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General Philip Schuyler and ​the Baroness Frederika Von Riedesel
Visit Greenwich Central School

The fourth graders at Greenwich Central School took a trip back in time as they were visited by two famous individuals who lived through the Revolutionary War; General Philip Schuyler and the Baroness Frederika Von Riedesel. Both individuals told their experiences of what life was like during the Revolutionary War, especially during the Battle of Saratoga, which was a turning point in the war for the American cause of Independence.

This visit was an excellent way to enrich the learning experiences of the fourth grade students in regards to the Revolutionary War, as the students had studied the importance of this war in the classroom, and were conducting independent research on the topic. A special thank you to Bill Reynolds and Debbie Bailey, both of Greenwich, for bringing this experience to our students at Greenwich Central School.


Flag Day Ceremony
Wednesday, June 14th at 9:00 am

The Greenwich Elementary School is excited to announce its upcoming Flag Day ceremony. Flag Day is an important day to celebrate what makes our country great. Our Flag is a long lasting symbol of how wonderful it is to be an American. The students will be singing patriotic music like America the Beautiful and It’s a Grand Old Flag. The winner of the Elks’ essay contest will be sharing the winning essay on the importance of honoring our country’s flag. Several area groups have been invited to participate in our ceremony including the VFW, the American Legion, and the Ladies Auxiliary. We encourage all area veterans to attend so that we may thank them for their service to our country. Prior to the ceremony there will be a reception for the honored guests in the Primary Cafeteria beginning at 8:30. It is going to be a wonderful ceremony. We look forward to seeing you there!

PRISM Club 2016-17

prismPRISM facilitators Deb Pearson and Lisa Towne would like to announce that PRISM club meetings for the 2016-17 school year will resume on Monday, October 17.

We meet after school in room 82 of the Middle Grade Building two Mondays/month.  PRISM is a Loss and Coping Group developed for students in grades 3-6 who have experienced the death of a loved one.

In our 15+ years as a school-based club, our student members have found that reflecting, making memorial crafts and sharing coping strategies with others who have experienced loss can be very helpful.  And we usually have a lot of fun!

Registration forms are available in the Middle Grade Office.


Greenwich CSD AIS for 2016-2017 School Year

  • All students performing below the median scale score between a level 2/partially proficient and a Level 3/proficient on a grade 3-8 English language arts (ELA) or mathematics state assessment shall be considered for AIS.
  • Upon identification of a student for consideration for AIS, the district will use a district-developed procedure applied uniformly at each grade level that considers a student’s scores on multiple measures of student performance.

    • The Greenwich Central School District reviews and considers student specific historical data of student performance and
      benchmark assessments when making AIS determinations
    • AIS placements are fluid and students are regularly monitored and evaluated to determine whether a student should remain
      enrolled in AIS
  • The Greenwich Central School District determines whether a student is required to receive AIS based on a review of multiple measures and then utilizes their RTI plan to monitor the placement of individual students.
 

 

Greenwich Central School District Launches Mobile App
to Keep Community Informed and Involved

Greenwich Central School District has launched an official mobile app designed to enable parents, staff, students and the broader community to stay informed and up-to-date on important issues, information and activities underway within the school community. The free app, which proudly displays the school’s logo, colors and content, can be downloaded for Apple iOS and Android via their respective app stores.
 
Developed in partnership with SchoolMessenger, the leading provider of communication solutions for education, the new app will provide families with 24/7/365 access to calendars, lunch menus, directories, events, sports schedules and more. New information feeds will continue to be made available in the app over the coming school year.
 
“Our new, official mobile app empowers everyone in the community to stay connected and up-to-date on the information that they want and need directly from their mobile device,” said Greenwich Central School District Superintendent Mark Fish. “It’s another great example of our commitment to communication, as we know that in order for families to get involved in school activities and functions they must first be informed of them. We are excited about how our new app will help us communicate more effectively, and hope it leads to a stronger, more connected school community overall.”
 
Highly secure and flexible, the school’s new app is built on a communication platform that permits the district to manage and share content easily. Key features include:
Lunch menus and payments
Sports schedules
Staff Directory
District Calendar and Upcoming Events
SchoolTool Parent Portal
Superintendent’s Blog
 
With budget limitations a reality for schools throughout the nation, SchoolMessenger was able to partner with the district to deliver this affordable new communication channel. In addition, the company will manage hosting and technical updates and provide 24/7 support.
 
“We look forward to continuing to work with the Greenwich Central School District to help reach its goals for effective and accessible communications throughout the entire school community,” said Nate Brogan, vice president of Marketing, SchoolMessenger. “Parents today are busier than ever and rely on their mobile devices to connect them to the information that matters most. SchoolMessenger allows schools and community members to stay connected through a robust mobile platform that will continue to evolve based on their needs.”
 
About SchoolMessenger
 
SchoolMessenger is the leading provider of communication solutions for education. Thousands of school districts, public schools, colleges, universities, private schools and other educational facilities in all 50 states depend on the company’s innovative solutions, including the SchoolMessenger notification service and Talk About It anonymous communication service. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. For information, visit http://www.schoolmessenger.com or call 888.527.5225.

Act With Respect Always

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Coach Rich Johns’ ‘Act With Respect Always’ visited Greenwich elementary students in grades 1-6 to share his program aimed at “personal character development and leadership for life.”
 
Act With Respect Always is a “pay it forward” movement, stressing the importance of one’s personal character. Coach Johns asks students to focus on their 99%. “Your 99% is what others who don’t know you see- your goals, struggles, ambition, and passions, anything and everything that make up your character.  The program looks at each person as a leader and stresses teamwork, kindness, empathy, respect, self-discipline, courage and honesty, amongst other key traits. Coach Johns strives to make everyone aware of their daily actions. What’s your 99%?