Coming up

The Next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, January 8th from 7-8pm in the APR. Hope to see you there!

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December Dining Night Out: December 19th, California Tortilla

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Visit our online spirit wear store!

The spirit store has over 70 different products and 12 different Greenwood designs for you and your child to choose from. Once you chose and design your items, your order will be processed and shipped directly to your home. Check out our new gear @ http://www.greenwoodspiritwear.com/

Register

Please join the Greenwood PTA!

Why? Because being involved in the PTA will benefit your children, keep you in the know, and you'll get to play a role in improving our school for our children!

Go to join.myschoolanywhere.com and use access code JoinGreenwood to join our new amazing communication/information portal AND register to become a member of the PTA!

JOIN NOW!

Volunteer

Got 1 minute or 1 month to spare? We can always use your help.

There are small jobs and there a big jobs. Jobs that last an afternoon/evening and jobs that last all year. All of the amazing, fun, and educational things we do cannot possibly happen without YOU!

 

Volunteer Now!

Calendar

We have a fun-filled year ahead of us. Click below to see our calendar with all planned events for each month!

Upcoming important dates:

December 19: DNO California Tortilla

Dates to put on your calendar!

January 18th: BINGO Night

February 8th: Faculty Basketball Game

 

Calendar of Events

Welcome

November 30, 2018

Hello Greenwood Gators!

Thanks to all that participated in our Fall Readathon Fundraiser. A portion of the proceeds immediately went to purchasing books for the kindergarten Read to Me Talk to Me program. Additional funds will go towards enrichment materials for both indoor and outdoor recess as well as funding the educational and entertaining activities/events run by the PTA this year.

Our next monthly PTA meeting will be held in the APR from 7:00-8:00pm December 4th. Be sure to attend to learn more about Greenwood’s score on “Maryland’s School Report Card” to be published December 4th. All are welcome to attend, babysitting will be available.

Variety Show

Calling all Greenwood performers! This year’s variety show “Go Gators!” will be April 6th. Sign up sheets went home in November and are due December 10th. Any and all interested students are welcome to participate. The 5th grade ensemble will be practicing Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30pm starting in January. Please send all questions to: vsgators2019@gmail.com

Cookies for Teachers

The Greenwood PTA and Staff Appreciation Committee is coordinating a Holiday Treat for our hard working staff. Slots are for 2 dozen treats. If you would like to sign up to bring something please go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0944aba928abff2-holiday

Bingo Night

Our annual Bingo night will be held Friday, January 18th. Bingo coordinators are currently looking for donations for raffle baskets and BINGO prizes. If you have anything to donate please email Cori Gluck: corigluck@gmail.com

Also, new this year, starting in December, we will be collecting any outgrown Gator Gear* and sell them at Bingo night to give them a second life!  Look for a donation box at school in the month of December. *Items may not have holes or stains and should be washed before donating.  

Greenwood Spirit Day

The December school spirit day will be Friday, December 7th. Encourage your kids to wear their Greenwood green or Gator Gear. New spirit wear can be purchased from our online store and shipped straight to your door. Free shipping now through December 10th!!! Visit http://www.greenwoodspiritwear.com/ and check out all the cool new options.

Recess (non PTA)

Beginning in early November 1st/3rd and 2nd/4th grade recesses were divided resulting in a new lunch and recess schedule. Kindergarten and 1st grade share recess but all other grades are individual.

Lunch Recess
Kindergarten 10:55-11:30 11:30-12:05
1st 11:00-11:35 11:35-12:10
2nd 12:45-1:20 12:10-12:45
3rd 11:35-12:10 11:00-11:35
4th 12:10-12:45 12:45-1:20
5th 12:50-1:25 1:25-2:00

Hour of Code (non PTA)

The Hour of Code is a movement to introduce students around the world to computer science. It takes place this week (December 3-9) during Computer Science Education Week. Every student at Greenwood is joining in on this fun and educational experience. Volunteers are essential to making the Hour of Code a success. Please consider signing up for a session: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45a5aa2fa0fc1-hour1 Please contact the Media Specialist, Jenny Corrado (jenny_corrado@mcpsmd.org) with any questions.

Comfort Case (non PTA)

Each year, the 5th grade Ambassadors of Greenwood select a community outreach program that they would like to sponsor. As a group they determine the logistics and campaigning of the collection. This year the Ambassadors chose Comfort Cases to help kids in foster care. Baggies went home this past week labeled “comfort cases” to collect money to bring in as a contribution to this noble cause. Additionally, if children cannot contribute financially but still want to make a donation they can color and turn in a handmade bookmark which will be “worth” $1 towards their class total funds collected. The two classes that raise the most money will earn a party. The goal is for Greenwood to raise $4,500. For more information about Comfort Cases please visit: https://www.comfortcases.org/

Upcoming Calendar:

December 2018

December 4        General PTA Meeting, APR- 7-8pm

December 12        4th Grade Choral Winter Concert

December 13        5th Grade Instrumental & Choral Winter Concert

December 19        Dining Night Out: California Tortilla

December 24-28    No School (Winter Break)

January 2019

January 1        No School (Winter Break)

January 8        General PTA Meeting, Media Center - 7-8pm

January 17       Dining Night Out: Jersey Mike’s

January 18       Bingo Night

January 21        No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

January 25        Early Release -- 12:45pm

As always, thank you all for your feedback. Your insights are invaluable to our school improvements. Hope to see you at our next PTA meeting, Tuesday, December 4th from 7-8pm.

Sincerely,

Mary Quirion

Greenwood PTA President