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Green Meadow Newsletter 11/21/2013

posted Nov 21, 2013, 8:29 AM by Joanne Lochiatto

Green Meadow News                    

November 21, 2013                                           Donna Dankner, Principal

                                                            Debbie Bresnick, Assistant Principal


        Although it is football and basketball season, baseball will be the focus at Green Meadow School next week.  On Monday, November 25, NESN is coming to Green Meadow to film our first grade students for special segments of “Red Sox Small Talk.”  The segments filmed at Green Meadow will be shown during the regular season broadcasts.

 Some students from each class will have the opportunity to ask questions that will later be answered by a Red Sox player. (Unfortunately, the players themselves will not be here.)   The students in each first grade class  will collaborate to develop the questions from players’ biographies as well as their knowledge or interest in baseball. All first grade students will be able to watch the filming and be included in a class picture to be shown on NESN. Permission forms were sent to first grade families and must be returned by Friday to be included in the filming.  Any first grade parents who did not receive a form should contact the school office.

Everyone will join in the excitement through a school spirit day.  We encourage everyone to wear clothing that celebrates Red Sox or their favorite team.  Another option is to wear something that is red, white, and/or blue. We are very excited to be selected to participate in “Red Sox Small Talk.”

Another special event on Monday, November 25 is the Preschool Art Show.  The preschool classrooms are filled with the beautiful art work that the students created.  The students are so proud as they share their amazing work with their families.

            It is so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is upon us.  We are so thankful to be part of this special community and share in each child’s education.  We wish you a wonderful and enjoyable holiday, shared with family and friends.


Donna Dankner


News from Miss MacDougall’s Second Grade Class:

Time is flying by in Room 1C because of all the fun we are having!  We have been learning lots of exciting and interesting things in second grade!  The students have been introduced to several characters so far this year such as Compound Cook who helped us mix and cook up some compound words, King Ed who bosses every short vowel, and the H Brothers who can get a little crazy!  In math, we have learned all about shapes, different addition strategies, and we have been working on increasing our math fluency.  Also the students of Room 1C have been learning about how important science and scientists are!  This week we will be visiting the Vernal Pool for the first time and we can’t wait to see the changes of the Vernal Pool all throughout the year! Writing has also played an important part this year.  The students have learned how to become writers and how to write a small moment.  They have also learned about realistic fiction, how to write letters, and will learn about nonfiction writing later in the year.  The class is looking forward to meeting more exciting characters and becoming better writers!     


News from Mrs. Hazel’s Physical Education Program:

Mrs. Hazel will be doing a 1 mile run with interested 3rd graders this Friday, November 22. Interested students should return completed permission forms and come with proper running shoes for Friday afternoon.   The run will take place during school hours in the afternoon.   We will be walking to the track for this run!  If you care to meet up with us, email Mrs. Hazel at to let her know!




Special Notes:


Ø      Green Meadow Family Directory: The Family Directory was sent via email to our families that signed up for an email copy and provided an email address.  Please send along any revisions to  If you did not receive a copy of the directory and would like to receive one by email, please contact us at

Ø      Enrichment Committee . . .We Need Volunteers!  The Enrichment Committee is a group of parent volunteers that work with the Green Meadow teachers to provide supplemental educational programs to the grade level curriculums and to the student body as a whole.  Volunteers are also needed.  If you would like to know more about the Enrichment Committee and how to get involved please send an email to

Ø      Green Meadow Holiday Shoppe: The annual PTO sponsored Holiday Shoppe will be held from Monday, December 2 through Friday, December 5.  Classes will visit the holiday shop Monday through Thursday with Friday being the makeup day. This year the Holiday Shoppe will be a little different.  Instead of receiving parent donated gifts, will provide the merchandise.  There will be a large variety of gifts priced between .25 to $1.00.   On the day your child’s class visits the holiday shop, please send in the envelop that is being sent home today listing the amount your child can spend on each person.  Donations are welcome to support this program and ensure all students are able to participate.   Volunteers are still needed to assist children as they make their purchases. Please register to volunteer through  

Ø      ""Just days until orders are due for the GMPTO Scrip Program!! Orders and checks due by Monday, November 25th.  Gift cards will be available for pick up December 4th at Green Meadow.  Any questions, please contact Jen Lenicheck at"

Ø      Please be certain to send warm clothing for outdoor play each day.

Ø      We are in need of additional substitutes to supervise students during lunch and recess.  Please contact the school office if you are interested.


Dates to Remember

Ø      Monday, November 25                     Preschool Art Show

Ø      Wednesday, November 27              Early Release, 11:35 dismissal     

Ø      November 28 & 29                           No School, Thanksgiving Break

Ø      December 2-5                                   Holiday Shoppe       

Ø      December 4                                      Picture Retakes

Ø      Friday, December 5                         Early Release, 12:40 dismissal

Ø      December 12, 13                              Parent Conferences