Green Tree Elementary

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❄ DECEMBER NEWSLETTER 2021 ❄

Important Upcoming Dates

  • 12/20 WEAR SWEATS
  • 12/21 WEAR GREEN OR DRESS AS GRINCH CHARACTER
  • 12/22-12/31 NO SCHOOL/ HOLIDAY BREAK
  • 1/3 CLASSES RESUME-LATE START
  • GTE "UNDER CONSTRUCTION" REVIEW OF BUILDING WIDE EXPECTATIONS
  • 1/14 EARLY RELEASE
  • 1/17 NO SCHOOL/ MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY
  • 1/18 NO SCHOOL/ PD DAY

CONGRATULATIONS MRS. TRACEY WEBB- GTE 2021-2022 TEACHER OF THE YEAR!

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Anyone who works with Tracey Webb knows how dedicated she is to her profession.


When I congratulated her on the Teacher of the Year nomination, she very humbly said, “Oh gosh...I don’t feel deserving.” That couldn’t be further from the truth.


She won’t tell you this, but Tracey spends numerous hours at school, before and after the bell rings, planning her lessons to ensure the success of each and every student. She creates meaningful lessons that challenge those who need it and encourage those who struggle.


Speaking of struggling students, Tracey volunteers her time after school to further help students who struggle the most. Tracey encourages them to stay after school with her because she is dedicated to helping every student experience success.


At recess, you may see Tracey walking the track with students one day, playing PIG on the basketball court the next day, or just walking from one group of students to the next, forming deeper and more meaningful relationships, not only because she knows that will help them in her classroom, but also because she truly cares about her students.


Anyone who meets Tracey will be greeted with her warm, caring smile. Tracey has a way of making you feel like you are important. She's the first one to ask how your day is going if your sick child is feeling better, or how she can help you when you are having a bad day.


As you can see, aside from being a fantastic teacher, Tracey is an amazing colleague and friend to many, and I am very lucky to work alongside her. For these reasons and more, Tracey Webb is very deserving of the honor of teacher of the year!

Juli Tainter

THANK YOU!

A big THANK YOU goes out to Tiger Docks-Waterfront Specialists for holding a holiday fundraiser that brought in over 4000 books for WSD third and fourth graders! Thanks to all who donated!

DECEMBER ESSENTIAL

AT ALL TIMES KEEP YOUR HANDS, FEET AND OTHER OBJECTS TO YOURSELF

  • When you transition from one subject to the other, the change will be swift, quiet, and orderly. We should be consistently able to turn from one book to another, complete with all homework and necessary materials, as quickly as possible. The opportune amount of time to spend in transition should be less than ten seconds, and we will work towards a goal of seven seconds.

  • The more time spent transitioning the more time kids have to talk, move around, etc.

  • When in a line, walk single file, two to three feet behind the person in front of you with your arms at your sides. Face forward at all times. There is absolutely no talking.

  • Make your mind and body safe

  • Keep others around you safe

WOW WEDNESDAYS

EACH WEDNESDAY, ONE STUDENT FROM EACH CLASS IS CHOSEN TO SPIN THE WOW WHEEL. THESE STUDENTS ARE CHOSEN FOR MODELING THE ESSENTIAL 10.

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

Green Tree Veterans Day Celebration 2021

GREEN TREE ARTISTS WORK ON DISPLAY

Progress Park is hosting an art show featuring Green Tree students. The show is being displayed in the main foyer from December 3 - January 12. The works of art for display were selected by The Curators, a group of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students who select and prepare work for displays

Congratulations to the students whose art was chosen for this display.

Kindergarten: Izzy Moore and Macie Davis

First Grade: Cora Stix, Kai Shoshan, and JD Stewart

Second Grade: Felix Wu, Dominic Castillo, Norah Teeter, Frankie Butler, Jiya Bhavan, and Beckham Kunde

Third Grade: Harper Hosp, Hadley Schalhamer, and Isaiah Schulz

Fourth Grade: Layla Sparks and Emily Girardier

Fifth Grade: Abbi Briggs and Isabel Barbosa

Sixth Grade: Ellie Litzsinger and Makenna Baker

Please visit Progress Park in Wentzville to see the work of these featured artists. Progress Park is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, on Saturday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

SSM St. Joseph’s West has an art display that includes Green Tree artists. The newest display will be displayed in late December through at least the end of February. Congratulations to Allison Fritz in Kindergarten, Nora Rupnow in Second Grade, Grace Carney and Leila Brooks in 3rd Grade, Brooklyn Thomas-Tillman in 5th Grade, and Shyann Davis in 6th Grade. Our Green Tree artists are going places and their creativity is being celebrated by our entire community.

Ms. Allison Cameron-Kindergarten

I am excited to be back where my education began. I never thought that my first year teaching would be where I went to elementary school. I have my bachelors degree in elementary education and I have my masters in character education. Outside of school I love spending time with my nieces and nephews. I also enjoy playing with my two cats, named Luna and Theo. I am getting married on December 19th and it can't come soon enough. When there is time I enjoy baking and working on puzzles.

Mrs. Dominique Ackley- Building IA

I have lived in Missouri since 2010. I am originally from the east coast. I have lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Virginia. My family had a farm growing up and I trained horses and raised livestock. I earned my BS in Animal Science from Delaware Valley University and then went on to University of Delaware to complete education courses and become certified in secondary education. I’ve had many jobs and lived in many places before coming to Green Tree.

My children started attending Green Tree as soon as we moved to Missouri in 2010. I immediately became active in the PTO and was the VP of Events for many years. As my children moved on to the middle and high school levels, I left my role in PTO and began subbing for the district. I subbed exclusively at Green Tree for the past four years and have loved building relationships with the students and staff at GTE. When the opportunity arose to take a full time Instructional Assistant position at GTE I jumped at the chance. I truly enjoy the opportunity I have each day to support our wonderful staff and students at Green Tree.

FIRST QUARTER AWARDS

GATOR POND

💚 WE LOVE OUR PTO 💚

SHOUT OUT

We want to give a shout out to Mrs. Ambrosius’ and Ms. Farace’s 2nd grade classes. During PE they competed in a “Trash Run” to see which class could collect the most trash from the GTE playground area. It was a huge success and we are proud of their community spirit.

Coach Buchheit & Coach Barras

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Kindergarten Screening & Registration 2022-2023


Dates have been set for the Wentzville School District’s Kindergarten screening process. This event is for all children who will turn 5 before August 1, 2022. Registration will take place online using the Quick Registration and Screening form. If your child has not been screened at the Parents as Teachers office or his/her preschool this year, appointments are required and can be made online starting December 1, 2021.

Screening appointments are filled on a first come, first served basis. There are several dates with morning and evening availability for screenings, please choose the one that works best with your schedule. Please be sure to check your address with our most current boundary data so that you are registering your child for the correct elementary school.

All screening appointments will be at Berrey-Place Center #1 Campus Drive, Wentzville, MO 63385.

Your Quick Registration form will be sent to your elementary school. They will be contacting you to complete your child's Kindergarten registration.

USEFUL LINKS

SHORT SURVEY

PLEASE TAKE AFTER THE ABOVE PRESENTATION

TITLE ONE PARENT NOTIFICATION

As a reminder, parents/guardians of each student attending a building that receives Title I funds may request and the district must provide in a timely manner, information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers and any paraprofessionals providing services to their child. In addition, parents/guardians of students attending a building that receives Title I funds will be notified if their child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks, by a teacher or a person who is not appropriately certified. For more information, please refer to Board Policy and Regulation 1621 – Title 1.

PARENT REMINDER

Current mitigation measures from the district states that lunchroom and classroom visitation is suspended.

COMING UP

Dear GTE Families,


It is that time of the year, our Science Fair Registration is open! Get a head start and let your child work on their project over the holiday breaks. To sign up, simply fill out the form by clicking the link. If you need to purchase a board, have your child bring $6.00 to Mrs. Airoldi in room 402 and she will send him/her home with a board.


Our STEAM Explosion will be held along with our Family Fun Night on the evening of March 3. You will be able to observe all the projects, see your childs art work displayed, and participate in science and reading activities at GTE.


House Points (50) will be awarded to all students who participate! Regional winners will earn an extra 100 points for their House!


Projects are due at 8AM on Wednesday, March 2 in the Green Tree Elementary Foyer.


Sign up for the 2022 Science Fair:

https://forms.gle/MRNydjmLe1TeXAjf6


Use our GTE Science Site for more information and a guide to help step-by-step. This site has everything you need in order to put a successful project together!

https://sites.google.com/wsdr4students.org/gtescience/home

🌟6TH ANNUAL WSD FILM FESTIVAL🌟

HERE IS THE LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION

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