September 11, 2014 Donna Dankner,
We always look
forward to Back to School Curriculum Night as it is our first opportunity
share information about the curriculum expectations for the coming school year.
This year the Green Meadow Back to School/Curriculum Night will be held on
Wednesday, September 17 from 6:30-8:00 P.M.
The evening will begin with a welcome for all parents in the
cafeteria followed by teacher presentations in individual classrooms during
which they will share an overview of the core curriculum, classroom
instruction, procedures, and expectations. They will also discuss specific curriculum
initiatives such as the Daily Five,
Just Right Books, Writer’s Workshop, and Go Math, our new math instructional
resource. Teachers will also explore different ways parents can support each
child in order to maximize his/her educational experience and create an
effective home school partnership.
The specific schedule for the
evening will be as follows:
6:30-6:50 Welcome in the cafeteria for all parents
Classroom Presentations (Preschool,
Kindergarten, Grade 1)
Book Fair for Parents of Grades 2 and 3 in the
- 7:30- 8:00 Classroom Parent Presentation for Grades 2 and 3
for Parents of Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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 expectations. Also please visit the fall book fair which
will also be held the evening.
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. The fall Parent Conferences this year are
scheduled on December 11 and 12. These
conferences provide an opportunity for an in-depth discussion of your child’s
academic progress and school experience.
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
We hope you
will find this evening to be an informative and enjoyable experience. We are
excited to have you join us and look forward to the opportunity to discuss
grade level curriculum and classroom instruction.
we held our first lockdown drill of the school year. Staff and students responded quickly and
efficiently to the drill, completing the process within minutes. Students were
well prepared and comfortable with the drill due to the conversations and
preparations in class.
the school year underway, we are delighted to welcome some new staff members to
our school community. Beginning today, Pepper Stone joins us as our interim
school psychologist. She will be completing the assessments that are part of
the evaluation process and will be providing student support. We look forward to having her as a member of
Enrollment for EXCEL after school enrichment
classes remains open.
Green Meadow School
- for families - for more information.
Reminder: Supervision in the morning begins at
8:15. Please do not drop students off before this time.
In order to ensure proper supervision, only
students and staff should be on the playground in the morning and during school
Dismissal time for all early release days will
be 11:45AM. Lunch will not be served.
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.
News from Mrs.
In kindergarten, we have learned about Green Meadow’s core
values and how we can demonstrate these core values each day. Also, we have begun an author study on the
author and illustrator, Donald Crews. In
addition, we have begun our yearlong Good
Morning Around the World unit in
social studies and learned how to say “Good morning” in Greek and Spanish. If you would like to know how to say this
greeting in either language, feel free to stop by the duck class! We hope everyone is off to a great start of
the school year as well!
from Mrs. Patino in the library:
The book fair is coming! Once again, Book Ends in Winchester will be
providing us with a great selection of books to purchase. The book fair will
only be open one night: from 6:00-8:00 pm on Back to School Night, next
Wednesday, September 17th. Please join us before or after you visit
your child’s classroom. It’s a great chance to get some early Christmas
shopping done! All proceeds from the book fair are used to purchase new books
for our library. Thank you for your support.
News from Mrs. Foss’ Class
are off to a great start to Second Grade!
Over the past few weeks we have been very busy getting to know each
other, building our routines, and learning about what Second Grade is all
about. We have been
spending time getting to know each other by writing about our hopes and dreams,
working on all about me activities, and participating in morning meeting. We have been practicing building our
classroom routines with lots of modeling and practice. We have also been reading lots of great books,
writing, and solving math problems. Be
sure to ask your child about our read aloud book…The Chocolate Touch. Everyone
is so excited to see what else Second Grade will bring.
Dates to Remember
September 12, 2014 Early
Release 11:45 Dismissal
September 12, 2014 Back
to School Picnic 6:00-7:30 PM
September 17, 2014 Back
to School/Curriculum Night, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
September 19, 2014 Early
Release 11:45 Dismissal
September 25, 2014 No
School, Rosh Hashanah
October 2, 2014 Picture