Thursday, September 5, 2019

PTO Update 9/5/19


Hello Glenridge families- 

On behalf of myself and the other 2019-20 Glenridge PTO board members, welcome back to school!  We hope you've had a great first few days and the beginning of a fantastic year at Glenridge.


Many of the incoming Board members are new to PTO leadership; we're looking forward to continuing the amazing work of all the parents and PTO members that have come before!  We are also excited to welcome new families, new ideas, and new energy to the Glenridge PTO community.


One of the best ways to learn about the work of the PTO and to get involved is to come to one of our monthly PTO meetings!  Our first meeting of the year is coming up next week:


September PTO Meeting
Tuesday, September 10th, 7pm
Glenridge Library
Free childcare for school-age children!

With the pressures of work and kids and life, we know it can be hard to make it to a meeting in person.  Luckily, there are lots of other ways to stay involved and participate!  From one-time event support to ongoing leadership opportunities - there are ways for everyone to contribute.  Check in here on the website, subscribe to the PTO newsletter, watch the meetings live on the PTO Facebook page, or drop us a line at GlenridgePTO@gmail.com!  


We look forward to connecting with you and working together to make Glenridge a great place for our students to grow and learn.  Hope to see you soon!


Alicia & Kelly

Co-Presidents

Sunday, June 23, 2019

PTO Update 6/23/19

The nature of a PTO is that it evolves and changes as families come and go. This year my family is one of them, our son is moving on to middle school. I have sent you almost 200 PTO newsletters in the last five years and as I contemplated what should be in my last one, I realized that there was so much I wanted to say and that it wouldn't all fit in a newsletter; so, until my novel comes out:
  • Volunteer, I have made some of the best friends giving my time here, both other parents and staff, Glenridge is full of amazing people. Offer your time and talents. There is something you can do from home, at night or right here at school. There are things that take a few minutes all the way up to being a board member, all of it is important, valued and will make a difference.
  • Be informed. Read the flyers, Facebook, Instagram, emails, and communications from your teachers. I know there is a lot, but the more you know the more you will be able to make the right decisions for your family.
  • Participate, go to events, take the whole family. You will meet other parents, your kids' friends and have a tiny taste of what their day is like.
  • Be Kind. Please remember that everyone is human, mistakes will happen, we are all trying our best to give our kids and yours the best elementary experience they can get.
On behalf of the Glenridge PTO, I would like to thank the parents, guardians, and staff. The time you gave, the money and items you donated, and your attendance at events all contributed to making Glenrdige the amazing community that it is.

Because of you, we were able to continue financial support for reading programs, field trip transportation, PE equipment and classroom support that enriches the education of Glenridge students. Your support allows us to hold events like the Fall Carnival, Reptile Man and the Glow Dance that help to make school fun and create lasting memories.

A fond farewell to everyone who will not be back at Glenridge whether you are moving on to middle school or life is taking you to a new area, we wish you well.

Once a Voyager always a Voyager.
Have a happy summer!
Brooke Johnson
Communications Secretary 

Lost & Found

The Lost & Found is very full, even more than usual after Friday's Field Day. Please take a few minutes Monday or Tuesday morning and make sure what you retrieve what is yours. Items left after school gets out on Tuesday will be donated.

Yearbook

We are getting down to our last few yearbooks, we will continue to sell books before and after school by the front entrance until they are gone.  Make sure your student has one for the all school signing recess! 
•$17 cash or check  •$17.50 credit card

Last day of School

June 25, 2019

The last day of school at Glenridge is Hawaiian Spirit Day!  Grab your best flowered shirt and your brightest lei and let's celebrate the end of another successful school year!
School is released at 12:55 pm Tuesday. No lunch is served. Please make sure all school business is completed before 1:00 pm, the staff has an all school meeting immediately after school and will not be available.

Keep Helping

Just because it's summer doesn't mean you can't help.

There are lots of ways to contribute:

  • Fred Meyer donates to Glenridge every time you use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card. 
  • Shop Using AmazonSmile and Amazon will contribute .05% of all qualifying purchases.
  • Register your Bartell Drug card with eScrips and earn money for Glenridge each visit.
  • Smith Brothers Farms gives $20 to Glenridge with every new sign up. Please put Glenridge Elementary in the "How did you hear about us" field.
  • Keep saving Box Tops, each one earns 10¢ for Glenridge. Download the new app to earn digitally! 
  • Use Shoparoo and your smartphone to take pictures of your shopping receipts.
  • Coca-Cola Gives donates money for every Coke you drink, just enter the number on your cap (5¢) or the box (15¢) at their website. Earnings from this program will go to help offset the cost of 6th-grade camp.
  • You can write a check or send cash in any amount and even specify where you would like the money spent like Accelerated Reader, field trip transportation, drama or classroom supplies. It's tax deductible too! Be sure to check with your employer many great companies will make matching donations!

Free lunch at Glenridge this summer for anyone under the age of 18!
Join us on:
July 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th, 31st, and August 1st.
To find other locations and dates click here.

Popsicle Wednesdays

All Glenridge students are invited to come back on 4 special Wednesdays this summer! 


• July 10th • July 17th • July 24th • July 31st • 


Students will have lunch, take place in activities and be able to check out a book from the library.
Transportation is not provided.
June 25
    • Hawaiian Spirit Day
    • Last Day of School
    • 12:55 pm ~ Early Release
June 26 - June 28

    • Glenridge Office remains open
July 10
    • 11:20 am - 1:00 pm ~ Popsicle Wednesday
July 17
    • 11:20 am - 1:00 pm ~ Popsicle Wednesday
July 24
    • 11:20 am - 1:00 pm ~ Popsicle Wednesday
July 31
    • 11:20 am - 1:00 pm ~ Popsicle Wednesday
August 27
    • 6:00 pm ~ Ice Cream Social
August 29
    • First Day of School

Sunday, June 9, 2019

PTO Update 6/9/19

2018 - 2019 Yearbook Orders

It's time to order your yearbook! Make sure your student gets one on distribution day in June and place your order today.
For only $17 you’ll get more than 50 pages of colorful memories to treasure!
Buy online for only 50¢ more!
Paper Order Form: http://tinyw.in/y8lK

SIT Meeting

Meet in the library for the last School Improvement Team (SIT) meeting of the school year!
June 11, 2019
4:10 pm - 5:10 pm 

Find out how you can be part of next year's amazing team!

PTO Meeting

Meet in the library for the last Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting of the school year!
June 11, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Can't be there? Watch on FaceBook!
Free childcare for school age children.

Kindness assembly featuring author Lois Brandt
Community building activities for students
All school picture in our Choose Kind shirts

We are looking for donations to help make our event a success:
• Non-perishable food items - no glass containers or expired food, please
• Books - new or gently used
• Personal hygiene items - bandages, toothpaste, soap, tissues, etc.
Items will be collected in the central hub May 30th through June 13th.
All Items will be donated back to our Kent area community.

Field Day

Glenridge Field Day is Friday, June 21st and we need volunteers!
With two sessions and lots of ways you can help, there is a spot for everyone!
Please take a moment to fill out this form and return it to Glenridge.

Please remember to send students to school in closed toe shoes, in weather appropriate clothes (please note that they may get wet) and don't forget the sunscreen!
June 10
    • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ~ Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
June 11
    • 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm ~ Last SIT Meeting of the School Year
    • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ~ Last PTO Meeting of the School Year
June 12
    • Choose Kind Spirit Day - Wear your shirt!
    • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ~ Kindergarten Celebration
June 14
    • 8:10 am ~ Voyager Choir
    • 2:30 pm ~ Talent Show Assembly
    • 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm ~ Glenridge Menchie's Night
June 17
    • 6:30 pm ~ Summer Wednesdays and Yearbook Party
June 19
    • Choose Kind Spirit Day - School wide picture - wear your shirt!
    • 10:00 am - 11:45 am ~ Glenridge Kindness Day
    • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ~ Sixth Grade Celebration
June 21
    • Field Day - Volunteers Needed! Please contact the office for more information.
June 24
    • Switch Day
June 25
    • Last Day fo School

Monday, May 27, 2019

PTO Update 5/27/19

2019-2020 PTO Board

We are excited to announce the new PTO Board Members for the 2019-2020 school year! Please help us congratulate:
• Co-Presidents - Alicia Glenwell & Kelly Jennings
• Treasurer - Heather Reich
• Recording Secretary - Monica Marchefka
• Communications Secretary - Kari Reifel
We have some wonderful volunteers that have agreed to chair some of our events next year. It's wonderful to start off the school year with so much help, but we will need many more of you to give your time. If you'd like to help by chairing or volunteering at a returning event or a new one, please contact the PTO, we'd love to have you!

Relay for Life at Glenridge

We are having a Mini-Relay at Glenridge!  The American Cancer Society Relay for Life gives members of our community the chance to honor cancer survivors and remember those who have battled cancer while raising money for the American Cancer Society.
All week long students and teachers will be talking about making healthy choices about tobacco, physical activity, nutrition, and sun exposure.
  • Monday ~ Be a Hero & Fight Against Cancer - Super Hero Day
  • Tuesday ~ Stay Healthy & Exercise - Favorite Sports Team Day
  • Wednesday ~ Hats Off To Being Smoke-Free - Hat Day
  • Thursday ~ Shade out Cancer - Sunglasses Day
  • Friday ~ Wear purple to celebrate our Survivors  - Survivor Day
Help support the Glenridge Staff American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team by donating your copper and silver coins!
Bring your coins to school any day June 3rd - June 7th and during the first 5 minutes of school and put your copper coins (pennies) in your classroom jug and sabotage the other classes by putting your silver coins (nickels, dimes quarters) in their jugs!
At the end of the week, the class with the most copper will be added up and the silver will be subtracted and the class with the most copper will win a prize!

Hoops for Hope

June 4, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bring coins & cash and use your donation to vote for who you want to win the game!
Donations support the Glenridge Staff American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team.
This is not a drop off event; students must be accompanied by an adult.


2018 - 2019 Yearbook Orders

It's time to order your yearbook! Make sure your student gets one on distribution day in June and place your order today.
For only $17 you’ll get more than 50 pages of colorful memories to treasure!
Buy online for only 50¢ more!
Paper Order Form: http://tinyw.in/y8lK

Popcorn Friday

Popcorn will be sold during afternoon recess.
50¢
June 7, 2019
Remember to send 50¢ to school. Please send exact change, it will help the process move faster and give students more time to enjoy their popcorn. Money raised will support Glenridge programs.

Contest Ending

Box Tops are due Friday, May 31st! Two classes, one in kindergarten through third and one in fourth through sixth that return the most Box Tops by Friday, May 31, 2019, will win popcorn June 7th! Put your Box Tops in a bag or an envelope marked with your first and last name and the name of your teacher and return it to school this week! Many are expiring soon, make sure to check your panty and send them in now!

Lost & Found

The Lost & Found is FULL! There is something here for almost half the students at Glenridge!
Please have your student check the lost and found in the central hub at school for coats, hats, and other things that belong to them, check with the office for small items like glasses and jewelry.
See pictures of items in the Lost & Found on our Facebook page!
May 27
    • No School ~ Memorial Day
May 29
    • Choose Kind Spirit Day
May 30
    • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ~ Glenridge STEAM night
May 31
    • Field Day Lunch Orders Due
    • 8:10 am ~ Voyager Choir Practice
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ~ STEM Club
June 3 - June 7
    • Relay for Life Week
    • Silver Sabotage
June 3
    • Relay for Life Week - Super Hero Day
June 4
    • Relay for Life Week - Favorite Sports Team Day
    • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ~ Hoops for Hope - 6th Grade vs. Students Basketball Game
June 5
    • Relay for Life Week - Hat Day
    • Choose Kind Spirit Day
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ~ Glenridge Art Night
June 6
    • Relay for Life Week - Sunglasses Day
June 7
    • Relay for Life Week - Purple for Survivors Day
    • Popcorn Friday 50¢
    • 8:45 am - 9:15 am - Volunteer Celebration
June 10
    • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ~ Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
June 11
    • 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm ~ Last SIT Meeting of the School Year
    • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ~ Last PTO Meeting of the School Year
June 12
    • Choose Kind Spirit Day
    • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ~ Kindergarten Celebration
June 14
    • 8:10 am ~ Voyager Choir
June 19
    • Choose Kind Spirit Day
    • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sixth Grade Celebration
June 21
    • Field Day - Volunteers Needed! Please contact the office for more information.
June 25
    • Last Day fo School

Sunday, May 12, 2019

PTO Update 5/12/19

Staff Appreciation


Thank you to our amazing Glenridge staff, it was fun to celebrate you all week!
Thank you to Heather Reich and all her volunteers for helping to organize our week of fun! Staff members were treated to decorations, a scavenger hunt, lunch, breakfast and a bag of goodies. Fun was had by everyone!

SBA Testing

Glenridge students in third through sixth grade will begin taking standardized reading and math state test on Monday, May 13th and will continue through May 24th.  Our fifth grade students will all take the science standard test May 28th through May 31.
Help your students do their best:
  • Arrive on time (students should be in line to enter the building at 9:07, testing begins first thing in the morning)
  • Breath deeply
  • Rest well!
  • Eat a healthy breakfast (breakfast is available at school)
  • Always read the directions
  • Take your time, there is no need to rush
  • Have confidence in yourself (You Can Do It)
  • Energize, stretch during breaks
  • Remember all electronics must be turned off and in backpacks or left at home, this includes cell phones and smartwatches.
We know everyone will do great!

PTO Family Movie Night

Join us for our last PTO Family Movie Night of the year!
Ralph Breaks the Internet!
Friday, May 17th at 6:30 pm
Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush." In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.
Rated PG
This is a free event for students and their families.
This is not a drop off event; children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Concessions will be available for purchase; funds raised will support PTO programs.

SIT Meeting

Meet in the library for the School Improvement Team (SIT) meeting
May 14, 2019
4:10 pm - 5:10 pm 

Impact your child's education.

PTO Meeting

Meet in the library for the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting
May 21, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Can't be there, watch on FaceBook! 

2018 - 2019 Yearbook Orders

It's time to order your yearbook! Make sure your student gets one on distribution day in June and place your order today. 
For only $17 you’ll get more than 50 pages of colorful memories to treasure!
Buy online for only 50¢ more!
Paper Order Form: http://tinyw.in/y8lK

How many will you send in?

May 13
    • SBA Testing Begins
May 14
    • 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm ~ SIT Meeting
    • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ~ Girls on the Run
    * 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ~ Incoming Pioneer Night at Meeker
May 15
    • Choose Kind Spirit Day
May 16
    • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ~ Girls on the Run
May 17
    • 8:10 pm ~ Voyager Choir Practice
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ~ Rockets & Rovers STEM Academy
    • 6:30 pm ~ PTO Family Movie Night
May 19
    • 7:30 am ~ Girls on the Run 5K at Memorial Stadium
May 21
    • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ~ PTO Meeting - Elections
May 22
    • Choose Kind Spirit Day
May 24
    • 8:10 pm ~ Voyager Choir Practice