Halloween Dance: Save Money and Buy Your Tickets in Advance

The Halloween dance will take place on October 27 and is one of the best attended student events of the year. Save $5 by purchasing your tickets in advance. You can pay via check using this order form or pay online.

Advanced ticket purchases are $15 per family or $20 at the door.

If you'd like to buy your tickets online, please complete the form below to be placed on the guest list at $15 per family.

Child's Name, Grade & Teacher
# of people attending

From the Principal

"Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve"

— Roger Lewin

Dear Parents,

A reminder that Wednesday, October 18th will be an early release day for students. They will be served lunch and dismissed at 11:55 am.  

We will conduct our annual ALICE drill on Friday October 20th. ALICE drills are  included as part of our school safety training. An ALICE drill is to practice what to do if there is an intruder in our school. Similar to fire, lockdown, and evacuation drills it is important for our students and staff members to know what to do in the event that there is an intruder in our school.  

The district Crisis Team, comprised of educators, law enforcement and the fire department have created an age appropriate powerpoint presentation for elementary students that explains what an ALICE drill is and why it is important for us to practice. In very simple terms we explain that an intruder is someone that is not supposed to be in our school and when an intruder comes into a school teachers and the principal want students to be safe. We will  reassure students during the presentation that intruders hardly ever come into schools, but just like fire drills we need to practice just in case, so that we can stay safe.  Students will know that it is a practice drill.  

Below is a link to the WPS Web Site that explains more about the ALICE drill. There is also a link to a video presentation that was recorded during the October 9th Parent Information Session.  http://wakefieldpublicschools.org/WPS/alice-information/

Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.  

Dr. Smith, Superintendent of Schools will host a Learn Anywhere parent information night on Monday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Galvin Learning Commons.

Have a great week!

Deb Collura

 

From the Principal

From the Principal

“You have to get in before you can win”.

 

Dear Families,

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. The first annual PTO meeting will take place Tuesday evening October 10th  at 7:00 p.m. in the Greenwood library. This is a great way to meet other families and learn how the PTO helps to enrich our students’ learning experience at the Greenwood School. I hope to see many of you there. The first School Council meeting will be held from 6:00-7:00 pm prior to the PTO meeting in the school library. Thank you to Michelle Sorrenti and Rochelle Robino for volunteering to be our parent representatives on the School Council.  

Parents, I have had some reports that during drop off parents are not putting their cars in park and they are rolling forward toward the crosswalk while watching students enter the playground. Please keep your eyes straight ahead after dropping students so that you are fully aware of this very busy crosswalk intersection for the safety of our students, parents and crossing guard. Thank you for your cooperation with this important safety request.

On Wednesday October 11th student will participate in our annual evacuation drill to Most Blessed Sacrament with the support of the fire department and police department. We practice this drill annually so that students know where we go in the unlikely event our school needs to be evacuated.  

A reminder that school picture day will be this Thursday October 12th.  

Have a great week!

Regards,
Deb Collura

A Note from the Wakefield School Department Health Office

Dear Parents/Guardians.

To date, there have been a few reported cases of head lice at schools across the district. Per the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), NASN (National Association of School Nurses), AAP (The American Academy of Pediatrics) and the MDPH (Massachusetts Department of Public Health), no nit policies are no longer advised. It is also their position that classroom checks should not be done because of the stigma, embarrassment and a student’s right to confidentiality.

In school, if a child complains of his/her head being itchy, the individual child will be checked by the school nurse.  If checked and live lice are found a parent will be contacted for dismissal.  If only nits are found, a parent will be contacted, advised to treat the child and the child will be allowed to remain in school.

We ask that any child with a known case of head lice be checked by the school nurse before returning to school. This ensures progress is being made toward eradicating the nits and that there are no live lice. In many cases, this may be a help to parents as it is a second set of eyes.

There are many treatments for head lice including: over the counter shampoos, agencies that deal with removal of nits, all natural remedies and prescription medications.  If uncertain which treatment to choose we advise that you ask your child’s pediatrician. Whichever you choose, all treatments involve removal of live lice, removal of nits that may be viable, and continued monitoring for several weeks to prevent re-infestation. 

From the Principal

From the Principal

Dear Families,

A reminder to families that Wednesday, September 27, 2017 is an Early Release day for students. Students will be served lunch at school and dismissed at 11:55.  

Back to School Night will be Tuesday, September 26, 2017. This is an opportunity for the adults to come and meet the classroom teachers and specialists and to learn about classroom expectations and grade level curriculum. Below is the schedule. The staggered time periods are for those families who have multiple children in both the upper and lower grade levels:

  • 6:30-6:45 – Welcome remarks & Staff Introductions (gym)

  • 6:45-7:20 – Grades K-2 – parents report to classrooms

  • 6:45 – 7:20 – Specialists meet with grade 3 & 4 parents (gym)

  • 7:25 – 8:00 – Grades 3 & 4 – parents report to classrooms

  • 7:25 – 8:00 - Specialists meet with grade K-2 parents

Congratulations to Matthew Houghton who has won a ride to school in a police car with sirens and all on Wednesday, September 25, 2017 courtesy of the Wakefield Police Department!  

Have a great week!

Regards,
Deb Collura

BOKS Registration Deadline: Monday September 25

BOKS Registration Deadline: Monday September 25

Greenwood's BOKS (Building Our Kids Success) program will run for six Tuesday and Thursday mornings from September 26 - November 2 to bring children together before school for exercise, fun and nutrition education. Space is limited, so sign your student up now. Both forms must be returned to the Greenwood office by Monday, September 25.

From the Principal

From the Principal

I want to extend our sincere gratitude for the contributions large and small parents make throughout the school year to support our work in educating the children. We could not do our job without you!  Know that all your efforts make a difference for our teachers and students.  Special thanks to our 4th grade families that will be moving on to the Galvin Middle School next year. We will miss you!