Greene Notes

February 14, 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

Monday, February 17 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day

Thursday, February 20 - Friday, February 21 - Author Visit - Shelley Pearsall

Tuesday, February 25 - 6:00 pm - Special Education Rising 7th Grade Academic Fair at the Junior High

Tuesday, February 25 -7:00 pm - Rising 7th Grade Academic Fair at the Junior High

Saturday, February 29 - Pancake Day - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - High School

Our Greene School performances:

8:00 am - 5th Grade Band

8:30 am - 5th Grade Orchestra

10:00 am - 6th Grade Band

10:30 am - 6th Grade orchestra


Letter Days this Week:

Monday, February 17 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 18 - C Day

Wednesday, February 19 - D Day

Thursday, February 20 - A Day

Friday, February 21 - B Day

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

CARNIVAL UPDATE

Limited Edition Greene School Drawstring Backpacks

We have a few backpacks left from our Carnival sales! They are available for purchase for $5 in the front office. Supplies are limited!


Greene Fest 2020


Wow! Greene Fest 2020 was absolutely amazing!

The Carnival Team would like to extend our appreciation to our staff and the families of the Greene School. It truly takes a village to pull off this type of event, and we are so grateful for those of you who stepped up to help.

Also, we would like to pass on a huge THANK YOU to our sponsors. We are extremely lucky to live in a community where so many local businesses are willing to support our schools!

Oh...and if anyone is interested in chairing the Greene Carnival 2021, let me know! Lori and I have lots of ideas and feedback to help make next year's event just as awesome!


Carnival Co-Chairs: Lori Drasnin (grptotreasurer@sycamoreschools.org) and Kim Hueil (grptorecsec@sycamoreschools.org)

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Change in District Gifted Policy

Big picture
To view a printable version of this letter CLICK HERE

Lost and Found

Did your child lose something? Here are the feature items NEW THIS WEEK. A group of students created this process to help reunite lost items with their owners. You can check out all of the items in the cafeteria lobby.


Lost and Found Feature Items

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!


Junior High Scheduling Process - Upcoming Important Dates

Week of February 18th

Keep an eye on your mailbox for our scheduling mailer. It will include a course planning sheet, directions for utilizing the course planning sheet, Course Planner “At a Glance”, Immunization Requirements, and Academic Fair Flyer.


February 25

6:00 pm

Special Education Rising 7th Grade Academic Fair


7:00 pm

Rising 7th Grade Academic Fair


March 2nd and 3rd

Junior High Counselors will meet individually with all 6th grade students to confirm course selections.


March 5th

6th Grade Tours. All 6th grade students will visit the Junior High for Tours and Lunch.


March 13th

Students receive verification sheets listing course selections.


March 27th

All CAR (Course Adjustment Request) forms are due to 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.


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!

Big picture

High School Cabaret - February 22nd

Join us at Cabaret on Saturday, February 22nd at 7pm as The Hub at Sycamore High School is transformed into a jazz club serving complimentary drinks and desserts.


Hear the voices of choral students like you’ve never heard them before! Performers sing as soloists and in small ensembles accompanied by piano or guitar. You will enjoy original compositions, jazz tunes, folk music and musical theatre songs.

Advance tickets are $10 and are on-sale on AvesChoir.org, and will be sold at lunches and conferences on Thursday, February 20th and lunches on Friday, February 21st.

Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $12.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Come early for dessert!


The event is sponsored by the Sycamore Vocal Boosters.

Big picture

Understanding ADHD and Anxiety - March 3

Big picture
Big picture
Sycamore Wellness Festival Featuring Sycamore Ninja Warrior
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

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