PTA DONATION

PTA ANNUAL DONATION – Why Give?

The Greene PTA loves our school and we want all of our students to have equal access to all of the materials and activities in middle school. We also fund supplemental enrichment programs that we believe will benefit all of our students. 

We ask for parents to donate one time at the beginning of the school year, eliminating fees and requests for donations throughout the year. 
This year, we are asking parents to donate $225 per student with a goal of raising $120,000 to support and enrich the curriculum at Greene.

The Greene PTA funds:
* Storytelling Workshop for our English/Language Arts classes 
* Challenge Day program 
* Greene Library’s Battle of the Books Trivia Contest
* Greene Binder Reminder (daily planner)
* School Dances and Lunch Clubs 
* Materials for Wheel (6th) and Electives (7th and 8th)
* All general school supplies, 
* and more!

Together, we are building the school and community that we want for all of our families. Thank you.

Please donate to the Greene PTA through the *NEW* online Back To School form. 

If you already filled out the school’s form and would like to return to complete your PTA donation, please use this link: ​​https://fs29.formsite.com/ekrbZ2/GPTA/index.html

Corporate Matching. Please ask your employer if they will match your charitable giving.  Many corporations and organizations use the third-party company: Benevity. Corporate Matching can substantially increase your gift. Greene PTA Tax ID#: 94-6172286

BACK TO SCHOOL

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 at 8:30am. All classes will be on campus.

We are so excited for our students to return to school in a few days! The PTA is creating a BACK TO SCHOOL SLIDE DECK to help our families get ready. Please check it often as we will add information when we learn more.

Parents are invited to our Principal’s Zoom with our new principal Mr. Benavidez on THU/August 5th at 7:00-7:45pm. https://pausd.zoom.us/j/92664255840 There a Q&A session at the end of the presentation. Please submit your questions for Mr. Benavidez to address during the meeting.

Have a question for other Greene Parents? Post your question to our Greene Middle School Parent Community Facebook (private group) page. If you are new to our group, please answer the “Identity” questions so the admins can allow you in quickly.

Lastly, please keep an eye out for the Greene’s *NEW* online Back To School form from Mr. Benavidez through ParentSquare.

Help Wanted

We have had a few parents reach out to us about wanting to help, but may not be sure how/where/when they can do so.  Here are some current opportunities for parents to join in.

*Audit Committee: Our insurance carrier requires a committee of 2-4 persons to reconcile our financial records with bank statements on a monthly basis. This is a <30 minute per month commitment – and you will be e-working with our current Auditor and Treasurer. If you like numbers/financials and/or you’re interested in learning more about PTA financials, this may be a role for you. Interested? Please let us know at treasurer@greenepta.org

 

*Parent Network Coordinator: Would you like to join our team to help organize Parent Network Socials by grade and/or by advisory so parents have forums to connect with each other? If you are interested, please reach out to our Parent Network/Education parents at parentnetwork@greenepta.org.


*Bike Safety Rep: Regardless of where/how our kids are “going to school” – many of them are out and about on their Bikes. We have a $1000 budget for this very important program – we are looking for 2-3 parent volunteers to develop a program for the PTA and our Community, one that promotes Bike Safety for our kids. Interested? Please contact Valerie Rainey at greeneptapresident@gmail.com.

*Co-VP of Communications. Working with our VP of Communications, oversee PTA communication, focusing on reaching and informing parents to promote school and PTA events, programs, and activities. Write the eNews, publish information from the Principal, school staff, and the PTA Board. Coordinate with parent chairs who will share eNews articles on our Website and Facebook page. This role may appeal to you if you would enjoy using media to communicate the tone and intentions of the PTA. What information does our community need to feel informed, invited, and welcomed?

Middle School Athletics (MSA)

For those of you who are new to our community – welcome! This blurb explains our after school sports program which can be confusing for our new parents.

Our after school sports program is not run by the school nor the school district, but instead is run by the City of Palo Alto. These activities are separate from and independent of the physical education (P.E.) classes that all Greene students take during school hours.

The City hopes to post available after school sports activities, also known as Middle School Athletics (MSA) in early August. MSA will be available to view on the City of Palo Alto’s Recreation page at: www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoyonline. You must create an account with the City of Palo Alto in order to sign up your child/ren for MSA.

Registration for Greene Middle School fall offerings will begin tentatively on Tuesday, August 17th at 8:30 am and they will only be offering online registration.

Further information will be available once we get closer to the beginning of the school year. If you have any questions, please feel free contact their general email at: MSA@cityofpaloalto.org.

PHOTO DAYS

THURSDAY/AUG 12th or FRIDAY/AUG 13th

Every student will have their photo taken during their assigned P.E. class (either on Thursday or Friday) to have their school photo taken.

School photos will be used for their School ID. Students are required to wear their School ID on a color-coded lanyard.

Parents/Guardians may purchase School Photos as well. To order: https://my.lifetouch.com. Frank Greene Middle School

Picture Day ID: EVTR2K9PK