March 1, 2020
The Ram Report: highlights for the week ahead
  • Did you miss the last General HSA meeting? You can find the minutes HERE
  • Auction tickets are now on sale! Don't wait to buy your tickets - buy them now to save money! See details and registration link below.
Have a great week!
Greenfield Announcements
Help Us Plan the Auction!

The Auction is less than a month away and there is still lots of planning to be done.  Please come to one or more of our Auction planning meetings during March to learn how you can help us in these final weeks.  Our meetings are right after drop off on March 4, March 9, March 18, and March 24. Stay tuned for the location of the meetings each week or email  greenfieldhsa.auction@gmail.com  if you'd like to help out.  We hope to see you on Wednesday in the library.
Debate News!


Mr. Staab would like to congratulate Abi Kwon and Reese Covalle for taking 1st Place once again. The team of 8th Grade girls went undefeated to take the trophy home and Reese also took home the top speaker award as well. 

7th Graders Shayna Vegaga and Jaden Gillion also did amazing, winning their first two rounds and narrowly missing out on a perfect 3-0 performance. 

Students were debating the new Winter/Spring topic about the US adopting a nationwide $15 minimum wage. We compete again at Central High School in March.

 
YOU'RE INVITED! 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

The Auction is ONE MONTH AWAY!

Last year's event was a HUGE hit. We've kept what's been working - an online silent auction, live auction for all classroom art and distribution and T-shirt sales at school the following week. But this year we have a bigger, exciting new space - Penn's Rockwell Gym!
 
Don't wait to get your tickets! Advance tickets are just $50 each. 
Tickets at the door will be $75! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE!
 
Amazing items up for grabs - art, memorable culinary experiences, vacations, gift cards and more!
 
But the Auction isn't JUST bidding!
It's about our incredible COMMUNITY!
It's about amazing FOOD & DRINKS! 
It's about a worthy CAUSE! 

It's about a worthy CAUSE! 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.
 
We thank you for your love and support of Greenfield.
Greenfield Events
Wake   Up   Wednesday
Childhood Mental Health Issues
Wednesday, March 11
8:15 a.m.
Library

On February 26th, we were joined by expert Tiiu Lutter from Child Guidance Resource Centers to talk about childhood anxiety, depression and mental health issues, recognizing and communicating about sensitive topics including self harm. Join us for the second part of this series, where parents can learn how to recognize signs and talk about these issues. This session will follow up with a round table discussion.
DoGs Event
March Madness
Saturday, March 21
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
City Tap Room
100 N. 18th Street



Join Dads of Greenfield (DoGs) for March Madness!

  • Private room with buffet lunch and TVs to watch 2nd round of NCAA basketball tournament.
  • $10 for pizza and wings, tax and gratuity extra.
  • $1 donated to Greenfield by City Tap for each Dale's Pale Ale purchased.
  • No need to pay in advance, cash or cards at the event.
  • Raffle and 50/50 to benefit Greenfield!
If you have never been to a DoGs event (or if it's been awhile!) please RSVP HERE and join us!
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Dates to Remember

Monday, March 2
Mindfulness
8:30 a.m.
Library

Wednesday, March 4
Auction Planning Meeting
8:30 a.m.
Library

Monday, March 9
Mindfulness
8:30 a.m.
Library

Monday, March 9
Auction Planning Meeting
8:30 a.m.
Location TBD

Wednesday, March 11
Wake Up Wednesday
Children's Mental Health
Part 2
8:15 a.m.
Library

Monday, March 16
Mindfulness
8:30 a.m.
Library

Wednesday, March 18
Auction Planning Meeting
8:30 a.m.
Location TBD

Friday, March 20
HSA General Meeting
7:45 a.m.
Library

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

Monday, March 23
Mindfulness
8:30 a.m.
Library

Tuesday, March 24
Auction Planning
8:30 a.m.
Location TBD

Friday, March 27
Greenfield Auction 
To The Future
Rockwell Gym

Monday, March 30
Mindfulness
8:30 a.m.
Library
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.
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