Tuesday Tidbits

October 17, 2017

THE FUN RUN WAS GREAT FUN! Thank you SO much for your generous donations that go directly to supporting our students and school!

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Teacher of the Year Nominations!

The Walled Lake Consolidated Schools are again participating in a program to honor exemplary teachers. We hope you will join us in an effort that will result in the selection of the TEACHER/EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR for the Walled Lake Consolidated School District at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. This honor will be bestowed at our January 11, 2018 school board meeting.

Each school building will select a teacher of the year and that person’s name will be submitted to the district committee for final selection. We are requesting that this form be returned to Glengary NO LATER THAN MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017.

Please nominate one of our phenomenal teachers here: Teacher of the Year Nominations

Halloween Classroom Parties and Information

Classrooms will be holding their parties on Tuesday, October 31st. Here are the specific classroom party times:

Kindergarten- Dryden 9:45 am- 10:45 am
Kindergarten- Steele 10:00 am- 11:00 am
1st Grade- Locke & Wurmlinger 10:00 am- 11:00 am
2nd Grade- Day & Stout 10:00 am- 11:00 am
3rd Grade - Bond & White 10:00 am- 11:00 am
4th Grade - Bonkowski & Eiland 10:00 am -11:00 am
5th Grade - Cebulski & Hudson 9:45 am - 10:45 am

As you prepare for Halloween, please remember to select costumes for school of a non-violent and wholesome nature. Accessories may not include toy weapons (guns, knives, swords, etc.) or fake blood. Halloween is a busy day at Glengary. Our staff cannot apply face make up for children. Please also be sure to send your child's costume to school with them as they will change at school. Your cooperation and support is appreciated!

At 11:00 a.m., our parade will begin. For the parade, we will meet all parents out on the playground. We will parade on the track directly behind the school.

If the weather is inclement, we will parade inside. If we have to do that, we ask that K-2 parents wait on the inside area of the large gym and grades 3-5 parents wait on the inside area of the cafeteria for us. We will walk along the perimeter of these rooms. Our halls are narrow; so if possible, please do not bring strollers on this day.

As in the past, we ask that parents car pool whenever possible. Weather permitting, our playground will be open for parking. If you must park on Woodbury, please park on the east side of the street only. Double parking along Woodbury makes it very challenging for buses and fire trucks to come down the street, and we also want to be good neighbors to the people that live along Woodbury.

WLN Homecoming Parade Friday!

This year, our Glengary Gators are invited to walk in Walled Lake Northern's Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 20th. This is a great opportunity for our future Knights to join Walled Lake Northern in their Homecoming celebration! If your child(ren) will walk in the parade, we ask for parents to also walk in the parade. We also ask that your child wear their Glengary Fun Run shirt which were passed out on October 13th. Students are encouraged to create a poster that represents Glengary and shows Gator pride! A flyer and sign up info will be sent home soon.
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First Box Top Collection Deadline is Friday, October 27th

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Spirit Wear sale will be available with free shipping starting this Friday, October 20th- and going through Nov 6th. The website is www.glengaryspiritwear.com

A flyer will be sent home with your student.

Third-Grade Reading Retention Law

Being a good reader is critical for children to be successful in school. In 2017, the Michigan Legislature implemented the Third Grade Reading Law to ensure that students exit third-grade reading at or above grade level, which will impact the current 2017-2018 first-grade students by the time they are in third-grade.

In accordance with this law, and as a means of better informing classroom instruction, districts will be providing K-3 reading assessments to students across the state. These assessments will identify students who need intensive reading instruction and intervention, and will also provide useful information to help teachers tailor instruction to meet individual student needs.

Glengary Staff and Community Book Club

We had a great first meeting on October 5th. Thanks for all that joined! Our second meeting will be on Thursday, November 2nd in the Media Center from 6:00-7:00 p.m. We will come together to discuss Part Two-Practicing Empathy of the book entitled, Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World.

If you have not had a chance to read the book, please know you are still welcome and encouraged to attend! This really is a great opportunity to come together to discuss ideas for building empathy in our kids.

The final meeting will be on Thursday, November 30th focused on Part Three-Living Empathy

Positivity Project October Character Strength Calendar

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Parenting Fair-Save the Date!

The 2017 Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair will be Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Walled Lake Northern High School (6000 Bogie Lake Road, Commerce, MI). The event will feature Keynote Speaker, Dr. Michele Borba.

Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally recognized expert and author on children, teens, parenting, bullying and moral development. Her work aims to help strengthen children’s character and resilience, build strong families, create compassionate and just school cultures, and reduce peer cruelty. Her practical, research-based advice is culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.

Register for the 2017 Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair!

Title: Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair
Date: November 4, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Walled Lake Northern High School, 6000 Bogie Lake Road, Commerce, MI
Cost: $15.00 per pre-registered attendee; $20.00 on-site
Child care is available - $3 for one child, $5 for a family
Lunches will be available for purchase from local food trucks.
Online registration orders must be paid for by Visa or MasterCard.

U of M - Elementary Engineering Exploration Day

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Does your child show an interest in math or science? Are you interested in what engineering careers are available for your child? EEE Day is a great opportunity to for your kids to learn about what engineering is! We strive to teach elementary school students that engineering can be a fun and creative career.

Who: For Elementary students grade 1 - 5. Parents can come as well!
Where: University of Michigan's North Campus, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Why: It's important to encourage kids to learn more about science and math early on to start building the skills and confidence in their abilities. Engineering is more than just the technical stuff. It develops creativity, teamwork, and problem solving skills which are all important skills that are used on a daily basis.

Further information about the event and how to register will be posted early October!


Contact: Carissa Tsouchlos
SWE Office: (734) 763-5027
E-mail: catsouch@umich.edu
(Note: Email is the best form of contact)

News from the PTA...

Dear Glengary Families,

Our FUN RUN was a huge success! Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!!!

Amy Fry, Kata Siegel, Stacie Zotkovich, Emily Spoutz, Janette Schad, Jennifer Martin, Jennifer Fletcher, Katie Bardocz, Lou Petrovski, Stacy DeRose, Nathan Grow, Jen Grow, Lora Wild, Matt Angers, Karen Robinson, Chelsey Hannan, Alaina Finkel, Molly VandenBosch, Rachel Waynick, Daniela Federico, Heather James, Leah Lambert, John Tabb, Nikki O'Donnell, Maria Batchelder, Amal Yahya, Robin Greisdorf, Kristen Fowler, Jennifer Monkman, Marsha Beattie, Maggie Rice, Michelle Sheldon, Jill Biediger, Sara MacKool, Zina Kopping, Stephanie Blouin, Chris Burrows, Jason Plasencia, Amanda Plasencia, Steve Bardocz, Ann Provo! Thank you to those who stepped in and helped out at a moments notice! We have the best parents!!

Thank you for your dedication to the Glengary students and the PTA!!

Heather Burrows

PTA President


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Girls vs Boys Coin Challenge

Thank you to everyone who donated to this year’s Girls vs Boys Coin Challenge! We were able to raise $1840! The winners of this year’s coin challenge, by $47, is....The Girls! They will be treated to ice cream on Thursday, October 26th!

PTA Membership Update

Schoolwide participation in PTA is now over 52%! If you haven’t taken the opportunity, please remember to return your PTA membership form with your student. The PTA membership drive will end on 11/30.

Current Leaders:

1st: Mrs. Eiland’s 71%.

2nd: Mrs. Stout 60%

3rd: Mrs. Wurmlinger 58%.

Mrs. Bond, Mrs. Locke, Mrs. Steele and Mrs. Dryden are very close behind! There is still a $25 Starbucks gift card that will be drawn from all PTA members signed up by November 30th. Thank you for your continued support of the PTA!

Fun Run Top 10 Fundraisers

Congratulations to the following students for all of their fundraising efforts. These students will compete in our annual Gator Race. The winner will take home a Hoverboard!

Hunter Achrem, Lilliana Vest, Carson Beattie, Brady MacKool, Hailey Behrens, Nathan Hatfield, Brooke Burrows, Jade Greisdorf, Miller Burrows and Kate Fowler


Does your child enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year's theme, "Within Reach," calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Pick up submission guidelines and an entry form from the bulletin board at the front of the school and return by Friday, November 17th. For inspiration, visit the Reflections national art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships click here: https://www.pta.org/reflections
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Is your child a budding artist? If so, we have three upcoming Saturday workshops provided by Young Rembrandts - The Power of Drawing! Your child will learn the following in each two-hour workshop (1:30pm-3:30pm):

Workshop One #F17205: “Monsters, Creatures and Creeps”

This is a great character building exercise and a fun opportunity to draw different facial expressions. We will draw monsters of different shapes, sizes, and colors. The students will carefully analyze the monsters' faces. The exaggerated facial features amplify our characters' personalities and emotions.

Workshop Two #F17206: “Fashion and Fanciful Flowers”

This workshop is inspired by fashion magazines, flowers, makeup accessories, and portrait photography. Students will explore different concepts through fashion-themed imagery. These beautiful drawings offer a fun, yet sophisticated style. We will examine colorful patterns, intricate line work, and compositional layout. The students will draw a variety of flowers, faces, hairdos, and accessories.

Workshop Three #F17207: “Favorite Apps and Video Game Art”

Students will create their own stylized characters that are inspired by iconic video games. These drawings offer different styles from pixel-inspired imagery to action-packed cartoons. The students will draw unique characters of all shapes, sizes, and designs. This provides excellent practice for drawing dynamic characters and exploring pop culture.

CLICK HERE for the information/registration flyer! The Power of Drawing! after-school program is also offered at all Walled Lake Elementary Schools. Visit our Class Listings page to see what's happening at your child's school.

Does your child like to doodle and draw cartoons? We have an upcoming Cartooning Workshop with artist Neal Levin on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

This class will teach children to draw cartoons through simple instruction and games. Students will learn how to make up their own cartoons! The curriculum for this class is revised each year and students will receive a new packet of cartoons for free!

CLICK HERE for the information/registration flyer!

Thank you for choosing Walled Lake Community Education.

Important Upcoming Dates

October 2017
20th WLN Homecoming Homecoming Parade
27th Photo Retake Day
31st Half Day of School and Halloween Parties and Parade (12:09 dismissal)

November 2017
3rd Bagel Day

4th Parenting Fair
7th No School
10th Mom/Son Date Night
14th PTA Meeting 6:30 pm
23rd-24th- No School Happy Thanksgiving

Follow Glengary Elementary on Social Media!

Glengary has a Facebook page, twitter page, and Instagram filled with reminders, updates, pictures, and all sorts of other exciting happenings! It will help you to be in the know!