Greenwood Newsletter

May 15, 2022

Important Dates

May 17 - SCReady (Math Grades 3-6)

May 18 - SCPass (Science Grades 4 & 6)

May 19 - Preparing for Kindergarten/Title 1 Workshop

May 20 - May Book Buddies

May 24 - Greenwood Class of 2022 Senior Walk

May 26 - Awards Program (1st and 2nd Grades) @ 8:00 am

Mary 26 - Awards Program (3rd and 4th Grades) @ 9:00 am

May 27 - Awards Program (5th Grade) @ 9:30 am

May 27 - Awards Program (6th Grade) @ 12:30 pm

May 28 - F1S Night with the Flamingos @ 7:00 pm

May 30 - Memorial Day (No School)

May 31 - Field Day (5K-3 Grades)

May 31 - Half Day dismiss @ 11:10 am

June 1 - Field Day (4-6 Grades)

June 1 - Half Day (Last Day for Students) dismiss @ 11:10 am

Library Reminders

We are missing approximately 248 books from our Greenwood Media Center. Please search your home, car, and old bookbags. If your student has a missing and/or overdue book, the charge will stay on the students account and follow them through high school.
  • Lost/Missing Books need to be paid for in order to participate in Field Day
  • Overdue Book Letters will be sent home on Monday
  • ALL Chromebooks and Chargers are to be left at school

TESTING TIPS FOR PARENTS:

  • Make sure your children get plenty of rest the night before the test.
  • On the morning of the test, your children need to get up in plenty of time so they don't feel rushed.
  • Feed your children a good breakfast. Research shows that children do better on tests if they have had a good breakfast. Make sure your children are at school on time, by 7:35am, especially if breakfast will be eaten at school.
  • Do as much as you can to make your children feel comfortable.
  • Reassure your children. Encourage them to simply do their best!



Our theme as we prepare for testing is “Teaming Up to Tackle the Test!” ALL students are encouraged to follow the schedule in the SCREADY Spirit Week flyer to help encourage our 3rd-6th graders to TACKLE THE TEST!

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Title 1 Preparing for Kindergarten Workshop

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The Chocolate Touch

Beginning this Monday, May 16, Greenwood Elementary will once again be participating in the One School, One Book program. Every student has received a copy of the same book-Robert Skene Catling’s The Chocolate Touch- and we will read it together as a school community over the next two weeks. We ask that you make the time to read it together at home as we all participate in this special activity.

Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader, and it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With the One School, One Book program, we aim to build a community of readers at our school. Everyone-students, parents, teachers, all faculty and staff, will be following along together!

Your child received a copy of The Chocolate Touch Friday during our special reveal. Below, you will find the reading schedule so that you can keep up at home. In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions as well as explore the book through activities and discussion. There is also a link here and on our website that will take you to the trivia questions and videos of special guest readers reading chapters of the book. Throughout the next few weeks everyone will be talking about The Chocolate Touch!

One School, One Book is a wonderful program that will allow all of our students to experience the same book. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child’s own reading level. We also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. The Chocolate Touch was chosen because it can be enjoyed by both younger and older students.

We know that you will enjoy this special reading experience with your child/children. With your help we can build a Community of readers at Greenwood!

The Chocolate Touch Reading Schedule with links

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All Pro Dads

All Pro Dads' wraps up another great year of breakfasts for dads, grandfathers, uncles, and male role models with Greenwood boys and girls. In our uncertain world, this strong dose of quarterly encouragement and strength has been very special to everyone.

We've had several dads who have volunteered to continue to support GES families through this special quarterly activity. We ask all families (involved or interested) to sign up as members of our chapter using the following QR code. We intend to have some summer events and registering through this QR code will help make sure everyone gets the invitation.

Have a great summer!

Scott Szalwinski, GES APD Captain

We Appreciate Nurse Anna!!

Thank you for taking care of our dragons!!
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The Wilson High School Basketball Team read to our kindergarten classes on Thursday.

#Team SCHSL Class 4A State Champions

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Parent Links and Information

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Registration in now Open for F1S

NOW is the time to begin registering for the 2022-2023 school year. Parents will need to access to PowerSchool Parent Portal. You can access account under the Navigation tab in PowerSchool. Click on the link, and it will direct you to the enrollment portal. If you have multiple students, go back to the PowerSchool portal and switch students to begin the next student. Enrollment can only be accessed on a web browser. The PowerSchool Parent app does not allow registration access. Access the PowerSchool Portal at F1S.org.


If you need access to PowerSchool please contact Chasity Padgett @ cpadgett@fsd1.org

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Reminder: Dress Code Policy

STUDENT DRESS CODE

The Student Dress Code found on page 23 of the F1S Student Code of Conduct (https://www.f1s.org/Page/144) while at school or while participating in any school related function. Guidelines include but are not limited to:

1. Pants/shorts/jeans must be worn at the waist. Underclothing is not to be exposed.

2. Clothing with obscene or suggestive sayings written on them will not be allowed.

3. Hats, bandannas, or other headgear are not allowed on campus.

4. Shorts, skirts, etc. must be long enough so that when you put your hands down at your side, you do not touch skin or leggings.

5. Skirts, shorts, dresses, and shirts must be worn with any form-fitting attire such as leggings, leotards, tights, or jeggings and must reach below the fingertips.

6. Tank tops, halter-tops and midriff tops are not permitted. All shirt straps must be the width of two fingers.

7. Shoes must be laced securely and properly tied. Thin rubber soled beach sandals are not appropriate for school.

8. Clothing or jeans that is badly torn, worn improperly, or fits immodestly is prohibited.

Students who are dressed inappropriately will be required to call home for a change of clothing in order to remain at school.

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