Greene Notes

February 7, 2020

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.



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

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Carnival Checklist! Greene Fest 2020 - February 8, 2020 (11:00 am - 3:00 ppm )

✔️ Volunteers

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!

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✔️ 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.

Questions??
Lori Drasnin (grptotreasurer@sycamoreschools.org)
Kim Hueil (grptorecsec@sycamoreschools.org)

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.


Author Visit and Book Signing Form

PTO Spring Gifting

It's time again for another round of PTO gifting. Please use the following link to fill out a request form.


https://forms.gle/8y39bZarw7HjEKuSA


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 grptovpwaymeans@sycamoreschools.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.

Now Hiring!!

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.


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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!

Understanding ADHD and Anxiety - March 3

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Activity 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.


Greene School Activity Brochure 2019-20