Mark your calendars!!!
The fourth Spring Into Spring Glen 5K – sponsored by CAPS Woodworking & Home Improvement, LLC – will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 2019. We will also have a 2.5 mile walk and a Kids Fun Run. Runners and walkers will start and end at Spring Glen School, 1908 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. The course winds through the beautiful tree-lined neighborhood. Kids Fun Run begins at 9:15 AM, followed by the 5K run and 2.5 mile walk at 10 AM. Early bird registration is $20 for Spring Glen School members, $25 for the general public. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Visit www.springglenpta.org/springintospringglen5k to learn more.
Dear Spring Glen families, this is a district-wide petition to the Board of Education initiated by a Spring Glen member and fellow parent. Please help us with this effort by signing the petition. You can also help by sharing this with other Hamden parents, especially parents at other schools (and ask them to share it within their school communities). This won’t be successful if it is just a Spring Glen effort! Here is the link : https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/give-hamden-students-enough-time-to-eat-lunch.html
Thank you to all in advance!
The Spring Glen PTA is looking for leaders interested in running a Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Calls have gone out at PTA meetings but there are still opportunities to get involved in roles of leadership and support. The PTA and Spring Glen School strive to be organizations that reflect, respect, and promote the strengths drawn from similarities and differences within the Hamden community, be they age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, family structure, language and culture, socioeconomic status, etc. To get involved, contact Kristen Talwalkar at email@example.com. More information about tools available from the national PTA to help with diversity & inclusion initiatives can be found online at https://www.pta.org/home/run-your-pta/Diversity-Inclusion-Toolkit.
CLICK HERE to read a letter from PTA CO-Presidents Anne & Kristen with some important follow-ups from the meeting!
Spring Glen PTA welcomes all staff and families to Spring Glen School. The Executive Board invites you to join us each month at the membership meetings to hear firsthand the enrichment programs, the fabulous activities, and the fundraising efforts. We encourage you to bring new ideas and be involved in your child’s school.
You might be asking yourself, “How can I get involved?” “What if I don’t know anyone?” “I am new to the neighborhood? Who can I talk to?” We have answers for you! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you to the right person. We need volunteers! We have committees for the following events/fundraisers:
- Fall and Spring Plant Sales
- Scholastic Book Sales (Fall and Spring)
- Election Day Bake Sale
- Holiday Shoppe
- School Play (Spring)
- Spring Into Spring Glen 5K
- Someone Special Dance in February (planning, decorating and shopping)
All funds that are raised from these events support enrichment programs, Spring Glen’s media center, and the music, art and physical education departments. The upkeep of the playgrounds, Mother Nature’s classroom, teachers’ requests, and families in need of assistance also benefit from the year-round fundraising events. The PTA also budgets for a Hamden High School Scholarship that is presented in May.
Come and meet the board on Thursday, August 30 from 5-7 pm at the Back to School Picnic. We will kick off the school year with food trucks, music.
Continue to check out our Facebook page and website for up-to-date information.
Meeting dates and times are as follows (all meetings held in the Media Center):
- September 12 at 3:45 pm
- October 10 at 3:45 pm
- November 14 at 6:30 pm
- December 12 at 3:45 pm
- January 16 at 3:45 pm
- February 13 at 3:45 pm
- March 13 at 6:30 pm
- April 10 at 6:30 pm
- May 15 at 6:30 pm
We are all looking forward to meeting you this year!
Kristen Talwalkar & Anne Powers, Co-Presidents
Liz Lowe, VP
Angela Ames & Tammy Freeberg, Co-Treasurers
Christy Czekaj, Membership