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Message from the Principal

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Green Acres Gazette - September 2018

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein

Our year is off to a great start! Students are here on time and ready to learn, and teachers are establishing classroom routines and engaging students in the learning. They are also working on establishing a “growth mindset” throughout the school day, using tools like the quote above as a springboard for discussions.

Along with a growth mindset, helping students develop social skills is an important part of the curriculum. This month, our school-wide theme is our school as a welcoming place where every student feels like he or she belongs. In our morning announcements and classrooms, we’ll be reminding students to welcome others and act and speak in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. In addition we’ll be reminding students of our school rules.

  • Be Safe

  • Be Respectful

  • Be Responsible

  • Do your personal best!

We’ll also begin teaching the Second Step program, which includes lessons that support these behaviors. Please support your child at home in acting and speaking in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. A great way to extend their thinking is to create examples of how they follow these rules at home. What do they do to be safe, responsible, and respectful at home?

We want you as parents to feel welcome on campus, and we also need to follow procedures to keep our students safe. Please remember that all visitors need to check in at the office. If you need to pick up your child early from class for an appointment, you need to come to the office to do so. At the end of the day, if you arrive more than 5 minutes early to pick up your child, please wait at the tables near the kindergarten classrooms.

We are sending notes home this week regarding our positive behavior program, classroom treat policy, volunteer policy, and parking reminders. We will also post them on our website for your reference.

Important dates coming up:

  • Home School Club Meeting - Wednesday, 9/12, 6:30-7:30pm (library)

  • Back to School Night - Thursday, 9/13

    • 5:30-5:45 Principal’s Message

    • 5:45-6:15 TK-2 Classroom Presentations

    • 6:15-6:30 Principal’s Message (repeated)

    • 6:30-7:00 3-5 Classroom Presentations

  • Picture Day - Wednesday, 9/19

  • Bike to School Day - Thursday, 10/4

Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education!

1. Be Safe
2. Be Respectful
3. Be Responsible
4. Do your personal best!
Did you know that one of the most important strategies of a safe, strong school is knowing the school rules? Teachers give lessons on how these rules apply in the classroom, the library, the playground, the cafeteria, the garden, and while moving from one area to another. Our goal is to make sure we have taught students the positive behaviors we expect them to use.

Ask your child if they can tell you the Green Acres Rules, and if they can give you an example of following the rules at school. A great way to extend their thinking would be to create examples of what it would mean to follow the rules at home. What do you do to be safe at home? Respectful? Responsible? Let us know some of the ideas you come up with!

School Hours

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Monday - Thursday

TK & Kindergarten

8:00am - 1:30pm

1st - 3rd Grades

8:00am - 2:00pm

4th & 5th Grades

8:00am - 2:15pm

Fridays ALL Grades

Dismissal at 12:40pm


7:30 - 3:30 pm

Every Day Counts! Miss School, Miss Out! 

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Please remember to call in your child's absence every day they are out.  You can call our 24-hr message line at (831) 475-0111 ext 300.