Greene Notes

October 6, 2017

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 afternoons.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


October 13 - End of the 1st Quarter

October 16 - No School for Students - Teacher Record Keeping Day

October 20 - Report Cards will be Distributed

October 26 - Book Fair Begins

October 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences

October 27 - No School for Students - Parent Teacher Conferences

PBIS for Parents - Bus Behavior

Our last PBIS video features bus behavior. Again, this is another area where being SAFE is the key! As you watch the video with your child, please talk with him about the importance of safe behavior on the bus. All of our busses have the Aviator Expectations posted and they have been reviewed with the children by the bus drivers, as well as in the classroom. Pointing out the “non-Aviator” behaviors that our staff is demonstrating is a fun and enlightening way of reminding your children what is expected. We hope have you enjoyed viewing our PBIS videos! Stay tuned for next week’s newsletter where we will focus on Aviator expectations at home!

Haunted Festival 2017 Friday, October 13, 2017 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Do you want free food and game tickets?

For each shift you volunteer the night of haunted festival you will receive 5 tickets good for games, food and drinks!!!

Haunted Festival is the Blue Ash Elementary PTO’s largest annual family fun night. Many volunteers will be needed to set up, run games, activities, and tables during Haunted Fest! We would love your help by working one shift such as running a game or selling food. We need 300 volunteers to make this festival run smoothly! Adults and children in 5th grade or higher are welcome as volunteers. This is a wonderful opportunity for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and students 5th grade and up. Choose the shift and assignment you want and you may select to work with a friend. We can’t wait to see you! If you have questions please contact Debbie Flinchpaugh-Kirby at

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The Aves Hangar Bookstore & Spirit Shop

Flight Fest

Please join us for a 5K walk/run, 10K run and festival (a.k.a. carnival) Registration is now open!

New this year – take advantage of the early bird registration perk and receive a custom race bib with your name!

Immediately after the race, come join the festival fun!

There will be inflatables, games, bid-n-by, karaoke, food and more!

Aviator Flight Fest help support over 20 extra-curricular clubs and activities for our 800+ students in grades 7 and 8 at Sycamore Junior High School.

This is the only school fundraiser for the year so we need your support! Interested in volunteering – please email

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Know! The End of Bullying Starts With YOU

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, sponsored by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

Wondering why we hear so much about bullying? Because there’s way too much of it going on and it’s a huge problem for everyone involved.

Students report getting bullied most often because of looks, body shape, race and sexual orientation. While every child is at risk for being the target of bullying, young people with disabilities or special education needs get bullied two to three times more often than their peers. At the same time, children with disabilities are also at an increased risk for bullying others as well.

In 2016, more than one in five students reported being bullied. According to research however, the majority of young people who are bullied do not report it. And the older a student becomes, the less likely he or she is to tell anyone - including peers – which is especially bad news because peer intervention is so important.

More than half of all bullying situations come to a halt when a peer steps in. We’re not talking stepping into the middle of a school fight (in that situation you’d want to encourage your child to grab a teacher to help). We’re talking about supportive actions, like befriending the person being bullied, letting them know they are not alone or helping them tell someone, like a school resource officer, teacher or school counselor.

When it comes to a bullying situation, there is typically a target, a bully and bystanders. Regardless of what position a child is in, the consequences can be detrimental.

Youth who experience bullying are at increased risk for poor school performance, sleeping difficulties, low self-esteem, feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts.

Youth who engage in bullying are also at increased risk for academic problems, in addition to a greater likelihood for substance use and violent behavior during later adolescence and adulthood.

There is typically not a lot of sympathy for a person who bullies others, but oftentimes, a child engages in such behavior due to peer pressure, fear, insecurity, a lack of positive role models and sometimes as a response to being bullied themselves. These do not excuse the behavior, but may provide a better understanding of where the behavior originates.

Youth who both engage in bullying and are the target of bullying themselves are at the highest risk for a variety of mental health and behavior problems.

Even witnesses of bullying experience negative consequences. They say they feel less safe at school and report feelings that range from anger to guilt to fear. They often want to help, but they don’t know how.

As parents, we need to be specific in telling our children:

  • It is never ok to hurt, harm or humiliate another person with your words or behavior
  • It is never ok for anyone to do this to you either; you deserve respect, kindness and to feel safe.
  • If you experience bullying, please tell me or another trusted adult – we can help make it stop.
  • If you witness someone being bullied, do something – YOU can make a difference!

For additional information and advice from the experts at PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center -

For parents visit: What Parents Should Know About Bullying.

For teens visit: Bullying 101: Guide for Middle and High School Students.

Source: PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center: The End of Bullying Begins with YOU.

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Aviation Station is coming to your neighborhood!

The Aviation Station will be rolling into your neighborhood to provide Homework Assistance, STEAM activities, and free wifi on the following days each week of the school year:

Mondays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Fields Ertel Townhomes

Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Hazelwood Community Center

Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Sycamore Terrace

Thursdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Blue Ash Kohl’s parking lot (Plainfield & Hunt Roads)

If you would like your child to participate in this free service, please fill out the permission form and return it to your child’s school prior to the day of the Aviation Station visit in your community. For more information regarding the Aviation Station, please visit our website at

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PTO Membership and Directory

The Greene School Directory App will soon be ready. Specific instructions on how to access will be e-mailed to those families who have joined the PTO. If you have not yet done so, there is still time to join and receive the app. Click here to be directed to the PTO Membership webpage which gives instructions on how to join either electronically or with a paper form. Any questions about Membership or Directory, please contact Betsy Rinehart at or Wendy Andersen at

Greene School Activity Brochure

Is your child looking to get involved at the Greene School? Below is a link to our 2017-2018 Activity Brochure. You will find information on all of our clubs, including the dates they meet. Please tell your children to watch our video announcements for information on how and when to sign up.

2017-2018 Activity Brochure

Pictures for the Yearbook

Calling all parents! Those cell phones take great pictures! When you capture a moment at the Greene School that you are proud of, PLEASE email the picture in its ORIGINAL SIZE to

At the music program, kids having fund together, walk a thon, carnival…as long as it is Greene students, pass it on so we can fill our yearbook with some great photos! Don’t wait til the end of the year! Email your photos right away! THANK YOU!!