Greengate Newsletter

January, 2017

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Message from Dr. Hargett

One goal I had when I came to Greengate was to develop a new website. And with the help of Karen Gauthier of Gauthier Design, John Allen, of Marketing on the Web, and Ali Sherrod, Marketing and Communications Director at Greengate, I am happy to announce that we have done just that! We launched our new school website at the beginning of the 2nd semseter. The website will provide our visitors and families a user-friendly experience that better reflects our school community. It is also important to note that our new website has a more responsive design and therefore, is mobile friendly.

Over the next few weeks, we will be adding other information that is important to parents, incorporating additional blogs, and articles, as well as direct email links to our staff. Our new platform allows us to upload more images and videos. The website address is


Navigating Our New Website

Top Navigation Buttons:

The top navigation buttons bring you to the eight major sections of the Greengate website: About, Programs, Admissions, Events, Support Us, Resources, Parents, and Contact Us. As you scroll over each button, with the exception of the Home page and Events page, a drop-down menu appears listing the pages that are located in each section. Top navigation buttons appear on every page.

Home Page:

When you scroll down on the home page you will see links to view upcoming events, on-line donation to the School, as well as shortcuts to Admissions, the Greengate blog and our YouTube channel.

Faculty and Staff Directory:

A complete list of all Greengate faculty and staff with photos, responsibilities and educational background can be found at About>Staff. Direct email links will soon be available.

Navigating the Site:

About” contains About the School-Mission, Vision and Core Beliefs, Fast Facts, History, Why Greengate, Leadership-Head of School and Board of Directors, Staff, Orton Gillingham, Accreditations, In the News, and Employment Opportunities

Programs” contains Curriculum, Kindergarten Program, Elementary & Middle School Programs, Special Courses, Summer Reading Camp, Early Intervention Program, Teacher Training, and Tutoring

Admissions” leads to the Admissions Process, Admissions-FAQs, Financial Aid, Tuition

Events” is where you can find information on upcoming events

Support Us” has information about the Ways to Give to the School, Annual Giving, Spring Swing Gala, and Additional Ways to support the School

Resources” includes pertinent information on What is Dyslexia, Dyslexia Testing, a link to the Greengate blog and a place to subscribe

Parents” is a page for parents of Greengate students. Here parents will find the school calendar, current Student-Parent Handbook, current year archived newsletters, and a link to the Renweb Parent Portal

Contact Us” contains the School address, phone and fax numbers and email address for general information


New Board Members

The Greengate Board of Directors welcomed five new board members at an orientation on January 17th. The new Board members are Ann Laue, Tom Kruza, Jim Sacane, John Sweatman, and Kevin Webber. The Board conducted a needs assessment to determine the profile/skill sets that were needed among potential new board members. We appreciate these five new members for volunteering their time and efforts on behalf of Greengate School. They join board members, Norm Tew-President, Marcia Ramsey-Secretary; Tracy Sams-Treasurer, Patrick Greene, Dr. Stacy Ikard, Dr. Wally Kirkpatrick, Stephen Norris, and Carol Tevepaugh.