February 7, 2020
Our Flight Pattern
Important Dates for your Calendar
Friday, February 7 - Interim Reports distributed
Saturday, February 8 - GREENE SCHOOL CARNIVAL - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday, February 17 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day
Thursday, February 20 - Friday, February 21 - Author Visit - Shelley Pearsall
Letter Days this Week:
Monday, February 10 - B Day
Tuesday, February 11 - C Day
Wednesday, February 12 - D Day
Thursday, February 13 - A Day
Friday, February 14 - B Day
Orange Wing students spent this week learning about significant African American inventors. They created a presentation showing what they learned about their inventor’s significant contributions to society.
After a week of collaborative design process work in the White Team science classes, construction is finally under way on the wind turbines. We can’t wait to see the final projects!
Freedom Center Visit
The Purple Team had a great day at the Freedom Center! Wise words from a 6th grader: “Why do people think it’s okay to treat others poorly based on how they look?”
Carnival Checklist! Greene Fest 2020 - February 8, 2020 (11:00 am - 3:00 ppm )
We still have lots of volunteer spots open! Unfortunately, we’re now faced with the difficult decision of closing some of our games and inflatables!! Please sign up as soon as possible through the following link à http://bit.ly/EHGCarnivalVolunteers
✔️ Pre-Sale Orders
Please check to see that your orders came home in your student’s backpack on Thursday. If you purchased a Greene School Drawstring Backpack, that would have come home with your Pre-Sale Order. We would HIGHLY recommend labeling your student’s backpack with a Sharpie in case it should be misplaced during the Carnival.
✔️ Food Trucks
The Italian Truck and the Kona Ice Mini Truck will be providing the items listed below for cash or credit. THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT CARNIVAL TICKETS FOR FOOD PURCHASES! Be sure to check out the menus and come to Carnival with cash or a credit card!
✔️ Carnival Tickets
Carnival Tickets will be used for Games, Inflatables, Basket Raffle, and Bake Sale. You will be able to purchase tickets at the Carnival with cash or check. Limited Edition Backpacks will also be for sale at the Cafeteria Lobby Ticket Booth. They are $5 each. Supplies are limited!
✔️ Split the Pot
Our Split the Pot Contest is close to $1000! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online (http://bit.ly/EHGCarnivalSTP). We will also have Mr. Graulty and students from our Band Program collecting cash for Split the Pot tickets during the Carnival. The winner will be selected during the announcements on Monday morning. Winner goes home with half the pot and need not be present to win!
✔️ Silent Auction
We have discounts to many local restaurants, events, and attractions, a Laser Tag Party at school, a Hide N Seek Party at school, Premium Greene School Parking Spot, VIP seating at our upcoming spring concerts, and MORE! Check it out here à http://bit.ly/EHGSilentAuction. Items will be pictured online and will also be on display during the Carnival. All bidding is online. Volunteers will be available to assist you with placing your bids during the carnival. The auction will close on Saturday at 2:30 pm. Winners need not be present when auction ends. Winners will be notified via email.
GREENE’S AUTHOR VISIT IS HAPPENING SOON
Nationally-acclaimed author Shelley Pearsall will be visiting E.H. Greene on February 20 and 21. Your students have worked very hard on the reading contest and on making projects related to the author’s books.
THIS WEEK your student will have the opportunity to submit up to 3 Pearsall books for autographing. The author will autograph them while she’s here, and then we will return the books to your student shortly thereafter.
To submit a book(s), your student will need to fill out the proper form, put the form in the book, then put the book into the brown grocery bag located in their homeroom. The form is available in the homerooms, in the Activity Bin, the media center, and on the link below. At the end of the week, February 14, the brown bags will be collected and brought to the media center.
PTO Spring Gifting
It's time again for another round of PTO gifting. Please use the following link to fill out a request form.
PTO gifting requests are open to both parents AND teachers who are PTO members. All requests need to be submitted by Friday, February 21st. Any questions can be directed to Victoria Margroum or Kristen Poast at firstname.lastname@example.org
News from the Junior High
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:
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at 7:00pm: Rising 7th grader orientation and academic fair at the Junior High. Please note: There will be a Special Education Orientation meeting @ 6:00pm.
Thursday, March 5, 2020: Rising 7th grade student tours at the Junior High.
There are many more details that we will communicate to parents and students over the next few months. Please watch our spot on the S'more for the most up-to-date information regarding the sixth to seventh grade transition.
Interested in being part of an amazing school district as a substitute Educational Assistant? This is a great opportunity to help support the needs of our students and buildings. The hourly rate of pay is $12/hr. Applicants must have a satisfactory FBI/BCI background check. Physical ability and appropriate interaction with students, school staff, and administrators are required for this position. Please click here to complete an online application to begin the process.
STRIVE Community Service Project
STRIVE students are helping to support SWEET CHEEKS DIAPER Bank and our local animal shelters by collecting items to donate to these needy communities. Please consider sending in a pack of diapers or a toy, food or treat for a pet. Our campaign will run from February 11- February 18. Help us make a difference in the lives of our neediest populations.
What Is Diaper Need?
Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy, and it’s a reality in our city. There are over 16,000 diaper-wearing children in the Greater Cincinnati area experiencing diaper need each month. At an average rate of six diapers per day per child (and more than double that for newborns), diaper-wearing children in poverty in the United States require more than 5.8 billion diapers annually to keep them clean, dry and healthy. For this reason, we started the only diaper bank serving the entire Greater Cincinnati area to fill the diaper need gap in our community. By assisting families during what can be one of the most challenging times in a parent’s life, we’re working to build a strong community for the future.
The facts are staggering:
Every day, 1 in 3 families in America struggle to afford diapers for their children.
Thank you for your support!