John Green PFC

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Welcome to John Green's Parent Faculty Club

BACK TO SCHOOL

Thursday, August 17: Back-to-School Night – Grades K - 1
Principal’s Presentation – State of School – 5:30 PM in the MPR
Classroom Presentations – 6:00 PM

 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

THANK YOU!

HUGE thank you to all the families who donated so generously at Fall Check-in so we can continue to provide all the wonderful programs and events for our students, staff and community.  

If you haven't done so already, please make sure to register and donate to the PFC including school supplies, emergency kit, and 5th grade promotion.  Here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/greenpfc2017 There is no need to create an account, just click on the button that says "Click Here to Complete Your Fall Check-in".  By registering, you'll also be added to the newsletter mailing list for this school year so you can keep up to date on everything that's happening at John Green.

We're making solid progress towards our goal for the School Supply drive, thanks to all the parents who've already made their $30 contribution per student.  However, if we don't reach our goal, funds may need to be reallocated from school programs and events in order to recover the costs for the supplies that are being provided for all students in the classroom this year.  Due to purchasing these items in bulk, the cost for each student is much lower than purchasing these items on your own.  Please make sure you've made your contribution!

The John Green Spirit Wear store is open!  Here is the link: https://stores.inksoft.com/john_green  Please make sure to order your spirit wear before the store closes on Sept 4.  Your order will be delivered to your child's classroom by mid to late Sept.  Thank you to Anu Gupta for all her efforts as our chair for Spirit Wear.  If you have any questions or would like to help with spirit wear distribution, please email her at [email protected]

We would also like to thank the following parent volunteers who helped at Fall Check-in (we hope we got everyone, apologies if we missed your name!):
Anu Gupta, Tanveen Chopra, Sree Kamisetty, Aimee Chan, Vi Arca, Cindie Fong, Erick Sasaki, Susan Ngim, Betty Wang, Maira Asad, Chiao Zielinski, Olga Bahu, Kimberly Mehr, Sheetal Patel, John Hwee, Albert Lee, Shruthi Manish, Dung Lay, Meena Mann, Anvi Dadhia, Gargi Mukherjee, Sara Tirona, Kanchan Sehgal, Saba Aleem, Gloria Cheng, Pinal Vaidya, Cheryl Sud.

KINDERGARTEN WELCOME PICNIC

Thank you to all of the Kinder families who came out to our first annual Kindergarten Welcome Picnic.  We had over 50 families attend, both new Kinder families and veteran Kinder families! It was so great to see many of the families mingling with one another, and most importantly, for the Kindergarteners to meet and play with their new classmates before the start of the school year!  Special thanks to Cheryl Sud, PFC Secretary and new Kinder Mom, for organizing the picnic.  And lastly, thank you to our sponsors, Sitter Friends, Academic Plus and The Coop for providing food, drinks, and face painting for everyone to enjoy!

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.