April 26, 2019
Our Flight Pattern
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
April 26 - K-6 Interim Report Cards distributed today
May 2 - Spring Choral Concert - 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Cafeteria
May 7 - Spring Band Concert - 6:30 - 8:45 pm - Cafeteria
May 8 - PTO Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon - 11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Media Center
May 8 - Spring Orchestra Concert - 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Junior High
May 11 - District STEAM Showcase - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Greene School
May 14 - Rising 5th Grade Parent Orientation - 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Greene School
May 15 - Meet the Teacher Day- 9:45 - 10:50 am (students only)
May 16 - 6th grade picnics at SWAIM - 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Purple Team
May 16 - 6th grade picnics at SWAIM - 12:00 -2:00 pm - Blue Team
May 17 - 6th grade picnics at SWAIM - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Gray Team
May 17 - 6th grade picnics at SWAIM - 12:00 - 2:00 pm - White Team
May 22 - 6th Grade Celebration - 8:30 am - Gray and White Teams
May 22 - 6th Grade Celebration - 10:30 am - Blue and Purple Teams
May 23 - Field Day/Last Day of Classes
Owl Pellet Discoveries on the Red Team..... energy is passed from prey to predator, but not all the parts are digestible. Hey, owls have to eat, too!
The Orange Team has begun the solar cooker design process!
Students were tasked to answer the question How can we design a game that is entertaining for others? Students are starting the research phase to examine all that goes into game design.
Summer School Registration now open
Summer School Registration opened on April 1st. Registration for all courses is done online via the links below.
Here is the link to the "5/6 Summer School" Catalog.
*Here is the link to the "Greene 101" brochure (the 4th transitioning to 5th camp). *
https://bit.ly/2I23zDE . Greene 101 registration opens on May 17th.
* Parents of Rising 5th graders, please note that your student will find out on May 15 which team he or she will be on so that you can register them for Greene 101.
Here is the link to "JH Launch" brochure. (the 6th transitioning to 7th camp).
Please note: Rising 5th grade students will find out on May 15th which team they are on. Registration for Greene 101 will be open on May 17th.!
Transition to the Junior High
We will use this section to keep you up to speed as we transition students to the junior high.
Rising 7th Graders (current 6th graders, class of 2025)
Hello Greene Parents,
If you were unable to attend the rising 7th grade Academic Fair, here is the presentation.
ORDER YOUR SYCAMORE JUNIOR HIGH CLASS TEE SHIRT:
Please click on THIS LINK to order your tee shirt for next year. The tee shirt for the Class of 2025 (incoming 7th graders) will be GREEN and the tee shirt for the Class of 2024 (incoming 8th graders) will be GOLD. If you ordered one last year, the Class of 2024 shirt is the same and has not changed.
Orders may be placed up until August 31st, 2019. On August 31st, the window will officially close and the tee shirts will be printed. The students will be able to pick up their tee shirts AT LUNCH in the middle of September once they are printed. Please contact Ms. Farroh if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
More on Earth Day! BWB and Tree planting!
Two Ways to Celebrate Earth Day this Weekend!
Come plant trees with us this Saturday, April 27, at the Blue Ash Nature Park (next to the Police Department), at 9:30 a.m. We may have extra Shumard Oak seedlings, if you'd like to plant one at home. RSVP to Sarah Newman email@example.com to ensure we have enough tools.
Summit Park's Earth Day Celebration begins at noon and runs till 5:00. See www.cincinnatiearthday.com for details.
If your student enjoyed BWB Day, the City of Blue Ash is holding their annual Bike Rodeo on June 21st at Summit Park. Look for pictures/videos of Greene’s walk, bike, and rodeo at www.twitter.com/ehgreeneschool. And don't forget to put your #SycamoreBIKES magnet on your car to remind drivers to share the road with our kids!
Follow Up from EHG Screens & Tweens Series for Parents
Thank you to everyone whoa attended the Screens and Tweens Series. Here are resources and take-aways from the presentations.
https://www.screenagersmovie.com: up to date information, articles and resources for families
Tech Talk Tuesday - pledge to do at least one weekly conversation about screen time issues with your family, students or friends.
Tech Time Circles:
Friendly conversations about issues related to screen-time and device use. Parents, kids, friends, family and community members gather in the comfort of their homes to speak, listen and learn how best to manage screen time and the effects it is having on our well-being. We provide you with links to free guides to help get it going. There are currently 3 Tech Talk Circles, and will roll out more in the next few months:
https://awiredfamily.org/: up to date information and articles for families
Parental Control tools: Bark, Teen Safe, Circle with Disney.
* 52% of silicon valley CEO's do not allow their kids to use the tech they sell.
Managing kids and online behavior
educate and have frequent conversations with your kids about their online behavior
have tech free zones (no smart phones in the bedroom)
control the passwords - set up your iTunes or Google Play to require your approval every time an App is downloaded. It prevents kids from downloading their own apps without your knowledge.
limit kids exposure to screens - no more than 2 hours per day (outside of school work)
Apps get money by the number of "looks" per day - understand that apps are training you & your kids to "keep looking"
your digital footprint never goes away - if you put something out there, it can always be seen/accessed
what you've done in the past can be scanned by a robot (find images that look like you)
apps like Instagram "own" any image you/anyone else uploads
there are always ways to use a good app for bad/inappropriate purposes (ex: twitch, where people can pay others to do all sorts of stuff)
Colleges and companies check your social media footprint
Public free wifi: criminals are spoofing wifi so that it appears to be the free public wifi - when you connect to a wifi, you may be giving access to everything stored on your phone. Always ask the store manager what the official wifi is named.
Metadata is stored on photos: location, date it was taken, etc. When photos are uploaded this information becomes available. Marketing companies use this information for targeting & selling purposes.
CDC is reporting increased suicides in tees (average 5 deaths per day)
depressions rates: 12-17 yrs - boys 13.6% / girls 36.1%
Sycamore District Tech Department
Bill Fritz, Chris Gutermuth, and Lorinda Ottaway
Link to video on Greene School PTO (must join group first)
Resources from the Presentation:
Screens & Tweens - back by popular demand at Symmes
"Back by popular demand! If you missed our Screens & Tweens Series, Steve Smith will present at Symmes Elementary on May 8th at 7pm and the Symmes PTO has extended the invitation to our Greene families."
Sycamore Robotics Applications - links
City Barbeque Fundraiser
Are you super busy with end-of-school and spring activities? Take a night off from cooking dinner. On Friday, May 10th the Greene School PTO is having a fundraiser with City BBQ in Blue Ash. Simply show them the attached flyer with bar code (print it or have then scan it electronically from your phone) when you place your order and they will give the PTO 25% back of your purchase. It's a simple way to support your PTO and provide some yummy dinner for your family.