MAP Testing begins today, 4/15. MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child's academic growth. Looking for more information or tips on how to prepare your child for a successful week of testing? Visit the link shared here: https://dese.mo.gov/map-information-parents
Classrooms around the world, including our 3rd grade classes at Greenfield, were able to tune in to a Skype in the Classroom broadcast event. We explored with Dr. Jane Goodall how to make a difference in our own communities! Dr. Jane and the Jane Goodall Institute team answered questions in the live chat. Our 3rd graders had many questions for her and her team. Dr. Jane Goodall is one of the biggest changemakers in history. She believes in the power of young people motivated to make a difference.
Reminder: The Greenfield R-IV School District will release early on Friday, April 5th at 1:00 pm for teacher professional development. Elementary School students will begin releasing at 1:00 pm and JH/HS students will be released once buses arrive from the Elementary School.
Don't forget, the Elementary Spring Book Fair begins TODAY! There will be a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. The book fair is located in the Elementary Library and will be open April 1st - 5th from 8:00am - 4:00pm. Come see Mr. Land and get lost in a great book!
REMINDER, This week the kids will be completing their Math-a-thon booklets for St. Judes. We are extending the due date for donations to be turned in to April 5th so the kids can show what they completed in the math booklet. This fundraiser is in honor of one of our own Wildcat students. Thanks for all your efforts to raise money for St. Jude's.
Pie Day in the Little Cat room means a whole different thing than Pi Day, or March 14. Our Pie Day was yesterday, March 20, when one of our classmates was rewarded for being one of the students bringing the most cans for our food drive. Monroe happily earned the the task of throwing pie in Ms. Boss’ face. Our class attended the assembly for this occasion. After the event was over and we returned to class, Monroe said “I love Pie Day!” and everyone agreed, it was indeed fun.
The Greenfield High School Child Development Class joined students in the Little Cat room today. These high school students are a fantastic group of sophomores!!! This morning they brought noodle necklaces for the preschoolers to make and take home. This activity helps students develop eye-hand coordination, pincher grip and practice fine motor skills. Thank you for the beautiful necklace to wear home and all the fun!!!
Reminder, school will be released at 1:00 pm today, Thursday, March 7th for Parent Teacher Conferences. No school Friday, March 8th for Teacher Professional Development and no school next week for Spring Break. Enjoy the time off and see everyone back on Monday, March 18th.
On Saturday, Greenfield Elementary, along with 21 other schools came together for a district honor choir performance. The Greenfield honor choir is under the direction of Lynn Beeson. A select number of students rehearsed all day, and had a performance for parents Saturday afternoon. Congratulations to all the students and their amazing talents.
The Greenfield High School Child Development Class has been coming to visit preschool on Thursday mornings. Last week these high school friends made playdough for the students in the Little Cat room to explore and play with. Today, the high school friends brought books to read to us. Books about trains, farm animals and turtles. While the high school friends are here, preschool students practice listening, communication skills and have a lot of FUN!!!
In the Little Cat Room, we have been writing letters, making Valentines and mailing it all in our classroom mailbox. On Wednesday, we each donned the Postman outfit to deliver our own valentines to each of our friends mailboxes. We decided delivering mail was a lot of work!!! But, oh so much FUN!!!!
The pre-school recently received new computers. These little computers can do many things!!! They look like a miniature computer and can fold and rotate into a tablet. Students in the Little Cat room have been practicing paths of movement, beginning letter writing, learning songs, identifying numbers, counting quantities and so many other fun educational activities. It is our hope that students will learn the value of technology to be used as a tool for investigation and innovation. Thank you Greenfield Administration and Board of Education!!!
Students in the Little Cat Room began a unit about the Postman and mailing letters. Today, we read about many different types of mail, letters, cards and advertisements. We wrote our own letter to a friend in our classroom, addressed the envelope and placed stamps on it. (Thank you, Ms. Reid) Once our letter was ready, we walked to the office to see Ms. Rachel. Ms. Rachel sees the postman everyday, and she said she would give our letter to him so that he could deliver it to our friend. We also wrote letters to each other that we mailed in our classroom mailbox to be delivered to friends here at school. This was a really fun activity!
SPIRIT WEEK GREENFIELD ELEMENTARY February 5th,6th,7th,8th Each day this week we, (Students and Staff) of Greenfield Elementary will support our WILDCATS! We will be participating in themed dress-up days for COURTWARMING! Let’s show the community that the Elementary has the most SCHOOL SPIRIT! Courtwarming Spirit Days Tuesday 2/5/19: Twinsie Tuesday (Students and staff are encouraged to wear the same clothing as another student to look as much alike as possible.) Wednesday 2/6/19: Crazy Hair, Crazy Socks (Students and staff are encouraged to get creative with your hair and put on some crazy socks. Non-permanent hair dye only.) Thursday 2/7/19: Pajama Day (Students and staff are encouraged to wear school appropriate pajamas and slippers. Brush your teeth and come to school.) Friday 2/8/19: WILDCAT DAY! Wear anything Wildcat you have or wear your GYAA uniforms!
The Greenfield R-IV School District will release early on Friday, February 1st, at 1:00 pm. Elementary School students will be released first, followed by JH/HS students once buses arrive from the Elementary School.
Greenfield 4th Grade Elementary Students traveled to Springfield on Tuesday and experienced the Springfield Symphony. The orchestra gave a demonstration of each instrument played and the conductor shared name/info about that instrument. The Musical Theme: A Musical Journey Around the World Pieces performed included: Themes from Carmen, Georges Bizet American Hoedown, Aaron Copeland Excerpts from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and How to Train Your Dragon
The Little Cat room celebrated 100 days of school today!! We marched 100 steps! Whew! That took a long time. We painted our feet and walked 100 feet. We made 100 day sunglasses by decorating them with stickers. Our snack was a 100 Day Party Cake. It was a very exciting day!! We are 100 days smarter today.
Today, Greenfield Elementary students celebrated the 100th Day of School for the 2018-19 school year. Some students decorated t-shirts with 100 of something on them. Pennies, gumballs, googly eyes and stars were used to help us celebrate. It's hard to believe we are over half way done for the year. The next few months are very important as we continue to prepare our students for moving on to the next grade level and MAP testing. Please continue to encourage and support your child to do their very best each day!
The pre-school playground received a new tree last Friday. The students were so excited to watch the truck with the tree and machinery to plant the new tree pull in. We watched all morning as they measured and dug a hole. We were able to see them set the new tree and saw the big ball of roots. Our tree is very tall and strong. We are so excited for the shade it will provide us!! Thank you Greenfield Administration, Board of Education and Pinewood Nursery!!!
Our new unit in the Little Cat room is about Snow and Snowmen!!! We read, The Snowy Day, and discovered a lot of fun things to do in the snow. We will learn about the letter S, it’s sound, words that start with S, and how to write it. This morning lots of giggles, squeals and WOWS were heard as we made our own snow and played with it!!!! Snow in the classroom and sunshine on the playground!!!! This was a great Monday!
The Greenfield R-IV School District hopes that all of our students and community members are enjoying the holiday season. As we look forward to the new year, remember that school will return to session Wednesday, January 2nd. Happy Holidays!
Reminder; the Greenfield R-IV School District will release early on Friday, December 7th at 1:00 pm. Elementary School students will begin releasing at 1:00 pm and JH/HS students will be released once buses arrive from the Elementary School.
The Children’s Smile Center will be here on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 to conduct a FREE dental screening and optional fluoride varnish on our PK-6th grade students. If any dental issues are discovered during the screening, a referral will be sent home the day of the event. If you have any questions, please call Nurse Natasha (417) 637-5921 extension 212.
Health vision is essential to your child's success in school and early detection is key in treating these issues that effect learning and development. We will be holding a FREE KidSight Vision Screening on Tuesday, December 4th at 9:00am for Pre-K & Kindergarten. They will be screened for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, amblyopia, anisometropia, anisocoria and misalignment. If we have detected that your child may have any of these vision issues, you will be contacted the day of the screening. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Natasha at (417) 637-5921, extension 212.
Come out tonight to see our Elementary School students perform in their annual Christmas concert. The event will be held in the high school gym. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the concert begins at 7:00 pm.
The Cox CARE Mobile will be at Greenfield Schools on Tuesday, December 18th. The mission of the CARE Mobile is to provide need based health care for local children ages 2 months through 18 years old. No child will ever be turned away. They can provide the following types of clinic visits: Hearing and Vision screening, illness (sick visits for any illness you would take to a primary care clinic or urgent care clinic), immunizations, lab tests (strep, lead levels, hemoglobin), healthy child exam (wellness visits) and sports physicals. All services are FREE OF CHARGE except for the sports physicals and immunizations for students who have Medical Insurance coverage. Child does NOT have to be a student of Greenfield Schools to be seen. Parents are allowed to accompany child to the bus, however it is not required. A school appointed adult will be on the bus with your child at all times. Must fill out CARE Mobile Registration form which can be found under the documents/care to learn tab at https://www.greenfieldr4.org/, or you may pick up at school or request for packet to be sent home with your child. To secure an appointment for your child please call Nurse Natasha at 417-637-5921, extension 212.
Care to Learn & Greenfield Schools have partnered to help offer assistance to our families that are in need this holiday season. Help us make their Christmas a little brighter! If you would like to help one of our Wildcat students in need this season, please come choose a paw off of our tree and give it to Nurse Natasha to trade in for that child’s list. You are not required to purchase everything on that child’s list just choose a couple from the “needs” portion and one or two from the “wants” portion. We ask that you have your gifts purchased, wrapped and delivered to the school no later than Friday, December 14th. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Natasha at 417-637-5921 extension 212.
Happy #GivingTuesday! Today I am choosing to #CaretoGive and support Care to Learn Greenfield which provides immediate funding to meet emergent needs in the areas of health, hunger, and hygiene so every student can be successful in school. A coat. A meal. A pair of eyeglasses. These are the simple things that often stand between a child and their ability to engage in learning and be accepted by their peers. Join me in supporting CaretoLearn Greenfield, and your donations will help students succeed! Go to https://caretolearn.org/southwest-missouri/greenfield/ to donate. Thank you!
Today was a beautiful day for a nature walk. Students in the Little Cat room enjoyed reading the book, Grandfather and I. This is a book about a young child and their Grandfather taking a walk and all of the things they see on their walk. We saw beautiful fall trees and leaves on our own nature walk. There were purple flowers, squirrel nests, bird nests and a stuck truck! We were even able to pick up a few leaves to share with our families!!
Reminder; the Greenfield R-IV School District will release early on Friday, November 9th at 1:00 pm. Elementary School students will begin releasing at 1:00 pm and JH/HS students will be released once buses arrive from the Elementary School.
It's GAME DAY! Varsity Wildcat Football will be facing off against Stockton tonight! Game Time: 7:00 pm at Stockton.
Thursday, October 18th, the Greenfield R-IV School District will release early for Parent Teacher Conferences. The Elementary School will release first at 1:00 pm, followed by the JH/HS. Parent Teacher Conferences will begin at 1:30 pm and end at 6:30 pm. No School Friday.
There is NO Little Wildcat Cheer Camp after school today. The students will have their performance at the football game tonight. The cheer coach will be at the field at 6:45 for you to pick up the cheerleaders shirts. Remember, ALL cheerleaders will get into the game FREE. The game starts at 7:00 and the performance will be during half-time.
Reminder: Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is set up in the HS Gym today, 10/1, from 9:00am - 2:00pm. This blood drive is open to the community. If you wish to donate, photo identification is required and please eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to arrival.
Final Reminder: Thursday, Sept. 27th, there will be an Early Childhood Celebration at the Lockwood Methodist Church. Families with children ages 3-5, are invited to to meet your school district's PAT and Cooperative Staff. The fun begins at 5:00 pm and lasts until 7:00 pm.
This week we have been busy talking about apples and the letter A. Ten Apples Up on Top is a rhyming book about three silly animals who balance apples on their head. Today we made apple head bands. In our Little Cat room, we had three Apples Up on Top.
Confirmation today---Elementary pictures will arrive the middle of next week. We are all excited to see them!
One final reminder, the Greenfield R-IV School District will release early on Friday, September 21 at 1:00 pm. Elementary School students will begin releasing at 1:00 pm and JH/HS students will be released once buses arrive from the Elementary School.
Please remember that the Greenfield R-IV School District will be releasing early on Friday, September 21 at 1:00 pm for an afternoon of teacher professional development.
Grandparents Day will be held on Monday, September 10th, from 8:30 am - 9:15 am at the Greenfield Elementary School. Grandparents (or a designated adult) of students K-4th Grade are welcome to attend
One final reminder, the Greenfield R-IV School District will release early on Friday, August 31 at 1:00 pm. Elementary students will begin releasing at 1:00, followed by the JH/HS at 1:15. Buses will be running. There will be no school Monday, September 3rd due to Labor Day.
It's volleyball GAME DAY! The Lady Wildcats host Ash Grove tonight. Game time: 6:00pm. Come out and support our student athletes!
Please remember that the Greenfield R-IV School District will be releasing early on Friday, August 31 at 1:00 pm for an afternoon of teacher professional development. There will be no school Monday, September 3rd due to Labor Day.
What a great start to the 2018-19 school year. Thank you parents and teachers for allowing our year to start out so well!