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Thank you for all your support this school year. What a special school year!
PLEASE help us avoid that summer “slip” in reading and math. Check out the Glenwood website for your child’s summer reading and math information. The children have made so much progress in their reading and math this year, and it would be great if they carried this momentum through the summer and into next year, too. Please support your child in their efforts by making sure they are completing their summer math and reading information.
This issue is the last e-news for the school year. Please be sure to visit our webpage for updated information for the 2016-2017 school year.
Have a wonderful summer vacation and stay safe!
I apologize that the link sent out last week did not work for many of you. Glenwood Elementary School values input from parents and guardians. We believe that a healthy school climate can contribute to the achievement of students. Therefore, the Glenwood Parent Survey was designed to gather opinions from our parents and guardians and allow them to share their perceptions of Glenwood. The survey covers topics of safety, communication, facilities, academics, student learning, and faculty/staff.
Your feedback is very important to us. This is your opportunity to give feedback on how we are doing. We encourage you to participate in this survey and help us to continue to improve. Your responses are strictly anonymous and you will not be asked to identify yourself at any time during the survey.
The survey should take 10 minutes to complete.
Please go to the website and click on the link Glenwood Parent Survey.
Fifth grade clap out will be held on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:30 AM.
Parents, grandparents, family members, and siblings are invited to attend the Clap Out and enjoy this special event with us. If you are going to participate in the Clap Out, please park and proceed to the front entrance to sign into the building. Visitors will only be permitted in the library hallway. Fifth graders will pass through the hallway twice. After the second pass, in the interest of calmness and security, we ask that everyone exits the building, so we can prepare for dismissal.
Fifth Grade Classroom Parties will take place after the Clap Out, but ONLY parents that are signed up to volunteer will be permitted into the fifth grade classrooms. We appreciate your support!
Last Day of School
The RTMSD school board has approved the change to the end of the school year, Thursday June 16th and Friday June 17th will be early dismissals (12 pm for elementary with no lunches) and the official last days of school. Last day for PM Kindergarten will be Wednesday June 15th, 2016.
Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17th
Kindergarten Dismissal- (AM ONLY) 11:35
Grades 1-5 Dismissal 12:00 (noon)
Thanks for your continued support! Feel free to contact me at 610-627-6901 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns with which I may be able to assist.
Eric F. Bucci
Kindergarteners finished off their year with a final field trip to the Rocky Run YMCA. This is where we have our Kindergarten field day. We rotated throughout 4 stations: CVC bingo, relay races in the gym, Zumba and free-style dancing and a scavenger hunt outside where we had to find 15 different things in the woods. We had a BLAST!
The first graders have been learning about organisms. The students have worked together across classes to build terrariums and aquariums. The students have been learning about the habitats and the living organisms that are living in each.
guppies, snails, elodea plants, cambomba plants
millipedes, pill bugs, pine tree seedlings, moss
The second grade teachers are so grateful for a wonderful year with your children. Schedule some time EVERY DAY this summer for reading and math practice so that your children don't lose any of the great progress they made this year! The more of daily routine you make of it...the easier it will be to convince your second grader to do it.
As our third graders have been wrapping up the final units of study for this year, we have enjoyed reading their original fairy tales, listening to their discussions of social issues faced by characters in the books that they've read, and observing their transition from using manipulatives to drawing pictorial representations of algebraic equations. This summer, please set aside time each day for your third grader to read and complete the math foundational skills for fourth grade on Khan Academy. This will help your son or daughter to maintain the skills learned in third grade and to be prepared to hit the ground running in fourth grade. Have a wonderful summer!
We are grateful for all of the chaperones who accompanied us to historical Philadelphia on Tuesday. We enjoyed learning about Pennsylvania's rich history and celebrating Flag Day! We could not have had such a wonderful time without the support of parents, who navigated as we traveled to Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, the Liberty Bell, the Constitution Center, and other places of interest. Be sure to ask your child about the parachutes and flags!
As we move into the final week of the school year, the 5th grade is closing up shop for the year. On Wednesday of this week, the 5th grade will have its graduation luncheon and graduation ceremony. Friday will be the final day of school. On Friday, the 5th grade will have its “Clap-Out” ceremony. During this ceremony all 5th grade students will make one final pass through the halls of Glenwood. Also, the 5th grade students will take part in the annual baby photo contest. Here, the goal is for 5th graders to see how many of their fellow students they can pick out from a board filled with baby photos.
ART WITH MR. SHARP
Looking for an Art Escape This Summer? Consider visiting a local art museum. Look on their websites to see if they have a kids art project scheduled for a certain day. Some museums offer free admission on certain days.
Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA - free the first Sunday of the month
Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, DE - free Thursday evenings and Sundays
Philadelphia Museum of Art - free the first Sunday of the month and Wednesday evenings
Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia - tour the city in search of murals
Or take an art class or workshop during the week, at night, or on a weekend
Darlington Fine Arts Center in Boothwyn, PA
Main LIne Art Center in Haverford, PA
Media Art Room at the First United Methodist Church in Media, PA
Wallingford Community Art Center in Wallingford, PA
Rockdale Art Center in Aston, PA
MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE
Dear Parent or Guardian,
You may have heard about some recent cases of head lice reported at Glenwood. Head lice are a very common occurrence among school-age children. In case you are unfamiliar with head lice, let me give you some helpful information. Head lice are small, brown insects no larger than the size of a sesame seed. They live, feed, and reproduce on the human head only, not on pets. The females lay eggs, called nits, on the hair close to the scalp. The nits look like tiny, whitish ovals and are firmly glued to the hair shaft. They hatch within two weeks. They feed on blood and their bites cause itching- the most common symptom of head lice. The bugs are often hard to locate because they move quickly to avoid the light. Nits are easier to find. If you do discover nits or lice be sure to treat them promptly. Check with your doctor to determine the product that will be best for your child. School personnel maintain confidentiality with this matter and your child will not be identified.
Below is some helpful information:
The end of the school year is upon us! Here are a few reminders to ensure a smooth transition for the start of the school year September:
GUIDELINES FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:
ALL MEDICATIONS, BOTH PRESCRIPTION AND OVER THE COUNTER (OTC), MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A WRITTEN, SIGNED ORDER FROM YOUR CHILD’S PHYSICIAN IN ORDER TO BE ADMINISTERED IN SCHOOL. This DOES NOT pertain to acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) as we have a doctor’s standing order and parent permission on the emergency card for these medications. Guidelines include:
Medication authorization must be renewed every year. Forms are available on the RTMSD web site.
Students currently in second grade will be receiving dental forms to be completed by your family dentist for third grade. Students currently in fifth grade are required by the state to have a complete physical for sixth grade. Forms will be sent home with report cards. If you have already sent in the form for next year thank you and please disregard the duplicate. Please have your child’s health care provider or dentist complete the forms. Return the forms to school no later than September 16, 2016.
ALL MEDICATIONS IN THE HEALTH ROOM MUST BE PICKED UP BY PARENT/GUARDIAN BY JUNE 17, 2016 unless prior arrangements have been made with me. Medications that are not picked up will be discarded.
Please remember to check expiration dates on all prescription medication (especially EPI-PENS AND INHALERS) that will be given to the school in September. Updated instructions and prescriptions from your student’s physician are required for each school year.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. The health room number is 610-627-6903.
Thank you for all of your cooperation during the year. Have a safe and happy summer.
Amy L. Lenton, L.P.N.
Health Room Nurse
TRANSPORTATION: Please be sure to complete the following by June 17th for your student’s next year transportation needs: http://www.rtmsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=2290&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=28393&PageID=1.
The PTG thanks you for your support
Many thanks to all Parent Volunteers for your dedication and commitment to Glenwood students and staff. Thank you to all families for participating in PTG events and making this a great year! The PTG has a few final reminders:
The PTG thanks you for your support and wishes you a Happy Summer Break!
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