Greene Notes

February 8, 2019

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


Friday, February 8 - Interim Reports sent home

Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 24 - Order yearbooks online (information below)

Monday - Friday, February 11 - 15 - Wellness Week

Monday, February 18 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day

Wednesday, February 20 & Thursday, February 21 - Author Visit - Gordon Korman

Saturday, March 2 - Pancake Day at the High School

Please note the correct dates for our 6th Grade Celebrations and Field Day. (They are incorrect on the printed District Calendar; they are correct on the district website calendar.)

Wednesday, May 22- 6th Grade Celebrations

Thursday, May 23 - Field Day/Last Day of Classes


We will use this section to keep you up to speed as we transition students from the elementary schools to Greene and from Greene to the junior high.

Rising 7th Graders

Important Transition Dates:

In the upcoming weeks of February, all rising 7th graders will receive via postal mail information on the scheduling process. In addition, we will be communicating through Greene S'more, our course planner. The course planner outlines the courses your child will be required to take and also elective options.

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 2019: Rising 7th grader tours at the JH
  • Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019: Parent Information Night/Academic Fair. More details to come! 6:00pm in the media center is for parents whose son/daughter receives special education services. 7:00pm Presentation/Academic Fair Q&A time immediately following
  • The scheduling process will be taking place through a computer based process this year. We are very excited, as it has saved Greene and Junior High staff much manpower! The mailing you receive, in addition to the course planner, will allow you to work with your child to determine the courses he/she is required/interested in taking. Then, in early March, the JH counselors will sit with each child to enter in the information. After this process is completed, your child will bring home a verification sheet for tentatively scheduled courses. At this point, you can review the verification sheet with your child. Thank you for your cooperation in advance for your patience with this updated process!

The staff at the junior high is so excited to welcome your son/daughter! We look forward to meeting you along this transition. If questions arise, please do not hesitate to reach out to the junior high for assistance!

Rising 6th Graders

At the Greene School, we place a high value on relationships and believe that placement with at least one friend assists our students with the transition to the intermediate school. Students are placed by academic, social, and emotional needs. We collaborate with teachers and parents to gather information. In addition, we ask parents to list six friends on a student information form that you will receive in February. While we will not be taking parent requests for specific teachers or teams, we will be taking requests for placement with a friend. This friend will be in your child’s homeroom and with him/her at lunch and recess, providing a familiar face throughout the day allowing for continued relationship building at Greene. We do offer a variety of Project Based Learning experiences at the Greene School. If you were not placed in a PBL team as a 5th grader, we will give you the option of selecting a PBL team as a 6th grader, if you complete the form.

Rising 5th Graders

More info to come...

Greene School Yearbooks - Order now!

Now is the time to order your Greene School Yearbook! All orders are done online using the following site: You will also need to use the following yearbook ID code when ordering: 1592719. An informational flyer was also sent home with your student today. The order deadline is February 24th.

Carnival "Share the Green" Tickets Sales Winners

Congratulations to the following Greene School students who sold the most "Share the Green" raffle tickets!

First Place: Luke Dworznik

Second Place: Mitchell Rottinghaus

Third Place: Sara Zink

PTO Survey

We need your feedback! Parents, please take a few moments to complete this survey.

For the link to the survey, please Click here.

PTO - Spring Gifting 2019

It's that time again - to submit your requests for Spring Gifting!

Please see this link for the form to be completed. Click here. Thank you!

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From Child Nutrition

Winning Nutrition For Young Athletes

To fuel up and play his/her best, it's important for your athlete to consume the right foods and drinks at the right times. Consider this game plan.

Meals and Snacks. Have your child eat a meal 2-3 hours before a practice or game, a snack when it's over and a meal within 2 hours afterward. Protein builds and repairs muscles, while carbohydrates provide energy, so his/her meals should include both. For example, he/she might have an apple and a turkey and cheese sandwich on whole-grain bread. Or she could eat baked salmon, brown rice, and a green vegetable.

Drinks. Water is usually the best choice to stay hydrated before, during and after exercise. Encourage your tween or teen to take a water bottle to practice and games and to drink when she feels thirsty. Also, while low-fat chocolate milk may sound like a treat, it happens to contain the ideal protein-carb ratio for athletes, so he/she might drink a glass after a workout. Explain that he/she doesn't need sports drinks- which are typically filled with sugar- unless he/she exercises vigorously for more than an hour.

The Nurse's Corner

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent flu.

1. Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2. Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

3. Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

4. Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

6. Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids,

and eat nutritious food.

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Wordmasters Challenge Honors

A student representing Leslie Burklow’s Advanced Language Arts class at E.H. Greene School recently won highest honors in the first of three meets in this year’s WordMasters Challenge. This is a national language arts competition entered by approximately 150,000 students annually.

Competing in the very difficult Gold Division of the Challenge, sixth grader Roger Millar earned a perfect score. In the entire country only 98 sixth graders achieved at this level. Others in the

class who also achieved outstanding results, by only missing one answer in the meet, included sixth graders Cole Dowden and Abby Sheard.

The WordMasters Challenge is an exercise in critical thinking. It challenges the students to use words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships. Working to solve the analogies helps the students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically. Congratulations to you all!!

Sycamore Advisory Committee

Sycamore Advisory Commission, a committee appointed by our Board of Education, is currently accepting applications for at-large memberships.

Applicants must live or work full time within the District, and must support the mission and goals of Sycamore Community Schools. This year the deadline for submitting an application is March 4, 2019. Application forms may be obtained by calling the District at 513-686-1700.

FIRST LEGO League Teams Win Awards

Congratulations to two Sycamore teams that won awards at the FIRST LEGO League Ohio Championship. The Brick Girls, representing Sycamore Junior High and Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School with an additional student from Mason Intermediate School, won the Judges Award. The other team represented Sycamore Junior High. More than 60 teams from all over Ohio participated in the two-day competition at the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio, on Feb. 2-3, 2019. Overall approximately 500 teams competed in regional FLL tournaments in Ohio this season.

To qualify for state, the teams competed at the Loveland Robotics District Qualifier on Jan. 5 when the Brick Girls received the Teamwork Award.

Three additional Sycamore teams competed at the district level on Jan. 5, and all received awards. Two of the teams included students from Greene.

· Green Machines, a neighborhood team with students from Greene and Maple Dale Elementary, won the Coach Award.

· MicroBots, representing Greene with an additional student from Madeira Middle School, won the Robot Programming Award.

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Enriching Kidz Home Alone Class - added date

Due to school being closed on January 31st, Kidz Home Alone will now meet on Thursday, February 7th and the next Thursday, February 14th.
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GEAR BUILD IT challenge

GEAR is hosting this activity on President’s day and it is open to all students, grades 2-6. Please find details and registration on our website Registration closes on Feb 15.

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High School Cabaret

The Sycamore Vocal Boosters proudly present the 2019 Cabaret @ Sycamore High School in The Hub starting at 7p on Saturday, February 9th. The Cabaret features members of the HS Choral Program as soloists and in small ensembles in a coffeehouse atmosphere, singing jazz standards, musical theatre, folk, classical and foreign language pieces. Tickets $10 Advance | $12 Door.

Tickets available starting February 1 @ Limited seating. Proceeds benefit the Sycamore High School Choral Program and Sycamore Vocal Boosters.

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Please use this link to buy your tickets to the SAB Winter Social:


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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