September 8, 2019
This Week's Ram Report
 
This week's newsletter is chock-full of important information. Here are some of the highlights:
  • We have added even more fun, enriching after school programs. Check them out below!
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for our fantastic Dinner on the Green event on September 13th. Sign up HERE.
Greenfield Announcements
New Faces Around Greenfield

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We would like to welcome the following new teachers and staff to the Greenfield Community:
  • Mr. Husein Noorani, Grades 7-8  Learning Support
  • Ms. Jessica Sweet, Grades K-3 Learning Support
  • Ms. Michele Perloff, Nurse
  • Mr. Ryan Hinkle, Building Engineer
Share your warm smiles and welcomes as you meet them!
After School Clubs and Activities
Middle School Soccer Meeting

cartoon-soccer-ball.jpg A brief soccer meeting will take place Tuesday September 10 at 3:05 in room 214. The practice and game schedule will be given out at the meeting. Please make sure all physicals are handed in to Mr. Bentz by Monday September 9.
Girls on the Run (GOTR)
Grades 3-5
Mondays and Wednesdays
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline to register for the Greenfield Girls on the Run (GOTR) Lottery!

GOTR inspires Third through Fifth Grade girls to be confident and healthy using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Registration is $175 and scholarships are available.
A computer-generated lottery will be held on Monday, September 9 to select 15 girls for the Fall session to fairly conduct registration. 

Practices are Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. REGISTER at: https://www.gotrphiladelphia.org/
School Choir
Grades 3-8
Homeroom Periods

Greenfield Choirs are starting up again! Choir is open to any student in 3rd through 8th grade who would like to join. The choirs perform in the Winter and Spring concerts.
 
Middle School Choir is open to students in 5th - 8th grade and will meet from 8:21 - 9:00 on Wednesdays. (This is the homeroom period)
 
Lower School Choir is open to students in 3rd and 4th grade, and will meet from 8:21 -  9:00 on Thursdays. (This is the homeroom period).
 
In order to join choir, students and their parent/guardian will need to fill out a choir contract (linked above) and hand it in to Ms. Wieland. Choir begins on Wednesday, September 11th for middle school and Thursday, September 12th for lower school. 
Spanish Club
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Grades 1-3
Wednesdays
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
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Want to learn Spanish? Then join Greenfield's Spanish Club, taught by Bilingual Butterflies award-winning Spanish program.

Cost: $173/student with 15% sibling discount. Need-based scholarships available.

Elementary Art Club
Grades 3-5
Wednesdays
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Art Room

Sign up for Elementary Art club for fun and interesting workshops! Topics include Intro to Comic Drawings, Decoupaged Treasure Boxes, and Embroidery for Beginners.

Flyer and more information HERE.
Middle School Art Club
Grades 6-8
Thursdays
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Art Room

Sign up for Middle School Art club for fun and interesting workshops! Topics include Charcoal Self-Portraits, DIY Custom FunkoPop Figurines, and Embroidery for Beginners.

Flyer and more information HERE.
Homework Club
Monday and Thursday
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Need homework help? Greenfield teachers are heading up Homework Club!

Send your child to homework club to support their success at Greenfield!  Sign up or drop by the Library for an hour of assistance.

For more information and the signup form, click here.

Chess Club
Lower School (K-4)
Tuesdays
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Are you interested in learning to play chess?

Do you know how to play chess already?

Are you a team player with a positive attitude?

 
If you answered yes to the above questions, consider joining Greenfield's chess club!

Flyer and signup form here.
German Club
Lower School (K-4)
Mondays
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Greenfield's German Club is about to begin! 

Classes will be offered through the German Society of Pennsylvania. 

 

Flyer and signup form here.
Student Voice
Middle School (6th-8th grades)
Thursdays
3:00 p.m.

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Are you interested in leadership and community service? Do you want to make a difference in your school and the community that surrounds it? If so, then join Student Voice!


 

Last year, members of Student Voice made a significant impact on the world. Learn more and find out how you can get involved.

Lower School Drama Program
Thursdays and Fridays
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


 
Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in auditioning for The Addams Family.  We're excited to get back on the stage!

Please note: At this time, the program is full.  Please feel free to email to get on the wait list if you remain interested.  Thank you.

Email greenfieldhsa.drama@gmail.com with questions.
Middle School Sports Forms
 
In order to play for any of the Greenfield Middle School sports teams, students MUST have a completed physical evaluation. When your child receives a physical exam, please have the physician complete and sign the following form:
Greenfield Events
Mindfulness for Caregivers
Mondays
8:30 a.m.
Library
 
Greenfield HSA offers parents and guardians FREE Mindfulness Meditation classes EVERY Monday morning in the Library.

Being a parent or caretaker can be stressful. These FREE Mindfulness Meditation classes are an incredible opportunity to step out of your busy world and into a space that gives you the freedom, without judgment, to live in the moment and to manage stress. 

Click  HERE to read about the benefits of mindful meditation.

No need to register, just sign in at the office and obtain a visitor pass.  Contact  Amy Arcaro with any questions.
Used Uniform Sale 
Tuesday, September 10 and Wednesday, September 11, 
8:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m., Yard
 
Here is your chance to purchase gently-used uniforms. Price for all items is $1.00. 

Please contact Graham Bailer ( gmbailer@gmail.com with any questions.

If you still have uniforms to donate, please bring them in on Monday!
Wake Up Wednesday
Meet Non-Classroom Staff
Wednesday, September 11
8:15 a.m.
Library
 
Come out and spend some time speaking with Mr. Lazar and Ms. Stern and learning about the library with Ms. Brenda.  We may have a few other famous Greenfield staff on hand as well.
Dinner on the Green
Friday, September 13, 
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Play Yard
 
Join us for Greenfield's annual Welcome Back Picnic under the Stars!

Come mingle with old (and NEW) friends on the Greenfield school yard.

We'll provide tables, chairs, lighting, and entertainment. BYOP(icnic) and blanket! Movie for the kids at dusk.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SET UP AND BREAK DOWN! Please sign up HERE.
Back to School Night
Tuesday, September 17, 5:30 p.m., Auditorium
 
Meet your child's teacher and learn more about the school and classroom expectations. This is an adult-only evening. Details coming.
Rita's Water Ice Fundraiser
Thursday, September 19th
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Rita's Water Ice
2124 South Street
 
Please join us at Rita's Water Ice (2124 South Street) on September 19th as we kick off a 10 day fundraising event to benefit Greenfield and a neighboring school.  

Beginning at 4 pm, Greenfield teachers and staff will begin serving water ice until 7 pm.  Rita's will generously donate 20% of all sales that evening and 10% of all sales until September 29th to Greenfield 

BUT you have to bring a school supply with you in order for Greenfield to benefit.  All school supplies that are collected will be matched by Rita's and then donated to Chester Arthur.  

So stop by Rita's with a pack of expo markers, a box of tissues, or a composition book and enjoy a cup of water ice to benefit Greenfield and a neighboring school!
DOGs Night
Thursday, September 26th
8:00 p.m.
Callahan's Grille
2615 South Street


 
Join Dads of Greenfield (DOGs) for 
Thursday Night Football. Happy hour pricing on drinks and food specials!
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Dates to Remember
 
Monday, September 9
Mindfulness
8:30 a.m.
Library

Tuesday, September 10 -  Wednesday, September 11
Used Uniform Sale
8:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m., Yard

Wednesday, 
September 11
Wake Up Wednesday
Meet Non-Classroom Staff
8:15 a.m.
Library

Friday, September 13
Dinner on the Green
6:30 - 9:00 p.m., Yard

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

Tuesday, 
September 17
Back to School Night
5:30 p.m., Auditorium

Thursday, 
September 19
Rita's Water Ice Fundraiser
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
2124 South Street

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

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

Wednesday, September 25
Wake Up Wednesday
8:15 a.m.
Library

Thursday, 
September 26
DOGs Night
8:00 p.m.
Callahan's Grille

Friday, September 27
PD Day
No School

Monday, September 30
Rosh Hashanah
No School
Counselor Corner
*High School Selection *

Our eighth graders can submit the online high school application beginning Friday, September 20, 2019 UNTIL Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm. 

The 'High School Checklist' contains information about critical tasks that must be completed throughout this process. Please refer to 'High School Application Components' and 'How to Choose Five High Schools' for an overview of the process and how to narrow down your choices. Please encourage your children to complete the 'Student Brag Sheet' which must be given to teachers when requesting a letter of recommendation. 

*504 Plans*

If your child has a 504 plan, Ms. Stern shared it with your child's teachers prior to the start of the school year. These plans are reviewed annually and Ms. Stern will contact you with more information about this review process. 

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Feel free to reach out to Ms. Stern, school counselor, at 215-400-7810 (option 1) or at jestern@philasd.org with any questions.

Jennifer Stern, M.Ed, LPC
School Counselor
Phone: 215-400-7810 
Option 1
Fax: 215-400-7811
jestern@philasd.org
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2200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215)400-7810
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