Welcome back to a new school year! If you are new to Green Holly, welcome! If you are returning, we are excited to continue our partnership with you. We have had a wonderful opening of this new school year. We enjoyed our Annual Neighborhood Bus Visit, which provides an opportunity for us to reconnect with some and meet others for the first time. I am sure you noticed some new names and faces when you came to school for Open House. Among our new staff is Mr. Tyler Radez, our new assistant principal. Mr. Radez served as physical education teacher at GHES more than eight years ago. He then spent the last eight
years as assistant principal at Margaret Brent Middle School. We are excited to have him join our administrative team. We made great strides in mathematics and literacy last year and will continue to focus on academic achievement for al of our students. One of the newest focuses this year will be sharing our revised standards-based report cards for students in Pre-kindergarten through second grade. The previous report cards were standards-based as well, but the new ones are aligned with the Common Core Standards for College and Career Readiness. The grade level teams will host information sessions throughout the year to provide you with tools and techniques that you can use to help your child(ren) at home.
You are invited to Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September first, beginning at 6:00 p.m. We will assemble in Cafeteria A for staff introductions, an overview of Title I, and a word from the PTA. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to visit your child(ren)’s
teacher and receive an overview of expectations and classroom practices. It is our hope that you will join us. I want to thank you, in advance, for your support and commitment to the growth of our students. Please consider joining the PTA and becoming a volunteer. Beginning this year, volunteers must apply online at http://www.smcps.org/safety-and-security/volunteerinformation.
Mrs. Rachal Parker will continue to serve as Volunteer Coordinator and may be contacting you to assist with the Book Fairs, Picture Days, and other events and activities. You are an important part of our school community and the staff and I look forward to
sharing this year with you. Please become connected and stay connected. I’ll see you soon!