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Greenvale Park Elementary School
2013-2014

Greenvale Park is a unique and hidden jewel

At GVP we prepare children for success in life, beyond a K-12 education, by understanding that diversity is our strength and together we are better.

At GVP, each student is unique. Some of us have a spark for reading, while others have a kinesthetic skill set. Our uniqueness includes being born right here in Northfield, while others come from different towns and different countries. But when we walk through the front doors at Greenvale Park we are all Geckos. Therefore, Geckos have a great deal in common as well as a uniqueness that provides us with opportunities to learn from one another.  

We believe that embracing our uniqueness and sharing our strengths help everyone reach their full potential, not only in academics, but in our humanity as well.

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OUR BUILDING-WIDE EXPECTATIONS

Belong, Respect, Work

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Mrs. Sickler’s 5th Grade Class

In the work place, strong relationships that foster a sense of belonging and respect are coveted by employers.  Faculty, staff, parents, volunteers, and community members expect children to demonstrate and practice the life skills of: helping others to feel like they belong; respecting others; and working hard. It is also fair for children to expect Greenvale Park adults to practice and demonstrate these skills.

We believe that regardless of a child’s vocation in the future, he/she will become a productive and successful citizen if he/she has mastered: helping others feel like they belong; respecting the uniqueness in others; and working hard.

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SET A GOAL, PERSEVERE, SUCCEED

The Secret Formula to Success

Elihu set a goal for his math test. When he didn’t achieve it he asked to retake the test.
He even chose to miss part of the Valentines Day celebration to achieve his goal.

Success begins with a plan. That’s why goal setting is a big part of student life at Greenvale Park.

Students are regularly encouraged to think ahead about what they’d like to accomplish. They are supported as they formulate a plan, start to work, and make incremental progress over a period of time. They see firsthand that success is achievable with a plan and hard work.

And there is an added benefit. When a child sets his own goal, he focuses on his own strengths, needs and interests, instead of comparing himself to others. Success that comes from this process is personal and motivating! It inspires a healthy self-respect, and it teaches a child to value his own uniqueness.

When a goal is not met the first time, we persevere! A reporter asked Thomas Edison if he felt like a failure after he tried 10,000 different materials to act as a filament in his first light bulb. Edison responded by saying, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Edison set a goal. He persevered. He succeeded. And so do Greenvale Park students, regardless of their circumstance.

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CHARACTER EDUCATION

To Be Successful In This World, A Child Needs Character

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Vladimir, Ashton, Brenda, Angela, and Osiris applied the character trait of Knowledge: Learning something new so that they could be better at what they do.

Grace abounds in our faculty and staff.  From the front office to the playground, the adults at Greenvale Park model and embody a personal, respectful style of relating to others that is so important to building strong relationships.

Our monthly character traits provide children with the tools they need for treating others right and successfully engaging people at school, at home, in the neighborhood, and later in the workplace.

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REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE

gecko8Our school mascot is the gecko. The gecko is a great metaphor for the diversity at Greenvale Park. There are over 2000 species of gecko in the world with more species yet to be discovered.  Yet each gecko is a gecko.

Such is the educational environment at Greenvale Park–where the combination of being unique in our strengths and similar in our humanity combines to build a strong and diverse real world experience.

Diversity is not about how we differ.  Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.  Ola Joseph

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Once a Gecko, Always a Gecko!

GVP From the Roof!

Fifth Grade Memories

Fifth Grade Memories 2013-2014

Watch Our 2013-2014 Cup Stacking Tournament!

Jess and Stefany Championship Round

Watch the Most Current Character Education Video on Endurance by Señor Garcia’s Students!

Endurance Video

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Greenvale Park Flu Vaccine Clinic

Thursday, October 30th (Jueves, 30 de octubre) from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Rice County Public Health, HealthFinders Collaborative and Greenvale Park Community School will be offering a free flu shot clinic. Everyone six months and older should have a flu shot (¿Quién debe tener una vacuna contra la gripe? Todo el mundo, 6 meses en adelante). More »

Northfield Aztec Dance “Kalpulli Ollin Ayacaxtly”

Thursday, October30th from 6 to 8 p.m. the Northfield Aztec Dance “Kalpulli Ollin Ayacaxtly” will celebrate “Day of the Dead” at Greenvale Park Elementary. Members of the community are invited to bring objects symbolizing remembrance of departed loved ones for a special display.

Reminder: ‘Ready, Set, Go Day’ is Coming

Mark your calendar for Ready, Set, Go Day! on Thursday, Aug. 28. The event will include opportunities for Greenvale Park students to meet their teachers, bring in school supplies and take preliminary assessments in the areas of literacy and mathematics. More »

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