Greene Notes

May 4, 2018

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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 8 - Spring Band and Orchestra Concert

May 12 - STEAM District wide Showcase at the Greene School - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

May 15 - 4th Grade Parent Orientation at Greene - 6:00-8:00 pm

May 16 - Meet the Teacher Day (Move Up Day)

May 17 - 6th Grade Picnics at Swaim Park - Blue Team 10:00-12:00 and Purple Team 12:00-2:00

May 18 - 6th Grade Picnics at Swaim Park - White Team 10:00-12:00 and Gray Team 12:00-2:00

May 23 - 6th Grade Celebrations: 8:30 am - Gray and White Teams (details below)

May 23 - 6th Grade Celebrations: 10:30 am - Purple and Blue Teams (details below)

May 24 - Field Day and Last Day of School


Our district spends a considerable amount of time working on transition. We will reserve this section of the newsletter for information to help you and your children with this process. For the purpose of clarification, we will use the following terms for each grade level: Rising 7th Graders (current 6th graders, class of 2024), Rising 6th Graders (current 5th graders, class of 2025), and Rising 5th Graders (current 4th graders, class of 2026).

Rising 5th Graders

Here are important dates to keep in mind for transition.

This year we will have you select your child's specials classes through an electronic form. We will share that on May 11. It will be in this newsletter and sent through a Black Board Connect Message.

Rising 6th Graders

Here are important dates to keep in mind for transition.

This year we will have you select your child's specials classes through an electronic form. We will share that on May 11. It will be in this newsletter and sent through a Black Board Connect Message.

Rising 7th Graders

We are excited to announce that “JH Launch” is now open for registration. JH Launch is a 2 day adventure designed to support your child’s successful transition to the Junior High School experience. Our enthusiastic staff has planned activities to engage your child in understanding their schedule, the facilities, extra-curricular offerings, how to navigating the building, teambuilding, and important people to meet and know. Registration is currently open via parent portal. For any student that is anticipating playing football in the fall and would also like to attend launch, our coaches have requested that they attend launch on the seventh and eighth of August.

Dates for JH Launch are as follows:

Session A: August 7,8

Session B: August 9,10

Launch will run from 8am-12pm each day. Your child only needs to attend one session to be ready to Launch! If you have questions please email Chris Gutermuth, summer school administrator, at

Thank you to all who have sent in proof of your child’s

Tdap and MCV immunizations!

  • If you are going to the doctor over the summer, please email me with your plans.

  • If your child already has had them please send a copy via email, fax or with your child.

  • If you have any difficulty getting these immunizations please call me and I will do my best to help you.

Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN

513-686-1753 clinic

513-792-6172 fax

Reminder to Summer Bridge Assignment Parents

Rising 7th Grade Parents of students who will be completing the Summer Bridge assignment are required to attend the Parent Information meeting on Monday, May 7 at 6:30 pm in the junior high media center. This meeting is for parents only.

If you cannot attend, you must contact Mrs. Cheryl Tallman, the JH math department supervisor, for an appointment. Her email is

Lunch Accounts

Elementary School parents

Attention parents! The end of the year is quickly approaching, and the Sycamore Child Nutrition Department is working hard to collect the debt on student's accounts before we are out for the summer. This year we are being generous and allowing students to charge at the k-6 buildings through the end of the year, but with that being said we need your help paying off overdue account balances. Please be diligent about checking to see if your child owes money. He/she can check at lunch, or you can get on your parent portal account and find the account balance there. You can also call the Child Nutrition office, and we can help you with any questions you might have. Any debt accrued during the 2017/18 school year WILL roll over to the 2018/19 year.

STEAM Showcase

You are invited to Sycamore Community Schools first-ever K-12 STEAM Showcase on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate.

The purpose of the event is to spotlight district-wide STEAM learning and local businesses and organizations that utilize STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) in their work. The showcase will consist of live demonstrations, presentations, competitions, giveaways, and hands-on activities for all ages.

Some of the local organizations who will be participating include UC Blue Ash, Kroger Technology, Apple, Gorilla Maker, and the city of Blue Ash and Montgomery.

We are also excited to show off some of the work that is happening in our classrooms, including live demos of the AVES electric car, Blue Ash GeoCity, Montgomery PBL Carnival, and FIRST LEGO League. There will be opportunities for families to work with robotics, Makedo, and virtual reality. Come make a Mother’s Day present on our 3D printers!

Local food trucks will be serving food and refreshments from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

We anticipate a large turnout for this indoor/outdoor event. A free shuttle service from Maple Dale Elementary to E.H. Greene will run between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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6th Grade Picnics at Swaim Park

6th Grade Picnic - Request for Food Donations and Volunteers

PIcnic Dates: May 17 (Blue & Purple) and May 18 (White & Gray)

Thank you to all who signed up for food donations and those who have offered to help during one or more of the 6th grade picnics! All help and food items are greatly appreciated as we are working to make the event a fun-filled day and a wonderful last memory of 6th grade at E.H. Greene.

We are still in need of donations of sliced watermelon, sliced cucumbers, baby carrots, and grapes. Thank you for considering a donation of any of these and sending the items to school the morning of the picnic. Please label the container or plastic bag with your name and the wing for which the food is being donated. Please click on the Sign-Up Genius link below to view additional details and sign-up opportunities by wing.

Do you have an iPod, speaker, and assorted playlist? We are also seeking volunteers to play music under the gazebo for added fun during each wing’s picnic. No DJ experience needed. Invite your son or daughter to help create a playlist that will get the crowd singing and celebrating this milestone year!

6th Grade Celebration - Invitation for Parents

All parents of 6th grade students are invited to attend our annual "Sixth Grade Celebration" on Wednesday, May 23rd. This is a recognition ceremony for all our sixth grade students. Each program will be held in our cafeteria and will last approximately 60 minutes. 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 .Please see the schedule below for the assigned program time for your child's homeroom.

8:30 - 9:30 am Classrooms of: Mrs. Ahr, Mr. Staggs, Mrs. Dorko, Mr. McGranahan, Mrs. Allred, Mr. Kelly, Mrs. Pihl, Mr. McCalla

10:30 - 11:30 am Classrooms of: Mr. Rains, Mrs. Carlton, Miss Davis, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Walter, Mrs. Mulvaney, Mrs. Marks, Mr. Bogdan

News from the Eco Team

Plant a Tree in Blue Ash!

If you didn’t get a chance to plant an Earth Day tree, or you’d like to plant more, please join us at the Blue Ash Nature Park (next to the Police Station) this Saturday, May 5th, at 10:00 a.m. We’ll meet in the parking lot, then spend an hour planting Red Oaks and Bald Cypresses. Hope to see you there!

Also, please post selfies of tree planting and birdfeeder hanging at!

Field Day

Field Day is Thursday, May 24th!
We need several awesome volunteers to help make the day awesome for the kids!
(and it's a great opportunity to enjoy watching your kid hang out with their friends & classmates)

6th graders = morning session

5th graders = afternoon session)

Follow the link to sign up - Greene Field Day 2018

Apply Now for Sycamore FIRST Robotics Teams for the 2018-19 School Year

Online applications are now available for the following FIRST Robotics programs at the Sycamore Community School District.

  • FIRST LEGO League Jr. (for rising 3rd graders)
  • FIRST LEGO League (for rising 4th through 8th graders)
  • FIRST Tech Challenge (for rising 7th through 9th graders)

Visit the Sycamore Robotics website at to get started.

The applications include parent and student portions as well as instructions to submit a participation fee.

Apply by May 19 for on-time submission.

Note that junior high students will have the ability to choose between FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge. Be sure to select the program you desire. Note also that applicants who are rising high schoolers will receive additional details following the application submission deadline for joining the high school team.

For information about all of these programs, visit

Want to see more Sycamore Robotics teams in action? Visit our booth at the district-wide STEAM Showcase on Sat., May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate.

Questions? Contact the Sycamore Robotics Boosters Board at

Moving before next school year?

If you are moving out of the District and will not have a student attending schools in Sycamore next year, please see the link below for a form that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Thank you!

Moving Letter EOY

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Summer School

Sycamore "Summer Learning and Enrichment" is now accepting registrations on Parent Portal. Summer Learning begins June 11th. For additional information, please see the "Summer Learning Course and Information Catalog".

Optional summer MAP administration , grades 2-8

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 2018 MAP Testing Sign-Ups

Summer Tennis Camps

Hello Aviator Parents!

Are you interested in having your son or daughter participate in a summer tennis camp?

Sycamore Coach Mike Teets and some of his players will conduct four evening sessions during the summer at the high school tennis courts.

For more info or to register, contact Coach Teets at


Aviation Station in your neighborhood!

The Aviation Station rolls 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

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