Glendale Elementary April News

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April Events

  • April 1-5- NO SCHOOL-SPRING BREAK
  • April 9 - PTC Meeting 6:30PM
  • April 10- CARES Breakfast 9:30AM
  • April 11- Kindergarten Graduation Picture Re-takes
  • April 11 - Severe Weather Drill 1:45PM
  • April 11 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:15PM-8:15PM
  • April 12 - Glenmart Open 2nd & 3rd grade 9:20AM - 9:45AM
  • April 16 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:15PM-6:15PM
  • April 18 - Jr. Naturalist Meeting 8:00AM
  • April 18 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:15PM-8:15PM
  • April 19- Glenmart Open 4th & 5th grade 9:20AM - 9:45AM
  • April 22 - D.O.G.S. Meeting 6:30PM
  • April 24- Kindergarten Children's Museum Field Trip 9:30AM-1:30PM
  • Apirl 25- Wolfridge cookie dough pick up 4:00PM-6:00PM
  • Apirl 26- Glenmart Open Life Skills Only
  • April 29- All School Meeting 9:30AM

C.A.R.E.S

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 March! The next C.A.R.E.S. breakfast will be Wednesday, April 10th.

Congratulations to our ACDA Honor Choir Students

We have 2 students from Glendale that have been accepted into the ACDA MN Honor Choir. 4th-6th grade Students from all over MN auditioned for a place to get into this prestigious choir. There are 49 4th-12th grade students that were accepted from PLSAS this year! The performance will take place at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi in May. Congrats to Adrian Kaso and Grace Galbus!

School Visitor Safety Reminders

As stated in our 2018-19 Parent/Student Handbook & displayed on posters throughout the district, to ensure safety in our building at all times, all visitors here during the school day will be asked to present a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, which will be scanned into the system. The Raptor system will then conduct an on-the-spot background check against the national sex-offender database. Once entry is approved, a sticker badge will be issued. The system does not create a copy of the ID. The Raptor scanner collects the ID photo, name, date of birth, and the last four digits of the license number.

An individual or group may be denied permission to visit a school or school property or such permission may be revoked if the visitor(s) does not comply with the school district procedures and regulations or if the visit is not in the best interest of students, employees or the school district.


When picking up your child for a sibling's concert or event:

-Please come to the office and we will call your child up to meet you rather than walking around the building and stopping by their classroom.

**We ask that you please let their teacher know prior to the event, as pulling them out of class during learning time can be a big distraction to both the teacher & other students.


Thanks for your cooperation with this matter!

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Penny Math Carnival

The 5th graders put on a Penny Math Carnival for the entire school March 20th & 21st.

They raised a total of $433.03!! The money raised will be used exclusively for Glendale students and families. Field trip scholarships and families in need are two examples of where the $$$ might be used. We would like to make this an annual tradition at Glendale.

Thank you to all of our Glendale students & families for your support and generous

donations!

Elementary Attendance Boundary Change Process Update

Thank you to all who attended our Public Information Session March 18 regarding the elementary attendance boundary change process. Public comments from March 18 were recorded and brought to the Input Team where they spent a lot of time studying all input. While no final decisions have been made, the Team discussed many ideas and will meet again April 10 to finalize recommendations to the School Board.

K-5 attendance boundaries are being redrawn for the 2020-21 school year to ensure we have adequate instructional and co-curricular space throughout our district for our growing student population. New elementary attendance boundaries will help even out enrollment across the district as we open our new school, Hamilton Ridge Elementary. Our goal is to maintain K-5 attendance boundaries for five years.

Some additional details to note:

· While we will maintain similar K-5 school start times, specific elementary school start-times for 2020-21 will also be reviewed in an effort to gain efficiencies with transportation.

· La ola del lago Spanish immersion school will be a district K-5 school, located at Grainwood Elementary, beginning in the fall of 2020.

· Edgewood School will continue to be home to Pre-K programs.

· K-5 In-District Transfer and Open Enrollment placements for the 2020-21 school year will be determined after the boundaries are approved.

Input Team meeting materials are available online. Elementary attendance boundary recommendations will be made to the School Board on April 22 with Board action expected May 6, 2019. You can follow along with the elementary attendance boundary process by visiting our website.

Enroll your Child in Kindergarten Today

If you have not yet enrolled your child for kindergarten in Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools for the 2019-20 school year, it is important that you do so as soon as possible for planning purposes. Please visit our enrollment page to begin the student registration process. Please have your child’s most recent immunization record ready to upload, along with your student’s birth certificate or passport.

For the 2019-20 school year, paper enrollment packets will not be mailed and enrollment will only be available online or by visiting the District Services Center (DSC), 4540 Tower Street SE, Prior Lake between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.

If your child will be kindergarten age for the 2019-20 school year but you are choosing to wait one more year to enroll your student, please let us know. Contact Richelle at 952-226-0043 or rlambert@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Reserve your spot for technology support help

Reserve your spot to get technology help for online enrollment. The DSC will be open extended hours on the following dates to provide support to families who may not have access to a computer at work or home. Our staff will be available to provide computers and assistance from 4-7p.m. April 30, and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on May 18. To reserve your spot, please RSVP to Richelle by March 25 at 952-226-0043 or rlambert@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Conferences

Staff members are looking forward to your visit for parent/teacher conferences on:

April 11th from 4:15-8:15 PM

April 16th from 4:15-6:15 PM

April 18th from 4:15-8:15 PM


An notice was posted on See Saw back in mid-March with a link for you to register for conferences.

https://ptcfast.com/schools/Glendale_Elem


When you click the link, you will be asked to pick your child's teacher. If you have more than one student at Glendale, click on both teachers' names. You will then be asked to enter your student's name, your name and email address. An email will then be sent to you with a link to schedule the conferences. Choose a time that works for you and your family. If you have more than one student, you will need to choose a conference time with each teacher.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office at 952-226-0200.

If you don't have access to a computer to register for conferences, please contact your child's teacher directly. The sign-up window will close at noon on April 10th.

Looking Ahead to 2019-20

Just a reminder to parents who wish to give further input into the classroom placement of

your child for next year, the forms are in the office and will be available during

conferences in April. Please remember that these forms need to be returned by Friday,

May 3rd.

Spring Testing Schedule

Grades 3-5 students will be taking the MCA III math and reading test during the weeks of March 26th- May 3rd.

Grade 5 students will be taking the MCA science test during the week of May 6th - 10th.

*All MCA testing is online only.


Why statewide testing?


Minnesota values its educational system and the professionalism of its educators. Minnesota educators created the academic standards which are rigorous and prepare our students for career and college. The statewide assessments are how we as a state measure that curriculum and daily instruction in our schools are being aligned to the academics standards, ensuring all students are being provided an equitable education. Statewide assessment results are just one tool to monitor that we are providing our children with the education that will ensure a strong workforce and knowledgeable citizens (from the Minnesota Department of Education).


Please click below to read more information about statewide testing and access the parent/guardian opt out form. This form must be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the main office.


State Testing Parent/Guardian Information (Opt Out)

CARNIVAL SUCCESS!!

A HUGE "THANK YOU" to our wonderful PTC who once again put on a fabulous Carnival this year. We had a great turnout with lots of fun, food, games & prizes!

Lost & Found Spring Cleaning

Now that the weather is getting nicer, our Lost and Found is in need of a good spring cleaning! Please remind your child(ren) to do a sweep through after break to look for any items they may have lost over the winter. During conferences, we will have a table with all items laid out for parents to browse through.

**Anything left over will be donated to the Goodwill.

Art Show & Book Fair

The Elementary Art Show and Spring BOGO Book Fair will be held at Westwood Elementary on Monday, May 6th from 5:30-7:30 PM. Stop by to see all of the creative art work by students through the district.

Greetings from the Health Office!

As always, please remember to check your student for head lice over the spring 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.

Tips for parents at home:

• Talk to your child about not sharing personal items such as combs, brushes and hats. However, no one should refuse to wear protective headgear because of fear of head lice.*

• Check your child’s head before and after sleep-over experiences.

• Talk to your child about avoiding head-to-head (hair-to-hair) contact during play and other activities at home, school, and elsewhere (sports activities, playground, slumber parties, camp). For example, in some situations a helpful strategy to decrease hair-to-hair contact may be to keep long hair in a ponytail rather than allowing it to hang down.



Spring Cleaning?

We would appreciate any clothing donations, so please consider us as you are cleaning out your closets. We are especially in need of both boys and girls pants size 5-10.

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April Community Education

Check out the fun classes offered this month!

Parent Resources

Glendale 2018-19 Handbook - https://bit.ly/2pNDX34

Glendale PTC Website- https://bit.ly/2yG3uQe

Glendale D.O.G.S Website- https://bit.ly/2yKntxg

PTC Box Top Sheet- https://bit.ly/2RDPoH7

Glendale Lunch Menu- https://bit.ly/2CQ6exv

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.