Greene Notes

April 7, 2017

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 afternoons.


Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756




IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR


April 10-13 - AIR Testing (details below)

April 14 - No School

April 17 - No School for students - Teacher Professional Development Day


Interested in Summer School? Chick here for details on courses and how to sign up!

AIR Testing Information

Here is important information regarding the upcoming AIR Test:


Click here for a letter from our Assistant Superintendent, Karen Naber


Testing Schedule:


AIR Testing Schedule:

Testing Time approx. 8:45-10:30 am

Monday, April 10th- 5th & 6th Grade Math

Tuesday, April 11th- 5th & 6th Grade Math

Wednesday, April 12th- 5th Grade Science & 6th Grade Social Studies

Thursday, April 13th- 5th Grade Science & 6th Grade Social Studies


Special Schedule:

All Specials will be between 1:14-2:46 pm the following days:

Monday, April 10th- E Day- 6th grade attend E Day specials - no 5th grade specials

Tuesday, April 11th- A Day- 5th grade attend A Day specials - no 6th grade specials

Wednesday, April 12th- B Day- 6th grade attend B Day specials - no 5th grade specials

Thursday, April 13th- C Day- 5th grade attend C Day specials - no 6th grade specials


Click here for a printable version of the testing schedule.


Earbuds:


All students will have the capability of using the text to speech feature on the Math, Science, and Social Studies Tests. Please send earbuds with your students so they have the option of using this feature.

Transition

For the next several weeks we will include a section on transition. This will have information for students transitioning both to Greene as well as to the Junior High. The grade level below represents the grade you will be in NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.



Rising 5th Graders:

Advanced Art Submissions are due to Elementary Art Teachers by April 21.


We will begin Greene School building tours in April. Below are the dates. Students will see the building, get a glimpse into our specials classes, and eat lunch! Students will have a chance to meet their 5th grade teacher in May (more details to come).


Maple Dale - April 21

Symmes - April 25

Montgomery - April 26

Blue Ash - April 28


Rising 6th Graders:

We will be mailing Course Selection forms in May, more details to come. Click here to see the Course Descriptions for our specials classes next year.


Rising 7th Graders:

The Junior High is excited to host the 6th grade students on April 25th and 26th for the 6th Grade Tours. Students will get the opportunity to tour the Junior High Building, learn about our athletics, hear about the upcoming Flight Fest, and experience lunch in the Junior High cafeteria. It's a great day for the 6th grade students to get their first look at all things Junior High.


All Course Adjustment Request (CAR) forms are due to the Junior High by April 13.


If you missed the Academic Fair, you can click the link below to view the presentation.

https://youtu.be/cmshMII_5Qg

Popcorn Bar!

Thank you to our PTO volunteers who provided the staff with a delicious treat today! We are so lucky to have such a supportive community. Our staff LOVED IT!!
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Karen Naber, Sycamore Asst. Superintendent speaks at GEAR

Join GEAR for Coffee and a talk by Karen Naber, Assistant Superintendent of the Sycamore Schools.

Get the K-12 "big picture" of how the district views a child's journey through Sycamore, it's academic pathways, and it's Aviator Flight Plan.

April 20, 2017
9:30 to 11:30 am
Blue Ash Elementary UC Wing
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Right Under Your Nose Donations

The PTOs at the High School, Junior High and the Greene School are providing desserts for the parents and community members to enjoy as they attend the "Right Under Your Nose" Drug Awareness program on April 9th. If you'd like to make a cookie contribution please use the link below.


www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E084EADA92AA46-desserts

Earth Week is Coming!

Greene Students to “Save the World, Feed the Birds” for Earth Week!

The Eco Team and Student Council will present 2 days of activities celebrating this year’s Earth Week theme, “Save the World, Feed the Birds!”

“Save the World Day” will be held on Thursday, 4/20, during which students will sharpen their 3 Rs skills by participating in a waste-less lunch, creating a sculpture from old toys, and making origami “flappy” birds from the Eco Team’s stash of one-sided flyers.


“Feed the Birds Day” will take place the following Monday, 4/24, when the school will be visited by 3 feathered ambassadors from RaptorInc.org, a local non-profit that rescues injured birds of prey and returns them to the wild. Raptor Inc. will also present Greene School with a certificate of sponsorship for a particular bird chosen by the student body, and the kids will make simple bird feeders to bring home.


All activities will take place during lunch and recess.

Here are ways you can help:

  • Ask your kids to pack or buy their lunch responsibly (e.g. using reusable containers) on 4/20

  • Help them find an unwanted small plastic toy to bring on 4/20

  • Remind them to vote for the bird they wish to sponsor on Student Council’s Google form

  • Come in and help! Contact Sarah Newman (snewman1@cinci.rr.com) to volunteer either or both days, or for more information about Eco Team

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AVES Hangar Bookstore & Spirit Shop News

Bonus Shopping Hours: Wednesday, April 12, 6-8 P.M.


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​For more information (including a complete schedule of hours & parking directions) please visit our webpage

Questions? Email: sycamorebookstore@gmail.com

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Math and Science Conference

The Miami University and Greene School Math/Science Conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd, from 9:00- 11:45 a.m. Greene School students are given the opportunity to interact with instructors and each other as they explore mathematics and science using critical thinking skills and hands-on manipulatives. Permission forms for the conference are available in the activities bin at school, or students may get one from their math teacher. Please return permission forms to the office as soon as possible.
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Summer Tennis Clinic!!!

5th, 6th, 7th grade Boys & Girls

Hosted by Mike Teets, Boys & Girls Varsity Tennis Coach

Assisted by varsity boys & girls players

Thursdays - June 15 & 22, July 13 & 20

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Cost is $50 (includes t-shirt & prizes!)

Questions & To Register: teetsm@sycamoreschools.org

Camp Invention is coming to Sycamore Community School District!

Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary!

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades 1st-6th. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. The week begins on June 5, 2017 with Chris Gutermuth serving as Director of the Launch program!

Here is how young innovators will be spending their time:


  • Engaging creative thinking to design and build their own duct tape creations

  • Experiencing the power of rocket science by building and launching rubber band rockets

  • Exploring aerodynamics to blast water rockets made from plastic bottles more than 50 feet in the air

  • Taking apart nonworking machines and devices to investigate their inner operations


All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!


Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one program team member is in place for every eight children.


Register on or before March 20, 2017 using promo code Discover25 to receive $25 OFF the base price of $225. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!

Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters Mattress Sale Fundraiser!! Saturday, April 29

The Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters will be sponsoring our Second Annual mattress sale on Saturday, April 29. This has been a very successful fundraiser in local school districts for the past 10 years. We are very excited to be able to sponsor this event here at Sycamore High School once again this year.

Brand new, name brand, top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties. Much higher quality for price than a retail store! All sizes, price ranges, delivery and free layaway will be available. Floor models will be on display at Sycamore High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29. If you, or anyone you know is in the market for a new mattress… check out this fundraiser!! If you need a new mattress before this sale or have any questions, please contact Ultimate Fundraising Solutions at dharbin65@yahoo.com.

Proceeds from every sale will benefit SBOB