Parent Newsletter

Parent Newsletter
Posted on 02/10/2019
February 11, 2019

Dear Glover Parents,

The school year is flying by and there is still so much for the students to learn.  .  The weather was definitely cold, damp, and windy over the weekend.  And, of course, more snow!  I think we are all ready for Spring!  

NO SCHOOL:  There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 15th because of Parent/Teacher Conference Day.  There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 18th because of Presidents’ Day.  

Interim Pick-Up:  Interim Pick-Up will be on Wednesday, February 13th from 2:45 – 6:45 PM.  This is the last interim pick-up for the 2018 – 2019 school year.  This is an opportunity for you to meet with the classroom teacher and discuss your child’s educational journey and how he/she is progressing this school year.  It is a good time to talk about your child’s strengths and areas that might need more work.  Let’s not pass up this opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher.  

Possibility of Retention: If there is a possibility that your child is going to be retained, your child will be bringing home a “Possibility of Retention” letter this week.  You will also receive one through the US Mail.  If you do receive a letter, please make an appointment to come up and meet with your child’s teacher.   Also, please make sure you sign the letter and return it to your child’s teacher.  This just acknowledges that you received the letter.  Your child can certainly turn his/her grades around before the end of the year.     

Lice:  This is the time of year when elementary schools have a lice problem.  We have been pretty fortunate but with the temperatures warming the breeding occurs.  Please check your children for lice a few times a week.  Make sure coats, hats, and gloves are washed.  If you would find any nits (eggs) or louse, please notify the school office so we can check the other students in the class.  Also, if your child complains of his/her head itching it is time to do a head check. 

Attendance:  Please make sure your child is in school every day.  I know the flu season has hurt our attendance in January but hopefully we will do better in February.  Also, please make sure your child arrives on time for school.  Tardies count!  Students need to be on time to start the routine for the day in their classrooms.  We still have 47 students that have Perfect Attendance so far this year and will be receiving a new bicycle at the end of the school year.  Congratulations to those who still have Perfect Attendance.  Our attendance as a school was very low last week—the lowest it has been with 87.44% Your child needs to be in school every day to learn.  Please do not let your child stay home unless they are sick.   

Overall attendance for Glover for the week of February 4th: 87.44%

Ohio State Test Vocabulary:  The Ohio State Test words for the week are:

Differentiate:  Tell the difference between two or more things.

Distinguish:  To see or show the difference between two things.

Effect:  Something made to happen by a person or thing; result;
Make happen; bring about.

Estimate:  Judge to approximate an answer or value.

Kindergarten Registration:  Kindergarten registration is beginning this month.  To register a student you need to bring the following:

Proof of Residence
Birth Certificate
Immunization Record
Social Security Card
Custody Papers if there is a divorce or separation

Please spread the word about kindergarten registration to any neighbors, relatives or friends who might be starting a child at Leggett for the first time.   You may register at Interim Pick-Up on February 13th  from 2:45 – 6:45 PM.   Beginning March 1st we will be registering Kindergarten students in the school office from 9:00 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM.

Extended Day Programs:  There are “Akron After School” intervention programs going on at Glover are for the second and third grade students.  If your child is signed up for this program, be sure that he/she is attending.  This is a valuable opportunity for your child to get extra help in areas where he/she is experiencing difficulty.  Don’t pass up this opportunity for your child.  We want every child to be successful during their educational journey at Glover.  “Akron After School” begins on Monday, February 25th.  The last day for this session of “Akron After School” is April 18th.  

Habit 1: Be Proactive
You’re in Charge

How often do you hear encouraging slogans, such as “I am the force,” or “I am an army of one”? Although these may just be words, they speak a lot of truth. But this truth is up to you. Now that we are back to Habit 1, it is time to realize you are in charge! This may not be the case for too many things, but when it comes to you- you actions, your attitude, and your mood- YOU’RE IN CHARGE!!!
The fact is we can’t control everything that happens to us. We can’t control the color of our skin, who wins the NBA Finals, where we were born, who are parents are, or how others treat us. But the one thing we can control is how we respond to what happens to us. And that is what counts! 
Think about what happens when you spend your time and energy worrying about the things you can’t control. You end up feeling even more out of control, as if you are some kind of victim. You start playing the blame game, giving up whatever power you do have in the situation and nothing actually get solved. Proactive people focus elsewhere…on things they can control. By doing this they experience inner peace and gain more control in their lives. They learn to smile about and live with the many things they can’t do anything about. They may not like them, but they know it’s no use worrying about it either. 
Practice at home:
 Do something nice for someone else, without being told. 
If someone makes you mad, bite your tongue and walk away. 
If you do something wrong, say you are sorry and try to make things right. 

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:

February 11 Mrs. Weyrick’s class to the Planetarium
February 11 Girl Scouts (2:30 – 3:30 PM)
February 12 Miss Noland’s class to the Planetarium
February 13            Interim Pick-Up (2:45 – 6:45 PM)
              Dinner courtesy of The Chapel—4:00 PM
February 14 Jeans Day—pay $1.00
February 14 Valentine Exchange
February 14 Chess Club
February 15 NO SCHOOL—Parent/Teacher Conference Day
February 18 NO SCHOOL—Presidents’ Day
February 21 Chess Club
February 22 Jeans Day—pay $1.00
February 22 Third Grade Dental Day
February 22 AR Walk
February 22 Boy Scouts (2:30 – 3:30 PM)
February 25 “Akron After School” begins—(2:30 – 4:00 PM)
February 25 Girl Scouts (2:30 – 3:30 PM)
February 28 Chess Club
March 1 Black History Concert (grades 2 and 3)—1:15 PM
March 1 Boy Scouts (2:30 – 3:30 PM)
March 13 Spring Pictures—Pre-Pay
March 15 End of third grading period

The school year is quickly passing by.  I hope it has been a productive one for you and your child.  The Glover staff works very hard to help your child experience success during the school day.  The learning doesn’t stop at the end of the school day.  Please read with your child and make sure he/she completes any homework assignments.  Homework is an extension of lessons introduced and taught in class.  Plus, your child should be reading 15-30 minutes a night.   If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Mrs. Philomena Vincente
Glover CLC Principal
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