Greene Notes

November 1, 2019

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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.


Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756



IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR


November 6 - November 22 - Canned Food Drive

Thursday, November 7 - CogAT Testing -8:30 - 10:45 am. All 6th grade students; 5th grade by parent request only (more information below).

Saturday, November 9 - Miami University Math and Science Conference from 9:00-11:30 am in the Media Center (students can get permission slip in the Activities Bin the Office)

Friday, November 15 - Interim Reports Distributed


Letter Days this Week:

Monday, November 4 - C Day

Tuesday, November 5 - D Day

Wednesday, November 6 - A Day

Thursday, November 7 - B Day

Friday, November 8 - C Day

CogAT testing

Parents of 6th graders

The Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT 7) will be administered to all sixth graders (and fifth graders who are pre-registered) on Thursday, November 7th, 8:25-10:30 a.m.


While there is no formal preparation needed for this test, please be sure that your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast in the morning. Results will be mailed home within 4-8 weeks.


Parents of 5th graders

If you are interested in having your child tested for possible placement into accelerated math, double accelerated math and/or advanced language arts for 6th grade, we are offering the CogAT on November 7th. Please fill out the form using the link below. (All 6th graders will be tested) To take the CogAT, students should already have at least 1 score of 95th percentile or higher on the MAP in reading and/or math. Students already in accelerated math, double accelerated math, or advanced language arts do not need to take the CogAT to remain in the class. The form will close on November 4th.


5th grade CogAT sign up

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

E.H. Greene we will be raising awareness about diabetes on the morning announcements by wearing BLUE for World Diabetes Day, November 14th, as well as a few other activities. So mark your calendars because Greene is going to be BLUE. To learn more about Diabetes click on the link below.


https://www.diabetes.org/diabetes

https://www.jdrf.org/

Halloween Candy Donations

Wondering what to do with all of that Halloween candy? Please consider donating it for use as prizes at the Greene Carnival. It’s a great way to get that candy out of the house and put it to good use, and it is very easy to do! Just drop off your candy in the bin at the front entrance to the Greene School. We really appreciate your contribution!

OBG Spirit Wear Drive

Operation Give Back is a nonprofit organization committed to making a positive impact in our community by promoting education, personal, and spiritual growth. Operation Give Back Club from Sycamore High School is having a spirit wear drive for the kids at the Cincinnati Center. The club is asking for lightly used or new donations of Sycamore spirit wear, such as shirts, sweatshirts, pajamas, etc. There will be donation boxes near our front office. Your child can bring donations beginning Monday, November 4 until November 15. Thank you so much for your support!

Let's make an Impact!

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Sycamore Wrestling Club 2019-2020

WHO: Students 1st-6th grade, regardless of size or experience

WHAT: Wrestling is a disciplined sport that instills good sportsmanship and builds confidence. Instruction will consist of teaching basic wrestling moves, drilling, and live wrestling. There are many weight classes, so you compete against others your own size and age.

WHERE: Sycamore High School Wrestling Room. Park on the bus ramp and enter stairs near the pool.

COST: The cost for participation is $80, plus 2 volunteer hours (see below). Fee includes shorts and t-shirt, insurance, and entry into two tournaments (see below). Additional tournaments at an average of $15 each are encouraged but not required.


PRACTICE: Practice will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-7:00. Additional practice time may be added, if needed, based on the level of the wrestlers.


TOURNAMENTS: Tournament participation is optional. The cost includes entry into the Sycamore Invitational, as well as the City tournament; however, participation in the city tournament needs to be approved by the head coach. The coaches will detail a schedule of preferred tournaments for the season.


VOLUNTEER HOURS: Each family is asked to provide 2 hours of time volunteering for the wrestling program. We have many opportunities for parents to get these hours, such as working a table at our youth, junior high, or high school tournaments, concessions, helping in practice, or administrative duties. In lieu of these hours, parents may also opt to pay an additional $50 fee.


EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Shoes (wrestling or gym), gym shorts and a t-shirt. Headgear recommended.

SIGN-UPS: Register online at www.sycamorewrestling.com. Payment can be made online or will be accepted at the first practice on 11/5/2019. Please make checks payable to Sycamore Wrestling. Sign-ups welcome until 12/10/2019.

STAFF: Head Youth Coach: Jason Staggs staggsj@sycamoreschools.org (513) 477-7755

Assistants: HS and JH coaches and numerous parent assistants. More volunteers needed!


PRACTICE BEGINS TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5TH.


QUESTIONS: Contact Jason Staggs, Head Youth Coach, at staggsj@sycamoreschools.org or (513) 477-7755

or Jeremy Pletz, Head Varsity Coach pletzj@sycamoreschools.org or (513) 375-5597

For more information go to www.sycamorewrestling.com


The content of this flier is not an activity of the Sycamore Community School District. No district funds or resources were used in the printing of this flier.


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Activity Brochure

Is your child looking to get involved in after school activities? Check out our Activities Brochure. We will announce to students before clubs start and how to sign up. This post will stay at the bottom of our newsletters if you are looking for it later.


Greene School Activity Brochure 2019-20