Coming up

**Open House Potluck on the BlackTop**

Celebrate the beginning of the school year with our second annual PTA cook out. After meeting your teacher come visit with friends, or make new ones, at the playground while enjoying a hot dog courtesy of the Greenwood PTA. You do not need to be a member of the PTA to participate in this free event. 

When: August 29th, 5-6:30pm

Where: Greenwood Black top

Hope to see you there!!!

PLEASE SIGN UP TO BRING SOMETHING TO THE COOK OUT HERE: YAY GREENWOOD!!!

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Important Summer Dates:

August 2019

August 18th        Incoming Kindergarten Playdate @ 4:00pm at Greenwood

August 20th        New Parent Orientation 6-7pm

August 29th        Open House/Sneak Peek/Cookout (Sneak Peak for Kindergarten begins at 3pm, Open House for grades 1-5 begins at 4pm, Cook Out for all begins at 5pm)

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Greenwood Spirit Gear

Hi Gator Families! Greenwood's online spirit wear store is now open for business!!!! Check out some exciting new products and designs updated for the 2019-2020 school year. www.greenwoodspiritwear.com

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MCPS is Conducting a School Boundary Analysis

The survey began this Spring and will continue until the end of Spring of 2020. While MCPS is unsure how the data collected will be used, redistricting students/changing school clusters, including Sherwood (ours), is a possible outcome.

The Board of Education is open to feedback. If you have an opinion on redistricting please let it be known. Be sure to include that you are a resident/parent of the SHERWOOD cluster. Contact boe@mcpsmd.org

MCPS also has a feedback form (scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the form): https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/boundary-analysis/

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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:

July 11th Ice cream social at Greenwood, time TBD

July 21st Kindergarten play date

 

 

Calendar of Events

Welcome

April 26th, 2019

Happy May Gators!  

Our next monthly PTA meeting will be held Tuesday, May 7th in the media center from 7:00-8:00pm. At last months meeting we voted and chose to purchase a water filler station for Greenwood. This month we will be electing a new treasurer and discussing MCPS news.

Congratulations to all the wonderful performers in this years Variety Show, it certainly was a show to remember!

Gator Gear

Just a reminder that the FREE SHIPPING promotion to get your Greenwood spirit wear is running now thru Monday, April 29th. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to Spring into Spiritwear! Check it out! https://greenwoodspiritwear.com/

Color Run

Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Gator Raiser Color Run, is rapidly approaching!  The Color Run is Saturday, May 18th from 3-4 pm, immediately following the Spring Fair. We already have over 100 runners signed up and over $2,000 raised - but we have a ways to go to reach our goal!  

Remember there are 2 steps to the process!

  1. To register to RUN on May 18th: go to www.myscholanywhere.com and click on "store".  Or you can fill out the bottom form of the Color Run flier and turn it into the main office.
  2. To sign up to FUNDRAISE** AND earn incentives like the key chain, race-wear, and MORE (who wants to win to pull the next fire alarm!?), visit Greenwood's "GetMovin" website to create a personal fundraising page: http://tinyurl.com/greenwoodcolorrun2019.  

** Signing up to fundraise does NOT register you to run.

For more information visit: http://greenwood-pta.org/color-run-and-spring-fair/

Rock N Roll Recess--Volunteers Needed

New this year! The PTA plans to have a DJ come and play music for the kids during each recess one day during the last week of school. We will need volunteers to help out. Be on the look out for sign ups later in May.

Staff Appreciation

Each year during the staff appreciation week there is a raffle to award a gift card to each teacher. We are still in need of donations. Please consider giving a little something to those that do much for our children.

Box Tops

Thank you to all that participated in collecting box tops this year. Our final collection will be in May. Please be sure to turn in your box tops now so that they count towards your child’s class tally. Thank you for your support!!!

P.S. Be sure to save up boxtops over the summer!

Yearbook

Yearbook sales have begun! Go to https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool  and enter school #80011 to purchase yours today.   

If you have attended any school events this year and took pictures please share them with MaryEllen at maryellen.zack@gmail.com.  She is specifically looking for photos of Skate Night, 4th & 5th grade chorus, Craft Night, STEM Night, and International Night.

Career Day (non-PTA)

Greenwood will be having Career Day on May 31. This year we will have grades 3-5 participate in the morning and K-2 in the afternoon. More specific information about Career Day will be sent to teachers as we get closer to the date, but first we need volunteers! If you have an interesting profession that our students would enjoy, please volunteer to come in! A letter explaining Career Day as well as the sign up form is attached.

Montgomery County Board of Education News

5/13           Equity Accountability Model meetings (7pm @Rockville, Quince Orchard, Springbrook HS)

5/18           LGBTQIA Forum (9am-noon @Wootton HS)

5/21           ES Curriculum Parents Information Night (7pm @Paint Branch HS)

5/22           ES Curriculum Parent Information Night (7pm @Gaithersburg HS)

5/23           ES Curriculum Parent Information Night (7pm @Rock Terrace School)

Upcoming Calendar:

May 2019

May 3            Spirit Day -- Show school spirit and wear GREEN!

May 6-10        Staff Appreciation Week

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

May 16        Dining Out Night: Rita’s (To be served by Faculty!!!!)

May 18        Fun Run & Spring Fair 1-4pm at Greenwood

May 21        5th Grade Spring Choral Concert

May 21        4th Grade Spring Choral Concert

May 23        4th & 5th Grade Spring Instrumental Concert

May 27         No School (Memorial Day)

June 2019

June 4        General PTA Meeting, Media Center - 7-8pm

June 6        Field Day

June 7        Spirit Day  -- Show school spirit and wear GREEN!

June 10        5th Grade Recognition Ceremony

June 14        Early Release -- Last Day of School

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

Sincerely,

Mary Quirion

PTA President