December 2, 2018
Remember to Smile!

Doing holiday shopping on Amazon?

Amazon purchases made through are eligible for a percentage back donation to Greenfield.
Select "Albert M. Greenfield Home and School Association" as your charitable organization of choice!

Advertise in the Greenfield Drama Playbill

Do you or someone you know have a business that could benefit from advertising in the Greenfield Drama Playbill?  This is your opportunity!
Over the course of five shows (2 in December & 3 in May) advertisers will be in front of 1000+ patrons of the Greenfield Drama Program.  Information for placing ads can be found at THIS LINK - all proceeds benefit the Arts at Greenfield.
Note: to guarantee inclusion for December performances, graphics/submissions must be received by 12/7.  Send questions to

Toy Drive

Student Council will host a toy drive for the next two weeks. All donations will go to The Holton's Toy Drive Organization. Student Council are requesting new and unwrapped toys for donations. The donation box will be located in the main lobby. 
Outsiders Auditions

The Middle School Spring Drama "The Outsiders" is underway! Auditions will begin Monday 12/17/18 and callbacks will be Thursday 12/20/18. Students who are interested in the Spring Drama Show must send an email to to schedule their audition. 

Students are encouraged to memorize a monologue that best fits the character they would like to play but it is not mandatory.  Please review the audition packet. Included in the packet is the character descriptions, monologues, liability and interest forms.   
Wake Up Wednesday

The Wake Up Wednesday that was scheduled for Wednesday, December 5th has been postponed. Stay tuned for more information.

Children's Literacy Initiative (CLI)  works with K-3 teachers to support children in becoming powerful readers, writers and thinkers.  Join  CLI 's Josephine Arcaro to discuss tips and tricks for encouraging your young reader's love of literacy, and tactics for complimenting  CLI 's methods at home!
Winterfest 2018
Middle School Fun Night
Friday, December 7
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
For Current Greenfield 5th-8th Graders Only

Students must submit a  signed permission slip with payment in order to attend . Deadline is December 4th.
* Volunteers Needed! We need your help to make this event fun! Please go to SIGN UP GENIUS to view the volunteer opportunities. 

Questions should be directed to .
Greenfield Auction Kickoff!
Wednesday, December 19
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 19th is the annual GREENFIELD AUCTION KICKOFF!

This years Greenfield Auction 2.0 will take place on March 15 at Hamilton Hall.  

While much of the planning and logistics can be carried forward, there's no doubt we need MUSCLE to help execute Greenfield's largest social and fundraising event of the year.  The most pressing needs are in Procurement (filling the room with those valuable and fun experiences & gift cards!) and Legacy (isolating a team to carry the torch NEXT YEAR!)  The leadership team is in place for this year, but no, we cannot do it forever, and NOW is the time to get involved to learn the ropes!  

Join us on December 19 to find out how YOU can get INVOLVED!
Winter Concert
Thursday, December 20
9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The music department is proud to present our Winter Concert. The concert will feature the string orchestra, choir, and concert band.

Parents, please make sure your children practice and are prepared to participate. This will be part of your child's second quarter instrumental grade.
Dates to Remember

Monday, December 3
Mindfulness Monday
8:30 a.m.

Friday, December 7
HSA General Meeting
7:45 a.m.

Friday, December 7
Winterfest 2018
Middle School Fun Night
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Monday, December 10
Mindfulness Monday
8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 11
School Advisory Council
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

December 13 and 
Friday, December 14
Lower School Drama
5:30 p.m.

Monday, December 17
Mindfulness Monday
8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, December 19
Auction Kickoff
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 20
Winter Concert
9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Friday, December 21
Dollar Dress Down Day
and Swag Sale

Dec 24 - Jan 1
Winter Recess
No School

Friday, December 28
Disney on Ice
11:00 a.m.
Wells Fargo Center
Counselor Corner
Greenfield Families: I will be away on parental leave beginning Wednesday November 28th and returning Monday, December 17th. Ms. Taryn Griffin will fill in for me while I am out. I will do my best to check and respond to e-mails during my absence, but please direct urgent matters to Principal Lazar. I look forward to seeing you all when I return.

School Counselor
(215) 400-7810, option 1
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.  

Got Uniform?
Order with our  uniform form.
Questions? Contact

Home & School MTG
Missed HSA meeting?
Minutes to HSA General Meetings can be found HERE.
Disney on Ice, Mickey's Search Party
Friday, December 28, 11:00 a.m.
Wells Fargo Center
The best gifts are experiences the family can share! HSA has the perfect holiday gift solution: discounted tickets to Disney on Ice! This is the kind of thing Grandparents LOVE to buy - guaranteed memories made.

Ticket buyers DO NOT have to be Greenfield community members. Pass on the details to friends and family and offer them discount prices while ALSO raising money for Greenfield!

Lower Level $35/Club Box Tickets $40

Order HERE.
News and Views

Student Council has purchased two new soccer goals and barrier netting that were requested by the student body. Attached are pictures of the students and the new soccer goals.

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