Glendale Elementary May News

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MAY EVENTS

  • May 3-7- **TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK**
  • May 3 & 4 - Spring Book Fair - after school in lower parking lot or gym (pending weather)
  • May 5- TIE DYE DAY- Wear any/all the Tie Dye you have
  • May 7- C.A.R.E.S BREAKFAST
  • May 10- 4th Grade Picnic Lunch
  • May 12- BOOK CHARACTER DAY- dress like your favorite book character
  • May 18- Kindergarten Open House- Virtual
  • May 18- PTC Meeting 6:30PM via Zoom OR Glendale Parking Lot (TBD)
  • May 19 - SPORTS/JERSEY DAY- wear your favorite sports team appearal
  • May 16 - RAINBOW DAY- - wear your designated Grade Level color
  • May 31 - NO SCHOOL- MEMORIAL DAY
  • June 1- Base Camp Field Trip 9:30AM-3:30PM
  • June 2- BEACH DAY- wear beach or Hawaiian wear
  • June 2- Middle School Tours for 5th Grade 11:45AM-12:40PM
  • June 2- Kindergarten "Drive Thru" Graduation 2:30-3:30PM
  • June 4- C.A.R.E.S. BREAKFAST

A MESSAGE FROM MRS. MOLITOR

The story for this month is:

Because I had a Teacher by Kobi Yamada


We all remember our favorite teacher.


Where would we be without them those special people who inspire us, support us, and encourage us? Whether they're an educator, a coach, or a mentor, this book is for them. To celebrate the worlds they open up for us and to thank them for the difference they make.


I hope you enjoy it, and always remember to :

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Respectful


Jennifer Molitor

Glendale Elementary School Principal

Because I had a Teacher

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 March! The next C.A.R.E.S. breakfast will be Friday, June 4th.

TEACHER OF THE YEAR!

Congratulations to 4th grade teacher, Miranda Hanstad, for being nominated as Glendale's Teacher of the Year!! Miranda has been teaching for 15 years, 9 of them at Glendale. She received her Undergrad degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education & Pre-Primary from Winona State University. Then went on to get her Masters degree in Differentiated Instruction through Concordia University. She enjoys going to her family cabin, traveling, going on walks, spending time with friends & family and reading books.

We are so proud to have Miranda teaching here at Glendale! Congrats!!

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APPRECIATION WEEKS

April 26th- April 30th was Child Nutrition Appreciation Week. Glendale has an outstanding group providing meals to almost 500 students every day. They also worked diligently every week all through Covid to assemble free meal kits to the families of Prior Lake- Savage Area Schools. We thank our fabulous kitchen team; Mike, Pat, Bobbi & Whitney for their commitment to providing such delicious, healthy breakfasts and lunches to our students!


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

May 3rd - 7th 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 "We're your #1 Fans".


Wednesday May 12th 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!

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, Mike Autenrieth, 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.

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.

ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN KINDERGARTEN TODAY!

If you have not yet enrolled your child for kindergarten in Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools for the 2021-22 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 2021-22 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 2021-22 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

D.O.G.S. DISH

Hello Glendale Families!


* The next Glendale D.O.G.S meeting will be held on May 12th at The Wilds Golf Club @ 7:00p.m. to discuss upcoming projects and events for the remainder of the school year and summer months. If you would like to attend the meeting with the Glendale D.O.G.S, please sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4aa8ab2da5fb6-dogs6


* The D.O.G.S will be “Painting and Refinishing” the Glendale playground on May 22nd starting at 9:00 a.m.

If you would like to volunteer to help, please sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4aa8ab2da5fb6-playground1


* This year we will be having an “All D.O.G.S Friends & Family” golf tournament scheduled for early August. This fundraising event is to help all Prior Lake/Savage D.O.G.S groups kick off the upcoming school year with a bang and help support future D.O.G.S projects.

Food, Raffles & Fun will be available for all at the event! If you are interested in participating or volunteering for the event, please contact Scott Sanborn at dadsofgreatstudents@gmail.com for more information.


* If you are currently not one of the D.O.G.S and would like to become one, please reach out to Scott Sanborn at dadsofgreatstudents@gmail.com.



Glendale D.O.G.S.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

JOIN THE MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM!

Mountain Bike Team Informational Meeting: Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM

This meeting is open for any current 5th - 11th grade boys or girls interested in joining the PLHS Mountain Bike Team for the upcoming Summer/Fall 2021 season. The official season begins July 1. No prior experience necessary. Open to MS and HS students.

Please join the Zoom meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://zoom.us/j/94345428753

Meeting ID: 943 4542 8753

The meeting is open to any parents/students interested in the team. Our meeting will be recorded and added to the PLHS Activities website. For more information email general@priorlakemtb.org or check out Mountain Biking

MDH COVID 19 DECISION TREE

This document was developed by the Minnesota Department of Health for Schools, Youth & Child Care Programs to use as a guide for Covid-19 exposure & decision processes. We encourage you to reference it to better understand the protocols we're following.

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/exguide.pdf

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COVID-19 INFORMATION

PLSAS continues to track lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst students and staff. It is important to:

* complete the COVID-19 Student Daily Return to School Checklist each morning before school

* keep your child(ren) home if ANYONE in your household is waiting on COVID-19 test results

* call your child’s school if your student(s) or ANYONE in your household is diagnosed with COVID-19


Doing this will allow us to continue to look at our local district data and not have to rely solely on Scott County COVID-19 case rates when determining learning models.

IMPORTANT PARENT TOOLS

DISTRICT PARENT PORTAL

Find quick links to important school and district resources.

PARENTS RESOURCES


Glendale 2020-21 Handbook - https://bit.ly/2kh64Zg

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.