Welcome to Greeley Elementary
Our Mission Statement:
"To promote academic success in an environment which is friendly to students and encourages positive self esteem through appropriate social skills."
Welcome to Greeley!
I am so excited to welcome you to Greeley Elementary. I am Mrs. Deborah Alford, and I am the principal of this incredibly awesome school! I consider myself blessed to have a job that I love. I have been in education for 35 years - most of which have been teaching 5 and/or 6th grade. It's pretty sad that my favorite place to shop is any store that has a "school supply aisle".
Greeley Elementary is a wonderful school. It is filled with a wonderful faculty and staff - dedicated to providing your children with a loving, caring environment in which to learn.
Please feel free to call or visit, anytime - you are always welcome!
Greeley Wildcat News March 2017
Spring is almost here and Greeley Elementary is busy with lots of spring activities. We have lots of little plants springing up on our new Tower Garden! We want to thank our Greeley PTO for purchasing this amazing horticulture unit. It’s not only functional, it also looks awesome! If you see a glowing light from Mrs. Secrest’s classroom, it’s our tower garden.
End of Quarter: Friday, March 3 was the end of the third quarter. Grade cards will go home on Friday, March 10. We do not have a Pride Assembly for the third quarter but we will give out Perfect Attendance awards during school.
Immunization Clinic for 11-13 yr olds on Wednesday, March 8 @ 8:30 am. Information was sent home on Thursday, 3/2/17. Consent forms should be returned before Wednesday.
Spring Pictures: Thank you for turning in spring picture orders or for ordering on-line. Pictures should be back within 2-3 weeks.
PTO Updates: Buck Bingo Night: Our third bingo night has been canceled. We hope to start it up again in the fall!
Soup Supper/Silent Auction scheduled for Monday, March 6 is canceled. See “Fine Arts Show:”
Yearbooks: Thank you to those who have ordered this year’s yearbook. We are still needing more orders, so if you are planning to reserve a copy, please let Lori know @ 867-3460. We don’t have to have immediate payment, but we need to know that you want a book! The yearbook has 20 full-color pages of school pictures and snapshots of activities in preschool through sixth grades. It’s a great keepsake for kids as they spend up to 10 years at our building if they attend preschool and go through 6th grade! Think how much they change each year. The cost is $17.00 and can be paid by cash or check (payable to Greeley PTO). We need 50 orders to be able to get our book published each year, so every order counts! Deadline to order: March 10, 2017 We do not make any profit from yearbook sales.
Spring Break: March 20-24 NO SCHOOL
Kindergarten Round-Up: Thursday, March 30 8:30-10:15 am. Children who will turn 5 years old by August 31, 2017 are eligible to begin Kindergarten in the fall of 2017. Please allow 45 minutes to an hour to complete paper work and to allow your child to visit the activity stations. A state certified birth certificate, a copy of a current immunization log and a current health physical (since Sept. 2016) are required at enrollment in August. If you have this paperwork please bring it with you to Round-Up. Parents/Guardians may call 785-367-3460 to make an appointment or for further information.
Looking Ahead: Fine Arts Show/ Spring Program Tuesday, April 18 Please mark your calendar and plan to attend! It’s not just our Spring Program this year…….it’s our Fine Arts Show…… Student artwork and exhibits, lots of great gift baskets for our silent auction and our annual spring program. Student artwork will be for sale- how awesome is that?! All proceeds go to the Greeley PTO. More details will be sent out at a later time.
Mondays, beginning February 6th from 3:15 to 4:00 pm. Consent forms need to be signed and returned before your child may participate. Running Club members will be training for the Munchkin Marathon in Olathe on April 22. The marathon is optional and your child can still be a part of running club without competing in the marathon. They will meet on the following dates: February 6, 20, 27. March 6, 13, 27. April 3, 10, and 17. Your child’s ride needs to be at the school promptly by 4:00 pm.
Reminder about daily dismissal: If you pick up your child from school each day, please wait in the car line rather than coming to the building to get your child. There is a lot of traffic in the parking lot at that time of day, in addition to lots of restless children and distractions. It is ok to occasionally pick up your child a few minutes early at the OFFICE door..……however, please do not make it routine as the teachers are instructing until 3:00 pm. At dismissal we always have a bus line, a car line, and the walkers in a line. By doing this, we are better able to keep all children and siblings out of the parking lot and traffic.
Thank you for your help with this important matter.
If you would like to enroll your child in the Greeley Preschool, please see Preschool News below:
The USD 365 Preschool at Greeley enrolls children ages 3-5 yrs who qualify as either a peer model or special needs student. A screening process is required for every child. Parents interested in beginning the screening process for their child should contact Sandy Rugg in the Psychologist’s office at 785-448-3073
Our preschool has a morning session that runs from 8:00am-11:00 M-F and an afternoon session that runs from 12:00-3:00 pm M-TH. Transportation is provided on a bus designated for preschool students only. Morning students are offered school breakfast; all students will get a snack. Immunization records, a current physical and a copy of a state certified birth certificate are required by the first day of classes. Your child will need two Hepatitis A vaccines (6 months apart).
SCHOOL POLICIES: Additional school policies can now be located under the CAMPUS INFO tab at the top of our webpage.