Green Twig School

30 Paterson Ave. 

Midland Park N.J. 07432

201 - 445 - 0747

office@greentwigschool.com

The power and wisdom of deep roots. 


An Ode To Green Twig

IN MIDLAND PARK, THERE IS A SCHOOL,

THE MOOREFOOTS THINK IT'S REALLY COOL.

A MONTESSORI WITH THE NAME OF GREEN TWIG,

  IT STARTED SMALL, AND NOW IT'S REPUTATION'S BIG.

 

IT'S THE END OF AN ERA WE'RE CELEBRATING,

THE LAST MOOREFOOT CHILD IS GRADUATING.

EMMA WAS THERE WHEN GREEN TWIG WAS STARTING,

RICHARD TODAY, IS THE ONE WHO'S DEPARTING.

 

FROM THOSE EARLY DAYS IN GOOD SHEPARD HALL,

GREEN TWIG HAS PROOVED GREAT SCHOOLING FOR ALL,

NANCY HAS BEEN THAT EVER GUIDING FORCE,

HER ENTHUSIASM AND SKILL KEPT IT ON COURSE.

 

IN EIGHTY TWO, EMMA WAS THE FIRST TO MOVE ON,

GUY CAME NEXT, THE MOOREFOOT'S ELDEST SON,

IN THREE MORE YEARS HE'D FINISHED HIS TIME,

AND IT WAS NICHOLAS' TURN TO ENTER THIS RHYME.

 

NEXT IT WAS TO MOVE ONTO PREMISES NEW,

A BUILDING WITH ROOMS OF RED AND BLUE,

NICHOLAS WAS THROUGH IN EIGHTY EIGHT,

AND FOR ANOTHER MOOREFOOT THERE WAS NO WAIT.

 

RICHARD WAS THE LAST TO ENTER THE FOLD,

AND NOW OUR GREEN TWIG STORY IS ALMOST TOLD,

THE SCHOOL GOES ON GETTING STRONGER EACH YEAR,

NANCY AND YOUR STAFF WE WISH YOU GOOD CHEER.

 

FIELD TRIP DRIVING, AND BACK TO SCHOOL DAYS,

FUNNY HAT PROCESSIONS AND KINDERGARTEN PLAYS,

SEWING THOSE COSTUMES WE HAD LOTS OF FUN,

WE ARE SO SAD THAT OUR TIME IS NOW DONE.

 

OUR CHILDREN ALL ENJOYED THEIR STAY WITH YOU,

YOUR CLAIMS ABOUT MONTESSORI ARE CERTAINLY TRUE,

THERE'S ONLY ONE THING, DON'T TELL US PLEASE,

HOW MUCH ON TOTAL WE'VE PAID IN FEES.

 

THANK YOU SINCERELY FOR THE WONDERFUL START YOU GAVE OUR CHILDREN AT GREEN TWIG.

 

MARK AND STEPHANIE MOOREFOOT.

 

JUNE 12, 1991

 

 EMMA 80-82, GUY 82-85, NICHOLAS 85-88, RICHARD 88-91

 

    I shudder to even ask the question where would we be without Green Twig? What a wonderful place! As we have discussed so many times, it is such a unique blend of social and academic objectives and activities.  Thomas has been so happy there - he has learned so much - best of all - he so happy and confident.
    We are so grateful for everything you do to make Green Twig such a special school. You have always been so supportive and understanding of our needs as a family and of Thomas's needs as an individual. We feel so fortunate to have been part of the Green Twig Family, Thank you.
  Lots of love always,
           Renee, Alex and Thomas
June 8, 2010
To Our Green Twig Family,

I can't really seem to remember how I found you, but oh so glad I did!

It is unbelievable that our years here are coming to an end.  What a wonderful place for my boys to learn, create and explore.

It is amazing what children can achieve at such a young age when given the proper tools.
I believe they will take all of their lessons learned at Green Twig and apply them later in life. A great foundation is the key to all future learning.

Thank you so much for all your dedication to my boys. I know they have enjoyed each day here and will always remember them with fondness.

David and Jake have learned so much from each teacher.  We can still remember the days when David cried each day as he entered the door.  Thank you ladies for sticking it out.

Jake, on the other hand, left me in the wind on Habben Avenue into warmth and encouragement. GT made him feel right at home.

Mrs. Klein, I really believe you brought out the voracious reader in Jake, a skill that will serve him well the rest of his life.
 
You made the boys think out of the box with your creative writing lessons and undying enthusiasm.

Nancy, every time we spoke I thought of my deceased mother.  She was also a great educator and shared a lot of your views.

Melissa, we have shared many stories, some funny, some sad.  I wish your family a happy life. I have enjoyed all of our talks and laughs.  Life is crazy sometimes but we all have to lean on each other.

We hope that Green Twig will be around for many future generation to benefit from this unique school.  And, wish the entire staff a happy and healthy life.

Thank you again for all the time and attention given to my boys.  All of my Best!
 
Anne Marie