Greene Notes

August 31, 2018

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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.


Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756



IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR



Monday, September 3 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

September 10-14 - Parent Lunch Week (details below)

Friday, September 14 - Interim Report Cards sent home

Thursday, September 27 - Greene School Walk-a-thon

Friday, September 28 - Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

Monday, October 1- Picture Retake Day

MAP Testing

We originally scheduled MAP testing for August 29 and 30. On Wednesday, August 29, as we were testing, the MAP website went down. We decided to cancel testing for August 30 and reschedule for next week to allow them time to resolve the problem. We will be testing on September 5 and 6. All students will test from 8:30-10:15. We will provide students extra time if needed. Math testing will occur on September 5 and reading is scheduled for September 6.


Any student who finished the reading test on August 29 has a score in the system and will not need to re-test. Students who were in the middle of the test will be able to resume where they stopped.

Parent Lunch Week - September 10-14, 2018

Although you are welcome to have lunch any day with your child, there will be a special time for you to join your child for lunch during the week of September 10th. It is an opportunity for you to spend some time with your child and his or her classmates. Please feel free to bring in your child's favorite lunch or you may purchase a school lunch for $3.50 ($3.75 for a super lunch). The schedule is listed below.


Monday (B) 10:54 - 11:14* GREEN TEAM; 11:37 - 11:57 * PURPLE TEAM

Tuesday (C) 10:54 - 11:14* RED TEAM; 11:37 - 11:57 * BLUE TEAM

Wednesday (D) 11:14 - 11:34 ** ORANGE TEAM; 11:14 - 11:34 ** WHITE TEAM

Thursday (A) 11:14 - 11:34** YELLOW TEAM; 11:14 - 11:34 ** GRAY TEAM

Friday (B) If you were not able to attend on your child's assigned day, you

may come on this day during your child's usual lunch time!


Please enter the building at the Cafeteria Lobby Doors and sign in. Thank you!


* - Recess takes place after lunch

** Recess takes place before lunch


Volunteers are needed to welcome & sign in parents. To sign up, please follow the link http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0549A4AB2DA57-parent2

Walkathon!

Walkathon Information!

Our 12th Annual Walk-A-Thon will take place during the school day on Thursday, September 27th, rain or shine. The Walk-A-Thon is an exciting opportunity for students to raise money to benefit our school, simply by enjoying a walk on the school track with their friends and teachers! Students will collect pledges from family members and friends in the weeks leading up to the Walk-A-Thon, with a promise to walk at least one mile as a thank you for their support. Students will have the chance to earn prizes based on the pledges that they collect, including gift cards, gift baskets, and more!

The Walk-A-Thon is one of our leading fundraisers, and all of the money collected goes directly back to our students and staff at EH Greene. Last year, the Walk-A-Thon raised over $25,000, and we would love to do that again!! Please consider supporting this great cause by sponsoring your child and seeking the support of those around you. If you are interested in volunteering to help with Walkathon, please email Megan Lee (megkeem3@gmail.com),or Kathy Mercurio (kathymercurio@fuse.net). Additional information and pledge envelopes will be coming home with students next week on September 13th.

Also we will be giving back to our local community by collecting GENTLY used adult and kid shoes(*no cleats or dance shoes*) to Cincinnati's Freestore FoodBank 'Back on Track' program. A shoe collection bin will be in entrance starting next week.

PBIS Corner

This week’s spotlight video demonstrates hallway behavior. You’ll notice we expect students to quietly walk on the right side of the hall, keeping their hands to themselves. Locker time is also featured in the video. This can be a challenge at Greene with lots of kids in a small space. Talking with your child about how to handle this challenging time is a great help to our teachers! This is a time when being safe, responsible and respectful is an absolute must! Good problem solving skills help too! Enjoy the video and talk with your child about these challenging times of the day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVLzQGS6__w&feature=youtu.be

Just a reminder about changes in dismissal plans

If your child should need to be picked up early or if you need to communicate a change to their dismissal , please use the white and yellow "Parent Communication Forms" whenever possible. A hand-written note is also acceptable. Have your child bring that note to the "Pass Window" before homeroom in the morning and we will have it processed accordingly. Thank you!

Get Involved with the PTO

There are so many ways you can get involved at the Greene School. Our PTO offers many programs from whole school events like the Walk-a-thon to classroom activities facilitated by homeroom parents. Below you will find information and links to get involved!


Join the EH Greene PTO

Your membership dues support many activities and programs at E.H. Greene including assemblies, field day, science programs, new technology, community outreach, staff appreciation, and much more! PTO members also receive access to an app called “Directory Spot “ which allows you to access the student directory electronically. Follow this link for information on how to join. https://www.sycamoreschools.org/Page/2908 Questions contact Betsy Rinehart, PTO Membership Chair at betsyrinehart@cinci.rr.com.


PTO Help Wanted

If you're interested in volunteering this year, sign up HERE.


Homeroom Parents

Are you interested in being a Homeroom Parent? You can sign up here.

Greene School Homeroom Parent Form

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Looking for more information on SAC?

Check out their website: http://sacbasketball.org/

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Champions Open House - September 20, 2018

Hello Greene Families!!


We are so excited to announce our FIRST annual Champions Open House this year on Thursday, September 20, from 5:30-7pm in the cafeteria.


During this event we will share with you all the fun programming we do here in Champions. We have a curriculum based program with themes every two weeks, we hold an hour of homework time Monday-Thursday with homework assistance, and we also provide snacks.


We hold extracurricular activities as well for leadership opportunities and much more!!!!


Please come and join us Thursday, September 20th from 5:30-7pm!!!


If you are interested in Champions and would like to attend our open house please contact us at 513-487-9964 or via email CH004624@klcorp.com.

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Sycamore Junior High Flight Fest 5k/10k Race & Festival - October 20th


Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest 5k/10k Race & Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2018! Please visit our website at www.aviatorflightfest.com to Register for the Race and get more Flight Fest 2018 information.


NEW THIS YEAR! All Race Registrants receive the First Official Aviator Flight Fest 2018 Finishers Medal in addition to a Flight Fest T-shirt and Swag Bag. Students registering for the race be sure to vote for your favorite SJH teacher to win a Prize and a “Surprise”. Stay posted for details on what that “Surprise” entails! Hint-teachers may not like it, but students definitely will!


Online Silent Auction will be available for viewing Tuesday, September 4th! Don’t miss Instant Buy Opportunity for 2 tickets to Chris Stapleton concert on Oct.4th at Riverbend. Go to www.aviatorflightfest.com to see Flight Fest Silent Auction.


Follow us on twitter @avesflightfest to get race updates and information on new items added to Silent Auction.


Please contact Michelle Ciotola at avesflightfest@gmail.com to learn about business and family sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.

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