Monday, November 20, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity

A message from Green Meadow PTO:

The Holiday Shoppe is almost here! This year's Shoppe is Nov 27-30 (the week after Thanksgiving), and the PTO is still looking for volunteers to help children in Kindergarten - 3rd grade shop for their loved ones! This GM tradition is always a wonderful event and a very fun one to volunteer for. If you are interested in helping, there are morning slots (8:30-10:45) and afternoon slots (12:15-2:30) available Mon-Thurs of that week. The schedule for each classroom can be found at

Reminder: ALL volunteers must have a completed CORI on file in the office before volunteering. If you don't have one already, please submit one as soon as possible. CORI forms can be found on the PTO website at under School Links. Thank you and we are looking forward to a great Holiday Shoppe!

Safe Arrivals

If the lights on a school van flash, it means passengers are loading or unloading. Just as with school buses, it is illegal to pass them when the lights are flashing. This has been an issue in front of the school. Please remember, the circle in front of the building is restricted for buses and school vans only.

Be a role model for students, please use the crosswalks when walking on school grounds. 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Faculty Members Promote Kindness

On 11/10/17, GMS faculty members from the "Respectful Schools Committee" voluntarily put on a skit for gr. K-3 students during an assembly. Ms. Fioretti read the book Juice Box Bully as other staff members acted out the story about a new student who arrives at a school where students took a pledge to stand up to bullying. 
After the assembly, Mr. Mehigan invited students to 'pinky swear' a pledge to spread kindness and stand up to bullying behavior. Each classroom will receive a copy of the pledge to sign and display. Above is a link to the story on Youtube.
Faculty members perform the Juice Box Bully for student

Empowering kids to stand up to unkind behavior.
Students 'pinky swear' to stand up to bullying.

Cold Weather Reminders~

Showing Maynard Tiger Pride!

  • Unless it is dangerously cold, we try to send students outside for recess so mittens, hats, and warm coats are needed. If obtaining these items is a hardship for your family, contact our school counselors for assistance.
  • Like most schools, temperatures can vary throughout the building. After weekends and vacations, it can take awhile to warm up so it is best to dress in removable layers.
  • When snow arrives, send in boots and snow pants. Students who are not dressed appropriately are disappointed when unable to play in the snow with peers.
  • If wearing winter boots, send in a change of shoes as toes can get overheated if boots are worn all day.
  • Label coats and sweatshirts with names in case they are misplaced. Our lost & found is located in the cafe.

Pledge of Allegiance- Bilingual

We begin each school day with morning announcements over the intercom. After a moment of silence, students take turns leading the school in the Pledge of Allegiance and Green Meadow's core values. This week, when second graders from Ms. Taveras's Spanish immersion class participated they asked if they could also say the pledge in Spanish. As a special treat for our Veterans, I asked the students who participated on Friday if they would let me videotape them saying the pledge in both languages to share with you.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Play Structure Update

11/8/17  The problem with the play structure has been corrected and it is now re-opened for use. 

11/1/7  A number of nuts and bolts were found under our new play structure. To err on the side of caution, as of noon today the structure is closed for use until a safety inspection has been completed. Although this is disappointing to the children who enjoyed playing on the equipment, it should only be temporary. In the interim, recess will take place on the pavement area.