John Gregg Elementary November 2011
Message from the Principal:
It’s hard to believe that November is already here and we are thinking about the holidays. The teachers are working very hard to ensure that all of our students are working to their potential. Various programs are being offered to our students to help them improve their academic and social skills.
The after school program for students in K-3rd is being offered on Tuesday and Thursday of each week. The students who attend will receive help with Reading and Math skills.
The Family Literacy Program for students in PS and Kindergarten is currently scheduled every two weeks. During this program the students and their families work together to develop literacy skills. The program is scheduled from 11:00-1:00. The families have lunch with their child, receive reading instruction and share their reading with their children. Please consider signing up for the program.
We implemented the OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program for all of the students in our school. The students are receiving class instruction with group discussions to help them understand how we can prevent bullying.
We enjoyed an assembly by the POWER TEAM recently. The students were presented with an inspirational and motivating message through power activities.
Mrs. Swartz is managing our Coats for Kids Program. She will develop a list of names of families who receive vouchers.
We recognized Fire Prevention Week with a visit from John Marsh, Bergholz Fire Chief. The Fire Chief reviewed fire safety rules, presented the students with hats and a tour of the fire truck. The students enjoyed the visit and learned various safety rules.
The PTO sponsored a Halloween Dance for the students in 5thand 6thgrades. The students enjoyed snacks and dancing to the music by DJ Rodney Baker. I would like to thank the students for making this event enjoyable.
A special thank you goes out to Mayor Jeff Stone and Bick Starn from Bergholz for working on our basketball area. They painted, sealed cracks, and replaced the rim.
The parents have been working hard to provide various activities for the students. The Festival in the Woods (volunteers recognized on following page), Halloween Dance, popcorn and bookstore are just a few of the PTO projects offered. Thanks so much for supporting our students and staff.
Conferences are on Wednesday, November 9th(3:50-6:50). Please plan to meet with your child’s teacher. Your involvement with your child’s education is invaluable. You may make an appointment by calling the school office at 740-768-2100.
In closing, please enjoy the upcoming holidays with your family and friends.
Mrs. Fatima Smuck
Parent-Teacher Conferences– arescheduled for Wednesday, November 9thfrom 3:50 p.m. till 6:50 p.m.Please call the school office to schedule a conference with yourchild’s teacher. Students attending conferences must be with their parents atall times.
Spaghetti Dinner– The PTO is having a Spaghetti Dinner from 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. Adults-$5.00 and children –no charge.
After School Program (D.R.E.A.M.S.) – The D.R.E.A.M.S. program will be taking a break through the holidays. The last day for D.R.E.A.M.S. will be on Thursday, November 17th. We will be resuming again on Tuesday, November 29th. Students do not need to sign up for D.R.E.A.M.S. again. The after school program will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Remember to send a note to school with your child if they do not plan to stay on certain days. We will send a note home for the days scheduled in December and January.
United Way–The John Gregg PTO is organizing the campaign this year. Giving is a great way to support various activities that help support our community. The students are participating in a weekly activity to help our United Way Campaign Fund Drive.
Thanksgiving Vacation-School will not be in session from Wednesday, November 23rd-Monday, November 28th. Classes will resume on Tuesday, November 29th.
Halloween Parties– The students enjoyed the parties and parade. We appreciate all the time and help the homeroom parents continue to give our students.
Festival In The Woods-The annual event was held on October 8th. It was quite a success! We appreciate all of the community members who supported our PTO by attending the Festival and our staff and parents who volunteered. We give our special thanks to: Carrie Rudy, Marsha Smith, Jamie Phillips, Ross Smith, Jim Phillips, Amber Grimes, Bekah Geer, Heather Grimes, Joelle Moran, Angela Orsini, Tally Pasiuk, Amy Sinicropi, Melody Larkins, Carey Ferralli, Jodi Connelly, Miranda Bendle, Beth Altieri, Mindy Carpenter, Board Member-Larry Crow, James Wood.
The students in 5thand 6thgrade weregiven spelling lists to review. Please make an effort to study the words and become one of our top spellers.
Picture Make-Up Day-Tuesday, November 1st
Market Day– Orders due Oct. 31st. Delivery is on Tuesday, November 8th. Pick-up time will be from 2:30 p.m. till 3:30 p.m.
Report Cards– will be sent home on Friday, November 4th.
Just a Reminder –Though the weather is obviously getting colder, students still enjoy going out for recess. Please be sure that they wear awarm coatand gloves so they can enjoy recess and also be comfortable at the bus stop as they wait for their ride to school and back home.
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Tuesday, November 1st Picture Make-Up Day
Tuesday, November 1st Spaghetti Dinner @ John Gregg 5:00-7:00
Friday, November 4th Report Cards sent home
Tuesday, November 8th Election Day
Tuesday, November 8th Market Day Delivery
Wednesday, November 9th Parent Conferences
Thursday, November 17th After School-Last day before break
Wednesday, November 23rd
Monday, November 28th Thanksgiving Vacation
Tuesday, November 29th School Resumes