Reflections: The World Would Be A Better Place If…

It’s time once again for Reflections!

What is Reflections?

Reflections is open to all students at Greenwood. National PTA’s Reflections program encourages students in pre-K through grade 12 to explore and be involved in the arts.

40th Reflections LogoThe theme for the 2014-2015 school year is
The world would be a better place if

Thousands of students will reflect on the theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, music composition, literature, photography and visual arts.

How Does It Work?

Get together with some of your classmate, siblings, and friends and come up with a way to express the theme The World Would Be a Better Place If… in an original work of art. Some suggestions for types of art:

  • dance choreography
  • film production
  • literature
  • music composition
  • photography
  • visual arts

Fill out the participation form and be sure to submit your entry to Greenwood by 11/10/14

Want More Information?


National PTA Reflections Website
Virginia PTA Reflections Information

Rules for Entry:

Entry Forms:

Have more questions? 

Please contact Chrissy Hoffman or Mrs. Slinkman.


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Looking for a Few Good Volunteers

Hello Gator Parents!


My name is Morgan Nishimoto and I am the PTA Volunteer Coordinator for the 2014-2015 school year. You will be receiving emails from me periodically to inform you of various volunteer opportunities. If you are able to help out for any of these activities, it would be greatly appreciated! If you need to be removed from this list, please let me know.


The PTA is currently looking for a Spirit Night Coordinator. This volunteer will work with local businesses to schedule Spirit Nights, distribute flyers, and coordinate an open and close person for the events.  Please let me know if you are interested!

Interested in Volunteering? Fill out this form and we’ll be in touch:


Thank you so much for volunteering your time! It’s going to be a great year!


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September Hospitality: Sweet Treats

Welcome Back Sweets


This September let’s show the teachers how sweet it is to be back. We need sweet treats for 60 teachers / staff. Please label if ingredients contain nuts or coconut in case of allergies.  Please feel free to send to additional gator parents as I don’t have a whole list yet.


DATE: 9/16/2014 (Tue 10:00AM – 1:00PM)

LOCATION: Teacher lounge

Volunteers Needed: Sign Up Here!

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We’ve Heard You: Gator Fund

Gator Fund

It’s Easy!
No Hassle
No Selling
100% goes to Greenwood

PTA sponsored fundraising drive…

We are trying to stay away from product driven fundraising drives again this year. By doing this, we keep 100% of the profit. We want to encourage all families to participate. The funds raised will assist the Greenwood PTA in providing your children with exciting after school programs and new equipment for the classrooms, among other events throughout the year.

Free T-Shirt + PTA Membership for 2014-2015

RIGHT NOW! Any $25 donation will receive a free GES t-shirt, and it will renew your PTA Membership for the 2014-2015 school year!

To sign up download this form: Gatorfund+PTA.
Fill it out and send it in in your child’s folder.

If you have any questions please contact our fundraising coordinator Jessica Puttkammer:

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Principally Speaking…

The Greenwood Staff and I welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year. This year we are “Calling All Super Heroes.” We are proud of our academic accomplishments and the partnership we have established. With the support of teachers and parents, our “Super Gators” will soar!
This year, we will continue to focus on four key areas: Safety, Student Achievement, Closing the Achievement Gap, and Building and Maintaining Strong Relationships with our students. These key areas support our commitment to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment for all of our students. Parents are an important part of our focus on excellence. Please continue to support our school and our Parent Teacher Association. Together we are accomplishing great things.
Debra S. Smith, Ph. D
Greenwood Elementary School
“Where Super Heroes Are Made”

Dr. Smith Signature

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September Events

Here are the upcoming events for September:

Click any linked event for more information.

September 2: First day of School
September 16: Teacher Hospitality – Ice Cream
September 18: Spirit Night @ Sweet Frogs Ashland
September 20: Glen Allen Day and Parade
***September 22: PTA Meeting and Back to School Night ***
September 25: Student Early Dismissal
September 26: Family Fun Night: Movies & Popcorn

*** This is a change

Please note that dates are subject to change.


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Welcome to 2014-2015

The Greenwood Elementary PTA welcomes you to the 2014-2015 school year! We look forward to helping Greenwood Gators have a SUPER year!

This is your one-stop-shop for everything Greenwood Gators PTA! The overall purpose of the Greenwood Elementary PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Greenwood Elementary School, is located in Glen Allen, Virginia, and serves grades K-5 in the Brookland District of Henrico County Public Schools.

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