Glengary Gazette

February 15, 2022

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A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Dear Glengary Families,

Our character strength this week is love and we are challenging our Gators to spread love to those around them by acting with kindness, positivity and gratitude. We sure do LOVE our Gators and our families and thank you for your continued partnership!

As always, the Glengary Staff is here to support you. Should you have questions or if concerns arise, please reach out to your child's teacher or myself and we will work together to find a solution. I can be reached at or at 248-956-3100.

Here's to a GREAT week ahead! Please also enjoy a safe and relaxing mid-winter break next week!


Important Dates


2/14-2/20: i-Ready Dash Challenge

2/14-2/18: Kindness Spirit Week (see below)

2/15-Dining to Donate @ Noodles and Company-see Flyer Below (PTA)

2/15: African American Read-in (see below)

2/16: Wellness Wednesday (link below)

2/17: Boy Scouts Meeting (info below)

2/21-2/25: Mid-Winter Break

2/28: School Resumes from Mid-Winter Break


* March is Reading Month- More info coming soon

3/1: PTA Meeting @ 6:30 PM

3/10: 1/2 Day of School for Students

3/14: Kindergarten Orientation

3/26-4/3: Spring Break

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Positivity Project

Positivity Project

This week (Feb 13-19) the character strength of focus will be Love.

Please take a look at the links below for each strength as they will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to partner in this important work. The resources in the links below were created to help parents reinforce this important learning at home. Thank you!

21-22 P2 Calendar

Consider printing the calendar to help keep track of the character strengths we will learn each week!

Love Parent Links Below

What's Happening This Week?

Kindness Week: 2/14-2/18

We are celebrating the character strengths of love and kindness this week! Each day this week has been assigned a color and every morning, I will read students the challenge for the day over the announcements.

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Dining to Donate Tuesday 2/15

Glengary is partnering with Noodles and Company in Novi TODAY, Tuesday, February 15. For all in-person and online orders that occur between 4:00-8:00 PM from Glengary families – 25% of all proceeds go back to the Glengary PTA!!!

Location: 26425 Novi Road, Novi, MI 48375

Online Order Coupon Code: GIVING25

In-person Orders: Guests must mention Glengary Elementary or show the flyer when ordering. (Hard copy flyers will be sent home today).

Thank you for your support!

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African American Read-in: 2/15

Oakland Schools is proud to host author Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrator/author Brian Pinkney as our guests for this year's African American Read-In on Tuesday February 15th. These award winning authors have a vast collection of books for readers of all ages. The first 500 Oakland County students who register will receive one of the Pinkney's books.
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Wellness Wednesday Presentation: February 16 @ 7:00 PM

Our upcoming Wellness Wednesday is geared toward our elementary families and includes two excellent speakers: Dr. Ashelin R. Currie, Ph.D., Elementary Literacy Consultant and Dr. Michele Farah, Literacy Education Curriculum Consultant (both from Oakland Schools).

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i-Ready Challenge Dash: 2/14-2/20

Now that diagnostic 2 is finished, we are back at our i-Ready challenge. A few weeks ago we shared that beginning January 3, 2022, grade levels will have a two-week sprint staying with the theme of Chillin’ with i-Ready. The current fish were removed and grades will compete the week before and after the Diagnostic 2 window. We are now in the final week of our sprint and ask that you help encourage students to complete the i-Ready instructional lessons for reading and math. The lessons passed will be tallied and fish cut-outs will be added to our bulletin board. The grade level with the most fish in reading and the grade level with the most fish in math will be awarded a bonus recess with Mrs. Johnson and Romeo!

We will begin a March i-Ready Challenge after the mid-winter break!

Competition weeks:

1/3/2022 - 1/9/2022 - completed lessons entered Monday 1/10/2022

2/14/2022 - 2/20/2022 - completed lessons entered Monday 2/21/2022

New Information

WLCSD COVID-19 Mask Update from Superintendent Gutman - Feb. 11

Dear WLCSD families:

Earlier today, the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) announced they will be rescinding their Emergency Order for Pandemic Control (2021-1) from August 2021 which required schools to implement universal masking. This change will take effect on Monday, February 28, 2022.

As the OCHD has determined that universal mask wearing is no longer necessary in schools, effective Monday, February 28, the Walled Lake Consolidated School District will no longer require universal mask wearing in our school buildings and offices. The OCHD strongly recommends wearing a mask while in public, indoor settings. Individual decisions related to continued masking in WLCSD will be left to the discretion of students, families, and staff members.

We will share more information for families regarding potential updates to our COVID-19 isolation practices prior to February 28.

For more information, please visit the OCHD website:

Kindergarten 2022-23 School Year

It's that time of year where Glengary begins gathering the names of our incoming Kindergarten students. If you have a student that will begin Kindergarten during the 22/23 school year, please call Glengary Elementary at 248-956-3100 to share the name of your child with our office staff. More information can be found here:

Mark your calendars-Kindergarten Orientation will occur on March 14, 2022

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Walled Lake Preschool 2022-2023 Interest Form

If you are interested in having your child attend a Walled Lake Preschool Program for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the form below. Please note, this is not the application. You will receive an email when registration is open

Volunteers Needed 5th Grade

Interested in helping plan our 5th Grade end of year celebration? We are beginning to form our planning committee. Please email Mrs. Johnson at if you are interested in helping to organize the end of year events for the Glengary 5th graders.

Walnut Creek Middle School 5th Grade Information Night

Greetings Class of 2029!

All parents/guardians of current 5th grade students are invited to the 5th Grade Information Night at Walnut Creek Middle School on Monday, March 7, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be held in-person. The information session will be held in the Walnut Creek cafeteria from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We look forward to welcoming all families to Walnut Creek!

Please park in the East side lot (second entrance if coming from Haggerty Rd).

We are so excited to welcome your children to Walnut Creek in the fall! To help prepare our parents for the middle school transition, we are looking forward to our 5th Grade Parent Information Night on March 7.

Our event will begin promptly at 6:30 PM on March 7th. Doors will be open at 6 PM.

During the month of March, our Creek counselors and administration will visit your child's 5th grade class to discuss course choices for next year!

Pleasant Lake: 3/11

Oakley Park: 3/9

Glengary: 3/8

If you have any questions, please feel free to browse our Walnut Creek Website, or reach out to the Creek Administration or Counseling staff:

Seth Taboh, Principal:

Kyle Pipkin, Assistant Principal:

Amanda Berman, Counselor:

Angela Lentz, Counselor:

Boy Scouts for K-4 Students

Below is information regarding joining the Boy Scouts and the upcoming meeting on February 17th at 6:30 pm at the Richardson Center. For more information you can e-mail This is a great opportunity for new adventures for your child.
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Yearbook Photos Needed

We have a team that is working diligently on the 21-22 Glengary Yearbook but we need your help! We are asking for families and staff to email pictures that could possibly be used in the yearbook to and label them in the subject line! (i.e.-Fun Run, Trunk or Treat, Read-A-Thon, etc.). All photos MUST be submitted by Friday, March 4th.

Thank you for sharing the memories you have captured!

RosaLeigh Johnson, Principal & Alison Burke, PTA President

Bus 126 Cancelled @ Glengary: 2/14-2/18

Please note that bus #126 will be cancelled at GLE this week, 2/14-2/18.

We have been busy over here at Glengary....

100th Day Fun

Cabinet Instructional Visit

Valentine's Day Fun

Glengary PTA Information

Glengary Read-A-Thon Success!

Thank you to our Gator community who raised $5,725 dollars through the Glengary Read-A-Thon challenge! We are proud of our Gators who logged 21, 748 minutes of reading through this 2 week period! Thank you for a very successful fundraiser!

Spring Flower Sale Coming Soon!

The spring flower sale is back! The sale will begin on March 2nd and order forms will be sent home after mid-winter break!

March PTA Meeting Tuesday 3/1 at 6:30 PM

The March PTA meeting will take place Tuesday, March 1st at 6:30 in the Glengary Media Center. Please enter at the doors closest to the Media Center.

Last Call for Yearbook Pictures

We have a team that is working diligently on the 21-22 Glengary Yearbook but we need your help! We are asking for families and staff to email pictures that could possibly be used in the yearbook to and label them in the subject line! (i.e.-Fun Run, Trunk or Treat, Read-A-Thon, etc.). All photos MUST be submitted by Friday, March 4th.

Thank you for sharing the memories you have captured!

RosaLeigh Johnson, Principal & Alison Burke, PTA President

Reoccuring Links

Walled Lake District Update

Please click on the button below for the Walled Lake District Update.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Our district maintains a COVID-19 Dashboard which is updated throughout the week. The dashboard is currently linked on our district website and has also been included in recent district updates. Per district protocols, we continue to report all COVID-19 positive cases to the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD). Our district will continue to monitor both building and classroom numbers. Parents can also refer to the district’s FAQ document.
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Community Education Classes offered through WLCSD

Check out the link below for a variety of Community Ed classes that are offered through WLCSD.

Lakes Athletics Baseball

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Gladiators Lacrosse League

Gladiators lacrosse is an instructional for those who want to become part of a team, develop skills, and learn the game of Lacrosse. All practices will be at a district middle school, or elementary school field. Games will be played against teams within the Suburban Youth Conference. Home games will be held at a district high school or middle school field.

Previously Shared Information

Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle

Chance to win BIG & Support for OUR classrooms!

Someone will win BIG! It could be you! Purchase your Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle tickets today! The raffle is hosted by the Foundation for Excellence-Walled Lake Schools and proceeds are channeled into the WL District’s classrooms, including ours, through the Foundation’s annual grant program (see list of grant awards per school). Tickets are $35 each (service fee included). Only a 1,000 tickets are available for sale! Grand prize winner will receive scholarship funds for postsecondary education (40% lump sum option available instead of scholarship). Plus, ticket purchasers have the chance to win a FREE raffle ticket courtesy of the WL Schools Federal Credit Union (raffle’s sponsor) and the opportunity to win secondary prize; Samsung Buds Galaxy Pro with water resistant cover donated by the Foundation. Grand and secondary prize drawings are set for March 21, 2022 at District’s Reflections Celebration; need not be present to win. Visit the Foundation’s Tuition Expedition Raffle website for details and to purchase tickets or contact the Foundation: Phone 248. 956.2116 | Email MI Raffle License# R62313)

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22-23 WLCSD Calendar

We are pleased to share with you that the 2022-23 school year calendar has been finalized! We know what an important resource this tool is for our families and we are pleased to share this with you in advance. This calendar reflects important dates such as the first day of school, half days, school breaks and more.

Seeking Donations for Winter Gear

Glengary is seeking donations for winter gear! Gloves (not knit as they get wet and make the hands colder), hats, boots (all sizes), snow pants, etc. We have students without winter gear and would like to always have items accessible so that ALL students are able to play outside with their peers in weather appropriate attire. Please send any donations to the front office. Thank you!

Illness/Communicable Diseases

While COVID has become such a prevalent part of our day-to-day, we know that many other communicable diseases exist and can spread in our schools quickly if not addressed properly. We make every effort to keep communicable diseases out of our school. Please help us by keeping your child home when the following symptoms appear: coughing, fever, sore throat, sores, chills, runny nose, ear and/or eye discharge, rash, upset stomach, and swollen glands. We ask that your child be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Communicable diseases that result in exclusion from school are: Step Throat, German Measles, Measles, Mumps, Chicken Pox, Scarlet Fever, Scabies, Pediculosis (Head Lice), Pink Eye, Impetigo, and Ringworm. Please contact your doctor for evaluation, treatment, and to determine if your child is ready to return to school.

COVID Reporting

This is a friendly reminder that positive COVID cases of students and household members should be reported to office staff as soon as possible so we can complete our necessary protocols.

To report positive COVID cases parents should email the following office staff:

RosaLeigh Johnson:

Cheryl Maten:

Melissa Roth:

In the email, please include the following information:

Your child's name

Your child's grade

Your child's teacher

Your name

Your contact phone number

The date of symptom onset

The date of exposure (if known)

The date your child was tested

Type of testing (Rapid at Home, Rapid in Facility, or PCR in Facility)

Name and location of the testing facility

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Now Hiring Bus Drivers: Call 248-956-3090 or visit

Library Cards for Students

In a partnership between Walled Lake Consolidated School District and the Wixom, Walled Lake and Commerce Township Libraries, we are pleased to announce to residents of Wixom, Walled Lake, Wolverine Lake and Commerce Township that registering your student up for a Library Card is even easier! To sign up your student, simply complete and submit the online registration form found here: Submit the online form no later than Friday, March 18, 2022. A library card will be created for your student and mailed to your home.

Update Contact Info

If you are not receiving district emails or phone calls, please make sure your contact information is accurate in Skyward. Typically, parents have (accidentally) blocked us OR their contact information is incorrect. PLEASE make sure your information is accurate in Skyward so you receive communication from us regarding closings and emergencies. Email for help.

District Text Messages

In addition to receiving phone calls and email notifications from the school district in the event of a school closing or emergency, parents can also sign up to receive SMS Text messages. Please find the helpful step-by-step instructions linked below.

Volunteers at Glengary

In the fall, WLCSD Parent Update shared that volunteers would be permitted on a limited basis and to look for a communication plan from the building principal. While we are very excited to see volunteers back in our school, we still need to have a thoughtful plan that does not jeopardize our efforts to keep our community healthy and our students in school. Please note the following details regarding volunteering during the school day:
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IMPORTANT: Each teacher utilizes volunteers in a different way. Some teachers do not have frequent volunteers. Other teachers use volunteers on a weekly basis. Please respect each teacher’s approach to volunteering and wait for them to share information with parents about volunteer opportunities. Even if your child’s teacher does not request classroom volunteers, there will be many other opportunities. Note: Volunteering in our school is different from visitors/spectators at events during the school day. Visitors or spectators at events during the school day are not permitted at this time.

Thank you for your partnership and understanding as we work thoughtfully to ensure the safety of all.

*Note: Please look for an upcoming communication regarding how Room Parents will be handled during the 21-22 school year.

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Supply Chain Issues & School Meals - What Parents Need to Know

Food Service Information

For the 2021-22 school year, breakfast and lunch is free for all students. If you would normally fill out a form to receive free or reduced lunch, we ask that you do so for accounting purposes. Forms are available on the district food service web page.

Below you will find the breakfast and lunch menus for October. You will also find the contact information for our Food Service Department.

Walled Lake Community Education is committed to providing quality programs for youth and adults. The link below you will also find our Youth Recreation, Youth Enrichment and Adult Recreation/Enrichment offerings
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Communication is Key at Glengary Elementary!

Communication is important to us at Glengary. Parents will be notified and updated in a variety of ways throughout the school year. The majority of information for parents will be available on our school and District website and through email.


It is critical that parents keep an updated email address and let us know if it changes as soon as possible. Parents may update this information for us on Skyward Family Access. All teachers at Glengary utilize Skyward Family Access to communicate with parents.Report cards, lunch account information, progress reports, attendance, and other important information will always be posted on Skyward Family Access. If you are a new family to Walled Lake Schools or have misplaced or lost your Family Access ID and password, please click HERE to get connected.

Glengary Gazette AND School Web Page

Our Glengary Gazette newsletter will be sent electronically to families. This is typically a bi-weekly communication filled with all important school and PTA updates. As we begin the year, the communication may be sent on a weekly basis if needed. An archive of newsletters will be posted to our school website. Please visit this page often for information about our school. You will find links to important documents, websites and blogs from your child's classroom, PTA forms and information, and important updates and forms that you will need to access.

PTA Website and Updates

Our PTA has an excellent website with upcoming events, fundraiser information, PTA membership links, and other pertinent information and forms. PTA information and updates are also shared with the Tuesday Tidbits.

Social Media

Glengary Elementary also has a Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter which are linked below!

Glengary Contact Information

RosaLeigh Johnson


Cheryl Maten

Principal's Secretary:

Melissa Roth

Building Secretary:

Important Phone Numbers:

Main Line: 248-956-3100

Fax Line: 248-956-3105
Attendance: 248-956-3190