9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (G) PSSA Testing - Math (3rd, 4th & 5th grade)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (G) 5th grade Lego Robotics Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (G) Math 24 - Voluntary Practice Session
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (G) Rhythm in Motion
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (G) Family Night/ No Homework
9:15 AM - 2:00 PM (G) EnviroChallenge
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM (G) Pride Assembly
Glenwood Elementary School
eNews: March 8, 2017
FROM THE PRINCIPAL:
Reminder – there will be NO SCHOOL for students Thursday & Friday this week due to Parent Teacher Conferences.
PSSA Dates: (3rd, 4th & 5th grade)
THERE HAS BEEN A DATE CHANGE TO PSSA’s: ELA will begin Monday April 3rd and there will be NO testing Friday April 7th.
The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment will begin in April for students in 3rd, 4th & 5th grades. The tests are broken down by subject (please see below). Testing will occur in the morning and some student’s daily schedules (including 1st & 2nd grades) will be adjusted during these dates.
Language Arts (3rd, 4th & 5th grade):
Monday April 3rd, Tuesday April 4th, Wednesday April 5th &Thursday April 6th
Math (3rd, 4th & 5th grade):
Monday April 24th, Tuesday April 25th & Wednesday April 26th
Science (4th grade only):
Tuesday May 2nd & Wednesday May 3rd
* REMINDER: No pre-planned absences will be approved during these times.
LIBRARY WITH MR. G
Glenwood’s library hosted a Grand Book Fair event Book Fair Under the Stars. Almost 200 participants explored the night sky using one of Glenwood’s telescopes. They also visited several stations earning “merit badge” stamps allowing them to collect a student made button. The stations included animal artifacts investigation, campfire art craft, campfire songs, campfire storytelling with Middletown Library, and a s’mores tasting station.
Special Thank You to Mr. G, our staff and parent volunteers for helping out with the Library’s Grand Event this past Friday! Students and their families had a great time visiting stations as they came out to the “shopping under the stars”.
MARCH BOOK MADNESS
March Book Madness is a competition that will crown one book champion based on the votes of folks like us! There are two brackets (one for picture books and one for novels) which have 16 books each. The books are pitted in a competition with each with the first round of online voting beginning on March 1. After each round of voting, one book from each bracket will move on, and we will vote again until there is a victor!
The goal is to get children interested in more books, so please check out the books with your family. There are trailers available for each of the books available at the links below. Enjoy spending time talking about books with your family and feel free to vote yourself!
The students really enjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss Day. In the morning, SLMS students visited and read Dr. Seuss books to the class. Additionally, several PA State Troopers made a surprise visit to our classrooms and they read different Dr. Seuss books. We LOVE Dr. Seuss books!
The first graders enjoyed Read Across America Day. The students wore their pajamas to school to be comfortable and relaxed in their classroom to enjoy their favorite Dr. Seuss books. The first graders were visited by Springton Lake students who read Dr. Seuss books to the first graders. The first graders participated in many fun Dr. Seuss activities, created Dr. Seuss projects and of course read MANY Dr. Seuss books. They even learned math in a fun Dr. Seuss way!
This week in second grade, we are finishing up Topic 10 lessons on numbers to 1000 in Math. We are continuing our Social Studies lessons on important leaders that belong in the “Giraffe Club”. Ask your child about some of the leaders that we are learning about and the differences they made in the world. Conferences are on Wednesday evening and Thursday this week. Reminder: no school for students on Thursday and Friday.
Third grade detectives are wrapping up their mystery series units and are working hard to read suspiciously to solve their mysteries. They are doing a great time talking in their book clubs and discussing their findings. In Science, Miss Mazzella's class is with Ms. Coyne building their very own land and water systems. Ms. Coyne's class is with Ms. Salera, exploring our Solar System. Miss Salera's class, is investing electricity and are comparing and contrasting parallel and series circuits. The third grade teachers are super excited to meet with the parents during conferences!
Fourth graders are excited about student-led conferences that are being held today and tomorrow! Please make sure your child attends the conference. Students will share the progress that they have made this year, and the goals they have set for the next marking period.
The science rotations have ended, and the students are back with their homeroom teachers for science. Remember when your child learned about clouds in first grade, the states of matter in second grade, and electricity in third grade? Our fourth grade scientists are reviewing all of the concepts they have learned from kindergarten to 4th grade that will be on the science PSSA's. Enjoy the long weekend.
Fifth grade is winding down their research unit. Students have been searching for information about any topic of their choosing. This week, we are focusing on noticing the author's craft and author's point of view of our texts.
We are trying to be aware of what the author wants us to think about the topic. In writing, we are finishing up our first round of text-dependent analysis questions. We will be using what we have learned about the process of gathering information and putting it in an essay as we read about another topic shortly. Finally, we are getting ready for student-led parent conferences next week. The students are excited to share how they have grown and what goals they will be working on in the third marking period.
ART WITH MR. SHARP
Parents be sure to check out your son or daughter's creative work in the Art Show. Every student in first through fifth grade has one piece on exhibit in the main hallway.
Mrs. Yepremian and Miss Mazzella were so impressed by the new Yoga Members this past Monday! The third and fourth graders were focused and ready. Yoga clubs meets every Monday morning at 8:15 in the gym!
The next Junior Optimist meeting is next Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8:15. We will be discussing our Spring project! Mrs. Yepremian and Miss Mazzella are excited to see the Optimists!
Keep up to date with Glenwood Events & Happenings. For more information, visit www.rtmsd.org/glenwoodptg and follow us @GlenwoodPTG
The PTG thanks you for your support: www.rtmsd.org/glenwoodptg.
Fifth Grade Families: THIS MONTH PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR FOURTH GRADE PICTURES!!!
We are looking specifically for small group shots, maybe from classroom parties or field trips, etc. Please refrain from sending pictures of activities outside of school and shots of individual students. Enjoy this quick walk down memory lane as you retrieve FOURTH GRADE pictures.
A shared Fifth Grade Recognition 2016-2017 folder has been set up in Google. By clicking on the blue link below, you will arrive at this folder and be able to open it and view the six folders inside for Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Just open the grade level folder you need, and drag and drop or upload pictures from your computer directly to the folder. No need to save; Google automatically saves for you! Thank you so much for assisting with this important part of the fifth grade recognition!
Shared Google Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8uv7nOGfRGEWGpoVUNUT3JTRTQ?usp=sharing.
WILMINGTON BLUE ROCKS
Hello Glenwood Families,
I am reaching out to remind you and your families of our annual outing at the Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball stadium with the Glenwood Select Chorus! A flyer/order form was handed out to all students a few weeks ago; Please click here for the order form. This year, the game will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 @ 1:30 PM, "Family Day".
If you are interested in joining us for the game, please fill out the ticket order form and send in check/monies no later than March 17, 2017. The Blue Rocks requires us to have our orders in their systems well in advance. As done in the past, all tickets purchased through this ticket order will be seated together in the stadium.
FYI- we are able to attend this game as part of their "Kick Back Fundraiser" program. That means that with each ticket sold through Glenwood, Glenwood's music dept will get funds returned from the Blue Rocks ticket sales. **If you do not order through Glenwood, the monies made from those sales will not be coming back to our school.**
This is always an enjoyable event out with friends and families, and the Select Chorus looks forward to performing the "National Anthem" on center field prior to game time. I hope you decide to join us for game day!
Any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate in contacting me via phone or email. Again, ALL ticket orders must be submitted no later than March 17, 2017. Thank you for your support of your children, and Glenwood's music program. I am looking forward to a warm and exciting Spring!
Music Teacher, GES
MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE:
The district dental hygienist will be here on April 20th, performing screenings for students who have not submitted required dental forms. You may have already received an orange notice informing of this, if your student is on the list to be seen. If it is preferred they be evaluated by your dental provider, please submit a completed dental form. District forms are available on the link below. If your provider has their own form, that is also acceptable but must include the date of service, child's name and provider name. Forms can be sent in with students, faxed to my attention @ 610-627-6903 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks in advance.
Family Dentist Report
Mrs. Amy L. Lenton, LPN
Health Room Nurse
Phone/ Fax: 610-627-6903
SUMMER PROGRAMS OFFERED BY RTMSD:
Rose Tree Media School District enthusiastically offers a variety of summer program options for our students. From June 26 through to August 10, students from grades K-12 have the option to participate in 25+ enrichment programs and original and remedial credit courses.
Based on your feedback from summer 2016, we offer many new camps for summer 2017 including full day options for our younger campers. Check out the 25+ camps we have for students entering kindergarten all the way up through twelfth grade. We have many new enrichment offerings for our elementary students!
View our 2017 RTMSD Summer Programs Brochure for a comprehensive list of our course offerings by visiting: http://www.rtmsd.org/summer.
Like last year, we're excited to provide fast, easy, and secure online registration and payment. You can pay online with a credit card.
The 2017 Summer Program brochure, registration and payment link will be active on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. on the 2017 RTMSD Summer Programs page. *Grade levels refer to the grade students will be going into for the 2017-2018 school year, not their current grade level.