Greene Notes

January 7, 2022

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.

E.H. Greene Intermediate School

Address: 5200 Aldine Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

School Hours: 8:10 am - 2:45 pm

Phone: (513) 686-1750

Attendance Phone: (513) 686-1707 or ehgattendance@sycamoreschools.org

Important dates for your calendar

Letter Days for the week of January 10, 2022:

D Day - Monday, January 10

A Day - Tuesday, January 11

B Day - Wednesday, January 12

C Day - Thursday, January 13


Important Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, January 12 - MAP Testing - Reading

Thursday, January 13 - MAP Testing - Math

Friday, January 14 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

Monday, January 17 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 18 -Student Personal Learning Day (students do not come to Greene)

Wednesday, January 19 - Student Personal Learning Day (students do not come to Greene)

Friday, January 21 - Report cards uploaded to e-backpacks

Transition to the Junior High

We will keep this section in the newsletter to share information about transition to the Junior High.



Thank you to everyone who attended the PTO meeting this week. Below you will find links to the presentation as well as the audio. Thank you to Mr. Lavercombe (7th grade assistant principal and Mr. Brenner JH counselor) for presenting!


Junior High PTO Presentation

Junior High PTO Presentation - Audio

Winter MAP Testing - change of dates and Information

Please note that the original MAP testing dates were January 19 and 20. Due to the Student Personal Learning Days on January 18 and 19, the MAP testing dates were changed to January 12 and 13.


On January 12th and 13th, your child will take a MAP Growth test. MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. MAP Growth tests are unique and adapt to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn. Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students' needs then plan instruction accordingly. MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject, and have the same starting performance level. This school year, your student will take the test three times a year in the fall, winter, and spring.


We appreciate your help in making this a positive and successful experience for your student. A few suggestions to help your student:

1. Make sure your student gets a good night of sleep prior to the test date.

2. Make sure your student has a healthy breakfast at home and/or takes advantage of the school's free breakfast.

3. Make sure your student arrives at school on time. We test in the morning on these dates.

4. Gently encourage your student to do their best. While we all want our student to do their best, we also want the students to not feel excess stress or anxiety.



If you have additional questions, please consult the MAP parent toolkit: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

Changes to a special class

The end of the 1st semester grading period is an allowable time for the kids to make a change to a special class. If you wish to request a change to your child's specials, please email your child's counselor. Keep in mind, there are a limited number of choices. The classes offered are computer science (5th), Steam (6th), Art & multimedia (must be taken together), gym, social and emotional learning (SEL), choir & general music. Students will not be able to add band or orchestra at the semester. If you are interested in starting an instrument, please contact the band (graultyt@sycamoreschools.org) or orchestra (ottot@sycamoreschools.org) teacher for more information. All change requests need to be in writing to your child's counselor by Monday, January 17th. Students with last names A-K asherj@sycamoreschools.org and students with last names L-Z bachmannt@sycamoreschools.org

Lost and Found

We want to update you on lost and found. Our wonderful students have been working hard on this project. They have reunited items with students if there were names on them. More items will be added soon. Per our handbook, all items from the lost and found were donated over Winter Break.


They are also building the catalog of lost items. Each item will have a number. So far, students have cataloged about 100 items! You can view the items HERE. If you recognize something, HERE is a form you can use to claim it.

Flight Crew

Mr. Graulty and the Flight Crew have been working hard to continue to support and model "a school environment where all students wake up inspired to learn and return home knowing they did their best at the end of the day". These past few weeks, the students worked to make a video to share with students and parents with an inspirational and positive message. You can view the video here!

E.H. Greene Flight Crew Applications now available

Dear Greene School Families,

The Flight Crew believes that we can create a culture where all learners are empowered to reach their full potential.


We create this culture by building a school environment where all students wake up inspired to learn and return home knowing they did their best at the end of the day.


Together, we will lead a culture where students take ownership and responsibility for their learning, respect students and staff, work to ensure a safe environment, and problem-solve for themselves and their peers.


If you or your child are inspired by the same vision and would like to help bring it to life, this is your opportunity!


Applications to join the Flight Crew can be completed following this link.


*Application deadline: Friday, January 14th, 2022*


Students’ applications will be reviewed by teachers and administrators. Applicants who are accepted will be invited to our Flight Crew open house where we will begin our mission together.


The curriculum of the Flight Crew is largely based on Simon Sinek’s “Start With WHY” and “The Infinite Game.” Let’s work together to shape the culture of the Greene School!




Go AVES!


Tim Graulty

E. H. Greene School Flight Crew

graultyt@sycamoreschools.org

Partner's Club

Partner's Club will be canceled for the month of January.

Attention Registered Nurses

The Sycamore Community School District is currently looking for registered nurses who would like to be employed as substitute nurses. Applicants must have current nursing experience, preferably with children, special needs, diabetes and an active nursing license.

If you qualify and are interested, please call Julie Ferron, R.N. at 686-1743 or email at ferronj@sycamoreschools.org.

From Our School Nurse

Immunizations

If you are new to the district, please provide a copy of your child's most current immunizations. Feel free to reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions: Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org, phone 513-686-1753, and FAX 513-792-6172.


Reporting a COVID related absence

If your child has been exposed, tested positive or has potential COVID symptoms please call our Attendance Line 686-1707 or click on this link to complete this form. Following this process helps us track the necessary information more accurately.


Report your child's COVID related absence here


Reminder

Please send your child to school everyday with a refillable water bottle. The water fountains are only accessible for refilling bottles.


Thank you,

Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN


dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org

Phone 513-686-1753

Fax 513-792-6172

Volunteers Needed in the Media Center

We are looking for volunteers for our Media Center.


We need 1 volunteer per shift (60-90 minutes) to help stack books and other tasks.

If you are able to help, please sign up on the (updated) link below. Thank you!!


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/8050b4dafa92da7ff2-media1

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GEAR Student-to-Student Forum

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Are you interested in becoming a Substitute teacher?

Parents, we have a need for substitute teachers!! If you would like to become a substitute teacher for Sycamore and work at Greene, we would love to have you! Please feel free to contact Mrs. Dennemann at dennemannm@sycamoreschools.org if you have any questions.


To get started, please click here to learn how to apply for a substitute teaching license. You do not need a teaching degree, but you will need a bachelor's degree. All of our classroom substitute teachers are employed by the Comprehensive Substitute Solutions of Hamilton County and the Clermont County Educational Service Centers. Thank you!

Staff of the Month - Nomination form

We invite students and parents to nominate a staff member who they believe makes the Greene School a great place to learn.


Here is the link to the nomination form: Staff Member of the Month


Thank you!

Activity Brochure

We are excited to release the Activity Brochure. These activities are a great opportunity for students to get involved and meet new friends. The sponsor of each club will come on our video announcements to share about the club and how to sign up a couple of weeks before they begin.


ACTIVITY BROCHURE 2021-22

From the City of Montgomery - A coloring contest.

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