Greene Notes

October 18, 2019

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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 afternoon.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


Monday, October 21 - Re-Scheduled 2nd Picture Retake Day - 9:00 - 11:00 am

Thursday, October 24 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 24 - November 1 - Book Fair - Media Center

Friday, October 25 - NO School for students - Parent-Teacher Conferences - 7:30 - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, October 30 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - 3:30 - 7:30 pm

November 6 - November 22 - Canned Food Drive

Thursday, November 7 - CogAT Testing -8:30 - 10:45 am. All 6th grade students; 5th grade by parent request only.

Picture Re-take Day (Extra) - Monday, October 21st

Our second Picture re-take day is Monday, October 21, from 9:00 - 11:00 am. If your child has not yet had his or her picture taken, or if you would like a re-take, please remind your child to go to the Cafeteria at his homeroom's designated time. You can still order pictures on the Lifetouch website. Go to and use your Picture Day ID: EVT6DPPMZ. We also have order forms in the office, if you prefer. Your child will need to take either the order form or the online confirmation with him/her and give to the photographer. If you want your child's picture retaken on Monday, please return the original picture package to the photographer. Thank you!

Walkathon Update

Preliminary numbers show a record-breaking year for the Walkathon!

Donations are still coming in but the estimated contribution is $31,000! The PTO wants to thank the Greene community, the volunteers, and let you know the impact you are making. Look for the final numbers in the coming weeks.

The Joseph Beth Book Fair is Coming Soon to E.H.Greene - October 24 - November 1

We’re super-excited about our upcoming Book Fair. There will be hundreds of books available for the students to purchase. Prices will range from $2.00 to about $25.00, with the average price of a book being $6.00 or $7.00.

There will be something for all ages, so perhaps plan to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Teachers will also have Wish Lists if you’d like to buy a gift for your child’s classroom.

The first day of the Fair is Thursday, October 24 beginning at 3:30 and the final day is Friday November 1 ending at 11:00. It will be open each weekday from 7:45am -3 PM, and will also be open during ALL conferences times.

Your child will visit the Book Fair during their regularly scheduled Multimedia Exploration class. Those not in that class are encouraged to visit the book fair independently any time during the week by getting a pass from their teacher.

Conference time is an excellent time to come with your child to shop at our Book Fair. We will be open during the evening conferences on Thursday October 24 and Wednesday October 30 until 8 PM. We will also be open on Conference Day, Friday October 25. So . . . be sure to stop by the Media Center. We’ll be looking for you!

Additionally, we will be collecting loose change (or dollar bills) to help buy new books for Operation Give Back located in Blue Ash. You can go to to learn more about that organization. There will be a jar at the Fair in which to donate your loose change (or dollar bills). Our goal is to donate $100 worth of new books to OGB.



CogAT testing

Parents of 5th graders

If you are interested in having your child tested for possible placement into accelerated math, double accelerated math and/or advanced language arts for 6th grade, we are offering the CogAT on November 7th. Please fill out the form using the link below. (All 6th graders will be tested) To take the CogAT, students should already have at least 1 score of 95th percentile or higher on the MAP in reading and/or math. Students already in accelerated math, double accelerated math, or advanced language arts do not need to take the CogAT to remain in the class. The form will close on November 4th.

5th grade CogAT sign up

Directory Spot

Have you been waiting for access to the online student directory? The DirectorySpot App for 2019-2020 has been updated! You should have received an email with directions for accessing your account. Click here if you need more info...

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Lost and Found

The lost and found donation deadline has been extended! During parent-teacher conferences, lost and found items will be set out on tables in the hallway. Anything not claimed by the last day of conferences will be donated. In the meantime, please have your child check the lost and found (next to the cafeteria) for missing items. Thank you!



Just one more week till Flight Fest! Please visit our website at to Register for the Race, Sign Up to Volunteer or learn more about Family Sponsorships.


This Monday, while the kids are off school, have them join us at Main Event from 11 am to 3 pm! 20% of the proceeds will support Flight Fest. There is bowling, arcade games and so much more!


Please consider supporting Flight Fest as a volunteer. To learn more or sign up, please visit the following webpage!


Parents! Please encourage your child and their friends to create a team for the 2019 SJH Scavenger Hunt! The team will come together to complete missions between September 27th and October 17th. Winners will be announced at the SJH Pep Rally on October 18th! Visit or review your Flight Plan for more information.


Only one more week before the auction closes! Go online and see what great items there are to bid on! The online auction closes on October 19th at 10am. The link to view the auction is below.

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


Sycamore Wrestling Club 2019-2020

WHO: Students 1st-6th grade, regardless of size or experience

WHAT: Wrestling is a disciplined sport that instills good sportsmanship and builds confidence. Instruction will consist of teaching basic wrestling moves, drilling, and live wrestling. There are many weight classes, so you compete against others your own size and age.

WHERE: Sycamore High School Wrestling Room. Park on the bus ramp and enter stairs near the pool.

COST: The cost for participation is $80, plus 2 volunteer hours (see below). Fee includes shorts and t-shirt, insurance, and entry into two tournaments (see below). Additional tournaments at an average of $15 each are encouraged but not required.

PRACTICE: Practice will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-7:00. Additional practice time may be added, if needed, based on the level of the wrestlers.

TOURNAMENTS: Tournament participation is optional. The cost includes entry into the Sycamore Invitational, as well as the City tournament; however, participation in the city tournament needs to be approved by the head coach. The coaches will detail a schedule of preferred tournaments for the season.

VOLUNTEER HOURS: Each family is asked to provide 2 hours of time volunteering for the wrestling program. We have many opportunities for parents to get these hours, such as working a table at our youth, junior high, or high school tournaments, concessions, helping in practice, or administrative duties. In lieu of these hours, parents may also opt to pay an additional $50 fee.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Shoes (wrestling or gym), gym shorts and a t-shirt. Headgear recommended.

SIGN-UPS: Register online at Payment can be made online or will be accepted at the first practice on 11/5/2019. Please make checks payable to Sycamore Wrestling. Sign-ups welcome until 12/10/2019.

STAFF: Head Youth Coach: Jason Staggs (513) 477-7755

Assistants: HS and JH coaches and numerous parent assistants. More volunteers needed!


QUESTIONS: Contact Jason Staggs, Head Youth Coach, at or (513) 477-7755

or Jeremy Pletz, Head Varsity Coach or (513) 375-5597

For more information go to

The content of this flier is not an activity of the Sycamore Community School District. No district funds or resources were used in the printing of this flier.

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Chess Championship Registration

Registration: Advance entry only. $35 through November 1, 2019, $40 thereafter. Enter online or download an entry form at All entries just be received by 12:00 noon on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Volunteers Needed for Blue Ash Elementary 2019 Haunted Festival

It is time for the Blue Ash Elementary Haunted Festival! This is a fun volunteer opportunity. The Haunted Festival 2019 is Friday, October 25 and we need volunteers from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. There are 3 shifts to choose from and volunteers may choose to work with a friend. We can provide a certificate for all hours worked. For additional information and to sign-up:

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Activity 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.

Greene School Activity Brochure 2019-20