The Glacier Gazette
August 31, 2023
Thank you for bringing your children on time every day! Having them enter the school at 8:45 gives them the opportunity to unpack and start on their arrival time activities. At 9:00, they are prepared and ready to begin learning. It sets them up for a great day!
Please remember to call the school if you have any questions at 410-665-4521. Our regular school office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The principal’s newsletter, the Glacier Gazette, is sent out to families every Thursday during the school year and should arrive to your email mailbox sometime after 6 p.m. If you cannot find that email from OneCallNow, please check your SPAM or Trash folder. It’s possible that all of our correspondence to you will continue to go there until you mark it as “Not SPAM”. This is the same system we use to send out emergency updates and weather closings. Please also remember that attachments on the newsletter disappear after 30 days, so please print or save them to your computer.
Our weekly chapel services are every Wednesday morning at approximately 9:15. Parents and families are always welcome to join us! Offering envelopes will be sent home beginning next Monday. All offering this year will once again go to God’s Global Barnyard, a charity we eagerly supported last year. You can look at the good works they do at ELCA.org/goodgifts.
We are a school that not only teaches the love of Christ, but we encourage our students and school community to make their faith an active part of their lives, both locally and worldwide. Beginning on October 4th, 2023, and continuing on the first Wednesday of each month (on chapel day) we will be collecting food items for Victor’s Vittles. This food pantry serves the greater community and is based at Christus Victor Lutheran Church on Harford Road. There will be a blue bin in the school lobby to collect donations. Stay tuned for more specific information.
Chick Fil-A lunches will begin on Tuesdays in October on 10/3, through 10/10, 10/17, and 10/24. Please note that there is NO Chick Fil-A lunch on Halloween (10/31). Hard copies of the order forms were sent home last week. All orders must be received by September 22, 2023 by 10:00 a.m., or you will need to provide a packed lunch for your child. Please contact PACE if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. An order form is attached to this newsletter.
Our weekly chapel services are every Wednesday morning at approximately 9:15. Parents and families are always welcome to join us!
Opportunities for the Science Guy and SNAPOLOGY programs have been delayed because they have not yet filled their sessions. There is still time and space to register your child if you are interested. You may contact them online. The Science Guys’ program will start on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The SNAPOLOGY program will start on Wednesday, October 4th through December 6, 2023, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. If you need another flyer, contact Ms. Darney in the office.
Mr. Brown’s Mini Maestros will begin in October. He will contact parents directly with his schedule.
Beginning on October 4th, 2023, and continuing on the first Wednesday of each month (on chapel day) we will be collecting food items for Victor’s Vittles. This food pantry serves the greater community and is based at Christus Victor Lutheran Church on Harford Road. There is a blue bin in the school lobby to collect donations.
A special reminder to our fifth grade parents: Please remember that when you register your child for middle school, you will need to sign a Release of Records form at the new school which will be sent to Ms. Darney in our SPES school office. Once received, she will scan and forward your child’s confidential records, as requested. These records cannot be transported otherwise.
As you are getting ready for the beginning of the school year, please remember that if it is necessary to keep medicine for your child in school, whether for daily administration or in case of emergencies, you must provide us with a copy of the Medical Administration form, completed by yourself and your child’s doctor for each prescription. A copy of this form is attached to this newsletter. Please DO NOT send in any medication with a child.
Please check the Maryland State Department of Education website for the BOOST application. The application must be completed online by the parents.
Registration for the 2023-2024 school year continues to be open. We are happy to take referrals.
Remember that SPES offers a $1,000.00 student referral incentive. Registration packets are available in the office.
A calendar for August-October 2023 is located on the School Calendar Tab. A full calendar and Parent Handbook will be sent to you this summer via robo-email.
PACE NEWS: We need you!
Our Joe Corbi fundraiser is up and running! Buy some yummy goodies and support our school! This fundraiser ends on Sunday, October 15th and monies are due on Monday, October 16th. The pick-up date is scheduled for Thursday, November 9, 2023. All of this information is in the order form packet. If you need an additional packet, please contact Ms. Darney in the office.
PACE will be sponsoring a “Trunk or Treat” on Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 2 to 4 p.m. If you are interested in participating and decorating your car, contact PACE at email@example.com. Participants must provide their own decorations and candy for the trick or treaters. This is always a FUN event!
Our “Spirit Wear” apparel is available via this storefront link: https://stpeters23-24.itemorder.com/shop/home/
ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH NEWS:
Your confidential prayer requests may be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to write “PRAYERS” in the subject line. We are a Christian community that supports one another.
Our church offers a $1,000.00 incentive to families who attend 20 church services during the 2023-2024 school year. Each week you must complete and return the goldenrod-colored attendance form in the bulletin to receive credit. Contact Mrs. Karen Yelovich for more information at email@example.com. Very important: If you attend a worship service, please make sure to fill out the goldenrod-colored attendance form in the bulletin, so that we can keep track of your attendance!
Sunday morning worship services are at 8:45 (traditional) and 10:15 (contemporary). Sunday School begins at 10:00 in the lower level of the church. There is also an adult Bible class that meets in the conference center at 10:00. All are welcome!
The Baltimore Cancer Support group at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is hosting two events this fall, a car show and a Gala. For more information, contact the church secretary at 410-665-7300.
Attention parents! If you are looking for an opportunity to earn volunteer hours, the bushes in front of the windows of the Conference Center are in serious need of a trim. Contact Mrs. Fales for more information.