Monday, August 29, 2022
A Message from the Principals
It is with great joy that we celebrate the start of the new school year! It was a pleasure to welcome children and families to our school on a bright, Wednesday morning. Our teachers and greater school staff have immediately sought to engage students in learning and meaningful community-building. A special thank you goes out to our PTOs for partnering with us this past week.
Each week, our schools will send home a newsletter such as this via email. These newsletters are typically sent on Mondays, or the first day of the school week. They will contain important information from your child’s specific elementary school, district-wide updates, and news about joint efforts between our three elementary schools. For this reason, many weeks will include a joint letter from the elementary school principal team. Communication specific to your child’s classroom will be communicated by their individual teacher.
Lastly, we want to encourage parents and caregivers to mark their calendars for our Go-to-School Night on Thursday, September 15th (6:00 - 7:30pm). A more detailed communication sharing the structure and specific times of the evening will be coming soon.
Thank you for partnering with our schools with the common goal of providing an exceptional learning environment for our students.
Beth Carmody, Hubbard Woods
Luke Livingston, Crow Island
Joshua Swanner, Greeley
- For the safety of community members, dogs are not allowed on the immediate sidewalk around Greeley. If you are walking with your dog(s), you must be across the street.
- Everyone should be crossing the street using the crosswalks. Please join our staff in reminding children that is it unsafe to cross the street anywhere except the designated crosswalks.
- Last Name Pickup Signs - please affix the sign to your visor or dashboard. These signs make pickup run faster and smoother for everyone.
Attention ALL current 2nd grade Crow, Greeley, Hubbard Woods students and families:
At each elementary school next week, your child will be introduced to the string instruments that they can learn to play right at school: violin, viola, or cello.
For ALL BEGINNER STUDENTS GRADES 2-4:
Please come to the Washburne cafeteria on Wednesday, September 7 anytime between 4 and 6:30 p.m. to sign your child up for the instrument of their choosing as well as the required equipment and music books they will need.
For RETURNING STUDENTS who took lessons last year:
If your instrument is too small, please wait until your first lesson to be remeasured. Please DO NOT come to Washburne on 9/7!
For any questions, please contact:
Greeley/Hubbard Woods: Yue Cai firstname.lastname@example.org
Crow Island: Sheryl Nussbaum email@example.com
Downsized Capital Improvement Plan
At the August 16 Meeting, the School Board approved a resolution to move forward with placing the $59.4MM referendum on the November 8, 2022 ballot. If this referendum should pass, it would fund the following work at our schools:
Updated safety components, including secure entry vestibules
Upgraded HVAC systems to improve air quality, air flow, temperature control and energy efficiency
Accessibility for all students, staff and visitors that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Electrical wiring and panel upgrades to support technology and improve energy efficiency
Plumbing replacements to address fixtures that have reached the end of their useful life
The addition of a multipurpose room/cafeteria at Hubbard Woods
Removal of the temporary trailers at Crow Island and the subsequent addition of three permanent classrooms
Repurposing of the current gym to serve as a multipurpose room/cafeteria and the subsequent addition of a gym at Crow Island
Extension of the useful life of existing facilities and proactive reduction of costly emergency repairs
In an effort to ensure that our community is well-informed, we look forward to hosting Informational Sessions on the following dates (all are welcome):
Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. (Zoom details to follow)
Weds., Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. (Crow Island--followed by tour)
Sat., Oct. 8 from 9-10 a.m. (Hubbard Woods--followed by tour)
Monday, October 17 at 9:30 a.m. (Crow Island)
Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. (Hubbard--followed by tour)
Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. (Crow)
Tuesday, Nov. 1 at noon (Zoom details to follow)
Insurance for Student Devices (Deadline is September 2, 2022)
Students in grades K-8 have the option of purchasing iPad coverage at a cost of $25, for accidental damage or a lost/stolen device. Click here for cost comparison. Coverage may be purchased up until the end of the day on Friday, September 2, 2022. After that date it will no longer be available for current students to purchase. Click here to sign up.
Bus Registration Re-Opens on September 6
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8:30am | Doors open
8:37am | School promptly begins
2:10pm | Extended day kindergarten dismissal
2:45pm | Early Release (MONDAY ONLY)
3:15pm | Grades 1-4 & Extended play kindergarten dismissal