John Green PFC

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Welcome to John Green's Parent Faculty Club

Gator Gallop Fundraising  

Thank you to all of you that have donated so far!  We are still far from reaching our goal to enable us to fund our wonderful enrichment programs for our kids and community.  We would like to emphasize that all of the donations are going back to the school as the event was run entirely by our wonderful parent volunteers and there is no third party obligation or involvement.  If you have not had an opportunity to pledge or send in your donation, please do so soon.  We have extended our deadline to  October 20th.  

Emergency Preparedness Week Oct 16-20 Drills

  • Monday, October 16th : Fire Drill (time TBD)
    • Expect a PHONE CALL COMMUNICATION after the drill. This is an area of growth for us. The drill is toward the end of the day.
  • Tuesday, October 17th : Shelter in Place at approximately at 11:00 AM
    • Expect at least two email communications (at the start and the conclusion)
  • Wednesday, October 18th : Earthquake, evacuation and implementation of disaster teams at 10:00 AM ( Please note: all other schools in DUSD are participating in the great shake on October 19th )
    • Expect up to three email correspondences (At the start, during if appropriate, at the conclusion)
  • Thursday, October 19th : Lock Down Drill at 9:00 AM
    • Expect two email correspondences (at the start and at the conclusion)
  • Friday, October 20th : None​

Red Ribbon Week October 23-27 2017

In honor of Red Ribbon Week, John Green will be hosting the following Spirit Days.

Monday: We are RED-Y to fight the war on drugs!  Wear red!
Tuesday: “ Strikeout Drugs”! Wear your favorite Baseball Shirts/ Hats
Wednesday: “Warriors against Drugs”! Wear your Warrior Jersey’s/T Shirts
Thursday: “Future’s Bright, No Drugs In Sight”! Wear your College gear
Friday: “Our School is Drug Free”! Wear Green

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat 
Volunteers needed asap to chair/co-chair upcoming events (or events will be cancelled!)
United Nations "UN" Day - Oct 24th - EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED IF NO CHAIR BY 9/30
Fall Festival - Oct 27th - EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED IF NO CHAIR BY 9/30
Trunk or Treat - Oct 27th

If you are interested in chairing or co-chairing any event, please contact Kanchan Sehgal at [email protected]

Fall Festival is on Friday, Oct 27th. This is a very popular and fun event among the John Green community.  Thanks to the previous chairs, we have a lot of documentation on how to run this event and reusable decorations so you are never starting from scratch.  We need the chairperson(s) for this event as soon as possible if we want this event to happen and keep this tradition going!!!
Family Science Night
Catherine Baker hosts family science night at Wells Middle School

KONA ICE IS COMING TO GREEN!

Come and get a cool treat after school!  Kona Ice will be coming after school every Thursday, starting Thurs, Sept 7.  Please come to the front of the school by the bus loading zone to purchase your delicious treat!  Portions of the proceeds goes to the school to help fund PFC-sponsored programs and events.

 YEARBOOK ANNOUNCEMENT

The 2017-2018 Yearbook is through a different vendor, AP Visions. The previous yearbook’s vendor was Herff Jones. If you purchased a 2017-2018 yearbook online, please be sure your receipt shows AP Visions. If you inadvertently purchased through Herff Jones, please contact Principal Ventura. Please use the following link:  https://apvisions.com/sites/john-green.html

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!

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!

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 Saba Aleem.

HELPFUL TIPS

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. Parking/Drop Off Area Reminders: Park your car in appropriately marked areas only. There are limited Visitor spots in the parking lot. Please park along Antone or Bridgepointe. The driveway in front of the school is for drop off and pick up 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.

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

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: https://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.

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.