The Greystone Glance
Weekly Newsletter From Principal Quattrucci
The Week of February 7, 2022
Thank you Mrs. Fallone for the amazing Chinese New Year Presentation in Mrs. Hervieux's Classroom!
World Read-Aloud Day
PTA/ Meet the Principal Meeting
100th Day of School
Lifetouch Picture Retakes/Makeups
Black History Month celebrations have begun!
What do you think about these Groundhog's Day predictions from grade 2?
Thank you Brian Wray and Shiloh Penfield for the amazing Read-Aloud and Art Lesson on world read-aloud day!
Unicorn Jazz Valentine Treat
Snow much fun in Ms. Crudale's Class!
Why just play a division game when you can use your own creativity and design your own? There is so much greatness happening in Mr. Torres' Room!
SurveyWorks began on Tuesday, January 18th. It is important for all of us to participate by answering the SurveyWorks questions, because our answers provide meaningful feedback on how to improve Rhode Island Schools.
This is the family link bit.ly/ridefamily and it will ask you to choose our school from a drop-down menu.
This is the teacher link bit.ly/rideteacher and it will also ask you to choose our school from a drop-down menu.
More information about Reading Week will be shared soon! We are very excited about the many different ways Greystone will celebrate reading, including a Battle of the Books run by Mrs. Eastman, virtual guest readers, and exciting creative writing activities! Thank you to Mrs. Montecalvo and the Reading Week Committee for all your hard work planning this very special time of the year!
From Mrs. Kollek:
Some of my 2nd graders are learning about the Festival of Lights from Diwali in India. They are making connections to their own family and culture. One student, Manit, also showed us how to write the word "Diwali" in Hindi. They were all so proud to share their knowledge with their classmates. :) So amazing!
Caught Being Kind
Kaylee wrote a very sweet note to her teacher, Mrs. Creamer, on the back of her George Washington project!
Luca and Luna, from Mrs. Creamer’s class, were so kind to share their kindness papers with others who were being photographed by The Valley Breeze!
When given the opportunity to choose a prize from Mrs. Montecalvo’s prize box, both Gabriel and Elena decided to choose prizes for their brothers!
Thank you Lianna, from Mrs. Kovolski's class, for being so kind and responsible while getting more breakfast for your class.
Samantha Ciancaglini from Mrs. Turcotte’s room always shows kindness by helping a classmate who needs help without even being asked!
Quote of the Week
Negative thoughts are draining. Just as words are powerful, so are thoughts. If you find yourself thinking, “Work is hard, life is hard, and teaching is even harder,” try to reframe your thoughts in a positive statement, such as, “Teaching is hard, but it is rewarding,” or, “Life is hard, but it makes me stronger.” If you change your thoughts, you can form new pathways to the brain which may, in turn, change your experience in life and in this world. Actively thinking in a positive way doesn’t mean you are always happy. It just means you approach the situation in a more positive and productive way. Don’t let your negative thoughts hold you back. You are capable of so much more in life.