Chores Can Teach Common Virtues to Children

We all know that assigning chores to children is a smart and effective way to instill virtuous behavior. Virtues such as consideration, sacrifice, and humility come to mind. In fact, there are numerous virtues to be learned by being responsible for chores. For example, children learn that they are part of something bigger than themselves, that they have important contributions …

Dyslexie Font: Online Reading Tool For Those With Dyslexia

Dyslexia Font is a  print and electronic font designed to be easily read by those with dyslexia. The theory behind Dyslexie Font is that when text characters are distinctive it’s unlikely that they will be confusing to read. According to Dyslexiefont.com,  “traditional fonts are designed solely from an aesthetic point of view which  means they often have characteristics that make …

Greenwood Open House

Please spread the word about Greenwood School’s Open House Wednesday, January 27th  from 1:00 pm till 6:00 pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students and faculty to showcase the  Greenwood School  mission and how effectively it is carried out.     Classrooms are open and visitors will be able to observe multisensory learning in real time. After dismissal,  Open …

Winter Break in Jacksonville

With exams nearly finished and winter break just around the corner it’s time to get out and have some family fun.  Here are  some family friendly ideas to fill the school free days ahead from Jax4kids.   The best part about the Jax4kids site?  It’s organized by date so there’s no need to sort through pages of suggestions only to …

Thanks For Supporting the Book Fair

Thank you to everyone for supporting the Book Fair. Proceeds from the Book Fair enabled us to add almost 50 new titles to the library collection. These new additions will be available for checkout in the near future.

The Book Fair is Open!

The Book Fair is open and will run through Thursday, December 3, 2015 – we will close after the Holiday Showcase concert.  A special thanks to all of the grandparents that visited Greenwood on Grandparent’s Day and stopped by the Book Fair. If you can’t make the Book Fair you can still shop our  Online Book Fair.  The Online Book …

Courtyard Project Update

This week Greenwood School’s Courtyard Project really started to take shape – literally we are talking “bricks and mortar”. The Courtyard Project kicked off in August with the brick paver sale. According to Julie Blair, who is managing the project, sales exceeded the goal and a total of 86 bricks were sold to fund the brick paver portion of the …

Greenwood School’s PTO

Greenwood School has an active PTO and we encourage parents to join. The next meeting is on November 10, 2015 at 8:30 am in the conference room. Affordable membership dues ($20 for families) directly support school programs, class resources and educational events. The PTO also raises funds through the gently used school uniform sale as well as concession stand sales …

October is ADHD Awareness Month

    October 1-31 is officially ADHD awareness month.  The theme for 2015 is the “Many Faces of ADHD” which,  according to the ADHD Awareness fact sheet, “was chosen to reflect current research on the breadth and scale of this brain based disorder.” The  ADHD official website lists the following  top 5 reasons to support ADHD Awareness Month.  To download …

Back to School Homework Plan

Taking a proactive approach to student success is what Greenwood School is all about. We want to help you, as parents, to give your student every opportunity to succeed in school. As we get settled into the new school year keep in mind that research shows that students who have support at home do better academically. One thing that you …