Mustang Message

August 28, 2017

A Principal's Perspective

Have you been singing it? Rain, Rain, Go Away! Although we have had to delay the opening of the first day of school, a first day of great anticipation, I am thankful that our school family is safe. As we witness the devastation just miles down the road, what is truly inspiring is the willingness of people, often strangers, reaching out to help one another. The resilience of the human spirit is truly awe-inspiring and a great reminder of the importance of community. Our first day of school will come soon. I can't wait to begin the journey of a new school year with you as we build a positive, supportive and even resilient school community!

Be Innovative - Design the possibilities!


Picture Perfect!

Jean reminded us with this picture that we are indeed pros with arrival/dismissal duty even in the rain. This picture was taken five years ago after car dismissal.
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Morning Duties of the Week

Gym & Morning Assembly (7:20): Simmons

Gym (7:20): Neidig

Parent Drop Off Direct Traffic (7:20*): Reed

Parent Drop Off Car Doors (7:30): Lake & Williams

Cafeteria (7:20): Marshall

Bus (7:15 - Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Lewis

Counselor Schedule:

Librarian: at PC & GP

* Note duty time change for Parent Drop Off Direct Traffic. This provides one staff member on duty when we open the doors.

Week at a Glance

Campus Social Focus: Mustang Spirit (video link: ) S in Safety is the emphasis this week.

First Day of School: Kinder Parent Boo Hoo/Yah Hoo Breakfast 7:45-8:15

Thursday: 2nd (5:00-6:00), 3rd & 4th (6:00-7:00) Grade Parent Orientation

News & Notes

  • GP has a Twitter account! Follow the school @greensprairie or GreensPrairieElem
  • Parent car arrival/dismissal video: Thank you to the star-studded CAMP team for creating a helpful video for our parents!

Nuts & Bolts Updates

  • Nuts & Bolts Presentation from August Staff Development:

  • Morning Duty Times:
  • Bus: 7:15 - Hold students at front door until 7:20.
  • Morning Assembly, Gym, Cafeteria, Car Drop Off (direct traffic): 7:20

Copy Information

September 1st will start our new budget year and our new copy counts. Please see below for your team's assigned copier and copy counts. Please help manage copy budget by copying to your assigned copier. As always, if you need additional copies, please let me know.

PreK - 3rd Grade Levels: 200 Office Copies & 1,500 Teacher Workroom Copies

4th Grade - 200 Workroom Copies & 1,500 Office Copies

CAMP: 50 Workroom Copies & 500 Office Copies

Specialists: 100 Workroom Copies & 1,000 Office Copies

SPED: 100 Office Copies & 1,000 Teacher Workroom Copies

As you know, the copier does not limit your counts, Please be aware of your copy counts and budget accordingly. We receive a monthly report if you want to know more about your monthly copy counts. With all of us effectively managing our copy counts, we can manage our budget to additionally fund school/classroom supplies/activities instead of copies. This indeed is a great example of "It Takes a Village!"