Glendale Elementary January News

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JANUARY EVENTS

  • Jan 1- EILEEN'S PTC COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER STARTS!!
  • Jan 12- EARLY RELEASE (students dismissed at 1:50PM)
  • Jan 13 - JNATS Meeting 8:00AM
  • Jan 13 - GLENMART Meeting 8:30-9:10AM in Art Room
  • Jan 13 - GLENMART 2nd & 3rd Grade 9:10-9:50AM
  • Jan 14 - 5th Grade Ski Trip 9:30AM-3:30PM
  • Jan 17 - NO SCHOOL- MLK Jr. DAY
  • Jan 19 - DOGS Meeting
  • Jan 21 - CASH FOR CRITTERS (wear a hat & bring $1 for our animals)
  • Jan 21 - All School Meeting 9:30AM
  • Jan 21 - EILEEN'S PTC COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER ENDS!!
  • Jan 25 - Laker Leaders Meeting 1:00-1:40PM
  • Jan 27 - GLENMART 4th & 5th Grade 9:10-9:50AM
  • Jan 28 - NO SCHOOL- TEACHER WORKSHOP

A MESSAGE FROM MRS. MOLITOR

Hello Glendale Families!


The story for this month is: My Voice Is a Trumpet by Jimmie Allen


Standing up for what you believe isn't always easy. Maybe you think that your voice is too small, or that you're too young to show the world what you believe in.


But actually, all voices can make change happen. From a voice as tall as a tree to a voice as small as a bee.


My Voice Is a Trumpet, is a reminder that with courage and determination any voice can be powerful.


How will you use your voice?


I hope you enjoy it, and always remember to :

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Respectful


Jennifer Molitor

Glendale Elementary School Principal

My Voice Is a Trumpet

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 November! We took the month of December off, but are ready to continue our C.A.R.E.S. celebrations now in this new year. The next breakfast honoring our January winners will be Friday, February 4th.

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.

SCHOOL MASK SUPPLY

As the universal face covering policy remains in effect due to high transmission of COVID in our local county and district, we’d like to share a friendly reminder with families to send their children to school with a face covering. Additionally, it’s helpful to send a few extra face coverings in your child’s backpack in a plastic bag in the event they need a new one during the school day. While we do have a small supply of face coverings in the event a student or adult forgets to wear one to school, we do not have the ability to provide face coverings for the masses.


Thank you for your partnership!

SAVE THE DATE!

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GLENDALE YEARBOOKS FOR SALE!

Time to order your yearbook! Everything will be done ONLINE ONLY- It's fast & easy! Please see PDF attachment below for details.


GLENDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2021-2022 YEARBOOK

SOFTCOVER $15

HARDCOVER $20

NAME ON COVER +$5 NAME & PORTRAIT +$8

ORDER BY 4/1/22

ONLINE CODE - YB114931


1. Click Order Pictures and Yearbooks. Enter your Online Code.


2. Enter your name and email, then click Access Yearbook.


3. Enter your student’s information, then click Submit Details.


4. Select your product and quantity. Click View Cart to proceed to checkout.


https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/clients/glendale-elementary-school-2/2021-2022-yearbook-532/access

SPECIALIST SNIP-ITS

ART

Kindergarten: Geometric shapes

1st: Owls

2nd: Clay pinch pots

3rd & 4th: Hellos from around the world

5th: Complementary colors


PHY ED:

Hello Glendale Families! We hope that everyone was able to enjoy the Winter Break with Family and Friends. The few weeks leading up to break was our “Moonlight Bowling” unit here at Glendale. We had so much fun, playing “Add it Up” and “Bowling Bingo” all while the lights were out and the string lights were up around the gym walls. Moonlight bowling is definitely a favorite activity for both the students and the staff. Please help your child to remember to bring tennis shoes to school, they are required to wear proper gym shoes during Physical Education class. This is a safety issue for the student and their classmates. Thank you for your help with this!


MEDIA:

December began the start of Hour of Code which is put on each year by Code.org. This is a time when they open up a variety of awesome coding experiences on their site for free that kids can explore. Students in 2nd-5th grade spent 3 weeks exploring a variety of fun coding games that promote problem solving skills and logical thinking. Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade started Kodable which is a great introduction to coding! Ask your students what they enjoyed playing this month.


MUSIC:

In music class, kindergarten has been playing Boomwhackers and learning about fast and slow. First grade has been practicing rhythms through games and playing Boomwhackers. Second and third grade have been finishing up our instrument families unit and singing some fun songs. Fourth and Fifth grade have been learning about different music genres. They have learned about classical, march music, Mariachi, Native American, Jazz/Blues/Protest music, Taiko, and musical theatre. We ended our time before winter break with a fun unit on The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. 3rd-5th grade played a cup game set to the Russian dance called the Trepak. K-2 did a movement activity to the Trepak, and then they had fun with plate skating to the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. It was a short, but full month of music!

NOTE FROM THE SOCIAL WORKER

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COLD WEATHER APPEARAL & GUIDELINES

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

Glendale Families -


We hope that you all had safe and healthy winter breaks! We have a few fun events coming up that we want to be sure you are aware of:


* Eileen's Cookie Dough Fundraiser - stock your cookie dough for yummy winter and Valentine's treats -- more info coming home with students this week


* Timberwolves Game Feb 6th 2:30pm - to purchase tickets visit timberwolves.com/groupoffers + promo code: Glendale


*Yearbook ordering details will be coming out soon so be on the lookout for that communication as well!


As always, please check out our Facebook page for information on how PTC continues to support and enrich the Glendale community, event details and more!


Elizabeth Soucoup

Glendale PTC President

elizabethsoucoup@gmail.com

DOGS DISH

    • The next DOGS meeting will be held on January 19th @7:00 p.m. at The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake. We have much to discuss so please attend!



    • The Winter Blast is coming!!!!! DOGS sledding party to be held on Friday, February 11th starting at 6:00pm - so get your sleds ready. The event will be held completely outdoors so please dress and plan accordingly! Snacks and a movie will be provided.


    • The DOGS will be volunteering at this year at The Prior Lake Rotary Music Festival. If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help, 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

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.