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Green Meadow Newsletter 2/12/15

posted Feb 13, 2015, 12:38 PM by Joanne Lochiatto

Green Meadow News                 MC900229657[1]   

February 12, 2015                                     Donna Dankner, Principal

                                                Debbie Bresnick, Assistant Principal


 Wednesday was a day of celebration at Green Meadow.  Students enjoyed parades and special activities in honor of the 100th day of the school year.  One kindergarten class was very excited to share the many ways they explored counting to 100.  The students were especially proud that they had learned to count by 10s to 100!   Throughout the school students were excited to celebrate 100 days of learning! 

We are delighted that Green Meadow has received a grant from the Maynard Cultural Council to establish a Spanish and Portuguese Lending Library.   With input from the classroom teachers and recommendations from other established libraries, we will be selecting high quality literature connected to curriculum.  We are very appreciative of the support from the Maynard Cultural Council to begin the development of this collection that will be available to our students and families.

We would like to share some calendar updates with you.  Our Service Day and Reading Celebration will be held on Friday, June 12.  Friday, May 1 will be our Community Reading Day.  Also, the third grade concert will be held on Wednesday, June 3.

It looks like the vacation will bring us more snow.  It is certainly a winter to remember!

                                                            Donna Dankner                                             



Dismissal continues to be a difficult time for us.  Please do not park anywhere around the circle unless you are in need of one of the designated handicap spots. Otherwise please park only in designated spots in Crowe Park or in the Fowler lot.  The Maynard Police have been helping us monitor the situation. We understand the challenge the snow has caused.  We appreciate your assistance as we bring the buses in safely and to maintain safety for all.



             Our goal is to have the students play outside and enjoy the  fresh air during recess times as often as possible. Recently the low temperatures and the large amounts of snow have made this goal difficult to achieve.

Each day we check the temperature and wind chill factors as well as the conditions in the play area. For example, yesterday,  the temperature during recess times was 18 and with the wind chill it felt like  7.  In addition, the pavement where the children would be playing was covered with ice.  Throughout the day we continue to check for improving conditions, enabling us to switch to outdoor recess. We use the chart at  as a guide to determine if the temperature is safe for outdoor play.    Please contact us if you would like further information or have suggestions that may be helpful to this process.





News from Mrs. Duddy’s Class:

Students read the biography of Martin Luther King Jr.  They participated in a drawing exercise inspired by the story The Crayon Box That Talked to help them understand the concept of diversity and why it should be celebrated.   This book was read aloud and acted out by staff at the all school assembly this month. “We are like a box of crayons each one of us unique.  But when we get together….The picture is complete”.  What a great way to help students discover the value of diversity! 



News from Mrs. Coppola’s Class:


Mrs. Coppola's Hundred's Day News!

The first graders celebrated by preparing a special lunch for the 100th day of school. They were challenged to bring in a lunch that included 100 items. We encouraged them to have fun and be creative! The children filled in a 100 Day Lunch form which included all items, how many, and the total number...100! They were so excited to talk about their special lunch with the class. Some examples were, 8 triangle pieces of sandwich, 10 bites of cheese, 15 spoonfuls of yogurt, 1 note from mom, 8 slices of banana, 25 fish crackers, 1 juice box, and 1 apple. It was so nice to see the children get so excited talking about their special 100 day lunch. Thank you to all the families for your help in making this a special day!



Special Notes


The Maynard Education Foundation (MEF) is excited to sponsor its 13th Annual Taste of Maynard on Sunday, March 1, 2015, 4 PM to 7 PM at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powdermill Road , Maynard.  Restaurants will be serving appetizer, entree and dessert delicacies from 4-6 PM; entertainment will continue until 7 PM.  Every year, this is a  “not to be missed” event, with the general public being encouraged to come and enjoy exceptional samples of food specialties from local food establishments in the Maynard, Acton, Stow, Concord, Hudson and Marlboro area. There will be a cash bar, entertainment by the local sensation "Transistor Kings" and raffle/silent auction prizes.  Tickets are available in advance for $30/adult,  $10 children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and under by calling Trish Signet (978) 835.7379, Mary Brannelly (978) 764.5279, Fiona Nauseda (978) 897-2460 or at Middlesex Savings Bank, 17 Nason Street, Maynard or by visiting any of the three Maynard public schools.  Tickets may also be purchased by going to MEF’s website  Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis at the door for $35/each.

·        Please remind students and siblings not to throw snow as they wait outside.

·        Our lost and found continues to grow.  Please check the lost and found for any missing items.


Dates to Remember       

              February 16-20                                 School Vacation

              Thursday, March 5                          Grade 2 Hoops-a-Thon          (Snowdate 3/12)

              Thursday, March 19                        Bingos for Books                    (Snowdate 3/26)

              March 23-April 6                              Grade 3 PARCC Assessment