October 13, 2017
Our Flight Pattern
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
October 16 - No School for Students - Teacher Record Keeping Day
October 20 - Report Cards will be Distributed
October 26 - Book Fair Begins
October 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences
October 27 - No School for Students - Parent Teacher Conferences
Sycamore Remembers Late Supervisor of Music
The Sycamore Family suffered a deep loss last weekend. Beloved music teacher and Sycamore Schools Music Supervisor Lonnie Stover passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 50 years old.
Mr. Stover served our students and families for more than 20 years, encouraging and inspiring countless students to pursue and excel at musical opportunities. Mr. Stover joined the Sycamore Community Schools Music Department in 1997. In addition to serving as the district’s Music Supervisor, Mr. Stover taught band grades 5-12, junior high choir, elementary general music, music theory, guitar, study of rock music, percussion ensemble, indoor percussion ensemble, junior high jazz ensemble and marching band.
Mr. Stover once said the best job he ever had was teaching Fifth and Sixth Grade Band at the Greene School. Under his direction, interest in both programs grew rapidly.
Should fidget spinners be allowed in the green wing? Debate teams are getting fired up! Students will be debating on October 25.
Students of the Month!
We recognized our September Student's of the Month this week! We are so lucky to have students at the Greene School who embody what it means to be an Aviator.
Think About it Thursdays
Mr. McLean's students are having fun with words like “brillig,” “chortle,” “manxome,” “galumphing”...enthralled by Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” !
Students of the Month!
Lost and Found
PBIS for Parents - At home- Be Respectful
Haunted Festival 2017 Friday, October 13, 2017 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Do you want free food and game tickets?
For each shift you volunteer the night of haunted festival you will receive 5 tickets good for games, food and drinks!!!
Haunted Festival is the Blue Ash Elementary PTO’s largest annual family fun night. Many volunteers will be needed to set up, run games, activities, and tables during Haunted Fest! We would love your help by working one shift such as running a game or selling food. We need 300 volunteers to make this festival run smoothly! Adults and children in 5th grade or higher are welcome as volunteers. This is a wonderful opportunity for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and students 5th grade and up. Choose the shift and assignment you want and you may select to work with a friend. We can’t wait to see you! If you have questions please contact Debbie Flinchpaugh-Kirby at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for a 5K walk/run, 10K run and festival (a.k.a. carnival) Registration is now open!
New this year – take advantage of the early bird registration perk and receive a custom race bib with your name!
Immediately after the race, come join the festival fun!
There will be inflatables, games, bid-n-by, karaoke, food and more!
Aviator Flight Fest help support over 20 extra-curricular clubs and activities for our 800+ students in grades 7 and 8 at Sycamore Junior High School.
This is the only school fundraiser for the year so we need your support! Interested in volunteering – please email email@example.com
National School Bus Safety Week is Oct. 16-20
School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of Ohio's students as the direct link between home and the classroom. It would take 550,000 cars daily to transport the 800,000 students to school who ride Ohio's 14,500 school buses. Ohio ranks 10th in the nation for the number of students riding a bus. Only six states have more buses than Ohio. Buses travel nearly 1 million miles each day, or 20 times around the nation’s interstate highway system.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety produces an annual report on traffic crashes. In the 2015-16 school year, of the nearly 400,000 traffic crashes, 1,205 involved school buses. The school bus crash rate is 0.31% — 3 in 1,000 crashes — the lowest for all vehicles.
The biggest risk facing Ohio's buses is a distracted driver. As the bus travels its route, it is a moving intersection. Each time the bus stops to load or unload students, traffic must stop. Bus drivers perform many traffic checks before stopping and when students enter and exit the bus. Drivers also check nine different mirrors before resuming their route.
Who can help?
Parents — Help your children put everything in a backpack or school bag so they won’t drop things along the way. Also, help your children leave home on time. Running after the bus is very dangerous.
Students — Wear light-colored clothing walking to the bus stop so you can easily be seen by drivers. Stand in your place of safety away from traffic.
Teachers — Remind students of bus-riding safety rules. Make sure securely store items in their bags or backpacks.
Bus drivers — Remind students of the safety rules and correct student misconduct that is distracting or dangerous at the bus stop.
School administration — Use school bus safety week to show bus driver appreciation, offer media ride-alongs, promote your school bus safety record and complete your students’ safety training.
Aviation Station is coming to your neighborhood!
The Aviation Station will be rolling into your neighborhood to provide Homework Assistance, STEAM activities, and free wifi on the following days each week of the school year:
Mondays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Fields Ertel Townhomes
Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Hazelwood Community Center
Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Sycamore Terrace
Thursdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Blue Ash Kohl’s parking lot (Plainfield & Hunt Roads)
If you would like your child to participate in this free service, please fill out the permission form and return it to your child’s school prior to the day of the Aviation Station visit in your community. For more information regarding the Aviation Station, please visit our website at https://www.sycamoreschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2988
PTO Membership and Directory
Greene School Activity Brochure
Pictures for the Yearbook
Calling all parents! Those cell phones take great pictures! When you capture a moment at the Greene School that you are proud of, PLEASE email the picture in its ORIGINAL SIZE to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the music program, kids having fund together, walk a thon, carnival…as long as it is Greene students, pass it on so we can fill our yearbook with some great photos! Don’t wait til the end of the year! Email your photos right away! THANK YOU!!