Sunday, August 23, 2015

It's almost time! PTO Weekly Update 08-23-15

Back to School Ice Cream Social & Reading Night

Come meet your teacher, drop off school supplies and have a cold treat!

This is a fun event to say hi to friends, and see what great things to expect in the coming year.

Wed., August 26, 2015 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

School Starts August 31st

The first day of school is almost here, have you got your school supplies yet? Find out what your student needs here.  Watch for weekly school supply deals on our Facebook page.

Reading Around the Clock

Have your students been participating in the schools summer reading program? Every student who returns a reading log will be invited to a Summer Reading Celebration and every time a reading goal is met students earn additional prizes! Reading log needs to be returned to school this September!

Glenridge Garden Cleanup and Plant Drive

Parents, students, friends, alumni, and Green Team are invited to bring garden tools and willing hands to weed, cut back overgrown ivy, and beautify our school garden planters before school starts. Contact Lorena Long with questions or to coordinate garden donations.
Sat., August 29, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Glenridge Needs Volunteers
Lots of Opportunities and Flexible Hours 

Training will be provided by Instructional Coach, Simona Funk. Volunteers will work together to:
  • Label cupboards
  • Stamping new reading books
  • Level books with our reading system
  • Deliver new curriculum to classrooms
  • Put new resources on computer inventory sheets 
  • Organize the book room
  • Read one-on-one to kindergarteners
  • Help students learn math facts 
Your help is such an important gift of time to our school.  Please contact the office right away if you are interested or have questions 253-373-7494


In cooperation with The Interurban Center for the Arts (sponsored by the Green River Community College Foundation), Glenridge PTO volunteers provide monthly art lessons to all of our students. The Art Docent program at Glenridge gives our students an opportunity to learn about different artists and works of art from different cultures.  We have a wonderful set of art to share this year; volunteer to help with this amazing program!  Training classes start in September, contact ustoday!

Grandparents Wanted

Glenridge Elementary School is creating a grandparent organization. Grandparents are needed to assist students, teachers, staff and parents in enhancing and improving education. Please pass on this information to grandparents and seniors (no grandchildren have to be attending the school) in the Glenridge Community. If you are interested, or know of anyone that is interested Please contact Dee Miller.

PTO Meeting

The next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, September 8th  at 7:00 pm in the Glenridge library. Free childcare is provided. We welcome everybody, the PTO is for all parents and guardians. Can't attend the meeting?  Still want to share your ideas? Please leave a note with the office or contact us by email.

After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.
Come see this month's selection on PTO Movie Night Friday, September 11th in the Glenridge cafeteria. This is a free event for students and their families. Concessions will be available for purchase; funds raised will support school programs. This is not a drop off event; children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Fun Run for Field Trips

Glenridge Elementary’s first annual healthy living event! Join us on the playground Saturday, September 19th, registration begins at 9:30 a.m., the Fun Run will begin at 10:00 a.m.
All family members are encouraged to participate, proceeds will be put towards field trip transportation for all students.
Information will be coming home soon!

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