February 1, 2019
Our Flight Pattern
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:
Saturday, February 2 - GREENE SCHOOL CARNIVAL! - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday, February 18 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day
Wednesday, February 20 & Thursday, February 21 - Author Visit - Gordon Korman
Principal's Pick Luncheon this week
We will use this section to keep you up to speed as we transition students from the elementary schools to Greene and from Greene to the junior high.
Rising 7th Graders
Important Transition Dates:
In the upcoming weeks of February, all rising 7th graders will receive via postal mail information on the scheduling process. In addition, we will be communicating through Greene S'more, our course planner. The course planner outlines the courses your child will be required to take and also elective options.
- Friday, Feb. 22, 2019: Rising 7th grader tours at the JH
- Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019: Parent Information Night/Academic Fair. More details to come! 6:00pm in the media center is for parents whose son/daughter receives special education services. 7:00pm Presentation/Academic Fair Q&A time immediately following
- The scheduling process will be taking place through a computer based process this year. We are very excited, as it has saved Greene and Junior High staff much manpower! The mailing you receive, in addition to the course planner, will allow you to work with your child to determine the courses he/she is required/interested in taking. Then, in early March, the JH counselors will sit with each child to enter in the information. After this process is completed, your child will bring home a verification sheet for tentatively scheduled courses. At this point, you can review the verification sheet with your child. Thank you for your cooperation in advance for your patience with this updated process!
The staff at the junior high is so excited to welcome your son/daughter! We look forward to meeting you along this transition. If questions arise, please do not hesitate to reach out to the junior high for assistance!
Rising 6th Graders
At the Greene School, we place a high value on relationships and believe that placement with at least one friend assists our students with the transition to the intermediate school. Students are placed by academic, social, and emotional needs. We collaborate with teachers and parents to gather information. In addition, we ask parents to list six friends on a student information form that you will receive in February. While we will not be taking parent requests for specific teachers or teams, we will be taking requests for placement with a friend. This friend will be in your child’s homeroom and with him/her at lunch and recess, providing a familiar face throughout the day allowing for continued relationship building at Greene. We do offer a variety of Project Based Learning experiences at the Greene School. If you were not placed in a PBL team as a 5th grader, we will give you the option of selecting a PBL team as a 6th grader, if you complete the form.
Rising 5th Graders
More info to come...
Staff Member of the Month
From Child Nutrition
Winning Nutrition For Young Athletes
To fuel up and play his/her best, it's important for your athlete to consume the right foods and drinks at the right times. Consider this game plan.
Meals and Snacks. Have your child eat a meal 2-3 hours before a practice or game, a snack when it's over and a meal within 2 hours afterward. Protein builds and repairs muscles, while carbohydrates provide energy, so his/her meals should include both. For example, he/she might have an apple and a turkey and cheese sandwich on whole-grain bread. Or she could eat baked salmon, brown rice, and a green vegetable.
Drinks. Water is usually the best choice to stay hydrated before, during and after exercise. Encourage your tween or teen to take a water bottle to practice and games and to drink when she feels thirsty. Also, while low-fat chocolate milk may sound like a treat, it happens to contain the ideal protein-carb ratio for athletes, so he/she might drink a glass after a workout. Explain that he/she doesn't need sports drinks- which are typically filled with sugar- unless he/she exercises vigorously for more than an hour.
Enriching Kidz Home Alone Class - added date
GEAR BUILD IT challenge
GEAR is hosting this activity on President’s day and it is open to all students, grades 2-6. Please find details and registration on our website
http://www.sycamoregear.org/build-it-challenge-info.html. Registration closes on Feb 15.
High School Cabaret
The Sycamore Vocal Boosters proudly present the 2019 Cabaret @ Sycamore High School in The Hub starting at 7p on Saturday, February 9th. The Cabaret features members of the HS Choral Program as soloists and in small ensembles in a coffeehouse atmosphere, singing jazz standards, musical theatre, folk, classical and foreign language pieces. Tickets $10 Advance | $12 Door.
Tickets available starting February 1 @ http://www.aveschoir.org/Cabaret-Tickets. Limited seating. Proceeds benefit the Sycamore High School Choral Program and Sycamore Vocal Boosters.