Coming up

**November PTA meeting**

November's PTA meeting will be Tuesday, November 5th from 7-8pm. Babysitting will be available.

Hope to see you there!!!

You do not need to be a member to attend.


SSL students needed for Fall Fundraiser

We are in need of SSL students to help run the Fall Festival and Gator Glow Run. To sign up please go to:



Join us for Greenwood’s 3rd annual fundraiser run, and this year’s new twist is a… GLOW RUN! The PTA voted last year to move this exciting school tradition to the fall. This year the fall festival and Glow Run will be held October 19th, 2019 from 5-8pm.  All proceeds will be used to support Greenwood programs, events, students and teachers.  This is one of Greenwood’s most important fundraisers and we need your help!


When: Saturday, October 19, 2019    5:00-8:00pm

5:00-6:30pmFall festival- lots of fun activities for families!

6:30pm (ish) Announcements and glow run waves begin!

Wave 1 =  Gator Tots Dash

Wave 2 =  K-2nd Grade Run

  Wave 3 =  3rd – 5th Grade Run

7-8pm Glow Dance Party
Where: Greenwood Elementary School and the fields located behind the school

Who: There are 4 types of runners to choose from to register:

  1. Current students  ($10.00)  – Grades K-5

  2. “Gator Tots” ($10.00) – for siblings of students and friends that are age 5 and under

  3. Staff Runners ($5.00) – Greenwood staff will only be charged for the cost of a t-shirt.

  4. “Buddy Runner” ($10.00) – Any friends or family of a Greenwood student that wants to run!

What is a glow run?  This is NOT a race!  Students, friends, and family can run, jog, do cartwheels, skip, or walk the course.  Incentive prizes for fundraising are all glow related and can be worn during the race.

How to register: Go to and follow the directions to register.  You must register by 5pm on September 27th to receive a FREE glow run t-shirt!   Only “current student” runners will need to fill out a participant form to create a login to access their PERSONAL FUNDRAISING PAGE.  The first 300 students to register will receive a Greenwood Glow Run wristband

Please help and encourage your child to surpass his/her goal of $50.  Every dollar counts! Many of you can help your children reach their goal with just a few emails. Don’t forget to sponsor your child yourself, as that will start them off to reaching their goal!


****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

FREE SHIPPING on Greenwood Spiritwear starts Saturday, September 20th - Monday, October 7th!!! Take advantage of this awesome promotion and go to Greenwood's online spiritwear store to order your gear. Please email Dawn Daly with any spiritwear questions. 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