Thursday, February 15, 2018

Substitute Opportunitites

The district has openings for daily substitutes to cover teacher and para absences.  These positions are per diem, at the daily rate of $75 ($80 after 30 days.). Applications available online via the link below, and in the school building main offices.  Three references, fingerprints, and criminal record check (CORI) required.  Preference given to candidates with teaching or childcare experience.
Link to Maynard District Website

Monday, February 5, 2018

Predictions Inspired by Phil

Mrs. Lawton's Gr. 1 Predictions 
February 2nd~

"Ground Hog's Day" provided a great opportunity to learn about seasons, predictions, graphing, and how legends get started. These pictures show some of the activities Paxutoney Phil inspired among Green Meadow students in grades Prek-2.

Kindergartner in Spanish Immersion says Yes!
Ground Hog's Day, by K student
2 Preschoolers predicted Yes
9 Preschoolers predicted No

100 Day Food Drive

Hundred Day Food Drive
In celebration of 100 Day and our Core Values, 
all second graders are collecting food items to donate to the Maynard Food Pantry.
It is our hope to collect “Hundreds” of non-perishable food items 
to display on the shelf by the GM library, then donate to the Maynard Food Pantry! 
Second Graders are “Kind, Safe, Leaners!”

Physical Education in January

Physical Education Newsletter~

Winter is in full swing, but that has not slowed the level of activity in the Green Meadow gym. During the month of January, students have been learning about all sorts of creatures that inhabit the Earth during fun aerobic games.  Students learned about amphibians during the jumping game Frogs Across the Pond.  During the tagging game Exterminator, students learned about ants and other insects.  Dinosaur Extinction gave students a chance to play a cooperative aerobic game while learning about dinosaurs.  Please remember to send students to school with sneakers on their PE day.  Stay warm,
Mr. M

Trash to Treasure

A peek inside preschool~

Recently, the theme for the week in preschool was ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’. Activities focused on what happens to trash after it’s thrown away. Preschoolers explored the concept of reducing, reusing and recycling. They answered the questions: ‘What do people throw away?’, ‘Where does trash go?’, ‘How can we reuse junk?’ and ‘How can we create less trash?’  

As you can see from these photos, they made some pretty amazing creations from recycled materials

Friday, February 2, 2018

Information about the FLU

Influenza Update: A message from the Health Services Department~

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Weekly Influenza Update for
January 26, 2018, influenza-like illness (ILI *) activity is increasing, consistent with other parts of the United States.
*ILI is defined as a fever above 100.0 in addition to either cough or sore throat.

To keep influenza-like activity from spreading in the school community it is important to keep your sick child at home when he or she has symptoms of the flu. Use this form to determine whether your child should attend school and when they can return.

Lastly, please remember to call your school’s absentee line everyday that you keep your child home. Try to be as specific with his or her illness as possible, i.e. “home sick with fever of ___ and cough” or “home with an ear infection”, “strep infection”, “pneumonia” or “home for a fever-free day”. This will help the school nurses identify clusters of illness and prompt preventative measures.
For more information about flu prevention, please review these previously shared documents:
Please click on the following link/Fact Sheet pertaining to influenza.

This cute video was shown to our first graders during a recent assembly on bathroom expectations. We discussed the importance of properly washing hands to avoid the spread of germs.