Tuesday Tidbits

October 31, 2017

Have a Safe and "Spook"tacular Halloween this evening!

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This weekend is Fall Back. Please set your clocks back on Sunday November 5th at 2:00 am.
Outdoor recess is an important part of your child's day and fresh air and physical play time is crucial for them to be successful each day. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor recess. It is that time of year that a coat is necessary and long pants. Students go outside daily unless inclement weather or extreme cold.


The 2017 Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair will be Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Walled Lake Northern High School (6000 Bogie Lake Road, Commerce, MI). The event will feature Keynote Speaker, Dr. Michele Borba.

Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally recognized expert and author on children, teens, parenting, bullying and moral development. Her work aims to help strengthen children’s character and resilience, build strong families, create compassionate and just school cultures, and reduce peer cruelty. Her practical, research-based advice is culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.

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

We had a great first meeting on October 5th. Thanks for all that joined! Our second meeting will be this Thursday, November 2nd in the Media Center from 6:00-7:00 p.m. We will come together to discuss Part Two-Practicing Empathy of the book entitled, Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World.

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.


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Spirit Wear is available with free shipping now and going through Nov 6th. The website is www.glengaryspiritwear.com

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.

Positivity Project November Character Strength Calendar

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Upcoming High School Performing Arts

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U of M - Elementary Engineering Exploration Day

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

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
E-mail: catsouch@umich.edu
(Note: Email is the best form of contact)

News from the PTA...

Important Dates:

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

Artists Wanted!

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 vwlover005@hotmail.com

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:

  1. Signing up before curriculum night Rachel Kast $25 Target Gift Card
  2. 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.yearbook@gmail.com


Does your child enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year's theme, "Within Reach," calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Pick up submission guidelines and an entry form from the bulletin board at the front of the school and return by Friday, November 17th. For inspiration, visit the Reflections national art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships click here: https://www.pta.org/reflections
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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

November 2017
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

December 2017

1st Bagel day

5th PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

Follow Glengary Elementary on Social Media!

Glengary has a Facebook page, twitter page, and Instagram filled with reminders, updates, pictures, and all sorts of other exciting happenings! It will help you to be in the know!