The Pine Brook Press

Greece Central School District *January 2022*

Message from the Principals

Dear Pine Brook Families,


Happy New Year to you! Amidst the illness and chaos Covid has brought to our lives, let us be clear: There is still much to celebrate! We have new readers at Pine Brook! We have a beautiful band, orchestra and chorus concert taking place this week! We have new students that we welcomed to our school! The weather has been mild enough to get outside most days! Our school put in a new Sensory Path in one of our hallways to give students a chance to wiggle and practice mindfulness! We have had many older buddy-younger buddy interactions and learning experiences! Our PTSA and Parent Engagement teams are planning upcoming family activities at Pine Brook! And you should have seen how many food and hygiene items Pine Brook Families donated to the Spartan Food Pantry in December. ❤️


Our challenge to you in this new year is to find all there is to celebrate. Did your child do their chores without being asked? Did they choose a book over a video game? Were they extra nice to a friend last week? Did your family get to take a walk together yesterday? Did you have a chance to spend an extra 20 minutes teaching your child a new game? Our Principals’ goal is to share more of these celebrations that happen at school with you too!


Wishing you all the best in 2022. Cheers to all there is to celebrate!

Sincerely,

Andrea and Davina, Your Pine Brook Principals


PS - If you find yourself with 30-60 minutes to spare on January 18th from 7-8pm, please join our Virtual PTSA meeting! I would love to see more unfamiliar faces!

We would appreciate your voice!

Parents, we want your input! Please click here to complete the GCSD Family Perception Survey by Friday February 18 for your school. This annual anonymous survey helps our district to understand how families feel about their school. Question categories include culture, relationships, safety, instruction, and discipline.

By completing the survey, you can enter to win an accompanying sweepstakes for a chance to win a grant prize of $150 Visa gift card courtesy of the Center for Youth. To enter the sweepstakes please email your name, and phone number to parent.helpline@greececsd.org and mention that you are entering the Family Perception Survey Sweepstakes by February 18th. You do not need to complete the survey to enter.

Greece Chooses Love Challenge!

Our #GreeceChooseLoveChallenge is off to a great start. Please join us in "Connection and Compassion" during the months of January & February. Follow @greececentral on Twitter and Facebook to see how others are donating their time, talents, and/or treasures.

Early Childhood

Do you have an infant or toddler at home? There are many benefits of play with infants and toddlers including engaging the senses and increasing curiosity. Here are some play-based activities to try with your little ones.

KidsCare

The KidsCare team is ringing in 2022 with rate reductions! Please see our KidsCare flyer for additional information and reach out with any questions.

Parent to Parent Exchange

February 2 at 6:00 pm

Join this virtual series led BY PARENTS FOR PARENTS! February’s focus: Be Bold. Be Heard. Click this flier for more information and to register today!

Parent Teacher and Student Association

Please join us for our January PTSA meeting! It will be held virtually from 7:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, January 18th. Don’t worry if you can’t stay the whole time! EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Follow this link to join the meeting: https://meet.google.com/vkf-yiez-wii?authuser=0&hs=122


We NEED more families to support PTSA! Contact Katie Neurth or Shannon Moser ar pinebrookptsa2300@gmail.com if you can help. PTSA is specifically looking for a few parents who can:

  • Coordinate Membership (one hour a week commitment - opportunity to help at home!)

  • Coordinate events (you can volunteer to help organize just one event per year!)

  • 5th Grade Coordinator (Help organize events for our 5th Graders at PB!)

Youth Tennis Clinic

Please find the attached flier for information regarding a new Tennis instruction opportunity for your child.

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Upcoming Events

January 12: Pine Brook Concert:7-8pm Live Streamed! Click the link to view! https://youtu.be/SmS5xUYvEmc

January 17: No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18: PTSA Meeting 7-8pm ALL ARE WELCOME!

February 2: Parent to Parent Exchange at 6:00pm

February 21-25: No School: February Break



Editors: Davina Mclean-Randall, Kaylee Bennett

The Greece Central School District does not discriminate in employment or in its educational programs and activities against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, disability, veteran status or age and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.


The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

Compliance Officer

P.O. Box 300 (585) 966-2300

North Greece, New York 14515 JEREMY.SMALLINE@greececsd.org