The Greendell Gosling Flyer-18th Ed

December 16, 2020

Dear Greendell Families,

Our last day of school before winter break is this Friday, which is a minimum day. There is a lot excitement in our classes as we wrap up the year and the children finish their winter art projects and activities.

My wish for our families and staff is that you are able to connect with loved ones, celebrate family traditions and stay safe and healthy! It may not look the same but it is so important for us all to have time with our families and friends, even if it is over a video chat.

I think we are all ready for the new year to begin. I look forward to welcoming everyone back to school in 2021!

Wishing you all a lovely winter break with your families!

Principal Shannon

Minimum Day This Friday

Mark Your Calendars! This Friday, December 18th is a district wide minimum day.

For Hybrid Young Fives in-person classes, please note the schedule changes below:

  • Young Fives AM Cohort Minimum Day: 8:30am - 10:45 am

  • Young Fives PM Cohort Minimum Day: 11:30am - 1:45 pm

The Full Distance Learning Young Fives schedule will remain the same.

Return to Classes in the New Year

Staff will participate in a Professional Learning Day on Wednesday, January 6th - No School for students.

Students return to classes on Thursday, January 7th, 2021.

Supporting Learning at Home: Fostering Independence

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of developing independence in learning, and that’s not always easy. The new PAUSD website, Supporting Learning at Home, includes a module focused on fostering independence. As children grow and mature, we can foster independence by allowing children to make choices, learn from them, experience failure and success and develop the resiliency they require to tackle any of life's challenges and obstacles. This module provides tips for families when encouraging independent thinking.

Wonderful Winter Art from Our Fours Class!

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Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten - Information for New Families

Below meetings are exactly the same, so parents need not attend both although they certainly may do so if desired.

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Zoom info TBD)

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2021; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Zoom info TBD)

Choice School/Program Information Meetings

  • Hoover Information Meetings: 6:00pm-7:00pm, January 14 or January 20, 2021

  • Ohlone and Mandarin Immersion Information Meetings: 6:30pm-7:30pm, January 25 or February 11, 2021

  • Spanish Immersion Information Meeting: 6:30pm-7:30pm, January 26, 2021

  • Young Fives Information Meetings: 7:00pm-8:00pm, January 14 or January 26, 2021