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Greendale Junior, Star of Peter Pan, Speaks to Canterbury Students About Reaching Their Dreams
GOOD NEWS:Clara Faile, a junior at Greendale High School, was the guest reader at Canterbury on Tuesday, May 21, as part of the year long theme of “Oh the Places You'll Go...When you read!” Clara was a former student at Canterbury and recently played Peter Pan in the high school spring musical. Clara spoke with the students about her dreams of being an actress and how she never let her struggles with Tourette Syndrome stand in her way of reaching those dreams. She read the story “Amazing Grace”, which is about a girl who also lets nothing stand in the way of her dreams. She then answered questions from the students about her acting and her goals for the future.
Canterbury Students Get More Support from FedEx SmartPost Employees
GOOD NEWS:This past Friday, May 17, 14 employees from FedEx SmartPost visited Canterbury to work with the 4th grade students. This was the third time the FedEx employees visited this year. The adults worked with the students on writing eight different types of poems, reading books about poetry, playing multiplication bingo and learning about cause and effect. This rewarding partnership will continue in the new school year.
Canterbury Students Plant Cabbage Seeds to Donate Seedlings to High School
GOOD NEWS:Canterbury's 3rd graders have been busy raising cabbage plants to donate to the high school gardens. After raising them and getting them ready to be transplanted, they walked their plants over to the high school. These cabbages will be used in next year's school lunches. The students got to learn all about the garden by participating in a scavenger hunt and then actually planting their own plant in the ground.
Try-It-Time Wrapped Up With a Bounce and a Bang!
GOOD NEWS:Greendale Schools Superintendent Dr. John Tharp shared his Basketball skills with over 50 Canterbury students after school last Wednesday. Thanks to all the parent volunteers that helped out. The students scored a lot of baskets, but even more smiles. Remember, if there's anything you think you could share with the students, Try-It-Time will be looking for parents to share again next year!
Canterbury Students on a Roll With Fun and Fitness
GOOD NEWS:In an effort to provide as many Life Fitness opportunities as possible in our Physical Education classes, we offered a Rollerskating Unit this year. The Canterbury PTO graciously funded the cost for this program. As a culmination of our unit, we hosted a Canterbury Rollerskating Night at Incredi-Roll Skate and Family Fun Center on Thursday, May 9. We had over 180 people rollerskating and many more watching from rinkside. It was a great opportunity for children of all ages to enjoy a night of fun and friends!
Moms of Canterbury Kindergarteners Get Special Treat
GOOD NEWS:The Kindergartners at Canterbury Elementary School celebrated “Muffins With Mom” on Wednesday, May 8. The students made gifts for their moms and enjoyed muffins and juice together. The students also sang a wonderful song called “You’re Beautiful To Me!” It was an event that the moms and students will never forget!
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School-Based Health Care Service
In an effort to promote the health and well-being of Greendale Public Schools students, Greendale Public Schools is offering students access to health care services provided by a qualified nurse practitioner. The program is coordinated in partnership with Aurora Health Care.
Free and Reduced Lunch Program
Parents are encouraged to check on eligibility for the Free and Reduced Price School Meals program as a student's status can change throughout the year.
Student & Family Assistance Program
The Greendale School District is pleased to offer a new program to promote healthy homes, healthy minds and healthy families. The Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP), sponsored by the Aurora Employee Assistance Program, is a free benefit provided to all families and students of the Greendale School District.
Technology in Our Schools
The Greendale Schools continue to make improvements towards providing increased access to technology and equitable learning environments that provide opportunities for all students to become proficient and interactive users of technology.