Good evening Glenn Marlow parents and students, this is John Hart with your Marlow Monday Message on this Monday, November 1, 2021. We hope everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween! There were certainly some tired Buckaroos this morning that may have stayed up a little too late last night. Alas, here we are November! A lot happening this month, including some much-needed breaks for all, so please stay tuned to events and happenings in and around school. Thank you for all you do!
The Shout-Out this week goes to our first graders! They had an awesome opportunity to visit Jeter Mountain Farms last Thursday for their first field trip of the year. Not only did they brave the chilly, overcast, and sometimes rainy day, they did an outstanding job representing Marlow and showing off their Marlow High 5’s! Thank you, first grade, for setting a great example!
Here is this week’s Marlow Monday Message:
- Glenn Marlow Elementary School is once again hosting a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Food Drive, to help our families during the holiday season. Beginning today, we invite your child to drop off the selected GL items into the “Big Turkey” box, located in the middle of each grade level hallway. Students can also check out our Turkey-themed progress poster by the cafeteria showing the progress toward our collection goal. Our goal this year is 600 items, and the Turkey Trot Drive runs through November 19th. If you have other ideas for outreach at our school, or you would like to continue helping BackPack Bunch, please contact school counselor, Rachel Malmgren at 654-3225. Thank you so much!
- We will be having an in-person Fall Scholastic Book Fair, “Under the Sea” from November 15th through November 19th. Current restrictions will only allow students to visit the book fair during their Specials time in the school day that week, so please be sure that you know what day your child has Media Center/Library for Specials so you can prepare them to shop!
- On Tuesday, November 16th, we will host Family Night at the Book Fair, from 5 pm – 7 pm. Hope you can join us then!
- Here are some important facts to help inspire you to buy brain-building books at our Book Fair!
- Based on a study by the US Department of Education, children who were read to at least three times a week by a family member were almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% in reading compared to children who were read to less than 3 times a week.
- According to the National Reading Campaign reading for as little as 6 minutes can reduce stress by as much as 60%!
- “Children who read for just 20 minutes per day see 1.8 million words each year and have scores on standardized tests in the 90th percentile (because they have experienced so many words!). Compare this with the child who is reading for just 1 minute per day, they only see 8000 words each year and have scores in the 10th percentile on standardized tests.” (Nagy and Henry’s study for the Center for the Study of Reading)
- For this first quarter of the school year, we will be recognizing our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade A-A/B Honor Roll students during school and during grade level, student-only ceremonies. We are very proud of these students’ accomplishments, and want to be sure they get the recognition they so very well deserve. We will continue to monitor the conditions of these ceremonies at the end of each quarter, and will adjust accordingly if need be.
- As discussed last week, your child should now have with them their student Choice Board in the event that our school system calls “Remote Learning Day” for students. These Remote Learning Days can possibly be called for inclement weather or widespread power outages, and these student Choice Boards will allow instruction to continue across our district and will also allow us to count the school day towards our total required instructional hours. Please do not lose these student Choice Boards, keep them in a safe place where they can be found in case they are needed. If you have any questions regarding Remote Learning Days or student Choice Boards, please contact the school.
- Here are some upcoming school-wide events for November. Please mark these on your calendar:
- Thursday, November 11th – Veterans Day; No School for Students and Staff
- Friday, November 12th – Optional Teacher Workday; No school for Students
- November 15 – November 19 – Scholastic Book Fair @ Marlow
- Tuesday, November 16th – Make-up Picture Day
- Tuesday, November 16th – Family Night @ the Book Fair; 5 pm – 7 pm
- November 24 – November 26 – Thanksgiving Break
From last week’s Marlow Monday Message…
- Don’t forget! The 2021 – 2022 Marlow Yearbooks are now on sale! We encourage everyone to order their yearbooks online, however, you can send in your order form if you so choose. This year, yearbooks start at $20, with add-ons available for additional charges. If you have any questions about yearbooks and yearbook ordering, please contact our Yearbook Coordinator, Monica Outman, here at the school.
Stay safe and healthy everyone. Thank you, and have a great evening. JHart