Important School Information:
The Great Kindness Challenge
This week, our school is proudly participating in The Great Kindness Challenge, a week-long program dedicated to creating a culture of kindness and compassion in communities worldwide.
On Monday, January 25th students will enjoy the 2021 Great Kindness Challenge Virtual Kick Off Presentation!!
One highlight of the Great Kindness Challenge is Spirit Days!
THIS WEEK'S SPIRIT DAYS:
MGES Trivia Night
Hosted by Mr. Brittain
Kindergarten and 1st grade- Tuesday, January 26th 7pm
2nd and 3rd grade- Thursday, January 28th 7pm
4th and 5th grade- Tuesday, February 2nd- 7pm
Trivia nights are grade specific so you can only participate on the night of your grade. No pre-registration needed. The live stream links will be emailed through Infinite Campus on your trivia day.
To participate, you will need:
Email email@example.com with questions.
Boys Lacrosse Registration Open
Parents of 1st-8th grade boys can sign up for the spring lacrosse season now at UDLC registration site. Registration late fees begin on February 1.
Girls Lacrosse Registration Open
Girls Lacrosse Registration is still open! Please register your daughter(s) ASAP to avoid late fees that start on February 1. All players and coaches must wear masks at all times. Grades 1-8. For more information and to register go to http://www.cclcgirls.com.usl.la/. Please reach out to Merry Zinkand at Merryzinkand@gmail.com for any registration questions.
We hope to see you in the Spring!
Upper Dublin Lacrosse Club Girls
Get your child's picture in the yearbook!
The Yearbook needs the help of EVERY family to make the 2020-21 yearbook a success!! Use these simple instructions to send us your pictures! We want to see every MGES student in the yearbook!!
11/29- Study spaces
12/6- All Inclusive Schools Week outfits
12/13- Mask selfies
12/20- Snow Day pictures
1/3, 1/10- School spirit (MGES Spiritwear/red & white)
and pod pictures
1/17, 1/24- "class pet" pictures
You can also send in pictures from:
First day of school (from virtual start and in-person)
Specials: kids with their art projects, musical moments, phys ed activities, showing the great books they're reading
The Elementary Connections JANUARY ISSUE is here! Be sure to check every week to see our newest sponsors! This month, you'll also find a guide to nearby ski areas, places to take the family ice skating outdoors and great places and ways to volunteer with kids. And, to help us all look ahead to sunny days, there is also an interactive Summer Planner!
HELP KEEP MGES BEAUTIFUL
Looking for a family activity? Love to garden and spend time outdoors? Take pride in MGES? The Dirty Hands Society needs your help maintaining our Memorial Garden and gardens in front of school. Includes weeding and light garden maintenance in the fall and spring. See the Sign Up Genius for additional info. ***WILL RESUME IN THE SPRING***
Please join us to hear about upcoming events, ways to get involved or to ask any questions that you may have about the 2020-2021 school year! We can be contacted at PTOMapleGlen@gmail.com.
*meeting dates and times TBA
PTO dues are $10 per family. Membership benefits include access to DirectorySpot, the school directory app and weekly PTO email with MGES items of note, including school calendar reminders and PTO event information. Go to the MGES PTO Store to pay your dues or to make a special contribution. MGES T-shirts and Kindergarten Class of 2033 T-shirts are also available.
The DirectorySpot App has been updated for the 2020-21 school year.
Infinite Campus is the Upper Dublin School District's online portal. EVERY STUDENTS' information needs to be updated each year so that your information gets released to our Directory.
You will not see your name in the MGES Directory if you have NOT completed the Student Registration on Infinite Campus.
Also, please make sure you select "yes" to all of the questions regarding the PTO/PTA Publications in the "Registration" tab.
Please follow the link here:
This tutorial provides an overview of how to navigate the portal and complete your demographic updates (emergency information, PTO/PTA directory opt in/out, etc.). If you have questions regarding Infinite Campus, please contact Mrs. Schultz in the MGES office.
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Volunteers play a vital role in supporting the staff, students and programs at Maple Glen Elementary School. Volunteers are required to obtain new clearances (child abuse history, state and federal criminal history checks) every 5 years (60 months). Once you obtain your clearances, you must get a Volunteer Card from the District's Human Resources Office. The process is FREE and simple! The steps are outlined at this link: https://www.udsd.org/departments/human-resources/clearances/#toggle-id-1
While this may not be in the forefront of everyone's mind at this time, it is important to keep clearances up to date for when the buildings do open up again. In order to volunteer in the school, you must have the District Volunteer Card.
**If your clearances have EXPIRED, you will need to obtain new clearances and a new District Volunteer Card. If you are unsure of when your clearances expire, contact Mrs. Schultz in the MGES office.**
New Vaccination Requirements: Reminder to all families that as of August 2017 changes to the school vaccination requirements outlined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health will be in effect. On the first day of school unless your child has a medical or religious/philosophical exemption he/she must have had at least one dose of the required vaccinations or risk exclusion from school. Implemented changes to the school immunizations are intended to protect students against vaccine-preventable diseases. Please see District website for a link to the Immunization document provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. If you have questions regarding immunization requirements, please contact your healthcare provider or call 1-877-PA-HEALTH for more information.