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April 26, 2019

Words of Inspiration

“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”

-Arthur Ashe

A Special Applause to...

Thank you to everyone who participated in the PD Day on Monday. It was a great day to give back and get a better understand of what many of our families go through. That was the 3rd time I have been through the COPE debrief. Each time I have heard similar things; struggles that we lived for about an hour that many of our students have lived for a decade by the time they get here. The feelings you had of frustration, that school didn't, systems are broken, and it just doesn't work. The point of this experience is to build empathy and leverage relationships. You already do such a great job of getting to know our students. I want you to remember the impact you have on them as they grow and develop. I also want to point out the impact you had at Matthew 25. We had about 55 people with us. Based on the information they shared, we made a positive impact on about 17,000 people! Great work!!

PD on the Fly...

I continue to hear about the change in students behavior after our Earth Day 2019 Bus Walk Bike. I also know that more teachers are spending time outside with kids as the school year comes to a close. The sub title of this article give a sense of something that we all strive for as we ask students to embark on the rigorous course of study provided at Greene, "Brain breaks and focused attention practices help students feel relaxed and alert and ready to learn." Consider how to make this a regular part of the school day for students, regardless of when it is in the school yer. Enjoy!


https://amp.edutopia.org/article/activities-prime-brain-learning?__twitter_impression=true

For the Week of April 29, 2019

Monday, 4/29 - A Day

  • Ice Cream Social - Aviator of the Month (Feb. Mar, Apr) - 11:00 - 12:30 - Cafeteria Stage

Tuesday, 4/30 - B Day

  • BLT Meeting - CANCELED
  • EA Training - 8:00 - 4:00 pm - MPR
  • 5th grade Chorus Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria
  • 6th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 12:30- 2:49 pm - Cafeteria
  • FT - Student Council - Matthew 25 - 2:00 - 3:45 pm
  • STRIVE FT to DQ - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, 5/1 - C Day
  • 5th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria
  • 6th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Cafeteria
Thursday, 5/2 - D Day
  • 5th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria
  • 6th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Cafeteria
  • SPRING CHOIR CONCERT - 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Cafeteria
Friday, 5/3 - A Day - First Friday - Follow First Friday Schedule
  • 6th Grade Band Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria
  • 5th Grade Band Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Cafeteria

Are you an early planner? Here is the building calendar. You can view events more than a week at a time.

Info for the Staff

Furniture

With the number of people leaving the Greene School, I know many of you would like to have furniture from their rooms. I am writing this to inform you that you may not place dibs on or take furniture from another room. With that being said, I will develop a process that honors the current staff at Greene to be able to take furniture rather than just giving it to new staff who have never worked in the building. Please understand that if you would like furniture, you will also be giving up furniture. What will not happen is for classrooms to be left with incomplete furniture sets that will require us to purchase additional seating for students.


ETPES

You should have gotten an email about your student growth data being verified through ETPES. Since this system has been in place for so many years, we do not plan on holding additional meetings with you. Login to the site and enter your PIN in the appropriate field. Once everything is set in that system, we will print a form for you to sign and return. If you do have questions or need additional support, let me know and I will walk you through it. Thank you to all of the people who have already completed this!!


Staffing Update

We are getting close to filling all of the positions at Greene. Last week our human resources department finalized the science teacher on the Purple Team. Eric Supinger is coming to us from Mt. Health Preparatory Academy. Please help me welcome him to Greene by sending him a brief message: esup14@gmail.com


Walking track requests

Now that the weather is nice, many of you want to be outside with your team. Please let the office know your plans either by email, calling, or writing on the whiteboard in the office. We need to know when you will be going out and then we will let you know if there is any overlap with other teams. Thank you!


UPCOMING DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR - Rehearsals and Concerts:

Tuesday, April 30 - 5th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria

6th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Cafeteria

Wednesday, May 1 - 5th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria

6th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Cafeteria

Thursday, May 2 - 5th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 8:22 -10:41 am - Cafeteria

6th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Cafeteria

Spring Choral Concert - 6:00 - 8:00 pm -Cafeteria

Friday, May 3 - First Friday - follow First Friday Schedule

6th Grade Band Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria

5th Grade Band Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Cafeteria

Monday, May 6 - 6th grade Band Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria

6th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal - 9:10 - 10:41 am - Orchestra Room

5th Grade Band Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Cafeteria

5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:02 pm - Orchestra Room

Tuesday, May 7 - 6th Grade Band Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria

6th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal - 9:10 - 10:41 am - Orchestra Room

5th Grade Band Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Cafeteria

5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:02 pm - Orchestra Room

Spring Band Concert - 6:30 - 8:45 pm - Cafeteria

Wednesday, May 8 - Orchestra Rehearsal at Junior High - 9:10 - 10:41 am

Spring Orchestra Concert - 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Junior High

Transition

We will use this section to keep you up to speed as we transition students from the elementary schools and to the junior high.


Rising 7th Graders



Rising 6th Graders



Rising 5th Graders

Important Dates:

Announce to students

Monday, 4/29 - A Day
  • Ice Cream Social - Aviator of the Month - 11:00-12:30 - Cafeteria Stage
  • Greene Machine - 3:00 pm - Room 66
Tuesday, 4/30 - B Day
  • 5th Grade Chorus Rehearsal- 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria
  • 6th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm -Cafeteria
  • Student Council FT to Matthew 25 - 2:05 - 3:45 pm
  • STRIVE - 3:00 pm and FT to Dairy Queen - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, 5/1 - C Day
  • 5th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria
  • 6th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Cafeteria
Thursday, 5/2 - D Day
  • 5th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria
  • 6th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Cafeteria
  • Spring Choir Concert - 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Cafeteria
Friday, 5/3 - A Day - First Friday - follow First Friday Schedule
  • 6th Grade Band Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria
  • 5th Grade Band Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Cafeteria

Saturday, 5/4 - Trills and Thrills Festival - Mr. Dilley/ 6th Grade Ensemble

Happy Birthday!


Felicia Ormond - April 30

Bridget Katchman - May 5