October 20, 2017
Our Flight Pattern
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IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
October 20 - Report Cards Distributed
October 26 - Book Fair Begins
October 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences (evening)
October 27 - No School for Students - Parent Teacher Conferences
November 2 - Parent Teacher Conferences (evening)
Students in Multimedia Explorations are exploring and creating in our makerspace. Students will be using this space more as they use library and literacy skills to solve real life problems.
Senior Service Day
Tuesday was Senior Service Day! Seniors from Sycamore High School came to the Greene School to assist students in music classes and have some fun on recess! Thank you to the high school for providing this experience!
Friends from Israel
Exchange students from Israel visited the Purple Team to talk about the land, culture, and people of Israel through education. This experience was another opportunity for students to learn our standards with the help of our community!
Senior Service Day
Computer Science Students Program Robot
Lost and Found
PBIS for Parents - At home- Be Responsible
Who couldn’t use a little help around the house? Research indicates that children who have chores have higher self-esteem, are more responsible, and are better able to deal with frustration and delay gratification, all of which contribute to greater success in school. Chores are a great way to teach those life-skills they will need as adults. In addition to being responsible for their schoolwork and materials, 5th and 6th grade students can also be responsible for their own equipment or items needed for extracurricular activities.
A couple of tips for kids doing chores! 1. Don’t forget to teach your child HOW to do the task! “Go clean your room” isn’t going to work! Most kids will have no idea what that means or how to begin that task. You may have to do it with them the first couple of times. You may have to make them a list. 2. Giving them a reasonable deadline works well! “You need to have the dishes dried and put away, and the trash taken out before you go to bed tonight.”
Here are some suggestions for age-appropriate chores for all ages. Have a child who is reluctant to do chores? Here are some tips that might help you! You can tie completion of chores to a reward if you’d like, or just make it part of the expected family responsibilities. Either way, your child is going to learning valuable life lessons! Next week, we will look at how to “Be Safe” at home and in the community.
The Joseph-Beth Book Fair is Coming Soon to E.H. Greene
OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 3
in the Greene School Media Center
We’re excited about our upcoming Book Fair. There will be hundreds of books available for the students to purchase. Prices will range from $2.99 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 choose to buy a gift for your child’s classroom.
The first day of the Fair is Thursday, October 26 beginning at 3:00 and the final day is Friday November 3 ending at 12:00. It will be open each weekday from 7:45 am -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 26 and Thursday, November 2 until 8 PM. We will also be open on Conference Day, Friday, October 27. 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 the Operation Give Back library 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!
Aviation Station is coming to your neighborhood!
The Aviation Station will be rolling into your neighborhood to provide Homework Assistance, STEAM activities, and free wifi on the following days each week of the school year:
Mondays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Fields Ertel Townhomes
Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Hazelwood Community Center
Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Sycamore Terrace
Thursdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Blue Ash Kohl’s parking lot (Plainfield & Hunt Roads)
If you would like your child to participate in this free service, please fill out the permission form and return it to your child’s school prior to the day of the Aviation Station visit in your community. For more information regarding the Aviation Station, please visit our website at https://www.sycamoreschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2988
PTO Membership and Directory
Greene School Activity Brochure
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!!