Sunday, October 18, 2015

Whooo's reading? PTO Weekly Update 10-18-15

Have you looked at the prizes your student has an opportunity to win during our Learn2Earn Reading Fundraiser? Just $15 in pledges/donations will get your student entered to win a trip for 4 to Great Wolf Lodge! Make sure you are inviting friends and family to sponsor your student.  It's easy, there is a link to send email on their profile page along with links to post on social media, like Facebook and Twitter.

Now through November 5th help the Glenridge PTO raise money with Learn2Earn to fund Accelerated Reader and Raz-Kids. Two reading programs that students and teachers use to help motivate our kids, help them reach their personal reading goals and meet Kent School District reading standards. Information on how to set up an account for your child came home on Friday, October 2nd. Please take time to read the information, help your child activate their account and send out sponsor invites.
A short video on account set up can be found 
A short video on how to sponsor your child and how to invite others to sponsor your child can be found here.
See how great we are doing and follow our fundraising progress here.
If you have any questions please contact the
 PTO or support at Learn2Earn.

Goal Setting Conferences 

Goal Setting Conferences will take place all week, October 19-23, 2015. Please check the date and time for your student’s conference. Students will be released from school at 12:38 p.m. all week. Teachers have been busy assessing students, reviewing student data, and setting goals for each student in reading, writing and math. With those goals in mind, teachers are also teaching students to set similar goals and will be sharing those plans with parents at conferences. We believe this process will be more meaningful to both you and the students. Setting goals for learning is a natural part of our teaching and learning process and student learning becomes even more meaningful when children and parents are given the opportunity for participation. Teaching students to set goals is also a component of our state learning standards and instructional models. It is also an excellent opportunity to learn the self-evaluation process. Helping our students to understand and achieve their learning goals is one important step in successfully preparing all students for their future. 

Scholastic Book Fair

An amazing selection of books is headed your way!  At the Book Fair you will find something for everyone. Be sure to stop by the library after your goal meeting with your teacher and take something fun to read home!Book Fair Hours:
October 19th - October 23th
Monday and Tuesday9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Thursday: 9:00 am -1:30 pm

Book Fair

Volunteers are needed to help set up and staff the book fair. There are many opportunities to help, October 16 - 23. See if there is a time that works for you here.  Contact Sue Crissey in the Glenridge Library at 253-373-2488.

Fall Carnival

The Glenridge Fall Carnival will take place Friday, October 30, 2015.  We will need many volunteers to help run this event.  If you would like to help please look at this list or contact the PTO for jobs that are available.
  • Cakes, cookies or brownies to be used as cake walk prizes (store bought or homemade is wonderful) 
  • Candy to give out as game prizes (Mamba, Regular Tootsie Rolls, Twizzler Licorice, Laffy Taffy, Smarties. Wonka Candy are nut free and would make great contributions)

Art Docent

Art docent volunteers are parents, grandparents, friends of students, community members and senior citizen volunteers.  Free training courses are given at Green River Community College by the Interurban Center for the Arts. We also have training at Glenridge. The art docents have learned basic art concepts to teach the children. They have also learned how to present an art project that will reinforce what they have discussed with the children. See this year's art selection here.
There are currently many classrooms without art docents if you would like to help the following are in need:
• Firman • Hogland • Humphreys • Kling • Kuske • McCutchen/Wagoner • McManamon • Schwendemen • Steichen • Watson • Winbauer • Zografos
Please talk to your teacher at your Goal Setting Conference or contact Brooke Johnson for more information.

Jamba Juice 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Jamba Juice will be sold during afternoon recess. Remember to send $2 to school.  Exact change will help the process move faster and give students more time to enjoy their treat. Money raised supports Glenridge programs.

Late Start and Spirit Wear Day

Late start Wednesdays (October 28December 2January 13,February 3March 2April 20May 11 and June 1) wear your Glenridge t-shirt or school colors (navy blueforest green and maroon red) and show your Voyager pride!

Fall Carnival

Friday, October 30, 2015. Come join us at the Fall Carnival. This is a great way to meet new people and raise money for the school.  There will be games and bouncy houses, as well as prizes for all the kids. More information coming home soon!

Picture Retake Day

Missed picture day in September? Didn't like how your image turned out? Not to worry you have a second opportunity on November 10, 2015, contact the office for more information.

PTO Meeting

The next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, November 10, 2015  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.

PTO Movie Night

Come see this month's movie on PTO Movie Night, Friday, November 13, 2015 at 6:30 in the cafeteria. After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Value Village Donation Drive

Start putting aside your outgrown and unwanted clothing! No purchases necessary, just save all those clothing items that you, your kids and other family members no longer need or want. November 14, 2015 you can drop off your donation and you will have more room, and feel more organized and Glenridge will earn money. 

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