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Welcome to John Green's Parent Faculty Club

JOHN GREEN ELEMENTARY SUPPLY LIST 2016-2017

Great News! You can now access John Green 2016-2017 School Supplies Lists on your mobile devices and online. Please visit Teacherlists.com and get more information.
This App is very easy to use and teachers will be updating each classroom lists all year long. Teachers List had also forwarded 2016-2017 to our local Target Retail stores.

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

John Green PFC would like to thank all the parent volunteers who made this an amazing year for our students.  We have the most dedicated and passionate volunteers who selflessly give their time, talents and heart into making John Green a great place.  
Thank you!
“Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.”  ~Author Unknown

2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR APPROVED

2016-17 School Calendar Approved!

                

The School Calendar for the 2016-17 has been approved. Please find the important dates at this link: John Green School Calendar 2016-17

Fall Check-in will be on August 9 and first day of school is on August 15, see you then!


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.

FIRST ANNUAL DPIE STEAM ENRICHMENT ACADEMY

Enrollment opens for First Annual DPIE STEAM Enrichment Academy tonight at midnight.

We have 26 talented teachers working in session 1, June 20 – July 1, and 18 teachers who will be teaching in session 2, July 5 – 15th.  I’m sure you will be impressed with the range of course offerings.  Click here for course details

DUSD SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGE

The DUSD has approved the changes to the 2016-17 school calendar with classes starting on August 15.  It is the district's expectation that our students will be in class on the first day of the 2016-17 school year.  But we realize that a small number of families may have made plans that cannot be changed to accommodate the earlier start to the school year.

If your family has unchangeable plans and your student(s) will not be in class on August 15. Please click on and fill out this form and return it to your school site.  School sites will need to be informed of these circumstances in advance.
If you have questions, please contact the Student Services Department at the district office or your school site administration.

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!

YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT PFC-FUNDED PROGRAMS

The John Green Parent Faculty Club is hard at work providing your students programs and events that enrich your children's experience at Green.  The PFC funds Classroom Materials, Science Programs, Field Trips, Grade-Level Grants,  Character Education and Anti-Bullying Programs and so much more.  We cannot provide these events and programs without your donations and volunteerism.  

As our student population grows these programs cost more and without your donation we are faced with the difficult decision of what programs will have to be cut.  Last year the PFC spent over $60,000.00 for educational programs, classroom and teacher resources, Art in Action, and other core programs.  Learn more.

If you haven't had an opportunity to make your donation we are suggesting $100.00 per student.  This is only 56 cents per day of academic instruction. 
To make your donation, please click on the Donate button on the right.

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.