Green Meadow News
September 20, 2012 Donna Dankner, Principal
Christopher Fleming, Assistant Principal
We are looking forward to seeing all the parents of our students this evening at Back to School/ Curriculum Night. The teachers will be sharing a detailed presentation of grade level curriculum standards as well as classroom routines and expectations. It is important to note that this informative evening is for parents only. An Open House which showcases student learning will be held for parents and children this spring.
The schedule for this evening is as follows:
· 6:30-6:50 Welcome in the cafeteria for all parents
· 7:00-7:25 Classroom Presentations (Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1)
Book Fair for Parents of Grades 2 and 3 in the Library
Book Fair for Parents of Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1
We are all eagerly anticipating the completion of the new high school this spring. It offers exciting educational opportunities that all students will enjoy. Some important transitions will occur this spring when the new Maynard High School is complete. In addition to the high school community relocating to the new building, the eighth grade is scheduled to move from Fowler to the High School and the third grade is scheduled to move from Green Meadow to Fowler. Having just experienced packing and unpacking a school this summer to enable renovations to occur at Green Meadow School, we have an appreciation for the challenges that can occur during this process. One suggestion under consideration is postponing the third grade transition for the 2013-2014 school year. As a result the current second grade would remain at Green Meadow for their third grade year. This would place the district focus on the opening of the new building as well as the transition of the eighth grade.
As with any important decision, it is important to gather information and perspectives from all involved. During Curriculum Night this evening, we will have a survey available in your child’s classroom for you to share your thoughts and opinions regarding this proposal. Your feedback is very important to ensure that the best possible decision is reached. Please take a few moments this evening to complete the survey and place it in the box located in front of the office. Surveys will be sent home to parents who are unable to attend the presentation this evening to provide each family with an opportunity to share their thoughts. Please send all completed surveys to school by Monday, September 24 to enable us to collect the data and share the information in a timely fashion. We truly appreciate your participation.
News from Mrs. Hazel’s Physical Education Class
Green Meadow physical education is off to a fantastic start! Grades 2 and 3 are starting their soccer unit and 1st grade is working on the overhand throw. Kindergarten is still learning relays and tag games. We are also starting our throwing skills. Please visit the PE blog for daily updates, pictures and information:
Mrs. Duddy’s Grade 3 Class
Mrs. Duddy’s class has had a busy start to the school year! We have spent a lot of time discussing respect, responsibility and effective effort. Students have created a set of guidelines which they feel will enable them to become kind, safe learners. Getting to know our classmates has been fun! The acrostic name poems paired with water color self portraits really brighten up our classroom. Students are excited about, and continue to write about small moments during Writer’s Workshop. The goal for the year is to catch 100 compliments. As a team, we can achieve anything!
Dates to Remember:
v September 20, 2012 Curriculum Night 6:30 P.M.
v September 21, 2012 Early Release – 12:30 Dismissal
v September 25, 2012 Preschool Field Trip – Honey Pot Orchard
v October 4, 2012 Picture Day
v October 5, 2012 STAR / Title 1 Open House
v October 8, 2012 No School, Columbus Day