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 email@example.com.
If you missed last week's PTO meeting:
The BOE is now considering using the Glenwood trailers for district storage, preventing the installation of the basketball courts for which the Glenwood community raised money for during last year's readathon. If you are interested in more information, please contact Nicole Peterson.
NO NEED TO COOK DINNER ON NOVEMBER 29TH- EARN MONEY FOR GLENWOOD!
Glenwood will be partnering with California Pizza Kitchen in the Short Hills Mall on Wednesday, November 29th. Eat there for lunch or dinner, dine-in or take-out and mention Glenwood. They will give Glenwood 20% of what they make! It’s that easy!
In order for the Fundraiser to happen, we need 20 people to RSVP, so please RSVP at this link:
Check out our NEW line of Glenwood swag, there is something for everyone! The store will be open only until Thanksgiving, so don't wait to place your orders! All orders will be placed online through an external website and items will be available for pickup at school or delivery to your student’s classroom. Spiritwear is scheduled to arrive before the December break! GO GATORS!
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. More information including information on sponsors & vendors HERE. Purchase tickets now!
Easy Ways to Earn $$$ 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!
EARN MONEY FOR GLENWOOD WHEN YOU SHOP SHUTTERFLY OR TINY PRINTS
Glenwood PTO is thrilled to announce two new fundraising opportunities. The first is with Shutterfly, the leader in personalized photo products, offering a wide range of photo books, gifts, home décor collections, and unlimited FREE photo storage. The second is with Tiny Prints, the leader in personalized stationery, offering luxe designs from top stationery designers. For each purchase you make from either one of these brands, 13% will be donated to the Glenwood PTO. Click here for more information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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!
To see all of Glenwood in the News, click HERE.
Please check out the Around Town page for other Town events including:
•The Teal Pumpkin Project
•Down the Block
The PTO Has A Lot To Be Thankful For!
This week, we'd like to thank...
Julia Tucker for the beautiful Fall decorations!
Stacey Rudin for coordinating Glenwood's MMAC efforts!
Juliana Ketkar and parent volunteers for organizing Glenwood's Caring Kids Program!
The class parents and parent volunteers for coordinating class Halloween parties!
Usha Shah and Roma Kohli for organizing Glenwood's hurricane relief efforts!
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.
E2017 ED FOUNDATION GRANTS TO GLENWOOD SCHOOL
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.
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.
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.
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!