April 29th Parent Newsletter

April 29th Parent Newsletter
Posted on 04/29/2019
April 29, 2019


Dear Glover Parents, 


Welcome back from Spring break.  I am sure you and your children enjoyed the family time and not having to get up early for school.  We now head into our last five weeks of school.  


You should have received your child’s Interim Report Card thru the US Mail.  Interims were mailed on Thursday, April 18th.  Please look over the report card and discuss your child’s progress with your child.  Please contact the office if you need one sent home.  


The school year is quickly winding down.  There is still learning to be done.  It is important for your child to be here every day!  Our attendance rating has fallen below 93% and this affects our rating on the state report card.  I know with a little extra effort we can surpass the 93% mark by the end of the school year but we need your help.  Please make sure you make every effort to have your child in school every day.  When your child is absent he/she misses the class discussion and lecture that goes with the lesson.  We want this school year to be a positive educational journey for your child and having them at school every day helps to accomplish this.  I hope your child is still in the running for a bicycle for Perfect Attendance.  .


Our attendance is not getting any better.  We are way below the 93% minimum that we need for the state report card.  Please make every effort to have your child in school every day until the end of the school year.  There is OST testing this week   Also MAP Reading testing begins for selected third grade students today.   Your child needs to be in school to learn. 


Dress Down Jeans Day:  Friday, May 3rd is another student “dress down jeans” day at Glover!  Students may pay $1.00 and wear jeans with a Glover wildcat shirt or uniform polo shirt.


Pre-Fall/Summer School/Third Grade Academy:  If your child brought home a summer school/pre-fall application or a Third Grade Academy application please return them.  Pre-fall/summer school will jump start your child’s Reading.  The Third Grade Academy is mandatory if your child received an application.  All applications need returned this week.  If your child received a pre-fall/summer school application and you so not want them to attend there is a place on the application to mark that.  Pre-fall/summer school will strengthen Reading skills and jumpstart fall learning.
 
Kindergarten Registration:  Do you have a child to register for Kindergarten for the 2019/2020 school year?  It is not too late to do it now.  It really helps for planning for the new school year if you can register before school is out.  Also if you know anyone in your neighborhood or in your family that needs to register a Glover student for next year, please encourage them to come up to the school and register.  You need to bring the following documents with you:  birth certificate, proof of residence, immunization record, and custody papers if there has been a divorce or separation.  Your child must be five years old by September 30, 2019. 


Field Day:  Field Day at Glover is Monday, May 20th.  Each teacher sent home a letter with the requirements for the students in their class to participate in field day.  I am sure that your child can meet these expectations.  You should have received the letter last week.  You will be notified the week before field day if your child has earned the right to participate.  Please remind your child that good behavior and turning in assignments will earn them participation in field day.  


Glover Basketball:  If your child is in fourth or fifth grade and belongs to the Glover basketball team, he/she brought home a green permission slip the Thursday before Spring break.  This permission slip is to play some basketball games against other APS schools on Monday, April 29th and Thursday, May 2nd from 3:30 – 5:00 PM at the Glover Gym.  Your child must bring back the permission slip in order to play.  Coach Jones will provide pizza for the team.  


Dress Code:  We have had many Glover students out of uniform the last couple of weeks.  Many of the students are wearing jeans.  Jeans are to be worn only when it is a “dress down” day.  A notice will be sent home if that is the case.  Students are much more in the mode of school when they are in uniform.  Please help your child follow the APS dress code.  Again, shorts and skirts should be to the knee and no denim pants.  Many of the older girls are trying to wear the black jeans as uniform pants.  Students may wear shorts from May 1 thru October 1st but shorts need to be down to the knee.


Retention/Placement Letters:  Letters for retention or placement for the 2019-2020 school year will be mailed out this week through the US Mail as well as your child bringing home a copy if he/she is going to be retained or placed.  Please sign and return one copy.  I also suggest that you meet with your child’s teacher concerning the retention or placement.  I know that most if not all of the teachers have met at least once with you. 


Summer Lunch:  Glover CLC will again be providing lunch during the summer from 12:00 - 1:30 each day.  Lunch is free and is served to individuals under 18 years of age.  Please mark your calendars to take advantage of this program.  The dates are June 3rd thru August 16th.    


Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Balance feels best
     
With Summer Break right around the corner, it may be more important than ever to use Habit 7. This is the time of year when students become burnout from studying and working hard, when everyone and everything seems to be annoying, and at times the end just seems too far out of reach. By sharpening the saw you will be better equipped to remain focused, stay healthy, and maintain the strong relationships that you want to carry over to next school year. You can bring more balance and better outcomes to all aspects of your life by following this important habit.
      A school year came seem like a long time! It takes a great amount of personal longevity and endurance. By too often we equate that to just one aspect of our lives. Unfortunately, while you are busy properly preparing one part, you are probably ignoring another. To truly bring balance to your life and be at your best, you must concentrate your efforts on your body, your brain, your heart, AND your soul. As we approach the light at the end of the tunnel (Summer Break), remember to take some time to sharpen the saw.  Eating healthy, reading for fun, spending time with your loved ones, and taking some time to relax are all great ways to help you get across the finish line. Although these are just a few ideas, there are several ways you can utilize Habit 7. Regardless, whatever you decide to do, keep yourself balanced and remain sharp!!!


Try these at home:
Start a journal. Keep track of all the positive experiences that are happening. These will get you through the hard ones.
 Spend some time in the fresh air. After being inside all winter, it feels nice to be in the sun. Play tag, ride your bike, or go for a walk.


Habit 1: Be Proactive  *  Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Thing First * Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize * Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
  




Dates to Remember:


April 29 Glover Basketball Games until 5:00 PM
May 2 Chess Club (2:30 – 3:45 PM)
May 2 Glover Basketball Games until 5:00 PM
May 3 Dress Down Jeans Day--$1.00
May 3 Kindergarten Field Trip to the Akron Zoo
May 6 – 10 TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
May 9 PTA Meeting 1:50 PM
May 9 Chess Club (2:30 – 3:45 PM)
May 10 PTA Popcorn Sale--$.50 a bag
May 16 Chess Club (2:30 – 3:45 PM)
May 20 Field Day
May 23 Rubber Ducks Baseball Game—selected classes ($7.00)
May 23 Chess Club (2:30 – 3:45 PM)
May 27 NO SCHOOL—Memorial Day
May 30 Last day of school for students
June 3 Summer Lunch at Glover begins (12:00 - 1:30 PM)
June 17 Third Grade Reading Academy begins at Glover CLC


Have a wonderful week.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.  


Sincerely,






Mrs. Philomena Vincente
Glover CLC Principal 
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