Coming up

Our next virtual PTA meeting will be Tuesday, February 2nd at 7pm. All are welcome to attend, zoom details will be emailed prior to the event.

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2020/2021 Yearbook Info

Yearbook sales are live! You can purchase a yearbook online for $15. If you would like a hardcover, it is an additional $5. A limited number of yearbook copies will be available for cash purchase when yearbooks have printed. To ensure your family is guaranteed a yearbook, I encourage yearbook purchases be made on the Lifetouch website. The deadline to purchase a yearbook online is Sunday, April 18, 2021Please click on the link below to buy a yearbook, or click the link found in the Lifetouch emails being sent today.

Greenwood Elementary School's Yearbook

Click here!

Yearbook ID: 14087621

 
AN IMPORTANT CHANGE: Student selfies will not be accepted on the Shutterfly shared site anymore. Instead, please send them to
yearbook@greenwood-pta.org with your child's first and last name in the JPEG (picture) file name. Also, please include the child's first and last name, grade level, and teacher's name in the subject line of the email.
 
All selfies must be submitted by Monday, February 8, 2021Please ensure your child's selfie is taken in good lighting on a neutral background from the waist up. Selfies can be taken outdoors as long as the background is not overly busy.
For those families who uploaded their selfies into the Shutterfly shared site, no need to resend. If you are unsure whether you sent your child's selfie already or have other yearbook questions, email yearbook@greenwood-pta.org. I will respond within 48 hours.
As for other pictures for Bingo Night, Quarantine Hobbies, Behind the Masks, PTA Sponsored Activities, and more, please continue to email those to me with labeled file names OR upload to one of the Shutterfly shared site folders.

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BoE update: Phased in return date has been revised to March 15th.

Date will be revisited on February 23rd.

The next Board of Education meeting will be January 12th starting at 11am

Family MCPS survey responses have been calculated and posted.

In total, responses were submitted on behalf of 127,112 of the district’s approximately 161,583 students — about 79%.

Of those responses, 63,760 (50.2%) chose to not return to school buildings if they begin to reopen in January, as planned. The other 63,352 (49.8%) chose to participate in a mix of in-person and virtual lessons.

The approximately 34,471 students for which a preference was not chosen — they did not respond to the survey — will be automatically enrolled in the all-virtual model, according to school district officials. The move is to help the district plan its staffing and which schools will reopen.

As of December 3rd, as discussed at the PTA meeting, Greenwood student survey responses were as follows: 103 students have not responded, 136 are remaining virtual, and 261 choose in-person.

MCPS has said it is likely that not all facilities will reopen at once.

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Greenwood Gators Can Do Virtually Anything!!

From now until January 20th we are selling t-shirts to commemorate this extraordinary 2020/2021 school year. 

Youth sizes XS-XL are available for $10. 

I think it's safe to say that us adults are experiencing the virtual classroom as well. Want a shirt to mark the occasion? 

Adult sizes XS-L are $12 and XL-2XL are $14.

You can purchase by going to our MemberHub store. 

greenwoodpta.memberhub.store/store

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The Board of Education gets an update on the anti-racism audit this month. MCCPTA is updating YOU on Jan. 16. Come, learn, ask questions and bring someone with you. All are welcome.
SIGN UP: bit.ly/engagejan

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MCPS Ventilation Report

Staff from the Division of Maintenance and Operations is currently in the process of upgrading the air filters in the mechanical systems of all MCPS schools. This ongoing project also includes installing air cleaners in the facilities that have HVAC systems that require supplemental measures for air ventilation.

According to the chart provided Greenwood is⧫⧫⧫ = Schools with recently replaced systems that have enhanced ventilation (limited spaces require air cleaners)

These schools have varying HVAC systems but generally have systems that can achieve ventilation and filter modifications to meet indoor air quality recommendations. Most of these systems have DOAS equipment and/or classroom units that achieve higher levels of ventilation air, and at rates that meet current recommendations. The schools in this category without DOAS equipment have classroom units that can modulate higher levels of ventilation airflow directly within the classroom HVAC unit and then ultimately mixed and distributed with filtered classroom air. Much of this work will not be visible, but we have have limited spaces with individual air cleaners.

 
https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/facilities/default.aspx?id=674571&fbclid=IwAR1WEFcCkQoyxjSho1RXOSJKJrud-Zurid3WEcJTpvzgGU8JEmUkok36foM

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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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