Glendale Elementary February News


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February Events

  • Jan 31 -Jersey Day- Wear your favorite team jersey/colors
  • Feb 1- WEAR RED DAY- National Heart Awareness Day
  • Feb 1- D.O.G.S. Winter Blast 6-8pm
  • Feb 6 - CARES Breakfast
  • Feb 7- Jr. Naturalist Meeting 8:00AM
  • Feb 7- Kindergarten Stages Theater Field Trip 11:30-2:15PM
  • Feb 8- 3rd Grade Science Museum Field Trip 10:00AM-3:00PM
  • Feb 8- Glenmart Open 2nd & 4th grade 9:20 - 9:45AM
  • Feb 8- 6th Grade Registration for 5th Grade 10:45AM
  • Feb 8- Camping Reading Day with Buddies
  • Feb 11- Davanni's Night hosted by 2nd Grade
  • Feb 12- PTC Meeting 6:30PM
  • Feb 14- Author Visit: Kevin Lovegreen
  • Feb 15- Glenmart Open 3rd & 5th grade 9:20 - 9:45AM
  • Feb 15- 100th Day of School Reading Activities
  • Feb 20 - PLHS Royalty Sweetheart Parade 9:48-10:08am
  • Feb 22 - Dress Like a Book Character Day/Wear shirt with a book character
  • Feb 22 - 4th Grade Bakken Museum Field Trip 9:30AM-2:00PM
  • Feb 22 - 5th Grade Biztown Field Trip 9:15AM-3:30PM
  • Feb 25 - D.O.G.S. Meeting 6:30PM
  • Feb 27 - Spring Picture Day
  • Feb 28- School Reward Activity (details to come)
  • Feb 28 - Jr. Naturalist Meeting 8:00AM
  • Feb 28 - All School Meeting 9:30AM


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 December! The next C.A.R.E.S. breakfast will be Wednesday, February 6th.

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Norah's Got Heart!!

As many of your know, one of our fellow 2nd graders, Norah Johnson, received a new heart on January 11th. She is doing just wonderful & is now back home & healing!! We've had so many people asking about her progress & how they can help the family during her recovery.

Below you'll find her caring bridge site and also a meal train account that a family friend has set up for them.

Caring Bridge:

Meal Train:

Her family has been so greatful for all the well wishes, love & support! Please keep it coming!


D.O.G.S Winter Blast this Friday!!

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Our theme this year is: Camp Read-A-Lot

Daily Home reading activities- (BINGO Board) - The BINGO boards will be sent home with students by February 1st. Teachers will collect them as they return to school. The calendars are due back on Feb. 27th.Those students who complete 20 of the activities on their board will be entered into a drawing for a free book. Winners announced at ASM on February 28th.

Feb. 1st is National Read Aloud Day! Watch for a video link of Mrs. Molitor reading a book to share with your class.

Weekly Activities:

Friday, February 8th is Camping Reading day with buddies – Teachers can decide how much they want to do(examples, bring in a tent to read in, bring sleeping bags and flashlights in, camping chairs etc).

Thursday, February 14th is Author Visit – Details below

Friday, February 15th- optional 100th day of school reading activities (teachers can incorporate reading into 100th day activities if you choose)

Friday, February 22nd- Dress like a Book Character Day ( or wear a shirt with a book character)

Thursday, February 28th is our culminating school reward activity – Details to follow.

*Our Guest Author this year is Kevin Lovegreen –Kevin Lovegreen has written 10 books for children that encourage love for the outdoors. He uses his enthusiasm for books and the outdoors to inspire kids to read more.

Guest Author Visit- Thursday Feb. 14th-Programs will be held in the gym.


1st and 3rd- 9:35-10:20

K and 2nd-10:25-11:10

4th and 5th- 11:15-12:00

Guess the Teacher display

There will be 5 tents in the upper hallway displaying pictures of staff’s faces covered by their favorite book. Teachers will get a guessing sheet for their class. During the month of February find times to walk by display (as many times as you feel necessary) and look at pictures. As a class try to guess as many teachers as you can and record on guessing sheet.

All participating classes earn a ticket to attend the special activity on Thursday, February 28th


Glendale Yearbooks are on sale through this Friday, February 1st! Yearbooks can only be purchased online during the winter. The price of yearbooks starts at $18. Additional options are available for added costs and include: hard cover, name and photo on cover, stickers, autograph pages etc.

Ordering Link:

Yearbook ID Code: 1206919

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Yearbook questions can be emailed to 2nd grade teacher, Tom Deris at

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Geography Bee

Congratulations to the 4th and 5th grade students who participated in the Geography Bee

on January 10th. A great audience of 4th and 5th grade students, parents,

friends and family members were in attendance. Congratulations to Ryan, this year's

overall winner!

Report Cards

Students' report cards will be sent home in student backpacks this Friday, February 1st.

Report cards will be available through the Infinite Campus parent portal on February 1st as well. Parents will receive the final report card at the end of the second semester in June. Conferences will be held in April this year to provide information about student progress. Any questions you have regarding report cards should be directed to your child's teacher or the school office at 952.226.0200.

Spring Testing Schedule

Grades 3-5 students will be taking the MCA III math and reading test during the weeks of March 26th- May 3rd.

Grade 5 students will be taking the MCA science test during the week of May 6th - 10th.

*All MCA testing is online only.

Why statewide testing?

Minnesota values its educational system and the professionalism of its educators. Minnesota educators created the academic standards which are rigorous and prepare our students for career and college. The statewide assessments are how we as a state measure that curriculum and daily instruction in our schools are being aligned to the academics standards, ensuring all students are being provided an equitable education. Statewide assessment results are just one tool to monitor that we are providing our children with the education that will ensure a strong workforce and knowledgeable citizens (from the Minnesota Department of Education).

Please click below to read more information about statewide testing and access the parent/guardian opt out form. This form must be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the main office.

State Testing Parent/Guardian Information (Opt Out)

Lakefront Music Fest

Help support GLENDALE by purchasing your LAKEFRONT MUSIC FESTIVAL TICEKTS through us! Buy your tickets now for only $50, which gets you into both nights! Limited quantity available through 3/31. Buy tickets now at:

Here is the info you have all been waiting for…the 2019 Lakefront Music Fest Lineup is:


Opening Acts: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives


Opening Act: Riley Green

We appreciate your support!

Glendale PTC


The Glendale PTC collaborated with our Junior Naturalists, Mathnasium, High Touch High Tech, Code Ninja's, PLHS Robotics, some Glendale staff and more to put on an amazing ESTEM Night.

Families were able to come explore, build, create and play! Thank you to the Glendale PTC for sponsoring the event. It was a real fun time had by all.

Cold Weather Apparel

Dressing your child with warm clothes, hats, gloves, snow pants and boots helps students have a fun time in cold, snowy weather. **Students will always go outdoors for recess unless the "feels like" temperature falls below -5 degrees or it is steadily raining. Please help to make sure your child is prepared for outdoor recess each day!



Milk Moola has ended their fundraising program with milk caps and milk labels. We have until March 1st to turn in any Milk Moola milk caps and labels to the office. Thank you for helping Glendale PTC raise money with these items!

Our spring Carnival is coming up on March 23rd from 11am - 3pm. We’re looking for organized, highly motivated people to help us plan this AWESOME event! Some areas we need help in are: Silent Auction, Game Organization, Concessions, Advertisement and Ticket Sales. Do you see yourself helping in any of these areas?

Please email Angie Carrigan for more information at

Also, Please welcome Elizabeth Soucoup as Event Coordinator! She’s a great addition to our PTC team!

Greetings from the Health Office!

Give Kids a Smile:

Give Kids a Smile is a free charitable dental event for kids (typically ages 3-18) who face barriers to accessing dental care. The two-day, statewide event is Friday, February 1, and Saturday February 2, 2019 (Some clinics have alternative dates). Because this program is focused on providing dental care to children who face barriers to accessing dental care, families will not be asked any eligibility questions.

For a list of available clinics can be found on the MDA webside or using the link:

5 Ways to Stay Healthy

Follow these 5 tips to boost your body's defenses:

  1. Fend off germs. Protect yourself: Get a flu vaccine and wash your hands a lot. People can be contagious before they know they're sick, so even just a sip from someone's drink puts his or her germs in your body.
  2. Eat healthy. Make it a priority to eat five or more fruits and vegetables a day (choose the whole fruit instead of juice so you feel full longer and avoid added sugar). Carry an apple or a bag of baby carrots so you always have a healthy snack available.
  3. Chill. If you feel stressed out, stop what you're doing for just a moment. Take five deep breaths. Concentrate on each breath as you inhale and exhale.
  4. Beat the blues. Seasonal depression doesn't just happen in songs. Certain people may feel anxious or depressed around the winter holiday season, brought on by shorter days, longer nights, and colder weather. Other people are going through difficult life events. If you feel down, go outside. Sunlight and exercise are great mood lifters. Try a seasonal activity like ice skating, snowshoeing or even ice fishing. Also, don't hesitate to talk to someone you trust about how you're feeling.
  5. Get some Z's. Getting enough sleep each night can help strengthen your immune system, give you more energy, and make you less vulnerable to stress.

Is my child well enough to go to school?

If your child does become ill, please remember the following before sending them to school:

  • If the student has had a fever of 100 degrees or more, the student should stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without medication.

  • If the student has vomited or had diarrhea, he/she should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.

  • If the student has any rash that may be disease-related or the cause is unknown, check with your health care provider before sending him/her to school.

  • If the student has open/draining skin sores, or inflamed/draining eyes or ears the student should stay home until seen by your health care provider.

February Community Education

Check out the fun classes offered this month!

Parent Resources

Glendale 2018-19 Handbook -

Glendale PTC Website-

Glendale D.O.G.S Website-

PTC Box Top Sheet-

Glendale Lunch Menu-

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.