February 9, 2020
The Ram Report: highlights for the week ahead
  • As we pass the half-way point in our school year, we want to say thank you for always caring about our school and our community. Your contributions of time, talent, and money are spectacular.  
  • Join us this week for Wake Up Wednesday, as we have our second presentation in our popular Singapore Math series.
Have a great week!
Greenfield Announcements
Sad News for the Greenfield Community

It is with a heavy heart that we report the the sad news of the passing of one of our teachers. Patrick Sommer passed away on February 2, 2020 after a 2 year battle with cancer. Patrick was beloved in our community and will be missed. In his eleven years at Greenfield he touched many lives as our K-2 Autistic Support teacher and our upper grades Learning Support teacher.  Patrick was eager to help all that needed his support.  We will miss his smile, laugh and caring that were always present even in hard times.
Love Your Playground Chefs' Dinner
Wednesday, February 12th
7:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
City Kitchen, Reading Terminal Market
Tour begins at 6:15 p.m.

When you buy a ticket to our Love your Playground Chefs' Dinner you're making a donation to our playground. 
It's an investment in the safety, smiles and laughter of our community's children for years to come.

You also receive an incredible dinner experience planned, donated, executed and shared with members of your Greenfield community. Our menu prepared by Wm. Mulherin's Sons' Jim Burke, Y ards' Kristina Burke, Miles Table's Mike Lynch, Loco Lucho's Rafi Nieto and Vedge's Kate Jacoby includes: 
  • 5 seasonal hors d'oeuvres
  • empanadas (picadillo, cheese steak, veggie)
  • winter beet salad
  • braised short ribs with celery root puree
  • seafood paella
  • mini faux cheesecake,
  • chocolate bites
  • spiked ice cream floats
  • beer provided by Yards Brewery
  • wine provided by Bloomsday Café
Tickets are $200 per person. A limited number of VIP packages are available at $250 per person and include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Reading Terminal Market hosted by its General Manager, Anuj Gupta.
This event is not limited to our Greenfield community so please invite your friends and family! You don't have to be a school parent to enjoy this incredible evening. Reserve your spots by Tuesday, February 11th! 

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, March 27, 2020

The Auction is an incredible night - the food, drinks and of course the company are exceptional. But the Auction wouldn't be an Auction without the...auctioning! WE NEED YOUR HELP.
Greenfield Auction: To The Future
The proceeds from this year's auction will create a Technology Fund to support the purchase of Chromebooks and Smartboards to offset wear and tear and obsolescence, and provide enrichment opportunities in coding, robotics and computational thinking.
YOU can support Greenfield's Auction by donating an item or soliciting donations from neighborhood businesses that you frequent. 
Do all of these things via our Auction website.

You can also print out our Donor Letter and Donor Form and take them around to area businesses.

Reach out to greenfieldhsa.auction@gmail.com to share a contact or update us on your solicitation efforts.
Greenfield Events
Wake Up Wednesday
Singapore Math
Wednesday, February 12
8:15 a.m.

Wonder what  Singapore  Math is all about? Join fellow Greenfield parents and families for an overview of our  Singapore  Math curriculum.  

Learn about how it aligns with mathematical thinking and learning in grades K-3, and take away strategies to support your child's mathematical thinking and learning at home and in everyday activities.

Click here to enlarge the flyer.
Dates to Remember

Monday, February 10
8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, February 12
Wake Up Wednesday
Singapore Math
8:15 a.m.

Wednesday, February 12
Love Your Playground
Chef's Dinner
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Reading Terminal Market

Monday, February 17
Presidents' Day
No School

February 19-23
Skirt Fundraiser

Thursday, February 20
HSA General Meeting
6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 24
8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 25
Family Dinner Night at SPIN
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
211 S 15th Street

Friday, February 28
Noon Dismissal

Saturday, February 29
Greening Greenfield
Cleanup Day
9:00 a.m.

Saturday, March 21
DoGs March Madness Event
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
City Tap Room

Friday, March 27
Greenfield Auction 
To The Future
Rockwell Gym
Volunteer Opportunities

Please review the available volunteer opportunities for this school year. Please sign up for an event you'd like to help with, and the chair of the event will reach out to share more details. We look forward to a successful 2019-2020 school year!
Lunchtime Volunteers

The lunchroom is a busy space for our children. We are hoping to add some parent volunteers to the K-4 lunch periods in the cafeteria to ease some of the chaos and help the kids eat lunch quickly. 

Please consider signing up for a lunch period to help. Please reach out to Reva Batheja Ruiz if you have any questions. Reminder: to volunteer your clearances must be on file in the front office. 
Greenfield has Venmo!

Please consider making your Annual Fund gift through Venmo. Venmo allows us to accept donations without fees, and it's easy to use. Simply scan the QR code above, visit @greenfieldhsaphila through the Venmo app, or click HERE.
Outside After School Programs
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News and Views
Last Saturday, eight 6th and 7th graders competed in the Southeastern Pennsylvania First LEGO League Regional Championship. They prepared 3 separate presentations for judges, and built and programmed a robot to complete multiple challenges, all related to this year's theme - City Shaper. Congratulations to all team members for a job well done, and for being one of only five teams from Philadelphia to qualify for this event!

Albert M. Greenfield School
2200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Contact Caitlin Brown, VP Communications, Greenfield HSA at greenfieldhsa.communications@gmail.com with questions.