Eagle Edition

January 12, 2023

Glennwood Elementary ~ Where Learning Takes Flight

Holly Brookins, PhD, Principal ~ Summer Clayton, Assistant Principal ~ Jill Tolsma, Instructional Coach

Hello Glennwood Families,

Thank you to everyone who came last night to support our PTA-sponsored PJ Party /Read-a-Thon event. Wow! It was wonderful to see so many students reading with their families. Thank you to Jen Lewin, Read-a-Thon chair and Nydia Almond, PTA Communications Chair for hosting. Thank you too for the milk and cookies which were donated by LexTechs of Atlanta.

We want your feedback! The 2022-2023 Georgia Parent Survey is now open. Survey participation is voluntary, but we strongly encourage participation in the surveys to provide schools with critically important data to help guide prevention and intervention strategies. The surveys will remain open through Friday, January 27, 2023.

Georgia Parent Survey

See you tomorrow at Community Circle!

Warmest regards,

Holly Brookins, PhD



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Read-a-Ton Ends Today at 5:00 pm!

Thank you for your support of the Read-a-Thon 2023, Discover the Magic. The Read-a-Thon will end TODAY January 12 exactly at 5PM. Please make sure to record your child’s minutes by 5pm.

(Any donations for the read-a-thon will be accepted after 5:00 pm.)

Winners announced at Community Circle on January 13!

Read-a-Thon is our main PTA fundraiser that encourages all students to enjoy and excel in reading while participating in a friendly competition and having fun!

Funds raised by PTA’s Read-a-Thon directly support Glennwood, including supplies needed for teachers, staff, and students, innovation grants, school improvements, teacher appreciation, school supply kits and Kindergarten t-shirts, and much more!

Prizes for top readers in each grade, classes with the most minutes in each grade, and class with the most minutes overall! Thank you, and let’s Discover the Magic of Reading!

Contact Jen Lewin at jsimmenlewin@gmail.com with any questions.

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Lost and Found

Hello Families! Please don’t forget to visit the LOST & FOUND on your way in and/or out of school. It is currently overflowing. There are a lot of water bottles and jackets.

If your child is missing an item, please fill out this sheet form with your child’s name, class and description of the item. I will make sure to deliver it. I will also visit the classrooms every two weeks for a couple of minutes and bring a rolling cart with all items in the lost and found.

All items will be donated by the end of January if they aren’t claimed.

Questions?! Please email (Nydia Almond) at nialmond05@gmail.com

Artwork Help For Glennwood’s Art Teacher:

Each grading period, our Glennwood Art Teacher, Ms. Nadine Howarth, would like help sorting, rolling, and taping "Art Portfolio Bundles" for the students and changing out the artwork on a few of the school Bulletin boards.

Please consider signing up to help. The job should take about an hour of your time. In the comments section, please include the date of your choice from the list of dates, and the time you plan to arrive.

Birthdays Celebrations in Community Circle

We will announce all birthdays for the month on the first Community Circle of each month. In Community Circle on January 13, we will announce all January birthdays. This will hopefully make it easier for staff announcing the birthdays and also for parents so that they will know when their child's birthday will be announced.

Run With the Dogs (RWTD) 2023 Registration is Now Open!

Join us on Saturday, January 28, 2023, for Run With the Dogs, a Decatur tradition now in its 19th year.

We’re back at Beacon Hill Middle School for the 5K and Pup Trot, and we are pleased to announce that this year’s race is an official qualifying event for the Peachtree Road Race!

We are also pleased to announce that our Face of the Race winner is Tuck the Pug! Thank you to everyone who submitted your dogs for the contest, and thanks for voting. Register TODAY to make sure you get a long-sleeved T-shirt with this adorable little guy.

Run With the Dogs is an annual fundraiser of the Decatur Bulldog Boosters and supports the athletic programs at Decatur High School and Beacon Hill Middle School. For more information and to register for the race, click here.

News from City Schools of Decatur

Community Celebration of Black Joy

On Friday, February 3, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM, the GPB and Decatur High School Library program partnership, ASALH, and AAHGS will host a “Community Celebration of Black Joy” at DHS. Events will include a panel discussion centered around clips from the series “Making Black America: Through the Grapevine'', spoken word performances, a student-curated gallery walk, a genealogy exhibit, and more facilitated by the DHS Black Student Union. Click here to register for this event.

K-12 Winter Break Intersession

Winter Break Intersession will be February 13-15, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Students will be invited from their school by January 6, 2023. See flyer below for more information.

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Decatur High School Band Mattress Fundraiser

Come out to support the DHS Band at the DHS Band Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 10:00-5:00 p.m.. There will be 25+ different styles of beds on display for customers to try. The beds are new, brand name, made to order, available in all sizes, and cost less than retail stores. In addition to beds, there will also be premium pillows, luxury sheets and even adjustable power bases!! See flyer for more details.
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Decatur Farm to School

Are you interested in growing your school garden program or improving student access to fresh fruits and vegetables? The Decatur Farm to School Committee is accepting new members for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year. In addition to general volunteers, the committee is specifically looking for "School Garden Liaisons" from each CSD school. If this sounds like you or someone you know, learn more and sign-up here.

News from the Decatur Education Foundation

Don’t cook, dine out for DEF next Thursday, January 19th! Just click here to place your order in advance: https://naanstop-decatur.square.site/. Order by 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 18th and pick up between 5:00 pm and 5:45 pm on Thursday, January 19th. Pick-up at Avery/Bucher in Winnona Park. 20% of proceeds will be donated to DEF, thanks to Naan Stop and Greg Kodesh Realty.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Lighten the Load snack and weekend backpack program for January! There are just a few items left for the weekend backpack program for those families in need of supplemental food. Here’s the link: https://a.co/6Etc74W Check back at the beginning of each month when the lists are updated.

You can also help DEF by volunteering your time as a Virtual Pal Tutor for a 2nd-8th grade CSD student. Click here to sign up: https://forms.gle/SnUp5TNx3JZRTNja7

Two more dates to put on your calendar: Saturday, February 4th is the Mead Rd Mardi Gras Parade. Info for participating as a community krewe is available at www.meadrdmardigras.org. And Saturday, March 11th is the Tour deCatur 5K and one-mile Fun Run. Registration will begin in the coming weeks, stay tuned.

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