Glenview Weekly Update
January 12, 2022
We are happy to be back in person! Please note a few items:
- If it is too cold outside at lunchtime, we will hold indoor recess. Students may interact with each other as long as social distance is maintained. We certainly want our children to interact with others, but also keep our protocols in place. We will aim to utilize outdoor recess as much as we can.
- Please pack an extra mask with your child. Also, please encourage your children to bring a water bottle each day. We do have fountains with filler stations for everyone to use.
- Winter MAP testing begins January 19th and ends January 28th. You will receive more information from your classroom teachers.
-If you have any Chromebook issues, please call the main office. We have loaners that we can give you until your Chromebook is replaced.
Mrs. Lauren Orfe
(856) 547-7647 x 6000
HADDON HEIGHTS PARENT TEACHER GROUP NEWS AND UPDATES:
The HHPTG is offering two COVID-conscious opportunities for our community to get involved in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service:
1) The HHPTG is partnering with Heights Grows for a Haddon Heights Clean Communities Day on Monday, January 17, 2022. Please see attached flyer for more information, and follow the link on the flyer to sign you and your family up for this event.
2) The HHPTG is supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey through their "Pull for the House" program. Throughout January, we are asking our elementary schools community to collect tabs from soda cans, energy drinks, soup cans, and other aluminum cans. Once collected, please drop your tabs off to a labeled bin on the porch of 100 7th Avenue, Haddon Heights by January 31, 2022. This program provides revenue to help families of seriously ill children stay in the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey.
Upcoming HHPTG Programs and Events:
1) Virtual Family Trivia Night is back for a second time and will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Join us for fun kid-friendly trivia about geography, history, entertainment, our town, and our very own elementary schools' staff and teachers! Prizes will be awarded! Please see attached flyer for more information and instructions on how to register.
2) In light of health and safety concerns around recent COVID-19 community infections, the HHPTG will unfortunately not be holding our previously scheduled Valentine's Dance on Friday, February 11, 2022. Please stay tuned for information on an outdoor elementary school-wide Spring Fling Dance later this year!
Monday, January 17th- School Closed; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Lesson of the Week!
Mrs. McGrail/Mrs. Intrieri's 4th Grade
Today, the fourth graders in Ms. McGrail / Mrs. Intrieri's room were introduced to Animal Adaptations. We discussed having to adapt, or change our ways, to adjust to remote learning. Animals must find ways to meet their needs for survival in their environments, too. In today's lesson, we taped our thumbs down and attempted to do everyday tasks in a new way....we tied our shoes, zipped up our coats, and wrote our names. We even grabbed goldfish crackers in new and fun ways (including using two fingers like pincers of a crab or grasping them directly from our teeth like a bird using its beak; some kids even scooped them!). We are further investigating whether an adaptation is physical or behavioral, and we have an entire unit full of fun, hands-on activities ahead! The students had fun, were creative, and problem-solved these tasks like real scientists!
When you are calling the school to report your student absent, please include the reason for the absence (covid like symptoms, vacation, stomach ache, etc.) Otherwise, you will be receiving a phone call or email to confirm the reason for absence.
Also, according to a recent CDC update, for a student who has Covid like symptoms, a rapid test will be accepted to return to school or MD note stating a different diagnosis. Documentation needs to be submitted to the school nurse before returning.
COVID SCREENING FORM: This form must be completed each day before entering the school building. We are counting on your cooperation.
All students and staff must wear a mask. All visitors must have an appointment, wear a mask, and complete a Covid-19 checklist.
Breakfast- January 2022
Grab and Go Breakfast
Breakfast will be served at all elementary schools. This will be a “grab and go” style where students can take it to their homeroom. Breakfast is FREE for all students for the 2021-2022 school year. Please help yourself each day. Should you not want your child to participate in the free breakfast program, please advise your child’s teacher. Thank you.
As you know, the school lunches are free. As the students enter their classrooms, the teacher will ask each student if they brought lunch from home or if they are getting a school lunch. The teachers will take the students' school lunch orders based on the menu choices for that day. The menus are located on the school website. If the student is getting a school lunch for that day, we will assume that you approved your child to receive and consume the school lunch.
Any Questions? Call HHSD: 856.547-1920 ext. 5535