Principal's Corner

Volume 6 Issue 33

     Principal of Glover Elementary Brian Ota


 Brain Ota, Principal                                                                                                                      

May 10, 2021                                                                                                                                                                          Volume 6 Issue 33

Dear Glover School Families:

IPad Loans:  We are collecting the loaned iPads.  We need to have them returned by May 31st.  Please bring the iPad and the charger to the main office and Dawn will check them in against the loan agreement you signed.  Tech Service will take the returned iPads and they will be cleaned up and updated and placed back in our iPad carts ready for student use next year.

Students in Cohort C (Full remote) will be required to return their iPads by June 14th.

Student Daily Checklist:  It is very important that you continue to do the daily student checkins before sending your students in to school.  We have had a great record of COVID safety at Glover.  Doing your morning checkins will help ensure we finish the year strong and healthy.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Kids Heart Challenge:  The Kids Heart Challenge will take place May 17th to May 21st in PE classes.  I reported to the School Committee Thursday that this is our 12th consecutive year of participating. Our parents have been very generous raising $5000 a year for this very important fund raiser.  We estimate over the years we have raised over $50,000!  Thank you for your generosity and special thanks to Mr. Fargo for making this an annual event.

Sustainable Marblehead:  Please see the newest edition of Sustainable Marblehead:

It features one of our Kindergarten student’s eloquent and innocent writing about the impact of pollution.  As an old Art Link letter TV show used to say “Kids say the darndest things.”  But what he wrote captures how pollution affects us all in the simplest terms.

PTO Spirit Wear:  The PTO is selling Glover Spirit Wear.  You will find the order link at:

I have a hoodie and it is nicely made, warm, and very comfortable and is one of my favorite cool weather wear!

Orders are due Thursday, May 13.  If you would prefer to pay via check, please email to place an order and get payment instructions. Information can also be found on the Glover PTO website and Facebook page.

Lunch:  Thank you all volunteers for helping.  We truly appreciate your help.  We need more parent volunteers to cover the remaining lunches this year.  Please go to the PTO website to sign up:

Lunch volunteers:  A few simple reminders.  Before you come back in from lunch or recess be sure you do a headcount to make sure all your students are there.  

Please do not send any student who complains of a minor illness to the nurse during lunch or recess.  If a child injures themselves such as a cut or scrape that would certainly merit a trip to the nurse.  Things like tummy aches or headaches can be addressed by telling the students to wait until they get back in class and then ask your teacher.  Most of the time they do not go to the nurse afterwards.  However, you are parents and if you feel the child is truly ill then use your judgment and send them down.

Cultural Feast:   High School Students Bunmi Oyedeji, Brandi Scott and Diana Gordan want to formally invite you to an event we will be hosting on May 14 from 6-8pm at the Marblehead High School field house. We have been working really hard and our goal of the event is to continue to show the community the different cultures Marblehead is made up of and embrace them. The Cultural Feast is an annual event hosted at Marblehead High School to celebrate and embrace culture diversity. It is a night typically filled with student performances and a potluck dinner, but due to COVID, we are going to have food catered by various authentic food trucks. There will be Boogalows Island BBQ, Tenoch Mexican food truck, and Terry’s Ice Cream. On May 14, from 6-8 pm, the Marblehead High School field house will host a night of cultural acts and performances. There will be singers, dancers, poetry, and live music. There is a $2 fee for students and a $5 fee for adults. The money collected will go towards the Tyrone Bumpurs Scholarship, a METCO sponsored scholarship that is awarded to a METCO student and a Marblehead resident senior each year. The goal of the event is to embrace the different cultures and backgrounds to the Marblehead community. We are asking that you send out our flyer about Cultural Feast to the families of the students that attend your schools. We can’t wait for the event, and we hope to see you there.  Cultural Feast RSVP Link:

Please see the attached flyer

PTO:  The Glove PTO is an amazing partner to us.  Our PTO works very closely together with Glover staff to ensure our students and teachers are supported.  We always have excellent enrichment programs and other activities organized and implemented by the PTO.  Next year the PTO needs volunteers to step up and fill many of the vacancies.  If you are able to fill one of these positions, it will be a rewarding experience.

Here is a link to the PTO website:

MCAS:  The MCAS dates for 3rd grade are May 11th for ELA and May 25th for Math. 

Please do not schedule doctor’s appointments or other appointments during the MCAS test days.

Important Dates:

MCAS:  May 11th ELA and May 25th Math

Loaned iPads are due back no later than May 31st

     Remote Cohort C iPads are due back no later than June 14th.

Kids Heart Challenge:  May 17th to May 21st (In P.E. Classes)     Donations Due: Friday May 28th

May 31 no school Memorial Day

June 15th is the last day of school for students

On behalf of our very caring, dedicated, and most excellent staff have a great week.



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