November Highlights

GTE Honors our Veterans

Green Tree Elementary was so honored to be able to bring back our Veterans Day Assembly. It was a wonderful morning honoring and celebrating our student's family members who have served in the military. Thank you so much to all the families who sent in pictures of their Veterans so we could honor them in a wonderful video put together by our computer teacher, Mrs. Jamie Day. If you haven't seen the video, it is linked below. We also want to give a big shout out to our PTO for organizing a delicious breakfast for our students and their Veteran! Our cafeteria was filled with excitement from all of our little Gators having breakfast with their Veteran!

GTE Teacher of the year goes to....

Congratulations Mrs. Sarah Larocco - Green Tree is so lucky to have you!

GTE's Holiday Food Drive

Our wonderful Green Tree families are doing a wonderful job bringing in non-perishable food items! Thank you so much to all of our families who are donating. There is still time! House Points are awarded for every item you bring in!

Pop-Up Chompy Shop!

Our Green Tree House Ambassadors did an excellent job of running our gently used Green Tree merchandise pop-up shop! Thank you, House Ambassadors! This was a great opportunity for these students to practice responsibility and leadership! Congrats Gators!

Mrs. Winter's Art Around the Community:

Masterpieces from talented Green Tree students are being displayed throughout our community! During the month of November, several Green Tree students had works of art displayed at the Foundry in St. Charles. Congratulations to the following students whose art was selected for the district-wide art show.

Kindergarten: Chloe Colgin and Blake Hill

First Grade: Maya Sachs

Second Grade: Blaise Durrwachter, Gigi Hardy, and Tucker Weissbeck

Third Grade: Jonathan Aries, Aylah Fletcher, Gianna Povich, and Isabelle Stickney

Fourth Grade: Hannah Bell, Mason Breneman, Sutton Usry, and Gracie Wallace

Fifth Grade: Emily Girardier, Miracle Leggette, Nathan Miryala, Alison Rains, Kailee Schumacher, Layla Sparks, and Brooklyn Wilburn

Through the winter, four masterpieces will be on display at SSM St. Joseph's West. We are so proud of first graders Alaina Vitale and Willow Perry as well as kindergarteners Quinn Shoshan and Kirishika Muthuvinayagam Vijayalakshmi for their beautiful work in art class.

A Special Thank You to our PTO President..

Kristin Vassolo accepted the challenge becoming Green Tree's new PTO president this year. Kristin has gone above and beyond leading the PTO team. Our entire PTO team has taken our GTE pride to another level. Kristin leads the way with her dedication to helping our school be the best it can be. Volunteering on a daily basis, Kristin is at Green Tree almost every day working on future projects, decorating our school for special occasions, and helping organize and set up our gorgeous new book room for our teachers. We are incredibly thankful and grateful to have her as our president. Thank you Kristin!

(Bottom photo: Kristin Vassolo, PTO President with Dr. Tormala, WSD Superintendent)

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Green Tree Community, we are excited to share our sponsorship opportunities for the next year. We are in progress with plans to update a large portion of our main playground and we need your help!

How can you help?

  • Join our playground committee. Fill out the form here for ways you can help with the committee
  • Know or own a business that would like to sponsor? We would love to support and share your business to our community! Check out the website and email us at
  • Does your workplace match donations? Consider making a donation to the Playground Fund and get matching funds to help us make a larger impact.
  • Looking for Spring only sponsorship? Info coming soon on the website.
  • Have an item you would like to donate for our auctions? Here is the link to our donation letters for this year.

This is the largest project GTE has worked towards for quite a few years and we need all hands on deck! Thank you all in advance for your help in making this happen for our students.

Visit GTESPIRIT.COM for more information

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