News & Announcements
BOOK STUDY GROUP - The Glenmont PTA is sponsoring a Book Study Group on Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum. Whether or not you decide to read the book, you are welcome to join any of our conversations. The conversations will be facilitated by Mika Vaval and Peter Rawitsch. Please email Peter if you
plan on attending any of the sessions or if you have any questions: email@example.com.
The Study Group is open to Glenmont Elementary School parents and staff. It will meet in the school’s library. The schedule is listed below.
The paperback book and Kindle edition are available from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Black-Kids-Sitting-Together-Cafeteria/dp/0465060684/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=3W8NPKTWP20JQ3AD0A7Y
Here is the link to Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum’s TED Talk:
Wednesday, May 30 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
pp 235 - 328
Part IV - Beyond Black and White
8. Critical Issues in Latinx, Native, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern / North African Identity Development
9. Identity Development in Multiracial Families
pp 331 - 358
Part V - Breaking the Silence
10. Embracing a Cross-Racial Dialogue
Epilogue: Signs of Hope, Sites of Progress
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!
SCHOOL FLOWER GARDEN - Please help us transform our Glenmont School flower garden! We are looking for a few professional landscapers or master gardeners to help identify plants for the school’s front garden. We are in the planning stages of replanting the garden and will be putting together a meeting to get some advice. If you want to help, please email Jess Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Freeman at email@example.com. Parents: Please watch for future notices on how you can support this project.
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, May 8 @ 7pm!
New Traffic Safety Contest DeFEET Distractions New York! In collaboration with the National Road Safety Foundation, NYS PTA has just released a contest to develop a statewide traffic safety poster!
TO ENTER: Students in grades 1–6 must create a poster or collage on 8.5 x 11 inch paper showing how they can help prevent distracted walking. A parent or teacher can submit student entries. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: 1) Originality and creativity (30 points); 2) Concept (30 points); 3) Clarity of message (30 points); and 4) Quality of writing (10 points). Open to students in grades 1–6. Only individual entries will be accepted—no group posters or collages. No videos, CDs, or digital submissions. Teachers may mail entries in one envelope for the whole class. For the complete Official Rules, see Contest Rules here
MAIL ENTRY (with completed Entry Form) TO: DeFEET Distractions NY Poster Contest; c/o New York State PTA; One Wembley Court; Albany, NY 12205 ATTN: Lynne Degnen
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE MAY 15th, 2018. One grand prize of $1,500 will be awarded to the winning PTA Unit; Three runners-up will each receive $500 for their schools’ PTA Unit
The Children's Gardening program offers the perfect way for kids to get outside and get their hands dirty. Guided by an experienced instructor, children plant, tend, and harvest fresh vegetables and herbs, and learn about topics from pollination to composting. The program takes place at the new community garden at Elm Avenue Park. Each gardening season offers unique and engaging activities customized for kids ages 4-6 and 7-12. Spring session runs May 1-June 6. For more information, check out the Summer Playbook: https://register1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/nybethlehem.wsc/splash.html