Glengary Gazette

February 28, 2022

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A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Dear Glengary Families,

I hope that everyone had a safe, restful, and happy mid-winter break! We are excited to be back and ready to embrace the month of March with enthusiasm and positivity!

As always, the Glengary Staff is here to support you. Should you have questions or if concerns arise, please reach out to your child's teacher or myself and we will work together to find a solution. I can be reached at or at 248-956-3100.

Here's to a GREAT week ahead!


Important Dates


2/28: School Resumes from Mid-Winter Break

2/28: March is Reading Month Packet Sent Home

2/28: PTSA Council Meeting - 7pm at Wixom Elementary


* March is Reading Month-Info Below

3/1: PTA Meeting @ 6:30 PM

3/2: Spring Flower Sale Begins (Sponsored by the PTA)

3/3: Board Meeting (Teacher of the Year Recognition) @ 7:00 PM ESC Board Room

3/4: Deadline to submit yearbook photos to PTA

3/7: Walnut Creek Middle School 5th Grade Information Night 6:30-7:30

3/9-3/14: Oakland County Hearing Screening

3/10: Half Day of School for Students-Dismissal @ 12:25 PM/PD for Staff

3/11: End of Trimester 2/Family Access Closes

3/14: Kindergarten Orientation

3/16: Wellness Wednesday Event 7:00 PM

3/17-3/20: WLC presents "Grease: The Musical"

3/17: St. Patrick's Day-Wear Green!

3/21: PTSA Reflections Celebration 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM @ Smart Middle School

3/21: FFE 50/50 Raffle Drawing @ Reflections Celebration (purchase tickets below)

3/23: Report Cards posted and available to parents in Skyward by end of day

3/25: Deadline to Complete Math Course-Skipping Application (see below)

3/26-4/3: Spring Break

Positivity Project

Positivity Project

This week (Feb 27-March 5) the character strength of focus will be Enthusiasm. The following week the character strength of focus will be Social Intelligence.

Please take a look at the links below for each strength as they will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to partner in this important work. The resources in the links below were created to help parents reinforce this important learning at home. Thank you!

21-22 P2 Calendar

Consider printing the calendar to help keep track of the character strengths we will learn each week!

Enthusiasm Parent Links Below

Social Intelligence Parent Links Below

COVID/Health Updates

WLCSD COVID-19 Mask Update from Superintendent Gutman - Feb. 27

Dear WLCSD Families:

Welcome back from what we hope was a restful and enjoyable Mid-Winter Break. As we prepare to welcome students and staff back into our buildings on Monday, February 28, please find reminders and updates below.

As you know, earlier this month the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) announced they will be rescinding their Emergency Order for Pandemic Control (2021-1) from August 2021 which required schools to implement universal masking. This change will take effect on Monday, February 28, 2022.

As the OCHD has determined that universal mask wearing is no longer necessary in schools, effective Monday, February 28, the Walled Lake Consolidated School District (WLCSD) will no longer require universal mask wearing in our school buildings and offices.

Please review the following information related to this update:

  • Isolation/Quarantine - At this time, OCHD’s isolation guidelines will still be in effect despite the change in masking requirements. COVID-19 positive students and staff will still need to isolate themselves for the minimum five days.
    • Asymptomatic students and staff and those that are exhibiting an improvement in symptoms will have the ability to return to school on days six through 10 of the isolation period provided the individual wears a mask during that time period. If mask wearing is not an option, that individual must isolate for the full 10 days before returning to school.
    • Symptomatic students and staff who are not showing an improvement in symptoms will be required to continue isolating until that criteria is met, possibly up to and including day 10.
  • Transportation - In accordance with recent updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), universal masking will no longer be required on school buses.
  • Head Start classrooms - In accordance with federal requirements, students and staff in our District’s Head Start classrooms must continue to wear a mask. This program is federally funded and thus subject to federal masking requirements.
  • Performing Arts/Athletics - As part of the lifted mask requirements, students involved in performing arts and athletics are no longer subject to the previous mask requirements associated with these activities.
  • Rentals/Community Education - Outside groups and programs are no longer subject to the masking requirements formerly associated with utilizing our school buildings and facilities following this lifted requirement.

Individual decisions related to continued masking in WLCSD will be left to the discretion of students, families, and staff members.

It should be noted that any bullying, harassment, or discrimination related to a student’s masking choices will NOT be tolerated. Any individuals engaging in such acts will be subject to the Code of Conduct.

Enjoy your last day of break and we will look forward to seeing students and staff in our learning spaces starting on February 28.


Kenneth Gutman
Superintendent of Schools
Walled Lake Schools

Mask Video

On Monday, 2/28, students will be watching brief video announcement from Mrs. Johnson. In this video, Mrs. Johnson shares that beginning Monday, 2/28, masks are recommended but no longer required. We want students to know that this is a personal decision that students will make in collaboration with their families at home and that it is critical to respect one another, no matter what their choice is! The video is linked if you wish to reference.

***An important note about masks: Staff cannot accommodate any parent requests to have their students sit or partner with other students making their same masking choice. We respect that this is a sensitive issue but honoring requests of this kind is simply not feasible. Thank you for understanding.

Drinking Fountains

All drinking fountains will be open for use when we return from mid-winter break on February 28. All fountains were flushed over break and filters changed where necessary.

New Information

No Busses Cancelled @ Glengary: February 28--March 4

There are no busses cancelled for the week of, Feb 28-March 4. All Busses will be running.

Emily McBryar Honored at Board Meeting on 3/3

Families are invited to help honor Emily McBryar, Glengary's Teacher of the Year, at the Board Meeting on Thursday, March 3rd @ 7:00 PM.

Half Day of School: Thursday, March 10

This is an important reminder that Thursday, March 10 is a half day of school with a dismissal at 12:25 PM.

Please refer to our tiered dismissal times below:

12:10- Apple Pick-Up and Walkers

12:15- Prime Time Care

12:20- Begin loading busses

12:25-Official Dismissal

12:30-12:32 – Departure

March is Reading Month: Glengary LEGO City!

Glengary Elementary is excited about reading AND LEGOS! We want to encourage students to continue the habits they built during our PTA Read-A-Thon Fundraiser (we raised $4,580 for our school!) throughout the entire month of March!

Click on the link below to read about the GREAT things happening through the month of March. A hard copy packet with the LEGO reading logs will be sent home on Monday, 2/28.

Reach out to RosaLeigh Johnson, Principal, or Alison Burke, PTA President, with any questions.

RosaLeigh Johnson:

Alison Burke:

Math Course-Skipping Information

Walled Lake Schools offers an opportunity for Math Course-Skipping. Click on the link below to learn about the Math Course-Skipping process and procedure and feel free to reach out to Mrs. Johnson and/or Ellen McDonald, WL Math/Science Coordinator ( with any questions.

January/February i-Ready Dash Challege: Results Are In!

Students were encouraged to participate in a two-week i-Ready sprint, engaging in lessons the week before the diagnostic opened and the week after it closed.

Congrats to Kindergarten who took 1st place in reading, collectively passing 239 reading lessons over the 2 week challenge period!

Congrats to 1st grade who took 1st place in math, collectively passing 208 math lessons over the 2 week challenge period!

Both grade levels have earned a 30 minute bonus recess with Mrs. Johnson and Romeo! This recess will be coordinated and scheduled at a later date.

March i-Ready School-Wide Challenge

We are ready to march into our next i-Ready Challenge at Glengary and continue to build excitement around this district-wide program that is used to assess students’ academic levels and enrich and supplement instruction.

At the front of the building, we have put together a large bulliten board entitled,

Gnomies and I Are Ready to MARCH Into Our Lessons. Each grade-level will have a gnome labeled with their grade and they will earn 1 coin for every 10 i-Ready lessons passed in their class. Lessons will be tallied each week and a bar graph of coins displayed to show grade-level progress.

March Theme:

Gnomies and I Are Ready to MARCH Into Our Lessons

March Competition Dates: Monday, February 28-Sunday, March 27

Week 1: 2/28/22 - 3/6/22 - Report totals on Monday 3/7/22

Week 2: 3/7/22 - 3/13/22- Report totals on Monday 3/14/22

Week 3: 3/14/22 - 3/20/22- Report totals on Monday 3/21/22

Week 4: 3/21/22 - 3/27/22 - Report totals on Monday 3/28/22

Purpose: To increase student engagement with the i-Ready instructional lessons which target specific focus areas for each student based on their individualized fall diagnostic. i-Ready is research based and while it does not replace the core, quality instruction happening in the classroom, it certainly serves as a great way to close gaps and enrich our learners that are ready for the next challenge.

Competition Focus: Each grade will earn 1 coin for every 10 lessons passed.

Prize: Bonus 30 minute recess with Mrs. Johnson and Romeo!

How Can you Help?

Encourage students to take their i-Ready lessons seriously. Teachers will do their best to ensure students have the appropriate number of minutes built into their weekly schedule to complete the recommended number of minutes per week at school (30 minutes for K and 45 minutes for grades 1-5). If students have not been able to complete the recommended amount of time on their i-Ready lessons at school, please encourage them to complete them at home if possible. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not have Chromebooks available to send home with students.

Yearbook Photos Needed-Last Call!

We have a team that is working diligently on the 21-22 Glengary Yearbook but we need your help! We are asking for families and staff to email pictures that could possibly be used in the yearbook to and label them in the subject line! (i.e.-Fun Run, Trunk or Treat, Read-A-Thon, etc.) if possible. The deadline is quickly approaching and we do not want to miss out on any great shots! All photos MUST be submitted by Friday, March 4th.

Thank you for sharing the memories you have captured!

Kindergarten 2022-23 School Year

It's that time of year where Glengary begins gathering the names of our incoming Kindergarten students. If you have a student that will begin Kindergarten during the 22/23 school year, please call Glengary Elementary at 248-956-3100 to share the name of your child with our office staff. More information can be found here:

Mark your calendars-Kindergarten Orientation will occur on March 14, 2022

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WLCSD Kindergarten Orientation 2022

Walled Lake Preschool 2022-2023 Interest Form

If you are interested in having your child attend a Walled Lake Preschool Program for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the form below. Please note, this is not the application. You will receive an email when registration is open

Wellness Wednesday: Embracing Literacy at Home Recap

In case you missed the Wellness Wednesday presentation on 2/16, the video recording can be found below! This is a great 30 minute session about how parents and guardians can support literacy at home. Check it out!
Wellness Wednesday

Grease Musical at WLC Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets for the Walled Lake Central musical production of Grease are now on sale to the public at the link below . Students can purchase tickets at a discounted rate.

The musical runs from March 17 through 20.

Purchase your tickets today to select the best seats! All seats are the same price.

*Please note: This production contains some mature content.

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Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle

Chance to win BIG & Support for OUR classrooms!

Someone will win BIG! It could be you! Purchase your Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle tickets today! The raffle is hosted by the Foundation for Excellence-Walled Lake Schools and proceeds are channeled into the WL District’s classrooms, including ours, through the Foundation’s annual grant program (see list of grant awards per school). Tickets are $35 each (service fee included). Only a 1,000 tickets are available for sale! Grand prize winner will receive scholarship funds for postsecondary education (40% lump sum option available instead of scholarship). Plus, ticket purchasers have the chance to win a FREE raffle ticket courtesy of the WL Schools Federal Credit Union (raffle’s sponsor) and the opportunity to win secondary prize; Samsung Buds Galaxy Pro with water resistant cover donated by the Foundation. Grand and secondary prize drawings are set for March 21, 2022 at District’s Reflections Celebration; need not be present to win. Visit the Foundation’s Tuition Expedition Raffle website for details and to purchase tickets or contact the Foundation: Phone 248. 956.2116 | Email MI Raffle License# R62313)

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Golden Apple Award Nominations - 2021-22

Looking for an opportunity to recognize an outstanding individual in Walled Lake? The purpose of the Golden Apple Award is to recognize an outstanding contribution of time, talent and effort to support the students, parents and staff of Walled Lake Schools. Click on the nomination link below.

Glengary PTA Information

March PTA Meeting Tuesday 3/1 at 6:30 PM

The March PTA meeting will take place Tuesday, March 1st at 6:30 in the Glengary Media Center. Please enter at the doors closest to the Media Center. Child care will be provided!

Spring Flower Sale Coming Soon!

The Spring Plant Sale is officially kicking off on March 2nd! I know it is hard to think of Spring when we are in the midst of a snowy winter but it will be here before we know it! The sale will close on March 16th. Catalogs will be sent home with your student on Wednesday, March 2nd.

We have chosen once again to partner with Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse to help us raise funds for Glengary while offering high quality and value rich plants and pots that are grown without any toxic chemicals. Here is a great video that provides more information about the flowers the PTA is selling:

You can also view the resources below for additional information.

Spring Catalog:

Student Letter: Spring 2022 Flower Sales Note STUDENTS.docx

Important Dates:

Wednesday, March 2nd Spring Flower Sale Begins!

Wednesday March 16th Orders Due, Online Store Closes at midnight.

Monday, May 16th Flower Pick-Up Date, Time TBD

Make sure to read through the attached document for instructions on placing orders as well as the amazing prizes offered by the PTA as well as Foertmeyer!

Please read out to Amy Fry with any questions (

Please note, our last two sales have sold out of many items quickly so don’t delay on ordering! Take a minute and check out the catalog below.

Glengary STEAM Night: Friday, May 6th 6-8 PM

We are super excited to bring Glengary STEAM Night back this spring! Save the date! More info coming soon!

Request for Silent Auction Donations

Our annual STEAM Night returns this spring and will occur on Friday, May 6th. During this FREE fun-filled event, families will have the opportunity to place bids on silent auction prizes. All money raised via the silent auction will provide more educational contributions to our classrooms and enhance learning initiatives.

How can you help? The PTA is looking for both financial and experiential donations to be used towards our raffle and/or silent auction prizes. So far, the following companies have graciously donated towards the event: Stemville, American Allstars, Bonaventure, Defy, and the Detroit Zoo. If you are able to donate prizes, or have connections that are willing to support our event, please call / text Yoko Metcalf at (734) 837-3984. Thank you!

Yearbook Pictures Due March 4th: Last Call!

We have a team that is working diligently on the 21-22 Glengary Yearbook but we need your help! We are asking for families and staff to email pictures that could possibly be used in the yearbook to and label them in the subject line! (i.e.-Fun Run, Trunk or Treat, Read-A-Thon, etc.). All photos MUST be submitted by Friday, March 4th.

Thank you for sharing the memories you have captured!

Reoccuring Links

Walled Lake District Update

Please click on the button below for the Walled Lake District Update.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Our district maintains a COVID-19 Dashboard which is updated throughout the week. The dashboard is currently linked on our district website and has also been included in recent district updates. Per district protocols, we continue to report all COVID-19 positive cases to the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD). Our district will continue to monitor both building and classroom numbers. Parents can also refer to the district’s FAQ document.
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Community Education Classes offered through WLCSD

Check out the link below for a variety of Community Ed classes that are offered through WLCSD.

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Previously Shared Information

22-23 WLCSD Calendar

We are pleased to share with you that the 2022-23 school year calendar has been finalized! We know what an important resource this tool is for our families and we are pleased to share this with you in advance. This calendar reflects important dates such as the first day of school, half days, school breaks and more.

Walnut Creek Middle School 5th Grade Information Night

Greetings Class of 2029!

All parents/guardians of current 5th grade students are invited to the 5th Grade Information Night at Walnut Creek Middle School on Monday, March 7, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be held in-person. The information session will be held in the Walnut Creek cafeteria from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We look forward to welcoming all families to Walnut Creek!

Please park in the East side lot (second entrance if coming from Haggerty Rd).

We are so excited to welcome your children to Walnut Creek in the fall! To help prepare our parents for the middle school transition, we are looking forward to our 5th Grade Parent Information Night on March 7.

Our event will begin promptly at 6:30 PM on March 7th. Doors will be open at 6 PM.

During the month of March, our Creek counselors and administration will visit your child's 5th grade class to discuss course choices for next year!

Pleasant Lake: 3/11

Oakley Park: 3/9

Glengary: 3/8

If you have any questions, please feel free to browse our Walnut Creek Website, or reach out to the Creek Administration or Counseling staff:

Seth Taboh, Principal:

Kyle Pipkin, Assistant Principal:

Amanda Berman, Counselor:

Angela Lentz, Counselor:

COVID Reporting

This is a friendly reminder that positive COVID cases of students and household members should be reported to office staff as soon as possible so we can complete our necessary protocols.

To report positive COVID cases parents should email the following office staff:

RosaLeigh Johnson:

Cheryl Maten:

Melissa Roth:

In the email, please include the following information:

Your child's name

Your child's grade

Your child's teacher

Your name

Your contact phone number

The date of symptom onset

The date of exposure (if known)

The date your child was tested

Type of testing (Rapid at Home, Rapid in Facility, or PCR in Facility)

Name and location of the testing facility

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Now Hiring Bus Drivers: Call 248-956-3090 or visit

Library Cards for Students

In a partnership between Walled Lake Consolidated School District and the Wixom, Walled Lake and Commerce Township Libraries, we are pleased to announce to residents of Wixom, Walled Lake, Wolverine Lake and Commerce Township that registering your student up for a Library Card is even easier! To sign up your student, simply complete and submit the online registration form found here: Submit the online form no later than Friday, March 18, 2022. A library card will be created for your student and mailed to your home.

Update Contact Info

If you are not receiving district emails or phone calls, please make sure your contact information is accurate in Skyward. Typically, parents have (accidentally) blocked us OR their contact information is incorrect. PLEASE make sure your information is accurate in Skyward so you receive communication from us regarding closings and emergencies. Email for help.

District Text Messages

In addition to receiving phone calls and email notifications from the school district in the event of a school closing or emergency, parents can also sign up to receive SMS Text messages. Please find the helpful step-by-step instructions linked below.
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Volunteers at Glengary

In the fall, WLCSD Parent Update shared that volunteers would be permitted on a limited basis and to look for a communication plan from the building principal. While we are very excited to see volunteers back in our school, we still need to have a thoughtful plan that does not jeopardize our efforts to keep our community healthy and our students in school. Please note the following details regarding volunteering during the school day:
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IMPORTANT: Each teacher utilizes volunteers in a different way. Some teachers do not have frequent volunteers. Other teachers use volunteers on a weekly basis. Please respect each teacher’s approach to volunteering and wait for them to share information with parents about volunteer opportunities. Even if your child’s teacher does not request classroom volunteers, there will be many other opportunities. Note: Volunteering in our school is different from visitors/spectators at events during the school day. Visitors or spectators at events during the school day are not permitted at this time.

Thank you for your partnership and understanding as we work thoughtfully to ensure the safety of all.

*Note: Please look for an upcoming communication regarding how Room Parents will be handled during the 21-22 school year.

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Supply Chain Issues & School Meals - What Parents Need to Know

Food Service Information

For the 2021-22 school year, breakfast and lunch is free for all students. If you would normally fill out a form to receive free or reduced lunch, we ask that you do so for accounting purposes. Forms are available on the district food service web page.

Below you will find the breakfast and lunch menus for October. You will also find the contact information for our Food Service Department.

Walled Lake Community Education is committed to providing quality programs for youth and adults. The link below you will also find our Youth Recreation, Youth Enrichment and Adult Recreation/Enrichment offerings
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Communication is Key at Glengary Elementary!

Communication is important to us at Glengary. Parents will be notified and updated in a variety of ways throughout the school year. The majority of information for parents will be available on our school and District website and through email.


It is critical that parents keep an updated email address and let us know if it changes as soon as possible. Parents may update this information for us on Skyward Family Access. All teachers at Glengary utilize Skyward Family Access to communicate with parents.Report cards, lunch account information, progress reports, attendance, and other important information will always be posted on Skyward Family Access. If you are a new family to Walled Lake Schools or have misplaced or lost your Family Access ID and password, please click HERE to get connected.

Glengary Gazette AND School Web Page

Our Glengary Gazette newsletter will be sent electronically to families. This is typically a bi-weekly communication filled with all important school and PTA updates. As we begin the year, the communication may be sent on a weekly basis if needed. An archive of newsletters will be posted to our school website. Please visit this page often for information about our school. You will find links to important documents, websites and blogs from your child's classroom, PTA forms and information, and important updates and forms that you will need to access.

PTA Website and Updates

Our PTA has an excellent website with upcoming events, fundraiser information, PTA membership links, and other pertinent information and forms. PTA information and updates are also shared with the Tuesday Tidbits.

Social Media

Glengary Elementary also has a Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter which are linked below!

Glengary Contact Information

RosaLeigh Johnson


Cheryl Maten

Principal's Secretary:

Melissa Roth

Building Secretary:

Important Phone Numbers:

Main Line: 248-956-3100

Fax Line: 248-956-3105
Attendance: 248-956-3190