Greene Notes

October 23, 2020

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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.

Important Dates

Friday, November 6 - End of First Quarter

Monday, November 9 - Teacher Records Day - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 12 - CogAT Testing - 8:20 - 10:30 am

Friday, November 13 - Report Cards

Thursday, November 19 - Evening Conferences

Friday, November 20 - Daytime Conferences - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, December 1 - Evening Conferences

Fall MAP test results

The Fall MAP test results are ready and are being sent home with your child today. There is also letter from Assistant Superintendent, Karen Naber, explaining the data and scoring.

CogAT Testing

CogAT Testing:

All 6th grade students (face-to-face) will be given the CogAT test on Thursday, November 12th at 8:20 a.m.


Parents of 5th graders (face-to-face): If you are interested in having your child take the CogAT for possible gifted placement into 6th grade advanced language arts, accelerated math, or double accelerated math, we are administering the test on November 12th. 5th graders will only be tested if they are registered. Students already in accelerated math, double accelerated math, or advanced language arts do not need to take the CogAT to remain in the class.


Read more about the 5th grade CogAT and how to register here.

Lost and Found

We have seen a significant reduction in the number of items in the lost and found compared to previous years. Please be sure to put your child's name on coats, jackets, lunchboxes, and other items so we can return them promptly.

Copied on Correspondence Requests

If you need or want to be copied on correspondence (for anything the school sends out), please send an email to arfstromc@sycamoreschools.org.

Thank you.

Halloween at the Greene School

This year we will allow students to wear Halloween costumes to school on Friday, October 30. Participation is optional.


The district face mask requirements MUST BE FOLLOWED regardless of whether a student participates in dressing up or not. Please remember that costumes need to be school-appropriate and meet our dress code policy (hats are an exception). Costumes need to be worn to school and will remain on the student for the entirety of the day. There will be no time for changing in or out of costumes during the school day.


Costume masks, face paint or make-up, props/accessories that are carried, and costumes that symbolize hate or are considered offensive, WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. Students who come to school with a costume that does not follow our dress code or the Halloween costume guidelines will be sent to the office and parents will be contacted.


Each team will also have a class party of sorts. Teachers will show a movie and ask for donations from parents for a snack for students while they watch. Sign ups for snack donations are being coordinated by the homeroom parents at the team level. If you are providing a snack for your child's homeroom, please bring it to school on Thursday, October 29th, between 8:15 am and 2:00 pm. Please be sure to have the item(s) labelled with your child's name and homeroom. Thank you.


We thank you for paying close attention to these details in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable day for all members of our school community.

New Mealtime Procedures Grades K-6

On October 12, Sycamore Child Nutrition stopped using a pre-order system for Grades K-6 breakfast and lunch. We received a great deal of negative feedback from families about the functionality of the pre-ordering system put in place at the beginning of the school year. In addition, pre-ordering and meal delivery (for Grades K-4) was placing an undue burden on staff. In an effort to be responsive, we are doing away with the pre-ordering system and shifting towards our traditional meal ordering process with safety protocols in place. These protocols include social distancing while in line, contactless checkout, and extra sanitation measures.


How will students order meals and be served?

  • Students will select what they want to eat while going through the lunch line as in a typical school year.

  • Students will be served most of their meals by the kitchen staff. If necessary, students will grab limited pre-packaged fruits and veggies and milk to finish their meal.


How will students checkout safely?

  • As a reminder, all meals are free for ALL students

  • Students will use a lanyard with a lunch badge and scan it at our new scanners for a contactless checkout. They will not enter their numbers into pin pads as in past years.


What other safety protocols will be in place?

  • Physical distancing using marks on the floors will be put in place. Students will still be separated by class when coming through the lunch line.

  • The kitchen staff will be wearing proper PPE and face shields for added safety.

  • There will be extra sanitation procedures between groups going through the line.


How do I find out what’s for lunch at my child’s school?

  • Menus for October 12 and beyond can be found on the Sycamore website or by clicking here


Does this also impact students in Grades 7-12?

  • No, only for Grades K-6. There are no changes for meal ordering at Grades 7-12.

Breakfast and Lunch for Week of October 26th - October 30th

This week the lunch menu choices include: Chicken Nuggets with a pretzel, Chicken Tender Wrap, Bosco Sticks with Marinara Sauce, Mini Waffles with egg and sausage and Big Daddy's Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza.


The Breakfast Menu doesn't change week to week:

Monday -Donut or cereal

Tuesday - Pop Tart or Banana Bread

Wednesday - Donut or Muffin with Yogurt

Thursday - Pop Tart or Benefit Bar

Friday - Donuts or Cereal


Families, remember we are participating in the USDA pandemic meals so for the rest of the school year ALL meals are free: breakfast, lunch, virtual and face to face!


If your student(s) are quarantined at home and you would like access to school meals, you can sign up for the virtual meal curbside pick up by registering here and get meals this way until you are back at school. All meals are free to ALL students. Find out more information about pick-up times, locations, and FAQs by clicking here.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences

ALL conferences will be held virtually, for both Virtual Classroom and Face-to Face students. Parents will receive details regarding the conferences as they get closer. Dates are as follows:


Nov. 19 (Thursday) Evening Conferences (K-6)

Nov. 20 (Friday) Daytime conferences (No School-K-8 only)

Dec. 1 (Tuesday) Evening Conferences (Gr. 5-6 only)

Coffee and Conversation

Join GEAR for a (Brew Your Own) Coffee and Conversation on November 5th at 10 AM with Sycamore Gifted Education Supervisor Mindy Zellner to learn more about the state of gifted education in Ohio and Sycamore Schools. Pre-registration at www.sycamoregear.org is required to receive the zoom link.
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Greene School T-Shirts

We do have a LIMITED supply of Greene School t-shirts left! Please contact Ms. Brubaker (brubakera@sycamoreschools.org) if you are interested in purchasing one for your child. Shirts are $10.

PTO NEWS!

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year at EH Greene! Although this year may look different, we plan to continue to support the staff and students at EH Greene like we always have. Your PTO membership is a great way to show your support and help us fund a variety of valuable programs.

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PTO Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in getting involved at the Greene School? It’s true that we can’t physically be in the building as volunteers for now this year, but there is still much we can do to impact our children’s educational experience.


We are particularly in need of co-chairs for some of our programs. Don’t let the word chair deter you. Think of it more as a coordinator role for the program. Most of the programs that we have traditionally done will not be able to be done the same way with the current restrictions, but there are certainly ways to think creatively to be able create a program or activity what will work. Each week we will highlight a different program that we are looking for Co-Chairs for. Get together with a friend or just volunteer yourself and a great way to get to know others.

Wellness Committee - Traditionally this committee plans activities for the staff and students during Wellness Week in February. This year they will likely need to come up with activities that can be done in a virtual or socially distanced manner.


PTO Committee Chair Info


If you are interested in getting more information about any of these roles, please reach out to Co-VP Programs, Betsy Rinehart and Kathy Mercurio, at grptovpprog@sycamoreschools.org.


Below you will find the google form to fill out for any Chair roles, committees or general volunteer positions for this school year. We know that some of these activities are unlikely, but in the event that something changes we would like to have people in as many positions as possible.

Volunteer Survey

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