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Glover School Principal’s Update  
Week of May 4, 2015



Best Email of the Week:  Glover Mother-Grade 1 Student Conversation from Home
Student: Mom, can I go to the school Ms. Devlin is going to next year?
Mother: Ms. Devlin is retiring. Do you know what that word means?
Student: No
Mother: It means Ms. Devlin has worked so much that she is taking a break and relaxing. She isn't going to a new school.
      She isn't going to work anymore.
Student: She is so smart. I'm going to retire from school too!!


Grade 3 PARCC Testing:           May 12-14


Student Placement:  The Glover/Eveleth staff have begun discussions regarding student placement for K-3 classrooms (grade 4-done by Village staff), and then create classes for the upcoming school year.  We, as educators and parents, understand that the placement of children in classes for the next year is a decision of great importance - one that affects your child’s life for ten months.  At this time, I would like to share the process we will use in placing children for September.   In addition, if you have any urgent concerns to be considered, please submit no later than Tuesday, May 12th.  Teacher requests are not allowed.
        Teachers place students in a thoughtful process as a team, then meeting with the receiving grade level. Special services (e.g., counselor, special education, literacy coordinator, nurse, grade level teachers, and I meet, compile, and discuss all the information we have about your child, and make classroom assignments.  The following will be considered as we work to create balanced classes.  We must have equitable numbers of children working with each teacher.  As you know, an important factor which influences the nature and amount of information your child will learn is the composition of her/is class - the other children s/he will be working with.  We do not feel it is desirable for a child to be in a classroom predominantly male, female, fast, slow, aggressive, and quiet - or a class which is skewed along any of the many important human characteristics.  There are children who contribute to the learning of other children and children who interfere with the learning of others - that is, there are children in whose best interest it is to be together or separated.  In order to maximize learning, it is essential that equitable, compatible balanced classes are assembled which reflect what teachers know about the conditions under which your child best functions.  
        Once balanced class lists are finalized, changes will not be made.  Class sizes will be balanced throughout the district.  Move-Up day will be June 25th, the last day of school, where students meet their teachers and see their classrooms.  (For incoming Kindergarten students, the dates for their classroom visits have not been set.)  
        

Out-of-K-3 District Requests: Written requests for changes between districts (ex Glover to Gerry) are submitted to the superintendent and school principal within your current district.  Based upon School Committee policy, the Superintendent of Schools will review requests and make the final determination with the K-3 principals.  


Lost and Found:  If your child is missing some clothes, all lost clothes are under the Glover portico waiting to be reclaimed.  The table will be outside until Tuesday.   After Tuesday dismissal, any left over items will be bagged for washing and donated to the Magic Hat.    


Grade 2 Spring Celebration:  The Spring Celebration is a performance of traditional songs and dances that all welcome the spring season. The second graders will be performing around the May Pole on Tuesday, May 19th at 1:15 PM at Glabicky Park, and we invite the Glover community to join us in celebrating warmer weather.  Please bring a blanket or your favorite beach chair, and stake out a spot early.  All dismissals will be from Glover. Permission slips have been sent home.


May 21st Health Fair Volunteers Needed:  
Hello Glover Community,
My name is Annika Krug and my name is Luca Fiori we are senior students from Marblehead High School working with Nurse Dawn for our Senior Project. We will be organizing a Health Fair for the Glover school children as part of our senior project experience.
On Thursday, May 21st, 2015, there will be a Healthy Kids Fair at the Glover School Cafetorium from 8:30 to 10:30 am. The Fair will feature health related presentations and activities from local community members and organizations.
We currently have representatives from the Marblehead Fire department, The American Heart Association and a Physical therapist from the Glover community to address spring and summer health and safety tips. We are looking for volunteers with health related careers and experience to help service our Healthy Kids Fair.
If you are interested in teaching kids about healthy living please join our team for this fun and informative event.  Contact Nurse Dawn at 781-639-3190 Ext 1010, or murray.dawn@marbleheadschools.org.
Teachers:  A sign-up sheet will be located in our main lobby for Thursday, May 21st  next week.  
 Please contact us!
Annika Krug, MHS Senior
Luca Fiori, MHS Senior
Dawn Murray R.N. 781 639-3190 EXT.1010

SPRING HEALTH NOTES:  We have made it!   After a long hard winter, spring has sprung in Marblehead!We can finally begin to shed our winter clothes and wear our spring/summer wardrobe. As the weather heats up dress your children in light weight lose fitting fabrics that breathe and wick moisture away from the body to help them keep cool.
Please remember to have your children wear proper fitting socks and sneakers for gym and outside play. Sandals and flip flops may look great but can pose the risk for injury during recess and gym class. As the days get warmer and our clothing allows for our skin to have increased exposure to the suns powerful rays the following tips may be helpful.
  • Apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 with both UVA and UVB protection before school in the morning and reapply it before sports, or outdoor activities.
  • Minimize direct sun exposure during the hours of 11 and 4pm.
  • Have your children wear protective clothing, sunglasses and a hat.
  • Teach your children to take cover in the shade.
  • Remember to pack a refillable water bottle for your children to drink throughout the day.

Upcoming
Monday, May 11 – Grade 3 Move-on Pictures
Monday, May 11 – Graziano Family Visit, 8:05 am
Monday, May 11 – Talent Show Rehearsal, 2:30-4:30 pm (Café)
Tuesday, May 12 – Kindergarten to Franklin Park Zoo, 9:00 am
Tuesday, May 12 – Gr. 3 PARCC Testing
Wednesday, May 13 – Gr. 3 PARCC Testing
Thursday, May 14 – Gr. 3 PARCC Testing
Friday, May 15 – Doben Friendly Friday, 8:05 am
Friday, May 15 – Talent Show, 6:30 pm (Café)
                                  
                                                                      


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 






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