Dear Glenwood Families,
It’s hard to believe that our school year is already into March. As the parent of a 5th grader, I wish I could just put time on hold, but alas, his time at Glenwood is rapidly coming to a close. I’m fortunate enough that my younger son allows me 3 more years to be a part of this wonderful school.
In our last Foundation Forum back in November, we mentioned that our remaining classrooms would be outfitted for LCD projectors. I’m happy to report that over the winter break, that project was completed, which included the installation of mounted screens and speakers. Now all teachers, including Miss Holly in the library, have this important teaching tool at their disposal. Apple TVs were installed in several classrooms as well. Some classroom computers were rather outdated, and new computers are ordered and on the way, to the great relief of those impacted teachers. All of these technology tools are possible only because of the generous contributions from our donors, and all of the fundraising efforts of our parent volunteers.
We are extremely pleased to report that our second largest annual fundraising event, the Read-A-Thon, raised an astounding $13,144. Kudos to those kids that participated…that’s A LOT of reading! And our Read-A-Thon chairpersons, Suzanne Banfield and Mia Swain deserve recognition and sincere thanks for all their hard work. The Read-A-Thon is a critical event not only for fundraising, but to help cultivate a generation of lifetime readers and learners. A job very well done to all who contributed! A full recap of the 2014-15 Read-A-Thon can be found here.
And since our last correspondence, we’ve had a couple of terrific events for the parents. Back in November, the Dad’s Club hosted a Poker Night, which was won by none other than Glenwood’s own Adam Treewater. Thanks to the Dad’s Club for an incredibly fun evening, and especially Koorosh Khashayar for all he does for the GSF on behalf of the Dad’s Club. The Crab Feed in January was another huge success. The word is out on the amount of fun usually had at the Crab Feed because this year it sold out in record time. Kelly Merrick and Cheryl Riley did an outstanding job organizing this event in their first year at the helm. Fabulous job, ladies! And just this past week, a delicious meal was enjoyed at Terrapin Crossroads in a Dine Out and Donate event for Glenwood. We’ve also benefitted from Dine Outs at Celia’s, Boudin SF, and Gaspare’s this year. Thank you to Kathryn Elia for coordinating these events. It’s so great to see all of those familiar Glenwood faces in the house, enjoying a wonderful meal while contributing to your GSF.
And I’m not sure that you’ve heard, but the annual Glenwood Auction is coming up in just a few short weeks. Suzanne Maloney and her team of dedicated volunteers will have us all Going Gatsby rather soon. We cannot wait to see what they have in store for all of us.
Also coming up later this year we will have our GSF-sponsored Science Week with Lawrence Hall of Science beginning on April 6th. Son’s Night and the Daughter’s Dance are coming in May, also to be sponsored by the GSF. And we can’t forget about the Spring Sing and Book Fair which will also happen later in May. It’s been terrific so far, and there’s still so much more excitement left in our 2014-15 school year. We look forward to sharing with all of you.