The "Buck Nation" Tribune

Week of Sept. 5-9, 2022

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As always thank you for trusting us with your children. We are humbled and honored to be able to do so. This week was fantastic. Students are falling into our systems and routines. Classes are building relationships and recess is supporting our social and emotional expectations.

Our team is working collaboratively to ensure that our students are taken care of emotionally and academically. This week is of course a short week due to the labor day holiday; however, Tuesday will be a day filled with academic challenges and supports for our kids.

We encourage families to stay connected and informed by following our district and school website for important information. We value our partnership with families as we navigate this year together. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns. Be the Dream…. Whatever it Takes #Greene Greatness.

As you prepare for this week please remember your “why”. Please know that the staff at Greene is by far one of the best teams of educators in the district. Take care of yourself and each other. Thanks for your continued support.

This is a B week for electives:

Monday Sept 5- NO SCHOOL Labor Day

Tuesday Sept. 6 B day

Wednesday Sept. 7 A day

Thursday Sept.8 B day

Friday Sept 9, A day- SIT School Improvement Team Meeting 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM in room 209.

Class rotation for the week…

· Tuesday- 2,3,5,4,6,1

· Wednesday- 1,2,3,4,5,6

· Thursday- 3,5,6,4,1,2

· Friday- 5,6,1,4,2,3

Please see the reminders and information below:

· Doors open at 7:25 am. Bell for 1st period rings at 7:50. Please make sure your child is here on time.

· All 6th graders will enter the main school entrance in the front.

· All 7th graders will enter the side entrance near room 105. (side door off of Garfield street)

· All 8th graders will enter the side entrance near room 101. (side door off of Garfield Street.


· Will be distributed by teams.

· Students will only be able to visit them during specific times of the day or with a pass from their teacher.

· Book bags must be kept in lockers.

Dress Code and Head Wear

· No crop tops (bellies must be covered)

· Shorts must be below fingertips

· No sagging pants

· No head coverings, unless its religious

· No Hoodies, Wave Caps, Bandanas, or Bonnets

Must read information...

· ID is mandatory for student pick up

· No early dismissal after 2:00pm. Parents cannot pick up after 2:00pm

Cell phone policy - no phone in classroom - only allowed during lunch time.

· No outside food. No door dash or grub hub can be sent to students

· Lunch boxes are allowed.

Be the Dream…. Whatever it Takes #Greene Greatness.

Yours in the Work,

Dr. R. D. Sermons


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Picture Day

  • Picture day is scheduled for Friday, September 29.

We are happy to announce the launch of the NGMS Spirit Wear Store.

Listed below are ways to stay connected.

If you have not done so already, please be sure to...
  • Download the Class Dojo App here .
  • Sign up for Parent Link here.
  • You can learn about being a volunteer here.
  • You can sign up for Kinvolved here .
  • You can sign up for Let’s Talk here.

School Improvement Team- Mrs. Maia Chair

Hello Greene Families,

I have been teaching math at NGMS for more than 20 years and have served as the SIT Chair for about 10 years. I love analyzing data. I look forward to working with the SIT team to analyzing our school data and collectively coming up with suggestions for our school improvement that I will report to the ILT.We need parents to be on this team to help us improve. Please contact me if interested.

We meet on the second Friday of the month from 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM in room 209.

Be the Dream…. Whatever it Takes #Greene Greatness

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From AP Rinalducci...

Families of BUCK NATION!

Thank you for trusting us with your children. It has been an incredible back to school week! We had Town Hall meetings and students were able to enjoy being in the auditorium seeing all of their friends and meeting new faculty.

In Town Hall meetings we also reviewed the expectations for Safety and Respect in school. In order for students to be in classrooms learning, it's imperative for students to move from one class to another directly. There is no time for visiting other classrooms or walking friends to the first floor, if the next class is on the third!

Students who are in hallways without a pass after the bell rings will be given detention. We want to ensure students are safely where they need to be to get the most out of instruction.

A great day at Greene starts with being ON TIME! We open our doors for breakfast at 7:20. A bell rings at 7:50. Another bell rings at 7:57. Students need to be in classrooms ready to learn by 8:00.

We have included 10 minutes to ensure students will have time to use their lockers, grab a snack and be in class ON TIME. Students who arrive to school after 8:00 without a parent/guardian, will be marked Unexcused Tardy. The fourth Unexcused tardy will result in Detention.

Our goal this year is to support students getting the most out of their learning day!

Please reach out with questions.

Ms. Amanda Rinalducci, Ed.S.

Assistant Principal

7th & 8th Grade Administrator

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From AP DAVID...

Thank you for an awesome 1st week. Thank you for entrusting us with your children and allowing us to educate and help them grow. Thank you so much for your patience as we continue to work out the kinks and move into week 2.

Please remind your students to get to class on time and be ready to learn. We have some pretty awesome teachers who cannot wait to see your students and teach them new concepts.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy your long weekend; we can't wait to see you on Tuesday!

Ms. Jaime David, M. Ed.

Assistant Principal

6th & 7th Grade Administrator

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From Mr Maxsom-Taylor Director of Operations...

Greetings Buck Nation Family,

It was great to have students back in the building. The first week of school went smooth overall. Thank you for entrusting us with your children.

Please remind your child(ren) that head gear is to be worn outside and not in the school, unless it's for religious reasons. Also, students need to pay attention to bus numbers and location to ensure they are getting there quickly.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Thank you,

Mr. Maxsom-Taylor,

Director of Operations

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From Mr. Furtick School Culture Coordinator...

The first week of school was a success! Students came ready to learn and did a great job adjusting to the changes in the building. We had 3 Grade Level Meetings that were very productive. During these meetings, students were able to hear from Admin about schoolwide.

  • Our first in person PTO meeting will be on September 20TH , from 4pm-5pm. There also will be a virtual meeting on September 22nd at 9am

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at

Mr. Alick Furtick

School Culture Coordinator

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From Mrs. Silva Our Librarian

It was a great first week back!

Looking forward to new reading promotions and fun this year!

If your student is interested in joining Book Club or Maker club or needs a new reading book or two or three have them see Mrs. Silva in Room 105!

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We are striving to ensure that our families are connected to the school in every aspect possible. We want our families to stay informed of all the wonderful things that are happening here at Nathanael Greene. We ask that you please visit our new and improved website on a regular basis for current news and upcoming events.


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Nathanael Greene Middle School

The mission of Nathanael Greene Middle School is to create a safe and healthy learning environment. We practice mutual respect. We pursue high standards of learning, teaching, and conduct. We will equip students with the necessary skills to become life-long learners and responsible citizens.

The Vision
The Nathanael Greene Middle School will be a national leader in educating urban youth for future success in high school and beyond.

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From Mrs. Barrett Head of Guidance