Last year Greenfield Home and School Association (HSA) created the Annual Fund – a centralized fundraising effort to cover the yearly budget for all the things HSA adds to the Albert M. Greenfield student experience. YOU made it a success! The Greenfield Community raised over $60,000 for our school.
This year HSA must expand the success of the Annual Fund to keep up with the costs of expanding cultural enrichment programming, teacher grants, after school programs, facilities improvements and technology. There is MORE we can do.
We hope to raise $100,000 by January 1. Our goal is to have Greenfield families donate $150 per student to improve the education of all our students. We understand each family has its own budget constraints and we ask that families give what they can. For those able and eager to give more, thank you. Whether you contribute $10 or $1000 – your participation is an invaluable investment in your child and our school.
A large portion of HSA’s budget goes towards cultural and academic enrichment programs for our students. From studying the life cycle of a butterfly to learning ballroom dancing and social etiquette to studying Shakespeare, Greenfield has been able to provide these programs and many more thanks to the generous support of our Greenfield families. The annual fund will support:
- Academic and Cultural Enrichment
- Teacher Grants
- Organized Recess
- After-School Programming
- Student Athletics
- School Facilities
READ THE TESTIMONIALS:
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater’s educational outreach programs--whether it is a play adapted for a school assembly, the residency program, or a matinee at the theater—provide teachers and students with a wealth of ma-terials to utilize in the language arts classroom. The theater provides lessons and materials that help teachers to build context and background knowledge and develop relevant vocabulary prior to experiencing the play, as well as resources to aid discussion and scaffold comprehension afterwards. In addition, these resources also connect con-tent-area skills and topics, such as analyzing character and interpreting figurative language, to the play itself.
Thank you HSA for funding our Quiver Farms eggs to chicks project! A farmer comes to school with eggs for each class and discusses the life cycle of a chicken and how to care for the eggs while they are in incubation. The students transform into mom and dad farmers and accept the responsibility for the life of these eggs.
The classes devise schedules to turn the eggs three times a day and make sure the incubator stays wet. The care and time the students put into taking care of these eggs is amazing. They feel so responsible and in turn,they are!
While the chicks are still in their eggs,the students study the eggs for any sign of which may hatch first. They then form a hypothesis for their prediction.
Once the eggs hatch,the chaos begins! We teach the baby chicks how to eat food and drink water. Then we move on to naming the chicks. Each student picks out a name. They then vote on the names and the top twelve win! Next, we observe the chicks. We let them walk around on our table cloth covered carpet and observe.
The remaining days are spent holding, petting, and observing the chicks. Students keep individual journals to help document their observations about their favorite chick or any chick that stands out to them. This experience is a culmination of all their hard work and responsibility that they learn throughout the year. This fosters such a proud and accomplished feeling for each and every student.