Greene Notes

April 23, 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

Wednesday, May 5 - E.H.Greene School Official Ground Breaking Ceremony

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

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

Thursday, May 20 - 6th Grade Picnics - Gold Team - 10:00 - 12:00 and 12:00 - 2:00

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

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.


Our art teachers will be reviewing responses to determine who should be placed in Advanced Art. They will use the criteria on the form for placement. Please note that the responses will drive the placement process. However, as the number of spots in the class fill, we will use a lottery system to determine who will get in the course. 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.


May 3, 2021, I will share the form you can complete if you want your child to be considered for Advanced Art. If you have questions about Advanced Art, please contact Amy Combs, art teacher, combsa@sycamoreschools.org.


Information about Music Classes for 21-22

We plan on allowing students to take two music classes again next year. During the week of May 3, the music teachers will be visiting all classes who took music 1st semester to discuss the ability to take two music classes with students. Additionally, they will discuss this with the music classes they currently have. Please talk to your child. If they would like to take an additional music class, please contact their current music teacher to ensure we properly schedule students into classes.


Any rising 5th grader who is in General Choir will be scheduling into Choir for next school year. If you would like your child to take General Music instead, please email Mrs. Kristin Anderson andersonk@sycamoreschools.org.


Mr. Tim Graulty (Band) graultyt@sycamoreschools.org

Mrs. Kristin Anderson (General Music) andersonk@sycamoreschools.org

Mr. Tanner Otto (Orchestra) ottot@sycamoreschools.org

Mr. Joe Dilley (Choir) dilleyj@sycamoreschools.org

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!

From our counselors - Optional InView Testing for Gifted placement

Optional InView Testing (rising 6th)

We are offering an OPTIONAL test for gifted placement for the 2021-22 school year. If your rising 6th grader is close to meeting the Greene Gifted Requirements f​or advanced language arts, accelerated math, or double accelerated math, you may register him/her for the InView cognitive test on Friday, May 7.


Optional InView Testing (rising 7th)

We are offering an OPTIONAL test for gifted placement into double accelerated math only. If your rising 7th grader is an accelerated math student and is close to meeting the requirements for double accelerated math (144 cognitive score and 98th percentile on Math MAP), you may register him/her for the InView cognitive test on Friday, May 7.



If you have any questions about this testing, please contact your child's counselor.

Jennifer Asher (A-K) asherj@sycamoreschools.org

Tracey Bachmann (L-Z) bachmannt@sycamoreschools.org


Register for the InView Test here. The registration link will close on Sunday, 4/25 at 11:55 p.m.


Win A Chance to Participate in our Master Facility Milestone Celebrations

Calling all creators! Help us honor our past and celebrate our future as we get ready to break ground on a new E.H. Greene Intermediate and Sycamore Junior High School.


From now until April 28, Sycamore Community Schools will be accepting creative entries for our Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future contest. The randomly selected winners will have the opportunity to be part of the shovel ceremony during our Master Facility Milestone ceremonies on May 5.


Who can enter?

All Sycamore Community Schools students in Grades K-12 can enter.


How do I enter?

Draw a picture, write a poem, record yourself performing a song, take a photo, create a model... the skies the limit! We just ask that whatever you decide to create pay tribute to the Sycamore spirit, E.H. Greene Intermediate, and/or Sycamore Junior High.


Take a photo or video of your entry and upload it by clicking here by April 28 at noon.

You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your entry.


What can I win?

The contest will have eight winners: four in Grades K-6 and four in Grades 7-12. The winners will have their work displayed at our groundbreaking ceremonies on May 5 as well as the opportunity to “turn dirt” during the ceremonies. Four winners will be a part of the E.H. Greene Intermediate ceremony on May 5 at 10:00 a.m. The other four winners will be a part of the Sycamore Junior High ceremony on May 5 at 11:00 a.m.


Winners will be randomly selected and announced during the week of April 28. Winners will be contacted via email.


All entries will be shared on Sycamore School’s website and social media after the contest ends on April 28.

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Bus Walk Bike to School Day 2021!

Greene is very excited to present the 2nd BWB Day, this year held in conjunction with our annual Walk-A-Thon. On Friday, May 14, Greene students and teachers will reduce their carbon footprint and promote a healthy lifestyle by busing, walking, and biking to school. There will be three ways to participate:

  • Bus riders will ride to the Jr. High and walk to school with their cohort
  • Students may walk or bike directly from home
  • Students may walk or bike from 3 designated meeting spots, each ~1 mile from school

Virtual students and students who are normally dropped off can walk or bike from a meeting spot. Virtual students can be picked up after their Walk-A-Thon (details TBA soon).


Safety will be our highest priority!


  • Students will be escorted by Greene staff, and Blue Ash and Montgomery police officers
  • All bus riders, walkers, and bikers will wear masks and remain in cohorts
  • Bikers should wear helmets

Please click HERE for the Parent Permission Form for your child(ren) to participate in the Bus Walk Bike Day! Fill out a form for each of your Greene students by Monday, May 10th.


For more information email us at BusWalkBike@sycamoreschools.org.

Walkathon - May 14th!

Our students will be participating in the annual Greene School Walkathon on Friday, May 14. Here is the schedule of when the teams will be walking:


8:20 - 8:50 am - 5th Grade Virtual (Emerald and Platinum Teams)

8:30 - 9:00 am - 6th Grade Virtual (Gold Team)

8:40 - 9:10 am - White Team

8:50 - 9:20 am - Purple Team

9:00 - 9:30 am - Orange Team

9:10 - 9:40 am - Green Team

9:20 - 9:50 am - Yellow Team

9:30 - 10:00 am - Red Team

9:40 - 10:10 am - Gray Team

9:50 - 10:20 am - Blue Team


PBIS Parent Survey

Parents, please take a moment to complete this PBIS Parent Survey. Thank you!


PBIS Parent Survey 2020-21

Note from Pupil Services - Preventive Education Initiative

Dear Families,


Recently we shared information with you regarding an exciting grant awarded to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Sycamore Community Schools as a part of Governor Dewine’s K-12 Prevention Education Initiative. We have started the engagement process with the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Adapt for Life team, and we are in need of your feedback to assist our student, staff, and family planning. Completing this anonymous 5 question survey will inform our process and assist us in developing strong programming for our future.


In April, we anticipate hosting virtual parent information sessions about the Adapt for Life program and our grant partnership. We look forward to sharing more with you in the coming weeks and months.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Lisa Zelvy, Pupil Services Supervisor, at zelvyl@sycamoreschools.org

Notes from Nurse D.

Attention: Parents of 6th Grade Students

Two immunizations are required by the state of Ohio (ORC 3313.67) before the start of 7th grade. Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis booster) and Meningitis (MCV4). Your child may already have had them at their 11 year old check up. If so please obtain a copy of those immunizations. If not, please make an appointment for your students to get these two immunizations. Once you have obtained copies of TDAP and MCV4, send them to Laurie Dobrowolski RN at E.H. Greene Intermediate School. Thank you!


Email: dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org

Fax: (513) 792-6172

From our Cafeteria - Menu for the week of April 26 - 30

Lunches will include Chicken Tenders with a pretzel, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce or Marinara and a Breadstick, Mini Corn Dogs, French Toast Sticks with egg and sausage, and Pizza. Also offered will be Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Chicken Patty or Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Bagel Meal, Moo Meal, Fresh Garden Salad with a muffin and our Made To Order Deli Sandwiches.

Breakfast is offered in 2 locations everyday.


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 starting soon

Here are the starting dates for additional after school activities/clubs that will begin soon.


Girls' Basketball - Monday, April 26


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!

Staff Member of the Month

If you would like to nominate a Staff Member of the Month, please use this link. Thank you!


Staff Member of the Month 20-21

Mindpeace Resources - Mental Health and What to Look for During COVID

Mindpeace has shared this "presentation" for educators and parents to know and understand warning signs of distress during COVID in kids. Here is a link to this resource.

PTO - Wellness Week

We are happy to announce that the PTO will be sponsoring a virtual Wellness Week May 10-14 for all EH Greene students and staff. Be on the lookout for more details about programming and contests as this gets closer.

From our PTO .... Lasagne Love -An Opportunity to help our community

Are you looking for a way to help feed families, spread kindness, and help strengthen our community? If so, Lasagne Love may fill your need! "When you become a part of Lasagne Love, you're joining a movement full of people who want to weave kindness back into the fabric of our everyday lives." You can sign up to volunteer, sponsor a chef, or request a meal delivery. See the link below for all the ways you can participate in lasagne Love! Thank you!

Lasagne Love

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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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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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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.