Glenfield Middle School The Gifted & Talented, Visual & Performing Arts Magnet 25 Maple Avenue Montclair, New Jersey 07042 Phone (973) 509-4171 Fax (973) 509-4179 Alex Anemone Principal Cenithia Bilal Assistant Principal Parent Newsletter # 7 – 10/30 Tonight (7:00-9:30) is the annual PTA Black and Orange Dance. Walk-ins (with permission slip) are welcome ($5). Tired of text messages that confuse “your” and “you’re”? You are in luck…Wednesday is the official Glenfield Language Arts Department’s Your/You’re Day. Every Glenfield students will receive a mini-lesson on proper usage of your/you’re. We are hoping to stem what might be considered a cultural embarrassment. Future mini-lessons will be should of/should’ve. Any other suggestions? Send them to us via twitter @glenfieldschool. There will be a PTA Meeting Tuesday at 7:00 and a School Action Team Meeting immediately following. Please join the world famous Mr. Pruksarnukul (House Belmonte) for his presentation: How to Help Your Middle School Child Get and Stay Organized. Students who attend will receive a homework pass, to be used on any “regular” homework assignment (i.e. not a project). The Montclair Public Schools will be closed on Thursday (11/4) and Friday (11/5) for the NJEA Convention. Reminder: The Montclair Police Department will be out on Maple Ave. during morning drop-off ticketing illegal U and K-Turns. Please be cautious. Dr. Catherine Good and her research team from Baruch College-CUNY will be conducting a research project at all three Montclair middle schools this school year. The project has been approved by Dr. Alvarez’s office and the Institutional Review Board at Baruch College. The research project investigates the area of student achievement. Early next week, students will be bringing home a consent form. If you wish for your child to participate in the survey, you must fill out the consent form. If you do not provide your consent, your child will not participate in the research project. No student will miss any “basics” time; all of the surveys will be completed during their elective double-block class periods (6th – periods 2/3; 7th – periods 4/5; 8th – periods 7/8.) If you have any additional questions about this matter, feel free to contact Dr. Good (646-312-3862) or [email protected] Kids Corner: Dylan Scarfo (House Hurwich) has been playing fall baseball for the U11 Promotion Patriots in Fairfield. Last week, he had a Ruthian game, missing the cycle by one hit. His stat line reads: single, double, grand slam homerun, 5 stolen bases, 5 rbi’s and 6 runs scored.