Greene Notes

February 25, 2022

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 afternoon.

E.H. Greene Intermediate School

Address: 5200 Aldine Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

School Hours: 8:10 am - 2:45 pm

Phone: (513) 686-1750

Attendance Phone: (513) 686-1707 or ehgattendance@sycamoreschools.org

Important dates for your calendar

Letter Days for the week of February 28, 2022:

Monday - B, Tuesday - C Day, Wednesday - D Day, Thursday - A Day, Friday - B Day


Important Upcoming Dates:

Friday, February 25 - Sunday, February 27 - Fine Arts Weekend at the High School

Saturday, February 26 - Pancake Day at the High School -5th & 6th Grade Bands and Orchestras will be performing! Enjoy pancakes while listening to music!

Wednesday, March 2 - General Greene PTO meeting 10:30 - 11:30 am

Monday, March 14-Friday March 18 - Spring Break - NO School

Thursday, March 31 - End of 3rd Quarter

Transition to the Junior High

We will keep this section in the newsletter to share information about transition to the Junior High.


Transition Timeline

The Junior High has begun the process of transitioning your son/daughter as a seventh grader! We are confident that the outstanding academic foundation Greene has established will carry on here at the Junior High. In addition, the Junior High has a dynamic after school life with many athletic opportunities and clubs. We look forward to your family joining our Junior High community. While the transition process is in the early planning stages, we are very excited to think about your son/daughter joining us in August!

Below are some important dates regarding the scheduling and transition process:


  • Junior High Course Planner now available online!: The 7th Grade Junior High course planner can be found on the Junior High website via the Counseling Page: Sycamore Junior High School → Counseling → Course Planner & Scheduling

  • Week of February 28th: A mailer including important scheduling information will be mailed home for Rising 7th grade students.

  • March 3rd : Rising 7th grader orientation and academic fair presentation posted on Junior High Website in the evening (can watch at your convenience)

  • March 8th,9th,10th: Junior High Counselors will meet with Greene students to complete remaining course selections.

  • Week of March 28th: Students will receive course verification sheets listing selected courses via My eBackpack.


World Language

HERE is a letter about the World Language class at the Junior High.


Junior High Choir

The JH choir teachers would like to thank the many, many, awesome Greene School students who auditioned for JH choir. You will be hearing from us next week about your placement. Remember that we are placing you where we feel that you will be the most successful and we know that you will have a great experience. If you are still interested in participating in the choir at the junior high, it is not too late. Please e-mail Mrs. Stein an steind@sycamoreschools.org.

Fine Arts Weekend starts tonight!

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Greene Walking Program is back!

The PTO is excited to start the Greene Walking Program back up this spring. The program is a great opportunity for you to get some exercise, burn off some energy during recess, and earn prizes at the same time. The program will be available every Tuesday and Thursday during recess, starting on March 1st.


All you have to do to participate is add your name to the google doc that was included in the email you received about the program.

There is no obligation to walk each week, but that is how we will keep track of the laps you have walked. 7 times around the track is 1 mile. For the first mile you walk, you will receive a sneaker keychain. Different prizes will be given out for each mile after that.


There will be a parent volunteer at recess keeping track of your laps so make sure you check in with him/her after each lap. Simply give them your name each time you pass and start earning prizes!


So grab a few friends, enjoy some fresh air and exercise and have fun!

Greene Walking Program - Parent Volunteers Needed

We are looking for parent volunteers to help with the Walking Program to take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays during recess, starting March 1st. Volunteers will help tally laps walked and hand out prizes during 5th and 6th grade recesses. Please see sign up genius below or contact Erica Armstrong ericaarmstrong3@gmail.com or Melissa Moeddel melissamoeddel@gmail.com for more information.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054EA9AA22A0FF2-ehgreene

OPTIONAL COGAT TESTING FOR GIFTED PLACEMENT

Optional CogAT Testing (Rising 6th/7th Grade Students)


We are offering an OPTIONAL test for gifted placement for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested, you may register your student for the CogAT that will be held on Thursday, March 31st.


A sign-up link will be in the Greene Notes on March 4th.


For your reference, the Gifted Requirements f​or advanced language arts and accelerated math placement are receiving a 128 cognitive score on the CogAT and scoring in the 95th percentile on the Math and/or Reading MAP assessment. Requirements for double accelerated math placement are receiving a 144 cognitive score on the CogAT and scoring in the 98th percentile on the Math MAP assessment.


If you have any questions about this testing, please contact one of the following people:


Gifted Subject Leader: Tracy Coleman colemant@sycamoreschools.org

Assistant Principal: Jay Meno menoj@sycamoreschools.org

It's time to order a Greene School yearbook!

Lifetouch will be producing the 21-22 Greene School yearbook and now is the time to order!

This year, all orders will be done online at ybpay.com. The site is ready for you to place your order and you will need to enter this ID code: 14499722. The cost of the yearbook is $17.00 and it will feature a sturdy soft cover with all color pages. The deadline to order is March 12, 2022.

Lost and Found

We want to update you on lost and found. Our wonderful students have been working hard on this project. They have reunited items with students if there were names on them. More items will be added soon. Per our handbook, all items from the lost and found were donated over Winter Break.


They are also building the catalog of lost items. Each item will have a number. So far, students have cataloged about 100 items! You can view the items HERE. If you recognize something, HERE is a form you can use to claim it.

After School Clubs

Bowling First Day will be Thursday, March 3rd.

Attention Registered Nurses

The Sycamore Community School District is currently looking for registered nurses who would like to be employed as substitute nurses. Applicants must have current nursing experience, preferably with children, special needs, diabetes and an active nursing license.

If you qualify and are interested, please call Julie Ferron, R.N. at 686-1743 or email at ferronj@sycamoreschools.org.

From Our School Nurse

Immunizations

If you are new to the district, please provide a copy of your child's most current immunizations. Feel free to reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions: Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org, phone 513-686-1753, and FAX 513-792-6172.


Reporting a COVID related absence

Thank you for your patience as we navigate COVID at EHG. To report your child's absence due to a positive test, symptoms or recent exposure call 513-686-1707 option #1. You can also go online and report their absence by clicking on the link below. Thank you for your help with this matter.

2nd Semester COVID Attendance Google Form


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


Reminder

Please send your child to school everyday with a refillable water bottle. The water fountains are only accessible for refilling bottles.


Thank you.

Volunteers Needed in the Media Center

We are looking for volunteers for our Media Center.


We need 1 volunteer per shift (60-90 minutes) to help stack books and other tasks.

If you are able to help, please sign up on the (updated) link below. Thank you!!


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/8050b4dafa92da7ff2-media1

Who-Dey Challenge Thank You!

Thanks to all who donated to the Sycamore Who-Dey Challenge! The District was

thrilled to announce over $23,000 in total was raised. Your gift supported both

Operation Give Back (OGB) and Sycamore Bridges in their efforts of assisting local

families in need.


OGB has proudly served the Sycamore community for 20 years by providing after

school tutoring services for elementary students, food and personal care items through

our Community Food Pantry, as well as the OGB School Supply Giveaway and Holiday

Store events. None of these programs would be possible without the generous support

of donors and volunteers.


If you would like to learn more about OGB, please visit www.ogiveback.org; or follow OGB on Facebook, Instagram @ogiveback and Twitter @ogiveback.


Sycamore Bridges launched in May 2019, advocating for children and families

experiencing temporary crisis. To date, we have provided over $250,000 in goods and

services to our neighbors. Needs are identified through an advocacy program to protect

the identity of our recipients. They are then posted to our website and social media,

where community members can respond to help fill the needs.

To learn more about Sycamore Bridges, please visit

www.neighborhoodbridges.org/community/sycamore; or follow us on Facebook and

Instagram @SycamoreBridges, and Twitter @BridgesSycamore.

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Camp Invention Coming to Blue Ash Elementary August 1-5, 2022

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Are you interested in becoming a Substitute teacher?

Parents, we have a need for substitute teachers!! If you would like to become a substitute teacher for Sycamore and work at Greene, we would love to have you! Please feel free to contact Mrs. Dennemann at dennemannm@sycamoreschools.org if you have any questions.


To get started, please click here to learn how to apply for a substitute teaching license. You do not need a teaching degree, but you will need a bachelor's degree. All of our classroom substitute teachers are employed by the Comprehensive Substitute Solutions of Hamilton County and the Clermont County Educational Service Centers. Thank you!

Staff of the Month - Nomination form

If you have a staff member at Greene that you would like to recognize and nominate for staff member of the month, please fill out this form: Staff Member of the Month 21-22


Thanks for your nomination!

Activity Brochure

We are excited to release the Activity Brochure. These activities are a great opportunity for students to get involved and meet new friends. The sponsor of each club will come on our video announcements to share about the club and how to sign up a couple of weeks before they begin.


ACTIVITY BROCHURE 2021-22

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