Moreau`s Monthly Memo - Dracut Public Schools

`Greenmont Gator Gazette (G3): April, 2015
“Home of the Gators!”
Please be sure to visit our website: http://dracutps.org/greenmont-avenue-school
A Message from Mr. B
Greetings Greenmont Families!
Is spring really here?! Mother Nature most definitely had a hard time letting go of winter! I am happy to say that
our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students have made a dent in their MCAS testing schedule. I am so proud of their hard work,
diligence and perseverance. We must also applaud and thank the hard working teachers and staff for all they have done and
continue to do in getting the students prepared for the test. Thank you also to the many parents who helped with snacks
and to the K-2 students, teachers and staff for their incredible flexibility and show of respect and support to the students
while they were taking the tests.
It was so great to see so many of our “mothers and sons” at last month’s “Prince” dance. Everyone had a great
time. Our thanks to the PTO for all of their hard work in making sure that everything went smoothly. We hope to see just
as many “fathers and daughters” at our “Princess” dance on Friday, April 10th from 6:00-8:00 pm in our cafeteria. Please
also plan to join us on Thursday evening, April 16th at 6:30 pm for our PTO meeting!
April will bring more discussions about the 15-16 school year. Teachers will begin thinking about class placement
for next year and I will be communicating with families who were redistricted to a different school for this year but were
granted a 1 year “stay.”
As the warmer weather approaches, we know that many of our students will be participating in team sports. Some
of these sports require students to wear hats and/or helmets. Sharing hats and helmets can also lead to sharing head lice.
Please be extra vigilant with regard to this as we will sometimes see a spike in head lice cases during the warmer months.
We have also started our Kindergarten Registration process. Our first registration day was on Monday, March 16th
in the Greenmont Library. The evening registration will be held on Thursday, April 2nd from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Brookside
Elementary School lobby. Please be sure that you have all of your paperwork completed prior to coming to registration to
ensure a quick and smooth process. Please call us with any questions you may have so we can assist you in bringing the
correct paperwork to registration.
Please don’t forget that there is no school on Friday, April 3rd in observance of Good Friday. We hope that
everyone enjoys the April vacation week. Schools will be closed from Monday, April 20th – Friday, April 24th. As always,
we are here if you have any questions!
Nick Botelho
2015-2016 Kindergarten REGISTRATION
Walk & Bike to School Day – 2015
Attention all parents/guardians of incoming Kindergarten students!!
The next step in our 2015-2016 Kindergarten registration process is to
bring your completed registration packet, appropriate residency / birth
documentation and medical information to registration.
Wednesday, May 6th is Massachusetts
Walk & Bike to School Day. Students
and families are encouraged to walk or
bike to school on that day, weather
permitting. Bikes will be kept in the
gymnasium during the day. More
information to follow.
Thursday, April 2nd – 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Brookside Lobby
(come any time during these times – no appt. needed)
Grandparent Luncheon
Our 25th annual Grandparent Luncheon will be on
Thursday, April 30th! Please be sure to return your
money and form to the office as soon as possible so
your family can be included in this cherished event.
Father/Daughter “Princess” Dance
Our PTO event for April is our annual
Father/Daughter “Princess Dance” on
Friday evening, April 10th from 6:00
– 8:00 pm. There will be food,
music, dancing and fun! We hope to
see you there!
KINDERGARTEN
SCREENING
There will be NO SCHOOL for
Kindergarten students on
Tuesday, May 26th and
Wednesday, May 27th so our
teachers and staff can support our
incoming Kindergarten families.
2015 MCAS Dates – MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Grade 3
Mathematics – Monday, May 11th and Tuesday, May 12th
Grade 4
Mathematics - Thursday, May 7th and Friday, May 8th
Grade 5
Mathematics – Tuesday, May 5th and Wednesday, May 6th
Science/Tech. – Wednesday, May 13th and Thursday, May 14th
PTO Meeting
Red Sox Spirit Day
Spring pictures
Report Cards
Our April PTO
meeting will be
Thursday, April
16th at 6:30 pm.
Monday, April 13th is opening day
at Fenway Park! Let’s show our
spirit by having a Boston Red Sox
Spirit Day! Wear your hats,
shirts…whatever you have!
Our Spring Picture
Day will be Friday,
April 17th. Please be
on the lookout for
more information.
Report cards
will be coming
home on
Monday, April
13th
What’s going on at Greenmont?
MCAS Assembly
Mother/Son “Prince” Dance.
Read Across America Day!
Upcoming Events…
Monday, May 4th – Friday, May 8th – Teacher Appreciation Week
Wednesday, May 6th – Nurse’s Day
Tuesday, May 5th and Wednesday, May 6th – 5th Grade Math MCAS
Thursday, May 7th and Friday, May 8th – 4th Grade Math MCAS
Monday, May 11th and Tuesday, May 12th – 3rd Grade Math MCAS
Wednesday, May 13th and Thursday, May 15th – 5th Grade Science MCAS
Friday, May 15th – All Town Band Concert
Wednesday, May 20th – All Town Orchestra Concert
Monday, May 25th – Memorial Day – No School
Tuesday, May 26th and Wednesday, May 27th – 2015-2016 Kindergarten Student Screening
Wednesday, May 27th – All Town Chorus Concert
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