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The Glenwood Community Organization (GCO) is the parent-teacher support organization for Glenwood Elementary. The GCO sponsors a number of events, activities and fundraisers to benefit the students, staff and teachers at Glenwood Elementary. We would like to invite all parents to be involved in GCO; your involvement is a vital part of our efforts to provide extracurricular opportunities and raise money for a range of school improvements and classroom needs. 
GCO meetings for the 2021-2022 year will be held on:
September 13th, November 8th, January 17th, March 7th, April 11th & May 2rd
Meetings will begin at 7:00 P.M. and typically last an hour. More details to come. Parents of Glenwood students are invited and encouraged to attend. GCO Officers for 2021-2022 are: Sydnee Tidwell -Chair glenwoodgco@gmail.com,  Krisa Howland –Treasurer krisa.howland@gmail.com
Jamie Banzhaf -Secretary jamieubs@gmail.com . If you have questions, concerns, or ideas please feel free to contact the 2021-2022officers.
There are countless opportunities for you to volunteer in GCO-sponsored initiatives. We welcome your active involvement in your child's education while at Glenwood Elementary. Listed below are activities that will be sponsored by GCO. Please use the link to sign up.

Running Club – Coordinate extracurricular activities to promote healthy choices and an active lifestyle.
2021-2022 Chair: Katie McGowen kmcgowen@hotmail.com

T-Shirt Sales – Design, coordinate and sell Glenwood Elementary t-shirts; new t-shirts are designed each year to highlight our Gladiator pride.
2020-2021 Chair: Sydnee Tidwell glenwoodgco@gmail.com

Fall Festival – Coordinate and implement the Fall Festival; Fall Festival is our family fun event in which Glenwood families can enjoy a meal, games and friendship with others from our school.
2020-2021 Chair: Sydnee Tidwell glenwoodgco@gmail.com
Healthy Snack Sale - Responsible for coordinating the sales table at the healthy snack sale on the designated class day.
2020-2021 Chair: Theresa Sweet theresasweet00@gmail.com

Behavior Rewards Celebration – Assist with a special celebration activity each quarter to reward students who have demonstrated outstanding behavior.
2020-2021 Chair: Krisa Howland howland@gmail.com

Parent-Teacher Conference Meals – Coordinate and provide meals for the teachers and staff at both fall and spring conferences.
2020-2021 Chair: Stefani Wegner stefanidwegner@gmail.com

Box Top Rewards coordinator –Collect, count and submit Box Tops for rewards. Money earned will go towards GCO activities.
2020-2021 Chair: Jennifer Koch kochbj23@hotmail.com
2020-2021 Co-Chair Needed

Outdoor Classroom – Oversee and maintain the Outdoor Classroom; the outdoor classroom is our Glenwood garden and serves as one of the features of the KPS 1st grade annual event.
2020-2021 Chair: Bryce and Erin Abbey bryceabbey@gmail.com erinabbey25@gmail.com

Staff & Teacher Appreciation – Coordinate staff & teacher appreciation activities; this is a chance to thank Glenwood teachers and staff for all that they do for our children.
2020-2021 Chair: Jolene Karjalainen jojokarj@gmail.com

Spring Fundraiser – Coordinate the annual spring fundraising event designed to provide an evening of fun and entertainment for Glenwood families. 
2020-2021 Chair Needed

5th Grade Appreciation – Coordinate 5th grade appreciate activities and provide a gift for 5th graders as they leave Glenwood Elementary to go to middle school.
2020-2021 Chair: Jolene Karjalainen jojokarj@gmail.com
Field Day – Coordinate and oversee the annual spring field day; field day is generally held one of the last days of school as a fun day for all the kids at Glenwood. 2021-2022
Chair: Erin Swarm eriswarm@kearneycats.com

If you are interested in participating in a committee, please contact the committee chair, a GCO officer, or the school office. Thank you in advance for your donation of time, talents, and resources for the students & staff at Glenwood.
Glenwood Community Organization (GCO)