John Green PFC

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Programs, Events and Services

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Below are some of the programs, events and services funded , partially funded or supported by the PFC.  Thank you for parent and faculty/staff volunteerism and donations which help support these initiatives.

Art in Action brings the colorful world of art to the classroom!  Led by parent volunteers, pre-selected art lessons are brought into the classrooms for an hour 6 times a year.

Breakfast Book Club is held every second Wednesday of the month.  The club encourages reading in a fun environment for all grade levels.  Breakfast is served by volunteers.  Children then go into their reading group which is led by parent volunteers.  Children receive a different book every month.

Junior Achievement are pre-planned lessons to teach children real life business practices into the classroom.  Bring real world experiences to the classroom using a program developed by the Junior Achievement organization. 

An annual yearbook of students, staff, and fun, is prepared by parent volunteers who photograph students, create, publish and sell the book.

Soul Shoppe’s programs supports kids by giving conflict resolution tools that allow them to step up for each other as allies.   Soul Shopped mission is to create safe learning environments that bring forth a culture of compassion, connection and curiosity, eliminating bullying at the roots. Innovative, interactive and highly effective programs in the form of assemblies and in class workshops give the entire school community an experience of empathy, transforming not only our behaviors but the very ways we see each other. Character Education in form of banners and books support these efforts, in addition to the school's Character Traits recognition of students.

Destination Imagination (DI) is an international, educational program that enhances the growth and learning students receive in the classroom. Teams of students solve one of six open-ended Challenges in the fields of STEM, fine arts and service learning and present their solutions at tournaments (Pilot program supporting John Green teams at various grade levels)

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students designed to introduce computer science, to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.  Along with school support, classrooms will opt to spend one hour during the one week in December on tutorials from

Engineering Day or Family Engineering Night celebrates how engineers make a difference in our world, and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents.

Family Science Night is an evening of hands-on science activities for students and their families to do together. These can be several nights with different topics and can alternate with Family Math Night.  Science assemblies and grade-level science grants are also funded by the PFC and sponsored/championed by a John Green faculty member.

STEM/STEAMProgram is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.  Additional classes focusing on the above areas of learning fosters kids to think critically and solve complex problems. (This is a still a pilot program)

Family Art Night allows students and families to enjoy an evening of art, fun and creativity.

Green’s very own science fun fair is held in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR).  Children prepare a science experiment, create a science board, and the board is displayed at Green’s science fun fair.  The fun fair is held during an evening for all families to attend.

Walk and Bike to School Days emphasizes the importance of safer and improved streets, healthier habits, and less traffic.  Occurs every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

 Math Kangaroo is an international competition with a vision of promoting greater commitment to the study of mathematics through the use of interesting problems and positive reinforcement.

Spiritwear is the sales of JGES logo apparel and other items to show school spirit

Parents have the option to purchase school supplies.  Volunteers coordinate and distribute school supplies ordered.

Walk through California and Walk Through American Revolution

Supporting grade-level music

Playground equipment

Writer's Workshop

Gator Gallop is a run/jog/walk-a-thon and John Green’s primary FUNdraising for the year!  This event encourages students to participate by collecting donations from friendly faces while promoting the importance of physical fitness.

Fall Festival is an annual carnival-like celebration and community event with games, food, and lots of fun!

Trunk or Treat is where kids trick or treat from trunk to trunk!  Volunteers decorate the trunks of their cars and pass out candy. 

Red Ribbon Week is the national drug prevention week.  Promotes and encourages children to make good choices.

Winter Wonderland Gift Shop is a fun event for students to shop for inexpensive holiday gifts and surprise their families!  Holiday Boutique may also occur one evening in December where adults can do some holiday shopping from local vendors while kids shop at the Winter Wonderland shop.

Read Across America is a national week-long event to encourage the love of reading for all children. There are various reading events and may include a book exchange.

Multi-Cultural Night celebrates the diverse cultures that make up our school, as well as the world. Enjoy food, art, music and cultural learnings at this fun-filled event which emphasizes acceptance, peace, tolerance, unity and diversity.

A fun morning for Dads to have breakfast with their children before school.

A special morning for moms to share breakfast with their children before school.

Dublin’s very own annual town parade.  Held on a Saturday morning in March for St. Patrick’s Day.  John Green’s students and staff will dress in their Green spirit wear and proudly march in the parade.

A national celebration of our wonderful teachers. A teacher luncheon and fun treats for the teachers are planned.  Room parents will coordinate something special for their teachers.

Family Movie Night is a fun and relaxing night for families to camp out and watch a family-friendly movie together.

Coincides with Dublin’s Pride Day which is usually held on a Saturday.  Volunteers will come together and help clean Green’s campus by picking up trash, do some weeding, maybe some necessary painting or upkeep.

Talent show is an event where participants perform talents of singing, dancing, acrobatics, acting, drumming, martial arts, playing an instrument, or other activities to showcase skills.

A fun day to promote physical fitness and to celebrate the end of the school year

Allergy assemblies help children understand what food allergies are, and what they can do to help keep everyone with food allergies safe. 

Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.  Hand washing campaign teaches kids the above behaviors and it's importance.

Child's emergency preparedness kit is purchased so classrooms will have the necessary kits.
The above programs and events are made possible by the support and donations of John Green families and friends to the PFC.  In addition, John Green Elementary School also have various in-school and after school programs and services outside of the PFC, including but not limited to, Student Council, Run Club, Garden Club, Peacemakers, Newspaper Club, Band, Safety Patrol, GATE, Wellness, Character Education, D.A.R.E., Play 60, Writer's Workshop, Book Fair, and Recycling/Stop Waste program.  Programs like these from the school and the above PFC initiatives make our school very special and a place of enrichment, learning, and growth of all students in our community.