Instrument Information Night at the High School on September 14th at 6:30pm

This event is for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Parents and Students. Come meet the orchestra and band teachers and learn about the elementary instrumental music program! There will also be a representative from Music and Arts there to answer questions about their rental program. All students received a sign-up packet at school to bring home and it also linked below for your convenience.

Thank you!

Michelle Strickland (band)

Elisa Mata (strings)

Link to Sign-Up Packet:

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Snack List

We would like to foster a healthy and safe learning environment for all of our students. If your student’s teacher has decided to implement snack, please adhere to the following recommendations below.

Snack Guidelines:





Plain Popcorn (no nuts, no carmel, no cheese popcorn)


Cheese sticks

Thank you so much for your support. Please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns.


Cindy Christie

Greenwood Elementary School Nurse

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Sneak a Peek 8/24 Thursday 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Join us for Sneak A Peek on Thursday, August 24, from 2:00-3:00pm at Greenwood Elementary. Your child will meet their new teacher for the upcoming school year. We are looking forward to a wonderful new school year!

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Making Music in March

On March 8, 2023 Greenwood had two students attend the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 12 5/6 String Fest. The students were 5th Graders Kelsie Krieger on the viola and Lucius Highland on the bass. It was an all day event held at E.T. Richardson Middle School that consisted of abut 6 hours of rehearsal and culminating in an evening concert at 7pm for family and friends. The guest conductor was Mr. Andrew Hauze and the song selections ranged from classical such as Orpheus and the Underworld to the movie favorite We Don’t Talk About Bruno. It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end!

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Greenwood Makes a Difference Food Drive

Greenwood and KACS are partnering to make a difference in the community through a year-long non-perishable food collection project.

Greenwood, KACS and our PTO know the importance and benefit of Community Outreach.

Each month, Greenwood will be collecting non-perishable food items and KACS will be picking them up and delivering them throughout the community.

Current Collection Items: Pinto Beans

We appreciate your support!

If you have questions please contact:

Rebecca Vietri:

Sarah Hutchins:

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Book Fair Begins at Greenwood

student browsing at the book fair

Greenwood students are excited for the annual book fair being held from March 2 to March 8th at Greenwood’s Auxiliary gym. During today’s first visiting class a second grader was overheard saying “This is the best day ever! The book fair is awesome!”

The book fair is open everyday from 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. There will be special night hours on Monday March 6, 2023 until 6:00 p.m.

First grader, Malayna is excited about the thought of visiting the book fair on Monday with her classmates! Join in the excitement and visit the book fair!

Student browsing at the book fair.

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Fifth Grade Catapults into Science

Science in fifth grade covers a lot of content. Students study three different science units: Earth Science, Physical Science, and Life Science. Recently, students completed a unit on Physical Science. They learned about simple machines such as levers and pulleys, force, mass, weight, kinetic and potential energy, as well as basic concepts of chemistry. As a culminating activity, the fifth graders built an army of catapults to bring down the castle of their opponents.

To begin the activity, students were given a bag of materials that included a spoon, popsicle sticks, paper clips, a binder clip, rubber bands, an index card, and 3 inches of duct tape, as well as supplies like glue and scissors. Their task: Build a catapult that could launch a mini-marshmallow with accuracy and enough force to tumble their opponent’s castle. The castle was made by stacking ten plastic cups and protecting it with fortifications designed with leftover popsicle sticks. Melanie Herrera, a fifth grade student, said, “We did a lot of thinking and learning about this kind of stuff but it was cool to actually see it and build it.” The students were broken into teams of 5 catapults, and they worked together to pool their resources to design their fortifications.

After six days of building, it was time for the battle. Wearing some very fashionable safety goggles, students set up their castles and lined their catapults up for their attacks. When the timer began, marshmallows began flying across the room and castles crumbled to the sound of cheers. After three minutes, scores were totaled and winners were named. Fifth grader Faith Robb said, “I like how we got to pick who we got to work with, but also that we had to battle while working together.” In a round robin tournament, each team played against each team, and winners of the morning and afternoon groups were named.

On the final day, all four classes met in the auditorium for the championship rounds. One team after another claimed 7th, 5th, and 3rd places with the music from Pirates of the Caribbean blasting. Curious onlookers stopped at the auditorium doors as the final two teams, the champions of the morning and afternoon groups, squared off. The final match was close with each team scoring points, but in the end it was the afternoon groups barely edging out the morning group to claim the title of champions.

Students all came away with different lessons from this activity, some academic, and some extending beyond the normal school lessons. According to fifth grader Sarah Pham, “I learned trial and error, and to try many different things before finally making a good decision.” Gisela Negron said that she liked building the catapults, and really enjoyed the moments when “It worked!” Soren Wells commented, “I learned to work together, problem-solving, and the science of catapults all in one project! I think fifth graders next year will enjoy this one.”

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