Principal's Page



Mrs. Bowlding

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome to a new and wonderful school year at Glenarden Woods Elementary School. It is great to be at a school as wonderful as Glenarden Woods Elementary School. Since my arrival, on September 12, 2005, I have been impressed with the dedicated staff and conscientious efforts from students. Everyone worked hard to maintain the Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence status. The 2006-07 MSA scores reflect the hard work of the staff, students, parents and community volunteers. Those scores allowed Glenarden Woods to be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School. Our students demonstrated another year of outstanding academic achievement. I am confident that our performance this year will be even greater.

Parents please know that you played a tremendous role in our students meeting this academic milestone. Our quest this year is to continue research based educational practices that guaranteed our students achieving excellent academic growth. This school year's focus will be for the entire student body to perform at or above the proficiency level on the MSA. This means parents must walk a little closer with our students; making school/teacher/student/parent communication a top priority. Parents you can assist us with this tremendous undertaking by:

  • Getting your child to school everyday and on time. The instructional day begins at 9:30 a.m. Students will be tardy to school at 9:35.
  • If your child receives special instructional services make sure you meet the resource teachers or specialists. The resource teachers and specialists will provide you with user-friendly instructional strategies to support you working with your child at home. All students are expected to meet the high expectations set at Glenarden Woods.
  • Please sign-up to be a member of the Glenarden Woods PTA and the GWES Volunteer Program.
  • Check your child's agenda book for homework assignments and teacher correspondence.
  • Allot fifteen minutes of reading aloud with your child, practice math facts, and word problems every evening.
  •  Play vocabulary, spelling, trivia and geography games with your child/children.
  • Parents please know that you will be supporting the instructional program at Glenarden Woods by assisting us with the above items.

The Glenarden Woods staff looks forward to working with each and every student, parent, and volunteer. Together,  we are continuing to maintian the outstanding learning environment that Glenarden Woods Elementary has to offer children.

Educationally Speaking,

CE Jones-Bowlding

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