GREEN TREE ELEMENTARY

SIX HOUSES, ONE FAMILY

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER 2022

Important Upcoming Dates

  • 2/18 NO SCHOOL-WSD schools and District offices will be closed
  • 2/21 NO SCHOOL/PRESIDENT'S DAY
  • 2/22 NO SCHOOL/ PD DAY
  • 2/27 GTE Singers at the St. Louis Ambush Game @ 3:05
  • 3/3 STEAM EXPLOSION and FAMILY FUN NIGHT @ 6:00-7:30pm
  • 3/7 LATE START
  • 3/8 GTE SPRING PICTURE DAY
  • 3/13 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS STARTS
  • 3/17 GTE PTO GREAT SKATE NIGHT/ ST. PATRICK'S DAY
  • 3/18 EARLY RELEASE
  • 3/21-3/25 SPRING BREAK
  • 3/28 CLASSES RESUME

Scholastic Spring Book Fair - March 1-8, 2022

  • Parents may shop with students during the class's scheduled library time. Library times will be listed on the note sent home.
  • Early Bird Shopping: 7:30 to 8:00 am on Wednesday - March 2nd in the library. Parents may shop before school during this time.

  • STEAM Explosion, Family Fun & Art Fair at GTE on Thursday, March 3rd from 6:00-7:30 pm. The Scholastic Book Fair will be open for families to shop!

FEBRUARY ESSENTIAL

Essential 7- Always be honest and do the right thing, even when no one else is watching


  • Homework will be turned in each day for each subject by every student with no exceptions.

    • Sharpen pencils at beginning of the day, have all materials for the day ready to go in the morning

  • You will make every effort to be as organized as possible.

    • Be specific as possible about what you expect. - take pictures to give handouts showing what you expect

  • On a field trip, enter a public building quietly. We will enter the building so quietly that no one will even notice we are here. This rule applies to entering any place where people are gathered, whether it be the movies, a church, a theater, or any other venue.

  • When in a line, walk single file, 2 to 3 feet behind the person in front of you with your arms at your sides. Face forward at all times. There is absolutely no talking.

  • Take schoolwide drills and precautions seriously.

WOW WEDNESDAYS

EVERY WEEK, ONE STUDENT FROM EACH CLASSROOM IS PICKED TO SPIN THE WOW WHEEL. THESE STUDENTS ARE CHOSEN FOR MODELING THE ESSENTIAL 10.

GREEN TREE 2022 SPELLING BEE

GATOR ARTWORKS AT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Green Tree has sent four posters of artwork to be displayed at the Missouri State Board of Education building in Jefferson City during the months of February and March.


Congratulations to the students whose work was selected for the display:


Kindergarten: Avery Houtz and Anika Mejac

Second Grade: Kenley Barron

Third Grade: Brooke Looper, Cooper Plummer, and Sutton Usry

Fourth Grade: Addyson Shade

Fifth Grade: Seth Bell, Airabella Davenport, Olivia Duncan, Kali Goessling, Richard Hoggan, Talisa Lin, and Isabelle Streetman

Sixth Grade: Scarlett Carrington, Liam Clark, Ellie Litzsinger, Lacealia Manning, Kimberly Ramos, and Kaitlin Schlemper

GATOR ARTWORK CONSIDERED FOR DISPLAY AT STATE CAPITOL

Congratulations to Olivia Akers, Leah Austin, Arian Azizi, Abigail Briggs, Macie Davis (Kindergarten), and Charlie King-Williams! A piece of art from each of these students was sent to our State Senator to be considered for a display at our state capitol building in Jefferson City!

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OPEN UNTIL FEBRUARY 21

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RAPTOR VISITOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Part of keeping students and staff safe is knowing who is in our building at all times, so we are rolling out a system to allow us to do just that. Starting Jan. 24, 2022, WSD visitors will check in to our buildings using Raptor, a new visitor management system designed to assist with building security.

What does that mean for you?

  • When you arrive in a WSD building as a visitor, you will be asked to scan your ID, take a photo and complete the management system’s check-in process.

  • Raptor will screen the information against sex offender databases and locally customized lists of banned or potentially threatening individuals, instantly alert school officials to a threatening presence, and maintain a searchable log of all visitors.

  • Once approved, you will get a customized visitor badge to wear while in the building.

Thank you for your support as we roll this out and enhance school safety protocols!


Parents or guardians who are only picking up a child for the day will not need to use the visitor management system.

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR WSD LIBRARY

Our school librarians want to partner with families just like our teachers! The library is an important part of a student's educational experience, and like our teachers, librarians are there to ensure that student needs are met.


One way our librarians can partner with families is in guiding the book selection for their students. Using our online book catalog (Destiny), a librarian can create internal notations (i.e. student is not to check out books about witchcraft or wizardry) which will help the librarian to effectively support the students in the selection of alternative books or resources. These notations in Destiny are created by the librarian after receiving a request from a parent or guardian. This option is available to any parent at any time for any WSD library resource.

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Dates have been set for the WSD Kindergarten screening process! This event is for all children who will turn five before Aug. 1, 2022. Complete the Quick Registration and Screening form and learn more on next steps on the District website.

SAFETY REMINDER FROM DR. CAIN AND CHIEF WEST

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MERCY CLINIC + WSD NOW AVAILABLE

The Mercy and WSD health care clinic allows our students, staff, and their family members to make an appointment.


Mercy Clinic Family Medicine in Wentzville, at 1502 W. Meyer Road, will serve the school district offering priority access for appointments and walk-in options with Trisha Waters, the nurse practitioner.


Flexible scheduling is available between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 636-445-3820 for availability. Click here to read more. Kudos to Ariana Charitonenko, a Timberland student who designed the attached flyer!

IMPORTANT RECESS INFORMATION

Hello, GTE Families!


As the cold weather has arrived, we wanted to send a quick reminder. Even in the cold winter months, we believe outdoor recess is an important and valuable part of the student’s day. The benefits of recess extend beyond physical health and are critical for students' well-being. With that in mind, we ask that you consider the temperature and weather conditions when assisting your child with clothing for the day. There may be times when the weather is deemed too cold or wet for outdoor recess. We make that determination daily, but please remember that on most days we will attempt to have outdoor recess, even if it is for a shortened time. Winter coats, hats, gloves, and long pants are most appropriate on these cold days.


We realize that temperatures in our buildings may vary, so dressing in layers is a good practice. In addition, please consider labeling coats, gloves, hats, scarves, etc. as these items of clothing sometimes go missing.


Please reach out should you have any questions. Thank you for your attention and continued support!


~GTE Administrators

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TITLE ONE PARENT NOTIFICATION

As a reminder, parents/guardians of each student attending a building that receives Title I funds may request and the district must provide in a timely manner, information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers and any paraprofessionals providing services to their child. In addition, parents/guardians of students attending a building that receives Title I funds will be notified if their child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks, by a teacher or a person who is not appropriately certified. For more information, please refer to Board Policy and Regulation 1621 – Title 1.

COMING UP

Dear GTE Families,


It is that time of the year, our Science Fair Registration is open! Get a head start and let your child work on their project over the holiday breaks. To sign up, simply fill out the form by clicking the link. If you need to purchase a board, have your child bring $6.00 to Mrs. Airoldi in room 402 and she will send him/her home with a board.


Our STEAM Explosion will be held along with our Family Fun Night on the evening of March 3. You will be able to observe all the projects, see your childs art work displayed, and participate in science and reading activities at GTE.


House Points (50) will be awarded to all students who participate! Regional winners will earn an extra 100 points for their House!


Projects are due at 8AM on Wednesday, March 2 in the Green Tree Elementary Foyer.


Sign up for the 2022 Science Fair:

https://forms.gle/MRNydjmLe1TeXAjf6


Use our GTE Science Site for more information and a guide to help step-by-step. This site has everything you need in order to put a successful project together!

https://sites.google.com/wsdr4students.org/gtescience/home

🌟6TH ANNUAL WSD FILM FESTIVAL🌟

HERE IS THE LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION

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AMAZON SMILE FOR GTE

If you’re shopping on Amazon, please consider setting up AmazonSmile. It costs you nothing, but the school earns money from your purchases. Search for Green Tree Elementary PTO. It’s that easy! Search: Amazon Smile Green Tree Elementary PTO INC to have a percentage of your Amazon purchases given back to GTE!

BOX TOPS FOR GTE

Please click this link for information about the Box Tops Submission process.

❄ SNOW DAY FUN ❄