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Grades PreK-3


Mary Devlin, Principal






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Parent Updates
Week of October 20th


Don’t forget tonight at Glover School is Friday, October 24th 6:00 pm
Glover PTO Family Event

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The Great Pumpkin Wall – Next Friday!:  Next week, we hope we have lots of jack-o-lanterns on Friday.


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Each Halloween, our students bring in their decorated jack-o-lantern for the day, and leave it outside for viewing.  Everyone bringing a pumpkin will receive a Halloween pencil, and take a chance to win a special gift card from a local book store.  Our PTO provides book store gift certificates for one student per class (preK-3) randomly selected.  At the end of the day, the pumpkins go home with the family.

Who:  All Glover                When: Friday, October 31th              
What: Bring your decorated pumpkins to your school for the day! Leave them on display.  
Where:  The front portico area will have display shelves set up for your pumpkins                       

If you have not experienced seeing the Glover pumpkins on display, it is fun to see the traditional Jack-O-Lanterns to the more unusual.  A hamburger pumpkin showed up one year.  A bat man pumpkin sat on the wall another year.  You never know what our children will create unless you come and see!



Missing 158 Updated Emergency Cards
Emergency Cards:  Glover has 158 emergency cards not updated.  A few weeks back, we had a child here after school for 3 hours and no emergency numbers.  Although we love this child, we had no contact information in case of emergency.
If you have not updated your Aspen account, instructions for many Aspen items can be found on our web site at http://www.marbleheadschools.org/technology/aspen.   If you need help with your Aspen Account or have difficulty with the emergency card update – Please email aspen@marbleheadschools.org
Specific instructions for the Emergency Card Update can be found at http://www.marbleheadschools.org/technology/aspenecu


Non-profit community flyers can be found in our district’s E-Backpack Community Flyer web page. Check weekly for important flyers pertaining to your children at: http://marbleheadschools.org/flyers   


Parent Pick-Up and Drop-Off:  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Each morning and afternoon, we appreciate you working with us so well.  Most families have shared the drop-off and pick-up procedures with nannies and friends, and the drop-off area is working well.  Even on rainy days, your patience and courtesy is appreciated.  
If by chance you missed the traffic information, go to http://glev.marbleheadschools.org/.  Or, you can email me at devlin.mary@marbleheadschools.org, and I am glad to send them to you, too.


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Weather Watch!
The cold weather is coming to New England; the children go out to recess every day unless there is inclement weather. Please send your children prepared for the weather with appropriate outerwear, hats, mittens and footwear.

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Nutrition update!
Preschool and school age children expend a great deal of energy throughout the day.
Please remember to pack a healthy snack and lunch to help maintain your children’s energy level and metabolism. Try selecting foods from at least three different groups. Mix a variety of dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt with fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains to balance out daily nutritional needs.


Physicals and Screening Information:
All Pre Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First grade students are required by Massachusetts General Law CMR220.500 to have a current physical exam dated on or after September 1st 2013, along with documentation of required immunizations in the health office.
Please check your records and send an updated copy of your child’s Health form to the health office by November 3rd, 2014 if you have not already done so.
  • In accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, over the next few months I will be conducting state mandated health screenings in vision, hearing, height, weight and BMI.
  • Parents will be confidentially notified of any findings that are not within state guidelines.
  • If you do not want your child to participate in the state mandated health screenings please contact Dawn Murray R.N. in the health office at  781 639-3190 EXT: 1010 or dawn.murray@marbleheadschools.org


Upcoming PTO and School Events
Tuesday, October 28 – Plantmobile (Room 213) PTO Enrichment*
Tuesday, October 28 – ArtQuest (Library)  PTO Enrichment*
Thursday, October 30- First Grade Wax Museum
Friday, October 31 – Doben Halloween Breakfast & Crafting Party, 8:05-10:00 am
Monday, November 3 – Graziano Family Visit, 8:05 am
Wednesday, November 5th-General Glover’s Birthday
Thursday, November 6 – Grade 1 Veterans Day Concert, 8:30 am
Friday, November 7 – Kodiat Family First, 8:05 am
Friday, November 7 – Doben Friendly Friday, 8:05 am

* PTO Enrichment is funded by your volunteerism at the Magic Hat Thrift Shop!  Thank you Glover volunteers and our amazing enrichment committee!!!!!!!!!!!



After-School Play Dates:   Please plan those after-school play dates in advance.  If you change dismissal plans, please send in a note to the teacher, rather than call the office.
Occasionally you may have an emergency and be late.  Please let your child know to go to the office until you arrive.  


9192014_20900_5.pngChilly Mornings: Nurse Dawn would like children to dress in layers on chilly fall mornings and warmer afternoons.

Attendance Phone Line:  Glover has a 24/7 attendance phone line that you can access by calling 1-781-639-3190 ext 3.    When reporting a late arrival, please note the lunch your child wants, if ordering.  
     

Dismissal:  The school needs written permission for any friend, relative, or non-custodial parent to pick up a child.  Without permission, children can not be released to any other person, other than their parents.  Send in a signed note, if the person picking up is not on your OK to pick-up list.








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