Greene Notes

May 12, 2017

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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 afternoons.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


May 16 - 4th Grade Parent Orientation 6:00 pm

May 17 - Meet the Teacher Day (Details Below)

May 18 - Blue & Purple Team Picnics at Swaim Park

May 19 - Gray & White Team Picnics at Swaim Park

May 19 - Course Selectors due to Greene School Counselors

May 24 - 6th Grade Cellebration

May 25 Field Day - Please sign up to volunteer:

Interested in Summer School? Chick here for details on courses and how to sign up!


We are continuing to include a section on transition. This has information for students transitioning both to Greene as well as to the Junior High. The grade level below represents the grade you will be in NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

Rising 5th Graders:

We mailed Course Selection forms home this week. Please complete and return to the Greene School Counselors by May 19th.

Mark your calendar for the 4th grade Parent Orientation on May 16 at 6:00 pm at the Greene School. We will run shuttle buses from Maple Dale from 5:30-8:30 pm. You can find the agenda below.

All rising 5th grade students will be visiting the Greene School on Wednesday, May 17. They will meet their teacher for next year, tour their classrooms, and see a performance from Greene Machine.


Important Dates

Specials Course Descriptions

2016-2017 Activity Brochure

Rising 6th Graders:

On Wednesday, May 17, students will have the opportunity to find out which team they will be on next year and meet their teachers!

We mailed Course Selection forms this week. They are due back to the Greene School Counselors by May 19. Click here to see the Course Descriptions for our specials classes next year.

Rising 7th Graders:

JH Schedule Pick Up is going to be:

Wednesday, August 9th: 1:00PM - 5:00PM and Thursday, August 10th from 8:00am - 12:00pm.

Don't forget your TDAP. All rising 7th graders will need this before school begins. Talk to your doctor to ensure the correct documentation is in place.

If you missed the Academic Fair, you can click the link below to view the presentation.

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All parents of sixth grade students are invited to attend our annual “Sixth Grade Celebration” on Wednesday, May 24th. This is a recognition ceremony for all of our sixth grade students. Please consult the following schedule for the assigned program time for your child’s homeroom. Each Program will be held in our cafeteria and will last approximately 60 minutes. You will enter through the cafeteria doors.

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Classrooms of: Mrs.Ahr, Mr.Staggs, Mrs.Dorko, Mr.McGranahan,

Mrs.Allred, Mr.Kelly, Mrs.Pihl, and Mr.McCalla

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Classrooms of: Mrs. Carlton, Miss. Davis, Mr.Rains, Mrs.Harris,

Mrs.Walter, Mrs.Mulvaney, Mrs.Marks, and Mr.Bogdan

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.

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The annual 6th grade picnics will take place May 18th and 19th at Swain Park. The PTO will provide pizza and water and lots of fun! Please consider donating other items needed from a Sign-up Genius below.

Thursday, May 18th 10-12 Blue Team; 12-2 Purple Team

Friday, May 19th 10-12 Gray Team; 12-2 White Team

We need your help! Please sign-up to help provide food in your child's wing. We also need volunteers to help serve food.

Purple Wing Sign-up

Blue Wing Sign-up

Gray Wing Sign-up

White Wing Sign-up

Medication Pick Up

If your child keeps medication in the nurse's office, it must be picked up by MAY 26th, by an adult. No medication is to be transported by a student, and any medication remaining past the last day of school will be discarded, including inhalers and epipen injectors.

Additionally, please remember that school medication requires a new doctor's order each year.

Thank you for your attention, and please call Ms. Wolf at 686-1753 with any questions!

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AVES Hangar Bookstore & Spirit Shop News

Great end-of-year gift ideas! Tervis tumblers, mugs, coffee tumblers, Camelbak water bottles, pennants, and more!

Come in and check out the amazing deals on our clearance rack. Now through May 19 take an additional 50% off the lowest marked price on Red Tag Clearance items.

Upcoming Bonus Shopping Hours: 3 nights to shop! Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 6-8 P.M.

The last day the store will be open for this school year is Friday, May 19.

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​For more information (including a complete schedule of hours & parking directions) please visit our webpage

Questions? Email:

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Know! To Focus On Mental Health

If our pancreas has a chemical imbalance, we seek treatment. If our kidneys are not physiologically working right, we seek treatment. When our most complex organ, the brain, is not physiologically working right or has a chemical imbalance, for some reason we ignore or hide it. May is Mental Health Month; an opportunity to break the negative stigma that surrounds mental illness and promote the well-being of the whole individual.

Mental health conditions are far more common among teens than most people would imagine. In fact, one in five youth ages 13 to 18 have or will develop a serious mental illness.

They are disorders that affect a person’s thinking, feeling or mood, impacting their ability to interact with others and function in their daily lives. However, just like many physical conditions, mental health conditions can be treatable and people can and do recover and live happy, full lives.

Mental illness is no one’s fault and is rarely the result of one particular thing. Instead, research suggests that there are multiple linking causes including genetics, environment and lifestyle. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), extreme stress, traumatic events and substance abuse are among the factors that can make a person more susceptible.

The importance of early detection and intervention is crucial, yet the average delay between the onset of symptoms and intervention is usually between 8 to 10 years - and lack of treatment can be fatal. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-olds, and the third leading cause of death for 10 to 24-year-olds. More than 90% of young people who die by suicide have a mental health condition.

Adolescents with untreated mental illnesses are also more likely to drop out of school, have chronic physical health conditions in adulthood and have a shortened lifespan of up to 25 years.

Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. For some youth, the onset of symptoms can be scary and confusing, and for some parents, it can be unclear whether what they are seeing in their teen is typical adolescent behavior and personality changes or symptoms of a mental health condition.

Every child with mental illness will have different experiences, even those with the same diagnosis. However, common warning signs include:

  • Feeling sad or withdrawn for more than two weeks (crying, fatigued, unmotivated)
  • Trying to harm or kill oneself or making plans to do so
  • Out-of-control, risk-taking behaviors that can cause harm to self or others
  • Sudden overwhelming fear for no reason (racing heart, physical discomfort, fast breathing)
  • Significant weight loss or gain (not eating, throwing up or using laxatives to lose weight)
  • Severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Repeated use of drugs or alcohol
  • Drastic changes in behavior, personality or sleeping habits
  • Extreme difficulty in concentrating or staying still that can lead to problems in school
  • Intense worrying that gets in the way of daily activities, including hanging out with friends and going to class

As a parent who suspects there may be an issue with your child, there are four very important things you can do, according to the experts at NAMI. Talk with your pediatrician, get a referral to a mental health specialist, work with your child’s school and connect with other families experiencing similar situations.

A teen experiencing symptoms of mental illness needs to know they are not alone, and that they have many resources available to them as well, including – an online opportunity to connect with other young people who may be going through the same things as them.

To connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message – text NAMI to 741-741. For additional information and support, call the NAMI helpline at 800-950-NAMI or visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness at

Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Know The Warning Signs; Mental Health by the Numbers; Fact Sheet Library.

Apply for FIRST LEGO League

Applications for FIRST LEGO League (FLL) are now available for students entering grades 4 to 8 in all elementary schools, Greene, and Junior High. FLL involves research, robotics, presentations, and teamwork. Download the form at and follow all instructions. Applications need to be postmarked by Saturday, May 20. We also need volunteer coaches. Please indicate on the form if you are interested or know someone interested.

7-8 Summer Learning and Enrichment

Sycamore Community Schools’ 7-8 Summer Learning and Enrichment is a four week program beginning on June 12 and concluding on July 7. There are no classes on Tuesday, July 4th. Classes will be held at Sycamore Junior High School. Enrollment must be completed online. Invitations and teacher recommendations will be mailed home as needed. For more information, contact Chris Gutermuth, 5-8 Summer Learning Director, at or 513-686-1739 /press 2 for Chris Gutermuth. You can also view the course and information catalog by CLICKING HERE.

Summer Volleyball Camp

WHO: Any incoming 3rd - 8th grader

WHEN: June 5th - 8th

WHERE: Sycamore H.S. Main Gym

Time: 9am - Noon

Cost: $90

Register online @ click on Camps and Clinics and select Summer Volleyball camp or print out the form and Mail to:

Sycamore Athletic Department

7400 Cornell Road

Cincinnati, OH 45242

Checks made out to: Sycamore Community Schools

Summer MAP Testing

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 MAP Testing Sign-Up

Youth Writing Camp

The Ohio Writing Project is offering a Youth Writing Camp for students entering 5th - 8th grades again this summer, July 17-21. It's a camp full of engaging activities that inspire writing in many genres along with learning from authors and sharing their own writing. The writers also spend time swimming, playing frisbee golf, eating pizza, and enjoying other campus and camp-like activities. It is a camp for kids who like to write and create, and it is a joy to watch them grow in their writing and confidence. I've been leading this camp for over ten years and I never grow tired of watching the campers write and share with such enthusiasm.

Click here for more information.

Summer Girls Soccer Camp

GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! Whether you are an accomplished player or just like to have fun, the Sycamore Girls Varsity Youth Camp is for you. Come join Coach Brian Fallon and some of the varsity players for 4 days of training, teamwork and fun. The girls soccer youth camp runs June 19-22 from 3pm-5pm at the high school turf. You can register at, see you in June"

Summer Tennis Clinic!!!

5th, 6th, 7th grade Boys & Girls

Hosted by Mike Teets, Boys & Girls Varsity Tennis Coach

Assisted by varsity boys & girls players

Thursdays - June 15 & 22, July 13 & 20

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Cost is $50 (includes t-shirt & prizes!)

Questions & To Register:

Camp Invention is coming to Sycamore Community School District!

Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary!

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades 1st-6th. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. The week begins on June 5, 2017 with Chris Gutermuth serving as Director of the Launch program!

Here is how young innovators will be spending their time:

  • Engaging creative thinking to design and build their own duct tape creations

  • Experiencing the power of rocket science by building and launching rubber band rockets

  • Exploring aerodynamics to blast water rockets made from plastic bottles more than 50 feet in the air

  • Taking apart nonworking machines and devices to investigate their inner operations

All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!

Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one program team member is in place for every eight children.

Register on or before March 20, 2017 using promo code Discover25 to receive $25 OFF the base price of $225. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!