Welcome to Green Hedges!

An exciting start to every school year is the opportunity to welcome new students and families. We can hardly wait to get started and are delighted to have you joining the Green Hedges community.

Please save the dates for our welcome events listed below. Our parent volunteers will be in contact with new families during the summer and in late June, parents of new students will receive a welcome guide with back-to-school information and summer work for your children.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus in September! In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us in the Office of Admission and Business Office with questions.

Warmly,

Katherine Vazquez
Director of Admission
kvazquez@greenhedges.org

Events for New GHS Parents

New Parent Cocktail Reception

Friday, September 8 at 6:30PM
Home of a Current GHS family

Shortly after the start of School, Green Hedges hosts a reception for all our new parents. Gathering in the home of a GHS family, new parents are joined by Parent Representatives for each class, Trustees, and School Administrators. Meeting parents of students in their child(ren)’s class, putting faces with the names of folks who have helped get them oriented, and just taking a breath after the start of a new School year all help new parents acclimate to their new School community.

New Parent Coffee

Thursday, September 14 at 8:30AM

Following morning drop-off please join The GHS Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) for a light breakfast and coffee in the picnic grove. Grade level room parents, PTO officers, Board of Trustees, and administrators will be present to welcome you to GHS, provide an overview of how to get involved in volunteering on campus, and answer any questions you have.

Events for New GHS Students

Montessori Summer Playdates

July & August

Current GHS parents host summer playdates for current and new Preschool and Kindergarten families at different parks around Vienna.

Lower & Middle School Summer Get-Togethers

July & August

Current GHS Parents organize grade level get-togethers over the summer for new and current GHS Lower and Middle School students.

Orientation (Open Classroom Day)

Tuesday, September 5

Preschool-Grade 5: 10:00-11:00AM
Middle School: 11:00AM-Noon

The day before school officially begins, you and your child have a chance to be introduced to your teacher and visit your classroom so that the kids know exactly where to be the next morning. Children do not have to wear their uniforms for this event. The Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) offers lunch sampling and an information table in the MPR. Stations will also be provided for tech support, forms, Extended Day and after-school activities sign-up/questions. As you come into the school, there are volunteers to guide your way – please ask!

First Day of School

Kindergarten – Grade 8

Wednesday, September 6, 8:15AM

Preschool: Age 4

Monday, September 11, 8:15AM

Preschool: Age 3

Thursday, September 14, 8:15AM