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Clubs and Organizations

Passion Clubs

Students will have the opportunity to be involved in our free and voluntary virtual Passion Clubs from 7:30 – 7:50 AM in the 2020 – 2021 school year. Please click the link on the club to enter.

November 16 – December 18

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Drumline LEGO Club  Dance Mindcraft Friendly Helpers
Boggle The Lab

New Clubs – ****

Boggle – 3rd – 5th Grade (Monday) – Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Wakefield
Come foster your love of words by playing Boggle with Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Wakefield on Monday mornings from 7:30 – 7:50. You will have the chance to build your word list and compete against others, as your race against the timer. All KG – 5th grade students are welcome. We will meet on Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. We look forward to having you join us.

The Lab: K – 5th Grade  (Wednesday) – Mr. Truda
Start your Wednesday with conversations about science in the world around us.  We will put our senses to the test with a weekly experiment that will challenge us to observe, hypothesize, and reflect!”


October 1 – November 13, 2020


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Drumline Sports (Soccer) Dance Mindcraft Friendly Helpers
Rubik’s Cub LEGO Club Math 24
Mindful Monday


Drumline: 3rd – 5th Grade  (Monday)

Ryan Stein – 

Our drumline, “G-Wood,” will continue to set the tone each week as they parade down the hallway and welcome our bus riders. These students will perform at our quarterly pep rallies and selected assemblies. Each year our drumline will also participate in at least one performance off campus. We have performed at school board meetings, Glen Allen Parade, high school sporting events, and were even scheduled to open a major teacher conference in Chesterfield, Virginia! 


Rubik’s Cube Club: Kindergarten – 5th Grade (Monday) 

Shannon Wakefield –

Lesha Jackson –

Grab your cube and practice your moves! This team will be lead by our gifted resource teacher, Ms. Wakefield, and Mrs. Jackson, our associate principal, as they prepare for the HCPS county competition. This is a great program to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills!


Mindful Mondays: Kindergarten – 5th Grade (Monday) 

Holly Guelig –



Sports Club/Soccer: Kindergarten – 5th Grade (Tuesday)

Ryan Stein – 

Our sports club is a great way to practice your soccer (fall), basketball (winter), and flag football (spring) skills. Each Tuesday these participants will compete against each other in drills and scrimmage games. Furthermore, the selected participants will compete against other schools. 


LEGO Club: Kindergarten – 5th Grade (Tuesday) 

Daniel Jones –

The LEGO Club will complete a building challenge each week and share their products with the team. This club will work on their presenting skills, as well enhance their problem solving and innovative thinking.


Dance Team:  Kindergarten – 5th Grade (Wednesday)

Eleanor Robertson –

The Greenwood Dance Team is famous for their monthly performances at PTA meetings, pep rallies, and sporting competitions. Our dance instructor, Eleanor Robertson from Rigby’s Jig Ballroom Dance Studio, leads our team with passion and enthusiasm unknown to mankind! Get ready to boogie on down! 


Math 24: 3rd – 5th Grade (Wednesday) 

Shannon Wakefield –

Lesha Jackson –

Students can join Mrs. Wakefield, our gifted resource teacher, and Mrs. Jackson, our associate principal, on Wednesday mornings to problem solve and use their critical thinking skills. Math 24 is a game where students must add, subtract, multiply or divide four numbers to get an answer of 24 as quick as they can. The club will culminate with a Math 24 competition where students who tryout for Greenwood’s Math 24 team will compete against other elementary schools in Henrico County.


Mindcraft: Kindergarten – 5th Grade (Thursday) 

Daniel Jones –



Friendly Helpers: 4th and 5th Grade (Friday) 

Holly Guelig –

School counselor Mrs. Guelig will teach students valuable conflict resolution skills in this exciting club. Students will discuss how to deal with bullying, exclusion form peer groups, academic challenges, presenting ideas and challenges to adults in effective ways and much more. These students will also play a vital role in welcoming our guest for Career and JA day.


Attendance for each morning club will be kept by the instructor. A student will be removed if the following criteria is not met:

  • Less than 6 “X’s” on “The Weekly Report” 
  • Zero  Tier II/Tier III Behavior Communicators 
  • Zero Bus Discipline Referrals
  • Misses 2 performances 
  • Misses 3 practices from 7:15 – 7:40 AM


Clubs Coming Soon

Cycling: 1st – 2nd Grade (Tuesday)

Daniel Jones –

Greenwood is proud to host the only cycling room with Henrico County Public Schools. These selected students will get a sweat as they put the pedal to the medal while blasting some tunes. The STEAM Lab is rockin’ on Tuesdays. 


Step Team: 3rd – 5th Grade (Thursday) 

LeYuani Wilson –

Are you spirited? Do you have rhythm? Do you love to perform? Do you want to participate on a team? If you answered YES to these questions, “The Gator Stomp” is for you! This passionate group will perform at selected PTA meetings, quarterly pep rallies, and sporting competitions. 


Cheerleading: 1st – 5th Grade (Friday) 

Melissa G. Elkins –

“G-A-T-O-R! Go Gators!” Our cheerleading coach is lead by VCU cheerleading alumni and our PE teacher, Ms. Elkins. These students will bring smiles, energy, and excitement to our pep rallies and hallways! If you have school spirit, join! 


Buddies: K and 5th Grade (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 

Holly Guelig –

Selected 5th grade Gators with be paired with kindergarten Gators as “Buddies”. These buddies will meet once a month after school and participate in exciting activities. This is an awesome opportunity for our 5th graders to gain experience as a leader and mentor. Kindergartners will develop a friendship that will last all year!


Flag Raiser: 3rd – 5th Grade (Everyday for a quarter) 

Jordan Truda –

Students will learn how to raise and lower the American, Virginia, and Henrico flag. They will be able to perform this important task daily. Students will learn the value of following a routine and start their day with a sense of accomplishment.


Future Teacher Leaders (FTL) – Partnership with Glen Allen High School (Monday and Friday)

Ryan Stein – 

Glen Allen High School students will visit Greenwood on selected Mondays and Fridays to develop a relationship with our Gators. These high school students will be positive role models for our students as they continue to work on their dream of becoming future educators. This is a great opportunity for our young students to ask questions about school after Greenwood and be mentored by the impressive young men and women of Glen Allen High School. Our FTL will also assist with our quarterly Gator Gatherings.


GEMS (Girls Empowered and Motivated to Succeed): 5th Grade (Tuesday) 

Charles Taylor, Jr –

These young ladies will have the mission of coming into this group as a wonderful caterpillar who seeks to become herself…a beautiful butterfly. This team will have deeper discussions about bullying, caring for others, and leadership. Successful women throughout our community will be invited to join their monthly meetings. 


Greenwood Gents: 5th Grade (Tuesday)

Charles Taylor, Jr –

Mr.Taylor, one of our outstanding 5th grade teachers, will lead young men on the journey to becoming gentleman as they prepare for middle school. These students will engage in monthly lunch discussions about important topics like gratitude, appreciation, trust, optimism, respect, accountability, responsibility, honor and chivalry. Students will also discuss the importance of self-care. The impact that diet, hygiene, grooming, manners and positive leadership have on perception and relationships with both peers and adults will also be discussed.  Greenwood gents will wear ties/bowties and assist with car drop off arrival from 7:20-740 AM on Wednesday.


Green Thumbs: 3rd – 5th Grade (Tuesday and Thursday)

Irene Hatchett –

Donna Kouri –

Greenwood is going to have the best garden in town thanks to these students! These students will learn the lifelong skill of maintaining a garden and will be in charge of tasks from planting to pulling weeds. Their hard work, pride and joy will be on display as you pull into the parking lot! Grab your gardening gloves and let’s show everyone why Gators have green thumb!


Morning Announcements: 5th Grade (Everyday for a quarter) 

Amy Coward –

Lights! Camera! Action! These students will be on the big screen every morning announcing important school items! Participants must be comfortable speaking in front of the camera and provide a lot of enthusiasm to pump their classmates up for a great day!


Safety Patrol: 5th Grade (Everyday for a quarter) 

Lynn M. Orange –

Kaitlin E. Johnson –

These students will have the important job of helping making our great school as safe as possible. Their duties will include helping teachers with hallway duty and holding signs by the school buses. These students must be role models throughout the year and consistently demonstrate the 5 principles of a true Gator (Grateful, Accountable, Trustworthy, Optimistic, Respect).


Teacher Assistant: 5th Grade (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) 

Holly Guelig –

Another great mentoring and leadership opportunity for our 5th graders. Students will have the opportunity to assist our kindergarten teachers on selected mornings. Teacher assistants will have important classroom roles including reading to students, explaining math concepts, or helping teachers with classroom tasks. These students will truly be teacher assistants!



After School Clubs and Organizations


Book Bowl: 5th Grade

In an effort to promote literacy and a love of reading, Greenwood will be creating their first Book Bowl team. Students will have to read selected books and complete a series of tests and worksheets in order to become a member of the team. The Book Bowl team will have a competition the 4th 9 weeks!


Destination Imagination: Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Greenwood will continue to participate in Destination Imagination, which is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause driven organization. The purpose of this club is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders.


Gators on the Go: PK – 5th Grade

Be part of starting a tradition and get in shape at the same time! The first annual 3K Turkey trot will be held on November 19th at Greenwood Elementary School. Students and families will have to the opportunity to train for the race every Saturday at 9 AM from October 1st through November 12th. The Weekend Warriors will also train during the early spring and participate in the 1 Mile Monument Kid Fun Run.


GATOR Camp: 5th Grade

Rising 5th graders at Greenwood Elementary School are invited to participate in Gator Camp. Our 5th graders will discuss what it means to be a Greenwood Gator as they attend breakout sessions on building leadership, respect, teamwork, and accountability. They will learn about available 5th grade interest groups and responsibilities, Our Gators will participate in team building activities so please wear athletic clothing and tennis shoes.


House Leaders: 3rd – 5th Grade

Students in 3rd – 5th grade are able to apply to be a house leader with a recommendation from their parent and teacher.  Teacher house leaders will hold an intense interview panel for applicants and the school will vote on our leaders. The house leaders are in charge of creating pep rallies, completing community service projects, attending a professional development course in leadership over the summer with our teacher house leaders, promoting spirit days, and leading from the front in the classroom. 


STEM & Math Team: 4th & 5th Grade

Calling all young math and science experts to Ms. Kouri’s lab! If you love math and science this is the club for you. These junior scientists will serve as assistants to Ms. Kouri in preparation for our Science and Innovation Fair. Students will also have the opportunity to lead science experiments of their own!


Strikers Soccer (K – 5th Grade)

Our students will have the opportunity to work on their soccer skills with coaches from the Richmond Strikers organization. The students will compete in many drills and scrimmage games. Great class for beginners and experts!


Yearbook Club: 5th Grade

Student Editors (2 representatives from each 5th Grade Class) meet monthly during ‘working lunches’. Students learn about photography, design layout, publishing, advertising, editing, and everything else it takes to produce the yearbook. The yearbook club comes up with ideas and themes all while learning and completing production of the book

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