April 12, 2019
Our Flight Pattern
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IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Spring AIR testing - April 16,17
April 18 - Earth Day Celebration: " Bus Walk Bike Day" activities
April 19 - Spring Vacation Day - No School
April 22 - Professional Development Day - No School for students
April 26 - K-6 Interim Report Cards distributed
May 2 - Spring Choir Concert - 6:00-8:00 pm - Cafeteria
May 7 - Spring Band Concert - 6:30 - 8:45 pm - Cafeteria
May 8 - PTO Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon - 11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Media Center
May 8 - Spring Orchestra Concert at the Junior High (7:00 -8:30 pm)
May 11 - District STEAM Showcase - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Greene School
May 14 - Rising 5th Grade Parent Orientation - 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Greene School
May 15 - Meet the Teacher Day- 9:45 - 10:50 am (students only)
May 16 - 6th grade picnics at SWAIM - 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Purple Team
May 16 - 6th grade picnics at SWAIM - 12:00 -2:00 pm - Blue Team
May 17 - 6th grade picnics at SWAIM - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Gray Team
May 17 - 6th grade picnics at SWAIM - 12:00 - 2:00 pm - White Team
May 22 - 6th Grade Celebration - 8:30 am - Rooms 27,26,25,24, 23,22,21,20
May 22 - 6th Grade Celebration - 10:30 am - Rooms 45, 43, 42, 41, 37, 36, 35, 33
May 23 - Field Day/Last Day of Classes
Model with Math
Down in the White Team, Mrs. Ryan's class had some fun examining the cross sections of polyhedrons, using play-doh of all things!
Can you Hear me Now?
During testing week on the Orange Team we test our sound energy knowledge.
Staff Member of the Month
Orange Team Social Studies and March Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Katchman!
Model with Math
A Long Walk to Water
Rising 5th Important Dates (Current 4th Graders)
Please note: Rising 5th grade students will find out on May 15th which team they are on. Registration for Greene 101 will be open on May 17th.!
Screens and Tweens - a Series for Parents
Save your spot for this unique opportunity! This event is FREE! We need to get an idea of how many people will be attending. Please CLICK HERE and complete the sign up genius so we can plan appropriately.
Keeping our children safe in this digital age is a concern we all face as parents, especially with the easy access to screens that our children have. In this 3-week series for parents, brought to you by the PTO, you will learn cutting edge information and tools that can be immediately applied at home.
- Tuesday, April 16 (6:30-7:30 pm) : Sycamore Tech Dept. will lead a training on tools parents can use to help manage screen times and Chromebook safety.
PLEASE RSVP so we are prepared for your attendance.
We hope you can attend all of the impactful sessions!
Questions? Please e-mail Patricia Barros at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus Walk Bike to School Day: Party with a Purpose!
Student Council found out on www.epa.gov that cars emit about .89 lb.s of CO2 per mile, and estimated that we could save more than 314 lb.s of CO2 from being released if everyone bused, walked, or biked to school each day—that’s 59,043 lb.s if there were no drop-offs all year!
Having said that, even Mrs. Newman, Bus Walk Bike Chair, admits to driving her kids to school occasionally, saying, “we understand that even on BWB Day some drop-offs are unavoidable. But our real goal is to raise awareness that driving less really does have an impact, and walking and biking are healthy and fun alternatives.”
Monday is the last day to sign students up to walk or ride on BWB Day, which is next Thursday, April 18th. Remind your kids to wear their team shirts or colors! We assume students who are not registered will take the bus to the Jr. High and walk to school with their class. In case of rain, parents will be notified on Tuesday, April 16th, and BWB will be postponed to May 9th.
Questions and feedback are welcome at BusWalkBike@sycamoreschools.org.
Transition to the Junior High
We will use this section to keep you up to speed as we transition students to the junior high.
Rising 7th Graders (current 6th graders, class of 2025)
Hello Greene Parents,
If you were unable to attend the rising 7th grade Academic Fair, here is the presentation.
Junior High Tennis
Jr High Tennis - 2019/20 will be No Cut!
Hello Greene School Students & Parents!
We have exciting news regarding the Jr High tennis teams for 2019-20! For the first time, the girls and boys JH tennis teams will be no-cut teams. This means that beginning players do not need to fear being cut and they can focus on becoming part of a team and improving their skills!
There will be one team that plays a league schedule. This team will consist of the stronger players. The remaining players will play a different schedule and will rotate playing time, depending on how many players come out for the team. The main goal for this second group is to develop their skills and to have fun being part of a team!
Questions? Please contact the Jr High Athletic Director, Jim Dejoy, or Mike Teets, the varsity tennis coach.
2019 AIR testing Schedule
AIR Testing Next Week
Again, here are a few reminders for students to insure that they are at their best during our AIR testing days:
Be sure your computer is fully charged each day;
Get a good night's sleep;
Have a good breakfast each morning.
In addition, we will be having "Spirit Wear" Days as follows:
April 16- Team Colors; wear as much of your team color as you can
April 17 - Sycamore Strong Day; wear Sycamore Spiritwear
Also, if your child wears a Smart Watch on testing days, he or she will be asked to remove it before testing begins.
Sycamore Community Schools is seeking Adult Volunteers
for April 22nd - Professional Development Day
The certified staff of Sycamore Community Schools will be participating in a professional learning activity called “Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE)” led by facilitators from Think Tank Inc. on April 22nd. The purpose of the activity is to engage our staff in authentic, empathy-building experiences to better understand the daily struggles some of our families may experience as a result of economic fatigue.
Each session will include 120 staff participants. We are in need of 20 volunteers (COPE Resource Leaders) for each session to “role play” various community and business members. As a COPE Resource Leader, you will be given your role by the COPE facilitator during training. Training will be provided in the first hour of the volunteer shift. The time commitment will be approximately 3-1/2 hours. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide babysitting services on this day, therefore volunteers are asked not to bring their children along.
Volunteer Times and Locations
Morning Session: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Junior High Gym and High School Gym
Afternoon Session: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Greene Gym and Maple Dale Gym
Sign-up on Eventbrite
For the morning session at Sycamore High School, click here.
For the morning session at the Sycamore Junior High School, click here.
For the afternoon session at Maple Dale Elementary, click here.
For the afternoon session at Greene Elementary, click here.
Contact Chris Beech, Associate to Assistant Superintendent
e-mail address: email@example.com,
phone number: 513.686.1700, ext.#5003
Summer School Registration now open
Summer School Registration opened on April 1st. Registration for all courses is done online via the links below.
Here is the link to the "5/6 Summer School" Catalog.
*Here is the link to the "Greene 101" brochure (the 4th transitioning to 5th camp). *
https://bit.ly/2I23zDE . Greene 101 registration opens on May 17th.
* Parents of Rising 5th graders, please note that your student will find out on May 15 which team he or she will be on so that you can register them for Greene 101.
Here is the link to "JH Launch" brochure. (the 6th transitioning to 7th camp).