Glenwood News

What is happening at Glenwood, October 16, 2022

News from Dr. Cappucci

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Breakfast Menu

This is the weekly schedule. Students are able to take a bagged breakfast from the cafeteria and bring it to their classrooms to be eaten during snack time. Both breakfast and lunch are free this year.

This week's breakfast is as follows:

Monday-Chocolate chip mini loaf

Tuesday- Bagel with cream cheese

Wednesday- Banana or Blueberry bread

Thursday -Cinnamon pastry bar

Friday-Mini Donuts

Students will get a juice or a piece of fruit along with the breakfast item.

Cereal will be the alternate everyday.

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There are so many inspiring activities that occur daily at Glenwood. I include photos of students engaging in these activities and share them with Glenwood parents. if you do not want your child's picture included in my newsletter, please send me an email at

If I do not hear from you, it will count as permission to include students in the weekly newsletter.

Save The Date


17- First Turn in Day for the Magazine Drive

18 Picture Day

20- Second Turn in Day for the Magazine Drive

24-Turn in Day for the Magazine Drive

27- Final Turn in Day for the Magazine Drive


2- Half Day/Dismissal will begin at 12:30. Lunch will be served at Glenwood.

3 Lucky Duck and Pig Races for the Magazine Drive

4- Limo Lunch- High Sellers in the Magazine Drive

7 Report Card Portal Open at 4:30.

7-Open PTO Meeting 6:30

8- No School Professional Day

11- No School Veterans Day

23-25- No School Thanksgiving Break


1- Third grade field trip to the Nutcracker. Arrive at Glenwood by 8:30 am-No vans or busses will make the 8:30 arrival.

5-Open PTO Meeting 6:30

16- Winter Concert

23-1/2 No School Winter Break


3- Return to school after Holiday Break

16- No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

27- Report Card Portal Open at 4:30.


1-Half Day/Dismissal begins at 12:30. Lunch will be served at Glenwood.

6-Open PTO Meeting 6:30

20-24- No School Winter Break


6- Open PTO Meeting 6:30

15- Half Day/Dismissal will begin at 12:30. Lunch will be served at Glenwood.


3-Open PTO Meeting- 6:30

7- Report Card Portal Open at 4:30


No School Spring Break


1-Open PTO Meeting 6:30

17- Half Day/Dismissal will begin at 12:30. Lunch will be served at Glenwood.

26- Memorial Day Celebration- for veterans and their families.

29- Memorial Day


2 Spring Concert

5-Open PTO Meeting 6:30

9- Field Day Rain Date- 13th

12- Fifth Grade Parade and Celebration

14- Last Day of school. It is a half day and no lunch will be served. Report Card Portal Open at 4:30.


Magazine Drive Oct. 12

Brilla Coffee Nov. 1-14

Spell-a-thon January/February

Square 1 Art Holiday Extravaganza November 1-15

Book Fair March 11-18

Spirit Wear

Amazon Smile

Mass Save

Penny Wars- March 20-24

Picture Day is Coming

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Picture Day

School Name: Glenwood Elementary School

Picture Day Date: Tuesday, October 18


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Thank you to the volunteers who will assist during the Magazine Drive.

Funds raised from the Magazine Drive will be used to pay for buses for field trips.

Here is the link for the Magazine Drive

The school code is GLENWOOD
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In an effort to allow children to be children and give them time to explore their interests and spend time with their families, we will continue with our unstructured homework. It is expected that students read (20 -40 minutes a night depending on their grade levels) and practice math facts nightly. It’s just expected that both will be done. Students will be held accountable for knowing their math facts as well as reading for enjoyment each night. The only time homework will be formally assigned is when students need to study for a test/quiz or complete a project. Here is a list of things you can do with your child at home in the absence of formal homework. I know it is tempting for children to use a device or watch TV in the absence of formalized homework, but the following list will provide a more fun and enriching experience for your child.

What is Happening At Glenwood

Rutland Recreation presents Dodgeball!

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Makerspace News

A true makerspace is defined not by what's in it, but rather by what comes out of it: projects, experiences, artifacts, and learning. At Glenwood we are looking to have a makerspace that opens opportunities for children to design, create and explore. We are looking for donations of materials we can use in our makerspace. We are in desperate need of materials for our makerspace. Some things that we can not get enough of are:

small pieces of wood and nails for building

Cereal and cardboard boxes

masking and duct tape,

toilet paper and paper towel rolls,

craft supplies,

cereal boxes,


fabric, yarn,


plastic containers,

or anything that may end up in the recycling bin

We appreciate these and other materials that are in a clean and usable condition.

Ms. Paulson's class visited the Makerspace this week.

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3rd Grade

Science with Ms. McCarthy

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4th Grade

Last year our students participated in a field trip to to Overlook Farm.

I have attached two pictures from Overlook Farm. One is of mushrooms (finally!) growing in the mushroom patch last year's thrid graders created, and the other is of the Hugelkultur mound they built full of sunflowers, corn, and squash.
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Mr. Jaffe's science class on the Nature Trail

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Rhythm games with Mrs. Arsenault

PTO News


November 7th @ 6:30pm

December 5th @ 6:30pm

No January meeting

February 6th @ 6:30pm

March 6th @ 6:30pm

April 3rd @ 6:30pm

May 1st @ 6:30pm

June 5th @ 6:30pm

Buses for a second field trip.

The PTO is sponsoring the buses for the Nutcracker as well as a second field trip for 4th and 5th grades. Thank you PTO!

Glenwood Night at Dairy Queen, West Boylston

Be a part of the Glenwood Directory

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Amazon Smile

-If you are purchasing items online don't forget to use AMAZON Smiles. Amazon Smiles is free to anyone who purchases anything on Amazon. A percentage of your total cost will go back to Glenwood. Make sure when you login to Amazon Smiles you add the Glenwood Elementary Code: Glenwood Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization Incorp
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Community Events

Glenwood School Information

School Hours: Doors open at Glenwood at 8:55am. Please do not drop off students unattended prior to 8:55am as we do not have staff in place to monitor students until the doors are open. Our dismissal begins around 3:30 (a bit earlier even in the beginning of the year).

Dismissal: If you need to dismiss your child early for any reason, please send in a note to their homeroom teacher the morning of the dismissal or send an email to their teacher and Mrs. Johnstone that morning. Please include your child’s first and last name as well as their homeroom teacher on all notes. Please refrain from dismissals after 3:15pm as the office gets busy with dismissal preparation.

Absent: If your child will be absent, please call the school in the morning to notify us. If you know in advance that your child will not be in school, please send an email to their homeroom teacher and our school secretary, Mrs. Johnstone ( in advance notifying us. Please include their first and last name, homeroom teacher, reason for absence and duration of absence.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not email staff/ teachers regarding dismissal changes during the school day. We can not guarantee that staff will read the email and/or there is always a chance that our technology has a disruption. Please call the office with any dismissal changes during the day. Thank you!
Tardy: If your child will be tardy to school, please walk them to the front office upon arrival to check in. Your child is tardy if they arrive after 9:08.
PowerSchool: The Parent Portal in PowerSchool is the key tool for accessing important information (Student Handbook/ Report Cards). Please let us know in the office if you are having trouble accessing the Parent Portal.

Volunteering: You will need to complete a Cori Form that can be found online in order to volunteer at school. Approvals generally take 4 weeks. At times, opportunities to volunteer may be available. The link to the CORI FORM is also located below. Please don't wait until spring (i.e. Field Day) to get your CORI. Please take the time to get this done early in the school year. Thank you!

Lunch Menu

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Fifth Grade