Welcome to Greencastle PTA!  We are parents, teachers and staff, who advocate for and support education for students at Greencastle Elementary School in Silver Spring, MD.  Welcome.


Next PTA Meeting Tuesday, June 6: Shape Your PTA

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Media Center

Free childcare provided for elementary school aged children. Refreshments served. 

The final PTA meeting and parent workshop of the year will be June 6, where we will discuss our vision for Greencastle PTA going into the future. We will also have PTA elections for the 2017/2018 school year. Within PTA, there are many available board positions with no candidate yet named. Important positions in need of a candidate include: **Treasurer**, MCCPTA Delegate, Special Ed Rep, GT Rep, NAACP Rep, and more.  Please email president@greencastlepta.org for more details and position descriptions.

Spring Buy One Get One Scholastic Book Fair results are in!

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair April 26 through 28 earned $490 Scholastic Dollars which will be spent on Scholastic books and supplies for the school! Thank you to all who volunteered and purchased books from the book fair!

PTA hosted Black History Month Dance Friday, February 24 

We enjoyed a performance by the Royalty Step Team and music and activities provided by DJ Chris Yates! Thank you to all the families who came out to celebrate Black History Month!

Thank you for supporting the PTA at Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!

We appreciate all the families and staff who came by Chick-fil-A for Spirit Night on December 15. A percentage of sales will go to support PTA activities and events.

PTA hosted 2016 Spirit Week and Homecoming Dance Oct. 28

It was a blast seeing staff and students dressed up each day from Oct. 24 to 28 - with themes such as Pajama Day and Mismatch Day, we had a chance to have fun and celebrate our community! Thank you to everyone who made the Homecoming Dance possible, with special thanks to PTA Vice President Jojo Chavarria for spearheading the Spirit Week and Homecoming Dance concept. Thank you to our amazing volunteers for helping at the dance, and our sponsors Kids After Hours and Pepsi! And of course, thank you to our fabulous DJ Chris Yates who kept the energy up with great music and games for the students! Go Knights!

PTA Wins Kindle E-Readers from National PTA

The Greencastle PTA has been awarded 20 Kindle E-Readers by the National PTA.  We are 1 of 10 PTAs to be recognized.  The 20 Kindles will be utilized in the Castle by our students to assist with their reading.

PTA hosts Incoming Kindergartener Playdate at East County Community Recreation Center

PTA was happy to host Greencastle's first Incoming Kindergartener Playdate on August 20, 2016, on the playground at East County Community Rec Center. Thank you to the Rec Center for providing a space for this great "getting to know you" event. Pictured below: Ms. Mitchell, Ms. Riebman, Ms. Shearin, Ms. Georgetti, and PTA VP Jojo Chavarria. 

Join and support your PTA today.  Scroll down for a membership application and send it in with your child to their teacher along with the $10 fee (cash or check made payable to "Greencastle PTA." Learn more about PTA volunteer roles by viewing the "Volunteer PTA roles" file. Thank you for supporting your school community.

School Resources: Scroll to the bottom of this page for these helpful resources:  
FREE MCPS Homework Help Hotline (in English and Spanish)

New 2016/2017 School Volunteer Application




** New School Volunteer Form **
Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the file called "Volunteer Application 2017.pdf" to access the new form for school volunteers in the 2016/2017 school year, including field trip chaperones. The form includes instructions to attach a copy of a government issued ID and a completed certificate or email confirmation of completion of training on Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect, which can be taken online www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect/. 

Remember Greencastle is Read, Read, Read
Please visit Greencastle's Reading Website for tips, tools and more information on how parents can support their child's important reading click to access website

Knights Reading...

 Collect Box Tops!  Box Tops logo

Keep collecting Box Tops!  Don't forget to turn in your collection from over the summer to your teacher and keep collecting for the 2016 - 2017 school year!  More Info.

Register your Giant or Harris Teeter bonus card today!

Visit our Fundraising page for you to link your bonus card to Greencastle PTA and earn CASH for our school! 
Community Events &
Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department
Keeping our Greencastle families, community and neighborhoods safe. Sponsor an annual Open House and Fair fostering our community. www.bvfd.com
East County Community Center (located on Gateshead Manor Road off of Briggs Chaney Road -- across the street from the Mercedes Benz & Metro Bus Loop) has lots of classes and events to celebrate our community. Stop by and visit today.
Eastern Montgomery Regional Services
Homework Help Hotline (FREE MCPS service)
MCPS provides FREE homework assistance.  Scroll down to the bottom of this page to access more information about this homework assistance servicer or visit: 
Send texts to 724-427-5445
(7244 ASK HHL)
Kik us! @AskHHL
Twitter @AskHHL
Instagram AskHHL
Impact Silver Spring
Our vision is a thriving, multicultural community where people of all backgrounds are engaged, connected, and exercise individual and collective power to bring about the changes needed for a full and quality life.

Our mission is to build and sustain community-based networks that support people who are creating social, economic, and civic momentum that contributes to strong local economies and vibrant communities.

Kids After Hours
Greencastle's onsite before and after school programming and camp provider.  Visit www.kidsafterhours.com
Manna Food Center
Fighting hunger and feeding hope in Montgomery County www.mannafoodcenter.org
YMCA Youth & Family Services Parenting Programs: click for more information
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