• Principal's Page


    Glenn Dale Elementary

    6700 Glenn Dale Road,

    Glenn Dale, Maryland 20769

    (301) 805-2750

    Ms. Wendi Wallace
    Acting Principal

    August 27, 2018

    Dear Parents,

    First, I would like to welcome you to Glenn Dale Elementary School 2018-19 school year! We are the home of the Gators!!! As we open the 2018-19 school year, I am proud to continue my role as the Acting Principal while Ms. Porterfield is on leave. A new school year presents opportunities for new beginnings —new faces, new structures/systems, etc. As we approach the opening day, I want to be sure to mention to you some changes that are taking place throughout the Prince George's County Public School System. These procedural amendments are to keep all of our children safe while in the care of the school staff across the county.

    The updated version of the Administrative Procedure (AP) 0500 — School Visitors, requires that all visitors, upon arrival at the school, provide a copy of their government-issued identification that includes the visitor's name, date of birth and photo to the school office to be scanned into the Raptor system. We know that you are all very excited to escort your children down to their new classroom this year, but please be patient with us while we do our best to follow the expectations provided to us by our new Interim CEO, Dr. Monica Goldson.

    There have been some transitions within the school building of educators as well as support staff. Although we have created new teams, we are excited about the upcoming school year. As my staff continues to meet the needs of all of our students, I want to provide the best teams possible to meet this goal. Another one of my major objectives this year is for open lines of communication to be consistent with parents, staff, and students. For us to be as successful as possible, we all need to be working together in the best interest of our students.

    My staff is very excited about student achievement and continued growth here at Glenn Dale Elementary School. As the administrative team continues to cultivate superior academic leaders during your child's educational journey, our areas of focus are school safety, classroom instruction, and positive culture and learning environments for the physical and mental health of all of our amazing children.

    Please mark your calendars for the first day of school. It is Tuesday, September 4th. We will be ready to greet your children at 7:45 am. We will have a new student orientation for our Kindergarten Gators and any other new first through fifth grade students coming to the building on Thursday, August 30th. This orientation will begin at 10:00 am. New students are invited that day so they can meet the Kindergarten "Dream Team". Our Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, September 13th starting at 6:00 pm. The final activity in September that I hope you will bring your family out to mingle with our staff, is the Hot Dog Social. This year, it will take place on Thursday, September 27th at 6:00 pm.

    I am looking forward to building a collaborative relationship with the Glenn Dale Elementary School community and I am encouraging each and every one of you to become an active member in our Parent Teacher Association (PTA). We want to continue the growth of parent participation with the activities that will be held throughout the school year.

    Important upcoming dates to remember:

    Thursday, August 30th at 10:00-New student orientation
    Tuesday, September 4th at 7:45-First Day of School
    Thursday, September 13th at 6:00-Back to School Night
    Thursday, September 27th at 6:00-Hot Dog Social

    Again, welcome to the Glenn Dale Family!

    Ms. Wallace
    Acting Principal