The Greystone Glance

Weekly Newsletter from Principal Quattrucci

Welcome Back to School!

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I hope you all had a wonderful summer! I miss everyone, and I'm looking forward to a wonderful new school year. We have been working hard getting our building ready for a brand new start, and we have lots of new exciting lessons and activities planned for our 'pawsome" Greystone Tigers!

New Faculty Members

We are happy to welcome Mrs. Batastini as our new nurse, Mr. Pono as our new fifth grade teacher, Miss Ferranti as our new third grade teacher, Mrs. Cruz as our new IAS 2-4 teacher, Ms. Mansolillo as our behavior specialist, Ms. Filippone as our new MLL teacher, and Miss Federici as our Literacy/Innovation Specialist. I'm so grateful that we have so many dedicated people here at Greystone!

The First Day of School

Pre-K Community Learners will start school on September 6th and Pre-K Students with IEPs will start on August 30, 2022.

Pre-K Hours:

AM Session: 9:00am -11:25am

PM Session 12:42pm-3:05pm

Kindergarten students will begin according to the 'Soft Start' schedule shared at orientation.

Cupcakes in Kindergarten is scheduled for September 1st at 3:30pm, and the first official day of kindergarten is September 6th.

Grades 1-5 will begin on August 30, 2022.

Regular School Hours for K-5:

8:40 a.m. Students may come into the schoolyard and will be supervised by yard monitors. If the weather is inclement, students will be supervised in the gym.

Breakfast will be available in Cafe Greystone from 8:40am-8:50am. Children who arrive after 8:50am may take a 'Grab and Go' breakfast package (provided by our kitchen staff) to their classroom.

8:50 a.m. The “line-up” bell rings, signaling the opening of the doors of the school.
8:55 a.m. The school-day begins.
3:12 p.m. Students are dismissed.

Please be aware there is no school on Friday, September 2nd, and Monday September 5th.

Supply Lists

Our 6 Tenants

At Greystone, our PBIS ( Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) has been connected to the earning of 'PAWS." This goes along with our tiger mascot but is also an acronym for 'People Actively Working toward Success." Throughout this school year, our PAWS initiative, as well as our Student of the month criteria will focus on the North Providence School District's Vision of the Graduate. At North Providence High School, students are expected to show adaptability, productivity and responsibility, communication, critical thinking and innovation, collaboration, and content knowledge. At both North Providence Middle Schools, students are expected to show variation and problem solving, preparation and responsibility, connection, versatility and creativity, collaboration, and mastery of skills. Here at Greystone, and at all the elementary schools, we are expecting students to show kindness and empathy, growth mindset, accountability, curiosity, teamwork and respect, and personal academic growth.

We will focus on Teamwork and Respect during September and October. These banners will be up on our hallways very soon!

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Our Theme for the 22-23 School Year

Our theme for the school year is 'We Before Me' and it is actually an acronym from the book The Hard Hat for Kids by Jon Gordon. Every classroom will have their own copy of the book and we have lots of activities to complement it.
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Cafe Greystone Etiquette Awards

Each week, we will award the grade levels from each lunch period (K-2 and 3-5) with the best "Cafe Greystone Etiquette" with special trophies and they will also earn an extra recess period.
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The Share Cupboard

Something new this year that we are going to try is the "Share Cupboard." If a student has something they did not open/eat they can place it in the Share Cupboard rather than throw it away. This will eliminate waste and allow another student to enjoy it.
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Story Time with Mrs. Montecalvo

Join us on September 14th at 5:30pm for a special story time with Mrs. Montecalvo! I am so excited about the books she has chosen to share, and I hear there will be snacks too!

Open House

Open House for PreK, and Grades 1-6, will be from 4:00-6:00pm on Thursday, September 22nd.

PTA Information

The PTA meets on the second Tuesday on each month in the Greystone Library at 6:30pm, but they also provide a zoom link for everyone's convenience.
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Meeting Schedule

We will meet in the library at 4:00pm. and a google meet link will be provided for everyone’s convenience.

October 13, 2022

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May 18th, 2022

Unified Schools

We are proud to partner with Special Olympics for their Unified Schools program.

“Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools is a program for schools Pre-K through university that intentionally promotes meaningful social inclusion by bringing together students with and without intellectual disabilities to create accepting school environments, utilizing three interconnected components: Special Olympics Unified Sports®, inclusive youth leadership, and whole school engagement. At its core, this Unified strategy is about unifying all students— with and without disabilities—using sports as a catalyst for social inclusion and attitude and behavioral change."

There will be a special presentation on September 15th for Grades 3-5, although this collaboration is for our entire school.

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Mr. Bello's Shoe Drive

Feel free to stop by the school if you have new or gently used athletic shoes that you would like to donate! They will be used by our students in case they are in need of athletic shoes for physical education class.
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EDUCanle Presents...

Our fourth and fifth grades will be working on their communication skills with brand new research-based games. They encourage collaboration and creativity, and I'm excited that we found them! Find out more on the link below.
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Fall Author Visits

I am very excited that we will have two special author visits this fall! Dion Leonard, the author of Finding Gobi, will be here in person on October 21st, and Brian Wray, who read to us last year, will be visiting us virtually with his brand new book titled Traveling Rose. Find out more about them by visiting the links below.