News & Announcements
MATH/SCIENCE NIGHT - HELP WANTED! Calling all Bunsen Honeydews (and Beakers, too!) We need a baker’s dozen of volunteers to help run our Math/Science Night, which will be held at Glenmont on Pi Day (Tuesday, 3/14) from 6.30-7.30 pm (set up from 6.00-6.30; clean up from 7.30-8.00). No rigorous math or science background is required…and don’t worry, you won’t end up like Beaker. Please contact Michelle Arthur at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist. Meep! And, thanks!
KRAUSE'S CANDY FUNDRAISER - Completed order forms and payments must be returned to school no later than Monday, February 27. Pick up date for candy will be Monday, March 27th from 3.30-5.30 pm, just outside the Glenmont cafeteria. Questions?: Contact Melissa Robbins at email@example.com
YEARBOOK - Yearbooks can now be ordered until March 31, 2017. The cost is $22 and includes free personalization. Order online today at ybpay.lifetouch.com using yearbook ID code 11009117.
PAINT & POP - We had a great and quick response--all sessions are full. Thanks for signing up! Keep your eyes peeled for next time!
GLENMONT GALA - Friday March 31st, 7-10pm, Normanside Country Club. Here are Sign Up Genius Links for the Silent Auction Items that we are looking for parents to help donate!
Silent Auction Item Grade Levels and Links:
Grade 1: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090549a8a829a7fe3-silent/
Grade 2: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da8a828a3fa7-glenmont
Grade 3: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0945aba62aa1fe3-silent
Grade 4: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090549a8a82ba7fe3-silent
Grade 5: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084fa8ae2aa1fc1-silent
LIP SYNC - VENUE CHANGE!! Glenmont's Got Talent...this year, LIVE on the Bethlehem Central Middle School stage (not at the Glenmont cafeteria stage, as we previously announced)! Curtains will go up at BCMS on Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 6.30 pm. Dress rehearsal, however, will still be held at the Glenmont cafeteria stage on Wednesday, March 8, starting at 4.30--please arrive at 4.30, as School's Out will be using the cafeteria until then). Dream on about your song choices and get your group jammin'...permission slips are available by clicking here (then download the form) and will be due at the main office no later than this Wednesday, February 1st. Gentle reminders: please hand in forms together as a completed group, in 1 envelope, labeled "Lip Sync"--so the forms are easy to find for the entire group. Finally, songs will need to be submitted on CDs, instead of digital versions, as was previously mentioned on the Lip Sync forms. Thank you.
WINTER CARNIVAL PHOTO BOOTH - Take a break from shoveling...Here is the link to the password protected photos: http://djalbanypulse.com/saratoga-photobooth-glenmont/
The password is: glenmont3
Attention all CAP COM School Banking Program members! CAP COM's Winter Reading program runs from February 1 to March 31. This is serendipity--while your kids are participating in Glenmont's READ for Ronald McDonald House event, helping to raise money for families to seriously ill children to stay at the RMH in Albany, they can also earn some money for themselves, by submitting book summaries (or pictures, drawn by younger readers) to CAP COM. Click here for more details about CAP COM's reading program!
FIELDGOODS - Glenmont Elementary School- Fundraiser - Start the new year off right--eat better, cook more, buy local, shop less, help a farmer, and Feel Good! Produce Pickups are Wednesdays, 10:30am - 6:00pm. Order deadline: Sunday, 11:59pm. Minimum order: $15.00 This is open to the entire Glenmont Elementary School community. Each delivery puts $1 toward Glenmont Elementary PTA activities! Pick-up after 4 pm is at the after-school program (Schools Out). New customers, save $10 by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the code RESOLUTION after you place your order (coupon valid 1/1/17 through 1/31/2017). For more information or to sign up, go to https://www.field-goods.com/member/subscribe/location/private?locationId=&productSelection=
Photos are needed for this year's yearbook!
Any photos you may have from various school events/activities such as Nature's Classroom, the Halloween Ball, Glenmont Fall Family Fun Day, Pancake Breakfast, classroom candids etc. can all be uploaded to Community.lifetouch.com, Community Image Upload Site Access Code: ZIZCGB.
SCHOOL BANKING - Every Wednesday morning, Glenmont students have the opportunity to make bank transactions through our CAP COM School Banking Program. 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 We also need a few more parent volunteers to help run this program; if you have 20 minutes to spare on Wednesday mornings (~9.15-9.35 AM) and can help out, please contact Alice Tripp, at email@example.com.
BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB - Looking for a sweet way to commemorate your child's birthday, without sending in cupcakes? Want to treat readers to a gift that keeps on giving? Consider donating a book to the Glenmont School library. Inside each book, a permanent bookplate will be affixed, acknowledging the birthday child and the donation of the book. Each birthday child will be publicly recognized with their donated book. A list of books recommended by the library will be added to Amazon.com as a "Glenmont Elementary School Wish List". Questions? Contact Michelle Arthur (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our librarian, Joel DiTata (email@example.com)
Keep Clipping Those Box Tops...we have a collection box in the doorway as you enter the school. What are BoxTops, you say? They are the little pink/red rectangles on products such as General Mills foods, Ziploc products, Kimberly-Clark (i.e., Kleenex)...Click here for more information about where to find BoxTops. Our PTA will receive 10 cents for every BoxTop you send in to us (you can put them in an envelope marked "BoxTops" and place in your child's folder to take to school). Every little bit helps!
Please join us for the next PTA meeting, Tuesday, March 14 @ 7 pm in the cafeteria. Need childcare while you attend the meeting? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know! We need new leaders to help direct the PTA's future programming! Please contact Francesca Casaregola at email@example.com if you are interested in learning about what these positions entail.
BCSD has seen an increase in the need for food assistance in recent years and is aware that a number of students in the District are experiencing some form of food insecurity. Research has shown that students who are not hungry attend school more regularly, have improved academic achievement, and have fewer disciplinary problems at school. BCHS's Student Senate has launched "Weekend Meals for Kids"--a Backpack Program--whereby backpacks will be filled with nonperishable foods by staff and student volunteers and discreetly sent home with participating students at their schools. For more information, please refer to the flyer below.
The 2016-2017 ISKINY Free for Kids 3rd and 4th Grade Passport Program is available to all 3rd and 4th graders at over 25 participating 25 NYS resorts! They can choose skiing or snowboarding. Experienced skiers and snowboarders can select the regular Passport Program, which gives them 3 ski or snowboard FREE tickets at over 25 participating NYS Ski areas. Or, they can pick the Learn to Ski or Snowboard package--which includes at FREE beginner lesson, beginner lift ticket, and equipment rental at these 25 participating ski areas--no parent purchase is necessary for the Learn to Ski/Snowboard package. The application process is simple; children and parents complete the application. Then they attach a copy of a 3rd or 4th grade report card for age verification and the processing fee of $26 or $51 if getting both. Parents can apply online at www.iskiny.com or they can mail/fax the information with payment. Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-696-6550.
SCREENAGERS is a film that explores the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize the harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, people say that they feel more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time.
Film Runtime: 68 minutes. Directed by Delaney Ruston, M.D.
“This is a worthwhile film that informs and generates ideas, questions and conversations about an important topic in today’s world,” said David Doemel, BCMS Interim Principal. “It’s relevant for parents of students of all ages and educators as well.”
WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bethlehem Central Middle School Auditorium
WHO: For all BCSD parents AND middle and high school students who are accompanied by their parent (film may not be ideal for elementary-aged students).
WHY: “Parent Guide” handout provided that evening and a 30-minute moderated discussion following the film.
Visit the District’s website for more information.