February 12, 2021
Monday, February 15 - Presidents' Day - NO SCHOOL
February 16-25 - OELPA Testing - Individual Speaking
March 15-19 - SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL
Transition Information for Rising 6th Graders
Save the Date! We are tentatively planning our Get Connected to EHG Day for August 16, 2021. This is the day students and parents can come to the Greene School to pick up their chromebook, have their picture taken, drop off school supplies, and tour the school.
Transition to 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!
Below are some important dates regarding the scheduling and transition process:
Junior High Course Planner now available online!: The 7th Grade Junior High course planner can be found on the Junior High website via the Counseling Page: Sycamore Junior High School → Counseling → Course Planner & Scheduling
Week of March 1st: A mailer including important scheduling information will be mailed home for Rising 7th grade students.
March 3rd: Rising 7th grade Special Education Orientation for parents at 7:00pm via Live Google Meet. Google Meet Link
March 4th: Rising 7th grader orientation and academic fair presentation posted on Junior High Website in the evening (can watch at your convenience)
Week of March 8th: Junior High Counselors will meet with F2F and Virtual Students to make elective course choices.
Week of March 25th: Students will receive course verification sheets listing selected courses.
Keep an eye out for updates and reminders in the newsletter!
6th Grade Choir Auditions
The JH choir directors would like to thank ALL of the 6th graders that they heard sing over the past couple of weeks. They heard close to TWO HUNDRED 6th graders! If you have a child that wants to be in the JH choir program and did not have a chance to sing for the Junior High teachers, please reach out to Deborah Stein at email@example.com. It's not too late to be part of this award winning team!
From our school nurse
Attention: Parents of 6th Grade Students
Two immunizations are required by the state of Ohio (ORC 3313.67) before the start of 7th grade. Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis booster) and Meningitis (MCV4). Your child may already have had them at their 11 year old check up. If so please obtain a copy of those immunizations. If not, please make an appointment for your students to get these two immunizations. Once you have obtained copies of TDAP and MCV4, send them to Laurie Dobrowolski RN at E.H. Greene Intermediate School. Thank you!
Fax: (513) 792-6172
From our Cafeteria - Menu for the week of February 16-19, 2021
Lunches for the week of 2/16-2/19:
Daily meals are Ziti with Marinara or Meat Sauce, Mini Corn Dogs, French Toast sticks with egg and sausage, and Personal Pan Pizzas. Other daily offerings include Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Chicken Patty Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Bagel Meal, Moo Meal, Garden Salad with a muffin and Fresh Made to Order Deli Sandwich. Also look at the menu that I send to students because we will have Grilled Cheese and Tomato soup one day!
We offer breakfast in 2 locations - in the main lobby and in the drop off lobby!
Please remember, for the rest of the school year school lunch and breakfast are FREE.
If your student(s) are quarantined at home and you would like access to school meals, you can sign up for the virtual meal curbside pick up by registering here and get meals this way until you are back at school. All meals are free to ALL students. Find out more information about pick-up times, locations, and FAQs by clicking here.
From Child Nutrition
FREE MEALS FOR ALL SYCAMORE STUDENTS EXTENDED
For all of the families that have been taking advantage of the free breakfast and lunches for ALL Sycamore schools and students this opportunity had been EXTENDED until the end of the 2020-21 school year!
All Sycamore families can enjoy free breakfast and free lunch all school year long.
Click here for more details for face to face families.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently authorized the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) through the 2020-2021 school year. To qualify for P-EBT during the 2020-2021 school year, children must be approved for free or reduced-price meals either in the 2019-2020 or the 2020-2021 school years.
If families qualify for free or reduced price meals LAST school year and you have not filled out a form yet for the 2020-21 school year, it is important that you fill out a form again this school year if you feel you will qualify.
If families did not qualify for free and reduced priced meals last school year but believe they might this school year due to financial changes during this unprecedented time please fill out a free and reduced price meal application online here. Any families who qualify this school year will not only receive P-EBT for each student they have in the district, but also receive free or reduced priced meals for the first 30 days of next school year.
We understand that everyone is receiving free meals this school year, but filling out this form is necessary for ANY other benefit that it provides - this includes but is not limited to the P-EBT through ODJFS, fee waivers, extracurricular waivers, building assistance programs, etc.
More information on filling out a free and reduced price meal application can be found here.
Contact the Child Nutrition Department with any further questions. (513) 686-1796.
After School Activities starting soon
Bowling Club begins February 25
TIME: 3:15pm - 4:30pm (Parents MUST be at Crossgate Lanes at 4:30pm)
PLACE: Crossgate Lanes, 4230 Hunt Road, Blue Ash, Ohio
DATES: February 25, March 4, March 11, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22
COST: $9 each week for bowling fee, shoes, and ball included.
Students may bring their own ball/shoes if they wish. Students are able to purchase drinks/snacks at Crossgate Lanes. We recommend they bring no more than $12. That should be enough for one drink and one snack!
Transportation to Crossgate Lanes will be provided by school busses. You will be notified before the session begins with the bus number you will ride to Crossgate Lanes.
Parents MUST pick up children by 4:30pm at Crossgate Lanes. There will be no activity bus. Any student picked up after 4:45pm will not be allowed to return to bowling.
Bowling is an eight-week commitment. Teams of three-four will be made at the first bowling session. You may form your own team; otherwise, sponsors will place bowlers into teams. Students MUST wear their mask - failure to do so, will result in not being allowed to return.
To sign up, click HERE.
Here are the starting dates for additional after school activities/clubs that will begin soon.
Girls' Running Club - Monday, April 12
Girls' Basketball - Monday, April 26
Please see the Activity Brochure at the end of this newsletter for more club descriptions and information on how to sign up.
Greene School Yearbook - Uploading photos and ordering information
We realize this has been a most challenging school year and we would like you to help us with our yearbook photos. We want to ensure that all of our Greene students appear in the yearbook, and we would also like to show what student life has been like at the Greene School.
If your student was not photographed during our two fall picture days, you may upload a portrait to a website, which Jostens has created for Greene School photos. Please be sure to include name, grade, and homeroom. The website allows parents to upload photos directly to our yearbook "library." You will "choose a file", enter your email address, and fill in the requested information. Also, if you have any photos of your student(s) engaging in school sponsored activities, you may also upload those photos as well. Here is the website.
This website will be available until March 15, 2021. Thank you for your assistance in making the Greene School yearbook a memorable one!
Also, you will soon be able to order a 2020-2021 Greene School yearbook! Starting February 19th, the Jostens website will be "open" and you can place your order. In next week's newsletter we will have more details and will provide the link for you to use. Ordering will close at the end of March.
Mindpeace Resources - Mental Health and What to Look for During COVID
Mindpeace has shared this "presentation" for educators and parents to know and understand warning signs of distress during COVID in kids. Here is a link to this resource.
PTO Volunteer Needs - We’d Love Some Help
If you are are interested in getting more involved in the Greene School and PTO this year, there are a few opportunities:
Yearbook - We are in need of some help to put together the Greene School Yearbook during February and March.
6th Grade Picnics / Celebration - We are going to be able to hold our end of year 6th Grade Celebration Picnics for the students (!) and need some help planning and organizing.
Community Outreach - Planning and organizing drives or activities to benefit the less fortunate in our community, most recently providing a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon for teachers at Winton Woods Academy.
Contact Betsy Rinehart or Kathy Mercurio at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.