Good evening Glenn Marlow parents and students, this is John Hart with your Marlow Monday Message on this Monday, September 13, 2021. Yet another great weather weekend was had in Western North Carolina, and if you are a football fan like me, it was awesome to watch some great games on Saturday and Sunday. This past week also gave us a taste of fall-like weather… very cool in the mornings and beautiful, warm afternoons. Let’s continue to wish for great weather! Fall is definitely in the air!
This week’s “Marlow Shout-Out” goes to our school nurse, Ms. Krista Nelson! Ms. Nelson has been working tirelessly since the beginning of school year, and always with a smile on her face and kindness in her heart. Whether it be COVID-related, calling parents to inform them of quarantine, an accident on the playground or during PE, or medication administration, Nurse Krista has been an absolute rockstar during these first few weeks of school. We are lucky to have her at Marlow full-time, and for many years to come. Thank you, Nurse Krista!
Here is this week’s Monday Message:
- This Saturday, Glenn Marlow Elementary School is partnering up with Barnes and Noble Book Store in Biltmore Park as they host a Book Fair for Marlow Elementary. All day, students can visit the store or order online, and a portion of the total sales will go towards GMES! There will be arts and crafts and snacks for the kiddos, and maybe even a visit from ‘Blaze the Mustang’ himself! Students will be coming home with a bookmark this week that has our barcode and online ordering number on it. Show that bookmark when you checkout at the counter and support our school! Plan on attending Barnes and Noble on Saturday, September 18th!
- Continuing at Glenn Marlow this year, and extended to all our Buckaroo families, is an initiative called the Marlow Backpack Bunch. Through the generosity of local churches, organizations, and parents, this anonymous program is designed to assist families who could use some extra help with food for their children on weekends. Food bags go home with your student each Friday. If you would like your child to receive food from the Backpack Bunch please contact the school as soon as possible. Any information received is sent to the school counselor, Rachel Malmgren, and is kept completely confidential. Thank you!
- Attention morning car riders! We are getting better every day with morning car rider line and getting all our students in building before the 8:00 bell rings. To keep things running smooth, please be sure that students are ready to exit the car as you pull up. If your child does need assistance getting out of the car, myself, Ms. Hogan, or Ms. Pittman are there to help. We are always looking for parents and volunteers to help us in the morning opening car doors (thank you, Mr. Spray and Mr. Jackson!). The more help we have, the smoother our drop-off line will run. No experience necessary, just park and come up on the curb to help. A good time is always had by all!
- Don’t forget! The 2021 Marlow Spirit Wear link is now live, and ready for consumers! Special thanks to Big Frog Custom T-shirts and More for their partnership. Order your Marlow spirit wear today!
- To our morning and afternoon car riders… We would like to ask our Marlow families please be “good neighbors” to Aletheia Academy Childcare next door and leave their entrance “unblocked” during drop-off and pick-up. This will allow their families, staff, and any emergency vehicles, if ever needed, access in and out of their center. They will appreciate this kind and thoughtful courtesy very much. Thank you!
- Chick-fil-A anyone? That’s right, GMES is having a Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in Hendersonville (Highlands Square) on Tuesday, September 28th from 5 pm – 8 pm. Hope to see everyone out at Chick-fil-A that night!
Here is news from last week’s message:
- Student Chromebooks: as stated in a recorded message that was sent out several weeks ago, we are asking families to review the expectations for the usage and care of HCPS Chromebooks. There is no annual technology fee, but damages to these district-issued devices will result in fees ranging from $20 to $40, depending on the severity of the damage. If a Chromebook is repeatedly damaged, the student user will no longer be allowed to take a device home, but will still have access to a loaned device during school hours. Lost or totally destroyed Chromebooks will result in a $250 replacement charge. You can find more details about Chromebook damage fees in the HCPS Student Code of Conduct, which is on our school’s website or at the Henderson County Public Schools website under the “Students” drop-down menu.
- We have a new system for student check ins, check outs, and visitors. Gone are the days of pencil and paper sign-ins and we are happy to announce that we are utilizing a computer system for this procedure. When you come in to the front office sign in or sign out, you will go to the new visitor computer on the right hand side of the front desk counter and complete the appropriate form. As always, you will be asked to provide your ID for check outs.
- As a reminder, our AMAZING Marlow PTO has also set up an Amazon Smile account for the Marlow PTO. As the online shopping season is always running in full swing, you can shop on Amazon Smile, register the Marlow PTO on Amazon Smile account, and a portion of your purchases will go directly to the PTO! Sign up with your Amazon account today, and thank you for supporting our school!
Stay safe and healthy everyone. Thank you, and have a good evening. JHart