Parent Newsletter September 30, 2019

Parent Newsletter September 30, 2019
Posted on 10/01/2019
September 30, 2019

Dear Glover Parents,

The weather is certainly beautiful today and it is supposed to be the same for Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather.  Also, please monitor when your child is arriving at school.  No children should arrive before 7:50 as that is the time that breakfast begins.  Students not eating breakfast or walkers or car riders eating breakfast should enter the main door (#1) at 7:50 when the front doors will be unlocked. 

EMIS week is very important to Glover.  We need the students here every day to be counted!  This is how we receive our state funding.  If your child happens to be absent, please make sure you call the school by 9:00 giving the reason for the absence.  You know how hard Glover works on attendance.  We need to make sure we reach our attendance goal.

Picture Day is this Wednesday, October 2nd.  Students brought home picture envelopes last week.  Pictures are pre-pay.  Each child will need their own picture envelope with the CORRECT amount of money.  We cannot make change in the office.  Forms of payment include cash, credit card payment online, or money order. Every student gets their picture taken but packets are only made for the students buying packets.  Students buying packets may dress in their Sunday best.  It IS NOT a dress down day.

Family Literacy Night is Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  It will be a fun evening for all complete with a photo booth, stations, and a “Batty” author.  I hope you have turned in your reservation.  It is not too late!  There will also be drawings for baskets to take home filled with books and goodies.  Don’t miss this fun evening.  

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 4th.  Teachers have a Professional Development Day.  

Some Glover students are arriving way too early!  There are students out front before 7:30 AM.  There is no supervision until 7:50 AM.  Student are running around chasing each other and being mischievous,  Breakfast begins at 7:50 AM and continues through 8:15 AM.  Students do not need to arrive before 7:50 AM!

Glover overall attendance for the week of September 24th is 94.58%!  Our attendance is running higher than last year.  It is so important for your child’s educational journey to be in school every day!  You received your child’s interim report card.  Grades are closely linked to being in attendance at school.  Grades close at the end of the month.  Let’s see if your child can be here very day the rest of the grading period. 

The “Akron After School” program begins October 14th for selected second and third grade students.  The program begins right at 2:30 when the children are dismissed and ends at 4:00  PM.  There are still many of you that have not returned the invitation.  We also ask that you are on time to pick up your child.  Failure to pick up your child on time could result in your child being excused from the program.  

Trunk or Treat will be held on Thursday, October 31st from 5:30 - 7:00 PM in the school parking lot.  Students may dress in costumes for this event.  A separate flyer is being sent home today for the Trunk or Treat celebration.

Safety Issues—Glover Elementary is a safe place to be.  Please make sure that you “buzz in” and come to the office when you enter the building.  Just because you are “buzzed in” does not mean that you can go directly to your child’s room.  Parents and visitors need to come to the office to sign in. If you need to speak to your child we will call him/her down to the office.  For safety reasons, we cannot permit you to just go to your child’s classroom.  We all want everyone at Glover to be safe.  Also, please remember your child should be walking to his/her classroom on his/her own to build responsibility and independence. 

Habit 4: Think Win-Win
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for a third alternative. 
Think Win-Win is an attitude towards life, a mental frame of mind that says I can win, and so can you. It’s not me or you, it’s both of us. Think Win-Win is the foundation for getting along well with other people. It begins with the belief that we are all equal, that no one is inferior or superior to anyone else, and no one really needs to be. 
Now you are probably thinking to yourself that this is not how the real world works. The world is cutthroat and competitive out there. Everyone can’t always win!
I disagree. That’s not how life really is. Life really isn’t about competition, or getting ahead of others, or scoring above everyone else in your class. It may be the way in business, sports, and school, but those are merely institutions that we have created. It’s certainly not the way in relationships. And relationships are the stuff that life is truly made of! Think how silly it is to say, “Whose wining in your relationship, you or your friend?”
As you explore Habit 4, you will also see there are a few alternative ways of thinking: Win-Lose, Lose-Win, ore Lose-Lose. Although these are all common in relationships, they are really just poor attitudes towards life. Climb aboard, strap yourself in and let’s start thinking Win-Win!!!
Practice at home:
Challenge yourself to find the area in which you are struggling the most with comparison.
Next time you play a game, show good sportsmanship by complimenting the other player.
Think of a person who you feel is a model of Win-Win. What is it about this person you admire?  

Dates to Remember:

October 2 School Picture Day (Pre-pay)
October 2 “Good News Club”—(2:30 – 4:00 PM)
October 3 Family Literacy Night--(5:00 - 7:00 PM)
October 4 NO SCHOOL—Professional Development Day
October 7 CogAt7 Testing--Second and Fourth Grades
October 9 “Good News Club”—(2:30 - 4:00 PM)
October 11 Boy Scouts until 3:30 PM
October 14 “Akron After School” begins
October 16 “Good News Club” (2:30 – 4:00 PM)
October 18 Boy Scouts until 3:30 PM
October 22 First Grade field trip to the Akron Zoo
October 23 “Good News Club”--(2:30 - 4:00 PM)
October 25 Grades close for the first grading period
October 25 Boy Scouts until 3:30 PM
October 28 Third Grade OST window opens
October 30 “Good News Club”--(2:30 - 4:00 PM)
October 31 “Trunk or Treat”--(5:30 - 7:00 PM)
November 1 Boy Scouts until 3:30 PM


Thought of the Week:

Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it.
Right is right, even if no one is doing it.

Character Goal for the month:  MANNERS

Be aware of your manners, and recognize when you are using good manners.

Responsibility:  Showing you can be trusted by doing what is expected of you.

Some examples:  say please and thank you, hold a door open for someone, apologize when you need to, don’t interrupt others, obey rules, be helpful, return a greeting, include others, don’t swear, say I’m sorry, cover your mouth, be polite, chew with your mouth closed, and smile.

Take this goal seriously, be sincere with your actions/manners.

We are working on high behavior expectations at Glover.  Most of the students are following the rules and doing the right thing.  Also, those students who are not making wise choices will not be given a permission slip for Hale Farm.  If you cannot follow the behavior expectations while at Glover, you are showing me that you will not follow them away from Glover on a field trip.  There is a small group of students that are not responding to the high expectations the staff at Glover has for each of them.  Please talk to your child/ren about making wise choices and following the rules.

 Remember, we are all a part of your child’s educational journey.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at (330)761-7964.

Sincerely,


Mrs. Philomena Vincente
Glover CLC Principal      
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