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March 29, 2019

Words of Inspiration

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Herman Cain

A Special Applause to...

One of the best things about working at the Greene School is the time we have to plan and collaborate to create amazing learning experiences for students. This week was a culmination of hours and hours of collaboration by the Purple Team that resulted in a fabulous community event with their PBL Exhibition Night. It was a packed house at the Greene School for students to share their work. Thank you Purple Team for your ongoing efforts to engage students in the learning process and creating an environment where students own their learning!

PD on the Fly...

Marilee, Jay, and I will have the pleasure of seeing this author speak over the summer. Trying new things can be difficult. We want things to be perfect for our students and a lot of us understand there will be bumps in the road any time we change things. In this article, the author provides some strategies to take that leap of faith. Enjoy!


https://katielmartin.com/2019/02/18/3-steps-to-getting-out-of-your-comfort-zone/

For the Week of March 25, 2019

Monday, 4/1 -C Day

Tuesday, 4/2 - D Day

  • AIR Testing - 5th & 6th Grade - ELA Part 1 - 8:45 - 10:30 am
  • D Day Specials - 6th grade: 12:50 - 1:48 pm
  • D Day Specials - 5th grade: 1:50 - 2:48 pm

Wednesday, 4/3 - A Day

  • AIR Testing - 5th & 6th Grade - ELA Part 2 - 8:45 - 10:30 am
  • FT - Mrs. Overbeck to Pipkins - 9:00- 10:30 am
  • A Day Specials - 6th grade: 12:50 - 1:48 pm
  • A Day Specials - 5th grade: 1:50 - 2:48 pm
Thursday, 4/4 - B Day

Friday, 4/5 - C Day - First Friday - Follow First Friday Schedule

  • Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Van - 6:30 - 10:00 am
  • Staff Breakfast - 7:20 - Media Center (Group F)
  • FT - Blue Team - 8:30 - 11:15 am - UCBA
  • AIR make ups - 8:30 - 2:30 pm
  • FT - Ganz/H.Cummings - 9:45 - 12:45 mpm
  • FT - Gray Team - 11:30 - 2:15 pm - UCBA

Are you an early planner? Here is the building calendar. You can view events more than a week at a time.

Info for the Staff

UPCOMING DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:


Staffing Update

We are nose deep in filling open positions. There are two new staff members that will be coming to Greene next year. I want to provide you some information about them and their contact information so you can reach out and welcome them to the Greene School Family.


A lot of you know Christine Mulvaney will be teaching math on the Yellow Team next year. Christine is a former Greene School student who has been teaching at Maple Dale for the past couple of years. Please send her a message to welcome her: mulvaneych@sycamoreschools.org


We have also hired a special education teacher for the Yellow Team. Cary Zerbian will be joining us. Cary comes from Mariemont Middle School where she taught last year. Please help me welcome Cary by sending her a message: cary.zerbian@gmail.com


Spring AIR Testing Information

For Air Testing we will have spirit wear/jean days!


  • 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


Staff Breakfast Next Week

I know staff breakfast time is not an optimal time to have a meeting. I also know you don't have time to have meetings every morning at this time of the school year. As you know, there will be changes to 5th grade teams next year. We do not plan on making changes to 6th grade. At 7:45 next Friday we will share tentative team assignments for 19-20.


PBL Collaboration Series

Last week we were able to talk about how to improve the PBL experience for students through the lens of working with the specials teachers. HERE is a document that captured our notes. There were two things that were common ideas: budget and collaboration. I will figure out how to budget PBL so we don't infringe on the specials teacher's supplies. I am asking the staff to examine our current collaboration schedule to find better ways to communicate and embed special area content authentically into projects. Please take some time to think about this and send me your ideas.


Mobile Mammography Van here at Greene - April 5, 2019

On Friday, April 5, the Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit will be here from 6:30 - 10:00 am. Please call 513-686-3300, Option 1 or Toll Free at 1-855-746-5123 to schedule your mammogram.


BIOMETRIC Screening (also know as the Health Evaluation Blood Draw) - Tuesday, April 9. This will take place from 6:30 -11:30 am in the Multi Purpose room. You need to sign up for an appt., by first registering at CareHere.com. click on member Login; select Register with My Access Code; add in Access Code BADVEMP2 ; click NEST; click" I agree ." Once you are registered, you can make your appointment.

Transition

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


Rising 7th Graders



Rising 6th Graders



Rising 5th Graders

Important Dates:


  • April 23 BAE visit to Greene
  • April 24 MD visit to Greene

  • April 25 MT visit to Greene

  • April 26 SY visit to Greene

  • May 14 Rising 5th Grade Parent Orientation
  • May 15 Meet the Teacher Day
  • August 5 Get Connected @EHGreeneSchool
  • August 6-9 Greene 101
  • August 14 First Day of School

Announce to students

Monday, 4/1 - C Day
  • Greene Machine - 3:00 - Room 66
Tuesday, 4/2 - D Day
  • AIR Testing - 5th & 6th Grade - ELA Part 1 - 8:45 - 10:30 am
  • D day specials - 6th Grade: 12:50 - 1:48 pm
  • D Day specials - 5th Grade: 1:50 - 2:48 pm
  • Flag Football - 3:00-3:50 pm - New Gym or outside
  • Student Council Meeting - 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Wednesday, 4/3 - A Day
  • AIR Testing - 5th & 6th Grade- ELA Part 2 - 8:45 - 10:30 am
  • A Day specials- 6th Grade: 12:50 - 1:48 pm
  • A Day specials - 5th Grade: 1:50 - 2:48 pm
  • Flag Football - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - New Gym or outside
Thursday, 4/4 - B Day
  • Flag Football - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - New Gym or outside)
  • Greene Machine - 3:00 pm - Room 66
Friday, 4/5 - C Day - First Friday Schedule
  • Blue team FT - Brains, Bones Bacteria - 8:30 - 11:15 am - UCBA
  • FT - Ganz/H.Cummings - 9:45-12:45 pm
  • Gray team FT - Brains, Bones, Bacteria - 11:30 - 2:15 pm - UCBA
  • Advanced Orchestra - 3:00 - 4:30 pm - Room 61

Happy Birthday!

DJ Izworski -April 12