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Weekly Updates February 12th


Take a look at the minutes from our January 17th Meeting.


Next PTG General Meeting is Tuesday, February 26th. We have FREE CHILDCARE to make it easier for parents to attend.


Fundraising


Sky Zone Fundraiser- THIS WEDNESDAY, February 13th from 3-8pm, bring your students to Jump for the McGlynn at Sky Zone and help raise funds for student enrichment!



World's Finest Chocolates- Currently, the PTG is selling the World's Finest Chocolate Bars. The PTG will be selling during lunch on Valentine's Day. We are selling both $1 and $2 bars in a variety of flavors and will fill orders weekly through the end of March. If you haven't received an order form, please reach out to Renee Hanley (renee.hanley06@gmail.com) or pick one up in the office.


First McGlynn Elementary Read-a-thon - This week we are tallying the minutes read to figure out the big winners. If you haven't sent in your student's form please do it ASAP. A big thanks to Sharon Tomasulo and Mrs. Collins for taking on the Read-a-thon for the McGlynn! If you have any Read-a-thon questions, please reach out to Sharon sharon@tomasulo.net.


Scholastic Book Fair- This years Scholastic Book Fair will be from March 1st - 8th with Family Night on March 5th from 6-8pm. We are currently recruiting volunteers. If you have some time, please fill out the Book Fair Volunteer Form. If you have questions, please reach out to Sharon (sharon@tomasulo.net).


Harlem Wizards Game- The Medford Elementary City-Wide PTO is bringing the Harlem Wizards to town. On March 13th at 7pm, the Wizards will play the Medford All Stars, a team of teachers from all four Medford Elementary Schools. From the McGlynn, we will have Mr. Petrelis, Mr. G.S., Mrs. Bello, Ms. O'brien, and Ms. Hunt. You can order tickets online at harlemwizards.com.


Enrichment


Field Trips- The PTG enrichment team has been hard at work making sure that each grade gets at least one field trip this year. This is what we've got planned so far:

Kindergarten: Medford Fire Station, Drumlin Farms

1st Grade: Smolak Farms, Acton Discovery Museum

2nd Grade: Rosie Revere, Engineer at the Lynn Auditorium

3rd Grade: Museum of Science, Plymouth Plantation, Lexington Symphony

4th Grade: Still planning… Possibility the Harvard Natural History Museum

5th Grade: Royal House, Still Planning


In-School Presentations- The PTG Enrichment team has also been working on in-school presentations for each grade. This what has been planned so far:

Kindergarten: Owl Presentation, Window on Wildlife

1st Grade: High Tech Touch “Reason for the Season”

2nd Grade: Dance Caliente

3rd Grade: Mystic River Organization

4th Grade: Still planning… Possibility Mystic River Watershed Association

5th Grade: Spellman Stamp Museum


Communication


Calendar Update - Tuesday, March 12th will be a Professional Development Day for teachers. There will be no school for students. We are continuously updating our McGlynn PTG 2018-2019 Schedule. You can check it out online via the link above or on our bulletin board in the PTG Room at the school. If you use Google Calendar you can subscribe to the McGlynn Elementary Google PTG Calendar.


Community Engagement


Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention Assessment of McGlynn Elementary- Recently, the Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention Assessment reported to the the School Committee on the assessment done on the social and emotional climate of the McGlynn Middle and Elementary Schools. Check out the article about it in the Medford Wicked Local.

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