The Greystone Glance
Weekly Newsletter from Principal Quattrucci
The Week of March 7th
Great to be Back!
Reading Week is Here!
We are very excited about the many different ways Greystone will celebrate reading, including a Battle of the Books run by Mrs. Eastman, many, many virtual guest readers, and exciting creative writing and art activities! Thank you to Mrs. Montecalvo and the Reading Week Committee for all your hard work planning this very special time of the year!
Flyers went home this week, so please be sure to complete the reading log so that your child will receive a bookmark for free admission to United Skates of America.
Also a complete calendar with all the reading week activities should have gone home today.
And a reminder our Vocabulary Parade will be Friday, March 11th. We can't wait to see all the different words come to life!
Here's Mrs. Eastman Getting Ready for the Battle of the Books
Plates with Purpose
Scholastic Book Fair
Kid's Heart Challenge
As a Kids Heart Challenge Heart Hero, your child will impact kids with special hearts and raise funds for the health of all hearts. They’ll also get moving with fun activities, learn about keeping their hearts and minds healthy and the power of kindness!
Thank you Teachers!
Differentiated Math Projects
Small Group Reading
World Down Syndrome Day
Paint the World Green!
Save the Date!
SurveyWorks began on Tuesday, January 18th. It is important for all of us to participate by answering the SurveyWorks questions, because our answers provide meaningful feedback on how to improve Rhode Island Schools.
This is the family link bit.ly/ridefamily and it will ask you to choose our school from a drop-down menu.
This is the teacher link bit.ly/rideteacher and it will also ask you to choose our school from a drop-down menu.
PBIS Character Trait of the Month
Caught Being Kind!
Elena B. from Mrs. Creamer’s classroom was so kind to help a friend learn how to play 7-Up even though it meant missing her turn!
Copper from Mrs. Crudale’s class was so kind to move a chair out of the way so his friend could get by.
Hamid K. from Mrs. Creamer's class was so empathetic as he accepted an apology from a classmate who made a mistake and also Gabriel A was very helpful with the situation.
Andrew, Cadyn, and Derek from Ms. Sloan’s class helped 4th graders from Mrs. Aquilante’s move desks and chairs into the hallway.
Laura B. also from Ms. Sloan’s class is always offering to help others!
James T. from Mrs. Kovolski’s room is always willing to help a friend in need!
Quote of the Week
Your comfort zone is a nice place, but nothing will ever grow there. Progress requires you to push yourself. If you stick it out, great things await you. Change is uncomfortable. It is awkward, and it is even scary at times. It’s okay to take a risk this week. Try something new with your students. If it fails, try again. How you interpret challenges is up to you. You can focus on the challenge in a fixed mindset way- (“I can’t do it” or, “I don’t have the talent to do it.”) Or you can think of it in a growth mindset way by stretching yourself. Take on the challenge wholeheartedly. It is up to you. If you don’t try, you will automatically fail.