May 12, 2017
Our Flight Pattern
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
May 16 - 4th Grade Parent Orientation 6:00 pm
May 17 - Meet the Teacher Day (Details Below)
May 18 - Blue & Purple Team Picnics at Swaim Park
May 19 - Gray & White Team Picnics at Swaim Park
May 19 - Course Selectors due to Greene School Counselors
May 24 - 6th Grade Cellebration
May 25 Field Day - Please sign up to volunteer:
Interested in Summer School? Chick here for details on courses and how to sign up!
Robotics & Art
Our Art students created paper mache projects. They then used Hummingbird Robotics to program them to move and light up.
Students dug into owl pellets to identify materials that could not be digested. In Ms. Lopez's class, pictured here, they are labeling bones and constructing the skeleton.
Thank You Mr. Smarelli
After 28 years in the Sycamore Community School District, we are saying goodbye to Mr. Smarelli. Thank you for all of your hard work across the district. You have built a generation of musicians in this community!
Robotics & Art
Rising 5th Graders:
We mailed Course Selection forms home this week. Please complete and return to the Greene School Counselors by May 19th.
Mark your calendar for the 4th grade Parent Orientation on May 16 at 6:00 pm at the Greene School. We will run shuttle buses from Maple Dale from 5:30-8:30 pm. You can find the agenda below.
All rising 5th grade students will be visiting the Greene School on Wednesday, May 17. They will meet their teacher for next year, tour their classrooms, and see a performance from Greene Machine.
Rising 6th Graders:
On Wednesday, May 17, students will have the opportunity to find out which team they will be on next year and meet their teachers!
We mailed Course Selection forms this week. They are due back to the Greene School Counselors by May 19. Click here to see the Course Descriptions for our specials classes next year.
Rising 7th Graders:
JH Schedule Pick Up is going to be:
Wednesday, August 9th: 1:00PM - 5:00PM and Thursday, August 10th from 8:00am - 12:00pm.
Don't forget your TDAP. All rising 7th graders will need this before school begins. Talk to your doctor to ensure the correct documentation is in place.
If you missed the Academic Fair, you can click the link below to view the presentation.
All parents of sixth grade students are invited to attend our annual “Sixth Grade Celebration” on Wednesday, May 24th. This is a recognition ceremony for all of our sixth grade students. Please consult the following schedule for the assigned program time for your child’s homeroom. Each Program will be held in our cafeteria and will last approximately 60 minutes. You will enter through the cafeteria doors.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Classrooms of: Mrs.Ahr, Mr.Staggs, Mrs.Dorko, Mr.McGranahan,
Mrs.Allred, Mr.Kelly, Mrs.Pihl, and Mr.McCalla
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Classrooms of: Mrs. Carlton, Miss. Davis, Mr.Rains, Mrs.Harris,
Mrs.Walter, Mrs.Mulvaney, Mrs.Marks, and Mr.Bogdan
After each classroom receives their recognition awards, there will be a photo opportunity while they are up on the stage. There will also be a reception in the cafeteria lobby immediately following each awards ceremony.
6th GRADE PICNIC HELP NEEDED- VOLUNTEERS AND FOOD
The annual 6th grade picnics will take place May 18th and 19th at Swain Park. The PTO will provide pizza and water and lots of fun! Please consider donating other items needed from a Sign-up Genius below.
Thursday, May 18th 10-12 Blue Team; 12-2 Purple Team
Friday, May 19th 10-12 Gray Team; 12-2 White Team
We need your help! Please sign-up to help provide food in your child's wing. We also need volunteers to help serve food.
Purple Wing Sign-up
Blue Wing Sign-up
Gray Wing Sign-up
White Wing Sign-up
Medication Pick Up
If your child keeps medication in the nurse's office, it must be picked up by MAY 26th, by an adult. No medication is to be transported by a student, and any medication remaining past the last day of school will be discarded, including inhalers and epipen injectors.
Additionally, please remember that school medication requires a new doctor's order each year.
Thank you for your attention, and please call Ms. Wolf at 686-1753 with any questions!
AVES Hangar Bookstore & Spirit Shop News
Great end-of-year gift ideas! Tervis tumblers, mugs, coffee tumblers, Camelbak water bottles, pennants, and more!
Come in and check out the amazing deals on our clearance rack. Now through May 19 take an additional 50% off the lowest marked price on Red Tag Clearance items.
Upcoming Bonus Shopping Hours: 3 nights to shop! Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 6-8 P.M.
The last day the store will be open for this school year is Friday, May 19.
For more information (including a complete schedule of hours & parking directions) please visit our webpage
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Know! To Focus On Mental Health
If our pancreas has a chemical imbalance, we seek treatment. If our kidneys are not physiologically working right, we seek treatment. When our most complex organ, the brain, is not physiologically working right or has a chemical imbalance, for some reason we ignore or hide it. May is Mental Health Month; an opportunity to break the negative stigma that surrounds mental illness and promote the well-being of the whole individual.
Mental health conditions are far more common among teens than most people would imagine. In fact, one in five youth ages 13 to 18 have or will develop a serious mental illness.
They are disorders that affect a person’s thinking, feeling or mood, impacting their ability to interact with others and function in their daily lives. However, just like many physical conditions, mental health conditions can be treatable and people can and do recover and live happy, full lives.
Mental illness is no one’s fault and is rarely the result of one particular thing. Instead, research suggests that there are multiple linking causes including genetics, environment and lifestyle. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), extreme stress, traumatic events and substance abuse are among the factors that can make a person more susceptible.
The importance of early detection and intervention is crucial, yet the average delay between the onset of symptoms and intervention is usually between 8 to 10 years - and lack of treatment can be fatal. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-olds, and the third leading cause of death for 10 to 24-year-olds. More than 90% of young people who die by suicide have a mental health condition.
Adolescents with untreated mental illnesses are also more likely to drop out of school, have chronic physical health conditions in adulthood and have a shortened lifespan of up to 25 years.
Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. For some youth, the onset of symptoms can be scary and confusing, and for some parents, it can be unclear whether what they are seeing in their teen is typical adolescent behavior and personality changes or symptoms of a mental health condition.
Every child with mental illness will have different experiences, even those with the same diagnosis. However, common warning signs include:
- Feeling sad or withdrawn for more than two weeks (crying, fatigued, unmotivated)
- Trying to harm or kill oneself or making plans to do so
- Out-of-control, risk-taking behaviors that can cause harm to self or others
- Sudden overwhelming fear for no reason (racing heart, physical discomfort, fast breathing)
- Significant weight loss or gain (not eating, throwing up or using laxatives to lose weight)
- Severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
- Repeated use of drugs or alcohol
- Drastic changes in behavior, personality or sleeping habits
- Extreme difficulty in concentrating or staying still that can lead to problems in school
- Intense worrying that gets in the way of daily activities, including hanging out with friends and going to class
As a parent who suspects there may be an issue with your child, there are four very important things you can do, according to the experts at NAMI. Talk with your pediatrician, get a referral to a mental health specialist, work with your child’s school and connect with other families experiencing similar situations.
A teen experiencing symptoms of mental illness needs to know they are not alone, and that they have many resources available to them as well, including Ok2Talk.org – an online opportunity to connect with other young people who may be going through the same things as them.
To connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message – text NAMI to 741-741. For additional information and support, call the NAMI helpline at 800-950-NAMI or visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness at NAMI.org.
Apply for FIRST LEGO League
7-8 Summer Learning and Enrichment
Summer Volleyball Camp
WHO: Any incoming 3rd - 8th grader
WHEN: June 5th - 8th
WHERE: Sycamore H.S. Main Gym
Time: 9am - Noon
Register online @ www.avesathletics.com click on Camps and Clinics and select Summer Volleyball camp or print out the form and Mail to:
Sycamore Athletic Department
7400 Cornell Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Checks made out to: Sycamore Community Schools
Summer MAP Testing
Sycamore Schools is offering an optional summer MAP administration for grades 2-8. Please click on the link for more details and to register your child for this opportunity. If you have any questions, please email Mindy Zellner, District Gifted Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Youth Writing Camp
The Ohio Writing Project is offering a Youth Writing Camp for students entering 5th - 8th grades again this summer, July 17-21. It's a camp full of engaging activities that inspire writing in many genres along with learning from authors and sharing their own writing. The writers also spend time swimming, playing frisbee golf, eating pizza, and enjoying other campus and camp-like activities. It is a camp for kids who like to write and create, and it is a joy to watch them grow in their writing and confidence. I've been leading this camp for over ten years and I never grow tired of watching the campers write and share with such enthusiasm.
Click here for more information.
Summer Girls Soccer Camp
Summer Tennis Clinic!!!
5th, 6th, 7th grade Boys & Girls
Hosted by Mike Teets, Boys & Girls Varsity Tennis Coach
Assisted by varsity boys & girls players
Thursdays - June 15 & 22, July 13 & 20
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Cost is $50 (includes t-shirt & prizes!)
Questions & To Register: firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Invention is coming to Sycamore Community School District!
Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary!
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades 1st-6th. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. The week begins on June 5, 2017 with Chris Gutermuth serving as Director of the Launch program!
Here is how young innovators will be spending their time:
Engaging creative thinking to design and build their own duct tape creations
Experiencing the power of rocket science by building and launching rubber band rockets
Exploring aerodynamics to blast water rockets made from plastic bottles more than 50 feet in the air
Taking apart nonworking machines and devices to investigate their inner operations
All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!
Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one program team member is in place for every eight children.
Register on or before March 20, 2017 using promo code Discover25 to receive $25 OFF the base price of $225. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!