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FromYour Assistant Principal Mr. Lister and
Joseph Hough, Director of Transportation for Buncombe City Schools:

GAES Parents,
Buncombe Cty Schools is conducting a “Student Bus Ridership Count” officially THIS WEEK from Monday, September 14th - Friday, September 18th.  State funding for pupil transportation in all North Carolina school districts is determined by three factors: 
  1.  # of school buses operated
  2. Total expenditures
  3. # of students transported (taken from the ridership count in Sept/Oct of each year)
In Buncombe Cty alone, over 17,000 students typically ride the bus on any given day.   If your child is going to ride a school bus to and/or from school anytime this school year, it is very important that he/she ride as many days possible during this week!
Changes in service (combined routes, double bus runs, and a reduction in the # of buses able to operate) may be required if our student bus ridership and/or state funding is insufficient to justify our needs in Buncombe County.



Time to Register for the 2015 – 2016
Glen Arden Chess Club
Chess Club will begin October 1st.  We will meet every Thursday immediately after school (2:35pm) in Mrs. Katz’s room (room # 402).  No Chess Club on Early Release days.
Please go to the “Club” tab on the Glen Arden 
webpage for more information and the registration form.  Registration for the fall semester of Chess Club is $35.00 per child.
Counselors Corner

Guidance Lessons this week will be focusing on Listening and Empathy.  I hope you will notice your 4th graders talking about “walking in another’s shoes” and understanding another point of view.  Our Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders will be applying their listening skills to following directions.  I’m using the Howard B Wigglebottom stories, from website for our younger students and the Second Step curriculum for our third and 4th graders.  

In case you missed the TelegRam last week,  I will be interviewing for small groups focusing on changing families,  social skills and friendship.  If you would like more information regarding these opportunities or you would like your child to be included in one of these groups, please email me at

We are also forming an Eblen Charities Walk/Run/Roll team for Glen Arden.  Please email me if you are interested in joining or financially sponsoring our team or you can register yourself on the Eblen Charities website  . The event will take place at AB Tech campus on October 10 beginning at 9:00 am.  

Note From 4th Grade Teacher Mrs. Schmidt

4th grade is looking forward to our annual field trip to Cherokee on Oct. 23.  We will visit the Oconaluftee Indian Village and also tour a farm at the Smokey Mountain National Park. The students are super excited about this trip.  


A Note From Your Assistant Principal Mr. Lister


Weekly Slideshow!
New photos will be added weekly highlighting student work, classroom activities and much more! 

Please check it out on our Glen Arden website under the "Pictures" Tab - click on the "Look What's happening at Glen Arden!" dropdown

2015- 2016

PTO will be sponsoring a CLASSROOM POPCORN PARTY incentive.  Any student who brings in a $1.00 minimum between now and Sept 24 will have a popcorn cutout with their name to "decorate the halls" classes with 100 percent participation win a popcorn party!!! Hurry and help your child's class win!! 

Detailed information and forms were sent in folders last week regarding the Giving Campaign.

Buncombe County Department of Health Immunization at 53 South French Broad (new location) is open until 6 pm on the following days if your child still needs their immunizations!!!

They are offering any and all immunization services (including the flu vaccine)

Sept 15, 16, 17
Oct 12 and 13
Oct 21 and 22
Asheville Edge Lacrosse and Empire Lacrosse are the local girls and boys lacrosse clubs here in Western North Carolina.  We have children ages 7 - 18 and are focused on getting the word out that lacrosse is here and want to spread our love of this great game to area youth. 
Fletcher Park is where we hold our fall instructional clinic on Sunday afternoons, and when spring comes we have a recreation league with practices twice a week and games on certain Saturdays.  Mr. Honeycutt has been generous enough to let us spend several days with the students at Glen Arden during their PE rotations and the kids' responses have been great!  Everyone seems to enjoy getting a chance to meet the coaches and holding the sticks, working on basic drills, etc.
We have several Glen Arden Ram students already a part of Edge and Empire and hope to see more kids at our fall clinic starting September 20th! 

Empire Lacrosse Registration is available online at
Edge Lacrosse Registration is available online at 
Thank you,
Melissa Ciocian
Director of Program Development
Asheville Empire Lacrosse for Boys
P: 828.974.2015 
What a great time at the T.C. Roberson Football Game Tailgate Party on Friday! Thank you all that came out and supported our district high school! What a spectacular turnout!

And a BIG Thank You to Dickey's BBQ of Asheville! With their help, the PTO was able to provide 208 meals!!! 

UPCOMING EVENTS! Mark your calendars! 

Sept. 23rd - 12:30pm 2 Hour Early Release 

Sept. 24th -
6:45pm First General PTO membership meeting

Sept. 24th -
6:00pm SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE & Scavenger Hunt!

Sept. 25th -
8:00am Ident-a-Kid: Kids will have their photos and finger prints
taken for their ID cards.

Oct. 8th -
12:30pm 2 Hour Early Release

Oct. 15th -
8:00am Book Fair

Oct. 21st - End of Grading Period

Oct. 22nd -  
8:00am Fall Pictures! 

Oct. 26th - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday

Oct. 27th - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
Your weekly weather for Arden.
Please remember to apply sunblock on those sunny days
and bring layers for the cooler days.

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