GES April Newsletter

April 1-April 30


To a child, "love" is spelled, " T. I. M.E."

Zig Ziglar

As parents, teachers, or a family community, we have to remember that we will never look back on life and think, " I spent too much time with my kids".

Let's change the world by loving and taking the necessary time to be with our kids.

Welcome to the month of April! Testing season has been full swing and hopefully we will be done with ACAP state testing by April 19. Parents please know that during this fourth nine weeks, teachers and students are working in double and triple mode to complete the standards for the fourth nine weeks but also to reteach and review previous skills that students have not mastered. Please make sure your students are in attendance in person or online everyday.

We will finish this year out with district assessments (mClass, iReady, Performance Series, Edmentum) end of the year assessments, Field Day, class parties, and awards programs.


Commemorate GES last year by purchasing our school yearbook. The 2020-2021 yearbook is only $25. You can get a 2019-2020 year book as a bonus with it for only $10 more.

The last two years of Greenwood captured in soft bound yearbooks for a total of $35.

We only have 100 yearbooks so get your before they are gone.

Upcoming E-days and Remote Days for April and May


ACAP In-person Testing for Remote Students

Traditional students will be home online for partial live sessions and specific

assignments that will be used for grades.


ACAP In-person Testing for Remote Students

Traditional students will be home online for partial live sessions and specific

assignments that will be used for grades.

May 5 E-DAY

No live sessions but students are required to log in and complete all


May 12 E-DAY

No live sessions but students are required to log in and complete all



Greetings to the Greenwood/McCalla Family:

Here is our Positive Behavioral Intervention Support Program update.

We want our kids and faculty to be "SUPER SWAMPERS" to impact our culture and climate in a positive way.

S-Show kindness

W- Work Cooperatively

A-Accept Diversity

M-Make A Difference

P- Practice Punctuality



Ruben Cazares-Sanchez

Ridge Hollis

First Grade

James Martin

Kennedy Dudley

Second Grade

Kyle Sanders

Danice Franklin

Third Grade

Jaidyn McDuffie

Shimya Curry

Fourth Grade

Savannah Stephenson

Alexis Bautista

Fifth Grade

Yamin Farias

David Quartel


Greyson Black

PE- Coach Lewis

Mauricio Aguilera

Anderson Ramsey

Library/Technology- Summerford

Jacob Winslett

Extended Support Services- Baxter/Lackey/Harden

Jayden Cameron

Counseling- Morrision

Baylee Jordan

Mark Your Calendar

Dates To Remember

April 4-30 National Library Month

April 13 PTA Meeting via Webex 6:30 p.m.

April 13-14 ACAP Testing Dates for Remote Learners

April 16 Kindergarten and 5th Grade Cap & Gown pictures

April 21 Administrative Assistant/Secretary Day

April 22 Progress report Go Home

April 22 Earth Day

May 2-8 Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5 E-Learning Day

May 12 E-Learning Day

May 14 GES "Final World Tour" Field Day Event


We need parent volunteers to help us make this event successful.

We need at least 20 to 30 parents to help Coach Lewis and PTA.

We will have bounce house machines, lots of fun competitions, carnival games, popcorn, face painting, ice cream, and prizes, prizes, & more prizes.

We are in need of water for this event since we will be out doors all day. Help us keep a students and teachers hydrated.

Also, we are happy to take donations to help purchase prizes and treats. Please send these to the office in an envelope that says: Field Day Donation.

Updates from the March PTA Meeting

Our last PTA meeting was March 16 at 6:30 via Webex.

President Carter shared information about the last two fundraisers.

The Valentine Treats and the Mardi Gras Party combined was a profit over $500

The PTA has been very helpful providing water for the school. (This is a constant need)

Our Next Meeting: April 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Nominations for the new PTA Board are open. These positions must be filled by early June.

We need the following positions for the 2021-2022 school period:


Vice President


Creative Director


Director of Membership

or members to join the Support Service

If you want to join PTA, become apart of the board, or if you have questions please contact


Due to the challenges of the pandemic, Jefferson County Schools would like to strengthen student academic reasoning and extend the opportunity for student learning and mastery through the Third Semester-SOAR program.

  • The Third Semester-SOAR program will take place June 7- July 1, 2021 (16 total days) Monday-Thursday
  • This program will enable us to meet the requirements of the Alabama Literacy Act
  • McAdory Elementary will be the host site for both McAdory & McCalla EL School
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be served for students


Remediation, building critical thinking, strengthen reading and math skills, and/or for acceleration.

Email if you want your student to attend and get them added to the list.

Greenwood/McCalla Elementary School

New School Updates:

We will not move into the new school this school year. We were hoping to get to move in sometime in May but that is not going to be a reality at this point. We hope to move in by June.

To make a smooth transition, we are hoping to have some Town Hall meetings to inform parents of the zoning lines, registration, etc...