April 1 Parent Newsletter

April 1 Parent Newsletter
Posted on 04/03/2019
April 1, 2019

Dear Glover Parents,

The school year is rapidly coming to a close.  May30th will be here before we know it!  We are getting into a very busy time of year at Glover.  It will soon be time to bring the 2018/2019 school year to a close with many end-of-the-year activities.   The fourth grading period began Monday, March 18th.

Pepperoni Rolls:  Have you turned in your Pepperoni Roll order yet?  Tuesday, April 2nd is absolutely the last day to order these delicious rolls.  Orders and Money are due on Tuesday, April 2nd.  

Thank you to everyone that came to the Glover CLC Math NIght.  I hope your family enjoyed the ice cream sundaes and the board games.  I know you were excited and happy to take a board game home for the family. Thank you also for filling out the survey so we can begin planning for the 2019-2020 school year.   

Kindergarten Registration:  Kindergarten registration is continuing.  We are in the planning stages for the 2019/2020 school year.  It will be so beneficial for staffing purposes to have your kindergarten child registered now.  Please stop into the office and register your kindergarten child as soon as possible.  You will need to bring proof of residence, birth certificate, immunization record, and custody papers if applicable.  Please pass on the word to relatives, neighbors, and friends about kindergarten registration. 

The city-wide registration day for Kindergarten is Thursday, April 11th, all day.  Also on April 11th there will be a Kindergarten Make It/Take It for future Kindergarten students that will be starting at Glover in August.  It will be from 9:00 - 10:30 AM.  Each of the Kindergarten teachers will present an activity you can work on at home to get your child ready for Kindergarten.  This will be a good way for your child to meet the teachers and meet some of the friends they will meet in Kindergarten.  Looking forward to seeing you on April 11th.   

Please speak to your child about being respectful to their teachers and following the Glover rules and procedures.  Too many students are not behaving like Glover wildcats.  Some students are walking out of class, not doing their work, throwing their papers, and not being good students.  I know you send them to school every day to learn.  

Some of you have received “possible” letters of retention for your child.  Now that the middle of the fourth grading period is approaching teachers are in the process of evaluating the students in their class.  By now with your child’s progress reports and communications from your child’s teacher, you know how your child is progressing in class.  It may be that your child needs another year at his/her grade level to be successful.  Because of this, some of you will be receiving notices of retention for your child for the 2019/2020 school year.  Also, look for your child’s last Interim Report Card which will be sent home on Thursday, April 18th.

Tardies:  Tardies are getting way out of hand.  We are having an average of 15- 20 students a morning that are not to school on time.  Today we had 22 students that were tardy. This is not a good example to be setting for your child and that is a bad habit you do not want them to get into.  Let’s try to have all Glover students on time every day until the end of the school year.  Tardy minutes count towards missing attendance hours.

Please be on time to pick up your child/ren after school.  I can understand getting caught in traffic or something unexpected coming up and you may be a few minutes late.  But it shouldn’t be 2-3 times a week and be as late as 4:00!  PLease let your child/ren know how they are getting home at the end of the day when they leave for school in the morning.  Some late students don’t even know who is supposed to pick them up.  And, this is one of those times when we need to make sure we have a working phone number on file for you!

Attendance:  Our attendance is really taking a hit and we cannot blame it on the weather!.  I am asking that you try and send your child to school every day the rest of the school year.  That is only 36 days!  We need to keep our attendance percentage at 94%.  Last month we were at 91.8%.  I need your help.  Also, the third, fourth, and fifth grade students are beginning their very important State tests TODAY.  All third, fourth, and fifth grade students need to absolutely be in school every day the rest of April! 

Glover CLC Attendance Overall for the week of March 25th: 92.11%

Camp Invention:  Camp Invention will be held at Glover CLC from June 3 - 7, 2019.  Miss Noland will be sending home the flyers to sign up for this hands-on Science experience by the end of the week.  Put the dates on your summer calendar now!  This is a fun learning experience that fills up quickly so don’t miss out.  Return your flyers before Spring break! 

Habit 5:
Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Listen first, talk second
   
It’s our tendency to want to swoop out of the sky like Superman and solve everyone else’s problems before we even understand what the problem is. We simply don’t listen! As the American Indian proverb goes, “Listen or thy tongue will make thee deaf.”
    The key to communication and having power and influence with people can be summed up in one sentence: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. In other words, listen first, talk second. This is Habit 5, and it does work!!! If you can learn this simple habit, a whole new world of understanding will be open up to you.
It has been said, “Before I can walk in another’s shoes, I must first remove my own.” Seeing things from another’s point of view may seem difficult, but if you are able to do this, most other things will be made that much easier. And just think how much better your relationships will be!

Try this at home:
See how long you can keep eye contact with someone while they are talking to you.
See how well you listen by playing telephone with several friends. Can you relay the message correctly?

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

Emergency Card Update:  If you have a new address or telephone number, please come into the office or give the secretary, Ava, a call to update your child’s emergency card.  I know many of you have new telephone numbers.  We need to know this in the office if there is an emergency with your child.

Dates to Remember:

April 1 OST testing begins (grades 3, 4, and 5)
April 1 Girl Scouts (2:30 - 3:30 PM)
April 2 Second Grade field trip to the Cleveland Museum
April 2 Mrs. Shoemaker and Mrs.Perry’s classes to the Planetarium
April 3 Mrs. Davis’s class to the Planetarium
April 3 “Good News Club” (2:30 - 4:00 PM)
April 4 Chess Club (2:30 - 3:45 PM)
April 5 Boy Scouts (2:30 - 3:30 PM)
April 8 Girl Scouts (2:30 - 3:30 PM)
April 10 “Good News Club” (2:30 - 4:00 PM)
April 11 City-wide Kindergarten Registration--all day at
Glover
April 11 KIndergarten Make It/Take It at Glover (9:00 - 
10:30 AM) in the Glover LRC
April 11 Chess Club (2:30 - 3:45 PM)
April 12 Spring Program *Kindergarten and First Grade--
1:15 PM in the Gym
April 12 Boy Scouts (2:30 - 3:30 PM)
April 15 Girl Scouts (2:30 - 3:30 PM)
April 17 “Good New Club” (2:30 - 4:00 PM)
April 18 Interim Report Cards mailed home in the US Mail
April 18 Last day of “Akron After School”
April 19 Spring Break begins
April 26 Spring Break ends
April 29 Classes Resume

   

Your child’s educational journey at Glover is continuing.  This is a very important time of year as we strengthen the standards and benchmarks your child has learned throughout the school year.  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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