Greene Notes

December 8, 2017

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 afternoons.


Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756



IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

December 11 - 5th (6:30 pm) and 6th (8:00 pm) Grade Band Concert

December 14 - 5th (6:00 pm) and 6th (7:45 pm) Grade Chorus Concert & Greene Machine (7:00 pm)

December 21 - End of the 2nd Quarter

December 22 - No School for Students - Teacher Record Keeping Day

January 8 - School Resumes

Book and Clothing Drive

This holiday season we have two drives that are lead by students. Below are messages crafted by the two groups. All items collected will be donated to Operation Give Back!



Clothing Drive:

We are trying to get as many donations as we can. Every Item that you might donate would go to different school districts that have children in need. You could go through your house and find any gently used clothes / items or brand new of anything. Would you guys be sad if your kids go out to recess with no jacket or even no socks? Or would you be sad if your children had no toothpaste or toothbrush to brush their teeth? Well myself, you and a couple of friends can change this if you just even donate 1 item. The 6 of us can't do this alone. So we need your help. Donating 1 item can enrich and make a difference in someone's life if we all work together. Please send these items to the Greene School and deposit them in the OBG barrel located in the lobby.


Book Drive:

We are collecting new and gently used books that will be donated to OGB. If you have books that you no longer use or you can buy new ones, please donate to families that can't afford them. There is a book shelf in the main lobby where you can drop them.

PTO Gifting

We are so lucky to have such a supportive community. This fall our PTO conducted a gifting process where $9,459.26 was given back to the Greene School. Items purchased included standing desks and tables, resources for the art room, a subscription to the stock market game, keva plans and magna tiles, novels, tables for flexible seating, and behavior management resources. Thank you for the continued support!

E. H. Greene 2018 Carnival

E. H. Greene 2018 Carnival
Saturday February
3, 2018 from 11am-3:00pm


Join us for food, fun, and games for sports fans young and old!

We need the help of all of our school families to make the Carnival a fun and successful fundraiser for our school.


Please help us fill our baskets for the very popular Basket Raffle!

We are collecting cash, gift cards and unique items for these baskets.

Check out the Basket Raffle Flyer for basket themes and details!


Please also consider becoming a Family or Business Sponsor for the Carnival,

and we also need donations of goods and services for the Bid ‘n Buy Silent Auction.

Your support is a tremendous help to our school and a great way to promote your business!

The attached Bid ‘n Buy/Sponsorship Flyer has all the information you need.


More details about the Carnival will be coming home in January,

including pre-sale ticket order forms and volunteer requests for Carnival Day.

For more Carnival information, click here to see the Carnival Webpage!


Questions about the Carnival? Contact one of our Co-chairs:
Wendy Andersen wendy@shineyoga.com or Dawn Thaman ddthaman@gmail.com

Optional CogAT Testing

An optional administration of the CogAT for gifted service will be offered on Friday, December 15, 2017.

Who should take this test?
1) Current 5th grade students who are NOT in Accelerated Math or Advanced Language, but have 2 scores of 95th percentile or higher on their Math or Reading MAP within the last 12 months. These 5th grade students should register for the test and will need to score a 128 on the CogAT for placement into 6th grade Accelerated Math and/or Advanced Language.

2) Current 5th or 6th grade Accelerated Math students who are interested in taking Double Accelerated Math and have 2 scores of 98th percentile or higher on their Math MAP within the last 12 months. These students should register for the test and will need to score a 144 on the CogAT for placement into 6th or 7th grade Double Accelerated Math.

Unless testing for Double Accelerated Math, current accelerated students do NOT need a CogAT score to re-qualify for Advanced Language or Accelerated Math. Nor is the CogAT needed for any junior high placements (with the exception of Double Accelerated Math).

If your child meets the above criteria and you would like to have him/her tested, please click on the link below to register for CogAT Testing by Monday, December 11th.


CogAT Test Registration

PBIS at Home- Expectations During the Holiday Season

This time of year can be wonderful and fun, but can also be hectic and chaotic! Reminders about those Aviator Expectations can be helpful. Part of our hope with our PBIS program is that it does extend to the home and to the community. While you are out at social events, holiday shopping and running errands, those Aviator Expectation can help guide your children to appropriate behavior. On the way to the mall, talk about how to be safe. On the way to a relative’s house for a party, talk about the expectations for being respectful. When siblings are playing with all of those new toys and games, talk about how to be a problem solver. Explain to your child that while this is a fun time of year, there are still behavior expectations and rules to follow. You are an Aviator, no matter where you go, and everyone expects you to be safe, be responsible, be respectful and be a problem solver!

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PERFORM WITH THE FLYERETTES!

DON’T MISS A CHANCE TO DANCE!


The Sycamore High School Dance Team is hosting their annual dance clinic for grades 5-8 on Saturday, January 20.


All dancers will perform with the team during the halftime of the Boy’s Varsity Basketball Game on Tuesday, January 23.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Check out the Sycamore Art Blog!

Do you want to know more about fabulous art events, classroom projects, and the talented artists at the Greene School? Then you are in luck! The Sycamore Art Department has a new art blog up and running to showcase all of the wonderful things that are happening in the Sycamore Community Art Department. Here you can peer into art rooms district wide! Through the blog, art teachers are able to bring attention to activities, spotlight both student and teacher achievements, and feature all of the special projects done here in Sycamore. Please take a few minutes to check out the link, https://sycamoreavesart.blogspot.com/, and subscribe to their blog to get current updates and art news.

Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1298442 and Amazon donates to Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School PTO.

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Aviation Station is coming to your neighborhood!

The Aviation Station will be rolling into your neighborhood to provide Homework Assistance, STEAM activities, and free wifi on the following days each week of the school year:


Mondays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Fields Ertel Townhomes

Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Hazelwood Community Center

Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Sycamore Terrace

Thursdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Blue Ash Kohl’s parking lot (Plainfield & Hunt Roads)


If you would like your child to participate in this free service, please fill out the permission form and return it to your child’s school prior to the day of the Aviation Station visit in your community. For more information regarding the Aviation Station, please visit our website at https://www.sycamoreschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2988

Greene School Activity Brochure

Is your child looking to get involved at the Greene School? Below is a link to our 2017-2018 Activity Brochure. You will find information on all of our clubs, including the dates they meet. Please tell your children to watch our video announcements for information on how and when to sign up.



2017-2018 Activity Brochure

Pictures for the Yearbook

Calling all parents! Those cell phones take great pictures! When you capture a moment at the Greene School that you are proud of, PLEASE email the picture in its ORIGINAL SIZE to yearbookgreene@gmail.com.


At the music program, kids having fund together, walk a thon, carnival…as long as it is Greene students, pass it on so we can fill our yearbook with some great photos! Don’t wait til the end of the year! Email your photos right away! THANK YOU!!