John Green PFC

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Welcome to John Green's Parent Faculty Club

PFC Survey

Please Fill out the PFC Survey by June2nd


Are you Happy with our current PFC? We want your voice to be heard! Your Valuable Opinion Matters!

Time flies!  As we are wrapping up this current school year, PFC needs your help. Our current and incoming PFC Board would like to hear from you.  We have put together a survey and would like to get feedback from you as we prepare for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please give us your honest opinion as these results will help us to plan for the new school year.

If you would like to be entered into a raffle for the PFC parking space during the months of Aug, Sept, and Oct 2017, please include your name and email at the end of the survey.  We will select one name for each month.  Please click on this link and submit your survey by
midnight on June 2:

https://www.memberplanet.com/s/johngreenpfc/2017parentsurvey

Thank you in advance for helping our school continue to grow and improve!

PFC Board

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DONATION DRIVE


ATTENTION: School Supply Donation Drive for 2017-2018 School Year

John Green is making an update to how school supplies will be provided to the classrooms for the 2017-18 school year.  Instead of each student purchasing their school supplies individually from the school supplies list for each grade level, the PFC will be bulk ordering these supplies for the classrooms and asking for a $30 donation for each student.

There are many advantages to this which benefit both the teachers and students including having all supplies sorted and available for students to use on the first day of school and also saving money and time for our families.

NOTE: As with school supplies in the past, teachers may still request specific items throughout the school year for special projects in their classrooms.

You can make your donation two ways:

1. Pay by CC online here or from the johngreenpfc.org website.

2. Send an envelope to the office labeled “School Supplies” with cash or check made out to “John Green PFC”

Thank you for supporting school supplies for our children!

PFC BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED

We Need You!
We are still looking for parents interested in the VP, Treasurer of Budget and Accounting, and Director of Programs positions.  The VP and Director of Programs can be Co-positions to share the responsibilities.  Please contact Gloria at [email protected] if you are interested.


If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please contact Gloria Cheng at [email protected]

2017-2018 SCHOOL CALENDAR

Please find the important dates for the next school year at this link.

Fall Check-in will be on August 8 and first day of school is on August 14, see you then!

REIMBURSEMENT

$$$ Reimbursements from PFC? Pssst...pass it on...

Whether faculty, staff or parent, the due date to submit a request for reimbursement is by Friday June 2, 2017 for any PFC-reimbursable expenses for the 2016-17 school year.  If you require an exception for any reason please contact [email protected] by the same date, June 2, 2017.

To submit for reimbursement please fill out the Request for Reimbursement form, attach receipts, and put in PFC mail slot in main office.  Forms can be found in the mail slot and also here on the PFC website.


Once reimbursed, please cash all reimbursement checks for the 2016-17 school year by June 30, 2017 which is the last day of the PFC fiscal year.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and helping us close the financial books on time for the year.  If you have any questions or concerns please email [email protected]

Happy Summer from the PFC Treasurers!

​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.

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]


YEARBOOK UPDATES

Thank you for contacting and supporting John Green Yearbook.

2016-2017 Yearbooks are all distributed and sold out. If you haven’t received your yearbook from your teacher, please email [email protected] or reach out to your teacher or school office.

In order to continue our Yearbook tradition, we are still looking for volunteers to serve on next year’s Yearbook committee! Thank you in advance! Please contact us via [email protected]

THANK YOU 

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

Thank you for the time, creativity, energy and dedication this school year!  Hope you to have a safe, fun, and relaxing summer. See you in August!

John Green PFC


Thank you to the chairs of the following programs this past school year:

Art in Action: Carmen Martinez

Junior Achievement: Hennah Rahman

Yearbook: Carmen Phan, Dee Michetti

Math Kangaroo:  Shalini Pareek

Engineering Fair: Laura Kim

GATE and Destination Imagination:  Helena Jin

Safe Routes to School: Bettina Cruz and Sonika Jayaswal

School Supplies: Carmen Phan

Webmaster:  Priyanka Roy

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

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.