Thursday, November 12, 2020

Nov 2020 Newsletter

 November 2020 Newsletter

We are almost to the end of our Apex Leadership Co program! Students have the chance to help our school (and our classroom) by earning pledges.

You can still register your students at:


This will allow you to participate in our fundraising program and earn prizes that you can pick up Friday the 13th from 3:30 -5:30pm at school.


The most effective way to support our fundraising program is to click on the blue "SHARE" button on your student's site. Here you can share it on Facebook, Twitter, via text messages and email!

Thank you so much for supporting Glenridge Elementary!

A huge THANK YOU to Ms. Erica for hosting the PTO Fall Party!  Over 60 Glenridge students participated in an awesome scavenger hunt, pumpkin craft, and BINGO game - it was a fabulously fun and festive event! You can check out some the awesome artwork on our Facebook page.

PTO Equity Team

The PTO Equity Team is forming now!  The team aims to ensure that Glenridge offers all students equity in educational opportunities and that the PTO is an organization where all Glenridge families are represented.  Email to learn more and get connected!

Translation Volunteers Needed

We are looking for help translating PTO materials into other languages!  We could especially use help in translating from English into Chinese dialects, Spanish, Punjabi, Vietnamese, Somali, Filipino, Tagalog, Russian, and Cambodian/Khmer.  Email glenridgepto@gmail to get connected!

Make sure if you plan to volunteer with the PTO or at school at all this year: classroom, art docent, etc., that you complete your VIPS background check. These back checks need to be renewed every year. All volunteers must be VIPS approved before they can volunteer in our school district.

PTO Tech Support

Can you or your student use help with using school computers or online learning programs? Email to get family-to-family tech help over the phone or video call!

Please join us for our next PTO meeting Tuesday December 8th, 6:30-8pm.  Zoom link and meeting agenda will be posted on our website and Facebook page the day before

Become a Glenridge Art Docent

Support art at Glenridge by volunteering as an Art Docent!  Art Docents lead short art lessons for classes during the normal online learning day.  Email for more information.

We want to partner with you!  There are so many big and small ways to participate in the PTO and support Glenridge – you don’t have to have a lot of time or even come to a meeting to make a difference.  We invite parents, guardians, grandparents and other family and community members to consider volunteering with the PTO – you can organize an event, work on an ongoing project, or contribute to the running of the PTO itself.  Email -  we’d love to talk with you more about it! 

Order Your 2019-20 Yearbook

Last year’s yearbooks are now available to purchase! Get yours at

Each book is $12.  Don't miss out on your chance to get this great keepsake!

Laptop Support

The Kent School District (KSD) Customer Support Center (CSC) offers ongoing laptop support by appointment on Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Make an appointment and visit the KSD Administration Center to:

  • Have your laptop repaired or swapped out for another.
  • Pick up a laptop for a KSD student.
  • Drop off a laptop for a student leaving KSD.
  • Pick up a hotspot (quantities are extremely limited due to national shortages).

If you are unable to pick-up a device during a Thursday appointment, please contact your school's principal to see what other options may be available to you.

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