December 2, 2016
Our Flight Pattern
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
December 5 - Band Concert at Greene 5th Grade 6:30 pm; 6th Grade 8:00 pm
December 8 - Chorus Concert at Greene 5th Grade at 6:00 pm; Greene Machine at 6:45 pm; 6th Grade at 7:15 pm
December 14 - Orchestra Concert at the Junior High 7:00 pm
Fuel up to Play 60 Winners!
Congratulations to the winners of our Fuel Up to Play 60 Challenge! The students with the highest number of minutes of activity were Mathias Clark, Yazeed Alshammari and Reilly Queenan! Great job!
Mrs. Harris leads students to work collaboratively to build vocabulary. Students are engaged and building skills in the context of their Social Studies class.
Practice Makes Perfect!
Mr. Stover and Mr. Graulty prepare students for our upcoming band concert. They sound great! I can't wait to see you there!!
Fuel up to Play 60 Winners!
AVES Hangar Bookstore & Spirit Shop News for the week of December 5:
Bonus Shopping Hours: Thursday, December 8 from 6-9 p.m. & Friday, December 9 from 6:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
New apparel and spirit items are arriving at the AVES Hangar in time for holiday shopping!
For more information (including a complete schedule of hours & parking directions) please visit our webpage
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Join the next FUTP 60 Challenge!
Give Back to OGB!
Sycamore Community Schools believes in giving back to our community. That is why we are a proud supporter of Operation Give Back, a Blue Ash-based charitable organization that helps families and students right here in the Sycamore district.
This year we are stepping up our efforts to collect donations for Operation Give Back’s Holiday Store. The Holiday Store helps more than 100 local families have a special holiday season.
Each of our seven schools along with our District Office is collecting items for the Holiday Store from now until December 9. While you are doing your Thanksgiving grocery trip or holiday shopping, please consider picking up non-perishable food items, toiletries, paper products, warm clothing, and new toys to donate to this great cause. Click here for a detailed list of items needed. You can drop your donations off in the collection bins at your child’s school or at Operation Give Back at 10891 Millington Court, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242, Tuesdays-Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monetary donations and gift cards are also greatly appreciated. Click here for more information on how to donate. Operation Give Back is also seeking volunteers for the Holiday Store on December 9-10. Please contact Operation Give Back at (513) 489-2023 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to help.
We are so excited to spread some cheer to the children in our schools this holiday season, and we welcome you to be a part of this giving. #SycamoreStrong
Know! Positive Relationships Build Character
One of the greatest gifts you can give your children cannot be bought online or in-store. While it is not likely to be on their holiday wish list, this gift is likely to bring your children greater happiness with lifelong benefits. We are talking the gift of positive relationships and character development.
In 2013, Search Institute began a multiyear project based on their creation of the Developmental Relationships Framework, which examines the close connections in children’s lives - parents, peers, mentors, teachers and other caring adults – and the impact they have on character development. Some key aspects learned thus far is that these significant relationships in a child’s life are associated with their motivation to learn and take personal responsibility for their actions. Also, youth with strong, positive relationships are shown to be more resilient when faced with stress and trauma - which can otherwise lead to risky and dangerous behavioral coping strategies (like drinking, smoking and using other drugs).
The idea behind the Developmental Relationships Framework is to consistently surround young people with positive, supportive relationships to help them thrive in their families, schools, programs and neighborhoods.
Search Institute provides the following five fundamental elements as part of the relationship-strengthening framework and shares specifics on how parents, teachers, coaches, etc. can act on them:
1. Express Care: Show me that I matter to you
Be dependable; Really pay attention when we’re together; Make me feel known and valued; Show me you enjoy being with me; Encourage me; Praise me for my efforts and achievements
2. Challenge Growth: Push me to keep getting better
Expect me to live up to my potential; Push me to go further; Insist I take responsibility for my actions; Help me learn from my mistakes and failures
3. Provide Support: Help me complete tasks and achieve goals
Guide me through difficult situations; Empower me to take charge of my life; Defend me when I need it; Set boundaries to keep me on track
4. Share Power: Treat me with respect and give me a say
Take me seriously and treat me fairly; Include me in decisions that affect me; Collaborate with me to solve problems and reach goals; Create opportunities for me to take action and lead
5. Expand Possibilities: Connect me with people and places that broaden my world
Inspire me to see possibilities for my future; Expose me to new ideas, people, experiences and places; Connect me with more people who can help me develop and thrive
A young person with a sense of purpose, self-worth and self-respect, who feels loved and supported, is much more likely to experience success in school and work, care about their community, and excel in other areas of life. So as you’re making your lists and checking them twice this holiday season, keep the above list in mind, as it promises to be the gift that keeps on giving.
To learn more about Developmental Relationships through Search Institute, visit: http://www.search-institute.org/research/developmental-relationships.