Glendale Elementary May News

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MAY EVENTS

  • May 2 - PTC Meeting 6:30PM
  • May 6 - C.A.R.E.S Breakfast 9:30AM
  • May 6 - Glenmart Meeting 8:30-9:10AM
  • May 6 - GLENMART 2nd/3rd grade 9:10-9:50AM
  • May 11 - 5th Grade Optimist Lunch 11:00AM-1:30PM
  • May 13- GLENMART 4th/5th grade 9:10-9:50AM
  • May 16 - 2022-23 KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE 4:30-5:30PM
  • May 17 - 5th Grade Hockata Ti Culteral Center Field Trip
  • May 18 - Grade Level Concerts 1st grade: 10AM 2nd grade: 1PM 3rd grade: 2:45PM
  • May 18 - Lake Leaders Meeting 1:00-1:40PM
  • May 19 - Evacuation Drill 9:30AM (wear tennis shoes)
  • May 19 - 5th Grade Middle School Tour 10:15-11:00AM
  • May 20 - GLENMART 2nd/3rd grade 9:10-9:50AM
  • May 20 - CASH FOR CRITTERS (wear a hat & bring $1 for our animals)
  • May 24 - FUN IN THE SUN K-2 9:30AM-11:00AM 3-5 1:30PM-3:00PM
  • May 25 - Choir Concert Dress Rehearsal 9:30AM
  • May 25 - Choir Concert 7:00PM
  • May 27 - ALL SCHOOL MEETING 9:30AM
  • May 27 - 5th Grade Track Meet 9:30AM-2:00PM
  • May 30- NO SCHOOL- MEMORIAL DAY
  • May 31- 1st Grade MN Zoo Field Trip

A MESSAGE FROM MRS. MOLITOR

Hello Glendale Families!


The story for this month is: A Bike Like Sergio's by Maribeth Boelts


Finders keepers, right? When Ruben picks up someone’s lost money, he finds out how hard it can be to do the right thing.

Ruben feels like he is the only kid without a bike. His friend Sergio reminds him that his birthday is coming, but Ruben knows that the kinds of birthday gifts he and Sergio receive are not the same. After all, when Ruben’s mom sends him to Sonny’s corner store for groceries, sometimes she doesn’t have enough money for everything on the list. So when Ruben sees a dollar bill fall out of someone’s purse, he picks it up and puts it in his pocket. But when he gets home, he discovers it’s not one dollar or even five or ten—it’s a hundred-dollar bill, more than enough for a new bike just like Sergio’s! But what about the crossed-off groceries? And what about the woman who lost her money? Presenting a relatable story told with subtlety and heart, the creative team behind Those Shoes pairs up again for a satisfying picture book.


I hope you enjoy it, and always remember to :

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Respectful


Jennifer Molitor

Glendale Elementary School Principal

A Bike Like Sergio's

C.A.R.E.S

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 April! The next breakfast honoring our March winners will be Friday, May 6.

APPRECIATION WEEKS

Glendale has an amazing staff and our teachers are dedicated to students' success.

May 2nd - 6th is Teacher Appreciation week! At Glendale, our PTC and parents from each classroom are honoring teachers in a variety of ways. The Theme this year is "Our Teachers & Staff are SUN-Sational".


Friday, May 6th is also School Lunch Hero Day. Glendale has an outstanding group providing meals to almost 600 students every day. A HUGE thank you to Pat, Ashley, Bobbi, Kim & Liliana for their commitment to providing such delicious, healthy breakfasts and lunches to our students!


Wednesday, May 11 is School Nurse Appreciation Day. Thank you Lisa & Tuyet for all that you do for our students to keep them safe & healthy here at Glendale!

TECH SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES/STUDENTS

We ask that families continue to use the IT Help Desk Form (as they did last year) when needing additional tech support at home with their 1:1 devices.

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2022-23

The teachers, in cooperation with the principal, build balanced classrooms to create the most positive, engaging, and rigorous learning environment for all students. They consider factors such as students’ unique strengths and areas of needed growth, work habits, ability, and special individual needs. All teachers at Glendale are highly qualified and we do not guarantee specific teachers. During spring parent-teacher conferences, you may share any special considerations you feel your child may need for next year.

SPECIALIST SNIP-ITS

ART:

K-1-2- symmetry, weaving/sewing, finishing out the year with creativity!

3-4-5: finally clay!!!


PHY ED:

Hello Glendale Families! As usual we have been doing a large variety of activities in Physical Education Class. We did a Scooter Cup Stacking challenge; the students loved it. This activity worked on their core muscles, teamwork and hand eye coordination. We are playing Fowling this week, inside. Ask your student about this activity! Hopefully we will be outside soon. Remember proper tennis shoes.


MEDIA:

K-2 finished up with Code Spark this month and have started doing Makerspace stations again! Our last day to check out books will be May 20th so we can get all books returned by May 27th.

3-5 completed more levels on Code.org and are now enjoying a break from coding to do Makerspace stations. Our last day to check out books will be May 20th so we can get all books returned by May 27th.



MUSIC:

Music has been very busy with concert and graduation prep! Kindergarten and 5th grade are learning songs for their graduation celebrations. 1st-3rd are prepping for their upcoming concerts on May 18th. Please check your Seesaw for a message of concert details, including parent arrival and dress code for performers!

ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN KINDERGARTEN TODAY!

If you have not yet enrolled your child for kindergarten in Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools for the 2022-23 school year, it is important that you do so as soon as possible for planning purposes. Please visit our enrollment page to begin the student registration process. Please have your child’s most recent immunization record ready to upload, along with your student’s birth certificate or passport.


For the 2022-23 school year, paper enrollment packets will not be mailed and enrollment will only be available online or by visiting the District Services Center (DSC), 4540 Tower Street SE, Prior Lake between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.


If your child will be kindergarten age for the 2022-23 school year but you are choosing to wait one more year to enroll your student, please let us know. Contact Richelle at 952-226-0043 or rlambert@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

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LUNCH BALANCES

Please be sure to check your child(ren)'s School Cafe balances before the end of the school year. Any existing balances will transfer over to next year's accounts. Any negative balances will need to be paid.

*Please note: If your student(s) has a negative account balance, they will not be eligible to receive seconds of the entree.

We were fortunate to have state-funded lunches provided to us this year, however, families will once again be responsible for purchasing meals next year. If this is a hardship for your family & you need assistance, you may apply for the Free/Reduced Lunch program by filling out a form that can be found on the Parent Page of the district website under the School Cafe Logo.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Kitchen Manager, Pat Tasse, at 952.226.0208 or the office at 952.226.0200.

DRESS CODE

The weather is getting warmer and with that comes wardrobe style changes! We thought it would be a great time to send a friendly reminder about our dress code and what's appropriate to wear to school. This can also be found on our Glendale website in the Student Handbook on pages 13-14.


A dress code policy is in place to encourage students to be dressed appropriately for school activities and in keeping with community standards. This is a joint responsibility of the student and the student’s parent(s) or guardian(s).


Appropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to, the following:

1) Clothing appropriate for the weather.

2) Clothing that does not create a health or safety hazard.

3) Clothing appropriate for the activity (i.e., physical education or the classroom).


Inappropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to, the following:

1) “Short shorts,” skimpy tank tops, tops that expose the midriff, and other clothing that is not in keeping with community standards.

2) Clothing bearing a message that is lewd, vulgar, or obscene.

3) Apparel promoting products or activities that are illegal for use by minors.

4) Objectionable emblems, badges, symbols, signs, words, objects or pictures on clothing or jewelry communicating a message that is racist, sexist, or otherwise derogatory to a protected minority group, evidences gang membership or affiliation, or approves, advances, or provokes any form of religious, racial, or sexual harassment and/or violence against other individuals as defined in policy 413. 5.

5) Any apparel or footwear that would damage school property.

6) Hats are not allowed in the building except with the approval of the building principal (i.e., student undergoing chemotherapy; medical situations).

7) Any item of apparel deemed disruptive to the educational process by an administrator.


Students who are in violation of this policy will be asked to change out of the offensive clothing. Other options may include sending the student home, wearing PE clothes, or other disciplinary actions. If your student questions appropriateness of clothing, they should check in at the office with a principal or counselor before the start of the school day.

More information can be found in School Board policy 504, Student Dress and Appearance.

PTC CORNER

Hello Glendale Families!

We are getting closer to the end of the school year, but we still have a few fun events to be aware of!

May 2-6 is teacher/staff appreciation week and you should have received communication about the events for staff throughout the week. We would love to have students bring in notes of appreciation (they can use the coloring sheet we provided with the schedule of events!) on Monday May 2nd. There is also a dress up day Friday May 6th that is beach themed -- please encourage your students to wear beachy clothes (no swimsuits please) as they show support and appreciation for their teachers!

Also mark your calendars for our Family Fun Night on May 13th from 5-7pm. We will have a food truck, Code Ninjas, bingo with lots of fun prizes, an animal walk, a raffle and more! Additional information will be coming home soon!!

Thank you to all of the families who provided food for the spring conference meal. The Glendale staff was extremely appreciative and they loved the pasta salad bar!

We look forward to seeing you on May 13th for Family Fun Night!

Glendale PTC

DOGS DISH

  • The next DOGS meeting will be held on May 18th @7:00 p.m. at The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake. We have much to discuss so please attend.


  • The DOGS are still looking for volunteers for the Prior Lake Rotary Music Festival. You can sign up using the flyer posted below. If you have questions, please contact the DOGS at dadsofgreatstudents@gmail.com


  • The DOGS will be hosting our 2nd Annual Friends and Family Fundraising Golf Event @ The Wilds Golf Club on Thursday August 4th, 2022 – stay tuned for additional details and event sign-up. We are excepting donations for the event to include in our post event raffle, so if you or your place of business would like to be a donor, contact Scott Sanborn @ dadsofgreatstudents@gmail.com


  • If you are new to Glendale, and are interested in becoming a member of the DOGS – please reach out to dadsofgreatstudents@gmail.com to be added to our active roster and contact list for events and project sign-ups. No time commitment required – participate when you can and help enhance our children’s learning experience!
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GLENMART

PARENTS RESOURCES


Glendale 2021-22 Handbook - https://bit.ly/3ifwsgU

Glendale PTC Website- https://bit.ly/2yG3uQe

Glendale D.O.G.S Website- https://bit.ly/2yKntxg

PTC Box Top Info- https://bit.ly/2ksIMzL

Glendale Lunch Menu- https://bit.ly/2lJyjjG

CONTACT US

Glendale Attendance Line 952-226-0201

Glendale Main Office 952-226-0200

Glendale Health Office 952-226-0206

Jennifer Molitor, Principal jmolitor@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Lindsay Comstock, Dean of Students lcomstock@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Dawn Ryan, Head Secretary dawnryan@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Heather Hartman, Building Secretary hhartman@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Elisabeth Ammerman, Social Worker eammerman@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Technology Helpdesk 952-226-0062 or ithelpdesk@plsas.org

District Transportation 952-226-0050 jswedberg@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

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.