Weekly Updates May 5th

Check out the minutes from our April 24th Meeting.

Our final PTG General Meeting will be May 23rd. During this meeting, we will review what we've done this year, vote on a budget for next year, and elect two treasurers to the executive board. We have FREE CHILDCARE to make it easier for parents to attend.


PTG Recruitment- The PTG is recruiting for the next year. We currently have both Treasurer positions open for the 2019-2020 school year and will hold an election at our May 23rd meeting. If being on the executive board seems like too much, there are all kinds of ways to contribute to our community. Check out all the roles needed to make the work of the PTG happen in the McGlynn PTG Volunteer Positions 2019-2020 descriptions. If you have a few extra hours a month and want help us bring enrichment and community to the McGlynn Elementary School, please contact Bailey Schendell (

End of the Year Dates- With the last day of school set for June 13th, the dates for end of the year activities keep shifting. 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.

Volunteer Opportunities- Come help make all the end of the year activities happen!

Teacher Appreciation Week- This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we have big plans for letting our teachers and staff know how much we appreciate all the hard work they do with our students and for our McGlynn Community. Letters went home last week with our plans and outlining ways community members can help contribute. If you are interested in helping out but haven't got a chance to let us know it's not to late! Please reach out to Bailey Schendell (

Ice Cream Social (Thursday, May 16th)- Volunteers are needed for planning this event as well as covering activity stations during the event.

Fun Day (Friday, June 7th)- Volunteers will be running activity stations such as obstacle courses, dunk tank, balloon toss, or handing out slush.

If you are interested in volunteering, please make sure you have a CORI on file with the school. CORI must be completed every year. You can download a CORI Form and send it with a copy of your photo ID in your child's communications folder. Please contact Bailey Schendell ( if you have any questions or would like to sign up to volunteer.


Field Trips and In-School Presentations- Check out all the fun field trips and in-school presentations the PTG is sponsoring this year. Thank you Karey Cropper and the Enrichment Team for helping bring all this enrichment to our students.

Field Trips:

Kindergarten: Medford Fire Station, Franklin Park Zoo

1st Grade: Smolak Farms, Boston Children’s Museum

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

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

4th Grade: Mystic River Watershed Association

5th Grade: Royal House, TBA

In-school Presentations:

Kindergarten: Owl Presentation

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

2nd Grade: Dance Caliente

3rd Grade: Mystic River Organization

4th Grade: Mystic River Watershed Association

5th Grade: Spellman Stamp Museum

LEGO Afterschool Club- This week in LEGO Club the 2nd and 3rd grade group made monorail cars and battled!


5th Grade V. Teachers Basketball Game- The 5th Grade v Teachers Basketball Game was a big success! We raised $1,779.50 to put towards our Teacher-Driven Project Fund and had a great night as a community. Thank you Ms. Richard for making this wonderful event possible!

Chipotle Fundraiser- Last Monday, we raised $182.99 by eating out at Chipotle. Thank you to everyone who participated. Every penny counts in raising money to help support our community.

Ice Cream Social- The McGlynn Community will come together on Thursday, May 16th from 6-8pm to celebrate the end of a great year with our 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social. There is much to look forward to with the return of the Petrelis v. G.S. Ice Cream Showdown, a Student Art Exhibition, and other more ice cream related fun. Many of our wonderful teachers have already signed up to be our SUPERSTAR SCOOPERS. Tickets will be $3 per person with a $12 family maximum. If you are interested in helping please checkout our Ice Cream Social Plan (still very much a work in progress). If you have idea or would like to volunteer, please email Bailey Schendell (

Community Engagement

Fun Day- Fun Day is scheduled for Friday, June 7th. Fun Day is the McGlynn's version of field day. There is a bunch of outdoor activities, including bouncy houses, a dunk tank, and balloon toss. We are going to need a lot of parent volunteers to make this day happen! If you are interested in volunteering, please make sure you have a CORI on file with the school. CORI must be completed every year. You can download a CORI Form and send it with a copy of your photo ID in your child's communications folder.