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Green Meadow Newsletter 9/22/2016

posted Sep 22, 2016, 11:40 AM by Joanne LoChiatto

Green Meadow News                  MC900229657[1]   

September 22, 2016                                  Donna Dankner, Principal

                                                        Debbie Bresnick, Assistant Principal

 

Within the few short weeks since the school year has begun, the classes have developed strong communities and are engaged in exciting and meaningful learning experiences.  Students are focusing on enhancing their literacy skills as they become effective readers and writers. They are developing mathematical understanding, using their skills and knowledge to solve complex problems. 

This year we are excited to extend our focus on science and exploration of our natural environment through our continued collaboration with the Massachusetts Audubon Society.  Each grade has selected specific areas of study aligned to the science standards that will span through the year.  We are very fortunate to have our focus on science and inquiry based learning supported by a rich natural environment.   This year:

v  Preschool students will explore Outer Space, trees, Insects, movement, and the human body. They will also learn the importance of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle to conserve our environment.

v  Kindergarten students will be involved in an in-depth cycle on a tree and apples in the fall and a study of solids and liquids during the winter. During the spring they will explore the life cycles of plants and butterflies by, raising butterflies and growing a mystery garden. 

v   First grade students will become experts in planting, weather and seasons, light & sound, as well as learning about the Earth & space by studying the sun, moon, stars &sky.  They will also explore life cycles of animals, pumpkins, and apples.

v  Second Grade students will engage in the greatly anticipated study of the Vernal Pool.  They will also have opportunities to explore. Solids, Liquids, & Gases as well as the effects of water on the land.  A highlight of the year is learning about owls as they take apart owl pellets to discover their components.

v  Third grade students begin more concentrated students of weather, plant & life cycles, and biological evolution. They also explore earth's systems, forces & motion, and engineering design.

As you visit classrooms this evening during Curriculum Night, your child’s teacher will share more information about all of the learning experiences that will occur throughout the school year.  We look forward to seeing you this evening.

·         6:30-6:50        Welcome in the cafeteria for all parents

       7:00-7:30         Classroom Parent Presentation for Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grade 1

Specialist visits

·                                            7:30- 8:00       Classroom Presentations for Grades 2 and 3

Specialist Visits

Each year we offer a series of parent coffees which offer opportunities for further exploration of pertinent topics. Our first parent coffee will be held on Tuesday, October 18 at 8:45.  During this parent coffee we `will have an additional opportunity to explore curriculum initiatives and student supports with Jennifer Gaudet, Assistant Superintendent, and Carol Gahan, Director of Student Services.   We hope you will be able to join us for this informative discussion.

Donna Dankner

  News from the Library:

Our school library has a new library teacher this year; Mrs. Larsson. She lives in Bedford, MA with her husband, cat and dog! She has two wonderful, grown sons who live and work out of state. Mrs. Larsson enjoys reading and just finished reading the children’s chapter book, PAX by Sarah Penypacker. The students have been busy making library cards (complete with a bar code on the back side) out of index cards. Scanning the bar code at check-out will make the line move along much faster than entering the last name of each student into the computer. Students will come to library class every-other week this year.  Students have been learning how to take care of their library books and by Friday everyone will have had a chance to check out a book. Just as it takes a town to raise a child, it takes a community to run the library. If you have one or two hours/week to assist Mrs. Larsson in the library it would be appreciated. The best way to reach her is by e-mail at LLarsson@maynard.k12.ma.us

 News from Mrs. Adamson’s Class: 

We have been busy establishing routines that support our core values; kind, safe, learners. Looking forward to seeing you tonight.

 Special Notes:

·         Special Note About Arrival and Dismissal: The animal control officer has reminded us that dogs may not be on the school grounds.  For the safety of all and being aware that some children may be fearful of dogs, please do not bring dogs to arrival and dismissal.

·         Maynard SEPAC Parent Pizza Party - Do you have a child receiving Special Education services in the Maynard School District? You're invited to the Parent Social Pizza Party in the Fowler School library on Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00 PM. If you want to learn more about the Special Education program in Maynard, come and join us for some delicious pizza!  Please RSVP to KarenHeath4@gmail.com or call 978-394-6183. Free and open to the public.

  • September 29th is Picture Day and the PTO is asking for parent volunteers to help the kids before, during and after their pictures. To volunteer, please sign up for a slot that works best for you. All volunteers must complete and submit a CORI form (available at the GM office). These forms can take a few of days to process, so you will want to hand it in as soon as possible.  Please follow the Sign Up Genuis link to sign up  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4AADAA2DA20-picture1
  • Please complete and return the Family Directory form by Friday, September 16 in order to be included in the GM Family Directory. 
  • Show your school spirit by ordering some of our GM Spiritwear!  New this year: rainbow tie dye t-shirts and dri-fit t-shirts, along with sweatshirts and tees.  Order forms are due September 30 or order online.
  • The PTO is kicking off our BoxTops for Education collection drive. BoxTops labels can be found on hundreds of products and every Box Top donated is worth 10 cents for Green Meadow. We use the money to fund a wide variety of programs offered through the PTO. Have your children join the collection effort by clipping BoxTops and attaching them to the collection sheet in this week's backpack folder. We have a collection box at GM but also at many locations around town including Middlesex Savings Bank, Anytime Fitness, CVS, the library, Town Hall, the Flower Pot, Jamtime, and at the Council of Aging. Thank you for your help - every Box Top counts!         

Dates to Remember       

Thursday, Sept. 22                   Back to School Night (PK-3) – 6:30-8:00 PM

Friday, September 23               Energizer Guy Presentation for Grade 3 Students

Wednesday, Sept. 28               School Council Meeting 6:30 PM

Thursday, Sept. 29                   Picture Day – for students during school

Friday, Sept. 30                         Early Release – 11:45 Dismissal

Friday, Sept. 30                         Spiritwear Orders due 

Wednesday, October 19          PTO Meeting 7:00 PM

Green Meadow Newsletter 9/15/2016

posted Sep 15, 2016, 5:56 AM by Joanne LoChiatto

Green Meadow News                  MC900229657[1]   

September 15, 2016                                  Donna Dankner, Principal

                                                        Debbie Bresnick, Assistant Principal

                                                                                               

We are looking forward to meeting with our Green Meadow parents during our annual Curriculum Night next Thursday, September 22 from 6:30-8:00 PM. Teachers are always  appreciative of this opportunity to share information with parents about classroom routines, curriculum expectations, and how each teacher will share information with you about  your child’s school experience.   Please note that this evening program is for parents only.  Our family open house for students and family members will be held during the spring.

The schedule for this evening is as follows:

              6:30-6:50         Welcome in the cafeteria for all parents

  • 7:00-7:30         Classroom Parent Presentation for Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 Specialist visits    
  • 7:30- 8:00       Classroom Presentations for Grades 2 and 3 Specialist Visits

 This year we are delighted to welcome many new skilled and talented staff members to our school community.  They are enjoying getting to know our students and being part of their school experience.  Please take some time during the evening to introduce yourselves and welcome:

·         Dam Nuygen                           English Language Teacher

·         Michael Morello                     Physical Education Teacher

·         Laura Larrson                          Librarian

·         Christine Wysokowski             Music Teacher

·         Carolyne Ventricelli                Special Educator

·         Jackie Vater                            Special Educator

·         Ann Rutherford                       School Adjustment Counselor

·         Justine Spedden                      Literacy Specialist

 

Our school year promises to be filled with exciting and enriching learning experiences for all.  We hope you are able to join us for this informative program.

Donna Dankner

 News from Ms. Fioretti’s Class:

 Greetings from Mrs. Fioretti’s class!  Our class is working to build a strong classroom community by creating class rules, getting to know one another through various activities, such as sharing “me bags”, and celebrating our similarities and differences.  We recently read the book, Each Kindness, where the children learned that even small acts of kindness can change the world!  This ongoing theme of building community has helped this group of first graders learn to identify others’ feelings and appreciate differences.  We are excited about continuing to explore these topics throughout the year!  

  

Holly Class Happenings: 

We are off to a great start this year!  We are KIND, we are SAFE, and we are SMART learners!

             We welcome a new friend to Maynard and our classroom- Zachary!

  • We are learning all the routines and expectations for being a Sensational 2nd grader- and more importantly- "a HOLLY kid".  Our class mantra- Hollys never quit!
  • We are in the process of developing a class set of "rules" to follow so that we will best be able to learn and reach our "Hopes and Dreams" for second grade.
  • We have met all the new "Specials" teachers and feel comfortable working with a familiar teacher in Art-  Mrs. Arcelay!
  • We are lucky to have a classroom aide, Miss LeBlanc, and a High School Future teacher, AND a Framingham State College Field Study candidate working with us this fall!

  

News from Mrs. Duddy’s Class:

 Welcome back!  I hope you all have a wonderful school year!

 

Special Notes:  

·         Help is needed in the school library shelving books, covering books and entering new books into the computer. No prior experience needed! Please get in touch with our library teacher, Laura Larsson by e-mail at LLarsson@maynard.k12.ma.us

  • September 29th is Picture Day and the PTO is asking for parent volunteers to help the kids before, during and after their pictures. To volunteer, please sign up for a slot that works best for you. All volunteers must complete and submit a CORI form (available at the GM office). These forms can take a few of days to process, so you will want to hand it in as soon as possible.  Please follow the Sign Up Genuis link to sign up http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4AADAA2DA20-picture1
  • Please complete and return the Family Directory form by Friday, September 16 in order to be included in the GM Family Directory. 
  • Show your school spirit by ordering some of our GM spiritwear!  New this year: rainbow tie dye t-shirts and dri-fit t-shirts, along with sweatshirts and tees.  Order forms are due September 30 or order online.

·         Please complete and return the paperwork you received on the first day of school.  Please keep this information current by updating your emergency and personal contact information as it changes throughout the year.

           

Dates to Remember       

Thursday, Sept. 22                   Back to School Night (PK-3) – 6:30-8:00 PM

Thursday, Sept. 29                   Picture Day – for students during school

Friday, Sept. 30                         Early Release – 11:45 Dismissal

                                                                       

Green Meadow Newsletter 6/9/2016

posted Jun 9, 2016, 10:56 AM by Joanne LoChiatto

We are all excited about our Service Day and Reading Celebration that will be held tomorrow.  Based on the weather forecast, we expect a beautiful day to enhance our school environment and celebrate all the reading we have done during our reading challenge.  We are anxiously awaiting the book count to see how close we came to reading 10,000 books as a school! 

The schedule for the daily is tightly packed beginning with our service to our school community. The mulch has arrived for the third grade to enhance our gardens in the front of the building.  Classrooms have been provided with trash bags and plastic gloves to aid us as we spruce up our school.   

 Following the service portion of our day, we will

·         Celebrate the graduating seniors from Maynard High School as they walk around the bus circle in their caps and gowns.

·         Rotate through a variety of exciting and engaging activities on the field

·         Enjoy stories read by Mr. Mark from the Maynard Public Library.

·         Enjoy an outdoor cookout and picnic in front of the school.  Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for purchase and the school lunch.  There will be a vegetarian burger option as well.  Students are also welcome to bring their own lunch from home and picnic outside with their classmates for lunch.

A few reminders for the day:

·         Students are asked to wear a shirt in their grade level color if possible.  The grade level colors are:

o   Kindergarten               Red

o   Grade 1                       Green

o   Grade 2                       Blue

o   Grade 3                       Yellow

·         Please send all students in close toed shoes as they will be running and playing outside during the day.  Sneakers are best for the planned activities.

A special day such as this takes enormous planning and requires the support of many staff and volunteers.   Many thanks to the staff involved in the planning and management of all the activities.  We also would like to thank the many family volunteers and students from Maynard High School who will be assisting us throughout the day.  Your child will be anxious to share the details of this special experience will you at home!

The end of the school year is coming quickly. Wednesday, June 22 is the last day of school for all students this year.   For our third grade students this day marks the conclusion of their Green Meadow experience and the beginning of their transition to Fowler School.  We are so proud of their growth as learners and their emergence as caring and compassionate individuals.  They are ready for this important next step in their education. 

We have many exciting activities planned to celebrate their achievement.  The third grade field day will be held on Friday, June 17. This event will be held rain or shine. During the last week of school, the third grade students will gather to share a DVD that highlights their experiences at Green Meadow School.    For the culminating activity, we invite you to come to school on Wednesday, June 22 at 11:15 as our third graders take a final walk around the building as Green Meadow students. In order for all to see the third grade students and share this special moment, the students will march outside to see their families following the same process as the Monster March held each fall.

v  Upon arriving at school, families should find a viewing spot outside and around the circle in the front of the school.

v  The third grade will exit the building through the door by the kindergarten wing and walk down the side walkway and around the circle, following the same path as the Monster March.

v  They will then reenter the building through the doors near the library and proceed to march around the school.  All other students will be seated in the hallways to greet the third graders as they go by.  Siblings will be able to see the third graders at this time.

v  The third graders will then return to their classrooms for an opportunity to gather as a class for the final time, saying goodbye to their teachers and classmates.

v  Once the third graders have reentered the school, we ask all families to meet them at the usual dismissal locations to ensure we can maintain safety and account for all students.

Everyone is looking forward to watching the third grade students take their special walk around the school.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate for our celebration.  If not, we will make appropriate adjustments. We look forward to this special opportunity to recognize their accomplishments and celebrate their many achievements.

                                                                      Donna Dankner  

  Special Notes:                                           

·         To maintain safety for all, please do not drive or park in the bus circle during  arrival, dismissal, or school hours.  

·         The Boys & Girls Club will be closed Monday, June 20-24 for summer preparations.

·         Shop local without ever leaving your house -- that's the basis of the Green Meadow PTO's newest fundraiser.  You can shop at purehavenessentials.com/courtneylawton Please use party #153207 or www.mythirtyone.com/kbnekervis. These businesses are making one-of-a-kind products available for purchase on their individual websites, from May 24 through June 14. 

·         The Green Meadow PTO is holding board elections for the 2016/2017 school year on Tuesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in the GM Cafeteria. The PTO is actively seeking interest in open positions, including president and vice president. Please reach out to gmeadowpto@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions. Every parent/guardian in the GM community is welcome to attend the meeting.

·         Enrollment for EXCEL April Summer Programs are open to Maynard students (current grades K-7).   For information and registration go to : Maynard Public Schools, EXCEL- Before & After School

 

Dates to Remember       

Friday, June 10                          Green Meadow Service Day and Reading Celebration

Wednesday, June 15                Preschool End-of-Year Celebration

Friday, June 17,                         Grade 3 Field Day

Tuesday, June 21                      Last Day of Preschool

Wednesday, June 22                Last day of school for Kindergarten through Grade 3

Green Meadow Newsletter 5/26/2016

posted May 26, 2016, 6:38 AM by Joanne LoChiatto

Green Meadow News                  

May 26, 2016                                                                Donna Dankner, Principal

 

The third grade production of Summer Camp was truly amazing.  They are certainly accomplished performers! It was wonderful that so many friends and family members were able to join us for this special performance. 

 The end of the year is always such as busy time. We would like to share some of the special events planned for the remainder of the school year.

·         On Tuesday, May 31, at 8:45 we will hold our final parent coffee of the school year.  This open discussion gives us an opportunity to reflect on the current school year and explore plans for the coming year.  Jennifer Gaudet, Director of Curriculum, will join us.  We hope you will be able to come and share your thoughts and ideas.

·         On Friday, May 27, three of our kindergarten classes will be visiting Animal Adventures. 

·         On Friday, June 10, we will hold our annual Service Day and Reading Celebration. Each year we work together as a school on service projects that enhance our school environment.  Recently our students had an opportunity to share the Maynard High School service day as some of the High school students came to Green Meadow to be in classrooms, spend time at recess, and support students for their projects.  This set a wonderful example for our students as they prepare for the Green Meadow Service day.   In addition we will have our annual cook out and celebrate our reading.  We expect to surpass 8,000 books being read by our students since March! What an accomplishment!

·         During the next few weeks, third grade students will be sharing their knowledge of accomplished individuals through their wax museums. Through extensive research, the students have prepared impressive and informative presentations about their chosen subject.  Individual classes will share their visit schedules with families.

·         On Friday, June 17, we will hold the third grade field day.  Additional details will follow.

                                                                     Donna Dankner

 

News from Mrs. Hazel’s P.E. Classes:

We are winding down this year with lots of new games in all grades!  Second and third graders are doing Tabata as part of their warm up. We are up to five cycles now - we started at three. We are still utilizing the "CALM" app at the end of most classes to enjoy some guided meditation. Kindergarten and first grades are working on ball skills, as well as nutrition activities and running games. 

 

Third grade field day will be held June 17th with no rain date. A separate information sheet will be going home soon. Volunteers are needed! :)  Mrs. Hazel 

  News from Mrs. McPhail’s Class:      

Ahoy, everyone!  We cruised through PARCC with our best efforts and are spending our remaining time together finishing our American Revolution unit, wrapping up our science weather unit, and reviewing the literacy and math skills we learned this year.  We are excited about "Up Day" when we travel to Fowler for a sneak peek at life in 4th grade!  Wishing everyone smooth sailing to the end of this school year and a very relaxing, happy summer!  Bon Voyage!

   Special Notes:                                         

     ·         To maintain safety for all, please do not drive or park in the bus circle during  arrival, dismissal, or school hours.  

·                     ·          The Boys & Girls Club will be closed Monday, June 20-24 for summer preparations.

·         Shop local without ever leaving your house -- that's the basis of the Green Meadow PTO's newest fundraiser.  You can shop at purehavenessentials.com/courtneylawton Please use party #153207 or www.mythirtyone.com/kbnekervis. These businesses are making one-of-a-kind products available for purchase on their individual websites, from May 24 through June 14. 

·         Every student has made their mark on a project that represents their grade, and each project will be available for raffle in the days leading up to the Tiger Trot and throughout the event (winners will be chosen that day). Go to www.facebook.com/greenmeadowpto to see photos of all the projects.

·         SEPAC Ice Cream Social  The Maynard SEPAC Ice Cream Social will be held on Tuesday, June 7th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Fowler School cafeteria. All students receiving Special Education services in Maynard and their families are invited to attend. This popular event will have lots of crafts, activities, and fun! This event is free and open to the whole family of students receiving Special Education services in Maynard. Please contact Jessica O'Toole with any questions or to RSVP at sepacsec@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-897-0650.

·         2016-2017 BUS REGISTRATION Bus registration for the 2016-2017 school year began on May 9, 2016.  Registration takes  place at the administrative offices located at 3-R Tiger Drive.  Registration Forms will be available on our website and all school offices. There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 for the 2nd or more.  Please register as early as possible if you are interested in the bus for your child as the buses fill quickly.

·         Enrollment for EXCEL April Summer Programs are open to Maynard students (current grades K-7).   For information and registration go to : Maynard Public Schools, EXCEL- Before & After School

Dates to Remember       

Monday, May 30                      No school, Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 31                      Parent Coffee, 8:45 AM

Friday,  June 3                           Early Release, 11:45 Dismissal

Friday, June 10                          Green Meadow Service Day and Reading Celebration

Wednesday, June 15                Preschool End-of-Year Celebration

Friday, June 17,                         Grade 3 Field Day

Tuesday, June 21                      Last Day of Preschool

Wednesday, June 22                Last day of school for Kindergarten through grade 3                 

Green Meadow Newsletter 5/19/2016

posted May 19, 2016, 10:28 AM by Joanne LoChiatto

Green Meadow News                  MC900229657[1]   

May 19, 2016                                    Donna Dankner, Principal

 The Green Meadow Second Grade Art Show opening drew a large crowd and was an amazing success!   Throughout the year, students have been learning about the lives and creative contributions of great artists.   They have concentrated on understanding and replicating their style, technique, and use of color. Students were so excited to have this opportunity to show their art work to their families, displaying enormous pride while they explained the process.

This year the art show is being held at the Maynard Public library.  The space is wonderful, bright and open, allowing the student art to be the focal point.  The Library also provides the added benefit of being easily accessible to the community and increasing the audience to appreciate the accomplishments of our second grade students. The display in the Maynard Public Library is a testament to the learning and skills that the students have developed throughout their concentration on art this year.  Special thanks to our art teacher, Susan Arcelay, for supporting the students throughout the year as they created this amazing collection of original art.  We would also like to thank the parent volunteers for assisting Mrs. Arcelay with the display. If you have not had the opportunity to see this display, please stop by the Maynard library during the next 2 weeks.

This afternoon the entire school enjoyed a preview of the third grade musical presentation, Summer Camp.  Under the direction of Mrs. Docheff, our music teacher, the students have been preparing for this presentation in their music classes, coming together as a whole grade for rehearsals this week.  You will be amazed by the talents and polish of our third graders during this evening’s presentation.  Please be certain all third grade students arrive by 6:15 so they are ready to begin at 6:30.

Our third grade students are also preparing for their upcoming wax museum by researching famous individuals and their contributions.  Once the information is gathered, the students prepare presentations, using the information to transform themselves into their chosen subject.  I always look forward to visiting the wax museums, seeing the students in their costumes, and learning new information from their carefully researched and well planned presentations.

 The return of beautiful spring weather has enabled us to spend more time outside focused on our science curriculum.  This week the third grade class and their kindergarten buddies visited the Vernal Pools.  Second grade classes have continued their year long study of the Vernal Pools, spending time outside exploring and investigating.  First grade students continue to explore planting while kindergarten students are observing and documenting signs of spring on their trees.  Third grade students will be collecting tadpoles, observing their transition and then releasing them.  Our focus on science and nature has truly been a highlight of the school year.

 Our last parent coffee of the school year will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 8:45.  We invite you to join us as we reflect on the year and think about plans for the year to come.  Jennifer Gaudet, Director of Curriculum will join us for this discussion. We welcome your thoughts, ideas and suggestions and hope you are available to join us.

                                                                                                            Donna Dankner

 News from Sra. Soler’s Class:

 We have had a wonderful time meeting and exchanging ideas with our 7th grade penpals at Fowler.  They are very impressed at how well we speak Spanish.  We visited them and feel very ready for middle school next year!

 We are also  writing  stories  about the American Revolution.  We are planning on sharing them with the Spanish Immersion first grade students.      

   Special Notes:                                         

     ·         Thank you to everyone for making the Tiger Trot event a huge success on May 14.

·         Next week the GM PTO will be sending out information about the launch of our new fundraiser for online businesses. 

·          Every student has made their mark on a project that represents their grade, and each project will be available for raffle in the days leading up to the Tiger Trot and throughout the event (winners will be chosen that day). Go to www.facebook.com/greenmeadowpto to see photos of all the projects.

·         SEPAC Ice Cream Social  The Maynard SEPAC Ice Cream Social will be held on Tuesday, June 7th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Fowler School cafeteria. All students receiving Special Education services in Maynard and their families are invited to attend. This popular event will have lots of crafts, activities, and fun! This event is free and open to the whole family of students receiving Special Education services in Maynard. Please contact Jessica O'Toole with any questions or to RSVP at sepacsec@maynard.k12.ma.us or 978-897-0650.

·         2016-2017 BUS REGISTRATION Bus registration for the 2016-2017 school year began on May 9, 2016.  Registration takes  place at the administrative offices located at 3-R Tiger Drive.  Registration Forms will be available on our website and all school offices. There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 for the 2nd or more.  Please register as early as possible if you are interested in the bus for your child as the buses fill quickly.

·         Maynard High School will host a very informative and important presentation on May 24 at 7:30 by F. George Herring, A Parent's Guide to Waging War on Drugs: Forewarned is Forearmed. Herring is a case investigator, for the Fatal Overdose Narcotics Bureau in Long Island, New York. The presentation will aim to provide information about the current drug culture and  help recognize signs of abuse.

·         Enrollment for EXCEL April Summer Programs are open to Maynard students (current grades K-7).   For information and registration go to : Maynard Public Schools, EXCEL- Before & After School

Dates to Remember       

 Thursday, May 19                     Grade 3 Presentation, Summer Camp 6:30 PM

Monday, May 30                      No school, Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 31                      Parent Coffee, 8:45 AM

Friday,  June 3                           Early Release, 11:45 Dismissal

Friday, June 10                          Green Meadow Service Day and Reading Celebration

Wednesday, June 15                Preschool End-of-Year Celebration

Tuesday, June 21                      Last Day of Preschool                     

Green Meadow Newsletter 4/28/2016

posted Apr 28, 2016, 10:51 AM by Joanne LoChiatto

Green Meadow News                  MC900229657[1]   

April 28, 2016                                   Donna Dankner, Principal

                                                Debbie Bresnick, Assistant Principal

 

Beginning next week, our third grade students, along with students throughout the state, will participate in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers, the PARCC assessment.  For our students and many of their families, this is the first experience with the standardized assessments.  On this assessment students will demonstrate their knowledge of grade level common core standards as well as their ability to apply the skills and strategies they have learned throughout their educational experience.   Specifically the Literacy Sessions focus on comprehending grade level text in addition to writing effectively when analyzing text. Math sessions will focus on applying skills and concepts as well as understanding multistep problems.  In addition students will demonstrate their acquired skills and knowledge by answering open response or multiple choice questions in both Literacy and Math.  Classroom instruction at all grade levels has focused on developing student knowledge and skills based on the learning standards in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.   The instruction students have received throughout their Green Meadow experience have prepared to be effective readers, writers, and mathematical thinkers which will support them during this assessment and in all future learning experiences.

 

We are looking forward to some very special upcoming events. The Open House for the second grade Art Show will be on May 17th from 5-7:00 PM.  The Art show itself will run for two weeks.  Our second grade students will share the beautiful original artwork they have created throughout the year.  They have studied the work of the great masters such as Van Gough and Matise, focusing on technique and composition.  You will be able to view the art they have created using similar styles and technique.  The variety of student art work along with the expressions of color combine for an amazing display and celebration of each individual’s accomplishments.   On Thursday, May 19, our grade 3 students will display their musical talents in a special evening presentation.  The students are anxiously preparing and practicing during their weekly music classes.  We hope you are able to join us for these exciting events.

 

                                                            Donna Dankner

 

News from Mrs. Mooradian’s Class:

The preschool children are all so happy to be back in school with their friends after vacation break.  This week we focused on an author study…Eric Carle.  In this unit the children learned about the roles of authors and illustrators and made their own book in the Eric Carle fashion.  Hopefully the warm weather will provide lots of opportunities to observe the changes –both flora and fauna-in the courtyard. Observations will be documented in our science journals!  Happy Spring!

 

News from Mrs. Vasta’s Class:

We have returned to school after a nice April vacation full of energy! This is the time of year when we all would like to be outside as much as possible for sure! Our current thematic unit is an author study of the very famous and beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle. He is a prolific writer and illustrator whose books send positive messages to children and are full of colorful and playful images. This is a perfect opportunity to build on the literacy concepts of identifying title, author, and illustrator. Preschoolers will be creating a three-part story book of their own as author and illustrator!  Our next unit of study is “Insects”, so Eric Carle will continue to be a featured author with several of his works related to fireflies, ladybugs, butterflies, and crickets! Preschoolers will continue to play the role of scientists each Thursday by observing, hypothesizing, and illustrating their thoughts on long-term and short-term experiments - including the life cycle of a real butterfly. With the foreseeable nice weather we all hope to spend more time outside investigating the world around us!

 

Special Notes:                                           

 ·         2016-2017 BUS REGISTRATION Bus registration for the 2016-2017 school year will begin on May 9, 2016.  Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at 3-R Tiger Drive.  Registration Forms will be available on our website and all school offices starting on May 6.  No forms will be accepted before May 9.  There is no fee increase this year.  $270.00 for the 1st student; $220 for the 2nd or more.

·         Enrollment for EXCEL April vacation week and Summer Programs are open to Maynard students (current grades K-7).   For information and registration go to : Maynard Public Schools, EXCEL- Before & After School

·         The Tiger Trot is just around the corner — May 14th! We need volunteers to help plan for the event and volunteers for the day. Please email Sara Matias at bumpybeeler@yahoo.com if you can help in any capacity. 

·         The teacher/staff appreciation lunch is coming soon - as we prepare for the lunch we want to give the teachers and staff something special this year. We are asking GM families to share words of kindness of what the teachers and staff mean to them. At the Open House on Thursday, April 14 we will be collecting these phrases of kindness at the PTO table. If you don't have a chance to do it ahead of time we will have paper and pen to do it there.  We ask that you do not mention the child's or teachers/staff's name as the final project will be on display for years to come, to be enjoyed by all.

·        There will be no school for kindergarten students on Thursday, April 28th and Friday, April 29th during kindergarten screening for our incoming students.

 

 

 

Dates to Remember       

April 28-29                              No School for Current Kindergarten Students, Kindergarten Screening

May 2- May 13                      PARCC Assessment Administration for Grade 3

Friday,  May 6                        Early Release, 11:45 Dismissal

Saturday, May 14                  GMPTO Tiger Trot                           

                                                  

                                                                                   

Green Meadow Newsletter March 31, 2016

posted Mar 31, 2016, 10:40 AM by Joanne LoChiatto

Green Meadow News                 MC900229657[1]   

March 31, 2016                                 Donna Dankner, Principal

                                                Debbie Bresnick, Assistant Principal

 

Today the entire school attended the dress rehearsal of the second grade musical program “Hats.”  Our second grade students performed with such poise, enthusiasm, and energy!   Families will have the opportunity to view this wonderful program tomorrow morning at 9:00.  Upon arrival, please wait outside until we have brought the students in for the day.   After 8:45, please sign in on the tables in the hallway and enter the cafeteria to await the performance. We loved seeing this special presentation and know you will too!

As you can imagine, dismissal is a very busy time for us.  We are focused on safety and to that end are very careful about making certain each student’s dismissal plan is followed. To help us in this process and ensure safe dismissal for all, please put all changes in dismissal in writing and send the notes addressed to your child’s teacher to school with students in the morning.  Phone calls and emails during the day often cause confusion and make it difficult for us to be certain all students are properly and safely dismissed.  It is also important to discuss changes in dismissal with your child as knowing their dismissal plan reassures students and helps them arrive safely at their destination.  Thank you for your assistance in this process.

            Last week you received a letter offering you the opportunity to share information about your child’s placement for the 2016-2017 school year.  Classroom teachers, special educators, as well as other staff members who support your child, work closely to develop class grouping that enable children to learn effectively and socialize well.  The staff knows each student well and strives for the best possible placement for all.  You are welcome to share information to be considered in this process that may be helpful to support your child.  All placement letters must be received in the office by Thursday, April 7.  Today you will receive a revised copy of this letter which further explains the process and clarifies the date letters must be received.  We will focus all of our efforts on creating positive and productive classes that support student learning.

Donna Dankner        

 

Saludos de la Clase de Inmersión del Segundo Grado!¡

Greetings from the Second Grade Spanish Immersion Class! 

Our class has been very busy.  We’ve been working on informational writing, including “how to” stories which demonstrate our expertise in performing an activity.  In mathematics the students wrapped up learning how to tell time, count money and are currently working on measurement.  As scientists, they are excited to revisit the Vernal Pool to make additional observations and record information on the changes that are taking place.   In addition, the second grade will be learning about erosion.  Students will discover how erosion affects our topsoil and its impact on our food supply.  Moreover, the students have worked on creating timelines to have a better appreciation of history, sequential order of events and understand how a series of events can shape a person’s life or community.  Lastly, our class travelled “across the pond” to London and learned about British culture and history through images and stories shared by a guest speaker. As you can see, our class has been very busy learning.  We hope you have a safe and fun Spring .   ¡Adios! 

 News from Mrs. Lawton’s Class:        

Dear Families,

This month has definitely gone by very fast.  We are very excited that spring is here and hopefully the warm weather too.  We are continuing to record and monitor our amaryllis plant.  We have not seen a flower as of yet and it is standing 23 inches tall.  We are beginning to see more signs of spring and are hopeful that our bulbs that were planted in the fall will come up soon.  We are continuing to work on our reading and writing strategies.  We are also working on our author study of Kevin Henkes and have really enjoyed reading his books.  We are thinking and writing like authors during Writers Workshop.  We can't wait to show you some of our special projects that will be on display for our Open House in April. 

Have a great Spring!  Mrs. Lawton

                                                         

Special Notes:                                           

·        2016-2017 BUS REGISTRATION -  Bus registration for the 2016-2017 school year will begin on May 9, 2016.  Registration will take place at the administrative offices located at 3-R Tiger Drive.  Registration Forms will be available on our website and all school offices starting on May 6.  No forms will be accepted before May 9. Note: If you have a student entering 7th grade at a distance of 2 miles or more, you must now pay the fee.

·        EXCEL April Vacation and Summer Programs are now open for enrollment
for Maynard students.  Information is available online at Maynard Public Schools - Quick Links "EXCEL Before and After School".

·        There will be no school for kindergarten students on April 28th and April 29th during kindergarten screening for our incoming students.

·         The teacher/staff appreciation lunch is coming soon - as we prepare for the lunch we want to give the teachers and staff something special this year. We are asking GM families to share words of kindness of what the teachers and staff mean to them. Please send in a sentence or phrase about a teacher or staff member in a sealed envelope marked GM PTO Appreciation by Friday April 8. We ask that you do not mention the child's or teachers/staff's name as the final project will be on display for years to come, to be enjoyed by all.

·          We need volunteers to help plan the Tiger trot event and volunteers for the day of. Please email gmptovolunteers@gmail.com if you can help. We will be having a planning meetingMarch 31st at 7 pm at Green Meadow cafeteria. All interested participants are welcome and encouraged to attend!

·         Math NEWS Spring 2016

Our math program GOMath has excellent online support available for all students K-6.

ALL families K-6 have access to the student textbook, videos and games. All of these resources are designed to support students and their families with learning math. Students need a computer with online capability or an iPad to access these resources.

If you are interested in using these resources, please send an email to Terri Morrison at tmorrison@maynard.k12.ma.us. Please include your name and the name of your child.  We will send home log in information right away. *Access codes are created for each student.

 

Dates to Remember       

Friday, April 1                         Grade 2 Presentation

Tuesday, April 5                     Kindergarten Orientation for Parents of incoming students, 6:30 PM

Wednesday, April 6               Kindeergarten Orientation snow date 6:30 PM

April 7 & 8                              Early Release - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, April 13             Kindergarten 2016-2017 Immersion Lottery, 1:00 PM

April 18-22                              No School, April Vacation

April 27-28                              No School for Current Kindergarten Students, Kindergarten Screening

May 2- May 13                       PARCC Assessment Administration for Grade 3

Saturday, May 14                GMPTO Tiger Trot

Green Meadow Newsletter 3/10/2016

posted Mar 10, 2016, 11:06 AM by Joanne LoChiatto

Green Meadow News                  MC900229657[1]   

March 10, 2016                                 Donna Dankner, Principal

                                                Debbie Bresnick, Assistant Principal

 

Bingo for Books information is being sent home today.  If your registration was received before we reached capacity, you will be receiving confirmation and a packet consisting of bingo boards and directions for completion.  Please be sure to complete your bingo boards, in advance as there will not be time or supplies to complete them during the evening.  We will spend all our time playing bingo. When you arrive, please check in at the registration table in the lobby.  Please remember that all students attending must be accompanied by an adult. If for any reason you are unable to attend, please contact us as soon as possible so we may invite a family from the wait list. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate all interested families based on the building capacity.  You will receive notification today if you are on the wait list.  We will be certain to notify you if any space becomes available. 

We are very excited that through the efforts of the playground committee, we may be able to address the drainage issues, repave and re-grade the area, and enhance accessibility to our playground.   The scope of this project is wide spread, helping us provide an inclusive play environment for all children.  We are very thankful to the Maynard Community and the Community Preservation Commission for the support they have provided for this project.  Further discussion of the next steps in this process will occur during the meeting of the Community Preservation Commission on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00.  All are welcome to attend.

                                                         Donna Dankner                      

 

Physical Education News:

 

It's March already! For grades 2 and 3, this means it is International Games Month! This week we are in Rome! Did you know that the game Tic Tac Toe was played in Ancient Rome in the first century BC? Each week we will travel to a different destination on the map and play a game from that area. So stay tuned! 

 

Since January, all grades have participated in a gymnastics unit. We worked on balance and tumbling, jumping and landing.  Kindergarten and 1st grades are playing games that reinforce the importance of eating healthy, balanced meals. Fitness stations continue to be a large part of our curriculum as do individual challenges and team-building relays. Music is a big part of our class time. We all enjoy some dancing at the end of class as well, especially the kindergartners (they have some great moves!). 

                                                                                   

News from Mrs. Arcelay’s Class:                                                                              

 

Students have just finished a unit on Henri Matisse. Ask them about the Matisse Chapel and his famous “Cut outs”.  Our current unit is on Vincent Van Gogh.  Students learned that he was poor and that he wasn’t famous until after he died.  Ask them how many paintings he sold in his lifetime.  The answer may surprise you!

 

Mrs. Soler’s 3rd Grade class was fortunate to have visiting artist Jean Carter join them for a silk screening lesson.  Mrs. Carter is the grandmother of several of Mrs. Soler’s students and spent many hours working with the students and I to complete this special project.  I’d like to extend a big THANK YOU to Jean for all her time, effort, and supplies for this project.  The students really enjoyed it! I’m hoping to have more artists visit as I make connections with local artists.

 

The annual Second Grade Art show will have its opening reception May 16th at the Maynard Public Library from 6-8pm.  We hope you will come by and see the wonderful work the Second Graders have produced.  The show will be up for one week and will close May 20th.   I will be looking for parent volunteers to help with setup on May 13th and take down on May 20th.  Please email me at sarcelay@maynard.k12.ma.us if you are interested in helping.  More information will be sent home closer to the date.

 

Volunteers: There is room in the Monday schedule for a parent volunteer to help with classes.  Monday’s classes are 3rd, Kindergarten, and 1st.  If you have a current CORI and are interested please email me at sarcelay@maynard.k12.ma.us Additionally, one more parent is needed for uploading artwork to Artsonia.  It is a simple process-please let me know if this interests you.

 

Donations:  The art room could use the following items:

**Old credit cards, gift cards, hotel key cards ,Clean Paper towel and toilet paper tubes, Clean egg cartons (must be free of egg residue due to allergies),Newspapers, Old costume jewelry,

Old hardware parts (washers etc) no nails or sharp pieces please, Paper bags with handles (for sending home artwork), Paper towels, Hand Sanitizer            

 

Special Notes:  

·         Walk-a-thon for Cancer Immunotherapy - Shannon Smith, a Maynard High School Senior, has been researching the newest developments in cancer treatments known as cancer immunotherapy. As part of her Senior Project she is interning at Emerson Hospital as well as hosting a walk-a-thon to help raise money for cancer immunotherapy as a way to make a direct impact on the cancer community. The walk will be held on ThursdayApril 7th, 2016 at the Maynard High School track from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For more information about this project and to make donations prior to the event, visit Shannon's website <http://my.e2rm.com/PersonalPage.aspx?registrationID=3234041&langPref=en-CA>.

·         Math NEWS Spring 2016

Our math program GOMath has excellent online support available for all students K-6.

ALL families K-6 have access to the student textbook, videos and games. All of these resources are designed to support students and their families with learning math. Students need a computer with online capability or an iPad to access these resources.

If you are interested in using these resources, please send an email to Terri Morrison at tmorrison@maynard.k12.ma.us. Please include your name and the name of your child.  We will send home log in information right away. *Access codes are created for each student.

·         Important Reminder for Kindergarten families:  There is no school for kindergarten students on April 28th and April 29th  during kindergarten screening for our incoming student  

·         GM and Fowler PTO - River Hawks Playoffs order form included in this week's back pack.  To order tickets, forms must be received by Monday, March 7.

·          All 3rd graders receive a T shirt at the end of the school year. We need some volunteers to help get signatures for the T-shirts which we will give out to this year's GM graduating class. If you are interested to help, please reach out to gmeadowpto@gmail.com. s.

 

Dates to Remember                                                                   

Friday, March 11                    Early Release, 11:45 Dismissal

Thursday, March 17              Bingo for Books, 6:30 PM

Friday, March 18                    Early Release, 11:45 Dismissal

May 2- May 13                       PARCC Assessment Administration for Grade 3

Saturday, May 14                  GMPTO Tiger Trot

Green Meadow Newsletter 1/28/2016

posted Jan 28, 2016, 10:50 AM by Joanne LoChiatto

Green Meadow News                                               

January 28, 2016                                      Donna Dankner, Principal

                                                Debbie Bresnick, Assistant Principal

       

            Our next parent coffee will be held on Wednesday, February 3 at 8:45 AM.  Robin Stuart from the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Jennifer Gaudet, Director of Curriculum will join us for an informative conversation about our science and nature curriculum initiative.   We will share information about the process and progress as well as the direction moving forward.  We will also have opportunities for questions.  We hope you are able to join us as we explore our Nature and Science initiative.

 

Each spring our students participate in the statewide assessment system.  Last year Maynard was one of many districts that administered the PARCC assessment to students in grades 3-8.  The PARCC assessment is designed to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge as well as application of skills and strategies.   Through this assessment, students are asked to think critically while using their knowledge and skill to read challenging text and solve complex problems.  The high quality instruction students receive each day during their Green Meadow experience prepares students well for this assessment as well as future academic success.   This year we were especially excited with the release of the state accountability data which through analysis of the results of this assessment, determined that we have made notable progress toward our goals and achieved Level 1 status. We are very proud of our students growth as learners and this incredible achievement.

 

Our third grade students will the participate in PARCC assessment from May 2 through May 13.   On Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 PM we will have a special evening presentation for parents, sharing information about this assessment.  We hope you will be able to join us for this informative discussion.

 

February 3 is also Global Play Day.  This day is designed to raise awareness of the importance of play in each child’s growth and development. Many schools and families are marking this day with a focus on providing students with opportunities for unstructured play. This day is an important recognition that learning occurs both in the classroom and through the many social interactions and opportunities to play during the day.

 

Donna Dankner          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 Greetings from Green Meadow Music! 

As some of you may know, our first musical event of the year is about to take place!  The entire first grade will be performing the musical “FLAKES! A Musical Celebration of Snow, Slush, and Snirt!”  on Friday, February 5th at 9:00 a.m.   Our show will be performed in the GM Cafeteria and will last approximately thirty minutes (If necessary, Snow Date: February 12).  The families and teachers of students in the production are invited to attend.  All other GM students will get to see a full run-through of the show the previous afternoon.

 

The second and third grade classes are also in the very beginning stages of their own musicals.  Families are invited to attend these performances as well.  But don’t worry; there is still plenty of time to clear your calendars.  Second graders will perform a musical entitled “Hats” on Friday, April 1st at 9:00 a.m., and third graders will perform a musical entitled “Summer Camp” on Thursday May 19th at 6:30 p.m.  These shows will also take place in the Green Meadow Cafeteria.  More information will be sent home closer to the given dates. 

 

Although Kindergarten does not prepare a grade level performance, parents of these students can enjoy an open music class with their student on March 4th & 11th.  Specific times for each class can be found on the Green Meadow Music website. 

 

Your children and I are excited to share all of our hard work with the families of Green Meadow and look forward to seeing you at our shows!  Your support of the Green Meadow Music Program is appreciated.     

Until next time, Andrea Docheff, GM Music Specialist.

 

News from Mrs. Ginnity’s Class

 

This week officially marks the half way point of our school year. We are all 90 school days smarter! To celebrate, we will participate in a variety of "half" activities. We would like to celebrate all of our accomplishments. All of the students are reading books and writing small moments about their life. We are counting to 100 together and skip counting by 10's. The children are learning addition and have mastered 2 and 3 dimensional shapes. The children have formed friendships and are learning what it means to have empathy and to cooperate. We can't wait for the second half of our kindergarten school year.

 

Special Notes:

 

·         Please remember to send warm clothing for outdoor play.  In order to play in the snow, students will need boots, snow pants, warm coats, and gloves.

·         Students must always be escorted as they walk in the parking lot. 

 

Dates to Remember

 

Friday, January 29                 Early Release  – 11:45 Dismissal

Wednesday, February 3        Parent Coffee, 8:45 AM

Friday, February 5                 Grade 1 Concert

Friday, February 5                 Early Release – 11:45 Dismissal

February 15-19                       Winter Vacation                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Green Meadow Newsletter 1/21/2016

posted Jan 22, 2016, 7:26 AM by Joanne LoChiatto

Green Meadow News                                          MC900229657[1]     

January 21, 2016                                      Donna Dankner, Principal

                                                Debbie Bresnick, Assistant Principal

               

 

Our recent early release afternoon provided us with a wonderful opportunity for a very informative and productive collaboration.   Classroom teachers worked closely with their grade level colleagues and specialists from Massachusetts Audubon Society to enhance our science and nature based initiative. Together grade level teams and facilitators focused on examining science content and crafting challenging and meaningful lessons that enhance students’ mastery of standards.  The resulting curriculum that was developed consisted of a range of lessons that offers students a balance of rich content and inquiry based learning.   Our professional development throughout the year as we progress in this initiative focuses on this important balance, fostering student learning through questioning, inquiry, research, and discovery.  During the most recess session Grade two teachers planned a comprehensive unit on erosion that will be part of their science curriculum this spring.  Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grade one teachers continued their exploration of nature and plants through scientific observations, experiments, and journaling while Grade three continued to expand exploration of weather phenomenon. 

We would like to share more information about this important curriculum initiative during our next Parent Coffee which will be held on Wednesday, February 3 at 8:45 AM.  Joining us for this discussion will be Robin Stuart from the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Jennifer Gaudet Director of Curriculum will join us for this discuss as they share information about the initiative and science content as well as answer any questions that may arise.  We hope you are available to join us for this informative discussion.

We continue to plan parent coffees for the winter and spring.  Future topics will include a discussion of friendships with our school counselor Cecilia Tatum Small and an introduction to the PARCC Assessment that our third grade students will participate in this spring. Our goal is to offer informative discussions that interest and support Green Meadow families.  Please let us know if you have any topics of interest that you would like us to explore during upcoming Parent Coffees.

 

Donna Dankner          

 

Important Message:

Arrival and dismissal are extremely busy times at school.  If you are dropping your children off in the morning, please park in the Crowe Park parking lot and walk them to either the outdoor play area for outdoor arrival or the front door for indoor arrivalIn order to be certain all students arrive safely, children must be accompanied by an adult when walking to and from the parking lot.  We appreciate your assistance as we maintain safety for all.

 

                                                                                   

                                               

 

News From the Green Meadow Library                                         

 

 Kindergarten students now have the option of bringing their library book home to share with you. Please help them find a special place to keep their book and please help them remember what day they have library so they can return their book and choose a new one. I would like to extend a special thank you to the kindergarten Spanish Immersion parents for their recent generous donation of books in Spanish! First grade students have been learning about nature and the world around us through various fiction and informational texts. Second grade students have learned about Massachusetts and our other great states, as well as some of our famous animal friends.  We will soon be working on our dictionary, atlas and encyclopedia unit. Third grade students have heard literature from many different genres and in technology class have been excited to learn how to make a word document, find their home on Google Earth, and have started working with two different learn to type programs. Links to all of the websites we use can be found on the library website, which can be accessed through the Green Meadow homepage or at https://sites.google.com/a/maynard.k12.ma.us/lib/home. Stay warm! Mrs. Patino

 

News from Mrs. Viros’ Class      

 

Children worked on their journals to draw and dictate "something that they knew a lot about."  We brainstormed ideas during circle time and worked in small groups at the writing center.  Children drew pictures about bunnies, robots, fire engines, and princesses to name a few.

We began to discuss dinosaurs--what they were, how they lived, and some of the reasons why they disappeared.  If you hear roaring and stomping at school this week, it must come from preschool!

 

Special Notes:

 

·         The Green Meadow Preschool Program will be holding an Information Night on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 6:45 – 8:00 PM.  Parents who are interested in enrolling their child for the 2016-2017 school year are invited to attend.  During the evening parents will have an opportunity to learn about our program, meet our staff, visit our classrooms, and ask questions. The Green Meadow Preschool Program offers full day and half-day classes for children aged 3 – 5 years old.  For more information call the Maynard Public Schools Department of Student Services @ (978) 897-2138.

·         Order forms for the Red Sox game through the GM and Fowler PTOs are due Jan 25th. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. 

·         Please remember to send warm clothing for outdoor play.  In order to play in the snow, students will need boots, snow pants, warm coats, and gloves.

 

Dates to Remember

 

Monday, January 25              School Council Meeting, 6:30 PM              

Friday, January 29                 Early Release  – 11:45 Dismissal

Wednesday, Februaryn3       Parent Coffee, 8:45 AM

Wednesday, February 3        Basketball Bonanza sponsored by the PTO

Friday, February 5                 Grade 1 Concert

Friday, February 5                 Early Release – 11:45 Dismissal

February 15-19                       Winter Vacation                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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