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Green Meadow Newsletter 10-11-12

posted Oct 12, 2012, 5:03 AM by Joanne Lochiatto

We are enjoying busy days at Green Meadow School filled with exciting activities. Today I was delighted to visit the preschool to explain the role of a principal in the school.  During our conversation the children shared their thoughts about what a principal does as well as everything they are learning in school. It was wonderful to hear their excitement about the being in school, making friends, learning and playing together.

            On Friday, October 12, the third grade travels to Plimouth as an extension of their student of  Massachusetts history.  Staff and students appreciate this fieldtrip as an opportunity to share this experience and make their learning come alive.

            The first meeting of the School Council will be held on Monday, October 15.  This council, comprised of parents and staff, serves as an important support and advisory for the school. Among other tasks, this year’s School Council will complete the revisions for the handbook and develop the school improvement plan.  

            On Tuesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 18 we will learn the importance of fire safety through a special program provided by the Maynard Fire Department.  Each year students look forward to this special presentation as they learn the importance of safety in order to prevent fire. 

            On Wednesday, October 17, we will have a special presentation to begin the magazine drive. This is one of the major fundraisers sponsored by the PTO to support the many family and enrichment activities we enjoy each year.  We are so fortunate to that the PTO provides us with a variety of all school and grade level enrichment programs that enrich and extend our curriculum.

            Please remember that our annual Monster March for students in Kindergarten through grade three is scheduled for Friday, October 26 at 8:45 AM with a rain date of Wednesday, October 31.   We hope you will be able to join us as staff and students share their costumes during a special procession. Specific details regarding this event will be provided in next week’s Green Meadow News.


                                                                                    Donna Dankner



AHOY from Mrs. McPhail's 3rd grade! 

We have started our year with smooth sailing...getting to know our classroom routines and getting to know one another.  We have established our Writer's Workshop and spend time each day on skills and techniques which develop/enhance our personal narratives.  We are exploring our base ten systems and place-value to the thousands in math.  Daily 5 components have been taught and practiced, and we are anxious to put it all together for our literacy block.  We are learning and practicing lowercase cursive letters, which makes us feel very "grown up"!   We are studying the Wampanoag and their history in Massachusetts.  We are talking about the Pilgrims' voyage to the New World from England aboard the Mayflower, and we are VERY excited about our field trip to Plimoth Plantation/Mayflower II on Friday, October 12th!  So much to do and see as we continue cruising along here in 3rd grade being KIND, SAFE, LEARNERS...BON VOYAGE!






News from Mrs. Coppola’s First Grade Class

I am excited to announce our class will be participating in a nationwide read at home initiative called Paws for Reading. The students will pick a team of their choice, Cats or Dogs, and pledge to read every day to help make their team reading champions.


For every 20 minutes a child reads and tracks their minutes, Scholastic Book Clubs ClassroomsCare will donate a free book (up to 1,000,000) to a child in need through its literacy partners. We will total the number of books donated altogether by our class. We can’t wait to find out how many books we can donate through reading at home.


This reading campaign helps promote reading at home in a fun and exciting way for children.


Happy Reading!



Special Notes:

  • Special thanks to the PTO for their assistance on Picture Day.  The day went very smoothly due to the help and support of so many volunteers,
  • Anne of Green Gables is coming to Maynard High and we need some school children!  Eight to twelve students in grade 2 and up are welcome  to  audition for the roles of Minnie Mae and school children. The time commitment will be approximately 1 day a week for an hour from Nov.-the show (early March). Auditions are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, October 24.


Dates to Remember:

v     October 12, 2012                  Grade 3 trip to Plymouth Plantation

v     October 15, 2012                  School Council Meeting, 6:30 PM

v     October 16, 2012                  Fire Prevention Programs

v     October 17, 2012                  Magazine Drive Assembly

v     October 18, 2012                  Fire Prevention Assembly

v     October 19, 2012                  Early Release 12:30

v     October 26, 2012                  Green Meadow Monster March at 8:45

v     October 26, 2012                  Early Release 12:30

v     October 31, 2012                  Rain date for the Monster March