Educating the Whole Child.

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GreenWood Families~

We are so grateful for you!  Thank you for all that you do for our school and community.  Please find our December Newsletter attached.  Our December lunch/breakfast menu is updated on our website.  We are accepting the Intent to Returns for next school year, as well as applications for the upcoming school year.  Please share the attached flyer with friend and family!

Happy Holidays~

Mrs. Nelsen

Hello Parent Suns!

I have attached the November newsletter and the lunch menu.  We have Student Led Conferences and the holidays coming up!  Please watch for emails and the school calendar for events at the school.


Mrs. Nelsen

November Newsletter

Hello Parent Suns!

I have attached the October newsletter and the lunch menu.  We have a fun month coming up!  Please pay attention to the calendar and important dates.  Happy Fall! 

Mrs. Nelsen

October 2023 Newsletter - 2nd Page


Welcome back Greenwood families!  It has been delightful to welcome your students back.  We are so excited for an amazing year.  I have enclosed our September newsletter (make sure you check it out for important dates and information), our September lunch menu and a flyer for a local family event.  We are not a part of the family event but it lines up with our mission and vision and I felt like some of you may want to know about it.  Have a great Labor Day weekend - enjoy time outside and time with your family!  

This year our theme is "Cultivate Joy".  Let's work together to Cultivate Joy as we build a community that cares for one another (#Greenwoodcares) and watches out for each other.  

Mrs. Nelsen

Sept GW Newsletter - Community Fun Run Flyer


Parent Suns,

Happy December!  The holidays are almost here and we have so many exciting things we are working on before that happens.  Watch for a reading challenge at the end of next week that will begin on December 11th.  I have attached a video on Dyad Reading that will show you a great way to read with your child.  It has been studied and proven to help students grow in their reading skills.  We are so excited about this challenge and hope you all choose to participate! 

I have enclosed the newsletter for this month which includes a calendar for this month and a couple of dates in January.  Please put them on your calendar.  We will send the lunch menu out next week and along with more information on the reading challenge.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Nelsen

December Newsletter

Mindfulness Introductions Letter to Parents

Parent Suns,

I hope you are enjoying your summer so far!  Here is June's newsletter.  It has some great celebrations (we had an amazing year!) and some parent and academic resources.  Make sure you check it out!  We hope you have a fantastic summer!  

Mrs. Nelsen

Hello Greenwood families!

I have attached the March newsletter (sorry it was late - I was out of town at the beginning of the week).  It has all of the important dates and some good information in it.  Make sure you open it and reference it this month!  We do have a parent meeting tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.  We have had good parent turn out this year.  If you miss it you can always catch up by reading the minutes on the website.  I'm hoping to be able to get more feedback from parents at these meetings.  Please join us if you can!  If you can't make it tomorrow morning you can join us Monday evening at 6:30.  We would love to have all of our parents involved and more parent feedback! 

I don't know if you have walked our halls lately but they are looking amazing!  A huge thank you goes out to Cheryl Hendricks and the High Quality Work crew!  They have made some amazing displays for our beautiful student work.  Your students are amazing!  Don't miss out on the Celebrations of Learning.  The kids have been working hard and they want to share it with you.  

We will continue online Forest Crew through March and then hope to return to in person Forest Crew in April.  We hope to see at our parent meetings!  Thank you for all you do and for sharing your beautiful children with us!  We are so lucky to have amazing families at Greenwood.

March Newsletter - Menu - Parent Meeting - UG Spring Intensives

Hello Greenwood Families!

I can't believe it's February already!  I'm excited for Carry Kindness Week.  It's my favorite time of year because we have a huge focus on how we treat each other.  We have a fun week of "Mission Possible" planned where students will be serving each other and being kind to one another.  I also LOVE the positive notes that they share with each other on Valentine's Day.  This is one of my favorite traditions at Greenwood.  Crew is SO important and making sure that we all feel included and loved is a big part of crew.  I have attached the lunch menu, the newsletter and here is a link to the Reflection Contest entries.

Please note the Parent Meeting this Friday.  We would love to see you there!  We want to make sure you have a voice in what happens at Greenwood so we are going to change things up a bit.  See you Friday!

We appreciate our staff, our teachers and our students!  We have such great people at Greenwood.  Our award winners from last month:

Staff of the month: Jen Varney

Teacher of the month: KaSandra Hope

Students of the month: Naliyah Hunter, Ellie Regalato, Mikayli Hansen

 Way to go! Thank you for being great examples!

 Thanks to our families for all you do!  We appreciate our Greenwood families and love working with your kids.   Have a great month!

"From small seeds grow mighty trees!"

Mrs. Nelsen

February Newsletter - Menu 

Hello GreenWood Families!

Welcome back from the break!  I hope you had an amazing holiday season.  We were so excited to see your children this morning!  We missed them.

I have attached the monthly newsletter, the lunch menu and new Covid quarantine guidelines.  Please watch your email for upcoming information on HEALTH Values week, the yearbook, and the reflections contest!  Also, please make sure your students turn in their winter reading contest forms by Thursday to be eligible for the drawing to win prizes!

Midyear testing will begin next week.  Please make sure your students get good rest and that they are ready to do their best! :)

There will be a parent crew meeting this Friday following our Forest Crew at 9:00 a.m.  We would love to see you there!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Nelsen

January Newsletter - COVID Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines (updated) - Spanish


Hello Parent Suns!

Thanks for attending SLCs.  We hope you were able to share in some successes with your students and enjoy talking with them about their goals.  Attached you will find the December Newsletter, the lunch menu, as well as some information on COVID 19.  Please make sure you read it for important dates and upcoming events. We have a vaccine clinic Friday that you will need to sign up for and some information on intensives and parent meetings in this month's newsletter.  Don't miss out - make sure you are in the know and open the newsletter! :)

From Small Seeds, Grow Mighty Trees!  Your children are growing and learning and we appreciate all the help and support that you give!  Thank you!!  Teaching children is definitely a team effort and we are grateful you are part of our team.

We hope you have a fabulous December!

Mrs. Nelsen

December Newsletter

Monoclonal Antibody Treatment - COVID

Monoclonal Antibody Treatment - COVID (Spanish)


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