Family Picnic – Today!

Our Greenfield Family Picnic will be going ahead today (4:30 — 6:30) rain or shine (we are hoping for shine!).  The rain has stopped so that is a good sign.

This is an outdoor event and families should know that the school is not accessible during the picnic (other than the washrooms by the gym).

 

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After-School Chemistry Program at Greenfield

STEAM PEI Presents:

Potions and Explosions – Chemistry in Motion

Where?  Greenfield Elementary School Cafeteria
Who? Grades 2 – 6 students
When? Tuesdays, September 25th to October 30th – one hour after school (2:50 – 3:50) – six weeks
What? What is chemistry? Discover and explore with different hands-on activities each week.  Explore polymers by making slime.  See a catalyst in action while watching an elephant toothpaste demonstration.  Experiment with the optimal combination of chemicals to make rockets blast off.  Record your observations in your new science notebook.
Why?  Because we love science!
How?  Register online at www.steampei.com and email any questions to:  amber@steampei.com.  Payment of $80 can be made by cash, cheque or email transfer on the first day of class.

STEAM PEI will be at our School Picnic tomorrow at 5:00 so stop by for a visit.

For more information, visit:

https://www.facebook.com/events/266298687550239 

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Information on Head Lice

We have been seeing cases of head lice at Greenfield since the start of the school year.  Head lice are tiny insects that live only on the scalp of human beings.  They do not have wings so they move from person to person by close contact or sharing of clothing (hats, hoodies).  Anyone can get head lice.  It is common in children as they come in close contact with one another when they play.

It is the responsibility of parents to do frequent head checks of their children, especially when there are cases in a school.  We ask that you let your child’s teacher know so we can let other parents in your child’s class know to check for lice in their child’s hair.  Below is information from the Canadian Paediatric Society that should be helpful.

Information for Parents & Caregivers – Head Lice

If your child has lice, you must:

  • Use an approved lice treatment (Pharmacists can be very helpful is selecting the best treatment).  Home remedies are not effective!
  • Check all family members and treat anyone else who has live lice.
  • Wash items such as hats, pillows, stuffed animals.
  • Do a daily head check for the next 10 days.
  • Do a repeat treatment after 7 – 10 days to kill any newly hatched lice.

Lice is not dangerous to one’s health but it is a nuisance.  It can be very inconvenient for families so please do your best to check for head lice in your children’s hair and help us manage this problem.

 

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Reminders for the Coming Week

We are getting back into the swing of our new school year.  We had an amazing turnout for our Meet the Teacher night.  It was wonderful to see so many parents!  Thank you for taking the time to join us.

Reminders for the coming week:
1.  Ordering for the September HotLunches menu closes tonight at midnight.  Parents will need to create a new account for the new year.  You can find the information at this website under the Parent Page.  You need to have the school code which is GFHL to begin a new account.
2.  Our Breakfast Program begins tomorrow. Children who would like breakfast can arrive any time after 8:15 or can arrive on their bus as usual.
3.  Our Greenfield Family Picnic takes place on Wednesday, September 19th (4:30 to 6:30).  Please return your tickets orders tomorrow so the committee can prepare for the numbers who will be attending.

Friday, September 21st is Peace Day and we always celebrate this at Greenfield.  In the past number of years, we have taken a peace photo with our full student body and staff.  We look forward to sharing this year’s version with you in the near future.  Mrs. MG and Mr. Downey are always creative with this!

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Meet the Teacher – Tonight at 6:30!

A reminder that our Meet the Teacher is tonight beginning at 6:30 in the gym.

After messages from the Principal and our Greenfield Home and School, parents can go to their child’s classroom to meet their child’s teacher. After 15 minutes, an announcement will be made so parents can go to another class .

Teachers will give an overview of their classroom program and some helpful tips.

We hope you will join us!

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Summerside Dolphin Swim Club

The Summerside Dolphin Swim Club will be holding another assessment session for any new swimmers interested in joining the swim club.  It is for anyone ages 5 to 12.  It will be held on Thursday, September 12th from 5:00 – 6:00 PM at the CUP pool.  Here is the full message from the Dolphins Swim Club:

SDSC Assessment Notice (Sept 5 18)

 

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HotLunches and Meet the Teacher

Information on how to sign up for HotLunches has been sent home with all students.  Parents can now orders lunches for September.  There are a few price changes from last year.  We are still looking for an option for Wednesdays so any suggestions are welcome. Please read the information thoroughly and call the office if you have any difficulties.

On Wednesday evening we will have our Meet the Teacher beginning at 6:30 in the gym.  After greetings from the principal, Mrs. Jay, and Home and School, parents can go to classrooms to meet their child’s teacher.  We hope to see you there!

 

 

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Greenfield Breakfast Program

Our great Greenfield Breakfast program will be starting on Monday, September 17th. Students who walk to school or are dropped off, should not arrive before 8:30 until it begins.

This program is run by a dedicated group of parent and grandparent volunteers.  If you think you can help out in any way (one morning a week, one morning a month), please let us know in the office and we will pass your name along to the coordinators, Kim Gaudet and Crystal O’Keefe.

The menu is posted on our website under the Parent Page

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HotLunches Program at Greenfield

We had a good start back yesterday.  It is a challenge to get everything sorted out on the first day!

There have been questions about our HotLunches program.  Our school lunch program will begin on Monday, September 17th.   Information will go home on Monday, September 10th to explain the program and how to sign-up.  Ordering will begin on Monday as well.

Important notes about our HotLunches program:

  •  You must re-resister for the new school year.  The program will be cleared of all information from last year as we have new teachers and students. As well, students are in new classes. You can do this starting Monday, September 10th.  Ordering will be open until Sunday, September 16th night at midnight.
  • We have the following food options this year:
    Monday – Domino’s pizza and garlic fingers
    Tuesdays – Pita Pit
    Thursdays – Captain Sub (also Greco pizza and garlic fingers)
    Friday – Greco food options (lasagna, chicken fingers and tators, etc)
  • The milk program begins on Monday, September 17th.
  • There is no food option for Wednesdays at this time as Borrowed Kitchen will not be coming to Summerside this year.  If you have a suggestion, please let us know!
  • The September menu will run from September 17th to September 28th.  A new menu will be posted for October.
  • Any parents who did not pay their account in full in June will be unable to order until this is done.  This is the one piece of information that is carried over from the previous year.
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Welcome Back!

Our staff at Greenfield would like to welcome all students back to school on Thursday, September 6th.  We would like to especially welcome those students who will be coming to Greenfield for the first time.  We have many new staff members so we suggest you visit to our staff list on this site and see who is joining us this year.

To make our first day transition as easy as possible, we are hoping parents and students will follow these instructions:
1. Students who walk to school or are dropped off by parents should arrive at 8:30. Our breakfast program has not yet begun (more on that in a later post) and our start time is 8:30.
1. All kindergarten students will meet their teachers in the lobby.  Parents should say goodbye to their child here.
2. All Grade 1 students will go into the cafeteria to meet their teachers.
3.  All other students (Grades 2 to 6) will go to the gym. Numbers will be posted on the wall and students should go to the number of their grade.  Their teacher will meet them there and take them to their class.

Our first morning is a busy one and all staff will be on deck to help students get to their classes.  Parents should not expect to go to classrooms as this makes for many extra people in the building and it is a challenge to handle these numbers.  We encourage parents to begin the school year with the routine they will be following for the school year.

Many important papers and information will be coming home with students on the first day and we hope parents give them their attention and return those papers needs to be returned.

This website will be the main source of communication with parents so we hope you will encourage other parents you know to sign up.  As well, we now have Google calendar on this site which parents will find very helpful for checking dates.

We are looking forward to great year!

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