Glendale Elementary November News


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November Events

  • Nov 2 - 5th Grade Returns from WolfRidge!
  • Nov 6 - VOTING DAY! Wear your Red, White & Blue
  • Nov 7 - C.A.R.E.S Celebration w/ Mrs. Molitor
  • Nov 8 - EARLY RELEASE 1:50pm
  • Nov 9 - NO SCHOOL- Grading Day
  • Nov 10 - D.O.G.S Pancake Breakfast 8:30am- 11:00am
  • Nov 12 - Davanni's Night! (hosted by 4th grade)
  • Nov 13 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:15pm-6:15pm
  • Nov 13 - PTC Meeting 6:30pm (right after conferences)
  • Nov 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:15pm-8:15pm
  • Nov 16 - GLENMART GRAND OPENING 9:20am-9:50am
  • Nov 19 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:15pm-8:15pm
  • Nov 21 - Nov 23 - NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov 28 - 4th Grade Kindness Retreat 9:45am- 3:00pm
  • Nov 29 - Jr. Naturalist Meeting 8:00am

Marvelous Monster Dash!

The Fun Run took place on Friday, October 5th and we raised a total of just

over $36,000.00! WOW!! Thank you to all the Glendale families for being part of this great event! With our earnings, we will be purchasing flexible furniture for classrooms. PTC is also looking into a water filtration system in the hallways for water bottles.

As part of the student reward for meeting and EXCEEDING the Fun Run fundraising goal, students will get the chance to color a select number of teachers/staff members' hair in front of the whole school at the November All School Meeting. (This is spray-in hair color, NOT permanent!) Thank you to the teachers and parent volunteers for helping make it a success for the students!

Yearbook Cover Contest

The annual Glendale Yearbook Cover Contest has begun and is open to any student attending Glendale Elementary in grades 2-5. The winners will receive their drawings featured on either the front or back cover. Mrs. Guswiler will be introducing the cover contest in Art starting this week. All submissions are due no later than 3:50 on Monday, November 12, 2018 to Mr. Deris (room 211) in the bin on the circle table in the hallway. Yearbook cover submissions will not be returned. Details and past examples can be found on the link below:

Kids Voting Day!

Community Ed will be hosting a student voting polling station here at Glendale & also at Redtail Ridge on Tuesday, Nov 6th from 9:30am-12:30pm! Please read below for more details. Students will be voting with their class during the school day. We look forward to seeing your young voters at the polls!
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Early Release

Four early release days have been built into the district calendar this year.

This will provide professional development opportunities for staff. On Thursday, November 8th students will be dismissed at 1:50 pm. There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, November 9th. Please mark your calendar.


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

conferences on November 13th from 4:15-6:15 pm, November 15th from

4:15-8:15 pm and November 19th from 4:15-8:15 pm. We have traditionally had 98% of our parents attend conferences and are looking forward to a great turnout again this fall! If you have not signed up for a conference time please use the following link to do so:


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 September & October! The next C.A.R.E.S. breakfast will be Wednesday, November 7th.


SPAN is the Synergy/SAGE Parent Action Network. We are also known as the Prior Lake-Savage Chapter of the MN Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT). Our mission is to support and advocate for academically advanced students, their parents, and their educators.

Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday November 27 at 7pm in the WestWood Elementary Media Center (5370 WestWood Dr. SE; Prior Lake, MN 55372), featuring an MCGT-sponsored CHAT night. Facilitator Pam McDonald, District 196 gifted specialist, will lead us through a discussion about asynchronous development in gifted kids.

We will also be hosting several informal “coffee” meetings toward the end of November/beginning of December where anyone can stop by to talk with SPAN Board members who have “been there” about any questions/concerns you have related to your child. Be sure to sign up for our email list to be notified about the coffee meetings and other meeting dates. If you have questions or would like to be placed on our email list, please email Apryl at See all of our meeting dates on our website .

Amazon Smiles

Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Glendale PTC when you shop at #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile
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November Community Education

Check out the fun classes offered this month!

Parent Resources

Glendale 2018-19 Handbook -

Glendale PTC Website-

Glendale D.O.G.S Website-

PTC Box Top Sheet-

Glendale Lunch Menu-

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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.