Greene Notes

January 21, 2022

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.

E.H. Greene Intermediate School

Address: 5200 Aldine Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

School Hours: 8:10 am - 2:45 pm

Phone: (513) 686-1750

Attendance Phone: (513) 686-1707 or ehgattendance@sycamoreschools.org

Important dates for your calendar

Letter Days for the week of January 24, 2022:

Monday - B Day, Tuesday - C Day, Wednesday - D Day, Thursday - A Day, Friday - B Day


Important Upcoming Dates:

Friday, January 21 - Report cards uploaded to e-backpacks. Reminder: attendance is reported in hours.

Transition to the Junior High

We will keep this section in the newsletter to share information about transition to the Junior High.



Thank you to everyone who attended the PTO meeting last week. Below you will find links to the presentation as well as the audio. Thank you to Mr. Lavercombe (7th grade assistant principal and Mr. Brenner JH counselor) for presenting!


Junior High PTO Presentation

Junior High PTO Presentation - Audio

Junior High Choir Auditions!

Don’t miss an awesome opportunity to be in choir at the Junior High next year! They are looking to add many amazing 6th graders to their choirs. Students do not have singing experience to participate in choir at the Junior High. Deborah Stein and Jesse Callahan, SJH choir directors, will be visiting our 6th grade choirs and General Music classes in the next couple of weeks to provide more information and audition the students. Interested 6th grade students who are NOT in general music/choir this year should audition on Thursday, February 10th from 3:00-3:30 in the choir room at EH Greene.. Students should have transportation to pick them up at 3:30. You may email either Mrs. Stein or Mr. Callahan (steind@sycamoreschools.org or callahanj@sycamoreschools.org) if you have any additional questions. Go Aviators!

Lost and Found

We want to update you on lost and found. Our wonderful students have been working hard on this project. They have reunited items with students if there were names on them. More items will be added soon. Per our handbook, all items from the lost and found were donated over Winter Break.


They are also building the catalog of lost items. Each item will have a number. So far, students have cataloged about 100 items! You can view the items HERE. If you recognize something, HERE is a form you can use to claim it.

Author Visit - Gordon Korman Book Orders

Award winning author Gordon Korman is our Visiting Author who will be here on February 17th and 18th! In preparation for his visit, we have sent home a book order form with your student. If you would like to order books for your student, please complete the form and send it in with payment to the homeroom teacher by Friday, January 21st. This will insure that the books will be here before Mr. Korman's visit. Also, you will have the opportunity to have the books signed by Mr. Korman. Information on that will be conveyed later.

If your student was absent from school when the forms were sent home, here is a link to the order form.


Gordon Korman Book Order

Flight Crew

Mr. Graulty and the Flight Crew have been working hard to continue to support and model "a school environment where all students wake up inspired to learn and return home knowing they did their best at the end of the day". These past few weeks, the students worked to make a video to share with students and parents with an inspirational and positive message. You can view the video here!

Partner's Club

Partner's Club is canceled for the month of January.

Attention Registered Nurses

The Sycamore Community School District is currently looking for registered nurses who would like to be employed as substitute nurses. Applicants must have current nursing experience, preferably with children, special needs, diabetes and an active nursing license.

If you qualify and are interested, please call Julie Ferron, R.N. at 686-1743 or email at ferronj@sycamoreschools.org.

From Our School Nurse

Immunizations

If you are new to the district, please provide a copy of your child's most current immunizations. Feel free to reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions: Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org, phone 513-686-1753, and FAX 513-792-6172.


Reporting a COVID related absence

Thank you for your patience as we navigate COVID at EHG. To report your child's absence due to a positive test, symptoms or recent exposure call 513-686-1707 option #1. You can also go online and report their absence by clicking on the link below. Thank you for your help with this matter.

2nd Semester COVID Attendance Google Form


Attention: Parents of 6th Grade Students

Two immunizations are required by the state of Ohio (ORC 3313.67) before the start of 7th grade. Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis booster) and Meningitis (MCV4). Your child may already have had them at their 11 year old check up. If so, please obtain a copy of those immunizations. If not, please make an appointment for your students to get these two immunizations. Once you have obtained copies of TDAP and MCV4, send them to Laurie Dobrowolski RN at E.H. Greene Intermediate School.

Thank you!

Email: dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org

Fax: (513) 792-6172


Reminder

Please send your child to school everyday with a refillable water bottle. The water fountains are only accessible for refilling bottles.


Thank you.

Volunteers Needed in the Media Center

We are looking for volunteers for our Media Center.


We need 1 volunteer per shift (60-90 minutes) to help stack books and other tasks.

If you are able to help, please sign up on the (updated) link below. Thank you!!


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/8050b4dafa92da7ff2-media1

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Cincinnati Children's Adapt for Life

1/14/2022


Dear Parents, Guardians, and Family Members of Sixth Grade Students,


I’m writing to inform you that facilitators from Cincinnati Children’s Adapt for Life program will be giving a presentation on Wednesday, January 26th to teach students about mental wellness, mental health conditions, and suicide prevention to sixth-grade students.


Research shows suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 10-34 years (CDC, 2019). Additionally, the rate of youth suicide (10-24 years) increased 57% over the past decade. Adapt for Life is leading the conversation on mental health to help our children, families, and communities learn skills in mental wellness and curb suicide trends.


Adapt for Life instructs students on the importance of mental wellness and offers healthier behaviors and healthy coping strategies, so students may live their best lives and thrive. Information will be provided to them through various methods such as group activities, mindfulness exercises, videos, individual reflection, and more. The program covers a variety of topics and is structured to accommodate either in-person or remote learning. Engagement begins with student observation and awareness and moves them towards creating a personal plan for tackling stress.


We are fortunate to have the opportunity to bring this program to students. Parents and guardians can contact Lisa Zelvy, Pupil Support Supervisor (contact information below) or Stacey Hoffman, Program Manager for Adapt for Life, at stacey.hoffman@cchmc.org with questions.


For more information about Adapt for Life, please visit: AdaptForLife.org



Thank You,


Lisa Zelvy

Pupil Support Supervisor

(513) 686-1700

zelvyl@sycamoreschools.org





Adapt for Life Parent Information Night

Through grant funding, Sycamore has partnered with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to launch a mental wellness program in our schools called Adapt for Life. To provide more information about the Adapt for Life program, the district is offering a Virtual Parent Information Night on February 8, 2022, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


We are asking parents to register in advance and indicate the grade level of their child in order to better customize the information session to the audience. Please also submit questions or topics you would like our speakers to cover during the session. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Click here to register.


For more information about the program, tools for students and families, please visit the Adapt for Life website at https://www.adaptforlife.org. Questions? Please reach out to Lisa Zelvy, Pupil Services Supervisor, at zelvyl@sycamoreschools.org.

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Student-to-Student Forum

Does your 5th-9th grader want to know more about Sycamore High School? Who better to share that information than current senior (and a few junior) Aviators? The 18th annual student-to-student forum is designed to do just that! A panel of selected students share their unique experiences at SHS regarding academics, the Synnovation Lab, athletics and extracurricular activities during this virtual question-and-answer session. See flyer below for more information or go to sycamoregear.org to register.
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Are you interested in becoming a Substitute teacher?

Parents, we have a need for substitute teachers!! If you would like to become a substitute teacher for Sycamore and work at Greene, we would love to have you! Please feel free to contact Mrs. Dennemann at dennemannm@sycamoreschools.org if you have any questions.


To get started, please click here to learn how to apply for a substitute teaching license. You do not need a teaching degree, but you will need a bachelor's degree. All of our classroom substitute teachers are employed by the Comprehensive Substitute Solutions of Hamilton County and the Clermont County Educational Service Centers. Thank you!

Staff of the Month - Nomination form

We invite students and parents to nominate a staff member who they believe makes the Greene School a great place to learn.


Here is the link to the nomination form: Staff Member of the Month


Thank you!

From the City of Montgomery - A coloring contest.

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Activity Brochure

We are excited to release the Activity Brochure. These activities are a great opportunity for students to get involved and meet new friends. The sponsor of each club will come on our video announcements to share about the club and how to sign up a couple of weeks before they begin.


ACTIVITY BROCHURE 2021-22

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