Glendale Elementary December News

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DECEMBER EVENTS

  • Dec 1- EARLY RELEASE 1:50PM
  • Dec 3- C.A.R.E.S Breakfast 9:30AM
  • Dec 6- Kindergarten Options Meeting @ Redtail Ridge 6:00PM (LIVE & Streamed)
  • Dec 7- PTC Meeting 6:30PM
  • Dec 9- JNATS Meeting 8:00AM
  • Dec 10 - GLENMART meeting 8:30-9:10AM in Art Room
  • Dec 10 - GLENMART 4th & 5th Grade 9:10-9:50AM
  • Dec 14 - Laker Leaders Meeting 1:00-1:40PM
  • Dec 15 - Davanni's PTC Fundraiser Night 4:00-8:00PM
  • Dec 16- GLENMART 2nd & 3rd Grade 9:10-9:50AM
  • Dec 17 - All School Meeting 9:30AM
  • Dec 17- Cash for Critters (wear a hat & bring $1)
  • Dec 21 - Pajama Day! Wear your pajamas to school
  • Dec 22-Dec 31- NO SCHOOL- WINTER BREAK

A MESSAGE FROM MRS. MOLITOR

Hello Glendale Families!


The story for this month is: What Do You Do With An Idea? By Kobi Yamada


A New York Times Best Seller and award-winning book, What Do You Do With an Idea? is for anyone who's ever had a big idea.

This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who's ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It's a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. Because your idea isn't going anywhere. In fact, it's just getting started.


I hope you enjoy it, and always remember to :

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Respectful


Jennifer Molitor

Glendale Elementary School Principal

What Do You Do With An Idea?

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 October! The next C.A.R.E.S. breakfast honoring the November winners will be Friday, December 3rd.

TECH SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES/STUDENTS

We ask that families continue to use the IT Help Desk Form (as they did last year) when needing additional tech support at home with their 1:1 devices.

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST WINNERS!

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TOY DRIVE

PLHS Junior Optimist Club is collecting NEW & UNWRAPPED toys through December 15th in the entry way of Glendale Elementary. Please help us give those families in need, a better Holiday season!!

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SPECIALIST SNIP-ITS

ART

K & 1st grade- learning about textures

2nd grade- learning about the Artist Jeff Koons & his balloon animals

3rd grade- painting

4th grade-radial balance with weaving

5th grade- painting


PHY ED-


Hello Glendale Families, our indoor season of Physical Education is here. Please help your child remember to bring tennis shoes on their PE days, otherwise they are unable to participate due to safety for themselves and others. We have been busy in our classes. Grades 2,3,4 and 5 were able to participate in our Shuffleboard unit “GD Style”, while our 1st and 2nd graders were working on their locomotor skills and spatial awareness. 3rd, 4th and 5th are currently playing Pickle ball and our K, 1st and 2nd grades are working on throwing and tossing while playing Mega Battleship. Moonlight Bowling will be coming up soon...always a Glendale Favorite!


MEDIA-

This month in Media all grades have been focusing on digital citizenship and how to be safe, responsible and respectful online. We have been enjoying our read-alouds as well! Thank you for a successful book fair! We earned over $4,000 for new books for the Glendale Media Center!


MUSIC:

We have been busy in the music room! Kindergarten has been playing rhythm sticks and learning about high and low. First grade has been practicing new rhythms and playing rhythm sticks. Second and third grade have been learning about instrument families and the sounds they make. They loved playing Instrument Imposters! Fourth and Fifth grade have been continuing their work with note names on the staff, and are also learning about different genres of music. 2nd through 5th grade have also been playing a new instrument this month--Boomwhackers! They are having fun playing new songs and learning the science behind the sounds of the Boomwhackers.

COLD WEATHER APPEARAL

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!!

PTC CORNER

Hello Glendale Elementary Families!


Thank you to all of the generous families who brought food for staff during the fall conference potluck. Staff was extremely appreciative!

The PTC is busy working with teachers on classroom enrichment options as well as taking next steps on the indoor mural project ... both of which are possible due to the strong performance of our fall fundraiser. More fun updates coming soon on these!

We also have more restaurant nights coming up. Be sure to check your child's take home folders and watch our Glendale PTC Facebook page for nights to support our local restaurants as well as the PTC!


Elizabeth Soucoup

Glendale PTC President

elizabethsoucoup@gmail.com

DOGS DISH

  • The next DOGS meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 15th @7:00 p.m. at The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake. We have much to discuss so please attend!


  • We will be holding an All DOGS Bean Bag Toss Tournament in January at The Wilds Golf Club – date and time to be determined soon.


  • DOGS Gear is back!!!!! Please visit our website www.glendaledads.com to access our new showroom and store.


  • The Winter Blast is coming!!!!! DOGS sledding party to be held in February - so get your sleds ready!


  • The DOGS will be volunteering this year at The Prior Lake Rotary Music Festival. If you have questions, please contact the DOGS at dadsofgreatstudents@gmail.com

GLENMART

PARENTS RESOURCES


Glendale 2021-22 Handbook - https://bit.ly/3ifwsgU

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

PAST SMORES

CONTACT US

Glendale Attendance Line 952-226-0201

Glendale Main Office 952-226-0200

Glendale Health Office 952-226-0206

Jennifer Molitor, Principal jmolitor@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Lindsay Comstock, Dean of Students lcomstock@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Dawn Ryan, Head Secretary dawnryan@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Heather Hartman, Building Secretary hhartman@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Elisabeth Ammerman, Social Worker eammerman@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Technology Helpdesk 952-226-0062 or ithelpdesk@plsas.org

District Transportation 952-226-0050 jswedberg@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Prior Lake Bus Company (after hours) 952-440-1166

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.