February 10, 2019
Announcements
Kindergarten Registration - Act Now!

Spots for the 2019-2020  Kindergarten class have filled up, and we have now moved to a wait list. If you have a child who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2019 we encourage you to come to school and register ASAP, so you have a better chance of getting a spot.
Greenfield Considered a MODEL School for 2017-2018

The School District of Philadelphia has released the School Progress Report (SPR) for 2017-2018. The SPR is a tool designed to help the District support, respond to, and improve schools. The SPR enables the District to track progress and growth of students against the District's anchor goals. 

Part of the SPR is based on results of the Parent; Student; and Teacher Surveys administered each year.  

Lend your Voice to the 2018-2019 School Progress
Report for Greenfield 

The District has opened the  Parent/Guardian Survey  and  Student Survey , which will be used towards Greenfield's 2018-2019 School Progress Report. We encourage all our families and students to participate. Instructions are below. Thank you for your attention!  

** For Parent/Guardian Survey  
  • To be completed for each child who currently attends a Philadelphia public or charter school
  • Need child's Student ID # (available on report card or from teacher)
  • To take survey: PARENT SURVEY

**For Student Survey 
  • To be completed by any student currently attending Grades 3-12 at a Philadelphia public or charter school
  • Need Student ID to complete survey
  • To take survey: STUDENT SURVEY
Help Us Get a New Playground

Greenfield HSA has begun a "Major Gifts" campaign to raise the funds necessary to undertake major capital projects without compromising the classroom programs that we presently support. Our first initiative is to raise funds to rebuild our outdated playground. Specifically, we intend to replace the playground's existing primary play structure and redevelop one of the school's two kindergarten play areas.
 
In furtherance of the HSA's playground project and in recognition of the fact that Greenfield's playground is the only publicly-accessible playground located in Center City West, the HSA was nominated to apply for a Keystone Opportunity grant in the amount of $100,000.00 from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (the "DCED"). However, the DCED requires the HSA to obtain a dollar-for-dollar match in order to qualify for the full amount of this grant. Therefore, if the HSA wishes to receive the benefit of the DCED grant, the HSA must obtain, on or before March 1, 2019, pledge commitments of no less than $100,000.00.

To achieve this goal, the HSA is asking parents to consider their personal networks to identify individuals or companies who share our commitment to improving our greater community. If you know of someone who may be able to make a pledge or you otherwise would like assistance in reaching out to your personal network, please email greenfieldhsa.fundraising@gmail.com . The redevelopment of our playground is uniquely positioned to benefit not just Greenfield's students but also the larger community of which Greenfield is a part.
 
Thank you for your consideration and support.
 
DeWitt Brown
Vice President, Fundraising
Albert M. Greenfield Home and School Association

Greenfield Events
School Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting
Tuesday, February 12
7:30 a.m.
Library

Please join us for our Winter Title I meeting. We will discuss the parent compact, and other Title I documents asking for parent input. We will also discuss SAC elections.
Wake Up Wednesday
How to Discuss Puberty with your T(w)een
Wednesday, February 13
8:00 a.m.
Library

Puberty can be exciting, awkward and confusing for children and parents alike. The goal of this workshop is to help parents discuss puberty, adolescence and sex with their children in a natural and conversational way.  After her enlightening and informative visit last year, Dr Aletha Akers joins us again on Feb 13 to lead a discussion on best practices for encouraging dialogue with your Tween/young adult.
 
Dr Akers is an adolescent gynecologist and medical director of Adolescent Gynecology Consultative Services in the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHOP. She is a faculty member of CHOP's Policylab and an expert in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, having conducted studies on how best to help parents to talk with their children about sex, how to encourage adolescents to wait before having sex and how to reduce pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection rates in teens.  
GLAMs Night
Thursday, February 21
7:30 p.m.
Tio Flores, 16th and South Streets

Please join us for Greenfield Ladies and Moms (GLAMs) Night.  Come meet for drinks, Mexican bites, and an evening out with the girls! Please contact Amy Arcaro at amygarcaro@gmail.com if you have any questions.  

IN THIS NEWSLETTER
Dates to Remember

Monday, February 11th
Mindfulness
8:30 a.m.
Library

Tuesday, February 12th
School Advisory Council
7:30 a.m.
Library

Wednesday, February 13th
Wake Up Wednesday
8:00 a.m.
Library

Monday, February 18th
President's Day
No School

Thursday, February 21st
GLAMs Night
7:30 p.m.
Tio Flores

Friday, February 22nd
Dollar Dress Down Day
and Swag Sale

Monday, February 25th
Mindfulness
8:30 a.m.
Library

Friday, March 1st
Teacher PD
Noon Dismissal

Friday, March 15th
Greenfield Auction
6:30 - 10:00 pm
Hamilton Hall
320 S. Broad Street
Engagement Corner

*Interested in taking on a leadership role? The HSA is looking for volunteers to shadow existing board members and committee chairs.  Please contact Rae-Lynne Tuzzo to get involved! 

Support the Annual Fund!
When you make a gift to the Annual Fund, you send a message to our kids and our community that quality public school education and enrichment matter.  

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Albert M. Greenfield School
2200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215)400-7810
Contact Caitlin Brown, VP Communications, Greenfield HSA at greenfieldhsa.communications@gmail.com with questions.