Greene Notes

April 5, 2019

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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.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


Spring AIR testing - April 11,12,16,17

April 18 - Earth Day Celebration: " Bus Walk Bike Day" activities

April 19 - Spring Vacation Day - No School

April 22 - Professional Development Day - No School for students

Please note the correct dates for our 6th Grade Celebrations and Field Day. (They are incorrect on the printed District Calendar; they are correct on the district website calendar.)

Wednesday, May 22- 6th Grade Celebrations

Thursday, May 23 - Field Day/Last Day of Classes

Rising 5th Important Dates (Current 4th Graders)

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Please note: Rising 5th grade students will find out on May 15th which team they are on. Registration for Greene 101 will be open on May 17th.!

Screens and Tweens - a Series for Parents

Save your spot for this unique opportunity! This event is FREE! We need to get an idea of how many people will be attending. Please CLICK HERE and complete the sign up genius so we can plan appropriately.

Keeping our children safe in this digital age is a concern we all face as parents, especially with the easy access to screens that our children have. In this 3-week series for parents, brought to you by the PTO, you will learn cutting edge information and tools that can be immediately applied at home.

  • Tuesday, April 9 (6:30-8:00 pm) : author and speaker Steve Smith will talk about how we have become a distracted society, how social media and video games can impact mental health, and more. Click HERE to learn more.
  • Tuesday, April 16 (6:30-7:30 pm) : Sycamore Tech Dept. will lead a training on tools parents can use to help manage screen times and Chromebook safety.

PLEASE RSVP so we are prepared for your attendance.

We hope you can attend all of the impactful sessions!

Questions? Please e-mail Patricia Barros at

Bus Walk Bike Day - April 18th

Bus Walk Bike Day is just 2 weeks away! Sign your student up HERE!

Safety has been our #1 priority in planning Bus Walk Bike to School Day—Sgt.s Allison Schlie and Steve Keller, veterans of the Blue Ash Bike Patrol, have been involved every step of the way. On BWB Day, Blue Ash and Montgomery officers as well as Greene staff members will escort both bikers and walkers to school , so be assured that all students will be in good hands. Officers will also give bike safety tips on announcements, and students will view this video made by students at Sycamore Junior High:

So leave the car at home on Thursday, April 18, and let your students Bus, Walk, and Bike to School! It's safe, good for them, good for the Earth, and best of all--it's going to be a blast! Click HERE to sign up!

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Preview YouTube video Bike Safety

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Transition to the Junior High

We will use this section to keep you up to speed as we transition students to the junior high.

Rising 7th Graders (current 6th graders, class of 2025)

Hello Greene Parents,

If you were unable to attend the rising 7th grade Academic Fair, here is the presentation.

Junior High Tennis

Jr High Tennis - 2019/20 will be No Cut!

Hello Greene School Students & Parents!

We have exciting news regarding the Jr High tennis teams for 2019-20! For the first time, the girls and boys JH tennis teams will be no-cut teams. This means that beginning players do not need to fear being cut and they can focus on becoming part of a team and improving their skills!

There will be one team that plays a league schedule. This team will consist of the stronger players. The remaining players will play a different schedule and will rotate playing time, depending on how many players come out for the team. The main goal for this second group is to develop their skills and to have fun being part of a team!

Questions? Please contact the Jr High Athletic Director, Jim Dejoy, or Mike Teets, the varsity tennis coach.

2019 AIR testing Schedule

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AIR Testing Next Week

Again, here are a few reminders for students to insure that they are at their best during our AIR testing days:

Be sure your computer is fully charged each day;

Get a good night's sleep;

Have a good breakfast each morning.

In addition, we will be having "Spirit Wear" Days as follows:

  • April 11 - Team Colors; wear as much of your team color as you can

  • April 12 - Rep Your Future or Favorite College

  • April 16- Team Colors; wear as much of your team color as you can

  • April 17 - Sycamore Strong Day; wear Sycamore Spiritwear

Also, if your child wears a Smart Watch on testing days, he or she will be asked to remove it before testing begins.


We hope the first round of testing has gone well for your children! Many children struggle with the changes in daily routine that come up this time of the year. With testing, lots of spring activities, end-of-the-year events and transitioning to a new grade or building looming ahead of them, children can get overwhelmed more easily. This article talks about helping children deal with changes in routine, both at home and at school. While it comes from a resource whose audience is parents and teachers of children with ADHD, the advice can easily apply to any child struggling with schedule changes. We hope you find this helpful in discussing the flexibility needed at this time of year.

Volunteer opportunities

Sycamore Community Schools is seeking Adult Volunteers

for April 22nd - Professional Development Day

The certified staff of Sycamore Community Schools will be participating in a professional learning activity called “Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE)” led by facilitators from Think Tank Inc. on April 22nd. The purpose of the activity is to engage our staff in authentic, empathy-building experiences to better understand the daily struggles some of our families may experience as a result of economic fatigue.

Each session will include 120 staff participants. We are in need of 20 volunteers (COPE Resource Leaders) for each session to “role play” various community and business members. As a COPE Resource Leader, you will be given your role by the COPE facilitator during training. Training will be provided in the first hour of the volunteer shift. The time commitment will be approximately 3-1/2 hours. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide babysitting services on this day, therefore volunteers are asked not to bring their children along.

Volunteer Times and Locations

Morning Session: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Junior High Gym and High School Gym

Afternoon Session: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Greene Gym and Maple Dale Gym

Sign-up on Eventbrite

For the morning session at Sycamore High School, click here.

For the morning session at the Sycamore Junior High School, click here.

For the afternoon session at Maple Dale Elementary, click here.

For the afternoon session at Greene Elementary, click here.

Additional Information

Contact Chris Beech, Associate to Assistant Superintendent

e-mail address:,

phone number: 513.686.1700, ext.#5003


Time to turn in Box Tops! Our last collection for this school year will be April 8 - 12. The wing in each grade that collects the most box tops will receive an extra recess! Students should please turn Box Tops in to their homeroom teacher. Thank you for your support all year!
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Summer School Registration now open

Summer School Registration opened on April 1st. Registration for all courses is done online via the links below.

Here is the link to the "5/6 Summer School" Catalog.

*Here is the link to the "Greene 101" brochure (the 4th transitioning to 5th camp). * . Greene 101 registration opens on May 17th.

* Parents of Rising 5th graders, please note that your student will find out on May 15 which team he or she will be on so that you can register them for Greene 101.

Here is the link to "JH Launch" brochure. (the 6th transitioning to 7th camp).

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2018-19 Activities Brochure

Is your child looking to get involved in after school activities? Check out our Activities Brochure. We will announce to students before clubs start and how to sign up. This post will stay at the bottom of our newsletters if you are looking for it later.

Activities Brochure 2018-19