Greene Notes

March 29, 2019

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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


Report Cards distributed today

Spring AIR testing - April 2,3,11,12,16,17

April 18 - Earth Day Celebration: " Bus Walk Bike Day" activities

April 19 - Spring Vacation Day - No School

April 22 - Professional Development Day - No School for students



Please note the correct dates for our 6th Grade Celebrations and Field Day. (They are incorrect on the printed District Calendar; they are correct on the district website calendar.)

Wednesday, May 22- 6th Grade Celebrations

Thursday, May 23 - Field Day/Last Day of Classes

Rising 5th Important Dates (Current 4th Graders)

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Screens and Tweens - a Series for Parents

Save your spot for this unique opportunity! This event is FREE! We need to get an idea of how many people will be attending. Please CLICK HERE and complete the sign up genius so we can plan appropriately.


Keeping our children safe in this digital age is a concern we all face as parents, especially with the easy access to screens that our children have. In this 3-week series for parents, brought to you by the PTO, you will learn cutting edge information and tools that can be immediately applied at home.


  • Tuesday, April 2 (6:30-8:00 pm): SCREENAGERS Documentary screening followed by parent breakout sessions.. Click HERE for a preview
  • Tuesday, April 9 (6:30-8:00 pm) : author and speaker Steve Smith will talk about how we have become a distracted society, how social media and video games can impact mental health, and more. Click HERE to learn more.
  • Tuesday, April 16 (6:30-7:30 pm) : Sycamore Tech Dept. will lead a training on tools parents can use to help manage screen times and Chromebook safety.


PLEASE RSVP so we are prepared for your attendance.

We hope you can attend all 3 impactful sessions!

Questions? Please e-mail Patricia Barros at barros.patricia2012@gmail.com

Sign Up for Bus Walk Bike to School Day!

This week Student Council took BWB Day to the next level! They divided into 5 teams: The Promotions Team is making posters to hang around school and the community. The Par Course Team is designing exercise stations for a walking track to compliment the bike obstacle course at the recess Rodeo. The Google Form team is creating a survey to get students' input on critical decisions like songs for the playlist and Mr. Tudor's helmet style. The Stats Team is calculating the amount of CO2 emissions we'll save by busing, walking, and biking. And the Appreciation Team is making posters to thank partners like the Blue Ash Police.

BWB Day will be celebrated Thursday, April 18 (May 9 if it rains). Parents can help reach our goal of Zero Drop-Offs by allowing students to:

• ride the bus to the Jr. High and walk to Greene

• meet at one of three bike meeting spots and ride to school

• walk or bike directly from home

Please visit our Parent Communications Form for details and to sign your student up to Bus and Walk, or Bike. Fill it out for each student you have at Greene by Monday, April 15th. Click HERE to complete the form.

Transition to the Junior High

We will use this section to keep you up to speed as we transition students to the junior high.


Rising 7th Graders (current 6th graders, class of 2025)


Hello Greene Parents,

If you were unable to attend the rising 7th grade Academic Fair, here is the presentation.


https://youtu.be/8Ba4Eg-xFAI

Junior High Tennis

Jr High Tennis - 2019/20 will be No Cut!


Hello Greene School Students & Parents!


We have exciting news regarding the Jr High tennis teams for 2019-20! For the first time, the girls and boys JH tennis teams will be no-cut teams. This means that beginning players do not need to fear being cut and they can focus on becoming part of a team and improving their skills!


There will be one team that plays a league schedule. This team will consist of the stronger players. The remaining players will play a different schedule and will rotate playing time, depending on how many players come out for the team. The main goal for this second group is to develop their skills and to have fun being part of a team!


Questions? Please contact the Jr High Athletic Director, Jim Dejoy, or Mike Teets, the varsity tennis coach.


dejoyj@sycamoreschools.org

teetsm@sycamoreschools.org

2019 AIR testing Schedule

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AIR Testing Next Week

Here are a few reminders for students to insure that they are at their best during our upcoming AIR testing days:


Be sure your computer is fully charged each day;

Get a good night's sleep;

Have a good breakfast each morning.


In addition, we will be having "Spirit Wear" Days as follows:



  • April 2- Team Colors; wear as much of your team color as you can

  • April 3 - Sycamore Strong Day; wear Sycamore Spiritwear

  • April 11 - Team Colors; wear as much of your team color as you can

  • April 12 - Rep Your Future or Favorite College

  • April 16- Team Colors; wear as much of your team color as you can

  • April 17 - Sycamore Strong Day; wear Sycamore Spiritwear


Also, if your child wears a Smart Watch on testing days, he or she will be asked to remove it before testing begins.

PBIS

As we get ready for state testing to begin next week, we thought we would share a great article to help students deal with test anxiety. This article, written for children, gives some basic techniques to help them feel good about walking into school to take the AIR test, as well as helpful things they can do during the test, if they start to feel stressed. Make sure your child knows that he or she has plenty of time to complete the test. We encourage the children to use ALL of the time available, not rush, and to recheck their work before submitting the test! We are excited to have all of our students show what they know and do their best!

Volunteer opportunities

Sycamore Community Schools is seeking Adult Volunteers

for April 22nd - Professional Development Day


The certified staff of Sycamore Community Schools will be participating in a professional learning activity called “Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE)” led by facilitators from Think Tank Inc. on April 22nd. The purpose of the activity is to engage our staff in authentic, empathy-building experiences to better understand the daily struggles some of our families may experience as a result of economic fatigue.


Each session will include 120 staff participants. We are in need of 20 volunteers (COPE Resource Leaders) for each session to “role play” various community and business members. As a COPE Resource Leader, you will be given your role by the COPE facilitator during training. Training will be provided in the first hour of the volunteer shift. The time commitment will be approximately 3-1/2 hours. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide babysitting services on this day, therefore volunteers are asked not to bring their children along.


Volunteer Times and Locations

Morning Session: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Junior High Gym and High School Gym

Afternoon Session: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Greene Gym and Maple Dale Gym


Sign-up on Eventbrite

For the morning session at Sycamore High School, click here.

For the morning session at the Sycamore Junior High School, click here.

For the afternoon session at Maple Dale Elementary, click here.

For the afternoon session at Greene Elementary, click here.


Additional Information

Contact Chris Beech, Associate to Assistant Superintendent

e-mail address: beechc@sycamoreschools.org,

phone number: 513.686.1700, ext.#5003

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Time to turn in Box Tops! Our last collection for this school year will be April 8 - 12. The wing in each grade that collects the most box tops will receive an extra recess! Students should please turn Box Tops in to their homeroom teacher. Thank you for your support all year!
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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