This is a Rat Race you will want to run !


Have you set up your Read-A-Thon account up yet? Everybody is a winner just for setting up an account!

Drop Everything and read will happen September 25th.

Get those kids ready to read! 

Did you know? 

  • Every student at Green Gables will receive a  bookmark! Every child is also entered into the daily raffle.
  •  The top readers and top fundraisers will be entered into weekly drawings for large prizes.
  • Raffle Prizes: Week 1

    • 9/25 –  Movie Theater Pass
    • 9/25 – Drop Everything and read bonus drawing – Target gift card $10
    • 9/26-  2 rounds of putter pride
    • 9/27-  $10 Magills Gift Card
    • 9/28 – $15 Tattered Cover Gift Card
    • 9/29- Cozy Shamrock Blanket
  • Week 1 drawing – The Top 2 Readers and Fundraisers from each grade will be entered into a drawing for an E-reader tablet. The top 2 readers from each grade will receive a clip on book light.
  • Raffle Prizes: Week 2

    • 10/2- Movie Theater Pass
    • 10/3 – 2 rounds of golf at putter pride
    • 10/4- $10.00 Magill’s gift card
    • 10/5- $15.00 Tattered Cover Gift card
    • 10/6 – Reading Bean Bag Chair
  • Week 2 Drawing- The Top 2 Readers  and fund raisers from each grade will be entered into a drawing for an Ereader. The top 2 readers and fundraisers from each grade will receive a book fair gift card..

Top Class: Oct 12th PJ Popcorn Party and Teacher receives a gift card bundle

Top Fund Raisers ($300+) – Limo Ride to Pizza 10/20 and photos on the PTA board

Top Readers – 2 per grade – Photos in the library

Top Readers- Over 1000 min  10/20 Evening Carnival movie party with family

Rat Bucks- All participants who create a page get to pick a prize from the RAT online store.

School wide– If the school reaches their goal of reading 150,000 minutes all teachers will dye their hair green.



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Read- A- Thon: 2017

Our Fall Fund Raiser will kick off with our second annual Read-A-Thon on September 25th!


We will be starting on:



If you did not receive your personal code please contact with your child’s name and teacher.

Set up is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Go to – From your tablet, computer, or phone
  2. Create your profile with your secure secret code provided in your September 15th Friday Folder
  3. Start tracking your reading minutes and sessions

Stay tuned for daily raffle prizes, resources, and awards for the top readers and top fundraisers!

Tips for Getting Started:

  1. If you have more then one child at the school:
    • Set up both children under the same email account
    • You will be able to switch between the accounts by using the
  2.  If you want to add minutes to your child’s account from  your phone:
    • From child’s main page select
    • Send yourself a text and have your code handy
    • Enter your code
    • Click on the Start a Reading Session

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Last Day of School: How you can continue to help the PTA raise funds

As we end the 2017/2018 school year we would like to hear from you!

Please take a moment to take our 2017/2018 PTA survey so that we can plan for next year’s festivities- .

If you are wondering how you can help us continue raise funds during the summer months. Don’t forget to…

  • Utilize our  shutterfly store page for all of your photos and memories
  • Order your goods from our Amazon Smile page
  • Save those box tops and use the Box Top app! Though we did not have a collection this year we are happy to take your saved up box tops and turn them in over the summer contact us and we will arrange pickup. Don’t know how to use the app see this blog post where we actually tried it out! It was pretty easy and came with Coupons!
  • Save those milk tops from Longmont Dairy. We will have a collection box in the fall in the main hallway next year. Information from the program can be found here .
  • Register for the Jefferson County Library Summer Reading Program by June 1st, and help us be in the running for $800.00 for our school. This program  is free and there are prizes for the kids to earn thru their summer reading journey.

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Teacher Appreciation Week

As the school year quickly comes to a close and we wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week we wanted to recognize our sponsors and volunteers who took the extra step to volunteer their services and time to help us thank the staff at Green Gables Elementary. We appreciate our staff and thank you for all of your hard work over the school year. A shout out to sponsors and volunteers that helped pull off this very special week:

  • Teachers enjoyed a lunch brought in from Brodo Italian Scratch Kitchen located in Belmar. Brodo is owned and operated by one of our very own parents and 2016/2017 PTA Board Member. Be sure to drop in this summer and experience a special cuisine and a variety of wine choices.
  • Denver Sports Medicine treated our staff to some very well deserved relaxation time. Denver Sports Medicine is located right here in Lakewood offering Chiropractic and Massage services. They help support our school and National Neighborhood Night out event. Thank you Denver Sports Medicine for bringing a little peace to our staff! Be sure to visit them and their specials they offer residents of the area this summer.
  • Karol Paul joined the staff of Denver Sports Medicine and offered Reflexology sessions to our staff. Karol is a certified Reflexologist from the American Board of Reflexology. Karol’s daughter has attended Green Gables for the last 5 years. Karol says she loves the school and especially the teachers. Karol states that teachers work so hard and stay so humble. They deserve all the recognition we can give them. “I was happy to offer reflexology for teachers on Teacher appreciation week. It is a small gesture of thanks to them for all they do for our children.Thanks, Green gables Teachers you are the best!!!!”
  • New York Bagels brought in Bagels for our teachers to enjoy for breakfast. They are located off of Wadsworth and as a former East coaster I can verify that they are the closest to the real deal in town.

Our PTA volunteers and families organized thank you notes and a taco bar for all of the staff.

We are looking forward to a great 2017/2018 school year.




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Are you interested in a Track Club for 2017/2018

Wonderful parents of Green Gables students. I Mrs. Miner the Physical Education Teacher at Green Gables is putting out feelers to see if anyone would be interested in helping me run a Track Club after school fall of 2017. It would run end of August through October with practice being two days a week. If you are interested and could commit your time please email me at

Please contact her if you are interested in participating.

Thank you

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Run 4 Funds : May 4th is run Day May 11th all pledges are due

The Online donations for Run 4 Funds is open!

We are still seeking Volunteer Lap Counters.

Your donations are  deductible and our goal is $50.00 per student. We are running for the Chrome this year and hoping to give back to the school funds for Chrome Books for the 2017/2018 school year.

Important dates and times are as follows:

May 4th – Run Day

9:00- 9:40 – Cheer on  Kinder & 1st graders
9:40-10:20 – Cheer on 5th-6th grade
10:20- 11:00- Cheer on  2nd and 3rd
11:00- 11:40 – Cheer on 4th grade

May 11th Prize day

This is our last fund raiser for the year. Let’s Go Big Green Gables.

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Inch by Inch: Row by Row

Inch by Inch Row by Row Please help our Garden Grow.

There are some great things happening at our little school including the opening of our Community Garden. On Earth Day 2017 the school in conjunction with all of our partners held the Community  Garden Grand Gpening.  This has been a three year project. The students at  Green Gables performed the John Denver song Inch by Inch.

JPS TV captures the opening of our Community Garden and our kids performance. Lucky even makes an appearance. Enjoy! We are all lucky to have each and everyone of you as a part of our community. As Mrs Hawley says “We couldn’t do it without all of us in partnership.”

We all feel very blessed.

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Run 4 Funds

Our last and final fundraising event for the 2015/2016 school year is quickly approaching. Back by popular demand is the Run 4 Funds fundraiser. Funds raised during this event will go directly to the purchase of Chrome books. Our goal by the end of  next year is to provide each student with a Chromebook, and we are getting closer with each fundraiser. Last year we raised roughly 4K on this fun raiser. This year we want to GO FOR THE CHROME and raise even more.

Dates: April 28th School Assemble

May 4th Run day

Run Times:

9:00- 9:40- Kindergarten and 1st Grade

9:40-10:20 – 2nd and 3rd grade

10:20- 11:00 – 5th and 6th grade

11:00- 11:40- 4th grade

We are in need of lap counting volunteers please use the sign up genius to sign up.

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Graduation Announcements Thank you cards and napkins

Have a graduate? Need invitations? Want some custom Thank you cards? Printed napkins? Use our Shutterfly storefront link and 13% of your purchase will be sent back the Green Gables PTA.
40% off all graduation card orders and 30% off everything else + Free Shipping! Just use the special code SCHEB6ZZBE  additional details in the flyer below. Don’t forget to use our special link when you order.…/0BwH4aHY5LGqlNnlYYmFwVE9ib…/view…

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A Grand turnout for the Science Fair

Did you happen to catch the Science Fair this Evening?

What a wonderful job our Science Fair Committee did this year organizing a fun interactive night for our budding scientists! You  know what was the best thing about Science Night? It was when the Fish and Wildlife group was leaving the parking lot and I went to the Thank them…..They said…. “Thank you for including us. That was so much fun and the best group of Kids. They were so patient and polite.” Way to show GOLD pride Green Gables. Job well done by all!

A special thanks to our booth sponsors.

  • Audubon Society – Birds, owls, wing speed, and owl puke Ok that’s not what they called it but it was cool!
  • Barnes and Noble Bookstore– Interactive robots that chased your color lines and flying experiments
  • Bear Creek High School – I mean these kids did a stellar job at slime, marshmallows, and circular force. I was for sure that water was going to spill you?
  • Bureau of Reclamation – Hydrolectric power. Did you try that circuit? That was pretty cool
  • Carmody Middle School – 7th 8th grade science
  • Denver Museum of Nature and science – Who could miss that way cool car in the parking lot? and the paper rockets! Well let’s just say no kid missed that fun!
  • EPA – Where does our waste go. Did you catch one of their recycled pencils? That was pretty cool
  • Fish and Wildlife Service – They brought in Animal pelts and bones and taught us about tracks.
  • Intuitive Machines– Lunar and Mars Landers
  • National Renewable Lab– Who could not have had fun trying to get the light bulb to light or to measure wind?
  • Play Zone – Provided building blocks and coloring pages in the cafeteria
  • Red Rocks Aftercare – Ms. Beth had some pretty cool bubbles and showed off her dry ice magic.
  • Steve Spangler Science– The snow in your hand booth was very popular!
  • Sustainable Southern Gables– We learned all about the plant cycle. There is for sure some really cool stuff going to happen in our garden this year! Don’t forget to come to the Grand Opening 4/22
  • Water for People – Here we learned all about water conversation and how to keep our waters clean.
  • Paper Roller Coaster– Did you see that masterpiece Mrs. McDowell created all created out of paper? AMAZING!

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