News & Announcements
FYI: Parent-Teacher Conference Half-Days:
Dismissal is at 11:30 am for elementary students (the 2016-2017 printed calendar erroneously listed a dismissal time of 12.10pm)
Wednesday, January 25
Thursday, January 26
Friday, January 27
STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH - Because it's all good...help us celebrate our rockin' Glenmont staff during our Pete the Cat-themed luncheon on Wednesday, January 25 (which is an early dismissal day for conferences). If you step into a large pile of blueberries or strawberries, and subsequently dread cooking, should you cry? Goodness, no! Keep walking along and singing your song, and remember that we also appreciate (and need) financial contributions to help make this a groovy affair! Please turn in volunteer/contribution slips to the main office (in an envelope marked "Staff Appreciation Luncheon") by January 17. Questions?--contact Meryl Schwalb at email@example.com
WINTER CARNIVAL - Saturday, January 28th from 3.00-6.00 (note the time correction--the BCSD calendar has it erroneously listed as 4.00-7.00). In addition to the blizzard of fun at this chill carnival, we will feature a Photo Booth, so put on your goofiest grins and stage your look with proper props! Tickets will be sold at the door; a $8 per child (ages 3 y/o - 5th grade) ticket includes all bounces, games, and a chance at some fabulous raffle prizes. Pizza, drinks, snow cones, and popcorn will be sold separately. We will also need parents and GLENMONT ALUMNI (6th - 8th grade in particular!) to help make this event a success! If you or your middle schooler can volunteer, please contact Liz Hanlon at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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=
LIP SYNC - Glenmont's Got Talent...this year, here, LIVE on the Glenmont (cafeteria) stage! Curtains go up on Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 6.30 pm. 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 February 1st. Also, bear in mind that Lip Sync is transitioning to an every-other-year event...so this year's 4th graders will be Milli-Vanilli-ing their swan song this year, as the next Lip Sync show will take place in 2019.
SAVE THE DATE - Glenmont Gala - Friday, March 31 @ 7 pm, Normanside Country Club. Benefit for Glenmont's arts and music program featuring light dinner, dancing, drinks, and a silent auction
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com) or our librarian, Joel DiTata (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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, this Tuesday, January 10 @ 7 pm in the cafeteria. Need childcare while you attend the meeting? Contact us at email@example.com before tomorrow evening to let us know! We will have several vacancies on the PTA Board next year: Co-President, Vice President, Co-Treasurers (2!), and Recording Secretary. We need new leaders to help direct the PTA's future programming! Please contact Francesca Casaregola at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning about what these positions entail.
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 email@example.com or call 315-696-6550.