Greene Notes

August 19, 2016

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 here. You can expect this in your inbox each week on Friday afternoons.


Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756



IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

August 24th PTO Parent Coffee, 9:30 a.m. in the Greene School Media Center

August 24th PTO Meeting, 10:30 a.m. in the Media Center

August 25th Grade 5 Curriculum Preview, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

September 1st Grade 6 Curriculum Preview, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

September 5th Schools Closed – Labor Day

A Message from the Principal

This week was a great start to the school year. I have felt so welcomed by students, staff, and the community. It is impressive to see the energy from the students and the dedication from our staff. I am excited as I think of all we can achieve together and encouraged to know that the resources we have are of quality and used responsibly to help us achieve this charge. We will continue to evaluate all that we do to monitor our ability to provide every student with a rigorous and relevant learning experience. In the end, it will be the caring nature from our entire school community that shows students we will do whatever it takes to support them as they chase their dreams into high school, college, and beyond.


With the Warmest Regards,



Matthew A. Tudor

Principal

E.H. Greene Intermediate School

5th Grade Curriculum Night

Curriculum Preview for 5th grade parents will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Greene School Cafeteria. On Wednesday, August 24th, your 5th grader will bring home a schedule for you to follow that will help you to locate the rooms you will need to visit. Due to limited parking, shuttle buses will be running between Maple Dale Elementary and the Greene School. Buses will start running at 6:30 p.m. The last shuttle will depart Greene School at 8:45 p.m. This evening is set aside so that our teachers can explain the curriculum and their plans for the school year. Please keep in mind that Curriculum Preview is not a time for personal conferencing about your student. However, if you need a conference, please call your child’s teacher to schedule one. Information regarding conference days will be sent home at a later date. We hope to see you next Thursday! Our 6th Grade Curriculum Preview is scheduled for Thursday, September 1st.

Come Connect with our PTO

We are thrilled to have such a supportive PTO. If you have not joined, below is the form you can use. Last year, they provided our students with a Maker Space for the Media Center. This consists of 3-D printers, a poster/banner maker, a sewing machine, and other creation devices. We have software for students to design and the Maker Space allows them to create! Students will visit the Media Center to engage in these tools at least once every three weeks.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Y8kCXqB-FPSVZLTy02dmJZMDQ/view?usp=sharing


Please join us on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 for a Coffee Talk in the Greene School Media Center. This is a great time to connect with other families and see what's next from the PTO!

The Green Envelope

At the Greene School, all students will have a green envelope to bring home every Thursday. The envelope will contain school and community information. Rather than looking through school information on a daily basis, we hope this procedure will be a help to busy families as you become accustomed to looking for school information on Thursdays. If your child does not bring the envelope to you on Thursday, please be sure to ask for it. We ask that you empty the envelope, review the information it contains, and have your child bring the envelope back to school so that it is available for the following Thursday. A very special thank you to our PTO volunteers who helped us with the stuffing and distribution of the first day envelopes. We could not have done it without them!

Sycamore Advanced Strings Auditions

The Sycamore Advanced Strings is a special opportunity for students in grades 5-8 who demonstrate excellence and desire to further their skills and experience within an ensemble of dedicated peers. Through a competitive audition process members are selected yearly. This ensemble performs at school concerts and other special events and functions.

SAS Audition Dates

All Interested Students:

Please contact Ms. Castle at castleg@sycamoreschools.org

in order to schedule your audition and for any other questions. Auditions will be scheduled in 10 minute blocks and will take place in the EHG orchestra room.


Friday, 26 August, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

EHG students may also sign up for a time during their recess.


SAS Audition Requirements

Prepared Solo/Scales/Sightreading

Completed SAS Form


Sycamore Advanced Strings Schedule

Combined Rehearsals Grades 5-8

Friday Afternoons 3:00-4:30 p.m.

E.H. Greene Orchestra Room 61

AND

5th Grade Advanced Class Orchestra Bell “E”

6th Grade Advanced Class Orchestra Bell “B”

Immunizations at the Junior High!

Dear Parents:


Your child will be required by law to receive certain vaccinations and provide proof of those vaccinations by Sept. 7, 2017. If your child has a well check up during his/her sixth grade year, the doctor will provide the appropriate vaccinations. We would like to encourage you to schedule a well visit now so that your child can receive his/her vaccination prior to the start of seventh grade. Summer is often busy for families and there can be a six month wait list as families flood the doctor's offices trying to get their child vaccinated by the Sept. 7th deadline. While Sept. 7, 2017 seems distant right now, the Greene and Junior High administration would like this process to be as stress-free for your families next fall as much as possible. Vaccination forms should be turned into Julie Wolf in the nurse's office.



Traci L. Rea, Ph.D.


Principal

Sycamore Junior High School

House Keeping Info

Here are a couple reminders for the beginning of the school year:


Please remember to return the Emergency Dismissal Form. We will use this in case school needs to be dismissed before our scheduled time for emergency reasons (ie snow). Below is a link to the form. You can return it to you student's Homeroom Teacher.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1po36R-0mCBNGcU1PPTssZaQAde3LScMBsk8y2JTzMh4/edit?usp=sharing



We also need you to complete or update all information in Final Forms. If you have not done so, you can find the link below.


https://sycamore-oh.finalforms.com/


Please remember to pay your school fees. You can do this through the Parent Portal:


https://bb.sycamoreschools.org/webapps/portal/execute/tabs/tabAction?tab_tab_group_id=_158_1

Champions Before and After school Extended Learning Program!

Here at champions we create an environment where learning and fun come together! We provide outside the classroom learning right inside your child's school, focusing on five interest areas that will help your child develop and enhance their professional and personal skill set. We also provide homework help, daily fitness, and healthy snacks!


The Champions program is offered everyday after school from 3:00-6:00 pm. We are also open during winter and spring break . We are located in the cafeteria of Greene Intermediate School. If you are interested in our program please visit our website at http://www.discoverchampions.com or contact Ms. Shari Paquette at 513-680-2564.