Glengary Gazette

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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A Message from Mrs. Johnson...

Dear Glengary Families,


As we embark on the month of December and prepare to close the last chapter of the year 2022 as a Glengary Family, may you remember these things...


-Take time to celebrate how far we have come

-Reflect on all that we have learned this year

-Know we are not alone if we are hurting

-Remember that even though there are 100 things to do, we are not wrong for needing time to rest and regroup

-Be grateful for things both great and small

-Believe that some of the best gifts we can give are time, empathy and love


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 rosaleighjohnson@wlcsd.org or at 248-956-3100.


Here's to a GREAT week ahead!

RosaLeigh Johnson, Principal

Faces of Glengary

Photos for the Yearbook?


If any parents have photos of any special events thus far this school year, please email them to glengary.yearbook@gmail.com so we can review them for the yearbook! Thank you!

Important Dates

December

12/1-12/8: Book Fair

12/5: Conference Sign-Up closes in Skyward at 7am

12/6: PTA Meeting @ 6:30 PM Media Center

12/7: Creativity Night (after school 4:00-5:15 K-5 students)

12/7: Report Cards posted and available at end of day

12/8: 1/2 day for students, dismissal at 11:25 a.m.

12/8: Parent/Teacher Conferences

12/9: Friend of Diversity Nominations Due (see below)

12/13: Glengary Giving Tree Drop Off (9:10-10:30 AM)

12/14: Glengary Giving Tree Drop Off (4:10-6:30 PM)

12/14: Dining to Donate @ Urban Gyro

12/16: Glengary Helping Hands Event 6:00-8:00 PM (Final Giving Tree Drop Off)

12/23-1/3: No School

Positivity Project & Zones of Regulation

Below you will find the topics of focus for the next 2 weeks. I strongly encourage families to click on the links below and use the family resources to reinforce the learning at home! Once you click on the P2 for Families, you’ll find 1 quote, 1 video, and 3 questions to help you and your children discuss The Positivity Project’s character strength of the week. Please join us!


The focus for this week will be building the Other People Matter Mindset by Supporting Others When They Struggle. Next week, the character strength of focus will be Self-Control.


Please take a look at the links below about Gratitude and Kindness 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.

Dec 4-Dec 10: Other People Matter Mindset: Supporting Others When They Struggle

Supporting Others When They Struggle means that when other people are struggling, we do our best to help them out. Supporting other people when they struggle is a critical piece of being human. There are many different approaches to helping people who are struggling. These can include: listening while they describe an event and their feelings about it,

taking action to help people in need, or simply just being there and sitting together in silence. Everyone faces tough days and needs support, and this support leads to a chain of prosocial behavior that makes us feel good about ourselves and our group.

Dec 11-Dec 16: Self-Control

Self-Control means you can control your emotions and behaviors. You think before you act. Self-control is the act of managing behavior in a way that positively influences goal attainment and living up to standards. Possessing this strength protects people from destabilizing emotional extremes. Those with self-control can limit impulsive behavior. They are able to experience and navigate difficulty while remaining poised. Self-control does not mean a lack of thoughts, feelings, or impulses; it just means you have command over them.

Zones of Regulation

Each week, we have 5th grade leaders record a video highlighting a specific regulation strategy. Students in grades K-5 watch the video and discuss as a class how they may use each strategy when they are dysregulated (blue, yellow or red zone). I have linked the strategies in the button below. Feel free to check them out and review the strategies with your child at home. Strategies can be used across any and all setting including school and home.

School Information

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Parent/Teacher Conferences & Report Cards

Early Dismissal: Thursday, December 8

Important Reminder: Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences, students will be dismissed at 11:25 AM on Thursday, December 8. We will follow the tiered dismissal plan below:


11:15- APU & Walkers


11:20- Prime Time Care

11:23 Begin Loading Busses

11:25-Official Dismissal

11:30-11:32 – Bus Departure

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Reminder: Parent/teacher conferences will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday, December 8. On this date, students will be dismissed at 11:25am.


Our teachers and staff look forward to strengthening our partnership with families at parent/teacher conferences. We hope you will consider the following tips to ensure your conference is productive:


Assume Positive Intent: Our teachers care deeply about your child and are invested in their success. During conferences, we will share growth and successes. We will also share areas of improvement or concern. Sometimes that can be difficult to hear. This is when it is most important to assume positive intent. When we assume the worst, we usually find it. Assuming the best in others leads us into positive, collaborative action.


● Ask Questions: Parents and teachers have a lot to cover in a fifteen minute conference. If you have questions, please make sure you ask them. If it’s important to you, it’s important to us! Be aware of the time and make sure you communicate any questions you may have.


● Take a Problem-Solving Approach: If your child is struggling either academically or social-emotionally, focus on brainstorming solutions - instead of assigning blame. Be specific on what steps will be taken at school and at home to address a particular need. This applies to anything from organization, peer conflicts, or a particular academic skill/concept.


● Emphasize Growth and Effort: Your child’s progress cannot be fully reflected in a simple letter grade, reading level, or percentage. That is only part of the picture. Perseverance, flexibility, creativity, and critical-thinking are crucial dispositions. When you talk with your child about report cards or conferences, you can help foster a growth mindset by emphasizing effort and work ethic.


● Keep the Conversation Going: Parent/Teacher Conferences are just one component of a genuine partnership. Ongoing, open communication is essential. Follow-up with your child’s teacher after conferences to share additional information or ask questions.


***We look forward to seeing everyone on Zoom for virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, December 8th. Online P/T sign up has closed. If you have not yet signed up for a conference, please contact your child’s teacher.

Report Card

The district has prepared an FAQ document for families to share information about revisions to the previous report card. We look forward to sharing your child’s first trimester growth in December when report cards are available and conferences take place.



  • December 7th - Report Cards Posted on Skyward Family Access (after 4:00 p.m.)
  • December 8th - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Virtual - via Zoom)

Glengary Giving!

Glengary Giving Tree

Thank you to our AWESOME community that has worked together to support several local families. We are still in need of several donated items. The Glengary Giving Tree Smore is linked below. It has been reorganized so that families who still need donations are linked at the top. Thank you for your consideration and partnership!


· Gift Drop off will take place on Tuesday, December 13 from 9:10 am- 10:30 am. We also have an evening drop off on Wednesday, December 14 from 4:10 pm -6:30 pm. Finally, families may also drop off gift items during the Glengary Helping Hands Event on Friday, December 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm.


· Drop off will be in the front bus loop. You will pull up in front of the main door and a volunteer will be there to take your donation.


· It is very important that you attach a note to your gift that tells the Family Number, Gender and Age. Please do not wrap the gifts.


Thank you for your consideration in our efforts to make this a wonderful holiday season for every family. Questions can be emailed to andreahalimi03@gmail.com. Thank you!

Glengary Helping Hands Event-12/16

Date: Friday, December 16


Time: 6:00-8:00 PM


Location: Glengary Elementary


What: Join us at Glengary Elementary for a night of Giving Back! Students will get to put a variety of character strenghts to practice while engaging in interactive activities that help build the Other People Matter Mindset.


Click on the link below for all of the details!

Holiday Spirit Week (Dec. 16-22)

In an effort to help raise funds and have some fun this holiday season, The Positivity Project Committee at Glengary has put together 5 Spirit Days for the final 5 days of school leading up to the holiday break.


We will be collecting $1 each day your child participates ($5 total if your child participates in each daily activity). Money should be given to the classroom teacher. We know that December is an expensive month for families so if you can't contribute monetarily, please do not let that inhibit your child from participating in the fun if they wish. Thanks for your support!

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Celebrating Diversity!

Creativity Night at Glengary, December 7

The 24th Annual Dr. MLK, Jr. Day Express Yourself contest is in full swing! We are inviting our Glengary Gators to participate by expressing the theme, “Listen Your Way to Kindness.” Students can submit a speech, essay, picture, poem, drawing, video or any other way they choose to express the theme. Glengary will host a Creativity Night on Wednesday, December 7 from 4:00-5:15 for K-5 students. This will be an opportunity for students to use their character strength of creativity to brainstorm and develop a project that can be submitted to the Express Yourself contest. Materials will be provided but students are welcome to bring additional crafting materials. Please no glitter. Students are also permitted to bring a snack.


If you would like your child to participate in Creativity Night, please complete the form linked below by Monday, 12/5.

ANNUAL FRIEND OF DIVERSITY AWARD

The Walled Lake Consolidated School District is seeking nominations for the 2023 “Alec Bender Friend of Diversity Award”. This award honors individuals who are true friends of multicultural diversity in our school district and community. This honor will be bestowed on the recipient(s) WLCSD 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on January 16, 2023.


Any student, staff, community member, local business, or local organization is eligible to be nominated. Any member of the Walled Lake Schools community may submit a nomination.


Nominations must be submitted using the link below by Friday, December 9, 2022.

Friend of Diversity Nomination Form

Due Friday, December 9, 2022

ANNUAL EXPRESS YOURSELF CONTEST

Students of WLCSD are welcomed to submit an Express Yourself project. The theme for this year’s project is “Listen your way to kindness.” Students should create a project that expresses what this theme means to them. Projects can be a speech, an essay, a picture, a poem, a drawing, a video, a musical piece or any other format to express “Listen your way to kindness.”


The winner(s) of this contest will share their projects, on stage, at the 24th annual WLCSD MLK Day Celebration. This is a great opportunity to recognize students, their creativity, and engagement in Diversity Week. It is by far the crowd’s favorite part of the MLK Celebration. Project details and entry form are linked below.


All entries must be submitted to a school office by Wednesday, December 14.

Express Yourself Entry Form

Due by Wednesday, December 14

School Business

Teacher of the Year Announcement

It is my absolute honor to recognize Ms. Julie Stout as Glengary’s Teacher of the Year for the 22-23 school year.


Ms. Stout received multiple nominations which highlighted her excellent character, passion for teaching, and genuine commitment to her students and families. Ms. Stout has been an educator for 23 years, all at Glengary Elementary. She spent a couple of years in 1st grade but the majority has been spent teaching 2nd grade Gators. Ms. Stout is being recognized for filling her classroom with positivity and loving all students! She goes above and beyond to make sure each student is learning at their personal level and she exercises patience and creativity when any challenge comes her way. She participates in after school events and often attends events for students outside of school to show just how much she cares for each individual. Ms. Stout is an instructional leader, always working to refine her craft and do what is best for her students. She believes in a positive home/school partnership and works diligently to build relationships with ALL. Ms. Stout is one of those special teachers who is remembered forever by her students and families and is very deserving of the honor of 22-23 Teacher of the Year at Glengary Elementary.


Ms. Stout will be honored at at the board meeting on Thursday, January 12. I encourage any families who have been impacted by Ms. Stout to join us for the Teacher of the Year Celebration on January 12. Congratulations Ms. Julie Stout!


Thank you to all students, staff and family who took time to write a nomination for a staff member this year. Your nominations were shared with staff so that they could read your kind and encouraging words!

Dr. Bernia Visits Glengary

Dr. Bernia, Walled Lake's new Superintendent visited Glengary on Friday, December 2. He spent time talking to students and staff, asking for feedback about what we have to celebrate as a school and district, and what we might like to see happen in the future. Dr. Bernia also spent time visiting each classroom and saying hello to our awesome Gators!


I was very proud to show off our fantastic group of students and staff! So many wonderful things were observed and Dr. Bernia was impressed with our learning community and family culture.

Notes From the Social Worker: December

Check out the resources below from our school social worker, Ms. Abbo! It contains a lot of resources to support families in need.

Electronic Devices & Toys At School

We have had an increase in the number of Gators bringing electronic devices and toys to school. Students should refrain from bringing toys, Pokémon cards, etc. to school. These items can get lost, broken, and cause arguments amongst students.


Additionally, students who bring electronic devices to school should leave them in their backpacks until they leave for the day. Smart watches have been a distraction for some students as well. Students should not be using cell phones, smart watches, or other electronic devices during the day to make phones calls, access the internet, apps, pictures, etc. If a student needs to communicate with their parent/guardian or vice versa, that communication MUST be done by calling the office. Thank you for your support with this.

Glengary Friends & Family Ski/Board Club

We are pleased to announce that the Glengary Gators have been invited to join Loon Lake Elementary's Ski/Board Club this year. Loon Lake is collaborating with Alpine Valley Ski Area to bring the Loon Lake community a Thursday night ski club for the 2023 ski season, which provides our club members with significant discounts (for parents and children) on lift tickets, equipment rentals and lessons.


Membership is open to Loon Lake & Glengary families AND friends, and Club Cards are on sale now - so please join and help to spread the word.


Our club is managed by a parent volunteer, and primary communication & information can be found at this Loon Lake Friends & Family Ski/Board Club Facebook page - please join this page for full details, including pricing, program info/updates, FAQs and to access registration forms. For additional questions, please contact Anne Grace at loonlakeskiclub@gmail.com.


**Please note that it is the parent/guardian responsibility to ensure child participant supervision at all times, and Walled Lake Schools, Loon Lake Elementary, Alpine Valley Ski Area, this ski club, nor the club organizer, Anne Grace, will be responsible/liable for program participants.


Ski Club memberships can be purchased until January 17th.

Staff Favorite Things List


The Glengary Staff is truly something special! Per the request of several parents, we are sharing an updated list of Favorite Things for each Glengary staff member. If you are ever looking for ideas for how to say thank you, please feel free to click the link below and take a look!

i-Ready!

November i-Ready Challenge

Thank you families for encouraging your Gators to engage with the i-Ready instructional modules during the November i-Ready challenge! We know that the instructional modules help to enrich and supplement instruction so that we can close academic gaps and differentiate appropriately.


Congrats to the following grade levels for passing the most lessons collectively!


K-2 Competition

Reading: Congrats Kindergarten who passed 546 lessons in November!

Math: Congrats 1st Grade who passed 375 lessons in November!


3-5 Competition

Reading: Congrats 3rd Grade who passed 379 lessons in November!

Math: Congrats 3rd Grade who passed 335 lessons in November!

December i-Ready School-Wide Challenge

It is time for the December i-Ready Challenge! We will continue to build excitement around i-Ready at Glengary and use the instructional modules to support student learning. Details for the December competition are below!


December Theme: Chillin With i-Ready


December Competition Dates: 11/28-12/18


Week 1: 11/28-12/4

Week 2: 12/5-12/11

Week 3: 12/12-12/18


Competition Focus: Each class will earn 1 fish for every 10 lessons passed. Classrooms will earn 1 bonus fish in math and/or reading if 80% of the class has met their goal of 45 minutes. We will have a K-2 competition and a 3-5 competition.


Thank you for your support!

Accessing i-Ready at Home

New for the 2022-2023, families can only access iReady lessons at home through the Classlink website. If connecting with iReady has been a challenge, please check out the one minute video tutorial below.


i-Ready is an online program for reading and mathematics that diagnoses the just right next steps for students. It is one tool that your student’s teacher will use to guide class and small group instruction. iReady lessons support classroom instruction and are designed to meet your student’s specific needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. It is a great tool to fill gaps and support classroom learning.


Your child's teacher can provide his/her login information if your child chooses to practice iReady at home.

Glengary's Green Initiative

Glengary's Green Initiative

As previously shared, Glengary is taking steps toward becoming a "Green School."


We will kick off our green initiative with students in January beginning with a sustainability program through a partnership with TerraCycle. Students will be able to deposit drink pouches and squeezable snack pouches into designated containers in the cafeteria. For every 5 pounds, the school can earn up to $50 while we simultaneously teach students how to recycle.


At the end of January, all students will participate in a school-wide assembly where they will learn ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.


Next Steps: We are looking for a cost-effective partner to recycle our paper based products. If you have a recommendation, please email andreahalimi03@gmail.com

Recycling Ink Cartridges

Attention families! We are now offering a free ink cartridge recycling drop off at Glengary! There will be a bin where cartridges are collected inside the main vestibule; Glengary will return these recyclables to Empties4Cash. Empties4Cash will send a check to Glengary's PTA once they receive our donation. Thanks for supporting Glengary, and "going green"!

Volunteer Opportunities!

Walled Lake Parent Advisory Committee- Seeking Parent/Guardian Representatives

PAC MISSION STATEMENT

“Our mission is to increase awareness and current best practices in special education while working towards a larger voice, meaningful communication and more inclusive practices and parental involvement.”


TIME COMMITMENT

Approximately 2 hours per month (Not including optional training/activity participation)


PAC Executive Board

Please contact a member of the Executive Committee for more information:


President - Cory Hensley knackcor@yahoo.com

Aimee Page - aimee.page2@gmail.com

Denise Dunn - denisedunn@wlcsd.org


*Please email rosaleighjohnson@wlcsd.org if you are interested in taking on this role.

22-23 Yearbooks!

Yearbook Orders

School Portraits and Yearbooks go hand and hand, order your Glengary Elementary YB today! This special collection of school year memories can be treasured by your student for a lifetime! Friendly Reminder: New this year, yearbooks are no longer provided through the school picture program. Yearbooks must be purchased separately to receive one. Be sure to place your yearbook order!

If you would like to reserve your 2022-23 Glengary Elementary Yearbook you may order on the link below. The Order ID is 2098923.
Order Your Yearbook Here

Yearbook ID Code: 2098923

Yearbook Ad

In years past, yearbooks have been given to all students at no cost to families. These books were provided by Lifetouch, the company contracted to provide school pictures. Unfortunately, due to a significant decline in families purchasing individual student pictures, Lifetouch can no longer offer yearbooks at no charge.


In an effort to offset the cost of the yearbook for families who may not have the means to purchase one, the Glengary PTA is selling advertisement space in this year’s

yearbook. Each ad will be in color and consist of ⅛ (or the size of a business card) of a page at the conclusion of the book. The cost per ad is $50.


If you would like to purchase advertisement space, please do the following:


1.Complete the form linked below

2. Provide Andrea Halimi with the ad (exactly as you would like to be printed in the yearbook)

3. Submit payment, either cash or a check made out to Glengary Elementary PTA. All items can be sent to Glengary Elementary School PTA, 3070 Woodbury St, Commerce, MI

48390 (℅ Andrea Halimi).

Glengary PTA Information

PTA Meeting-Tuesday, December 6

Join us for the December PTA Meeting on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 PM in the Glengary Media Center.

Dining to Donate-Wednesday, December 14

You can order in person, by phone (248-529-6617) or online and in the comments section of your order mention the GLENGARY DINING TO DONATE!


20% of sales ALL DAY will come back to the school!! Order anytime between 11am and 8pm! DO ***DO NOT USE DOORDASH, UBER EATS or any other food delivery system or your order will not count for the school.


Menus are available online at https://www.urbangyro.net/


2051 N Wixom Rd

Wixom, MI 48393

PTA Communication

This year, the PTA is excited to use their own communication platform to help organize important information all in one place. The Glengary Gazette is often loaded with info and sometimes the PTA updates can become buried. The link to the first edition of the PTA Post is linked below and will be regularly blasted out via Skyward and linked in the Glengary Gazette! Be sure to check it out!

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District Updates

Walled Lake Schools Job Fair!

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WLCSD Staff Shout-Out Nomination Form

In an effort to find additional ways to celebrate our staff, the WLCSD Community Relations department requests that families fill out the information below for staff who are rock stars in their classrooms and school communities. Please complete the form below and contact Dan Durkin (danieldurkin@wlcsd.org) with any questions you may have.

Community Education

Click on the links below to see the great offerings currently available!
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COVID Guidance

COVID Guidance

The Walled Lake Consolidated School District, following the guidance of the Oakland County Health Division, requires individuals that are positive for COVID-19 AND individuals that exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, (one symptom from the top section or two symptoms from the second section), to follow certain steps before they can return to school. The link below contains a symptom screener as well as the options a family can take for their student to be eligible to return to school when a student is suggestive of COVID.


Many symptoms of COVID overlap with symptoms of other common illnesses and seasonal allergies. Current guidance requires us to follow COVID protocols for individuals that cannot pass the health screener until COVID is medically ruled out or a certain period of time has passed.


At this time, communication to families regarding COVID-19 cases at school is the same as it was at the end of the 2021-22 school year. When I learn of a positive case, I will send a letter to the classroom of the positive individual, as well as a letter to the entire grade level, to notify families of a possible exposure. For privacy reasons, names and identifying information will not be disclosed.


If you have any questions or need additional guidance regarding a sick child and school attendance, please contact our GLE Main Office. We recognize the added layer of responsibility on parents and school staff when an individual presents with symptoms during the pandemic and appreciate your partnership.

Reporting COVID 19 Cases to Glengary

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, it is critical that the office staff and classroom teacher are quickly informed.


Please send an email to:


RosaLeigh Johnson - rosaleighjohnson@wlcsd.org

Melissa Roth - melissaroth@wlcsd.org

Cheryl Maten- cherylmaten@wlcsd.org

Your child's teacher


In the email, please include ALL of 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 your child was tested

The last date your child was in school

Type of test that was given (Home test, Rapid test at a testing site, PCR test at a testing site)

Name of testing site, if tested in a facility


*Note: Once staff are informed, the following action items occur.


1. Office reports to WL Human Resources Department

2. Families receive quarantine timeline via email from WL Human Resource Department

2. Office alerts custodians who deep clean the impacted classroom

3. Office sends a letter to the classroom of the positive individual & a letter to the entire grade level, to notify families of a possible exposure. Individual's names and identifying information is NOT shared.

Previously Shared Information

School Attendance

Consistent, on-time attendance is a key component to school success. Over the past few years, it has been a challenge to prioritize school attendance while also following COVID protocols. This letter is to inform families of the District’s attendance procedures and COVID protocols. Please click on the link below to read the full letter.

Colder Weather Coming

As we prepare for the colder fall/winter weather to hit, please take a moment to review the recess wear guidelines.


Please make sure your child has an appropriate coat or jacket for the weather. Many classes have an early morning block recess and we are looking ahead at some chilly mornings.

Hopefully we are still a ways away from snow, put please note that IT IS ESSENTIAL that students have boots and snow pants when there is snow on the ground.


If you need help providing winter wear for your child, please reach out to me and we will help you! We want all of our Gators to have the items that they need!

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The Process of Concerns at Glengary

A strong home/school partnership is one of our core values at Glengary Elementary. As parents or guardians, we welcome your engagement and collaboration. When concerns arise, we ask that you assume positive intent and seek information first, before drawing conclusions.


When you have a concern specific to your child:


  1. Contact the teacher or staff member involved first.

  2. Ask for information, express a concern, suggest a solution through a respectful conversation or meeting.

  3. Collaborate to generate a plan and agree to a timeline for resolving the issue.

  4. Monitor and evaluate the success of your plan and make adjustments as needed.


After genuine collaboration and open communication with your child’s teacher, if resolution cannot be reached, it is then appropriate to contact the principal. Working with the teacher and principal, generate a plan that meets the situation’s needs and agree to a timeline for trying the solution. If you are unable to agree to a solution at the building level, the principal will invite the next most appropriate administrator to join the process.

Resource for Families in Need

The Student Pantry is a local resource we have available for any families in need. If your family has a need for basic school supplies, clothing, or food, please email RosaLeigh Johnson, Principal, Kristen Abbo, Social Worker, or Laura Locke, Teacher Liason. We will work in partnership with the Student Pantry to get you resources and supplies at no cost while respecting your privacy.


rosaleighjohnson@wlcsd.org

kristenabbo@wlcsd.org

lauralocke@wlcsd.org


Those who are interested in volunteering or making a donation should visit the Student Pantry website, www.thestudentpantry.weebly.com.

Food Service Update - Breakfast & Lunch for 2022-23

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Food Service Update - Breakfast & Lunch for 2022-23

During the 2022-2023 school year, breakfast and lunch will NO LONGER BE FREE for ALL students. It will only be free (or reduced) for those who qualify.

Congress voted not to extend the waiver which provided free breakfast and free lunch for all students. The waiver ended June 30, 2022.

Your family may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. You can complete a free and reduced lunch application during registration in August.


If you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, you may begin depositing money into student accounts at any time to prepare for the cost of school lunches next year. Information on meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year are listed below


Breakfast costs

  • $1.50 for Elementary
  • $1.75 for Middle/High School


Lunch costs

  • $3.00 for Elementary
  • $3.25 for Middle/High School


If your student has a negative lunch account balance, we encourage you to pay it off as soon as possible and then begin depositing money into the account to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year.


Your family may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. Reduced-price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. Completing an application is the only way to be considered for free or reduced meals next school year. Please take action now. You can complete the online free and reduced meal application located in Family Access once registration is open.


This free and reduced meal application information is critical in determining the amount of money that the District receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc.


These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:


  • Instructional supports (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)
  • Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)
  • Professional Learning for staff
  • Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities
  • Technology
  • Pandemic-EBT


Our food service department is asking families to complete and submit the free and reduced meal application as soon as possible to ensure that additional funding for our school is available to meet the needs of our students. All information on the application submitted is confidential.


Please contact Anne Merchant at 248-956-3081 or at annemerchant@wlcsd.org with questions.

Sponsors of Glengary's Therapy Dog Program

Glengary Elementary welcomed Romeo, our therapy dog, in the fall of 2021. We are thrilled to welcome Romeo as therapy dogs provide a host of benefits to students and staff.


Our program would not be possible with the support of many donors and sponsors. If you are interested in making a donation for Romeo's ongoing care, you can contact lauralocke@wlcsd.org or rosaleighjohnson@wlcsd.org.


Thank you to our AWESOME sponsors below!

Important Links

Glengary Handbook

Birthday Policy on Page 10

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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.


SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS

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 Post & Website

Our PTA will share updates via a PTA Post. Additionally, the PTA has an excellent website with upcoming events, fundraiser information, PTA membership links, and other pertinent information and forms.


Social Media

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

Glengary Contact Information

RosaLeigh Johnson

Principal: rosaleighjohnson@wlcsd.org


Cheryl Maten

Principal's Secretary: cherylmaten@wlcsd.org


Melissa Roth

Building Secretary: melissaroth@wlcsd.org


Important Phone Numbers:

Main Line: 248-956-3100

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