Greene Notes

October 11, 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


Monday, October 14 - NO School for students - Teacher Records Day

Friday, October 18 - Report Cards Distributed

Monday, October 21 - Re-Scheduled 2nd Picture Retake Day (was 10/15/19)

Thursday, October 24 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 24 - November 1 - Book Fair - Media Center

Friday, October 25 - NO School for students - Parent-Teacher Conferences - 7:30 - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, October 30 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - 3:30 - 7:30 pm

November 6 - November 22 - Canned Food Drive

The Joseph Beth Book Fair is Coming Soon to E.H.Greene - October 24 - November 1

We’re super-excited about our upcoming Book Fair. There will be hundreds of books available for the students to purchase. Prices will range from $2.00 to about $25.00, with the average price of a book being $6.00 or $7.00.


There will be something for all ages, so perhaps plan to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Teachers will also have Wish Lists if you’d like to buy a gift for your child’s classroom.


The first day of the Fair is Thursday, October 24 beginning at 3:30 and the final day is Friday November 1 ending at 11:00. It will be open each weekday from 7:45am -3 PM, and will also be open during ALL conferences times.


Your child will visit the Book Fair during their regularly scheduled Multimedia Exploration class. Those not in that class are encouraged to visit the book fair independently any time during the week by getting a pass from their teacher.


Conference time is an excellent time to come with your child to shop at our Book Fair. We will be open during the evening conferences on Thursday October 24 and Wednesday October 30 until 8 PM. We will also be open on Conference Day, Friday October 25. So . . . be sure to stop by the Media Center. We’ll be looking for you!

Additionally, we will be collecting loose change (or dollar bills) to help buy new books for Operation Give Back located in Blue Ash. You can go to www.ogiveback.com to learn more about that organization. There will be a jar at the Fair in which to donate your loose change (or dollar bills). Our goal is to donate $100 worth of new books to OGB.


THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO PUT GREAT BOOKS INTO

THE HANDS OF GREAT KIDS!

CogAT testing

Parents of 5th graders

If you are interested in having your child tested for possible placement into accelerated math, double accelerated math and/or advanced language arts for 6th grade, we are offering the CogAT on November 7th. Please fill out the form using the link below. (All 6th graders will be tested) To take the CogAT, students should already have at least 1 score of 95th percentile or higher on the MAP in reading and/or math. Students already in accelerated math, double accelerated math, or advanced language arts do not need to take the CogAT to remain in the class. The form will close on November 4th.


5th grade CogAT sign up

#speakupAVES Mental Health Awareness Month

September launched our #speakupAVES campaign. Our commitment to supporting student, staff, and community mental health is strong. Our Sycamore High School students will honor their commitment to start the conversation and break down the stigma surrounding mental health on Saturday, October 5. Their team participation in the 1N5 Warrior Run as team SycamoresAVES has raised over $1000 to support mental health education in Sycamore Schools. There is still time to show your support by joining our team by registering HERE, or to sponsor the team HERE. As we said, our conversation is just getting started. We encourage you to follow us on twitter @speakupAVES to remain connected to our initiatives, activities, and information about mental health in our community.


The commitment to mental health and wellness is a national topic of conversation. Our city is engaged in that conversation and is bringing an event designed to support mental health and wellness to Cincinnati. On October 11-13 Kroger will sponsor the Wellness Your Way festival at the Duke Energy Center. For more information about this event, designed to kick-start your journey to a healthy lifestyle, click HERE.

Directory Spot

Have you been waiting for access to the online student directory? The DirectorySpot App for 2019-2020 has been updated! You should have received an email with directions for accessing your account. Click here if you need more info... http://bit.ly/EHGDirectorySpot.

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Board of Education Candidate's Forum Oct 15th at 7 pm at EH Greene

Be an informed voter! Meet the candidates in this public Q&A and learn about their visions and goals for our schools.
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JUNIOR HIGH FLIGHT FEST 2019

FLIGHT FEST - OCTOBER 19, 2019!

Just one more week till Flight Fest! Please visit our website at www.aviatorflightfest.com to Register for the Race, Sign Up to Volunteer or learn more about Family Sponsorships.


JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED FUNDRAISER – THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 14TH!

This Monday, while the kids are off school, have them join us at Main Event from 11 am to 3 pm! 20% of the proceeds will support Flight Fest. There is bowling, arcade games and so much more!


DON’T WANT TO WALK – PLEASE HELP BY BECOMING A VOLUNTEER!

Please consider supporting Flight Fest as a volunteer. To learn more or sign up, please visit the following webpage! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044daaa622a3f94-aviator4


SCAVENGER HUNT STARTS SEPTEMBER 27th!

Parents! Please encourage your child and their friends to create a team for the 2019 SJH Scavenger Hunt! The team will come together to complete missions between September 27th and October 17th. Winners will be announced at the SJH Pep Rally on October 18th! Visit www.aviatorflightfest.com or review your Flight Plan for more information.


ONLINE AUCTION IS LIVE!

Only one more week before the auction closes! Go online and see what great items there are to bid on! The online auction closes on October 19th at 10am. The link to view the auction is below.

https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/aviator-flight-fest-2019-silent-auction-8624

Please contact Michelle Ciotola at avesflightfest@gmail.com to learn about business and family sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.

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Sycamore Wrestling Club 2019-2020

WHO: Students 1st-6th grade, regardless of size or experience

WHAT: Wrestling is a disciplined sport that instills good sportsmanship and builds confidence. Instruction will consist of teaching basic wrestling moves, drilling, and live wrestling. There are many weight classes, so you compete against others your own size and age.

WHERE: Sycamore High School Wrestling Room. Park on the bus ramp and enter stairs near the pool.

COST: The cost for participation is $80, plus 2 volunteer hours (see below). Fee includes shorts and t-shirt, insurance, and entry into two tournaments (see below). Additional tournaments at an average of $15 each are encouraged but not required.


PRACTICE: Practice will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-7:00. Additional practice time may be added, if needed, based on the level of the wrestlers.


TOURNAMENTS: Tournament participation is optional. The cost includes entry into the Sycamore Invitational, as well as the City tournament; however, participation in the city tournament needs to be approved by the head coach. The coaches will detail a schedule of preferred tournaments for the season.


VOLUNTEER HOURS: Each family is asked to provide 2 hours of time volunteering for the wrestling program. We have many opportunities for parents to get these hours, such as working a table at our youth, junior high, or high school tournaments, concessions, helping in practice, or administrative duties. In lieu of these hours, parents may also opt to pay an additional $50 fee.


EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Shoes (wrestling or gym), gym shorts and a t-shirt. Headgear recommended.

SIGN-UPS: Register online at www.sycamorewrestling.com. Payment can be made online or will be accepted at the first practice on 11/5/2019. Please make checks payable to Sycamore Wrestling. Sign-ups welcome until 12/10/2019.

STAFF: Head Youth Coach: Jason Staggs staggsj@sycamoreschools.org (513) 477-7755

Assistants: HS and JH coaches and numerous parent assistants. More volunteers needed!


PRACTICE BEGINS TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5TH.


QUESTIONS: Contact Jason Staggs, Head Youth Coach, at staggsj@sycamoreschools.org or (513) 477-7755

or Jeremy Pletz, Head Varsity Coach pletzj@sycamoreschools.org or (513) 375-5597

For more information go to www.sycamorewrestling.com


The content of this flier is not an activity of the Sycamore Community School District. No district funds or resources were used in the printing of this flier.


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Chess Championship Registration

Registration: Advance entry only. $35 through November 1, 2019, $40 thereafter. Enter online or download an entry form at www.chesscincinnati.com/grade-level. All entries just be received by 12:00 noon on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Volunteers Needed for Blue Ash Elementary 2019 Haunted Festival

It is time for the Blue Ash Elementary Haunted Festival! This is a fun volunteer opportunity. The Haunted Festival 2019 is Friday, October 25 and we need volunteers from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. There are 3 shifts to choose from and volunteers may choose to work with a friend. We can provide a certificate for all hours worked. For additional information and to sign-up: https://tinyurl.com/baeHF19

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Activity 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.


Greene School Activity Brochure 2019-20