Yearbook

At this time all 2020/2021 yearbooks have been distributed.  If you have not received your yearbook, please email yearbook@greenwood-pta.org ASAP.  Once all yearbooks have been distributed a few extra copies may be available for purchase.  Thank you to Andrea Hesse for all of her hard work to ensure that we had a yearbook during a completely virtual school year.

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Membership

I encourage all of you to join the PTA and stay connected throughout the year. As a member you will be added to our mailing list for the monthly newsletter and won’t miss out on any fun events or activities we have planned. You can join now by going to https://greenwoodpta.memberhub.com/store.  For those of you new to Greenwood joining the PTA is a two step process. You first have to pay to join the PTA and then create a Memberhub account. When you join the PTA your receipt will include a link on the bottom of the email to login to create your Memberhub account. All members of the PTA are asked to update their contact information in our Memberhub directory annually. The directory is available to members only and it is an amazing resource.

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Mark your calendars for the following PTA events!

October 26            Dining Night Out

October 29            New this year! Trunk or Treat (Rain date October 30)

November 5-12    Scholastic Book Fair

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Dining Night Out

October’s Dining Night Out will be at Chick-Fil-A from 5-8pm on October 26th.  Take a night off from cooking and grab dinner on your way to or from your child’s sports practice!  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Greenwood PTA.

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Trunk or Treat

Park, pop your trunk and get ready to party!  As Greenwood is not able to invite all families to join in the festivities safely during the school day, the PTA is planning a Trunk or Treat event to allow families to share in the celebration.  Join us in the Greenwood parking lot on October 29, rain date October 30.  Decorate your trunk with your favorite Halloween theme or decor and bring candy to hand out.  More information is available here.  A Signup Genius for volunteers will be posted soon.

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Scholastic Book Fair

We're excited to be kicking off the 2021 Scholastic Book Fair in just a few short weeks!  This year's fair will begin on Friday, November 5 and run through Friday, November 12.

  • Student shopping will be on school days, as the kids take part in their assigned Media Center times.
  • Parent shopping will be on school days Monday through Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  The number of people allowed inside the Media Center will be limited.
  • Volunteers are needed to staff the book fair each day.  To volunteer, sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4CAAAC2EABF58-book

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Calling all volunteers!

We need your help! We are hoping to host a community event or activity each month. We need volunteers to coordinate, plan, and/or help each of these activities as well as all the other jobs needed to keep the PTA up and running. Want to help? Please fill out the volunteer interest form: https://forms.gle/CRaBFZ8RFhZWJLXH9

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Volunteer Training

In order to volunteer in school you must complete the Child Abuse and Neglect training through MCPS. It's a little difficult to find (if someone has an easier way please let me know). These are the steps that worked for me:

  • Log into ParentVue
  • Go to Parent resources
  • MyMCPS classroom
  • Resources
  • Volunteer Training

The training takes about 30 minutes. It saves your progress if you can't do it all at one time.

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Room Parents

Thanks to those of you that have volunteered to be room parents. There are still a few classrooms in need of any room parents and all but a few classes only have one volunteer thus far.  Room parents are in charge of planning and overseeing the Halloween and Valentine’s Day parties, as well as coordinating class gifts to teachers (such as an end of the year gift).  If you are interested in becoming a room parent for your class please contact Micole at roomparentcoordinator@greenwood-pta.org.

Now is a great time for room parents to reach out to teachers and start planning the Halloween party. Also, I’ve found class directories to be a huge asset. Ask if your teacher would pass along a note to the class asking for contact info so you can put one together for your class.

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Gifted and Talented Liaison

A volunteer is needed to serve as a Gifted and Talented Liaison for the 2021-2022 school year. The GT Liaison plays a vital role in advocating for the needs of highly able learners by providing a critical link between the school community, the MCCPTA Gifted Education Committee (GEC), and MCPS. The time commitment is minimal and more than one person from each school can participate if interested. The virtual nature of our current environment makes participation flexible and accessible.  No prior experience is needed for the role--just a desire to support this unique community of learners.  View the fall recruitment letter for more information.

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NAACP Update

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – Parent Council (NAACP-PC) general meeting was held on September 22, 2021.  The focus was Parent Council (PC) roles/responsibility and review, introduction to advocacy training, PC committee outreach and volunteer opportunities.  Highlights included a review and discussion of the “Equity Accountability Framework: Evidence of Learning” slide presentation from the Montgomery County Board of Education 9/21 meeting.  The NAACP-PC website is available at https://naacppc-md.org/.  The Regional Kick-off Event will be held in October/November, and is hosted with MCPS and NAACP-PC leadership.  If you are interested in participating, please complete the Greenwood NAACP-PC Survey.

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Grocery Rewards Program

Please take a few minutes and link your grocery cards to Greenwood. A portion of the proceeds from your grocery order will raise money for our school.

Harris Teeter

To link accounts online:

  • Log in to your Harris Teeter profile at the top of harristeeter.com
  • Click on My Account once logged in
  • In the Together in Education section, type Greenwood Elementary or "1268" (our school code) in the School Search toolbar
  • Once the school name generates, click on the school name and then Add a School

To link accounts in the app:

  • Go to "My Account" and click "Together in Education"
  • Type in the school name in the search bar

To link in-store:

  • Ask your cashier to link your VIC card to 1268 (our school's TIE code)

Giant

To link accounts online:

  • Go to www.giantfood.com
  • Click "Savings"
  • "Rewards and Programs"
  • Choose "A+"
  • Follow the instructions to register your card
  • Our school ID is 00692

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Spirit Wear

Hello Gator Families! Did you know that you can custom-make your Gator Gear from dozens of options and have it shipped directly to your door?!? Fridays at Greenwood are Spirit Days and we encourage all students to show off their Gator Pride. Check out the spirit wear store at http://www.greenwoodspiritwear.com/

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After-School Programs

Visit our Forms & Flyers page to view the after-school programs.

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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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