Coming up

**October PTA meeting**

October's PTA meeting will be Tuesday, October 2nd from 7-8pm. Babysitting will be available.

Hope to see you there!!!

You do not need to be a member to attend.


Babysitters needed!

So that all parents can attend we need babysitters during PTA meetings. Students can earn SSL hours. Please sign up here:


Movie Night is Friday, September 20th

Come watch ZOOTOPIA with your fellow Greenwood Gators on the blacktop. You're welcome to come set up your spot starting at 7, movie to begin after sundown at 7:30pm. Snacks will be available for purchase.


****New this year at lunch**** Children have been given assigned seats at lunch. Tables are comprised of 4 benches, two per side. Students are assigned a particular bench. Each bench can hold up to 4 students. Bench assignments may change throughout the year. This new plan is to help make everyone feel included and help build the student sense of community.


Volunteer Training!

Remember to update your Child Abuse Training for Volunteers. Training is good for 3 years. If it has been more than 3 years or if you are unsure if you are up to date, go ahead and do it again. Click here for training.


Upcoming dates

September 3        First day of School

September 6              Monthly Spirit Day!! Wear Greenwood Gear or favorite shade of Green.

September 11             PTA meeting 7pm media center

September 18             Dining Night Out: California Tortilla

September 20             Movie Night

September 25              Back to School Night K-2

September 26              Back to School Night 3-5

September 30              No school


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.


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

MCPS also has a feedback form (scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the form):



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!



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!


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:

September 11     PTA meeting 7pm media center

September 18    Dining Night Out: California Tortilla

September 20             Movie Night

Calendar of Events


September 3rd, 2019

Welcome (back) Gators!  

I hope everyone enjoyed their summer and had a great first day of school.

Thanks to all that contributed food to our second annual Open House Cook Out. If possible I think it was even more of a success than last year. It was great to see so many eager, happy faces excited to be back at school and meeting their new teachers.

Our first PTA meeting of the year will be next Wednesday, September 11th in the media center from 7-8pm. All are welcome to attend. You do not need to be an active member to be there although I hope you will consider joining the PTA this year. Your contribution of $20 per family, goes a long way towards helping put on fun events like the Cook Out and the upcoming Movie Night, September 20th. More importantly, being a member gives you a voice and allows you to actively contribute to the goings on in the PTA and at Greenwood. You should have received an email on how to join our new portal system, the Membership Toolkit. Once a member of the portal you can join the PTA online. If you have any membership questions please feel free to send a message to

Our volunteer coordinator is working to fill various volunteer positions and there should be a notice going out soon. There is much work to be done throughout the year and we can't do it without your help!

If you have questions/comments/ideas for the year ahead please feel free to contact me at I look forward to, hopefully, seeing many of you next week!


Mary Quirion, PTA President