September 1, 2017
Our Flight Pattern
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
September 4 - No School - Labor Day
September 5 - Begin Backpack Drive (see information below)
September 11-15 Parent Lunch Week - 11:00 am -12:30 pm
September 28 - Walkathon (more info to come)
Students in Mr. Robert's social studies class learned how to assess their own learning. What a great way to check your work and gauge the reasonableness of your response!
Mr. Staggs led students through a lab on chemical reactions. They learned through hands on experience that gasses take up space!
Egg Drop Challenge
Students were challenged in Multimedia Explorations to develop a design that would catch an egg. They were given two pieces of paper, a rubber band, and 6 inches of masking tape. Their creativity is off the charts!
Greene School Activity Brochure
Parent Lunch Week!
To All E. H. Greene Intermediate School Parents,
Although you are welcome any day to have lunch with your child, during the week of September 11th we will be having a special time for you to join your child for lunch. It is an opportunity for you to spend some time with your child and his or her classmates. Please feel free to bring in your child’s favorite lunch. You may also purchase a school lunch for yourself for $3.50 (regular lunch) or $3.75 (“Super” lunch). The schedule is listed below.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11th PARENT LUNCH SCHEDULE
Monday, September 11 - Green (11:24-11:56) & White (11:40-12:12)
Tuesday, September 12 - Red (11:16 -11:48) & Blue (11:48 – 12:20)
Wednesday, September 13 - Orange (11:08 – 11:40) & Purple (11:58 – 12:30)
Thursday, September 14 - Yellow (11:00 – 11:32) & Gray (11:32 – 12:04)
Friday, September 15 If you are unable to attend on your child's assigned day, you may attend on this day during your child's usual lunchtime.
Please enter the building at the cafeteria lobby doors and sign in there. You will be able to meet your child as he or she enters the school cafeteria.
Another activity sponsored by our P.T.O. and the Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School Staff.
CLICK on link to volunteer
PBIS for Parents - Classroom Expectations
Your children have been taught the “Four Be’s” of Greene School using videos for each of the settings. Some of our current 6th grade students are the stars of the show, demonstrating the “Aviator Way” of behaving in each setting. Our staff members had a great time showing the “Non-Aviator Way.” This could be a great conversation starter and a way to review those expectations with your child. Here is our Classroom Expectations video. We hope you enjoy seeing our students and teachers in action!
Reporting Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incidences
In an ongoing effort to provide a safe learning environment, Sycamore is requesting parents, students, and staff to inform administration (or whoever) of any perceived incidences of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Per the Sycamore Board of Education policy JFCF, harassment, intimidation, and bullying are defined as any provoked and intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both:
causes mental or physical harm to the other student; and
is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.
To view the complete policy, visit www.sycamoreschools.org, under the Board of Education tab, scroll down to “Policies”, search for policy “JFCF”.
Sycamore will do everything possible to address any complaints of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. We encourage students, staff, parents, and community members to report this type of behavior to the district if help is needed to solve a problem.
To report an incident of harassment, intimidation, and bullying,
Go to the website, www.sycamoreschools.org
Under the tab “Forms”, scroll down until you see the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incident Reporting Form for the individual schools.
Fill the form on-line and submit it electronically.
Hard copies of this form are available in each of the schools.
Complete the hard copy of the report form and turn it into the building principal.
The building principal or designee will promptly investigate all reported incidences.
It is difficult to investigate reported incidences that are anonymously submitted. However, every effort will be made to maintain the confidentiality of the reporter. Deliberate false reporting of harassment, intimidation, and bullying is prohibited.
Greene Machine Auditions
Healthy Students are Better Learners
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Ash Elementary PTO’s Haunted Festival
Haunted Festival is the Blue Ash Elementary PTO’s largest annual family fun night. Many volunteers will be needed to set up, run games, activities, and tables during Haunted Fest! We would love your help by working one shift such as running a game or selling food. We need 300 volunteers to make this festival run smoothly! Adults and children in 5th grade or higher are welcome as volunteers. This is a wonderful opprutunity for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and high school students. Choose the shift and assignment you want and you may select to work with a friend. We can’t wait to see you! If you have questions please contact Debbie Flinchpaugh-Kirby at email@example.com
FALL 2017 Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops
Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops bring parents the best practices in youth development. Each week you will gain more manageable, effective parenting skills, including effective discipline. Classes will be taught by Sycamore teachers and parents and will cover several topics including:
Positive Parenting: Building on Strengths and Practical Tools
Creating Confident Kids: Building Grit, Curiosity and Resilience
Communication that Works: Listening and Setting Expectations
Deflecting Arguments and Setting Boundaries: Avoiding Power Struggles
The Discipline Difference: Effective Consequences and Consistency
What Kids Need to Succeed: Helping Our Students Maximize School Opportunities
The Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops believe that every parent is a leader and can make a profound contribution in the life of their child. We look forward to working with you and hope you can join us for this interactive and fun class!
Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 - Oct. 24, 2017
Blue Ash Elementary School- University of Cincinnati Wing
Any Sycamore family parent or guardian.
Free! Childcare is also available at NO additional cost.
Monya Jones, Assistant Principal, Blue Ash Elementary: 513.686.1710; firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Williams, ESOL Supervisor: 513.686.1700; email@example.com
Workshops are offered in English y en Español!
Thank you for your interest in Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops!
We are excited to have you join us!
Pictures for the Yearbook
Calling all parents! Those cell phones take great pictures! When you capture a moment at the Greene School that you are proud of, PLEASE email the picture in its ORIGINAL SIZE to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the music program, kids having fund together, walk a thon, carnival…as long as it is Greene students, pass it on so we can fill our yearbook with some great photos! Don’t wait til the end of the year! Email your photos right away! THANK YOU!!