John Green PFC

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Welcome to John Green's Parent Faculty Club

WALK AND ROLL

This Wednesday, May 17, is our last Walk and Roll to School day.

There will be 2 walking school buses departing at 8:00 AM.

- Dublin Ranch Pool (S. Dublin Ranch Dr. and Blackstone Way)

- Dublin Ranch Golf Clubhouse  (corner of Fallon Rd. and Signal Hill Dr.)

If you walk or roll (bike, scooter, or carpool) to school, don't forget to pick up your raffle ticket on the blacktop for a chance to win an electric scooter!

A raffle ticket will be given to each student who participates up until the 8:20AM bell (for grades 1-5) and the 8:35AM bell (for Kindergartners).

PFC MEETING

Our last PFC meeting for this school year on Wed, May 17 at 6:30pm in the music room.

The general session is from 6:30-7:30pm.  We would love for you to meet the current board as well as the principal and our two teacher reps.  It will give you an opportunity to get a head start on the transition as we prepare for the next school year.

PARENT OPEN HOUSE

Thursday May 18th from 6-8pm

OPEN HOUSE begins at 6:00 PM with teachers in their classrooms for you to see student work throughout the year.  This is a relaxed and informal evening for teachers, students, and families to connect.

JGES ART SHOW

JGES Art Show

Thursday, May 18th
​5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
MPR Room 

This year, the AIA art show is on the same night as Open House. 

Please come early and check-out the great art work from all of our students.​

We need volunteers to help with set up and clean up, please use the link below to sign up. Thank you!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49adac28a46-jges1

CELEBRATE

150 Years of Education in Dublin
Saturday, May 20th
1 to 4 p.m.
Dublin Heritage Park

LAB FAIRE

Monday, May 22, 2017 6.00pm
Fallon Middle School MPR

FALLON ENGINEERING LAB

Fallon Engineering Lab is hosting a community maker exhibition and robot competition. Makers of all ages are invited to showcase their maker talent. Watch our robots compete against each other in exciting games!

Sign up to showcase your own maker project: fallonengineeringlab.weebly.com

Click here for flyer

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DONATION DRIVE

ATTENTION: School Supply Donation Drive for 2017-18 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.  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 also make your donation online here or from the johngreenpfc.org website.  Thank you for supporting school supplies for our children!

PFC BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED

Last Call for PFC Board Nominations !!!

We are still recruiting board members for the 2017-18 school year.  

Elections must be held before the end of the current school year so that we have an operating board during the summer to prepare for the next school year.  

For more information, please review the nomination form here:http://www.johngreenpfc.org/2017%20PFC%20Nomination%20Form-3.pdf

If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please contact Gloria Cheng at [email protected]

​PUT A LITTLE STEAM IN YOUR CHILD'S SUMMER!

Dublin Partners in Education is happy to announce that enrollment in the 2017 Summer STEAM Enrichment Academy is now open and this year's program will be hosted in a new location at Green Elementary School at 3300 Antone Way in Dublin.

The list of courses is bigger and better than ever with 75 course offerings for rising kindergarten to 5th grade students. We think you will be excited by all the outstanding and fun course being offered by certificated & experienced teachers. 
The DPIE STEAM Enrichment Academy will be THE PLACE to be this Summer.

New this Year:

* Three Two-Week Sessions
     1. Session 1 - June 12 - 23 (10 days)
     2. Session 2 - June 26 - July 7 (8 days, July 3 & 4 are off days)
     3. Session 3 - July 10 - 21

* We offer both AM (8:30 - 11:30) & PM (Noon - 3) classes. You can sign-up for morning or afternoon classes or for both morning and afternoon, it's up to you.

To learn more about our courses go to https://www.dpie.org/summer/steam/

Look forward to seeing your students this Summer.

NEW AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT FROM DPIE

New After School Enrichment from DPIE

DPIE (Dublin Partners in Education) is very excited to partner with Green Elementary to offer the following after school enrichment course on site:

DRUMMING WITH WHAT’S AROUND YOU
Grade Levels: 3 – 5
Dates: Fridays, March 17 – May 19
(9 instructional days: March 17, 24, 31; April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19)
Instructor: Danielle Felker
Room: A-27
Enrollment Fee: $150
 
Course Description: Ever had the urge to drum but don't have a drum set or other percussion instrument around to do so? In this class you can turn a chair, pencil, paper, flower pot, paint bucket or even your arms and feet into a percussion instrument! As a class, we will learn new rhythms and combine beats to create a cool ensemble using everyday items!

You can enroll online here.

GOT IDEA ? SHARE WITH PFC

Do you have a great idea, program or event you would like the PFC to consider?
Planning for next year’s PFC events will begin over the next few weeks and we’ll need to make sure the events are reserved on the school calendar by end of March.  If you have a great idea for an event for next year, please contact Gloria Cheng at [email protected] or you can fill out thisproposal form, follow these steps and plan on attending the next PFC meeting (every 3rd Wednesday of the month at JGES).

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 Gloria Cheng at [email protected]


GET CONNECTED WITH THE PFC

Find out how to contact PFC board members, what happens at PFC meetings, how to make a proposal, view the Treasurer’s Reports to see your donations at work, and much more by visiting the PFC website (http://www.johngreenpfc.org) and clicking on the About Us link from the top navigation menu.  Feel free to explore the website and give us your feedback!

YEARBOOK

On behalf of the JGES, we want to thank you to the Yearbook Photographers, Ms. Battershell, Mr. Shannon along with the Yearbook Club for your dedication to making this a book full of memories for our John Green community to cherish throughout the years to come. We would like to thank the JGES Staff and the PFC for your support and all of our GATORS, students and parents, for being a part of our wonderful school.

Special Thank you to our Yearbook Club Members who gave up their fifth grade lunches to design the pages in our book:  Adib A, Sindku K, Anisha P, Eesha R, Sanjitha S, Katarina S, Aarya U and Angelina W. Parent Designers: Allison Chuck, Danielle Cooper, Lyla Farmer, Anu Gupta, Mamta Mehta, Melissa Pascua, Pradnya Umrani, Dili Wang, Sean Wu, Dee Michetti and Lana Nguyen.

Thank you to Anvi Dadia and Ashwini Wagle for helping out with the behind the scenes work.

Most of our yearbooks are sold and we are working on consolidating our reports and our final distribution this week.

Thank you to the following volunteers who helped to organize, sort, count and physically moved the yearbooks last week as we would not have been able to distribute the books without their help: Olivia Yun, Nancy Elkhatib, Nancy Lue, Nicole Clark, Sara Tirona, Vi Arca, Poonam K, Jenny Yung, Sonika Anard and Carmen Phan.

A Big Special Thank you also go to Ms. Ellen Silky and Dr. Ventura for helping us to print the labels, sort and distribute the rest of the books. We appreciate your patience as we are still finishing our reports.  If you have purchased your yearbook last week, we are still in the process of getting these books accounted for and will be distributing them shortly. We are getting at least 5-10 inquiry emails daily, please be patient and provide us with ample time to correspond. The dust jackets just came in today and they will be distributed shortly.

In order to continue our Yearbook tradition, we are still looking forvolunteers to serve on next year’s Yearbook committee!

Thank you in advance! Please contact us via [email protected].


Can’t remember if you bought a yearbook for this year?

Yearbook Order Center now allows customers to find out if they have an existing order.

1. From the Home, Yearbook, Yearbook Ads or Custom Gifts screens, the customer will be able to click a “Find the existing order” button.

2. Next, enter your email address in the pop up dialog box.

3. If an order is found for the email address entered, the customer will see an onscreen message and the corresponding, original confirmation email will be resent to the customer.

4. Alternately, if not order is found, the user will be prompted to try another email address or contact the Yearbook Order Center help line.

5. The email that is sent to the customer will match the original email receipt.

THANK YOU 

Family Art Night

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Family Art Night.  Fun was had by all.  We would like to especially thank the volunteers who helped before, during and after the event.​

Tile Wall

Thank you to all the families that participated in the Tile Wall Art Project.  We had a great turnout at John Green.

We would like to thank the following volunteers who helped make this event such a success:  Nina Kamatani, Tanveen Chopra, Heidi Klapprott, Sean Wu, Sally Attalia, Erick Sasaki, Lesley O'Flynn, Steve Ficarra and Chiao Zielinski.

Look for your Tile Artwork to be hung in the very near future.

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Hope all the mothers enjoyed a special Mother’s Day celebration.  A heartfelt thank you to the 2nd grade teachers and students for hosting a lovely Mother’s Day Tea last Friday with touching performances, yummy treats and beautiful flowers.

MENCHIE'S FROZEN YOGURT COMES TO GREEN

Come and get a cool treat after school! Menchie's will be coming after school every Thursday ( from 3pm until approx 3:30pm), weather permitting, to sell frozen yogurt. 

Please meet in the front of the school by the bicycle racks to purchase your delicious treat! Portions of the proceeds goes to the school which helps fund PFC-sponsored programs and events.

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. 

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

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.