Greene Notes

January 26, 2018

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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 afternoons.


Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756



IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR


January 30, 31, February 1 - 6th grade Choral Tryouts for 7th grade choirs

February 3 - Greene School Carnival

February 27 - JH Academic Fair 7:00 pm *DATE CHANGE*

February 8 - Order Greene School Yearbook

Transition

Our district spends a considerable amount of time working on transition. We will reserve this section of the newsletter for information to help you and your children with this process. For the purpose of clarification, we will use the following terms for each grade level: Rising 7th Graders (current 6th graders, class of 2024), Rising 6th Graders (current 5th graders, class of 2025), and Rising 5th Graders (current 4th graders, class of 2026).


Rising 7th Graders


The Junior High has begun the process of transitioning your son/daughter as a seventh grader! We are confident that the outstanding academic foundation Greene has established will carry on here at the Junior High. In addition, the Junior High has a dynamic after school life with many athletic opportunities and clubs. We look forward to your family joining our Junior High community. While the transition process is in the early planning stages, we are very excited to think about your son/daughter joining us in August! Please put the following dates on your calendar:

  • In light of a scheduling conflict, we will be moving Parent Orientation/Academic Fair to February 27 at 7:00 p.m. The Special Education Orientation for Rising 7th Graders will also be moved to February 27 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday and Thursday, April 25th and 26th, 2018: Rising 7th grade student tours at the Junior High.


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


We are asking that records be received at E.H. Greene Intermediate School by May 11, 2018.


There are many more details that I will communicate to parents and students over the next few months.

Carnival!

CARNIVAL DAY IS JUST 1 WEEK AWAY!!!


E.H. Greene Intermediate School Carnival

Friday, February 3, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Please check out the PTO's Carnival Webpage for all things CARNIVAL!


BUY YOUR CARNIVAL TICKETS IN ADVANCE!

Today (Friday, January 26) is the last day to pre-order your Carnival tickets to save 25% off of Carnival day prices! We have decided to extend on-line ticket sales through the weekend so that more of you can take advantage of this great discount. All orders received by midnight on Sunday, January 28 will be filled at pre-sale prices, and tickets will be sent home with your student on February 1. So order your tickets now!


CAN YOU WORK A SHIFT ON CARNIVAL DAY?

We still have lots of open shifts, and we need your help to get them filled! Moms, dads, grandparents, siblings - it’s fun! Please sign up here to VOLUNTEER!


LET’S SELL SOME RAFFLE TICKETS!

Your student should have received 5 bright orange Cash Raffle Tickets to sell for $10 each. For every ticket a student sells, they are entered into a weekly drawing for a $10 gift card. And the student who sells the most tickets wins an Electric Scooter! Second most sold gets a $100 gift card and third most sold gets a $50 gift card!. Sell all 5 of your Raffle tickets and you have a chance to be the MC of our teacher Hungry Hungry Hippos game at our Carnival Student Assembly! You can pick up more tickets to sell in the front office, and you can also purchase additional tickets on the PTO website.



WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are still in need of DONATIONS for Basket Raffle, Bid ‘n Buy, Sponsorship, and the Bake Sale. All of the details are on the PTO’s Carnival Webpage.


Questions about the Carnival? Contact one of our Co-chairs:

Wendy Andersen wendy@shineyoga.com or Dawn Thaman ddthaman@gmail.com

Greene Spirit Week - January 29 - February 2

Monday: Uniform Day. Dress like your favorite pro/college team.

Tuesday: Personal Uniform Day. Wear uniform of your personal sports team.

Wednesday: Hat/headband Day (sports themed). Wear a hat of your favorite sports team.

Thursday: Team USA/Olympics Day. Wear USA or Olympic apparel.

Friday: Sycamore Aves Day. Wear your spirit clothes.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION COLLECTION (JAN 29 - FEB 2)

Please keep clipping and mark your calendars for our Winter Box Tops collection, January 29 - February 2. The homeroom class in each grade that collects the most box tops will receive a fun prize - a pack of sugarless gum for each student! Students should please turn Box Tops in to their homeroom teacher.

Lobby Guard

The Greene School will soon be implementing a system to enhance our security and allow us to manage our visitors more effectively. We will be using "Lobby Guard" which will require all visitors planning to enter the Greene School to have and produce identification. If visitors do not have an ID, they will not be given access to the school. We will provide more information as we get closer to the implementation date.

What You Can Do To Improve Your Mental Health

With the start of each New Year, people commonly vow to improve their physical health, including diet, nutrition, and exercise. While this is a vital measure to take, it is equally important to resolve to improve one’s mental and emotional heath as well.

A healthy mind is fundamental to a person’s overall well-being, regardless of age. Our mental state affects how we think, feel, and act. Mentally healthy people are better positioned to:


• Realize their full potential

• Cope with the stresses of life

• Work productively at school or on the job

• Relate positively to others

• Make good decisions

• Make meaningful contributions to their communities

In this New Year, here are 10 Things You (teens and adults) Can Do for Your Mental Health (shared by The University of Michigan – Student Life University Health Service, adapted from the National Mental Health Association/National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare):

1. Value Yourself: Treat yourself with kindness and respect and avoid self-criticism. Make time for things you enjoy.

2. Take Care of Your Body: Eat more nutritiously, drink more water, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and avoid tobacco.

3. Surround Yourself with Positive People: Happiness is contagious, so is negativity – which will only bring you down. Keep company with people who choose to laugh more than they complain and focus on the positives in life.

4. Give of Yourself: Seek out volunteer opportunities at churches and/or organizations that interest you, or simply take advantage of the endless opportunities to help family, friends, and neighbors. It is uplifting to help others.

5. Learn How to Deal with Stress: Stress is a normal part of life and the sooner one learns how to cope with it in a positive way, the better. Different things work for different people, but in general some common stress reducers include physical exercise, deep breathing exercises, visualization, journaling, playing with a pet, or taking a good old-fashioned walk outside.

6. Quiet Your Mind: Meditation, prayer, and mindfulness are known to help people feel calm and relaxed, and can improve one’s outlook on life.

7. Set Realistic Goals: Decide what you want to achieve in school, work, or personal life and write it down. Then, plan out the steps needed to make those goals a reality. Aim high, but be realistic and don’t over schedule yourself.

8. Break Up the Monotony: Routines are good, but a change of pace now and then is even better. Take a walk in a different park, shoot some hoops instead of doing your daily run, come up with a different spot to hang with friends, try a new food or restaurant, etc.

9. Avoid Alcohol and Other Drugs: For youth, this is a given. Alcohol is illegal for those under 21 and a danger in many ways. For some adults, alcohol in moderation is okay. While some people turn to alcohol and other drugs to self-medicate, the opposite is likely to occur as self-medicating will only make the situation worse.

10. Get Help When Needed: Seeking help is a sign of strength – not weakness. People who get appropriate care can and do recover from mental illness and addiction and lead happy, healthy, productive, and rewarding lives.

It’s a new year—a clean slate, a chance for new beginnings, and a time to push away the negatives, focus your energy on the positives, improve your mental and emotional health, and find balance in life.

Sources: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - MentalHealth.gov: What is Mental Health? Aug. 29, 2017. The University of Michigan – Student Life University Health Service, adapted from the National Mental Health Association/National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare: Ten Things You Can Do for Your Mental Health.

Nikilesh Kashyap receives his amateur radio license

Congratulations to 10-yr old Nikilesh Kashyap (and proud papa Raajesh!) on passing his Technician’s License at Milford’s testing site. On 1/16/18 Nikilesh was given the call sign KE8IPE and has already made contacts and checked into the Newcomers and Elmers Net this past Sunday night. Click here to see more details.

Sycamore HS Annual Cabaret Feb. 10!

The Sycamore Vocal Boosters proudly present the 2018 Cabaret @ Sycamore High School in The Hub starting at 7pm on Saturday, February 10th. The Cabaret features members of the HS Choral Program as soloists and in small ensembles in a coffeehouse atmosphere, singing jazz standards, musical theatre, folk, classical and foreign language pieces. Tickets $10. Tickets available starting February 1 @ http://www.aveschoir.org/Cabaret-Tickets. Limited seating. Proceeds benefit the Sycamore High School Choral Program and Sycamore Vocal Boosters.

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Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1298442 and Amazon donates to Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School PTO.

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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

Greene School Activity Brochure

Is your child looking to get involved at the Greene School? Below is a link to our 2017-2018 Activity Brochure. You will find information on all of our clubs, including the dates they meet. Please tell your children to watch our video announcements for information on how and when to sign up.



2017-2018 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 yearbookgreene@gmail.com.


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!!