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					                                GREENLAWN TERRACE ELEMENTARY
                                     SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
                                       SEPTEMBER 2010




           Greenlawn Terrace                   Principal’s Corner
            1500 38th Street
           Kenner, LA 70065                       If you attended Open House on August 24, 2010, you met our
                468-1016                       board member, Gene Katsanis, and Representative Tony Ligi. We
              468-5962 FAX                     were happy to have them attend our open house.
        greenlawn@jppss.k12.la.us                 Although this newsletter is long, it contains a lot of important
                                               information. Please read it carefully so that you understand the
Gene Katsanis, School Board Rep.               policies of the Jefferson Parish Public School System.
               District IX                        With hurricane season in full swing, please make sure you have
                                               plans in place for all emergency situations and evacuations. The
Dr. Diane Roussel, Superintendent              official news for school closings is WWL T.V. (Channel 4) and
                                               WWL Radio (870am).
Jeffrey Helmstetter, Asst. Superintendent

Katherine T. Croft, Principal

Greenlawn Terrace Mission Statement
                                                                     IMPORTANT DATES
The faculty, staff, and community will
provide educational programs for all              Sept. 6              Labor Day – No School
students to achieve their academic                Sept. 10             Dress Down Day - $1.00 Donation
potential.                                        September 13-17      Interim Reports Issued
                                                                       Book Fair Week
             NEWSLETTER                           September 14         Grandparents’ Day
                                                  September 16         Box Tops Dress Down Day
 Greenlawn’s Newsletter is sent home              September 20         Records Day/Parent Conference Day
monthly and is a great way to keep up with                              No School for Students
school functions. Please read and refer to        September 24         Fall Pictures – Wear Full Uniforms
the newsletter/calendar. Note days when
students are released early or do not attend
for holidays and/or staff development days.             IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR PARENTS

                                                 PARENTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE NEW TO GREENLAWN, PLEASE
               TEXTBOOKS                       REMEMBER IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL VISITORS SIGN-IN AT
                                               THE OFFICE BEFORE GOING ANYWHERE ELSE ON CAMPUS.
 Textbooks are costly and are loaned           TEACHERS WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED DURING INSTRUCTIONAL
to the students. Textbooks must be             TIME TO DELIVER MESSAGES OR CALL PARENTS. IF YOU WANT
covered. Fines are assessed at the             TO SPEAK TO YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER, PLEASE SEND A NOTE TO
end of the school year for lost and            SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD REQUESTING A CONFERENCE. THE
damaged textbooks and library                  TEACHER WILL CONTACT YOU DURING THEIR PLANNING TIME.
books. Most individual books cost
from $50 to $60.                               ALSO, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR CHILD’S DISMISSAL
                                               PROCEDURE HAS CHANGED PLEASE NOTIFY THE SCHOOL IN
                                               WRITING OF THAT CHANGE.      FOR EXAMPLE,    A STUDENT WHO IS
               Test Papers                     USUALLY PICKED UP AT THE GATE WILL NOT BE PUT ON A BUS
                                               HOME BASED ON A PHONE REQUEST.         STUDENTS WILL BE
  Test papers will go home for your            DISMISSED AS PER THEIR NORMAL ROUTINE UNLESS THE SCHOOL
review. The tests must be returned to          RECEIVES A WRITTEN REQUEST SIGNED BY THE
school where the teachers will keep them       PARENT/GUARDIAN AND APPROVED BY AN          ADMINISTRATOR.
on file as required by parish policy.
        LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

   Monday, September 6, 2010, school                              Grandparents’ Day
will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
We hope you have a safe and happy
weekend with your children.                       Greenlawn will honor grandparents on Tuesday,
                                               September 14, 2010. The grandparents of our students
                                               are welcome to come to school to enjoy the morning and
                                               stay for lunch with their grandchildren. A photographer
                                               will be available for pictures.


                                                                       Book Fair
                                                 The week of September 13 – 17, 2010 Greenlawn will
                                               have a Book Fair in the Library, sponsored by the
             Interim Reports                   Librarian, Ms. K. Hauer.
  Interim Reports will be sent home during
the week of September 13 – 17, 2010.
Please take this opportunity to review your
child’s progress and address any concerns
you may have.




Greenlawn is fortunate to have social
worker on our campus. She is Ms. Randi
Henriques. If you would like to contact
Ms. Henriques, you may call her direct
phone number, 466-7497. All information
is handled confidentially through the social
worker’s office.


             P.T.O. NEWS

The PTO will once again be
collecting Box Tops for Education,
Campbell’s Soup Labels, and
Community Coffee UPCs. Please
clip the box tops whenever possible                                 FALL PICTURES
and send them to school with your
child. Our annual competition                   Annual Fall pictures will be taken Friday, September 24,
between the grade levels kicks off             2010. Students must be dressed in the full school uniform.
now and runs through April. The                More information will be sent home regarding package
grade level that collects the most
                                               prices and payment during the week of September 20, 2010.
points each month will be awarded a
dress down day and the grade level             Pictures are prepaid.
that contributes the most for the year
will win a class party.
                                                            Kurzweil 3000 Demonstration
Congratulations to 2nd Grade for
sending in the most Box Tops
                                                Parents of Greenlawn are invited to attend a free
during August. All 2nd grade
                                               demonstration of the Kurzweil 3000 Software. This
students may dress down on
                                               program is a powerful assistive technology for student
Thursday, September 16, 2010.
                                               having difficulty with Reading and Writing in all their
                                               academic subjects. This free in-service will be presented
                                               on September 13, 2010 from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. in the
                                               Board Room on the Bonnabel High School campus.
                                             Students MUST be accompanied by a parent at all times.




                                          IMPORTANT NOTICES

    Please be aware that according to the inspection report prepared by Asbestos Environmental
Controls, Inc., there is no friable asbestos in the school. Documentation is on file at the school. This is in
compliance with Public Law 99-519.

     Fire drills are conducted monthly. Tornado drills and random searches are conducted once each
nine weeks. The Jefferson Parish School Board has authorized search procedures using metal detectors
and canines. Searches may be made with handheld or stationary metal detectors of students and non-
students, and any bags, parcels, purses, containers, etc. that they may bring on school board property or
to school sponsored events.

    Orkin provides pest control services to the school when such services are warranted.
    News from Child Nutrition
                                                    IMPORTANT PARISH GUIDELINES
  New students must pay for meals until
approved for free/reduced lunch. “Charge       Please take the time to carefully read the
Policy – Effective with the 2008-09          Jefferson Parish Policies and Procedures
school year, the Jefferson Parish Public     Handbook. Review carefully the Discipline
School system has established a NO           Policy beginning on page 6 and the Dress
CHARGE policy for meals and other food       Code policy on pages 11 – 12. In addition
items purchased in the cafeteria.            please read the attendance policy and a
Cafeteria managers will no longer serve
                                             message from the school system regarding
paying students (full or reduced price)
                                             the flu season included in this newsletter.
who have not paid for their meal. This
rule will be strictly enforced. In order
to reduce the number of students not fed
at meal times, we strongly urge parents to
complete the meal application form on a
timely basis to insure that there is no
interruption in meal benefits for
                                                         HEALTH PROCEDURE
qualifying students. Parents who do not
qualify for meal benefits may choose to
                                             Students who have an accident such as vomiting,
send money on a daily basis, prepay for
                                             toileting on themselves, etc, must be sent home with
meals, or send a bag lunch with their
                                             an adult to be cleaned hygienically, and if able, may
child. For more information or to find out
                                             return to school the same day.
your child’s lunch status please call the
cafeteria at 468-1023.




                           DETACH AND RETURN TO SCHOOL

 Please sign to show you have read the newsletter and are aware of the above information and
return to your child’s teacher.

Student’s Name: _____________________           Teacher’s Name: ____________________

Parent’s Signature: _________________________

Parent’s Name (Print) ______________________

				
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