Principal's Message September 2018

  • Thank you so much for your support this first week of school. We’ve had a great opening this year because of our awesome students, parents, and staff. Let’s keep it up.

    A special thank you to those patient parents in carpool this week. Things are always a little slower the first week of school but you’ve been patient and kind with each other and with us – thank you so much.

    A few reminders and clarifications for transportation that are helpful:

    1. Carpool enters at the far end of campus, circles to the back and loops around. Kindergarten students dismiss in the traffic circle so watch for stopped cars as you pull around. Again, patience is requested.

    2. Buses move a little slower the first month of school so thank you for your patience at bus stops as well. Remember that bus stop information can be found in POWERSCHOOL. If you need help setting up an account online, please come into the office or contact Ms. Kharbat for assistance.

    MORE NEWS……

    KINDERGARTEN

    Kindergarten classes will be created at the end of staggered entry Thursday afternoon/Friday morning. Teachers will then begin calling parents. Kindergarten students will have their first full day on Tuesday, September 4.

    Tears and Cheers will be in the Media Center during the arrival time on September 4 for all K parents to get more info on PTA and to celebrate your child’s first full day in K. Please join us!

    Patience on Tuesday, Sept. 4 everyone as all of our 100+ kindergartners will have their first full day of school!

    HEALTH ASSESSMENTS/IMMUNIZATIONS

    Please remember that health assessments for new students must be turned in and all immunization records must be submitted within 30 days of enrollment. Contact the front office for more info.

    PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

    The first Friday of each month we will hold our Parent Advisory Council meeting at 7:45am in the Media Center. Our first meeting will be Friday, September 7. Come hear about plans for the year and get updates on Restart plans. We hope you will join us and lend your voice and support to our work here each day. Dates for the year are: Sept 7, Oct 5, Dec 7, Feb 1, Mar 1, May 2

    OPEN HOUSE

    Join us for Open House on Tuesday, September 11 for info on the school year, to join the PTA, and to visit in your child’s classroom. We will dedicate our beautiful Cultures of the Nile mural in the first grade hall this evening as well. Join us in the gym at 6:15pm for a quick PTA meeting and then on to classrooms.

    FAMILY ACADEMY

    We will hold family academies again this year. The dates are: Sept 20, Nov 15, Feb 21, May 16

    The topic for our first academy will be “Building Strong Relationships”. Dinner will be served at 6:00 to those registered, classes begin at 6:30pm. Childcare is provided and we will have interpreters upon request. Please join us.

    SEPTEMBER 19

    Vacation Day on the school calendar – no school for students! Do something fun!

    FOOD TRUCK FALL FESTIVAL

    On September 21 the PTA will host a Food Truck Fall Festival event on the grounds of our school. Join us at 6:00pm for great food and fun games for kids. More information will be coming from the PTA.

    EARLY RELEASE

    Our first early release date this year is Friday, September 28. We will dismiss at 1:15pm. Remember to communicate with your teachers about transportation that day. Also remember to be in carpool and at your bus stops by 1:15pm that day.

    READERS ARE LEADERS

    On October 2 we will host a night of reading. Come comfortably dressed to learn how to support reading at home for your students and to engage in a fun night of reading with them. We will begin at 6:00pm. We hope you can join us.

    CLOTHING

    Please remember to put names in jackets, sweaters, lunch boxes, etc to keep our lost and found to a minimum this year. Thank you for your help!

     

    A word about The Positivity Project ……

    Green Elementary will formally work with the Positivity Project this school year. Green joins a growing number of schools collaborating with this organization to support building positive relationships with our youth. Our goal through this collaboration, our work with the Leader in Me, and our new work this year with restorative practices in the classroom is to model positive relationships for our students and to coach them in building positive relationships with each other. Look for more information about this exciting partnership in the coming weeks.

    Thank you for all you do!

    Green Team