Greene Notes

January 22, 2021

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

Thursday, January 28 - End of Second Quarter

Friday, January 29 - Teacher Records Day - NO SCHOOL for students

Friday, February 5 - Report Cards ready online

Tuesday, February 9 - OELPA Testing (Listening, Reading, Writing) - 8:30 - 11:30 am

Tues., Feb. 9-Thurs., Feb. 11 - JH choir auditions

Monday, February 15 - Presidents' Day - NO SCHOOL

February 17-25 - OELPA Testing (Speaking)

Transition Information for Rising 6th Graders

We will use this section of the newsletter to provide updates on transition for our Rising 6th Graders (current 5th graders).


Save the Date! We are tentatively planning our Get Connected to EHG Day for August 16, 2021. This is the day students and parents can come to the Greene School to pick up their chromebook, have their picture taken, drop off school supplies, and tour the school.

Transition to the Junior High

We will keep this section in the newsletter for the next few months. The purpose is to communicate information with 6th grade families about the transition to Sycamore Junior High. If you have specific questions you can reach out to Assistant Principal Clayton Lavercombe (lavercombec@sycamoreschools.org) or Counselor Ben Brenner (brennerb@sycamoreschools.org).



On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, members of the junior high leadership team attended the Greene School PTO Meeting. They presented preliminary information about the transition. You can CLICK HERE to view the presentation.

Junior High Choir Auditions!

Current 6th Grade students,

Don’t miss an awesome opportunity to be in choir at the Junior High next year! The junior high choir has a long standing tradition of excellence with close to FOUR HUNDRED singers. They are looking to add many amazing 6th graders to their choirs. Students do not have to be in choir this year to participate in choir at the Junior High. Deborah Stein and Jesse Callahan, SJH choir directors, will be visiting our Virtual and Face to Face 6th grade choirs and General Music classes in the next couple of weeks to provide more information and audition the students. All safety precautions, including social distancing and masks, will be followed. Interested 6th grade students who are NOT in general music/choir this year should audition on Thursday, February 11th from 3:00-3:30 in the choir room at EH Greene or join us on Google Meet with their school chromebook using code “SJHCHOIR”. Students should have transportation to pick them up at 3:30. Virtual students are welcome to come in on the 11th if they would like to audition face to face. All interested 6th graders are encouraged to join the Google Classroom for more information about choir auditions and to fill out the audition form prior to their audition. Click on Rising 7th Grade Choir Auditions to join the Google Classroom. You may email either Mrs. Stein or Mr. Callahan (steind@sycamoreschools.org or callahanj@sycamoreschools.org) if you have any additional questions. Go Aviators!

From our school nurse

Attention: Parents of 6th Grade Students


Two immunizations are required by the state of Ohio (ORC 3313.67) before the start of 7th grade. Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis booster) and Meningitis (MCV4). Your child may already have had them at their 11 year old check up. If so please obtain a copy of those immunizations. If not, please make an appointment for your students to get these two immunizations. Once you have obtained copies of TDAP and MCV4, send them to Laurie Dobrowolski RN at E.H. Greene Intermediate School. Thank you!


Email: dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org

Fax: (513) 792-6172

From our Cafeteria - Menus for the week of January 25 - 28, 2021

Lunches for the week of 1/25 - 1/28 are:

Chicken Tenders, Pretzels with cheese, Mini Corn Dog and Brunch for Lunch with French toast sticks egg and sausage.


Breakfast is offered daily in 2 locations, the Main Lobby and the Drop Off Lobby.


Please remember, for the rest of the school year school lunch and breakfast are FREE.


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.

From Child Nutrition

FREE MEALS FOR ALL SYCAMORE STUDENTS EXTENDED

For all of the families that have been taking advantage of the free breakfast and lunches for ALL Sycamore schools and students this opportunity had been EXTENDED until the end of the 2020-21 school year!

All Sycamore families can enjoy free breakfast and free lunch all school year long.

Click here for more details for face to face families.

PEBT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently authorized the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) through the 2020-2021 school year. To qualify for P-EBT during the 2020-2021 school year, children must be approved for free or reduced-price meals either in the 2019-2020 or the 2020-2021 school years.

If families qualify for free or reduced price meals LAST school year and you have not filled out a form yet for the 2020-21 school year, it is important that you fill out a form again this school year if you feel you will qualify.

If families did not qualify for free and reduced priced meals last school year but believe they might this school year due to financial changes during this unprecedented time please fill out a free and reduced price meal application online here. Any families who qualify this school year will not only receive P-EBT for each student they have in the district, but also receive free or reduced priced meals for the first 30 days of next school year.

We understand that everyone is receiving free meals this school year, but filling out this form is necessary for ANY other benefit that it provides - this includes but is not limited to the P-EBT through ODJFS, fee waivers, extracurricular waivers, building assistance programs, etc.

More information on filling out a free and reduced price meal application can be found here.

Contact the Child Nutrition Department with any further questions. (513) 686-1796.

After School Activities starting soon

Just announced!!! Chess Club starts January 28th!


Any boy or girl from Greene School (attending school either face to face or virtually) may participate. Please submit the form below to sign up. Teams will be created to compete with each other online in a virtual format using Google Meet.

Chess club will take place virtually after school from 4:00 to 4:50 every Tuesday and Thursday on the following dates:

January 28, 2021
February 02, 2021
February 04, 2021
February 09, 2021
February 11, 2021
February 16, 2021
February 18, 2021
February 23, 2021
February 25, 2021

March 02, 2021

March 04, 2021

March 09, 2021

March 11, 2021

March 23, 2021

March 25, 2021


Chess Club Sign Form


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Bowling Club begins February 25


TIME: 3:15pm - 4:30pm (Parents MUST be at Crossgate Lanes at 4:30pm)

PLACE: Crossgate Lanes, 4230 Hunt Road, Blue Ash, Ohio

WHEN: Thursdays
DATES: February 25, March 4, March 11, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22

COST: $9 each week for bowling fee, shoes, and ball included.
Students may bring their own ball/shoes if they wish. Students are able to purchase drinks/snacks at Crossgate Lanes. We recommend they bring no more than $12. That should be enough for one drink and one snack!

TRANSPORTATION:
Transportation to Crossgate Lanes will be provided by school busses. You will be notified before the session begins with the bus number you will ride to Crossgate Lanes.
Parents MUST pick up children by 4:30pm at Crossgate Lanes. There will be no activity bus. Any student picked up after 4:45pm will not be allowed to return to bowling.

Bowling is an eight-week commitment. Teams of three-four will be made at the first bowling session. You may form your own team; otherwise, sponsors will place bowlers into teams. Students MUST wear their mask - failure to do so, will result in not being allowed to return.


To sign up, click HERE.


Here are the starting dates for additional after school activities/clubs that will begin soon.


Girls' Running Club - Monday, April 12

Girls' Basketball - Monday, April 26


Partners Club - After careful consideration and reviewing the CDC's guidelines it has been determined that at this time Partners Club will have to be put on hold until next year. This club is a great club to support inclusion, social interactions, and peer engagement so be on the lookout to join next year. -Mrs. Overbeck and Mrs. Maupin



Please see the Activity Brochure at the end of this newsletter for more club descriptions and information on how to sign up.

Greene School Yearbook - Uploading photos and ordering information

Parents,

We realize this has been a most challenging school year and we would like you to help us with our yearbook photos. We want to ensure that all of our Greene students appear in the yearbook, and we would also like to show what student life has been like at the Greene School.

If your student was not photographed during our two fall picture days, you may upload a portrait to a website, which Jostens has created for Greene School photos. Please be sure to include name, grade, and homeroom. The website allows parents to upload photos directly to our yearbook "library." You will "choose a file", enter your email address, and fill in the requested information. Also, if you have any photos of your student(s) engaging in school sponsored activities, you may also upload those photos as well. Here is the website.


https://images.memoryebooks.com/416174110.


This website will be available until March 15, 2021. Thank you for your assistance in making the Greene School yearbook a memorable one!


Also, you will soon be able to order a 2020-2021 Greene School yearbook! Starting February 19th, the Jostens website will be "open" and you can place your order. As we get closer to that date, we will have more details and will provide the link for you to use. Ordering will close at the end of March.

Staff Member of the Month

If you would like to nominate a Staff Member of the Month, please use this link. Thank you!


Staff Member of the Month 20-21

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.

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PTO New Year Volunteer Opportunities

If you are are interested in getting more involved in the Greene School and PTO this year, there are a few opportunities:


Most of our traditional PTO programs have had to be canceled this school year, but there are a few open Chair positions:


Wellness Week - Looking for one ore more parents who would be interested in planning and executing a plan for Wellness Week activities for Greene School students and staff.


Community Outreach - Planning and organizing drives or activities to benefit the less fortunate in our community, most recently providing a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon for teachers at Winton Woods Academy


Arts Alive - Are you passionate about the arts? Traditionally every other year the PTO sponsors a weeklong celebration of the arts by bringing in a plethora of various artists and performers during lunch. This year we are unable to conduct the program as we have in the past, but there is an opportunity to plan and execute something virtually.


Contact Betsy Rinehart or Kathy Mercurio at grptovpprog@sycamoreschools.org for more information.

Dine In - 4858 Cooper Road or order by phone - 513-791-2223

A Delicious Fundraiser!!

Please support E.H. Greene PTO while enjoying an awesome meal from Slatt’s! On Tuesday, February 2, Slatt’s in downtown Blue Ash will generously be donating a portion of the day’s food sales to Greene PTO! This applies to dine-in and carry-out orders. No flier is needed. Thank you to Slatt's for being so supportive and kind! Dine In - 4858 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, OH. Order by phone - 513-791-2223.
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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.