Greene Notes

December 22, 2016

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 here. You can expect this in your inbox each week on Friday afternoons.


Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756



IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR



January 5 - School Resumes

January 10 - Volleyball Club Starts

January 10 - Drink Milk Drive Begins

January 10 - Activity Club Pictures

January 13 - Report Cards Go Home (Yes it is Friday the 13th!)

Get Ready for the Greene Carnival

HEADS UP!! The annual GREENE SCHOOL CARNIVAL is rocking your way...FEBRUARY 4, 2017 from 11:00am-3:00pm.


With a nice winter break looming, there's no better time to read up on Greene School's largest fundraiser of the year! Packets were sent home on Wednesday to familiarize yourself with all the events involved to make this carnival a success! We need donations, volunteers, sponsors, and general enthusiasm to ROCK OUT this carnival!

Without the assistance of all of you, it wouldn't be possible.


Some current needs and wants:

DAY OF CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS: For flexibility, there are various shifts, times, and choices; whether it's games, prizes, food, or the Bid n’ Buy. We encourage you to sign up and then enjoy the carnival with your child.

Here’s the link for the Volunteer Sign Up Genius

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48a8ae2da0ff2-2017/

BE SURE YOUR STUDENTS ARE READING HADDIX BOOKS OVER THE BREAK

We are offering a HOLIDAY special in which the students will get double the contest points for Haddix books read between December 19 and January 13.


Students can earn special prizes by becoming a member of the High Five Club. To become a member, a student needs to read the following five titles before the end of

the contest, February 7... **Double Identity **Running Out of Time **Among the Hidden **Dexter the Tough **Because of Anya


Don't forget DOUBLE IDENTITY DAY on 1/17/17. Find a friend (s) and try to look exactly alike when you come to school. Prizes will be awarded for the pair/set that looks most alike, the pair/set that is the most creative, and the pair/set that is the most interesting.


For more contest details or information about Haddix's books, please have your student go to the Blackboard media center website. Happy Reading!

Fuel Up to Play 60 Contest Winner

Congratulations to Nicole Leonard, winner of this month's wellness challenge!

We invited students to decrease their use of screens, and submit a reflection explaining how they used the time in a positive way. Nicole reported that by limiting the time she spent on her ipad, she was able to get her homework done early, spend time with her friends, and get to bed on time, which made her feel great! Way to go Nicole!

We will have a new wellness challenge after the break! Rest, relax, and enjoy the time!

Know! Positive Relationships Build Character

One of the greatest gifts your students can receive cannot be bought online or in-store. While it is not likely to be on their holiday wish list, this gift is likely to bring your students greater happiness with lifelong benefits. We are talking the gift of positive relationships and character development – and yes, you play a significant role in their character development.


In 2013, Search Institute began a multiyear project based on their creation of the Developmental Relationships Framework, which examines the close connections in children’s lives - parents, peers, mentors, teachers and other caring adults – and the impact they have on character development. Some key aspects learned thus far is that these significant relationships in a child’s life are associated with their motivation to learn and take personal responsibility for their actions. Also, youth with strong, positive relationships are shown to be more resilient when faced with stress and trauma - which can otherwise lead to risky and dangerous behavioral coping strategies (like drinking, smoking and using other drugs).


The idea behind the Developmental Relationships Framework is to consistently surround young people with positive, supportive relationships to help them thrive in their families, schools, programs and neighborhoods.


Search Institute provides the following five fundamental elements as part of the relationship-strengthening framework and shares specifics on how parents, teachers, coaches, etc. can act on them:


1. Express Care: Show me that I matter to you

Be dependable; Really pay attention when we’re together; Make me feel known and valued; Show me you enjoy being with me; Encourage me; Praise me for my efforts and achievements


2. Challenge Growth: Push me to keep getting better

Expect me to live up to my potential; Push me to go further; Insist I take responsibility for my actions; Help me learn from my mistakes and failures


3. Provide Support: Help me complete tasks and achieve goals

Guide me through difficult situations; Empower me to take charge of my life; Defend me when I need it; Set boundaries to keep me on track


4. Share Power: Treat me with respect and give me a say

Take me seriously and treat me fairly; Include me in decisions that affect me; Collaborate with me to solve problems and reach goals; Create opportunities for me to take action and lead


5. Expand Possibilities: Connect me with people and places that broaden my world

Inspire me to see possibilities for my future; Expose me to new ideas, people, experiences and places; Connect me with more people who can help me develop and thrive

A young person with a sense of purpose, self-worth and self-respect, who feels loved and supported, is much more likely to experience success in school and work, care about their community, and excel in other areas of life. So as you’re making your lists and checking them twice this holiday season, keep the above list in mind, as it promises to be the gift that keeps on giving.


To learn more about Developmental Relationships through Search Institute, visit: http://www.search-institute.org/research/developmental-relationships.


Source: Search Institute: The Developmental Relationships Framework.

Sycamore High School Hockey

The Sycamore High School hockey team is hosting our annual Skate with the Aves event on Thursday, December 29th from 6-8 pm. at Sports Plus Ice Rink 10765 Reading Rd. We would like to invite your families to skate with the Aves hockey players, have a chance to shoot on the Sycamore goalie, try your luck at a split the pot raffle, and check out our silent auction/basket raffle with many wonderful items from local businesses/restaurants. Admission is free, just bring your skates or rent them from Sports Plus. We hope to see you for a fun filled family night during winter break!
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