5th Grade Students/Parents: It is time for 5th Grade students to sign up for 6th Grade classes. Below I have provided a link to a Google Form. Please confer with your child when completing this Form. https://forms.gle/N6ye9MYZGRmqbjrq9
#John Greer - Having your child to school on time is the best thing you can do for them during IAR Testing. Our test dates are: April 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14. Mark your calendars!
John Greer Concert Band rehearsal and lessons have been canceled for today, Wednesday, March 3.
The John Greer Virtual Book Fair begins today, March 1. All orders are due March 15. The live link is found below: https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=D15D9
Reminder - Thursday, 2/18, is a Remote Learning Day at Hoopeston Area due to staff vaccinations. John Greer students will receive a packet of work today that must be completed on Thursday and returned on Friday. The packet must be turned in so you child can be counted present on 2/18. If your John Greer child is absent today, please stop by today or Thursday to pick up the work packet. Thanks!
As a reminder - Valentine's Day is approaching. Consistent with Maple Elementary, we will not do a student Valentine exchange this year for sanitization reasons. Rather, John Greer is planning a PBIS Ice Cream Social for that day. John Greer will provide all the product needed and students will be individually served.
Please enjoy the 3rd Grade & 4th Grade Christmas Program. Thank you to everyone at John Greer for your help getting our students recorded! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! https://youtu.be/WYoghtCZe4Y
Which team will break out first?
John Greer - In response to survey responses last spring, all communication sent out from the JG Office during this current remote learning time will be sent through Class Dojo.
Cadet Band sign-ups have started! Schedule your appointment by visiting the Cadet Band website. There are times available this afternoon and next week. https://sites.google.com/hoopeston.k12.il.us/CadetBand
At 6:30 this evening, there is a meeting for parents/guardians of fifth and sixth grade band and/or chorus members. You can attend in person at John Greer under the tent, or virtually via Facebook live on the Hoopeston Area Music Boosters Facebook page or via Zoom. Meeting ID: 739 4397 3560. Passcode: 8qDRGX.
If anyone has ANY questions about JGs Return to Learn Plan or Policy and Procedures, please call JG at 217-283-6667 and ask for Mr. Walder. This is a time of uncertainty and high stress. If I can alleviate any of this by sharing information, I'm happy to do so.
2020-2021 John Greer's Return to Learn Plan https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cT6YlJ0M9WVxPIJp8nGTurGyQ6mK1glD8xJPPjWOuEE/edit?usp=sharing
The 5th and 6th Grade Chorus members submitted videos for a virtual choir this year. I’m very proud of all the students and I believe that their achievements and hard work will be self-evident. It has been a pleasure working with your children and helping them bring out their beautiful voices! Enjoy the show! https://youtu.be/TMtmdY6IwAM
The Cadet Band and Fifth and Sixth Grade Band and Chorus students present a Virtual Spring Concert! Thank you to all who participated and for everyone’s continued support of the music programs! Concert Band Woodwinds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsYJ3-TWhyU Concert Band Brass and Percussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpjy29sufE0 Cadet Band Woodwinds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEOYYggyFag Cadet Band Brass and Percussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBJvSZ4xpPI
Parents of John Greer Students - We would appreciate your feedback through the survey link below. The 15 questions should take less than 15 minutes. Thanks for your feedback! http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
For the last several weeks the 5th and 6th grade students have been working hard to create their own mini STOMP inspired compositions. I wanted to share a few pictures of some of the projects presented today in Mrs. Gress, Mrs. Weeks, and Mr. Soderstrom’s classes. For the project, they had to bring in several non-musical objects to play. Then they created three (or more!) rhythms to layer on top of one another. These percussive creations were thought up after discussing the musical qualities of seemingly mundane objects as demonstrated by the popular group STOMP. The kids really took leadership roles and helped each other learn their parts. You can see a few students really enjoyed taking on the role of the conductor! Great job guys!
A meeting for parents/guardians of fifth and sixth grade band and chorus members will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, August 27) at 6:30pm in the John Greer library. Please let either Mrs. Mandel or Mr. Smith know if you will be unable to attend. We are looking forward to a fantastic year of music making!
We've had a wonderful start to the school year at John Greer. Today we're thankful that the temperature and humidity has decreased. I also wanted everyone to note that our students are doing a wonderful job getting to school on time by 8:20. Have a great weekend!
Reminder: Registration for students in Grades 3 - 5 is set for August 7, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. One registration form is located at this URL and you could fill it out in advance and bring it with you. https://www.hoopeston.k12.il.us/o/cusd-11/page/registration-information--28
JG Family Science Night - February 21, 2019 - 5:30 - 7:00 pm Book Fair open from 5:00 - 7:30 pm in the JG Library.
Reminder - JG After-School Karate Program begins Tuesday, February 5 - Monday is the last day to turn in the permission form and $20 to the JG Office.
John Greer Lock-in - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm - TONIGHT, January 25, 2019 - For students who brought in $100+ for the JG Fundraiser - No $$ needed for the evening - Drop students off at the east gym doors - Please come in and sign them out at 10:00 - Thanks!
Special Karate After-School Program - JG Mike Webb is again offering an after-school program for John Greer students. Six sessions cost a total of $20. This Program will occur in February. Forms were sent through ClassDojo and are also available in the JG Office.
John Greer - 3rd & 4th Grade Christmas Program - Monday, December 17, 1:45. Doors open at 1:15. Students may be checked out from their classrooms after the program.
The John Greer PTO has decided to extend the Just Give Fundraiser through this weekend. Envelopes will now be due on Monday, December 3. If students have no more donations to collect, they can still turn in their envelope on Friday, November 30. Thanks for your support!
This weekend presents an excellent opportunity for students to participate in the Just Give John Greer Fundraiser - Thanks in advance for your support!
Parents are encouraged to take the 5Essentials Survey for John Greer! http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Mike Webb is teaching a John Greer Karate After-School Program. It begins Oct. 30. Other dates are 11/1, 11/6, 11/9, 11/13, 11/15 - 3:15 - 3:45 pm - 20 Students - Cost = $20. If you are interested in enrolling your child in this program, send $20 to the JG Office.
John Greer Parent Involvement Committee Meeting - Monday - October 22 - 4:00 PM - John Greer Library - We hope to see you there!
Practicing our multiplication facts!
Today, Mrs. Walder’s class watched a brainpop video and discussed what happened on September 11, 17 years ago. Mrs. Walder explained how she was in 5th grade, just like them, when it happened. After discussing what happened, why it happened, and how it affected everyone’s lives both then and now, they talked about the heroes that helped.