ASPIRATIONS

September 4, 2015

Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day!!

Dates to Remember

Sept. 7- Labor Day, No School
Sept. 10- ASPIRE Curriculum Night 6:00-7:15 (6:00-6:30 in the cafeteria for parents NEW to the ASPIRE Academy; 6:30-7:15 in library for ALL ASPIRE Academy parents)

Sept. 17- Sky Ranch Informational Meeting 6-7pm
Sept. 24- Fall Picture Day

Objectives for Next Week

Math- Place Value to the thousandths; iStation BOY testing

Writing- BOY Writing Assessments Narrative and Expository

Reading- BOY iStation testing

Social Studies/Science- Continue research about Natural Resources to prepare for class debate

Spelling- BOY Spelling Inventory

Curriculum Night

Please plan to attend Curriculum Night next Thursday, September 10. If you are new to the ASPIRE Academy, please join us at 6:00 in the cafeteria. We will then meet with all parents from 6:30-7:15 in the library.

We ask that you plan to leave your children at home if at all possible. If you can't come without bringing your child, please bring a quiet activity for them to do. Thank you for your cooperation in this.

A Few Reminders....

* Last week, PTA membership forms were sent home. We hope that you each consider becoming a member. Our Glenhope PTA is amazing and does so much each year!

* Glenhope is also doing its annual Greenback fundraiser. Instead of doing a "catalog" type fundraiser where your child has to ask neighbors, friends, and relatives to order products, we hold a Greenback fundraiser instead. If you would like to donate check or cash, you can send it in to school. All Greenback money goes directly to support our needs. For example, a portion of this year's Greenback money will be used to purchase movement stools for every classroom. Each grade level also will receive a $500 stipend from Greenback funds to purchase much needed items. Thank you for your support!

* Please read/watch Dr. Griffin's newsletter this week. It contains important information about morning drop-off procedures beginning next Tuesday.

* iPads will begin going home in the next few weeks.

PTA Reflections Contest

Calling all Glenhope Gators! Express Your Artistic Talents! Reflect on a theme. Create an original work. Be recognized. The PTA Reflections program is a wonderful opportunity for our kids to individually choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of visual art and tell us their interpretation of the 2015 - 2016 theme: "LET YOUR IMAGINATION FLY". Deadline for entries is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. To view and print out Reflections general rules and specific category participation guidelines, please visit the PTA website athttp://www.glenhopepta.org. Questions about this year's Reflections program - please contact Stephanie Paul-Shukis @ spaul10765@aol.com.

Happy Birthday to:

Jaden O- July 19

Kiefer A- August 15

Mohini B- August 25

Noah Z- September 7