Greene Notes

August 26, 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

September 1st Grade 6 Curriculum Preview, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

September 5th School is Closed – Labor Day

September 6th Greene Machine Clinic 3:00 - 4:00

September 7th Greene Machine Auditions by appointment

A Message from the Principal

After our first full week together two things are beginning to stand out. I am impressed with how well the students listen and treat each other. As I have interacted with students throughout the building, I am met with warm smiles and polite manners. Kudos to the parents for instilling these values in your children; they display them even when you're not around!


I have also had the opportunity to spend time with the staff during planning and instructional delivery in class. This school district is amazing and the adults that lead your children on a daily basis are what make it so great. The ability of our teachers to provide a nurturing classroom climate with a focused instructional approach is the combination for success! I can't wait to see what comes next.


With the Warmest Regards,



Matthew A. Tudor

Principal

E.H. Greene Intermediate School

6th Grade Curriculum Night

Curriculum Preview for 6th grade parents will be held Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Greene School Cafeteria. On Wednesday, August 31st, your 6th grader will bring home a schedule for you to follow that will help you to locate the rooms you will need to visit. Due to limited parking, shuttle buses will be running between Maple Dale Elementary and the Greene School. Buses will start running at 6:30 p.m. The last shuttle will depart Greene School at 8:45 p.m. This evening is set aside so that our teachers can explain the curriculum and their plans for the school year. Please keep in mind that Curriculum Preview is not a time for personal conferencing about your student. However, if you need a conference, please call your child’s teacher to schedule one. Information regarding conference days will be sent home at a later date. We hope to see you next Thursday!

10th Annual PTO Walk-A-Thon!

Our 10th Annual Walk-A-Thon will take place during the school day on Thursday, September 22nd, rain or shine. The Walk-A-Thon is an exciting opportunity for students to raise money to benefit our school, simply by enjoying a walk on the school track with their friends and teachers! Students will collect pledges from family members and friends in the weeks leading up to the Walk-A-Thon, with a promise to walk at least one mile as a thank you for their support. Students will have the chance to earn prizes based on the pledges that they collect, including gift cards, gift baskets, and more!

The Walk-A-Thon is one of our leading fundraisers, and all of the money collected goes directly back to our students and staff at EH Greene. Last year, the Walk-A-Thon raised over $20,000, and we would love to reach $20,000 in 2016!! Please consider supporting this great cause by sponsoring your child and seeking the support of those around you. If you are interested in volunteering to help with Walkathon, please email Carrie Dippold: cdippold@yahoo.com, or Diane VanderBrink: dvanderbrink@yahoo.com. Additional information and pledge envelopes will be coming home with students in the Green Envelopes on September 8th.

Also we will be giving back to our local community by collecting GENTLY used adult and kid shoes (*no cleats or dance shoes*) to Cincinnati's Freestore FoodBank 'Back on Track' program. A shoe collection bin will be in the school entrance starting September 8th.

Be a Part of the Author Visit!

Author Visit Committee is pleased to announce that Margaret Peterson Haddix will be coming to spend the day with our students in February. In the months leading up to this visit we will conduct a student contest encouraging reading of the author's books in order to make her visit more meaningful. We are eager to roll out the contest and are in need of parents wanting to help in this way. We also need a promotion sub-chair. If you are interested please contact Mary Tyler, mtyler3707@gmail.com 513-417-0275.!

Greene Machine Clinic and Auditions

Greene Machine will hold one clinic Tuesday, September 6th after school until 4:00 pm. Auditions will take place on Wednesday, September 7th until 6:00 pm. Students auditioning will sign up for a time next to the choir room door (room 66) and each audition will last no longer than 10 minutes. Students selected will begin rehearsals Monday, September 12th and will meet every Monday and Thursday.

Help Us Recognize Our Awesome Staff!

This school year we will take time each month to recognize the outstanding efforts of our staff members at E.H. Greene Intermediate. Parents, students and staff members will have the opportunity to make nominations. Winners will be announced on the website and Twitter. Completed forms can be emailed to heislerr@sycamoreschools.org or paper copies can be turned in to the office. One staff member will be selected from all nominees to be recognized at our monthly staff meeting. All nominees will receive their submitted Nomination Form as a way to recognize their outstanding efforts. Paper copies are available in the Greene School office or you may access the PDF below.


Click here to access the nomination form.

Peer Connections Club

Peer Connections is a school wide program that promotes positive behaviors and relationships among all students, sponsored by Mr. Nick Heckman, 5th grade math teacher, Ms. Holly Cummings, Speech/Language Pathologist and Ms. Sally Ganz, Occupational Therapist. The program is in it’s fourth year of successfully matching students with different abilities to support each other during specials, lunch, recess, study halls, and after school club. Students fill out a short application indicating their interest in volunteering 1-2 times weekly during available study hall (s) and/or 1 time per month after school.


If you think your child may be interested in the program, you can contact any of the sponsors or have your child get an application from the activities bin any time after September 19th.

House Keeping Info

Here are a couple reminders for the beginning of the school year:


Please remember to return the Emergency Dismissal Form. We will use this in case school needs to be dismissed before our scheduled time for emergency reasons (ie snow). Below is a link to the form. You can return it to you student's Homeroom Teacher.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1po36R-0mCBNGcU1PPTssZaQAde3LScMBsk8y2JTzMh4/edit?usp=sharing



We also need you to complete or update all information in Final Forms. If you have not done so, you can find the link below.


https://sycamore-oh.finalforms.com/


Please remember to pay your school fees. You can do this through the Parent Portal:


https://bb.sycamoreschools.org/webapps/portal/execute/tabs/tabAction?tab_tab_group_id=_158_1