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The Glacier Gazette

March 23, 2023

  1. Registration fees for the 2023-2024 school year were due on March 1st, 2023. Please contact Mrs. Fales with any questions.

  2. Please remember that Chick Fil-A Hot Lunches will continue through the month of March on TUESDAYS! There will be NO Hot Lunches during the month of April.

  3. Standardized testing has taken place this week, and is scheduled to finish tomorrow, March 24th. Only children in the third through fifth grades are being tested. 

  4. Looking ahead: Third term report cards will be sent home on Thursday, March 30th. 

  5. School will close at noon on Friday, March 31, 2023, for parent conferences. Parents who would like to have a conference can schedule one directly with your child’s teacher using Remind.

  6. The food pantry that we donate to, Victor’s Vittles, is in dire need of several items: peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, CHEF Boyardee canned pastas, instant potatoes, canned fruit, cereal, and oatmeal. If you can help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  7. Our new apparel is available via the following link: Orders are made and delivered to the school packaged by invoice within 5 days.  Also, embroidered logos can be completed on any polo shirt for $8 at XSELL Promotions shop. 

  8. Ms. Darney continues to check the Maryland State Department of Education website for BOOST updates. The application has not yet been posted as of today. Here is a link to the website so that you can also check. The application has to be completed online by the parents.:

  9. REGISTRATION FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR IS OPEN. Thanks to everyone who have already returned their registration forms and fees. Our kindergarten and second grade are now on waiting lists! Pre-K is not far behind!

  10. SPES offers $1,000.00 student referral incentive. Please call or see Mrs. Fales for additional information.

  11. Easter Break: SPES will be closed for Easter Break from Thursday April 6th through Sunday, April 16th. School will reopen on Monday, April 17th, 2023.

  12. The next PACE meeting will be on Thursday, April 20th, 2023. IT WILL BE VIRTUAL.

  13. SNAPOLOGY’s Spring session will run from April 19th through May 31st, 2023, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., for grades 1 through 5. The cost is $125.00, and you must register using the QR code. Flyers were sent home last week, and one is attached to this newsletter. 

  14. Looking ahead: The last day of this school year is designated as Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

  15. Please keep this future date on your calendar! Class photos and fifth grade graduation photos will be taken on Friday, April 21, 2023.

  16. Hearing and vision testing will take place on April 24th and 25th, 2023 for all new students and select grades. Information will be sent out after spring break. If you have concerns and would like to have your child tested, you will be given an opportunity to request it. If you have any questions before then, please call Ms. Darney in the office at 410-665-4521.

  17. Please remember that if you are interested in volunteering for hot lunch you must sign up to help ONLINE. This ensures that we have enough helpers. The sign-up link is posted on the PACE Facebook Page and on the school’s website. Please refer to the PACE section of the school’s website and sign up electronically. Volunteers are asked to help from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We depend upon our volunteers to make this work!

  18. The Spring Carnival will be on Saturday, April 29th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Volunteers will be needed for set-up before the event, during the carnival, and for clean-up afterward. Here is the sign-up link for the Carnival: 


  20. With your help, this will be a wonderful event!

  21. As always, families are encouraged to join our students and teachers on Wednesday mornings at 9:15 a.m. for chapel.


  23. The women of St. Peter’s church are making homemade nonpareils, “Peeps in a Puddle”, and chocolate-covered Easter eggs in a variety of flavors. Orders can be sent in an envelope with payment to the school office. Please put your name and “Easter Candy” on the envelope. An order form with information is attached to this newsletter. Next week will be the last week to order. 

  24. The church is making it easier for SPES parents and families to submit prayer requests. If you have a specific prayer request you may write it on a piece of paper and put it into the Prayer Jar, located on the table outside the school office. The request will remain confidential. If you would rather send your prayer request in an email, please address it to and be sure to write “PRAYERS” in the subject line. We are a Christian community that supports one another.

  25. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church welcomes you to worship with us.

  26. Regular worship services are on Sunday Mornings at 8:45 & 10:15, with Sunday School at 10 a.m.


  28. Keep yourself aware of the volunteer hours that you have accumulated. If you need more hours to reach your goal, there are many opportunities listed below, but your ideas are always welcome. Please contact Mrs. Fales at or PACE at if you are interested. 

  29. The bushes in front of the Conference Center need to be cleaned up and trimmed to windowsill level.

  30. Recess parents are needed from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. for outdoor recess coverage, weather permitting. Consider helping one day a week. Our teachers will appreciate it.

  31. Service hours will be available to assist our PACE group as they plan to mulch our playground. More information will follow. Contact PACE if you are interested at

  32. On EARTH DAY, Saturday, April 22, 2023, SPES will be planting gardens and doing our part to promote a healthy earth. Come and join us! Please contact Mrs. Fales if you are interested.

  33. Plans are being made to remodel our Pre-K and Kindergarten bathrooms. Tile work, painting, and lighting will be needed. Contact Mrs. Fales.

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