From the Principal

“Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.”

— Regina Brett

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! Thank you to the PTO board for their on-going leadership and support. Jen Moon we will miss you but know you are leaving us in good hands!

As part of our transition plan to the next grade level for students we will conduct our Moving -Up Day on Friday, June 23. Students will have an opportunity to meet their new classroom teacher and classmates that they will be with next year. You will receive an email via School Messenger the last day of school informing you of your child’s teacher for next year. Please know that the placement process is a long and thoughtful process and that all class placements are final.   

The Greenwood’s Got Talent Show will be held this Thursday June 22, 2017 beginning at 1:30 pm. Please make sure your child brings costume, props, etc… to school. Parents are welcome to attend. We ask that you view the show from the second floor balcony.  

Please note that Monday June 19th is the last day of school for kindergarten students and it will be a full day. June 23 is the last day for students in grades 1-4. It will be an Early Release Day for students and no lunch will be served.

The Grade 4 Walk of Fame will take place at 11:50 am on the last day of school June 23 Parents of our 4th graders are welcome to join the staff and students as our fourth grade students take their last walk as a class through the hallways of the Greenwood School. Please feel free to wait in the main lobby area and across from the gymnasium.

Please encourage your children to read at least 20 minutes each day so that students do not regress during the summer months. Visit the library often. While taking long trips encourage children to listen to recorded stories, download eBooks for children. Allow your child to choose books to read and foster his/her reading by finding books, articles and magazines on topics of interest. Talk to students about what they are reading. Ask your child why they like/dislike certain books. Ask them about what the author’s message was in a book. Just 20 minutes each day will make a big difference!  

I wish you and the children a wonderful summer!  School will begin again on Thursday, September 7, 2017.  It will be a full day.

Deb Collura