Elementary Edition

September/October 2021

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Welcome Back!

Dear Families,

A warm welcome to all Greenwich Elementary learners! We are excited to welcome 35 new PreK students, almost 30 additional kindergarten students and more than 20 new students entering grades 1-6. Greenwich Elementary is buzzing with excitement and last minute preparation for the return of our students.

The elementary school communicates with families in a variety of ways. First, we are using Smore to electronically publish our bimonthly newsletter to save handling paper copies. We also use a system called School Messenger that can either email or call multiple families at once. It is very important that your phone number and email are up to date in SchoolTool for you to receive these messages. If you need to provide an update, please email Elementary Registrar, Mrs. O’Connor, at joconnor@greenwichcsd.org.

We welcome you to attend the annual PreK-6 Virtual Back to School Night on Thursday, September 23rd. A schedule is included in this newsletter and Google Meet links will be shared by classroom teachers.

I look forward to a great year at Greenwich Elementary School!


Jennie Mueller

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Important Dates for September and October


7th: First Day of School

13th: BOE Meeting 6PM @ JHSH Media Center

23rd: Elementary Back to School Night (see schedule below)


3rd-9th Fire Prevention Week

5th: Late Bus Begins for Elementary Students

6th: School Picture Day

11th: Columbus Day - No School

15th: Progress Reports Published

18th: BOE Meeting 6PM @ JHSH Media Center

22nd: Parent/ Teacher Conferences - No School (K-6 ONLY)

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Virtual Back to School Night - September 23rd


5:00 - 5:30 Kindergarten and Grade 1

5:30 - 6:00 PreK and Grade 4

6:00 - 6:30 Grade 2 and Grade 5

6:30 - 7:00 Grade 3 and Grade 6

Link to Parent Letter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dvy6iFD5-WzPkcRlyha_WUfp6EVQy7aEzY33xozjhRY/edit?usp=sharing

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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week runs from October 3 - 9, 2021 with outdoor events planned for students on October 7th (rain date of October 8th). We are fortunate to work with volunteer firefighters to develop programming in a safe manner for our student population. Thank you to the Greenwich Fire Department!
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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Friday, October 22nd. At this time, we plan to offer the option of in-person conferences, although this may change in the near future. The timing of conferences coincides with the first progress report scheduled for the midpoint of the first trimester.
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Enrollment Forms

Each student will bring home a student information sheet. Please review the form and make any necessary corrections to addresses, phone numbers, etc. It is very important that the information sheet is correct. In addition you must have two (2) contacts besides the parent/guardian listed on the form. Please return this form to your child’s classroom teacher as soon as possible.

Dismissal Plans

If your child has a change in his/her dismissal plans, please send in a note with your child’s name, teacher’s name, what his/her dismissal plans are including the name and address of where your child is going and the date. If the change is a permanent change in dismissal, please indicate that on the note. If you have any questions, please contact:

Tracy Dennis - 518-692-9542 ext. 6100 - Primary Office

Jennifer O’Connor - 518-692-9542 ext. 6200 - Middle Grade Office

PreK - 6 Memory Book

Memory Books sales will run from November 15, 2021-January 14, 2022. Books can be ordered online by visiting our Elementary website @ greenwichcsd.org. Online order cost will be $16.65 per book including $1.05 sales tax, and a $.60 user fee. You may also send in a check made out to Greenwich Central School for $ 16.05 ($15.00 for the book and $1.05 tax). Please remember to include: The student's name and classroom teacher when sending in a check.