News & Announcements
AUTHOR VISIT - Matthew McElligott is coming to visit Glenmont on March 16th. You can read more about his books on his website, http://www.matthewmcelligott.com. If you want to order a book for Mr. McElligot to sign the day of his visit, make sure you return the form with payment (cash or check made out to Glenmont PTA) by this Tuesday, February 27th.
SAY CHEESE...Spring portraits will be taken at Glenmont this Friday, March 2.
MABEL'S LABELS 4th GRADE FUNDRAISER - The days are getting longer and it is time to think Camp! What do you need for supplies?... labels, so your personal items don’t end up in the lost and found. Support the 4th grade in their fundraising efforts and help yourself from missing clothes, jackets, sun screen, water bottles, and more. These labels stick and can be personalized too. Sign on to www.mabelslabels.com, select "support a fundraiser" in the top right corner, and then find "Click here" to buy!
SPRING CRAFT FAIR - save the date - Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Crafters will be showing their unique creations and using on-site demonstrations to teach you some new skills. Vendors will have their products and services available. A selection of vendors participating are: Legacy Republic, Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, Kiwi Lane,
EbeCreations, Norwex, Suzi-Q BFF - We Got This, Tupperware, Paparazzi, MuyFancy (online fashion boutique; Christalys Enterprise), On the Bend, Kimkrafts...Enjoy finding that perfect gift to satisfy the tastes of that special someone. Open to the public and FREE admission!
Are YOU crafty? If you're interested in becoming a vendor for the craft fair, please complete the 2018 Craft Fair Application & contact Erica Toth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the craft fair flyers for more details!
YEARBOOK ORDERING INFO - Ordering online is the preferred way to order yearbooks (i.e., no lost envelopes, you receive payment confirmation, you enter your own child's name--leaving less room for error, etc). Personalization is included in the price of the book, so the student's name and portrait will be included on the cover. If you have special instructions for the personalization (e.g., some people want a "family" book for their children to share and therefore don't want it to have just one child's name on the cover) you can contact Michelle Marino at email@example.com. Order on-line at ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Yearbook ID Code 11009118. Yearbooks cost $22.
YEARBOOK EVENT PHOTOS - The link to upload pictures to be considered for the yearbook is https://community.lifetouch.com/. Access code is FCJCLM. Photos must be of high resolution to be considered. Questions can be directed to Michelle Marino at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lindsay Knott at email@example.com.
SCHOOL BANKING - The CAP COM School Banking program has started! Questions about the program--please contact our head banker, Alice Tripp, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, we need a few parents to help run the program--it is Wednesday mornings, right after the students get to school (say 9.20-9.40); please contact Alice if you can help. Want to sign up your scholar to make a dollar (for reading books and other programs)? Go to: https://www.capcomfcu.org/personal/learn/programs-for-kids/school-banking.html
Got scissors? If you've been clipping Box Tops all summer, you can bring them in and put them into the Box Tops box--in the main doorway (or send them to school in your kid's folder). What are Box Tops, you say?
Box Tops can really help our school
They are a small but useful tool
They can be found here and there
In Glenmont and most anywhere
From soup cans to cereal boxes
But probably not on bagels and loxes
So please cut them out and send them in
For each 'Top sent, a dime we win!
Next PTA Meeting - Hope to see you at our next Glenmont PTA meeting, Tuesday, March 13 @ 7pm!
The BCHS Lab School will host its 20th Annual BROOKS Chicken Barbecue, this Saturday, March 3. The event is open to all community members. Take-out begins at 3.30pm; Eat in from 4.30 to 6.30 pm in the BCHS cafeteria, 700 Delaware Ave., Delmar 12504. Menu: Half chicken diner: $12; Rib dinner: $13; Half chicken: $8; Vegetarian lasagna: $10. Pre-order by February 28, 2018 by contacting 518-218-6799. Join us and also enjoy delicious baked goods, live music and a silent auction! All proceeds to benefit BCHS Lab School educational programs.
Save the Date: 2018 Slingerlands Elementary Camp Fair
Are you looking for summer activities for your child? Well, mark your calendars... join us on Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30 pm in the Slingerlands Elementary gym where a variety of local camps will share information about their summer programs!
Additionally, each attending family will receive 5 FREE raffle tickets to be entered to win raffle items from the participating camps, including free weeks of camp, gift certificates for discounts, t-shirts, etc.
New this year: Check out our camp fair website where you can learn about our participating camps - this is a great opportunity for folks who are unable to attend the fair! The event is also listed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/209906106247440/.
This event is FREE and open to the public - please tell your friends!!!
We look forward to seeing you there!
BOU’s 6th annual community spelling bee is going to be F-U-N!
The Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited (BOU) hopes you can join us this Thursday, March 1 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the HS cafeteria for our 6th annual community spelling bee! This is a fun event to attend with your family and even more fun if you are part of a spelling team! No one spells alone and costumes are encouraged. All information about team registration, team and word sponsorships and how to buy a lifeline can be found on the BOU web page. Admission is free to this entertaining community event. There will be many wonderful raffle baskets to take a chance on and our silent auction has some great items, such as a Samsung tablet, dinner for two, and a 50 minute massage. We will also be selling refreshments. This is BOU’s main fundraiser and supports free educational events, such as Talking with Your Teen and Life After BC, and grant funding for positive youth programming for students in our district. To learn more about our raffle baskets and silent auction items, please "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@BOU_bethlehem).
Our next Capital Region CoderDojo meeting will be held on Thursday, March 29th at 6:30pm-8pm (rescheduled from Monday, February 25). Topic: Video Surveillance; Location: RPI, Academy Hall Auditorium. Students will learn about a Python programming package that allows them to perform motion detection on a Raspberry Pi. We will be simulating a home surveillance system, using cameras to monitor motion and photograph images to be stored on the cloud. Each student will need his/her own laptop that allows access to the internet. Small software files will need to be loaded on each student laptop at the beginning of class, so please make sure that students have access to add files to their devices. Please make sure laptop batteries are fully charged, as access to electrical outlets may be limited. RSVP by going to https://zen.coderdojo.com/dojos/us/new-york/delmar/capital-region-new-york
Each student must RSVP for a ticket and must attend with an adult who is responsible for his/her supervision throughout the class. Adults will also assist with simple troubleshooting for their student programmers. Adults do not need a ticket for themselves; only students need to be RSVP'ed for tickets.