Greenwood Book Fair is Ready to Go!

This coming week  (Oct 14 -17) the Scholastic Book Fair will be open in the Greenwood Library.  Hours of operation are 8:30 – 3:30 daily.  On Friday October 17,  the Book Fair will be open during the Friendraiser event, closing at  8:00 pm. The selection this year is a good as ever. In addition to a large assortment of school …

Finally, A Smart Way To Find An App For My Smart Device!

No one can deny the conveniences that smart technology brings. Smart phone, tablet, laptop, reader,  whatever you have it’s great,  a real time saver!  That is until you get sucked into the black hole of the app store and spend countless hours looking at the millions of choices. This doesn’t even count the time downloading and opening the app to …

October is ADHD Awareness Month

October is National ADHD Awareness Month, however there are plenty of reasons to promote positive ADHD awareness EVERY day.  ADDitude, the companion website to the magazine of the same name has a calendar download that provides a daily suggestion for capturing  awareness and promoting  community involvement and support for ADHD. Following is a sampling of some tips suggested by ADDitude …

Greenwood Zoology Club replicates Campus Trail Building at the Jacksonville Zoo.

  The Greenwood School / Jacksonville Zoo Nature Trail Project is complete and the grand opening, complete with ribbon cutting ceremony, is scheduled for September 27, 2014 at 9:30 am at the Jacksonville Zoo.  Come out and support Greenwood’s amazing Zoology Club students as they unveil their latest citizen science project.  Students will conduct  tours of the new Nature Trail …

Boost Confidence Through Body Language

Blog Post:  Boost your Confidence through Body Language Recent research into body language, and what it can mean in terms of having a better life outlook has turned up a very interesting notion. Body language is more than just a nonverbal form of communication it may also be a form of self realization. We all know that body language speaks …

Greenwood PTO

Greenwood  School has an active PTO and we encourage parents to join.  Monthly meetings are  held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm in the conference room.  Membership dues, $15 for families and $25 for business partners,  are affordable and directly support school programs, class resources and educational events. The PTO also raises funds through the gently used …

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 begin this new school  keep in mind that research shows that students who  have help at home do better academically.  One thing that you can do to …

Getting Up and Running With Greenwood Google Account for Parents

Greenwood provides all parents with a Greenwood Google Account so that they may access their  student’s progress report 24/7 in a private and secure online setting. Additionally, the Greenwood Google Account is a convenient way to communicate with your student’s teachers. It is simple to use Greenwood Google but first time users may want some instruction for setting up and …

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! It was great to see more than 50 new students and their parents at Student Orientation, meeting their teachers and finding their way to homeroom and classes. It was also rewarding to see 140 returning students renewing friendships and showing enthusiasm for another outstanding year at Greenwood. Whether you are a new or returning …

Supporting Your Child Living with ADHD

A recent article from the NAMI Website, Parenting Children Living with ADHD: Tips for Parents, offers ways to deal with some of the challenges kids with ADHD have from experiencing difficulty with peer relationships to not listening or following through with instructions. A summary of the article’s recommendations for supporting children living with ADHD follows. Maintain a positive attitude. Focus …