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October 6th, 2016

News from Helena

Dear Parents,

After closing September with our incredibly successful 50th Anniversary Open House and Block Party, we now have two feet firmly set on the month of October.

 

As the weather changes, children have transitioned to their school schedule.  At arrival, we see the students moving smoothly to their classrooms with only a little support from time to time.  In just a month, we have come so far!  Toddlers are happy to use the movement room and at West are enjoying the courtyard and at East the play deck.  Primary students are focused on work, welcome Mr. Broomall on Wednesdays for music and Ms. Talia on their movement day.  We are back in full swing!

 

October has a full calendar—classroom coffees, a GT Parent Association (GPA) meeting & Parent Education events (CPR certification & a workshop on discussing gender with children), the K trip to PMA, the K Mediterranean Lunch Around the World at Aya’s Cafe, and observations will begin (please book your time).

Let me take a moment to highlight the GPA!  As Greene Towne has grown, our Parent Association has formalized and taken on an important role in the school.  GPA includes faculty, staff, and parents who meet about community events.  Planning parent education, the GT drives, and parent socials are just some of the ways that they impact the GT community.  Last year the GPA and the Diversity sub-committee began the Diversity Libraries at both East and West.  Books covering the identities and experiences of students who are underrepresented in children’s literature are represented here.  These books are a useful tool shared by all of the classrooms and are available to parents for a read aloud in your child’s classroom in place of volunteering for a craft activity at Primary level.  Please keep that in mind for later in the year.

 

Enjoy the fall weather and I look forward to seeing you during October. 

Best regards,   

Helena Grady