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November Calendar Updates

Mark Your Calendars for these Events in November:

November 7: Directory Responses Due
November 4th Student Holiday – conferences
November 5th Room Parent Meeting 6pm – GES library
November 8th Destination Imagination Training
November 10th Reflections Art Due
November 11th Spirit Night Chipotle VCC
November 13th Picture Make ups
November 17th PTA Meeting & 5th Grade performance 6:30 / Start of Book fair
Hours : Mon thru Fri :7:20 to 7:45 am
Mon & Fri Evening 6:00 / 8:00pm
November 18th Hospitality for teachers (breakfast theme)
November 21st Family Fun Community Bazaar & Final Bookfair 6:00 pm
November 24th Membership contest entries due
November 26-28 Thanksgiving Holiday

Winter After School Activities

  • Tuesdays, Nov.11th thru Dec 16th – Team Greene Sports/ Field Hockey & Tennis (K/5)
  • Tuesdays, Nov. 11th thru Dec 16th – Bricks 4 Kids (1st & 2nd)
  • Wednesdays, Nov. 19th & Dec 10th – Play with Clay (KG)
  • Thursdays, Nov 6th thru Dec 11th – Martial Arts (1st/5th)
  • Thursdays, Nov 13th thru Dec 18th – Mad Science (1st/5th)
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After School Enrichment: Martial Arts

98dc578f2d1733bba0da9dff973a48c5Martial Arts Enrichment by World Class Martial Arts

u10256595The very popular Martial Arts Enrichment class is returning to Greenwood this Winter.



Dates: Thursdays November 6 – December 11 • 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Grades: 1 – 5
Cost: $59

To register your child, fill out the Martial Arts Registration Form and send it in with your child. Martial Arts is a VERY popular class, so get your form in ASAP so you can get a spot!


Posted in Enrichment Programs |
Enrichment: Team Greene Sports

Team Greene Sports


Field Hockey & Tennis

The very popular Team Greene Sports is back at Greenwood! This session will focus on field hockey and tennis. Team Greene teaches the fundamentals of fitness, sports and competition in a non-contact environment, using age-appropriate equipment.

Grades: K-5
Dates: Tuesdays November 11 – December 16 • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Cost: $60 first child, each additional child is $50

To register download the Team Greene Sports Registration Form, fill it out and submit it in your child’s folder.

Team Greene fills up fast so get your form in ASAP!

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Enrichment Programs: Mad Science

STEMulating Science




Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 5.09.36 PMGet ready to touch, see, hear, smell, and taste what science is really all about! Students will engage in fun, interactive and educational hands-on activities that instill a clearer understanding of science and how it affects the world around them. On the way to becoming “mad scientists,” each week participants make and take home a different science project.

Greenwood Elementary STEMulating Science Program:

Dates: Thursdays November 13 – December 18 (No camp on November 27)
Cost: $59 per child
Grades: 1-5
Register Online:

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Space Technology
Steer a laser beam through a maze, map the earth with radar, discover everyday objects originally used for space! (Stereoscopic Viewer)


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Kitchen Chemistry
Hunt starch & proteins in delicious foods. Investigate the amazing, living yeast organism. Probe chemical pro- cess of digestion in your stomach. (Digestor Inspector)



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Science of Toys
It’s playtime! Spinning tops, gravity defying birds & “string things” will guide your exploration of the principles of motion, potential & kinetic energies! (YoYo)



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Junior Reactors
Line trackers, soccer play- ers, motion & sound detecting rovers. Pro- gram a robot to get through a maze & test your skills in a robotic jousting tournament! (Atomic Coins)



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Fantastic Flyers
Discover the forces of flight! Test new plane concepts. Build planes, kites and flying spinners to see how well they fly. (Skyhawk Plane)



Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 5.10.13 PMHarnessing Heat
Learn the creative side of heat transfer! Boil liquids in your hand, erupt an underwater volcano & turn paper colors with the touch of your hand. (Heat Sheet)



Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 5.10.18 PMLab Works
Stir, swirl & squeeze your way into the lab coat as you train on the techniques & tools of a Mad Scientist. Grab your goggles – it’s time to step into the lab! (Graduated Gear)



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Experience life as an astro- naut as you suit up for space! Use teamwork to complete an important space mission, build a model space station!! (Spacewalk Mission)

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Mad Science after school enrichment programs combine education and entertainment in a unique way!

  •   Hour long enrichment workshops
  •   Hands on & inquiry based
  •   Trained, reliable & dynamic instructors
  •   Professional lesson plans & equipment
  •   Take home projects in each classMad Science of Central Virginia 804-359-1500
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PTA Membership Contest

We are 182 members away from last year’s total. Help us reach our goal! The class that has the most PTA members will win a pizza lunch and the class teacher will receive a special gift. Also the first 75 people to join the PTA will receive a free gift. The contest runs through November 24.

Joining the PTA is easy: recently an envelope was sent home in your child’s school folder, fill out the envelope and send in your membership ($5 per person who wants to join. We accept cash or checks made out to Greenwood PTA). Anyone in your family can join: aunts, uncles, grandparents, childcare providers etc. Each person is eligible for great discounts from PTA partners like the AARP, Hertz and Staples (just to name a few).

Each membership will provide each of your children enrolled at Greenwood Elementary School a class vote. Increase their class’ statistics by joining everyone in the family. Each member will then receive a membership card and once activated will give you discounts, and a vote in your child’s education and future!

If you have any questions, or did not receive the membership envelope please contact Amy Whitehurst with any questions and help us get 100 percent membership for Greenwood!

Here is more information about the discounts provided with your PTA Membership



Posted in General PTA Information |
Community Bazaar November 21

Community Bazaar
Greenwood PTA
Community Bazaar

Friday November 21 • 6-8 PM


Come out to support local crafters, business and the Greenwood Gator community at our first Community Bazaar. Who knows what treasures you’ll find from our local community.

Vendors and Sponsors Needed!

Are you a crafter? A local business?
Do you sell cosmetics, handbags or jewelry?
Are your baked goods the talk of the neighborhood?

We are looking for a variety of vendors to participate in the Greenwood PTA Community Bazaar. This will be an exciting opportunity to share your products with the local community and raise money for our Super Gators! Please contact Alexis Tomkins to reserve your spot.

Interested in volunteering or being a vendor for the bazaar?

Posted in Events, Fund Raising, Sponsor Opportunities, Volunteer Opportunities |
Volunteers Needed!!!
I have 2 volunteer opportunities available right now that I wanted to make everyone aware of:
Data Entry
We need 1-3 parents to help entering student information in the Greenwood Directory. This one begins right away and shouldn’t be too time consuming.
Copy Parents
Mrs. Rutman (1st grade) and Mrs. Faini (5th grade) are still in need of a copy parent. They only need someone for about an hour a week and the times are flexible.
If you can help out with either of these things, please let me know and I will get you all the information you need.

Posted in Announcements, Volunteer Opportunities |
Mark Your Calendar November Events

Here’s our upcoming events for November 2014. Please note these dates are subject to change.

November 3: Greenwood Parent Directory responses due.
November 4: End of 9 Weeks. Student Holiday.
November 5: Room Parent Meeting 6 p.m.
November 8: Destination Imagination training.
November 10: PTA Reflections entires due
November 13: Picture Makeup Day
November 17: Monthly PTA Meeting. 5th Grade Performance.
November 17-21: Book Fair
November 18: Teacher Hospitality Snack
November 21: Family Fun Night & Community Bazaar
November 26-28: Thanksgiving Break. No School

As always we’re looking for a few good volunteers to help with these events. If you’re interested please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you.

Posted in Announcements, Events, General PTA Information, Volunteer Opportunities |