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Sep 22
Send your student to 'bootcamp'

Army Boot.jpgThe deadline to sign up for SAT Bootcamp is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. Visit catalystprep.com for more information, and click on the "Bootcamp Sign-Up" link to enroll. The SAT preparation course will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27-28 at GRHS. The cost is $175 per student for the entire weekend and course materials.​

Sep 19
Get homework help at library

Ongoing teen programs at the Glen Rock Public Library include Movie Afternoon, Gaming Afternoon, Maker Afternoon and Chess Club. Special events are Life-Sized Board Games on Nov. 8, Whole Foods cooking demonstrations on the third Tuesday of the month, and Mother/Daughter Book Club the last Thursday of the month. Homework help also is available by appointment. For more information, visit glenrock.bccls.org/teens.html. Questions? contact Jennifer Lemke at 201-670-3970 or jennifer.lemke@glenrock.bccls.org.​

Sep 18
Express your thoughts on course offerings

From GRHS:

As part of the 5 Year Science Program Review process, the Science Committee is requesting your input on expanding science course offerings to include semester electives. These senior electives will replicate the types of semester science courses offered on college campuses. Please complete a survey by clicking on the below link. Thank you, your input is appreciated and valued.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MtlQRvrqnggSGg0if6JIpcBxhx1kfwTMAlz49C_lkJY/viewform?usp=send_form​

​As part of the 5 Year Social Studies/Business Program Review process, the review committee is requesting your input on expanding business course offerings to include semester electives. These senior electives will replicate the types of semester business courses offered on college campuses. Please complete a survey by clicking on the below link. Thank you, your input is appreciated and valued.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MeMfYpDVjgCp8RySRe4X9Sjb7YBxx0PnNn_6o72sW20/viewform?usp=send_form​​

Sep 15
Senior parents: Get in touch

​Senior parents who haven't been receiving email about Grad Ball 2015 are asked to please contact Patti McHugh at phmchugh@verizon.net. See the Grad Ball 2015 web page for more information.

Sep 15
We need your help!

Please contact Angela Vila, njvilas@optonline.net, if you can help with the following events and activities:

GRHS Homecoming Dance (Oct. 25): Oversee parent volunteers that check in bags, etc.
Academic Awards (June 3, one or two parents of juniors): Set up refreshments and clean up. (This event is catered by Pomptonian.)
Senior Yearbook Party (June 3, two parents): Supply refreshments and pens. 
Eighth Grade Pool Party (week of June 15, two chairs): Oversee food, decor, etc. 
​​GRMS Store (ongoing): Oversee buying snacks and coordinating volunteers to sell them. (GRMS Store funds are used for the Eighth Grade Pool Party. )

Sep 14
New spirit wear store opens online

A new online GRMS spirit wear store is open for business Sept. 15 to Oct. 1. Click anywhere on the spirit wear flier to enter the online store, and click on "Glen Rock Middle School" to view items. After clicking on an item, read the description and size charts since items will not be returnable. All orders will be distributed to students at the school toward the end of October. Start your holiday shopping!

Sep 14
Handbook: Are you in or out?

If you want your listing in the Federated HSA Handbook, you're good to go, and no further action is required. Parents wishing to opt-out, however, now have the ability to do so via the Genesis Parent Portal by following these instructions. The deadline to opt-out is Sept. 24.

Note: We welcome new members all the time, but only members who pay dues by Oct. 1 are ensured delivery of the Federated HSA Handbook. Don't miss out!

Sep 12
Lost and found (but never claimed)

LostAndFound.jpgFrom GRMS teacher Jean Urmston:

Every year, hundreds of items are left in the lost and found at GRMS and GRHS. Clothing, eyewear, team uniforms, sports equipment, gym bags, books, agendas, notebooks, pencil cases, lunch boxes and more are placed in the lost and found bins, usually never seeing their owners again. Two weeks before the end of each marking period, students are repeatedly reminded to take a look before the items (mostly clothes) are donated to local charities. This past July, items left behind in lockers and locker rooms added more than 500 garments to the count.

Some students probably don’t even realize they’ve misplaced their hoodie or T-shirt, but what about their sneakers and coats? Eyeglasses, wallets, cellphones and jewelry usually are turned in to either the GRMS or GRHS office, but if students do not check both offices (more than once!) these items, too, go unclaimed.

Please remind your students to look for lost belongings as soon as possible, starting first in their classrooms! Having their name in their belongings might help but is no guarantee that someone will track down the owner. There are already items in the lost and found! Lost and found bins are located outside the cafeteria as well as in the second floor hallway of GRMS near the faculty room.

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