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Gator Tales, March 24, 2014

posted Mar 26, 2014, 8:04 AM by Joel.Villegas@wpsk12.org

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In this issue
Volunteer for the Gallop
Basketball Clinic
Mike Angelo Fundraiser
From the Principal
A Note from the Nurse
Spring Dance
3rd Grade Auction Update
POP Warner Registration
Box Top Drive Update
Fireside Chats with Dr. Zrike
Town-wide PTO Meeting Minutes
Parent University
Listening and Learning Tour Report
Join The Greenwood School on Facebook
Scholastic Book Fair
Follow Dr. Zrike on his blog
Upcoming Events
Student & Family Directory
Ongoing Fundraising
Contact Us
Before School Calendar

Upcoming Events

View 2013-2014 Calendar
View March Calendar Pdf

March 14-25, 2014

Grade 1 all school meeting TODAY
March 24, 2014

Half Day
March 26, 2014

Report Cards come home
March 28, 2014

Fireside Chat with Dr. Zrike
March 28, 2014

Gator Gallop
March 29, 2014

Basketball Clinic
March 27, 2014

Fireside Chat with Dr. Zrike
April 1, 2014

Mike Angelo Fundraiser
April 3, 2014

Wakefield Rocks
April 6, 2014

Scholastic Book Fair Begins! BOGO.
April 7, 2014

3rd Grade Silent Auction & Family Dance
April 11, 2014

Fireside Chat with Dr. Zrike
April 11, 2014
April 15, 2014

Field Day
Friday, June 6, 2014
View the March Lunch Menu

Registration for our
Pop Warner
2014 season

will be held at the Americal Civic Center (upstairs)

All new players/cheerleaders on March 26 6:30-8:30

All football players MUST attend registration night to be weighed in

All new participants MUST surrender an original birth certificate on registration night

click here for more information

Missing Keys and other small items!

Marie Paiva has a Lost and Found on her desk with small items. There are MANY expensive car keys and other keys that look like house keys. If you are missing keys or any small item, please check out Marie's Basket. Unclaimed items will be thrown away in June.

Greenwood Student and Family Directory available here…

Download the Directory Here



Please join the Superintendent for a fireside chat. Come and dis-cuss what’s on your mind while we sit by the fire and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, Friday mornings, 9-11 a.m. and Tuesday evenings, 5-7 p.m.

Beebe Library, 345 Main Street: nonfiction area near Circulation Desk.

Tuesday evenings: March 18, April 1, 15
Friday mornings: March 14, 28, April 11

Please call Karen Fitzpatrick, 781-246-6431to schedule an appointment

Read Dr. Zrike's Listening and Learning Tour — Report of Findings.




Thank you to all those families that have donated. 
I've been working diligently this past week putting together some wonderful packages for the Silent Auction that will be held on Friday April 11th at the Family Dance.
In the next couple of weeks I will be sending out a list of the packages that will be available for sale.  All the auction items will also be up on biddingforgood.com.
There are about 50 packages with a total value over $5,000.    
Here is an idea of some of the Packages that will be available:
  • Red Sox Tickets
  • Lowell Spinner tickets
  • Art work painted by Greenwood School parents
  • Ice Cream to Go for 10 from JP Licks
  • Wine Chiller and 4 bottles of wine
  • Scratch Tickets
  • BBQ Basket
  • Cases of Samual Adams Beer
  • His and Hers Harpoon Beer Treasurer Chest
  • Auto Care Basket with 2 oil changes and car wash
  • Day at Jordan's
  • Hair Cut and Color at Salon Mario Russo
  • Amusement Park Admission
  • Week down the Cape
and the list goes on.
If you have yet done so, would you please send me in a current physical for your 4th grade child? This is a state requirement for admission to the 5th grade. Physicals done after June 1, 2013 are acceptable.
After your child’s primary care physician performs this exam please forward it to me at your child’s school. If you have the required paperwork at home please send it in as soon as possible.
Please remember — A copy of a physical must be on file for your child to enter grade 5 at the Galvin Middle School in September.

Don't forget to join us on Facebook…

Previous Gator Tales Issues

September 9, 2013
September 16, 2013
September 23, 2013
September 30, 2013
ctober 7, 2013
October 14, 2013
October 21, 2013
ctober 28, 2013
ovember 4, 2013
November 11, 2013
November 18, 2013
November 25, 2013
December 2, 2013
December 9, 2013
December 16, 2014
January 6, 2014
January 13, 2014
January 20, 2014
anuary 27, 2014
eburary 3, 2014
February 10, 2014

February 24, 2014
March 3, 2014
March 10, 2014
March 17, 2014



A+ School Rewards

Textile Donation Bin

Cartridges for Kids

Box Tops for Education

Labels for Education

Target Card Program

PTO Board:

Marci Seidman
Jennifer Theriault

Vice President
Amy High

Alison Federici

Tammy Milsky
Today is the last day students can register* through the school for the Gator Gallop. 

After today, students and any participants can: Continue to register at gatorgallop.racewire.com, OR  Register on race day at 8:30 AM on the lower common. 

* We will continue to accept any pledge money that comes in, but registration must not be passed through the school any longer, to guarantee it is processed in time!
We still need your help at the Gator Gallop!

View the different jobs and choose how you can help!

Learn more about the Gator Gallop and our generous partners and sponsors! Go to GatorGallop.com.

Mike Angelo Scholarship Fund-raising Concert

Thursday April 3rd 2014 at 7:30pm at the Galvin Middle School auditorium, 525 Main Street, Wakefield, MA

$5.00 admission at the door
Snacks will be available for purchase, and there will be other donation opportunities!

Preformances by the Moonlighters and guitarist
David James Stuart  …and featuring some surprise Guests !!!

Additional contributions to the scholarship are welcome at the concert or at any time.
Checks payable to “The Scholarship Fund” (specify that it is for Mike Angelo’s fund in the memo line)
TSF, PO Box 321, Wakefield, MA 01880

Mike was a staple in the Wakefield community, as he was an employee of the Wakefield Public School system for almost 40 years. 
He also served as a photographer for the Wakefield & Melrose Daily Item, the Wakefield Patch, and was a contributor to the Wakefield High School yearbooks, capturing many candid moments that were treasured by all. He was instrumental in creating the WHS girls hockey program and many other coaching assignments such as Babe Ruth baseball, youth soccer, and girls softball. A true passion of Mike's was refereeing many local hockey leagues, even serving as past president. His love of community was strongly shown through his pictures. He was the number one fan of all Wakefield athletics and town-wide events. 
Find out more….

Galvin Middle School Community Service Group hosting
Third Annual Basketball Clinic

Date: March 27, 2014
Time: 3:15-4:45 PM
Place: Americal Civic Center Gym

To benefit: The Mike Angelo Scholarship Fund


As part of their Community Service Group, a group of Eighth Grade Boys will be holding the Third Annual Basketball Clinic. The clinic is open to Boys and Girls in Grades 1-4.

If your child wants to sharpen their ball skills and spend some time with older kids in the WBA and WARRIOR Travel basketball programs, this is the program for them!!

The clinic will be supervised by two teachers from Galvin Middle School. The Eighth Grade Boys volunteering their time and skills are: Patrick Bertini, Tyler Drago, Robert Guida, Luke Hendriks, Alex Joly, Bobby Keegan, Chris MacDonald and, Henry Stikeman.

Sign ups are first come first serve. Registration will be limited to 60 participants. 

Register by emailing Jim Vaillancourt, Phys Ed Teacher, Galvin Middle School.You will receive an email confirmation if spots are available for your child.

A $10 donation will be much appreciated and collected at the door on the day of the clinic, all proceeds this year will be donated to the: Mike Angelo Scholarship Fund, c/oThe Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield.

The Mike Angelo Scholarship Fund has been established in memory of the popular Wakefield coach, news photographer and school district employee who passed away recently. Mike was a great supporter of this event in the past two years and we wish to honor his memory!

Download the BasketBall Clinic Flyer

"The most precious jewels you'll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.”

A reminder to families that next Wednesday March 26th and Wednesday April 2nd will be Early Release days for students. By now, most families should have received a scheduled for parent teacher conferences on one of the two early release days.
Grade 4 Long Composition Make-up: Thursday March 27, 2013
Grade 4 English/Language Arts MCAS: Monday and Tuesday March 24th and 25th.
MCAS tests are untimed and students will generally be tested each day beginning at 9:00 a.m. Because we must maintain proper testing protocol at all times, students who are tardy will not be able to join their classmates during the testing period and will have to take a make-up test at the end of the testing week. We ask that parents do not make doctor, dentist appointments etc… during these testing dates. It is also important that your child be well rested each day and arrives at school with adequate nourishment. Testing is a demanding activity and children need to be physically ready as well as academically ready to do their best.
Have a wonderful week!
Deb Collura

K – 4
th Greenwood Elementary Spring Dance

FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014

Most Blessed Sacrament (Brown Church), 8 Grove Street, 5:30 – 8:00 PM


Hosted by DJ Doug

Fun dancing games!




Lots of great items!

The kids will LOVE





All auction proceeds

will go to the

4th grade moving on


(Class of 2015)

Pizza, Drinks and Dessert Table

BRING a dessert (Nut Free) for the group and get a FREE raffle ticket!

You can register for the party in advance or at the door

The cost is $15 per family.


Parents and Teachers,
We are pleased to announce the winning class for the 2nd Annual Box Tops Contest – it was a close race – won by only 23 Box Tops.
The winning class is: Mrs. Morse’s 1st grade class!!! Congratulations!!!
Here are the class totals:
K - Mrs. Currier - 750
K - Mrs. DiVasta – 200
½ K – Frazier – 150
1st – Harper – 400
1st – Morse – 1,050 *winner*
2nd – Gilchrist – 250
2nd – Ricupero – 300
3rd Wallace – 613
3rd Braham – 850
3rd Pirrello – 1,027
4th Campbell – 600
4th Smith – 500
Thank to all the classes and families for collecting all these box tops.
We collected 6,690 Box Tops during the contest and had 1,958 box tops prior to the contest for a total of 8,648 box tops which equals $864.80 for the Greenwood School!!!!!

Thank you.
 Amy & Cristin 

The BOGO Book Fair is Coming!

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school from April 9th to April 11th; this is our Spring BOGO Fair – Buy One, Get One Free! As always, we will need parent volunteers to help the children as they visit the fair, to run the cash registers, to manage teacher wish lists, to set up the fair and to help us tear down and pack up afterwards.  Do you have an hour or two you can spare sometime during the week?  To volunteer, please email Kelley Collarusso. Let me know which days you would like to join us:
Volunteer Hours:
  • Tuesday, April 8th 1:00 p.m– 2: 45 Set up
  •  Wednesday, April 9th: 9:00am – 2:00pm – 1st Sale Day (shopping, registers)
  • Thursday, April 10th 9:00 am- 2:40 (shopping, Registers)
  • Friday, April 11th 12:00-2:00 (Break Down)

Sign up for whatever day and time works best for you! We look forward to seeing you!
Volunteer at the Book Fair

Here is the Fair schedule, for your reference.

Tuesday April 8:
Set Up: 1:00pm – 2:45pm

Wednesday, April 9 (Day 4) — Sale Day:
8:15-8:45 Early Shopping
9:00-9:30 Frazier
9:40-10:10 Wallace
10:20-10:50 Smith
11:00-11:30 Divasta
1:20-1:50 Campbell

Thursday, April 10 (Day 5) — Sale Day:
9:00-9:30 Ricupero
9:40-10:10 Morse
10:20-10:50 Gilchrist
11:00-11:30 Braham
11:40-12:10 Currier
1:05-1:35 Harper
2:10-2:40 Pirello
2:45-3:20 Family Shopping

Friday, April 11 — Make-up Day:

9:00 – 12:00   Make-up and Parent Shopping
12:30 – 2:45   Tear Down
Nicole Jacob & Kelley Collarusso
Book Fair Chairmoms
Volunteer at the Book Fair
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