Tuesday Tidbits

January 23, 2018

Glengary Display #otherpeoplematter at MLK Celebration- Thank you Student Volunteers

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Reflections Winners

During the 2017-18 school year, thousands of students reflected on a common theme "Within Reach" and created original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Today, we are excited to announce the Reflection Winners at Glengary Elementary. Congratulations to the following students:

Literature (Intermediate)

Annika Gaber (4th grade)

Music (Intermediate)

Annika Gaber(4th grade)

Film (Intermediate)

Annika Gaber(4th grade)

Photography (Intermediate)

Blake Bardocz (5th grade)

Art 2d/3d (Primary)

Evelyn Lloyd (1st grade)

Art 2d/3d (Intermediate)

Dakota Thames (4th grade)

Alina Ostberg (4th grade)

These winners will have their work displayed and awarded on March 26th at 6:00 p.m. at Walnut Creek. We would also like to announce our Reflections artist whose work is now being judged at the state of Michigan PTA level right now. Congratulations to Annika Gaber (4th grade) for her music entry that is now representing Walled Lake Schools and has the potential of moving on to the national level!

If your child enjoys the art and is looking for a creative outlet, please encourage them to participate in Reflections next year. The theme for 2018-2019 is “Heroes Around Me.”

Again, congratulations to all the Glengary Reflections Winners!


RosaLeigh Johnson


Schools of Choice

Schools of Choice (for families who live outside or our district): This application window is Monday, January 15th through Friday, February 2nd.

All information can be found under enrollment on the district web-site http://wlcsd.org/parents/enrollment/

Flu Season

As you are no doubt aware, there is a strong strain of influenza this year. The Oakland County Health Department has issued the below letter recommending that people get flu shots. Please be assured that Glengary works closely with Enviroclean to sanitize the building, but personal hygiene and staying home when sick also helps keep the spread of the virus.

Residents Urged to Get Flu Shots Following Increase in Flu Cases

Jan. 18, 2018, Pontiac, Mich. – The Oakland County Health Division strongly urges residents to get vaccinated against flu in the wake of increasing flu cases. As of January 6, Oakland County has more than 950 reported flu cases since October 1, 2017.

“We are currently in the midst of a very active flu season with widespread and intense flu activity. It is critical to get vaccinated, which is the best way to prevent the flu,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County. “You can also prevent the flu by washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home when sick.”

The Health Division recommends everyone over the age of six months receive an influenza vaccination and take preventive actions. Those who are at a higher risk of flu complications such as children younger than 5-years-old, pregnant women, older adults, and those with chronic medical conditions should especially get a flu shot.

“Getting an annual flu shot decreases the risk of getting the flu. It also helps decrease severity of illness, complications, and protects the entire community, especially those who are unable to be vaccinated,” said Stafford.

The flu virus can be spread to others as far as six feet away, mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze, or talk. Less often, a person may also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands often with soap and water to avoid spreading flu. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Flu shots are available at Health Division offices in Pontiac and Southfield from Noon – 8 p.m. on Mondays and 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Pre-payment and registration are not available at these walk-in clinics. Flu shots cost $25. The high-dose flu shot recommended for those 65 years and older is $47 and is covered by Medicare. Flu shots may also be available through your physician and at select pharmacies.

Payment options include cash, credit (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa), Medicare, Medicaid, and some insurance. Credit card fees apply. Please bring picture identification and all insurance cards to the clinic. OCHD participates in the Vaccines for Children Program. No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay; there is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available.

For up-to-date information, visit www.oakgov.com/health; follow the Health Division on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter @publichealthOC; or call the Health Division’s Flu Shot Hotline at 800-434-3358. Nurse on Call is also available to answer questions at 800-848-5533.

Kindergarten and Preschool


There will be a PARENT ONLY ORIENTATION for incoming 2018-19 Kindergarten students on March 13th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Glengary Elementary. We will also be having a Meet and Greet for our incoming Kindergarten students this Spring. We are still finalizing the date and details and will communicate soon.

Tell your friends, neighbors, and family members that Glengary is gathering the names of incoming kindergarten students. Any child that will be five years old on or before SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 is eligible to enroll in kindergarten. Our district has a three-step process for Kindergarten Registration.

Step 1: Call or stop into Glengary Elementary to place you and your child’s name and address on the registration list (248-956-3100).

Step 2: Pre-register online. The address is https://ezsr.wlcsd.org/ . This begins March 14, 2018.

Step 3: To finalize your registration, you must set up an appointment to go to the ESC with your paperwork. Appointments are made at the end of the pre-registration process. You will need to bring with you: 3 proofs of residency, your child’s immunization record, vision screening, and an official birth certificate is required.

The earlier you pre-register and complete all 3 steps the better. Only completed registrations are used to determine how many sections we are allocated and the number of students in each class.

Meet and Greet Donation Requests

Donations of supplies to create Fine Motor Kits to give to our incoming Kindergarteners at the Meet and Greet are needed. Below is the list of items that are needed. You can send any items you would like to donate to school with your child and they can bring the donations to Mrs. Dryden’s room. Thank you!

• Ziploc bags: gallon, sandwich and snack sizes

• Wax paper

• Pipe cleaners

• Cotton balls

• Kitchen sponges

• Penne pasta – a lot

• Shoelaces or ribbons

• Dozens of twisty ties

• Small spinning tops

• Buttons

• Dried kidney beans

• Small clay sticks

• Clothes pins

• Mismatched playing cards

• Small plastic butter containers with lids

Preschool Open House

There will be a Preschool Open House at Glengary on February 7th from 5-6:30 p.m. Please share with any families you know that have a preschool age student in the WLCSD attendance area. Teachers will be on hand and classrooms will be open to visit.

For more information please visit http://wlcsd.org/programs/preschool/

5th Graders invited to Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek in inviting 5th graders to a basketball game on February 12th. Students are welcome to arrive at 5:00 in the gym entrance on the east side of the building. Creek will have complimentary pizza and drinks available and some items to give away. Around 5:20, Creek will walk the 5th graders to the 8th grade game at which they will have a private seating area. Parents are welcome, but not required to attend. During halftime, 5th graders will be invited on the court to take a shot for a prize. 5th graders will not have an entry fee to pay. The 8th grade game will end at approximately 6:15. We hope many of our future Hawks will be able to attend.

Media Center-Help Wanted

Mr. Hester is looking for helpers in the Media Center. Helpers are needed to organize and straighten books on the shelves. Also, this year Mr. Hester is looking to inventory the library collection. Training will be given to all volunteers. If you have some time to donate and can make a commitment to help, contact Mr. Hester at JohnHester@wlcsd.org

Opportunity to Nominate one of our Teachers

The fourth year of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards has launched! The Henry Ford and Litton Entertainment are looking for teachers who demonstrate the habits of an innovator. Teachers who inspire their students to challenge the rules and take risks, who demonstrate how to be collaborative and empathetic, and teach the value of staying curious and learning from failure.

Twenty teachers in total will receive prizes, with the top ten grand prize winners receiving a week-long “Innovation Immersion Experience” at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. Winners will be announced in June. Please listen to how this experience affected two of our first-year winners.

The awards were created to accompany the national television show, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation which airs on CBS Saturday mornings. The TV show is hosted by CBS News correspondent Mo Rocca and provides a weekly celebration of the inventor’s spirit, telling fascinating stories of historic innovators of the past and forward-thinking visionaries of today.

For more information, contact: TIA@thehenryford.org

Official Rules and nomination form: https://www.thehenryford.org/education/competitions-and-events/teacher-innovator-awards/

If you would like to nominate a Glengary Teacher please e-mail Mrs. Johnson at rosaleighjohnson@wlcsd.org

Nominations are due by February 28, 2018

Positivity Project January Character Strength Calendar

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News from the PTA...

Family Movie Night

Free Family Movie Night will be held this Friday, January 26th. We will be showing Charlotte’s Web and Despicable Me 3. Doors open at 6:30, the movies start at 7:00. The event is FREE to attend and the entire family is invited. Concessions will be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Glengary PTA.

All students attending must have a parent or guardian present, and a permission slip to view a PG rated movie. Permission slips went home last week and are due back by January 21st.

Please contact Rob Kast, kastrobert@gmail.com, with any questions.

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Happy New Year and welcome back! By now, you have received our hard copy Winter 2018 brochure in the mail and viewed the terrific classes we have coming up over the next three months. Our Winter 2018 Community Education brochure is also “live” online. We hope your child will experienced some of our NEW and continuing after-school classes and recreational leagues this winter. Our winter After-School classes begin in January and usually fill up quickly…so please register today to guarantee your child’s spot.

Don’t forget, Mom and Dad, we offer adult recreation and enrichment classes too!

Our interactive, ONLINE FLYERS make registration a breeze. You can register directly from your smartphone, tablet or computer. To view the individual flyers for your child’s school, CLICK HERE to be redirected to our “Class Listings” tab on the Community Education website. With the new online flyers, you can share them across social media venues, visit the instructor’s website and communicate with me, all on one page! Youth and Adult Recreation and Enrichment registration flyers are also online on our website.

Community Ed Winter 2018 After-School classes at Glengary Elementary are:

Glengary After-School Little Medical School - W18 *Start Date: 2/5/18

Glengary After-School Power of Drawing! - W18 *Start Date: 3/8/18

Community Ed Daddy Daughter Dance – W18 – 2/7/18 – this dance fills up quickly!

**NEWALL credit card registrations MUST be processed online. We can no longer accept CREDIT CARD payments by mail, fax, over the phone or walk-in/drop-off. A non-refundable service fee of 3.49% will be applied to all credit card transactions per district guidelines. As always, we will accept cash, check or a money order made payable to WLCSD. A blank registration form can be printed from our website.

Important Upcoming Dates

January 2018

1/26- Glengary Movie Night

February 2018

2/2- Bagel Day

2/6- PTA Meeting- Media Center 6:30 p.m. (free child care)

2/9-1/2 Day for Students

2/13-2/15- 5th Grade Camp

2/14-Student Count Day

2/16- 1/2 day for Students

2/19-2/21- No School Mid-Winter Break

Follow Glengary Elementary on Social Media!

Glengary has a Facebook page, twitter page, and Instagram filled with reminders, updates, pictures, and all sorts of other exciting happenings! It will help you to be in the know!