September 10, 2015 Donna Dankner,
Bresnick, Assistant Principal
Although school has begun, summer is
staying with us! Despite the warm temperatures, our school year is off to a
wonderful start. The excitement began during the Meet and Greet when students
anxiously came to visit their classrooms, meet their teachers, and reconnect
with friends. The excitement continued
during the first day of school when classroom communities developed as the
basis for a positive and productive school year. Another special aspect of the beginning of
school is the arrival of our new kindergarten students to begin their Green
An additional highlight of the beginning of
each school year is meeting with parents and sharing information about curriculum
and classroom routines during our Back to
School Curriculum Night. This year
Meadow Back to School/Curriculum Night will be held on Thursday, September
17 from 6:30-8:00 PM. At 6:30 we invite parents to join us in the cafeteria for
a brief presentation focused on curriculum initiatives and the school
experience. Following the initial presentation, parents are encouraged to visit
their child’s classroom where teachers will share an overview of the core
curriculum, classroom instruction, procedures, and expectations. They will also
share information about curriculum initiatives such as the Daily Five, Just Right Books, Writer’s Workshop, and Go Math as
well as our focus in Science and Nature. During this time, teachers will also explore
different ways parents can support each child in order to maximize his/her educational
experience and creat an effective home school partnership.
schedule for this evening will be as follows:
in the cafeteria for all parents
Classroom Parent Presentation
for Grades 2 and 3
Book Fair for Parents of Preschool,
Kindergarten, Grade 1
7:30- 8:00 Classroom Presentations (Preschool,
Kindergarten, Grade 1)
Fair for Parents of Grades 2 and 3 in the Library
During the evening we encourage parents to
visit the special educators, literacy and math coaches, and the specialists to
develop a comprehensive understanding of the Green Meadow Art, Music, Physical
Education, and Library Curriculum. Also
please visit the fall book fair which will also be held the evening.
focus of this evening is on classroom instruction and curriculum
initiatives. In order to maintain
student confidentiality, teachers will not be able to discuss individual
students at this time. Regular opportunities
to meet with classroom teachers to discuss individual student progress occurs
during the fall Parent Conferences. Please remember that communication is not
limited to scheduled conference times. We truly value open communication with
families and encourage ongoing dialogue.
Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher at any time through a
message in the office, a note in your child’s backpack, or by sending an email
to schedule a time for discussion.
hope you will find this evening to be an informative and enjoyable experience.
We welcome you to a new school year and look forward to seeing you on September
News from Mrs. Krasinski’s Class:
Mrs. Krasinski’s class is so excited to start their
adventure in Kindergarten at Green Meadow.
We are getting to know one another and becoming acclimated with the
school. We are looking forward to
learning our letters and sounds in the upcoming weeks. In math, we just
completed our first unit on numbers! We are becoming quite the authors and
illustrators in writing workshop! It has been a great start to the new school
Library News from
Mrs. Patino: Returning students are settling in to library routines and
have been checking out books. Kindergarten students are being introduced to our
wonderful library and will be allowed to check out one book at a time. Library
books will stay in their classrooms for now- about half way through the year
they will be able to bring them home to share with you.
The book fair is
coming! The fall book fair will be open 6:00-8:00 pm during Curriculum
Night, next Thursday, September 17th. This is a perfect time to get
some early Christmas shopping done! All proceeds go to the library to purchase
more books for our collection. Thank you for your support!
School Curriculum Night is an important opportunity for teachers to share
information with parents. Therefore this
is a parent only evening. A family Open
House is held in the spring.
The Green Meadow PTO is hosting the
annual Back to School Picnic this Friday, September 11, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Green Meadow Playground. This is always a
fun evening of getting all the GM families together as the school year begins.
Families are asked to bring their picnic dinner and a picnic blanket or chairs.
Rain date is September 18.
Supervision begins each day at 8:15.
Please do not drop students
off before this time. The Excel
program offers an early arrival if you need to bring your child to school
During the next few weeks we will begin
practicing some of our important safety procedures. In a positive and reassuring way, students
will learn the procedures for fire drills and school lockdowns. You may want to
continue the conversations with your child at home.
Dates to Remember
September 11 Back to
School Picnic sponsored by GMPTO.
September 14 No School – Rosh Hashanah
September 17 Back to
School Night 6:30-8:00 PM
September 17 Book Fair
September 18 Back to
School Picnic Raindate
September 23 No School
– Yom Kippur