Glendale Elementary April News

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APRIL EVENTS

  • April 5-9 NO SCHOOL **SPRING BREAK**
  • April 13 - PTC Meeting 6:30PM via Zoom OR Glendale Parking Lot (TBD)
  • April 14 - NO SCHOOL- TEACHER WORK DAY
  • April 15 - CONFERENCES (Virtually through Google Meet or Phone) 4:15-8:15PM
  • April 16 - 5th Grade Band Try Outs
  • April 20 - CONFERENCES (Virtually through Google Meet or Phone) 4:15-6:15PM
  • April 22 - CONFERENCES (Virtually through Google Meet or Phone) 4:15-8:15PM
  • April 30 - Cash for Critters (Bring $1 & wear a hat for the day)

A MESSAGE FROM MRS. MOLITOR

The story for this month is: Be You! By Peter H. Reynolds


Be curious...

Be adventurous...

Be brave...

BE YOU!


Discover a joyful reminder of the ways that every child is unique and special, from the beloved creator of The Dot, Happy Dreamer, and New York Times bestseller, The Word Collector. Here, Reynolds reminds readers to "be your own work of art." To be patient, persistent, and true. Because there is one, and only one, YOU.


I hope you enjoy it, and always remember to :

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Respectful

Jennifer Molitor

Glendale Elementary School Principal

Be You!

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 March! The next C.A.R.E.S. breakfast will be Friday, May 7th.

LUNCH BALANCES

Please be sure to check your child(ren)'s School Cafe balances before the end of the school year. Any existing balances will transfer over to next year's accounts. Any negative balances will need to be paid.

*Please note: If your student(s) has a negative account balance, they will not be eligible to receive seconds of the entree.

We were fortunate to have state-funded lunches provided to us this year, however, families will once again be responsible for purchasing meals next year. If this is a hardship for your family & you need assistance, you may apply for the Free/Reduced Lunch program by filling out a form that can be found on the Parent Page of the district website under the School Cafe Logo.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Kitchen Manager, Mike Autenrieth, at 952.226.0208 or the office at 952.226.0200.

DRESS CODE

The weather is getting warmer and with that comes wardrobe style changes! We thought it would be a great time to send a friendly reminder about our dress code and what's appropriate to wear to school. This can also be found on our Glendale website in the Student Handbook.

A dress code policy is in place to encourage students to be dressed appropriately for school activities and in keeping with community standards. This is a joint responsibility of the student and the student’s parent(s) or guardian(s).


Appropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to, the following:

1) Clothing appropriate for the weather.

2) Clothing that does not create a health or safety hazard.

3) Clothing appropriate for the activity (i.e., physical education or the classroom).


Inappropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to, the following:

1) “Short shorts,” skimpy tank tops, tops that expose the midriff, and other clothing that is not in keeping with community standards.

2) Clothing bearing a message that is lewd, vulgar, or obscene.

3) Apparel promoting products or activities that are illegal for use by minors.

4) Objectionable emblems, badges, symbols, signs, words, objects or pictures on clothing or jewelry communicating a message that is racist, sexist, or otherwise derogatory to a protected minority group, evidences gang membership or affiliation, or approves, advances, or provokes any form of religious, racial, or sexual harassment and/or violence against other individuals as defined in policy 413. 5.

5) Any apparel or footwear that would damage school property.

6) Hats are not allowed in the building except with the approval of the building principal (i.e., student undergoing chemotherapy; medical situations).

7) Any item of apparel deemed disruptive to the educational process by an administrator.


Students who are in violation of this policy will be asked to change out of the offensive clothing. Other options may include sending the student home, wearing PE clothes, or other disciplinary actions. If your student questions appropriateness of clothing, they should check in at the office with a principal or counselor before the start of the school day.

More information can be found in School Board policy 504, Student Dress and Appearance.

SAFETY UPDATES

PLSAS Families,

Just a friendly reminder about the COVID-19 safety topic regarding Spring Break travel:


TRAVEL GUIDELINES

As families begin to make plans for Spring Break, please keep in mind that PLSAS will be following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines for travel.

· The CDC recommends postponing any nonessential travel.

· Those who travel domestically are encouraged to obtain a viral test 3-5 days after travel and to reduce non-essential activities for 7 days, even if a COVID-19 test is negative.

· Those who choose not to test are encouraged to reduce non-essential activities for 10 days.

· Those who travel internationally on a cruise or to a level-4 risk country will be required to quarantine. If a student obtains a viral test 3-5 days after travel and the test is negative, the student will quarantine 7 days. If the student is not tested, the student will quarantine 10 days.

· We ask that you visit the CDC’s website for the most up-to-date travel guidelines.


Sincerely,

Joe Kuboushek

PLSAS COVID-19 Coordinator

Kate Keil

Health Services Coordinator

CONFERENCES

Staff members are looking forward to your visit for parent/teacher conferences on:


April 15th from 4:15-8:15 PM

April 20th from 4:15-6:15 PM

April 22nd from 4:15-8:15 PM


An email was sent out a few weeks ago with this link for you to register for conferences:

https://ptcfast.com/schools/Glendale_Elem


At this time conferences will be done virtually through Google Meet or phone call. When you click the link, you will be asked to pick your child's teacher. If you have more than one student at Glendale, click on both teachers' names. You will then be asked to enter your student's name, your name and email address. An email will then be sent to you with a link to schedule the conferences. Choose a time that works for you and your family. If you have more than one student, you will need to choose a conference time with each teacher.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office at 952-226-0200.

If you don't have access to a computer to register for conferences, please contact your child's teacher directly.

**The link will close as of April 14th.** If you do not sign up by this date, you will need to contact the office to schedule your conference(s).

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2021-22

Just a reminder to parents who wish to give further input into the classroom placement of

your child for next year, below is the form to print & fill out. Please remember that these forms need to be returned to the office or your student's classroom teacher by FRIDAY,

APRIL 30TH.

SPRING TESTING SCHEDULE

Grades 3-5 students will be taking the MCA III math and reading test during the weeks of March 8th- May 7th.


Grade 5 students will be taking the MCA science test during the time frame of March 8th- May 14th.

*All MCA testing is online only.


Why statewide testing?


Minnesota values its educational system and the professionalism of its educators. Minnesota educators created the academic standards which are rigorous and prepare our students for career and college. The statewide assessments are how we as a state measure that curriculum and daily instruction in our schools are being aligned to the academics standards, ensuring all students are being provided an equitable education. Statewide assessment results are just one tool to monitor that we are providing our children with the education that will ensure a strong workforce and knowledgeable citizens (from the Minnesota Department of Education).


Please click below to read more information about statewide testing and access the parent/guardian opt out form. This form must be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the main office.


State Testing Parent/Guardian Information (Opt Out)

MS. QUINN'S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Check out the great book recommendations that Ms. Quinn has put together this month!

ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN KINDERGARTEN TODAY!

If you have not yet enrolled your child for kindergarten in Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools for the 2021-22 school year, it is important that you do so as soon as possible for planning purposes. Please visit our enrollment page to begin the student registration process. Please have your child’s most recent immunization record ready to upload, along with your student’s birth certificate or passport.


For the 2021-22 school year, paper enrollment packets will not be mailed and enrollment will only be available online or by visiting the District Services Center (DSC), 4540 Tower Street SE, Prior Lake between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.


If your child will be kindergarten age for the 2021-22 school year but you are choosing to wait one more year to enroll your student, please let us know. Contact Richelle at 952-226-0043 or rlambert@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

PTC CORNER

Hello Glendale Families!

Thanks again for all of your support in the spring Around the World fundraiser!!! We are well on our way with using those funds to enrich learning environments and supporting both students and staff. One of our first projects was completing the Media Center’s wish list, and all of these books have already been delivered to the Media Center for classrooms and students to enjoy!


Watch for more fun updates soon on all of the other projects we are working on too!

Continue to watch out Facebook page and flyers coming home for fun restaurant nights and other events coming soon!


Glendale PTC

MDH COVID 19 DECISION TREE

This document was developed by the Minnesota Department of Health for Schools, Youth & Child Care Programs to use as a guide for Covid-19 exposure & decision processes. We encourage you to reference it to better understand the protocols we're following.

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/exguide.pdf

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COVID-19 INFORMATION

PLSAS continues to track lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst students and staff. It is important to:

* complete the COVID-19 Student Daily Return to School Checklist each morning before school

* keep your child(ren) home if ANYONE in your household is waiting on COVID-19 test results

* call your child’s school if your student(s) or ANYONE in your household is diagnosed with COVID-19


Doing this will allow us to continue to look at our local district data and not have to rely solely on Scott County COVID-19 case rates when determining learning models.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

IMPORTANT PARENT TOOLS

DISTRICT PARENT PORTAL

Find quick links to important school and district resources.

PARENTS RESOURCES


Glendale 2020-21 Handbook - https://bit.ly/2kh64Zg

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.