John Green PFC

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Welcome to John Green's Parent Faculty Club

Green Talent Show - We need parent volunteers asap!

We are in need of at least two parent volunteers to Chair the Green Talent Show coming up in March.  Please come forward and help us keep this fun tradition alive for our kids!

So far we have one parent interested, but are hoping more come forward to share the responsibility and help with planning the event.  Previous chairs can share their documentation and forms so you're not starting from scratch.

We are stretching our deadline to friday Friday Feb 9. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested.

​DIA - Bowl - a- Rama

​DPIE - Dublin Partners In Education STEAM Enrichment programs coming to Green!

Spring Session enrollment begins mid-February.  Session runs March 12 - May 30th.  There is a dynamic selection of courses covering Science / Technology / Engineering / Arts / Math.  Each course is held once a week at Green.  Proceeds are donated directly back to our School, Student Council and PFC.  To learn more about our DPIE STEAM Afterschool Programs visit: www.dpie.org/afterschool.  Rich Boschetti will be coming our next PFC meeting on February 21 @ 6:30pm to give a short presentation on the program.  All parents are welcome to attend, so please mark your calendars!.  After the meeting, there will also be a chance to meet and greet the PFC board members.

​Open positions on the PFC Board

Director of Programs - this position has been vacant since May 2017.  Even though we have amazing parent volunteers that are running most programs, we are actively searching for someone that wants to get involved, get their voice heard, and make a positive impact to the wonderful enrichment programs that are run by the PFC.  If you are interested, please contact [email protected]

Treasurer of Budgets and Accounting - we have a wonderful parent that has been leading this role for more than a year and would love some assistance this year to eventually transition the role.  If you have an accounting or finance degree and have the passion to contribute to the school, please consider contacting the president for more info at [email protected]

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.