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Good Morning Families,
please join us today at 1 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of summer programs hosted by the School District of Philadelphia. During this workshop, parents will be provided
a brief overview of available programs and their requirements.

Join us at:

Check out our new Videos page!

Recycling Contest 

The Young Heroes club is rolling out a recycling contest for the whole school.  Click the link above to learn more.   Recycling Log

October 2019 Parent Connection

Click here for this month’s Parent Connection Newsletter.


Welcome to the new website for Joseph J. Greenberg!

August 8, 2019

Dear Greenberg families:

Welcome back! Or, if you are new to our Greenberg family, welcome and thank you for choosing our amazing school for your child’s education. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer and are ready to start a new school year on September 3rd, 2019.

Last school year was filled with lots of fun learning experiences and student successes. Here are a few of our favorite memories:

The only elementary school ranked in the top 5 on the District’s School Performance Report (SPR)
Amanda Thornton, 1st grade teacher, received the Lindback Distinguished Teacher Award
The Home and School Association raised thousands of dollars for new stage drapes
Students participated in science and computer and sports competitions
We are already gearing up for an incredible new school year. Our teachers have attended training sessions to better help all students learn and grow. Our front office team is updating student files and ordering new materials. Our hard-working custodians have spent the summer cleaning our school. And, our cafeteria workers are preparing to serve your children delicious, healthy and free breakfast and lunch each school day.

We’re also delighted to welcome a few new additions to our staff. A few new teachers have joined our school team. Please welcome Heather Lasalle-Calhoun, Autistic Support and new special education liaison; Christoper Thompson, Learning Support; and Matthew Grill, Assistant Principal. All of these teachers have several years of teaching experience and will implement a rigorous instructional program for students.

All NEW students enter the center schoolyard doors and report to the auditorium.

All returning students will line up at their new room numbers.

Be sure to visit for important back-to-school information such as a list of vaccines your child will need to attend school. I also want to invite you to attend our Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This will be a great time to meet teachers and other families, and learn more about the new school year.

All of us at Greenberg look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, September 3rd, and working with our families and community to support high-level learning. As always, please feel free to reach out to me at 215-400-3080 with questions or concerns. Together, we can make this school year our best one yet!

Gina Hubbard,



Philadelphia-Specific Updates

Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive text alerts/updates from the City of Philadelphia to your phone.
Free meals and safe spaces for students – Locations where students can 1) get free breakfast and lunch and 2) attend activities in safe spaces for families who need them
Teach for America continues to update a list of Philadelphia-specific updates and resources that includes links to: Critical resource support – Philadelphia’s Dept of Public Health, School District of Philadelphia, and a range of other supports for Philadelphia families and communities
Education Resources – both learning from home and teaching about Coronavirus
Medical and mental health resources
Comcast Internet Access – Effective today, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Click here for more details.
Educational Resources – Across the country, companies and organizations have made educational resources available for free to support both schools and families.  There are MANY lists circulating but here are some to get you started:NewSchools School Closure Resources: Curated list of free resources for teachers, schools, and families to support transition to virtual learning.  Includes organization name, support offered, target audience, website, and phone number.
TNTP Resources for Learning at Home when School Close
List of Education Companies offering free subscriptions
Other Resources –Resources for Families
Together Pandemic Parent –  Maia Heyck-Merlin from the Together Leader created a blog post called “The Together Pandemic Parent: 7 Strategies to Plan, Prioritize and… Plan?!” to support families with adjusting to “school from home” during school closures and will continue this series with additional posts.