Greene Notes

January 11, 2018

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.


Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756



IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:


Friday, January 11 - Report Cards Distributed

Monday, January 21 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Saturday, February 2 - GREENE SCHOOL CARNIVAL! - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday, February 18 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day

Wednesday, February 20 & Thursday, February 21 - Author Visit - Gordon Korman

Transition

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


Thank you to everyone who attended the PTO Meeting this week!. Here is the Slide Show from PTO Presentation by the Junior High Counselors. The presentation was also recorded and posted to the PTO Facebook page.



Your child recently took the CogAT Test (Cognitive Abilities Test). This test measures reasoning and problem solving skills in verbal, non-verbal, and quantitative areas.


You should receive the results in the mail by the end of January. One of the reasons the district administered this test is to place students into advanced math classes at the junior high. The CogAT will be used in combination with scores from MAP and AIR, as well as classroom grades, for junior high math placement using this MATRIX. In the spring, the junior high will look at each student to determine if they are new qualifiers. If your child qualifies, you will receive a letter from Sycamore Junior High with additional information.


Rising 6th Graders

More info to come...


Rising 5th Graders

More info to come...

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Scan the Carnival QR code to take you to the Carnival website for all Carnival information & links to purchase tickets, make donations, and to volunteer.

Or you can Click Here to take you to the Carnival website.
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Award-winning author Gordon Korman will be visiting E.H. Greene on February 20-21, 2019!

During the months leading up to his visit, students have been busy reading Mr. Korman’s many great books and participating in the author visit reading contest. Be sure to ask your student what they’ve been reading! The PTO is offering an advanced book sale to purchase Korman books at a discounted rate. Students are welcome to bring these books (or other Korman books) back to school for Gordon to sign during his visit in February. There will be a maximum of 3 books per students to be autographed, but feel free to order as many books as you'd like. If you would like to learn more about Gordon Korman or see a summary of any book, please check out his website at www.gordonkorman.com.

Please contact Megan Boni with any questions at meganboni@hotmail.com.


*** Order by Thursday, January 17. Expected delivery date of books is February 1. The author visit reading contest continues until February 8. Please return this to your student’s homeroom teacher by January 17 in an envelope marked: Korman Book Order *** Cash, or checks payable to “E.H. Greene PTO.”


Click HERE for a printable order form

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PBIS

We certainly hope you had a great holiday break! We are back in the swing of things and students have had some reminders about our Aviator Expectations. This was a First Friday and teams had some great activities about bullying. Be sure to ask your child about what the team did today!

Before break, we shared a video where a student spoke about the impact PBIS had on his life. This week, our video highlights his mother’s observations about how his outlook and behavior changed as a result of those practices. Please enjoy this parent perspective on PBIS in schools.

https://youtu.be/gwdb_s1mWxw

New from Child Nutrition Services - My School Menus!

My School Menus allows easy access to complete nutrition information for the school meal programs 24-7-365.

My School Menus has great new features to better serve our students and families:

  • Nutrient Data by Menu item - hovering over a menu item will show nutrient data
  • Build-a-Meal Nutrient Data - choose build-a-meal to get totals of individual nutrients for all items chosen by a student
  • Ingredient information for certain menu items
  • Complete list of all food choices available to students
  • Allergen identification - allergen filter to strikethrough foods containing the following allergens: wheat, soy, eggs, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, milk
  • Attribute identification - symbols identifying foods as GMO-free, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, locally grown, made from scratch
  • Translation to 180 languages using Google Translate
  • Ability to link to Child Nutrition sites like prepayments, applications, and policies
  • Information about Child Nutrition

You can access our online, interactive menus by visiting www.sycamoreschools.org/cns and clicking on Menus or by clicking here. My School Menus is also available inside the Sycamore Community Schools app. You will be asked to download My School Menus the first time you click on the icon inside the Sycamore Schools app. Once you have installed it on your device, you won't be asked to do this again.

For more information on how to access all of these exciting features, watch this video.

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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Our next Box Tops collection will be Tuesday, January 22 through Friday, January 25. There will be a prize for the highest collecting class in each grade! Students should please turn Box Tops in to their homeroom teacher.

Community Outreach Luncheon for Winton Hills Academy

Winton Hills Academy (WHA) is Sycamore's "sister school" with approximately 350-400 preschool through 6th grade children. The student population lives in Cincinnati's largest public housing development, with 99-100% of the children qualifying for free and reduced lunch. Since it does not have a PTO, the Greene School steps in once a year to provide the teachers and staff with a "thank you for all you do" luncheon. This year our PTO will be taking lunch to WHA on January 25th. Please sign up to provide one or more items using this link :

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AAFAD2-winton


Thank you so much!

Gina Daly

DON’T MISS A CHANCE TO DANCE

Perform with the Flyerettes. The Sycamore High School Dance Team is hosting their annual dance clinic for grades K-8 on Thursday, January 24. All dancers will perform with the team during the halftime of the Boy’s Varsity Basketball Game on Friday, January 25.


Register to participate in this event by clicking HERE

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2018-19 Activities 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.


Activities Brochure 2018-19