Springhill Standing Out

Parent Newsletter

Week of November 18, 2019

Springhill Elementary Website

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Mission Statement

At Springhill Elementary we promise to value each other in a safe and encouraging learning environment that supports a growth mindset for all students, staff, and community to achieve success.

'Tis the Season

We have reached a time of year full of change. Leaves have turned and are beginning to fall. The air is cooler. Rain is frequent. We love to see how much our students grow and change this time of year, too! So much good instruction happens in this season and we are excited to see the lasting benefits of the next few months for our students. We are wishing good health for all of our Springhill families and hoping our students are here participating in the learning every second possible! We are grateful for the gift of having your children here at our school. Thank you for sharing them with us.

We Love Celebrating Students!

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  • Please remember: morning car drop off begins at 7:30 a.m. and PROWL begins at 7:50 SHARP! This time of the day is so important to ensure students are receiving the interventions or enrichment they need to grow!

  • Car rider pick up is from 3:20-3:40. Please remember to have your tag hanging from your mirror to help us keep things running quickly.

  • We encourage you to come eat lunch with your child. There are some new options in the cafeteria on Wednesdays and Thursdays in addition to the regular lunch that we are so excited about! On Wednesdays, students have a salad bar option. On Thursdays they have a sandwich option. Come check it out!

1st Grade: 11:00-11:30

2nd Grade: 11:20-11:50

4th Grade: 11:40-12:10

3rd Grade: 12:00-12:30

Kindergarten: 12:20-12:50

5th Grade: 12:40-1:10

Morning Drop Off Reminder

Please remember to pull all the way up to the furthest paw possible at car rider drop off in the morning. This ensures that students unload quickly and safely. It is important that you do not drop your child off until you have reached a paw. Thank you for your cooperation!

AMI Days

Greenbrier School District has been approved for Alternate Methods of Instruction days in the case of inclement weather or other emergency circumstances. If this is ever the case as we enter the winter months, parents/guardians will be notified through our eNotes phone call and email, as well as through the district/school websites and social media. Google classroom and apps through student gmail accounts will be the main method of accessing student packets, and any students without internet access will receive AMI packets in hard copy. AMI days will allow for Greenbrier School District to maintain the timing of student learning throughout the year rather than adding additional days to the school calendar in May.

Visitor Survey

Have you visited our school lately? If so, please fill out the survey linked here to tell us about your visit. We would love to hear your feedback!
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Decoding Literacy Skills

Phonological Awareness: the ability to recognize and work with sounds in spoken language (foundational reading skill)

Phonemic Awareness: listeners are able to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes, the smallest mental units of sound that helps to differentiate units of meaning (recognizing 3 phonemes in the word "cat")

Diphthongs: a sound formed by the combination of two vowels in a single syllable, in which the sound begins as one vowel and moves toward another (as in coin

Vowel Teams: two vowels working together to make one vowel sound


Yearbooks are now on sale ONLINE ONLY. The cost is $20.

Website: ybpay.lifetouch.com

Yearbook ID code: 13021620

Paper order forms will go home in January. Any questions please contact Alison Fett at fetta@greenbrierschools.org

PTO Info

  • Sign-up with our Remind 101- text @sespto2018 to the number 81010

Save the Dates

  • Nov. 19 - SES Spelling Bee
  • Nov. 22 - $1 Hat Day
  • Nov. 25-29 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 6 - Spirit Day
  • Dec. 6 - Glow Run/ 5K
  • Dec. 10 - First Grade Field Trip to Reynolds Performance Hall
  • Dec. 13 - Drama Club Production at Fine Arts Building for 3-5 @ 1:30
  • Dec. 16 - Literacy Night - Springhill Presents: "How the Grinch Learned to Read" A Focus on Foundational Reading Skills
  • Dec. 17 - Awards Assembly 3-5 @ 8:30 and K-2 @ 9:30

Grade Level Teams