Greene Notes

May 21, 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

Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, June 3 - Last day for students!

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


Junior High Virtual Tour


Hello Rising 7th grade families. Linked below is a Virtual Tour created by some of our 8th grade students. We hope that this helps give your child a preview of our Junior High building. In addition, students will have the opportunity to walk their schedules during schedule pick up days in August. This will allow them to find their specific classrooms prior to the 1st day of school and increase their familiarity with the building.


Virtual Tour


Schedule Pick-up days are currently scheduled for:

Monday August 23rd 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Tuesday August 24th 8:00am - 12:00pm


*Please note that these dates/times are subject to change.


As an added layer to support Rising 7th grade students with the transition, only 7th grade students will be in attendance on the 1st day of school, Monday August 30th.


We are excited to welcome all Rising 7th grade students to the Junior High!


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

Menus for the week of May 24 - 28, 2021

Lunches will include Chicken Nuggets, Walking Tacos or Nachos, Bosco Sticks, Waffles with egg and sausage, and Pizza. Alternate entrees include Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Chicken Patty Sandwich, Bagel Meal, Moo Meal, Garden Salad with a muffin and our 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.

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 let the office know as soon as possible. You will also need to complete this Withdrawal Form and email it (to gouldm@sycamoreschools.org) send in, or mail the form to Mrs. Gould in the office. Thank you!

From our Nurse

Attention Current 5th grade Parents


The Sycamore Elementary School Nurses teach Introductory Growth and Development in 4th grade annually. Last year, due to the interruption in the school year, they were unable to teach this program. We have worked with the company that produces our video to show it this year on our Blackboard sites for a limited time. The link to the Growth and Development Video and the link to Puberty- A Journey are available until May 21st. This learning opportunity is open to any current 5th grade students/families.

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!

Yearbooks

The yearbooks are here and have been distributed to all students with pre-paid orders. If you still need to pay for a yearbook, you may come to the Main Office any day between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm through June 11. Or you may send in payment with your student . Thank you!

Many Thanks to Our PTO Volunteers

In this unusual school year the PTO has been unable to do many of its usual programs, but many thanks to these PTO Chairs who went above and beyond to come up with creative ways to put together some PTO Programs during this year of Covid restrictions:


Staff Appreciation

Our wonderful staff appreciation committee of Christa Lloyd, Alicia Murphy, Erin Sedgwick, and Laura Helms has been busy all year coming up with “safe” ways of showing our appreciation to the Greene School staff and teachers. They were especially busy during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7, with some grab and go snacks, a donut truck, a catered box lunch, and fun tokens of appreciation for our wonderful teachers.


Wellness Week

Kim Perkins took on the challenge of creating a virtual Wellness Week for our students and staff that ran May 10-14. It was a chance for everyone to take stock of their own wellness, learn about the many aspects of wellness and how we can improve them, as well as compete in the school-wide outdoor challenge and win some fun prizes.


6th Grade Picnics

Our 6th grade picnic chairpeople, Julie Johnson, Ann Falci, and Marion Messerle, have revamped our traditional 6th grade celebration and picnic to work in this year of Covid with appropriate health and safety guidelines so that our 6th graders have a chance to celebrate the end of their years at Greene School. And thanks to the many other parents who are donating snacks and volunteering their time to help out on these days


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Debra Schroeck and Myrna Guiot continue to enhance the beauty of our school by keeping the pots out front planted with seasonal color.


Bus Walk Bike Day

Thanks to the effort of our administration, staff, local police, Sarah Newman, a Greene alumni parent who continues to want to help out with this, and Kristen Laughlin, our PTO ECO Team Chair, we were able to hold another BWB day on May 14. Students enjoyed arriving at school on foot and bike as we gave our cars a break and helped the environment


Walkathon

Camilla Millar and Rebecca Erck headed our Walkathon Committee, and with many volunteers, kept our walkers on course and refreshed! Thanks for a VERY successful Walkathon 21!

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.

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 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.