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 info@glenwoodpto.net.

 


  

Important Dates Coming Up

 

November 19 - Variety Show Parent Meeting, 7:15pm

November 21 - Early Dismissal, 12:40pm

November 22,23 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27,28,29 - Early Dismissal, 12:40pm

 


 

Thanksgiving Food Drive - Through November 14th

 

This is the time of year when our school district comes together to support our local community. Until November 14th, the six elementary schools will be collecting non-perishable foods for the Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.  The food will be assembled and distributed to families in need in our community.

 

Please donate items of your choice from your grade's list below:

Kindergarten and 1st Grade: Canned Fruit, Canned Cranberry Sauce, Boxed Dessert Mix (No Jello) and/or Healthy Soup with Protein

2nd and 3rd Grade: Canned Corn, Canned Gravy, Cornbread Mix and/or Stuffing Mix

4th and 5th Grade: Canned Green Beans, Instant Potatoes, Canned Yams and/or Mac & Cheese

 

In addition to your donation of food, please consider donating $5 to help provide families with a ShopRite gift certificate to purchase a turkey, produce and other perishable food items. Please send your CASH donation (no checks) in an envelope labeled Thanksgiving Food Drive into school with your food donation.

 


 

Variety Show 

 

PARENT MEETING - Monday November 19th, 7:15pm in Glenwood MPR 

Parents of all performers must attend this meeting to learn about mandatory rehearsal schedule and deadlines throughout the next three months.

 

HELP NEEDED - Fourth Grade Finale Chair

The Fourth Graders spend years looking forward to performing in their last Variety Show act - the finale of the  Thursday night show. The audience is excited to see this part of the show each year too. We need a point person to take charge of choreography and rehearsals so that we can make sure it happens.  Please contact Amber Tuso at  varietyshow@glenwoodpto.net, if you can fill this role.

  

  Click HERE for more information about the Variety Show.

  Questions?    Email varietyshow@glenwoodpto.net

  


 

Volunteers are the HEART of Glenwood!

 

Gina Neary for making the Giving Tree "bloom" each year to support all our teachers.

Shilpee Gangwal for managing the Bagel Snack Program.

Suzi Owczarek and Claudia Yang for overseeing the Glenwood Walk-a-Thon.

Agnes Sym for the new fun, fashionable Glenwood spiritwear.

Catherine Compton for collecting, counting and mailing in all our Box Tops.

Laurie Kuntz and Julie Betancur for bringing in fantastic cultural arts programs, like The Signature Project on October 23rd.

Daphne Fuad for running the Chess Lunch Club.

Karrie Solpietro and Leah Ditchek for coordinating the November Half-Days GASA program.

Elizabeth Cassano and Alison Corbin for running the Thanksgiving Pie Sale.

Parent Library Volunteers.

Moms & Dads who volunteered to be class parents.

  

 

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 - Registration Always Open

 

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.

Questions? Email speciallunch@glenwoodpto.net.

 


 

Easy Ways to Earn $$$ for Glenwood

 

Your Amazon Purchases Can Earn Money 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.

 

Shop at Shutterfly and Tiny Prints 

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

 

BoxTop Clippings 

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. 

 

 

DISTRICT AnnOunCEMENTS

 

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.

  

Allergy Management

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.

 

Policy 5331 - Management of Life-Threatening Allergies in Schools (M)

Regulation 5331 - Management of Life Threatening Allergies in Schools K-5 (M)

 

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.

 


SEPAC News

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.

 


 

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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!  

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