News & Announcements
SPRING CRAFT FAIR - 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, Lemongrass Spa...Enjoy finding that perfect gift to satisfy the tastes of that special someone. Open to the public and FREE admission! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - please see attached volunteer form for more information. We welcome parents, Glenmont Alumni (that is, BCMS & BCHS students...this can be helpful for community service obligations), and Glenmont 4th and 5th graders to volunteer and make this event a crafty success!
🌷🌺 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.
BOOK FAIR - The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Glenmont from Wednesday April 25 - Saturday April 28th. The theme is Paws for Books: Come. Stay. Read a Great Tale! Readers will find purr-fect books and have a dog-gone good time at the book fair, but we need your help to run it. Please return your volunteer form to school by Tuesday, April 17th. Questions? Jennifer Middendorf (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Linda Pauze (email@example.com) will be wagging their tails to answer them.
IMPORTANT YEARBOOK UPDATENew information has just been received from Lifetouch regarding our yearbook deadline. MONDAY APRIL 16 is the actual deadline for personalized books. Non-personalized books can be ordered/purchased until April 30th, only while supplies last. So, if you'd like to order a personalized book for your child, please order online by this Monday. Non-personalized books may be available for purchase after production in a limited quantity and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
You can place an online order at ybpay.lifetouch.com; use Yearbook ID Code 11009118
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, April 18 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
pp 1 -108
Part I - A Definition of Terms
1. Defining Racism
2. The Complexity of Identity
Wednesday, May 2 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
pp 111 - 181
Part II - Understanding Blackness in a White Context
3. The Early Years
4. Identity Development in Adolescence
5. Racial Identity in Adulthood
Wednesday, May 16 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
pp 185 - 232
Part III - Understanding Whiteness in a White Context
6. The Development of White Identity
7. White Identity. Affirmative Action, and Color-Blind Racial Ideology
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
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 email@example.com or Lindsay Knott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOOL BANKING - The CAP COM School Banking program has started! Questions about the program--please contact our head banker, Alice Tripp, at email@example.com. 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!
Are you interested on serving on the BC Board of Education? Completed petitions must be received by the District Clerk by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 16. For more information go to http://www.bethlehemschools.org/interested-serving-bc-board-education/
BC GYMNASTICS SUMMER SKILLS CAMP & CLINIC -
When: Monday June 25 - Friday June 29 from 8:30 to 12:00
Where: Lower Gym C, Bethlehem Central High School
Who: Gymnasts of any skill level ages 5- 12 (K-6th grade)
Staff: Coach Julie & Bethlehem Varsity Gymnastics Team
All proceeds go to support the BC Varsity Gymnastics Team. Please see attached flyer for more details.
The Bethlehem Central School District Green Team will co-sponsor a community-wide recycling event. The Spring Recycle Fest is Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elm Avenue Park. The event is open to all area residents. Textile and book recycling is free. Free shredding is limited to Town of Bethlehem residents and BCSD taxpayers only. Electronics, appliances and scrap metals recycling is $5/car donation to the BCHS Environmental Club.
New this year, the event also includes a Backyard Compost Unit Truckload Sale open to all area residents (save 50% off retail price and free shipping!). Composters must be pre-ordered on-line by April 7 and picked up in person at the April 14 event.
View or download event flyer [PDF]
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