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    eNews: January 18, 2017



    Thank you to all who made our MLK Day of Service so meaningful.  Our Glenwood community made generous donations to Cradles to Crayons as well as the Media Food Bank.  Our students were busy with various service projects throughout the day including making cards for residents of Fair Acres and bags for our local First Responders.  Special thank you to our 8th grade volunteers from Springton Lake who not only helped in the classrooms, but also sorted our donations.  They were very helpful and we are glad they were able to spend the day with us.

    Upcoming Dates:
    Friday January 20th – Birthday Bash during lunches
    Monday January 23rd – 4th grade Strings in Progress concert
    Tuesday January 24th – 4th grade Band in Progress concert
    Wednesday January 25th – Family Night / NO Homework
    Friday February 3rd – Glenwood 5th grade Pool Party @ Rocky Run YMCA
    Thursday February 16th – Early Dismissal 12:20 pm
    Friday February 17th – Teacher In-service / No School for Students
    Monday February 20th – HOLIDAY, All Buildings Closed

    Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award:

    Nominations are now open for the 2017 Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award. The program is sponsored annually by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit and the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. Please consider nominating one of our dedicated and caring teachers for this wonderful recognition. Nominations are being accepted online at from now until February 3, 2017.



    The Kindergarten children were so excited to bring their Book Buddy/Reading Workshop bags home today for the first time!  The bags should be brought back and forth from school to home each school day (except Fridays). The children should practice reading one or two of the books at home each night.  Books will be exchanged, as needed. 

    The first graders are working hard on their non-fiction writing pieces.  The students are learning to write to teach about a certain topic.  The students know that information books are teaching books.  The first graders are helping their writing peers to edit, revise and make their books better.  First graders can’t wait to publish their non-fiction books for the world to read!

    Assembly Line Lunch on Thursday: This Thursday, January 19, second graders will be participating in our assembly line lunch activity.  “Workers” will assemble the plates of food and then we will enjoy our lunch in the classroom.  Lunch will consist of a hotdog on a bun, chips, pretzels, carrots, celery, and a cookie.  Students will not need to pack or buy lunch on Thursday if this menu is acceptable to them.  If they do not enjoy hot dogs, or have allergy concerns, then they should bring a packed lunch on Thursday.  We will visit the cafeteria for "snack day" purchases after our lunch in the classroom.  Thank you!


    Second graders have started Topic 7 in our Math program.  Topic 7 continues our practice of adding and subtracting.  More challenging at this point is that students must read the word problems and first figure out whether to do addition or subtraction.  Circling the important information in the problem can help them get to the bottom of it.  Acting out with arm motions whether items are being lost/given away or gained/collected can help them figure out how to do the problem. Switching back and forth between addition and subtraction problems is also new for the students, so you'll have to encourage them to keep their brain "on alert" to make sure they are doing the correct operation.

    Third grade Scientists are very excited to report that they have finished their first unit of Science! Next, each class will be learning about the human body and all of its systems. As a culmination of that unit, we will be traveling to Lankenua Hospital some time in February. Please be on the look out for the permission slip! In reading, the students are focusing on taking notes of their non-fiction texts. They are learning strategies such as boxes and bullets, compare and contrast and putting the main idea and facts in sequential order. In writing, we are working on revising with a partner, and organizing our "table of contents". Overall, we are very busy! As always, please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns!

    Fourth grade will be starting its last science/social studies rotation on Monday.
    Mrs. Barry's Class will complete the Microworlds unit with Mrs. Gallagher.
    Mrs. Gallagher's Class will study Cultures and Regions with Mrs. Grace-Green.
    Mrs. Grace-Green's Class will learn about Ecosystems with Mrs Omlor.
    Mrs. Omlor's Class will go to Mrs. Barry for Motion and Design.
    The students and the teachers are excited about the new learning experiences!

    During the third week of the new year, the 5th grade continues to persevere and champion the cause of being ready, respectful and responsible. With that said, in Writer’s Workshop, the 5th grade continues to work on writing opinion essays. In Reader’s Workshop, the 5th grade has turned its attention to the reading of non-fiction text. In math, Ms. Pinsley’s and Mr. Dieter’s classes are finishing up their work on Topic 6 in the new Pearson program, and are beginning work on Topic 7, which looks at adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. In social studies, Mr. Dieter’s class is now turning its attention to understanding the origins and history of the American Revolution. In this unit, students will take a look at the crucial events that led up to the American Revolution in the 1770s.

    Glenwood has a new club!  Dance Club will begin on Wednesday, January 18th and run through March 1st from 3:30-4:30.  We are excited to get started and still have some spots left.  If your child is interested please complete the permission slip.  They were sent home last week, but can also be found attached below.

    The Junior Optimist Club will be traveling to the Media Food Bank on Saturday January 28, 2017 from 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM. We will be helping the food bank to organize their donations. If you are interested in going, please get your permission slips back to Miss Mazzella or Mrs. Yepremian as soon as possible. Remember this is NOT a drop-off event. Parents or guardians must accompany their child. We are very excited to get back out into the community and spread Glenwood Optimism.  (Permission slip listed below.)

    Yoga Club will hold its LAST meeting for the first session on Monday, January 23rd at 8:15! Information about the second session will be out shortly. Namaste!

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

    • Remember to keep collecting your Box Tops and encourage friends and family members to do the same!!!  A collection by class will begin in January and run through February 10th.  The class with the most Box Tops will win a special treat!  Stay posted for more information.
    • 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
    • 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, if you have questions.
    • Art Goes To School is a program where volunteers discuss artwork with students.  They will attend during their regular Art classes from January 30th to February 2nd.  If you are interested in becoming part of the group or would like to attend one of the sessions, please contact Janine Fante.
    • If you missed the January 10th PTG Meeting, please click on the link below to read about updates and events at Glenwood and throughout the District.

    The PTG thanks you for your support:



    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 SECOND 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:


    SAVE THE DATE… 5th grade Pool Party at Rocky Run YMCA Friday February 3rd, 2017 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.  Cost is $8 per student and they will need a signed permission slip to attend (see below). 


    NEXT 5th GRADE PARENT MEETING will be held Thursday February 9th at 6pm


    Water Is Not Enough, Because Fats and Proteins Don’t Dissolve in Water Alone
    When it comes to hand washing facts, one of the most important is that water alone is not enough to effectively and hygienically remove germs. This is because if harmful micro-organisms cling to the hands, they are found within organic soil. This soil contains fats and proteins which do not dissolve easily in water, so H20 alone is not enough. Instead, it’s important to use soap and detergents. Common opinion would have it that soap can somehow “kill” germs. But, in fact, hand washing facts indicate that soap actually acts to reduce barriers to solution, and so makes these fats and proteins dissolve more easily in water. For this reason, soap does not work so well alone − flowing water and soap together are a much more effective combination, as the two help to wash the germs away from your skin.

                              * 6:30pm to 8:30pm (drop off begins at 6:15pm) cost per student: $8.00
                               *Completed Permission Slip Below & Fee Due by Tues. Jan. 24, 2017
                            *Please send to the attention of Monica Brown c/o Gavin, Mr. Keeler’s class

    Hello 5th grade Parents,
    The Glenwood PTG 5th grade End of Year Committee has coordinated a Pool Party for all Glenwood 5th graders.  This event will be held on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Rocky Run YMCA 1299 W. Baltimore Pike, Media.

    The cost per student is $8 and covers the pool rental with lifeguards and pizza for the students attending.  Kindly send in $8 cash payment and completed permission slip (below) by Tues. 1/24/17 in an envelope marked 5th Grade Pool Party attention Monica Brown c/o Gavin Brown, of Mr. Keeler’s class.  Due to limited parking at the YMCA, the following procedures are designed to streamline arrival and departure.  However, if you are able to find parking and wish to bring your child inside to check in, please do so.

    *Drop off begins at 6:15pm. Check in Location: Program Room 1 -left side, Main Lobby
    *Parent drop off available at the main entrance.  A Glenwood Chaperone with approved Clearances will escort your child inside to Program Room 1 for Check in .
    *To insure all students’ safety, each child will receive YMCA Pool Party Rules from the lifeguards and swim tested (In groups of 10 students) prior to be permitted in the pool per the Rocky Run Facility Rental Contract.
    *Per our guidelines, under no circumstances will any student who does not have a signed permission slip be permitted to participate in the pool party activities.
    *The event ends at 8:30pm.  Please park and pick up your child in Program Room 1 located on the left side, Main Lobby

    *IMPORTANT: All Students Must Be Signed Out by an Adult. If your child will be transported home by another parent, please be sure to indicate the name and cell number of that individual on the permission slip below.  Please have your child come prepared to swim by wearing his or her swim suit under sweats or loose fitting clothing.  Please send a pool towel for your child as well as dry clothes to wear home.  (Please label items with your child’s name.)  A sign up genius will be sent to the 5th grade families via email for the followingPlease RSVP for your 5th grade student, volunteer to provide requested party donations and to sign up to chaperone (must have all Clearances) for swim party. ______________________________________________________________________________________                 ________ ___
                                                                POOL PARTY PERMISSION FORM

    I give my permission for my child _____________________________________to participate in the Glenwood 5th Grade Class Swim Party at the Rocky Run YMCA on Friday, February 3, 2017, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  I understand that I am responsible for transportation. If my child will be going home with someone other than a parent, I have indicated below:

    Name & Contact of Adult(s) authorized to take my child home: _________________________________________

    Parent/Guardian Name: ____________________________ Cell Phone: __________________________________

    Parent Emergency Contact Information: ___________________________________________________________

    Please list your child’s Allergies: ________________________________________________________________

    Parent’s Signature & Email: ____________________________________________________________________

    Dear Parents,

    The Junior Optimist Club will be volunteering at the Media Food Bank on Saturday, January 28th from
    11:30-1:00 p.m.  During our time there we will be assisting with sorting donated items.  We hope you and your child will be able to join us in helping this worthy cause.  


    If you and your child are able to volunteer at the Media Food Bank on January 28th from 11:30-1:00 p.m., please detach the form below and return it to Ms. Mazzella or Mrs. Yepremian by Thursday, January 19th.  




    Media Food Bank

    First United Methodist Church

    350 West State Street

    Media, PA 19063

    Thank you,

    Ms. Mazzella & Mrs. Yepremian






    Child’s Teacher:                                                                                                          


    _____ My child and I will volunteer at the Media Food Bank on Saturday, January 28 from 11:30-1pm  


    Parent Signature: