Coming up

Our next virtual PTA meeting will be Thursday, November 5th at 7pm. All are welcome to attend, zoom details will be emailed prior to the event.

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10/27/2020 BOE Meeting Notes

The meeting focused on diagnostic assessments data (ie loss of learning measured by MAP testing), changes to the elementary school schedule, athletics, enrollment numbers, and county health metrics for reopening. There was not a discussion of detailed plans for a hybrid learning model or return to in-person learning. Specific recommendations of a reopening timeline and how to bring back groups of students (if metrics allow) will be discussed in upcoming meetings on November 6 and November 10. If you'd like to look over unofficial notes of the meeting Moderately Moco has published them online.

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2019/2020 Yearbooks and Individual Pictures

Yearbooks are handled by the PTA. If you have not been able to come to the yearbook distribution days but would still like to collect last years' yearbook please contact Mary at President@greenwood-pta.org.

Individual class pictures are being distributed directly from Lifetouch. If you have not yet received your pictures from 2019/2020 contact Fred Blanton directly at fblanton@lifetouch.com (NOTE: if you believe you have already contacted Fred and he has been unresponsive check the email address!)

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Join the PTA today!!

Join the PTA through Memberhub and stay connected throughout the year.

  • GET CONNECTED! There is no better way to know what’s happening at school.
  • TAP INTO A NETWORK! PTA connects you to other parents & teachers through meetings, events, & communications, helping to build a sense of community.
  • IMPLEMENT IMPROVEMENTS! By getting involved in the PTA you’ll help to make positive changes.

One membership is only $10 and each subsequent membership for someone in your household is an additional $5. Join now by going here.

 

Our PTA has started using an online communication tool called MemberHub.com to bring you into our school community and keep you informed and engaged with what is happening. Within our MemberHub site, you will find our e-store, newsletters, signup sheets, shared calendar events, files, photos, reminders, and much more all in one place!

With MemberHub you can:

  • Join the PTA by clicking here
  • When you join the PTA your receipt will include a link to create your Memberhub account
  • Donate to the Greenwood scholarship funds by clicking here
  • Sign up for volunteer time slots or needed items and receive reminders
  • Receive emails and/or texts with communications from all levels of your school
  • Share files and photos in a secure environment
  • Utilize a school calendar and receive event reminders
  • Access a private online school directory with PTA membership
  • Install the MemberHub app on your smartphone for info on the go

Your information is stored securely and privately. Please click here to add you and your family to our organization's MemberHub site.

We would love to have you as PTA members; please visit our e-store to join the PTA.

Wishing the Greenwood community a successful and healthy school year!

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Equity Hubs

https://www.equityhubs.org/

Addressing the childcare need in our county, while schools remain in a virtual environment is a huge need in our county.  Equity Hubs is specifically for students (of financially impacted families) who may not have internet access and/or adequate adult supervision to ensure successful distance learning. As these Hubs launch, there is a specific area of need, right up the PTA/community alley!  These students in the hubs need higher quality headphones (similar to link) than those the young scholars bring with them or are currently available through the schools.

If you or members of your PTAs are interested, your tax deductible donation can be made through this link!  Just indicate “headphone fund” as the purpose in the comments! https://www.thecommunityfoundation.org/childrensopportunityfund  If there are organizations interested in adopting an entire hub or cohort of students, and for paperwork purposes it is easier to buy the headphones directly and deliver, we can make that happen!

Several hubs already open as well as some that are “coming soon.”  Also, a registration link is available you are welcome to pass along for families that could benefit from being part of one of these cohorts!

Please see the Minutes page for a flyer of this program.

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MCPS Tech Webinars

MCPS is hosting parent webinar series for parents prior to the start of school. They cover ParentVue, MyMCPS, and Zoom troubleshooting. The list of webinars is here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S7qQJcm_zk4yQUtRPPZY7uoo16govBitrtMUPHljav0/mobilebasic

For more information about the various platforms being used for virtual learning please refer to our tech talk page.

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School Supply Lists

Administration has provided school supply lists. Note that these are optimized for in person learning. Use lists as a reference when setting up your at home stations but teachers may have suggestions once classes begin. I would recommend earphones and a dry erase board of some sort (page protector works just fine). Click the link below to view lists.

http://greenwood-pta.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/school-supply-list.pdf

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School supplies for those in need:

The annual Give BACKpacks campaign is pivoting this year to respond to the needs of our students. For just $10, you can provide a student in need with supplies for virtual learning, which could include, paper, crayons, pencils/pens, white boards, dry erase markers, and more.

Not all students have the materials needed to learn at home.  Your donation will help provide students with the necessary supplies to engage successfully in their lessons.

If you would like to donate to this program to help others in our community please visit here.

https://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/provide-school-supplies-for-students-in-need/?fbclid=IwAR2JOYXuKKRxQvNQPHMQfsGn1e0DACmhhn3igTehv9vf_euYCwXi1KiSjdU

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Home Enrichment Websites:

Celebrity read aloud

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Free online Scholastic Resources with daily plans

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Teachers Pay Teachers provides a lot of free resources
Go Noodle- great for brain breaks!
Club Scikidz-Ideas for simple science, technology and cooking activities you and your child can do at home, using things that you most likely have at home.
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Boundary Analysis Update

The MCPS Boundary Analysis Interim report has been released. The full document can be found here:

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/departments/publicinfo/Boundary_Analysis/interim-report/MCPS_InterimReport_Full.pdf

For a summary found in Bethesda Beat click here.

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