Welcome to the Glenwood School PTO Website!

Here you can find 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



January 21 - No School, MLK Day

January 21-28 - 2nd semester Special Lunch Registration

January 27 - Board of Ed Open Forum, Millburn Middle School,1:30pm,

January 31 - Variety Show, Millburn Middle School, 7pm

February 1 - Variety Show, Millburn Middle School, 7pm




Winter Concert DVD/MP4 Sale - Open until January 25


The PTO hired a professional videographer to film the January 15th winter concert and produce a high-quality recording, available in multiple formats. The PTO is selling professionally recorded and produced DVDs and downloadable webclips of the concert. DVDs and MP4 webclips will be delivered approximately 4 weeks from the concert.


Questions... email Christine Cofer at christinecofer@verizon.net



Variety Show Tickets - On Sale 


The countdown is on for the 21st Annual Glenwood Variety Show!  Performances are on Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1, 7:00pm at the Millburn Middle School. Each night offers a different set of exciting acts, including the 4th Grade Finale on Thursday and the Teacher Finale on Friday. Buy your reserved seat tickets beginning Wednesday, January 16th. Everyone must have a ticket to attend!


Questions... email varietyshow@glenwoodpto.net



Pizza & Pasta Lunch - Registration Open


It is time again to register for pizza and pasta lunch. The current lunch session ends on January 31st - second semester lunch begins on February 7th. Registration for second semester lunch will run from January 21 to January 28. Please register on time as late orders cannot be accepted.


Click HERE for more information on Special Lunch and HERE for descriptions & prices.


Questions... email speciallunch@glenwoodpto.net



Outreach Committee Update 


Walkathon & BRIDGES

Remember the Walkathon? The beautiful October day when the children walked to raise money for Bridges - a local charity aimed at helping the homeless & hungry in our area. Your generous contributions raised over $7,000! A portion of those funds was used to purchase supplies to pack sustainable lunch bags for Bridges,which will be distributed to folks needing a meal in New York City, Newark and Irvington. The remainder of the funds will be donated to Bridges to support their mission.


On December 3rd & 4th, the Glenwood Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders decorated brown lunch bags with pictures and messages. Then, our 3rd and 4th graders loaded 800 lunch bags, assembly line style.


Thank you to all!





Holiday Gift Drive

New Community Group of Newark arrived on December 17th to pick up a large pile of gifts for 50 children.  Thank you to all the Glenwood families who supported this project with such generosity. These children truly had a wonderful holiday!




Questions or to help with future Outreach projects ... send Kara Lawler and Usha Shah an email at glenwoodgivesback@glenwoodpto.net



Volunteers are the ❤ of Glenwood!


Karrie Solpietro and Leah Ditchek for organizing the winter GASA schedule.

Vaishali Bharathy for spearheading the Munching with the Masters program.

Usha Shah and Kara Lawler for collecting the Holiday gifts & scarfs/hats/gloves for families in Newark.

Usha Shah and Kara Lawler for coordinating the hands-on Bridges Outreach lunch bag project.

All the Glenwood students who worked on the Bridges lunch-bag assembly.




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 - serves lunches at Glenwood 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. 






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.





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.



Upcoming Events


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!  

SAVE the DATE for the Following Events!
Millburn Schools Rock - March 15, 2019