Greene Notes

February 1, 2019

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.


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

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Click Here to take you to the Carnival website.
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Click here to bid.

Walk-a-Thon Plaques

Notifications were sent out early January to all 2018 Walk-a-Thon plaque recipients. If you have not received an e-mail or letter home with your student please contact Megan Lee @ megkeem3@gmail.com or (513) 520-2858. We plan to order the plaque no later than February 8th. The default format will be students First/Last Name if no response received by order date. Thank you for making the Walk-a-Thon a huge success!!

Principal's Pick Luncheon this week

In advance of our Author Visit later this month, the Principal's Pick Luncheon will be happening on Thursday, February 7th. If your child will be participating (having read author Gordon Korman's "Restart") he or she will come to the Media Center, where lunch will be provided ( a vegetarian option is available and students are also welcome to pack a lunch). Students will come to the Media Center first for lunch and book discussion and then go to recess. We look forward to a delicious lunch and fun book talk with Mr. Tudor and friends!

Transition

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

We have the best staff in the world working with your children! Help us recognize their work. Each month we select one staff member and honor them at a staff meeting. Click the link below to nominate an adult who makes a difference in your child's life.


Staff Member of the Month

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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.

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Enriching Kidz Home Alone Class - added date

Due to school being closed on January 31st, Kidz Home Alone will now meet on Thursday, February 7th and the next Thursday, February 14th.
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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.

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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.

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Please use this link to buy your tickets to the SAB Winter Social:

SYCAMOREATHLETICBOOSTERS.COM

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2018-19 Activities 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.


Activities Brochure 2018-19