Welcome to Greenwood Elementary
Greenwood Elementary School is part of the Sherwood Cluster in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). Greenwood offers full-day Kindergarten through 5th grade classes, along with other school offerings including FLES; Gator Raiders; MyOn Reading Program; Read-To-Me, Talk-With-Me; and many others.
More About Us
- 2017-2018 supply lists and summer reading and math information have been posted! Locate this information on the grade level page that your child will be entering in the new school year.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
July 29, 2017
Mrs. Cheryl A. Bunyan, Principal-Greenwood Elementary School
It’s that wonderful time of year! Time for School! Here’s wishing you a warm welcome! We are excited to partner with you and your children to make the upcoming school year an exceptionally successful one! We’re about to begin a brand new school year!
PLEASE STAY IN THE KNOW WITH ALL THE NEWS YOU NEED TO GET READY THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR BY READING ALL OF THE PRINCIPAL NEWS CONNECT ED MESSAGES CLOSELY AND VIEWING ALL OF THE ATTACHMENTS!
The supply list for each grade level can be found on the Greenwood website. The lists are also attached to this message. If you ordered school supplies from the Greenwood PTA’s vendor those will be delivered in time for the September 1 Open House.
Departures: Best wishes for their continued success!
The following staff members will not be with us for the upcoming school year:
- Mrs. Erin Berry, Special Education teacher, accepted a full time kindergarten position at Flora Singer Elementary School
- Mrs. Kerry Bulcavage, kindergarten teacher has taken a math content coach position at Burnt Mills Elementary School
- Mrs. Debbie Nelson, paraeducator/lunch and recess aide, has retired
- Ms. Eechiann Shen, IDA moved to Olney Elementary School as a para-educator
Arrivals: A WARM WELCOME! Joining the Greenwood team for the upcoming school year are:
- Ms. Julie Voorhees as a Kindergarten teacher
- Mrs. Kristen Toms as a First grade teacher
- Ms. Nancy Kachadorian, formerly a fifth grade teacher will be the special education resource teacher for grades 3, 4 and 5
- Ms. Laurie Wisnieski, formerly a fourth grade teacher will be joining the fifth grade team.
- Ms. Megan Toste, reabsorbed from the MCPS involuntary transfer process, will begin her second year at Greenwood due to an increase in our staffing allocation.
- Mrs. Megan Bruno will begin the school year as a long term sub while Mrs. George is out on maternity leave. Baby Austin George was born last week.
- Mrs. Christine Russell will be subbing for Mrs. Andriani while she is on maternity leave at the beginning of the school year.
SNEAK PEEK FOR INCOMING KINDERGARTEN PARENTS AND STUDENTS! This special event will take place from 8:15 to 9:00 AM in the All-Purpose Room prior to the classroom visits. It will give the new gators and their parents the opportunity to meet many of the staff members that will be working with them and be taken on a tour by Greenwood Gator Guide parents. For families with older children who attend Greenwood currently, there will be supervision for those students in the media center. We are unable to accommodate former students at this event.
We will also be holding the traditional open house for all of our students in Kindergarten through 5 and their parents on the morning of September 1 from 9:00 to 10:00AM and hope to see you all there. At that time, you and your children will have the opportunity to meet the teachers and tour the classrooms. Class lists will be posted in the front hallway of the school and outside of classrooms.
New Parents Meet and Greet
Optional New Parents Meet and Greet on the first day of school, Tuesday September 5 from 9:00 to 9:30 in the APR. Parents have the opportunity to meet the Gator Guides (veteran parents who welcome new parents to the school) as well staff from the MCPS Family Partnerships office. Various brochures will be available and a brief tour of the school will be provided for any parents who would be interested in taking it.
Greenwood Elementary School
School Day Schedule
Staff: 8:30 – 4:00
Students: 9:00 – 3:25
8:50 First Bell
Lunch & Recess Schedule
11:00 – 11:35 Kindergarten Lunch 11:35 – 12:10 Recess
11:00 – 11:35 First Grade Recess 11:35 – 12:10 Lunch
12:10 – 12:45 Second & Third Grade Lunch 12:45 – 1:20 Recess
12:45 – 1:20 Fourth & Fifth Grade Lunch 1:20 – 1:55 Recess
Early Departure Lunch Schedule
11:00 – 11:30 Kindergarten & First Grade Lunch No Recess
11:35 – 12:05 Second & Third Grade Lunch No Recess
12:05 -12:35 Fourth & Fifth Grade Lunch No Recess
EARLY DEPARTURE DISMISSAL AT 12:45PM (Following the last lunch)
One hour delay – lunch and recess as usual
Two hour delay –
11:15 -11:45 Kindergarten Lunch
11:45-12:15 First Grade Lunch
12:15-12:45 Second & Third Grade Lunch
12:45-1:15 Fourth & Fifth Grade Lunch
Lunch schedule to be determined by administration and cafeteria staff.
*If you pick up your child please follow departure safety expectations for pedestrians and auto drivers.
**Please note: due to safety regulations, dogs are not allowed on school property between 7:00am and 4:00pm**
Student drop off and pick up, arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Please read over carefully the attachment for these important details provided for your convenience! Your fullest cooperation is enlisted to ensure that we all keep the safety of our students as the main goal.
MCPS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GUIDELINES
Throughout the school year all schools are required to conduct fire, weather and drills for other possible emergencies. Your patience is requested if you visit our school building during one of these activities and may have to wait outside until the process is completed. Kindly note also that you are required to sign in at the office FIRST whenever you visit the school. If you need to pick your child up outside of the dismissal window, please ALWAYS sign them out in the main office even if the pick up is occurring during recess.
Health Room: Our health technician is Mrs. Sandy Copp. Medication cannot be administered in school without the completion of MCPS Form 525-13, "Authorization to Administer Prescribed Medication." This form requires both the written permission of the parent/guardian and a physician's statement. Forms are available in the school office and are required for each prescribed medication.
Please be sure to have immunizations updated and current. Visit this link for more information: http://www.mymcmedia.org/back-to-school-immunizations-reminder-video/
Teacher assignments will be provided at the Open House on Friday, September 1, 2017. If you are unable to attend either of these events, all class assignments will be posted on the front door by 8:45 AM and will remain there through the following Friday, September 8.
In-school Celebrations and parties
Students’ birthdays are recognized at school and various grade levels do so in a variety of ways. Kindly check with your grade level for more information. Edible treats are not part of these celebrations.
MCPS permits two parties during the school day in celebration of Halloween and Valentine’s Day. Please note the guidelines for Halloween and Valentine’s Party refreshments. A great deal of thought and research have gone into the key decision regarding guidelines for allowable snacks for Halloween and St. Valentine’s Day parties. While many of us have always connected celebrations with the service of food, my first recommendation is that we begin to recognize that there are many alternate means to commemorate the holidays. Examples include arts and craft activities related to the event as well as games, community service, distribution of small favors such as pencils, erasers, bubbles, bracelets and similar items.
If and when it is determined by the classroom parent party coordinators that food and beverages are to be served at the parties the following procedures are to be followed:
- The food or beverage must arrive to school in an original package. This allows for an ingredient list to be available in the case of food allergies.
- Beverages should be 100% juice or water.
- Preferred snacks are fruits and vegetables, fruit ices or sherbet.
- If the class opts to provide cookies or candy: No more than two pieces per student. This means either two cookies, two pieces of candy or 1 cookie and 1 fun-size candy. If candy is served, only fun-size packs are served, each package 150 calories or less.
Volunteering at our School
Volunteers are welcomed and appreciated in our school! At Back-to-School Night, parents will have the opportunity to sign up if they have an interest in volunteering at their child’s grade level as well as for other volunteer opportunities. If you are unable to attend Back-to-School Night, just email your teacher to be included as a volunteer. There are several options of ways to help. Some volunteers may be willing to come on a regular basis. If you can offer one hour a week, bi-weekly, or monthly, your teacher will select a time that fits into your schedule and the classroom schedule. Just let him or her know your preference of day, and morning or afternoon. Responsibilities may include helping students with work, reading with students, assisting in math or the computer lab, helping with classroom activities, helping with clerical work, typing students’ stories for publishing, or even stapling, gluing, and/or cutting for bulletin boards or projects.
It is important that volunteers respect the privacy of all students by not discussing students’ performance with anyone other than the classroom teacher. We understand that not all volunteers are able to come to school or make a regular commitment. If you are available occasionally for a special project or are willing to complete activities from home, indicate that on the Back-to School Night sign-up sheet. If you have a particular talent or interest you’d like to share as a volunteer, let your teacher know and he or she will keep it in mind in planning opportunities for volunteers this school year. Parent volunteers are also needed to help on special occasions with projects, parties, or field trips. We will ask for help with these as needed.
Greenwood’s Back-to-School Nights
Greenwood’s Back to School nights are on:
Tuesday, September 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM for students in kindergarten, grades one and two and on:
Tuesday, September 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM for grades three, four and five.
Please note also that these meetings are for PARENTS ONLY and that no child care will be provided for the children. In addition, the Greenwood computer lab will be open on both BTSNs for family members who would like to complete the MCPS required paperwork for volunteering in schools. Staff will be on hand to assist with the process, if necessary.
Information Posted on mcps links for your Convenience
To access information on important dates in the school year please save the MCPS calendar link: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/calendar/
Lunch/Menu Information for August and September:
Link for setting up SNAP accounts accounts:
Bus Transportation: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/transportation/busroutes/
Kindergarten Supply List
1 old t-shirt (for an art smock) no aprons (please write name on front of shirt)
1 plain colored plastic folder with pockets
1 backpack (large enough to carry a pocket folder)
1 blunt 5” scissors
10 Jumbo size glue sticks
1 box of primary size (large) crayons
2 boxes of 24 count crayons
4 pack of play dough
*1 large box of tissues
If your last name begins with A-M
*1 box of Easy Zipper “Ziploc” bags (gallon size)
*1 container of “Wet Ones” or similar hand and face wipes
If your last name begins with N-Z
*1 box of Hefty Easy One Zip “Ziploc” bags (sandwich size)
*1 8oz hand sanitizer with pump
FIRST GRADE SUPPLIES 2017-2018
1 – smock or old t-shirt (for art)
3 – spiral wide rule notebooks 70 ct (1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow)
2 – 24 count box of crayons
6– large glue sticks
1 – pair of 5” scissors(Fiskars preferred)
1 – plastic pocket folder, YELLOW (unlabeled)
6 – no or low odor dry erase/markers black
1 – plastic school box
2- yellow highlighters
24- #2 pencils pre-sharpened
1 – 12pack colored pencils
1- 8 count fine lined markers
Portfolio folders (with pockets only) in the following colors:
1 – red
1 – blue
1 – purple
1 – green
1 Foaming hand santizer with pump 7oz
1 box of slide lock gallon storage bags 20 ct
1 box of slide lock quart storage bags 22ct
1 box of tissues
SECOND GRADE SUPPLIES 2017 – 2018
1 – Smock or old t-shirt for art (clearly labeled)
2 – Box of crayons 24ct.
2 – Pink rectangular erasers
1 – 5” scissors
2 – Yellow highlighters
2 – Large glue sticks
3 – Black marble composition books 100ct
1 – 1.5” heavy binder, 3 ring,
1 – Ruler with inches & centimeters
3 – Box of #2 pencils, 12ct
1 – Plastic school box
2 – Black Dry Erase markers, low odor
2 – Hand sanitizer (gel with pump)
1 – Canister Disinfecting Wipes
2 – Box of facial tissues, 200ct
1 – Box of plastic Ziploc bags, sandwich size
1 – Box of plastic Ziploc bags, gallon size
3rd Grade Supplies 2017-2018
1 - 200 sheet wide ruled 5-subject spiral notebook
1 - 1.5” 3-ring binder (no zip around)
1 - 120 sheet wide ruled notebook paper
5 - pocket folders (1 red, 1 blue, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 purple)
1 - plastic 8 inch school box
12 - #2 pencils
1 - box of crayons 24ct.
1 - yellow highlighter
1 - 5" scissors (Fiskars preferred)
2 - large glue sticks
1 - smock or old t-shirt (for art)
facial tissue boxes
hand sanitizers or hand soaps with pump
headphones or computer mouse for your child to use disinfecting wipes
Fourth Grade Supply List 2017/2018
- One large binder
- One small (1 inch) binder
- Eight poly (plastic) folders….any color..NO tabs
- One colored pencil set
- Two highlighters
- Two boxes(twelve)Pencils
- Two rectangular erasers
- Two glue sticks
- One set of dividers
- One scissors
- One pack of 3-holed notebook paper
- Five composition books
- FIFTH GRADE SUPPLY LIST 2017-2018
- 4 Sticky Notes, 3x3 100 sheet pad (Post-it preferred)
- 2 Composition Books
- 4 Marker, Dry Erase, Fine Tip, Low Odor, Black
- 2pk Notebooks, Spiral, 3pk. Wide Rule, 70ct, Blue/Red
- 1 Pencil case (Fabric, 3 hole grommets 10x6 preferred)
- 1 Pen, Red
- 1 Box Markers, Washable, classic Colors, Fine Tip 10/set
- 1 Box Pencils, Colored 12/set
- 2pk Pencils (students typically use 4pks of pencils per year-donations welcome)
- 1pr Scissors
- 2pk Filler Paper, Wide Rule
- 1 Highlighter, Yellow
- 1 Highlighter, Green
- 1 Binder, 1.5” White
- 2 Clear Tape w/Dispenser
- 1 Pack of Tabbed Dividers
- 1 Binder, 1” White
- 7 Folders, Paper 2 pocket (no Prongs) 3hole
- 4 Glue Sticks washable
- 1 Clorox Wipes
- 1 box Facial Tissues
- 1 Hand Sanitizer
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