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.


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

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