Weekly Blast 5.14.2021
May 14, 2021 -
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|A Note From Headmaster
Hello,As we approach the end of the school year, I wanted to share with our entire community about a special event and new tradition at Glendale Prep for 9th-12th grade students. After we return in the Fall, our entire high school, roughly 300 students and 25 teachers will make a trip to Williams, Arizona, to spend three days and two nights at the Lost Canyon campsite. It will be a special time to be together and create memories we will cherish throughout the rest of the school year. My vision for GP is that we are a place where students are known and loved; I believe this annual retreat will help begin to form lasting friendships for years to come. We need a work crew to be in charge of meal prep, service, and cleanup, so alumni and parents are welcome to reach out to me directly by email to share interest in joining the work crew, free of charge.
For parents of rising 9th-12th grade students, please remember to sign up for the retreat by visiting our payment portal or clicking on the link. 21-22 HS Retreat.
Have a great weekend,
Radio Drama Performances
Currently, Griffin Robotics is making plans for next season. You can visit the team’s YouTube channel, shared with our partner team 18421 Metal Masters, linked here. The best match can be watched here and an explanation of the game and its rules can be found here. The team is now recruiting for the next year.
If you would like to support the team, please contact Mr. Roper at email@example.com.
Junior & Senior Promenade
Winner -Mrs. Nora Palubinskas
Thank you Mrs. Rachel Janssen who coordinated the Prom, Mrs. Ziegler who took photographs, the teachers that chaperoned, and all the parents that helped make this year’s Prom a success.
Uniform Try-On Event
The PSO Uniform Sale is scheduled for the Bookstore event happening Monday, July 26th. This is also when students receive their locker assignments, textbooks, schedules, etc. Please SAVE THE DATE and keep an eye out for more information and a sign-up link next month in a separate email.
Please begin to ask your child(ren) if they have all textbooks that were issued to them and if they are in good condition prior to finals, when books will be checked by their teacher. If a book cannot be located and returned by the last day of school, the amount to replace the textbook with a new one will be taken out of the textbook deposit. You can click here to see the list of textbooks for each grade level that is also always available on the GP website.
2021-2022 Change of Plans?
Do you want to eat a croissant in a Paris cafe with a view of the Eiffel Tower, chase Marie-Antoinette’s ghost in the Palais of Versailles, feel like a Lord walking in the castles of la Loire, or see the beaches of Normandy where the American and English troops arrived in 1944 to liberate France and Europe? This trip is for you!
An informational meeting will take place in August 2021 with more details, but you can contact Madame Cognet-Pereira now with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Merci!
Quarter 4 Deficiency Notices
The following classes will be offered Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.:
The following classes will be offered Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.:
The following class will be offered Tuesday-Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. June 1st through June 10th ONLY:
Additionally, we are pleased to share that we will offer both High School Art and Drama this summer. The High School Art Workshops will be led by Mrs. Mure. She is offering three one-week workshops between June 1st and June 17th (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). Students can sign up for one, two, or all three workshops. The High School Drama Workshop will be led by Mrs. LeTrent and students will perform the musical “Into the Woods.” It is audition-based with auditions held on May 20th; click here to sign up for auditions. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June 14th through July 8th (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) with performances on July 9th and 10th.
You can obtain more details and enroll here: https://glendaleprep.configio.com/pd/905/gp-summer-school
TEACHER EXCELLENT FUND TELETHON
Planning for the Great Hearts 2021 Telethon, coming September 25th, is in full swing! As a Great Hearts parent, you know the success of our school truly lies in the passion, talent, and dedication of our teachers. The Great Hearts Telethon supports Glendale Prep’s Teacher Excellence Fund, which recognizes and rewards our great teachers. We are currently looking for event sponsors, live-auction items, and hourly raffle items to help raise money during the telethon. If you or your business can help, please contact Cathy Sparks in Academy Giving at email@example.com for more information.
· JUNIORS: Be on the lookout for an email from College Counseling containing important information regarding deadlines and Application Boot Camp schedules. Workshops begin Wednesday, July 28, and conclude Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Not all students will need to attend every workshop. Please use the guide within the email to assist you in determining what workshops are appropriate for your participation. On Wednesday, August 4th all of our in-state college applications will be completed in two-hour workshop sessions with our Admissions Reps. We recommend applying to at least one in-state school, so please note that day on your calendars. NOTE: receipt page is included and needs to be signed and returned to Mrs. Smith by Friday, May 21. All information is also posted in the College Counseling Google Classroom Stream.
· ASU/Barrett Honors College: Are now offering limited in-person information sessions and tours. Please use this LINK to schedule.
GP Athletics is offering car sunshades for $20.00 each. To purchase, visit the GP payment portal and protect your car from the heat TODAY. Click here to purchase!
Spring Ceremony: The Spring Sports Ceremony will be on Wednesday, May 19th, at 5:30 p.m. This event will feature middle and high school students; two parents are invited per student. Please plan to stay and fellowship with us from 7:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. on the blacktop and field. We will have refreshments and socially distance games for families to participate in. Formal attire for the event is required. For students, ladies should wear knee-length dresses or formal dress pants, and gentlemen should wear a tie and slacks or button-up collared shirt.
Summer Training Links & Information
Boys Basketball (HS): https://glendaleprep.configio.com/pd/932/hs-boys-basketball-camp. Contact Coach Brown for questions or concerns about summer.- firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf (HS/MS): https://glendaleprep.configio.com/pd/928/golf-summer-camps. Contact Coach McNee for questions or concerns about summer. – email@example.com
Softball (HS): https://glendaleprep.configio.com/pd/931/softball-summer-camp. Contact Coach Barnes for questions or concerns about summer. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Soccer (HS/MS): https://glendaleprep.configio.com/pd/927/gp-girls-soccer-camp . Contact Coach Ramsey for questions or concerns about summer. email@example.com
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Tax Credits: GP Athletics is thankful for the many friends and families who contribute their Arizona Tax Credits to Glendale Prep. If you haven’t done so yet, click here to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/1655544328008727/posts/2892750240954790/
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