Greene Notes

March 6, 2020

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.



Important Dates for your Calendar


Monday, March 9 - Friday March 13 - Book Fair- Media Center

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 - Spring Break!

Friday, March 27 - Report Cards distributed

Tuesday, April 7 & Wed., April 8 - AIR testing - Language Arts (Grades 5/6)

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

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


Letter Days this Week:

Monday, March 9 - A Day

Tuesday, March 10 - B Day

Wednesday, March 11 - C Day

Thursday, March 12 - D Day

Friday, March 13 - A Day

Student Information Form for Rising 6th Grade Parents

In order to help you better understand the placement process at E. H. Greene, we would like to make you aware of the following information:


  • Currently, we have four 6th grade instructional teams comprised of four homeroom teachers working together with a common schedule.


  • All students within a team are afforded many opportunities to interact with one another during the school day through flexible learning groups, lunch, recess, and potentially in specials.


We will not be accepting requests for teams or specific teachers, but we would like to place your child with one (1) friend in his/her homeroom class. Please use the Student Information Form linked below to list names of preferred peers. Academic priorities such as special education and accelerated placements will take precedence when making team assignments.


In addition, we will offer two elective bells each day. During these time periods, students may participate in physical education, art, advanced art, general music, band, chorus, orchestra, STEAM and/or multimedia explorations. Reading intervention, math intervention, ESOL support, and special education support will also be scheduled during the elective bells. Students will be placed in the same specials they have for 5th grade unless a change is requested. More information about changing specials will come the week of April 27th.


We are looking forward to creating a successful atmosphere for your child at Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School and we look forward to working with you again during the 2020-2021 school year.


Click HERE to complete the Student Information Form no later than Sunday, March 22nd, 2020.

PTO Chair Position Open - Field Day

We are looking for one or two chairpersons for this year’s Field Day. This is a coordinator role that organizes volunteers and refreshments for the event. It will be held on May 21, the last day of school. If you are interested or would like some more information, please contact Betsy Rinehart at grptovpprog@sycamoreschools.org

Screens & Tweens 2.0 Speaker Series: Parenting in the Digital Age

We are doing it again! After last year's success, the PTO is offering a new series for parents to address stress and anxiety in Tweens and Teens in the digital age. We have a great line up of topics and speakers. You will not want to miss it! This event is free and all you need to do is RSVP so we are ready for you. Registration begins Monday, March 9th.


  • Tuesday, March 31: (6:30-8:30 pm): SCREENAGERS NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience - Documentary viewing followed by parent breakout sessions.
  • Tuesday, April 7: (6:30-8:00 pm): A Mental Health professional from Children's Hospital will talk about anxiety in youth with Q&A at the end.
  • Tuesday, April 14 (6:30-8:00 pm): practical tools to keep your child's devices safe.

Cultural Night at Greene

SAVE THE DATE!


We are excited to Celebrate our Diversity at Greene on April 23rd from 6-8:00 pm.


We would love for all of our families to share their culture with us at the Greene School. It is going to be a wonderful evening - full of colors, tasty food from different regions, music and dance! We invite all families to come and represent their ethnicity! Due to the fact that we are limited in both space and the length of our event, available spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. So get your friends together and sign up as soon as possible!


Sign Up to Participate at http://bit.ly/CelebratingDiversitySignUp.

Please Note: Sign Ups will close on April 9th.

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Sycamore Bridges Thanks You!

Sycamore Bridges would like to extend a big thank you to the Greene School PTO for their generous donation from fundraising efforts this year. The support from our schools is humbling, and our accomplishments are a direct reflection of your commitment to our community. We look forward to spreading more kindness with your contribution. To learn more about Sycamore Bridges, subscribe to OUR WEBSITE or follow us on Facebook (@SycamoreBridges), Twitter (@BridgesSycamore), and Instagram (@SycamoreBridges). You can also contact Lori Drasnin.

Sycamore Advisory Commission

Are you interested in having an impact on the future of your local school district? The Sycamore Community Schools Advisory Commission is seeking at-large members. Any resident of the school district is welcome to apply.

Individuals interested in joining the Sycamore Advisory Commission should complete and return a Sycamore Advisory Commission application. The deadline for submitting an application is one week prior to the March SAC meeting (March 9, 2020). New members are appointed and approved by the Board of Education on an annual basis. SAC officers are elected and approved annually each spring.

An application to become a member-at-large can also be obtained by visiting the Sycamore Board of Education Office at 5959 Hagewa Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242, or by calling the school district at 513-686-1700.

Application link: https://www.sycamoreschools.org/cms/lib/OH01914515/Centricity/Domain/508/Application_SAC_Membership_FINAL_01-19.pdf

Greene School Yearbooks! One more week to place your order!!

Last week to order your Greene School Yearbook! Our 2019-2020 yearbook will have a soft cover and feature color photos of students, clubs and activities! The cost is $17.00 and students will receive their books in May. The order deadline is March 16th.


Ordering is easy! Go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and indicate our yearbook ID code which is 1592720. Order now to guarantee that your student will have a Greene School Yearbook!

Book Fair!

The Joseph Beth Book Fair Begins

Monday March 9 !


We are excited to announce that the book fair opens in a few days, March 9, and continues through Friday March 13. It will be open each day from 7:45 – 3:00 pm.


Students will visit the book fair with their Multimedia Explorations class. Students not enrolled in this course are encouraged to come with a pass from a teacher throughout the day, before school, or at recess. You can send money with your child or come during that time to help them purchase books. In addition, we accept credit cards, checks, and "library money".


Shopping at the spring book fair is a great way to stock up on books your child will want to read over spring break or this summer, and help the school at the same time. It’s really fun to read anytime, but especially when you are traveling, sitting on a beach, or just relaxing around the house without any homework to do.


THANK YOU for encouraging your child’s reading endeavors, and for supporting the Greene School Media Center.


Happy Reading to all,

Mrs. Sloan, E.H. Greene Media Specialist


News from the Junior High

Hello 6th Grade Parents,

This past Monday and Tuesday, the Junior High counselors met with your child to make some scheduling choices around Global Language, Music, and Electives. We are updating our system and then will be sending home Verification Sheets that list all course requests. The Verification Sheets will go home on Friday, March 13th. Once you receive the Verification Sheet, please take a moment to review it. If you have any questions or need to make a change, please contact your child's Junior High counselor. We were excited to meet all students and look forward to having them with us next year!


Our 7th grade course planner is available online through the Junior High website: https://www.sycamoreschools.org/Page/2594


Friday 13th: Students will bring home Verification Sheets for Review


JH Counselors (by student last name)

A-K Ben Brenner brennerb@sycamoreschools.org

L-Z Kristin Suter suterk@sycamoreschools.org



Junior High Scheduling Process - Upcoming Important Dates


March 13th

Students receive verification sheets listing course selections.


March 27th

All CAR (Course Adjustment Request) forms are due to the Junior High


There are many more details that we will communicate to parents and students over the next few months. Please watch our spot on the S'more for the most up-to-date information regarding the sixth to seventh grade transition.

Global Language choices at the Junior High

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SYCAMORE JUNIOR HIGH FALL SPORTS INFORMATION

Football:

August 3 - practice 8:30 - 10:00 am: 8th grade equipment pass out - 10:00 - 11:00 am

August 4 - practice 8:30 - 10:00 am: 7th grade equipment pass out - 10:00 - 11:00 am

August 5-7 - practice 8:30 - 11:30 am.


Cheer:

May 18-Parent Meeting 6-7 pm

May 19-Clinic 5:45-7:15 pm

May 20-Clinic 6-7 pm

June 20-Practice 10-3 am

June 23-Practice 5:45-7:30 pm

June 25-Practice 5:45-7:30 pm

July 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30-Practice 5:45-7:30 pm


Volleyball:

Open Gym on July 23, 28, and 30 9-11 am

Tryouts-Aug 3rd 8th grade 8-10 am and 7th grade 10-12 am


Cross Country:

Aug 3-Practice 8-9:30 am


Tennis:

Aug 3-7 Tryouts 9-11 am


Golf (Boys and Girls)

Tryouts-Starting Aug 3 TBA


Boys Soccer:

Thursday July 30: Tryouts-8-10 am

Friday July 31: Tryouts-8-10 am

Aug 3-7: Practice 8-10 am


Girls Soccer:

Thursday July 30: Tryouts 8-10 am

Friday July 31: Tryouts 8-10 am

Aug 3-7: Practice 10-12 am



*Meet the Coaches Night will take place on Thursday Aug 6th at 6:30

Now Hiring!!

Interested in being part of an amazing school district as a substitute Educational Assistant? This is a great opportunity to help support the needs of our students and buildings. The hourly rate of pay is $12/hr. Applicants must have a satisfactory FBI/BCI background check. Physical ability and appropriate interaction with students, school staff, and administrators are required for this position. Please click here to complete an online application to begin the process.


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Volunteer for the Sycamore Wellness Fest!

Sign up to volunteer for the Sycamore Wellness Fest here!
Sycamore Wellness Festival Featuring Sycamore Ninja Warrior
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Sycamore Celebration

Coming in the fall of 2020 is a new way to celebrate the skills, abilities, and unique niches of the Sycamore Family! Check out the details for this new K-12 event coming to Sycamore that celebrates our students of all levels. Click here for Sycamore Celebration 2020 information!

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