Greene Notes

November 9, 2018

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.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


Now through November 20th - Canned Food Drive

Friday, November 16 - Interim Reports Distributed

Canned Food Drive - November 8-20

Student Council is leading the canned food drive this year through the Freestore Foodbank. We are collecting items now through November 20th. We ask that donations be non-perishable items; also, we cannot accept any glass items. Thank you so much for donating to the canned food drive!

Hearing and Vision Screening

It is that time of year...Hearing and Vision Screening will take place for all 5th graders during their PE classes (so afternoons) on Monday, November 26th and Tuesday. November 27th. Those students who are NEW to the district and those who do not have PE will be done throughout the mornings. I am trying to minimize time out of class. I will contact you ahead of time, if I need a student from your class. Please notify me if you have any concerns.Thank you for your help and patience...Nurse D.

PBIS at home - Be A Problem Solver

How many times have you heard, “Mom, I can’t find….” or “Dad, I don’t have….” or “Grandma, can you...for me?” We’ve all heard these phrases a hundred times a day, right? The easiest and quickest solution? Find it, get it or do it for your child! You’re on your way out the door to soccer practice and you need the soccer cleats NOW! Your child is not sure what’s for homework, so you hop on the teacher’s website to look it up for them!

Yes, the task gets done, but has your child learned anything? Will he be able to help himself the next time this problems arises? The answer is NO. Your child needs to take responsibility and think through how to solve that problem.

So what’s the right answer to “I can’t find/don’t have….”? The answer is “Hmmm, that is a problem. How can you solve that?” You’ll be surprised at how much your children can solve on their own! If they’re truly stuck, try guiding them to possible solutions, but don’t give it TO them. You want your child to really think through ways to solve the problem and think through the possible consequences (either positive or negative) to those solutions.

Does this take longer? Absolutely! Might you be late to soccer practice? Maybe! Is it totally worth it in order to raise a child who can think through solutions and consequences to his or her problems? 100% YES!

Here is a link to some guidance on walking your child through the problem solving process. Good luck!

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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