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Green Meadow Newlsetter 9/12/13

posted Sep 12, 2013, 6:37 AM by Joanne Lochiatto

Green Meadow News                

September 12, 2013                                          Donna Dankner, Principal

                                                            Debbie Bresnick, Assistant Principal

            We often receive inquires from families regarding transportation to the Boys and Girls Club at the end of the school day.  Two of our buses make stops at the Boys and girls Club which provides transportation for students on those routes.  Together with Wendy Allegrone-Leslie, we have developed a pilot program to enable students who are not on these bus routes to be supervised as they walk to the Boys and Girls Club at dismissal.

            Staff members from the Boys and Girls Club will come to the school and meet registered students in the gym.  Students will then be supervised by Boys and Girls Club staff members as they walk to the Boys and Girls Club along Tiger Drive.  It is important to note that students will be walking, even in inclement weather so they should have rain gear available.


This program will only be available to families who:

Ø      Commit to specific days each week.  For safety we are not able to accommodate students on a drop in basis or parents calling with daily changes.

Ø      Preregister with the Boys and Girls Club and Green Meadow School by filling out  permission forms at each location.

Ø      Receive a confirmation form from the Boys and Girls Club confirming your child’s participation. Please note, do not assume your child is registered until you receive this confirmation.


Important information about this program:


Ø      This program will begin on Wednesday, September 18 and continue for a 6 week trial  until Friday, October 25.  At that time we will assess the success of the program and determine if it will continue.   Familes will be notified by the Boys & Girls Club after the trial if the supervised walk will continue. 

Ø      Space is limited to 15 students each day.  Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. After 15 students are registered for each day, additional registrations will be placed on a wait list.

Ø      You must complete and submit both the Boys and Girls Club Form and the School Permission Form.   School registration forms will be available on the school website or in the office.  The Boys and Girls Club forms will be available at The Boys & Girls Club and on Club's website.

Ø      You must  receive a confirmation from the Boys and Girls Club in order for your child to participate.

Ø      Families must be  members of the Boys & Girls Club to participate.

Ø      Students must be able to walk the distance to the Boys and Girls Club, in a safe and appropriate way, carrying their belongings.

Ø      Students who currently take the bus to the Boys and Girls Club are not eligible for this program.

Ø      Students who are on the wait list for space on the buses are not automatically enrolled in this program.


We hope this will be a successful program that meets the needs of families.   We will monitor it closely to determine whether it will continue following the 6 week trial. We also welcome your feedback about this process. Please contact Wendy at the Boys and girls Club or the school office if you have questions or would like clarification.


                                                                                    Donna Dankner





News From Mrs. Mooradian’s Preschool Class:

Everyone was excited to begin preschool-both to unite with old friends and meet new friends. This week the children are beginning a unit, All About Me, where they will understand how they are both alike and different from others, recognize that self-esteem means liking and respecting others and appreciate that they are unique and special individuals.  In addition to participating in activities related to the theme the children will be introduced to Handwriting Without Tears and to Al’s Pals, a social skills program. Looking forward to a great year!


News From Mr. Mehigan Grade 3 Class:


What's happening in Mr. Mehigan's class?

Although it has felt like mid-July in class, we are well in the swing of things in the new school year.  We have spent time brushing off the summer cobwebs and have been working on building a classroom community based on our core values: kind, safe learners.  Our beginning of the year projects and activities are designed to build an atmosphere of respect for ourselves and for each other.  The beginning of the year is always a fun time as we get to know new students and teachers.  We would like to wish everyone a wonderful school year, fulfilling in every way!! 


Special Notes:

Ø      Please join us on Friday, September 13 at 8:45 for a parent coffee to welcome our new assistant principal.

Ø      If you pick your child up at the end of the school day, please be certain your child tells his/her teacher before leaving the area.

Ø      Please do not bring dogs to dismissal.  Many children are fearful of dogs which makes dismissal difficult for them.

Ø      The Green Meadow PTO would like to invite the families of Green Meadow to a Back to School Picnic.  Come join us on Thursday, September 19th on the Green Meadow Playground for a fun Kick-Off to the 2013/2014 school year.  There will be music, crafts, light refreshment, and door prizes!  This is a great opportunity to connect with other families and friends.  So, bring a picnic dinner and a blanket down to the playground starting at 6:30 pm for a great time together.  The rain date for the event will be Friday, September 20th.



Dates to Remember

Ø      Friday, September 13th Parent Coffee to Welcome our Assistant Principal

Ø      Friday, September 20th             Back to School Picnic

Ø      Friday, September 20th             Early Release, 12:40

Ø      Wednesday, September 25th     Back to School Curriculum Night for Parents, 6:30 PM.