Glendale Elementary November News


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  • Nov 5 - GLENMART Meeting 8:30-9:10AM
  • Nov 5 - GLENMART 4th & 5th Grade 9:10-9:50AM
  • Nov 5 - CARES Breakfast 9:30AM
  • Nov 9 - PTC Meeting 6:30PM
  • Nov 15 - CONFERENCES 4:15-6:15PM
  • Nov 16 - DOGS Meeting
  • Nov 18 - CONFERENCES 4:15-8:15PM
  • Nov 19 - All School Meeting 9:30AM
  • Nov 22 - CONFERENCES 4:15-8:15PM
  • Nov 23 - Laker Leaders Meeting 1:00-1:40PM
  • Dec 1- EARLY RELEASE 1:50PM


Hello Glendale Families!

Thank you for ALL the generous donations contributed for our PTC GLENDALE GAMES fundraiser! We appreciate all the parent volunteers who were here & helped keep the day running smoothly. We are also grateful for everyone understanding the limitations we had for parent spectators due to Covid. We look forward to hopefully welcoming our parents back in a "normal" fashion next year.

The story for this month is: Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully by Audrey Penn

When Mrs. Raccoon learns that there is a bully problem at school, she decides to investigate the situation. But after seeing the bully for herself, she shares a story about a forest that was full of smooth yellow stones, and how the animals living there changed a pointy stone they found into a smooth stone so that it wouldn't hurt any tender paws. Chester, Ronny, and Cassy follow the spirit of Mrs. Raccoon's story when they next encounter the Bully. Approaching him as a group, they invite him to play, proving that the best way to get rid of an enemy is to make him or her a friend. This book encourages children to understand that many child bullies are themselves unhappy and gives readers a good example of settling differences by peaceful means.

I hope you enjoy it, and always remember to :

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Respectful

Jennifer Molitor

Glendale Elementary School Principal

Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully


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 September! The next C.A.R.E.S. breakfast honoring the October winners will be Friday, November 5th.


We ask that families continue to use the IT Help Desk Form (as they did last year) when needing additional tech support at home with their 1:1 devices.


Get the Facts:

The request is for a 10-year levy of 3.5 million per year. The tax impact if approved by voters would be less than $17 per month for the average homeowner ($400,000 value home).

Prior Lake Savage Area Schools Tech Levy Overview



The percentage of all students enrolled October 1, 2021 in grades 3-5 at Glendale Elementary who earn an achievement level of Meets the Standards or Exceeds the Standards on all Reading accountability tests will increase from 64% in 2021 to 69% in 2022


The percentage of all students enrolled October 1, 2021 in grades 3-5 at Glendale Elementary who earn an achievement level of Meets the Standards or Exceeds the Standards on all Math accountability tests will increase from 70% in 2021 to 75% in 2022.


The percentage of all students enrolled Oct 1, 2021in grade 5 at Glendale Elementary who earned an achievement level of Meets the Standards or Exceeds the Standards on all Science accountability tests will increase from 74% in 2021 to 79% in 2022.


Glendale's Food Service was recently highlighted on KARE 11. We have had parent volunteers step in and help serve food during the lunch periods this month due to staffing shortages across the district.


Staff members are looking forward to your visits for parent/teacher

conferences (via phone, google meet or in-person) on November 16th from 4:15-6:15 pm, November 18th from 4:15-8:15 pm and November 22nd from 4:15-8:15 pm.

Conference schedules will be open online to families from Monday, October 25th thru Monday, November 15th.


  • *Please specify "in-person, phone or google meeting conference" in the "Special Request" section at the bottom of the sign up page when choosing a conference time.
  • When you sign up for a time it states that the phone number is optional. It is very important when you are signing up that you enter a phone number.
  • If you've chosen a phone conference teachers will be calling you at your scheduled time with the phone number that was given. (Please note your teachers’ phone numbers may come up as "unknown" as they will be calling from their personal lines, so check your settings to make sure that unknown calls are not blocked.)
  • If you have not signed up for a conference time please use the following link to do so:


Save the Date! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Glendale!

The Book Fair will be held during the conference nights:

November 16th 4:00-6:30

November 18th 4:00-8:00

November 22nd 4:00-7:30

We can’t wait to see you there!

**There will also be an online book fair for families who can’t make it to conferences in person.**




During the first 8 weeks of school, students are practicing the Art basics: classroom routines, transitions, & how to use materials. Pete the paintbrush has met everyone & is ready to paint!


Kindergarten & 1st graders are working with different kinds of lines & shapes

2nd graders are working on learning the difference between shape & form

3rd graders are designing an identity map

4th graders are learning about radial balance

5th grade is learning about one point perspective.


Hello Glendale Families, we have had an amazing start to our school year in Physical Education class. Please remember to take the short Physical Education survey that you received on Infinite Campus. All grades levels have been enjoying the Fall weather. Kindergarten students have been focusing on locomotor movements, spatial awareness and being able to take turns during game activities.

Grades 1&2 have had the opportunity to work on large group tag games, soccer skills and throwing and catching activities.

Grades 3-5 worked on soccer skills and modified games to enhance their confidence and understanding of offense and defense. We also spent time throwing, catching and playing a variety of awesome activities.

** As the weather changes, please help your child remember to bring warm clothing and tennis shoes.


We are so happy to be back in the Media Center this year! Students have loved browsing through all the new books!

Kindergarten has been busy learning how to take care of library books and learning how we use the library. We also started Makerspace stations and they have been loving being able to build and create with different manipulatives!

1st graders have been excited to check out 2 books from the library this year! They are allowed to get 1 early chapter book if they want and then the second one has to be a picture book or nonfiction book. We also learned about internet safety and started Makerspace stations. I introduced them to the LEGO wall which they are loving and they have been doing awesome working together in their groups to create with different manipulatives.

2nd graders are getting used to being back in the library and now have the whole library of books to browse through! We have been discussing how important it is to balance technology with other activities and how to pause and think when they are online so that they are being responsible and safe when using the internet.

3rd graders-5th graders enjoyed watching the book trailers for the Maud Hart Lovelace book nominees and some students have started checking out some of these great books! If they read 3 or more of these books this year, they can participate in the voting process in March, along with other students in Minnesota. We have also started the year with digital citizenship and are discussing concepts such as online identity and how what you post online can help or harm your digital footprint. We also read The Technology Tail and had some great discussions around staying safe online and how everything you do on the internet follows you throughout your life. We will be spending more time on digital citizenship throughout the year.


During the months of September and October, music students have been learning the routines of the classroom, singing, and playing instruments.

Kindergarten has been busy learning about our different voices we use, dancing to a steady beat, and using egg shakers.

First grade has been learning about the different instruments we have in the music classroom and learning some new rhythms.

Second and third grade has been learning about solfege through our story "Mount Solfege". Fourth and Fifth grade has been learning note names for reading notes on the staff. These skills help them in playing instruments like recorders and ukuleles, and beyond to choir and band in middle school! Students in 1st grade through 5th grade also participated in some engaging drum activities and games! Music making is alive and well at Glendale!


Hello Wonderful Glendale Families!

Glen, a tiger salamander, is one of our pets at Glendale. Glen is an easy pet to care for, however, we will need some help with the donation of crickets (15-24 crickets would be a typical meal to last the week). We are looking for families to donate this meal every Monday or Tuesday if there is no school on a Monday. If you are able to help, please sign up! You can bring your "meal" to the office or to Mrs. Hanstad's classroom 109, and our Junior Naturalists along with your child will feed our school pet! Thank you in advance for all of your support and donations! Please use this link to sign up for crickets!


Hello Glendale Elementary Families!

THANK YOU Glendale families for supporting the Glendale Games fall fundraiser! We raised over $37,000+ and are so excited about the ways we will be able to use these funds to help enrich the Glendale community!! Thank you as well to all of the parents who volunteered to help with the Glendale Games last month -- we had a very successful event day and could not have done it without all of you.

Look for details coming soon about upcoming restaurant nights at Jersey Mike's and ways to support teachers with a meal during fall conferences later this month.

*Reminder to follow Glendale PTC on Facebook to get reminders on events and see fun updates throughout the school.

-- Glendale PTC

Elizabeth Soucoup

Glendale PTC President



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Glendale Attendance Line 952-226-0201

Glendale Main Office 952-226-0200

Glendale Health Office 952-226-0206

Jennifer Molitor, Principal

Lindsay Comstock, Dean of Students

Dawn Ryan, Head Secretary

Heather Hartman, Building Secretary

Elisabeth Ammerman, Social Worker

Technology Helpdesk 952-226-0062 or

District Transportation 952-226-0050

Prior Lake Bus Company (after hours) 952-440-1166

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.