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Weekly Updates September 23rd

Our first meeting this year will be Tuesday, October 1st at 6:00pm in the school library. We will be continuing to provide childcare during meeting this year.


Communications


Picture Day- This years school picture day will be on October 1st. Flyers went home in student communication folders this week.


PTG Calendar- Stay up-to-date with all the upcoming school events. To see what we've got planned check out this years schedule or subscribe to our google calendar. Make sure to check the calendar often as it is updated frequently as dates change and new events get added.


PTG Recruitment- Your time is just as important as your money. The PTG is a completely volunteer run organization. To meet our goals, we need a lot of human power. 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 (execboard@mcglynnptg.org).


Parent Directory- We've made it to 32% participation in AtoZConnect. Thank you to everyone who took the time to join last week. The higher participation in the parent directory the more useful it becomes. If you haven't signed up yet please take a minute. Please encourage any parents you know to sign up.

Directions to sign up:

  • Go to join.atozconnect.com and click on “Sign Up Now."

  • Enter the school zip code then select our school from the "Select Organization" drop down menu.

  • Complete the form to send in your join request.


Room Parent Recruitment- Thank you to everyone who signed up to be a room parent this week! The PTG is still recruiting Room Parents for each classroom. All the research show that having parents in the classroom increases academic success for all students. If you are interested in volunteering in your child's classroom a few times over the next year, you can sign up here.


Enrichment


1st Grade when to Smolak Farms- Last week the 1st grade took their annual apple picking field trip to Smolak Farms.


After School Clubs- Sign ups for Lego Club and Recycled Arts and Crafts went out this week. Sign up for Sword Play will go out next week. If your student is interested in participating please send back forms ASAP. We are still looking for parent volunteers to help us facilitate these awesome activities for our students. If you have any interest in helping out with these programs please let us know (execboard@mcglynnptg.org). Signups for these clubs will go out over the next few weeks.


Fundraising


Annual Membership Drive- The PTG continues to run it's Annual Membership Drive until the end of September. We are a nonprofit group with the mission to enhance and support the educational experience at the McGlynn Elementary School. Our fundraising goal this year is $40 per student. The money we raise goes towards enrichment such as field trips, in-school presentations, and Fun Day. If you are able, please consider giving generously to support enriched educational experiences for your child. You send a donation in your students communication folder in an envelope marked "Mcglynn PTG" or you can donate online here. We take small and large donations, with much appreciation.


Citywide Electronic Recycle Drive, September 28th 10am-1pm -This Saturday is the Citywide Electronics Recycle Drive behind the McGlynn. Clean out your basement and pay a small fee to dispose of your unwanted stuff. All proceeds from City-wide Alliance fundraisers are split equally between the four elementary schools. Check out this flyer for a list of goods accepted and the cost. If you are interested in helping on the day use this signup genius.


Annual Pie Fundraiser, Starting October 1st- This year we will be selling pies from Wilson Farms and breads from Lyman. Information about pie and bread sales will go out next week.


Jingle Bell Run- The Jingle Bell Run is on! Last year we raised $886 though sponsorships and participants choose Mcglynn PTG as their charity when registering. If you want to be part of our McGlynn Team you can register for the race here. If you know of a local business that might be interested in sponsoring the McGlynn team please reach out to execboard@mcglynnptg.org or Stephanie Tapia on Facebook. Thank you Stephanie for taking the lead on this awesome fundraiser.



ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

  • Mustang Spirit Shop- The Mustang Spirit Store provides everything you need to show your McGlynn Mustang Spirit. This year we have created an online store as well as expanded our merchandise. You can also order merchandise by filling out this form and sending in with your child. 

  • Textile Recycle Bin- Do you have old clothing, shoes, or curtains you need to get rid of? Drop off your textiles, whatever the condition, any time in the white bin in the school parking lot marked “McGlynn Elementary.". The PTG gets paid by the pound for whatever is in the bin. Check out our website (www.mcglynnptg.org) for a full list of what’s accepted.

  • Boxtops for Education- We ask families to collect Box Top labels from participating products and send them into school. We submit the labels by November 1st and March 1st of each year. The PTG receives 10 cents per label submitted. Check out the Box Tops website for ways to earn even more for our students.

  • Amazon Smile- Everyone orders from Amazon!! The PTG asks for your support by selecting the McGlynn Elementary Parent Teacher Group by logging on to www.smile.amazon.com. By doing so, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the McGlynn PTG which in turn will be used to fund fun and enriching activities for our students.

Community Engagement


Family Exercise Night- Tomorrow evening, September 26th from 6-7:15, Miss. Richard will be hosting her annual Family Exercise Night. Families will be broken into groups and do a workout and learn about nutrition. If you are interested in joining the fun please email Miss. Richard to let her know you are coming (meganrichard@medford.k12.ma.us). Don't forget to wear your sneakers and bring a water bottle!


Cultural Awareness Night- This year the PTG will be sponsoring a Cultural Awareness Night on October 24th in conjunction with the McGlynn Cultural Awareness Week. We are looking for families willing to share parts of their culture with our community including; fashion, language, holidays, books, toys, dances and art. If your family has something to share or you want to help plan this evening for the Mcglynn Community celebrate our diversity please reach out to Bailey (execboard@mcglynnptg.org).


Harvest Your Energy Festival- Mayor Stephanie M Burke presents the 10th Annual Harvest Your Energy Festival on Saturday, October 19, 12-3pm, behind the McGlynn School. The festival will feature electronics recycling, paper shredding, textile recycling and “Windy’s” 10th birthday and the Annual Green Awards – we are currently taking nominations for the Green Awards for businesses, residents and non-profits and we are looking for a few more good candidates!

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