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Green Meadow Newsletter 6/4/2015

posted Jun 9, 2015, 9:58 AM by Joanne Lochiatto

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June 4, 2015                                     Donna Dankner, Principal


 Last night we enjoyed yet another wonderful musical presentation at Green Meadow School.   Our third grade students shared their talents with an appreciative audience of family and friends.  They gave us a glimpse into their future by singing about possibilities, dressed as what they would like to be when they grow up. This class is filled with future doctors, athletes, bakers, dancers, and so much more.  It was evident that along with their talents, the students have exciting ambitions and a bright future.  We would like to thank Mrs. Docheff for all her work with the students for this special performance.

Friday, June 19 is the last day of school for all students this year.   For our third grade students this day marks the conclusion of their Green Meadow experience and the beginning of their transition to Fowler School.  We are so proud of their growth as learners and their emergence and caring and compassionate individuals.  They are ready for this important next step in their education. 

We have many exciting activities planned to celebrate their achievement.  The third grade field day will be held on Tuesday, June 16 with a rain date of Thursday June 18. On Thursday, June 18, the third grade students will gather to share a DVD that highlights their experiences at Green Meadow School.    For the culminating activity, we invite you to come to school on Friday, June 19 at 11:15 as our third graders take a final walk around the building as Green Meadow students. In order for all to see the third grade students and share this special moment, the students will march outside to see their families following the same process as the Monster March held each fall.

v     Upon arriving at school, families should find a viewing spot outside, around the circle in the front of the school.

v     The third grade will exit the building through the door by the kindergarten wing and walk down the side walkway and around the circle, following the same path as the Monster March.

v     They will then reenter the building through the doors near the library and proceed to march around the school.  All other students will be seated in the hallways to greet the third graders as they go by.  Siblings will be able to see the third graders at this time.

v     The third graders will then return to their classrooms for an opportunity to gather as a class for the final time, saying goodbye to their teachers and classmates.

v     Once the third graders have reentered the school, we ask all families to meet them at the usual dismissal locations to ensure we can maintain safety and account for all students.

Everyone is looking forward to watching the third grade students take their special walk around the school.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate for our celebration.  If not, we will make appropriate adjustments. We look forward to this special opportunity to recognize their accomplishments and celebrate their many achievements.


Donna Dankner   


News from Mrs. Hazel’s Physical Educaion Class:


Third graders are getting ready for their annual Field Day on June 16th! A note for 3rd grade parents will be sent home later this week. We are looking for several volunteers to help us with stations on the back field. If you would like to help, but are not a third grade parent, that's alright! We need all the help we can get - email me at you are interested!! We will also be collecting bottles of water (the larger sized ones, not the mini ones). You can send those in any time!


The other grades have been working on throwing and catching skills as well as rolling skills. All grades will be doing fitness stations this week and next week. During fitness stations, students practice these particular skills: balancing, jump ropes, hula hoops, bowling, and basketball set shot. 

Enjoy the rest of the school year! 



News from the Art Room:

During the week of June 15th art classes will be held outdoors (weather permitting) as students work on a sidewalk chalk mural.  Students will be outside for approximately 20-25 minutes.  On your
child's art day, please have them dress for outdoor work and apply sunscreen in the morning.  Thank you.


Special Notes


•   Due to the snow days this winter, our last day of school will be an early release on June 19.  June 12 will now be a full day of school.

·        Are you looking for a unique teacher gift that makes a difference in our schools? Please consider participating in the Maynard Education Foundation's (MEF) Teacher Tribute Program. Proceeds benefit MEF's grant program for teachers, students, and administrators. When you make a tax-deductible donation to MEF, your child's teacher(s) will be sent a letter letting them know that your family has given a gift in his/her name to the Maynard Education Foundation (the amount of your donation will remain confidential).To make a donation, please mail a check, along with the Teacher Tribute form to MEF, PO Box 89, Maynard, MA 01754 or donate online at (Please note that the deadline for receipt of donations is Friday, June 12, 2015. Donations received after that date may be acknowledged in September.)  Thank you!"

  • EXCEL Summer Programs 2015 enrollment is open to students in current grades K-7.
    The registration/information packet is available:
    online:  google - Maynard Public Schools- EXCEL/for Family/documents to download
    call:  978-897-8021 or e-mail: or visit our office at
    Green Meadow School
  • We hope you will have an opportunity to complete the parent surveys and Title 1 surveys that were sent home.  We welcome your thoughts and feedback to help us plan for the coming year.


Dates to Remember                   


     Friday, June 5                                Early Release, 11:45 Dismissal

     Tuesday, June 9                            Immersion Information Meeting

     Wednesday, June 10                    Preschool End-of Year Celebration

     Friday, June 12                               Service Day and Reading Celebration (Students only)

     Monday, June 15                          Grade 2 Family Picnic, 11:00-12:00

     Tuesday, June 16                          Grade 3 Field Day      (Raindate June 18)    

     Friday, June 19                              Last Day of School, 11:45 Dismissal