Coming up

The Next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, March 5th from 7-8pm in the media center. Hope to see you there!

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Greenwood Culture Night

We are looking for a few adult and SSL student volunteers to help out at Culture Night. If interested please sign up here. Thank you!

The event, formerly known as International Night, will take place Tuesday, February 26th from 6-8pm. Culture Night is a fun, annual GES tradition where our Greenwood families come together for a night to celebrate our various cultures. Whether you would like to display pictures, share traditional dishes, dress in cultural attire, or showcase dance, art or music specific to your culture, we would welcome your participation. To sign up please visit:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050844AFAE2BA57-culture

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Come attend as a tourist! Take a tour of the world and get stamps in your “passport” while you learn about the cultures of your fellow classmates. In addition to displays there will be food, make-and-take crafts, and performances. Be sure to stop by the language lab and learn how to say phrases in a variety of languages. Best of all admission is FREE!

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Variety Show Update

The annual Variety show will be April 6, come one and come all to see the amazing performers in this year’s show! Tickets for the variety show will go on sale February 18 at 6pm. 

There is now a Variety Show page that has up to date information for performers.

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Show your performer some love by purchasing a shout-out in the 2019 Variety Show program.

For only $3 you can leave a message of up to 3 lines.

To purchase, log in to your myschoolanywhere account and go to the store (“Our Store” located at the top of the screen).

Anyone that does not have a MySchoolAnywhere account can purchase shout-outs directly through Jackie Abercrombie at Jackie@abercrombiellc.com. Payment for shout-outs not purchased on MSA should be sent to school in an envelope marked Variety Show Shout Outs, checks made payable to Greenwood PTA.

Orders are due by March 1st so be sure to purchase one today!

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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/

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:

February 5th: PTA meeting, media center

February 26th: Greenwood Culture Fair

 

Calendar of Events

Welcome

February 3, 2019

 

Happy February Gators! I hope you are all staying warm.

Our next monthly PTA meeting will be held Tuesday, February 5th in the media center from 7:00-8:00pm. The agenda will include PTA event and Principal updates. All are welcome to attend.

PTA Recess Donations

In January, funds collected during the Fall Readathon fundraiser were used to create an indoor mobile recess cart full of games, craft supplies, and activities. It has already been utilized by all grades and is much appreciated during these cold, icy, indoor recess days. If you would like to personally donate items such a Legos, coloring pages, matchbox cars, or simple games (in good condition) there is a collection box located in the front office or you can bring donations to our PTA meeting on Tuesday. Additionally, a large ball bin that has wheels for outdoor recess use was donated by the PTA. Once Maryland thaws again I’m sure it will be put to good use.

Culture Night

Greenwood Culture Night, formerly known as International Night, will take place Tuesday, February 26th from 6-8pm. Culture Night is a fun, annual GES tradition where our Greenwood families come together for a night to celebrate our various cultures. Whether you would like to display pictures, share traditional dishes, dress in cultural attire, or showcase dance, art or music specific to your culture, we would welcome your participation. To sign up please visit:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050844AFAE2BA57-culture

OR

Come attend as a tourist! Take a tour of the world and get stamps in your “passport” while you learn about the cultures of your fellow classmates. In addition to displays there will be food, make-and-take crafts, and performances. Be sure to stop by the language lab and learn how to say phrases in a variety of languages. Best of all admission is FREE!

Variety Show

The Variety show will be April 6, come one and come all to see the amazing performers in this year’s show! Tickets for the variety show will go on sale February 18 at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased through Showtix.com (link to be posted the week of).

There are several important upcoming dates for Variety Show participants. February 28th is picture night for K-4th grade acts. Students should come in costume and be prepared to give an entire walk through of their performance. Picture day for 5th graders is March 1, 2019 at 7pm.

In addition, 5th Grade Ensemble practice is every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm. Please note that practice on February 21st will be at Belmont. Therefore practices for the month of February are as follows:

Feb 7 Greenwood APR

Feb 14 Greenwood APR

Feb 21 Belmont APR

Feb 28 Greenwood APR

Box Tops

Congratulations to our Winter Box Top winners! The class that collected the most box tops per grade has earned a movie or pajama day. So far we have collected over 3,500 box tops. Each box top collected is worth $0.10. Sheets go home periodically but you can send in box tops at any time. Please cut them out and put them in a bag labeled with the name of your child’s teacher so that the class gets credit. The winning classes for the first half of the year are:

Kindergarten: Caretti

1st: Louangrath

2nd: Falzarano

3rd: Delaney

4th: McDonald

5th: Andriani

Montgomery County Board of Education (non-PTA)

On February 6, 2019 the Board of Education will meet with the Sherwood Cluster at Farquhar Middle School from 7 pm to 9 pm.  Prior to the meeting with the Board, MCPS Facilitators will meet with the community from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm to discuss the Boundary Analysis.  The agenda will include class size/realignment of elementary school boundaries, programming/alignment of resources (ESOL, Special Ed, Family Support, and After School Programs), and Security.

Upcoming Calendar:

February 2019   

February 1        Spirit Day

February 5        General PTA Meeting, Media Center - 7-8pm

February 14        Valentine’s Day Parties

February 18        No School (Presidents Day)

February 21        Dining Night Out: Mamma Lucia’s

February 26        Greenwood Culture Night - 6-8pm

March 2019

March 1        Early Release -- 12:45pm

March 5        General PTA Meeting, Media Center - 7-8pm

March 7        Curriculum Night

March 21        Dining Night Out: Green Turtle

March 23         Skate Night---4pm

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, February 5th from 7-8pm.

Sincerely,

Mary Quirion

PTA President