Welcome back! I hope everyone has had a fun-filled summer! I am excited to see all of the students walking through the door this fall. I've missed them and can't wait to see their smiling faces!

Our building theme this year is "ONE PERSON CAN CHANGE THE FUTURE- BE THE ONE".

At PLSAS we know the significant impact that a single individual can have on a student, family or even an entire building.

Even small actions can influence larger, positive outcomes. We recognize that every staff member in PLSAS has something special to contribute to our learning communities, and collectively we can continue to make meaningful change in the lives of students.

One act of kindness can start a chain reaction that can impact many!

Our school-wide expectations are:

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Respectful

I am looking forward to a year filled with laughter, learning, collaboration, and supporting one another in all that we do.

Jennifer Molitor

Glendale Elementary School Principal


  • Sept 5 & 6- Assessment Welcome Days
  • Sept 12- PTC Meeting 6:30PM-7:30PM
  • Sept 15- Bus Safety 9:40AM-10:15AM
  • Sept 21- PTC Back to School Night (more details to come)
  • Sept 26 - PICTURE DAY!!
  • Oct 3- PTC Meeting 6:30PM-7:30PM
  • Oct 4- EARLY RELEASE 1:50PM
  • Oct 6- C.A.R.E.S BREAKFAST
  • Oct 18- NO SCHOOL- Teacher Workshop Day
  • Oct 19-20- NO SCHOOL **MEA BREAK**


Please help us welcome our new staff members to Glendale. We are so excited to have them join our team!

Brooke Branson- Noon Supervisor

Samantha Duque- Kindergarten

Keatin Gallagher- 2nd Grade

Araceli Greener- Special Ed. Para

JuliAnne Hanson- School Psychologist

Hamza Hassan- Somali Liaison

Rachael Kohler- Special Ed. Para

Isabelle Kumsher- 2nd Grade

Brad Landgrebe- Special Education Teacher

Jennifer Merz- Special Ed. Para

Dmytro (Dima) Soloviov- Custodian

John Wahlstrom- PhyEd Teacher

Carol Tombers- Art Teacher

Melissa Meyer- Special Ed. Para

Ashley McCann- Special Ed. Para

Hodan Hassan- Noon Supervisor

Welcome Differentiation Specialist Jennifer Maloney!

Jennifer will be servicing Westwood, Glendale and Redtail Elementary Schools.

Differentiation Specialists consult, coach, collaborate and co-plan with classroom teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, and students across our K-12 system to focus on the individual needs of each of our learners as they grow toward realizing their full potential. The specialists will collaborate with classroom teachers to engage and empower learners across the full day to ensure rigorous and authentic learning experiences are happening in their personalized instruction. At all levels, Differentiation Specialists support instructional planning and facilitate the review and use of student data.

We are excited to have Jennifer at Glendale!


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As we start back to school this year, we wanted to remind everyone of our arrival & dismissal procedures. We appreciate your continued patience as we work through all of the new guidelines to keep our students and staff safe.


All K-5 students that are dropped off or walk, should go to the lower level doors. No students may be dropped off before 9:05 am. Kid’s Co. is available for families that need supervision before 9:00. You will need to register your student with Kid’s Co. At 9:00 the doors will open and an adult will greet students. Please

Buses drop students off on the upper level parking lot. For students that are arriving late after 9:20am, parents will need to park in the upper parking lot and accompany their student in to the main entrance to sign them in for the day. The lower level doors will be locked at 9:20am.


Buses will pick up students in the upper level parking lot. All K-5 students that are picked up or walk will be in the lower level parking lot.

PICK UP IN CAR LINE: Please have your sign ready & visible in the window until your student(s) is in the car. When arriving in the parking lot, always stay to the right and form only one line- please follow the arrows and stay inside the painted pick up lane.

STUDENTS BEING BUCKLED IN CARSEATS: Please have your car seat on the right passenger side for easy access to the sidewalk. Once your child gets in the car, we ask that you please pull to our "Buckle Zone" marked with BLUE cones near the lower level exit/stop sign to assist them in order to keep the line moving.

**Please check out our short video of instructions on Drop Off & Pick Up procedures below.

Kids Co. is available if you need care for your student after 4:00pm. If there is an emergency and you are going to be late, please notify the office and your student will be waiting in the front office. You will need to come in and sign them out.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the main office at 952.226.0200. If needed, the Kids Company phone number is 952.226.0090. Again, our main goal is to have a safe process to get our valuable students here and back home every day. Thank you for your cooperation!

GD drop off & pickup procedures


Going forward, we will be using Infinite Campus (in place of Affinety) for ALL fees/purchases! (I.E. planners, field trips, snack cart, donations, library book fines, etc)

You can find a general Infinite Campus "help guide" on the district website under the Family Portal.

Please reference this additional "help guide" for instructions on how to use the "Fees" & "School Store" features.

**This will be important to get familiar with for all Glendale items you purchase.**

FEE ITEMS: planners, library book fines, fieldtrips

SCHOOL STORE ITEMS: snack cart, donations, recorders, etc.

**If you need assistance with your Infinite Campus log in & password, please call the IT Helpdesk @ 952.226.0048


We are pleased to announce that we will be able to have visitors for lunch again this year!! We ask that you please call the office (952.226.0200) in advance to "make a reservation", as we have limited space for our visitors.

**For security purposes, when you come to visit, you will need to bring your driver's license/ID in order to be allowed into the building.

Thanks & we look forward to your visits!


Student information update
We are gearing up for a successful start to the school year! Part of that planned success depends on great communication and we need your help to make that happen.

We are asking all parents of current students to complete the Annual Update in Infinite Campus for each student before the first day of school.

*If this will be your student’s first school year at PLSAS, you do not need to complete the update this year unless your student’s information has changed since completing the initial enrollment.

For returning students: it is important to confirm or update your information so we can communicate with you about important events including emergencies and school closures. You will also be asked to review the Parent/Student Handbook that contains important district policy information.

**To start, visit our website at and login to Infinite Campus in the Families portal. Then click on “More,” then “Online Registration” and follow the prompts.

For assistance, contact the IT HelpDesk at 952-226-0048 or

Free meals for K-8 and Bridges ALC students




Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, all students in grades K-8 and Bridges Area Learning Center in our district will receive breakfast and lunch on school days at no cost. No application is needed. This includes a healthy meal for breakfast and a complete meal for lunch - including a fruit and vegetable. If a student wants something extra, like another entree or a bottle of water, they’ll need to pay for those items.

Even with this change, we are still encouraging families who may have applied for free and reduced-price meals to continue to do so. Submitting an application helps benefit families with much more than just meals.

To apply, complete the Application for Educational Benefits in the SchoolCafé app or our website or ask for one at your child’s school. A new application must be submitted each year. All families are strongly encouraged to complete an application for their household.


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Glendale is looking for a Reading Corps tutor for the 2023-24 school year. You can take action in our community by giving your time and talent to help students build their skills and confidence!

Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students during school hours throughout the school year. Whether you are a recent grad, career changer, stay-at-home parent or retiree, you can make a great tutor! No experience? No problem. With training and on-site coaching, our tutors are prepared to help kids succeed.

Part-time and full-time positions are available ─ apply now to start in August 2023. Positions are also available to start in October 2023 and January 2024.

  • Tutors receive a paycheck every two weeks plus up to an additional $4,800 for college tuition or loans (tutors 55+ may gift the education award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child).
  • Free health individual health insurance is provided for tutors serving 35 hours per week, and child care assistance is available (based on family size and income).

Ready to put your passion in action to help to help more children succeed? Learn more or apply at Questions? Email or call 866.859.2825.

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You can find all class Supply Lists available on our Glendale website.

Don't feel like heading to the store? Shop for supplies online instead at!


Hello Glendale Elementary Families!

The 2023-2024 school year is right around the corner and we are excited to kick off another great year! The overall mission of Glendale’s Parent Teacher Child Organization (PTC) is working together to build the learner’s community through encouragement, involvement and support! Our goals are to promote school spirit, host fundraising events to benefit the school, encourage communication, and develop a united effort to secure the highest level of all aspects of education for all students!

In this note you will find ways to support Glendale through fundraising, opportunities to connect with other Glendale families and important dates and links. PTC will be using our Facebook page for updates, event information, sharing information and more so please like/follow Glendale PTC for important details!

The PTC feels building connections and staying connected to other Glendale families is important and we will be hosting a Back to School Event on Thursday September 21st from 6-8 PM at Glendale. Whether you have an incoming Kindergartner, are new to Glendale or have attended for years, all families are welcome!!

We have also partnered with Laker Promotions for this year’s online school spirit store. The store will remain open until September 11th so please take advantage of these great deals on both Glendale and Prior Lake items.

Fundraising to support Glendale is important and there are a number of options to accomplish this effort:

· Box Tops for Education

o Download the Box Tops app and sign up for free. Designate Glendale and then use the app to scan your receipts within 2 weeks of purchase

· Local Restaurants & Eileen’s Cookies

o We have partnered with a number of local restaurants supporting Glendale with a portion of their proceeds during a specified date and time. Be on the lookout for upcoming events on our Facebook event page!

· Fall Fun Run Fundraiser

o We will be hosting our Fall Fun Run fundraiser again this year so watch for more information coming out soon!

The Glendale PTC is looking forward to another great school year and sharing together in the joy of the Glendale Elementary community!

Jenny Olson

Glendale PTC President


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

Andria Turcott, Social Worker

Technology Helpdesk 952-226-0048 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.