Coming up

The Next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, May 7th from 7-8pm in the media center. Hope to see you there!

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2019 Gator Raiser Color Run and Spring Fair

We're excited to announce the date for the 2019 Gator Raiser Color Run and Spring Fair! Come May 18th, 2019 from 1-4pm for an afternoon of fun, community, and support Greenwood! Please visit the Color Run/Spring Fair page for details. More information coming soon.

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Visit our online spirit wear store!

The spirit store has over 70 different products and 12 different Greenwood designs for you and your child to choose from. Once you chose and design your items, your order will be processed and shipped directly to your home. Check out our new gear @ http://www.greenwoodspiritwear.com/
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Earth Week

Attention all GREENwood Gators!

Earth Week is April 23-27, 2019 at our school!

Theme: Clean Water, Health Communities!

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Clean Water Mural Monitors - during lunch Tuesday April 23-Friday April 26. Sign up for a shift here: https://signup.com/go/LDwVsQr

Courtyard Flower Planting - during recess Wednesday April 24 and Friday, April 26. Sign up for a shift here: https://signup.com/go/LDwVsQr

Family Community Storm Drain Project – Saturday April 27! SSL Hours available for older siblings. Contact gnaglee@yahoo.com to sign up!

Earth Week School Activities Schedule

Tuesday, April 23

Poster Contest Submissions Due | Any Day This Week - Make a

Clean Water Mural Donation

Wednesday, April 24

Walk/Bike to School Day| Plant a Flower | Any Day This Week - Make a

Clean Water Mural Donation

Thursday, April 25

Wear Blue Day | Any Day This Week - Make a Clean Water Mural Donation

Friday, April 26

Bring a Trash-Free Lunch Day | Plant a Flower | Last Day to Make a Clean Water Mural Donation

Saturday, April 27 – Family/Community Storm Drain Project

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:

April 11: Dining Night Out Cafe Rio

April 15+ 16: Kindergarten Orientation (no school for current Kindergartners)

April 17-22: No School for Spring Break

 

 

Calendar of Events

Welcome

April 1, 2019

Happy April Gators!

Our next monthly PTA meeting will be held Tuesday, April 2nd in the media center from 7:00-8:00pm. Prior to the PTA meeting, from 6:30-7:00pm, Greenwood faculty will host a meeting to discuss how to access the MCPS portal. This is separate from our My School Anywhere portal. The MCPS portal will allow you to track your child’s grades and progress weekly. Greenwood will go “live” the 4th marking period so be sure to come early for this helpful discussion.

At our meeting this month we will review this years various programs and fundraisers as well as vote on the PTA school donation. We are deciding between a buddy bench, water bottle filling station, sensory movement path, and contribution to media center renovations. Please come and cast your vote and let your voice be heard.

Thanks to all that attended skate night this year. We hope you had a great time!

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 the school needs volunteers! If you have an interesting profession that our students would enjoy, please volunteer to come in! 

Executive Board Openings: MCCPTA rep and Treasurer

At this months meeting we will be putting together a nomination committee to help fill the various board positions. If interested in being on this committee please be sure to attend on Tuesday night. Individuals interested in the board positions should contact Mary at President@Greenwood-PTA.org.  Open board positions include:

  • MCCPTA representative position: This is a yearly commitment. You are required to attend all PTA meetings and MCCPTA meetings, keep abreast of MCPS/MCCPTA initiatives and forums and relay pertinent information to the school.  Time commitment is approximately 2-4 hours monthly.
  • Treasurer: Tim Abercrombie has served on the PTA board as treasurer for almost two years and his term will end this summer. We are looking for someone to shadow Tim these last few months and join the board next year. The treasurer position is a two-year commitment. You are required to attend monthly board meetings and PTA meetings.

Yearbook

If you have attended any school events this year such as Skate Night or Culture Night and took pictures please share them with MaryEllen at maryellen.zack@gmail.com.

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

Variety Show

The Variety Show is here! Come see Greenwood’s amazing kids perform Saturday, April 6th starting at 3pm at Sherwood High school. Tickets are still on sale for this years Variety Show through Showtix, https://www.showtix4u.com/events/16078! Seats must be reserved in advance.  Tickets are $10 per person. Pictures and DVDs can still be purchased through the store on myschoolanywhere up until April 6th.

Spirit Wear

For the week of 4/12-4/29 there will be free shipping on all spirit wear. Shipped directly to your door choose from dozens of options, show your Greenwood spirit and order today!!! http://www.greenwoodspiritwear.com/

Character U Assembly

This past month the PTA sponsored an assembly by Gretchen Burman from Character U. Students learned valuable character-building skills they can use well beyond the assembly including positive self-talk, bully prevention, resilience, and mindfulness.

For the younger grades, the assembly focused on…

  • Kindness
  • Accepting each other's differences
  • Ways to handle conflict and build strong friendships
  • Why and how I became an author

In addition to the topics for K-3rd, the older grades’ assembly focused on...

  • Bullying, mean and bystander behavior
  • Impact of how we communicate both in person and via technology
  • How we can train our brain to think more positively

For toolkits that have a lot of great resources including ways to incorporate The 12 Cs, Green Glory and Red Rant into the classroom/home, mini lessons for each of The 12 Cs, activities and role-play examples go to:

Montgomery County Board of Education News

  • Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is hosting a series of Community Conversations to discuss our strategies to address disparities in student outcomes in our schools, sometimes referred to as the achievement gap. Community members are invited to join us in this conversation to learn about the MCPS Equity Accountability Model, and other strategies the district is using to tackle disparities in student achievement.

The first of several meetings on this topic will be held on Monday, April 1, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Carver Educational Services Center (CESC) auditorium, 850 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville. Due to limited space you must RSVP to attend. To RSVP go to: https://mcpsweb.wufoo.com/forms/community-conversation-achievement-gap/

Upcoming Calendar

April 2019

April 1            MCPS Equity Accountability Meeting

April 2            General PTA Meeting, Media Center - 7-8pm

April 3            Early Release -- 12:45pm

April 5            Spirit Day -- Show school spirit and wear Greenwood gear

April 6            Variety Show -- 3:00-5:30pm at Sherwood High School

April 11        Dining Night Out: Cafe Rio

April 15-16        Kindergarten Orientation (no school for current Kindergartners)

April 17-22        No School (Spring Break)

April 22-26        Earth Week

May 2019

May 3            Spirit Day

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

May 6-10        Staff Appreciation Week

May 16        Dining Out Night: Rita’s (FACULTY WILL BE SERVING!!!)

May 18         Fun Run & Spring Fair at Greenwood

May 21        4th & 5th Grade Spring Choral Concert

May 23        4th & 5th Grade Spring Instrumental Concert

May 27         No School (Memorial Day)

May 31            Career Day

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, April 2nd from 7-8pm.

Sincerely,

Mary Quirion

PTA President