CURRENT EVENTS & REMINDERS
Use the link below to view the newly elected members of the 2019/2020 PTG and see where help is still needed. Please reach out the 2019/2020 President and Vice President if you'd like to get involved or learn more!
Liz Doyle -firstname.lastname@example.org
Meghann Morrison -email@example.com
Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year! We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new families and welcome back returning families to our Glenwood community! The Glenwood Parent Teacher Group is interested in your help in making this a great year for your elementary student. Being a part of PTG is a great way to be directly involved in your child’s education as well as be in touch with what is happening at school. Our goal is to foster strong working relationships between the Glenwood staff, families, the Rose Tree Media School District and our local community.
How do I keep up to date with what’s going on at school? To receive important district and school communications from Mr. Bucci, visit the Parent Portal at www.rtmsd.org/parentportal and sign up for the district’s voice broadcast system at https://infocenter.schoolmessenger.com. If you have questions about school, please contact your Grade Level Representative who will pass along information about PTG and school events and can answer questions pertaining to your child’s grade.
Do I need to attend PTG Meetings? All parents and guardians are members of the PTG and are always welcome to attend our meetings held bi-monthly on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. This is a great opportunity to learn what’s happening at Glenwood as Mr. Bucci provides a detailed Principal’s report, teachers provide reports, and sometimes we have guest speakers!
- October 2
- November 13
- January 15
- March 18
- May 13
Why are Glenwood Fundraisers important and do I need to participate in every single one? Our students eagerly anticipate events like field trips, assemblies, Field Day, and classroom parties. These events would NOT be possible without your participation in Glenwood Fundraisers. The PTG greatly relies on your financial contributions. For this reason, we have carefully selected fundraisers that we believe are both practical for you and memorable for your children. For 2019-2020, the PTG will spend $3500 on assemblies, $500 on field day, $9,400 on field trips, $2,200 on 5th Grade Activities. Your participation in Glenwood’s fundraisers is optional. The Glenwood PTG is now a non profit organization. We do ask that all families pay Annual Dues of $20. This helps offset the cost of classroom events, field trips, assemblies, printing costs, and necessary supplies. If you would prefer to make a one time donation and opt out of fundraisers, please make checks payable to the Glenwood PTG or submit your payment online via Membership Toolkit.
What types of Fundraisers are offered?
- Coupon Book Fundraiser September 2019
- Oasis Family Night Mon, Sept. 23, 2019
- Trunk or Treat Sat, Oct. 26, 2019
- Scrip Fundraiser November 2019
- Yankee Candle November 2019
- Chic-fil-a December 2019
- Readathon February 2020
- Wolff’s Spring 2020
- Basket Bingo April 2020
- Rita’s Night June 2020
I would love to be a more active volunteer at school, but I have too many commitments. Events and activities offered at school would not be possible without the time and efforts of our parent volunteers. Please know that no donation, whether it is your time, money, food/supplies, is ever too small. There are also many ways you can get involved working from home. We thank you for everything you do!
How does the PTG help me? With the help of parent volunteers like yourself, the PTG offers fundraisers that are useful and helpful to your family, like the Coupon Book fundraiser, which will save you money throughout the year. Fun events are organized for your children, like Trunk or Treat, Oasis, and Basket Bingo. The November Book Fair is a great way to purchase popular children’s books. The PTG works with the community to raise awareness and money for local charities like the Media Food Bank. We support national efforts like the MLK Jr. Day of Service. Parent volunteers work with the Art Goes to School organization to provide art enrichment to our students. Students are able to bring home free books in June, thanks to your book donations at our Book Swap in June. Due to your overwhelming generosity for this popular event, each of our incoming kindergarteners received a free book too! In addition, as a convenience to families, many parents took advantage of the School Supply Kits Program and will have their children’s complete supply lists packaged and waiting for them at Open House. What could be easier?
Who do I contact if I have ideas, concerns, suggestions, comments and recommendations for our school?
We are eager to hear new ideas and are always open to suggestions. Please come to the PTG Meetings or refer to the 2019-2020 PTG list for the many parent volunteers who are involved at school. To have general issues addressed, please contact members of the Principal’s Advisory Board, who meet with Mr. Bucci once a month throughout the school year.
Thank you for choosing Glenwood Elementary for your child’s education. It is parents and caretakers like you, who make Glenwood a great school. Please help out if you can! Whatever your skill set, whether you help from home or at school, we greatly appreciate the time and efforts of all parent and guardian volunteers.
Glenwood 2019-2020 PTG Board
Liz Doyle President firstname.lastname@example.org
Meghann Morrison Vice President email@example.com
Tracey Quimbo Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Alicia Poletti Secretary email@example.com