Message from the Principal

 

 

September 5,  2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Nathanael Greene, after whom our school was named, was a major general of the Continental Army. Nathanael Greene’s father was a Quaker and his sect discouraged “literary accomplishments." So, General Greene educated himself with a special study of mathematics and law. In 1770, when he moved to Coventry to take over his father’s company, he was the first to urge the establishment of a public school. As you can see, in Nathanael Greene, we have a long tradition of love of education that goes back beyond the life of our building.


Speaking of the life of our building, did you know that Greene turned 100 years old in 2018? Well, you would never know it by looking at it would you? And wait until you see the inside. It’s a brand new school.


We have many people to thank for this magnificent gift of a new school.

  • First, we thank the State of Rhode Island for investing in education statewide, and for Pawtucket in particular.

  • Second, a huge thank you to our Superintendent, Mrs. DiCenso, for her vision and commitment to make Pawtucket schools first in the State.

  • Next, we would like to thank the members of the Pawtucket school committee, and notably members of the facilities committee, which included Mrs. Garcia and Mrs. Kareemo, for their continued support and tireless work on the project.

  • I also personally wish to thank my wonderful faculty and staff who survived our time away from our beloved school at Annex with style, grace and humour.

  • And last, but not least, thank you to our Nathanael Greene families. You not only entrust us with your children’s education but you supported us with the bond request.


It truly takes a village, well in our case a city, to raise and educate children to become happy and productive members of society. It has been an amazing experience with all of you so far and I am looking forward to our continued race to excellence.


Dr. Jacob

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Greene PTO's Family Harvest Dance

Friday, October 26th, 2018

6-8 p.m.

$7 Per Family

Registration form with payment due by Tuesday, October 16th...

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The following is a list of items of which each family in our school community should be aware: 

1.     Arrival Time and Procedure: School begins officially at 8:00 a.m. each morning. When the first bell rings at 7:55 a.m., students report to their line and are escorted to class by their teachers at 8:00 a.m.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND your student(s) to school prior to 7:30 a.m. as there is no supervision until that time.  Cafeteria doors open at 7:30am for the free breakfast program.

 2.    Drop off:  Students may be dropped off in front of the school and will then walk to the back of the building where they line up. You may also drop off your child(ren) on Grotto Avenue or Legion Drive and have them walk to line.

3.    Parking lot: For the safety of our children, only school personnel are allowed to drive into the parking lot.  This rule will be strictly enforced.

4.    Dismissal: The school day ends at 2:10 p.m.  All students are expected to be picked up at 2:10 p.m. For students who are walking home, we ask that they go immediately home following the school day.  If they wish to return to play on school grounds, please be aware that there is no supervision after school and students will not have access to the building.

5.    Visits to school: All parents and/or guardians must report to the office before meeting with a teacher.  If you wish a conference with a teacher, kindly call the school at 729-6260 a day or two in advance in order to make your appointment.

6.    Early dismissal: If you wish to have your child(ren) dismissed early, please write a note to your child’s teacher stating the time of dismissal.  You must pick up your child(ren) in the main office. No child will be excused from school early unless an adult signs out for him/her in the main office. Please try to schedule medical appointments before or after school.   A PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO DISMISS A STUDENT.  NO STUDENT WILL  be DISMISSED WITHOUT PROPER IDENTIFICATION. No exceptions.

 7.    Excuses: When a child has been absent from school or arrives late (after 8:15 a.m.) he/she must report to the main office with a note.

 8.    Dogs: By Pawtucket City Ordinance there are to be NO dogs on school property.

 9.    Bicycles/skateboards: There is no designated area to lock bikes, or leave skateboards.  If a student chooses to bring a bike, it is at his/her own risk.

 10.  Emergency information: Please be sure that essential information such as telephone numbers and addresses are kept up to date at all times.  Kindly inform the office of any changes which should be made in the event that we need to contact you at home or work.