will explore different concepts through fashion-themed imagery. These beautiful drawings offer a fun, yet sophisticated style. We will examine colorful patterns, intricate line work, and compositional layout. The students will draw a variety of flowers, faces, hairdos, and accessories.
Workshop Three #F17207: “Favorite Apps and Video Game Art”
Students will create their own stylized characters that are inspired by iconic video games. These drawings offer different styles from pixel-inspired imagery to action-packed cartoons. The students will draw unique characters of all shapes, sizes, and designs. This provides excellent practice for drawing dynamic characters and exploring pop culture.
CLICK HERE for the information/registration flyer! The Power of Drawing! after-school program is also offered at all Walled Lake Elementary Schools. Visit our Class Listings page to see what's happening at your child's school.
Does your child like to doodle and draw cartoons? We have an upcoming Cartooning Workshop with artist Neal Levin on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 7:00pm-8:30pm.
This class will teach children to draw cartoons through simple instruction and games. Students will learn how to make up their own cartoons! The curriculum for this class is revised each year and students will receive a new packet of cartoons for free!
CLICK HERE for the information/registration flyer!
Thank you for choosing Walled Lake Community Education.
Important Upcoming Dates
3rd Bagel Day
4th Parenting Fair
7th No School
10th Mom/Son Date Night
11th Walled Lake Central Ski Swap
14th PTA Meeting with special guest Dr. Delgado- 6:30 pm (free childcare)
23rd-24th- No School Happy Thanksgiving
1st Bagel day
5th PTA Meeting 6:30 pm