April 21, 2017
Our Flight Pattern
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
April 22 - Math and Science Conference at Greene (more details below)
Interested in Summer School? Chick here for details on courses and how to sign up!
Cedric Michael Cox is a professional and well recognized painter throughout Cincinnati. The art classes begin with a slide presentation with examples of his work going all the way back to High School. He shares the story of why he became an artist and the various opportunities that paved the way for him to develop his skill and talent.
He has exhibited work at the Contemporary Arts Center, The Weston Gallery, and has a current exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art. He has also partnered with Artworks and the Art Academy to paint several murals throughout Cincinnati. While at the Greene school, he is sharing how the master painters Juan Gris and Paul Klee have influenced his personal style.
The students are doing a small project to gain understanding of these artists' techniques. In addition, Cedric is facilitating a collaborative painting project with the classes. Upon completion, these works of art will be donated to the school and become part of the Greene School art collection.
Maple Dale 4th Graders
We welcomed our 1st group of 4th graders to tour the Greene School this week! They were a great group of students and we are excited to watch them grow over the next couple of years at Greene!
Students celebrated Earth Day with a variety of crafts and activities. Our Maker Space Club created buttons and 3D printed bird statues to sell in order to raise money. The money will be donated to Raptors Inc, who will be bringing birds for students to interact with on Monday.
Students in Mrs. Burklow's class partnered with an engineer from Miami University to learn about building bridges. Students applied their knowledge to create models of their own bridges.
Maple Dale 4th Graders
Rising 5th Graders:
Advanced Art Submissions were due to Elementary Art Teachers today, April 21.
We welcomed the Maple Dale 4th graders to the Greene School today. Students toured the building, listened to a presentation from our specials teachers, ate lunch, and checked out our playground. Students arrived around 10:30, ate at about 12:30 and dismissed back to Maple Dale at 1:00. We will welcome the 4th graders from Symmes on Tuesday, April 25th. Here is our lunch menu so you can prepare for the visit.
Symmes - April 25
Montgomery - April 26
Blue Ash - April 28
Thank you to all who attended the PTO Meeting! Here are the documents we discussed to assist in your student's transition to Greene. We will continue to communicate important information through this newsletter as we approach important dates. Please mark you calendar now for 4th grade Parent Orientation on May 16 at 6:00 pm at the Greene School.
Rising 6th Graders:
We will be mailing Course Selection forms in May, more details to come. Click here to see the Course Descriptions for our specials classes next year.
Rising 7th Graders:
Don't forget your TDAP. All rising 7th graders will need this before school begins. Talk to your doctor to ensure the correct documentation is in place.
The Junior High is excited to host the 6th grade students on April 25th and 26th for the 6th Grade Tours. Students will get the opportunity to tour the Junior High Building, learn about our athletics, hear about the upcoming Flight Fest, and experience lunch in the Junior High cafeteria. It's a great day for the 6th grade students to get their first look at all things Junior High.
If you missed the Academic Fair, you can click the link below to view the presentation.
Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters Mattress Sale Fundraiser!! Saturday, April 29
The Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters will be sponsoring our Second Annual mattress sale on Saturday, April 29. This has been a very successful fundraiser in local school districts for the past 10 years. We are very excited to be able to sponsor this event here at Sycamore High School once again this year.
Brand new, name brand, top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties. Much higher quality for price than a retail store! All sizes, price ranges, delivery and free layaway will be available. Floor models will be on display at Sycamore High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29. If you, or anyone you know is in the market for a new mattress… check out this fundraiser!! If you need a new mattress before this sale or have any questions, please contact Ultimate Fundraising Solutions at email@example.com.
Proceeds from every sale will benefit SBOB
Math and Science Conference
Nurse's Corner: Seasonal Allergies
Seasonal allergies are a reaction to substances such as plant pollen, mold, weeds, grasses, flowers or trees. Tree pollen counts are highest in spring, and often trigger an allergic response in people, including sneezing, stuffy/runny nose, itchy, red, watery, swollen eyes, headaches, feeling tired, or itching ears. Hopefully, with a few tips, we can enjoy the spring season!
There are some things you can do to help your child decrease his/her symptoms:
Have your child wash his or her hands and face after coming inside, and before going to bed to remove allergens
Wash bed linens weekly
Keep windows closed during high pollen counts
Additionally, there are some over-the-counter relief methods:
Try rinsing nasal passages with a saline solution.
Flush eyes after coming indoors with sterile water from a squeeze bottle
Use a cool compress across irritated eyes
Talk to your doctor about using an antihistamine or decongestant
Summer MAP Testing
Sycamore Schools is offering an optional summer MAP administration for grades 2-8. Please click on the link for more details and to register your child for this opportunity. If you have any questions, please email Mindy Zellner, District Gifted Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Tennis Clinic!!!
5th, 6th, 7th grade Boys & Girls
Hosted by Mike Teets, Boys & Girls Varsity Tennis Coach
Assisted by varsity boys & girls players
Thursdays - June 15 & 22, July 13 & 20
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Cost is $50 (includes t-shirt & prizes!)
Questions & To Register: email@example.com
Camp Invention is coming to Sycamore Community School District!
Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary!
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades 1st-6th. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. The week begins on June 5, 2017 with Chris Gutermuth serving as Director of the Launch program!
Here is how young innovators will be spending their time:
Engaging creative thinking to design and build their own duct tape creations
Experiencing the power of rocket science by building and launching rubber band rockets
Exploring aerodynamics to blast water rockets made from plastic bottles more than 50 feet in the air
Taking apart nonworking machines and devices to investigate their inner operations
All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!
Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one program team member is in place for every eight children.
Register on or before March 20, 2017 using promo code Discover25 to receive $25 OFF the base price of $225. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!