February 8, 2019
Our Flight Pattern
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Friday, February 8 - Interim Reports sent home
Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 24 - Order yearbooks online (information below)
Monday - Friday, February 11 - 15 - Wellness Week
Monday, February 18 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day
Wednesday, February 20 & Thursday, February 21 - Author Visit - Gordon Korman
Saturday, March 2 - Pancake Day at the High School
Please note the correct dates for our 6th Grade Celebrations and Field Day. (They are incorrect on the printed District Calendar; they are correct on the district website calendar.)
Wednesday, May 22- 6th Grade Celebrations
Thursday, May 23 - Field Day/Last Day of Classes
Civil Rights Research
Yellow Wing students are researching and learning about The Civil Rights Movement in class today while studying the southeast region.
Multi Genre Projects
A big thank you to Dr. Bender-Slack from Xavier University for taking time to speak to the Purple Team about multi-genre projects. We did a lot of brainstorming and worked on putting the written pieces in an order that flowed. Seeing quality examples was so helpful to our students!
Exploring the Solar System
Red Team students built Play-Doh Planets in science class. Students were surprised to find out the real sizes of the planets in our solar system!
Civil Rights Research
Multi Genre Projects
We will use this section to keep you up to speed as we transition students from the elementary schools to Greene and from Greene to the junior high.
Rising 7th Graders
Important Transition Dates:
In the upcoming weeks of February, all rising 7th graders will receive via postal mail information on the scheduling process. In addition, we will be communicating through Greene S'more, our course planner. The course planner outlines the courses your child will be required to take and also elective options.
- Friday, Feb. 22, 2019: Rising 7th grader tours at the JH
- Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019: Parent Information Night/Academic Fair. More details to come! 6:00pm in the media center is for parents whose son/daughter receives special education services. 7:00pm Presentation/Academic Fair Q&A time immediately following
- The scheduling process will be taking place through a computer based process this year. We are very excited, as it has saved Greene and Junior High staff much manpower! The mailing you receive, in addition to the course planner, will allow you to work with your child to determine the courses he/she is required/interested in taking. Then, in early March, the JH counselors will sit with each child to enter in the information. After this process is completed, your child will bring home a verification sheet for tentatively scheduled courses. At this point, you can review the verification sheet with your child. Thank you for your cooperation in advance for your patience with this updated process!
The staff at the junior high is so excited to welcome your son/daughter! We look forward to meeting you along this transition. If questions arise, please do not hesitate to reach out to the junior high for assistance!
Rising 6th Graders
At the Greene School, we place a high value on relationships and believe that placement with at least one friend assists our students with the transition to the intermediate school. Students are placed by academic, social, and emotional needs. We collaborate with teachers and parents to gather information. In addition, we ask parents to list six friends on a student information form that you will receive in February. While we will not be taking parent requests for specific teachers or teams, we will be taking requests for placement with a friend. This friend will be in your child’s homeroom and with him/her at lunch and recess, providing a familiar face throughout the day allowing for continued relationship building at Greene. We do offer a variety of Project Based Learning experiences at the Greene School. If you were not placed in a PBL team as a 5th grader, we will give you the option of selecting a PBL team as a 6th grader, if you complete the form.
Rising 5th Graders
More info to come...
Greene School Yearbooks - Order now!
Carnival "Share the Green" Tickets Sales Winners
First Place: Luke Dworznik
Second Place: Mitchell Rottinghaus
Third Place: Sara Zink
From Child Nutrition
Winning Nutrition For Young Athletes
To fuel up and play his/her best, it's important for your athlete to consume the right foods and drinks at the right times. Consider this game plan.
Meals and Snacks. Have your child eat a meal 2-3 hours before a practice or game, a snack when it's over and a meal within 2 hours afterward. Protein builds and repairs muscles, while carbohydrates provide energy, so his/her meals should include both. For example, he/she might have an apple and a turkey and cheese sandwich on whole-grain bread. Or she could eat baked salmon, brown rice, and a green vegetable.
Drinks. Water is usually the best choice to stay hydrated before, during and after exercise. Encourage your tween or teen to take a water bottle to practice and games and to drink when she feels thirsty. Also, while low-fat chocolate milk may sound like a treat, it happens to contain the ideal protein-carb ratio for athletes, so he/she might drink a glass after a workout. Explain that he/she doesn't need sports drinks- which are typically filled with sugar- unless he/she exercises vigorously for more than an hour.
The Nurse's Corner
Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent flu.
1. Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
2. Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
3. Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
4. Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids,
and eat nutritious food.
For more information go to: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm
Wordmasters Challenge Honors
A student representing Leslie Burklow’s Advanced Language Arts class at E.H. Greene School recently won highest honors in the first of three meets in this year’s WordMasters Challenge. This is a national language arts competition entered by approximately 150,000 students annually.
Competing in the very difficult Gold Division of the Challenge, sixth grader Roger Millar earned a perfect score. In the entire country only 98 sixth graders achieved at this level. Others in the
class who also achieved outstanding results, by only missing one answer in the meet, included sixth graders Cole Dowden and Abby Sheard.
The WordMasters Challenge is an exercise in critical thinking. It challenges the students to use words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships. Working to solve the analogies helps the students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically. Congratulations to you all!!
Sycamore Advisory Committee
Sycamore Advisory Commission, a committee appointed by our Board of Education, is currently accepting applications for at-large memberships.
Applicants must live or work full time within the District, and must support the mission and goals of Sycamore Community Schools. This year the deadline for submitting an application is March 4, 2019. Application forms may be obtained by calling the District at 513-686-1700.
FIRST LEGO League Teams Win Awards
Congratulations to two Sycamore teams that won awards at the FIRST LEGO League Ohio Championship. The Brick Girls, representing Sycamore Junior High and Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School with an additional student from Mason Intermediate School, won the Judges Award. The other team represented Sycamore Junior High. More than 60 teams from all over Ohio participated in the two-day competition at the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio, on Feb. 2-3, 2019. Overall approximately 500 teams competed in regional FLL tournaments in Ohio this season.
To qualify for state, the teams competed at the Loveland Robotics District Qualifier on Jan. 5 when the Brick Girls received the Teamwork Award.
Three additional Sycamore teams competed at the district level on Jan. 5, and all received awards. Two of the teams included students from Greene.
· Green Machines, a neighborhood team with students from Greene and Maple Dale Elementary, won the Coach Award.
· MicroBots, representing Greene with an additional student from Madeira Middle School, won the Robot Programming Award.
Enriching Kidz Home Alone Class - added date
GEAR BUILD IT challenge
GEAR is hosting this activity on President’s day and it is open to all students, grades 2-6. Please find details and registration on our website
http://www.sycamoregear.org/build-it-challenge-info.html. Registration closes on Feb 15.
High School Cabaret
The Sycamore Vocal Boosters proudly present the 2019 Cabaret @ Sycamore High School in The Hub starting at 7p on Saturday, February 9th. The Cabaret features members of the HS Choral Program as soloists and in small ensembles in a coffeehouse atmosphere, singing jazz standards, musical theatre, folk, classical and foreign language pieces. Tickets $10 Advance | $12 Door.
Tickets available starting February 1 @ http://www.aveschoir.org/Cabaret-Tickets. Limited seating. Proceeds benefit the Sycamore High School Choral Program and Sycamore Vocal Boosters.