Greenlodge Weekly Update 6.12.19

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Important Dates:

Friday, June 14 - Field Day and School BBQ

Friday, June 14 - Dedham Flag Day Parade, 6PM

Monday, June 17 - ECEC Step Up to First Grade, 9:30 AM (students only)

Tuesday, June 18 - ECEC Parent Open House at Greenlodge, 9:00 AM

Wednesday, June 19 - 5th Grade Promotion, 1:45 PM

Thursday, June 20 - Last Day of School - half day

Greenlodge Field Day Volunteer Sign Up


Friday June 14th, 2019

Field Day is a fun day for all students and has always been a huge success due to our parent volunteers. To insure this we must, as in the past, rely on the outstanding support from our parent/guardian volunteers. We need your help to run games and help clean up at the end of the day. Click here to sign up.


Also needed... Volunteers to fill water balloons on Friday, June 14th at 8am. Please email Mrs. Blanchette - bblanchette@dedham.k12.ma.us if you are able to help out.

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Dedham Flag Day Parade

Friday, June 14th, 6pm

East Street

Dedham, MA

Please complete the permission slip below by clicking on the link if your child will be riding on the float.

Class Placement Process & Reminders

  • Thank you for your input into the placement process.
  • Over the past two weeks various school-based teams have met to provide input into the development of next year's classes. Class lists are still in the development phase.
  • We are careful to balance academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs to ensure the most effective learning environment for all students.
  • Class placement letters will be mailed home on June 21st.

Staffing Changes for 2019-20 School Year

  • Congratulations to Mrs. Young on her new teaching position in Northern VT. Mrs. Shah will be taking a year leave to care for her new infant. We will miss you both at Greenlodge next year.
  • Mrs. Roberts will remain in second grade and Ms. Killgoar will be moving to 3rd grade next year.
  • Greenlodge will be hiring a new music teacher due to the additional position added in the budget. Mr. Molinaro will be teaching at Oakdale and Mrs. Santos will be at Avery next year.
  • Note: This is the current configuration as of the publishing of this newsletter. Subject to change prior to September 1.

Classroom Configurations 2019-2020

  • Three sections of first grade, two sections of second grade, two sections of third grade, two sections of fourth grade, three sections of 5th grade. Class sizes remain 18-22 students per class.
  • We are fortunate to be able to have two co-taught classrooms next year. In 4th grade, Ms. Magnacca and Ms. Larson will be co-teaching. In 3rd grade, Ms. Dolleman will be co-teaching with a new dual certified, elementary and special education teacher. We will begin the hiring process shortly. Click here to view the presentation to PTO on co-teaching. This is a wonderful opportunity to have two teachers working together all day in one classroom to support the diverse needs of all students. Co-taught classes with two full time teachers may have class size of 21-23 students. This will provide 1:12 teacher to student ratio, allowing us to maintain the benefits of smaller classes.
  • Note: This is the current configuration as of the publishing of this newsletter. Subject to change prior to September 1.
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Bus Registration Form

Click here to download the Bus Registration Form for the upcoming school year 2019-2020. Anyone in grades 1-12 interested in taking the bus, must register using this form.

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