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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 |
Hospitality: October Potato Bar

Potato Bar

Mmmm…. Potatoes

Hey Gators families,

Teachers are getting cold in this fall weather, let’s serve up a warm potato bar with all the fixins’! I will divide toppings into 2 servings, each serving will be for 30 teachers.

Thank you for your assistant in keeping the teachers warm!

DATE: 10/28/2014 (Tue 10:00AM – 1:00PM)

LOCATION: Teacher lounge

CONTACT: Christina Graine

Volunteer Here!

Posted in Events, Volunteer Opportunities |
Save Money with Member Benefits Providers

Did you know that your membership in the PTA comes with benefits beyond our school doors? The National PTA has partnered with several businesses to provide PTA Members with discounts and benefits that are exclusive to members of the PTA.

More Information about Member Benefits

Schwan's Cares   Sylvan Learning Center    StaplesAARP

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Posted in General PTA Information |
Sign Up to Get Box Tops News

Box Tops for Education

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to register your family on the Box Tops for Education website. By registering you’ll receive coupons, special offers and be able to track Greenwood’s progress.

In addition, the online program offers some amazing contests each month. This month is 25,000 Box Tops for our school and for the family that enters a trip to New York City!

Thanks for supporting Greenwood Elementary!

Box Tops for Education Member Registration

Posted in Fund Raising |
Alexander is Coming!
Alexander Logo

Follow young Alexander in this Disney movie–in theaters October 10!–as he discovers he’s not the only family member who experiences less-than-perfect days.
Alexander Picture
By Kids For Kids is delighted
to bring you a family-friendly program focused on celebrating shared experiences. Sure, crazy days happen—and sometimes they’re hilarious! We’ve provided ways for you to have family
fun during less-than-ideal
times and the good
ones too!
Enter the #VeryBadDaySweeps for a chance to win something very good! Then, visit www.bkfk.com/alexander, where you’ll find:
• A “Go to the movies together!” guide
• An activity that makes chores fun
• A matching game
Then, get YOUR gang together to go watch the movie. Enjoy!

 

Posted in Announcements, Events |
Volunteers and Sponsors Needed!

Community Bazaar

Volunteers and Sponsors Needed
for our first Greenwood Community Bazaar!

Are you a crafter? A local business?
Are your cookies the talk of the neighborhood?
Have a bunch of stuff you want to sell?

We are looking for a variety of vendors to participate in the Community Bazzar on the evening of Friday, November 21 at Greenwood. For those interested in participating please contact Alexis Tompkins to reserve your table. This will be an exciting opportunity to share your products with the local community and raise money for our Super Gators! More details to follow.

 

Interested? Fill out this form and we’ll get in touch…

Posted in Events, Sponsor Opportunities, Volunteer Opportunities |
2015 Proposed Legislation

The following are TWO items recommended to you for consideration. In the early fall, you will be asked to VOTE on these items as part of the 2015 Proposed Legislation Program (PLP). If you have any questions about these items, the rationale or history, please do not hesitate to contact the committee at legislation@vapta.org. Please familiarize yourself with the issues below and be prepared to cast a vote so that your state Legislation committee is effectively advocating on your behalf.

LEGISLATION ACTION ITEMS (LAI): Requests for the introduction, passage, or defeat of specific legislation by the General Assembly and/or regulations by the Virginia Board of Education or other appropriate agencies.

POLICY/POSITION STATEMENTS (PS): Statements of Virginia PTA on general issues and may be used as the basis for addressing issues before the General Assembly, Virginia Board of Education or other appropriate agencies.

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ITEM #1:

Virginia PTA supports legislation that improves access and availability of quality mental health services for Virginia’s troubled youth.

Rationale:
Continued tragic, violent events in our schools have evidenced the need for quality mental health services for troubled youth and their families. Virginia PTA supports legislation aimed at improving not only the quality of these services but also availability. Families and youth across the Commonwealth need access to necessary services during crises as well as counseling as situations require.

POSITION STATEMENT #2:

Virginia PTA supports local revenue increases so long as at least 50% of the additional revenue is allocated to local Pre-K through 12 public education.

Rationale:
After years of state and local budget cuts, many localities continue to face revenue shortfalls often times because of the state’s shifting of costs to the localities. Recently we have seen an increase in the number of localities in Virginia that are pursuing local revenue increases to cover the additional costs with which they are now burdened. This proposed position is in line with two already existing member-adopted positions but further clarifies the advocacy efforts local PTAs may employ to pursue these additional revenues. As always, PTAs are encouraged to monitor local budgets closely to ensure that at least 50% of the increased revenue is allocated to public education. PTAs should
work closely with local school boards and governing bodies (Boards of Supervisors, City Councils, etc.) to ensure that a local, quality education program is fully funded.

Please review these action items and submit your ballot no later than October 24. Ballots were sent home in your child’s school folder. You can download a copy here: PLP 2015 Ballot

Posted in General PTA Information |