August 18, 2019

Dear Glen Park Families,

Welcome to the 2019/2020 school year! Teachers and staff have been preparing all week (and weeks before that) to get ourselves and the school building ready for your children to arrive on Monday. We are excited to get the year started!

A few first-day logistics: 

  • If you are driving, arrive in plenty of time to find parking. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN BUS ZONES ON EITHER SIDE OF THE BUILDING—indicated by white paint on the curb.

  • The school day starts at 8:40 sharp, so come at least a few minutes early to say hello to friends. The yard will be supervised starting at 8:20 am. We will have clap-in in the yard before going to classrooms.

  • All grades, K-5, meet their teachers in the big yard on the Brompton side—look for the sign with your child’s teacher’s name and room number. If you are not sure what class your child is assigned to, check the lists displayed in the main hallway.

  • If you need to complete registration, please see Elizabeth Nuñez in the office before going to the yard.

  • After clap-in, students will depart to their classrooms and family members are invited to enjoy coffee and conversation in the lower yard (by the cafeteria) hosted by our wonderful PTO.

  • Big Blue After School Program staff will be in the cafeteria starting around 8:20 to receive applications, help with filling out the Multi-Use Form (aka “lunch form”), and answer questions.

  • School ends at 2:40. At this time, teachers will bring their students to the big yard for dismissal to their parents, the After School Program, or the school bus. Please do not wait at the classroom door, - meet your child in the yard.

Our Fresh Snack program starts the first day of school, so your child will be offered a taste of an organic fruit or vegetable mid-morning. If you are sending your child with a snack or lunch, keep in mind our district and school healthy-foods guidelines and choose alternatives to soda, candy, or chips. Also, we are asking that all families avoid sending nuts and nut products as we have several students in more than one grade with severe nut allergies. I will send more information about this in the coming weeks. 

The beginning of the school year is always a busy transition—and often an emotional one. A good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast, and a few encouraging words will go a long way toward providing children (and adults!) a positive experience during the first days of school. 

Looking forward to seeing you on Monday at 8:40!

Liz Zarr