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March 6, 2020

Words of Inspiration

"One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world."

-Malala Yousafzai

A Special Applause to...

I want to give a special shout out to Mrs. Burklow for her work with the Beacons! She has empowered a group of students to bring information to the student body. At this point in the year, most days are 100% student run. It is impressive to watch this group of students run the studio. Over the past couple of months, Mrs. Burklow has taken it one step further. Students research leaders and then share their story to the student body. It has been incredible to watch these students own the work and deliver it to the rest of the students. Thank you for leading this, Mrs. Burklow!

PD on the Fly...

In alignment with the special shout out, I found this article and hope it makes you reflect. This article talks about how we can empower girls starting at a young age. Author Katrina Schwartz says, "it’s crucial that adults start helping young girls to engage in productive conflict, acknowledge and grow from mistakes, develop emotional intelligence and take responsibility for the role they each play in social situations." She goes on to provide strategies to make this happen. Enjoy!

Information for the Staff

Students Sick in the Classroom

As you know by now, there is a heighten sense of the spread of infectious disease based on the corona virus. On announcements this week we talked about how there have not been any confirmed cases in Ohio. I want to send a message to you to be appropriately vigilant with students who present as being sick. If you feel like they need to be evaluated, send them to the nurse. Also, just a note that the district is instituting a 14 day enrollment delay for any student coming from a country on THIS website from the CDC.


One of my former students (from when I taught) reached out and is conducting a research study on dyslexia. He would like your anonymous feedback to help in his research. Please take a minute to complete this brief survey. You can CLICK HERE to access the survey. Here is additional information from John:

Informed Consent

My name is John Lehmkuhl, I am a graduate student at Xavier University. I am conducting this survey for my graduate study. The purpose of research study is to find out if schools are effectively diagnosing and treating students with dyslexia. The results of this survey and the research paper will not be published. By taking this survey, you will be kept anonymous, and the information provided will be kept confidential. This survey study is completely voluntary, and you can withdraw at any time. There are no known risks for participating in this survey study. If you would like a copy for the results of this survey, please email me at Thank you for taking time to complete the survey and aiding me in my research.

Bucket Dates: This is a friendly reminder that the bucket date for third quarter grades will open on Monday, March 9th at 12:01 am and will close on Monday, March 23rd at 11:59 pm. Report cards will be sent out on Friday, March 27th. If you have any questions, please see Cassi. Thank you!

A few reminders....

When the office calls into your room on the P.A., please know that there is a slight time gap. Please wait a few seconds after our call to acknowledge and respond. We need to know that you have heard our request. Also, please tell your students to be quiet so you can hear the call.

If a student needs to make a call to home, please have him/her make a call from your room. Please do not send them to the office to make a call.

Also, homeroom teachers - please, please, please check your mailboxes often during the day (and always at lunch) as we put many messages in your mailbox. They may be dismissal passes for your students that have been received before lunch. Thank you!!!!

Shed the Threads - Recycle clothing and other items!

Let's Go, Greene School! We are competing with the other schools to Shed the most Threads and recycle unwanted items. Right now, we are in last place. We can do better, so clean out those closets over Spring Break and make a difference! Thanks!

Autism Awareness Month

As you know, April is Autism Awareness Month and we would like to celebrate all of our Aviators impacted by Autism. This year, we have designed apparel for staff to help us celebrate and raise awareness. We have t-shirts and sweatshirts available for order.

How to place your order:

1. simply visit this website:

2. Apparel will be sent to you directly

3. DEADLINE March 2nd.

4. Wear during the month of April to raise awareness

All proceeds ($1 from t-shirts and $2 from sweatshirts) will go directly to our Sycamore High School programs that support students impacted by Autism to purchase classroom supplies and materials that support academic goals as well as functional, daily independent living skills and access to community engagement.

Please contact Christina Layton (513-686-1770 x 3051) if you have any questions and THANK YOU for all of your support.

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For the Week of March 9, 2020

March 9 - Monday (A) day

  • EA Professional Development - 7:30 am - Media Center
  • Spring Book Fair - all week - Media Center
  • Student Council Talent Show - all week - 10:45 - 12:30 - Cafeteria

March 10 - Tuesday (B) day

  • Subject Leader Meeting - 7:20-8:00 am - MPR
  • CPI - Make up Training (from session# 1 - 9/30/19) - 7:20 am - Cafeteria
March 11 - Wednesday (C) day

March 12 - Thursday (D) day

  • CML Contest - 8:00 - 10:15 am - Cafeteria. 8:22 - 9:07 - Gray and Purple; 9:09 - 9:54 - Blue and White

March 13- Friday (A) day

  • Safety Committee Meeting - 7:20 -8:00 am - Media Center
  • 6th grade teachers distribute verification sheets to HR students
  • End of 3rd Quarter

Upcoming dates to keep in mind...

Health Evaluations - additional date added: Thursday, March 26, 6:30 -8:00 am

If you already signed up and are confirmed for the original date of April 7, you will still go on that day. We had to close that date early due to AIR testing. To sign up, please register at If you have questions, please refer to the email from Jill Woolwine from March 2.

Spring Break - March 16-20

Tuesday, March 24 - AIR testing Security Meeting - 7:20 - 8:00 am - Media Center

Tuesday, March 24 - Thursday, March 26 - Spring MAP Testing

Friday, March 27 - Report Cards Distributed

Tuesday, April 7, Wed., April 8 - AIR testing - ELA (5/6)

Thursday, April 16, 17 - AIR testing - Science (5)

Tuesday, April 21, Wed, April 22 - AIR testing - Math (5/6)

Are you an early planner? Here is the building calendar. You can view events more than a week at a time.

Announce to Students

Yearbooks! This is the last week to order your Greene School Yearbook!

Informational flyers were sent home with students. Parents can order the yearbooks online and the cost is $17.00. Deadline to order is March 16, 2020.

Monday, March 9 - A Day

  • Spring Book Fair - all week in the Media Center
  • Student Council Talent Show 10:45 - 12:30 pm - all week - Cafeteria
  • Greene Machine - 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Choir Room 66
  • Girl Scouts (Mrs. Dentinger) - 6:45 - 8:15 pm - Ms. Combs' Art Room

Tuesday, March 10 - B Day

  • Art Club - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Ms. Combs' Art Room - last day

Wednesday, March 11 - C Day

Thursday, March 12 - D Day

  • CML Contest - 8:00 - 10:15 am - Cafeteria. 8:22-9:07 - Gray and Purple; 9:09 - 9:54 - Blue and White
  • Bowling - 3:00 - 4:30 pm - Crossgate Lanes
  • Greene Machine - 3:00 - 4:30 pm - Room 66- Choir Room
  • Makerspace Club - 3:10 - 4:00 pm - Media Center

Friday, March 13 - A Day - End of 3rd Quarter

Happy Birthday!

Karen Ahr - March 10

Cindy Waldbillig - March 10

Laurie Dobrowolski - March 18

Dawn Thamen - March 23