Glenwood News

What is happening at Glenwood, November 27, 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.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Brilla Coffee Fundraiser.

Winners of the Brilla Coffee are:

- 1st place- Tanner Pulaski - Mr. Jaffa’s Homeroom - Sold 27 bags of coffee- Won a $25 Gift certificate at Amazon

3 way tie for 2nd place-

- Lily Schmitt - Zenoreo’s Homeroom- won a $15 gift certificate from Amazon - sold 20 bags of coffee

- Colin Quinn - Mrs. Johanson’s homeroom- won a $15 gift certificate at Amazon - sold 20 bags of coffee

- Joseph Ressier - Ms. McCarthy’s homeroom- won a $15 gift card to Target - sold 20 bags of coffee

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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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


1- Third grade field trip to the Nutcracker. Arrive at Glenwood by 8:30 am-No vans or busses will make the 8:30 arrival.

2- All Sports Day- Wear as many items of your favorite sports team as you can-T-shirts, pants, scarves, etc.! Yes, we will allow hats on this one day!

5-Open PTO Meeting 6:30

6-Picture Retake Day

7- SIMCO Meeting

16- Winter Concert

10 am: 3L. 3B, 3J, 4D, 4L, 4P, 5J, 5Z, 5D

1:30 pm: 3L, 3A, 3M, 4D, 4B, 4V, 5P, 5BG, 5G

22nd- Ugly Sweater day

23-1/2 No School Winter Break


3- Return to school after Holiday Break

9-13- Glenwood Students will visit the Smithsonian exhibit at the Rutland Library.

16- No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

27- 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

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.


3-Open PTO Meeting- 6:30

7- Report Card Portal Open at 4:30


No School Spring Break


1-Open PTO Meeting 6:30

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.


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

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Picture Retake Day is December 6th!

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

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.

4th Grade

Writing Adventures with Mrs. Dumas

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Mrs. Pasquino, Glenwood's Guidance Counselor, presents a Choose to Be Nice Lesson to Mrs. Dumas' homeroom.

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4th Grade Turkey Nest Challenge

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Fifth Grade

Tax Simulation Week

Mrs. Gendron and her students participated in a tax simulation this week as part of their study of the causes of the Revolution. They learned how no one loves to pay taxes, but it was the lack of representation in the 1700s that pushed the colonists towards war. The kids then made protest posters or wrote letters to their “queen!”
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Fifth Grade 2 Part Thanksgiving Challenge

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PTO News


December 5th @ 6:30pm

No January meeting

February 6th @ 6:30pm

March 6th @ 6:30pm

April 3rd @ 6:30pm

May 1st @ 6:30pm

June 5th @ 6:30pm

Be a part of the Glenwood Directory

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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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Community Events

Rutland Library News

The Rutland Library has a new Reading Therapy Dog! Her name is Maple, and she is a golden retriever. She will be visiting every other week for kids to sign up for a 15 time slot to read to her. So exciting! She will be here on November 16th and 30th. Sign up in the library or by calling us at 508-886-4108*5
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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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