February Newsletter

#You'veGotaFriendinMe

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FEBRUARY EVENTS

  • Feb 3- Kindergarten Registration Night 5:30PM-6:30PM
  • Feb 4- 6th Grade Registration for 5th Grade 9:30AM-10:15AM
  • Feb 5- PLHS Snowball Royalty Parade 9:45-10:05am
  • Feb 5- READ ALOUD DAY
  • Feb 7- COZY UP WITH A BOOK- PJ DAY
  • Feb 7- D.O.G.S. Winter Blast 6-8pm
  • Feb 10-14- ALL SCHOOL KINDNESS & SERVICE WEEK
  • Feb 10- Davanni's Night hosted by 2nd Grade
  • Feb 11- PTC Meeting 6:30PM
  • Feb 13- Jr. Naturalist Meeting 8:00AM
  • Feb 13- Glenmart Meeting 8:30AM
  • Feb 14- WEAR A POSITIVE MESSAGE T-SHIRT DAY
  • Feb 14- Glenmart Open 2nd & 3rd grade 9:20 - 9:45AM
  • Feb 17 - NO SCHOOL- TEACHER WORKSHOP
  • Feb 20- 3rd Grade Arboretum Field Trip 11:45AM-3:00PM (Murray/Robison)
  • Feb 21- READ WITH BUDDIES
  • Feb 21- 3rd Grade Arboretum Field Trip 11:45AM-3:00PM (Deris/Jerke)
  • Feb 21 - 5th Grade Biztown Field Trip 9:30AM-3:30PM
  • Feb 21- Kindergarten 100th Day of School & Grandparents Day 1:15PM-3:15PM
  • Feb 24- ELC Meeting (4th grade) @ WestWood
  • Feb 26 - CARES Breakfast
  • Feb 26- Spring Picture Day
  • Feb 28- Glenmart Open 4th & 5th grade 9:20 - 9:45AM
  • Feb 28- Cash for Critters- pay $1 to wear a hat all day!
  • Feb 28- AUTHOR VISIT- Mark Newman

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 January! The next C.A.R.E.S. breakfast will be Wednesday, February 26th.

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I LOVE TO READ MONTH!

Our theme this year is: You’ve Got a Friend in Books


Daily Home reading activities- (BINGO Board) - The BINGO boards will be sent home with students by January 31st. Teachers will collect them as they return to school. The boards are due back on Feb. 27th.Those students who complete 20 of the activities on their board will be entered into a prize drawing.


Feb. 5th is National Read Aloud Day! Teachers will swap places to read aloud in another classroom.


Weekly Activities:

Fri, Feb 7th- Cozy up with a Book/PJ Day – Come in PJ’s and have a cozy reading day. Teachers can decide if they want to allow stuffed animals from home for this day.

Fri, Feb 14th- Kindness Day/Wear a Positive Message T-shirt

Fri, Feb 21st- Buddy Class reading day (read with buddies)

Thurs, Feb 27th & Fri, Feb 28th- Author Mark Newman visits.


**Weekly trivia questions will be emailed to teachers each Monday in February and students can place answers in Trivia bucket in Media by Thursday each week.**


*Our Guest Author this year is Mark Newman –Mark Newman has written 4 “Sooper Yooper” books about taking care of the environment. Book orders will be sent out the first week of February. Programs held in Room 206.

Schedule:

February 27

9:30-10:15-1st grade

10:20-11:20-3rd grade

1:30-2:30-4th grade

February 28

9:30-10:15-2nd grade

10:20-11:05-Kindergarten

11:10-12:10-5th grade

YEARBOOKS ON SALE UNTIL MONDAY FEBRUARY 17th!

Yearbooks are on sale through Monday, February 17 (online sales only). Yearbooks will be delivered late May or early June. Cost is $18. Additional options are available for added costs and include: hard cover, name and photo on cover, stickers, autograph pages etc.

Ordering Link: www.ybpay.lifetouch.com

Yearbook ID Code: 1206920

Deadline: February 17, 2020

Yearbook questions can be emailed to 3rd grade teacher Tom Deris at tderis@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

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MRS. MOLITOR'S READING CORNER

Every month, Mrs. Molitor will be reading a new book for our students to enjoy and learn from.

Our book for February is “Barak Obama of Thee I Sing”.


Our book for the month of February is a beautiful letter President Barack Obama wrote for his daughters. This book is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation’s founders to the generations to come.

https://youtu.be/GOVwIAhre6A

SPECIALIST SNIP-ITS

MEDIA:

January has been a busy month in Media!

Kindergarteners continued working in CodeSpark and learned how loops can help them repeat actions in their coding. They also learned the difference between fiction and nonfiction books and are now able to check out from the Nonfiction shelf in our library if they choose.

1st and 2nd graders have been continuing to work in CodeSpark. They learned how to use loops in their coding to repeat actions. We have also been continuing to read the Star of the North nominated picture books. We have a couple more to read and then they will get to vote on their favorite!

3rd graders continued their lessons in Code.org with learning about Events in coding and how they can be used to create interactive games. We also did a lesson about The Power of Words and cyberbullying and how their words online can affect others.

4th graders continued their lessons in Code.org with learning about Conditionals in coding and how they can be used to make some of their code run only under certain conditions. We also did a lesson about The Power of Words and cyberbullying and how their words online can affect others.

5th graders continued their lessons in Code.org with learning about Nested Loops which can help simplify your code when multiple actions are being repeated.


MUSIC:

K-5 music has started the work to bring Minnesota Opera to Glendale. We are learning songs and learning a lot about opera! Through the generosity of our PTC, Minnesota Opera will be coming in March 2-6 to teach all students at Glendale about opera, and the residency will conclude with a performance on Friday which will be live-streamed for families! Kindergarten has been working hard on learning about high and low, along with learning how our xylophones and glockenspiels work, by taking them apart and putting them together. 1st grade has been working on singing sol-mi-la through singing games. 2nd grade has been working on their May concert songs, along with finishing up instrument families. 3rd grade learned where do-mi-sol-la are on the musical staff, and they worked on their concert songs for our Music of the World show in May. 4th grade started recorders, and 5th graders continue their work on ukuleles!


ART:

In February, we’re starting more clay projects! Owls, pinch pots, maybe a monster?


PHY ED:

Hello Glendale Families! January has flown by! We were busy working in the Gym. We concentrated on jump ropes for the first week back after the New Year. Then we moved to our floor hockey unit!! We ended the floor hockey unit with our 1st annual Champion’s Day for grades 3-5. Some of the younger grades came to cheer on the hockey teams, it was a very exciting atmosphere.

GEOGRAPHY BEE

Congratulations to the 4th and 5th grade students who participated in the Geography Bee

on January 15th. A great audience of 4th and 5th grade students, parents,

friends and family members were in attendance. Congratulations to Jonah, this year's

overall winner!

GLENMART

PTC & DOGS UPDATES

Scan your shopping receipts on the Box Tops app for a chance to win 5,000 Bonus Box Tops for your school and a $50 gift card for you!

Each Box Top is worth $.10! Imagine what the school could buy for the classrooms and how this could benefit our students!

Click here for more information.

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SPAN

SPAN will be hosting College Connectors (http://collegeconnectors.com/) at 7pm at our Tuesday, Jan. 21 meeting in the Twin Oaks auditorium. Representatives will present and answer questions about searching for colleges that meet your child’s needs/wants, considerations during the few years before your child applies to college, and other tips. The event is free! SPAN will also be hosting our next coffee chat on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10am at the Prior Lake Lunds’ Caribou...just in time for middle- and high-school scheduling questions! Email span.priorlake@gmail.com with questions or to be placed on our email list.

NURSE NOTES

Greetings from the Health Office!


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Did you know that dental disease is the #1 chronic illness in children – five times more prevalent than asthma and seven times more common than seasonal allergies!

Free Dental Care for Children in Need: Because every child’s smile should be the picture of health, dentists and dental professionals volunteer in select clinics throughout the state to provide free care to low-income children in need. This special program, called Give Kids a Smile, is available on the first Friday and Saturday of February.

The full list is found at the link below, but included here are some local (Scott County) dentists that are participating in this event:

Strait Smiles Family Dentistry - Belle Plaine
(952) 873-6380
Services Offered: Exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, x-rays, fillings
Event Date: 2/7/2020

Bliss Family Dental - Prior Lake
(952) 447-3777
Services Offered: Exams, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride varnishes, sealants
Event Date: 2/8/2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Normandale Community College - Bloomington
(952) 358-8608
Services Offered: Exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, x-rays, oral hygiene instruction
Event Date: 2/6/2020 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Park Dental Eden – Prairie

(952) 949-2536
Services Offered: Exams, cleanings, fluoride varnishes, sealants, x-rays, fillings, extractions
Event Date: 2/7/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Parents can find more local participating clinics by visiting https://www.mndental.org/events/give-kids-a-smile/find-a-participating-clinic/.

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COLD WEATHER APPAREL

Dressing your child with warm clothes, hats, gloves, snow pants and boots helps students have a fun time in cold, snowy weather. **Students will always go outdoors for recess unless the "feels like" temperature falls below -5 degrees or it is steadily raining. Please help to make sure your child is prepared for outdoor recess each day!


**IMPORTANT: BE SURE TO LABEL YOUR CHILD’S JACKET, MITTENS, HAT, SNOW PANTS, AND BOOTS TO HELP PREVENT THEM FROM GETTING LOST!!

FEBRUARY COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Check out the fun classes offered this winter!

PARENT RESOURCES

Glendale 2019-20 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

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.