Welcome to the Glenwood School PTO Website!
Here you can find important dates, information on upcoming events and details on what's happening at Glenwood.
Visit often so you can stay up to date! Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Important Dates Coming Up
November 30-December 14 - Holiday Gift Drive & Hat/Scarf/Gloves Collection
December 21 - Early Dismissal, 12:40pm
December 24 - January 1 - No School, Winter Break
Holiday Shopping? Holiday Cards?
Log on to Amazon Smile whenever you use Amazon, and Glenwood earns money from your everyday shopping! When you shop at Amazon Smile, 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! Be sure to select "Glenwood School PTO Inc" as your charity so Glenwood benefits from all your eligible purchases.
Glenwood PTO is thrilled to partner with Shutterfly and Tiny Prints For each purchase you make from either one of these brands, 13% will be donated to the Glenwood PTO. Click on the Shutterfly button to start shopping.
In this holiday season, Glenwood will continue its longstanding tradition of reaching out to extend the joys of the season to children in need. The Glenwood Outreach Committee works with St. Rose of Lima in Newark to provide gifts for children who might otherwise have nothing. Please sign up and let us know how many children you can help. We'll match your family with a family needing assistance this season, and give you further details about the children, including age, gender, clothing size and gift wishes. Your family can select special gifts, write a greeting and know that you are truly helping out. There are no restrictions on number of gifts or expense. Anything you can give will be appreciated.
The Outreach Committee is also collecting new HATS, SCARVES & GLOVES/MITTENS for children and adults. There will be a box outside the school office for these.
THANK YOU GLENWOOD FOR YOUR GENEROUS SPIRIT!
Questions? Send Kara Lawler and Usha Shah an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Munching with the Masters is Glenwood's free wintertime art appreciation program taught by parent volunteers. Students will learn about the lives, works and techniques of famous artists throughout history, while creating their own masterpieces based on the artist of the week. Classes meet one time a week during recess. The children love this program, but it cannot run without parent volunteers. Please consider helping out.
CLick HERE for more information about Munching with the Masters.
Questions... Email Vaishali Bharathy at email@example.com
Calling all 4th Graders! Don't miss out on one of Glenwood's favorite traditions - the 4th Grade Finale. All fourth graders are encouraged to participate in the closing act of the Variety Show on Thursday night - an upbeat group dance routine. The kids have a great time and make long-lasting memories of their final year at Glenwood.
Practices will be held after school twice per week throughout January. Participants are expected to attend all practices.
Click HERE for more information about the 4th Grade Finale.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanksgiving Food Drive
This is the time of year when our school district comes together to support our local community. Last week, the six elementary schools collected non-perishable foods for the Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Thanks to your generosity, Glenwood packed up 20 boxes of Thanksgiving dinner essentials to be distributed to families in need in our community and collected over $600 to purchase supermarket gift cards. After packing boxes, we still had A LOT of food left, which will be donated to the MEND network that supports several food pantries in Essex county.
Volunteers are the HEART of Glenwood!
Daphne Fuad for running the Chess Lunch Club.
Usha Shaw and Kara Lawler for coordinating the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
The 3rd & 4th Grade Students who helped pack up the Thanksgiving Food Boxes.
Agnes Sym for the new fun, fashionable Glenwood spiritwear.
Elizabeth Cassano and Alison Corbin for running the Thanksgiving Pie Sale.
Karrie Solpietro and Leah Ditchek for coordinating the November Half-Days GASA program.
Laurie Kuntz and Julie Betancur for bringing in fantastic cultural arts programs, like The Signature Project on October 23rd.
Michelle Boc for setting up the Chipotle Fundraiser on November 28th.
We want YOU on this list too! Please consider signing up to volunteer to assist one (or more) of the many activities supported by the PTO. We can use a little time or a lot - as much as you can give - all are welcome!
Click HERE to learn about the many opportunities to get involved at Glenwood and to indicate your areas of interest.
No Fuss Lunch - our easy, flexible, healthy lunch alternative - will be back starting September 17th serving lunches on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Parents order directly through the NO FUSS LUNCH website. Lunch may be ordered for one or more days at a time. Orders can be placed or changed as late as midnight the night before and orders can also be cancelled up to 6am the same day.
Click HERE for more details.
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Easy Ways to Earn $$$ for Glenwood
Use our special Amazon link and Glenwood earns 3-10% 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 Amazon Smile, 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! Be sure to select "Glenwood School PTO Inc" as your charity so Glenwood benefits from all your purchases. Click HERE for more information about AmazonSmile. Click on the Amazon shopping cart to the right to start shopping.
Glenwood PTO is thrilled to partner with Shutterfly - the leader in personalized photo products, offering a wide range of photo books, gifts, home décor collections, and unlimited FREE photo storage; and 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 or the Shutterfly button above to start shopping.
Register your ShopRite card 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 BoxTops and 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 BoxTop 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.
THANK YOU to All Our 2017-2018 Education Foundation Supporters
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 2018-2019
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. We look forward to your continued support in 2018-2019.
Ed Foundation Grants to Glenwood School
The Ed Foundation funded over $12,000 to Glenwood School in 2018, fulfilling grant applications by David Jasin for classroom sound field systems; Lori Princiotto & Cynthia Percarpio for the Glenwood Grows Garden project; and Marla Schaufler for Kindergarten wobble seats. Our fundraising work continues so that in the future we will be able to grant an even greater percentage of applications.
Notice of Board of Education Meeting Dates for 2018-2019
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 21, 2018 to approve the Board Meeting Dates for school year 2018-2019. Click HERE for details.
In the Fall of 2016, the Millburn school district embarked on an effort to update and clarify the management and treatment of life-threatening allergies within our schools. Included in these rules: no food, treats or goody bags may be served or distributed for classroom birthday celebrations; and, there are four school-designated days when food will be allowed during a classroom party. Please read the Allergy Management policy and regulation to become familiar with the ways we ensure a healthy and safe learning environment for students who have a medically documented anaphylactic allergy. Click HERE to read Christine Burton's Allergy Management Letter; click on the links below to view the Allergy Policy & Regulation.
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.
Help is Available for Families in Need
If you are facing an unexpected financial setback, please contact Down the Block. You may be unable to pay a utility or housing bill, a bill for the repair of your car or your home, or some other charge. As long as you meet the eligibilty requirements, Down the Block will pay the bills for you. Our service is free and confidential. Visit www.DowntheBlock.org or call 973.943.1424.
Click HERE to check out the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee website for information about Special Services staff, SEPAC committee members and other news.
The SEPAC Parent Support group, lead by Millburn Township parent Robin Finkelstein, provides parents of children with special needs a place to share accomplishments, challenges and joys of parenting. The group meets once a month at the Education Center. Please see the calendar for meeting dates.
- Wednesday, December 12
- Monday, December 17
- Wednesday, December 19
- Friday, December 21
- Monday, December 24
- Tuesday, December 25
- Wednesday, December 26
Thank You Education Foundation!!
We would like to thank the Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills for the generous grants they awarded to Glenwood for upgrades and advancements to our school! In 2018, we received over $12,000!