Eagle Edition

May 26, 2022

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Glennwood Elementary ~ Where Learning Takes Flight

Holly Brookins, PhD, Principal ~ Jill Tolsma, Instructional Coach Karen Hearn, School Manager

Hello Glennwood Families,

It is so hard to believe that another school year has come and gone. Together as a school community, we have faced many challenges with compassion, love and grace. We have also had so many joyful times together. Our students have shown resilience, empathy and a growth mindset. Our teachers and staff continue to amaze me every day!

Congratulations to our second graders who are now rising third graders and making their way to Talley! We can’t wait to see our rising 1st and 2nd grade Eagles back with us next year. I hope we can all take this summer to refresh and recharge our batteries. See you next school year!

Warmest regards,

Dr. Holly Brookins


Glennwood Community Art Experience Tomorrow!

Building bridges: Celebrating our Common Connections and Pride in our Individuality

Parents/Caregivers: Come join your child and the Glennwood community in a collective art experience (non-messy, simple, and quick:)

When: Last day of School, right after Community Circle! (Friday, May 27th)

What: The children have been creating Charms of Individuality in art class (with their teacher, Ms. Nadine Howarth) to celebrate what makes them proud about themselves and/or their families.

Help the children form a bridge of connection out of their Individual Charms.

Where: We'll form a bridge with the children's charms along the tall, green fence behind the school building, next to the tent.

Hosted by: Glennwood PTA/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Questions? Contact Kate Reddy, kthomasreddy@gmail.com

Library Books Are Due!

Thank you to everyone who has turned in their library books! We still have a few outstanding books students need to turn in tomorrow so that we can finish inventory and clear all student patron records. After tomorrow, if there are any outstanding library books, we will send an email to parents and follow up. Have a great summer and READ LOTS!!

Glennwood Summer Reading Resources 2022

What Should I Read?

Read what you love to read and have fun! The most important part is to READ! Instead of a list of books to share with you this summer, we are sharing several resources where you can find great books. Let your Glennwood Eagle choose what they love to read most! Join a free summer reading program, read online, or reread some of your favorite books from home. The more you read, the more you'll grow!

Please find a list of summer reading resources HERE or click on the pdf below. Also check out our Summer Reading Website for more resources.

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End of Year Report Card and MAP Test Scores

This spring all K-2 students took the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) reading and math tests at Glennwood. The MAP assessment is an adaptive assessment used to track student growth and progress over time. This assessment is for students to “show what they know” and helps inform instruction. Your child's MAP report will be in their Thursday Communication Folder today. Their MAP scores will also be available for you to view in the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus the week of June 6 along with your child's report card. Please click here for directions on how to access that information in the Parent Portal.

If you have any questions about the MAP test or your child's scores on MAP, please don't hesitate to reach out to our instructional coach, Jill Tolsma, at: jtolsma@csdecatur.net.

Lost and Found - Please Check!

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We will put lost and found items outside for you to check tomorrow before or after Community Circle. Thank you!

Save the Date for the Back to School Bash!!

We are hosting a Back to School Bash on Thursday, July 21, 2022 in the CSD Park from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. We will have a school supply giveaway, haircuts, sports physicals, immunizations, food, fun, and games for everyone! Please see the attached flyer for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Do you have plans for a new garden or class project? You're full of fantastic ideas on how to incorporate farm-to-school principles into a teaching unit? Need funds for a "green" field trip?

The Wylde Center Decatur Farm to School Committee invites you to apply for a grant for 2022/23. Teachers, administrators, PTA members, and parent volunteers can apply on behalf of their CSD school. Please get your applications in before August 31, 2022. (Link here and on the Wylde Center website > Education > Farm to School)

2022-2023 DF2S School Grant Application

News from City Schools of Decatur

Launchpad for Learning Camp

It's finally here! Launchpad for Learning registration is now open! Just log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal, choose the appropriate school store, click on the Launchpad for Learning icon, choose the week that you would like to register your student for, and checkout! Watch this video for a brief, step-by-step demonstration of how to register on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

What is Launchpad for Learning?

Launchpad for Learning is an exciting, 2-week summer camp hosted by the City Schools of Decatur for students in grades K-8 in the 2022-23 school year. The Launchpad for Learning Summer Camp will be held July 11-22. Launchpad for Learning Summer Camp is an exciting opportunity for students to be introduced to upcoming grade-level standards with hands-on activities, field trips, and much more!

Questions? Contact Eddie Johnson at ejohnson@csdecatur.net.

It’s not too late to express your appreciation for a teacher or CSD staff member with a Step Up tribute: Go to www.stepupforteachers.com, make a $25 contribution and you can leave a tribute message for your favorite CSD employee. DEF will notify the honored person. For $50 you can honor two CSD staff members AND have a yard sign delivered to your Decatur address. Do you have a graduating senior? We also have Class of 2022 yard signs to celebrate your DHS senior’s rite of passage. Your contributions support Teacher Innovation Grants and provide an encouraging boost that our teachers need to finish the school year! (If a contribution is a barrier, please email your tribute and request to drew@decatureducationfoundation.org.)

Decatur Education Foundation would like to thank the following Step Up Circle Sponsors for their commitment to helping us help Decatur’s kids!

Big thank you to Townley Kenton, Keller Knapp Realty, Lampe & Farley Creative, Mathnasium-Decatur, Amy Widener - Keller Williams, Pillow Law, Oakhurst Market, Casie Hughes - Keller Williams, Stability Engineering, Oakhurst Realty Partners, and Universal Joint for a successful school year!

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