Welcome to the Glenwood School PTO Website!

Here you can find important dates, information on upcoming events and details on what's happening up at Glenwood. Visit often so you can stay up to date! Questions? Contact info@glenwoodpto.net. 


Gator-Aide Starts Ends March 31st

Let's show our amazing Glenwood teachers and staff how much we appreciate them by providing some "Gator­Aide" and replenishing supplies, helping in or out of the classroom, or purchasing something for an upcoming lesson. Gator­-Aide will be open until March 31st. Find out more HERE.


Glenwood Gives Back March Food Drive - March 6th to March 31st

Glenwood Gives Back is collaborating with the Board of Education and the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges in a Food Drive during the month of March. Donations of the following would be greatly appreciated:

        • Peanut Butter
        • Jelly (plastic containers)
        • Canned Corn
        • Hearty Chicken Soup

Donations can be put in collection boxes in the front hall from March 6th to March 31st. Click HERE for more information.


Second Annual Glenwood Read-a-thon

We are excited to announce the second annual Glenwood Read-A-Thon which will run from April 3rd through April 21st. The goal of the Read-A-Thon is to promote reading as a fun and exciting activity while at the same time providing an opportunity for the kids to take a leading role in fundraising for Glenwood. From March 29th to April 2nd, parents, families and friends will be able to pledge support for individual student's reading efforts and the students will take pride and ownership in working towards a common goal. It’s a Win-Win! Click HERE for more details.


New This Year...A spring GASA session! 

This 4 week GASA session will run for the month of May and includes some of the old favorites such as Chess and Cartooning as well as new classes such as Ninja Warrior and Volleyball!  There is sure to be something for everyone.  Registration begins Monday, April 3rd at 8 pm. Click HERE the full schedule with class descriptions.


Yearbooks On Sale NOW

The Glenwood Yearbook is on sale now until Friday, April 28th. Purchase your colorful, hardback, 170-plus page book by clicking the order button and typing "Glenwood Elementary (2017)" in the "find your school" box. Then select "buy a yearbook". For more information, click HERE. 

 


Strawberry Festival - Order Spiritwear and Save the Date

The Strawberry Festival will be on Wednesday, May 31st, from 3:00 to ­ 6:30 pm. Please Save the Date! Please check out the Strawberry Festival page for more information.

 

Strawberry Festival T-­shirts and tank tops are on sale from Monday, April 3rd. Please see the Strawberry Festival page for more information.


Results of Second Box Top Collection

We had a great second collection with 3935 box tops. Mr. Leddy'S class was the winner with 1322. Winners of the individual collections were Maren Finan (4S) with 280 in First Place, Billy Christmas (5L) with 230 in Second Place and Dillon McWeeney with 170 in Third Place. The next collection will take place at the end of April.


Nominating Committee Announces 2017-2018 Executive Board Slate

The Nominating Committee thanks everyone who submitted nominations and helped us during this process and are pleased to announce the slate for the 2017-2018 PTO Executive Board positions. Click HERE for more details.


Show Your Glenwood Spirit! SWAG Available Online Now

Order your Glenwood snack sack, socks, magnets, t­-shirts and more! Items will be delivered to your student's backpack.

 


Order Your No Fuss Lunch

It's not too late to order No Fuss Lunch. Lunch may be ordered one day at a time or a week or month in advance. Orders can be placed or changed as late as 10 pm the night before; orders can be cancelled up to 6 am the same day. Click here for more details.

 

If you have any questions, please email speciallunch@glenwoodpto.net


Cultural Arts: American Revolution, Irish Immigrant Journey & STEAM Museum

Developing her unique style of theatre since 1987, Kitty Jones combines her passion for history and love of theatre to create a high-energy, interactive show! Through continual audience participation in the history, dance, improvisation and music, Kitty Jones recounted the turbulent Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, and other events that sparked the War for Independence for our 5th graders as Abigail Datchery and fiery Sam Adams. Kitty Jones took our 4th grade students on the journey of an Irish immigrant following the path of immigrant, Maggie McLaughlin and her sister, Annie as they made their way across the Atlantic. Click HERE for more details and photos.

 

Our students in all grades, Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, were able to experience an interactive lesson in STEAM by visiting a STEAM Museum in our very own gym. Exhibits were designed to give the students hands on experience of science, technology, engineering, arts and math concepts. Click HERE for more details and photos.

 

Please click here to find out more about the Cultural Arts program. 


Glenwood Is In the News

 

To see all of Glenwood in the News, click HERE


Around Town 

Please check out the Around Town page for other Town events including the Education Foundation, SAM Program and Down the Block.


The PTO Has A Lot To Be Thankful For!

This week, we'd like to thank...

          • Sue Emrich and Kat Carlo for our first family Bingo Night! It was a fun night for all!
          • Cynthia Tratnyek, Rie Oberliesen and Jenn Rooney for pulling together a fabulous Variety Show this year!
          • Jennifer Friedman for organizing the Variety Show's 5th Grade Finale. 
          • Stephanie Eller and Stephanie Herbert for organizing the Variety Show's 4th Grade Finale.
          • Lisa Haggerty and Emily Abraham for setting up the Feb & March bulletin boards.
          • Penina Barr & Usha Shah for coordinating the March canned food drive!
          • Shilpee Gangwal and the volunteers who always help with Bagel Snack Days!

Amazon Purchases Earn $$$ for Glenwood

Use our special Amazon link and Glenwood earns 3-10% back from your everyday shopping

Simply click here and don't forget to bookmark the link for future Amazon purchases! Every time you purchase from Amazon using this link, Glenwood benefits. So knock yourself out! 

 

DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENTS

MMAC: 9th Annual Family Meal Week - April 2nd- 9th

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and to bring attention to this issue MMAC is sponsoring its 9th Annual Family Meal Week April 2st- 9th as a way to promote healthy habits and a healthy community. Consistent dialogue between parents and their children is the number one deterrent of alcohol and drug abuse. Click HERE for more information.


MMAC: Parent Wellness Series - Tuesday, April 4th 7 pm, MMS Auditorium

"Straight Shots: A science-based, a conversation about what leads to student choices about alcohol" presented by Timothy Silvestri, Ph.D. Psychologist and Substance Abuse Specialist Assistant Director of Counseling Services at Lafayette College. Click HERE for more information.


SEPAC Second Social Skills Workshop - Respond by April 7th

The Millburn Special Education Parents Advisory Committee is in the process of planning its second Social Skills Workshop for the Spring. Attached is a questionnaire designed to identify topics for discussion that are of interest to the community. Click HERE and take a moment to fill out this brief questionnaire.

 

Click HERE to check out the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee newsletter for information about Special Services staff, SEPAC committee members and other news. Click HERE to visit the SEPAC website.


Ed Foundation Meeting - Friday, April 21st at 9:30 am

Learn more about opportunities at the EFMSH! Join us for our next meeting on Friday, April 21st at 9:30 am at 22 Hilltop Road, Short Hills. The May meeting will be held on Friday, May 19th at 9:30 am at 54 Falmouth Street, Short Hills. Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on our events and projects in the schools.

 


Film Fest - Friday, April 21st at 7:00 pm

Don't miss this year's Film Fest on Friday, April 21st at 7:00 pm, at the Millburn High SchoolThe daytime Encore Presentation will be on Wednesday, April 26th at 11:00 am at Millburn Bowtie Cinemas. Click HERE for more information. Click HERE to purchase tickets. 

 


Allergy Management

Please read the Allergy Management letter to learn about some updates and changes in the ways we continue to ensure a healthy and safe learning environment for students who have a medically documented anaphylactic allergy. Click HERE to read the Allergy Management Letter.


Status or Information Change

If you are moving in or out of district, withdrawing a child from our school, or just need to update some contact information, please click here for more information. 

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Thank You Education Foundation!!

We would like to thank the Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills for the wonderful grants they awarded to Glenwood for some upgrades and advancements to our school! In 2016, we received $11,128.53 to fund the following: 

LIGHTING UP GLENWOOD Art/Technology Project
($7,232.93)

ELL Apps for iPads
($395.60)

12Cs Character Education Program for K-5
($3,500*) 

*PTO to fund the remaining $2,450 for the Program