Welcome to the Glenwood School PTO Website!

Here you can find important dates, information on upcoming events and details on what's happening up at Glenwood. 

Visit often so you can stay up to date! Questions? Contact info@glenwoodpto.net.

Walk-a-thon - We still need your donations.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out and supported our walkers - it was a great day!!  Our goal was to raise $8,000 in support of Bridges, a local charity based out of Summit NJ, helping to feed and support the homeless in and around the New York City community.  We still need your donations to reach our goal.  In addition to raising money for Bridges, our children will also participate in a hands on project in support of this wonderful organization. Walk-a-thon donations can be made October 2nd through the 31st! Click HERE for more details!

Glenwood Outreach is collecting coins for hurricane relief!

From Oct 9th through Oct 27th, please deposit coins in the large coin jars in the Glenwood lobby. Funds collected will be donated to hurricane relief efforts. Click here for more information. 


Half Day Play & Learn - New this year!! 

Are you looking for something for your kids to do when school gets out for the half-day/teacher conference days in November?  Look no further! We are offering a half-day Play and Learn option that will run from 12:40 to 3:00 pm on November 6, 7, and 8th.  You can register for one day or for all of the days. Children will eat lunch before the program starts, so please pack a lunch or a snack (if they received a bagel earlier). The program will be run by our partners, Alphabest, and children will rotate through 2 one-hour long classes of either a fitness/sport, engineering, coding or art.  Registration will begin on Thursday, October 12th at 9pm and run until Sunday, October 22nd at midnight.  SPOTS are limited due to limited space!!  If you have questions, email gasa@glenwoodpto.net


Show your Glenwood   S P I R I T   at the upcoming Walk-a-thon on Wednesday, October 18th!  To help prepare for our first official spirit day, you can pre-order your items on Membership Toolkit HERE. GO GATORS!


Chess Lunch Club - Open Now! 

Chess Lunch Club is a great way for children to play chess with their peers and learn new skills.  The program runs during the winter and early spring months (November to April) when children are usually inside for recess.  During these sessions, our chess teacher and expert, Andrew Chan, will focus on teaching chess theory, developing tactical skills, and introducing the world of competitive chess for all levels.

New and experienced players are invited to sign up! More info here.

Note: Chess Lunch Club is a paid program run by the PTO and is not related to the Glenwood Chess Team. 

Glenwood Gator Chess Tournament

The Glenwood Gator Chess Tournament was held on Friday, October 20th.  We had 30 Glenwood students entered who each played 5 rounds of chess.  The top ten finishers were Nicky Wang, Mohammed Ismail, Rusheel Mishra, Richard Chen, Daniel Han, Armaan Singhvi, Daniel Meng, Ella Culligan, James Chen and Gustave Germa. The top five were awarded trophies.  Congratulations to all the players!  Thank you to Dr. Jasin, Brendan Culligan & Kevin Kade (Glenwood alumni parent!) organizing and running the tournament.   The chess team roster will be announced soon.  Our first meet is on October 25th.   Click here for more information. 

Book Fair - November 13 - 15

The Book Fair will be held November 13th – 15th. This year’s book fair will be even bigger than last year - and promises to have a broad selection of books and holiday gifts for you to choose from! There will be many opportunities for you to browse books for your children, their classroom, and the Glenwood library during this 3-day period in November. For more information including class visitaiton schedule click here.



Glenwood's Ladies Night Out - November 30

Come out with friends to toast, nibble and shop! The fun fall event is a great way to unwind during the busy holiday season and start your holiday shopping. Thursday November 30th 7-9:30pm at the home of Leah Ditchek. Presale tickets coming soon.




Variety Show - General Registration Open
The 2017-18 Glenwood Variety Show will take place on Thursday, February 1 and Friday, February 2 at the Millburn Middle School.


Registration Opens Oct 2 and Closes Nov 6! Registration fee to perform is $20 per child. For detailed information about the Variety Show, rehearsal schedules, song request guidelines, new music submission guidelines, what to expect on the Show Night etc. please click HERE


Reserve Your Song Now! All songs are reserved on a first­-come-­first-­served basis. We will not allow duplicate of songs. Send your request to musicsubmissiongwvs@gmail.com  To see what songs have already been reserved, click HERE!


Questions? Please email: varietyshow@glenwoodpto.net

3 Easy Ways to Earn $$$ for Glenwood


Your Amazon Purchases Can Earn Money for Glenwood 

Use our special Amazon link and Glenwood earns 3-10% back from your everyday shopping

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Glenwood every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Glenwood!!  Simply click HERE and don't forget to bookmark the link for future Amazon purchases! Every time you purchase from Amazon using this link, Glenwood benefits. So knock yourself out! 


ShopRite For My School - Register your ShopRite card with Glenwood and earn free boxtops for our school!

ShopRite For My School is a program ShopRite has developed with the goal of contributing up to $1 million of much needed funds to local schools. It's administered through Box Tops however no clipping is necessary!! They also offer monthly bonuses.  It is very easy to enroll - just click HERE for more information and to register your card


BoxTop Clippings 

When you purchase Box Top products, please clip the coupons and send into school during our collections in October, February, and May. Glenwood earns $1.00 for every 10 Box Tops and the cash can be used to buy anything that is needed for the school

No Fuss Lunch - healthy, easy and flexible

No Fuss Lunch is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Parents order directly through the NO FUSS LUNCH website. Lunch may be ordered daily, weekly or monthly. Orders can be placed or changed as late as midnight the night before and orders can also be cancelled up to 6am the day they are to be served. Click HERE for more details. Questions? Email speciallunch@glenwoodpto.net.

New to Glenwood???  Welcome!
All families, new and old need to join the PTO for the 2017-2018 school year. PTO Membership provides access to the website, calendars, directory, PTO email reminders and communications and PTO registrations and programming. Click HERE for New Family Info!


We Always Need Volunteers - Still looking to fill a few key roles…

The list of programs offered to our children at Glenwood is long! GASA, Special Lunch, Field Day, Glenwood Global Gala, Class Parents, Library, Fall Family Picnic, Cultural Arts, Variety Show, Walk-a-thon….we could go on forever! These are just some of the programs the PTO runs, but none of these programs can be offered without your help. Two programs in particular that are still in need of Committee Chairs:


Strawberry Festival - The Strawberry festival is the PTO's largest fundraiser and the highlight for the school year. Our current Senior Chairs are looking for two Junior Chairs to shadow this year. The work during the year is minimal, requiring just a few meetings.  There is a slight uptick in work as the event approaches.  The Jr. Chairs will transisiotn into the Sr. Chair position the following year.

    GRIT: The Power of a Growth Mindset

Thank you to Dr. Jasin and Dan Garcia for the eye opening presentation on GRIT.  We are excited to see the GRIT mentality incorporated into Glenwood.  If you missed the presentation you can view it HERE


Glenwood In the News

 To see all of Glenwood in the News, click HERE



Around Town 

Please check out the Around Town page for other Town events including:

•Education Foundation

•SAM Program

•Down the Block

•Boy Scouts


The PTO Has A Lot To Be Thankful For!

This week, we'd like to thank...

Priya Kuppuswamy and Pandmashree Mohan for the colorful bulletin boards!

Liz Goldberg for hosting the New Family Coffee!

The Class Parents for welcoming their class room families on Back to School Night!

Deepa Krishnan for a successful Fall Family Picnic!

Heather Finan and the parent volunteers for a delicious first week of Special Lunch!

Maria Patti for providing Hospitality foods for the PTO meetings!

Beijing He and Jinling Wu for coordinating our Walkathon!

Valerie Tom and the Yearbook Committee for starting to construct the Glenwood yearbook!



Thank You from the Ed Foundation

The Ed Foundation would like to thank the THOUSANDS of people who came together as a community in Taylor Park to attend the 2nd annual ROCKTOBERFEST!!! The weather was perfect, the bands were rocking and participants of all ages truly enjoyed a wonderful day in the park. THANK YOU to all of our vendors and sponsors, bands and workshop leaders, as well as our hundred plus volunteers. We are GRATEFUL to every single person who came to the park to support our children and their education.

We would like to announce the Ed. Foundation’s next event: An Evening of Honor, which will be held on Tuesday, November 14th at the Crystal Plaza. The 2017 honorees are: Edward de la Fuente, Michael Palardy, Jr., Ana DeMeo and Peter Mercurio. These extraordinary individuals are being recognized for their leadership in education, community building and safety.  Please join us for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and our evening’s entertainment: NY NY Dueling Pianos!  Described as “a fun, high-energy party in a box,” these entertainers will help celebrate our honorees as well as the 25th anniversary of the Ed. Foundation! We hope you will join us. 

The Ed Foundation gifted $185,000 to our eight schools in 2017 and nearly $3 million since its inception. Please go to our website at:  https://www.edfoundationmillburnshorthills.org/ to learn more about the foundation and to donate so that we can continue enhancing educational excellence in Millburn schools.


THANK YOU to all who supported the Ed Foundation of Millburn Short Hills in 2016-2017! We raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for all eight township schools, which would not have been possible without your support and hard work. Visit our website at www.edfoundationmillburnshorthills.org or like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on our events and projects in the schools.


Renew Your Ed Foundation Membership for 2017-2018

Don't forget to renew your Ed Foundation Membership. You can do it when you renew your PTO membership or you can donate directly to the Ed Foundation by clicking HERE.



The Ed Foundation funded over $8,600 to Glenwood School in 2017, fulfilling grant applications by David Jasin for classroom sound field systems and Lori Princiotto for “Green STEAM” materials.

Our fundraising work continues so that in the future we will be able to grant an even greater percentage of applications. We look forward to your continued support in 2017-2018. Please join the Ed Foundation for this school year by visiting our website and clicking on the DONATE button. https://www.edfoundationmillburnshorthills.org/ Please help us by supporting our schools!

Notice of Board of Education Meeting Dates for 2017-2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Township of Millburn in the County of Essex took action at the Organization Meeting held on Monday, May 22, 2017 to approve the Board Meeting Dates for school year 2017-2018. Click HERE for details.



Sponsored by the Millburn Township PTO Conference

Millburn Public Library

October 24, 2017 ~ 7:00PM

October 30, 2017 ~ 11:00AM

Candidates:  Oyin Owolabi, Kate Foss Rifkin, Louie Shen & Alex Zaltsman Topics

Questions will be determined by public input. The public is asked to submit topics and questions to ptocmillburn@gmail.com



- Each candidate will be given 90 seconds for an opening statement expressing their qualifications for the BOE position

- 3 questions – 90 seconds per question for the initial response cycling through the 4 candidates – an additional 1 minute will be allowed for follow-up comments, as needed.

- Break – 5 minutes o 2 additional questions – same format as above

- Closing comments by candidates (up to 90 seconds)


Robin Finkelstein & Sharyn Stein Berezin – Program Coordinators

Caroline Updyke - Moderator


Allergy Management

Please read the Allergy Management letter to learn about some updates and changes in the ways we continue to ensure a healthy and safe learning environment for students who have a medically documented anaphylactic allergy. Click HERE to read the Allergy Management Letter.


Status, Address or Information Change??

If you are moving in or out of district, withdrawing a child from our school, or just need to update some contact information, please click HERE for more information. 

MMAC Red Ribbon Week - October 23 - 31

To celebrate Red Ribbon Week this year, MMAC is bringing Rich Specht and his program “Cultivate Kindness” to each elementary school.  This program challenges students to look beyond themselves to see the effects their small acts of kindness can have on others.  Mr. Specht is a former science teacher who combines his own personal story of overcoming incredible challenges with a unique scientific explanation of how the ability to change the world around us is something we can all achieve provided we have the right perspective.


Our students will see, first hand, how even the smallest acts of kindness can be life-changing.  Mr. Specht will leave the students with a challenge to go out and make the world a better place, one act at a time. For more info on MMAC click HERE

Wyoming School Color Run

Wyoming School is hosting a Color Run on Slayton Field and this year we are opening the run to everyone in the community.  Please see the attached flyer for details and to register, please visit www.wyomingcolorrun.com.  

Come wearing white, leave wearing a rainbow!


Click HERE to check out the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee newsletter for information about Special Services staff, SEPAC committee members and other news. Click HERE to visit the SEPAC website.



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Thank You Education Foundation!!

We would like to thank the Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills for the wonderful grants they awarded to Glenwood for some upgrades and advancements to our school! In 2017, we received $8,600!  

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