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Green Meadow Newsletter 5-8-2014

posted May 12, 2014, 7:39 AM by Joanne Lochiatto

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May 8, 2014                                      Donna Dankner, Principal

                                                Debbie Bresnick, Assistant Principal


        We enjoyed the wonderful talents of our first grade students during a special concert.  Families enjoyed the spring weather as they watched the students perform lively dances and sing the many songs they have learned in music throughout the year. The students were so excited to participate in this wonderful presentation.  Special thanks to our music teacher, Jennifer Lilley, for preparing the students for this wonderful presentation.

            On May 21, our second grade students will share their artistic talents through a special display at Art Space.  The walls are filled with colorful and creative pieces of art that reflect the second grade art curriculum. The students take great pride in displaying their work to share with family and friends.  Please join us on May 21 from 5-8 pm to celebrate their growth as artists throughout the year.

          This week we recognized the contributions of the amazing members of the Green Meadow Community.  I would like to take this opportunity during Teacher Appreciation Week to thank each staff member for their commitment and dedication to providing each child with high quality instruction in a supportive and nurturing environment. They consistently strive to help every student maximize their potential and develop a love of learning.  Staff and students develop strong bonds and connections throughout the year which create an environment in which each individual is valued.

            In addition, on Nurses Day we recognized the contributions of our school nurse, Mrs. Dowst for her ongoing focus on the well being of each member of the community.  On Administrative Assistant Day we appreciated the many contributions of Joanne LoChiatto and Kathy Sullivan our school office who, with incredible efficiency, provide ongoing support to maintain the efficiency of the school.

            A school community is comprised of students, staff, and community members.  During this week of recognition, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the PTO for their overwhelming support of our school.  They answer each call, providing in school support, community events, materials and resources, and enrichment programs. Their ongoing support and contributions truly enhance our school community.


Donna Dankner   



News From Mrs. Enneguess’s Second Grade Class

Our class has been patiently waiting for spring to come.  We ventured out to the Vernal Pool last week.  The students took notes on all the interesting things they observed.  They used these notes to write about the experience in their journals.  We recently started our Owl Unit.  Both fiction and non-fiction texts have been read to learn more about this interesting creature.  The students are looking forward to dissecting an owl’s pellet in the near future.  In math, we are working on subtracting two digit numbers with regrouping.  It has been a challenge but they are overcoming it.   Lastly, we have been having fun writing different types of poems.  Spring Cinquain and Acrostic poems have been composed.  It’s so interesting to read how everyone thinks differently about the same topic. 





Mrs. McPhails’s Class

Ahoy from Mrs. McPhail's 3rd grade!  We have been busy learning about the American Revolution, painting and creating poetry for our "Picturing Writing" projects, and continuously building our C.A.F.E. skills during Daily 5 Literacy.  We just completed the 3rd grade Math MCAS testing this week.  In the upcoming weeks we will have a guest speaker from Boston help us learn more about Paul Revere, we are preparing our famous person biography speeches/timelines/costumes for our "Wax Museum", and we will be travelling up to Fowler to spend time with 4th grade during "Up Day".  There is so much to look forward to as we sail through the last month of school!  Bon Voyage!



Special Notes :


Ø      Please do not drop off any children prior to 8:15 each morning.  There is no supervision prior to this time.  It is a safety issue if children are outside unattended.  If you need an early arrival program, please contact EXCEL for availability.

Ø      The EXCEL  Summer Programs are open to students in grades K-7.  Go to the Green Meadow School website and click on Families/EXCEL or call 978-897-8021 for more information. 

Ø      As you enter the building, please do not let others in behind you.  It is important for us to be certain we have checked each visitor to our building to ensure safety for all.


Dates to Remember


Ø      May 9                                                  Early Release-11:35 Dismissal

Ø      May 12                                               Preschool Art Show

Ø      May 16                                               Grade 2 Concert

Ø      May 21                                               Grade 2 Art Show, Art Space 5-8 PM

Ø      May 26                                               No School Memorial Day

Ø      June 5                                     Grade 3 Concert, 7:00 PM

Ø      June 6                                     Early Release, 12:40 Dismissal

Ø      June 16                                              Preschool End of Year Celebration

Ø      June 19                                              Last day of School, 11:35 Dismissal