Grand Prize Winner is from Greentree!
Astounding Inventions is an invention fair highlighting handmade inventions by students from the Irvine and Tustin School Districts in Kindergarten through eighth grade. The competition was established to promote student interest and learning in math and science.
We are thrilled to announce that Natalie M. ~ a Greentree 5th grader was the GRAND PRIZE winner with her intention “Ball Pump Needle”. Natalie received a $100 Visa Gift card AND a provisional patent for her invention……. We are so proud of Natalie and wish her continued success with this and any other inventions that she can dream up! Awesome job!
Greentree students were given the opportunity to participate in the Technology/Applied Science Fair (TAS); an optional project that allows students to advance their knowledge, skills and passion for technology by entering a research based project. The TAS Fair was initiated and coordinated by our own site coordinator Mrs. Haack, who was probably equally as excited as our students were to participate!
Two of the Greentree teams moved on to the District Level of competition. From that competition our 4th Grade Group Project “ROLL ON” placed 3rd! They presented an application that drives a wheelchair from a touch screen device developed by Madison L, Elizabeth L. and Tandra N!
The top district teams, including these three Greentree students, along with Mrs. Haack were invited to GOOGLE on March 21st to present their projects to over 40 Googlers (Google Engineers), have lunch, and go on a tour of the Google facility.
What an amazing honor and unforgettable event for them. The Googlers were excited to see the FIRST ever girl team and they were equally impressed that the girls were able to present to more than 10 Googlers at once with confidence. Way to go Team Roll On! We are so proud of your teamwork and compassionate souls.
Sunday, May 18th - 27th Annual
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Teacher of the Year 2013-2014!
Mr. Doug Larson
Mr. Doug Larson, 6th grade teacher, was selected by his colleagues as Greentree’s Teacher of the Year!
Mr. Larson received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington, his teaching credential from the University of Portland, and a Masters and Administrative Credential from the University of California, Fullerton.
Since 1996, Mr. Larson has been a teacher at Greentree Elementary School and over the years has taught 4th, 5th and 6th grades. He has been a member of the School Site Leadership Team, a Math site rep, IOLA site rep, and has dedicated time working with our school’s Student Council, Conflict Management, and Special Buddies programs. Mr. Larson has also been a member of several textbook adoption committees.
For the past 18 years, Mr. Larson has coached after school (ACE) programs in basketball, flag football, volleyball, and volunteered his time with the ACE Homework Club. For the past 15 years, Mr. Larson has been involved with and coached Greentree students in the annual Irvine Junior Games!
He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his sons’ sports teams, and stays active by playing all possible sports.
Congratulations, Mr. Larson!
Teacher of the Year for Greentree
We appreciate all that you do!
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If you need help getting on or creating a MyIUSD account, go to the link under District Links (to the left), go to Parent Portal, then on How To Use My IUSD (Elementary).
Student On-Line Access
for K-6 Textbooks 2013-2014
If your child forgets his/her Language Arts or Math textbook/workbook at school, there is no longer a reason NOT to be able to complete homework! Click Here to find simple steps to access any of these texts online.
K-3 - Social Science SCOTT FORESMAN On-Line
To view the upper grade homework assignments, go to Greentree Staff and click on the teacher's name.
Thank you Target Shoppers!
Thank you to our parents, teachers, and other supporters for helping Greentree benefit everytime you shop at Target with your REDcard. Target donates up to 1% of each purchase to our school. Be sure to designate Greentree as the elgible school under Target's Take Charge of Education program.
To learn more about the program, visit Target.com/TCOE
By shopping at Ralphs you can help Greentree!
When you register as a participant in the community contributions program under the Ralphs website, a percentage of every dollar spent will come back to Greentree on a quarterly basis. Greentree deposits these dollars into a special account to help support our 6th Grade Outdoor Science Education program ~ and keep the cost down for your child to attend Outdoor Ed when he/she reaches 6th grade.
Participants are required to register
every September for the new term!
REGISTER or Re-Register for 2013-2014!
Step by step website registration instructions can be found at www.ralphs.com
or click HERE.
We would be grateful if you saved your used ink cartridges over the summer and donated them to Greentree in September.
The school will continue to receive dollars when we send
them for recycling!
All HPs are accepted as well as many other major brands.
However, please know that the school cannot accept empty toner bottles, drums or Konica Minolta products.
Any Orange County company can participate and name Greentree as the school they support! Contact Kaye in the school office if your company is interested so pick-up can begin. Weekly or monthly pick-ups from the company can be arranged.