John Green PFC

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Welcome to John Green's Parent Faculty Club

​Dublin Integrity in Action’s Pieology Fundraiser!!!

MULTICULTURAL NIGHT - APRIL 21st 

Multicultural Spirit Day this Friday!!

Friday's Spirit Dress Up Day will have a multicultural theme.  Students and staff are encouraged to wear clothing relating to their heritage, or green/school shirts to show spirit.
Join us for John Green’s Multicultural Night
this Friday, April 21st from 6-8pm.

Come early and grab dinner from the food trucks at 5:30 pm at the picnic tables at Green.  We’ll have cultural booths, free food tastings, scavenger hunts, prizes and more.  At about 6:40pm, we will gather the kids for a parade of nations through the MPR which will lead into our performances starting at 7pm with lots of ensemble performances from around the world.
​See our flyer .


Come join in on the fun. There will be FACTS, FUN, FOOD and fabulous PERFORMANCES to represent our diverse community. We will need some volunteers to help make the event successful, please sign up below if you’re available to lend a hand, thank you!


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca4a823a3f85-2ndmulticultural

MUFFINS WITH MOM

Calling all dads.


Muffins with Mom is Friday, April 28th and volunteers are needed to make this event a success.

Similar to Donuts with Dad, this is a fun tradition that allows the students to enjoy the morning with their mom or other special woman in their life while having muffins, fruit and juice.

If you are able to help please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca4a823a3f85-muffins

​PUT A LITTLE STEAM IN YOUR CHILD'S SUMMER!

Dublin Partners in Education is happy to announce that enrollment in the 2017 Summer STEAM Enrichment Academy is now open and this year's program will be hosted in a new location at Green Elementary School at 3300 Antone Way in Dublin.

The list of courses is bigger and better than ever with 75 course offerings for rising kindergarten to 5th grade students. We think you will be excited by all the outstanding and fun course being offered by certificated & experienced teachers. 
The DPIE STEAM Enrichment Academy will be THE PLACE to be this Summer.

New this Year:

* Three Two-Week Sessions
     1. Session 1 - June 12 - 23 (10 days)
     2. Session 2 - June 26 - July 7 (8 days, July 3 & 4 are off days)
     3. Session 3 - July 10 - 21

* We offer both AM (8:30 - 11:30) & PM (Noon - 3) classes. You can sign-up for morning or afternoon classes or for both morning and afternoon, it's up to you.

To learn more about our courses go to https://www.dpie.org/summer/steam/

Look forward to seeing your students this Summer.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

Junior Achievement is an educational program providing 5 to 6 in-classroom lessons taught by parent or community volunteers on the topics of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship to students in kindergarten through high school.

JA programs are correlated to the California Content Standards for Social Studies for grades K-12 as well as the Common Core State Standards in English/ Language Arts and Mathematics. JA volunteers have an important role in delivering a practical life skills based program that provides enrichment for the students in a way they would not otherwise receive.

We are seeking a Junior Achievement Chairperson for next school year 2017-18.  Responsibilities include:

- Contact our District JA Rep in the beginning of the year and order kits for every classroom.
- Obtain from the PFC a list of volunteers who signed up during Registration and recruit volunteers for the remaining classrooms. Additional volunteer names should be collected during Back-to-School Night. We strive for 100% coverage - every class deserves to benefit from this curriculum.
- Schedule a training meeting with the District JA Rep. This will be an evening time slot for the new JA volunteers. The new Volunteers pick up their kits during the meeting. 
- Communication with volunteers, teachers, front office.
- Collect the JA bags and materials at the end of the year (volunteers can leave under the table by the Front Office, from where you collect them) 
- Arrange with the District JA rep to pick up bags at the beginning of the new school year.

The bulk of the work is at the beginning of the school year and then some follow up emails throughout the school year. All templates, emails, etc have already been created and can be reused.

For more information or if you are interesting in Chairing JA next year, email [email protected]

JOHN GREEN PFC BY-LAWS

Review of John Green PFC By-Laws

The John Green PFC Board has conducted a review of the organization's by-laws and is recommending amendments to the general membership.


DUBLIN PRIDE

Get ready for Dublin Pride Week!!

John Green will be celebrating Dublin Pride Day on Sat, April 29th by repairing
and repainting the sign for our Gator Garden.  More details will be coming soon.

Get Ready to Make a Difference!!

TILE WALL

John Green PFC is holding a tile decorating on the night of May 10th. This is will take place during the Art Night at the Green Picnic Tables from 5:30 - 8 PM.

This is an opportunity for Families who DO NOT currently have a tile placed at the cement planter to PAINT a tile that represents their family. This could be anything from Cultural to sports to special places that you and your family like to go along with your Family Name on the tile.  All items will be provided to you. Tile, Paint and the firing of the tile.  Stop by the tiled planter to get ideas and be inspired.

Sign your family up by emailing that you want to participate to [email protected]
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YEARBOOK PHOTOS

Upload your photos for upcoming March events in your classroom or grade - St. Patrick's Day, Spring events and any other candid or past events.  Please send us your top 10 best high resolution photos from your classroom.  Please upload ASAP via the eshare button at johngreenpfc.org.  Code is greengators.  Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions. ​

ORDER YEARBOOK 

Don’t Miss Out! We only have 90 copies left!
Yearbooks are ONLY Available Via our Online Store!

GET YOUR Yearbook ONLINE today!!!

You can get your yearbook online today for $30, simply go to:
https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/jobSearch/displayHome

School Order Number is 11470

You can get your yearbook online today for $30, simply go to:
https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/jobSearch/displayHome

School Order Number is 11470

YEARBOOKS are ONLY AVAILABLE VIA OUR ONLINE STORE! Don’t Miss out!

Here is a sneak peek at this year’s Yearbook Cover: 

Can’t remember if you bought a yearbook for this year?

Yearbook Order Center now allows customers to find out if they have an existing order.

1. From the Home, Yearbook, Yearbook Ads or Custom Gifts screens, the customer will be able to click a “Find the existing order” button.

2. Next, enter your email address in the pop up dialog box.

3. If an order is found for the email address entered, the customer will see an onscreen message and the corresponding, original confirmation email will be resent to the customer.                

4. Alternately, if not order is found, the user will be prompted to try another email address or contact the Yearbook Order Center help line.                

5. The email that is sent to the customer will match the original email receipt.

YEARBOOK NEEDS YOUR HELP

We are currently looking for fellow parents to serve on next year’s Yearbook committee!  We have a few months left for interested volunteers to shadow us for transition.

We are also looking for designers for this year. Please contact[email protected] if interested.

72 pages of this year’s book has been submitted and we are finishing our last 8 pages, if you have pictures that you haven’t submitted, please upload via our eShare portal directly from the PFC website or click on this link:http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/Index.jsp? code = greengators.

Our deadlines are coming up in a few weeks. Your immediate attention is greatly appreciated. We are looking for pictures from all Spring events!

NEW AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT FROM DPIE

New After School Enrichment from DPIE

DPIE (Dublin Partners in Education) is very excited to partner with Green Elementary to offer the following after school enrichment course on site:

DRUMMING WITH WHAT’S AROUND YOU
Grade Levels: 3 – 5
Dates: Fridays, March 17 – May 19
(9 instructional days: March 17, 24, 31; April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19)
Instructor: Danielle Felker
Room: A-27
Enrollment Fee: $150
 
Course Description: Ever had the urge to drum but don't have a drum set or other percussion instrument around to do so? In this class you can turn a chair, pencil, paper, flower pot, paint bucket or even your arms and feet into a percussion instrument! As a class, we will learn new rhythms and combine beats to create a cool ensemble using everyday items!

You can enroll online here.

GOT IDEA ? SHARE WITH PFC

Do you have a great idea, program or event you would like the PFC to consider?
Planning for next year’s PFC events will begin over the next few weeks and we’ll need to make sure the events are reserved on the school calendar by end of March.  If you have a great idea for an event for next year, please contact Gloria Cheng at [email protected] or you can fill out thisproposal form, follow these steps and plan on attending the next PFC meeting (every 3rd Wednesday of the month at JGES).

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FUNDRAISER SURVEY

Each spring, a member from the PFC organizes school supply orders for families who wish to order the recommended school supplies and have them delivered directly to the classroom before the start of school in August.

We are looking into having a school supplies fundraiser this Spring so that they can be purchased in bulk to save costs and allow the teachers to receive the supplies prior to and be prepared for the first day of school.  The estimated cost would be $30 per student.  This is being re-sent to increase participation: https://goo.gl/forms/8DSGJx6jQwIgEQEl1

Please note: Teachers may continue to request additional supplies just for their classroom but the cost should be nominal.

JOHN GREEN'S 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Green Elementary will be celebrating its 10th year anniversary this fall.  
We are currently seeking volunteers who would like to participate in the planning committee.

If you’re interested, please contact Gloria Cheng at [email protected]


CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Mr. Shannon's class for winning the Golden Sneaker Contest!  They enjoyed a class celebration with a visit from Goldie who awarded them with the Golden Sneaker trophy.

Congratulations to Sophia Gekko, the winner of this month's Walk & Roll raffle, enjoy the electric scooter!

GET CONNECTED WITH THE PFC

Find out how to contact PFC board members, what happens at PFC meetings, how to make a proposal, view the Treasurer’s Reports to see your donations at work, and much more by visiting the PFC website (http://www.johngreenpfc.org) and clicking on the About Us link from the top navigation menu.  Feel free to explore the website and give us your feedback!

THANK YOU 

Thank you to all the families who participated in our Inaugural Easter Egg Hunt.

Students and their families celebrated beautiful Spring weather, hunted eggs and enjoyed plenty of treats from the bunnies. We would like to recognize the following students for donating their time to stuff more than 3800 eggs for the event: Kaitlyn Tirona, Kalie Tirona, Audrey Phan, Gemma Moussa, Lauryn Burguillos, Alexa Burguillos, Aeshna Patel, Caitlyn Arca, Emma San, Ella San, Hannah Burroughs, Samantha Burroughs, Sophia Ignacio and Mikayla Ignacio.

And a big thank you to the following parents who helped supervise and set up on the date of the event: Alma Moussa, Arlene Burguillos, Nael Burguillos, Brijeeta Patel, Pat Burroughs, Wendy Viola, Nicole Clark, Kit Chen, Jenny Chow, Sara Tirona and Carmen Phan.


UPCOMING PFC SPONSORED EVENTS

Please mark your calendars for these fun and exciting activities we have planned for our kids and families:

April 21             Multicultural Night*
April 28             Muffins with Mom
April 29             Dublin Pride Day*
May 1 - 5          Teacher Appreciation Week

*We still need chair/co-chairs for these events, please contact [email protected] if you’d like to volunteer.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.  ~Sherry Anderson

MENCHIE'S FROZEN YOGURT COMES TO GREEN

Come and get a cool treat after school! Menchie's will be coming after school every Thursday ( from 3pm until approx 3:30pm), weather permitting, to sell frozen yogurt. 

Please meet in the front of the school by the bicycle racks to purchase your delicious treat! Portions of the proceeds goes to the school which helps fund PFC-sponsored programs and events.

HELPFUL TIPS

Parking/Drop Off Area Reminders: Student safety is of the utmost importance. During the first week of school there is more traffic than normal. Please take special care when dropping off or picking up your student. Park your car in appropriately marked areas only. The parking lot has been marked with Staff/Visitors and there are limited Visitor spots. Please park along Antone, Oak Bluff, or North/South Bridgepointe.

The driveway in front of the school are drop off/pick up zones only. Please do not leave your car unattended when dropping off or picking up your student. To drop off or pick up in the loading areas, your car should be against the curb. It is unsafe to load or unload away from the curb. Please drop your student off at the front of the school only. For more information about drop off and pick up, please see the Traffic Map on our website athttp://tinyurl.com/jr4pujn


Kindergarten Parents: please note that Kindergarten students must be escorted to their classrooms by a parent. There is no before- or after-school supervision for Kindergarten students. 


A Note from The Principal, Dr.Lorianne R. Ventura. 

NEW SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEMBERS

New School Site Council members!
                           
We would like to extend an official welcome to our new School Site Council Members for the 2016-17 School Year:
-Olga Bahu, Parent of a current 4th and 1st grader (Olga also has two older children that attended Green and two little ones that will be future gators!).
-Jose Martinez, Parent of a current 4th grader.
-Jyoti Sarin, Parent of a current 1st grader.

Returning for their second year of their 2 year term next year are:
Preeti Dharia and Clevester Hines

Thank you to our outgoing parent members that have completed their second year: Chairperson, Albert Lee, Secretary, Patrick Ignacio, and Parliamentarian Priti Parekh.
Thanks also to our staff members for serving this yea
r: Erin Conner, Tammy Ficarra, Fran Natale !
All the best,
Joe Romagna

JOHN GREEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NAMED AS GOLD RIBBON SCHOOLS

JOHN GREEN ELEMENTARY has been awarded The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award 2016, award to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program. 

The Gold Ribbon Award was formally presented to John Green Elementary last Thursday night. Pictured are Speech and Language Pathologist, Ashlyn Houston, School Secretary, Ellen Silky, Superintendent, Dr. Stephen Hanke, Principal, Joe Romagna, Trustee, Dan Cunningham, Assistant Principal Brieann Estep

The Gold Ribbon awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

THE JOHN GREEN JOURNAL

See and read the latest from our Green student journalists!
https://sites.google.com/a/dublinusd.org/the-john-green-journal/

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

Do you know what a digital tattoo is?  Do you know how to recognize and report cyberbullying?  How can you make learning about digital citizenship fun for your kids?  Dublin Unified has created one-stop shopping for teachers, students, and parents/guardians on the topic of Digital Citizenship, follow this link for more info: http://www.dublin.k12.ca.us/Page/10380

DUSD FACILITIES MASTER PLAN

In August 2015, the DUSD has selected LPA, Inc. to develop a 10 year Facilities Master Plan (FMP).  The entire process has been documented online and can be accessed at this link:
http://www.lpamasterplans.com/dublin-usd/dublin-usd-fmp/ 
The priorities for each school in the district including Green can be viewed from this website as well as FAQs from the community.  The Board of Trustees will be reviewing the plan in their meeting on April 26.

CALENDAR INFORMATIONAL RELEASE

The District is providing information out to our school community about the potential school-year calendar change. This information release includes a Q&A regarding the topic as well as information about where feedback and input will be given. Thank you!

STAY INFORMED!

Do you want to know when important events are happening at school?  The PFC sends a bi-weekly newsletter that keeps you up-to-date on events, activities, and other happenings at the school.  Don't miss out on important information, subscribe to the John Green PFC Newsletter by signing up here.

A FEW SAFETY REMINDERS

Morning drop off and afternoon pick up are busy at John Green. With over 900 students trying to get to school at the same time the streets are packed with cars, bicyclists and pedestrians.  As winter is approaching bad weather only makes this process more difficult and potentially dangerous.  Please remember the following simple tips and together we can help keep our children safe:
 
1. Drive slowly and watch for pedestrians and bicyclists.
2. Cross the street at a crosswalk.  Crossing in the middle of the road is dangerous and makes it hard for cars to see you. While it is faster to simply cross the street, doing so comes at a great risk. Further, we want to model appropriate behavior for our students so they can make responsible choices when they are older.
3. Always wear your helmet while you are riding your bike, scooter, or skateboard.
4. Put your cell phone away.  Whether you are driving or walking your cell phone is a distraction, and even a quick glance at your phone can be dangerous.
5. Be patient and leave a little extra time to get to school.  When we rush we are more likely to make a mistake or not see everything that is going on around us.