WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6, 2023
Message from the Principal
GLOW Students & Families,
We hope you had a great weekend! It was so great to see so many of our families at our Curriculum Night event on Thursday. Thank you for coming!
Among other news and updates, in this week's newsletter you will find other ways that your student and family engage at GLOW in the coming weeks, beginning with our High School Choir's Pops Concert this Tuesday!
Wishing you all a great week ahead,
Kate B. Tayloe
✅ UPDATES & REMINDERS ✅
Pops Concert - This Week!
Join us at our first ever Pops Concert, Tuesday, February 7th in Founders Hall. This hour-long concert is free and starts at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Dimes for the Dance Fundraiser
We will be collecting coins and cash in the carpool line daily and will have a QR code for online donations. Money can also be given directly to Mrs. Majeski-Turner in Lowe Hall Room 609.
If we reach $500 by March 1st, the whole school will have a dress down day on Friday, March 3rd, but there will also be the chance to earn additional dress down days for every additional $500 that is collected. Help us earn those dress down days and make this year’s prom amazing!
Youth Medical Summit
Class of 2023 - Senior Success Series & Senior Parent Meeting
Upcoming Financial Aid Webinar Series
Students and their families are often confused about how to bridge the gap between family funds, financial aid and the total cost of paying for college. Funding a college education shouldn’t be a mystery. Having a better understanding of the funding landscape can help families build a sound plan so students can focus on their studies.
We will cover all the important topics you need to know to pay for college:
Week 1: How to Pay for College, February 2nd, 6-7 p.m. - Register here
Week 2: Scholarships "Ask the Experts" panel, February 9th, 6-7 p.m. - Register here
Week 3: FAFSA;s done - show me the money!, February 16th, 6-7 p.m. - Register here
Week 4: Comparing financial aid award letters, February 23rd, 6-7 p.m. - Register here
What is PBIS?
PBIS helps schools create a common language around student behavior expectations and focuses on teaching expectations, preventing problems, and using logical consequences. At GLOW, we have established a common language by identifying 4 key expectations (respectful, responsible, safe, and kind) for all students. PBIS requires that we focus first on educating students about expectations and recognizing students who exhibit these behaviors (respect, responsibility, safety, and kindness).
Students have been provided instruction regarding what it means to be respectful, responsible, safe, and kind in all school environments. When we communicate with students about behavior that requires redirection, we use these 4 key words to communicate with students and re-teach expectations, as needed.
We encourage you to also use the language of GLOW's expectations when communicating with your student about behavior in and out of school. We believe that all behavior (appropriate an inappropriate) can be aligned with these 4 expectations.
🗓️ SAVE THE DATE 🗓️
Driver's Ed Registration
An email was sent out that contains the Drivers Ed website for your districted high school. This site will give you more Driver's Ed details as well as access to the registration link on Feb. 8th.
Please see Mr. Kirby if you have any questions.
Volunteer at the Novant Health Wilmington Marathon
Class of 2024 & Class of 2025 Opportunity
Our partners at Queens University invite you to their upcoming Discover Queens event on Saturday, March 25th. Discover Queens is an open house-style event for interested prospective undergraduate students and their families that goes beyond our typical campus tour.
You’ll see what makes Queens special and what your life would look like as a Royal.
Learn more and register at https://admissions.queens.edu/portal/discoverqueens
✅ UPDATES ✅
🤧 Cold & Flu Season is Here
Cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu, GLOW will be following the recommendations and guidelines outlined by the CDC and New Hanover County Health Department:
Please do not send your child to school if she has or has had:
- fever of 100 degrees or higher within the last 24 hours (must be fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school)
- Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
- Symptoms that make it hard for your child to participate in school such as frequent coughing, headache, body aches, fatigue, earaches.
- Strep Throat- until on antibiotics 24 hr.
Additionally, tips for staying healthy can be found in the image below!
COVID Testing Available
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