The Greendell Gosling Flyer-24th Ed

February 24, 2021

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2021 Black History Celebration

Dear Greendell Families,

Over a thousand people in our community have been engaged in the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge this month. I have learned so much by participating in the daily activities. I am looking forward to the culminating event this Thursday evening with Joe Truss, founder and CEO of Truss Leadership.

Greendell families are invited to participate in the Black History events sponsored by the Elementary PTAs this month. The activities are geared towards elementary aged children and their families so I wanted to let you know about them.

We are holding our second Greendell English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) on Tuesday, March 2nd at 5:00pm. Our topic is a discussion on the Summative ELPAC testing. I hope to see families there!

And a friendly request to our Greendell families to complete the Social Emotional Learning survey to help us measure the effectiveness of our SEL curriculum, particularly during this time when social emotional development and wellness is so critical.

Thank you so much!

Principal Shannon

Black History Celebration Newsletters

Each newsletter highlights at least five Black Leaders, two Black History moments, and four Black History learning opportunities for our elementary PTA students and families. During our 2/26 Family Fun Night, some of the concepts our Bingo and Kahoot games will cover will be based on our Newsletter content.

Newsletter 1:

Newsletter 2:

Newsletter 3: COMING SOON!

Black History Celebration Bedtime Story Night on Wednesday, February 24th at 6:30pm

We’re delighted to host children’s author Patrice McLaurin for a district-wide elementary

school-focused virtual author evening visit. Patrice will read from her wonderful picture book

“Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?” At the end of the presentation, there will be a 12-book giveaway with a signed book going to a student participant from each of the 12 PAUSD elementary schools. Books can be purchased before or after the event for a special PAUSD discount as well.

Patrice McLaurin’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 24th, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm for all elementary school students in PAUSD.

Event Details:

Zoom link for this event:

Black History Celebration Family Fun Night on Friday, February 26th at 6:30pm

Join us for a high-energy, district-wide, professionally led celebratory online event where our

elementary students will keep the learning and fun going beyond the Black History

Celebration Newsletters and Bedtime Story Night with Black History-focused Bingo, Kahoot,

Scavenger Hunt, and more with prizes!

All PAUSD Elementary School families are welcome to join us Friday, February 26th, from 6:30 - 7:30pm.

You don’t want to miss this! Zoom details to come!

Sign Up for Ruby Bridges Walk 'n' Roll Month

More than 60 years ago, Ruby Bridges' mother courageously supported her six year old daughter in becoming the first Black student to walk to an all-white school.

Sign up for Ruby Bridges Walk 'n' Roll Month and learn about how supporting transportation equity can reduce those impacts of traffic congestion, transportation-related injury and chronic disease, air pollution exposure and access to jobs, health care and education that disproportionately affect people in historically under-represented communities.


Palo Alto Unified School District is pleased to invite you to join our 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Forming Challenge! We appreciate the community partners who joined us to launch this Challenge: The City of Palo Alto, Youth Community Service and the Palo Alto PTA Council.

Join the Challenge: Learn. Reflect. Act.

Upcoming English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Our next Greendell English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is scheduled for Tuesday, March 2nd at 5:00pm. ELAC is a committee made up of families of English Learners, school staff, and other school community members to promote school activities and provide information on the PAUSD English Learner program and the needs of English Learners.

The topic of our ELAC meeting will be a discussion on the upcoming Summative ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California) assessment and how remote testing is done.

Families are invited to join us on Tuesday, March 2nd beginning at 5:00pm by clicking on the Zoom link below.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 990 7470 4913

Passcode: ELAC

Please let us know if you require translation at the ELAC meeting.

We look forward to seeing families there!

Shannon Coleman and Nikole Manou

Greendell Social Emotional Survey for Families

Please take a few minutes to help us measure the social emotional growth of our learners at Greendell. You can help us do this by completing the Greendell Social Emotional Learning Survey here.

Thank you for your participation!

Shannon Coleman and Nikole Manou