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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
Parent to Parent Exchange
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 email@example.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
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Raise money for our Pine Brook PTSA!
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
P.O. Box 300 (585) 966-2300
North Greece, New York 14515 JEREMY.SMALLINE@greececsd.org