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Looking for fun programs this summer? Check out these opportunities:
Furman University Literacy Corner: one-on-one tutoring for students needing extra help with literacy
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Explore the Arts at the Fine Arts Center: classes offered in various art forms in June
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Want to Nominate Your Teacher for an Award
Here are two opportunities for you to show how much your teacher means to you:
Visit Picture People Studios at Haywood Mall to nominate your teacher. The winning teacher receives a portrait collection from the Picture People and a beautiful flower arrangement.
Nominate your teacher for WYFF’s Golden Apple Award. Nomination forms are located in the main office.
Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to the Science Fair Winners at Greenbrier. Their projects will be featured at the Greenville County Elementary Science Fair on April 20, 2010 at the Carolina First Center. Congratulations, students and classroom project winners!
Fifth Grade Individual Projects Fourth Grade Individual Projects Third Grade Individual Projects
1st Place – Sydney D. 1st Place – Brennan D. 1st Place – Jessica M.
2nd Place – Daniel M 2nd Place – Braxton W. 2nd Place – Emma R.
3rd Place – Rachel J. 3rd Place – Hayden A.
Honorable Mention – Cole J.
Fourth Grade Class Projects Third Grade Class Projects
1st Place – Mrs. Slocum 1st Place – Mrs. Shelley
2nd Place – Mrs. Henderson
Greenbrier Gazelles Running Club makes the papers!
Our very own Lori Williams and our new running club recently made the Greenville News' City People. Click here to see this excellent article about our club! Upcoming road race is The Reedy River Run and we are organizing a team Greenbrier. Come join our team and walk or run with all of us at Greenbrier! Click here for more information on the Reedy River Run and flyers will be going home in Communication Folders soon!
The Voices of Greenbrier
Tuesday, December 1 The Voices of Greenbrier Elementary visited Sterling House assisted living facility in Greer, SC. While there the students performed a variety of music ranging from contemporary secular songs, culturally diverse tunes, and a selection of pieces from The Nutcracker. The residence joined in the performance by dancing along with the students and singing.Friday December 11th at 6:30 pm The Voices of Greenbrier will be performing downtown in the St. Francis Winter Holiday Village, located at the Piazza Bergamo. Please come out have a cup of hot cocoa and share in the festive Holiday spirit as our students sing, dance and entertain downtown Greenville.
Greenbrier Gazelles Running Club
Get Ready, Set, Run!
The inaugural year for the Greenbrier Gazelles Running Club is doing just that- running! With 110 students from grades 1-5, this club is striving to reach their goals. Ms. Lori Williams, the faculty sponsor for the club has set the purpose of the club as, promoting a healthy lifestyle, teaching personal goal setting, encouraging self-discipline, and giving students an opportunity to work on fitness in a fun atmosphere outside of class. She took much of her direction and guidance from the Greenville Track Club.
Students are taught stretching techniques in the gym, and then are escorted outside to the track by parents, teachers and staff each Tuesday from 2:45-3:30. Each time a student completes a lap around the track, they are given a wooden Popsicle stick; these are then counted at the end of the session. When students reach certain goals, they receive award incentives. If it rains, volunteers lead the club in multiple activities indoors such as aerobics and relays.
The club has already had several members participate in outside races. One student, 3rd grader Hayden Anderson, participated in the Caine- Halter- “Lungs for Life” (pictured above). Anderson came in second within his age group. When asked what he enjoys about the club he stated, “It is a good way for me to keep healthy, and I like getting ready for other races.”
If you need a good excuse to start a New Year’s resolution to get in shape- this may be the place for you. Adult volunteers are always welcome to help pass out sticks, and participate in walking or running with the club members. This new running club at Greenbrier Elementary is really making a sprint for the finish line! Come join us! Contact Lori Williams, 355-5361
We Come to America
Fifth graders at Greenbrier Elementary simulated the Ellis Island Immigration, on Thursday, November 24th. Activities included: entry into the United States using a passport, health screenings, literacy tests, agility test, and citizenship exams. The purpose of Immigration Day was to demonstrate the dilemmas immigrants faced coming to America. Prior to Thursday’s celebration, students worked for faculty and staff in order to earn $30.00 to purchase their ticket to the America.
4th Grade Students Get Connected!
Mr. Billy House, from Blue
Ridge Electric, leads an electrical safety talk, with 4th Grade
students from Greenbrier Elementary. Mr. House reviewed with students how
electricity is brought to our houses, the differences between insulators and
conductors, and how knowing the difference can protect us in dangerous
situation. 4th Grade students will be finishing up their Electricity
Unit when they return from Thanksgiving Break
Greenbrier’s Turkey Trot for Diabetes
Students, Staff, and Community members of Greenbrier Elementary participated in the American Diabetes Association’s School Walk for Diabetes. This year staff renamed the walk; Greenbrier’s Turkey Trot for Diabetes. The trot was designed to educate our staff, students, and school community about the growing diabetes epidemic and promote the prevention of diabetes and its complications. Greenbrier’s Turkey Trot was an educational fund-raiser that will help support programs aimed at helping others who have been affected by diabetes.
Greenbrier students have been discussing the importance of proper nutrition and exercise during PE class. Class discussions have helped reinforce to our students that by simply participating in PE and being active is a simple way to help prevent diabetes and its complications. Our school can benefit too! Schools raising $1000 or more earn a gift certificate to purchase PE equipment or medical supplies.
This year, Greenbrier Elementary raised over $2000 for this worthy cause.
We thank all who chose to support Greenbrier’s Turkey Trot for Diabetes. Lessons learned about helping others will last a lifetime!
“Smarties” Summer Reading Party
All rising first through fifth grade students were invited to join “Greenbrier Smarties” by participating in some sweet summer reading. Students who participated in our Summer Reading Program celebrated their accomplishments in early September with a party.
Family Math and Science Night
Students and parents participated in math and science activities following the
PTA Meeting in October.
Kindergarten had a three-station activity, which centered on
the fall season. Students patterned leaves, weighed pine cones with unifix
cubes, and conducted sink/float experiment. First
grade explored rocks by sorting rocks into 8 different categories (math) and
then students rubbed rocks to collect rock dust (science). Second grade
experimented with Oobleck. Third grade worked together
to build the tallest freestanding tower out of toothpicks and gumdrops.
Fourth grade conducted a chromatography experiment. Fifth grade conducted an
experiment called “Raisin Raisins.”
Student Goal-Setting Conferences
October, students in grades 3 – 5 participated in academic goal-setting
conferences. Staff reviewed student’s MAP scores and helped students identify
strategies for either reading or math to improve upon.