Happy belated New Year!
I can hardly believe that we are halfway through the 2016-2017 school year. Time flies when you are having fun. As we look towards the second half of the year, I would like to make you aware of upcoming events.
This year, we have begun reciting our mantra following the Pledge of Allegiance. The purpose is to focus our attention and empower us to do our very best. The mantra goes as such:
I am somebody. I was somebody when I came, I will be a better somebody when I leave. I am powerful. I am strong. I deserve the education that I get here. I have things to do, people to impress, and places to go.
Practice this at home with your students … what’s good for children can also be good for adults.
As you know, we will be moving out of our beloved Greene building for the 2017-2018 school year. We will be temporarily housed at the Greene Annex on Central Avenue, while our building receives much needed health and safety renovations.
Teachers have begun packing up. Although next year will certainly be challenging, we are excited by the work that will be completed in time for the 2018-2019 school year.
As the time for the move comes closer, we will set up community meetings to provide you with additional information.
Your child’s academic progress:
The second trimester’s progress reports were sent home with your children on 1/20/17. The trimester ends on 3/14/17. Expect the second trimester report card around then.
Parent/teacher conferences will be held on 3/24/17. More information will be sent home early in March.
With spring comes national and state testing.
· March 7th: NAEP – 4th grade sample of students only.
· April 10th to May 26th: PARCC assessment window – 3rd through 6th grade students only.
The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (RIDE) conducts annual surveys of students, parents, teachers, and staff as part of a coordinated effort to improve schools. Parents will be asked to complete a survey online.
· February 6th to March 21st: Window for parents to complete the survey. Parents who do not have access to a computer can ask for paper copies or come to Greene on Parent/ Teacher conference day (March 23, 2017) and use a school’s computer.
Our 4th and 5th grade students have been involved in a research project with the RISD museum in Providence. The culminating event is a guided trip to the museum, which will take place in April.
As always, thank you for your continued support. Please consider volunteering with our Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO).
Do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you.
Dr. Jacob, Principal