John Green PFC

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Welcome to John Green's Parent Faculty Club

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.

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

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

2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR APPROVED

2016-17 School Calendar Approved!

                

The School Calendar for the 2016-17 has been approved. Please find the important dates at this link: John Green School Calendar 2016-17

Fall Check-in will be on August 9 and first day of school is on August 15, see you then!


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

ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS

Fallon PFC is conducting an enrichment survey, make your voice heard for your incoming 6th grader.  

Please click on this link for the survey: http://goo.gl/forms/ra3iuA9R7brN14lJ3

GATOR PRIDE

Gator Pride!
John Green Elementary was featured in a OneDublin article about our Memorial Day Ceremony held on Friday, May 27 featuring guest speaker Major Jim Lyon (retired Army): 
https://onedublin.org/2016/06/03/green-elementary-school-students-learn-the-importance-of-memorial-day/​


On May 26, Green students helped Kids Against Hunger pack and decorate 20,520 nutritious meals for hungry kids around the world.  Thanks to all the parents who volunteered and to Armanino for providing extra helping hands!

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.

FIRST ANNUAL DPIE STEAM ENRICHMENT ACADEMY

Enrollment opens for First Annual DPIE STEAM Enrichment Academy tonight at midnight.

We have 26 talented teachers working in session 1, June 20 – July 1, and 18 teachers who will be teaching in session 2, July 5 – 15th.  I’m sure you will be impressed with the range of course offerings.  Click here for course details

DUSD SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGE

The DUSD has approved the changes to the 2016-17 school calendar with classes starting on August 15.  It is the district's expectation that our students will be in class on the first day of the 2016-17 school year.  But we realize that a small number of families may have made plans that cannot be changed to accommodate the earlier start to the school year.

If your family has unchangeable plans and your student(s) will not be in class on August 15. Please click on and fill out this form and return it to your school site.  School sites will need to be informed of these circumstances in advance.
If you have questions, please contact the Student Services Department at the district office or your school site administration.

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.

REMEMBRANCE TREE AND BENCH

We unveiled a wall display in the library during the bench dedication ceremony for Lynne Pedlowe.  Special thanks to Gina Selly, Nicole Clark, Kimberly Mehr and Danielle Cooper for helping with this project.

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!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

StopWaste has come to John Green!  Last week students attended an assembly to learn about the 4Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle and rot (composting). Students learned  where their waste goes and multiple individual waste reduction strategies. In addition to the assembly StopWaste has had representatives present during lunch to help show the students the proper way to dispose of their waste. 


We are looking for  parent volunteers that can help assist the students during lunch for the next two weeks to reinforce what they have learned. Lunch times are 11:20-11:40, 12:00-12:20 and 12:40-1:00. If you are able to help please contact Nicole Clark at volunteer@johngreenpfc.org

WASHING YOUR HANDS

Washing your hands is the best defense to avoid colds, flu and other ailments.  We will be starting the hand washing campaign and need parent volunteers to help teach our students how to stay healthy.  This program is chaired by a local pediatrician and teaches kids the correct away to wash their hands.  Not only does this program help our students stay healthy, but it helps to keep our families and staff at John Green healthy too.  If you are available on Tuesdays to help please contact Nicole Clark at volunteer@johngreenpfc.org

MENCHIE'S FROZEN YOGURT COMES TO GREEN

Come and get a cool treat after school and hang out with friends and make new ones. 


Menchie's will be coming after school every Thursday, weather permitting, to sell frozen yogurt.  There will be 3 flavors.  Chocolate, Vanilla, and a Sorbet.  The cost is $3 and 20% comes back to the school for every yogurt sold.  Please meet by the bicycle racks to let the fun begin and enjoy a delicious treat!!!

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The John Green Library is looking for parent volunteers for the 2015-16 school year.  The library volunteer is an ongoing position throughout the school year, but I also accept drop-in help or appreciate anytime that you may have available. 

John Green Media Technician, Derek Ngai is looking for volunteers on Tuesdays through Fridays from 8:45 am to 2:00 pm.  He  also may have needs for help if you are available after 2:00pm to the end of the school day.  There is no set shift or amount of time required, but most volunteers work about 30 minutes during the time of day and the day of the week that suits their schedule.  No library experience is necessary, but a brief orientation of the library will be given before your first volunteer day. Most of the time will be spent shelving books and organizing shelves, but there are other tasks such as labeling and prepping new books for the shelves.   He is also looking for parents who may be interested in helping with the decorative wall project for the library.

Please email Mr. Ngai some times or dates you may be available and then he can set up a brief orientation time.  For additional questions please email Mr. Ngai at 
ngaiderek@dublinusd.org or call 925 833-4200 ext 6608.

YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT PFC-FUNDED PROGRAMS

The John Green Parent Faculty Club is hard at work providing your students programs and events that enrich your children's experience at Green.  The PFC funds Classroom Materials, Science Programs, Field Trips, Grade-Level Grants,  Character Education and Anti-Bullying Programs and so much more.  We cannot provide these events and programs without your donations and volunteerism.  

As our student population grows these programs cost more and without your donation we are faced with the difficult decision of what programs will have to be cut.  Last year the PFC spent over $60,000.00 for educational programs, classroom and teacher resources, Art in Action, and other core programs.  Learn more.

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. 
To make your donation, please click on the Donate button on the right.

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.

PEACHJAR

We hope you are all enjoying our new Peachjar eflyer service and that you have signed up to receive information at your school sites. Remember that you control the frequency with which you receive this information. If you sign into Peachjar and go to "My Account" and then "Notification Preferences", you can control how often you receive updates on new flyers.  The Dublin Unified School District is constantly working to improve our communications with the community.