Greene Notes

September 28, 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 afternoon.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


Monday, October 1- Picture Retake Day 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (see information/schedule below)

Monday, October 1- Friday, October 5 - BOX TOP Collection

Wednesday, October 3 - PTO Meeting - 10:30 - 12:30 pm - Multi Purpose Room

Friday, October 12 - End of 1st Quarter

Friday, October 19 - Report cards distributed

Thursday, October 25 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Friday, October 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 7:30 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, November 1 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Walk-A-Thon Information

Thank you all for another successful Walkathon! Final numbers are still being calculated, but it's looking to be our best year yet!

We are still collecting shoes for Cincinnati's Freestore FoodBank 'Back on Track' program. This program will be extended until Tuesday, October 2nd.

Thank you to all of the volunteers, and a special thank you to Bridget Rottinghaus, Cindy Lynn and Chairs Megan Lee and Kathy Mercurio, staff, and students for all of your hard work!!

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors for the Walkathon: Fresh Thyme Harper’s Station(bananas), Good Pie Y’all (Wolper Family), Meijers, Target, Costco, Rhino’s Frozen Yogurt& Soft Serve, Cindy & Dave Dewar(Bearcat Tickets), Stepp Family, My Sensory Tools, Envision Bar+Grill, Dart Dash, Adrenaline Trampoline Park, FC Cincinnati, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt(Harper’s Station)

PTO Directory

Last week this school year’s PTO Directory was updated on Directory Spot, our online directory app. All families should have received notification about how to access. This year the data came from Final Forms, specifically the new Student School Directory (Opt-In) form. All families have access to Directory Spot and the EH Greene School Directory through October 1, and it is recommended that you log on to review the directory information for your student and make any updates. After October 1, the directory will only be open to those families who have joined the PTO. If you have not yet joined the PTO you can find information on how to on this webpage - Please direct any questions about the Directory to Thank you for supporting the PTO.



If your child is NOT currently in Accelerated Math and/or Advanced Language Arts, but he/she has scored in the 95th percentile or above on the MAP Test in reading or math within the last year, you can register your child for the upcoming CogAT Test for possible gifted placement in 6th grade.

If your child IS currently in Accelerated Math and has scored in the 98th percentile or above on the MAP Test in math, you can register your child for the upcoming CogAT Test for possible placement into Double Accelerated Math in 6th grade.

The CogAT Test will be administered to all 6th graders and REGISTERED 5th graders on Wednesday, November 7. You must register your child by October 12. Use this link to register for 5th grade CogAT.

Greene gifted requirements can be found here.

PBIS for Parents

This week’s video focuses on the playground. This is a very important video to watch and talk about with your child. Not only is following the rules of the playground important so that all students are safe, but how to play fairly and resolve conflicts are also important skills to ensure a great recess experience for all students. Talk with your child about the activities he does at recess. Ask what

issues she may have experienced or seen at recess and talk through some ways of resolving those issues. Please know that the recess monitors are always willing to work through any issues and walk the children through that difficult problem solving process. We appreciate your support in making sure that recess is a fun and relaxing break in our students’ day. Enjoy!

Box Tops for Education

Please begin clipping and mark your calendars for our fall Box Tops collection, October 1-5. 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.

Consider that your child may also ask other special people in their lives (grandparents, aunts/uncles, friends/neighbors) to clip/save their box tops for them too. This is a great way to boost their collection and an easy way for loved ones to support our school!

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Picture ReTake Information

If you would like to order pictures for our retake day on October 1, here is the information! Go to The picture day ID is: JC018006Q1. There are also picture day order forms available in the front office.

Stay Connected with the Greene School PTO!

In an effort to become more eco-friendly and streamline our communications with families, we will be increasing our use of social media to help everyone stay connected. We’ll be posting to the PTO Facebook page and private Facebook group to share news about upcoming events and activities. Log in to your Facebook account and follow "Edwin H. Greene PTO” ( and ask to join the private "Greene School PTO” Group ( You’ll receive PTO updates in your regular Facebook newsfeed…making it so much easier to Stay Connected!

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iSPACE Day - Saturday, October 6 ! 10:00 - 2:00 pm - Free Family fun!

Igniting Imaginations * Fueling Discovery * Sparking Success

iSPACE Day October 6, 2018

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

at iSPACE on the Scarlet Oaks Campus

300 Scarlet Oaks Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45241

Soar in for a payload of FREE hands-on family activities and demonstrations! iSPACE Day is an annual event that showcases the wonders of STEM education and careers.

This year's event includes a raffle for some great prizes:

  • Four One Day Disney Park Hopper Passes
  • One week of iSPACE Summer Camp
  • American Girl Doll
  • LOTS of LEGO!

Food Trucks in the Parking lot!

Many Thanks to our 2018 iSPACE Day Sponsors

  • TechSolve
  • Pilot Chemical Company
  • Ohio Space Grant Consortium
  • UASI - Proven. Progressive. Passionate.
  • Dougherty & Associates
  • Great Oaks Career Campuses
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Junior High Aviator Flight Fest - Update

Hope to see you at the 8th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest 5k/10k Race & Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Sycamore Junior High! This is a great chance to meet and mingle with current Sycamore Junior High students, their families, and teachers. Plus, students and families get the chance to visit the the Junior High, whether it is a first time or your first time back since you graduated.
Please visit our website at to Register for the Race and get more Flight Fest 2018 information.


Bring your paid receipt showing you registered for the Flight Fest 2018 race to Kenwood Athleta on 9/29/18 to receive 20% discount off one item!


Everlasting Monsoon, Sycamore Schools' popular student band, will perform at the 2018 Flight Fest! Every year a teacher (Lisa Zelvy) has written a song for students to sing for Flight Fest. This year is so Special! The 7th Graders in Everlasting Monsoon volunteered to write the song. We can't wait to hear them present it!

Silent Auction (formerly Bid-n-Buy)

New this year the Flight Fest Silent Auction online and live for bidding on items. Bidding will close on 10/20/18. Go to to see and bid on Flight Fest Silent Auction items. Keep checking back as we add new items. Great new items just added:

  • Cincinnati Sports Basket including Cincinnati Bearcats tickets

  • Green Farm Juicery Basket


Going...Going...Gone! Be sure to get your bid for The Chris Stapleton tickets for concert at Riverbend on October 4th in by this Friday! Bidding ends 9/28/18 at 11:59pm. After that time the Chris Stapleton package will be awarded to the highest bidder and that auction item will be closed out.

Follow us on twitter @avesflightfest to get race updates and information on new items added to Silent Auction.

Please contact Michelle Ciotola at to learn about business and family sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.


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Sycamore High School Variety Show

Sycamore High School is hosting a Variety Show Saturday, October 6th @ 7pm in the HS Auditorium. Tickets: $10 available pre-sale at starting September 21st / $12 at the door.

Acts feature groups and soloists who are members of the student body including vocal and instrumental groups, cool human tricks, gymnastics, a performance by all choral ensembles and more! Proceeds benefit the Sycamore Vocal Boosters.

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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