Greene Notes

May 18, 2018

Our Flight Pattern

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 afternoons.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


May 20 - Electronic Course Selectors last day to submit

May 23 - 6th Grade Celebrations: 8:30 am - Gray and White Teams (details below)

May 23 - 6th Grade Celebrations: 10:30 am - Purple and Blue Teams (details below)

May 24 - Field Day and Last Day of School


Our district spends a considerable amount of time working on transition. We will reserve this section of the newsletter for information to help you and your children with this process. For the purpose of clarification, we will use the following terms for each grade level: Rising 7th Graders (current 6th graders, class of 2024), Rising 6th Graders (current 5th graders, class of 2025), and Rising 5th Graders (current 4th graders, class of 2026).

Rising 5th Graders

Here are important dates to keep in mind for transition.

Rising 6th Graders

Here are important dates to keep in mind for transition.

Rising 7th Graders

We are excited to announce that “JH Launch” is now open for registration. JH Launch is a 2 day adventure designed to support your child’s successful transition to the Junior High School experience. Our enthusiastic staff has planned activities to engage your child in understanding their schedule, the facilities, extra-curricular offerings, how to navigating the building, teambuilding, and important people to meet and know. Registration is currently open via parent portal. For any student that is anticipating playing football in the fall and would also like to attend launch, our coaches have requested that they attend launch on the seventh and eighth of August.

Dates for JH Launch are as follows:

Session A: August 7,8

Session B: August 9,10

Launch will run from 8am-12pm each day. Your child only needs to attend one session to be ready to Launch! If you have questions please email Chris Gutermuth, summer school administrator, at

Thank you to all who have sent in proof of your child’s

Tdap and MCV immunizations!

  • If you are going to the doctor over the summer, please email me with your plans.

  • If your child already has had them please send a copy via email, fax or with your child.

  • If you have any difficulty getting these immunizations please call me and I will do my best to help you.

Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN

513-686-1753 clinic

513-792-6172 fax

Electronic Course Selector for Rising 5th and 6th Graders

The link to the Electronic Course Selector is below. The purpose of this form is to allow students and families to rank the specials they would like to take for the 2018-19 school year. Please note that most students will be able to take all of the specials we offer.

Students who take two music classes or students involved in intervention programs may not be able to participate in all courses. We will use your responses on this form to build your schedule.

The last day to submit a response is Sunday, May 20, 2018.

If the form is not displaying properly, try viewing on a computer.

Student Medication Pick Up

Please pick up your student's medications, inhalers, epipens, etc. from the Nurse's Office by Thursday, May 24th before the end of the day. The nurse will be available until 4:00 pm that day. If for some reason you cannot make it in on Thursday, the nurse will be in the Health room on Friday until 12:00 noon. If you have to make alternative arrangements, please email the nurse, Laurie Dobrowolski. Thank you.

6th Grade Celebration - Invitation for Parents

All parents of 6th grade students are invited to attend our annual "Sixth Grade Celebration" on Wednesday, May 23rd. This is a recognition ceremony for all our sixth grade students. Each program will be held in our cafeteria and will last approximately 60 minutes. After each classroom receives their recognition awards, there will be a photo opportunity while they are up on the stage. There will also be a reception in the Cafeteria Lobby immediately following each awards ceremony. Please see the schedule below for the assigned program time for your child's homeroom.

8:30 - 9:30 am Classrooms of: Mrs. Ahr, Mr. Staggs, Mrs. Dorko, Mr. McGranahan, Mrs. Allred, Mr. Kelly, Mrs. Pihl, Mr. McCalla

10:30 - 11:30 am Classrooms of: Mr. Rains, Mrs. Carlton, Miss Davis, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Walter, Mrs. Mulvaney, Mrs. Marks, Mr. Bogdan

Lunch Procedures for Wednesday, May 23rd

On Wednesday, May 23rd, lunch will be served in the Old Gym during the 6th Grade Celebration. For lunch on this day, students will be asked to bring a beach towel and will have the option of eating in the Old Gym or outside in a designated area since the cafeteria will be in use. School lunch that day will be a sack lunch (with milk). Cost of the lunch will remain the same; lunches will be picked up in the Old Gym. Students may bring a packed lunch from home if they wish. There will also be a limited choice of snack items along with water and milk available.

Field Day

Field Day is Thursday, May 24th!
We need several awesome volunteers to help make the day awesome for the kids!
(and it's a great opportunity to enjoy watching your kid hang out with their friends & classmates)

6th graders = morning session

5th graders = afternoon session)

Follow the link to sign up - Greene Field Day 2018

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Lunch Accounts

Elementary School parents

Attention parents! The end of the year is quickly approaching, and the Sycamore Child Nutrition Department is working hard to collect the debt on student's accounts before we are out for the summer. This year we are being generous and allowing students to charge at the k-6 buildings through the end of the year, but with that being said we need your help paying off overdue account balances. Please be diligent about checking to see if your child owes money. He/she can check at lunch, or you can get on your parent portal account and find the account balance there. You can also call the Child Nutrition office, and we can help you with any questions you might have. Any debt accrued during the 2017/18 school year WILL roll over to the 2018/19 year.

Box Tops - Thank You!

E.H. Greene earned over $1000 in box tops submissions this school year! Thank you to our students and parents for collecting and submitting so many box tops, to our parent volunteers for all your efforts counting and tallying, and to the office staff and teachers for your support of the program.

Congratulations goes to the 5th Grade Orange Wing and 6th Grade White Wing, who turned in the most box tops for our spring collection and will enjoy an extra recess.

Please keep clipping all summer long!



The Greene School PTO invites you to help make the 2018-19 school year a success for our students.

Please complete and return this form to the Greene School or your Elementary School office. Or you can scan and email the form to

Greene PTO Chair / Committee Head

Name _______________________________________________ Telephone __________________

E-mail ___________________________________________________________________________

Child's Name _____________________________________ Grade 18-19 _______________

Many of the committees need a chair or head to make them a success. Please help us!

Walk A Thon -Put together the information and flyers at the beginning of the school year. Help market and pump up the walk-a-thon. Help count money and assist on Walk-A-Thon Day(s) in September (walkathon is Sept 27, 2018)

Carnival - overall

Help plan carnival and volunteer on the day of the carnival, typically held the first Sat. in Feb, 11-3pm

Audit Committee

Art Room – Assist art teachers with school displays throughout the building.

Author Visit - Prepare the students and the school for a visit from author in Spring 2018. Help needed to decorate, pre-sell books, create and implement contests, set up for visit, provide hospitality, etc.

Community Outreach - Help with the clothing drive & other projects for those in need in our community.

Eco Team - Help needed for “Waste-less Lunch Days” throughout the year & Earth Week programs.

Field Day - Help physical education teachers run events on Field Day, typically held in May.

Greene Thumb - Makes plans for potted plantings around the school grounds, especially before school starts or with each season change.

Health & Welfare - Help with hearing and vision screenings in the fall.

Homeroom Parents - Distributes forms to sign up homeroom parents, at the beginning of the school year, assigns parents for each room, recruiting parents if necessary; distributes teacher-developed guidelines to homeroom parents at the beginning of the school year.

Lost & Found - Collects, organizes, and documents lost and found items, usually once a week or twice a month. Donates unclaimed items couple times throughout year.

Media Center - Shelve books for approximately (1-2) hours once a week or every two weeks or per month.

Parent Lunch Week - Help with parent lunch week typically held in the first month of school, serve as a greeter on parent lunch days, oversee parent sign-in on those days.

Pictures - Assist photographer at Gear-Up for Greene in August and for group/club picture day in Spring. Works with photographer for school and group pictures in the fall and spring. Recruits volunteers to assist. Fall picture day is August 7 (Greene Get Connected Day).

Sixth Grade Ceremony - Help with program, typically held in the morning on the second to last day of school. Coordinates the decorations and refreshments for the end-of-year, daytime Sixth Grade Ceremony. Orders gifts/awards for each student. Ceremonies occur at the end of the school year.

Sixth Grade Picnic -Help plan and volunteer the day of the picnics - typically held in May. Manages this major project through solicitation of food donations, games, volunteer coordination and scheduling the park for a week at the end of the school year. Chairs attend picnics each day during the week of 6th Grade Picnics.

Volunteer Coordinator

Willing to be contact various committee chairs to provide volunteers.

Yearbook Photographer - Takes pictures of school activities, music concerts, as well as candids around the school. Take digital photographs of school activities and programs.

Misc Carnival Chairs

Carnival Bid 'n Buy - Solicits donations from local businesses and families; organizes items to sell; promotes items prior to carnival; recognizes/publicizes all donors; manages volunteers and area; distributes prizes to winners.

Carnival Cash Raffle - Creates raffle tickets & incentive plans, promotes ticket sales with students, tracks sales, hypes sales, facilitate final sales and winner selection day of the carnival.

Carnival Food - Determines the menu; solicits food donations; organizes food area; coordinates volunteers; supervises food area during the Carnival; supervises clean up.

Carnival Signs/Greene Bucks - Inventories signs. Makes and hangs signs prior to and during carnival. Also designs Greene bucks and orchestrates printing and cutting, when necessary.

Carnival Sponsorships - Solicits businesses, school families/staff and the community for monetary donations to the school. Guarantees sponsors are advertised before, during and after carnival.

Carnival Volunteers - Solicits, organizes & schedules volunteers for all areas of the Carnival. Distributes volunteer lists to area coordinators, and manages volunteer check-in process.

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Operation Give Back - School Supplies Collection

Operation Give Back is a local organization that supports families who are in need. One of the ways OGB helps students is to provide new school supplies. We are collecting now for the August giveaway. Check your closets and drawers for excess school supplies. Collection barrels are located in the front lobby of Greene School.

Thank you for your support. For donations in June and July, take them directly to OGB at 10891 Millington Court, Blue Ash 45242

Apply Now for Sycamore FIRST Robotics Teams for the 2018-19 School Year

Online applications are now available for the following FIRST Robotics programs at the Sycamore Community School District.

  • FIRST LEGO League Jr. (for rising 3rd graders)
  • FIRST LEGO League (for rising 4th through 8th graders)
  • FIRST Tech Challenge (for rising 7th through 9th graders)

Visit the Sycamore Robotics website at to get started.

The applications include parent and student portions as well as instructions to submit a participation fee.

Apply by May 19 for on-time submission.

Note that junior high students will have the ability to choose between FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge. Be sure to select the program you desire. Note also that applicants who are rising high schoolers will receive additional details following the application submission deadline for joining the high school team.

For information about all of these programs, visit

Want to see more Sycamore Robotics teams in action? Visit our booth at the district-wide STEAM Showcase on Sat., May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate.

Questions? Contact the Sycamore Robotics Boosters Board at

Moving before next school year?

If you are moving out of the District and will not have a student attending schools in Sycamore next year, please see the link below for a form that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Thank you!

Moving Letter EOY

Lost and Found

We have many items in our Lost and Found bins. Please come in and check for your student's lost articles before the end of the year. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity after the close of school. Thank you.

Summer School

Sycamore "Summer Learning and Enrichment" is now accepting registrations on Parent Portal. Summer Learning begins June 11th. For additional information, please see the "Summer Learning Course and Information Catalog".

Optional summer MAP administration , grades 2-8

Sycamore Schools is offering an optional summer MAP administration for grades 2-8. Please click on the link for more details and to register your child for this opportunity. If you have any questions, please email Mindy Zellner, District Gifted Coordinator, at

Summer 2018 MAP Testing Sign-Ups

Aviation Station in your neighborhood!

The Aviation Station rolls 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