Glenwood News

What is happening at Glenwood, December 18, 2022

News from Dr. Cappucci

It is getting colder outside.


It is getting cold outside and we make every attempt to get outside as long as the weather outside is above 20 degrees. When it finally snows, children love to play in the snow and as long as they are dressed appropriately, they will be able to play in the snow on the field. Students will need gloves, hats, snowpants and boots to play in the snow. No students will be allowed out to recess without a winter coat. We do have plenty of winter coats that children can use should they forget their coats. I wash these coats after every use.

The PTO has donated sleds for recess and snow shoes for some gym classes. Thank you PTO!

If you need a winter coat for your child please reach out to me. I have new, donated coats for anyone who requires a coat.

If it is 45 degrees or lower, then children will not be able to go outside with shorts, or dresses.

If it is 40 degrees or lower, students will not be able to go outside without a winter coat.

As stated in an earlier newsletter it can be much colder at Glenwood than in Worcester. For example today it feels like 45 degrees in Rutland, but it is 50 degrees in Worcester. The weather bug is stationed on top of Glenwood School and the weather is accurate.

News From Ms. Teevens

Hello Glenwood families and friends,

I wanted to send out a reminder about proper footwear for Gym days. Students MUST wear or have sneakers to change into in order to participate in Gym. I know it's tricky during boot season, but it's a safety precaution and a small way to help our students practice responsibility as well. I encourage students to bring sneakers in their backpacks or keep an old pair in their cubbies if possible. Students do have a rotating specials schedule; if a student needs a schedule for his/her special, I would be happy to send one home!

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Stacie Teevens, Glenwood Gym Teacher

Just a reminder that cell phones cannot be used during the school day or on the bus.


It is important to make sure your CORI is up to date. Please contact Mrs. Johnstone if you are unsure of the status of your CORI.

If you have been CORI'd at one of the three Rutland schools, then your CORI will carry over to the next school, however, they are only active for three years. There are times when we can get the results of a CORI check back quickly, but there are also times when we wait weeks for the results.

Avoid the rush by checking in with Mrs. Johnstone prior to any school activity.

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News from Amy McGeary- Lead Nurse for WRSD

Dear Families and Staff,

The Wachusett communities are currently seeing viral illnesses in the school community, including flu, COVID, and RSV. In order to keep our school communities as healthy as possible, we would like to remind you of the following:

A Flu-Guide for Parents

RSV Information

COVID Guidance

WRSD Guidelines for When your Child is Sick

Find Vaccination Locations

  • Keep your child home from school if they have a fever >100, and/or if they are experiencing multiple symptoms (cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, headache, unusual fatigue, etc); they should remain at home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without medications that reduce fever and their symptoms are improved

  • Report diagnosed FLU, COVID or RSV to the school nurse (this helps in tracking illness rates across the district); keep your child home as directed by your healthcare provider.

  • Remind your child to wash their hands frequently

  • Vaccinate children who are eligible for FLU and COVID vaccines

  • Avoid social gatherings if you or your child are ill

  • Contact your healthcare provider if you believe your child needs medical care.

  • Masks remain optional at school; if you would like your child to wear a mask, please send them to school with a mask and a small supply of replacement masks

  • If you would like at-home COVID tests please contact the School’s Health Office.


The WRSD Health Team


There are so many inspiring activities that occur daily at Glenwood. I include photos of students engaging in these activities and share them with Glenwood parents. if you do not want your child's picture included in my newsletter, please send me an email at

If I do not hear from you, it will count as permission to include students in the weekly newsletter.

Save The Date


22nd- Ugly Sweater day

23-1/2 No School Winter Break


3- Return to school after Holiday Break

9- Scoliosis Screenings- please see the opt out letter below.

10 and 11- Glenwood Students will visit the Smithsonian exhibit at the Rutland Library.

16- No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

18 SIMCO Meeting

31- Report Card Portal Open at 4:30.


1-Half Day/Dismissal begins at 12:30. Lunch will be served at Glenwood.

6-Open PTO Meeting 6:30

15- SIMCO Meeting

20-24- No School Winter Break


6- Open PTO Meeting 6:30

15- Half Day/Dismissal will begin at 12:30. Lunch will be served at Glenwood.

29 SIMCO Meeting


3-Open PTO Meeting- 6:30

11- Report Card Portal Open at 4:30


No School Spring Break


1-Open PTO Meeting 6:30

10 SIMCO Meeting

17- Half Day/Dismissal will begin at 12:30. Lunch will be served at Glenwood.

26- Memorial Day Celebration- for veterans and their families.

29- Memorial Day


2 Spring Concert

5-Open PTO Meeting 6:30

9- Field Day Rain Date- 13th

12- Fifth Grade Parade and Celebration

14- Last Day of school. It is a half day and no lunch will be served. Report Card Portal Open at 4:30. Please remember to print out report cards.


Magazine Drive Oct. 12

Brilla Coffee Nov. 1-14

Spell-a-thon January/February

Square 1 Art Holiday Extravaganza November 1-15

Book Fair March 11-18

Spirit Wear

Amazon Smile

Mass Save

Penny Wars- March 20-24

School Calendar

Draft, Draft, Draft MCAS Dates.


In an effort to allow children to be children and give them time to explore their interests and spend time with their families, we will continue with our unstructured homework. It is expected that students read (20 -40 minutes a night depending on their grade levels) and practice math facts nightly. It’s just expected that both will be done. Students will be held accountable for knowing their math facts as well as reading for enjoyment each night. The only time homework will be formally assigned is when students need to study for a test/quiz or complete a project. Here is a list of things you can do with your child at home in the absence of formal homework. I know it is tempting for children to use a device or watch TV in the absence of formalized homework, but the following list will provide a more fun and enriching experience for your child.

What is Happening At Glenwood

Gingerbread House Challenge

Every year teachers at Glenwood spend a staff meeting creating gingerbread houses. This year they were challenged to create a Gingerbread village.

Students visit the library to vote on the winners of this challenge.

1st Place

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2nd Place

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3rd Place

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Steam Task Card Challenge

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Makerspace News

A true makerspace is defined not by what's in it, but rather by what comes out of it: projects, experiences, artifacts, and learning. At Glenwood we are looking to have a makerspace that opens opportunities for children to design, create and explore. We are looking for donations of materials we can use in our makerspace. We are in desperate need of materials for our makerspace. Some things that we can not get enough of are:

small pieces of wood and nails for building

Cereal and cardboard boxes

masking and duct tape,

toilet paper and paper towel rolls,

craft supplies,

cereal boxes,


fabric, yarn,


plastic containers,

or anything that may end up in the recycling bin

We appreciate these and other materials that are in a clean and usable condition.

The concert touched all of us.

Mrs. Arsenault is so amazing and makes the concert look flawless. Her careful planning and work with students is what makes every show a success.

She is supported by all staff. Everyone gets involved in making sure the concert is successful. It is the support of Mrs. Hughes and Ms. Teevens that makes these concerts possible.

It is an honor to work with such a dedicated staff!

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PTO News

PTO Meetings for the year.

No January meeting

February 6th @ 6:30pm

March 6th @ 6:30pm

April 3rd @ 6:30pm

May 1st @ 6:30pm

June 5th @ 6:30pm

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Amazon Smile

-If you are purchasing items online don't forget to use AMAZON Smiles. Amazon Smiles is free to anyone who purchases anything on Amazon. A percentage of your total cost will go back to Glenwood. Make sure when you login to Amazon Smiles you add the Glenwood Elementary Code: Glenwood Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization Incorp
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GLENWOOD T-SHIRT order form.

Glenwood Tie-Dye MCAS shirts Needed

Do you have a Glenwood graduate?

Cleaning out drawers to make room for Winter and finding some of those cool blue Tie-Dye MCAS shirts..??

Recycle and REUSE

The MCAS Rally is Coming MArch 2023!!

Glenwood is looking for extra MCAS shirts to have on hand for those hard working students that forget or may have financial challenges

Please consider donating your gently used MCAS shirts by dropping them off with Dr Cappucci or contacting for pick up

Thank you


School Directory

Community Events

Rutland Baseball Registration.

You have been patiently waiting…… Registration for 2023 Spring Baseball and Softball is now OPEN. Please visit us at to register your players.

Please note: We have added a Donation Feature on the Payment Page, these donations will be used to help support Special Field/Training Equipment improvements throughout the Baseball and Softball programs. Please consider a small donation towards our goal to raise an additional $2,000.00 in funds for the league to offset the costs.

If there are any issues with registration process, please email


Glenwood School Information

School Hours: Doors open at Glenwood at 8:55am. Please do not drop off students unattended prior to 8:55am as we do not have staff in place to monitor students until the doors are open. Our dismissal begins around 3:30 (a bit earlier even in the beginning of the year).

Dismissal: If you need to dismiss your child early for any reason, please send in a note to their homeroom teacher the morning of the dismissal or send an email to their teacher and Mrs. Johnstone that morning. Please include your child’s first and last name as well as their homeroom teacher on all notes. Please refrain from dismissals after 3:15pm as the office gets busy with dismissal preparation.

Absent: If your child will be absent, please call the school in the morning to notify us. If you know in advance that your child will not be in school, please send an email to their homeroom teacher and our school secretary, Mrs. Johnstone ( in advance notifying us. Please include their first and last name, homeroom teacher, reason for absence and duration of absence.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not email staff/ teachers regarding dismissal changes during the school day. We can not guarantee that staff will read the email and/or there is always a chance that our technology has a disruption. Please call the office with any dismissal changes during the day. Thank you!
Tardy: If your child will be tardy to school, please walk them to the front office upon arrival to check in. Your child is tardy if they arrive after 9:08.
PowerSchool: The Parent Portal in PowerSchool is the key tool for accessing important information (Student Handbook/ Report Cards). Please let us know in the office if you are having trouble accessing the Parent Portal.

Volunteering: You will need to complete a Cori Form that can be found online in order to volunteer at school. Approvals generally take 4 weeks. At times, opportunities to volunteer may be available. The link to the CORI FORM is also located below. Please don't wait until spring (i.e. Field Day) to get your CORI. Please take the time to get this done early in the school year. Thank you!

Breakfast Menu

This is the weekly schedule. Students are able to take a bagged breakfast from the cafeteria and bring it to their classrooms to be eaten during snack time. Both breakfast and lunch are free this year.

This week's breakfast is as follows:

Monday: Chocolate Chip Muffin

Tuesday: French Toast Bagel with cream cheese

Wednesday: Blueberry Bread

Thursday: Cinnamon Bun

Friday: Donuts

Students will get a juice or a piece of fruit along with the breakfast item.

Cereal will be the alternate everyday.

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Lunch Menu

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