April 8, 2019 Parent Newsletter

April 8, 2019 Parent Newsletter
Posted on 04/08/2019
April 8, 2019

Dear Glover Parents,

The school year is rapidly coming to a close.  May 30th 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. 

Glover Phones:  The Glover phone number has not changed.  It is still (330)773-1245.  We have gotten new phones at Glover.  To call Glover, you can only call in on the (330)773-1245 phone line.  The number will automatically roll over to one of the other lines.  You just cannot call one of the rollover numbers.  It won’t go through. 

Pepperoni Rolls Delivery Day:  Pepperoni rolls will be delivered fresh on Wednesday afternoon, April 10th.  If your child sold any pepperoni rolls, they will be sent home with your child.  We are asking that if it was a large order that you come and pick up the order.   

Spring Concert:  The Glover Spring Concert will be on Friday, April 12th at 1:15 PM in the Gym.  Students in Kindergarten and first grade will be performing.  You are cordially invited to attend!  Looking forward to seeing you at the Spring concert!

Spring Break:  Spring break begins on Friday, April 19th thru April 26th.  Classes resume on Monday, April 29th.  May you and your family enjoy Spring break and hopefully the weather will cooperate!  .   

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 next “Make It/Take It” will be on Thursday, April 11th.  Future Glover Wildcats and their parents are invited to attend.  It will begin at 9:00 AM in the LRC.  There will also be an all-day registration on April 11th.  

Summer School/Pre-Fall and Third Grade Academy:  Selected Kindergarten thru third grade students have received invitations for summer school/pre-fall or the third grade academy.  If you received a summer school/pre-fall invitation that means that your child is reading below grade level and is “at risk”.  If you do not want your child to attend there is a place on the invitation to say NO.  Students in third grade that are invited to the Third Grade Academy have to attend if they do not pass the OST with a score of 45 or the MAP Reading with a score of 193.  If your child does not pass AND does not attend the academy, he/she is retained.  If you sign up for your child to attend and they pass the Spring OST that they just completed or get a score of 193 on the MAP, we will let you know and he/she will not have to attend the academy.  

APS Dress Code:  Just a reminder that students may begin wearing shorts on May 1st.  

We have students that think Spring break means school is over.  Please speak to your child about being respectful to their teachers and following the Leggett rules and procedures.  Too many students are not behaving like Leggett tigers.  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 mailed home on Thursday, April 18th.

Popcorn Sale:  There will be a popcorn sale on Friday, April 12th to benefit the PTA.  Bags of popcorn are being sold for $.50 a bag.  

Tardies:  Tardies are getting way out of hand.  We are having an average of 18 students a morning that are not to school on time.  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 Leggett students on time every day until the end of the school year.  

Attendance:  I know the flu and cold season was bad this year but our attendance is really taking a hit and the weather has been decent.  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 93%.  Last month we were at 90%.  I need your help.  

Glover CLC Attendance Overall for the week 92.98%

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.

Camp Invention:  Camp Invention will be returning to Glover CLC again this summer.  The dates are June 3 – 7, 2019.  The program runs from 
9:00 AM –  3:00 PM each day.  This is a time for “Hands-on” Science and learning.  Registration is FREE and the students in Kindergarten thru Grade 5 are eligible to participate.  Camp Invention is a program to invent, discover, explore, and achieve and lets the students quench their thirst for knowledge!  At the Camp Invention program this summer, children will learn how to think like inventors, problem-solve, collaborate, and create—all while having tons of FUN!  Your child brought home a flyer last week.  There are just a few spots left!  

Habit 6: Synergize
Together is better!
 
Synergy is everywhere in nature. The great sequoia trees (which grow to heights of 300 feet or more) grow in clumps and share a vast array of intermingled roots. Without each other, they would blow over in a storm.
    Many plants and animals live together in symbiotic relationships. If you have ever seen a picture of a small bird feeding off the back of a rhinoceros, you’ve seen synergy. Each benefits: The bird gets fed and the rhino gets cleaned.
Synergy isn’t anything new. If you’ve ever been on a team of any kind, you’ve felt it. If you’ve ever worked on a group project where everyone did their part, you’ve felt it. The examples are probably endless!
A good band is a great example of synergy. It’s not just the drums, or the guitar, or the sax, or the vocalist. It’s all of them together that makes up the “sound.” Each band member brings his or her strength to the table to create something better than each could do alone. No instrument is more important than another, just different.

Try it at home:
Think about someone you are good at. Share it with a friend, and see what they can teach you.
Find someone who is different from you. Ask yourself what they could bring to the table if you worked together as friends.

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 8 Girl Scouts (2:30 – 3:30 PM)
April 10 “Good News Club” (2:30 – 4:00 PM)
April 11 City-wide Kindergarten Registration
April 11 Kindergarten Make It/Take It (9:00 – 10:30 PM)
April 11 Chess Club (2:30 – 3:45 PM)
April 12 Popcorn Sale--$.50 a bag
April 12 Spring Concert (Kindergarten/first grade)—1:15 PM
April 12 Boy Scouts (2:30 – 3:30 PM)
April 15 Last day of Girl Scouts (2:30 – 3:30 PM)
April 17 Last day of “Good News Club” (2:30 – 4:00 PM)
April 18 Last day of “Akron After School”
April 18 Chess Club (2:30 – 3:45 PM)
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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