WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2023
Message from the Principal
Students & Parents,
We hope you've had a great weekend! Last week was another great week at GLOW, and we hope your student is coming home to report the same!
As we strive for excellent communication between our school and your homes, we want you to know about the links on our GLOW Website. Under the "Parent Resources" menu at the top, you can now find "GLOW Parent Weekly Updates," the site that will hold the archives of our GLOW Gazette Family Newsletters. In that same menu, you will also see "AM Announcements." Please be sure to update your contact information as it changes to be sure you are receiving email and text notifications.
Also included in this newsletter is our Beginning of the Year Parent Survey. Please take a few minutes to complete this anonymous and confidential form that provides valuable feedback to our staff.
Wishing you all a great week ahead!
Kate B. Tayloe
PTO is free to join and a great way to stay connected to GLOW Academy and support the teachers & staff, and plan activities & events. Please take a moment to complete the PTO form FOUND HERE.
If you would like to receive PTO communication, please CLICK HERE to submit your name, cell phone, and best email address.
DC Trip Reminder - 8th Grade Parents
Please see Mr. Kirby if you have any questions or need a field trip packet.
Debunking College Myths
This session will be in Saklad Hall (Student Center) on Wednesday, September 27th, from 6-7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
Let us know if you can make it by CLICKING HERE to RSVP.
Middle School Phoenix Jam is Back!
All 6th 7th, and 8th graders are welcome to join in for food, games, dancing and more. Uniforms are NOT required. Drop off and pick up will be at the first gate entrance by Saklad Hall.
Leadership Advisors will be distributing permission forms, which must be turned in by the end of the day on Friday the 15th to attend.
Spread Hope & Awareness - National Suicide Prevention Month Art Contest
ALL students are invited to use their skills to create art that expresses hopefulness and positive mental health. Whether hand drawn, digital, or collaged, any medium of art is welcomed.
Posters must be 11x17 or larger. Deadline for completion is Sept. 20 and winners will be announced the following week. For more details, visit Gibson Hall or see Mr. Greyson.
MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
A friendly reminder that students should not be carrying medications, prescribed or over the counter, while at school they have received approval from Nurse Val.
✅ BEGINNING OF YEAR FORMS ✅
Please complete and return the Beginning of Year Forms that have been sent home this week. Your current and correct contact information is vital to ensuring you are receiving school communication. All forms should be turned in to Leadership Advisory Teachers.
Once we receive 100% of our Beginning of Year Forms back, students will enjoy their first "Dress Down Day" of the year! We will let you know as soon as we have a date; however, to help you prepare, please click the link to read our Student "Dress Down Day Expectations."
🚍 TRANSPORTATION 🚍
If you have transportation questions, please contact our Transportation Coordinator, Kevin Whaley, at email@example.com.
Our Bus Routes are found HERE and a link will be included at the bottom of the weekly edition of the GLOW Gazette. We will notify you when new route times or changes have been posted.
To date, we have distributed 271 Chromebooks to students, and hope to distribute the rest this week. In order to do so, we need a signed Chromebook Form and $20 Chromebook Fee paid to Leadership Advisory teachers.
If your student has not returned her form and/or payment, please ensure they do so ASAP.
Chromebooks are an essential learning tool in most of our classrooms, so it is important that each student receives their Chromebook as soon as possible.
GLOW Families - help us spread the word about a fun & free opportunity for those outside the GLOW Community.
Learning Circles are free events held once a month on Saturday mornings and are open to all 5th-8th grade girls who currently do not attend GLOW. These interactive mornings offer a great opportunity for siblings and those not familiar with all that GLOW has to offer a chance to participate in fun, hands-on activities, meet new friends, and learn more about what GLOW. Breakfast, lunch, and programming are provided.
For a complete list of dates & activities, CLICK HERE.
Tell your friends and neighbors -- siblings of current GLOW students are welcome too!
✅ STUDENT ACTIVITIES ✅
Our first meeting will be September 11 from 3:20-4:30 in the music room, Lowe Hall 601. See Mrs. Kittlaus for more information and a interest form. Share your talent with us.
HS - Student Ambassadors
GLOW Academy seeks friendly, enthusiastic, involved, and responsible students to represent our school. The Ambassadors program allows students to develop leadership, communication, and networking skills, strengthen their public speaking, offer insight into school leadership, and contribute positively to the school's culture, all while building a solid resume for college applications. Applications are due no later than Monday, September 11, at 4 p.m.
For more information and to apply, CLICK HERE.
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Wilson-Mathis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HS - GLOW CREW Club
HS - Girls Who Code
This after school club is for High School students to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring role models. Teams will work together to design and build a Girls Who Code project that solves real world problems you care about through code.
Be sure to register online before September 1st to secure your t-shirt!
CLICK HERE to register and use code 51567