Greene Notes

November 6, 2020

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.

Important Dates

Friday, November 6 - End of First Quarter

Monday, November 9 - Teacher Records Day - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 12 - CogAT Testing - 8:20 - 10:30 am

Friday, November 13 - Report Cards (posted online)

Thursday, November 19 - Evening Conferences

Friday, November 20 - Daytime Conferences - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, December 1 - Evening Conferences

EHG Activity Brochure 2020-2021

The Greene School is now offering after school activities! Please click on this link for the full brochure, which has class descriptions and registration information.

In the future, this link will be located at the bottom of the newsletter.

Operation Give Back (OGB) - Canned Food Drive

Operation Give Back (OGB) is an organization that provides assistance to local families in need. With the holidays just around the corner, the Greene School will help stock their food pantry with our Canned Food Drive. We are now collecting canned goods and any other non- perishable food items (such as cereal, mac and cheese, pasta, peanut butter, etc.), along with toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, personal hygiene items, etc.). Please note that we cannot accept items in glass. There is a large bin located in the Front Lobby for your donations. Thank you!

CogAT Testing

CogAT Testing:

All 6th grade students (face-to-face) will be given the CogAT test on Thursday, November 12th at 8:20 a.m.


Parents of 5th graders (face-to-face): If you are interested in having your child take the CogAT for possible gifted placement into 6th grade advanced language arts, accelerated math, or double accelerated math, we are administering the test on November 12th. 5th graders will only be tested if they are registered. Students already in accelerated math, double accelerated math, or advanced language arts do not need to take the CogAT to remain in the class.


Read more about the 5th grade CogAT and how to register here.

Hearing and Vision Screening for 5th Graders

Annual Hearing and Vision Screening will be conducted for all 5th graders starting the week of November 9th and will be ongoing until Thanksgiving Break. Please email the school nurse if you do NOT want your child screened.

dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org

Lost and Found

We have seen a significant reduction in the number of items in the lost and found compared to previous years. Please be sure to put your child's name on coats, jackets, lunchboxes, and other items so we can return them promptly.

Copied on Correspondence Requests

If you need or want to be copied on correspondence (for anything the school sends out), please send an email to arfstromc@sycamoreschools.org.

Thank you.

Breakfast and Lunch for Week of November 10th - 13th

Remember: No school on Monday!

We are back to a normal menu, Mini Pretzel with cheese sauce, Corn Dog or corn puppies, French Toast sticks with egg and sausage, and on Friday Big Daddy's Pizza. On Monday Wednesday and Friday Hamburgers and Cheeseburgers are available. Then Tuesday and Thursday Regular Chicken Patty Sandwich or a Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Breakfast is available daily with a variety of choices including cereal, Muffin with yogurt, Benefit Bars, Pop Tarts or Donuts.


The Breakfast Menu doesn't change week to week:

Monday -Donut or cereal

Tuesday - Pop Tart or Banana Bread

Wednesday - Donut or Muffin with Yogurt

Thursday - Pop Tart or Benefit Bar

Friday - Donuts or Cereal


Families, remember we are participating in the USDA pandemic meals so for the rest of the school year ALL meals are free: breakfast, lunch, virtual and face to face!


If your student(s) are quarantined at home and you would like access to school meals, you can sign up for the virtual meal curbside pick up by registering here and get meals this way until you are back at school. All meals are free to ALL students. Find out more information about pick-up times, locations, and FAQs by clicking here.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences

ALL conferences will be held virtually, for both Virtual Classroom and Face-to Face students. Parents will receive details regarding the conferences as they get closer. Dates are as follows:


Nov. 19 (Thursday) Evening Conferences (K-6)

Nov. 20 (Friday) Daytime conferences (No School-K-8 only)

Dec. 1 (Tuesday) Evening Conferences (Gr. 5-6 only)

Greene School T-Shirts

We do have a LIMITED supply of Greene School t-shirts left! Please contact Ms. Brubaker (brubakera@sycamoreschools.org) if you are interested in purchasing one for your child. Shirts are $10.

PTO NEWS!

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year at EH Greene! Although this year may look different, we plan to continue to support the staff and students at EH Greene like we always have. Your PTO membership is a great way to show your support and help us fund a variety of valuable programs.

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PTO Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in getting involved at the Greene School? It’s true that we can’t physically be in the building as volunteers for now this year, but there is still much we can do to impact our children’s educational experience.


We are particularly in need of co-chairs for some of our programs. Don’t let the word chair deter you. Think of it more as a coordinator role for the program. Most of the programs that we have traditionally done will not be able to be done the same way with the current restrictions, but there are certainly ways to think creatively to be able create a program or activity what will work. Each week we will highlight a different program that we are looking for Co-Chairs for. Get together with a friend or just volunteer yourself and a great way to get to know others.


Arts Alive - This Greene School PTO program is held every other year in the March timeframe. It is a weeklong celebration of the arts that traditionally consisted of bringing in a wide range of artists during the lunch timeframe to demonstrate their craft to the students. This year it would likely need to be re-imagined.


Click here for information on all of the Greene PTO Programs and Committees. Committee Descriptions


If any of these are roles you would be interested in getting more information about, please reach out to Co-VP Programs, Betsy Rinehart and Kathy Mercurio, at grptovpprog@sycamoreschools.org.


Below you will find the google form to fill out for any Chair roles, committees or general volunteer positions for this school year. We know that some of these activities are unlikely, but in the event that something changes we would like to have people in as many positions as possible.


Volunteer Survey

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A note from Dr. Debelak at Montgomery Elementary

Hello Parents of current 5th graders!


Are you missing your child's artwork from last year? Haven’t had a chance to pick up the 2019-20 Montgomery Yearbook you ordered? November 20, 2020 is your last chance to get these items. Please come to the vestibule in front of Montgomery Elementary between the hours of 9am-3pm and a staff member will get you your items. We will allow 2 people at one time in the vestibule. Masks and social distancing are mandatory!


Thanks!

Dr. Debelak

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