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    eNews: November 9, 2016

    FROM THE PRINCIPAL:
    It’s HERE!  The Glenwood Student Directory is now available, please click here: Student Directory.  This will NO LONGER be available online however we will send it out periodically in our e-alerts to subscribed users. If you are not included but would like to be added, please contact: cfickes@rtmsd.org

    Glenwood Handbook has been updated, please take a minute to review.  We encourage parents to read our handbook and share any relevant information with your student.

    Mark your calendar for some upcoming events:

    • 5th grade students will participate in Media Veteran’s Day Parade Friday November 11th, 2016. Parade begins at 11 am, students with a signed permission slip will leave Glenwood by bus around 10 am and return immediately following the event.  (They will have lunch when they arrive back at school.)
    • Wednesday November 16th: Picture Retakes

     

    Open House
    Thursday November 17th (K-2nd) & Friday November 18th (3rd – 5th)
    Mark your calendars for Glenwood’s Open House on Thursday and Friday, November 17th & 18th, 2016.  We will celebrate American Education Week by conducting an Open House visitation.  In an effort to alleviate parking concerns, we are hosting this event over two days.  Please see your designated time listed below:

    November 17              Kindergarten AM  -  2nd                      9:30 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.
                                        Kindergarten PM.                                1:30 P.M. –   2:45 P.M.
    November18               Grades 3rd – 5th                                9:30 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.

    We ask that you honor two requests.  Please do not bring siblings with you during Open House.  Siblings are not permitted to be in the classroom, since instruction is taking place.  Also, no video cameras are permitted during classroom visitation.

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Parent-Teacher Conferences are LIVE on-line!  Please visit here to sign up: TIme to Sign Up.

    The link for sign-ups will be posted is also on our webpage.  All you need to do is click on your child’s homeroom teacher’s name, pick a time, and follow the directions.  Since our special area teachers and specialists see various grade levels you will need to contact the following teachers individually if you would like to meet with them during conference times.

     

     

    Mrs. Hennessy

    bhenness@rtmsd.org

    Mrs. Falzone

    jfalzone@rtmsd.org

    Ms. Shannon

    tshannon@rtmsd.org

    Mr. Grisillo

    agrisill@rtmsd.org

    Mr. Sharp

    ksharp@rtmsd.org

    Mr. Bugosh

    abugosh@rtmsd.org

    Mr. Walls

    jwalls@rtmsd.org

    Ms. Hong

    khong@rtmsd.org

    Mrs. Jackson

    pjackson@rtmsd.org

    Mr. Leahan

    jleahan@rtmsd.org

    Mrs. Lista

    llista@rtmsd.org

    Mrs. Johnson

    mjohnson@rtmsd.org

    Ms. Yepremian

    eyepremi@rtmsd.org

    Mr. Ament

    gament@rtmsd.org

    Mrs. Roccia

    lroccia@rtmsd.org

    Mrs. Rigatti

    lrigatti@rtmsd.org

    Mrs. Morris

    lmorris@rtmsd.org

    KINDERGARTEN
    Kindergarten is comparing sets from 0 thru 10 and figuring out which set is greater than and which set is less than. We are also working on forming the letter “s” and thinking of words beginning with “s”.

    FIRST GRADE
    The first graders are learning about fact families by using part-part-whole mats to visually see the connection between addition and subtraction.  The addition-subtraction relationship in fact families becomes a visual to the students.

    SECOND GRADE
    2nd graders are learning poems and songs about communities and geography and are looking forward to reciting them to parents on Community Day (November 17).  Students who wish to run for class Mayor should have prepared campaign posters, flyers, etc. and have prepared a short speech. We will vote for Class Mayor this week.  

    Students should also be constructing a building to display in our classrooms. Buildings should be brought to school by Monday, November 14.  Thanks for helping your child with our community projects!

    THIRD GRADE
    Third grade is gearing up for their first field trip to Colonial Plantation, next Monday, November 14th! The students will be "traveling back in time" to participate in traditional Colonial activities, like farming, candle-making, and playing games! The authors are continuing to work on personal narratives and are on the stage of the writing process, revising and editing. The readers are continuing to look deeply at characters in books. In math, the teachers are so impressed by the students, dedication to learning challenging vocabulary and solving high-level word problems!

    FOURTH GRADE
    4th Grade students continue to use Reading Workshop to learn strategies that help them with their reading.  Students are using elaboration prompts to stretch their thinking.  When they write post-its and share with their partners, they use phrases such as, "In other words...", "The important thing about this is...",  "This connects to...", and "Another example of this is..."  These simple phrases help students to go beyond their lower level thinking and raise their reasoning to a higher level.

    Please remember to sign up for 10 minute conferences with your child's math teacher and 20 minute conferences with your child's homeroom teacher.

    FIFTH GRADE
    As we move into the second week of November , the 5th grade continues to discuss the importance of being ready, respectful and responsible citizens of Glenwood during morning meeting. In writing, 5th grade students are turning their attention to the writing of informational essays. Here, they will be writing informational essays based on the five-paragraph essay formula. In reading, the 5th grade is developing strategies for reading works of fiction on a deeper level. Students are participating in reading clubs during Reader’s Workshop that are meant to have students discuss ideas of character, setting and theme on a deeper level. In math, Ms. Pinsley’s and Mr. Dieter’s classes are taking a look at Topic 4 in the new Pearson program, which looks at how to multiple with whole numbers and decimals. In social studies, Mr. Dieter’s class is looking at the first European explorers to come to the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries. In this unit, students are looking at why explorers like Henry Hudson, John Cabot and Juan Ponce de Leon were willing to risk their lives to come and explore the New World. On Friday, 5th grade students will participate in the Veteran’s Day Parade in Media.

    JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB
    Miss Mazzella and Mrs. Yepremian are so impressed by the new members of the Junior Optimist Club! Our first October meeting was a huge success. The 4th grade students made posters to advertise our Candy Care drive, the fifth grade students distributed collection bags to classrooms, and third grade students made Autumn cards for the residents of Fair Acres. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 9, at 8:15 AM. We look forward to working on our next project!

    YOGA CLUB

    Mrs. Yepremian and Miss Mazzella are excited to kick off Yoga Club next Monday, November 14th at 8:15! The Yoga Club is offered to 4th and 5th grade students for the first session. We will still have room for a few more members, so turn your permission slip into Mrs. Yepremian or Miss Mazzella asap! Namaste!


    PTG

    Keep up to date with Glenwood Events & Happenings. For more information, visit www.rtmsd.org/glenwoodptg and follow us  @GlenwoodPTG

    • To thank our hardworking teachers, who will be working long conference days, the Hospitality Committee will be providing meals Monday November 21st and Tuesday November 22nd during Parent / Teacher Conferences. You can help! To donate  food and beverage items, please sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4CAFAC2AA75-fall   You may also send in monetary donations by Friday, November 18th.
    • Our next PTG Meeting will be held Tuesday November 15th at 6:30 pm in the library.  Childcare will be available, thanks to PHS Students.  5th grade Parents will meet at 6pm.
    • Registration is now open for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students interested in “Girls On the Run”.  Please see the attached flyer, if you have any additional questions please contact Coleen Fickes: cfickes@rtmsd.org.
    • Gottahava Wawa Hoagie Coupon Sale is BACK!   Each $5 Hoagie Coupon never expires, is good at ANY Wawa location, and is good for one free 6" Shorti Hoagie. Wawa will donate $2 back to Glenwood for each coupon you purchase. To purchase your coupons, please complete the Hoagie Order Form below and submit with cash or checks, payable to the Glenwood PTG, Attention: Colleen Keinath.  For questions, please email colleenkeinath@gmail.com.
    • Wherever you go, show your school spirit! Visit the PTG web site to print out your order form for $5 Glenwood Car Magnets and Spirit Wear. Please contact carolumberger89@msn.com, if you have questions.
    • Volunteers are needed for the Scholastic Book Fair on Monday, Nov. 14th through Friday, Nov. 18th and during Parent Teacher hours on Monday, October 21st and 22nd.  To sign up and help, please visit: www.mrgsworld.com.

    The PTG thanks you for your support: www.rtmsd.org/glenwoodptg.

    Fifth Grade Families,

    Thank you for your pictures... we appreciate you sharing these memories of our students throughout the years.  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

     

    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

    MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
    Hello Glenwood!
    The colder weather is approaching, please ensure your children are prepared for outdoor recess. Remind them not to share clothing layers or hats. While we have not had any recent lice activity, it is best to continue to pull your child's hair back, if possible and perform head checks routinely on a weekly basis. I'm happy to demonstrate how for any interested.

    The Health Office would greatly appreciate donations of gently used elastic waist bottoms, tops, and brand new underwear in various sizes. Any items that cannot be used will be donated.

    Thanks in advance for your support!
    Mrs. Lenton



     

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