Greene Notes

December 11, 2020

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.

Important Dates

Friday, December 11 - Interim Report Cards

Friday, December 18 - Pajama and Hat Day!

Monday, December 21 - Friday, January 1, 2021 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Monday, January 4, 2021 - School resumes

Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Access to CogAT Results

Sixth graders (face-to-face) took the CogAT 7 in November. Fifth graders and virtual classroom students were also given the option to test. The CogAT is used for Accelerated Math and Double Accelerated Math Placement at the Junior High School. The CogAT is used for Accelerated Math, Double Accelerated Math, and Advanced Language Arts placement at Greene.

In order to understand how to qualify for gifted services and what scores from the CogAT are used, we have created letters for you that are linked below.


5th Grade CogAT Letter

6th Grade CogAT Letter


CogAT Scores will be posted in "My eBackpack" in Parent Portal on Monday, December 7th.

Three easy steps to access your child's scores in "My eBackpack":

1. Login to Parent Portal.

2. Click on the "My eBackpack" under My Classes for your child.

3. Once in "My eBackpack", you are able to access the CogAT score reports.

Greene Machine Auditions! Deadline is today!

Do you like to sing and dance? Greene Machine Show Choir is a group that meets after school to learn fun songs and dances. The deadline to submit your Audition Application is today, December 11. Go to the website below to learn about how to audition.


https://sites.google.com/sycamoreschools.org/greenemachine/home

Copied on Correspondence Requests

If you need or want to be copied on correspondence (for anything the school sends out), please send an email to arfstromc@sycamoreschools.org.

Thank you.

Breakfast & Lunch for December 14 - 18

Breakfast : The menu hasn't changed - Donuts Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Poptarts on Tuesday and Thursday. Also cereal with cheese sticks, muffin with yogurt, benefit bar and banana bread.


Lunch:

Chicken Nuggets with a pretzel. Hot Dogs with chili and or cheese, Big Daddy's pizza, Pancakes with egg and sausage and Big Daddy's cheese or pepperoni pizza. There will also be Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, bagel meal, Deli Sandwich or Garden Salads.


We will also be offering a Winter Bundle Bag that can be picked up at the High School on Saturday the 19th. These contain 2 weeks worth of breakfast and lunches, plus all the sides and Milk. See the Child Nutrition page on the district website for more details. These meals are available to everyone with children under 18.


There are some changes in the cafeteria, First, if a student has lost their badge or just forgotten it, he or she will go to the last register; there will be a keypad there so they can type in their number. It will be cleaned after each lunch. Second, students will start picking up their own sides. There will be a place for cold items and a place for hot items. Students will notice them as soon as they walk in. Remember students must have a fruit or veggie with their lunch!


If your student(s) are quarantined at home and you would like access to school meals, you can sign up for the virtual meal curbside pick up by registering here and get meals this way until you are back at school. All meals are free to ALL students. Find out more information about pick-up times, locations, and FAQs by clicking here.

Mindpeace Resources - Mental Health and What to Look for During COVID

Mindpeace has shared this "presentation" for educators and parents to know and understand warning signs of distress during COVID in kids. Here is a link to this resource.

Pajama and Hat Day - Friday, December 18

On Friday, December 18, we will have pajama and hat day. Students are welcomed to wear their PJ's and a hat to school.

Holiday parties at Greene

’Tis the Season - It's that time again - for Holiday "Parties"!


If you are sending in treats or supplies for your child’s homeroom party, (and not sending in with your child), please note the following procedure:

  • Items should be dropped off on or before, Thursday, 12/17, between the hours of 8:15-2:00 so as not to interfere with arrival and dismissal.
  • Leave on the covered table outside of the Main Office Doors.
  • Make sure to label ALL items clearly with the student’s name and teacher/homeroom number.

Thank you for making spirits bright while keeping students and staff safe!

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Sycamore GEAR

Do you have questions about navigating the Sycamore gifted program with your child? Do you have a story or expertise to share? Are you desiring to be more connected to the GEAR community? If so, go to www.SycamoreGEAR.org, find a date that works for you, and join for casual conversation and connection about these topics and more.
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Sycamore Arts and Crafts Showcase


Sycamore Band and Orchestra Boosters will not be hosting the 20th annual Arts and Crafts Show in 2020. However, we have created an online showcase to connect our vendors/shoppers. Please visit www.sbob.org/craftshow to view the list.

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EHG Activity Brochure 2020-2021

The Greene School is now offering after school activities! Please click on this link for the full brochure, which has class descriptions and registration information.