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February 15, 2019

Words of Inspiration

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart...Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."

-Carl Jung

A Special Applause to...

I want to give a special thanks to our educational assistants! They do so much around the Greene School to help students enjoy the experience and access instructional materials. This past week some of our students with disabilities took a field trip to Perfect North. The EA's who went with them helped turn this field trip into an unforgettable experience. While the fun was had off campus, this experience is not rare. Thank you for the work you do for our students.

PD on the Fly...

As we continue our series on Culturally Responsive Practices, Ms. Tanner shared this article with me. Equity for all is something we all strive for. This article provides some tips and points of reflection for us all. One piece of advice that I love is when the author said, "If we allow students the freedom and a platform to address inequities or raise concerns without the threat of consequences for being disrespectful, we’ll be able to move forward toward more equitable discipline and instruction." Think about how you can help create this culture in your classroom. Enjoy!

For the week of February 18, 2019

Monday, 2/18 - Presidents' Day - No School!

Tuesday, 2/19 - C Day

  • Staff Meeting (only Core Teachers - no specials teachers) - 7:20 - Media Center
  • OELPA individual testing- 8:30 - 2:30 pm - Room 70

Wednesday, 2/20 - D Day

  • Author Gordon Korman - Staff Welcome Reception 7:20 - 8:00 am - Media Center
  • Author Gordon Korman - presentations all day - Media Center (please refer to schedule from Becky Sloan that was emailed)
  • OELPA individual testing - 8:30 - 2:30 pm - Room 70
Thursday, 2/21 - A Day
  • Author Gordon Korman - writing workshops all day - Media Center (please refere to schedule from Becky Sloan that was emailed)
  • OELPA individual - 8:30 - 2:30 pm - Room 70

Friday, 2/22 - B Day

  • SPED Department Meeting - 7:20 am - Media Center
  • OELPA individual testing - 8:30 - 2:30 pm - Room 70
  • ALL 6th Graders to Junior High - 9:20 - 11:45 am - Transition tours and lunch

Are you an early planner? Here is the building calendar. You can view events more than a week at a time.

Info for the Staff

Staffing Information

I have a couple more updates for you. Brigid Young will be moving to Math Intervention next year! I'm excited she will bring the strong sense of community from her classroom into this nurturing position. We will structure Intervention to have two reading teachers (Carol and Leslie), two math teachers (Beth and Brigid), and one split reading and math teacher (Erin). Brigid's position will be filled by Michelle LaCalameto (5th grade teams are not finalized as far as who will be on what team).

Also, at the next BOE meeting Katie Masotti's resignation will be on the agenda. I want to wish her the best of luck as she starts a new endeavor consulting to continue her work with RPM.

Upcoming dates for your calendar:

February 8-24 - Yearbook orders (online)

February 20 and 21: Author Visit - Gordon Korman

February 27, 28 and March 1 - Band and Orchestra Rehearsals (see schedule below)

Yearbook info:

Yearbook ordering informational flyers went home today. Orders for the 2018-19 Yearbook are done online at through February 24th. The code is 1592719.

OELPA testing :

Feb. 19 - 22: Individual testing throughout the day

Band and Orchestra Pancake Day rehearsals on Wed., 2/27; Thurs., 2/28 and Friday, 3/1:

6th grade Band Rehearsal - 8:30 - 10:41 - Cafeteria Stage

6th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal - 9:09 - 10:41 - Orchestra Room

5th Grade Band Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:45 PM - Cafeteria Stage

5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:02 pm - Orchestra Room


We will use this section to keep you up to speed as we transition students from the elementary schools and to the junior high.

Rising 7th Graders

The agenda for the 6th grade tours to the Junior High on February 22nd is set. HERE is the document created by the JH.

The JH counselors will be meeting with every 6th grade student on March 4th (Gray and White) and 5th (Blue and Purple). Each day they will work with two teams. Students will be pulled out of social studies class for a short period of time as the three counselors work one on one with students.

Rising 6th Graders

We are currently testing electronic versions of the student information form and course selector. Thank you Mr. Kelly for carving out time to allow us to see what the data looks like once it is entered. Once we finalize this process we will let you know!

Rising 5th Graders

We had out 1st PTO transition meeting this week at Symmes. Tracey, Jennifer, Jay, and Matt talked to about 25 PTO members in person and many others who viewed on a live stream. Here are important dates for our rising 5th graders:

  • April 23 BAE visit to Greene
  • April 24 MD visit to Greene

  • April 25 MT visit to Greene

  • April 26 SY visit to Greene

  • May 14 Rising 5th Grade Parent Orientation
  • May 15 Meet the Teacher Day
  • August 5 Get Connected @EHGreeneSchool
  • August 6-9 Greene 101
  • August 14 First Day of School
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Announce to students

Monday, 2/18 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day

Tuesday, 2/19 - C Day

  • Art club - 3:00 pm Ms. Combs' Art Room
  • Girls' Basketball - 3:00 pm - New Gym
  • Lego League - 3:00 pm - Room 65
  • Partners' Club - 3:00 pm - Multi Purpose Room
Wednesday, 2/20 - D Day
  • Gordon Korman Author visit (presentations) - Media Center
  • Mrs. Sloan's classes in MPR
  • Makerspace Club 3:10 pm - Media Center
  • Aviator Academy Volleyball Club - 3:15 - 4:45 pm - Old gym
Thursday, 2/21 - A Day
  • Gordon Korman Author visit (writing workshops) - Media Center
  • Mrs. Sloan's classes in MPR
  • Bowling Club - 2:50 - 4:30 pm - Ringo Lanes
  • Art Club - 3:00 pm - Ms. Combs' Art Room
  • Girls' Basketball - 3:00 - New Gym
  • Greene Machine - 3:00 pm - Room 66
  • Lego League (Astrogroots) - 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Room 65
Friday, 2/22 - B Day
  • All 6th graders to JH for transition tours/lunch - 9:20 - 11:45 am
  • Advanced Orchestra Rehearsal - 3:00 - 4:30 pm - Room 61
  • Lego League - 2:50 - 5:00 pm - Room 65

Happy Birthday!

Rose Schnieders - February 16

Jill Pihl - February 25

McCristy Gould - February 26

Amy Combs - March 1

Jimmy McLean - March 1