May 7, 2021
E.H. Greene Intermediate School
Address: 5200 Aldine Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Phone: (513) 686-1750
Attendance Phone: (513) 686-1707 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
- 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
Transition Information for Rising 6th Graders
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.
Transition to the Junior High
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 email@example.com
Mrs. Suter - Face 2 Face, L-Z firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Morris - All Virtual Students email@example.com
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.....
Lost and Found
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Involved in Greene PTO 2021-2022!
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.
Summer School Enrichment Course
Here is the link for a description of the courses:
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.
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)
To Register: CLICK HERE!!
OR Email email@example.com 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.