Greene Notes

May 7, 2021

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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

Phone: (513) 686-1750

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

Important Dates


Friday, May 14 - Bus/Walk/Bike Day and Walkathon (See info and schedule below)

Wednesday, May 12 - Spring MAP testing - Reading

Thursday, May 13 - Spring MAP testing - Math

Wednesday, May 19 - 6th Grade Picnics - Blue Team - 10:00 - 12:00, Gray Team - 12:00 - 2:00

Friday, May 21 - 6th Grade Picnics - Purple Team - 10:00 - 12:00, White Team - 12:00 - 2:00

Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, June 3 - Last day for students!

Walkathon - May 14th!

We are now collecting pledges for our Groovy Greene Walkathon to be held on Friday, May 14th in conjunction with the bus/walk/bike to school day. The event will be for virtual and in-person students, to be held at EH Greene and the surrounding neighborhoods. Packets with information went home with students last Friday, but are also attached to this email for your convenience.


We are asking that each student consider asking friends, family members, or neighbors for any contributions to support our school. Because of pandemic conditions, we are encouraging students to collect pledges online. Students can register to collect pledges at http://pledgestar.com/ehgreene. The Pledgestar platform has the ability to send email, text messages, or post a link to social media to collect donations. We know that in the past students have walked the neighborhood and knocked on doors. We do not encourage face to face pledge-collecting, but do encourage students to make phone calls, send email, or text messages to the same neighbors. Please refer to the attached informational sheet. The walkathon chairs have also made a tutorial video for registering and sending emails on the pledgestar account. That tutorial can be found here: https://youtu.be/uRXd5LJmWIU


This year the students will be submitting walkathon routes and voting on the final route in school. We encourage as much participation as possible. On the day of the walkathon, students can wear their 'grooviest' attire. In addition to other prizes, students who collect $100 in pledges before Thursday, May 13, will receive a walkathon t-shirt they can wear during the walkathon.


The schedule for the day will be as follows:


8:20 - 9:00 am - 5th Grade Virtual (Emerald and Platinum Teams)

8:30 - 9:10 am - 6th Grade virtual (Gold Team)

8:40 - 9:20 am - White Team

8:50 - 9:30 am - Purple Team

9:00 - 9:40 am - Orange Team

9:10 - 9:50 - Green Team

9:20 - 10:00 am - Yellow Team

9:30 - 10:10 am - Red Team

9:40 - 10:20 - Gray Team

9:50 - 10:30 am - Blue Team


The walkathon chairs are so thankful for the many sign ups to donate water and help on the day of the event. There are still a few spots to help them sort and pass out prizes (into teacher's mailboxes) before the day of the walkathon. If you would like to donate time or water, here is that sign up: https://tinyurl.com/greenewalkathon

Walkathon Prize Winners

Congratulations to the top 3 winners for Pledges collected:


Yash Patel, Emroll, $515

Yasmeen Faruqui, Burklow, $357.50

Walter Telford, Supinger: $357.50


Each of these students receive an AVES swag bag with a Aves cinch sack, Aves EH Greene t-shirt, Aves keychain, and Aves dogtag (see picture)


Mrs. Emroll's class is in the lead for Pledges collected, but Mrs. Burklow's class is just behind them!


As of 8:30 A.M. today, our school had collected $10,105 getting close to our the halfway point of our goal of $25,000. Thank you to all the students who have worked so hard and the families who have made donations.

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Bus/Walk/bike Day is next Friday!

On Friday, May 14th, Greene students and staff will celebrate the Earth, their school, and their health by Busing, Walking, and Biking to school, and participating in a Walk-A-Thon. If you have not filled out the BWB Permission Form, please do so by Monday, May 10th. Students have these options:

  • Bus riders can ride to the Jr. High and walk to school with their cohort
  • Students can walk or bike directly from home
  • Students can walk or bike from these designated meeting spots (meeting time 7:30 a.m.)
    • Swaim Park – 7650 Cooper Road 45242
    • Blue Ash Rec Center – 4433 Cooper Road 45242
    • Market Vision – 5151 Pfeiffer Road 45252

Virtual students and and drop-offs are invited to walk or bike from home or meeting spots (do NOT drop students off at the Jr. High). Virtual students can be picked up at 9:00 a.m. after their Walk-A-Thon.

Important details:

  • Walkers and bikers will be escorted by staff members and Blue Ash or Montgomery police officers
  • Students will leave backpacks, chromebooks, and instruments at school the day before, bringing home only lunch boxes—teachers will not assign homework that night
  • Students are encouraged to wear Sycamore spirit wear as well as their masks
  • Bikers should wear helmets
  • Breakfast and bananas will be available to students free of charge

Please fill out the Parent Permissions Form for each of your Greene students. For more information email BusWalkBike@sycamoreschools.org.

Transition Information for Rising 6th Graders

We will use this section of the newsletter to provide updates on transition for our Rising 6th Graders (current 5th graders).


Advanced Art

Advanced Art is a program for visual arts students who demonstrate an extraordinary interest in the development of their skill and creativity. The class is designed for artistically talented students who strive for more depth of knowledge and have a willingness to be challenged. Below you will find a link to a form. To be considered for this class, you will need to complete the form no later than Friday, May 14, 2021 at 11:59 pm. The art teachers will review all submissions and use the responses from the form to select students. If there are more students selected than we have seats, we will run a lottery of the students who were selected to fill the seats. All students who are selected for Advanced Art will be scheduled in it and will drop Multimedia Explorations. The art teachers will use the email listed on the form to communicate the result of your child’s placement.


ADVANCED ART SELECTION FORM - Rising 6th Grade

Transition to the Junior High

We will keep this section in the newsletter for the next few months. The purpose is to communicate information with 6th grade families about the transition to Sycamore Junior High. If you have specific questions you can reach out to Assistant Principal Clayton Lavercombe (lavercombec@sycamoreschools.org) or Counselor Ben Brenner (brennerb@sycamoreschools.org).


For Rising 7th Grade Parents and Students:

If you have questions, please contact your child's Junior High school counselor.


Mr. Brenner - Face 2 Face, A-K brennerb@sycamoreschools.org

Mrs. Suter - Face 2 Face, L-Z suterk@sycamoreschools.org

Mrs. Morris - All Virtual Students morrisra@sycamoreschools.org


Keep an eye out for updates and reminders in the newsletter!

Menus for the week of May 10 - 14, 2021

Lunches will include Chicken Nuggets, Turkey Hot Dog, Cincinnati Chili Spaghetti, Pancakes with egg and sausage and Pizza. Also available are Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Chicken Patty or Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Bagel Meals, Moo Meals, Fresh Garden Salads and made to order Deli Sandwich.


If your student(s) are quarantined at home and you would like access to school meals, you can sign up for the virtual meal curbside pick up by registering here and get meals this way until you are back at school. All meals are free to ALL students. Find out more information about pick-up times, locations, and FAQs by clicking here.

After School Activities

Crafts Books and Art Club

This is a club that was started by our students. The club is called CBA Club. CBA Stands for Crafts Books and Art. We allow 5th and 6th graders in the CBA Club. The club has Book Talks, Crafts, Art, and Books. It is a virtual club so there is going to be a google meet. Students were sent the link on all the club meeting dates. CBA will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m until 4:30. If your child is interested, have them check their school email account.


Please see the Activity Brochure at the end of this newsletter for more club descriptions and information on how to sign up.

If you are planning to move out of the district.....

Parents, as we look ahead to the next school year, it is important to know how many students will be attending Sycamore schools. If you know you will be moving out of the district, or your child will be attending a private or parochial school, please complete this form and return it to the Main Office by May 8th. Thank you!

Lost and Found

Hello parents!

As the school year winds down, we wanted to remind you that there are many items in our Lost and Found area in the Cafeteria Lobby. Please have your child check to see if there may be a jacket or coat, lunch box, books, etc. that belong to him or her. If items are not claimed by the end of the school year (June 3rd), they will be donated to charity. Thank you!

PTO - Wellness Week - May 10-14


Wellness Week is coming, and,

** YOUR STUDENT WILL NEED YOUR HELP!** The students and teachers are having an outdoor challenge beginning May 7 at 8:15am and ending May 13 at 8:15am. They will need to track ALL of the time they spend outdoors and report it each day during homeroom. Help them get outside and track their time! See this link for more details on our wellness week activities including what counts as outdoor time: https://www.sycamoreschools.org/domain/606. This link will take you to the Greene PTO page. Scroll down and you will find the link to the wellness week information.


Kim Perkins, with the School of Health Sciences at Mt. St. Joseph, is working with our PTO on the Wellness Week Challenge. If you have questions, feel free to contact Kim at kim.perkins@msj.edu.

Get Involved in Greene PTO 2021-2022!

As we plan for the upcoming school year we are hoping that it will be a more “normal” one for all of us. That means more active volunteer opportunities for parents and programs for our students. But we need YOUR help to make this happen. Please consider one of our open Co-Chair positions for next year. They cover a wide range of interests and passions such as wellness, gardening, photography, community outreach, environmental awareness. Use your talents and time to make a positive impact on our students and school. Click here for a list of the current open positions. Click here for further descriptions about these positions. And please reach out to Betsy Rinehart or Kathy Mercurio at grptovpprog@sycamoreschools.org for more information or to indicate interest in any of these positions.
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Spring Clothing Drive

Dear Families of Greene,

From May 10th through May 28th, there will be a clothing drive to benefit Matthew 25 Ministries. At the front entrance of E.H. Greene, two large boxes will be parked there. You may bring items such as tops, bottoms, dresses, and shoes. Linens, like towels and sheets, are also acceptable. You do not need to purchase any new items; lesser-used items will be just fine! Possible donation times are within school hours.


-Lillian Griffin

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Summer School Enrichment Course

Advanced Mathematics and Advanced Writing courses will be offered virtually this summer.

Here is the link for a description of the courses:


Advanced Mathematics and Advanced Writing Descriptions

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Sycamore Arts and Crafts Show

Join the Sycamore Band and Orchestra Boosters at our free outdoor Arts and Crafts Show on May 15, 11-4, in the Sycamore High School parking lot. 70+ artists and crafters will display and sell their wares while musical performances, raffles and concessions take place. Masks and other COVID-19 measures will be enforced.

Find more information at www.sbob.org/craftshow and follow our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SycamoreCraftsShow.

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Sycamore High School 2021 Volleyball Camp

Dates: June 8, 9, and 10

Time: 9am - 12pm

Who: Any incoming 3rd - 8th grader that is interested in improving their volleyball skills

Where: Sycamore High School (main gym)

Cost: $100

To Register: CLICK HERE!!

OR Email stanberych@sycamoreschools.org by June 4th

Include: First and last name, parents name(s) and emergency contact phone number, t-shirt size and incoming grade level.


Payment to Aviator Volleyball via Venmo-@aviatorvolleyball (include player’s name) or send a check to 5200 Aldine Dr. Cincinnati, Oh 45242 Attn: Coach GarlandThis is open to any incoming 3rd - 8th grader interested in improving their volleyball skills.

Please register by June 4th.

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EHG Activity Brochure 2020-2021

The Greene School is now offering after school activities! Please click on this link for the full brochure, which has class descriptions and registration information.