Greene Notes

January 8, 2021

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

Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, January 20 - Winter Reading MAP Testing

Thursday, January 21 - Winter Math MAP Testing

Thursday, January 28 - End of Second Quarter

Friday, January 29 - Teacher Records Day - NO SCHOOL for students

Transition to the Junior High

We will keep this section in the newsletter for the next few months. The purpose is to communicate information with 6th grade families about the transition to Sycamore Junior High. If you have specific questions you can reach out to Assistant Principal Clayton Lavercombe (lavercombec@sycamoreschools.org) or Counselor Ben Brenner (brennerb@sycamoreschools.org).



On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, members of the junior high leadership team attended the Greene School PTO Meeting. They presented preliminary information about the transition. You can CLICK HERE to view the presentation.

From our Cafeteria - Menus for the week of January 11 - 15, 2021

For the week of 1/11 thru 1/15 are:

Breakfast: Assorted daily, juice, fruit and veggies,


Lunches: Monday - chicken nuggets with a pretzel, hamburger, cheeseburger, bagel meal, moo meal and a fresh made to order deli sandwich. Tuesday is Walking Tacos or chicken Patty sandwich, spicy chicken sandwich, garden salad with a muffin, moo meal, or a fresh made to order deli sandwich. Wednesday - Bosco Sticks, Hamburger, Cheeseburger, moo meal, bagel meal or a made to order deli sandwich. Thursday is as always Brunch for lunch, chicken patty sandwich, spicy chicken sandwich, moo meal, garden salad or a made to order deli sandwich. Friday is Pizza day, or hamburger, cheeseburger, moo meal, bagel meal and a fresh made to order deli sandwich.


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.

From Child Nutrition

FREE MEALS FOR ALL SYCAMORE STUDENTS EXTENDED

For all of the families that have been taking advantage of the free breakfast and lunches for ALL Sycamore schools and students this opportunity had been EXTENDED until the end of the 2020-21 school year!

All Sycamore families can enjoy free breakfast and free lunch all school year long.

Click here for more details for face to face families.

PEBT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently authorized the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) through the 2020-2021 school year. To qualify for P-EBT during the 2020-2021 school year, children must be approved for free or reduced-price meals either in the 2019-2020 or the 2020-2021 school years.

If families qualify for free or reduced price meals LAST school year and you have not filled out a form yet for the 2020-21 school year, it is important that you fill out a form again this school year if you feel you will qualify.

If families did not qualify for free and reduced priced meals last school year but believe they might this school year due to financial changes during this unprecedented time please fill out a free and reduced price meal application online here. Any families who qualify this school year will not only receive P-EBT for each student they have in the district, but also receive free or reduced priced meals for the first 30 days of next school year.

We understand that everyone is receiving free meals this school year, but filling out this form is necessary for ANY other benefit that it provides - this includes but is not limited to the P-EBT through ODJFS, fee waivers, extracurricular waivers, building assistance programs, etc.

More information on filling out a free and reduced price meal application can be found here.

Contact the Child Nutrition Department with any further questions. (513) 686-1796.

Greene School Yearbook

Parents, you will soon be able to order a 2020-2021 Greene School yearbook! Starting February 19th, the Jostens website will be "open" and you can place your order. As we get closer to that date, we will have more details and will provide the link for you to use. Ordering will close at the end of March.

Mindpeace Resources - Mental Health and What to Look for During COVID

Mindpeace has shared this "presentation" for educators and parents to know and understand warning signs of distress during COVID in kids. Here is a link to this resource.

From CCHMC - Crisis Support for families during the Holidays

PARENT/CAREGIVER EMAIL:

There is a significant increase in stress, anxiety and suicidal ideation among children now; however, there is a decrease in children accessing mental health services. If you recognize any of these warning signs contact your child’s school counselor or school-based mental health partner to make a referral for treatment. For crisis needs, contact the numbers below. Additionally, a short video that discusses more about recognizing signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety during COVID is available here.


Crisis Support Local: Call 513-281-CARE (2273) or text 4Hope to 839863 for help National Crisis Line: Text 741741 or call 1-800-273-8255 when in crisis. Available 24/7.

No hablas inglés? Encuentra ayuda en el sitio web de Suicide Prevention Lifeline o llamada 1-888-628-9454.


NOTE: Call 911 or go to the emergency department if you’re experiencing a medical emergency, a life-threatening mental health crisis, or are directed to go there by a medical provider.

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PTO New Year Volunteer Opportunities

If you are are interested in getting more involved in the Greene School and PTO this year, there are a few opportunities:


Most of our traditional PTO programs have had to be canceled this school year, but there are a few open Chair positions:


Wellness Week - Looking for one ore more parents who would be interested in planning and executing a plan for Wellness Week activities for Greene School students and staff.


Community Outreach - Planning and organizing drives or activities to benefit the less fortunate in our community, most recently providing a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon for teachers at Winton Woods Academy


Arts Alive - Are you passionate about the arts? Traditionally every other year the PTO sponsors a weeklong celebration of the arts by bringing in a plethora of various artists and performers during lunch. This year we are unable to conduct the program as we have in the past, but there is an opportunity to plan and execute something virtually.


Contact Betsy Rinehart or Kathy Mercurio at grptovpprog@sycamoreschools.org for more information.

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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.