Tuesday, June 19, 2018

School Council Parent Survey

I would like to express my appreciation to the 2017-2018 Green Meadow School Council for helping to create a parent survey. It was sent out via email to families on June 19th. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. The data will help provide feedback to better understand parents' perceptions and opinions. If you did not receive the survey, feel free to access it at this link:
Green Meadow Parent Survey

By law, every school in Massachusetts must create a "School Council" consisting of an equal number of parent and teacher representatives, and one community member. The council's key responsibilities are to assist the principal in: identifying the needs of students attending the school, adopting educational goals, formulating a school improvement plan, and reviewing the annual school building budget.

Green Meadow will have several openings for parent representatives on the council next year. At the start of the school year, we will send out a notice seeking volunteers. (If there are more volunteers than openings, the PTO will be asked to assist in holding an election). The council meets approximately one evening. For more information contact Principal Shea or visit the: DOE Advisory on School Councils

Friday, June 8, 2018

Congratulations Class of 2018

The Maynard School District has a wonderful tradition of inviting the graduating seniors to march in their graduation gowns through the middle school and elementary school as younger students and former staff members cheer and congratulate them. On Thursday, June 7th, there were many teary eyed teachers smiling proudly as their former students strolled through the Green Meadow hallways one last time.

Officer Phil Safety Education

Officer Phil Safety Program

On June 8th, students in grades k-3 attended a safety presentation with 'Mr. Michael' and his puppet friends 'Officer Phil' and 'Cosmo'. The educational show incorporated magic, music, and puppetry. The safety tips highlighted included: memorizing your address & phone number, 'stay low & go' if a smoke detector goes off, wear seatbelts, do not take rides from strangers, always wear a bicycle helmet, and many more.

Students also received a coloring book full of Officer Phil safety tips. They were encouraged to show the book to their families and share the safety tips they learned from the presentation. Maynard police officers, Trista Manchuso and Chris Silva also joined us for the presentation.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Countdown to June 21st

This bulletin board in the second grade hallway displays the number of remaining school days for the year. The last day, June 21st, is an early release (11:45am).

One of Ms. Holly's students created the "Choose Kind" sign in the center of the board. She told me she recycled flowers from a broken lei- very creative!