John Green PFC

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Welcome to John Green's Parent Faculty Club

DESTINATION IMAGINATION

Destination of Imagination (DI) information night:
Bring your students and come to a DI information meeting at John Green Elementary

6:30-8:00pm, Tuesday, August 23 at John Green MPR
6:30-7:30 pm Aug 23, DI information presentation by Sharon Kovalevsky (Best of the Bay DI Regional Director)

7:30- 8:00 pm, DI team and parent volunteer sign up with Helena Jin.
We will form the teams and register under John Green. PFC will subsidize partial registration fee for John Green teams.
For more information go to:   www.DestinationImagination.org

Or email Helena Jin at hjinumd@gmail.com

School Supplies Update

Thank you for all the parents who supported our School Supplies Program. All the missing school supplies from the missing pallet was delivered to our school on Thursday and we have delivered to all the classrooms on Thursday afternoon.

Thank you to Jenny Chow, Jasmyn Chow and Audrey Phan to help sort, organize and delivered to the classroom for our students to use for their first week of class. Should you have further questions, please contact Carmen Phan at johngreensupplies@yahoo.com.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - Tue Aug 30

Back To School Night for parents of Grade 1-5 students is on Tues, August 30.  During Back to School Night, you can sign up for various volunteer opportunities to help in the class such as Art in Action, Junior Achievement, possibly Character Education for some rooms (ask your teacher), Yearbook Photographer, and Room Parent.   Go tohttp://www.johngreenpfc.org/volunteer  for descriptions and to volunteer for other events and programs.  Please indicate if you like to be an event or program coordinator.   

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SUPPORT PFC-FUNDED PROGRAMS

Thank you to the parents who have already generously donated to the PFC during Fall Registration.  We are still short of our target to cover our budget for programs for the 2016-17 school year so 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.  As a token of appreciation for your financial support you may receive a yearbook, fleece blanket, or other spirit items if you donate by Sept 2.

Our school depends on your donations to the PFC to help fund the wonderful programs that we have at Green.  We’ve been fortunate to be able to bring in a wide variety of programs, but it is dependent on getting support from each family.  You are our major funding source.  Over 65% of all PFC funds collected are used exclusively for educational programs like Science Programs, Art, Music, Character Education and Field Trips. In addition, the funds provide assistance for Teacher and Grade level grants. Last year, the PFC made a tremendous impact on our music program by funding Orff instruments and Glockenspiels which helped make learning about music more fun and interactive. The PFC also organizes and funds many fun activities such as Gator Gallop, Fall Festival, Multicultural Night, Donuts for Dads, Muffins with Moms, and Talent Show.  Go to http://www.johngreenpfc.org/budget-2  to get more details.
      
​As our student population grows these programs cost more and without your donations, we would be faced with the difficult decision of what programs will have to be cut.  If you haven't already, please complete the PFC Fall Registration here:http://tinyurl.com/greenpfc2016 to donate and support these important programs for our children.  Please read our FAQs for more information.


We are so grateful for your donations and volunteerism in the past years, which have helped these programs continue on successfully.

PFC MEETING SCHEDULE

We held our first PFC meeting for the 2016-17 school year on August 16, and appreciate all the parents who attended to learn more about the programs that your donations go toward enriching your children’s experience at Green and all the hard work that goes into keeping them going year after year.  We appreciated your tireless support in past years and we are looking forward to working with you in the 2016-2017 school year.
We will be making changes to the future monthly meeting dates so please make sure to subscribe to the John Green PFC newsletter for updates and news on upcoming school events.
Have You Visited the John Green PFC Website?

If you have any questions or need information about the PFC supported events and programs, please go to johngreenpfc.org. The site is also mobile-friendly.

GATOR GALLOP BUSINESS SPONSORS

Welcome Back Gators!!! 
This year’s Gator Gallop will be on October 7th. We are currently looking for business sponsors for our Annual Fundraising event. 
Please contact Carmen Phan at johngreenpfc@yahoo.com for more information. Deadline for business sponsorship is August 22.

THANK YOU !!

Thanks to Kanchan Sehgal and Donna Tung for helping to welcome back our teachers and staff to the school year with a luncheon last Friday.  
The staff was very appreciative and it was a nice, relaxing way to end the first week of school.

SPIRIT WEAR - ONLINE STORE NOW

The JGES spirit wear online store is now open. Please note, SPIRIT WEAR WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE VIA THE ONLINE STORE. We will not be maintaining stock.  
In order to provide a cost-effective online solution and streamline the ordering and delivery process, the online store will only be open from Monday, August 15th through Wednesday, August 31st. One bulk delivery will be made by vendor and orders will be delivered to classrooms the week of September 19th.
The online store will close on Thursday, September 1st. It will re-open again in January 2017. Exact dates will be announced via the PFC newsletter.

http://www.johngreenpfc.org/shop

YEARBOOK ON SALE FOR SALE FOR $25 ! !

Yearbook On Sale for $25! GET YOURS NOW TODAY ONLINE       ONLY!!!

Get your yearbook now for $25 until Dec 31st, 2016. Prices go up Jan 1st, 2017
You can get your yearbook online today for $25, simply go
Here
School Order Number is 11470
YEARBOOKS are ONLY AVAILABLE VIA OUR ONLINE STORE! Don’t Miss out!

PARENTS AND 5th GRADE STUDENTS !!

We are looking for designers! This year, we are opening our design with our 5th grade students to participate. Training will be held during lunch time.

Yearbook Training with our vendor will be held on September 14 at 6-8pm at John Green MPR.

If you are interested in designing or helping out with yearbook or RSVP for training by September 9, 2016, please contact Yearbook@johngreenpfc.org

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. 

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.

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.