Panther Parent Press

October 2021

Disability History and Awareness Month

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Welcome to October and the beauty of the Fall Season! October is an un”boo”lievable month at Greenbrier Primary! I am really impressed at how our students are following procedures relating to wearing their masks, navigating the “one-way” hallways, using the sanitizing stations properly and really adjusting to the new normal. I applaud and need to recognize that our staff is working extra hard to meet the needs of every student. They base weekly lesson plans on state standards, sustain the expected pacing, and maintain rigor while being creative, patient and positive. Please help me thank those working with your children. We also thank you, the parent, for your efforts at home and the ongoing support you provide. Working together, will make a difference for each Little Panther.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

September 27 - October 8 - MAP Testing

October 1 - Early Release, 12:04 p.m.

October 5- Pre-K & Kindergarten Virtual Open House, 6:00 p.m. - Teachers will send a link to their virtual meeting.

October 6- 1st Grade Virtual Open House, 6:00 p.m. - Teachers will send a link to their virtual meeting.

October 7- 2nd Grade Virtual Open House, 6:00 p.m.- Teachers will send a link to their virtual meeting.

October 7 - Interim Reports Go Home, Fundraiser kick off

October 15 - Boosterthon Fun Run

October 19- Impact Aid Card Distribution

October 20 - Bus Driver Appreciation

October 22- Early Release, 12:04 p.m.

October 28 - Dress as your favorite Book Character

October 29- Fall Picture Day

BOOSTERTHON

We are so excited about our upcoming fundraiser, The Boosterthon Fun Run! It officially kicks off on Oct. 7th with the Fun Run taking place on Oct. 15th. This year’s theme is Sports City! Details will be coming home and we hope to reach our goal of $25,000! Make sure you have gone to mybooster.com today to register your child for this awesome event. Each class will have a designated time and track to run on. Due to COVID restrictions, spectators will not be allowed. Your child will receive a Boosterthon t-shirt. The laps that your child runs will be marked off on it. Your child will have exciting stories to share about the Fun Run with you.

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INTERIM REPORTS

Interim reports are scheduled to go home on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Please be sure to contact your child’s teacher if you have concerns. We are committed to providing your child with the best instruction possible.

IMPACT AID

Impact Aid cards will go home on October 19, 2021. They are due back on the following day. It is essential that you complete these cards as information obtained will be used to provide our school district will additional funds. Be certain to sign, date and completely fill out your card. No card will arrive prior to October 19, 2021. Thank you so much for your assistance in this matter.

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September 24 - October 7

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GRP BOOKFAIR LINK

September 24- October 7

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MAP TESTING

Your child will take two Measures of Academic Progress Growth™ (MAP GROWTH) Tests. MAP Growth tests are given to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Reading and Mathematics. Your child’s MAP Growth results can be compared from the fall to the spring administration to show growth patterns. MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. MAP Growth tests are important to teachers as they track student progress and growth in Reading and Mathematics. MAP Growth tests encourage teachers to focus on a student’s strengths and/or learning opportunities.


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CAFETERIA/LUNCH MONITOR/VOLUNTEERS

To assist with the current COVID pandemic and efforts to cohort our students, we are prepared to open our schools to volunteers. These individuals will be assigned to assist in the cafeteria/designated areas and classrooms during lunch. Parents, grandparents, and legal guardians of enrolled students interested in volunteering at their child’s school must be screened and approved through the Raptor system, complete the CPS Health Screen before entering the school each day, and receive appropriate training.


Community members who are not connected to a school may be considered but will be required to complete the Non-Athletic Volunteer Application (form # 5824) and pay for a fingerprint screening ($25.00) in the Department of Human Resources.


Volunteers will only be permitted to work in specific areas during lunch to keep the volunteer with one designated group/area. In addition, volunteers will not be permitted to sit with or be close to students for extended periods but will move around the cafeteria/classroom and monitor and assist the students while they eat. Lunch monitors/volunteers will be required to wear a face mask at all times.


Once these surveys are completed and reviewed, selected volunteers will be contacted, screened in Raptor, and trained accordingly. Once training is complete, volunteers will be assigned.


COMMUNICATION CORNER

  • Twitter- @GRPChesapeake

  • Facebook- Greenbrier Primary PTA

  • PeachJar - flyers only as needed

  • School Messenger - Sunday’s at 2:00 pm (as needed)

  • Remind App

  • Synergy Emails