Greene Notes

October 5, 2018

Our Flight Pattern

Welcome to the E.H. Greene Intermediate School Newsletter! We will share important information and highlight the great things our students and teachers are doing at our school. You can expect this in your inbox each week on Friday afternoon.


Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756



IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:

Tuesday, October 9 - HS / UC CCM Philharmonia Orchestra Concert - 7:00 pm - SHS (free)

Friday, October 12 - End of 1st Quarter

Friday, October 19 - Report cards distributed

Thursday, October 25 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Friday, October 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 7:30 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, November 1 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 3:30 - 7:30 pm

COGAT TESTING

Parents,

If your child is NOT currently in Accelerated Math and/or Advanced Language Arts, but he/she has scored in the 95th percentile or above on the MAP Test in reading or math within the last year, you can register your child for the upcoming CogAT Test for possible gifted placement in 6th grade.


If your child IS currently in Accelerated Math and has scored in the 98th percentile or above on the MAP Test in math, you can register your child for the upcoming CogAT Test for possible placement into Double Accelerated Math in 6th grade.


The CogAT Test will be administered to all 6th graders and REGISTERED 5th graders on Wednesday, November 7. You must register your child by October 12. Use this link to register for 5th grade CogAT.


Greene gifted requirements can be found here.

PTO Directory

Last week this school year’s PTO Directory was updated on Directory Spot, our online directory app. All families should have received notification about how to access. This year the data came from Final Forms, specifically the new Student School Directory (Opt-In) form. All families have access to Directory Spot and the EH Greene School Directory through October 1, and it is recommended that you log on to review the directory information for your student and make any updates. After October 1, the directory will only be open to those families who have joined the PTO. If you have not yet joined the PTO you can find information on how to on this webpage - https://www.sycamoreschools.org/Page/2908. Please direct any questions about the Directory to ehgreenedirectory@gmail.com. Thank you for supporting the PTO.

E.H.Greene PTO Fall 2018 Gifting Requests

Our PTO is now accepting Requests for Funding (Projects) for the Fall and staff and Greene School families are invited to submit a request form. Please submit your form by Monday, October 29, 2018. The Project Committee will respond to your request by Monday, November 12, 2018.

Here is the link to access the PTO Fall 2018 Gifting Request Form:

https://goo.gl/forms/8gPUbL6XiCTwISOm2

Raising a Resilient Child

Thank you to everyone who attended the PTO Meeting this week, both in person and via our live stream. The Greene School counselors presented on Raising a Resilient Child. To view their presentation click HERE .


We had some great discussions on how we can continue to support our students. We are looking into educational experiences across several platforms, as discussed: social emotional learning, examining screen time, and the ability for our parents to manage the internet filter off campus. We are currently brainstorming ways to better serve our students in these areas.


We wanted to pass on a couple of resources to you. Below you will see the chart that was referred to for emotional regulation. We also wanted to share a tech tip. DYK you can re-open closed tabs by holding Ctrl+Shift+T? HERE is an article you can check out; if you have any questions, check out the video he made. Finally, here is an article from the Washington Post with some strategies for helping your middle school child.

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PBIS for Parents

Our last PBIS video features bus behavior. Again, this is another area where being SAFE is the key! As you watch the video with your child, please talk with him about the importance of safe behavior on the bus. All of our busses have the Aviator Expectations posted and they have been reviewed with the children by the bus drivers, as well as in the classroom. Pointing out the “non-Aviator” behaviors that our staff is demonstrating is a fun and enlightening way of reminding your children what is expected. We hope have you enjoyed viewing our PBIS videos! Stay tuned for next week’s newsletter where we will focus on Aviator expectations at home!

https://youtu.be/-_iLtIKtQOU

Team T-shirts!!

We will be doing a second order of team t-shirts! If you would still like to order a shirt, please use this link to order. You can send in $8.00 cash or check (made out to E.H. Greene) to your child's homeroom teacher. Please make sure your child's name and homeroom teacher are clearly marked. Order MUST be placed by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12th. This will be the LAST order for this school year.

WALKATHON


We collected 98 pairs of shoes for the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank's Back on Track program!

Thank you!

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Stay Connected with the Greene School PTO!


In an effort to become more eco-friendly and streamline our communications with families, we will be increasing our use of social media to help everyone stay connected. We’ll be posting to the PTO Facebook page and private Facebook group to share news about upcoming events and activities. Log in to your Facebook account and follow "Edwin H. Greene PTO” (https://www.facebook.com/ehgpto/) and ask to join the private "Greene School PTO” Group (https://bit.ly/2CGbs0j). You’ll receive PTO updates in your regular Facebook newsfeed…making it so much easier to Stay Connected!

Reporting Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incidences

In an ongoing effort to provide a safe learning environment, Sycamore is requesting parents, students, and staff to inform administration (or whoever) of any perceived incidences of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.


Per the Sycamore Board of Education policy JFCF, harassment, intimidation, and bullying are defined as any provoked and intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both:

  1. causes mental or physical harm to the other student; and

  2. is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.

To view the complete policy, visit www.sycamoreschools.org, under the Board of Education tab, scroll down to “Policies”, search for policy “JFCF”.


Sycamore will do everything possible to address any complaints of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. We encourage students, staff, parents, and community members to report this type of behavior to the district if help is needed to solve a problem.


To report an incident of harassment, intimidation, and bullying,

  1. Go to the website, www.sycamoreschools.org under Academics, General Education, Parent Resources, Anti-Bullying

  2. Scroll down until you see the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incident Reporting Form for the individual schools.

  3. Fill the form on-line and submit it electronically.

  4. Hard copies of this form are available in each of the schools.

Complete the hard copy of the report form and turn it into the building principal.

The building principal or designee will promptly investigate all reported incidences.


It is difficult to investigate reported incidences that are anonymously submitted. However, every effort will be made to maintain the confidentiality of the reporter. Deliberate false reporting of harassment, intimidation, and bullying is prohibited.


Sycamore High School Music Department presents UC CCM Philharmonia Orchestra - October 9th

The Sycamore High School Orchestra is excited to announce their upcoming concert to take place this Tuesday, October 9th in Sycamore High School's Auditorium. We are honored to have the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Philharmonia Orchestra join us on the combined concert. The program will include pieces by Elgar, Dvořák and Brahms and will conclude with a CCM/Sycamore "Side-by-side" performance of Brahm's Hungarian Dance #6. The free concert begins at 7:00 pm and is open to the public.
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iSPACE Day - Saturday, October 6 ! 10:00 - 2:00 pm - Free Family fun!

Igniting Imaginations * Fueling Discovery * Sparking Success


iSPACE Day October 6, 2018

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

at iSPACE on the Scarlet Oaks Campus

300 Scarlet Oaks Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45241


Soar in for a payload of FREE hands-on family activities and demonstrations! iSPACE Day is an annual event that showcases the wonders of STEM education and careers.


This year's event includes a raffle for some great prizes:


  • Four One Day Disney Park Hopper Passes
  • One week of iSPACE Summer Camp
  • American Girl Doll
  • LOTS of LEGO!

Food Trucks in the Parking lot!


Many Thanks to our 2018 iSPACE Day Sponsors


  • TechSolve
  • Pilot Chemical Company
  • Ohio Space Grant Consortium
  • UASI - Proven. Progressive. Passionate.
  • Dougherty & Associates
  • Great Oaks Career Campuses
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Junior High Aviator Flight Fest - Update

Hope to see you at the 8th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest 5k/10k Race & Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Sycamore Junior High! This is a great chance to meet and mingle with current Sycamore Junior High students, their families, and teachers. Plus, students and families get the chance to visit the the Junior High, whether it is a first time or your first time back since you graduated.

Please visit our website at www.aviatorflightfest.com to Register for the Race and get more Flight Fest 2018 information.


JUST ANNOUNCED!

Everlasting Monsoon, Sycamore Schools' popular student band, will perform at the 2018 Flight Fest! Every year a teacher (Lisa Zelvy) has written a song for students to sing for Flight Fest. This year is so Special! The 7th Graders in Everlasting Monsoon volunteered to write the song. We can't wait to hear them present it!


Silent Auction (formerly Bid-n-Buy)

New this year the Flight Fest Silent Auction online and live for bidding on items. Bidding will close on 10/20/18. Go to www.aviatorfligtfest.com to see and bid on Flight Fest Silent Auction items. Keep checking back as we add new items. Great new items just added:

  • Cincinnati Sports Basket including Cincinnati Bearcats tickets

  • Green Farm Juicery Basket


Follow us on twitter @avesflightfest to get race updates and information on new items added to Silent Auction.


Please contact Michelle Ciotola at avesflightfest@gmail.com to learn about business and family sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.



THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SYCAMORE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS!

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Sycamore High School Variety Show

Sycamore High School is hosting a Variety Show Saturday, October 6th @ 7pm in the HS Auditorium. Tickets: $10 available pre-sale at www.aveschoir.org starting September 21st / $12 at the door.


Acts feature groups and soloists who are members of the student body including vocal and instrumental groups, cool human tricks, gymnastics, a performance by all choral ensembles and more! Proceeds benefit the Sycamore Vocal Boosters.

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2018-19 Activities Brochure

Is your child looking to get involved in after school activities? Check out our Activities Brochure. We will announce to students before clubs start and how to sign up. This post will stay at the bottom of our newsletters if you are looking for it later.


Activities Brochure 2018-19