November 12, 2021
E.H. Greene Intermediate School
Address: 5200 Aldine Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Phone: (513) 686-1750
Attendance Phone: (513) 686-1707 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Important dates for your calendar
Letter Days for the week of November 15:
C Day - Monday, November 15
D Day - Tuesday, November 16
A Day - Wednesday, November 17
B Day - Thursday, November 18
C Day - Friday, November 19
November 8 - 21 - Virtual Scholastic Book Fair
November 15 - December 3 - Student Council Clothing Drive
November 24-26 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday
Greene School Spirit Week - November 15 - 19
Tuesday, November 16 - PJ Day
Wednesday, November 17 - Disney Day
Thursday, November 18 - Gold Rush Thursday - Wear all gold
Friday, November 19 - Aviator Day
Please remember that you need to wear your "spirit" clothes to school and will not be able to change during the day. Be sure your choices are "appropriate", according to the dress code, and that masks are worn. Thank you and have fun!
PTO Fundraiser - City Barbeque
The PTO is having a fundraiser at City Barbeque Blue Ash on 11/16/2021! Order online or head on over to show your support and enjoy some BBQ—we’ll get 20% of all sales above $500 from everyone who shares this post or uses our fundraiser code “FundA” when they order at (https://order.citybbq.com/menu/blue-ash) or in the City BBQ app!
Mr. Tony Mappes Nominated for a RISE Award
A nomination form was sent in by Assistant Principal, Jay Meno, who wrote about Tony's work performance, school and community involvement, leadership , and positive Image . The state selection committee is currently reviewing nominations to select two Ohio RISE Awardees and national RISE Award finalists. An announcement of the Ohio RISE Awardees should be made in December 2021 or early January 2022.
Congratulations, Tony! We are proud of you!!!!!
Optional CogAT testing - December 8, 2021
Parents of 5th graders:
Greene will be offering optional CogAT testing for possible qualification into gifted classes for 6th grade in the 2022 - 2023 school year. Students already taking advanced language and accelerated math will NOT need to requalify. Please sign up if you are interested in having your child test for advanced language arts, accelerated math or double accelerated math. Here are the qualification requirements. In order to take the CogAT, students need to have already scored in the 95th percentile, or close to the required MAP score in reading and/or math.
Testing will take place on December 8th at Greene starting at 8:20. If you would like to sign your child up for the testing, please fill out this form by November 29th.
Adapt for Life Program in our Schools
In partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Sycamore Community Schools was awarded state funding to develop mental health programming for students. The grant that we received in the spring of 2021 expands the Adapt for Life Program for grades K-12. We launched the program in our schools this week.
Aligned with our PBIS framework, the Adapt for Life Program features ten lessons throughout the school year. The ADAPT framework—Ask, Describe, Assess, Plan, and Talk—is a model to help students develop healthy behaviors and essential life skills to tackle stress, whether it’s during everyday moments or in times of crisis.
Beginning the week of November 8, classroom teachers will teach lessons in grades K-4 and grades 11-12. In grades 5-10, students will experience lessons with the classroom teachers and trained facilitators from the Adapt for Life team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Lessons teach students how to better manage everyday stress through developing healthier habits and skills such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
This grant is part of Governor Mike DeWine’s K-12 Prevention Education Initiative, which awarded $18 million to school districts in Ohio through their mental health partners. Sycamore Schools was one of 11 districts in Hamilton County to receive a one-time grant to create sustainable evidence-based mental health programming.
We are excited to be engaging in this exciting partnership with Adapt for Life. For more information about the program, tools for students, and tools for families, please visit the Adapt for Life website at https://www.adaptforlife.org. Should you have questions regarding Adapt for Life, please reach out to Lisa Zelvy, Pupil Services Supervisor, at email@example.com.
Lifetouch to offer student photo sessions in November
After School Activities -Student Pick Up
Attention Registered Nurses
The Sycamore Community School District is currently looking for registered nurses who would like to be employed as substitute nurses. Applicants must have current nursing experience, preferably with children, special needs, diabetes and an active nursing license.
If you qualify and are interested, please call Julie Ferron, R.N. at 686-1743 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Our School Nurse
If you are new to the district, please provide a copy of your child's most current immunizations. Feel free to reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions: Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN email@example.com, phone 513-686-1753, and FAX 513-792-6172.
Reporting a COVID related absence
If your child has been exposed, tested positive or has potential COVID symptoms please call our Attendance Line 686-1707 or click on this link to complete this form. Following this process helps us track the necessary information more accurately.
Please send your child to school everyday with a refillable water bottle. The water fountains are only accessible for refilling bottles.
Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS!!
Virtual Scholastic Book Fair
November 8th-November 19th, 2021!!
We’re SO excited about all the incredible, new, & engaging books that will be available!! Plus, every purchase benefits our school! There are hundreds of books to choose from. prices range from $2.00 to about $25.00, with the average price of a book being $6.00 or $7.00.
There are wonderful books, as well as other reading related items, for all ages, making it the perfect way to get a head start on your holiday shopping!! Click HERE for the Teacher Wishlist if you’d like to buy a gift for your teacher’s classroom!! Scholastic has also created a new digital payment option, the eWallet, you can share with family and friends who are looking for that perfect gift idea for your child!
You already had the chance to virtually explore the Scholastic Virtual Book Fair last week, if you are enrolled in Multimedia Exploration class. All other students are encouraged to tour the virtual book fair independently. To learn how to use the Virtual Fair, you can visit this helpful video from Scholastic. You can preview & explore the Virtual Book Fair by clicking HERE!!
The Fair is now officially open!! Yahoo!! To shop at the fair, click HERE anytime from 11/8-11/21!! Because our fair is virtual this year, you are conveniently able to shop online anytime during this two week window! If you are looking to find books specifically curated for kids aged 9-12, click HERE!!
THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO PUT FABULOUS BOOKS INTO
THE HANDS OF FABULOUS KIDS WHILE ALSO HELPING TO SUPPORT LITERACY AT THE E.H. GREENE SCHOOL!!
Volunteers Needed in the Media Center
We are looking for volunteers for our Media Center.
We need 1 volunteer per shift (60-90 minutes) to help stack books and other tasks.
If you are able to help, please sign up on the link below. Thank you!!
Student Council Clothing Drive for OGB - starts November 3rd
We need your old clothes! Please bring in old coats and any other clothing that is in good shape and has been washed. We will also be looking for new masks, new socks, gloves, coats and scarves. Donations should be brought to the Main Lobby where there will be several collection barrels. The Student Council goal is 1,500 articles of clothing! Please help us reach that goal! Thank you!!!
Staff of the Month - Nomination form
Here is the link to the nomination form: Staff Member of the Month